Help with jailbreaking and Cydia for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches.

Pangu provides an iOS 9.0 untethered jailbreak. TaiG provides an iOS 8.4 and 8.3 untethered jailbreak.
Check @PanguTeam, @taig_jailbreak, @saurik, and /r/jailbreak for news and updates.
You can use Cydia Impactor if you need to un-jailbreak an 8.1-8.4 device without restoring.
Instructions for jailbreaking iOS 8.0-8.4.
Before asking a question, check Frequently Asked Questions to find quick answers!
How to fix some mysterious problems.

how can you use Cydia when you still can not use your iphone 4 cause its locked. I think you need to unlock it first to use cydia. or am I wrong?.

asked 18 Mar '11, 19:57

BlinniBeqiri's gravatar image


Cydia has nothing to do with whether you're locked or not.

(18 Mar '11, 20:00) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

ohh okay.can you tell me how to use it like that cause my iPhone4 is locked and i dont know how to unlock it.any help with this?

(18 Mar '11, 20:14) BlinniBeqiri BlinniBeqiri's gravatar image

I think you're confusing activation with unlocking, if you are stuck at the connect to itunes screen with a slide bar for making emergency calls only then you are in need of activation, if you can access the iPhone functions (such as Camera, Notes, Calendar, Safari etc..) but not able to get a signal and make calls then you are in need for an unlock.

Activation can be simply done by the original SIM card, if this is not available the alternative is "Hactivation" if your device is at 4.2.1 then you can build a custom firmware that includes hactivation, to build the custom firmware you need the original official firmware file (links to Apple official firmware files here ) and then use sn0wbreeze (Windows) or PawnageTool (Mac) to modify the official into a a custom, the custom will include hactivation and the jailbreak.

Once in the phone function and you can access Cydia, add the repository and install SAM (SIM Artificial Module) which simulates an original SIM card to do a proper activation that allows push services to work properly.

First get access to your iPhone functions and then we can worry about the SAM installation.


answered 21 Mar '11, 01:45

knightz4u's gravatar image


Your answer: (please use the "add new comment" button unless you are actually answering the original question)
toggle preview

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text]( "Title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "Title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported


Asked: 18 Mar '11, 19:57

Seen: 559 times

Last updated: 21 Mar '11, 01:45

Related questions

JailbreakQA is by chpwn and comex.
About JailbreakQA. Powered by OSQA.