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Hi there, I bought a iPhone in Ireland with no SIM card 2 months ago. Now I'm living in Malta and I can't use it cause is locked on 3 Network Ireland. I would like to know a way to unlock it and finally use my f#@* iPhone after 2 months been serving as paper holder..

iPhone 4 GSM IOS 6.1 Carrier 3 Network Ireland Firmware I don't know cause I can't open the General Settings.

Thanks in advance!

asked 09 Feb '13, 13:54

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Jailbreak with redsn0w to hacktivate, then install the evasi0n untether via cydia. You will need to do Extras-> Select IPSW and choose the 6.0 (not 6.0.1 or 6.1) ipsw for your device before every single redsn0w operation (it forgets). If you don't have the 6.0 ipsw, get it here.

Alternatively, if you are on Windows you can just use sn0wbreeze. It will create a pre-jailbroken ipsw for you to restore to in pwned dfu mode. When done, you would be jailbroken, untethered and hacktivated. I believe you'd have to use the Expert mode and manually select the activate/hacktivate checkbox.


answered 09 Feb '13, 18:34

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edited 09 Feb '13, 18:40

you can use a multisim card with original sim, copied on it. but it only activates the iPhone. unlock is possible by using Gevey-SIM or others


answered 09 Feb '13, 14:12

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edited 09 Feb '13, 14:14


Hi, try this tip, it's a temporary solution so you can solve your problem:

Hi, I use to do this trick with my iphone 4 when I was stuck at the same screen as you, I dunno if it works with iphone 4S, but it worth a Try:

Once you slide, you'll be on the "choose country screen", Then you just have to fellow these steps

1 - Home button during 3 sec

2 - Chooze emergencies call

3 - Call 112

4 - Without exiting the call, push the On/Off button until "Off" and "Cancel" appear in the scree

5 - Click cancel

6 - click on the green band on the top of the screen

7 - Click "Cancel" the call

8 - Congratulation, you're on the springboard thanx to Symphony :D

You have to repeat these steps everytime you want to surf through the springboard and use it as an ipod...

9- Now, if you jailbreak your phone with evasi0n, you can do the tip above to access the springboard and then:

a- Launch cydia

b- Add source: Add as a repo in Cydia

c- Install "SAM" and "SAMPrefs"

d - Open Sam and click to enable: HACKTIVATION (or HACKTIVATE)

e- Then respring (or reboot), and you're done with the nagging welcome screen :)



answered 09 Feb '13, 14:14

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edited 09 Feb '13, 14:15

I already did this, but when I open the springboard I can't open NOTHING, and even jailbreak with evasi0n.

(09 Feb '13, 15:22) golrafa golrafa's gravatar image

Ok, if you wanna activate it and use it, you just have to jailbreak it using Sn0wBreeze 2.9.9, That's what I did for the phone of my wife, it worked ok, It will work for you for sure.


(09 Feb '13, 16:18) Symphony Symphony's gravatar image

I tried and didn't work as well.

I wanna give up and throw this phone away!!

But thanks for the help anyway

(09 Feb '13, 18:24) golrafa golrafa's gravatar image

@Symphony Don't advise people to dial an emergency number and hang up. That is illegal. Also, it's completely unneccessary, the OP can just use redsn0w to hacktivate. It's an iPhone 4, re-read the question.

(09 Feb '13, 18:31) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

@spockers if you know how do the hacktivate through redsn0w, could you help please?

(09 Feb '13, 18:58) golrafa golrafa's gravatar image

@Spockers: Sorry for the emergency number, it isn't one in my country, and forgot about that...

(09 Feb '13, 19:26) Symphony Symphony's gravatar image

@golraf It's pretty simple, see my answer above.

(09 Feb '13, 19:29) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

@Symphony It's not an emergency number in my country either, but it is in someone's. :P
At any rate it's not necessary.

(09 Feb '13, 19:37) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image
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