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How to Unlock iPhone 3GS Baseband 05.16.01 & 05.16.02 on iOS 4.3.3?

WARNING: DO NOT install the iPad baseband on the 3GS. The newer 3GS (week 36 & above of the year 2011 (Serial No:xx136xxxxx)) will DEFINITELY brick your device during 06.15 baseband flash. It has been confirmed to permanently damage the built-in radio hardware, thus rendering it useless pretty much forever. It doesn't matter whether you integrate it into a custom IPSW or use Redsn0w. As of now the only solution is to return to Apple store & get it replaced. The iPad BB unlock solution had its share of happy times & now its over. So think twice. The older iP3GS's (week 35 & below) are safe. A more detailed discussion about this can be found at JailbreakQA.

Here is a complete step-by-step guide to jailbreak and unlock iPhone 3GS 05.16.01 or 05.16.02 baseband on iOS 4.3.3. For those who do not know, restoring stock iOS 4.3 IPSW on your iPhone upgrades its baseband to 05.16.01 and restoring stock iOS 4.3.1, iOS 4.3.2 or iOS 4.3.3 IPSW will upgrade your iPhone 3GS baseband to 05.16.02. As both of these bands are less in value than 06.15.00, so it is technically possible to upgrade them to iPad baseband which is unlockable using Ultrasn0w 1.2.3.

WARNING: After upgrading your iPhone 3GS to iPad baseband, you MIGHT lose your GPS functionality. MuscleNerd of iPhone Dev-Team has already promised to devise a downgrade method for iPhone 3GS/3G iPad baseband users which should restore GPS functionality. Before continuing, please read the conclusion at the end of this note.

Redsn0w 0.9.6RC16 Main How to Unlock iPhone 3GS Baseband 05.16.01 & 05.16.02 on iOS 4.3.3?

Jailbreak iOS 4.3.3 on iPhone 3GS on Windows or Mac Using Redsn0w:

These steps below will help you to jailbreak and upgrade your iPhone 3GS 05.16.01 or 05.16.02 baseband to iPad baseband. If you are already jailbroken on iOS 4.3.3 but do not have iPad baseband, you still need to follow the steps below to re-jailbreak and upgrade your baseband to 06.15.00. If you are already jailbroken on iOS 4.3.3 and have iPad baseband, skip to step 18.

  1. Download iTunes 10.2.2 for Windows or Mac OS X from here
  2. Download Redsn0w 0.9.6RC16 for Windows or Mac OS X from here
  3. Download stock iOS 4.3.3 IPSW for iPhone 3GS from here.
  4. Launch Redsn0w 0.9.6RC16 and click on the Browse button. Select iOS 4.3.3 IPSW which you downloaded in step 3 and let Redsn0w to process the provided IPSW.
  5. Browse for iOS 4.3.3 IPSW How to Unlock iPhone 3GS Baseband 05.16.01 & 05.16.02 on iOS 4.3.3?

  6. If your iPhone 3GS has new-bootrom, choose YES and if your iPhone 3GS has old-bootrom, choose NO. If you are unsure about the bootrom of your iPhone, use iDetector tool by iH8sn0w.
  7. iPhone 3GS Old+New Bootrom How to Unlock iPhone 3GS Baseband 05.16.01 & 05.16.02 on iOS 4.3.3?

  8. Once IPSW has been successfully processed and identified, click on the Next > button.
  9. Redsn0w 0.9.6RC16 IPSW Successfully IDentified How to Unlock iPhone 3GS Baseband 05.16.01 & 05.16.02 on iOS 4.3.3?

  10. Now wait while Redsn0w patches the kernel of the provided IPSW.
  11. Redsn0w 0.9.6RC16 Patching Kernel How to Unlock iPhone 3GS Baseband 05.16.01 & 05.16.02 on iOS 4.3.3?

  12. ( Update: Please read the Updates section towards the end of this post first before proceeding. )
    Choose Install Cydia and Install iPad baseband from the available jailbreak options. If you have jailbroken your device already, then please do not tick the Install Cydia option again.
  13. Redsn0w 0.9.6RC16 Install iPad Baseband How to Unlock iPhone 3GS Baseband 05.16.01 & 05.16.02 on iOS 4.3.3?

  14. Now you will see iPad baseband upgrade warning. Read it and if you agree to the involved risks, click YES. Click on the Next > button to continue.
  15. iPad Baseband Warning1 How to Unlock iPhone 3GS Baseband 05.16.01 & 05.16.02 on iOS 4.3.3?

  16. Connect your iPhone to your PC or Mac via USB cable and make sure it is completely powered OFF.
  17. Redsn0w 0.9.6RC16 Prepare for DFU How to Unlock iPhone 3GS Baseband 05.16.01 & 05.16.02 on iOS 4.3.3?

  18. Now use the following instructions to put your iPhone in DFU mode:
    • Hold down the Power (corner) button for 3 seconds.
    • Without releasing the Power button, also hold down the Home (bottom center) button for 10 seconds.
    • Without releasing the Home button, release the Power button BUT KEEP holding the Home button for 15 seconds until Redsn0w detects your iDevice in DFU mode.

    Redsn0w 0.9.6RC16 DFU Instructions How to Unlock iPhone 3GS Baseband 05.16.01 & 05.16.02 on iOS 4.3.3?

  19. Now wait while Redsn0w fetches the iPad baseband files. This will take sometime depending on the speed of your internet connection, so be patient.
  20. Redsn0w 0.9.6RC16 Fetching iPad Baseband Files How to Unlock iPhone 3GS Baseband 05.16.01 & 05.16.02 on iOS 4.3.3?

  21. Once iPad baseband files has been downloaded, Redsn0w will patch the iBoot of your iPhone using Limera1n exploit.
  22. Redsn0w 0.9.6RC16 Exploiting with Limera1n How to Unlock iPhone 3GS Baseband 05.16.01 & 05.16.02 on iOS 4.3.3?

  23. Now wait while Redsn0w uploads the patched ramdisk to your iPhone. Once done, your iPhone will reboot automatically.
  24. Redsn0w 0.9.6RC16 Uploading Ramdisk How to Unlock iPhone 3GS Baseband 05.16.01 & 05.16.02 on iOS 4.3.3?

  25. Thats it. Click on the Finish button to close Redsn0w. Rest of the process will be done on your iPhone.
  26. Redsn0w 0.9.6RC16 Done How to Unlock iPhone 3GS Baseband 05.16.01 & 05.16.02 on iOS 4.3.3?

  27. Once your iPhone has been fully jailbroken and hacktivated on iOS 4.3.3, it should be running iPad baseband. To confirm this, go to Settings -> General -> About and see the value in-front of Modem Firmware. It should be 06.15.00 which represents iPad baseband.
  28. Go to Cydia and install Ultrasn0w 1.2.3 by following this guide.
  29. Install Ultrasnow 1.2.3 How to Unlock iPhone 3GS Baseband 05.16.01 & 05.16.02 on iOS 4.3.3?

  30. Once done, reboot your iPhone and enjoy your fully jailbroken and unlocked iPhone 3GS on iOS 4.3.3.
  31. iPhone 3GS Unlocked on iOS 4.3.3 How to Unlock iPhone 3GS Baseband 05.16.01 & 05.16.02 on iOS 4.3.3?

Update#1: Many users reported in comments that Redsn0w crashes while fetching iPad baseband files from Apple servers. As suggested by Kristina and Nicolas in comments, here are the two workarounds:

  • You are using wrong bootrom version in step 6. If your bootrom is NEW then choose YES and if your bootrom is OLD then choose NO.
  • First choose Cydia in step 9 and complete the procedure. Re-run Redsn0w (Skipping step 1, 2, 3 & 4) and choose Install iPad baseband in step 9. Do NOT choose Cydia and Install iPad baseband at the same time.

Update#2: Fix iPhone 3GS (iPad Baseband) Battery Life Issues on iOS 4.3.3 [Tips]

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  •  
    Ambrose Majic1 year, 11 months ago

    I like this weblog very much, Its a very nice berth to read and obtain information.

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    SB1 year, 12 months ago

    For others like me who haven’t unlocked their old 3GSes yet, just wanted to share my success following the instructions above. I used the latest version(1.2.7) of Ultrasn0w instead of 1.2.3. Works like a charm.

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    Pressure Suit2 years, 2 months ago

    This works well-good, Double thumbs! (3gs 4.3.5 from BB 5.15.02 =>>> 16.15.00)

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      Sri1 year, 10 months ago

      HI, Have you used 4.3.3.IPSW directly  or have you downgraded your IOS version from 4.3.5?

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    Anonymous2 years, 3 months ago

    I had to restore my phone after doing it :S

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    Sdfghj2 years, 9 months ago

    after doing this will i be able to update to ios 5.0.1?

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    Please help2 years, 9 months ago

    I bought my 3GS on the first day it was released but my serial num is bigger then you say. It it possible or safe to install iPad baseband. Please please help me

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    WootWoot2 years, 9 months ago

    Thanks a lot for this step by step tutorial on how to unlock the iphone 3gs. I have an ios 4.3.3 with firmware 05.16.02 and it worked like a charm. Very easy to do. Just make sure you have the older iP3GS’s (week 35 & below). 2 THUMBS UP!!!

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    IPHONE 3gs2 years, 10 months ago

    It WORKS! thanks a lot!

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    mike2 years, 11 months ago

    will this be safe if my serial number is 871239xxxxx?

    Thanks

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    Rokuken2 years, 11 months ago

    I was happy to find this article on how to unlock it, but as i read on in the comments section, there’s not even one that shows a succesful jailbreak and ipad BB flashed. I would like to try it, but the comments are pushing my expectations away. Sorry, but when i actually read of people succeding on this, i might try it. I just dont wanna end up briking my iphone.

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    Beatriz M2 years, 11 months ago

    Hi!! how are you!?
    I have a few questions…
    My sister gave me her Iphone 3gs and I want to unlock it…How do I know this is not gonna happen to me? ==WARNING: DO NOT install the iPad baseband on the 3GS. The newer 3GS (week 36 & above of the year 2011 (Serial No:xx136xxxxx)) will DEFINITELY brick your device during 06.15 baseband flash==

    And if I do this I can still use Facebook and safari and all the other apps? just the GPS in the one that could have problems??
    Thanks!!!

