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hello all ii had my iphone 4 connected to itunes downloading music , my 10 year son has done something and now its telling me to connect to itunes, but
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    Default Please HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    ii had my iphone 4 connected to itunes downloading music , my 10 year son has done something and now its telling me to connect to itunes, but thats telling me sim card not supported , and put sim in to activate phone , the phone was jailbroken and unlocked but now cant do anything , can anyone help , thanks

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    Ok now i'm thinking your son has updated the phone as well as locking it permanently. What firmware was is previously on and who is your carrier?
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    thanks for your reply , i got the phone off a friend in france , tried to call him today , i dont know the carrier till speak to him , how do i find firmware ? , im new to all this and was just happy useing phone as it was for last few months, thanks

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    If the phone is not factory unlocked it would be on firmware 4.0.1, but assuming it is it could be on any firmware. Right now i'll be it is on 4.3.4.
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    ok is there anything i can do
    thanks

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    Until you contact your friend all you can probably do is save your 4.3.3 shsh and fast. Download tinyumbrella (google) and then a 4.3.3 firmware from Firmware - Downloads - ModMyi Forums
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    thanks very much for your reply ill try and do that now
    cheers

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    Grab a 4.3.3 stock ipsw, open iTunes and hold shift, click restore. Select the 4.3.3 ipsw. iTunes will take it down to 4.3.3 successfully, and to find out if it is factory unlocked, put your SIM in now and see if iTunes will activate it. I'm thinking it is not factory unlocked seeing as how you said it shows SIM not supported. But hey, give it a whirl just to confirm. If it does turn out to be factor unlocked, you can just stick the SIM in and everything will work.

    Anyhow, if/when you find out that it is not factory unlocked, download Redsn0w. Open it, browse to stock 4.3.3 ipsw, check the box for "Cydia" and continue. Follow the timer/instructions. You should be able to access your springboard at this point.

    Your baseband is likely upgraded and not unlockable. Check the modem firmware (aka baseband) in Settings and see what it is. I don't know what bb comes with 4.3.4, but if it is not lower than 4.10.x then you can't even use a turboSIM to unlock.

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    Grab a 4.3.3 stock ipsw, open iTunes and hold shift, click restore. Select the 4.3.3 ipsw. iTunes will take it down to 4.3.3 successfully, and to find out if it is factory unlocked, put your SIM in now and see if iTunes will activate it. I'm thinking it is not factory unlocked seeing as how you said it shows SIM not supported. But hey, give it a whirl just to confirm. If it does turn out to be factor unlocked, you can just stick the SIM in and everything will work.

    Anyhow, if/when you find out that it is not factory unlocked, download Redsn0w. Open it, browse to stock 4.3.3 ipsw, check the box for "Cydia" and continue. Follow the timer/instructions. You should be able to access your springboard at this point.

    Your baseband is likely upgraded and not unlockable. Check the modem firmware (aka baseband) in Settings and see what it is. I don't know what bb comes with 4.3.4, but if it is not lower than 4.10.x then you can't even use a turboSIM to unlock.

    thanks for repling , im new to all this , so dont know where to start , but i will have a go
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    All you really have to do is follow my instructions. Read them carefully and you'll figure it out. You can get the stock 4.3.3 firmware (aka ipsw) HERE

    Be sure to select in the drop-down menu the iPhone 4 firmware 4.3.3 and not for any other device. You can get redsn0w HERE

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    thank you

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    [QUOTE=mitch67;6144834]Grab a 4.3.3 stock ipsw, open iTunes and hold shift, click restore. Select the 4.3.3 ipsw. iTunes will take it down to 4.3.3 successfully, and to find out if it is factory unlocked, put your SIM in now and see if iTunes will activate it. I'm thinking it is not factory unlocked seeing as how you said it shows SIM not supported. But hey, give it a whirl just to confirm. If it does turn out to be factor unlocked, you can just stick the SIM in and everything will work.

    ive tried this , failed restore , error 1013 , now phone stuck in recovery mode , any advise

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    Download TinyUmbrella, with your device connected, click fix recovery.

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    phone keeps going back into recovery mode

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    I wonder if Apple stopped signing 4.3.3 yet.

    Try building a custom 4.3.3 firmware with sn0wbreeze and restore to that. Be sure to use redsn0w to put device into pwned dfu mode before restoring to the custom fw.

    This is the best way to avoid errors.

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    They are still signing it i believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Str4y View Post
    They are still signing it i believe.
    redsn0w finally loaded . phone is back on , but no sevice , no carrier

    fimware is now 04.10.01

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    Ok yeah your son locked the phone and th only way to unlock it is to use the gevey sim which you can purchase at www.applenberry.com
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    ok thanks for all your help , will that sim def unlock it ?

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    sim def? sorry
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