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    Question proper procedure to start using my 3GS outside USA

    Hi Guys/Girls

    I just got my 3gs which i bought via apple about 3 weeks ago, came from china but by then i got transferred out of USA. now it finally caught up to me. i have a valid att account i already paid the first bill (even without a phone they billed me). So i will cancel my ATT account monday, but want to get it all working first. here is what i think i learned can someone review tell me if this is correct.

    1. connect to itunes on my imac (currently 8.2.1 and osx 10.5.8) to activate with ATT card installed.
    2. follow iclarified instructions to make copies of the ECID files for future upgrades.
    3. change sim to Panama C&W, and run redsnow. but when i change the sim will it not say invalid sim and stop at that point? or just go forward and let it do its thing.
    4. install source for cydia repo to run ultrasnow again with panama SIM.

    then i am done with process and new sim works all features, and I will have push since i activated legal way, and copies of security files to upgrade later.

    how do i upgrade to 3.0.1 or should i do that as step 1 (a) and then use 3.0.1 with redsnow?

    thanks in advance for good advice.

    rick



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    upgrade iphone using 3.0.1 then when your using redsn0w locate firmware 3.0 when asked for ipsw

    shouldn't matter what sim is in at the time of the unlock/activate..

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    actually was looking for confirmation of the entire process, before i start. someone else can confirm with experience from doing this?

    thx

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    Use Itunes 8.2.0.23 instead of 8.2.1 as many users faced issues with latest version.

    Download Iphone 3gs firmware from

    iPod and iPhone Firmware Download

    Download both 3.0 and 3.0.1

    Download readsn0w from

    Windows http://xs1.iphwn.org/apps/redsn0w-win_0.8.zip
    Mac http://xs1.iphwn.org/apps/redsn0w-mac_0.8.zip

    I hope you would have preinstalled 3.0.1 just run readsn0w pointing it to 3.0 (with SIM inside Ė which you want to use)
    Select cydia or ICY ( donít select both it will give dependency error )
    Follow the onscreen instructions
    This will install cydia

    Add repp666.ultrasn0w.com in manage  sources  edit  add

    Run ultrasn0w

    This should unlock your phone

    Pls revert with feedback
    Thanx * Rgds,
    Girish Kumar

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    Ok i got it and yes my phone came with 3.0.1, but i am worried about the activation process as i want to keep push features and heard you need to activate with ATT to get some certificates first. when i connect to itunes, to do the activation, it asks me some questions and then the phone says waiting for activation, is this because it cannot complete the process since i am outside the US? also i have a newer version of itunes 8.2.1 so can u downgrade this?

    thanks
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    best to get it done thorugh Itnes version 8.2.0.23; activation takes some time... if its displaying 'waiting for activation' it should happen with in some time probably activation server is 'busy'.
    Thanx * Rgds,
    Girish Kumar

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    gkscit, are you saying it can be done outside USA, using older version of itunes, because i tried it with 8.2.1 and after 24hrs nothing, all the guys here said you need to be where ATT has towers to activate it.

    please advise....also where can i get older version of itunes...

    thx

    rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmacgurn View Post
    please advise....also where can i get older version of itunes...

    thx

    rick
    filehippo.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmacgurn View Post
    gkscit, are you saying it can be done outside USA, using older version of itunes, because i tried it with 8.2.1 and after 24hrs nothing, all the guys here said you need to be where ATT has towers to activate it.

    please advise....also where can i get older version of itunes...

    thx

    rick
    use readsn0w which will hactivate the phone (bypassing activation - but no push notifications) then ultrasn0w for unlocking.
    Thanx * Rgds,
    Girish Kumar

 

 

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