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    Default [1.1.2OTB][HW Unlock] Guidelines to avoid bricks, virginizing and 1.1.3

    Hi all!

    After doing a couple of successful hardware unlocks with the help of this forum, I thought it was about time to give something back. I have payed attention to whatīs been going on with users performing hardware unlocks the wrong way and thought that I could help prevent people doing the same stupid mistakes. This is NOT a guide, simply a heads up on common errors that people do.

    First of all, restore to a fresh version of 1.1.1. Install the latest Installer.app and follow the instructions on this guide as if your life was in danger:

    http://www.hackthatphone.com/112/iph...ock_112_1.html

    Their servers are a bit slow at the moment, but I would imagine this is because people are following it.

    Common "problem", or at least something that people cant comprehend to:

    "Iīve lost WIFI, what do I do?"

    The very first command that you write in terminal (if you follow he guide above, this is what you will be doing over wifi) on your computer is (simplified): Unload CommCenter. This command tells your OS to shut down the very heart of your wireless communication circuit on you iPhone. This means; NO WIFI, NO bluetooth and NO telephone functions. If infared was built in to the iphone, this most probably would not work either. The guide then tells you to write:

    cd /usr/bin/
    ienew

    If you do this via SSH, nothing will happen. Why ? Because you have NO WIFI!! Turn to the iPhone, open Terminal on it and write the commands there.
    If you are struggling with making the testpoints, your phone might stop to respond in some way. Use your Home-button to enter the springboard and run Terminal again.
    DO NOT AT ANY POINT TURN OFF YOUR IPHONE, OR PUT IT IN DFU!!
    Itīs important to keep in mind that when you exit Terminal, you will need to "guide it" to the path where iuenew is. When re-entering Terminal, write:

    cd /usr/bin/
    sleep (your option); iunew

    I found it useful to put in 80 seconds, "sync" my start with a stopwatch and take good time to connect the A17 trace. I used needles and didnīt scrape the trace at all. I simply put the needle on the very, very side of the trace (a bit on the side and a bit on it) and applied some gentle force on it. Looked trough a magnifying glass to make sure where I was and connected to the capacitor with the other needle. This took patience and time, but hey, i had it. You should not do this unlock if you are about to hit the streets. After my time was up I held the needles for a 5 seconds extra, just in case.

    After successfully getting the testpoint the process will finish of with the writing of the new bootloader. At the end it tells you to pray and write "bbupdater -v". Both times I got "baseband not responsive to pinging". After my experience, this is normal. Return to the springboard and put your phone in DFU mode.
    Restore your firmware to 1.1.2! NOT 1.1.1!
    Then you can restore again to 1.1.1. Continue with the guide from that point.

    Notes on opening the case:

    Follow the above guideīs tip of removind the black antenna-cover. Do NOT follow the guide when it comes to opening the rear case. This will surely leave the back with white stressmarks. I have one phone with them, and the last one i performed without a single scratch on it! Use a very small flat screwdriver and some (i used two) guitar picks. Not to hard, just a little soft (These will be broken at the end, but better them than your $450 investment). Put the screwdriver sideways in to the very side of the rear-cover, just at the side of where the bracket is. You will then be able to push the cover up a bit, enough to get a guitar pick in the gap, leaving the force of the screwdriver on the screw holding the chrome frame. Itīs a bit hard to explain, but if you read this while trying, you will understand. I will take a picture at my next HW-unlock. This is the strongest point of the rear cover, so you wont damage it.

    I hope you found this helpful in any way, this is not something you should take ease on doing, if its not your daily job. If you have any more questions, leave them below and I will try to answer if/when I can...

    -FatMax
    Last edited by FatMax; 01-30-2008 at 03:02 PM.
    iPhone first gen. Awaiting i3G.



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    Seriously, everyone thinking about performing the HW unlock have the confidence to do this without any questions before doing it ?
    iPhone first gen. Awaiting i3G.

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    Been there, done that
    Petemag - Running on a 15" MacBook Pro 2.5 GHz and an 8GB iPhone SW unlocked - SW unlocked 45 iPhones and HW unlocked 2 iPhone

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatMax View Post
    Seriously, everyone thinking about performing the HW unlock have the confidence to do this without any questions before doing it ?
    Do you want to put the hardware unlock on utube? I'm sure it would help alot for all of us.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longnguyen2k View Post
    Do you want to put the hardware unlock on utube? I'm sure it would help alot for all of us.

    Thanks.
    that work be great


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    I have a new unlock scheduled for this sunday or manday, Iīll see what I can do YouTube-wise. At the very least I will serve up some good pictures of the opening (in my way) and putting the testpoint with the needles...
    iPhone first gen. Awaiting i3G.

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    I have posted in another thread but i got blanked
    This is the first time that i have seen "update to 1.1.2 NOT 1.1.1". Although all of the guides that i have seen say update to 1.1.2 after my HW unlock and the bbupdater -v (at which point the phone restarted itself
    I spent 8 hours trying to get firmware onto my phone between iBrickr and wiNstaller and the only firmware i could get to stick was 1.1.1. At this moment in time i have the usual no BB, no wireless and no matter how many times i try to jailbreak i cant get into the springboard to attempt a fix.
    I have read through the forums and yes, i have used the search button also
    Surely someone out there knows whats wrong?
    Thanks in advance!
    N1Z

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    @N1zzle:

    Sadly, you are the shiny example as to why I put together this heads up thread.
    The only thing fixing this for you is restoring to 1.1.3, but then your phone is worthless for another 3 months or so.
    You can try to virginize, but I dont think this will help. Search for virgize and hw unlock and you should get some answers...
    iPhone first gen. Awaiting i3G.

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    @Fatmax

    You obviously know what you are talking about but are you sure?
    I really, really really dont want to update. In fact, i went to do it last night and pulled the pug before the download completed
    I have been on this for days now and i am fairly confident that you ARE indeed right, however can i get a second opinion doc? I feel like my phone has iCancer.....
    Thanks.
    PS Someone please respond, i will update to 1.1.3 tonight otherwise, this thing is taking over my life

    UPDATE: It is now 21.56 GMT. I have decided that if i dont get a good reply, i'll bite the bullet and update at 22.30. I'll post up my results then
    Last edited by N1zzle; 01-30-2008 at 10:56 PM. Reason: Update

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    FatMax!

    I can't open the back cover. I don't want to mess up any thing inside. All the Pictures online that show us how to open the back cover, but they look very difficult as well. I mean If openning the back cover is that hard already, I'm not sure that i could do the rest of H.W Unlock.

    What do you think?... but if you, FatMax, could post some kind of video on Utube and all the tools to open the phone then that would be great...

    Thanks Fatmax.


 

 
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