1. htown_playa's Avatar
    I just bought a mint condition iPhone 3g running 3.1.2 and it had been already unlocked and jailbroken! NOTHING WAS WRONG WITH IT! When I came home I saw that the previous owner still had contacts and texts and etc. on it so I did a "Erase All Content and Settings" through iphone settings. It was taking a while to do it last night so I went to sleep and thoughT it would be cleared of previous owners memory...but i saw the "SPINNING CIRCLE OF DEATH"

    So i read some posts about this and one person said that i HAVE to restore my iPhone through itunes, and theres no other way..I did that today to restore to 3.1.3 (latest firmware as of 3/18/10) and now my previously UNlocked iPhone is stuck at the EMERGENCY CALLS ONLY screen where u would need a AT&T sim card to use.


    PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Last edited by htown_playa; 2010-10-26 at 04:57 AM.
    2010-03-18 09:54 PM
  2. neodude237's Avatar
    Congrats, you pulled a me. You're stuck there for now.
    (without an unlock I meant)
    Last edited by neodude237; 2010-03-19 at 02:27 AM.
    2010-03-19 12:25 AM
  3. htown_playa's Avatar
    damn it..I know someone knows how to ATLEAST get to the homescreen to use the iPhone as just an iPod Touch!!!!

    This sucks!! My phone is in great condition!

    Anyway if u insert a ATT sim into it and unlock it that way?

    ---neodude, please email me or pm me if u find out a way to get out of this! Thanks alot!
    Last edited by htown_playa; 2010-10-26 at 04:58 AM.
    2010-03-19 01:27 AM
  4. neodude237's Avatar
    I'll PM you in a few, no worries.
    2010-03-19 02:22 AM
  5. htown_playa's Avatar
    Thanks to neodude i fixed my iphone 3g which i restored to 3.1.3
    from a "emergency call screen " back to my home screen...

    Now im just hoping for unlock to come out for 3.1.3 baseband 5.12
    2010-03-19 04:06 AM
  6. ginryu's Avatar
    hey man i have the exact same problem and with the same iphone a 3g can you help me out please!!! i have been like a week without any solution
    thank you in advise
    2010-03-26 06:53 AM
  7. neodude237's Avatar
    What version is it running? And do you need an unlock?
    2010-03-26 06:57 AM
  8. mikerlx's Avatar
    In the future, manually delete contacts or texts that are on the phone if bought over the Internet.
    2010-03-26 02:06 PM
  9. ginryu's Avatar
    well it is the same 3.1.3 it was ok unloked and jailbroken it was on 3.1.2 but oh me i left the phone with my wife and she update the phone in itunes now i only have the emergency calls only screen i can not do anything with my iphone i mean i know i wont be able to unlock it at this moment but at least i wanna play music. help please!!!
    2010-03-26 03:03 PM
  10. i.Annie's Avatar
    Just an FYI, if you have a 3G and you haven't tried Fuzzyband downgraded yet (assuming you don't already know your bootloader version) do it! You never know if you have a 5.08 bootloader and can downgrade your baseband. I just downgraded my baseband last week cuz I upped to 3.1.3 (purposely) and since it isn't compatible to unlock with Blacksn0w even on 5.11.07 I downgraded to 4.26.08 for Ultrasn0w.

    So basically if you don't know what bootloader you have on a 3G check it out with Fuzzyband. Chances are low but hey, you just never know!
    2010-03-26 07:14 PM
  11. ginryu's Avatar
    well first i will need to acces the iphone software at this moment it just get stuck into emergency calls only ani options??? thx
    2010-03-26 07:21 PM
  12. i.Annie's Avatar
    Jailbreak it with redsn0w.
    2010-03-26 07:51 PM
  13. ginryu's Avatar
    i have the error messege unable to recognize specified ispw
    2010-03-26 07:55 PM
  14. i.Annie's Avatar
    Use ipsw 3.1.2
    2010-03-26 07:56 PM
  15. sexybaboy's Avatar
    need help also. phone locked.

    thanks in advance!
    2010-06-12 02:22 PM