BlackRa1n RC3 to jailbreak all iPhones is out now along with BlackSn0w to unlock Baseband 05.11.07. BlackSn0w unlocks iPhone 3GS and 3G only but cannot unlock iPhone 2G. Then how an iPhone 2G user can unlock iPhone 2G? Answer is simple: You can always unlock iPhone 2G with BootNeuter after jailbreaking your iPhone 2G.
In this iPhone Tutorial you will learn how to jailbreak and unlock iPhone 2G OS 3.1.2 using BlackRa1n RC3. First we will use BlackRa1n RC3 to jailbreak iPhone 2G OS 3.1.2 and then install BootNeuter to unlock iPhone 2G.
This Guide is for iPhone 2G users only. Users who want to Jailbreak and Unlock iPhone 3GS and 3G please navigate to the following guides:
- Jailbreak OS 3.1.2 Using BlackRa1n RC3
- Unlock iPhone 3GS, 3G OS 3.1.2 Baseband 05.11.07 Using BlackSn0w
How to Jailbreak iPhone 2G OS 3.1.2 using BlackRa1n RC3
To jailbreak iPhone 2G OS 3.1.2 using BlackRa1n please use the following Guide:
Once you’ve jailbroken your iPhone 2G using above guide, you can unlock iPhone 2G with BootNeuter. Please continue reading..
How to Unlock iPhone 2G OS 3.1.2 with BootNeuter
Now that you have jailbreak your iPhone 2GS OS 3.1.2 and Have Cydia icon on your SpringBoard. great! Now we are going to install BootNeuter to Unlock iPhone 2G OS 3.1.2 from Cydia.
Open the Cydia and got Search Tab. Search for BootNeuter.
Tap the BootNeuter from the search results.
Tap the install button at top-right.
Tap the Confirm button at top-right.
When done with the installation Press the big Return to Cydia button.
Launch the BootNeuter app from SpringBoard.
Set the toggles as displayed in the screenshot below to unlock iPhone 2G 3.1.2. Now press the Flash button at the top-right corner of the screen.
Warning do not interrupt the process of flashing : This may take some time before being completed, so you should have a little patience. Another tip while first syncing to itunes set your phone as new phone to avoid long run problems.
Congratz you’ve successfully jailbreak and unlock iPhone 2G OS 3.1.2.
Workout to get rid of different problems:
I have Signals but Different sim card detected, connect to iTunes Problem
Run Black Ra1n, After bootneuter
- install afc2add from Cydia.
- Reboot iPhone
- Download and run DiskAid on your computer: http://www.digidna.net/diskaid/download.php
- In DiskAid, click on the bottom left and select “root”. Then on the folders go to: private –> var –> root –> library. There you will find a folder named “Lockdown”. Copy this folder to your computer to back it up in case things don’t work out.
- Then click on “Delete from device”.
- Restart your iPhone.
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I used “iPhone1,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw” to restore (model A1203)”redsn0w-win_0.8.zip” to jailbreak/reactivate it. Asked me two files “BL-46.bin” and “BL-39.bin” (this was not in the website instructions. Had to use iTunes 8.2 (does not work with older 8.0.1 version). And at this time, my phone is being restored from previous backup.
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I followed the steps for jail breaking for the I phone 2G with update of 3.1.2. It was successfully jail broken. But when I am trying to follow Unlocking steps. Cydia is continously crashing it is not opening. I am able to use I phone as Phone (Able to call & receive calls).& also earlier installed apps & data is available. Is there is need to unlock? Why my Cydia is crashing should i have to use other installer ? I am usually installing apps through laptop, Whether I need to use cracked apps patch, I am stuck here, Kindly Help me out.
If ur 2G was already unlocked before the process then you’re good to go.. skip the unlocking..
If you want to install cracked games then you need to install patch.. for purchased apps there’s no need to patch
Thanks for your reply, But I want to install application such as video editor and stuff like that which can only be installed through Cydia or such installer. After Jail breaking cydia is installed but it is crashing not opening now in this case what shall i do ? Should I go for another installer ? (Also FYI Cydia was crashing before Upgrading to OS 3.1.2 & Jail breaking ) Can you provide me some solution ? Thanks in advance.
