1. viciousk's Avatar
    So I have an iphone 3G that i unlocked and jailbroken to use with my tmobile service. But the other day, i replaced a broken ear piece myself and when i reassembled everything back together, the screen wouldn't turn on. the turn received calls and everything, but it was just a black screen. i tried reboot and adjusting the ribbon cables, but still the screen was dead. i even replaced the glass and digitizer, but same thing. so i finally decided to restore it thought itunes and now im stuck with iphone that is in the middle of a restore, but i cant complete it because i dont have a proper SIM card.

    What can i do to use my iphone again?
    If i borrow someones at&t sim card, i cant jailbreak or unlock it because of the upgraded baseband/firmware.
    Remember that i cant see anything on my iphone screen still.
    Should i replace the LCD? Even then, i still have this restore problem?
    What are my options? Do i really have to wait til the new firmware is jailbroken?


    Thanks in advance
    11-02-2010 10:12 PM
  2. myzhi's Avatar
    Restore is when the firmware and baseband gets updated. Putting in the carrier sim card just activates the phone so you can get pass the emergency call screen. What firmware did you restore to? If 4.1, you better hope you have a first few 5.08 bootloader 3G iPhone. If you do, you can JB and use Fuzzyband to downgrade baseband to a unlockable one. If no, you are screwed and have to wait for future unlock.

    Anyway, you'll have to get screen fix. Hard to do anything on iPhone without working screen.
    Last edited by myzhi; 11-03-2010 at 04:58 AM.
    11-03-2010 04:55 AM
  3. viciousk's Avatar
    Restore is when the firmware and baseband gets updated. Putting in the carrier sim card just activates the phone so you can get pass the emergency call screen. What firmware did you restore to? If 4.1, you better hope you have a first few 5.08 bootloader 3G iPhone. If you do, you can JB and use Fuzzyband to downgrade baseband to a unlockable one. If no, you are screwed and have to wait for future unlock.

    Anyway, you'll have to get screen fix. Hard to do anything on iPhone without working screen.
    how do i tell if i have the 5.08 bootloader? also how do i JB?
    11-03-2010 11:41 PM
  4. Slyfi's Avatar
    use limera1n to hactivate but unfortunately you won't be able to use it on tmobile anymore till they release the unlock for 4.2 (which should be some time this month.
    11-03-2010 11:45 PM
  5. myzhi's Avatar
    how do i tell if i have the 5.08 bootloader? also how do i JB?
    To find you bootloader, use F0recast: iH8sn0w.com | Jailbreak your iPod touches and iPhones

    You can use Redsn0w or Limera1n to JB.
    11-04-2010 03:40 AM
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