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HowTo activate iPhone without original SIM card





UPDATE: Now you should use RedSn0w, PwnageTool or Sn0wBreeze to activate.

Having problems activating your iPhone? Don't have original SIM-card? Cannot get passed emergency unlock screen? We have a solution:

If you have iPhone 3G, just use redsn0w to jailbreak and hactivate. If you have iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 follow these instructions:

If you are already Jailbroken:

So you have an iPhone with iOS 4.0, but don't have the original SIM and stuck on the Emergency Call Screen:

  1. Download ifunbox software (download link)
  2. Run ifunbox software and sync with phone
  3. Go to /private/var/root/Library/, delete original lockdown folder and put this lockdown folder after you extract it from the zip file
  4. Restart phone

If you are not jailbroken:


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Ultrasn0w 1.0-1: unlock for iPhone 4



DevTeam finally released iPhone 4 unlock software. The new version 1.0-1 of ultrasn0w now works for:

  • iPhone4 baseband 01.59
  • iPhone 3G/3GS basebands 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01 and 05.13.04

To install run Cydia and add the repo:  repo666.ultrasn0w.com




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Where to buy unlocked iPhone 4 around the globe



As you might know iPhone 4 is available unlocked in many different countries around the globe. The prices vary a lot.

Filip Chudzinski from Germany put together a comparative chart with iPhone 4 prices. As you can see below it can often be well worth it to order your iPhone 4 in a different country (you’ll need an intermediary), or even just going across the border.

Update: some users report that this chart contains errors, so do not forget to check everything before traveling around the globe.

Update 2: the data is not valid at least in Finland and Sweden.


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RedSn0w is able to jailbreak iOS 4.1 beta 2



MuscleNerd tweeted today that the recent redsn0w utility is able to jailbreak the iOS 4.1 beta2 on iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G. This is useful for developers only, however good news for everyone.

Here's some info from the DevTeam wiki page:


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Canada will get unlocked iPhone 4



Apple’s iPhone 4 handset is scheduled to hit Canadian stores this Friday. According to a recent report by CBC, Canadian customers will have the option of buying the phone unlocked, directly from Apple:

Unlocked iPhone 4 is not going to be cheap.


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MuscleNerd: iPhone 4 jailbreak+unlock not today



MuscleNerd, hacker from DevTeam, commented via twitter on recent rumors that universal jailbreak (all iPhones and all firmwares, including iPhone 4 and iOS 4.0.1) will be released today. The basic answer is no, there will be no jailbreak today.

Not to make it a daily thing, but since somehow people thought it would be today: the new JB+unlock won't be out today

(there are issues with important apps like Facetime that need to be figured out...no sense releasing a half-broken JB)




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Saurik talks about the iPhone jailbreak



Jay Freeman, better known as Saurik, the creator of Cydia, was interviewed by the home radio Make It Work. He speaks about the history and the future of the iPhone jailbreak.

Saurik describes the origins of Jailbreak and Unlock for the very first model of the iPhone. Jay explains that initially there were two important things to do with the iPhone 2G - to use other carrier than AT&T and to install any application.

He continues discussing the main applications from Cydia. Cycorder was the first to allow video recording, and Winterboard was the only one that allowed users to change the graphical interface of the iPhone. He also speaks about Comex, the hacker who is currently working with the Dev Team for releasing and Unlock for the iPhone 4. According to Saurik the tool is still not ready to be released to the public due to severe bugs in the code. Here the second part:


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How to jailbreak and unlock iPhone 3G with firmware iOS 4.0.1



There is no official jailbreak utility for iOS 4.0.1. However you can still jailbreak and unlock iPhone 3G. Just do the following:

  • Download the latest RedSn0w 0.9.5-b5 in our utilities page here.
  • Download firmware images for iOS 4.0 here.
  • Run RedSn0w and point it at the 4.0 IPSW. (Yes – point it at the 4.0 IPSW even though you're at 4.0.1). This will also hacktivate your iPhone3G at 4.0.1 if you haven't already been activated by iTunes.
  • Install ultrasn0w in Cydia (add repository http://repo666.ultrasn0w.com) if you need a carrier unlock (and in the USA, remember to turn off 3G mode in Settings→General→Network).