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    djwldo2 years, 11 months ago

    My Phone is Jailbroken & unlocked thanks to this thread. But now I want to sell it, but still keep the jailbrake and unlock. What is the best way to Reset everything and set it up again so it is jailbroken and unlocked for the next person. (Note: I have no SIM card anymore, will this hurt?)

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    AGC2 years, 11 months ago

    Why do we need to download iTunes?

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      AGC2 years, 11 months ago

      iTunes isn’t necessary for the base band upgrade…I think that it should be taken off the instructions, because poor amateurs like myself get freaked out :)

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        AGC2 years, 11 months ago

        For all my friends in China – you will can use China Mobile sim cards once you’ve completed this jail break. Thank you so much guys!

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    svmetalhead2 years, 12 months ago

    So I’m following the plan but step 8 and 9 dont appear in the system it just to step 10 goes into DFU mode

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    soldierguy2 years, 12 months ago

    Hi; have followed all instructions several times (4.3.3 on 05.16.02) and although the screen and the phone do everything that they’re meant to, my Cydia app on my screen is empty … can’t delete it and can’t seem to get it to load completely … any ideas please?

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    lbpwn3 years ago

    hey ok so I’m doing this entire process all as planned and my redsnow shuts off ! -.- idk why it did that, it was fetching the iPad baseband , it said, and then out of nowhere it just went away. I tried it again 2 more times and same thing occurred. Any help??

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      Jacklord3 years ago

      @lbpwn Hi,

      Try reading this: http://bit.ly/uWxGPT

      Hope it helps!

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        lbpwn3 years ago

        @Jacklord o man ok, so now i did exactly what that article said, i updated to iPad baseband and then installed cydia, BUT now that the phone is rebooting, it WONT reboot!!! it goes to the apple logo and then back off! grrrrr,,,please some help!! :(

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          Jacklord3 years ago

          @lbpwn You can try using Redsn0w’s Recovery Fix function and see if that works.

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    richardhsu933 years ago

    I can’t find the “install ipad baseband”. Mine is iphone 3gs with 05.16.02 and already jailbrake. Can anyone help me?

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    nirmal3 years ago

    Pramod, Please help… I had to unlock my 3Gs 4.3 running in 5.16.01 BB. As per your advise, I used JBME 3.0 to jailbreak the device and used redsn0w_win_0.9.9b8 to install the ipad BB alone. The phone has 6.15.00 BB now, but it still displays “No service’ after installing ultrasn0w. I tried re-inserting the sim card, Erasing Network settings, reinstalling ultrasn0w without any luck. What are my options now ?. Could you please help me ?.

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    indurstetic3 years ago

    hello,

    I just use this to try to unlock my iphone 3gs on 05.16.02.

    I follow all the steps and everything runs fine until the moment he say flashing baseband and afterwards is stuck on the black screen. doesn’t switch on. what can I do?

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    humrazz3 years ago

    The blog is excellent, but here is my problem. I have <b>not Saved any SSH</b> bcoz I was not aware about it before jailbreaking. I executed the Above mention (Jailbreaking) steps without any kind of backup as I wanted to unlock the Iphone. Now I am stuck since it never goes beyond the apple logo nor it is getting restored. I have tried many things & really upset with it :-(. Can you please tell me what can I do now to start my Iphone Pleaseeeeeeeeeee…

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    Nirmal3 years ago

    Hi Pramod, Need your expertise again…

    I jailbroke the device using JBME 3.0 and followed the instructions. During Step 13, the phone rebooted, but Redsnow does not go to Step 14. The firmware is also not updated in the phone. I tried it twice, but stuck up in step 13 both times. Please help………..!!!!

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    Humrazz3 years ago

    hey guys
    I am also having the same problem.
    i have just followed the steps, and my mobile just shows apple logo only. when i go to itunes software it can’t restore it back it gives error: 3194. I have also tried to select the tethered reboot option but it again stucks at apple logo. anyone can help me please, Since I am screwed up thanks in advance !

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    Krazyloco3 years ago

    I have an Iphone 3gs 4.3.2 which I followed the instructions exactly as shown. my serial number shows xx020xxxxxx so I installed as new-bootroom. Everything works fine except when I try opening Cydia afterwards. I’ve tried jail breaking it over and over again like so many different forums suggest. I also tried going into the root of the phone to delete some files but on my phone those files are already deleted. I’m trying to unlock my phone to use with another carrier but cannot accomplish it even by installing Ultrasn0w through my computer. I don’t know what else I can do. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks

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    edward3 years ago

    Pramod,
    pls help.
    have iphone 3gs 4.3.5 05.16.02
    how i can unlock it?
    tried to use redsn0w_win_0.9.9b8 but it didnt change the BB and also have blank Cydia icon which is not working,

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      Pramod3 years ago

      Update the iPad BB by ticking it separately & running Redsn0w once again. Make sure that you do not check the Install Cydia option this time.

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    Justin G3 years ago

    i was following this process and got up to step 14 the ” error”

    message said, try rebooting device and using another USB port. but my phone won’t come back on.

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    Justin3 years ago

    I just followed the guide perfectly up to step 15 then my iphone rebooted and it stopped at the apple logo. I held the power button and it turned off then I turned it back on and now its a blank screen but the back light is on. It was already jailbroken and I only checked update ipad baseband. Got any fixes?

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      Pramod3 years ago

      Try using Redsn0w 0.9.9b8’s recovery loop fixer to kick your device out of it. That should work.

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    Ham3 years ago

    hey guys
    i have just followed the steps, and my mobile is in itunes mode i mean it dose not turn on to phone mode and when i go to itunes software it can’t restore it back it gives error: 3194 anyone can help me please?!! thanks

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      Pramod3 years ago

      Did you by anychance tick mark the Install Cydia option even when you were already jailbroken prior to using Redsn0w?

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    Nirmal3 years ago

    Thanks Pramod for the quick reply.
    Sorry, I’m little confused now. Should I just use JBMe 3.0 to jailbreak the device and use ultrasnow to unlock it or Should I be following the above instructions also as 5.16.02 is not a unlockable BB?. Could you please give some detailed instructions as I am completely new to JB world ?.

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      Pramod3 years ago

      Jailbreak your device first using JBMe. Next, point Redsn0w to the current iOS version that your running on your device, choose the Install iPad BB option ONLY & skip the Install Cydia option.

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    Nirmal3 years, 1 month ago

    Can I use this guide to unlock my iPhone 3Gs having iOS 4.3 with BB 5.16.01 ?. Do I have to just point to 4.3 stock IPSW instead of 4.3.3 mentioned in this tutorial ? Thanks.

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Yep, that’s all what you need to do. Also, use JBMe to jailbreak your device because Redsn0w is still tethered for iOS 4.3.

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    Alex Quintana3 years, 1 month ago

    what i was thinking was… Downgrade my 3GS iOs 4.3.5 to 4.3.3 and upgrade my BB from 5.16.02 to 6.15.00… that is possible right?

    what IPSW do i need to download so i can downgrade my iOs version?

    Thanks for the quick replies.

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      You can perform the update of your BB by following the same set of instructions, but instead point Redsn0w to iOS 4.3.5 as this is the iOS that your currently running on your device. So download iOS 4.3.5 & use Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 for your update.

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        Sri1 year, 10 months ago

        Pramod, earlier message you have suggested to downgrade the firmware from 4.3.5 to 4.1 and in this post you are saying to use 4.3.5 itself. i am bit confused, can you please suggest. currently mine is 4.3.5 . please explain steps to start

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    Alex Quintana3 years, 1 month ago

    do i need to download the stock IPSW before i can do the jailbreak or just boot will be ok… how can i downgrade iOs 4.3.5 to 4.3.3 so that ican chane the baseband to unlock it?

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      You can’t downgrade your BB unlike the iOS if that’s what you want to try. A BB update is always a permanent change.

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    Anil3 years, 1 month ago

    Worked perfect. Thank you

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    Alex Quintana3 years, 1 month ago

    I just purchased an Iphone 3GS iOs 4.3.5 with baseband 5.16.04. the seller told me it was unlocked. when it arrived the battery was drained. i charged it and tried it out… i saw cydia but it was not opening, when you click it it just closed instantly. also, the same with safari… so i can’t connect to a wifi hotspot and browse the web. what is the problem with this? and how can i fix it? thank you for your help

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Your iPhone is jailbroken tethered on iOS 4.3.5. So each time you reboot / shut down your device, you need use Redsn0w’s Just Boot option to boot it back & get the stock apps & Cydia working.

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    Asif3 years, 1 month ago

    hi, i just restored my iphone with ios 4.3.3 and then tried to jailbreak it as well as change the baseband through redsn0w but nothing happens as it get to the step fetching ipad baseband files pls wait and it just stucks there for more than 10 mins then the redsn0w automatically closes itself…….then i tried next time and just marked install cydia and so it did and i jailbroken the firmaware (4.3.3) but when i am again trying to change the baseband same problem is happening …..don’t know what to

    help will be greatly appreciated
    thank you

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Run Redsn0w with the Windows XP SP3 compatibility mode. That’s should do the trick.

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    salvatore3 years, 1 month ago

    Hi after jailbreak iphone 3g ios 5.01 no network service ..help me!!

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      You need to wait until the Dev-Team pushes out an Ultrasn0w update for iOS 5.0.1.

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    ROCKER3 years, 1 month ago

    Which one do you think i should choose, i have no idea? i heard 4.1 saves more battery life!

    btw i dont have shsh blobs saved, is this required for me to do the restore?
    kindly a bit more detailed instructions would help me much :)

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Well, if you don’t see any SHSH blobs already on Cydia (as detailed in the picture), then you can’t pretty much restore to any iOS versions at all. As of now, the only option for you is to restore back to the iOS that your currently running & not anything else.

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    ROCKER3 years, 1 month ago

    Hi thanks for your prompt reply,

    by the way yes I did unlock my iphone with your tutorial myself so I believe I can do a restore to a custom IPSW by my self too, don’t you think?

    Can you provide me FULL instructions (because im quiet new to the jargon used in apple software) for the steps you mentioned please?

