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    Default iPhone is already activated - can I skip certain steps to unlock?

    Hi,
    I’m a newbie to all this iPhone stuff, but I’ve tried to do as much homework as possible before posting this question. I apologize in advanced if this post is missing any needed info for a response.
    I bought a used iPhone 3G. The previous owner, an AT&T customer, installed/restored 3.0 onto the phone before giving it to me. I am able to use it as if it’s an iPod Touch (w/o phone service). I’m planning to unlock to use w/ T-Mobile.

    Questions:
    - Since I have access to the non-phone applications, does this mean my iPhone is already “activated”? I’m assuming the iPhone was activated by previous owner while his AT&T card was in the iPhone and installed 3.0?
    - From what I’ve read, iPhone that are not activated will only display the “Slide for Emergency Call” thing; you can’t even use it like an iPod Touch, right?
    - What are best steps to take towards unlocking? Assuming my iPhone is already activated, are there any steps I can/should skip since my iPhone is already activated? Or should I just go through the whole “Jailbreak via redsn0w --> unlock via ultrasn0w” as if my iPhone isn’t even activated? I was not able to find the answer searching through this forum and other sources.

    Detailed info:
    - iPhone 3G 16gb
    - Firmware: 3.0 (7A341)
    - Modem Firmware: 04.26.08
    - I can use it as if it was an iPod Touch right now

    Stuff I’ve read:
    - Tmob337’s articles: Baseband is not Bootloader is not Firmware, Jailbreak is not Activate is not Unlock
    - iSeminar PDF
    - Dev-Team’s Blog, of course.
    - theBigBoss website
    - iClarified website
    - etc.

    Thank you!
    Last edited by dukwei; 06-26-2009 at 07:31 PM.



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    Does it have Cydia installed?. If the answer is yes, try UltraSn0w with your SIM card
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    No, it does not have Cydia installed, just the standard apps that come w/ 3.0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukwei View Post
    No, it does not have Cydia installed, just the standard apps that come w/ 3.0.
    I'll do a fresh restore to 3.0 in iTunes 8.2, then jailbreak & activate using RedSn0w and finally unlock it with UltraSn0w. Follow iClarified's tutorials
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    Quote Originally Posted by duck9000 View Post
    I'll do a fresh restore to 3.0 in iTunes 8.2, then jailbreak & activate using RedSn0w and finally unlock it with UltraSn0w. Follow iClarified's tutorials
    OK, I will do that and check back here w/ an update. Thanks for the advice duck9000.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dukwei View Post
    OK, I will do that and check back here w/ an update. Thanks for the advice duck9000.
    Followed your advice to Jailbreak w/ redsn0w and unlock w/ ultrasn0w, per iClarified's instructions. I've confirmed I'm able to place calls, receive calls, and send out txt msgs from my iphone 3g now. So the basics seem to be working =). Thanks again duck9000.

 

 

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