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    This is how I did it for my situation, but it may be different for everyone. If someone could copy the post, edit it and add info on how to do it in Windows, etc., then repost it, I'll edit mine to reflect that. Just trying to help people out since Trash was super nice to me!

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    Okay, since I'm too excited to sleep now anyway (I'm sure I'll crash in about 20 minutes, though), I'll try and explain how to unlock it. I used iNdependence (Google is your friend) to jailbreak and activate my phone. Make sure you put the SIM Card you plan on using in your phone from the beginning of the process, as it needs to be activated. I had already done it using another program, but I heard it works best using this one, so I restored my phone and did it all again just to be sure. I hear that iBrickr or something like that is the PC equivalent. Even if you have the SimUnlock software, you must be registered on the server end -- so don't think this will work if you simply find the app somewhere.

    Once it was jailbreaked/activated, I tried to use the same program to move SimFree onto my phone -- no dice. So, assuming you have a wireless connection, I figured out how to do the following. Someone mentioned using an FTP client, so I used Trasmit for the Mac (there's lots of free ones out there for the PC). However, there's a step before this. Using iNdependence, I installed SSH after jailbreaking/activating the phone. There's a tab in the program especially for this. Then the third button down allows you to change the password for any account. I'm not sure if iBrickr allows you to do this as well, but you'll want to type in the account name as being "root", and then set a password that you'll remember. I just used "admin".

    Once you've done this, open your FTP program, and start a new connection. How you do this varies from program to program, but it shouldn't be hard to figure out.

    For server, you want to go to on your iPhone: Settings -> WiFi -> Click on the arrow beside the network you're connected to -> Static
    From there, you'll see your IP Address. That is the server you want to connect to in the FTP program. Type it in, as well as the username and password you picked earlier (For me, root/admin). Make sure your protocol is SFTP, not FTP or something else. Connect, and you should see files on your iPhone.

    If you get in there and you see only the Library and another folder, or something like that, find the little drop down box or whatever where you can choose where you are in the file system, and go to the one that says "/". Again, how you do this depends on the FTP program you're using. From there, go to Applications, and drag and drop the file Trash sent you there. Let it finish moving it over (make sure it's unzipped first). Then you have to reset your phone by holding down the top button until the slider to turn off the phone comes on, turn it off, wait a few seconds, then turn it back on. The app should be below where you're existing ones are now. Run it, let it do it's work, and you're done!

    If you run into any problems, try disconnecting the phone, resetting it (holding down the top button, power off, then turn it back on) and restarting any programs you're using for this process. This tends to solve most problems. Just don't restart or disconnect when you're running any of the programs and it freezes or something. Generally speaking, after a short time, it'll work.
    Good luck!
    Last edited by Kaegan; 09-11-2007 at 07:46 PM.



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    Did you use an Att Sim card to activate it first and then put the sim card that you want to used in, install the unlock app and run it after? I know you have to activate and jailbreak the iphone first but I read that you need an Att Sim to at least catch the signal to finish the activation process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaegan View Post
    This is how I did it for my situation, but it may be different for everyone. If someone could copy the post, edit it and add info on how to do it in Windows, etc., then repost it, I'll edit mine to reflect that. Just trying to help people out since Trash was super nice to me!

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    Okay, since I'm too excited to sleep now anyway (I'm sure I'll crash in about 20 minutes, though), I'll try and explain how to unlock it. I used iNdependence (Google is your friend) to jailbreak and activate my phone. I had already done it using another program, but I heard it works best using this one, so I restored my phone and did it all again just to be sure. I hear that iBrickr or something like that is the PC equivalent.

    Once it was jailbreaked/activated, I tried to use the same program to move SimFree onto my phone -- no dice. So, assuming you have a wireless connection, I figured out how to do the following. Someone mentioned using an FTP client, so I used Trasmit (there's lots of free ones out there for the PC). However, there's a step before this. Using iNdependence, I installed SSH after jailbreaking/activating the phone. There's a tab in the program especially for this. Then the third button down allows you to change the password for any account. I'm not sure if iBrickr allows you to do this as well, but you'll want to type in the account name as being "root", and then set a password that you'll remember. I just used "admin".

    Once you've done this, open your FTP program, and start a new connection. How you do this varies from program to program, but it shouldn't be hard to figure out.

    For server, you want to go to on your iPhone: Settings -> WiFi -> Click on the arrow beside the network you're connected to -> Static
    From there, you'll see your IP Address. That is the server you want to connect to in the FTP program. Type it in, as well as the username and password you picked earlier (For me, root/admin). Make sure your protocol is SFTP, not FTP or something else. Connect, and you should see files on your iPhone.

    If you get in there and you see only the Library and another folder, or something like that, find the little drop down box or whatever where you can choose where you are in the file system, and go to the one that says "/". Again, how you do this depends on the FTP program you're using. From there, go to Applications, and drag and drop the file Trash sent you there. Let it finish moving it over (make sure it's unzipped first). Then you have to reset your phone by holding down the top button until the slider to turn off the phone comes on, turn it off, wait a few seconds, then turn it back on. The app should be below where you're existing ones are now. Run it, let it do it's work, and you're done!

    Good luck!
    I also recommend FTP for placing the app in the iPhone. Other utils were a pain and froze.

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    Default Forgive if this is obvious

    Hi this tutorial is for getting the App onto the phone, you still need to send someone your IME and so on, so that it can be activated via the server? Or am I missing something ?
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    Thanks for this tutorial - I followed it to the letter and managed to get the SimFree app on there with absolutely no hassles - very simple, thanks!!


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    Nice post. I'm sure it will help a ton of people on here.

    I had a strange problem and figured this would be a good place to post it since it goes along with your tutorial.

    I had use iNdependence to jailbreak/activate my phone and I noticed that the "Install SSH" button was greyed out (inactive) from that day (sat) and I didn't think anything of it until today, when I got my IPSF app. In order to fix it, I used the install ssh script (google) and that failed, then disconnected my iPhone with iNdependence open, reconnected and rebooted. iNdependence now had the button activated and I used that to install SSH.

    After I just sFTP'ed into the phone and plopped it in the Applications folder like he said above.

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    Make sure you activate the sim you plan on using, not the AT&T one. So put that in from the beginning. I'll add that into the post.
    - Kaegan Donnelly
    Lucky recipient of the first of the second batch of SW unlocks.
    iPhone working great in Vancouver on the Rogers Network.

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    Yeah aqua, I fiddled with my phone a lot and I found rebooting the phone, disconnecting it, or restarting the software to be a good solution to most problems.
    - Kaegan Donnelly
    Lucky recipient of the first of the second batch of SW unlocks.
    iPhone working great in Vancouver on the Rogers Network.

 

 

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