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    Default Unlocking Nightmare.
    I am trying to unlock my Iphone 3G.

    I followed a tutorial using Blackra1n to jailbreak it but all attempts have failed i dont know where i am going wrong.

    Now the iphone wont turn on it just shows recovery mode, i must insert it to the PC and use Blackra1n to boot it.

    Now i am following this tutorial: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSUBdk1w_eA]YouTube - How to Unlock 05.11.07 3.1.2 iPhone 3G and 3Gs FULL TUTORIAL![/ame]

    Now when i hold SHIFT and press restore then choose firmware it says the iphone could not be restored because the firmware is incompatible.


    So how can i unlock my iphone 3G correctly?
    And can it be done without having to boot it from PC
    I'm not too bothered about JB i just want it unlocked.

    info:

    Iphone 3G
    Software Version 3.1.2 (7D11)
    Baseband: 05.11.07

    Attempted firmware restore: iPhone1,2_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw

    Thanks

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    Livin the iPhone Life jkmonkey's Avatar
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    If your getting an "incompatible" error from iTunes it's because your trying to install a firmware that does not go with your phone. Make sure you download and try to install firmware for a 3G not a 3GS.

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    I believe I am using the correct firmware. See info bottom of my 1st post, what do you think ?? Thanks

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    Oh, sorry. I somehow missed that part. That is the correct firmware for a 3g. Where did you get the firmware from? Try downloading a new one from the downloads section on this site.

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    I got it from a few sources inc. the apple link. I've tried it from modmyi download section but it says the same thing.

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    Do you have your ecid/shsh on file with cydia for 3.1.2? you will need that also for that version.

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    nope, how do i do that

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    Shsh files are not needed for a 3g that is only for 3gS phones

    Are you sure that is a 3g and not a 3gs
    Last edited by jkmonkey; 2010-05-22 at 03:49 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    damn, yes its a 3GS, just realised haha.

    ok so now what are my options?

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    Lol. Well first start by downloading a 3gs firmware.

    Actually start here: http://modmyi.com/forums/general/701...ra1n+boot+loop The blackra1n boot loop is a fairly common problem
    Last edited by jkmonkey; 2010-05-22 at 04:05 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    If you can boot it with blackra1n, go into Cydia and install blacksn0w RC2 to unlock. Read more here: Pushfix 2.0 • View topic - Blacksn0w RC2 Final

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    a friend had a go and has accidentally updated the 3GS in itunes to the latest firmware.

    are we stuck now?

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    As far as unlocking goes yes you are stuck now. Upgrading the firmware would have updated the baseband also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deejayy View Post
    a friend had a go and has accidentally updated the 3GS in itunes to the latest firmware.

    are we stuck now?
    Yes and they are a lot of guides here just look at the top of the web page!

    And you need to find a new friend!

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