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I have an iPhone 3GS that I recently broke. Was about to sell my iPhone 4, so I tried to got back to the 3GS with one of those micro sim adapters and broke 2 out of six pins that read the sim card. My only plan for this iPhone is to use it as an iPod. I just want to know how to b able to restore or update with out a sim card.

asked 04 Sep '11, 14:20

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Well you can use redsnow rc18 when you are at the emergency call screen, it will jailbreak and activate the phone, no need for a sim card.


answered 04 Sep '11, 14:30

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So from now on I'll have to jailbreak before I restore n update?

(04 Sep '11, 14:34) Xenofiber Xenofiber's gravatar image

Other way round, if you don't have a sim you use jailbreak tool to hacktivate

(04 Sep '11, 14:40) venusanann venusanann's gravatar image

ok ios5 is now out and redsn0w wont jb my iphone 3gs. what can i do now?

(12 Oct '11, 21:04) Xenofiber Xenofiber's gravatar image

I believe redsn0w does hactivate iOS4, but not 5 yet. I believe they removed hactivation for iOS5 because it was still beta and seeded to devs only and the dev-team did not support pirarcy. Not sure if the dev-team released an redsn0w version that hactivates 5 yet. If you want to hactivate iOS5, AFAIK your only option is sn0wbreeze custom firmware.


answered 12 Oct '11, 21:36

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edited 12 Oct '11, 21:37

i just tried ih8sn0w and no luck. AFAIK?? can you shine some light?

(12 Oct '11, 22:16) Xenofiber Xenofiber's gravatar image

what a noob!!!! sorry i just now saw the option in Sn0wbreeze to activate. round 3 lets see how it goes! thank you!

(12 Oct '11, 22:18) Xenofiber Xenofiber's gravatar image

AFAIK = As far as I know. No luck with sn0wbreeze? Are you running 3GS with old or new bootrom? If it's new bootrom the jailbreak is tethered only. So first you create the custom firmware with sn0wbreeze right? Did you choose advance settings? Did you select hactivate? Then you put your iphone in DFU mode and let iReb put the 3GS in PWNed DFU mode. Then it will accept your custom firmware. It should come up just fine. I did this process just the other day for iOS5 GM on a new bootrom 3GS and know it works for sure.

(12 Oct '11, 22:20) skim32 skim32's gravatar image

FINALLY!!!! Sn0wbreeze worked! now i can finally use my iphone 3gs as an ipod until i finally get it fixed

(12 Oct '11, 22:46) Xenofiber Xenofiber's gravatar image

Gratz. Glad I could help ^^

(12 Oct '11, 22:47) skim32 skim32's gravatar image
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