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    Lightbulb HOWTO: Unlock/Setup AT&T Blue (Charter Plan) Subscribers

    Since there doesn't seem to be a single dedicated thread/resource for those of us who are long-time AT&T subscribers back when it was AT&T Wireless the first time.

    To be clear -- this is for people like me who are "AT&T Blue" customers with our legacy charter plans or similar.

    The following is what I did to get up and running, and I can at least confirm i
    I take no credit for coming up with any of this...it's almost entirely from searching on this and other forums.

    The steps are roughly:

    Jailbreak your iPhone
    Activate YouTube
    SIM Unlock
    Modify EDGE settings


    Jailbreak your virgin iPhone:

    Lots of resources here. You can use the documentation at www.hacktheiphone.com as a great reference.

    I prefer to just install Installer.app -- it will jailbreak the iPhone as part of its installation process automatically. You can get Installer.app at iphone.nullriver.com/beta/.

    It's worth noting that I do not recommend activating the iPhone at this stage quite yet.

    Unlock YouTube

    Your next step is to unlock YouTube using the PACAY script and files.

    There are two methods that I know of to get YouTube going. One involves editing the activation records on the iPhone to mimic a known legitimate phone on the network. This method is potentially problematic as there are already many people out there at this point that are using the same activation records...at some point should AT&T choose to wise up, they could suddenly find themselves inactive.

    The second method, and the one that I use, involves patching the lockdownd binary to make it think it always has the valid activation records its looking for. Essentially, whenever it does a "validity check" it will return a good result. This will serve a dual purpose -- YouTube functionality will be enabled on your iPhone and, more importantly, you can swtich SIMs later without having to reactivate your phone every time.

    Search this forum for the PACAY script...I won't link to it here.

    Unlock your iPhone

    I paid for my unlock with IPSF, but I've also unlocked an iPhone with the free solution as well...the free unlock solution can be had at iphone.unlock.no.

    By the end of this stage you should have a fully unlocked iPhone and you should be able to make and receive phone calls as well as text messages (SMS) without a problem.


    EDGE

    This was borrowed from another thread on this forum --

    Presumably you know how to get files on and off your iPhone. If you do not, please see www.hacktheiphone.com and look for the section on how to get files on and off using WinSCP or ssh.

    As AT&T Blue customers we have an inherent problem -- our EDGE settings are different than the Cingular/newAT&T folks, but the iPhone doesn't know this nor care. If you put in a non-AT&T SIM in the iPhone a menu option for EDGE settings can be found under the Settings application. However, since it thinks we're AT&T and it already knows what those settings should be, it won't display the application. Which leaves us to editing them manually...

    The file you are looking for is:

    /var/root/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/preferences.plist

    Find the following section:

    <dict>
    <key>apn</key>
    <string>wap.cingular</string>
    <key>password</key>
    <string>CINGULAR1</string>
    <key>username</key>
    <string>WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM</string>
    </dict>

    You will need to alter the apn string to proxy and remove the password. You should be left with the following:

    <dict>
    <key>apn</key>
    <string>proxy</string>
    <key>password</key>
    <string></string>
    <key>username</key>
    <string></string>
    </dict>

    There is another APN section in that file -- it is safe to ignore it for our purposes, so do not modify it.

    Once you've modified the file and gotten it back on the iPhone (or edited it in-place on the iPhone if you know how), you will need to restart your iPhone by holding down the on/off button until prompted to slide to turn off.

    Once your iPhone has been restarted, you should have a working EDGE connection.

    That's it...pretty straightforward. Enjoy.


    -MacGyver.



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    Hi I was wondering if you could help - I am on the Former Blue AT&T Plan with a white SIM card. Ihave an iphone that I purchased unlocked. I put my Sim into the phone and the phone works, but EDGE and You Tube doesnt. The seller who unlocked my phone sent me the file for EDDGE (IBRICKR) and the one for Youtube. My phone still wont work with EDGE and my Youtube still doesnt work. WHen hte file is running for You tube- it states that it cant find the SSL. Please help- does anyone know what can be the problem??

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    MacGyver,

    Did you request to add on unlimited data to your AT&T Blue plan?

