iPhone 3GS Help - Unlocking iPhone 3GS on 3.1.2 freezes device

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  1. achandel

    achandel New Member

    Mar 14, 2009
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    iPhone 3GS (Black)
    Hi, I've posted here before and I've always gotten satisfactory results, and I've helped whenever possible.

    I have a jailbroken iPhone 3GS on 3.1.2 with AT&T (with the good bootrom and unlockable baseband). About two months ago, I unlocked it just for the hell of it and didn't experience any problems.

    Incident 1:
    A week or so ago, after I installed Insomnia, my iPhone spontaneously froze and demanded a reboot. It subsequently refused to boot, staying on the apple logo and eventually displaying the spinning wheel of death. I couldn't SSH, AFC/AFP, or anything else onto it, so I eventually restored it to a brandnew 3.1.2 firmware from PwnageTool.

    However, as soon as it booted, I noticed it didn't connect to the cell service, instead displaying in the topleft corner a single bar and no carrier logo. However, wifi and bluetooth still worked. I fiddled with it in vain, and eventually reasoned to reinstall blacksn0w in hopes of getting the radio to work again. After I rebooted it (it was on "Searching..." forever and behaving sluggishly, although it said that CommCenter restarted successfully and it didn't need a reboot on the install screen), everything worked fine again. However, I got the same freezing error when rebooting after installing MobileSubstrate (which is wayy too robust to have caused the problem).

    Incident 2:
    After running through an identical restoring process (and checking the MD5 sums of all firmwares, etc), I got the same no-network problem. After reinstalling the unlock tool, I went to the settings app (which was behaving extremely slowly). Bluetooth was apparently 'unavailable', and it froze when I touched the Usage tab.

    ^ My tale of woe.

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    Help! thank you in advance!

    p.s. if you need any additional information just ask

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