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Old Sep 13th, 2007, 10:58 PM   #1
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mac vs. pc for unlocking iphone.

i doubt anyone here has had experience jailbreaking & unlocking an iphone using a pc and a mac, but if you have, i'd love to hear your opinions on which was easier (if there IS any difference at all).
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Old Sep 14th, 2007, 12:26 AM   #2
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Does Jailbreaking on a Mac and unlocking on a PC count? lol.

for jailbreak/activation using a Mac and INdependence was super easy... INdependence - The iPhone Dev Wiki

I unlocked it using this method on my PC which was relatively easy (although there are much simpilar one button push methods now I believe) Unlock the iPhone - a simple tutorial!

For full jailbreak/activation/unlock on a mac IPhone unlock OS X Part 1 - ModMyiPhone - Wiki, Has great instructions.

Hope this helps with your decision. =)

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i doubt anyone here has had experience jailbreaking & unlocking an iphone using a pc and a mac, but if you have, i'd love to hear your opinions on which was easier (if there IS any difference at all).
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Old Sep 14th, 2007, 01:40 AM   #3
 
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I unlocked it using the modmyiphone instructions & it seems to work!!! Hurray!!
Big thanks to the all the Dev Wiki people for their excellent work. I have no idea what I did It seemed I was stuck when my AT+CLCK="PN",0,"00000000" line returned an error but I continued with the steps (at the 3rd time) and it works

Right now it is easier because they have built a self installer!

just copy your files and go!

ModMyiPhone.com - iPhone Forums and News

(on Mac it took me 3 tries...)
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Old Sep 14th, 2007, 01:27 PM   #4
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I haven't unlocked with either yet, but have done a TON of reading. It seems that there are more "user friendly" apps for mac. I'm activating/jailbreaking/unlocking on Monday and I only have a PC. Hopefully I won't have any major problems. Very scared about bricking it accidentally.
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There are currently more options available on the PC side. A lot of the easier "one-click" options seem to be Windows based

But, Independence app (Mac) seems pretty damn straight forward. I haven't tried yet, as mine is hardware unlocked. I would like Installer.app soon though.
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Old Sep 14th, 2007, 01:59 PM   #6
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In a comparions to INdependence vs. iBrickr (mac vs. windows) I would have to say they are both awesome and user friendly for the actual jailbreak/activate part.
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fyi, i used my mac to jailbreak & unlock. easy. got stuck on 1 part but figured out that i needed to install another program via apptapp.

thanks to diveman for the iphone!!!
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I used Mac first to do the Turbosim method and although instructions were well written for some reason I had issues with SSH. Then used iBrikr on Windows and it was easier. Did it on 1st attempt even tough the instructions were not as clear as the Mac version. For the new unlock, a Mac Gui app came out recently which seems easy to use. I'd say stick with Mac just so you can get some support from fellow ehMacer's if needed.
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Old Sep 15th, 2007, 11:08 AM   #9
 
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What is BSD tools

In the ModMyiPhone web site they mention that you need to install the BSD tools before continuing step 1 in "part 4" of the mac OX install process. My question is wha is are the BSD tools, is this "jailbreak" or something else that goes by another name. I can't seem to remember seing BSD tools anywhere, where do I find this software or does it go by a different name?

Help please, I want to attempt to unlock the phone portion of my iPhone today.
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