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    Default Help with something im battling with for 2 weeks RE resdsn0w, Custom FW and Ultrasnow

    Hi Guys

    Im having a little problem
    In South Africa and got an MTN locked iphone 3g from Zambia and updated the BB to 6.15. unfortunatly my Bootloader is 5.9

    Used Redsn0w to JB and i also could restore it in itunes with the custom FW thats around.
    installed Ultrasn0w and no sucess with my Vodacom contract SIM.

    Here are specs

    4.2.1 (8C148)
    serial : 86836342Y7K
    Firmware : iBoot-931.71.16
    Baseband 06.15.00
    Baseband Loader : 5.9_M3S2

    And no i didnt save my SSH Blobs

    So anyways i set about clearing phone settings and restoring again
    This time trying sn0wbreeze 2.2.1 and i actually got a screen saying waiting for activation which sat there for a long time
    Installed Ultrasn0w 1.2 again and then cydia started giving me errors on everything it wanted to install so i presumed the phone wasnt wiped properly and old data was still there

    What i want is to totally CLEAR this iphone and start off frersh even though i know i cant do a stock 4.2.1 restore in Itunes and then install Cydia from scratch

    and ULTIMATLEY actually get this dam fone to activate which i still cant

    i get 1 bar - and then No Service - all the time

    Also have tried SAM and SAMprefs as well , activated with an MTN card as well Nothing....

    Your help would be greatly appreciated

    Thanks



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    Found this and am trying it out?

    Would it help?

    Question is - When would i do a Erase all Content and Settings on the iphone as Im presuming that would do a format of Cydia?

    1 use redsnow click firmware 4.2.1
    2 tick in redsnow just enter pwned dfu mode right now
    3 phone will to black screen and this dfu mode
    4 now restore with custom firmware the link is available below
    5 now ur phone will come to emergency mode
    6 use redsnow again and tick only cydia option
    7 ur phone will again hange on apple logo and dont worry
    8 just enter boot theater right now
    ur phone will come alive and then u can use cydia and can unlock ur phone if ur baseband is upgrade to 6.5.01 and if not then u can use cydia with both option of cydia and install ipad baseband selection and then repeat the above procedure

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    Hi all

    After a few JB's and reformatting all the time i finally got a message that said iphone unlocked
    But nothing
    then i tried again and got it to say Waiting for Activation
    Stayed there for an hour and still nothing

    Any ideas

    Im on 4.2.1 - iphone 3g - baseband 6.15 - Bootloader 5.9

    Thanks

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    Use custom IPSW made with Pwnagetool 4.2 - make sure "activate phone is ticked" and "baseband update is not ticked" in expert mode. If on windows, make the custom IPSW with Pwnagetool on a mac and then use redsn0w to enter pwned DFU mode, then restore custom IPSW.

    The iPhone 3G doesn't check SHSH in hardware so it shouldn't be a problem that you don't have a 4.2.1 SHSH saved.

    That will fix it.
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    i did do this

    im a windows user
    Since i already updated to BB 6.15 i used sn0wbreeze 2.2 and i created a custom ISPW for myself 4.2.1 although i didnt preserve BB as im on 6.15 already.

    Then i used itunes to do a custom restore which worked with my custom IPSW and then used redsn0w with just cydia option ticked to JB.
    In sn0wbreeze i did check activate phone as well.

    then i plugged into itunes with my vodacom sim (the blocked network) this is after installing ultrasn0w and i get a "Waiting for activation"which never goes away till i put in a MTN sim and its straight away says iphone is Acticvated

    After trying vodacom SIM again i get no service
    If i try using SAM and SAMPrefs and try any Manual or Carrier byundle mode as soon as i select Vodacom it says phone is not allowed.
    i eve called Vodacom and and activated my SIM for the iphone APN and ive tried to create my own carrier.plists etc but to no avail, still stuck on No Service with my Vodacom SIM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by T4k3ctrl View Post
    i did do this

    im a windows user
    Since i already updated to BB 6.15 i used sn0wbreeze 2.2 and i created a custom ISPW for myself 4.2.1 although i didnt preserve BB as im on 6.15 already.

