iPhone 3GS 16bg won't activate, been restored help

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i have restored the iPhone 3gs and tried ibooty and ultrasn0w to activate and hacktivate but cannot get it to go can anyone give advice do not eblive the phone is unlocked. its a vodafone
 

ladres

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if its unlocked
why not just throw a vodafone sim card in and fire it up ?
 

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if its unlocked
why not just throw a vodafone sim card in and fire it up ?
Any active SIM card will activate a factory or IMEI-unlocked iPhone. However, this is a 3GS that was unlocked with ultrasn0w, which does require hacktivation if you don't have an active SIM for the original carrier. He might not have a SIM card for Vodafone.
I have restored the iPhone 3gs and tried ibooty and ultrasn0w to activate and hacktivate but cannot get it to go can anyone give advice do not eblive the phone is unlocked. its a vodafone
What baseband and firmware are you running?
 

ladres

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hi there
got a huge problem
just bought an iPhone 3gs on ebay
problem is cant unlock the phone
i tried ultrasnow but it still says no network
i tried everything
pleeeeeease help
 

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The baseband that comes with the firmware version you just installed is not unlockable with ultrasn0w. You have a few options:
1. Install the iPad baseband (6.15.00) and then use ultasn0w.
2. Have your carrier unlock it.
3. Buy a permanent IMEI unlock online (if you can find one that's legit).
4. Sell this iPhone and buy one that is already permanently unlocked.