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  1. #1
    Default Unlock iphone
    Hi,

    Apologies - a newbie question.

    I've just obtained a second hand 16gb 3G Handest - I want to unlock it so I can use my Own sim card in it and then jailbreak it (?)

    Can someone please tell me the easiest way I can do this? someone has told me that it isn't unlocked at the moment and that its running firmaware version 3.01.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    hi im also newbie has anybodyinfrom you on how to jailbreck your iphone

  3. #3
    First, plug your phone in and let itunes upgrade your phone to 3.0.1. Then visit Dev-Team Blog to download redsn0w (jailbreak program). Also, download (from this site the 3.0 firmware. Make sure you download the proper one. There is one for the 2G, 3G and now 3GS) Then fire up redsn0w. Follow the instructions and you will have a jailbroken iphone.



    Jailbreak steps:
    1- Plug iphone in
    2- Let itunes upgrade it to 3.0.1
    3- Download the 3.0 firmware (from modmyi.com)
    4- Download the redsn0w app (from this site of Dev-Team Blog)
    5- Run redsn0w
    6- When prompted, pick the 3.0 file (not the 3.0.1, they are the same except for the sms fix which is now on your phone)
    7- Close your phone
    8- Put your phone in DFU and let redsn0w jailbreak your phone.
    9- Let it reboot and voilą.

    Unlock steps:

    1- Open up Cydia
    2- Do the essential updates
    3- If asked, pick "user" in the choice of users
    4- Once the updates are done, it will close
    5- Reopen Cydia
    6- Naviguate to "manage"
    7- Pick "sources"
    8- Click "edit" then "add"
    9- Add the following repo : ultrasn0w.com (where the sn0w is a zero not an "o")
    10- Click "done"
    11- Then click "refresh"
    12- Naviguate to "changes" or click on the "search" tool
    13- Locate Ultrasn0w and install it.
    14- Reboot your phone.

    Voilą

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    ady199 (2009-08-06), Bo Troxell (2009-08-06)

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    Thanks so much for the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by satch2501 View Post


    Voilą
    Great guide, nice job.

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    Nice comprehensive guide for the 3G/3GS - the only point I would like to make is that if you are on FW 1.xx or 2.xx you should do a restore to 3.01 not an upgrade.
    As the OP was on 2.20 before he should do a clean restore and NOT upgrade.
    Also, UltraSn0w is the Unlock for the 3G/3GS not the 2G. RedSn0w unlocks the 2G but you will need the BL files as well.
    He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.

  8. #7
    Before I started jailbreaking I put my sim card into the iphone...I had an error message of NO SIM CARD DETECTED so I went back to my mate who i bought the phone from and he put in his sim card but the same error message appeard. So we mad a trip to the solihull store today and said that I upgraded the firmware to 3.01 and the message started to appear. The guy in the store said without any hesitation - no problem I'll replace the phone for you - LOL I've now got a brand new 3G Iphone without all the scatches on it!!!!!

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    ^ wow, you did good. A new phone! You obviously had a very nice person helping you.

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    And he was obviously very, very stupid....
    He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.

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    ^ would agree

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