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iphone in ireland

Discussion in 'iPhone - Unlocking and hacking' started by darst, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. darst

    darst Regular member

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    sorry if posting in the wrong place but my cousin recently got an iphone in america and is looking to use it in ireland. does anyone know can this be done and how. thanks in advance
     
  2. salinger

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    This is completely possible. The proces is a little long and may be complicated to master, but once you get the hang of it, its easy. First of all you need to be able to deternime the iphone firmware. How do you do this? If you are past the activation screen on your phone you can go to Settings --> General --> About:

    Scroll down till you see Version.

    If you are are still at the Please connect to iTunes screen and cant do anything with the phone try this:

    Slide into emergency mode: type *3001#12345#* then tap call. You will get a new menu. Select Versions. If your phone says you have 03.14 your firmware is 1.0.2 if it says 04.xx then you have 1.1.1

    Once you have determined the firmware vetrsion, just simply contact me and i will be happy to provide further aid.
     
  3. darst

    darst Regular member

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    thanks for the reply, i've just gotten around to checking. couldn't get into settings so done what you suggested with the numbers and this is what came up
    firware version 04.02.13_G
    lcd panel id 7459072

    what i noticed was it didn't say firMware it said firware, i dont know if this means anything or is it just american english
    anyway thanks again and i would be grateful for your help in this
     
  4. salinger

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    Are you sure you bought your iPhone from the local iPhone dealer? Maybe its just a syntac error but that i highly unprobable. Anyways...since your version is 04.02.13_G i am sorry to annouce that no hack has been found and no hack will ever be found since there is a newer version out. The two things you can do are the following; Jailbreak your iPhone and use all of its functionalities excluding the phone and SMS, or Option 2, sit and wait for a new version to come in which the baseband can be unlocked. If you need a tutorial on how to activate you iPhone here it goes.

    1.1.2 Jailbreak (Updated)

    **** NOTE: This method currently requires you be on 1.1.1 of the firmware. If you are on 1.1.2
    you must downgrade prior to being able to use this jailbreak. ****


    Updates:
    - Activation/YouTube for iPhones
    - Added an automatic fix for SpringBoard crash problem on touches
    - PPC support
    - Some improvements to crossplatform compatibility



    Step 1: Downgrade to 1.1.1 (if required)
    *** NOTE: This guide does not guarantee it will work 100%. Also errors 1015 is expected at
    the end of the process. Continue reading to understand. ***

    1. Download the 1.1.1 ipsw firmware file from Apple. If the downloaded file has the extension
    ".zip", please remove it and modify it to end up with a filename ending in _Restore.ipsw

    2. Reboot your iPhone holding the top (power) and home buttons BUT release the top button 10
    seconds into it (right after the screen goes dark) and continue to hold the home button until
    iTunes detects the phone in recovery mode. The iPhone screen will appear to be off, but start
    iTunes if not started yet .

    3. Restore your iPhone by pressing and holding the ‘Shift’ key on windows or ‘option’ key on Mac,
    then click ‘restore’ to select the 1.1.1 firmware file you downloaded earlier. The restore should
    go through and errors at the end with error 1015. However you will notice that the iphone is in
    DFU mode with the connect to itunes screen from 1.1.1.

    4. In order to kick the phone out of that mode, start TouchFree by double-clicking "windows.bat"
    on Windows or "jailbreak.jar" in OS X, then click the "Boot from Recovery" button.

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    Step 2a: Jailbreak 1.1.1 on Unactivated iPhone
    *** NOTE: If your phone has been activated through iTunes, you can proceed to step 2b. ***

    1. enter *#307# press call, now use the back button on the top of your screen to remove *#307# ,
    now enter 0 , press call, press answer, press hold, press decline. And you get to the contact
    list. And thereafter every time you push the homebutton you just slide the "emergency call"
    slide, then enter 0 , press call, press hold, press decline.

    2. Push contacts, end call and you get called again, this time hit decline and you access one of
    menus with favorites, you can edit contacts, do a test ride on keyboard, take photos etc.

    3. Now edit a new contact and type in "prefs://11" as web-address and "http://jailbreakme.com" as
    an additional URL.

    4. When you tap "prefs://11" you can now select your favorite WiFi gateway.

    5. Now press the home button and move the slider to the dial-pad.

    6. Now you can go back to the contact list by Dialing 0, push call, then answer, then contacts,
    then hit the "http://jailbreakme.com" web address you typed in.

    7. Scroll down to the bottom, click "Install AppSnapp". Safari will exit and you'll return to your
    springboard. Wait for the phone to reboot. You are now jailbroken. and are able to use
    Installer.app.

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    Step 2b: Jailbreaking on iPod Touch or iTunes Activated iPhone

    1. Launch Safari

    2. Visit http://jailbreakme.com, Scroll down to the bottom, click "Install AppSnapp". Safari will
    exit and you'll return to your springboard. Slide to unlock, you are now jailbroken. and are
    able to use Installer.app.

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    Step 3: Prepare your 1.1.1 device for the Update

    1. Launch Installer.app

    2. Scroll down to Tweaks (1.1.1)

    3. Select OktoPrep

    4. Click Install

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    Step 3b: Prevent SpringBoard crash on previous hacked iPod touches

    If you have installed MobileMail on your iPod touch, there is a chance an update to 1.1.2 will
    render your device inoperable until a restore. This issue can be prevented by switching Auto-Check
    off.

    - Go to General->Mail->Auto-Check. Set it to Manual.

    If you forget to do this step and update, proceed with the jailbreak in step 5 (even though
    SpringBoard is unusable) and we will fix it for you.

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    Step 4: Update to 1.1.2

    1. Connect your device to your computer

    2. Launch iTunes

    3. Choose your device

    4. Click Update
    - If update still shows 1.1.1 as being the newest version, you may download the 1.1.2 from an
    Apple download server and shift-click (PC) or option-click (Mac) on "Check for update" and
    select the update you downloaded.

    - DO NOT CLICK OR SHIFT-CLICK RESTORE: That will wipe the changes OktoPrep made.

    5. Wait forever for your device to update

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    Step 5: Jailbreak your iPod Touch or iPhone

    WARNING: If your iPhone is unactivated, it will be factory "hactivated" for you and YouTube enabled.
    If this is not desired behavior, activate your iPhone with iTunes before proceeding.

    1. Close iTunes

    2. Connect your device to your computer

    3. On Windows, double click on windows.bat, on Mac, double click on jailbreak.jar

    4. Follow the on screen instructions.
     
  5. darst

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    yeah she bought it in an apple shop. thanks for the info
     
  6. salinger

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    Tell me if you need any further information. Always a pleasure.
     
  7. darst

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    hello again
    she brought the i phone to someone here in dublin and he got it going. it,s now working as a pay as you go phone although some of the features dont work, like the sat nav, also he charged €100
     
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  8. dummbo

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    just go to ziphone.org and all the iphone can be unlocked in just 4 mintues
     

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