So last night, I finally got my hands on the last of the tools I would need to upgrade my 3g from 05.11.07 3.1.3 to 4.2.1 without BB update. tmobile by the way.
the ideal situation for me.
except I forgot to click the hacktivate option while pwning.
But lo' and behold after reboot, I was presented with the homescreen
complete with cydia icon.
I had done a push fix back on 3.1.3, and from what I remember, it sounds a lot like what SAM does. Except I didn't need to hook up Itunes to activate.
I installed SAM before this whole realization hit me, and SAM says it is factory activated. Does this mean I never need to worry about activation again and just make sure an unlock is available?