    “You need to always restore to a custom IPSW i.e if your an unlocker & have the necessary SHSH saved for your device / iOS on Cydia already.”

    thanks in advance :)

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Fire up Cydia first & check the iOS versions that’s listed here http://bit.ly/qS5bjW. You can only restore to them, so first decide to which one you would like to restore to.

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    ROCKER3 years, 1 month ago

    Hi,

    My phone is slow after unlocking and jailbreaking from this blog, may be its normal because this seems to be so since recently, it was smooth for about 3 months.
    if i restore this device from itunes will it lock the device or will I only have jailbreak it again?

    i just need to get it back to a fresh start, how can I do this?

    some advice please??

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Your device becomes slow / non-responsive if you have tons of tweaks / apps running that you may have installed over the course of 3 months or so. Unlocking your device has got nothing to do with how fast your device runs. You need to always restore to a custom IPSW i.e if your an unlocker & have the necessary SHSH saved for your device / iOS on Cydia already.

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    Naveen3 years, 1 month ago

    Thanks for the tutorial here. My 3gs was on 4.3.3 and 5.16.02 bb. I followed the steps here to first install cydia and then upgraded the bb to 06.15.00.

    It worked fine until Step 16.

    And now I am trying Step 17, when I open cydia, it is stuck at the “preparing file system” screen forever. I tried to redo steps 1 to 16 but no help.

    Any advice? Thanks.

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Did you redo the Install Cydia option over an already jailbroken iPhone via Redsn0w?

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        Sami2 years, 8 months ago

         I have the same probleme. I didn’t try any other thing else.
        A solution?
        Thank you!

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    Ritul Sonania3 years, 2 months ago

    Hi Pramod,

    I tried saving the shsh blobs with Redsn0w 0.9.9b6 too but that didnt work
    it say 14 of 16 blobs verified.

    Also, I told you wrong baseband, mine is 5.15.4, tell me there is any way to unlock it without ipad bb upgrade. And if not, what needs to be done to unlock it :)

    Ritul

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Shouldn’t be so. Rerun Redsn0w once again & make sure that you have saved them first. If not, use iFaith instead to save them.
      There is no way to unlock your device at the moment than to update your BB to the iPad BB whilst keeping all the risks & consequences in mind. To unlock, follow this same guide by pointing Redsn0w to iOS 4.2.1 instead of 4.3.3. The rest of the procedure are all the same.

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    Gary Craine3 years, 2 months ago

    Hi,i updated to 5.0 also!!!!!…,i have my SHSH BLOBS saved upto and inc 4.3.5 but when i try to downgrade like i have done a million times before i keep getting error 3200 when restoring with itunes???
    Ive tried all the usual stuff i.e checking/unchecking the correct boxes on tiny umbrella,i also downloaded the ios for 4.3.3 from Felixsbruns like usual,but something keeps causing the error,i also get error 20 thrown in occasionally for good measure!!!
    Im no iphone hacker but ive got a fairly good understanding on jailbreaking & downgrading and have never had a problem besides when we were ALL waiting for the 4.2.1 jailbreak release race.
    Im pretty sure i remember checking this previously and that im running the old bootrom!!
    Please help

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Its because the Apple servers are currently failing to process your current restore requests. Wait out for a few hours before you try it the next time & all should be good by then.

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    Ritul Sonania3 years, 2 months ago

    Hi,

    I have just got a locked ATT iphone 3GS.
    it has baseband 5.16.2 and firmware 4.2.1

    I want to have it unlocked, jailbreak is not necessary as of now.

    I have few questions to it –
    1. I am not able to save shsh blobs of any version for this phone. It says ..”you are just late”. So I am assuming I would nt be able to restore it. So what shall I do ? and in case something goes wrong.. do I need to put iOS5 ?

    2. If I put a custom IPSW of 4.3.3 then what would happen to baseband ? and whether it will be unlocked?

    3. What shall I do, If I have to preserve my baseband + I need to have an unlocked phone.

    Please assist, I dont want mess up this phone.

    Regards,
    Ritul

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      1. Use Redsn0w 0.9.9b6 to save your current 4.2.1 SHSH onto Cydia. (Under Extras>>SHSH blobs option) Unfortunately, this is the ONLY SHSH that you can currently save for your device / iOS. If saved & in case something goes wrong, you will be able to revert back to iOS 4.2.1.
      2. A custom IPSW will always preserve your BB no matter what. But to restore to that particular iOS version, you need to have its SHSH.
      3. Use a custom IPSW for you restores.

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    KOK3 years, 2 months ago

    Hi, I’m a newbee to iPhone. (3Gs iOS 4.3.2 bb05.16.02)

    Could anyone advise if this step-by-step is a tethered or untethered solution??

    Thanks.

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      For 4.3.2, you can use the same procedure by pointing Redsn0w to the stock 4.3.2 iOS & it is an untethered JB. Make sure that your already aware of the risk of updating your BB to the iPad BB & only then follow this post. ( Google it if necessary. )

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    Kebson3 years, 2 months ago

    I have an iphone 3gs running 4.3.5 with bb 05.16.02 (I lost my jailbreak and my unlock by upgrading from 4.0.1 to 4.3.5, i have no shsh but i have an old bootrom), i heard that apple still signing the ios 4.1, so i want to know if after downgrading my iphone to 4.1 I can then upgrade it to 4.3.3 and apply your tutorial? and by the way when one upgrade or downgrade the ios did it affect the baseband, would it change the baseband (maybe frotunatly change it to an unlockable version lol)….thanks a lot

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Nope. You can very well downgrade to iOS 4.1 using a custom IPSW, but you can’t update to iOS 4.3.3 w/o really having an SHSH saved for that version. Also, make sure that your aware of the forever consequences that comes with the iPad BB update. (Google it.)

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    Onur3 years, 2 months ago

    if accidently updated ios 5 on 3gs 06.15.00bb , iphone cant unlock with ultrasnow, i’ve solved the problem like that:

    – with tiny umbrella install 4.3.3 original (if u have shsh for 4.3.3) and then run redsn0w_win_0.9.9b4 select the original restore 4.3.3 file and install cydia and ipad baseband (my iphone is in old bootrom by the way)

    – if the process complete phone can unlock with ultrasnow 1.2.4…
    (sorry for my bad english but hope all understand that)

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Yep, that’s the right way.

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    mike3 years, 2 months ago

    stuck on black screen saying – applebcmwlan::handleok it busy watchdog timeout(): error, no successful firmware do wnload after 60000 ms!! Giving up. What do i do now?? Please?

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Its because there isn’t a completely successful install of an iOS on your device just yet for it to work with. Did you restore your device by using a valid saved SHSH for your device / iOS or not ?

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    Matt3 years, 2 months ago

    I accidently updated my iphone 3gs to iOS 5. I got excited and forgot it was jailbroken (yes, i’m an idiot). I’m having a hell of a time fixing it so my phone is functional. what do i do?

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Did you by any chance rely on an unlock & then update to iOS 5? Explain what’s not working on your device as of now.

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    dejan3 years, 2 months ago

    can u send me the article again pls?

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    Sjinobi3 years, 2 months ago

    Thanks!

    I had the problem with the crashing redsn0w, but first running redsn0w with only install cydia and after that install ipad baseband worked for me:)

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    TJ3 years, 2 months ago

    idk how i got rc19.. got rc16 followed the instructions.. just checked my VM so it worked.. Thank you for the guide. btw i enabled verbose booting and got stuck at the itunes thing.. just add a few seconds to the steps for entering DFU..

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    Deepika Jain3 years, 2 months ago

    Hi, no dont want to downgrade to Ipad BB,

    Cant i use redsnow and jailbreak my phone..
    Ip 3gs 4.3.4 and 05.16.02…
    i want the adroid lock and sbs setting features..

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      iOS 4.3.4 is still a tethered JB. If you know what are the drawbacks of a tethered JB, then yes, you can use the latest Redsn0w0.9.9b5 for the same.

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    TJ3 years, 2 months ago

    I have redsn0w_mac_0.9.6rc19 and don’t get the option to install the IPad baseband.. I’m trying to unlock an Iphone 3GS which is already unlocked at 4.3.3 (8J2) & 05.16.02.. idk how it got to the state it is but cydia is on it. what am I missing i tried both the newer (first) and older options.. the SN starts with 5K023.. so is this phone just an ipod touch now?

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Use Redsn0wRC18 / Redsn0w 0.9.9b5 instead. That version of redsn0w doesn’t have the Install iPad BB option.

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    dejan3 years, 2 months ago

    yeah i am stuck on black screen\dfu mode but the error doesnt show up

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Can’t do anything w/o a valid SHSH saved for your device. You will know why once you have read the article I linked you to in my previous reply.

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    chris3 years, 2 months ago

    oh man,,I am SHSH, TU and iOS ignorant,,can you please explain what they mean? haha

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    dejan3 years, 2 months ago

    i am waiting to reboot and it’s taking too long i don’t know what is it

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    dejan3 years, 2 months ago

    i did everything right now and on step 14 i got stucked. the phone couldn’t reboot automaticlly:S

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Please explain in detail what do you actually mean by stuck.

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    Kevin3 years, 2 months ago

    Thanks Pramod. Your step by step instructions were precise and easy to follow! Cheers for going out of your way to help us noobs.

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    dejan3 years, 2 months ago

    hey i do it everything like you said and i launch Redsn0w 0.9.6RC16 and did and when i select iphone2,1_4.3.3_8j2 and redsn0w cannot recognize specifed ipsw. do you know what is the problem??

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      The IPSW that you have downloaded is either invalid / corrupt. Re-download the same & try again.

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    Deepika Jain3 years, 2 months ago

    I have a iP 3gs, i want to jailbreak through jailbreakme.com,
    iOS 4.3.4 FW 05.16.02..
    if its not possible that way then how should i do it..
    My phone is factory unlocked…
    Thanks :-)

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Can’t use JBMe on this 4.3.5. You would need to downgrade your device back to iOS 4.1 & then update your BB to an iPad’s BB to unlock your device. Make sure that your absolutely aware of the risks of updating your BB for the unlock as it has forever consequences. (Google it extensively if necessary)

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    Chris3 years, 2 months ago

    I did all the process described above but my iphone 3GS presents a screen with itunes logo and an usb cable. What shall I do? . It will not go past this screen..what new?

