Newie needs an iPhone unlocked

captirwin

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Someone just gave me an iPhone. I need to find someone in Las Vegas to unlock it for me. I'm on T-mobile, and would like to use it on that network. I would be glad to meet up with some that is willing to unlock it and pay them a reasonable fee. Thanks. Icm@cox.net
 

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We can talk you through it here on the forum.
What model phone is it? V1, 3G, or 3GS?
 

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Once you get this all done, be sure to turn 3G off. T-Mobile has a 3G network, but the hardware in the iPhones is not compatible with it, so you'll have to use Edge.
 

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I'm sorry, I can't even tell you what model iPhone I have. Would you tell me where on the phone I can locate that info. Thanks.
 

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If it's a V1 you jailbreak and unlock it with redsn0w.
If it's a 3G or 3GS you jailbreak it with redsn0w and then unlock it with ultrasn0w.

If the phone has already been restored to factory setting, just update it in iTunes first. If it still has your friends media on it, restore it to factory settings in iTunes first. Keep in mind it will not let you activate it in iTunes when it's done since you don't have an AT&T SIM, don't worry about that, it will activate later. Next, download the 3.0 IPSW file (needs to corespond with the model iPhone) and save it to your desktop. (this won't affect the 3.0.1 FW you're now running). Next, use redsn0w to jailbreak it (and unlock it if it is a V1). After that, use ultrasn0w to unlock it (if it is a 3G or 3GS). Reboot and it will activate.

Here's the links you'll need and a how to video you can watch before hand.

http://blog.iphone-dev.org/post/126908912/redsn0w-in-june
http://blog.iphone-dev.org/post/128573459/ultras-now

 

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I can tell you the model # MA712LL. Version 3.0.1 (7A400)
I think that's a V1.
Is the back of the phone silver with a black bar at the bottom?
 

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Yes, the back is silver with a black bar at the bottom. It also says 8gb.
 

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I do still have the old att sim card in the iPhone. I was able to remove all the old date and update the software to the latest at iTunes yesterday.
 

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I downloaded redsn0w to my desktop, but am unable to open the download. I hate to sound so dumb, but I'm very new to all of this. Thanks in advance fr your patience.
 

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You need a bittorrent client (program) to download redsn0w from that site. Download Vuze or utorrent if you don't have one.

Ok, that's a V1. It's the original iPhone that was released in June 2007. Some people also refer to it as a 2G. The V1 doesn't have 3G, so you won't have to worry about disabling 3G. You also won't have to use ultrasn0w to unlock it. Just use redsn0w to jailbreak and unlock it, after you reboot your T-Mobile SIM will activate.

Download and save this IPSW file to your desktop, redsn0w will need it. 3.0.0 (2G): iPhone1,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw

You'll need to put the phone into DFU mode during the jailbreaking process. Here's directions for that (redsn0w will tell you exactly when to do it)

 

captirwin

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I was able to download redsn0w and and unzip it. I have it and the second filehttp://appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite.net/content.info.apple.com/iphone/061-6580.20090617.XsP76/iPhone1,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw on my desktop. I will watch the video again and then give it a try.
 

captirwin

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where do i find the 3.0 IPSW file?
I have to go out for a while, will check back.
Thanks
 

captirwin

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I have the files on my desktop, but do not know what to do with them...
When I open the redsn0w file and go to brows, it opens a folder brows for IPSW and look in my documents. I do not know what to do from there. Help...
 

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Find the IPSW file that you downloaded and click on it.
 

captirwin

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I have that folder in unzipped form. If I unzip it, it defaults to my download folder in my docs.
 

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Yeah, it defaults to my documents, but you can change that to desktop. Are you on Windows XP?