1. rahullsk's Avatar
    Hey...
    I just bought a new 3GS with 3.1.3 off the grey market. So i dont have any idea what Sim Card is the official carrier on this phone. I know we cant jailbreak it yet. But is there any way i could activate it without the SIM card so that i could atleast use it for Navigation Or Facebook Or An iPod... If anybody knows a solution pls HELP ME>>>>>
    2010-04-25 10:24 PM
  2. madczech's Avatar
    ok first of all: jailbreak pretty much means to activate without a valid sim + cydia and everything

    I'm not a 3gs user but a tethered jailbreak is possible at this time (tethered means that everytime u shut down and restart ur phone you have to rejailbreak)

    i think for the jailbreak for a 3GS you will need to run redsn0w 0.9.2 or 0.9.4
    I don't give a damn about Chuck Norris, Spongebob can grill under water!

    2010-04-26 09:52 AM
  3. rahullsk's Avatar
    i used blackra1n on my earlier 3GS which was on 3.1.2... Worked Pretty Fine....
    This is on 3.1.3.. So no Jailbreak Yet... So no unlocking also....
    I am just looking for a way to get this thing working atleast as an iPOd Touch.... LOL
    2010-04-26 09:55 AM
  4. madczech's Avatar
    ok my bad... never had a 3GS

    so if there is no jailbreak there is no way of getting it to work as an iPod touch.... sorry bro your probably not the only one
    I don't give a damn about Chuck Norris, Spongebob can grill under water!

    2010-04-26 10:00 AM
  5. rahullsk's Avatar
    I know there are a lot of us....
    The only thing, nobody seems to ask for a way to atleast use these things as iPod..
    They are just happy with there iBricks.... LOL
    2010-04-26 10:01 AM
  6. kattfish's Avatar
    hi i have a iphone 3gs 3.1.3 and 5.12, i can access everything i can even go on line and check email with it. tried jail breaking, with blackra1n, but the logo does not show uu on the phone, tried redsn0w it said its done but neither of these put cydia on the phone.i have a sim card in the phone but the sim is blank it has no carrier info on it. the phone does show a lock symble at the top of the phone where it says no service when i try to place a call it just says call failed no service. HELP PLEASE, anyone
    Last edited by kattfish; 2010-04-26 at 06:59 PM.
    2010-04-26 06:57 PM
  7. ankit.dashora's Avatar
    @rahullsk

    Did you resolve your problem. i am having same problem same model and firmware version appreciate if you could guide me.
    2010-05-23 11:59 AM
  8. de0s's Avatar
    I also have a 3GS stuck at the emergency screen, and I'm also looking for a solution to at least use the device as an iPod.

    So, anyone aware of a way to hacktivate the 3GS with 3.1.3 and bb 05.12.01?
    2010-05-25 05:18 PM
  9. iYeow's Avatar
    I also have a 3GS stuck at the emergency screen, and I'm also looking for a solution to at least use the device as an iPod.

    So, anyone aware of a way to hacktivate the 3GS with 3.1.3 and bb 05.12.01?
    The essiest way is to get an official sim card to activate and you could use it as an Ipod Touch until an Unlock is released..
    2010-05-25 08:50 PM
  10. de0s's Avatar
    yeah, I know that...
    but because I can't get an official sim card, I'm exploring other options...
    2010-05-26 05:54 AM
  11. ankit.dashora's Avatar
    yeah, I know that...
    but because I can't get an official sim card, I'm exploring other options...


    did you find any way i am having same model same baseband and same problem cant get official sim card.
    did you find any solution???
    Last edited by ankit.dashora; 2010-05-26 at 06:20 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2010-05-26 06:19 PM
  12. de0s's Avatar
    unfortunately not...
    I'm still digging the web but my feeling is I won't find a thing...
    2010-05-26 06:44 PM
  13. rahullsk's Avatar
    i got a hand on an OPTUS sim card.... atleast i have an ipod with a GPS now... lol
    2010-05-26 07:01 PM
  14. unlaced's Avatar
    lol
    2010-05-26 07:05 PM
  15. de0s's Avatar
    i got a hand on an OPTUS sim card.... atleast i have an ipod with a GPS now... lol
    lucky you... I'm still trying to find a LUXGSM sim card...
    2010-05-26 07:24 PM
  16. flintoff's Avatar
    i think nonworking att sim also works and lets u get onto main screen just ask ur frnds for thier old sim cards
    2010-05-26 11:29 PM
  17. iYeow's Avatar
    i think nonworking att sim also works and lets u get onto main screen just ask ur frnds for thier old sim cards
    I don't think an official sim card that has not been activated will work, otherwise when you buy a new Iphone which already has a sim card will trigger into Home Screen. My AT&T sim card was activated but I have cancelled the service can still be activated in Canada, it just triggers in Home Screen and waiting for activation, then once I installed Ultrasn0w which i use to unlock, Activation with Rogers kick in and carrier setting is also updated upon syncing with Itunes.....
    2010-05-27 04:47 AM
  18. de0s's Avatar
    I don't think an official sim card that has not been activated will work, otherwise when you buy a new Iphone which already has a sim card will trigger into Home Screen. My AT&T sim card was activated but I have cancelled the service can still be activated in Canada, it just triggers in Home Screen and waiting for activation, then once I installed Ultrasn0w which i use to unlock, Activation with Rogers kick in and carrier setting is also updated upon syncing with Itunes.....
    So what are you saying? That even if get my hands on an sim card from the official carrier on which the iPhone was locked(a prepaid/pay-as-you-go sim card), I will not be able to activate the iPhone? But will I at least be able to access the springboard?
    2010-05-27 06:02 AM
  19. c4kw3s's Avatar
    I wonder if used att sim card can activate my Iphone 3GS,v313, baseband 5.12.01? Cause I stuck in emergency call screen. Or any prepaid att to GO Card will activate my iphone, is it possible since I am outside US, Any help/ suggestions will appreciated? thanks
    2010-05-29 04:48 AM
  20. jonnop123's Avatar
    I have the same problem, 3gs v 3.1.3 and baseband 5.12.01, if its locked to at&t could i just buy an at&t sim card off ebay and use that to activate it?
    2010-05-29 08:16 AM
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