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Thread: Jailbreak iphone 4s without activating?

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    Jailbreak iphone 4s without activating?

    hey i have an iphone 4s i got from my brother before he left for london, and i factory reset the device, and now its stuck on the activating screen...i dont have a sim card to use because i am on verizon as of now, and i dont have a sim card to use. after doing some searching i saw i could possibly jailbreak and it that would avoid the activation screen...well i have been trying to use Absinthe to do the jailbreak, but it hangs at the "Beginning jailbreak, this make take a while" for over 3 hours each time i try..is it possible to jailbreak with the activation screen? is there any way to use the phone without activating with a sim?

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    Try finding the original IPSW and restoring to it through iTunes, and then jailbreak.

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    where do i find the original IPSW? can i use any 5.0.1 IPSW?

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    when i connect it to itunes, it just says there is no sim card installed in the iphone you are atempting to activate. doesnt give me an option to flash the IPSW.

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    ok so i put it in DFU mode and it let me restore, but it doesnt let me select the IPSW to restore, it just downloads its own and does it...

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    ok restored the IPSW finally, same problem though, asks me to activate...

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    and it wont let me jailbreak

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    i have the same problem. i think we need redsnow comfortable with 4s to restore the IPSW?
    anyone knows which version of reds0n is comfortable with iphone 4s?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldi_b View Post
    i have the same problem. i think we need redsnow comfortable with 4s to restore the IPSW?
    anyone knows which version of reds0n is comfortable with iphone 4s?
    The only tool available for jailbreaking the iPhone 4S right now is Absinthe. There is an CLI method available also but its much more complicated and does the same thing.

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