How to Unlock the iPhone 3G

daily iphone The Apple iPhone 3G is one of the most versatile smart phones on the market. However, it is only available on AT&T in North America and select carriers worldwide. You can unlock a 3G iPhone and remove the SIM card restriction so that it will work on other 3G networks. In order to unlock an iPhone, you must first jailbreak the iOS device.......Read more
The Apple iPhone 3G is one of the most versatile smart phones on the market. However, it is only available on AT&T in North America and select carriers worldwide. You can unlock a 3G iPhone and remove the SIM card restriction so that it will work on other 3G networks. In order to unlock an iPhone, you must first jailbreak the iOS device. Jailbreaking an iPhone allows you to install unofficial software on your device, such as unlock tools.

Steps

  1. Install the latest version of iTunes. You should first check the Dev-Team Blog website (see Sources) to verify that the latest versions of their jailbreak tools are compatible with the latest version of iTunes.
  2. Obtain a download bundle for the latest iOS version. Jailbreak tools usually are written for the latest version of iOS.
    • Conduct an Internet search for "Download iOS for iPhone 3G."
    • Select a reputable site (such as ihackintosh.com) and download the appropriate .ipsw file for your 3G. If you are an iPhone developer, or know someone who is, you can obtain this file through the Apple iOS Developer Program.
    • Save this file in an easily accessible location, such as your Desktop folder.
  3. Download the latest version of PwnageTool.
    • Make sure you have torrent software installed so that you will be able to download the necessary installation files.
    • Go to the Dev-Team Blog.
    • Click the "PwnageTool Info" link and follow the instructions for downloading the executable.
    • Once downloaded, launch the installation file and follow the prompts.
  4. Launch PwnageTool.
    • Select the 3G image. Click the next arrow.
    • Select the .ipsw bundle that you downloaded in Step 2. Once the software finds the file, it will prompt you to create an .ipsw bundle that you will use to jailbreak the iPhone.
    • Follow the onscreen prompts to put your iPhone 3G in Device Firmware Recovery (DFU) mode.
  5. Open iTunes to complete the iPhone jailbreak.
    • iTunes will detect your iPhone in "recovery mode." Click "OK" to dismiss the popup.
    • On the Devices menu, hold down the Option or Alt key (depending on if you are on Apple OS X or Microsoft Windows) and click "Restore."
    • You should now be prompted to select the .ipsw file you wish to restore from. Select the file you created with PwnageTool (the file name should end with "Custom_Restore").
    • iTunes will restore your iPhone 3G using the custom firmware you created. Once this process is complete, you can safely backup your device and sync your personal information using iTunes.
  6. Launch the Cydia application on your iPhone and search for ultrasn0w. Once found, install ultrasn0w on your device. If ultrasn0w doesn't appear in your search results, follow these steps:
    • Click the "Manage" button on the Cydia home screen and then select "Sources."
    • Click "Edit" and then "Add."
    • Enter "" http://repo666.ultrasn0w.com" into the Cydia/APT URL field and click the "Add Source" button.
    • Once Cydia verifies the URL that you have entered and registers the repository URL, return to the Cydia homescreen and continue installing ultrasn0w.
  7. Wait for your iPhone 3G to reboot. Once ultrasn0w completes the unlocking process, you can use any carrier's SIM card with your device.

Tips

  • If you wish to restore your iPhone to its factory settings after unlocking, use the Restore button in iTunes. Please note, you will lose all personal data, information and applications. You will no longer be able to use applications that were available on your jailbroken iPhone.
  • Apple frequently includes in iOS updates "plugs" for software holes exploited by jailbreak programs. After jailbreaking your iPhone, do not use iTunes to update your device. Check the Dev-Team Blog frequently to determine when and where you should download updates for your device.

Warnings

  • Jailbreaking and unlocking an iPhone are not activities sanctioned by Apple or any of its service partners. If you experience difficulties with your iPhone after unlocking, you must restore it to its factory settings prior to bringing it in for service. While jailbreaking and unlocking an iPhone is legal, Apple considers these actions violations of their end-user license agreement and may deny any service claims.

