Unlockng a 2G iPhone 3.1.3 to T-Mobile

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  1. rawfuls

    rawfuls Member

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    One of my friends recently picked up an old used iPhone 2G 3.1.3 and has asked me to attempt to unlock it for her new sim card. I had previously tried to unlock it wig redsn0w but to no avail. I told herto bring it back to ke in a few days and I'll take a look at it.
    I'm basically looking to unlock the iPhone for their new plan, preferbanly without a sim card up front (so she can have a phone for the while that I have it for), unless of course I am able to do it within an hour timeframe. What program and files will I be looking at? And what exactly am I to do after the jailbreaking (the unlocking part)..

    Thanks in Advance,
    rawfuls
  2. ripply

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    I think you need Redsn0w 0.9.4 the 3.1.2 FW and the bootloaders for the phone. The whole jailbreak and unlcok takes about 5 to 10minutes
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    Alright, do you know if I need the TMobile sim card (which needs to be activated + and have data plan, does it?) need to be in the phone while jailbreaking + unlocking?
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    Since you got a 2G it cant be jailbroken and unlocked for life meaning any firmware. Download redsn0w 0.9.4 and then jailbreak it with that. Then go into cydia and add blackra1n.com as a repo. Then lastly install blacksn0w and reboot, you'll be able to use most sims now.
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    Sorry, you just lost me.
    It can't be jailbroken + unlocked for life because....?
    I'm installing blacksn0w on the iPhone itself, during this process does the SIM card need be in the phone?
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    No I don't think it has to be. And what he probably meant was the 2g can be jailbroken+unlocked for life
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    Okay, whew, thought so.
    Basically, just launch redsn0w 0.9.4, load up the 2G 3.1.2 firmware, select Install Cydia, and Unlock, let it do it's magic, and voila, done?
    Do I need to do anything else? Just wanna make sure..
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    add blackra1n.com as a repo. then download blacksn0w from cydia, that will unlock your phone
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    Oh okay, thanks!

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