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    Question iPhone 2G unlock question
    Ok here is the situation. I got this iPhone 2G that has been restored using itunes and I have no idea what the firmware version is. I want to unlock/jailbreak it. It will end up being for a friend in the Philippines so the 2G is perfect for them and cheaper than the 3G.

    I am an AT&T customer so I do have a 3G and sim card. I tried putting it in the 2G but when I connected it to itunes it wanted to activate the phone and then warned that if I have any employee discounts on my account they will be taken away for some reason. I do have a discount through my work so I don't want to lose that. So is there anyway around that or should I just activate it to unlock it and then call up AT&T and say there was a mistake and I want my work discount back? Any ideas? Is anyone sure if I go through the itunes process that it will indeed unlock the phone so I can jailbreak it? Is there any consequence to using the wrong software to jailbreak it if I happen to guess the wrong firmware? Or can I try RedSnow for version 3.0?

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    It will drop the discount. Just jailbreak it and hacktivate it and all should be well, without having to activate in iTunes.


    Guide: http://modmyi.com/guides/how-jailbre...-windows-os-x/
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    Ok I will read the guide. Thanks. I thought I needed to know for sure what the firmware was before jailbreaking.

    So I will just run the RedSnow software from the guide and not worry about the updating the firmware part? Sorry for all the questions and really appreciate the help.
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    No problem. I would follow the guide completely. I think the guide is for 3.1.3.
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    Thank you so much. It worked. I had to figure some things out on my own but for the most part the guide worked. I had to find some additional instructions for getting the phone into DFU mode and getting it to do a restore of the firmware but after that the RedSnow instructions worked like a charm. :-)

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