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Hello my name is gabby113 and I dont have any experience with iphones jailbreaking or unlocking . My brother gave me his old iphone 3g that used to be with att. He said call att have it unlocked so i can use a prepay card. Then he said if att unlocks and they should i might lose the jailbreak on it. Ive been reading all the post on the web i can get. I came across one here but was iphone 4 not like mine where they say i can deactive instead of restoring. Whats that mean? Will it work on my 3g also? Att says to back up and restore to unlock but someone on her said that 3g cant be updated so do i use itunes and unlock then rejailbreak? If so what jailbreak do i use? Another question i found was i didnt need a sim to jailbreak it is this really true? I dint have one yet. What i basically want is to unlock like att says keep it jailbroken and i dont have a sim yet. Im only 15 and this is ALL new to me but im willing to learn. Please help.

asked 31 Jan '13, 15:05

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Which ios version is your Iphone 3G on. And have you unlocked your phone from the AT&T company? Jailbreak doesn't require any SIM card necessary inside it.

First of all u need to unlock your Iphone 3G from AT&T company . Then u need to update to the latest ios version available for iPhone 3G, The latest one is ios 4.2.1 After unlocking and updating to latest ios version You can jailbreak it again usin. Redsnow 0.9.6b4 version.


answered 31 Jan '13, 16:16

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Okay it says ios is 4.2.1 so once att clears it i should restore it and then jailbreak it again is that correct? Will not having a sim let up do anything in itunes or when im using your jailbrak you mentioned? Thank you for helping me.

(31 Jan '13, 20:51) Gabby113 Gabby113's gravatar image

Official unlocking will take effect after you restore to 4.2.1 and upon activation using any carrier sim.

(01 Feb '13, 04:10) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

Thank you after i restore it will still be on 4.2.1 so that will unlock it, i understand. I know from reading here restore will erase my jailbreak though so im not sure which jailbreak method to reuse. Will you please tel me which one so i get an untethered one with cydia?. This site and you guys have be a big help so thank you bumches.

(01 Feb '13, 17:02) Gabby113 Gabby113's gravatar image

Justinred sorry i missed the answer of jailbreaking or i wouldnt have ask again. So i will ask this using jailbreak.96 b4 can i do it without a sim? Mine hasnt arrived yet and my brother said no when i ask for his. Im sorry for asking mulitple questions and for not seeing all of the last answer you gave me.

(01 Feb '13, 17:07) Gabby113 Gabby113's gravatar image
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