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How to Get Free Songs on Your iPhone or iPod Touch with iDownload Pro

daily iphone Want completely FREE, UNLIMITED songs on your iPhone or iPod touch that you can even transfer to your music library without having to sign up for anything? This is the article for you!>......Read more

Steps

  1. Make sure your iPod/iPhone has ios 4.3 or higher.
  2. Open the App Store, tap the search tab and type "Downloader" Install it.
  3. Once the app has installed, open it.
  4. To start downloading music, click on the search tab, select mp3 as the file type, and choose your search engine. (Mp3skull is the best)
  5. Type the artist and song you want to download into the search bar. Example: HIM One last time (HIM being the band, one last time the song name)
  6. You will be taken to a page that has a list of songs with different links under each song.
  7. Scroll through and find the song you want. (Pick one with a length to the left of it, i.e. 4:04.
  8. When you find the song you want, click the link under it that says "Download." A window will come up allowing you to name the file and pick a folder to put it in. Once named, press download in the top right corner. The song will begin to download in the "Downloads" tab.
    • To create a folder, open the files tab, click "add" at the top, and name your folder, then press done at the top. You can now save all your music in this folder, or create different ones for different artists, genres, etc.
  9. Once the download is complete, click on the "Files" tab. This is where all your music will be. You can listen to the songs from this page or you can read on to learn how to transfer them to your normal Music library.
    • To transfer the songs into your music library, plug your device into your computer and open iTunes. Click on your device name, select "apps" at the top of the page, and scroll down to File Sharing. Select the iDownload app, then select the files you want to put in your music library, then click "Save to" and select the folder you want to keep the music in. Once saved, open the folder, select the songs you want, and simply drag them to your music folder on your iPod/iPhone. You're done! The songs are now in your music library.

Tips

  • You can download as many songs as you want.
  • You can also download pictures, and other types of files with this program.
  • Make sure to test it out before
  • Make sure to click autofeed.

Things You'll Need

  • iPhone or iPod Touch with ios 4.3 or higher. iTunes to transfer the songs to your music library.

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How to Identify a Refurbished Iphone

daily iphone Refurbished iPhones are phones that have been repackaged by Apple for sale after the product has been returned or exchanged after its initial purchase. Refurbished iPhones have usually been repaired by Apple technicians, and some of these phones may even contain replacement parts if they had been previously defective. Although refurbished phones are certified by Apple to be fully functional and operational, some iPhone vendors or sellers may not be able to determine if a particular iPhone is refurbished......Read more
Refurbished iPhones are phones that have been repackaged by Apple for sale after the product has been returned or exchanged after its initial purchase. Refurbished iPhones have usually been repaired by Apple technicians, and some of these phones may even contain replacement parts if they had been previously defective. Although refurbished phones are certified by Apple to be fully functional and operational, some iPhone vendors or sellers may not be able to determine if a particular iPhone is refurbished. In some cases, iPhone vendors may try to sell you an iPhone under the impression that the device is new and has never been used. To identify a refurbished iPhone, you can examine the iPhone's packaging and review the device's serial number to determine the manufacturing date.

Steps

  1. Look for an "Apple Certified" seal on the packaging. This seal indicates that the iPhone has undergone testing and the refurbishment process by Apple-certified technicians.
  2. Examine the iPhone's box and packaging. Refurbished iPhones will usually be sold in all-white boxes or packaging.
    • If you buy an iPhone that does not have packaging at all, or is not in the iPhone-branded packaging, the iPhone may be refurbished.
  3. Locate the serial number of the iPhone. The serial number contains information that will determine whether or not the device is refurbished.
    • If the iPhone is powered on, go to the Home screen and tap "Settings," then "General," then "About." You can then tap on "Serial Number" from the About screen to locate the iPhone's serial number.
    • If the iPhone is turned off, access the phone's Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card tray to locate the serial number, which is printed directly on the SIM tray. If you are using an original iPhone model, the serial number will be printed on the back case of the phone.
  4. Examine the iPhone's serial number. The digits within a serial number will indicate when the iPhone was manufactured and produced.
    • Determine if the first digit of the serial number is "5." If the device has been refurbished and is "Apple Certified," then Apple will modify the serial number to begin with the number "5."
    • Locate the third digit of the serial number. The third digit indicates the last digit of the year in which the iPhone was manufactured. For example, if the third digit is an "8," the iPhone was made in the year 2008. If the third digit is a "0," then the iPhone was manufactured in 2010.
    • Examine the fourth and fifth digits of the serial number. These digits will indicate the week of year in which the phone was manufactured. For example, if the fourth and fifth digits are "51," then the iPhone was made in late December of the year it was manufactured.
    • Although the manufacturing dates within a serial number may not be recent, it is still possible that the iPhone has never been used and has been sitting in its original packaging since its release.

Tips

  • If your iPhone came in an iPhone-branded box, compare the serial number printed on the box with the serial number of the iPhone. If the serial numbers are different, then the box is not the iPhone's original packaging.
  • All refurbished iPhones that are "Apple Certified" have a 1-year limited warranty through Apple, with the option to extend your warranty up to 2 years. Contact Apple directly to verify that the warranty is applicable to your device, especially if you purchased the iPhone from a third-party.
  • If you are buying an iPhone online and cannot inspect the phone in person beforehand, ask the seller questions about the serial number or determine the website's return or exchange policies in the event you are sold a refurbished device.

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