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Thread: How to unlock virgin 3GS on 3.1.3?

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    Default How to unlock virgin 3GS on 3.1.3?
    Greetings all,

    I have a 3GS, one of the older ones, which has never been unlocked or jailbroken. It was a gift from an Apple devotee who always has the very latest and therefore didn't need this old thing anymore.

    Anyway, how do I unlock it?

    Have not tried to look up the bootrom yet, but since my benefactor is an early adopter, I think it must be the old one.

    Firmware: 5.12.1

    Do I have to downgrade first, and to what? I don't see specific instructions anywhere to do that for 3.1.3.

    Thanks in advance for your expert advice.

    BTW, I'm not very technical and don't own a Mac. I don't mind paying someone to do this, but the people I've called won't tell me what software or procedure they would use. It's a "trade secret". I'd like to know what they're putting on my phone.

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    You don't have to downgrade and you can't if you wanted too. Go to Spiritjb.com to jailbreak and install Ultrasn0w from Cydia after the jailbreak.

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    Dont pay

    Once you gather all the necessary info and tools, youll find it quite simple and not worth paying for.

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    Once you've double checked the bootrom, and confirmed it's the old one, you can use spirit2pwn and snowbreeze/pwnagetool to get to the 4.0 OS if you wanted it.

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    Thanks for all the info. Yes, I have the old bootrom.

    Finally looked at the wiki too.

    If I use Spirit,then I cannot use Pwnage tool 4.01, correct? Then I think I'd need to borrow a Mac and use an earlier version of Pwnage tool first?

    Besides spirit2pwn, is there yet another tool to get 4.0 etc.?

    Seems there are spirit/non-spirit paths and you have to choose one; is that correct?
    Thanks again.

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    There is no other way to get to 4.0 besides using Pwnage tools after Spirit2pwn method as you don't have 4.0 nor 4.0.1 shsh blogs.

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    I ended up using jailbreakme.com then ultrasn0w. Worked like a charm. I'll worry about upgrading later. Thanks again for your input.

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