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    Default Jailbreaking iPhone 3G iOS 4.0.1 with redsn0w - help needed!

    Hi all,

    This is my first post, so hello! I have not used iPhones before, being more of an android man, but I have recently been given an iPhone 3G which I am trying to set up for my girlfriend to use.

    My plan was to upgrade to iOS 4.0.1, and then jailbreak with redsnOw, and then unlock using ultrasn0w. It needs to be unlocked because she has a vodafone contract, and the phone was previously owned by her sister who is on O2, so it is locked to O2 at the moment. (Her sister just received an upgrade to iPhone 4).

    I managed to jailbreak iOS 4.0.1 on the phone fine, Cydia was installed Cydia. I was about to proceed with ultrasn0w but then it occurred to me that the phone was not yet activated, even though it had an O2 pay as you go sim in it, so I rolled back to non jailbroken iOS. I thought when I did this, that iTunes would activate the phone for me, but its still sitting there with no connection just as before...

    I suppose my question is - do I need to activate the phone before I go on to unlock it, or when I unlock with ultrasn0w, does it 'hacktivate' it for me at that point, making activation un-necessary? To be honest, I'm not even sure what activation does - I assume apple tells your carrier/ handset that its ok to access the network....or something?

    Thanks for your help!



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