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asked 22 Mar '12, 02:26

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edited 22 Mar '12, 02:27

Run redsn0w, click jailbreak, go into DFU, and uncheck "install cydia" then continue.

This should hacktivate and isn't jailbroken for all intents and purposes


answered 22 Mar '12, 02:27

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cybr1d ♦

edited 22 Mar '12, 02:45

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" for all intensive purposes " ?

(22 Mar '12, 02:44) nikenation nikenation's gravatar image

i did that... all i am seeing is the apple logo now...

(22 Mar '12, 02:46) nikenation nikenation's gravatar image

what firmware are you on?

(22 Mar '12, 02:47) therealcmac therealcmac's gravatar image

Stoner phrasing. My bad.

But I'm basically saying it has to alter code and basically jailbreak it just to hacktivate, but without cydia it will look and behave like a stock phone

(22 Mar '12, 02:48) cybr1d ♦ cybr1d's gravatar image

filmware 5.1. iphone 3gs old bootrom. all i am seeing is apple logo now...

(22 Mar '12, 02:53) nikenation nikenation's gravatar image

is there a reason you dont want to install cydia?

(22 Mar '12, 02:56) therealcmac therealcmac's gravatar image

Wow it sounds like it's tethered but it shouldn't be. Especially in an old bootrom. "just boot" in redsn0w and see if it comes on

(22 Mar '12, 02:57) cybr1d ♦ cybr1d's gravatar image


(22 Mar '12, 02:58) nikenation nikenation's gravatar image

now im stuck on setup page again...

(22 Mar '12, 03:02) nikenation nikenation's gravatar image

it still says invalid sim when you go through the set up?

(22 Mar '12, 03:03) cybr1d ♦ cybr1d's gravatar image

oh shit, nevermind it worked! thanks!

(22 Mar '12, 03:03) nikenation nikenation's gravatar image

Now reboot again... I'm afraid its tethered and it really shouldn't be..

(22 Mar '12, 03:05) cybr1d ♦ cybr1d's gravatar image

Alright so apparently hacktivation alone like that will tether it. (i didn't think so, but i just tested it) the thing is you shouldnt have been tethered even though you clearly are.. are you sure you are old bootrom? what are the first 5 digits of your serial #?

(22 Mar '12, 03:16) cybr1d ♦ cybr1d's gravatar image


(24 Mar '12, 03:26) nikenation nikenation's gravatar image
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