Make sure upgrade your Cydia when it prompts you.. It fixes the issues like you’re facing
or use icy
I can not upgrade cydia now because it is not opening itself. How to use icy ? what is it ? Also please refer my comment on patch for cracked apps/games forum as that is also giving me error. I have still not connected and synced with i tunes after upgrading to OS 3.1.2 and jail breaking.
Why not you perform a fresh restore and rejailbreak your iPhone.. after that first thing u do is let the Cydia update
IPHONE HEAT IS THE BEST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i did what you told it worked excellent.
Thank you very much.
succesfully jailbroke 2g 3.1.2. bootneuter does not allow me to set the settings as shown. seems to lock. my lack of patience or something else?
have you ever unlocked your 2G before?
if you’re getting signals then there’s no need to install bootneuter..
and btw each time you run bootneuter the default settings will be displayed again..
never unlocked. currently at&t has miserable service for the last 21/2 years and willing to switch to tmobile. want to switch service but need to verify my iphone 2g 3.1.2 is indeed unlocked..
then simply open the bootneuter..
set the toggles as displayed in screenshot..
and hit flash button.. if it asks for reboot then reboot first and then try again..
flashing take a few seconds so be patient..
thank you. apparently success this time, however, a long time asking me to wait while determining current settings after the success message. can i still sync through itunes with an unlocked iphone? to update apps, calender, contacts etc.? also, i have changed my settings to NEVER lock… is this correct? thanks again…you have been much help and quick response..
i think i spoke too soon. iphone unable to find network and/or wi-fi..
Reset Network Settings..
and yes you can sync jailbroken/unlock iPhone with iTunes and can do all the normal and abnormal stuff you do with locked one :p
How long should this take. Also there is a problem with part of my screen. It wont let me change the settings to 4.6 Will that be a huge issue?
Then you better install custom firmware:
all steps have been completed. if i open bootneuter and check the settings they come up appropriately as shown in the window. however, i changed the at&t sim card with the new tmobile sim card and the iphone requests me to connect to itunes and only allows emergency phone calling. the tmobile carrier logo does appear in the upper left in place of at&t. i put the at&t card back in and all still works. I am waiting for some direction before allowing the tmobile to connect to itunes. should i go ahead and do it?
Tap the flash button from the bootneuter.. by setting the toggles as directed..
after tapping flash, bootneuter tells me there is nothing to do. the toggles already match. i think i am there with the unlock, just not reading the new tmobile sim card. i will try the new sim card again since the process seems to be complete. thanks for your continued support and prompt response.
ops… Did you Reset Network Settings after reboot?
Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings
do the reset with the at&t sim card or the tmobile sim card installed? if with the tmobile, i can not access my home screen. i am resetting now with the at&t card installed.
Did you ever fix this problem? This is the same problem I am encountering!!! Please help!!!
What’s the problem you’re facing mneal?
I found a solution. I did everything with the 2g 3.1.2 firmware to unlock it but the bootneuter didnt work. SO:
Plug into computer and do a DFU restore (refer to google on how)
In itunes w/ phone connected hit SHIFT (KEY ON KEYBOARD) + RESTORE, and select the 3.0 .ispw (FIND it on google somewhere)
Then run REDSNOW 0.7.2 for WIN or MAC
Continue as instructed. Make sure you hit CYDIA and UNLOCK, not ICY.
Once redsnow is done. After reboot. I just put in a TMOBILE sim card and i got service no problems, works perfectly!!!!!!!!!!
If my 2G was previously unlocked using RedSnow is all I need to do is upgrade to 3.1.2 and run blackra1n… is that correct
Sorry for the lame question but I dont want to screw it up
yes.. upgrade> blackra1n if no signals > reset network settings..
