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    Exclamation glad to upgrade but now stuck : ( help!!!
    i had a 2g on 3.1.2. jailbroken and unlocked (tmobile) but it was getting old and worn out so i have been saving for quite a while and just bought a 3gs from a guy (which is on 3.1.3) and i dont know what to do to jailbreak and unlock this... i have been out of the jailbreaking and unlocking new phone game for a min. can anyone please help me on what to do to get this phone working? my 2g is in its last days and i wanna get this up and running but im lost.
    p.s i watched youtube untill my eyes hurt. please point me in the right direction.
    thanks!!

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    You can jailbreak with spirit. As for the unlock, there isn't one available for a 3gs that's been updated to 3.1.3. That firmware had a baseband update that was bundled with it that does not currently have an unlock.

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    You won't be able to unlock the 3GS yet. Since you're on 3.1.3, the baseband has been upgraded, killing your unlock.

    Wait until the release of 4.0 next month, which is most likely when somebody like Geohot is going to release a jailbreak and unlock for all existing iDevices.

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    i tried spirit and it did nothing... any other ideas? its just stuck at the activation screen

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    Spirit won't activate the phone, it's a jailbreak only. You'd need a sim from an official carrier to at least get it activated and usable as an iPod.

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    thanks! guess im stuck intill they come up with something... what about a downgrade back to 3.1.2?

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    Even if you were able to downgrade you still wouldn't be able to unlock since the baseband can't be downgraded. If that phone has never been jailbroken before and has SHSHs backed up then downgrading would be impossible. Apple implemented some new security steps with the 3gs to try to prevent downgrading and jailbreaking. Hopefully you won't have to wait too long. There is likely to be an unlock shortly after 4.0 is released.

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    Since you're already at 3.1.3, downgrading is worthless.

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    thanks guys! i guess i will put it back in the box untill then. smh...

    what if i get a at&t sim card in the phone and downgrade to 3.1.2? is that a possibility?
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    The likelyhood of being able to downgrade the phone is low, but an AT&T sim will at least get it working as an iPod touch for the time being. Downgrading at this point would do you know good, because when 3.1.3 was installed it upgraded the baseband to 05.12.01 which can not be downgraded on a 3gs. It's the baseband that prevents you from being able to unlock the phone.

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    I think i read something about downgrading the 3.1.3 baseband, but I'm not too sure,

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