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    GLSlinky is offline -Hacks Newbie
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    Just got a used iPhone 3g 16GB. I have no idea where to start on this SOB anymore. I have no sim card yet, (only a tmobile prepaid from another phone) Im just gonna list stuff to make life easier...

    What I have:
    -3G 16GB iPhone
    -Never Synced it to itunes yet, never got past No Sim card message.
    -No sim card
    -No idea what firmware yet.
    -I believe it has not been unlocked or jailbroken
    -Does not call *#301# or *30001#12345#* or whatever with or without a prepaid tmobile or non iphone 3g att sim card.
    -All I really know is that it has been restored by the previous owner for the sale.

    What I want:
    -This bad boy unlocked, specifically for T-mobile.

    What I Tried:
    -Random sim cards that work in thier original phones with good signal do not get any signal to workaround the emergency call only/field test/self call mode. cannot activate any of such modes. And If i put in another non iphone simcard I get 5 low or bad bars in the top left, aka no signal.
    -I have the software ready to upload, I just cant get iphone to sync with itunes to do it.

    What Im tempted to try (please advise on these methods):
    -Buy a prepaid att sim card and hack/unlock by this method
    - Borrow a friends sim card and hack with his card and return it.
    -those insta-crack sim card kits with the fake sim cards that do everything b4 u put in your 3rd party sim.

    Anyone know how to get around this without starting up an account with ATT? I just learned of att and apple cracking down on their commitment to iphone and att exclusive contracting.

    Im looking for the first step because I have spent a few hours searching everywhere without any real leads on how to solve this


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    son_of_satan666 is offline -Hacks Guru
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    hey sup dude welcome to the forum...

    all you need to do is make sure your running on firmware 2.2 do check go to setting>about...

    if that is right jailbreak the iphone using quickpwn 2.2

    then access cydia using wifi net and download an app called yellowsn0w

    if you dont find the app go to sources > Packages -> Edit -> Add & Enter http://apt9.yellowsn0w.com/ URL as a repository URL.....:twisted:

    G00D LUCK...:mrgreenthumbsup:
    D3aTh

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    And then when your done, be sure to preach about Jesus to Satan. :P
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    GLSlinky is offline -Hacks Newbie
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    Quote Originally Posted by son_of_satan666
    hey sup dude welcome to the forum...

    all you need to do is make sure your running on firmware 2.2 do check go to setting>about...

    if that is right jailbreak the iphone using quickpwn 2.2

    then access cydia using wifi net and download an app called yellowsn0w

    if you dont find the app go to sources > Packages -> Edit -> Add & Enter http://apt9.yellowsn0w.com/ URL as a repository URL.....:twisted:

    G00D LUCK...:mrgreenthumbsup:
    And how do i go about that if i cannot connect to itunes because of the invalid sim screen. I know how to jailbreak/unlock with the original sim card, but i do not have that..... The screen style hints that i am running a 2.x firmware but i cannot specifically find which one

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    imported_sticky is offline -Hacks Newbie
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    i am in the same boat. from what i have learned i believe we need to use either the at&t sim or rogers sim (canada's equivalent) to first unlock the phone. then afterwards jailbreak/yellowsn0w at which point you can use any sim card? am i on the right track? :P

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    son_of_satan666 is offline -Hacks Guru
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    simple remove the sim plug in the iphone let itunes pick it... after its done put back the sim lol i did that today worked goooood....:twisted:

    FRANNY i'll get your wings clipped!! hehe...:evil:
    D3aTh

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    imported_Franny is offline -Hacks Hacker
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    I'll fly away!
    ...wait you have gun. :lol:
    16GB iPhone 2G
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