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Thread: Iphone 3GS can't unlock??
08-17-2010, 11:21 PM #1Iphone 3GS can't unlock??
hey guys a recently purchased an iphone 3gs 16gb from rogers but i want to use with koodo, i ran forecast and it says it cant be unlocked! Is their anyway to fix this? downgrade ect.
Tethered?: Maybe - Depends if refurbished
Please help thanks
08-18-2010, 12:36 AM #2
08-18-2010, 01:20 AM #3
yep im on firmware 4.0.1 jailbroke with jailbreakme.com then installed ultrasnow then i got a message saying my phone was activated but i jsut had no service...Also another thing was when i went into settings n went to Phone it said telus even tho i was with koodo :S
I jsut restored n locked my self out of my phone lol cause it has new boot rom n i need a rogers sim card...but once i find one ill try same steps again i guess
08-18-2010, 07:03 AM #4
Hmm. Not sure why the carrier would do that. But the process should be:
Restore to 4.0.1. Connect to iTunes with the original sim of the carrier your phone is locked to - this will get you past the emergency call screen. Unplug the phone, don't restore anything from a back up yet. Connect to your wifi and jailbreak @ jailbreakme. Install ultrasn0w. Do a hard reset to make sure everything is working correctly. That should be it.
08-18-2010, 10:38 AM #5
Alright i'll do exactly that once my sis gets up and gives me her roggers sim card...i'll keep you updated
EDIT: My sister won't give me her sim card cause shes afriad it might mess it up for her phone...i'm pretty sure that won't happen right? also hers is a micro sim card can i pop that into my iphone for it to still work?
Last edited by unholy3000; 08-18-2010 at 11:11 AM.
08-18-2010, 11:28 AM #6
08-18-2010, 12:34 PM #7
alright ill just make my own adapter haha:P but i'ma use my friends brothers sim card cause my sis is a ****** like that.
But i read that i could buy a phonebook sim card, which would unlock my phone as long as it's in then jailbreak and unlock, could you confirm this?
08-18-2010, 01:38 PM #8
I'm not sure how SSH capable you are, but there is a fix for it:
Fix 'Different SIM Detected' Error on your iPhone 3G/3GS/4 After Jailbreak [Easy Way] | MacHackPC
I dunno if those phonebook sims are really widely available? And by unlock the phone, I'm guessing you meant getting past the emergency call screen and not actually unlocking the baseband? In which case, yes the phonebook sim would get past that screen but you'd have problems after reconnecting with iTunes. No, it would not baseband unlock, you'd need ultrasn0w for that.
08-19-2010, 01:35 AM #9
Anyways i got a hold of a rogers card and activated my phone i procceded by following your steps. And for anyone else who had similiar problems of your iphone not unlocking follow these steps!
Step 1: Restore iphone
Step 2: Activate phone with proper sim card then remove
Step 3: Don't sync your iPhone with itunes (don't "set up" either)
Step 4: Put in the sim card which you wish to use
Step 5: Go to JailbreakMe and slide to jailbreak
Step 6: Go to cydia and search "ultrasn0w" and install
Step 7: Reboot device
Step 8: Enjoy your jailbroken/unlocked iPhone
For those of you who can't find a sim card to get past the emergency screen you can always buy a phonebook sim card then follow theses steps provided by n1c3jack3t. http://www.machackpc.com/iphone/3g/f...reak-easy-way/
Thanks for all the help man really appreciated it and good luck to everyone else!
Last edited by unholy3000; 08-19-2010 at 01:41 AM.
08-19-2010, 07:10 AM #10