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    Default How do I find the firmware and baseband version of a phone stuck in recovery and...

    locked by a pin code...?

    I'm starting a new thread because I'm 99% sure I can do *NOTHING* until I figure out what my current firmware and baseband version is. Blackra1n does not work.

    The phone is a 3G 16GB purchased from ATT. When the phone starts up it says insert sim with no pin lock to activate. When yo udo this nothing happens, it displays recovery mode screen (emergency calls only). Connecting it to itunes doesn't work. Itunes says it can't connect because the phone is locked with a passcode.

    I tried to do redsnow but redsnow stresses that you must point to the firmware file that corresponds ot the current firmware. I have no idea what the current firmware is.

    My only objective is to get this phone working again and hten to simunlock.



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    Quote Originally Posted by tikvenik View Post
    locked by a pin code...?

    I'm starting a new thread because I'm 99% sure I can do *NOTHING* until I figure out what my current firmware and baseband version is. Blackra1n does not work.

    The phone is a 3G 16GB purchased from ATT. When the phone starts up it says insert sim with no pin lock to activate. When yo udo this nothing happens, it displays recovery mode screen (emergency calls only). Connecting it to itunes doesn't work. Itunes says it can't connect because the phone is locked with a passcode.

    I tried to do redsnow but redsnow stresses that you must point to the firmware file that corresponds ot the current firmware. I have no idea what the current firmware is.

    My only objective is to get this phone working again and hten to simunlock.
    Get a copy of iRecovery and put the iPhone into recovery mode, run iRecovery and post the output in this thread. It should at least indicate the iBoot version which then might hint at what OS it runs.

    I am also confused by the SIM / passcode as you described it.

    There are two levels of passcodes, one is the phone passcode. The other is the sim passcode.

    The iPhone does support legitimate activation with a SIM that has a passcode, it will prompt you for the passcode before trying to activate the phone. I have tested that with a 3G iPhone.

    The phone passcode seems to be used to pair the iPhone with iTunes. However I find it strange that a new iPhone would have a phone passcode on it at all.

    How long ago was it purchased?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olethros View Post
    Get a copy of iRecovery and put the iPhone into recovery mode, run iRecovery and post the output in this thread. It should at least indicate the iBoot version which then might hint at what OS it runs.
    I did and I tried it but I have been unable to find instructions for how to just get the output of the iboot version. The only thing I found instructions for were forcing the phone out of the "recovery mode loop." Either way, I can't get irecovery to work. When I run it it says no phone found.

    I am on windows 7 and I got a windows binary. I also followed the instructions to install usb lib and did it with the win xp sp 2 compatability mode - it installed without errors and I think the test worked too - it output all kinds of info.

    I am also confused by the SIM / passcode as you described it.
    Me too, I tried numerous sims from different carriers both with and without pin. If the sim has a pin it allows me to enter the code for the sim but then it goes right back to the screen with the picture of the plug and the itunes icon. If I use a sim without a pin it still displays the same screen. Either way itunes pops up a dialogue box that says it can't access the phone because there is a passcode. There is no option to enter the phone passcode either on the phone itself or through itunes. I have tried resetting the phone several times by holding the power button and then the home button.

    There are two levels of passcodes, one is the phone passcode. The other is the sim passcode.
    I'm aware of this see above.

    The iPhone does support legitimate activation with a SIM that has a passcode, it will prompt you for the passcode before trying to activate the phone. I have tested that with a 3G iPhone.
    Let me clarify that the phone was bought in the US through ATT and then used in the US on ATT network for a period of time - it was never unlocked or jailbroken. It's been sitting for months not in US but now I'm in a different country with no ATT coverage. It's a friends phone actually. He tried inserting the original ATT sim but got the same BS i'm getting now with other sims.

    The phone passcode seems to be used to pair the iPhone with iTunes. However I find it strange that a new iPhone would have a phone passcode on it at all.
    The phone is not new, just never jailbroken, see above.

    How long ago was it purchased?
    I'm not exactly sure but I'm fairly certain it was some time between July 08 (isn't this when the 3G came out?) and January 09 or so.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Just put the iPhone into recovery mode http://www.hackint0sh.org/f137/54082.htm

    Make sure iTunes is not running.

    If you follow my steps, you make zero changes to the iPhone, so it is 100% safe. I just tested this on my 3GS

    Launch iRecovery in a command line, with the -s option to launch a shell, it should detect the iPhone and show some information. Somewhat like what is displayed below. It's all important data but the key line is the "BUILD_TAG: iBoot-xxx.xx"

    For me on OS X, I had to move a library file that came with iRecovery to a specific location (iRecovery told me where to move it to) before iRecovery would run successfully. Don't think this step is required on Windows.

