1. infertech's Avatar
    I have been waiting patiently since Jan 2010 for the unlock to come in for the new bootrom (MC model)
    Now that there is 1 I am still confused since my phone is not jailbroken & almost all the posts talk about - works only if previously jailbroken.

    Does that mean I still wait longer for the solution to come out.

    What I am actually looking for is HACTIVATION

    WHAT DO I DO

    My phone is not activated
    3GS Firmware 3.1.3
    Baseband 05.12.01
    Bootloader 6.4
    Model MC131

    PLEASE ADVISE
    Last edited by infertech; 06-27-2010 at 03:23 PM.
    06-27-2010 10:54 AM
  2. big9erfan's Avatar
    You should be able to jailbreak with Spirit and then install ultrasn0w from Cydia to unlock.
    06-27-2010 12:34 PM
  3. big9erfan's Avatar
    Ugh wish I could edit on this mobile theme. Thinking about it I'm not sure that spirit will help with the hacktivation.
    06-27-2010 12:35 PM
  4. infertech's Avatar
    I have tried Spirit a number of times but all it does is says jailbreaking & then a pop up comes in which states (Error code :1)
    so no that dosent work
    not even for unlocking it seems
    & either way since my phone is not activated I am sitting & working on a BRICK
    06-27-2010 01:50 PM
  5. Brassbuttons's Avatar
    Clawpack Software has a tool that reportedly makes it very easy to jailbreak & unlock iphone 3g and 3gs on firmware 3.1.3 and 4.0. It is supposed to work with and be compatible with 05.13.04 and 5.12.01 basebands.

    Sorry I can't post the link because I don't have enough forum posts as of yet. Just search for Clawpack Software and you should be good to go.

    I have not tried this, but the article reports that many users have and it works well.

    Good Luck!
    06-27-2010 02:01 PM
  6. infertech's Avatar
    The Clawpack thing Looks to me like another one of those scam sites which ask for money & then ask you to wait.
    They are asking for 25 Quids for the same without any promises
    06-27-2010 03:19 PM
  7. infertech's Avatar
    Experts please give your answer
    06-28-2010 08:35 AM
  8. infertech's Avatar
    waiting waiting

    somebody please answer
    06-29-2010 09:30 AM
  9. Ipheuria's Avatar
    DO NOT USE ANY SOFTWARE THAT ASKS FOR MONEY TO JAILBREAK!! The Dev-Team and others work hard to give us the tools so we can Jailbreak for free. There is a post I made called Jailbreak Tools and Info look for it maybe do a search. It has links to tell you which bootrom you're on and a Wizard which will lead you to a tool if there is one for your phone, baseband, firmware. You need to Jailbreak and then Unlock it is not the same thing.
    06-29-2010 04:17 PM
  10. infertech's Avatar
    Thanks a lot buddy for your input.
    I have a question though (may seem stupid).
    There are a lot of links which say you can unlock using iOS 4.0, but your phone should be previously jailbroken - Can I (with a unjailbroken phone) try that route.
    If not then I guess I will have to live with this brick for some more time
    06-30-2010 10:34 AM
  11. infertech's Avatar
    There seem to be a lot of comments on this site stating that 3.1.3 can be unlocked but unfortunately no clear guideline as to how.
    Would somebody kindly elaborate
    07-02-2010 01:50 AM
  12. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    go to cydia and search for ultrasn0w
    07-02-2010 02:19 AM
  13. peanutgallery's Avatar
    Have you ever been jailbroken before? If so how? Did you back up your shsh blobs?

    What bootrom do you have? (the "figuring out your bootrom by mc model" thing doesn't work for iPhones. I know this because I have an mc model and I have the old bootrom)

    Are you using windows or a Mac?

    With what is known from your original post:

    "My phone is not activated
    3GS Firmware 3.1.3
    Baseband 05.12.01
    Bootloader 6.4
    Model MC131"

    I think you're out of luck.

    I'm pretty sure the only way to "hacktivate" it is if you have an old bootrom and restore to a custom ipsw using sn0wbreeze or pwnagetool.

    But since you are already on 3.1.3 and presumably don't have shsh blobs for 3.1.2 you can't downgrade to 3.1.2 in order to hacktivate it. You might be able to try and restore it to a custom 3.1.3 ipsw that had been hacktivated but this will only work if you have the old bootrom.