Still out of luck? Install bootneuter
recently i update os 3.1.2 in my iphone 3g from 3.0 but i can’t jailbreak and unlock my phone. plz give me a reliable source for unlocking and jailbreaking software. i use windows XP
Browser the iPhone Guides category.. there you’ll find what you need
Question please – I have 2g upgraded to 3.1.2, jailbreak and unlock with blackra1n. Everything when well. After I ran blackra1n for jailbreak, it unlocked my phone also! when I installed bootneuter and ran it, bootneuter just showed then exit without allowing me to do anything. Is there some wrong? Second question – now as I look at my modem firmware it shows 04.05.04_G. Should it have gone to the 05 version since I upgrade to 3.1.2? Everything works ok so this is no big deal but I am just curious. Sorry for my ignorance and many thanks
If you had already unlocked iPhone then there’s no need to install bootneuter after jailbreak 🙂
Thank you so much for the advice. what about the modem firmware – should the modem got upgrade by 3.1.2 to the new firmware? Many thanks again. You are super!
modem firmware doesn’t matter for 2G so forget abt it :p
how to unlock my iphone for any Sim card
you’re in the right topi.. follow the steps mentioned above
Hi, I have an Iphone 2g (current firmwre 2.2.1). I want to upgrade it to 3.1.2. Can I use Blackra1n to jailbreak and unlock my iphone after i upgrade it to 3.1.2? Also will push still work in my Iphone edge network?
I followed all the instructions and I put my t-mobile sim card in and it says unsupported sim connect to iTunes. I connected and its the same message. But when I have the card in if I get a call I can answer it? I cant go to the home screen though. What should I do? Is it still locked? Bootneuter has my settings as shown on your instructions
Thank you! I updated it and I was good to go!
You updated? How did you do this? My phone is doing the same thing!!! I am so close, but must be doing something wrong. Please help!!!!!!!
I rebooted it ran black rain again reinstalled Cydia and updated it…then it worked
I ordered used 2G from ebay. It’s on it’s way. Can I go through this jailbrake/unlock sequence while iphone is without service or do I need to borrow AT&T SIM card to do the jailbrake/unlock.
You can do it without AT&T Sim
I tried to unlock with instructions provided. Having said that, I am stuck in the same boat as “rick 10 November 2009 at 6:00 pm #” above: am only able to see the emergency call screen when i put the T-Mobile SIM in. Followed the instructions/suggestions provided to him but still no luck.
Images of how far i get with the SIM:
Please let me know what to do next
Jailbreak your iPhone with BackRa1n.. I don’t think that you need to install bootneuter then because you had an already unlock iPhone.. right?
Did you figure out how to fix this problem? If so please help!!! Im having the same problem!!!
i have upgraded my iphone to 3.1.2 and it got locked and and installed blakra1n and installed cydia and i cant find the bootneuter package in it plz help me how toget it thnaks
Let the Cydia update when you open it.. then search for bootneuter
I have a jailbroken/unlocked iPhone 2G on firmware 3.0 (7A341) with baseband 04.05.04_G. I want to make sure I’m doing the right steps since I don’t want to harm my baby.
1. Upgrade iTunes to 9.0.2 and install the latest firmware 3.1.2 on the iPhone (at this point my iPhone will only be able to make emergency calls and I will not have access to my home page, correct?).
2. After the iPhone reboots, I should download and run BlackRa1n RC3. From what I understand, this will require no input from me (other than click “make it ra1n”) and it will reboot my phone automatically. That should jailbreak my iPhone and it will put a BlackRa1n app on my springboard (which should now be available to me).
3. Run the BlackRa1n app and select Cydia. Since my phone is already unlocked, I shouldn’t need to unlock it, correct? However, I should install bootneuter from Cydia and run it if it is locked for some reason.
Does this method seem correct? Also, will I lose all of the apps that I currently have installed? Should I make a backup before and restore to that backup afterward? What about my pictures, music, settings, ActivateMMS2G, etc?
You got it absolutely Right!
@ apps & backup..
