How to Update Your 2G iPhone to 3.0 Without Losing Activation, Unlock

Posted June 17, 2009 at 2:21pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 66780 views
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This is an important note for those looking to update their 2G iPhone to the 3.0 firmware without losing their activation and unlock.

If you click the Update button in iTunes to install the 3.0 firmware you will not loose your unlock. (2G iPhones ONLY).

HOWEVER, if you are using the 2G iPhone on an unofficial carrier you may loose your activation. This means that will your network will be detected but you will not be able to use your iPhone.

You will loose your activation if you used QuickPwn to jailbreak your iPhone. If you used PwnageTool you will not.

If you are super excited about iPhone 3.0 and wish to update immediately, either make sure you jailbroke with PwnageTool or rejailbreak using PwnageTool and then do the update.

Otherwise wait for a little bit and the iPhone Dev-Team will release new PwnageTool and QuickPwn utilities shortly.



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xhippiechildx - July 15, 2009 at 1:07pm
Hi, I also unlocked using QuickPwn for windows. I\'m running 2.2.1 and want to upgrade SO MUCH! But something with the dev team for QuickPwn means they\'ve stopped developing QuickPwn so I was wondering whether I could upgrade to 3.0 and then unlock using redsn0w? would that work okay? has anyone else tried this? Thanks!
John - June 20, 2009 at 10:24am
Hi peeps please kindly help me with my problem im really going crazy with my iphne i cant unlock my iphone tried ibricker, ziphone and liberty but its not working.... my iphne is 2g with 1.1.3 ver.....
air phloo - June 20, 2009 at 10:21am
I upgraded my unlocked 2G iPhone. Works fine except no YouTube. Also, the battery seems to die extremely fast when I am outside. No data plan but I think the phone is trying to connect all the time or something. Maybe I need to hack the apn settings?
Shawn Parker - June 20, 2009 at 10:54am
you need to add your APN setting back again - same thing happened to me battery life got better but you have to turn off wifi
John - June 19, 2009 at 12:02am
guys my iphone2g is also stuck in emergency screen i was trying to upgrade it from 2.2.1 ver to 3.0 then i think something was wrong and it didnt continue then it says that the phone will restore.. and now my phone in back to 1.3 ver. i dont know what to do please help....... ive been trying to jailbreak it but it says that the ipsw didnt match to me devide...i need an immediate response am going crazy over this.
actasci - June 18, 2009 at 7:33pm
hell no man; it\'s going emergency screen after hard reset. everything was good, until i did hard reset (home + power buttons). now i stuck in the emergency screen and i need to downgrade my iphone in the middle of the night.
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