Restore iphone 3gs without updating
With Hasim’s method, you can hactivate your i Phone using phone book sim card, without actually going through the pains of hacking it.Sherif Hasim has also posted a video to show you how it activate your i Phone without the official i Phone carrier SIM: Use any phonebook sim card, they are there in radioshak, mobile phone shops or any mobile tech moles , any phone book simcard will do the trick, no need for programmable sims, all those phonebook sims used to save ur contacts and transfer them have a universal ICCIDs preprogrammed so they all work.Or better yet, just let i Tunes or i OS update itself without trying to use the firmware files manually.If you need them, you can get the latest versions of i Phone firmware, i Pad firmware, and i Pod touch firmware directly from Apple.Please note that the phonebook sim cards will work as is in i Phone 3GS and i Phone 3G but you’ll need to convert it into a micro-SIM in case of i Phone 4.So with this activation solution, i Phone users will be able to use this method to activate (or hacktivate) their i Phone and use tools like Spirit or Redsn0w to jailbreak (which can’t be used for hactivation) their i Phone and then use Ultrasn0w to unlock their i Phone. This is an essential step otherwise you may encounter future errors when trying to update or install i OS versions.Note that i Tunes Error 3194 can also happen sometimes if the wrong firmware version is used, and you will see an error message like “This device isn’t eligible for the requested build”, which is why it’s necessary to always use the appropriate firmware files for your device if you are performing manual updates.
This may look something like the following: Save the file and try to restore the i OS device again. Each IP rule with a # in front of it becomes voided.
Initially that’s not a problem, but it can trigger the error when i OS is later attempted to be updated to a new version, restored from a backup, or modified.
Most modern jailbreak apps will make the necessary changes to prevent the error from ever being triggered, but that isn’t always the case.
Sherif Hasim has figured out an easy way to activate i Phone 4, i Phone 3GS and i Phone 3G without needing the official i Phone carrier SIM.
Please note it doesn’t unlock your i Phone but it activates it.