Backup is recommended.. after backup everything will be saved (pictures, music, settings, iTunes Apps) except Apps installed from Cydia.. you need to install them again..
I’m in the same position as Schwagg. I have an iPhone 2G (running 3.1.2, FM is 04.05.04_G). I’ve installed BlackRa1n OK. I’ve installed Cydia OK. I’ve also installed and run BootNeuter, and that worked too (or claimed it had).
I then inserted a Vodafone UK SIM card, and my iPhone tells me that “Different SIM detected”. So my phone can only make emergency calls – although it looks like it’s connected to the Vodafone network.
Like Schwagg, I’ve tried running BlackRa1n again, twice, to no effect. I still get the same message about “Different SIM detected”.
What am I doing wrong?! So close and yet so far… any help much much appreciated!
Insert the SIM..
Put iPhone into recovery mode.. (press home + power button until iPhone reboots and iTunes and cable appear on the screen)
Did you try this? I have 2g same as yours and would like to know if your steps worked for you. Please reply. Thanks
If you’re confused then you better try custom firmware which is as easy as performing a restore:
I performed the jailbreaking process and downloaded Bootneuter. Ran it till the screen that it successfully finished. Then it will go to determining settings message and just hang there. I reset the network settings before and after reboot and have toggled between version 3.9 and 4.6 to get it to load again but no success! If I reboot the phone, it says searching… Occasionally on reboot it says no sim and whenever I insert my Cellular One sim it tells me I must connect to Itunes. Please help!
reset network settings
Why doesn’t this method require the custom .ipsw files that other sites are saying is necessary?
Custom ipsw was necessary before the release of BlackSn0w..
but not now..
but it’s true that custom firmware is the safest way to proceed. Here’s the custom firmware for 2G and other devices:
I currently have a jailbroken and unclocked iphone 2g 3.0.1 (7A400) with modem firmware 04.05.04_G. I used Cydia/ultrasn0w to unlock it about 5 months ago. What do i need to do to get it jailbroken and Unlocked with OS 3.1.2? Please help.
follow the guide above or use custom firmware linked in another response to your comment
Did all of the above, however the signal is set to searching and doesn’t move an inch, please help!
you need to reset network settings
Thanks IPhoneheat. Just wanted to share my experience.
I had the iphone 2g with OS 3.0 Unlocked and Jail broken. I downloaded the IPSW file for OS 3.1.2 and restored it using itunes and then used the blackra1n. Once it finished installing the blackra1n, my phone was jailbroken and Unlocked and it picked up my t-mobile service right away. I did not have to unlock the phone again. So this was pretty fast and quick for me. I checked the system and it shows me that I have 3.1.2 OS and itunes also confirms it. Hope this helps others.
Thanks Iphone heat. I now have to jailbrake and Unlock my refurbished iphone 3g S which i just bought. Any tips for that? let me know.
Thanks for the input MMRQ..
Also checkout iPhone Guides category.. there you’ll find tons of guides on how to do fun stuff with iPhone.. and also checkout themes.
solution to the unlocking iphone 2g 3.1.2, after bootnueter.
1- install afc2add from Cydia.
2- Reboot iPhone
3- Download and run DiskAid on your computer: http://www.digidna.net/diskaid/download.php
4- In DiskAid, click on the bottom left and select “root”. Then on the folders go to: private –> var –> root –> library. There you will find a folder named “Lockdown”. Copy this folder to your computer to back it up in case things don’t work out.
5- Then click on “Delete from device”.
6- Restart your iPhone.
I successfully unlock/jailbroke 3.0 using tool from iphoneheat but i accidently restored my iphone and its now software version is 3.1.2. Im using iphone and the problem is i have a signal and at&t logo is showing up but screen is stuck on connect to itunes and says different sim card detected
what should i do first?
I’m having the same problem; any solution to this?
