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Topic # 66364 17-Aug-2010 23:35
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Hi Guys,

Not sure if this topic is allowed on here, please remove asap if not.


So my sister was having trouble with her iPhone 3G so I went to restore it. Didn't realise she bought it from Trademe and it's originally an overseas model. So after I restore it to the 3.1.3 firmware (downloaded the file 'iPhone1,2_3.1.3_7E18_Restore'-
from a website), all I'm getting is the screen which indicates I need to plug it in to iTunes to activate it. Of course, when plugged in, it tells me "The SIM card in this iPhone does not appear to be supported"

What is my first step in unlocking it? I believe that it's easy to do from within Cydia but at the moment I cannot get past the activation screen. I've come across the term "hactivation" in my research so far but am struggling

 

At the moment, I'm following the instructions on this site : http://www.ilikemyiphone.com/2010/02/09/download-custom-firmware-3-1-3-ipsw-jailbreak-activate-unlock-iphone-3g-3gs-mac-windows/

using the files from this section:


  • Download the following files ONLY if you don’t have an iPhone contract (T-Mobile and others…)


 

Any help appreciated,

Cheers


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  Reply # 368986 17-Aug-2010 23:39
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  Reply # 369000 18-Aug-2010 00:31
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Two options..


OPTION1:


OSX: Use PwnageTool http://www.blogiphone.fr/PwnageTool_4.01.dmg

open your ipsw, go to expert settings, and tick hactivation, then create your ipsw, restore your iphone with the ipsw you just made.

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OPTION2:

PC: download and install redsn0w http://xs1.iphwn.org/rs/redsn0w-win_0.9.2.zip 

pretty much follow the instructions..

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THEN:





Then open cydia and add the repo "repo666.ultrasn0w.com" then install ultrasn0w, reboot your phone and you should be good as gold ^^



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  Reply # 369001 18-Aug-2010 00:35
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Cheers mate, Im almost there I think.. I was having problems with PwnageTools custom 3.1.3 file, so made a 3.1.2 one instead.. Do I still use ultrasn0w for 3.1.2 or a different one?

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  Reply # 369002 18-Aug-2010 00:37
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What kinda problems? Have you tried redsn0w? 



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  Reply # 369004 18-Aug-2010 00:39
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Don't think I used redsnow. When I tried to restore the customised 3.1.3 firmware it just kept giving errors. So I made the custom 3.1.2 one with Pwnage and restored that on to the phone without any trouble. So now I can get to the springboard, I just need to unlock it..

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  Reply # 369007 18-Aug-2010 00:43
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wpcnz: Don't think I used redsnow. When I tried to restore the customised 3.1.3 firmware it just kept giving errors. So I made the custom 3.1.2 one with Pwnage and restored that on to the phone without any trouble. So now I can get to the springboard, I just need to unlock it..


open cydia and add the repo "repo666.ultrasn0w.com" then install ultrasn0w, reboot your phone and you should be good as gold ^^ 



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  Reply # 369008 18-Aug-2010 00:52
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Awesomeeeeeee. Thanks for the help mate, was close to giving up

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  Reply # 369011 18-Aug-2010 02:46
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Glad to hear you didnt give up and got it working! Tongue out
 

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