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    Trying to unlock/jailbreak Iphone 3Gs to use TMobile sim

    Can anyone help - I have come acroper, have been trying to jailbreak my christmas pressie since xmas day. Can anyone help at all?
    Thanks

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    What version is it? (firmware)

    i'll help you later on if you need help still.

    o2 will now unlock your phone for you if you ask!

    Free of charge if your a contract customer,
    £14.69 if your a payg customer.

    Much better than jailbreaking as it keeps it's warrenty!

    shop.o2.co.uk/upd…tml

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    t0mm;7338871

    What version is it? (firmware)



    It is version 3.1.2. Does that help?
    Ta

    Original Poster

    Have tried BlackRa1n - it puts into recovery mode, but then I have no springboard to access blacksnow. It just has the picture of usb lead pointing at iTunes logo !!
    Have tried Pwanage also, but that just seems to keep on going into recovery mode once it has been restored with the iPhone 2,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw it created!!

    Dwnload a restore of 3.1.2 and replace with that. worked for me

    Here you go mate avforums.com/for…tml scroll down to post 2 :thumbsup:

    You have a tethered jailbreak

    Original Poster

    I'm snookered !!! Closest I could get was to Pwanage and it got to dfu mode and connect iPhone via usb - i did, and it just did not recognise anything !!!
    Thanks all for help so far - much apprecuiated

    if your phone is dead, keep home button pressed and start itunes - it wil restore to factory settings, then..

    Run the blackrain again once you have restored your phone. When the picture of that guy comes on dont let your screen switch off, just press the home button every 30 seconds or so, the phone will reboot properly and shouldn't ask to be connected to itunes. DO NOT switch your phone off or let the battery die, if it does you have to connect to pc and use blackrain to reboot again - you won't loose all your info.

    This is what i did on xmas day to my nephews 3gs and it works fine.

    EDIT:

    Just seen you ant to unlock to t-mobile - as far i am aware 3.1.2 cant be unlocked with blackrain!

    MANJ_007;7340835

    if your phone is dead, keep home button pressed and start itunes - it wil … if your phone is dead, keep home button pressed and start itunes - it wil restore to factory settings, then.. Run the blackrain again once you have restored your phone. When the picture of that guy comes on dont let your screen switch off, just press the home button every 30 seconds or so, the phone will reboot properly and shouldn't ask to be connected to itunes. DO NOT switch your phone off or let the battery die, if it does you have to connect to pc and use blackrain to reboot again - you won't loose all your info.This is what i did on xmas day to my nephews 3gs and it works fine.EDIT:Just seen you ant to unlock to t-mobile - as far i am aware 3.1.2 cant be unlocked with blackrain!



    Yes, Install Sn0w

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    MANJ_007;7340835

    as far i am aware 3.1.2 cant be unlocked with blackrain!



    the porter;7341209

    Blackra1n to jailbreak



    So which is it?

    I'm just messing with a 1st Gen ipod touch. Bought (Cant believe that) the firmware upgrade to take it from V1.1.1 to V3.1.2

    Run blackra1n but just seems to be saying "running" and ipod asking toi be attached to itunes.

    Tried to restart itunes - but doesnt see the iphone.

    Not sure if I should disconnect or not?

    Original Poster

    Yeah I've done it finally - my baseband was latest version. I used techpp.com/200…0w/ tutorial in the end.
    Thanks and Rep to all you great guys who have helped.

    JD

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    guv;7341326

    So which is it?I'm just messing with a 1st Gen ipod touch. Bought (Cant … So which is it?I'm just messing with a 1st Gen ipod touch. Bought (Cant believe that) the firmware upgrade to take it from V1.1.1 to V3.1.2Run blackra1n but just seems to be saying "running" and ipod asking toi be attached to itunes.Tried to restart itunes - but doesnt see the iphone.Not sure if I should disconnect or not?




    To all those experiencing blackra1n doing nothing....

    disconnect iphone, and restart it (so its on springboard).
    On PC ctrl alt del, and stop any itunes exes, including ituneshelper and bonjour.
    close down blackra1n pc app, and make sure it is really closed in task man.

    connect iphone. itunes shouldnt open, but doesnt matter if it does.
    run blackra1n, and iphone reboots to connect screen, and then you should get the geohot screen.

    if you DONT, try this:

    control panel, device manager, right click on any item in the list, and select "scan for hardware change" - you should get "apple mobile device (recovery)" being found. - at this point blackra1n may just auto start, but if not you may need to restart the process - first try closing an reopening blackra1n, if not restart the whole thing.

    Just a bit of advice: if its working ,the entire process takes about 30 seconds - if not less.

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    vibeone;7342311

    To all those experiencing blackra1n doing nothing....disconnect iphone, … To all those experiencing blackra1n doing nothing....disconnect iphone, and restart it (so its on springboard). On PC ctrl alt del, and stop any itunes exes, including ituneshelper and bonjour.close down blackra1n pc app, and make sure it is really closed in task man.connect iphone. itunes shouldnt open, but doesnt matter if it does.run blackra1n, and iphone reboots to connect screen, and then you should get the geohot screen.if you DONT, try this:control panel, device manager, right click on any item in the list, and select "scan for hardware change" - you should get "apple mobile device (recovery)" being found. - at this point blackra1n may just auto start, but if not you may need to restart the process - first try closing an reopening blackra1n, if not restart the whole thing.Just a bit of advice: if its working ,the entire process takes about 30 seconds - if not less.



    Ta

    got it sorted a while back...... I had itunes runing when i ran blackra1n. Everything sorted once disconnected, reconnected and run withput itunes loaded.
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