Simply run the BlackRa1n.. Follow the detailed guide above
just got it to work using the method here:
I followed your instructions to the letter however I am now stuck on ” Please wait determing current settings” in bootneuter. I need help its been stuck for nearly an hour. I also have it plugged in to my pc but itunes is not open. 2g running 3.1.2 and im screwed.
reboot your iPhone and reset network settings..
still out of luck? try bootneuter again
hi i have follow all of the steps black rain and such. my iphone 2g is now jailbroken and i am attempting to unlock it. but i when i sett the toggles on bootnueter it says to reboot but or cancel. the reboot button is in red and wont do any thing. i keep tapping reboot andd nothing happens so i press cancel. i read on other places to reset network settings it also has rest in red and when i press it nothing happens so i hae to cancel. what is wrong?!?!?!! hlp ive been working on this for several hours.
You need to follow the instructions carefully..
If you’re still out of luck you can try custom firmware:
I had a question about this,I’ve read the comments and it’s been mentioned but I just wanna make sure before I go about doing this, cuz I dont want to do it twice.
When I got my iPhone 2g it had 3.1.2 installed I ran blackra1n installed bootneuter and I couldnt get it working, so i then downgraded to 3.0 and installed redsn0w and unlocked it, if I now upgrade to 3.1.2 and run blackra1n my iPhone stay unlocked?
You just need to jailbreak it.. if it’s already unlocked then simply reset network settings once jailbroken
amazing guide…i have an iphone 2g with 1.1.x i jus need to upgrade to os 3.1.what should i do???
Simply update to OS 3.1.2 and run blackra1n and install Bootneuter
I have successfully unlocked my 2G iPhone. How can I test it? Can I go to a T-Mobile store and ask them for a test SIM card? Or can I buy a cheap SIM card for the US?
Hi there , I don’t know if I’m using this right.
I have followed all the process above to jailbreak. The mistake I have made was I have unistalled blackra1n before installing Cydia. Now I can’t re-install blackra1n.I did try , but I don’t see the icon. Is there another way to install cydia?
simply restore the firmware 3.1.2 again and then run blackra1n
after jailbreak. iphone 2g wont activate.
If you’re stuck at emergency screen.. it means it’s not jailbroken..
try the blackra1n again
ok i tried it again. and again and still stuck in the emergancy screen. this is on a 2g i also tired it on my 3gs and same thing. what im i doing wrong.? thanks for the support! will def donnate
We do NOT accept Donations.
Why not try another USB Port or on another computer…
if it fails again (it should NOT) then you have custom firmware to try.. available under iPhone Firmwares category
ok. before trying the custom firmware. i put the phone in DFU mode then retored it. then used blackrain. and it worked! thx! for the support!!! now i have to try it on my 3gs
I just forgot to suggest that 🙂
good luck for 3GS
successfully jailbreak iphone 2g 3.1.2..
thanks iphoneheat and developer
all works well except it show NO Service and my baseband was not updated.. how can i fix it? i need help badly..tnx
DID you install Bootneuter?
if yes/you already had unlocked 2G earlier, then make sure to reset your network settings
Hi There, hope someone can help me on this. i Have sucessfully jailbreak and unlock the iphone 2g 3.1.2 using the steps here. but when i try to connect to the latest Iphonepcsuite programn i have now, it will prompt me saying that the phone is not jailbreak, i dont know what is happening…….cant sync my phone cotacts now. pls help……. Thanks!
In bootneuter it is saying determining current setting. Its been like that for at least 20 min. i just realized my wifi isnt working and i cant get it back on. could that be the problem. Also i tried resetting network settings.
hey my man, did everything you said, but no luck, the bootneuter hangs up for 4 minutes then it shows that a restore is needed then whenever i click ok it keeps trying to determine the current settings.. my god dunno what to do, a little help would be appreciated =)
Worked like a charm! Thanks for the directions! HOOOOYAAA!
Please help me, if I have a 2G iphone firmware 1.1.1 unlocked 2 years ago, can I upgrade it to 3.1.2 by this method? BlackRa1n RC3, BootNeuter
Thank you in advance.