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Here's what hackers say about new firmware iOS 4.0.1



Here's what hackers tweeted about new Apple firmwares 4.0.1 for iPhones and 3.1.2 for iPad:

DevTeam:

As with *any* new FW, jailbreakers + unlockers must avoid this upcoming 4.1 update until our tools are updated

3GS, ipt3G, iPhone4 users (regardless of current FW or JB status) should backup 4..0 SHSH blobs http://is.gd/dskh9 soon

MuscleNerd:

Obviously avoid today's 4.0.1 update until JB tools are updated. Luckily, no baseband change so ultrasn0w lives on :)

each FW version has unique blobs. But using http://is.gd/dskh9 you can get 4.0 blobs on PC while you stay at 3.1.2

Hah for those iPhone3G or ipt2g(non-MC) users at 4.1beta1: use redsn0w from 2 wks ago to JB http://is.gd/dstU3 :)


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Video of software unlocked iPhone 4



PlanetBeing successfully unlocked the iPhone 4 yesterday. Today he posted a video clip:




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The iPhone 4 Has Been Unlocked



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DevTeam hacker Planetbeing has just announced that the iPhone 4 has been successfully unlocked.

Looks like I now have an unlocked iPhone 4. :)

My soft-unlocked iPhone 4 (in Canada). I'll have video in a couple of hours once I can top-up the SIM. http://twitpic.com/24ycdv

DevTeam congratulated planetbeing in team's official twitter:

Congrats to @planetbeing for first ever soft-unlocked iPhone4 http://is.gd/dqwvv (now to streamline it!)

Musclenerd also mentioned one interesting fact:

We think we have 3 different ways to unlock once inside BB (the 3rd way was first to fully work for @planetbeing !)

Congratulations for accomplishing this in such a short time. The unlock will be publicly available shortly after comex releases his jailbreak utility for iOS 4.


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Geohot closed his iPhone blog and twitter



Geohot closed the iPhone blog that he used to announce and release jailbreaks and unlocks over the past few years. The site now says "This blog is open to invited readers only". Yesterday he posted his last public blog entry.

Geohot has also now shut down his Twitter account which has 113,761 followers. Visiting the account now says "This person has protected their tweets".


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Just one more step until iPhone 4 unlock



MuscleNerd has announced via twitter that there is just one more step left to get iPhone 4 unlock. The team successfully run the unlock as a background task:

Full i4 bars with custom "steve" background task spitting out "One more thing" http://is.gd/doJXt - all pieces in place:)

@davidamodt It means the "next step" demoed in http://is.gd/doLnz has been reached, so now there's just 1 final step :)

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Geohot May Stop Producing His Tools for iPhone



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Last Geohot's post on his blog reveals that he will not release any new tool for jailbreak or unlock in the near future. Moreover, he said that he misses those old days, when jailbreaking was a hard work to do:

“...Sorry, this post was probably a bad idea. Next time I won’t say anything. I miss when this blog was actually about technical things (I’ve been reacting too much to the feedback, which led it to the place it’s in now). I didn’t fully realize most of the current scene don’t care unless they are getting something. Now I do. It’s late tonight, I’ll think about what to do about this in the morning.

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iPhone 4 Unlock: first steps done



MuscleNerd and Planetbeing have made some good progress on the iPhone 4 unlock. Here is a twitter message from MuscleNerd:

Next step is to keep the task backgrounded like we did for 3G/3GS http://is.gd/dh7Jh. Backgrounded task is the unlock.

Good progress on iPhone4 unlock with @planetbeing: http://is.gd/dh2WE < -injected cmd! (Akin to http://is.gd/dh2Ze on 3G)

This doesn't mean unlock is ready. These are just first several steps towards it. Take a look at screenshot and video below:

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