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Did you by any chance restore your device to an iOS just by running TU at the background w/o really having any SHSH saved for the same?

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    asder3 years, 2 months ago

    It’s done, it worked! Thank u thank u very much, u saved my life! Big kisses for all ;)

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    asder3 years, 2 months ago

    Thanks, after the set up in TU (http://bit.ly/rq4MtY). I should follow all the steps of the TUTO without escaping any step !
    Does this method work without escaping any step or unchek option? and with iTunes 10.4.1?
    and once the he custom IPSW file of iOS 4.1 saved in my desktop, will iTunes recognise my iP3GS?

    thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Try it first & then report back. Yes, it does work with the latest iTunes as well.

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    I LOVE Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

    How about this one.

    I have an Iphone 3GS running on 4.3.3

    I am in cydia I do not see a APPSYNC for 4.3.3

    I see 3.1
    4.0+
    and some others but none for 4.3.3. I tried to install beejive and it said invaild IPA and now all the apps do after I tried to sync them for the first time…

    What can I do?

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      4.0+ means any iOS version which is 4.0 & above. So you need to install the same.

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    Eric3 years, 2 months ago

    Thank you so much. Now I was able to jailbreak and unlock my iphone. no any errors or problem encountered, just read and follow the steps carefully. thanks alot…

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    ezar3 years, 2 months ago

    i have followed all the steps and it has just connected me to itunes saying i need to restore my iphone what shud i do ?

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Did you in anyway redo the install of Cydia though your device was already jailbroken?

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    james3 years, 2 months ago

    Thanks for the reply! I was originally jbed using jailbreakme.com. I just follow this site to update the baseband to 6.15.00 so I can unlock it. Everything runs smooth until the iphone reboot and stucked at white apple. I tried using itune to restore with shift+restore but error msg 1600. Please help! Again, thanks!

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Did you by any chance tick the Install Cydia option again though it was already jailbroken via JBMe?

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    asder3 years, 2 months ago

    Could u please explain me what is TU? I don’t know where can I find it
    Thx

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    I LOVE Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

    PRAMOD,, PLZZZZ Get a donate button I will dont to YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU… I am jumping up and down you are so freaking awesome I AM NOT KIDDING GET A DONATE BUTTON AND I WILL DONATE THANNNKKKKKKK YOU…….

    I was working on it for hours on end your directions rock thank you…

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Thanks alot !! Glad I could get it working. :D

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    asder3 years, 2 months ago

    The second URL doesn’t work (http://bit.ly/mT3R3e), the screen shows this: http://imageshack.us/img/blocked_login.jpg.
    I don’t kwon what i should do I am new on this field. Can u you gine me a step by step TUTO to get my iphone back. Many thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      It sure works for me. Just untick the Set Hosts to Cydia on Exit option from TU. I have already linked you to a tutorial in my previous reply (Sn0wbreeze).

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    asder3 years, 2 months ago

    How can I do that? please advise
    Should I download iOS 4.1 and use the same redsnOw with only the option Install Cydia? thx

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Use Sn0wbreeze http://bit.ly/rq4MtY to create one & restore to it. Make sure that you have set TU to these settings first http://bit.ly/mT3R3e & then quit it. You can then proceed with the restore in a pwned DFU mode. That should help you to get your iP3GS back alive.

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    Ihatelovingiphones3 years, 2 months ago

    I am like everyone else I have “tried everything under the sun”.

    I have a firmware of 05.16.02

    Version 4.3.3 watched all the video followed them OVER AND OVER…

    GOT IT JAILBROKEN Meaning I have Cydia

    BUT

    Now I go to install the custom ISPW and itunes says “device isn’ t eligible for the requested build”

    WTF I wish I knew how to fix this I am on hour 8 and still nothing…

    I am so desperate. PLZ Help…

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      First off, you need to save your current 4.3.3 SHSH. Use Redsn0w 0.9.9b4 & use the Extras option. The latest version of Redsn0w is very intuitive & so you shouldn’t be having any trouble there. Next, you need to set iTunes to use the SHSH that you saved just now. Open up TU & set its settings like this http://bit.ly/qqFuve & quit it. Now you can go ahead & restore the same.

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    asder3 years, 2 months ago

    I am still in the first step, how long does it take to save the current ios SHSH? My iphone screen become with the itunes logo and the iFaith is still detecting the iOS. Is it Normal? thx

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      If your stuck at detecting the iOS screen, then I’m afraid but you really do not have any SHSH blobs saved for your device. You would need to downgrade back to a custom iOS 4.1 & then redo the unlock.

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    asder3 years, 2 months ago

    Yes , I chose the two options: Install Cydia and Install iPad baseband.

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      You shouldn’t have then. You will now need to perform a fresh install of your device again. Use iFaith http://bit.ly/qIa3E7 & save your current iOS SHSH. Next, use the saved SHSH to create a signed IPSW http://bit.ly/krAj38 to which you should restore to. After this, redo the JB ONLY via Redsn0w & then complete the unlock procedure by installing Ultrasn0w from Cydia.

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    asder3 years, 2 months ago

    I did all the process dicribed above but my iphone 3GS presents a screen with itunes logo and an usb cable. What shall I do? . I has te newst vesion of itunes.
    please advise and help

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Did you redo the Install Cydia option over your iPhone that was already jailbroken?

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    Jim3 years, 2 months ago

    Please Help. I have the 3gs and have tried everything under the sun to unlock it. I have paid over 80 dollars to other sites the “promise” and “guarantee” to unlock the phone. NOTHING WORKED!!!!!! I was able to jailbreak it but when running the unlock thru cydia, the phone stops after rebooting with the apple logo. I have checked the serial and it is the old one. Every peice of software tried going thru itunes except the red snow. Everytime I try to downgrade and everyone suggests, I get the 3194 error code. I have change the hosts as directed, jailbroke the phone, but it won’t unlock. Yet, Apple clearly stated that ALL iphones can be unlocked. I am not new at this because I have unlocked a 3g with success, but now I need to do the 3gs. Please help.

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Read this first http://bit.ly/oKCpYX. You need to have something called SHSH saved for your device for you to downgrade / restore to that particular iOS version.

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    Win3 years, 2 months ago

    Holly cow thank god you’re here. My life is saved. Thank you thank you thank you. You need a Donate button because it’s been probably 12 hours straight I’ve spent on fixing this.

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Your most welcome !! Glad I could get it working for you. :D

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    rushabh3 years, 2 months ago

    hey i installed 4.3.5 with 05.16.02 baseband
    now i m unable to connect to my network
    what shud i do??

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Downgrade to iOS 4.1 using a custom IPSW & then update your BB to the iPad BB. Make sure that your absolutely aware of the risks involved in updating your BB to the iPad’s BB. Google it & only then proceed if necessary as it does have certain forever consequences.

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    james3 years, 2 months ago

    follow the procedure, no problem to the end showing the processing logo on iphone 3gs. Then it says reboot, apple logo on screen forever…how long will be the reboot? what shall I do if stucked there ( ie the white apple). Thanks!

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Did you restore your device using a valid saved SHSH for that particular iOS version or all you did was run TU at the back & then Shift + Restore to your iOS?

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    Win3 years, 2 months ago

    Fantastic! I’m now able to use the phone – except for calling – it’s still not recognizing the SIM – I can sync with iTunes and use Apps, just my carrier (FIDO Canada) and the SIM won’t work. I also installed SAM and got it to the WildCardActivated part. Still no carrier service.

    Do you have any idea?

    Thanks a 1000 times.

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Use Redsn0wRC18 to flash your device with the iPad BB once again & then complete the unlock by installing Ultrasn0w from Cydia. Remember to tick ONLY the Install iPadBB option from within Redsn0w & nothing else.

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    Win3 years, 2 months ago

    TU says that I have 4.3.3 and 4.3.5 saved in Cydia. What should I do next?

    Thank you!

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Create a custom 4.3.3 iOS using Sn0wbreeze http://bit.ly/mbFORU & restore to that in a pwned DFU mode. Make sure that you also set your hosts file to accept the Cydia server connections.

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    Sean3 years, 2 months ago

    I believe it was 4.3.5 before i got started. I downloaded the stock ipsw for 4.3.3 per the guide. I’ve never worked with TU or specifically with the SHSH blobs. my experience up to now has only been with sn0wbreeze (which hasnt worked either…)

    clarification: amy i supposed to have to restore using itunes after using redsn0w? Because I am getting the “connect to itunes” picture after using RS

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      You need to check for them first. Only if you have one saved for your device can you update / restore to that particular iOS version. Read this http://bit.ly/oKCpYX.

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    Army3 years, 2 months ago

    Hi,

    Big thank you for posting this guide with pictures!

    I’ve followed this method, all went well. On 4.3.3, but Baseband is still showing as 05.16.02.

    What should be my next step to install the custom baseband?

    Many thanks! :)

    I’ve tried doing the entire process again.. now after it reboots, it is stuck on the Apple Logo.. Any suggestions? :)
    I used redsn0w 0.9.9b4 to “Just boot tethered right now”, this fixed it all fine, the Baseband is still 05.16.02…

    It looks like the Baseband isn’t upgrading to Baseband 0.6.15.00

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Use Redsn0wRC18 instead for updating your BB.

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    Win3 years, 2 months ago

    So my 3GS was running on the iPad bb just fine and all. I made the stupid mistake of upgrading to iOS 5 GM. Now my phone won’t recognize the SIM. Tried to downgrade back to 4.3.3 to no avail. Anyone can help?

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Do you / did you have any SHSH saved for your device on Cydia / TU?

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    Sean3 years, 2 months ago

    Hi. I’m having some trouble with my 3gs. Redsnow keeps saying unexpected error after it goes into DFU mode. I tried to do a full restore with itunes but now it says that software is not available for the iphone.

    I’m using redsnow 9.6rc16

    Ideas?

    Sean

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      What iOS version are you trying to JB? Did you restore your device with a valid SHSH saved for it or you restored it by simply running TU at the background?