    Code:
    iRecovery -s
    iRecovery - Recovery Utility for 0x1281 and WTF.
    by wEsTbAeR-- and Tom3q
    
    Got USB
    
    
    =======================================
    ::
    :: iBoot for n88ap, Copyright 2009, Apple Inc.
    ::
    ::	BUILD_TAG: iBoot-636.65
    ::
    ::	BUILD_STYLE: RELEASE
    ::
    ::	USB_SERIAL_NUMBER: CPID:8920 CPRV:14 CPFM:03 SCEP:03 BDID:00 ECID:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX IBFL:01 SRNM:[88927B1Z3NR]
    ::
    =======================================
    
    [FTL:MSG] Apple NAND Driver (AND) RO
    [NAND] Found Chip ID 0x3295DE987A on FMI0:CE0
    [NAND] Found Chip ID 0x3295DE987A on FMI0:CE1
    [NAND] Found Chip ID 0x3295DE987A on FMI1:C8
    [NAND] Found Chip ID 0x3295DE987A on FMI1:CE9
    [FTL:MSG] FIL_Init            [OK]
    [FTL:MSG] BUF_Init            [OK]
    [FTL:MSG] FPart Init          [OK]
    read new style signature 0x43313133 (line:375)
    [FTL:MSG] VSVFL Register  [OK]
    [FTL:MSG] VFL Init            [OK]
    [FTL:MSG] VFL_Open            [OK]
    [FTL:MSG] YAFTL Register  [OK]
    [FTL:MSG] FTL_Open            [OK]
    Boot Failure Count: 1	Panic Fail Count: 0
    Entering recovery mode, starting command prompt
    (Recovery) iPhone$exit
    Copy/paste that to this thread and then type exit and hit enter to leave iRecovery

    The thread I linked to explains also how to kickstart the iPhone out of recovery mode.
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    I'm going to try this as soon as I get home but it seems to already be in recovery mode. That is the icon that is displayed now (USB cable & iTunes logo) but it won't connect to iTunes due to the passcode message. Thanks for your help.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tikvenik View Post
    I'm going to try this as soon as I get home but it seems to already be in recovery mode. That is the icon that is displayed now (USB cable & iTunes logo) but it won't connect to iTunes due to the passcode message. Thanks for your help.
    There are two similar images/modes

    One is connect to iTunes for activation

    The other is recovery mode (connect to iTunes image also)

    The difference is the slide to unlock option on the activation image.

    The passcode should not matter for the recovery mode. So possibly your iPhone is in the "activation screen"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olethros View Post
    There are two similar images/modes

    One is connect to iTunes for activation

    The other is recovery mode (connect to iTunes image also)

    The difference is the slide to unlock option on the activation image.

    The passcode should not matter for the recovery mode. So possibly your iPhone is in the "activation screen"
    Great finally i got it:

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    C:\Users\bob\Documents\Pwned\iRecovery>irecovery -s
    iRecovery - Recovery Utility
    by wEsTbAeR-- and Tom3q

    Got USB


    =======================================
    ::
    :: iBoot for n82ap, Copyright 2009, Apple Inc.
    ::
    :: BUILD_TAG: iBoot-636.66
    ::
    :: BUILD_STYLE: RELEASE
    ::
    :: USB_SERIAL_NUMBER: CPID:8900 CPRV:30 CPFM:03 SCEP:05 BDID:04 ECID:000000
    D59C02EDF7 IBFL:01 SRNM:[82834DRSY7K]
    ::
    =======================================

    [FTL:MSG] Apple NAND Driver (AND) RO
    [NAND] Device ID 0xb655d7ec
    [NAND] BANKS_TOTAL 4
    [NAND] BLOCKS_PER_BANK 8192
    [NAND] PAGES_PER_BANK 1048576
    [NAND] SECTORS_PER_PAGE 8
    [NAND] BYTES_PER_SPARE 128
    [FTL:MSG] FIL_Init [OK]
    [FTL:MSG] BUF_Init [OK]
    [FTL:MSG] FPart Init [OK]
    read old style signature 0x43303035 (line:371)
    [FTL:MSG] VFL Register [OK]
    [FTL:MSG] VFL Init [OK]
    [FTL:MSG] VFL_Open [OK]
    [FTL:MSG] FTL Register [OK]
    [FTL:WRN] Failure running _LoadFTLCxt!
    [FTL:WRN] Recovering NAND Data Structures - this will take some time!
    [FTL:WRN] _FTLRestore OK!
    [FTL:SG] FTL_Open [OK]
    Boot Failure Count: 1 Panic Fail Count: 0
    Entering recovery mode, starting command prompt
    (Recovery) iPhone$


    So now should follow the red snow tutorial? Or upgrade it to 3.1.2 and use blackra1n or what?

    Itunes will now allow me to restore the phone. Optimally I would like to just unlock it as is whatever the easiest way is. Thanks.

 

 

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