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    Default Restoring with custom firmware

    I realise I am probably being incredibly thick-headed, but I hope you people can help me out...

    I have an iphone 3g, and I am trying to unlock it as I have moved out of the US. The phone currently has a baseband of 2.28.00, and is firmware 2.2 (5G77)

    Using the pwnage tool, I was able to make a custom firmware, but kept getting a 2001 error. According to other posts, this seems to be a USB issue on my MAC. So, I decided to save the custom firmware on to a windows XP box, and put the phone into DFU mode to restore there.

    The phone successfully goes into DFU mode on the Windows box. However, if I click 'OK' to allow a restore, iTunes wants to download a new restore image, and install that. I do not think this would be a good idea to allow, since it will not be using the custom firmware that the pwnage tool created.

    In short, my question is how do I get iTunes to install the custom firmware instead of downloading new firmware?

    Thanks in advance for your help!



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    If your baseband is 02.28.00 you can unlock it right away with YellowSn0w. No need to use custom FW.

    Regarding to your question, in Windows press shift + restore. In Mac, option + restore and you'll be able to choose
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    Thank you for trying to help me.

    I was able to restore as you suggested, however, it errors out on an error 21.

    I tried a powered USB, but it does not seem to do the job.

    You mentioned that I should try just using yellowsnow, but I do not think I can do this unless I use the pwnage tool, as I do not have cydia on it yet. Additionally, the phone now is only in retore mode, and I have to restore it with something, but it fails.

 

 

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