1. rubberwheels's Avatar
    I found my old iPhone 3G lying in my drawer. The thing is that I don't know the unlock code. I upgraded to my iPhone 4. I don't know the version number. It's been a while. Is there a way to actually use it again? My niece needs a phone and I want to give her this for her birthday coming up.

    Thanks!
    2011-05-15 04:41 AM
  2. davesnothere11's Avatar
    Restore it. If it's jailbroken there's a way to delete all the saved passwords with an ssh tool somewhere here on MMI.
    2011-05-15 05:01 AM
  3. rubberwheels's Avatar
    I'm sorry. How do I go about restoring it?
    2011-05-15 06:50 AM
  4. DevouredDreams's Avatar
    plug in usb cord to device
    then hold power button+sleep button together for 10 seconds
    then release power button but keep holding home button till itunes recognizes device
    then hit restore in itunes
    2011-05-15 06:54 AM
  5. rubberwheels's Avatar
    I haven't done this in a while. Do I use the Shift + Click on restore and I select the firmware?
    2011-05-15 07:09 AM
  6. DevouredDreams's Avatar
    if your wanting to go to 3.1.3 then yes but if your going to anything above that youll need shsh blobs.
    2011-05-15 07:13 AM
  7. rubberwheels's Avatar
    Mhm. I don't even know what version my iphone is. My brother probably did some stuff on it and now he's gone. I don't even know the unlock code. I tried to Hold Power + Home and restore using Shift + Click. I grabbed the 3.1.3 and 4.2.1 file. Both didn't work. =[ I don't know what to do.
    2011-05-15 07:22 AM
  8. DevouredDreams's Avatar
    when itunes recognized it was the screen black a.k.a dfu mode?

    and if so what happened when you restored to 3.1.3?

    error 1015?
    2011-05-15 07:24 AM
  9. rubberwheels's Avatar
    Yeah, iTunes recognized it. I don't get any error number.
    2011-05-15 07:47 AM
  10. DevouredDreams's Avatar
    what are you getting?
    2011-05-15 07:49 AM
  11. rubberwheels's Avatar
    It just says Error. This firmware isn't compatible with your phone.
    2011-05-15 07:53 AM
  12. DevouredDreams's Avatar
    need a fresh download then. firmware might be corrupt.


    iphone 3g 3.1.3 download here.
    2011-05-15 07:55 AM
  13. rubberwheels's Avatar
    yeah I grabbed the same file. haha. I think it's a 3gs instead of a 3g.
    2011-05-15 07:57 AM
  14. DevouredDreams's Avatar
    on the back is the writing on the bottom shiny or grey?
    2011-05-15 07:59 AM
  15. rubberwheels's Avatar
    It's chrome. Haha. I'm a dummy. It's a 3gs.
    2011-05-15 08:00 AM
  16. DevouredDreams's Avatar
    yep its a 3gs
    2011-05-15 08:01 AM
  17. rubberwheels's Avatar
    I got 3194 error then the 1604 error. Trying to install the 3.1.3 firmware.
    2011-05-15 08:29 AM
  18. DevouredDreams's Avatar
    download tiny umbrella (google it)
    open tiny umbrella
    click on your device in the left
    then hit save shsh
    tell me what ios versions show up after its done.

    just turn device back on as well.
    Last edited by DevouredDreams; 2011-05-15 at 08:34 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2011-05-15 08:34 AM
  19. rubberwheels's Avatar
    Should the phone be in DFU mode? When in DFU mode the Installed Firmware Version is blank. When it's on normally, nothing shows up on devices.
    2011-05-15 08:35 AM
  20. DevouredDreams's Avatar
    damn could be the passcode lock.

    if you dont need an unlock just place it in dfu mode and restore to 4.3.3.
    2011-05-15 08:40 AM
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