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Thread: [PAYING $20] Unlock my Iphone 3GS

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    Default [PAYING $20] Unlock my Iphone 3GS
    Hey guys, ive been trying for weeks now, getting no where.
    I have an Iphone 3GS, Unactivated and locked etc.

    I want to be able to use any SIM i want in it, and activate the phone.
    Im not sure on the firmware, but i assume its 3.13
    Ive tried *3001#12345#* - but it doesnt work/show me anything.

    Ill pay whoever solves this $20 via Moneybookers.
    Im going INSANE from trying to do this, when i have no clue.

    Please include links to software needed and detailed instructions.
    Thanks.

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    So are you able to get to the homescreen? Sorry, I'm just not certain as to which way you are meaning "unactivated and locked."

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    Its Unactivated, Emergency calls only atm.
    Regards

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    Look int he forums for AnnieX.... I forget her full name. She's definitely one of the go to people on the site for setting up phones for 3rd party carriers. There's a guy that can help just as much but his name slips my mind at the moment.

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    Well, i rang apple, and they said its NOT locked to any network, and just needs activating...But ive tried every UK SIM...and it just tells me its not reconized.

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    It's factory unlocked then? The SIM should activate it just fine. Do you get any sort of error when inserting your SIM?

    I'd highly recommend purchasing a universal activation SIM. it's not very expensive.

    But just tell me this, what happens when you plug your phone into your comp and open iTunes, then insert your SIM card?

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    There she is

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    Well hello to you too paganizonda

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    Hey, thanks for the reply Annie.
    It says that the SIM Is not supported.
    Regards

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    Try popping the simcard in any other phone, it doesn't necessarily have to be an iPhone; any phone you have laying around will do. It could just be a problem with the sim card itself.

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    It sounds to me like the iPhone is locked if you are getting that message. I would follow Annie's advice and try to get hold of a phonebook/universal sim to activate it.

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    You can also download f0recast and run it with your iPhone plugged into your pc. It can tell you what firmware the iPhone has on it even if not activated. http://ih8sn0w.com/index.php/welcome.snow

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    I find it odd that Apple says it's not locked to any network, but it is if it isn't going to activate with any SIM.

    Call Apple again and ask again. Any SIM should work if it is a factory unlocked phone.

    Otherwise, get a hold of a universal activation SIM or since you're on 3.1.x a phonebook SIM will work too.

    You did plug it into iTunes right? Cuz you didn't answer me the first time.

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    baseband : 05.12.01
    bootloader : 6.4
    Model : MC133

    Says i should use spirit to jailbreak it? Im new remmember. lol.

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    I'm sorry I don't want to be persistent but I need to know if you plugged the phone into iTunes with your SIM in.

    Quote Originally Posted by cyborgcod View Post
    baseband : 05.12.01
    bootloader : 6.4
    Model : MC133

    Says i should use spirit to jailbreak it? Im new remmember. lol.
    You can't use Spirit until you activate the phone. Which then we come back to the whole get a universal activation SIM if you can't figure out what carrier the phone is locked to.
    Last edited by i.Annie; 2010-09-27 at 06:21 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anniex423 View Post
    I'm sorry I don't want to be persistent but I need to know if you plugged the phone into iTunes with your SIM in.



    You can't use Spirit until you activate the phone. Which then we come back to the whole get a universal activation SIM if you can't figure out what carrier the phone is locked to.
    can you link me to a UK Site that sells them, so i know 100% its right. Thanks annie.

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    ...did you plug the phone into iTunes and insert your SIM card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anniex423 View Post
    ...did you plug the phone into iTunes and insert your SIM card?
    If only we could add tone to these messages lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by cyborgcod View Post
    can you link me to a UK Site that sells them, so i know 100% its right. Thanks annie.
    You can get them on ebay.
    Last edited by Simon; 2010-09-27 at 07:01 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anniex423 View Post
    ...did you plug the phone into iTunes and insert your SIM card?
    Sorry, yes i did, thats where Sim card not supported appeared.
    And id rather a link to a specific Universal sim, so i know 100% it'll work .
    Regards

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