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Hello everyone, the phone is locked after reset and I don't have the original at/t SIM card and I cannot activate it trough iTunes. I don't know which FW it...
10-08-2009, 09:25 AM #1How to activate iPhone 3G after reset???
Hello everyone, the phone is locked after reset and I don't have the original at/t SIM card and I cannot activate it trough iTunes.
I don't know which FW it has or what so ever!
what should I do with it?
10-08-2009, 11:20 PM #2
Where did this phone come from?
Is it yours?
Which was the last firmware you had running on it?
How did you restore it?
To be safe, I would do the following
1) download the 3.0 firmware
2) use pwnage tool to build a custom firmware that includes the activation tick
3) enter DFU mode and restore using iTunes to your custom firmware
4) that's it.
Alternatively, a pre-paid ATT sim goes a long way :P
10-08-2009, 11:29 PM #3
I got it from a friend. it was jailbroken he said. but the phone was running on 3.1 when I got it. I dont think he knew his itunes autoupdated the phone otherwise he wouldn't tell me it was still jailbroken and unlocked. The phone is from Rogers/Canada. It has the latest baseband. It was already activated when I got it but locked because of the update and I have different provider sim card. after I did the restore, I couldn't activate it anymore.
10-09-2009, 01:09 AM #4
"When I die, I want to go peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did...not kicking and screaming like the passengers in his car." -- Unknown
10-09-2009, 02:15 AM #5
Well Geohot kind of confirmed that blackra1n doesn't unlock, meaning I am still in deep Sh*t as well. Since I bought my phone from a friend who in turn bought it from Elecom Japan, and... I live in Vietnam. Nice seat I have gotten myself into, don't you agree . Btw. Source.
@Jmnorton82 jailbreak wise i think you can update(but wait, i'll confirm 100%). but same rules apply to the unlock. NO UNLOCK if you upgradeabout 13 hours ago from web in reply to Jmnorton82
10-09-2009, 06:21 AM #6
10-09-2009, 01:16 PM #7
i m new at this forum and i joined this forum due to same problem, i got 3g 16gb iphone jail broke from USA(AT&T). it was working ok just suddenly during talk other person couldnt hear me so i gave to one of friend who knows about iphone. he updated he said to 3.1 through itunes and after it losed signals so he restore to factory default which i think he did worst now i have problem insert valid simcard. to unlock and i cant go forward to do something. any help plz what to do . by the way i m living in Greek Cyprus.
10-10-2009, 03:49 AM #8
While jailbreaking version 3.1 and 3.1.2 is top priority for Dev_team and GeoHot, at some point someone will figure out an unlock solution.
Anybody buying a new iPhone 3G or 3GS will find that they will comes with either 3.1 or 3.1.2 with BB 05.11.07, which is unlockable for now. Dev_team will probably release a new version of PwnageTool for jailbreaking 3.1.2 without updating the baseband from 04.26.08, but that won't help you.
Hopefully, after this, all groups will work on unlocking BB 05.11.07."When I die, I want to go peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did...not kicking and screaming like the passengers in his car." -- Unknown
10-11-2009, 02:45 AM #9
question, can geohot tool bypass the 3gs activation screen?
10-11-2009, 05:32 PM #10