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I'm getting ready to sell my 3GS. I need to perform the "Erase all Contents and Settings"; however, I cannot do that with the iPhone jailbroken because as you all...
08-09-2012, 07:12 PM #1Bypass activation without installing cydia?
I'm getting ready to sell my 3GS. I need to perform the "Erase all Contents and Settings"; however, I cannot do that with the iPhone jailbroken because as you all probably well know that results in an endless loop. So I need to bypass the activation so I can erase all contents and settings without jailbreaking. Thanks for any help.
EDIT: The 911 at activation trick doesn't work because it gives a "Call Failed" error message.
08-09-2012, 07:19 PM #2
You can just hacktivate it via Redsn0w.
08-09-2012, 08:13 PM #3
08-09-2012, 08:46 PM #4
No you have to create a custom IPSW and within the IPSW customization options you'll see an option to hacktivate, check it off.
And since you don't want Cydia just make sure "Install Cydia" is unchecked.
08-09-2012, 09:02 PM #5
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08-09-2012, 10:10 PM #8
No, just turn the phone off first. Then click jailbreak. If the phone is on when choosing jailbreak it will try to use the absinthe method of jail breaking instead of the ramdisk method. Hactivating requires the ramdisk method to be used.
Or you can go into the advanced settings of redsnow and set it to prefer the ramdisk method. But that isn't really needed. Just turning the phone off will get redsnow to use that way.
Just to get some additional info was this phone unlocked? And If so with what method (ultrasnow etc)?
Do you not have a sim from the carrier it is Locked to?
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