1. amyleeom1213's Avatar
    i bought an iphone 2g off ebay that i really love its unlocked problem is that a lot off the apps u need to have something like a 3.1 update i was told this will lock my phone again is this true and how do i really easily unlock it i really want to update my phone.ty so much to who ever can help
    01-16-2010 04:21 PM
  2. zayragiselle's Avatar
    upgrade to 3.1.2 and then run blackra1n

    after its jailbroken you need to add blackra1n.com into cydia repos....

    then download blacksn0w and that will unlock your phone again
    01-16-2010 04:36 PM
  3. LVCIFER's Avatar
    That is absolutely incorrect information. Blacksn0w will NOT work to unlock the 2G. Here is the correct information.


    Don't download any firmwares from any sites. There's no need to even use PwnageTool right now either. Connect your 2G to iTunes. (Hopefully, you're running the newest version of iTunes) When it asks you if you want to update your iPhone, SAY YES. This will erase any an all jailbreak and unlocks previously there. DON'T PANIC.

    Download and install the official firmware, 3.1.2 from iTunes.

    Go to blackra1n.com and download blackra1n.

    Now, after you restore from iTunes, when everything s about 98% done, it will ask you to insert the SIM card that came with your phone from AT&T. If you have AT&T, great. If you don't, a/k/a T-Mobile, INSERT THAT SIM CARD, and then follow these instructions.

    Open up blackra1n, and then click "Make it rain" and jailbreak your phone. This will also 'hacktivate' your phone with your alternate SIM card. (Note: follow directions at the end of this post to fix Push Notifications, YouTube and Wi•Fi for hacktivated iPhones)

    YOU MAY NEED TO ATTEMPT THIS MULTIPLE TIMES FOR IT TO WORK CORRECTLY. Sometimes there are minor errors. Let it do it's thing.

    Once blackra1n.app is installed, choose to install Cydia from the blackra1n.app on your springboard (iPhone homescreen). Once again, make sure it that you connect to Wi•Fi first. It will be the only way you can install Cydia/Rock if you're not on AT&T.

    After installing it, Cydia will ask you questions, and to update. Select "Graphical User", and "Update All". Let it restart and reboot. Once it does it's thing...

    In Cydia, search for the app “BootNeuter” and install the app. Open BootNeuter and make sure the settings match are exactly as follows:

    Version: 4.6
    Neuter: On
    Faceblank: Off
    Baseband: Unlock

    Then tap "Flash" in the upper right corner to unlock.

    Reboot your iPhone. Insert SIM card of your choice. Reboot your iPhone.

    If you have data or MMS problems (you can install "Native MMS 2G" from Cydia), you may want to google or wikipedia "iPhone APN Settings" to find a way to fix those issues. However, if the plan for the SIM card you've inserted does not include data, then your Internet/e-Mail/maps/gps etc won't work. You will have to add data/MMS to that SIM cards plan for them to officially work.

    Voilŕ. You're updated, jailbroken, and unlocked on the newest OS.

    For some, the new blackra1n jailbreak was causing problems with Wi-Fi, YouTube, and Push Notifications. Here is a quick guide on how to fix these problems.

    1. Go to Settings>General>Reset>Reset Network Settings, then click "OK"
    2. Reboot your iPhone, when it comes back on Wi•Fi should be fixed, but next time you reboot you have to do this again.

    YouTube and Push Notifications for "hacktivated" iPhones.

    1. Go to Cydia
    2. Tap Manage at the bottom
    3. Tap Sources
    4. Tap edit in the right hand corner
    5. Tap add.
    6. Type "http://sinfuliphonerepo.com" without the quotation marks.
    7. Tap done
    8. Search for "PushFix" and tap on the first result
    9. Install then confirm
    10. Reboot your iPhone.
    01-17-2010 01:28 AM
  4. abel1020's Avatar
    Thanks! I tried this with my old 2g but when I plugged it into iTunes it tells me it cannot activate because the sim card is not inserted or a sim pin is required. Any way to get it Jb/unlocked w/o a valid sim??
    01-27-2010 08:32 AM
  5. abel1020's Avatar
    Well, just to follow up on my previous post. I put the 2g phone in recovery Mode on iTunes. After doing that everything else worked like a charm!!!
    Last edited by abel1020; 01-27-2010 at 10:32 PM. Reason: Typo
    01-27-2010 10:29 PM
  6. spsands's Avatar
    Well, just to follow up on my previous post. I put the 2g phone in recovery Mode on iTunes. After doing that everything else worked like a charm!!!
    and how do you put it in recovery mode with itunes??
    01-28-2010 08:01 PM
  7. onewisa's Avatar
    i try but still back to emergency call help pls!!!
    01-29-2010 10:33 AM
  8. spsands's Avatar
    i try but still back to emergency call help pls!!!
    ck out this thread, I just got mine working...

    01-29-2010 01:48 PM
  9. iCleavage's Avatar
    Gonna borrow this thread if you may.
    Girlfriend got a big problem regarding her iPhone 2g.
    She was told to upgrade her phone, wich she did, after that it got stuck on the "Connect to iTunes" screen.
    Tried to jailbreak with redsn0w and Bootneuter, said and done.
    Now she's stuck on an Bootneuter image. Where the "Flash,Version,Neuter" etc are shown, and we can't touch anything on it, so just and image.. i suppose.
    The computer doesn't recognize when i connect the phone, i can only charge it..

    What can we do about this, ? I dont understand sh!t..
    Any help would be nice.! Thanks
    02-16-2010 08:18 AM