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I am brand new to hackint0sh and to be honest, only made an ...
How did I get my Iphone to do this?!
I am brand new to hackint0sh and to be honest, only made an account to receive some feedback on a few things.
To start, I am using a 8gb 2G Iphone running 3.1.3 which I got through craigslist. I am on a non-renewed (out of contract) At&T family plan and currently have my sim card inside the Iphone.
When I got the phone a few weeks ago, I tried everything I could to see if I could use the Iphone without a data plan on my at&t account. I thought It was possible, but all info I found online told me that if I were to place my sim card in the phone Itunes activation would automatically add a data plan to my account. I gave the original simcard back to the person who sold me the phone because I was able to jailbreak the device using spirit(?) I had tried using red snow 9.4 but I kept getting a problem with the ispw firmware, I think I was trying to use 3.1.3
At this point I tried calling at&t customer service to see if putting a data-lock on my account would allow me to use the phone to make phone calls and only allow wi-fi connection for data. They reminded me that a data plan would be automatically added during activation but put the block on incoming data on my account anyway.
the phone was working perfectly as a ipod touch, but after about a week and mostly likely due to my dumba** attempting to use intallus the phone crashed.
today, I worked on rebooting the phone. It took me awhile to get the thing to get past the apple symbol on boot-up and i was able to restore it through Itunes. Now here is when things got weird. After restoring, I was asked to insert a sim card and activate the phone (you know the emergency call slide screen). I tried using the same spirit tool again and kept getting an error code_1 and after trying to use redsn0w 9.4 again a few times I realized that I should be using the 3.1.2 Ispw. Once I found the firmware and had my sim in the phone I gave it a go.
It seems like everything now works perfectly. I can make and receive phone calls and texts. Data does not work, within every application I have tested, it tells me I have no internet connection until I turn on wi-fi and BAM everything works.
WHAT JUST HAPPENED!? I am really trying to avoid getting a data plan added to my account and I know that the IMEI number will always inform at&t that I am using an iphone. I didn't think what I am currently doing would ever work and Now I am very confused. Oh a fact I forgot to mention was once I jailbroke the phone, Itunes recognized it and didn't ask me for activation, it noticed that my itunes had been previously synched to a Iphone and I restored the back-up that was inside of itunes. All that did was give me a few apps I had gotten from the apple app store.
I really don't understand what I did differently the first and second time Jailbreaking but now I have all the features I was originally looking for.
Is this too good to be true!? Am I going to get slapped a data account on my at&t plan or did the data-block I phoned in help me avoid this problem.
I would really appreciate any discussion and am thankful for you taking the time to read my post. I'm also happy to chat instead of posting in the forum if anyone has information for me.
Thanks again and have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Sounds to good to be true, you may get a SMS from AT&T later saying that you MUST have a data plan. However if it does work, then your approach might be worth copying for the many other users who ask about this. Thanks for the information.
Originally Posted by chickenpotpi
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