    Then i used itunes to do a custom restore which worked with my custom IPSW and then used redsn0w with just cydia option ticked to JB.
    In sn0wbreeze i did check activate phone as well.

    then i plugged into itunes with my vodacom sim (the blocked network) this is after installing ultrasn0w and i get a "Waiting for activation"which never goes away till i put in a MTN sim and its straight away says iphone is Acticvated

    After trying vodacom SIM again i get no service
    If i try using SAM and SAMPrefs and try any Manual or Carrier byundle mode as soon as i select Vodacom it says phone is not allowed.
    i eve called Vodacom and and activated my SIM for the iphone APN and ive tried to create my own carrier.plists etc but to no avail, still stuck on No Service with my Vodacom SIM.

    Even though you have a 6.15 baseband, there is value in turning on the "prevent baseband update" (at least the way pwnagetool does this) because should make the process simpler and prevent you needing to run redsn0w at all.

    We've traditionally not supported sn0wbreeze here (earlier versions were not good) and as a result we don't have expertise in how sn0wbreeze does some things (I believe for example sn0wbreeze uses a different method to prevent baseband update).

    In sn0wbreeze, the "activate phone" option *may* rely on you restoring with an unsupported SIM inserted (definitely this is a requirement in redsn0w). So if you only put in your "blocked" sim after you ran redsn0w, then you *will* have problems.

    To summarise in proper technical terms:

    You want to force the phone to be "hacktivated" - this is normally done by ticking "activate phone" in Pwnagetool or using redsn0w to "install Cydia" while you have an unsupported sim inserted.
    Then you want to install ultrasn0w and verify that you have unlock.

    Finally (and optionally) if you want to switch from "hacktivation" to proper activation, install SAM from Cydia and use the special option in redsn0w to deactivate (this will remove hacktivation) and then you should be able to activate with your unsupported SIM via iTunes.
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    ok so let me get this straight sorry.

    Today i downgraded to 4.1 - did a clear all settings etc.
    Then i restored to 4.1 on itunes and activated phone

    Then i ran the newest Redsn0w rc12 and i selected install cydia afterwhich i installed Ultrasn0w and got iphone is activated message
    After that i tried SAM - deactivated and stockified
    Althought itunes wouldnt reactivate it it acted like nothing happened

    So...

    i ran redsn0w again this time selecting Deactivate

    then logged bak into itunes with the non supported SIM and i got a message saying "Waiting for Activation - this may take some time" never go that before but it opens in itunes as well.

    What would you recommend as a Windows user to do From Scratch if i started this All over again and redid it the correct order - Either using Sn0wbreeze 2.2.1 or with the new redsn0w.

    Sorry for the confusion i have i think im just missing out on one small step and im not sure

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    I'm confused by the options you are presenting.

    Do you get reception when you are hacktivated with vodacom sim inserted and running ultrasn0w? If so.. then your only problem is converting hacktivation to proper activation (via SAM and the redsn0w deactivate option).

    It sounds like you have another SIM card (MTN) that can activate the phone, is this the network your phone is locked to?
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    yes phone is locked to MTN
    i activate it with MTN SIM as well after ultrasn0w and in itunes
    After that then my vodacom SIM just stays on No Service
    So i can Activate the phone although im not 100% sure it is unlocked per say.

    When i run redsn0w and deactivate or deactivate in SAMprefs then activate again i use the Legit SIM (MTN)
    afterwhich i install Unltrasn0w and nothing happens when i restart and put in Vodacom SIM.

    Hope that helps

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    Focus on getting ultrasn0w to work first, SAM won't work properly for you unless ultrasn0w works.
    I'm unsure as to what could be causing ultrasn0w to not work (IMEI blacklisting - maybe) or have you tried turning 3G off in the network settings?
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