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  • Method #3 worked

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    Default Collection for YellowSn0w unlocking tricks
    I've seen several tricks as the Yellowsn0w beta app in its current 0.91 beta version is slightly tricky for some to get their sim recognized.

    [Edit Jan 3rd 2009: 0.94 and not the current release is 0.95, please update as the Dev team has fixed several issues checking out reports from users all over the world!

    Those reports along with advice from those users can be found here: http://report.yellowsn0w.com/submit.php]

    Here's the methods I've found on my personal quest the past few hours to unlock my sim the 2nd time.

    My personal experience was at first a success after about 15 minutes when I popped in my girlfriends sim. it recognized hers and then mine when I swapped.

    when My cousin passed by to unlock his own 3G I screwed my own 3G over and had problems activating it back.

    after taking it easy (my cousin left after his was not done yet) I succeeded in unlocking my own sim again.

    Here's the various methods I've seen in the meanwhile on several blogs and forums:

    Method #1 (props to reda92 at youtube)
    1. Install yellowsn0w thru cydia, keep your Third-Party Sim in the iphone
    2. Reset Network Setting "Most important" 99% success rate will depend on this. (LF: you can find this in settings - general and to the bottom you'll see a "reset" menu in which you can find this)
    3. Reboot your inphone
    4. Wait a little over a min.
    5. Remove your sim card and re-insert it back in
    6. Wait 30 sec.
    7. Turn on Airplane mode and wait 10 sec. "This is important as well"
    8. Turn of Airplane mode, you should see "searching" start smiling T-Mobile carrier will start appearing.
    9. Start make call!
    a slightly different method for this worked for me the 2nd time.
    differences were: I had everything like 3G, edge, wifi, and ssh off through sbsettings, I didn't pop out my sim, and at step 4 I didn't unlock the unlock screen but let it wait at it for 1-2 minutes


    Method #2 Another and props to admin at mobiletechaddicts site:
    Ok I followed the instruction given and I could not
    admin | January 1, 2009

    Ok I followed the instruction given and I could not get it to work, then I followed these instructions and everything worked perfectly and my iPhone 3G was running on vodafone, no signal drops, perfect, so if you are having problems follow this procedure:-

    1. Download and install BossPrefs and Yellowsn0w via Cydia
    2. Disable all Functions with BossPrefs (donīt worry if you canīt disable EDGE)
    3. Reboot your Phone with BossPrefs (not in the normally way - important !)
    4. Wait 1.30 min when you see the Lockscreen
    5. Take out your Sim and insert it.
    6. Wait a moment
    7. Go on Settings and Turn on the flight mode
    8. Turn off Flight Mode
    9. All should now be unlocked
    Basically another variation of the above method.

    Method #3: (props to a user at the devteam blog comments)
    Please try out this :
    1. Download and install BossPrefs and Yellowsn0w via Cydia
    2. Disable all Functions with BossPrefs (donīt worry if you canīt disable EDGE)
    3. Reboot ypur Phone with BossPrefs (not in the normally way - important !)
    4. Wait 1.30 min when you see the Lockscreen
    5. Take out your Sim and insert it.
    6. Wait a moment
    7. Go on Settings and Turn on the fly mode
    8. Turn off Fly Mode
    9. take out t-mobile sims
    10.put in at&t sims for 1minute
    11. take out AT&T sims card
    12. put in T-mobile Sims
    13. USA t-mobile are you HAPPY !!!!

    last, method #4 for now (props to Deli_gt at hackint0sh):

    f done exactly as told it works for most of the user.

    1. recover your iphone to 2.2 with bb 2.28.00 affter ready close itunes dont sync, activate or nothing just close it!!!

    2. quickpwn it with installer and cydia installed

    3. when phone is ready connect to wifi,got to cydia, when opend for the first time ignore the update for cydia
    and install first mobileterminal and affter sbsettings from cydia.

    4. turn off data roaming and 3g connection from settings !!!!!

    5. install yellowsn0w from installer affter adding the source yellowsn0w.com offcource

    5. slide ur finger from top left to right on the screen to get sbsettings open

    6. press power button from sbsettings and from the popup restart button.

    7. when phone is reset wait for 20-30 secs and go to mobile terminal

    8.
    Go to terminal
    type yellowsn0w -c
    type yellowsn0w -q
    airplane mode on
    airplane mode off

    if you get "open: Recource busy" just repeat the command where you got it from.
    if command yellowsn0w -q keeps loading for more than 20sec and your terminal looks similar to pics from Flickr: deli_gt's Photostream move to next step.

    9. Go to setting turn airplane mode on wait 10 secs and it should start searching for the network, it shold find the network and everything should be ok.

    If not
    if it still show the four dots for the signal repeat the steps 8 and 9 but first exit mobile terminal totaly by holding down the home button until it closes totaly
    if that doesnt work eather use
    compination

    go to terminal
    type yellowsn0w -c
    type yellowsn0w -r
    type yellowsn0w -q
    airplane mode on
    airplane mode off .

    That's how you get it working for 99% sure. i tried it in 3 diferent iphones one from finland one from germany and one from UK. UK and german wasnt workin in the first.
    Until now many has goten it to work only by this method.

