HELP!! is there anyway to activate my iphone 4 now??
I have upgraded my jailbroken iphone 4 (unlocked with a guvey sim too) to ios 5.0.1 (i have no idea why) so now it is unactivated because i dont have the original sim. sorry for being such a n00b.
Is there any way to get it working again?
- 12-13-2011, 01:57 AM #2
Did you upgrade using iTunes? If you didn't preserve your baseband, there's a good chance your Gevey won't work even if you activate the phone.
Anyway, download sn0wbreeze and follow this tutorial. When you choose expert mode, go to General and select Activate the phone.
This will create an activated IPSW. Then you must do a shift-restore and choose this IPSW.
- 12-13-2011, 05:35 AM #5
The IPSW creation takes 15-40 minutes depending on your computer's specs. It looks like a corrupt IPSW. Use this site to download the IPSW and make sure it's the whole thing before starting sn0wbreeze. Also, sn0wbreeze requires .net Framework 2.0 at least.
Last edited by iDonev; 12-13-2011 at 05:40 AM.
Well, while itunes was recovering my iphone i decided to look back at all of the instructions and i realized that I forgot to put the "activate iphone" thing....FML!!!
Also while I was writing this it finished and it is now the way it was except that now every time the screen goes black for energy saving the apple logo shows up and immediately goes back to the "locked" screen. Actually it did that a few times and then stopped... I haven't touched it while that was happening at all.
EDIT: I have started again and this time my iphone is stuck with the apple logo and an empty loading bar...
Another EDIT: i tried again but it fails if i choose activate option.
Last edited by DasSanchezz; 12-14-2011 at 03:45 AM.
- 12-16-2011, 12:30 AM #8iPhone Newbie
- 31 Posts
if you had jailbroken your phone before, your only hope now is to check to see if cydia has your blobs save. get tiny umbrella and grab the shsh blobs for your device. (remember to close skype if you have it open before launching tiny umbrella).
if you actually do have it... then you have to do the same thing with sn0wbreeze but using an os4 ipsw (check to see which blobs are saved and use the ipsw of that same version).
after you successfully cook up a custom firmware with sn0wbreeze, run tiny umbrella and have the tss server running and proceed to launching itunes and do the shift + restore and choosing that custom ipsw.
if not... I don't think you have any way to downgrade. good luck!
- 12-16-2011, 07:41 AM #11
Also you said it was jailbroken in another country. What iOS firmware were you running at the time? If you ever launched Cydia during this time, the odds are good that you'll be able to restore to that firmware.
- 12-17-2011, 12:58 AM #13
- 12-20-2011, 01:47 AM #15
- 12-20-2011, 04:14 AM #17
If TinyUmbrella doesn't work, you can always do it the old fashioned way: on your PC go to
- 12-21-2011, 06:19 PM #19iPhone Newbie
- 31 Posts
ok let's start from the beginning.
i assume when you said you opened cydia and you saw a bunch of numbers on the top.... i assume they are in green and it says: SHSH: iOS and a bunch of numbers right?
If that is the case, open tiny umbrella (close skype because it uses the same port tiny umbrella uses... either way it will prompt you). From your ss, it tells me that you don't have the blobs on your computer... i think you need it to do the restore. Go to the advanced tab and check the box that says "request SHSH from Cydia" and also check the one that says "set host to cydia on exit".
after you check those 2 boxes, click the button above where it says "save SHSH".
after it is done, go to the general tab and it will show you some iOS versions... see which ones are the ones there... if you see 4.2.1 create the custom firmware of 4.2.1. Close tiny umbrella and launch it again (make sure you don't have itunes open). Then click the button that says "start tss server" and open itunes and dot the shift + restore and choose the custom firmware that you created.
- 12-22-2011, 01:12 PM #20
I haven't been in the unlock scene in a long time. If the baseband has been upgraded, then downgrading will do nothing to the baseband. So why not just JB with 5.0.1 using Redsn0w? if the baseband has already been upgraded then the phone is just not able to be unlocked whether you downgrade the firmware or not. So JB and get it working on 5.0.1 then see which version of baseband is on it and see if ultrasn0w or gevey can unlock.
You could also use sn0wbreeze Download Sn0wbreeze v2.8b11 to Jailbreak iOS 5 / iOS 5.0.1 | iPhoneHeat
redsn0w instructions just for good measure iClarified - iPhone - How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Without Updating the Baseband (Windows) [5.0.1]
In order for this to work you would have to undo the changes to the hosts file using TinyUmbrella
Last edited by Ipheuria; 12-22-2011 at 01:17 PM.
Sorry for not replying for a long time, my internet provider had sh*t itself -_- . anyway cydia doesnt seem to have any shsh blobs for me.
i took a screenshot of tinyumbrellas log, it goes like that all the way...
I did have internet connectivity at that time.
i have also tried to jailbreak 5.0.1 with redsnow but that failed. When i try to boot the jailbreak just gets stuck on the apple logo.
Last edited by DasSanchezz; 12-27-2011 at 06:28 PM.