iPhone 3gS 4.3.3 jailbreak/unlock help
I bought a used iPhone 3Gs on the rogers network from a friend. My plan is on the Bell network so I will be unlocking it to use on Bell.
I've been using sn0wbreeze and the 4.3.3 iOS software. I followed this guide :
(can't post links, ht tp://forum.tipb.com/jailbreak-unlock-forum/212528-ios-4-3-3-4-2-8-jailbreak-sn0wbreez-2-7-step-step-guide.html
and it restored to my custom iOS that I made with sn0wbreeze, and now it only allows an emergency call screen.
I would attempt to restore it to factory settings but I don't want to mess things up further so I'm turning to your knowledge/experience. I am also looking to unlock the phone to use on the Bell network. I am currently on the baseband of :
Thanks for reading, I appreciate all input
Ok I'm thinking quite possibly that the jailbreak was successful, and that the SIM card is the root of my problems as it was water damaged (I pulled it out of my last phone which took an hour bath in my washing machine) so I'll pick up a new SIM card and hope for the best.
- 05-08-2011, 01:05 AM #3
You are so lucky you didn't try to restore the phone because unlocking would have been no longer possible. I posted in a thread just this morning with the basebands that are unlockable so search for baseband on here and find the thread to see if you have one. When you did the custom ipsw in Sn0wbreeze did you choose the Activate option? You are using a Bell SIM on a Rogers phone so you need Hacktivation in order for the phone to recognize the SIM.
That's good news! There wasn't an option for that in sn0wbreeze, I was only able to check off the 'build IPSW' and it began to create it for me.
When I make the custom IPSW I want to have it to have it 'unlock' aswell, should I reload it with that on there? so I can get on the 6.15.0 baseband
Ok, and is there a version of Hacktivation on this website?
Last edited by ldzp; 05-08-2011 at 01:01 PM.
- 05-08-2011, 01:52 PM #5
ok fixed it up, the new IPSW is loaded onto the phone and cydia is on there. Only thing left is now in iTunes, it reads :
"This computer has previously been sycned with an iPhone or iOS device
with 2 options of
a.)Set up as a new iPhone
b.)Restore from the backup of Nick's
Phone number: X-(XXX)-XXX-XXXX"
and the phone number is my buddy's old phone number, and I can't make calls/texts/anything etc. Would this be because my SIM card could possibly be ruined/dmg, or is it something else? Thanks
Last edited by ldzp; 05-08-2011 at 03:58 PM.
- 05-08-2011, 04:53 PM #7
- 05-08-2011, 05:45 PM #8
iClarified - Apple News and Tutorials go to Tutorials, iPhone, Unlock and choose How to Unlock it will give you the tutorial of how to do it. Just be sure you have Wifi because you'll need to use Cydia. You wont be able to call, text, etc until it is unlocked. So setup as new do a sync and then unlock the sucker you're done.
Last edited by Ipheuria; 05-08-2011 at 05:51 PM.
- 05-08-2011, 05:49 PM #9
I'm going to reinstall the custom IPSW again and hopefully it gets the message to go into the iPad baseband this time. Once that works it seems like it will go smoothly from there
- 05-09-2011, 05:49 AM #12