1. jnfeze's Avatar
    Hey there,

    I'm not sure if there is another post already concerning this, and if there is, im sorry about adding this additional thread. But anyways, I am trying to unlock the iphone 2g so that my SIM card here in Canada (i have Rogers) works on it. I've used redsn0w and installed cydia and clicked for it to unlock. Everything seemed like it went smoothly, but the iphone still asks me to connect to iTunes to activate it. The phone was working previously before and got bricked and had to be restored. Can someone please help me with this?
    12-16-2009 12:39 PM
  2. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    what FW are you using?
    12-16-2009 12:55 PM
  3. jnfeze's Avatar
    I'm using 3.0 with redsn02. Its the only ispw that redsn0w seems to verify and work with.
    12-16-2009 04:51 PM
  4. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    why dont u update to 3.1.2 and JB/ Unlock with blackra1n/ blacksn0w...?
    12-16-2009 05:49 PM
  5. LVCIFER's Avatar
    Blacksnow won't work with the 2G. He needs BootNeuter/ultrasn0w.


    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.
    12-16-2009 06:07 PM
  6. jnfeze's Avatar
    Thanks alot LVCIFER, it worked. Only one question though, when I opened Cydia and tyied to upgrade all, it gave me a bunch of error messages. Is that normal? I dont think it all upgraded but i did the rest of the steps.
    12-16-2009 11:49 PM
  7. LVCIFER's Avatar
    Well, what type of error messages? Wadis the ones where other sources couldn't be reached? Because that's normal as well.
    12-17-2009 12:42 AM
  8. LVCIFER's Avatar
    Was it**, typos. Sorry.
    12-17-2009 12:43 AM
  9. qa4340's Avatar
    Hi Lvcifer,

    I have a 2G phone that was JB and unlocked. I updated to 3.1.2 like you said. After i used blackra1n, the connect to itunes message comes up on the iphone. when i connect to itunes, it wants to activate the phone with a new line of service. How can i skip that?

    12-24-2009 09:17 AM
  10. qa4340's Avatar
    the weird thing about my phone is that it acts like it's an unlocked phone. I can make a call (when it is on the emergency call page, i can dial a number and it'll work, even the photo in the phonebook will come up and i can receive a call). I can receive a text meassage, can only see the preview though. But I cannot get to the springboard to launch anything. It is stuck on the connect to itunes screen. How do i get past the connect to itunes screen so i can use the iphone? Thanks.
    12-24-2009 09:52 AM