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  1. oferzako's Avatar
    I just got an I phone 3gs 32 GB.
    I have all the details.
    Serial number 880019N2***
    baseband is 05.11.07
    Version 3.1.2
    Model MC137LL
    Device instance id (usb properties) USB\VID_05AC&PID_1294\60FD15E6DE22837052D5IE8147B6 506B02037FED.

    I don't know if it's the new bootrom or not but you guys should know.
    I still have time to return it.
    I want to know if I can unlock it or not and if I can, do I need to to it every time I'll boot the phone?
    Please advise.
    Thanks for your help and time.
    03-02-2010 11:14 PM
  2. LVCIFER's Avatar
    You're on 3.1.2 with baseband 5.11.07, so that means that you can jailbreak it with blackra1n and unlock it with blacksn0w. Here are the details:


    Go to and download blackra1n.

    You insert the SIM card that came with your phone from AT&T if you have AT&T. If you don't, a/k/a T-Mobile, INSERT THAT SIM CARD, and then follow these instructions.

    Open up blackra1n on your PC, 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. It is okay and even somewhat expected.

    Once is installed to your springboard (a/k/a iPhone home screen), choose to install "sn0w"( a/k/a blacksn0w) from your iPhone. 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.

    1) Open up the "" on your iPhone.
    2) Tap on "sn0w" until a green check mark appears next to it.
    3) Tap "install".
    4) Watch for the splash screen telling you that it was successful.
    5) Turn your iPhone off.
    6) Insert your SIM card.
    7) Turn the iPhone back on.

    After installing sn0w, install Cydia.

    1) Open up the "" on your iPhone.
    2) Tap on "Cydia" until a green check mark appears next to it.
    3) Tap "install".

    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...

    If you have data or MMS problems with ANY carrier, you may want to google or wikipedia "iPhone APN Settings" to find a way to fix those issues. However, if the plan for the cell carrier 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.

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

    For some, the new blackra1n HACKTIVATED 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
    7. Tap done
    8. Search for "PushFix" and tap on the first result
    9. Install then confirm
    10. Reboot your iPhone.

    NOW, you WILL have a tethered jailbreak, as your iPhone was produced in the first week of 2010, so you have the new bootrom. That means you'll have a tethered jailbreak. Here is some info about that:


    Do a search for "tethered jailbreak"!

    If this is a new 3G[s], then it can still be jailbroken or unlocked, but you just can't ever let the battery die, or reboot the iPhone when the iPhone is not near a computer.


    The phone is new. Apple updated the hardware on newer models. Ultimately, when you get the "Connect to iTunes" message, DO NOT RESTORE.

    Connect the iPhone to the computer, spend 30 seconds, run Blackra1n RC3/4, RE-jailbreak, and that's it.

    It takes less than a minute.

    ALSO, being that this is a new iPhone 3G[s], that requires a tethered jailbreak, I also suggest getting a battery case.

    A good one is "Case-Mate Fuel" (google it) but it's ugly as sin. It will however, act as a case AND a charger. Or you could go to BestBuy an pick up a "InCase PowerSlider" case.

    That, and a car charger. That way the iPhone never goes off. If you have a laptop, that's ideal/superb.

    Let me know how that goes.
    Last edited by LVCIFER; 03-03-2010 at 08:27 AM.
    03-03-2010 08:20 AM
  3. oferzako's Avatar
    I would like to thank you for your help and time. God bless you and I'll let you know how it goes. I can't thank enough.
    03-03-2010 08:04 PM
  4. LVCIFER's Avatar
    Not a problem. Good luck man. Hopefully, everything will flow smoothly.
    03-03-2010 09:09 PM
  5. soulfulzeta's Avatar
    I'm glad I found this thread again. Lvcifer, your instructions on jailbreaking for windows should also be a sticky!
    04-21-2010 06:24 AM