Results 1 to 2 of 2
Discuss iPhone 3GS Activation problem at the Jailbreakme.com (iOS 4.x jailbreak) - Hackint0sh.org; Hi, Yesterday I bought an iPhone 3GS on 4.0.1 software. After erasing all the data ...
  1. #1
    Newbie Array

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    3
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default iPhone 3GS Activation problem

    Hi,
    Yesterday I bought an iPhone 3GS on 4.0.1 software. After erasing all the data and setting it asked me to put a valid sim and connect to iTunes so I did that. It doesn't want to activate and asks me to upgrade to 4.1. I don't want to do that because I want to unlock it.
    Any solutions?



  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 Balcerek View Post
    Yesterday I bought an iPhone 3GS on 4.0.1 software. After erasing all the data and setting it asked me to put a valid sim and connect to iTunes so I did that. It doesn't want to activate and asks me to upgrade to 4.1. I don't want to do that because I want to unlock it.
    Any solutions?
    Erasing all data and settings is not recommended. It is overkill in most cases. Most people don't seem to understand that this erases the OS as well, so you have to restore afterwards.

    Was it low level jailbroken at 4.0.1 when you purchased it? That means old bootrom and jailbroken with pwnagetool or sn0wbreeze.

    Once you identify your ECID use TinyUmbrella - will backup your 4.0.2 SHSH - before it is too late. Check to see if the previous seller saved any SHSH for 4.0.1 or lower.

    If you can't get any SHSH for < 4.0.2 then your only choice is to restore to 4.0.2 and try and activate to use as an iPod only (until a jailbreak is released for 4.0.2)

    There are plenty of threads explaining how to use a phonebook SIM to activate.

    DO NOT restore or upgrade to 4.1, this will destroy your ability to unlock (maybe permanently)
    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. Problem with iPhone 3G activation
    By schumy in forum General
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-27-2011, 09:17 PM
  2. iPhone Bell Activation Problem
    By DewDaDamnThang in forum iPhone 3GS
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-24-2010, 06:06 PM
  3. Jailbroken iphone - PUSH / ACTIVATION problem
    By Iddy in forum iOS 3.x (iPhone OS 3.x)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-27-2009, 04:50 PM
  4. [problem] [iphone 3g] activation in uk
    By stevieboy in forum iPhone 3G
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-02-2009, 08:44 PM
  5. [Problem] [Activation]1.1.3 iPhone and WinPwn 2.5
    By Bigweezy911 in forum PwnageTool
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-09-2008, 10:27 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 10:13 AM.
twitter, follow us!