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Unlocking didn't work with redsnow, please help

Discussion in 'iPhone - Unlocking and hacking' started by edyaed, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. edyaed

    edyaed Member

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    Hi,

    I have a 2g phone that I had previously unlocked (on 2.01 version). I was looking to upgrade to 3.0, so I followed instructions, downloaded redsnow (zip file) with IPSW and 2 BL files, and following all instructions, I ended up with the message 'jailbreak data download' on my iphone, for a very long time and nothing happened.

    Before running redsnow, I was told to restore my iphone, which I did, which was probably the biggest mistake. Now itunes doesn't recognize my SIM card, and my phone is locked (slide for emergency message).
    I tried the process again and I still get the same message,'jailbreak data download'which stays on for a long time...

    Could anyone please let me know what I did wrong, and if there is a way to correct what I did.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. guessswho

    guessswho Active member

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    Trom Regular member

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    A bit confused here. This is from your guide: "Select your iphone, hold down shift, and then click on the restore button."

    I better explain. I want to go from 2.2.1(original 2G iphone - /Jailbroken and Unlocked with Quickpwn) up to the 3 O/S. If I understand this correctly I must use redsnow to get the ver 3FW on and jailbreak it then use "ultrasnow" to unlock it. However the guide for using redsnow does say that I must restore the iphone. Can you clarify this. I am using WinXP on my PC to do this.
     
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    guessswho Active member

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    yeah, that was my fault.

    Best way is to go ahead and jailbreak it to a 3.0 or 3.0.1

    Or lookup how to do a 3.1 jailbreak (but make sure you preserve the baseband from 3.0.1).

    You will probably need to do a shift restore to load on the hacked firmware. Or I needed to put mine in dfu mode before I could.

    but yes, you did understand the guide.
     
  5. GTAPS2

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    Simply Go to my Guide and use a Newly released program that you don't have to do anything, it does unlocking all by itself.

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/t.cfm/f-217/_guide_--iphone_unlock_all_jailbreak_2g_3g_3gs-805720/
     
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    Thanks for your help GTAP.
     

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