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Topic # 30844 23-Feb-2009 15:55
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I stupidly updated to Itunes 8.0 and it has bricked my Iphone.  This happened last year when i was in Australia, but I managed to download some software and got it up and running again.  Can anyone help me out again?

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  Reply # 197504 23-Feb-2009 17:43
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Need more info?

What kind of iPhone? 1st gen? 2nd gen? If it's 2nd gen is it jailbroken?
What platform are you on? Mac? Windows?
What firmware are you using? 1.1.4? 2.0? 2.1? 2.2? 2.2.1?


The more info you can provide the better. 

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Reply # 197604 23-Feb-2009 22:43
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Hope its not the 3G model, because im pretty sure the update changes the baseband 

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  Reply # 197614 23-Feb-2009 23:26
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It most likely was a jailbroken Iphone and you updated the phone to the latest firmware and you have an original iphone and as they where only sold in the USA with AT&T it went back to needing to be activated.

When you say "bricked" you mean it is asking for an AT&T Sim/To be Activated again I presume?

Just Jailbreak it again.. simple as that.. there are plenty of guides on the net..

Thanks



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  Reply # 197640 24-Feb-2009 07:04
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Hi guys,
thanks for the messages.  It's a 1st Gen, 16GB.  I am using a Mac.  Not sure how I find out what Firmware I am using.  I have used Ziphone to jailbreak it again but the error message I get tells me that I don't have an AT&T Sim Card installed.  When I first got the phone it was unlocked and all I needed to do is put in my NZ SIM Card and it worked fine.  Unfortunately with the update to iTunes it has reverted back to it's original state.


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  Reply # 197647 24-Feb-2009 07:43
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Try http://blog.iphone-dev.org/

That should work.

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  Reply # 197651 24-Feb-2009 07:55
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Yeah don't use Ziphone, use PwnageTool from http://blog.iphonedev.org.  Make sure you use the full PwnageTool and not QuickPwn either - given the problem you've got I'd suggest using the full PwnageTool method to get it back up and running.



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  Reply # 197654 24-Feb-2009 08:01
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Thanks guys, it has worked like a charm.  iTunes even restored all my old settings.  If I every meet you in a pub, I'll buy you a beer.  Thanks very much.
Kako

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  Reply # 197779 24-Feb-2009 17:05
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We're glad you got it sorted :)

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