    I am currently an AT&T Blue subscriber, and do NOT want to lose my $9.99 North America package... I recall calling Cingular/New AT&T about adding an unlimited data plan to my existing package, and they said it could be done for a $40 fee or something like that.

    Is that what you have done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by THouck24 View Post
    Hi I was wondering if you could help - I am on the Former Blue AT&T Plan with a white SIM card. Ihave an iphone that I purchased unlocked. I put my Sim into the phone and the phone works, but EDGE and You Tube doesnt. The seller who unlocked my phone sent me the file for EDDGE (IBRICKR) and the one for Youtube. My phone still wont work with EDGE and my Youtube still doesnt work. WHen hte file is running for You tube- it states that it cant find the SSL. Please help- does anyone know what can be the problem??
    I have at & T Blue also but edge only works like if you have a data plan activated on your account. Please dont tell them you have an iphone if you want the edge you have to pay for a data plan. Youtube solution can be easily fixed with apptapp application just look here or on goggle for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by variance View Post
    MacGyver,

    Did you request to add on unlimited data to your AT&T Blue plan?

    I am currently an AT&T Blue subscriber, and do NOT want to lose my $9.99 North America package... I recall calling Cingular/New AT&T about adding an unlimited data plan to my existing package, and they said it could be done for a $40 fee or something like that.

    Is that what you have done?


    Still waiting on an answer to this myself???


    Anyone, MacGyver?

    Cheers


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    Quote Originally Posted by variance View Post
    MacGyver,

    Did you request to add on unlimited data to your AT&T Blue plan?

    I am currently an AT&T Blue subscriber, and do NOT want to lose my $9.99 North America package... I recall calling Cingular/New AT&T about adding an unlimited data plan to my existing package, and they said it could be done for a $40 fee or something like that.

    Is that what you have done?


    Still waiting on an answer to this myself???


    Anyone, MacGyver?

    Cheers

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    Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone can confirm this....

    I already have an iphone, and I am on an old ATT plan, that I unlocked the phone with, and am using with no issues.

    My wife now wants one, and she too is on ATT but on the newer sim, the orange kind, out of contract,

    If i want to get hers to work, do I still have to unlock the phone, or can I get away with jailbreak and acgtivation without having to unlock the phone seeing as an ATT Sim card will be used.

    I tried searching the site on this but was unable to find anything, so I apologize in advance if there is answers to this in the forum.....I just could not find it.


    Please let me know,

    Many Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkanuck View Post
    Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone can confirm this....

    I already have an iphone, and I am on an old ATT plan, that I unlocked the phone with, and am using with no issues.

    My wife now wants one, and she too is on ATT but on the newer sim, the orange kind, out of contract,

    If i want to get hers to work, do I still have to unlock the phone, or can I get away with jailbreak and acgtivation without having to unlock the phone seeing as an ATT Sim card will be used.

    I tried searching the site on this but was unable to find anything, so I apologize in advance if there is answers to this in the forum.....I just could not find it.


    Please let me know,

    Many Thanks
    Hi kkanuck,

    I called in last week to at&t, and I have since then added the Unlimited mMode option on my phone. I do not have the iPhone as of yet, and will be receiving it tomorrow hopefully.

    Is this what you have done also?

    Also, to answer your question about your wife's orange Cingular SIM card, I believe that yes, you will also have to unlock the phone, as the iPhone only accepts the NEWER at&t SIM cards....

    If you have the time and patience, you could always re-virginize your iPhone, and stick in your wife's SIM card to test?



    Regards,
    var

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    Quote Originally Posted by variance View Post
    Hi kkanuck,

    I called in last week to at&t, and I have since then added the Unlimited mMode option on my phone. I do not have the iPhone as of yet, and will be receiving it tomorrow hopefully.

    Is this what you have done also?

    Also, to answer your question about your wife's orange Cingular SIM card, I believe that yes, you will also have to unlock the phone, as the iPhone only accepts the NEWER at&t SIM cards....

    If you have the time and patience, you could always re-virginize your iPhone, and stick in your wife's SIM card to test?



    Regards,
    var

    Hi Var,

    Thanks for the input.

