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entong

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if you bought a brand new iPhone with firmware version 1.0.2 or earlier, you can unlock it now with the guide below

=== REGARDING THE 1.1.1 FIRMWARE ===

This guide tells you how to restore to 1.0.2 and how to ignore the 1.1.1 update. Never upgrade to 1.1.1 at least for this moment until the dev team have cracked it up :laugh2:


The guide assumes that the phone that you are using hasn’t got 1.1.1 already on it. if you purchased the phone before today, you won’t need to worry about that.



Do not even dare to skip a step because you think that you’re smart. Read the whole guide before taking the phone out of the box and then read everything twice again before doing something.
This guide is for Windows computers and brand new iPhones. If you did an unlock on your iPhone, you need to do a virgin restore before trying this. And no, that’s not an iTunes restore.


Do not ask why I use AppTapp and iBrickr. There are quite many ways leading to Rome… I unlocked my iPhone this way and it worked. AppTapp and iBrickr are also both great programs so I don’t see a reason for leaving them off your phone.


=== REQUIREMENTS ===
- AppTapp
- iBrickr
- PACAY (aka ‘point and click activation with youtube’)
- AnySim 1.0.2 (pxl version)
- iPhone1,1_1.0.2_1C28_Restore.ipsw
==== THE GUIDE ===
1) Start iTunes, go to help > about iTunes and check if you have iTunes 7.4.1.2. If not, remove iTunes and download and install version 7.4.1.2.
2) Close iTunes. Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE, find iTunesHelper.exe under processes and terminate it.
3) Open the box with your brand new iPhone. Show it to the persons in your house and tell them that you are going to unlock it now. Put a ‘do not disturb’ sign on your door and plug in the USB end of the cable that came with your iPhone in an USB port in your computer.
4) Press and hold both the power and home button on your iPhone, till you see a yellow triangle.. Plug the other end of the cable in the iPhone (and keep the phone plugged in during the entire unlock process, so ’till the end of this guide).
5) Open iTunes. Hold shift and click restore and select the iPhone1,1_1.0.2_1C28_Restore.ipsw firmware file. DO NOT RESTORE TO FIRMWARE VERSION 1.1.1, post a comment if the shift thingy isn’t working! Follow the steps on your screen to restore the iPhone. Make sure that it restores to firmware version 1.0.2.
6) Once the restore is finished, you’ll see the activation screen on the iPhone again. Close iTunes (and the iTunesHelper.exe) and start AppTapp (you downloaded this file).
7) Hit continue. Select the 1.0.2 firmware. Hit continue again. Now AppTapp will start copying the files. Due to some bad coding the progress bar isn’t really working. When your iPhone goes to the yellow triangle screen and then back to the activation screen, then wait 120 seconds and check if AppTapp says completed (bar won’t be full), then close AppTapp.
8 ) Go to the folder where you extracted PACAY and start “(CLICK HERE) activate.bat”. Follow the steps on your screen. When it asks to power the iPhone off and on again: Hold the power button on the phone, slide the red slider, wait about 15 seconds and power the phone on again.
9) Open iBrickr, select applications and install the installer. Follow the on screen instructions.
10) Go back to iBrickr’s home screen and hit applications again. Browse to the AnySim pxl and hit install.
11) On you iPhone, you’ll see an AnySim icon now! Don’t click it yet! Go to (on the phone) settings > general > auto-lock and select never.
12) Press the home button and hit AnySim. Follow the steps on your screen and unlock the phone! Do not stop the process and do not start it twice!
13) When the unlock is completed, press the home button and shut down your iPhone.
14) Take out the AT&T SIM by putting a paper clip in the little hole next to the power button of the phone. Insert your own SIM in the holder and place it back in the phone.
15) Turn on your phone and check if you can make a call! If you get the “SIM Locked” error, just enter the SIM’s PIN code (which you setup on your previous phone or is still the default 0000).
16) If you don’t want EDGE or want to prevent unpayable bills, go to setting > general > network > edge and remove all setting there.
17) Reboot your iPhone.
18) Start iBrickr again if you closed it. Go to applications and press the red circle next to AnySim to remove it.
19) Close iBrickr, unplug the iPhone and remove the plastic on the phone.
20) Play with your brand new iPhone!

hope it can helps :laugh2::laugh2::laugh2:

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dc5itr888

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huh?

ive been a lurker for a few weeks so far and done a lot of research however, the sources on this site says it works and others say now it doesn't work...well my question is if i buy a iPhone today it will have 1.1.1 so that means im pretty much screwed cause 1.1.1 is not hacked yet and i have a t-mobile sim...can anyone verify this? or im not screwed and i can still successfuly get a 1.1.1 iPhone and downgrade it to 1.0.2 and can use my t-mobile sim card in it?
 

Swagger

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ive been a lurker for a few weeks so far and done a lot of research however, the sources on this site says it works and others say now it doesn't work...well my question is if i buy a iPhone today it will have 1.1.1 so that means im pretty much screwed cause 1.1.1 is not hacked yet and i have a t-mobile sim...can anyone verify this? or im not screwed and i can still successfuly get a 1.1.1 iPhone and downgrade it to 1.0.2 and can use my t-mobile sim card in it?[/quotese

The OP couldn't have made it any clearer, READ the chart above. NO YOU CANNOT UNLOCK 1.1.1 and use it on TMobile. Read my friend READ!
 

seanrobb

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are you kidding me?