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    McGee3 years, 2 months ago

    Hi, i really need help :(

    My Iphone 3gs is currently on recovery mode.. I already spend 2 days trying to fix it but nothing..I accidentally upgraded it to 4.3.5 and its baseband is 15.16.02..before that i havent had an idea what firmware it was..i tried jailbreaking it..using 4.3.5 but nothing happend..sometimes it stuck on the apple logo and nothing happens..please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I also tried this tutorial but nahhhh :((

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      You need to downgrade to a custom iOS 4.1 IPSW. Use Sn0wbreeze http://bit.ly/rq4MtY to create one & restore to it & complete the unlock using Ultrasn0w from Cydia. Make sure that you have set TU to these settings first http://bit.ly/mT3R3e & then quit it. You can then proceed with the restore in a pwned DFU mode.

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    Stevan3 years, 2 months ago

    I did everything u said but i still have error 21..

    I used redsnOw to get my iPhone in pwned DFU mode..
    When i go tu iTunes, go for restore and select signed IPSW file,extracting software goes well, but in “preparing iPhone for restore” something breaks and i have error 21..

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    Stevan3 years, 2 months ago

    When i unplug my device, boot it back and pluf it back in then i get iTunes icon on device and it wont turn off, so i cant put it back in pwned DFU mode?

    Which redsnOw i should use?

    i have 0.9.6rc16 and 0.9.9b1 version..

    after all of this im afraid i will not be able to turn on my iPhone any more ..?

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      That’s all normal. You will ofcourse see the Apple logo because your in a recovery loop. From this state you need to follow the usual steps of pwned DFU mode using any version of Redsn0w. Just keep up with the timing of each step & it should work just fine. Use any version of Redsn0w other than the 0.9.9b1 version. Its still a buggy build.

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    Stevan3 years, 2 months ago

    i dont have an issue with that at all..

    i got my iPhone into Pwned DFU mode.. but when i try to restore it in iTunes i get error 21..

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      But you were successfully able to save an iFaith SHSH for your device / iOS right? Your just not doing it right.
      Unplug your device, boot it back up by holding the Home + Power button for approx 15 secs, plug it back in & then use Redsn0w to put it back in a pwned DFU mode. Make sure that your checking the right bootrom version in Redsn0w as well. Error 21 suggests that your device isn’t in one yet.

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    Stevan3 years, 2 months ago

    I dont have that entry, i rebooted my pc, tryed again but now error is 1600..

    Sorry for posting so much comments but i dont know what to do..

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Pwned DFU mode is always necessary. iFaith actually asks you do that right after the IPSW is created. You need to follow the same. Open up iFaith & use the DFU Pwner button.

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    Stevan3 years, 2 months ago

    I didnt done that.. i dont know where and how to do that?

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Goto your Hosts file C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts & see if you have an entry like this 74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com. This is how you point iTunes to Cydia’s server to retrieve your saved SHSH blobs. If you have one, delete the entire line, reboot & then redo the restore once again from iTunes.

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    Stevan3 years, 2 months ago

    I did what you said but with redsnOw 0.9.6rc16! Because i cant launch Redsn0w 0.9.7b6 for Mac( im on PC)..

    I did everything you said to do and iTunes now give me error 21?

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Have you modified your hosts file to point iTunes to Cydia’s server? If so, delete it, reboot redo the restore.

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    Stevan3 years, 2 months ago

    “Next, use the saved SHSH to create a signed IPSW http://bit.ly/krAj38 to which you can restore to.”

    When i tryed to restore my iPhone in iTunes i have an error “The phone “iPhone” could not be restored. An unknown error occured(21).”

    What now?

    Please help me :)

    EDIT: I “fixed” that.. now the problem is error(1600) im trying to put USB in some other port, to disable my antivirus system but nothing helps..?

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      You need to put your device into a pwned DFU mode first & only then you can restore to your custom / stock iOS IPSW. Use Redsn0w http://bit.ly/pioV9v.

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    Hannah3 years, 2 months ago

    i did try orange and t-mobile both cant make a call always says call ended …i got good reception …but wont make call

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Is your iPhone by any chance lost / stolen / got its IMEI blocked by the carrier? You might want to check that as well.

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    Stevan3 years, 2 months ago

    I dont know :)

    I tryed to enter into DFU mode for 10 times, maybe that is the problem?

    What should i do now?

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      You would need to restore your device back with a fresh install of the iOS that your currently running. What you need to do right now is to use iFaith http://bit.ly/qIa3E7 & save your current iOS SHSH. Next, use the saved SHSH to create a signed IPSW http://bit.ly/krAj38 to which you can restore to. Redo the JB ONLY via Redsn0w & then complete the unlock procedure by installing Ultrasn0w from Cydia. Read this http://bit.ly/lAcuoN.

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    Stevan3 years, 2 months ago

    Hi,

    I did everything till step 17. and everythings seems to be ok.

    But i cant open Cydia on my iPhone and complete tutorial.

    What the problem is?

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Looks like you installed Cydia once again over an already jailboken iPhone by ticking the Install Cydia option. Right?

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    Shafeeque3 years, 2 months ago

    Proms…I got “Unable to find byte sequence” error on my iPhone and stuck on Apple Logo when I tried to save my current iOS 4.3.3 SHSH. I couldn’t save it successfully. now wot to do?? I tried as per ur suggestion with iFaith-1.3.2.
    Please advise the way ahead???

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      That’s because for some reason your on a tethered 4.3.3 JB in which you really do not have any SHSH to save. Right now, you cannot do much about it. Which version of RS did you use? Did you try something else because till yest it seemed to be just fine.

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    rodney3 years, 2 months ago

    Thanks for the reply, at least it gives me relief that there’s a solution for this. been looking ever since to lots of sites and hoping.

    Another problem is, the phone wont turn off. and keeps showing either of the battery charging or the apple logo everytime i press and hold both power and home button and i think its not charging as it shows the same battery status as empty.
    im stuck on DETECTING iOS (please wait), then on the phone after it said, ifaith v1.3.2 initialized, its shows a message unable to find byte sequence

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      For some reason, your on a tethered JB of your currently running iOS. Therefore, its not possible for you to save one as tethered JB do not have an SHSH itself to save. Which version of Redsn0w did you use? Did you try re-jailbreaking your device after it was jailbroken already?

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    rodney3 years, 2 months ago

    Hi,

    I am having a big problem with my iphone 3gs. i have followed your instructions above. everything works fine but when i open cydia, the phone hangs and shutdown. when i press the power button, it stays on the boot logo. i tried to force restart by pressing home and power button but it stays on the boot logo. I let it standby until the battery drains. i plugged the phone for charging but it stays on the boot logo.

    What seems to be the problem?

    Please help.

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      What you need to do right now is to use iFaith http://bit.ly/qIa3E7 & save your current iOS SHSH. Next, use the saved SHSH to create a signed IPSW http://bit.ly/krAj38 to which you can restore to. Redo the JB ONLY via Redsn0w & then complete the unlock procedure by installing Ultrasn0w from Cydia. Read this http://bit.ly/lAcuoN.

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    Shafeeque3 years, 2 months ago

    sure I’d try..but let me ask you something..before trying iFaith 1.1 and creating a signed IPSW, can I redo the above steps to Unlock/jailbreak using Cydia and redsn0w once again?? will it work? in step 12, I’ll install iPad bb first and then I’ll install Cydia and then run redsn0w frm iPhone??? or confirm me if I should try iFaith, please?
    And the iFaith 1.1 download link is now updated with iFaith v1.3.2 (For iOS 3.1.1 to 4.3.3). Is v1.3.2 is okay for me? mine is Win 7(x64). Please advise.

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      No, it will not work & that’s the reason why I have asked you to follow the alternative method. Also, once installed, you need not install the same iPad BB over-and-over again. Its pretty much not going to change anything & is therefore useless & not recommended. The latest version of iFaith is what you need to use.

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    Marcos3 years, 2 months ago

    Hello,

    I’m having a small problem. I followed all the steps completely and correctly. I successfully jailbroke the phone and installed cydia. The problem is that there is no baseband (Modem Firmware) listed in Settings -> General -> About as listed in step 16.

    Please note: I don’t have wifi on my phone either and I’m not sure how to activate it!

    Help!

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      You probably need not try because your BB chip is damaged. Its a hardware issue with the baseband chip of your iPhone. Neither iTunes will be able to gather any info from the BB chip of your device due to a missing IMEI/MAC Address. Your chip will no longer function & you’ll loose the functionality of your BT, Wi-Fi & the ability to make calls as well. If your still under warranty, make sure you take it to the local Apple Store ASAP.

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    Hannah3 years, 2 months ago

    after i did all the steps my iphone unlock …..but the network is an issue , i cant make a call …its says “call ended” ….what should i do ?

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      What about a different SIM from a different network carrier? Try it out as well.

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    The Lonely Cadaver3 years, 2 months ago

    My iPhone is an iPhone 3GS, and the iOS is 5.16.02

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      You need to instead use create & use a custom 4.3.3 IPSW to restore your device with. Your BB has already been updated to an iOS 4.3.4+ BB version & hence the 1015 error. Use Sn0wbreeze to create one & restore to that instead. Read this http://bit.ly/mbFORU.

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    dejan3 years, 2 months ago

    i bought a iphone 3GS 16GB model mc135ll.jail broken on the 4.3.3.(8j2)firmware. what to do now to unlock the phone??

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Do what the post instructs you to do. Everything’s right there. Please read it.

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    Shafeeque3 years, 2 months ago

    nope..first I installed Cydia in step 8 without selecting ‘Install iPad baseband and it went well..but after installing and reboting I didn’t go to Cydia on my iPhone and didnt try to run ultrasn0w from there…i imidiately tried the second round to install iPad bb in step 8 wherein I didnt select Install Cydia now…that also worked well and now my baseband is changed to iPad bb..and I’m able to use my SIM now…but after the 2nd round only, I tried open Cydia on my iPhone, but stuck with’Preparing Filesystem (cydia will exit when complete) dispalying and it just rebootsmy iphone and backto normal…I cannot get into Cydia and still now, I didn’t run ultrasn0w from my iPhone..hope the scenario makes clear for you..now how can I open Cydia now? my iphone seeems working fine??