    Please let me know how you set up the edge to work on the Mmode unlimited. Did they charge you $25.00 extra per month for unlimited?

    They told me that Mmode is slower then edge....not sure about that, many times ATT does not know what they are selling?


    Curious to see how it goes.

    Many Thanks,


    kkanuck

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    Hi kkanuck,

    To answer your questions, and give you directions:

    1. Yes, I added the Unlimimted mMode to my plan for $25/month. I currently am on the old Nation 800 (w/ bonus 100minutes), w/ $9.99 North American Package. I subscribed to this package back in April, 2004.

    2. I too thought mMode would be slower, since mMode is technically GPRS. When I unlocked my iPhone, and set up the EDGE settings, I get the "E" indicator at the top-right.

    3. Lastly, and the most important, how I set up my EDGE. It took me 35mins to figure it out, but it comprised of only one webpage of information: http://www.modmyifone.com/forums/sho...6244#post86244

    In short, I will describe it here, and will assume you know how to WinSCP into your iPhone, and that you have installed OpenSSH:

    Step 0:
    From the Installer, I went to UNLOCKING TOOLS --> EDGE Settings fix. This little Utility will make turning ON/OFF your EDGE, WiFi, Bluetooth and SSH very easily.

    Step 1:
    Even tho the above URL I pasted states to TURN OFF YOUR WIFI, do not do so. I left mine on in order to be able to WinSCP into it.

    The file to modify is:
    /var/root/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/preferences.plist

    In this file, search for "cingular", you will find this section

    ----------------------------------------
    <key>apn</key>
    <string>wap.cingular</string>
    <key>password</key>
    <string>CINGULAR1</string>
    <key>username</key>
    <string>WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM</string>
    ---------------------------------------

    replace
    "wap.cingular"
    with
    "proxy"

    Delete
    "CINGULAR1"
    and
    "WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM"

    so this section looks like this:

    ---------------------------------------
    <key>apn</key>
    <string>proxy</string>
    <key>password</key>
    <string></string>
    <key>username</key>
    <string></string>
    ----------------------

    Step 2:
    Next, do a search for the next section (close to the top of the file):

    <key>Interface</key>
    <dict>
    <key>DeviceName</key>
    <string>ip2</string>
    <key>Hardware</key>
    <string>com.apple.CommCenter</string>
    <key>Type</key>
    <string>com.apple.CommCenter</string>
    </dict>

    add following section after it.

    <key>Proxies</key>
    <dict>
    <key>ProxyAutoConfigEnable</key>
    <integer>1</integer>
    <key>ProxyAutoConfigURLString</key>
    <string>file:///private/var/root/proxy.pac</string>
    </dict>

    ----------------------------------------
    Now we are done with this file.


    Step 3:
    Next step is to add the "proxy.pac" file.

    Copy text below to Notepad and save it as proxy.pac (make sure it does not have .txt in the file name)

    --------------------------------------------------
    function FindProxyForURL(url, host)
    {
    if (isInNet(myIpAddress(), "10.0.0.0", "255.0.0.0"))
    return "PROXY 10.250.250.54:8080";
    else
    return "DIRECT";
    }
    --------------------------------------------------

    Step 4:
    Then upload to iPhone at this directory

    "/private/var/root"



    Step 5:
    WinSCP to and modify:
    /var/root/Library/Preferences/com.apple.carrier.plist

    Find the following section in com.apple.carrier.plist:
    ----------------------------------------
    <key>apn</key>
    <string>wap.cingular</string>
    <key>password</key>
    <string>CINGULAR1</string>
    <key>username</key>
    <string>WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM</string>
    ---------------------------------------


    Change the information from the above to:
    --------------------------------------
    <key>apn</key>
    <string>proxy</string>
    <key>password</key>
    <string></string>
    <key>username</key>
    <string></string>

    ----------------------

    I did not reboot the phone afterwards. I just disconnected my WinSCP, and using SERVICES, turned off my WiFi. and turned on EDGE.

    I then went to a webpage that I had never been to before, and tested the EDGE network out. Google maps works best.



    And there you go! Please let me know how yours turned out.

    Regards,
    var


 

 
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