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I have an iPhone 3gs and am stuck in activation mode on the phone. I was running ios 5.0.1 jailbroken and accidentally updated to 5.1.1. After following advice I jailbroke with Redsnow and ios 5.1. The jailbreak went ok but the cydia icon was white and wouldn't open. Neither would safari and others so I decided to restore to the stock 5.1.1. with itunes. Big mistake. My IMEI numbers shows but the ICCID number is unknown and Itunes says that I dont have a sim insertedI have tried:-
removing/replacing the sim
-restoring/rebooting several times
-downgrading to ios 5.0.1 with ifaith
-using redsnow with 5.1.1, 5.1, and 5.0.1
My baseband is 06.15.00-6.4_M3S2. Is it worth trying to hacktivate my phone or do I have to accept that I'm going to have to fork out cold cash to apple to get it repaired. Any help would be really appreciated. Thanks
- 05-12-2012, 03:56 AM #2
Or you could try using SAM to activate, but I'm assuming you can't as you can't access cydia.
Just had another thought. Have you trying restoring with a custom ISPW created from Sn0wbreeze
Last edited by 1982ollie; 05-12-2012 at 04:02 AM.
- 05-12-2012, 07:17 AM #3
You can't restore using the stock ipsw because you have the iPad baseband installed (6.15.00). To restore or update you need to first make a custom ipsw file with that baseband included.
By the way, Apple might not be willing to fix this issue—switching to that baseband is a one-way switch and a sure sign of jailbreaking that you can't ever get rid of.
- 12-08-2012, 08:47 AM #4
- 01-16-2013, 10:45 AM #5
I/we can help you, but I need to find out what baseband version you have. To find this out, go into settings, general and then about. What does it say next to modem firmware?
I need to establish this before I know which direction to point you in. However either way you are going to have to jailbreak your phone and then install a software unlock. It's not that hard with the right tutorials, which I will point you to.
First of all, please answer the above question?
Also do you know what version of IOS you where on before?
- 01-16-2013, 10:48 AM #6
You really need to give us all a little more info than that buddy. What network are you on because if you are in the USA, one of there carriers is quite cheap to unlock. I think it's called AT&T. I'm from the UK, so not that familiar with other countries networks.
- 07-09-2013, 09:02 AM #7
Re: Unknown ICCID
I just bought an Iphone 3GS from eBay. I called T-mobile and manged to unlock it. the problem now is that I can't activate it and also I have an unknown ICCID!!!! I called apple and so far they are unable to help me. also for some reason when I restore the phone with iTunes I get the right IMEI # but when I turn the phone off and then back on I get a different IMEI # !!!! and of course an unknown ICCID. can you please help me figure out what exactly is the problem.
p.s before I actually figure out that I can unlock the phone with T-mobile for free I tried to jailbreak the phone but I don't think I did that the right way. would that be the cause ?
- 12-14-2013, 10:41 AM #8iMore Nanite
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Re: Unknown ICCIDhi, I'm new to jailbreaking/hacktivate and make me thing even worse... I'm actually new to iphone. anyway, i got this iphone 4 that locked to certain carrier. my question is it possible to jailbreak and unlock my iphone?
these are some info i managed to gather using various software out there (i.e, redsn0w 0.9.15b3, i-Faith 1.5.9, etc)
locked carrier AT&T USA
modem firmware 04.12.09
please, please, please help. I'm stuck after several attempts to jailbreak/hacktivate. how bad is my situation? is it possible or just plain dead end for me? thanks
- 12-14-2013, 11:02 AM #9
- 12-14-2013, 11:20 AM #10iMore Intermediate
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- 12-14-2013, 12:35 PM #11
Just a fair warning, we don't promote piracy here. ***Policy of Piracy Discussions*** Developers work hard to create their apps, least we can do is compensate them for their hard work.
Last edited by JustMe'D; 12-14-2013 at 12:51 PM.
- 12-14-2013, 12:48 PM #12
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Thanks for understanding.
- 12-14-2013, 01:09 PM #13
- 12-14-2013, 02:54 PM #14iMore Specialist
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