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Yep, that’s where you went wrong. You must first install the iPad BB & ONLY then JB your device by installing Cydia. It shouldn’t have been done the other way around. What you can do right now is to use iFaith http://bit.ly/qIa3E7 & save your current 4.3.3 SHSH. Next, use the saved SHSH to create a signed IPSW http://bit.ly/krAj38 to which you can restore to. Redo the JB ONLY via Redsn0w & then complete the unlock procedure by installing Ultrasn0w from Cydia. Read this http://bit.ly/lAcuoN.

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    Shafeeque3 years, 2 months ago

    Thank you Promod! It’s working fine now except the Cydia. I ran/install Cydia and iPad baseband seperately inorder to get rid of Redsn0w 0.9.6RC16 exits on Fetching iPad baseband step. Now my bb has been changed to BB 05.16.00 and I can use my GSM SIM now and it’s working fine…but after completing step 16 above, I opened Cydia but stuck with ‘Preparing Filesystem (cydia will exit when complete)’ screen. wot went wrong here? the iPhone works well even the GPS…but Cydia still sucks with Preparing filesystem…message. Do we really require Cydia to run now? please advise how to get rid of this issue now???

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      If so, how did you unlock your device then w/o Cydia? Didn’t you complete your unlock by installing Ultrasn0w from Cydia?

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    Dave3 years, 2 months ago

    Hello,
    My iphone 3gs has ios4.2, so I followed your procedure to jailbreak the iphone by selecting ios 4.2 ipsw during jailbreaking. It seems that I got tethered jailbreak. Does this method only work on ios4.3 for untethered jailbreak? If so, do I have to use itune to upgrade the ios to ios4.3 on my phone before jailbreaking. Thank very much for the help.

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      You would instead need to use the latest version of Redsn0w0.9.8b7c to untether iOS 4.2.1. All you can do right now is to restore your device back to the version for which you have an SHSH saved for.

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    KC3 years, 2 months ago

    KC says:
    September 24, 2011 at 6:29 pm
    unlock crashed and iphone 3gs went on restore mode, it had 4.3.3 and BB 05.16.00. trying to restore following the instruction but gives me error 3194. How to fix it?

    Reply ?
    Pramod says:
    September 24, 2011 at 6:56 pm
    Do you have the necessary SHSH saved for iOS 4.3.3 either by Cydia / TU?

    Reply ?
    I don’t have any SHSH saved and don’t know what it is. Can you please guide me a little bit or give a link to a video instruction?
    Thank you.

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    Shafeeque3 years, 2 months ago

    jailbreak iphone 3gs 4.3.3 (8j2) 05.16.02 Model MB715LL

    IBOOT-359.3 Old bootrom 359.3

    preparing filesystem cydia will exit when complete
    ?
    Dear Promod,
    Good to see all your helpful contents on this website!
    Well, I desperately needed your help and advice! First of all, I have to say, I’m a new iPhone/smartphone user. Last 3.5 years, I was using Nokia N95 8GB. After long thought and hardships, I managed to buy a good used iPhone 3gs 16 GB from ebay, from US and currently I’m settled in Doha, Middle East. It was mentioned Unlocked, jailbroken and Cydia installed and will work with any GSM around the world. The iPhone comes with iOS 4.3.3 (8j2) with BB 05.16.02 and Model MB715LL. It was with AT&T career and when I got the shipment, the iPhone is still looks new with all original accessories. It’s working great. But when I inserted SIM, initially I got an invalid message and later I ran Cydia>ultrasn0w 1.2.3. After that, I could see one block of signal with my Vodafone Qatar GSM SIM but it shows searching and in Settings>Network, no signals/operators are listed. After searching for quite long, it’s showing No Service on the signals. Then one of my friend adviced me your post above and asked to upgrade to iPad baseband. But when I searched google, I could found lot of warnings regarding battery life, GPS functionality etc. Then I thought without changing to ipad bb, I’d jailbreak again and I did it with steps above, but without selecting ipad bb, on my Windows 7 (x64) PC using Redsn0w 0.9.6RC16 with iOS1_4.3.3_8J2_Restore. I have successfully done it though it was my first ever attempt and using iPhone. My iPhone works now well, but when I go to Cydia, it’s still stuck with Preparing Filesystem Cydia will exit when complete’ message. And I have tried inserting my GSM SIM, but the same old message, searching..then later, No service. What should I do now? I really want to use this iPhone now and it’s my first time in my life I’m having a smart phone and even an Apple device. Sorry to bug you with the long story, but that’s the truth Promod. I’m longing to hear from you.
    Please help me!

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      First off, if your iP3GS was with AT&T, it means that its locked to AT&T & is not a factory unlocked iP3GS that you currently have. Therefore you need to actually unlock your iP3GS to be actually able to use any different GSM carrier SIM. You can unlock only by updating to the iPad BB & nothing else. Also, Ultrasn0w doesn’t support a 05.16.02 BB version either. So your best bet is to update to the iPad BB & unlock to get your iP3GS unlocked. Installing Cydia doesn’t unlock your iP3GS either. Only an Ultrasn0w supported BB can.

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    richard3 years, 2 months ago

    Tried to reply under what I said but wouldn’t Work. I did all the things you mentioned on mac and nothing worked…..

    I could never restore in iTunes, on mac. only when i used ireb in windows could i get anywhere with the restore.

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    cocke3 years, 2 months ago

    It Works :D

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    The Lonely Cadaver3 years, 2 months ago

    Hello,
    I just want to point out now that I’m technologically inept.
    Anyway, my friend jb’ed my iPhone first and I went to Cydia to install installous & Winterboard. That didn’t work and left me on the Apple logo until I restarted on factory settings.
    I wanted to jb my iPhone so I followed the instructions on this page and the first time I forgot to set it to the iPad baseband setting and it gave me just the connect to iTunes screen. I reset it again.
    This time I tried WITH the iPad baseband & install Cydia and I got the connect to iTunes image.
    So, once again, I went to reset it. This time it didn’t work. I got a “The iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (1015).”
    So, I honestly am not sure what to do now. If you could help, it’d be really appreciated.
    Please & Thank You,
    TLC

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      You iPhone model / iOS its currently on?

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    ROCKER3 years, 2 months ago

    I have a basic idea or jail breaking and unlocking stuff because i did it to my iphone through this thread.

    can you kindly provide a link with a tutorial which explains what you just said?

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Open up Cydia first & note down the iOS versions that you see for your device here http://bit.ly/qS5bjW. Next, create a custom IPSW for that iOS version (any iOS 4.3.3 & below except 4.3.0 itself is good) & then restore to it by placing Cydia’s address in your hosts files. Use Sn0wbreeze for creating your custom IPSWs.

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    ROCKER3 years, 2 months ago

    actually it started happening since the day she got it down from UK

    Do you think SAM/Push doctor could be the reason for her iphone it to keep restarting?

    I unlocked my iphone 3GS from this topic and it’s working fine, except sometimes spring board crashes but very rarely, and sometimes the phone is a bit slow, may be because of the jail break, but it’s ok.

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Obviously not. SAM / PushDoc has got nothing to do with your 3GS intermittently switching OFF. For some weird reason, its gotto be some kind of Cydia tweak / processes that’s slowing down your 3GS.
      I would suggest a complete restore of your device to address & resolve this issue. Make sure that you have your SHSH blobs saved for your device / iOS before proceeding with any kind of restores as well either via Cydia / TU.

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    richard3 years, 2 months ago

    I Did it. So I have a 3gs locked to AT&T on baseband 5.16.02 with 4.3.5 installed. So I used redsn0w and ran a jailbreak using 4.3.3 which didn’t work. So I decided to change the baseband to 6.15.00 which bricked my iPhone. It got stuck on the recovery loop. Nothing would fix it, I had no blobs, I hadn’t even heard of tiny umbrella.

    I must point out I am a mac user.

    So I tried to tether boot, nothing, tiny umbrella to kick out of recovery and again nothing.
    I have a Windows pc at home also so I installed ireb. I put the iPhone in pwnd DFU mode. and restored using 4.1.ipsw in iTunes on windows. (all previous restores on mac failed and the official apple restore failed.) It is important to note I actually deleted the hosts file before opening iTunes.

    The phone restored on iTunes for about 10 min and then i received an error message 1015. I ignored it. Took my iPhone and put it back into mac. Ran redsn0w tethered boot on firmware 4.1. Phone started, I unlocked sim with original AT&T sim. Confirmed phone was 4.1 and baseband 6.15.00.

    Ran Cydia and installed ultras0w. restarted, untethered and inserted my Uk Three Sim card and all works fine, GPS works and is accurate, tried maps, foursquare and two other location using apps. Wifi works fine and no major battery drain after 2 hours of downloading emails and apps and a few calls, battery is 94%……

    It took me three days to do this. I used only mac and failed, i re-jailbroke 10 times over on 4.3.3, then 4.3.4 then 4.2.1 and nothing worked, ireb on windows was what finally worked for me, so to all those mac users on 5.16.02 who upgraded to 4.3.5 start on mac, install iPad baseband. switch to windows ireb, delete iTunes hosts file. Install apples 4.1, it will fail. Switch back to mac, run redsn0w tethered selecting the 4.1 ipsw, unlock sim if necessary from original network. or I’m sure a hacktivate works. Then run cydia and install ultrasn0w. restart iPhone, normally as untethered and insert new network phone. That worked for me!

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Well, all you had to do was once you get the 1015 recovery error in iTunes while you restore to stock 4.3.5, use Redsn0w0.9.8b7c on top of it to JB your device & kick it out of the recovery loop as well.
      Also, you should have used a custom IPSW each time you restore when you already have an iPad / updated BB version already. You restore to iOS 4.1 worked only because Apple seems to be still signing the same for the iP3GS. :D

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    imran3 years, 2 months ago

    hi
    i have a problem i did everything like install cydia and baseband to 6.15.00
    but when i run ultra snow ,it says that could not activate cellular network and it doesnt load my sim .
    please help me
    thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Does it atleast grab the nearby carrier signals? Are you able to see them in your carrier listings?

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    ROCKER3 years, 2 months ago

    Hi, my friend has bought an iphone 3gs from UK and these are it’s details

    Version: 4.1(8B117)
    Carrier 8.0
    Model: MC637B
    Firmware: 06.15.00

    she said the phone automatically restarts even when a call is active!
    And also the phone heats up rapidly!

    any solutions you could provide would be much appreciated.

