1. sjiphone's Avatar
    I am new to Iphone. Just got the iphone and I checked that the version is 3.1

    Do I need to update or downgrade it to another version? If yes then how?

    It is an first generation phone.

    Please guide me how to jailbreak and unlock it. Also how can I install Cydia to install 3rd part applications?
    I am a newbie so kindly help me out.
    12-15-2009 10:45 AM
  2. sjiphone's Avatar
    I want to jailbreak and unlock for PC.
    Please guide me how to do?
    12-15-2009 11:39 AM
  3. zayragiselle's Avatar
    use blackra1n
    12-15-2009 11:59 AM
  4. sjiphone's Avatar
    but i can see on google some Sizlopedia files for custom firmware...is that method ok to unlock 3.1 on PC?
    12-15-2009 12:02 PM
  5. sjiphone's Avatar
    Hello experts....using blackra1n method is ok? or shall i go with custom firmware method?
    Please reply soon

    P.S.: I have updated it to 3.1.2
    12-15-2009 02:57 PM
  6. Greenchunks's Avatar
    Why do you post if you dont listen to people's responses. Just use blackra1n. There are simple write-ups everywhere, including here on tipb. Also as a heads up since it appears you have done minimal research, if your iPhone is a 3GS, and was bought in the last couple months, there is a good chance that it will be a tethered jailbreak, which means that if you turn off your phone, or do a reset, you will have to connect the phone to a computer and re-jailbreak when turning it back on. So don't freak out when it goes into restore mode.
    12-15-2009 03:10 PM
  7. sjiphone's Avatar
    Well mine is 1st generation iphone and not 3GS.
    Now if I jailbreak then what to do wrt tethering? I dont know about it?
    12-15-2009 03:18 PM
  8. Greenchunks's Avatar
    Well mine is 1st generation iphone and not 3GS.
    Now if I jailbreak then what to do wrt tethering? I dont know about it?
    You should be fine with just using blackra1n, the tethered jailbreak shouldn't be an issue on a 1st gen iPhone. Don't worry about it. Just give blackra1n a shot. Perhaps read a bit more about using blackrain on older iphones to see if there are any issues. Search the forums, search the web, the answers to all your questions are already out there, you just need to put in some effort.
    12-15-2009 03:24 PM
  9. darksniper404's Avatar
    No you can not use blackrain on the original iPhone. Upgrade in iTunes then use pwnage tool to unlock and jailbreak. Here's the link for pwnage tool Dev-Team Blog. After you JB install ultrasn0w with cydia to unlock.
    12-15-2009 05:26 PM
  10. LVCIFER's Avatar
    Um... You CAN use blackra1n on the iPhone 2G. You just can't use blacksn0w to unlock it, you need BootNeuter...
    12-15-2009 09:35 PM
  11. LVCIFER's Avatar

    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 WiFi 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 WiFi 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.

    Voil. 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 WiFi 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 cydia.iphoneil.net
    7. Tap done
    8. Search for "PushFix" and tap on the first result
    9. Install then confirm
    10. Reboot your iPhone.
    12-15-2009 09:36 PM
  12. LVCIFER's Avatar
    Oh, yeah - and disable 3G before you insert the T-Mobile SIM card.
    12-15-2009 09:39 PM
  13. sjiphone's Avatar
    Thanks LVCIFER
    I did it
    12-16-2009 01:03 PM