    UPDATE.
    I can confirm I got it allso to work with out sbsettings reset, just usual phone on and phone off.

    UPDATE.
    So only thing you have to actualy do is to install yellowsn0w from installer not from cydia. And after every time the phone boots wait 30 secs and make the commands with mobile terminal(step 8)-> and airplane on off, if doesnt work repeat the step 8 and again airplane on off.

    UPDATE.
    If you lose network use this compination and you'll get network back without reseting the phone

    go to terminal
    type yellowsn0w -c
    type yellowsn0w -r
    type yellowsn0w -q
    airplane mode on
    airplane mode off


    Please vote if one of these methods worked for you, or if you have another method or tips/suggestions, please post.


    On this page you can get some Yellowsn0w feedback from your fellow countrymembers.
    http://report.yellowsn0w.com/index.php
    Last edited by Lostfaith; 01-03-2009 at 10:00 AM. Reason: Easthetics

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    Mine was a combination of #1 and #2. I reset network settings and rebooted via bossprefs. I let it sit on the lock screen for a few minutes until the no bars turned into no service, then popped out the sim and reinserted and my carrier (TMO USA) popped up. I locked my phone again by editing some plist strings and went back to no bars. Tried this again probably 3-4 times with sbstrings to reboot instead and regained signal. Takes persistence but it worked for me.. twice!

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    try a lot but ( No SIM card installed

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    Method #4 works perfekt! Tried all the other methods without luck... But with #4 my iphone works flawless....!!

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    post where you are located please

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    Denmark here...

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    yellowsn0w feedback here you can find results and methods ppl have used all over the world, if one was successfull for you please post in here.
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    will this wrk for the 1G?

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    iPhone 1G/2G doesn't need yellowsn0w, just jailbreak that and it will unlock too.

    the "iPhone 3G" however will need a turbosim hardware unlock or a yellowsn0w software unlock which has just been released.
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    #1 #4 works but outgoing call still fails. T-mobile USA.

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    1. Install yellowsn0w
    2. Reset network settings

    Itīs as easy as that.

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    i am trying to do the method #4 because the oter methods dont work for me... i am doind this method because i have my carrier signal and when i make a call it drops and gos of the signal completely(the dots)... when i am typing: yellowsn0w -q and hit return, says: "yellowsn0w: ilegal option --q open: resource busy" i tried typing it like 50 times and appears the same message even i tried making it as a command button but dosent work... in this case wat should i do??

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    Version 0.95 of YellowSn0wis out and successrates from what I see are higher, Dev team 0.95 release

    The dev team strongly recommends upgrade to it.
    Last edited by Lostfaith; 01-03-2009 at 09:57 AM.
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    i try all methods ... i allways get popup window no sim card installed
    Plz help me.

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    Easy way to work with 0.9.4:

    1. Add the repo
    2. Download Yellowsn0w
    3. Switch everything off in BossPrefs
    4. Reboot with the SIM you want to work with
    5. Taaa Daaa

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefan4711 View Post
    1. Install yellowsn0w
    2. Reset network settings

    Itīs as easy as that.

    You will have a higher success rate if you install yellowsn0w through installer and not through cydia. Reboot by doing reset network settings. Wait a minute then airplane mode on and off. If you still do not get signal then do reset network settings again. Once it boots up wait a bit longer then do airplane mode on wait five seconds then off. I have tried all methods and this method is the only one that keeps signal even after a reboot.

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    Rebooting it over and over worked for me. I cant be sure, but I think shaking your fist in it's screen helps too.

    Montana/Cellular One (Dobson/AT&T)

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    try all of the above nothing work with my 3g iphone still no service
    any advice

    it worked now i took longer time with airplane mode on and then put it off and it worked

    thanks
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    Hey Guys!

    I have another method... although I didn't search through this thing to find out if it's been posted. I hope it helps someone!!!

    My symptoms that this fixed were:

    Airplane mode off/on = INVALID SIM
    Running stuff in Terminal = NO SIGNAL or NO SERVICE and a mysterious 'Voicemail message'.

    After using my method, I figured out and tested a few times it works like a charm.



    Make sure yellowsn0w 0.9.5 is installed and ready to go. Make sure BossPrefs and Terminal are installed. You can find them on the many links in Cydia. Just do searches... very simple!

    NOTE: YOU DO NOT NEED TO TOUCH YOUR SIM CARD FOR THIS!!!!

    Turn on your iphone with your 3rd Party SIM in.
    You will get no signal. It won't give you service.
    Run Terminal. It will act like a DOS prompt (for you PC users).

    Type in the terminal 'yellowsn0w -r' and hit return. Your phone will ping like the SIM was just plugged in. Go back to the springboard (desktop).

    Go to BossPrefs and select 'Power' and then 'Reboot'.

    When the phone reboots, like magic it finds the SIM and connects. You may have to give it a few seconds but in my experience it's around 10-12.



    I get the full signal bar and then T-Mobile pops up right next to it. I can then text, make calls etc.


    This may not work for everyone... Seems like it's different for certain phones.

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