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    Default 3GS after "erase of content" no longer unlocked (at least no network)

    3GS, 3.1.2, 4.26.08, unknown which method was used to unlock, The 3.1.2 SHSH has not been stored on Saurik's server

    The 3GS a friend bought was jb and unlocked, worked just fine but had 30 photos on it from the previous owner that could not be erased. So we did an "erase of content" during which the iPhone froze (white apple with progress bar).
    - Tried to unfreeze it by pressing home/power. When it seemed to boot, the apple could be seen for about 10 seconds, then black screen
    - Put the iPhone in DFU-mode, restore resulted in error 1600 (twice)
    - restored the iPhone with a custom ipsw from pwnage
    - accepted SIM (also no problems in iTunes) but no network.
    - ran blackra1n several times, no success.

    Is there a way to get a "clean" 3.1.2 without Cydia etc. so I could start the jb/unlock procedure again or does anybody have an idea what went wrong and how it can be fixed?
    Thank you.

    Kraut55



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    This is expected behavior. Doing a wipe on the device also wipes the system software and you will need to restore firmware back to the device before it will boot. If you've got the 3.1.2 SHSH on file with Cydia you can follow the guides in the stickies to re-flash the device with 3.1.2, as you WILL need to do so before you can use the device again.

    Also, it's historically a _BAD_ idea to interfere with a device during its wipe and reset process (as you did by forcing a reboot during it with the home/power combination) -- you can end up in very very "bricked phone" situations by doing this if you reboot it at specific points during the erase. I wouldn't recommend doing that again unless you feel really lucky.

    To address the 1600 error, try restoring on another machine or with another USB port, or with a different cable. I don't know enough about the chain of events that the wipe and erase does, but I do know it erases the system software -- if you reset halfway through you really could have bricked the device -- especially if restores are failing now.
    Last edited by n1ckn4m3; 03-12-2010 at 02:26 PM.

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    I had done a content deletion on my iPhone before without any problems and it took max 2 minutes. Here the progress bar was at its end position for at least 10 minutes. And if it is stuck -well, one has to do something. That's what I tried by pushing home/power.

    As I mentioned, 3.1.2 unfortunately not on file.
    The present situation is:
    normal display, Cydia visible, I enter PIN for SIM, when I connect to iTunes it accepts either an ATT SIM or my SIM. In my opinion this should mean that the iPhone is still unlocked because otherwise I remember that iTunes would say something like "SIM card not recognized".
    When I enter *135# it does not show my phonenumber but "error performing request, no network service".
    Last edited by Kraut55; 03-13-2010 at 10:15 AM.

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    Don't really know what to tell you -- having done deletions on my original 2G, my 3G, and my 3GS (and all of them taking over an hour and wiping the system software), I have no idea what you could have done that only took 2 minutes and left the device in an unusable state.

    Sorry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kraut55 View Post
    normal display, Cydia visible, I enter PIN for SIM, when I connect to iTunes it accepts either an ATT SIM or my SIM. In my opinion this should mean that the iPhone is still unlocked because otherwise I remember that iTunes would say something like "SIM card not recognized".
    I believe you're correct there. If you have a carrier locked device and you put a non-carrier SIM in, you will get the "SIM card not recognized" error. That said, you say you ran blackra1n on the device -- did you ever hacktivate the device? Carrier unlocked devices should not be hacktivated as it will result in the behavior you're experiencing right now. I know you didn't say anything about running any of the software unlocks vs. carrier unlock, but if one had been run it could be causing the problems for you now, if the device was unlocked by the carrier.

    If the device is not carrier unlocked, then you *will* need to hacktivate by using pwnage or something similar before you will be able to unlock and use the SIM. I know you're already at the home screen and are not at the 'connect to iTunes' prompt which usually signifies a need to hacktivate, but improper activation can cause problems like the one you're experiencing.

    A carrier locked device cannot be activated through iTunes while an alternate carrier SIM is inserted, it should be hacktivated. A carrier unlocked device should be activated through iTunes and should never be hacktivated.

    Take a look and let me know what is the most applicable -- unfortunately though if it IS an activation issue, without the SHSH on file you may be at a loss to re-flash and try again...


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    If the phone boots, and it is a 3gs with old bootrom, you can restore using a custom 3.1.2 firmware created by pwnagetool. When done restoring the custom fw, you can install ultrasn0w for unlock if needed.
    Since you mentioned it has 04.26.08 BB, my guess is that it is a 3gs with old bootrom.
    You should always use custom firmware on that iphone
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