Results 1 to 4 of 4
Discuss 3GS Activation with new boot rom at the iPhone 3GS - Hackint0sh.org; So I've been browsing around on this site for the past week to no avail. ...
  1. #1
    Newbie Array

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default 3GS Activation with new boot rom

    So I've been browsing around on this site for the past week to no avail. I unluckily got the infinite recovery loop on my 16 gig iPhone 3gs and I couldn't do anything so I just let iTunes restore it. (After I found out about Spirit) Now it has 3.1.3 with the new baseband. The phone has the new boot rom as well. (Oh man can my luck get any worse?)

    Here's my problem. I can't activate it! I have an AT&T SIM but it's not on the iPhone plan so I don't know if they'll slap on data if I activate my iPhone with it.

    So my question is, can I activate my iPhone with the non-iphone AT&T sim card and avoid getting the data plan slapped onto my contract? Or is there a work around for me to hactivate my iPhone?

    Any input would be greatly appreciated...I miss my iPhone so much!

    EDIT: Alright never-mind, I just decided to do more googling and found out you just need to have a sim inside the phone for about a second so I inserted my sim and plugged it into iTunes and as soon as the iPhone was recognized. I unplugged the cable and VIOLA! It was in all its glory. Proceeded to jailbreak it with spirit and now I have 3.1.3 untethered jailbreak. Love it!
    Last edited by chunkfnk; 05-08-2010 at 05:35 AM. Reason: found new info



  2. #2
    Super Moderator Array Olethros's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Norway
    Posts
    8,360
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    439

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by chunkfnk View Post
    So I've been browsing around on this site for the past week to no avail. I unluckily got the infinite recovery loop on my 16 gig iPhone 3gs and I couldn't do anything so I just let iTunes restore it. (After I found out about Spirit) Now it has 3.1.3 with the new baseband. The phone has the new boot rom as well. (Oh man can my luck get any worse?)

    Here's my problem. I can't activate it! I have an AT&T SIM but it's not on the iPhone plan so I don't know if they'll slap on data if I activate my iPhone with it.

    So my question is, can I activate my iPhone with the non-iphone AT&T sim card and avoid getting the data plan slapped onto my contract? Or is there a work around for me to hactivate my iPhone?

    Any input would be greatly appreciated...I miss my iPhone so much!
    Did you try http://www.hackint0sh.org/f220/124913.htm before you gave up and restored? Too late now I guess.

    Spirit requires that you get past the connect to iTunes screen. You can't borrow a friend's SIM card that is on a legit plan?
    Please read the stickies & search forum before posting!
    How to report an iTunes restore/update fail in a useful manner
    -

    iPad 3G 64GB (4.3.3, Redsn0w) oldest SHSH 3.2.2
    iPhone 4 32GB (4.2.1, Redsn0w JB-monte) oldest SHSH 4.1
    iPhone 3GS 32GB (4.3.3; Pwnagetool) factory unlocked oldest SHSH 3.1
    iPhone 8GB (3.1.3; Pwnagetool) AT&T Locked - Unlocked with bootneuter

    -
    Did we solve your problem? Got a dollar or two spare ? Donate!

  3. #3
    Newbie Array

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Yeah I actually tried that...it still wouldn't boot up. The thing is none of my friends have an iPhone so I can't borrow their SIM cards. So am I stuck with a super expensive paperweight that can dial 911 until a new jailbreak that activates the phone comes out? Or is there another solution?

  4. #4
    Super Moderator Array Olethros's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Norway
    Posts
    8,360
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    439

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by chunkfnk View Post
    Yeah I actually tried that...it still wouldn't boot up. The thing is none of my friends have an iPhone so I can't borrow their SIM cards. So am I stuck with a super expensive paperweight that can dial 911 until a new jailbreak that activates the phone comes out? Or is there another solution?
    The only other option is if you have a SHSH for 3.1.2 backed up (via the "make my life easier" feature in Cydia or the firmware umbrella or AutoSHSH) then you can restore OS 3.1.2 and jailbreak with redsn0w or (not recommended - blackra1n)
    Please read the stickies & search forum before posting!
    How to report an iTunes restore/update fail in a useful manner
    -

    iPad 3G 64GB (4.3.3, Redsn0w) oldest SHSH 3.2.2
    iPhone 4 32GB (4.2.1, Redsn0w JB-monte) oldest SHSH 4.1
    iPhone 3GS 32GB (4.3.3; Pwnagetool) factory unlocked oldest SHSH 3.1
    iPhone 8GB (3.1.3; Pwnagetool) AT&T Locked - Unlocked with bootneuter

    -
    Did we solve your problem? Got a dollar or two spare ? Donate!

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 16
    Last Post: 07-16-2008, 08:30 PM
  2. Replies: 33
    Last Post: 07-13-2008, 02:03 PM
  3. [Activation] Back to activation screen after 2 weeks of use
    By kirill_deme in forum iPhone "2G" (Rev. 1)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-21-2008, 10:16 PM
  4. Activation Issue- activation information was invalid.
    By tiringthought in forum General
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-18-2007, 07:55 AM
  5. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-17-2007, 07:03 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
(c) 2006-2012 Hackint0sh.org
All times are GMT +2. The time now is 12:41 PM.
twitter, follow us!