    Even then I'm not sure it'll work - but honestly it doesn't sound like it'll hurt to try because I think the worst case scenario is you end up with a paperweight, which you already have.
    Last edited by peanutgallery; 07-02-2010 at 07:55 AM.
    07-02-2010 07:50 AM
  14. theringer's Avatar
    There seem to be a lot of comments on this site stating that 3.1.3 can be unlocked but unfortunately no clear guideline as to how.
    Would somebody kindly elaborate
    You have to use spirit to Jailbreak. The error pop up is because spirit DOES NOT do hacktivation.

    You have to pop in a supported sim to get off the SOS screen, then use spirit to jailbreak. Then look up ultrasnow on cydia for unlocking it.

    You are tethered tho with the new bootrom. If you reboot your phone or power drains you will need a computer and that sim to get past SOS again.
    07-02-2010 11:10 AM
  15. infertech's Avatar
    Well I was jailbroken on 3.1.2, but did not have the shsh saved & accidently (read stupidly) upgraded to 3.1.3 in Jan 2010 & am struck since then.
    I honestly do not know what my bootrom version is & I am on windows
    07-03-2010 10:30 AM
  16. infertech's Avatar
    Guys Please help
    07-06-2010 01:38 AM
  17. myzhi's Avatar
    Well I was jailbroken on 3.1.2, but did not have the shsh saved & accidently (read stupidly) upgraded to 3.1.3 in Jan 2010 & am struck since then.
    I honestly do not know what my bootrom version is & I am on windows
    Can't you borrow someone's official sim card so you can activate the phone, and then, JB with Spirit? Then, if you need to unlock , install Ultrasnow through Cydia.
    Last edited by myzhi; 07-06-2010 at 02:46 AM.
    07-06-2010 02:42 AM
  18. infertech's Avatar
    The issue here is that I am In INDIA & here it is only Airtel who has the official permission to sell Iphone, though I am also on Airtel, I also tried a sim which was activated on Aitel, but the result was the same. i.e no success
    07-06-2010 08:26 AM
  19. peanutgallery's Avatar
    I think you are stuck with a paperweight. Everything I'm thinking of requires either 3.1.2 shsh blobs, which you don't have, or a jailbroken 3.1.3, which you can't do because you can't get it activated.

    It couldn't hurt to know your bootrom anyway. I'd write a way to do it but there are already countless procedurals out there. Google "how to check iPhone bootrom" and you'll be inundated with tutorials.

    After you do that reply with what version you have. But you should know it doesn't look promising.
    07-06-2010 09:43 AM
  20. infertech's Avatar
    Guys help please
    07-12-2010 07:14 AM
  21. infertech's Avatar
    Is there still no way out for those of us struck on 3.1.3
    07-19-2010 02:04 PM
  22. peanutgallery's Avatar
    I refer you to my previous post:

    I think you are stuck with a paperweight. Everything I'm thinking of requires either 3.1.2 shsh blobs, which you don't have, or a jailbroken 3.1.3, which you can't do because you can't get it activated.

    It couldn't hurt to know your bootrom anyway. I'd write a way to do it but there are already countless procedurals out there. Google "how to check iPhone bootrom" and you'll be inundated with tutorials.

    After you do that reply with what version you have. But you should know it doesn't look promising.
    07-19-2010 02:30 PM
  23. theringer's Avatar
    Is there still no way out for those of us struck on 3.1.3
    You have been told repeatedly. Get an official SIM to get off SOS. Then use spirit. Other than that, no way, no matter how much you beg, plead, ask, etc
    07-19-2010 02:42 PM
  24. infertech's Avatar
    I have no way of getting an official SIM here, as only Airtel is providing the Iphone in India & even their SIM (on iphone plan) is not activating my phone.

    Additionally my boot rom is 359.3 (which looks as old boot rom only).

    Please advise what do I do
    07-29-2010 11:58 AM
  25. peanutgallery's Avatar
    If you do in fact have the old bootrom you could try and restore to a custom ipsw.

    None of the following will work at the moment because Apple isn't signing restores for anything less than iOS 4.0.1 at the moment. But as soon as sn0wbreeze has been updated to create a custom ipsw file for 4.0.1 you could try the following:

    Create a custom ipsw file that has been hacktivated. If you are on Windows you'll need to use sn0wbreeze to create the custom ipsw file. In the process of creating the custom firmware sn0wbreeze will ask you if you want to "hacktivate it" - select "yes." After the file is created you'll have to connect your iPhone to your computer and if iTunes recognizes it you'll need to "shift+restore" in iTunes to the custom ipsw.

    Again I have no idea if this will work because I'm not sure if you'll be able to load a custom ipsw onto a non-jailbroken iPhone, but it might be worth a shot.
    07-29-2010 01:39 PM
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