Urgent Help Needed with iTunes and iPhone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Adrianus, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Adrianus macrumors member

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    I have a phone that used to be jailbroken. I accidentaly updated it, which unjailbroke it. This means that the iPhone no longer recognizes the SIM card and so does iTunes. When i plug it in i get the message:

    'The Sim card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to be supported.'

    So pretty much i need to Jailbreak the iPhone without using iTunes...

    Help please?
     
  2. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    Put the phone in DFU and try restoring your Custom IPSW from Xcode? I don't know if that would actually work, but it is a way to restore firmware without using iTunes.
     
  3. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    The word f00ked comes to mind.

    When you "accidentally updated" did it update to 2.2.1? If so, you can't go back and you can't unlock any longer(it sounds liek you jailbroke and also unlocked). Sorry if this is the case.
     
  4. Adrianus thread starter macrumors member

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    is there any way to put install a package without using itunes? i already have a custom package that i used to jailbreak last time. do you think using an old itunes will work??
     
  5. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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  6. Adrianus thread starter macrumors member

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    ok my bad. thanks :p
    i'm downloading the old 2.2 firmware atm. i have a custom package already but it won't work so am gonna just get 2.2
    i'm not sure how xcode works but i'll figure it out tonight.
     
  7. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    Xcode? You don't need Xcode for any of this. It's a development platform.
     
  8. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    You can restore a different iPhone firmware via Xcode's Organizer though, which is what he wanted: a way to do it without iTunes.
     
  9. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    Cool, didn't know that.

    But I think a simpler solution for a non-dev type would be to have AT&T provide a new SIM and re-use iTunes.
     
  10. ehurdler macrumors member

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    Did you get this working yet as Roessnakhan mentioned how to do it? You never mentioned what iPhone you had, original iPhone, or 3G?

    I am just interested if what Roessnakhan advised worked for you. Please let us know.
     
  11. Adrianus thread starter macrumors member

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    ok i have the original iphone. what roessnakhan told me DID work. but when i restored it i tried replacing it with a custom package i had. and that's where the problem is.
    i have 2.2.1 on it right now. i'm trying to replace it with an older version. i still haven't tried it since the file is still downloading...
    but the custom package didn't the work.

    the reason i didn't want to do it with itunes was so that i could put my own custom package in without itunes' error message (21)
     

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