    :)

    Thanks in advance

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Well ask your friend from when did it start happening? Did she install any kind of tweak that’s not compatible with iOS 4.1 from Cydia? Also, have you tried using PushDoctor / SAM to activate your SIM officially? You might want to read this http://bit.ly/mootZv for some tips to resolve / minimize your battery issue.

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    KC3 years, 2 months ago

    unlock crashed and iphone 3gs went on restore mode, it had 4.3.3 and BB 05.16.00. trying to restore following the instruction but gives me error 3194. How to fix it?

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Do you have the necessary SHSH saved for iOS 4.3.3 either by Cydia / TU?

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    Jack3 years, 2 months ago

    I will try that, thank you very much!!!!
    Jack

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    Caro3 years, 2 months ago

    Hello

    I’m unlocking a friend’s iPhone. He lives in France but is here in South America for vacation.

    I need to install this baseband. Is is possible for him, once he gets to France again, to restore to 4.3.5?

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Nope, updating to the iPad’s BB is a permanent update that your going to do with your iPhone. Make sure that your aware of the risks of updating to the same (Google it) first & ONLY then proceed with the update. After this update, he will only be able to restore to a custom IPSW in the future.

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    Thejuswi3 years, 2 months ago

    Hello,

    I followed all the steps mentioned above.
    After Once I am done with step 15 above, the iPhone rebooted and the image to connect to iTunes shows up.
    After connecting to iTunes i am getting a message “iTunes cannot read the contents of the iPhone – Go to summart tab in iPhone preferences and click restore to restore this iPhone to factory settings”

    In iTunes i am getting the option of Restore – But this will restore and update the firmware to 4.3.5 and we dont want that to happen

    The only thing different i did since i already had CYDIA installed in my iPhone i did not check that option in RedSnow.

    Please help as soon as you can

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Mhm, something wrong I see.
      What you can do right now is to use iFaith http://bit.ly/qIa3E7 & save your current 4.3.3 SHSH. Next, use the saved SHSH to create a signed IPSW http://bit.ly/krAj38 to which you can restore to. Redo the JB ONLY via Redsn0w & then complete the unlock procedure by installing Ultrasn0w from Cydia. Read this http://bit.ly/lAcuoN.

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    Aldrich3 years, 2 months ago

    Hi, I have an issue
    I have an iPhone 3GS, i did the ipad baseband update to 6.15.00, on iOS 4.3.3 firmware. I followed all the steps using redsn0w and ultrasn0w, however I still get this problem where my sim card doesn’t get recognised. It is stuck at “Searching..” or “No Service”. The sim card I got with the phone originally is inside the phone, but it isn’t reading.

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Use a different SIM, probably from a different carrier as well to see if the issue still persists. Also, check if your able to grab any nearby signals in your carrier list as well.

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    lance lieu3 years, 2 months ago

    hi i have a problem i downloaded the redsnow but for some reason i dont see the part where it says ” install ipad baseband ” can someone please help me !

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      The latest versions of RS don’t have that option anymore. Use Redsn0wRC18 instead for your BB update.

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    Jack3 years, 3 months ago

    I started from iOS 4.3.5 and then I noticed that these steps are for iOS 4.3.3. I believe that’s the reason why the iPhone is stuck on the image to connect to iTunes and now it has the 06.15.00 Baseband and can’t go back to a different baseband. Is there anything I can do? Thank you for responding. Also, I pointed RS to iOS 4.3.3

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      Yes, that’s correct.You have used the wrong version on your iP3GS which it wasn’t actually running & hence the recovery loop. Do you have any SHSH saved for your device on iOS 4.3.5 either by Cydia / TU by any chance? If not, you should keep in mind that iOS 4.3.5 is only a tethered JB (Google it). Restore to stock iOS 4.3.5 as normal. Once iTunes errors you out with an 1015 error (assuming your already on the iPadBB), use Redsn0w0.9.8b7c & JB your device over it by pointing it to iOS 4.3.5 ofcourse. After this, your good to go to complete the unlock as well.

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    Jack3 years, 3 months ago

    Help please: Once I am done with step 15 above, the iPhone rebooted and the image to connect to iTunes shows up, but nothing else. What can I do now?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Which version of iOS were / are you on right now? Which one did you point RS to?

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    Diego3 years, 3 months ago

    Thank you so much! It worked to perfection!
    The only problem I’m having now is that I want to load music when you connect iPhone to iTunes, it tells me that the SIM card entered is invalid. Any idea how to fix it?
    Thanks again!

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Is you iPhone a contract locked one? Do you have the legit SIM that had come locked to your iPhone when you had brought it? If so, pop it in & connect it to iTunes.

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    Kircol3 years, 3 months ago

    Thank you very much. I understand now. :)

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    Kircol3 years, 3 months ago

    Hi Pramod,

    Thanks for your quick response.

    Just to clarify. Just a little confused here. Are you saying it doesn’t matter if i’m on 4.3, 4.3.1, or 4.3.3, it will still be a tethered jb….. I’ve only used ifaith to extract save the shsh blobs and created a signed ifaith restore just in case i bricked it so i could revert back to it. I probably don’t have shsh blobs on cydia. How do I save them on there? Last question… Can I revert back to 4.1 if I’m on 4.3 if I haven’t saved shsh on cydia. Many thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      What I mean is ONLY iOS 4.3 is. Since you were going to restore to the same, I mentioned that its a tethered JB but its not like that for any other versions up until iOS 4.3.3.
      If you haven’t saved an SHSH for your device, you cannot restore to those earlier iOS versions. But you can still downgrade to iOS 4.1 if you want an untethered JB as Apple is still accepting those restores, but not for any other versions.

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    Kircol3 years, 3 months ago

    Hello,

    I have a ip3gs on file version 4.3(8f190) with baseband of 05.16.01 model MC132B. I created a signed custom ipsw with ifaith to save the shsh blobs. My question is….What do I do first? Do I do a custom restore to 4.3.3 to jailbreak or do I need to upgrade the baseband to 06.15.00 first, if I want to unlock as well? I have read that sn0wbreeze 2.7 will do both at the same time. I then have to install ultrasn0w 1.2.3 to unlock. Is this correct or have I missed out a step? Also will all this work in iTunes 10.4.1.10 or do I need to uninstall and install iTunes 10.2. I hope this makes sense. Many Thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Whatever you may decide to do after reading my solution, you should keep in mind that no matter what, iOS 4.3 is still a tethered JB. Also, make yourselves aware of all the risks involved in updating your BB to an iPad’s BB first & only then continue (Google it).
      Do you have the necessary SHSH blobs saved for your device either on Cydia / TU? If you do not have one, don’t bother updating. Therefore, revert back to a custom 4.1 iOS instead & then update your BB to an iPad’s BB to proceed with an unlock. Versions of iTunes doesn’t matter. Its the SHSH for that particular iOS that does.

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    Bryan3 years, 3 months ago

    Oh sorry! Since my comment I figured it out.
    I had to downgrade to 4.1 and then use TinyUmbrella.
    Then my baseband was finally iPad baseband & I could unlock.

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    richard3 years, 3 months ago

    followed instructions and now I’m stuck on connect to iTunes, can not restore. tried using redsn0w with everything unpicked, no result, ticked cydia, no result. Basically my iPhone is stuck, iTunes won’t restore either…. HELP?!

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Why won’t anyone give me their iPhone specs? Or is it even an iPhone to begin with? :(
      What’s your iOS / BB / model version details? I can’t help much if you do not tell me these imp pieces of info first & then explain your problem.

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    Monster Mark3 years, 3 months ago

    I get error 3194 when i try restoring from 4.3.3. I read about adding 74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com to your host file. However when i did this i got Error 1015 which bricked my phone…

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Create & use a custom 4.3.3 IPSW for your restore instead of the stock version via iTunes. Use Sn0wbreeze / PwnageTool to create one for your iP3GS.

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    Bryan3 years, 3 months ago

    Completed Jailbreak on 3Gs but now I’m stuck in recovery mode. (itunes logo with cable pointing at it)

    I tried used TinyUmbrella to get out of recovery mode but it just restarts within a few seconds and goes back into recovery mode.

    Any idea how to get out?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Please take time in explaining your iPhone’s specs & what have you tried till now. Its really hard to guess your iOS / BB versions & suggest a quick solution.

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    Chase3 years, 3 months ago

    Once I have completed all the steps, How long should it take once i put in another carrier sim card to connect? Mine is just staying on the connect to itunes screen.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Is it the Emergency Call screen that your stuck at or something else? Kindly detail in your iPhone iOS / BB / Model specs as well.

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    Monster Mark3 years, 3 months ago

    It says i have 4.1, 4.3, 4.3.1, 4.3.5.
    Ive tried restoring from a 4.3.1 ipsw but i always get an error when i do. same with the 4.3.3. And i dont want to update to the 4.3.5 I heard it was better to keep it at 4.3

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      What is the error code? Please explain as they are really important for me to understand what is the issue that your currently facing.

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    Monster Mark3 years, 3 months ago

    I have an iP3GS. 4.3 and updated the baseband to 05.16.00 so i could unlock. I have Cydia working just fine and installed Ultrasn0w. however when my phone attempts to restart it stays stuck at the apple logo and i need to restart it tethered using redsn0w all the time.
    Im only getting one signal bar and while i can unlock my sim card on the phone i cannot use it to send sms’s

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Unfortunately, iOS 4.3 is still a tethered JB. Therefore, restoring to another iOS which has an untethered JB will ONLY help in this case. Do you have any SHSH saved for your device on Cydia like this http://bit.ly/qS5bjW for any other iOS versions other than 4.3? Probably iOS 4.1 / 4.3.3 ?

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    Alberto3 years, 3 months ago

    Thanks Pramod,

    How do I remove the certificate?

    Last night I restored my iP3GS with from a back up that I had before unlocking my phone, surprisingly, it worked! I still have it unlocked and the battery drainage issue was resolve.

    Now, do I need to do something with the push doctor certificate?
    How can I check which packages come with Cydia and which packages can I delete?

    Thanks Pramod.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      No, you need not do anything because as of now everything seems to be working as expected.
      You need to note down the dependencies that shows up & gets installed at the Install Confirmation screen for each package on Cydia. Those are the ones that you mostly need to manually uninstall.

