1. Pythagorus123's Avatar
    As in title, I've been given an old IPhone 3G. I know its IMEI, its ICCID, and its serial number. I don't know its Baseband or Firmware. Apparently it was jail broken to IOS 4.2.??? It's now just showing a USB plug pointing to an Itunes logo. What do I use on a MacBook Pro to get the Iphone working ? Thanks.
    09-02-2013 04:13 PM
  2. Nyan_Cat100's Avatar
    As in title, I've been given an old IPhone 3G. I know its IMEI, its ICCID, and its serial number. I don't know its Baseband or Firmware. Apparently it was jail broken to IOS 4.2.??? It's now just showing a USB plug pointing to an Itunes logo. What do I use on a MacBook Pro to get the Iphone working ? Thanks.
    Try this:
    Download TinyUmbrella The Firmware Umbrella - TinyUmbrella
    connect your device and click 'fix recovery'
    that should kick your device out of recovery mode and boot it
    09-02-2013 05:05 PM
  3. Pythagorus123's Avatar
    I got the Iphone into DFU mode and this is the log:

    "09/09/2013 14:49:27.233 Recovery Device connected: 012022001006881
    09/09/2013 14:49:27.424 Loaded History...
    09/09/2013 14:50:11.814 Caching shsh files...
    09/09/2013 14:50:11.819 Found [0] shsh files to cache...
    09/09/2013 14:50:11.822 Cached [0] shsh files
    09/09/2013 14:50:11.826 You are using the current version of TinyUmbrella.
    09/09/2013 14:51:12.805 Recovery Device disconnected: 012022001006881
    09/09/2013 14:52:35.998 DFU Device connected
    09/09/2013 14:52:37.328 DFU Device disconnected
    09/09/2013 14:52:37.757 DFU Device connected
    09/09/2013 14:53:01.597 Attempting to fix recovery...
    09/09/2013 14:53:03.085 Starting fix recovery sequence...
    09/09/2013 14:53:03.092 Fix Recovery has finished. Allow device to reboot! "

    THE SCREEN IS NOW BLANK ! WHAT DO I DO NEXT ? IT'S NOW 15:02 HRS. HOW LONG DO I ALLOW FOR REBOOT ?
    09-09-2013 02:03 PM
  4. Pythagorus123's Avatar
    Got fed up with waiting ! Wouldn't start by just using power on/off button. Used power on/off button and HOME button together. After about 10-15 seconds, the usb plug & Itunes logo showed up.

    I guess Tiny Umbrella didn't work ?

    Next idea ?!!!!!!!!!
    09-09-2013 02:19 PM
  5. natasftw's Avatar
    iphone 3g or 3gs?

    are you needing it to be/remain unlocked or just want to make sure you can maintain a jailbreak?
    09-09-2013 07:03 PM
  6. Pythagorus123's Avatar
    Quite DEFINITELY a 3g. Model A1241

    This phone was originally locked to Rogers. I use FIDO. I thought it had to be jailbroken and then unlocked to make the change to the new supplier ?
    09-09-2013 08:45 PM
  7. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    U don't need to be jailbroken to get it unlocked. U can purchase a hardware unlock online or even call Rogers and have them unlock it for u.
    09-09-2013 09:54 PM
  8. Pythagorus123's Avatar
    Yes, for $50. Trying to avoid that. Especially as I've already spend that much already when I first had it. My mistake was subsequently taking Apple at their word on Itunes and doing a upgrade to the latest IOS. I thought they meant 4.3, but I think they tried to install IOS 6 !
    09-10-2013 05:33 AM
  9. Pythagorus123's Avatar
    U don't need to be jailbroken to get it unlocked. U can purchase a hardware unlock online or even call Rogers and have them unlock it for u.

    OK, then, how do I just unlock it from it's current state ?
    09-10-2013 08:55 AM
  10. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    OK, then, how do I just unlock it from it's current state ?
    Plenty of options online and a lot cheaper than $50. Even some members here unlock devices.
    09-10-2013 09:05 AM
  11. Pythagorus123's Avatar
    Plenty of options online and a lot cheaper than $50. Even some members here unlock devices.
    I was hoping that in this forum I'd be able to get specific instructions on how to do it myself, using software such as pawnage, etc. that are free. If this is not the case, please tell me and I'll stop wasting my time. Most of the postings seem to be just skirting around my problem.
    09-10-2013 09:30 AM
  12. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    I was hoping that in this forum I'd be able to get specific instructions on how to do it myself, using software such as pawnage, etc. that are free. If this is not the case, please tell me and I'll stop wasting my time. Most of the postings seem to be just skirting around my problem.
    I've answered your question 3 times already. Sorry it's not what you wanted to hear but those are your options
    09-10-2013 10:14 AM
  13. Pythagorus123's Avatar
    I've answered your question 3 times already. Sorry it's not what you wanted to hear but those are your options
    I see. Well, I was hoping for more technical input, but I guess I came to the wrong place. Goodbye.
    09-10-2013 03:32 PM
  14. natasftw's Avatar
    I see. Well, I was hoping for more technical input, but I guess I came to the wrong place. Goodbye.
    Most people haven't dealt with an unlock in such a long time that it's not something known off the top of one's head.

    The dev team blog will have all the old posts relevant to your task.

    As far as iOS, they installed a 4.3 version. The 3G wasn't on the list for iOS 5, let alone 6. They couldn't have tried to install 6. However, it's possible the restore upgraded your baseband. After all, THAT is really what you're concerned about.

    Instead of flipping your **** switch when you don't like the answer you're getting, perhaps you should become technical enough on your own to understand why most of what you've said so far is nonsensical?
    09-11-2013 10:40 AM

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