This DOES NOT work with 1.1.1. you cannot downgrade to 1.0.2 from 1.1.1 and expect to use a T-mobile or any other GSM wireless company other than ATT. (due to a baseband firmware update that happened in 1.1.1) You can downgrade 1.1.1 to 1.0.2 and use it for everything else that does NOT have to do with a wireless carrier (AKA: text msgs, calling, voice mail, edge network). And for all the questions about a native 1.1.1 downgrade, yes, you can do this, I did it with my other iPhone I bought just the other day with 1.1.1.
 

x999x

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This DOES NOT work with 1.1.1. you cannot downgrade to 1.0.2 from 1.1.1 and expect to use a T-mobile or any other GSM wireless company other than ATT. (due to a baseband firmware update that happened in 1.1.1) You can downgrade 1.1.1 to 1.0.2 and use it for everything else that does NOT have to do with a wireless carrier (AKA: text msgs, calling, voice mail, edge network). And for all the questions about a native 1.1.1 downgrade, yes, you can do this, I did it with my other iPhone I bought just the other day with 1.1.1.
If you have a TurboSIM or SuperSIM you can use any carrier, it's a feature of the SIMs as they are quite expensive actually. They lie to the phone and tell it that it's still an ATT SIM basically, like a piggyback.
 

Kabeyun

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<-------- I've made this a sticky on request, 'because it's potentially useful stuff. But a word of warning: it's useful for a very small subset of the iphone-owning population. Be sure you get your SIM situation straight before even thinking of retroflashing your iPhone. Also remember, no whining if you brick your iPhone. -------->
 

dito

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according to the chart, i have an expensive iPod touch, but thats not the case...
i bought an iPhone 1.0.2--> upgraded to 1.1.1 (not knowing any better)--> restored to version 1.0.2 (and this is the part i don't understand about baseband), but everything works, phone, visual voicemail, everything, i think...? what am i missing? or was i just lucky?
 

entong

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dito

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I just checked and I do have 04.01.13_G as my baseband, and NOT 03.14.08_G. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN though? I know the baseband is the modem (fequency?) but what difference does it make? PLEASE HELP solve this mystery(for me anyways)...!
 

kazaam

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ooohh.. i just bought one this afternoon with a hope that its gonna be a 1.0.2 version, but it is 1.1.1. Now I think Im gonna return it, and maybe buy another one.. Im planning to go into the store and ask them to get me an iPhone that has the serial number smaller than xxx39xxxxxxx.. Hopefully they will cooperate.. wish me luck
 
Oct 15, 2007
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Nice Work

man, your detailed instructions totally worked!.you're my hero!:laugh2: my 1.0.2 iPhone is usable with my t-mobile sim. now i have a question... with my blackberry pearl, my service says edge. when i insert my sim into my iPhone, and hit the safari browser, it say "edge required. you have not subscribed to edge" or something similar. why is that? is there a setting i can change to be able to use everything on my iPhone?
thanks
-avi-
 

piloting

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man, your detailed instructions totally worked!.you're my hero!:laugh2: my 1.0.2 iPhone is usable with my t-mobile sim. now i have a question... with my blackberry pearl, my service says edge. when i insert my sim into my iPhone, and hit the safari browser, it say "edge required. you have not subscribed to edge" or something similar. why is that? is there a setting i can change to be able to use everything on my iPhone?
thanks
-avi-
Assume you have the full internet subscription on tmobile already since you are using the blackberry pearl.

You need to go to setting - network - edge and change the
APN : wap.voicestream.com
username : leave it blank
password : leave it blank

Then go to setting - toggle the airplane mode on and off.
 
Oct 15, 2007
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Now, more help needed

Assume you have the full internet subscription on tmobile already since you are using the blackberry pearl.

You need to go to setting - network - edge and change the
APN : wap.voicestream.com
username : leave it blank
password : leave it blank

Then go to setting - toggle the airplane mode on and off.
thanks man!
now i need to know how to upload pics and music from my win xp computer onto my iPhone.. is there a way i can outsmart iTunes and use iTunes?.. or is there a better suggestion that has nothing to do with iTunes?
please help:mad:
 
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What about PACAY Activation and 1.1.1?

I used iBrickr and PACAY to activate my iPhone, which I downgraded from 1.1.1 to 1.02. I am using it as the proverbial expensive iPod touch.

I did NOT, however, unlock the phone. What will happen if I upgrade to1.1.1 - will it brick my iPhone? Will it force me to "activate" it again? Thanks!
 

gpmrn

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you got lucky- like I did!

according to the chart, i have an expensive iPod touch, but thats not the case...
i bought an iPhone 1.0.2--> upgraded to 1.1.1 (not knowing any better)--> restored to version 1.0.2 (and this is the part i don't understand about baseband), but everything works, phone, visual voicemail, everything, i think...? what am i missing? or was i just lucky?

We're both lucky hackers! i did the same stupid thing 2 weeks ago and downgraded back to 1.0.2. The pay-as-you-go SIM card finally worked 5 days after I installed it. everything's fine now. I will NOT upgrade to 1.1.1 again until I read further discussions.