1. smiiith's Avatar
    Hello everyone, I hope someone can help with a few questions. I have an iphone 3gs 3.1.3 05.12.01. This phone has never been jailbroken or unlocked. I want to unlock it so I can use thru t-mobile. My first question is do i need to upgrade to 4.0 or can I stay on 3.1.3? Is there somewhere I can find all the steps needed to complete jailbreak/unlock? Thanks for any and all help given.
    06-23-2010 09:49 PM
  2. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Search. Search. Search, there's about 20 threads that answer ur question. Leave it on 3.1.3, jb with Spirit and unlock with ultrasn0w which is in cydia. Takes less than 5 minutes and ur jb and unlocked. Insert tmo sim card and done
    06-23-2010 10:07 PM
  3. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Yeah like he said make sure you know all the steps before you start. Then Backup & sync before you start. The JB is pretty easy & the unlock is even more simple. However you wont be able to use Spirit if you've upgraded iTunes to 9.2 so in that case you can use pwnage tool(Mac) or Redsnow(Windows)
    06-23-2010 11:43 PM
  4. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Or just downgrade ur iTunes back to 9.1.1
    06-24-2010 08:15 AM
  5. smiiith's Avatar
    Thanks for all your advice....I thought I remember reading that you have to turn off 3g before jailbreak.....is this correct? Thanks again.....just want to be prepared before starting.
    06-24-2010 08:25 AM
  6. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    No need to turn off 3g
    06-24-2010 09:34 AM
  7. peanutgallery's Avatar
    I remember reading that you need to turn off 3g after you've unlocked it and insert your T-mobile sim. I imagine because the 3g radio in the iPhone doesn't work on the 3g frequencies of T-mobile's towers.
    06-24-2010 09:49 AM
  8. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Peanutgallery is correct on that part. Turn off after you've jb the phone
    06-24-2010 10:05 AM
  9. smiiith's Avatar
    Thanks again everyone...I have started to jailbreak with sprit....there is a box that states jailbreak succeded with a quit box....so i clicked quit....then it began jailbreak again....the iphone appears to be still loading something....not sure how long it takes....can anyone help.....?
    06-24-2010 02:24 PM
  10. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Spirit takes about 30 seconds. If u have cydia on ur phone ur jb.
    06-24-2010 04:53 PM
  11. smiiith's Avatar
    Thanks for replying rdiddy.....i waited over an hour...still nothing...disconected....now stuck on apple logo....tried to restore thru itunes 9.1.....an error came up stating device could not be restored...what seemed so simple is becoming quite frustrating......not sure what do do...open for suggestions...
    06-24-2010 05:13 PM
  12. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Try placing iPhone into DFU mode iClarified - iPhone - How to Put an iPhone Into DFU Mode Then dl spirit again. Spirit only takes about 30 seconds to jb, then u should see cydia on ur phone. Goodluck
    06-24-2010 05:28 PM
  13. smiiith's Avatar
    now u have statement from itunes on computer stating The iphone could not be restored This device isnt eligible for the requested build.??
    06-24-2010 05:34 PM