Use any guide available for 2G
Ok, I got through the jailbreak and bootneuter with no issues, my 2g boots ups but only shows ‘searching’ for signal. I have a basic regular at&t sim card installed and just want to unlock the iphone for basic service without the expensive contract.
Anyone know what I need to do?
did you try resetting network settings
This worked for me on 2g. Great, Thanks
Hi please help ! i had jailbroken my phone and i downloaded cydia and bootneuter after i click bootneuter it says determining settings or something and it says it for a long time then eventually makes me loose signal so how do i fix that?! thanks!
reboot.. then reset network settings
my iphone 2G says install to itunes. Can i still unlock/jailbreak it while it says that? And all I have to do is follow the steps above?
hey man…thanks a tonn…was stuck for 3 weeks with this shyt…1st the phone worked but wasn’t synching with itunes..so no music and games ..!!
thanks a tonn HEAT..lol
Keep up the gud work
this is great….i hve a wee issue though….i am getting a message “different sim detected please connect to itunes”, but i can see my carrier registered top eft and can make emergency calls. can anyone please help me (ps i am a newbie)
@soren- i had the same prb…jss follow the instructions mentioned..it will work gr8..evn m nt a pro !!
re-jailbreak or try 3.1.3 jailbreak with RedSn0w 🙂
i need help, i jail broke my 2g 8g i phone with blakra1n and some how the phone went off, i tried restoring it and after that it ends up on the emergency mode, i tried with the restore system you created but it keeps on showing Error. (1604) can u please tell me what to do ?
restore latest firmware and use redsn0w to jailbreak and unlock iphone 2g
hi i tried it , but did not work out, ((( after every thing including the binary stuff, it ends up where it shows downloading jailbreak Data, and seems some thing is loading but ends up like that for ever
try the os 3.1.3
hi i followed the instructions u gave me, its keeps on rebooting with the apple logo, going on and on . what can i do at this stage ? should i reset and start all over again??
thanks alot, it did work , i all i needed to do was to downloas the 3.1.2 frimewire from the link you sent and every thing worked perfectly. thanks once more ))))
Hi, my i phone got locked last feb. when i update it to 3.1.3,my iphone is 3gs, i tried saveral method but could not make headway iam getting frustrated pls help me out
Device: iphone 2g
Jailbreak tool if used: redsn0w
AppSync installed: no
Unlock tool if used: redsn0w
Computer OS: windows 7
What your problem is: i am on an unofficial sim and recently jailbroked my iphone. when i run cydia after 1st run and try to add source it gives
error: refreshing data
failed to fetch
NetDB: open nodname nor servername provided, or not known
and same couple of errors like that, kindly help me fix cydia to run and add sources and search packages.here are some pictures i took for better idea
Hi I have an ulocked 2g IPhone on version 1.1.4 . I am not sure how it was unlocked or jailbroken,is the procedure for updating to the latesest os the same? It was a AT&T phone bought at a apple store but is now operating on a pay as you go rogers SIm card in Canada will it need to be unlocked?
am having a problem with my 2G iphone. it refuses to upload programmes of even music files. i dont know what to do.
can you help ?
OMG, I have been trying redsnow and snowbreeze for more than 10 hours. Blackrain rules and thank you so much for this guide.
I spent the weekend working on this. I have an iPhone 2g and I jailbroke and unlocked it following your instructions. I have done it numerous times but each time i insert a working at&t sim card either it locks me out (connect to iTunes or call for emergency) or it never finds the network. It stays searching. I am trying to use a working AT & T Sim. I have cydia and bootneuter on and working. I could not use redsn0w because it constantly said that the .ipsw wasn’t correct, but I did manage to jailbreak and then unlock….Just can’t get past the Searching or other times the Connect to itunes….Any suggestions? I have restored and re done many times
provide iOS 3.1.2 to redsn0w instead of 3.1.3
how do I back down from 3.1.3
my iphone 2g serial no:87815z21wh8 this my iphone serial,,,my iphone program formated i have the steup just i needed the quickpwn but i can’t downloaded,,,,plz can you tall me how can i downloaded