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Iphone 2g given to me. phone is dead. when turned on, it shows apple logo and itunes plug. I went to itunes and followed prompt to have software restored. It failed saying not able to restore. An unknown error occured (1012). I am not able to do anything/no response. I want to turn it on and have it unlocked so I can use my prepaid TMobil SIM card. Also to use it overseas. Please help. Thanks. Vince

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Is it unlocked/openline? coz if not it will only recognize the authorizedc simcard. If it is try put your sim card in before you open it. plug them in your computer, have the itunes downloaded first. It should work.

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Don’t do anything silly at this point. Just wait while iTunes installs the new firmware 3.0 on your iPhone. Your iPhone screen at this point will be showing a progress bar indicating installation progress. After the installation is done, iPhone will restart automatically and you should now have a fully unlocked and jailbroken iPhone 2G. iPhone 3G on the hand will only be jailbroken, not unlocked. iPhone 3G users will have to wait for Dev-Team to release ultrasn0w on Cydia in order to unlock their phones.
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Feel free to ask me any question here should you run into any problem during the update process.
Disclaimer: This guide is for testing & educational purposes only. I’m not responsible for any loss of important data or malfunctioning of your iPhone.
Download Links:
Download iTunes 8.2
Download iPhone OS 3.0 Custom Firmware (iPhone 2G) [Screenshot]
Download iPhone OS 3.0 Custom Firmware (iPhone 3G) [Screenshot]

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