How to Unlock / Activate iPhone 3GS Without Original Sim Card on 5.0.1

by on February 7, 2012

How to Unlock / Activate iPhone 3GS Without Original Sim Card on 5.0.1? Well, if you have an iPhone 3GS and looking for activating it without using the original SIM card, we will be happy to help you out. Just follow the below step by step and it will help you to unlock and activate your iPhone 3GS without even using the Original Sim Card.

How to Unlock / Activate iPhone 3GS Without Original Sim Card on 5.0.1

Note: there is a possibility that your GPS might not work when you follow this method. But there is no other solution to unlock the iPhone 3GS.

For whom this Guide:

  • This guide is basically for the older model of the iPhone 3GS. You can check you production week by going to Settings > General > About
  • If you have a SN beginning like 88926 it means your production week is 26 of 2009. (The week number is 4th and the 4th digit of the SN)
  • You should make sure that it is before week 40 in order to make use of this unlock. The newer models won’t work with this.

Requirement to Unlock / Activate iPhone 3GS Without Original Sim Card on 5.0.1:

How to Unlock / Activate iPhone 3GS Without Original Sim Card on 5.0.1:

  • The first step is to update your device and jailbreak using Redsn0w, choose the “Install iPad baseband” when prompted. Deselect Cydia but do install iPad baseband if you have already jailbroken your device. You can follow this step by step guide to jailbreak and unlock your device.

Unlock / Activate iPhone 3GS without Original Sim Card on 5.0.1

  • Wait a while till the installer finishes installing the iPad Basebands and let it restart after it’s done.
  • After it has restarted, open Cydia, go to Manage > Sources > Edit > Add and this repo:

http://repo666.ultrasn0w.com

How to Unlock / Activate iPhone 3GS Without Original Sim Card on 5.0.1

  • After that just search and install ultrasn0w, restart your phone and put any SIM card in your iPhone 3GS
  • Launch Cydia again and again go to Manage > Sources > Edit > Add this repo:

http://repo.bingner.com/

  • Search for SAM and SAMPrefs, download and install them on your phone.
  • Tap your way to Settings > SAM and tap on “Deactivate iPhone”
  • Connect your iPhone to iTunes on your PC and let the iTunes Activate your iPhone officially. You will receive a message confirming that saying “iPhone is activated”

Congrats you are done. This is how you can unlock and activate your iPhone 3GS without even using the original SIM card.

Let us know through comments if you have any problems doing so. We would love to help you out.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

grecko February 8, 2012 at 12:58 am

Dont work :(

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grecko February 8, 2012 at 1:27 am

Ok now it works!!!!!!!! Yaay! thanx

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Zoha1b February 8, 2012 at 2:10 am

This is not that way, you need to go to utilities in Sam, and revert it to stock. And then restore and backup activation. Just search it on youtube. You also need to give Sam a carrier bundle for which your sim is lock too. Otherwise it fails to activate 3GS.

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Bledi Musa Leka February 8, 2012 at 3:32 am

Old news

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Mariga Tibou Marikah February 8, 2012 at 3:32 am

GOOD NEWS GUYS UNLOCK FOR IPHONE 4 BASE BAND- 4.11.08

http://pastebin.com/ZV5jzF24
Get you patch file here to unlock
Good luck

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Jack Boyd February 8, 2012 at 3:32 am

Jailbreak Link watch

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Jack Boyd February 8, 2012 at 3:32 am
scala February 8, 2012 at 6:11 pm

I get an error on redSn0w that says does not work on 1st gen device. i have an iPhone 3gs on 4.2 the simcard reader is broken and doesnt work (have to solder new connector) in the mean time im trying this fix. Any ideas?

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scala February 8, 2012 at 6:25 pm

@scala also tried redsn0w b4 and b5

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Christopher Theappleboy February 8, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Hey.. How to unlock 4S softbank japan ?

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Chloe Lee March 2, 2012 at 3:26 am

my iphone4 is lock on baseband 04.11.08..how to unlock?

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