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    Default Unique jailbreak question

    I am a total newb to this, so bear with me. My girlfriend thought she destroyed her 3G iphone by dropping it into the water. So she went out and bought a new 3GS. She gave me her 3G to take apart. I dried it out and it now works.

    I think she had upgraded to the latest 3.1 previously.
    My intentions were to just use the phone as an itouch.

    I have her old ATT SIM card, and used Redsnow to jailbreak to this ispw file: iPhone1,2_3.0_7A341_Restore using the guide at iClarified - iPhone - How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Windows).

    It took me a while as I was getting errors with Redsnow on my Vista machine, but after running as admin, and not installing ICY it is now working. I can use the iPhone, I can sync it with iTunes.

    The problem: I have no WIFI, bluetooth, and nothing is listed when I look at the modem firmware under the settings, about tab. So I cannot get on the internet using the iPhone because the WIFI is greyed out. I can connect to iTunes, and download apps from there and use them.

    Don't know where to go from here.


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    Welcome to MMi,
    If you are familiar with SSH you can try this method, works awesome.
    Otherwise you can also go here. Both methods will work , but since you have no wifi or internet ability you will have to do the first method. Good luck.

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    So I am totally not familiar with SSH. In investigating, it states I need to install WinSCP. When I checked on WinSCP, the guide to use it to connect to the phone with USB states I need iphone tunnel suite. Well I cannot get that program without my virus scanner going crazy due to trojan virus. So I am stuck. Any ideas?

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    You can use programs such as: 'iphone browser' or 'diskaid', both of these do not require ssh, but you cannot input terminal commands.

    Have you tried a DFU restore then jailbreak? as wifi and network errors are usually from a bad baseband update. (google DFU)

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    drscottdo (2009-10-07)

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    I was thinking I had a bad baseband. So I will put it into DFU mode then restore with iTunes. Should I restore with what the latest iTunes wants me to restore with, before I jailbreak?


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    NOOOO....restore with an older version of itunes 8.2 would prob be best. Then use 3.0 fw.

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    drscottdo (2009-10-07)

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    Ok. So I didn't do the SSH method as I don't know that, and couldn't figure it out.

    I followed the DFU method. I put it into DFU mode using the iClarify tutorial. Then I uninstalled my latest iTunes 9, and reinstalled iTunes 8.2. Then in DFU mode, I let iTunes 8.2 restore (held the shift button) and used iPhone1,2_3.0_7A341_Restore. Then when that was done, I ran redsnow 0.8 and jailbroke. I had a few errors, so I had to run redsnow a couple of times before now I can use the iphone.

    Same problem still. Now I want everyone to know, I am using what I think is an inactivated ATT SIM card(installed into the phone). I don't have service. I don't plan on getting service.

    When I click on settings, WiFi is greyed out and says No Wi-Fi. Then I click on general, and then about.

    Next to Network it says Not Available
    Next to Version, it says 3.0 (7A341)
    Carrier says Not Available
    WiFi address says N/A
    Bluetooth has a bunch of zero's
    and there is nothing listed next to IMEI, ICCID or Modem Firmware.

    Do I have a hardware problem? Is it the ATT SIM Card? I know it's a 3G phone, not 3GS. I can connect to my pc now and iTunes, and install free apps and such, just cannot use the phone with wifi. Not sure what else to do. I am using windows vista. Do I need to borrow a Mac?

    I did download from a torrent iPhone1,2_3.1_7C144_Custom_Restore.ispw. Should I restore using iTunes 8.2 and that file?

    Thanks for all the help so far.


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