Success for me!
Ok so here is the situation I was in:
1 - Unlocked iphone with FW 1.0.0
2 - Method of unlock was unknown
Here is what I did:
1 - Tried to put the phone in restore mode using the known methods failed
2 - Connected to PC Using itunes 126.96.36.199 clicked on shift+restore and pointed to a saved FW 1.0.2 version.
3 - Guess what......itunes put the the iphone in restore mode (yellow triangle) and started restoring it.
4 - After finishing I had two messages one from the phone and one from the itunes both saying that I had an invalid sim. I completely ignored them and moved on
5 - Virginised my iphone using the idiot proof guide with pics from sirzx found on this forum. So now my baseband and seczone are recovered
6 - Restored for the second time to FW 1.0.2 as described in step 2 above
7 - Used Apptapp installer
8 - Used pacay to jailbreak and activate (this is the old pacay not carnaval)
9 - Updated the installer thru wifi and installed anysim 1.1.p from the french iphone resource
10 - Started unlocking using the anysim1.1p and prayed to God that it will work (If the original unlocking method used on this phone was not the older anysim or iunlock then I would have been completley screwed)
11 - I get a message saying unlocking successful
12 - I reboot the phone
13 - Sim card is recognised, I have signal and phone is fully functional, no hickups
Please let me know if you have any questions on my procedures.
hey thanx alot buddy u were a great help to me man i owe a big time so i upgraded my iphone which had 1.0.0 to 1.1.1 took me a while to figure everything out but now i have everything man no data lost man if somebody needs my help ask me ok laterz n thanx alot bro for ur help
I have the same problem with my iPhone, please let me understand what you did, with etreby’s method you upgraded from 1.0.0 to 1.0.2 and after that viginized the phone again and upgraded to 1.1.1 ? Is that correct ?
Tanks in advance.
I'm also in the same boat - running 1.0.0 unlocked with AnySIM 1.0.2. www.unlockthatiphone.com said I need to virginize before updating to FW 1.0.2 but there seem to be reports around of people simply restoring from unlocked 1.0.0 to 1.0.2 in iTunes (without any kind of preparation). All of the virginizing packages I've been able to find specify 1.0.2 only so I'm a little confused.
Can anyone comment definitively on whether an iPhone unlocked with AnySIM 1.0.2 running 1.0.0 FW needs virginizing before upgrading to 1.0.2 FW?
Many thanks for your time! :)
To be honest, just avoid all this crap and restore to 1.1.2.
I had a 1.0 phone unlocked using anySIM, and just restored to 1.1.2, dropped back to 1.0.2 and ran anySIM 1.2.1u, back to 1.1.2, down to 1.1.1 (oktoprep) then updated (not restored) to 1.1.2 and jailbreak'd the phone.
Seems the 1.1.2 restore (not update) is very destructive over-writing anything (or any damage) anything has previously done.
Thanks cheetah2k, I was going to attempt something like this until I read that 04deveni ended up with a bad IMEI so I got a little spooked.
Would you mind just confirming that your 1.0 phone was unlocked with the earlier version of AnySIM (1.0.2), and then you simply restored straight to 1.1.2 in iTunes? From what I gather the version of AnySIM used to unlock originally seems to be the issue regarding whether the phone requires any kind of preparation (i.e. virginizing) before upgrading.
Also when you say "dropped back" to 1.0.2 I assume you just mean a restore to that FW in iTunes?
Sorry to be so pedantic about this but I'm terrified of ending up with one of these "unresolveable" issues such as bad IMEI (some seem to be able to resolve them, others not) ...
04deveni is there any update on your situation?
My problem is kinda different from you guys. Since the new otb 1.1.2 is not software unlockable i bought a brand new v1.00 i phone and its not unlocked. I want to hack it at least with 1.0.2 but i could not find any guides to hack it from v1.0 to v1.0.2
can anyone help me? how do you unlock v1.0?
If you have a brand new never unlocked 1.0 phone you can just unlock that version, or update to 1.02 and unlock, or update to 1.1.1 and unlock, your choice. To unlock use pacay and anysim for 1.0 and 1.02. You should just restore it to 1.1.1 and unlock.
can someone help me out i have a phone that i bought on ebay it is 7v7 serial i ran itunes say phone needs to be taken to apple store.
I have to turn off wifi to be able to shift restore the phone. after I do that the phone says invalid sim with an att sim in it . any suggestions?
Freshpl, suggest you check your firmware version then post in a thread relevant to unlocking or repairing whatever version it is you have. Go Settings/General/About to check your version. This thread is for people trying to revirginize and update iPhones with unlocked 1.0.0 firmware.