Upgraded the kid's iphone, didn't realise it was jailbroken.. trouble !
First off, I'd like to say I realise that a lot of how-tos and FAQs are available - but I kind of need to know how to proceed in these particular circumstances without my actually knowing for certain where I'm starting from... Let me explain.
Short version: I remotely-upgraded the kid's iphone 4 to ios6 without realising the previous owner had jailbroken it and I need to know how best to proceed from this not-working starting point. At the moment, we can't even activate the phone
The stepkid was telling me last night she got her cousins old iPhone 4 (might be a 4S tho) and would I show her how to put music on it etc. I connected to her laptop via Teamviewer as I wasn't at her location, fired up iTunes and noticed it was on iOS 4 offering me an iOS6 upgrade. Wow, I think, that's old, we'll soon sort that and I promptly upgraded her to iOS 6.
Phone reboots, and it won't activate. In iTunes, it says there's no SIM inserted. She's in the UK and was using an O2 sim by the way.
Trying to work out what's gone wrong - and of course I can't physically see the phone - I ask her if there was any chance the phone was jailbroken. She doesn't know. I ask her if it had a Cydia icon on it. She says it did.
OK. So here's where I am. I don't know yet (as I haven't been round) whether it's a 4 or 4S. I've never jailbroken an iPhone but I've read lots of tutorials in the last few hours about how to jailbreak it using redsn0w and such like.
My question is: how do bestI proceed from here to get her a working phone again? If I could somehow get her activated as normal without it being jailbroken, that would be easiest for her (she doesn't really need it jailbroken). But, if her cousin was on vodaphone for example, would I somehow need to get it unlocked again? Is my best bet to somehow jailbreak it and that would include an unlock? I'm asking this as the FAQs all are for starting from a working iPhone, where you know the software installed, and the baseband - but I'm not even going to be able to get into the phone itself to find out this information at the moment.
Currently, it has 6.0.1 installed, but it's not activated. I've no way of knowing if I can unlock it or otherwise get it to work with her O2 sim. I understand 6.0.1 isn't available untethered yet, so would I be better going back to version 5 for example - tho she might be happy enough with the tethering issue for the time being, I'm sure the devs will have that one sorted out soon enough.
Am going round in a few hours, to face a very annoyed little girl... so if anyone could help me out here with a little guidance as to how best to proceed, I'd really appreciate it.
And yes.. I know I'm a **** for not wondering why the software was so old on it