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    Smart3 years, 3 months ago

    Hello,
    i bought iphone from a friend he mention’d some thing about getting locked.
    i try’d with sim card its say’s o2 But the signal bar isn’t showing a single thing, anyway searching on youtube for unlocking i finally found this blog.
    my 1 say’s 4.3.3 (8j2) and the firmware is (05.16.02) so according to the number’s i am assuming i have Jailbreak, now the datebased is need to change any suggestion’s where to start on it ?
    and is this safe i don’t wanna mess any thing up.
    please replay thank’s in advance.
    Regard’s Smart.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      You maybe jailbroken (if you have Cydia), but your definitely not unlocked because your BB is an Ultrasn0w unsupported one.
      Follow this guide here http://bit.ly/lccwoE & update your BB to the iPad’s BB first & only then will you be able to unlock your device. Make sure that your aware of the risks involved in updating your BB to the iPad’s BB first (Google it) & proceed ONLY if you wish to.
      Do not tick the Install Cydia option again from Redsn0w if you have Cydia already installed on your iPhone

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    Alberto3 years, 3 months ago

    HI Pramod, hope you are having a great weekend.

    I have a iP3GS already jailbroken/unlock and have iOS 4.3.3 BB 6.15.00. It was working fine, but after trying to install Push Doctor to try to fix a problem with youtube, now I have battery problems. In specific, the battery do not last more than one day. I uninstalled such application already, but still with the same problem.

    Do you have any idea how to fix this issue?

    Thanks in advance Pramod for all your help.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      By battery problem, your stating that your battery drainage issues has gotten worse after you installed a valid push cert for your device from Push Doctor? If you have obtained a certificate via Push Doctor, removing Push Doctor does NOT remove your push certificate.

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    Kate3 years, 3 months ago

    Also – is it better to jailbreak/install Cydia first, or to upgrade the baseband first? (or is there no difference). And if I already have to downgrade or restore back, is it better to go back to the one I currently am using, 4.3.3 or should I downgrade to 4.1 or the like?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Its best to first update to the iPadBB & then JB your device. Its always better to restore to iOS 4.3.3 as its the closest untethered JB that you can get to as of now.

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    Kate3 years, 3 months ago

    I think Jessie’s question is basically the same as mine was – the friend who was helping me did check both boxes at once, so I’ve got my iPhone running with 4.3.3. and 6.15 baseband, but the Cydia not working because it’s stuck on ‘Preparing Filesystem.’ What you said to do was “To solve this, you will need to restore your device back onto whichever iOS version that your on right now. Use iFaith to save your current iOS SHSH & use the same to create a signed IPSW for restoring to. Read this http://bit.ly/qIa3E7 & redo the JB procedure ONLY via Redsn0w.”

    So just to be clear I understand what you mean, I need to go restore back to a clean slate iOS 4.3.3 which presumably will not be jailbroken (but will still have 6.15 baseband, right?). Then I jailbreak it using Red Snow? Or I jailbreak it using Jailbreak me? (the first response says Red Snow only, but then Jessie is advised to try Jailbreakme). In any event you’re saying it’s not possible for me to re-run RedSnow’s jailbreak without first restoring to 4.3.3 with iFaith?

    Just a suggestion : it might be worth incorporating the updates into the actual instructions, because I think many folks don’t think to read all the way to the bottom before trying to follow the instructions, and so realize they weren’t supposed to check both boxes at once only once they’ve already messed it up.

    Thanks for your help.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Yes you can use either JBMe / Redsn0w. Redsn0w’s my personal fav & so I suggested the same. But you can very well use JBMe3 for jailbreaking your device. Your bound to remain in the same situation if you re-run Redsn0w. I will do update the post ASAP.

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    chris3 years, 3 months ago

    Hi Pramod,

    I have IOS 4.3.5. Will these instructions work by downgrading to 4.3.3 or do I need to follow a different process?

    Thanks.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      You would first need to downgrade to an iOS 4.1 custom IPSW instead & then follow these instructions as mentioned here. Use Sn0wbreeze http://bit.ly/rq4MtY to create one & restore to it & complete the unlock using Ultrasn0w from Cydia. Make sure that you have set TU to these settings first http://bit.ly/mT3R3e & then quit it. You can then proceed with the restore in a pwned DFU mode. This is very important.

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    djl3 years, 3 months ago

    You previously posted, “Do not tick / check both Cydia & the iPad BB at the same time. This will crash Redsn0w. You will need to run RS twice, once for each. Read the Updates towards the end of the post again if you haven’t read. The rest of the steps are right.”

    Unfortunately, I read this after the fact and now my phone won’t even turn on. Any advice?? Please.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Well, its also mentioned as Updates towards the end of the article as well.
      Unplug your device & hold both the Home + Menu button for approx 15 secs until you see the Apple logo. That should get you back in if all went well.

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    nayif3 years, 3 months ago

    finally, i got my iphone fully jailbreaked and unlocked….
    simply, this blog is the best one in the WORLD
    I really would like to thank Pramod for the rapid responses.
    he is really a great person.
    thanx again

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      No problems !! Glad to help. :D

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    nayif3 years, 3 months ago

    thanks for RAPID respond,
    so you advise me to do the following
    1-download redsn0w_win_0.9.6rc18.

    2-Launch redsn0w_win_0.9.6rc18 and click on the Browse button. Select iOS 4.3.3 IPSW.

    3- follow the SAME steps in this topic and I should tick both INSTALL SYIDA and GET IPAD BASEBAND.

    4- at the end of this process, I should get my baseband upgraded to 06.15.00 and get Sydia installed.then I should follow the Unlouck steps as explained here.

    Am I right?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Do not tick / check both Cydia & the iPad BB at the same time. This will crash Redsn0w. You will need to run RS twice, once for each. Read the Updates towards the end of the post again if you haven’t read. The rest of the steps are right.

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    nayif3 years, 3 months ago

    i got out through the emergrncy vall screen succsefuly…
    but, when i checked my baseband throurg settings it on 05.16.02 whith firmware 4.3.3. i have checked other topics in this blog to get my baseband upgraded from 05.16.02 to 06.15.00 but according to one of the topics, i must downgrade the firmware from 4.3.3 to 4.3 ???
    should i start redsnow again and tick both install sydia an upgrade to ipad baseband???
    your help is greatly nappreciated,

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      NO !! Point Redsn0w to an iOS 4.3.3 IPSW ONLY. Use Redsn0wRC18.

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    nayif3 years, 3 months ago

    thank you very much,
    i just did what you told me and the redsnow completed…
    but, the modem is still 05.16.02 also, the sydia is not there???
    hellllllp….

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      You asked only how-to get through the emergency call screen right? So now your our of it. You can now continue to follow with the instructions on this page to jailbreak & unlock your device. Make sure that you also read the Updates towards the end of the same post.

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    aedan3 years, 3 months ago

    i jailbroke my iphone because my home button wasnt working and it was the easyest solution to repairing it. so i downloaded activator. but i want to unlock it so but amd on 05.16.02 so need to upgrade but i see on step 11 i have to hold the power button, im guessing this will be an issue for me or is there a solution ? thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Yes, its definitely a big issue because you really need that Power button to work to put your iPhone into a DFU mode. Why don’t you get it fixed? Its costs only ~$6 I believe to get it repaired.

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    nayif3 years, 3 months ago

    hi,
    I just followed the instructions step by step.but i get stucked in step 13. the iphone is on on the imergency screen.please advise??
    should i be connected to the internet while makeing the jailbreak

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      While performing the unlock, then definitely Yes. But if your ONLY trying to JB your device, you need not be connected to internet. Redsn0w will auto-hacktivate the device for you. Re-run Redsn0w with none of the options ticked for your iOS that your currently on & its should work.

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    Stanley3 years, 3 months ago

    Hello there Pramod,
    My iphone is working now after unlocking it and changing the baseband from 05.16.02 to 06.15.00 with the following.
    Software Version: 4.1 (8B117)
    Model: MC131FD
    Modem firmware: 06.15.00
    Now when I connect it to the PC itunes shows there is an update (4.3.5) available. The question is can I go ahead and have it updated?
    the last time I tried this the phone started showing the dreaded errors 3194 and 1015.
    Please help
    Stanley

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      No, do not update your iP3GS if you rely on an unlock & want to stay like that. If you update it right now to iOS 4.3.5, you will not be able to even bypass the recovery loop error that your bound to get towards the end of the restore.

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    Josh3 years, 3 months ago

    Just wanted to say that this works 100% IF YOU FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS. But I did have to run redsn0w twice; once for Cydia, and the next for iPad baseband. But yeah, haven’t encountered problems with battery life so far, disabled multitasking though. Don’t use GPS since no data plan with T-Mobile but it still works with the speedtest.net app.

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    urey3 years, 3 months ago

    I have 3gs 4.3.5 BB 05.16.02…will this work on my phone? I have done jailbroken but I couldn’t find install ipad baseband on redsn0w_win_0.9.8b4.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      No. You would need to restore your iP3GS to iOS 4.1 first & ONLY then follow these steps to unlock / JB your device. Use Sn0wbreeze http://bit.ly/rq4MtY to create one & restore to it. Next, update your BB to the iPadBB & then complete the unlock using Ultrasn0w from Cydia.

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    Jessie3 years, 3 months ago

    Hello
    My 3gs was 4.3.3 (8J2) already jailbroken with 05.16.02 baseband. I followed the instructions here and upgrade to ipad baseband 06.15.00. But I had the same issue where the Cydia was stuck on “Preparing Filesystem” (although my phone was already jailbroken, I checked both Cyida and Install iPad baseband at step 8). So as suggested, I restored the device to a signed IPSW using iFaith. Then I activated my phone using a AT&T sim card. Now the phone is at iPad baseband 06.15.00 and has no Cydia installed. So how do I unlock and jailbreak the phone from here? Appreciate the help!

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Goto JailbreakMe.com from your device’s Safari browser & jailbreak your device by installing Cydia. Next, install Ultrasn0w from Cydia to complete the unlock.

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    cisko kid3 years, 3 months ago

    I have 3gs 4.0.1 BB 05.16.02…will this work on my phone?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Yes it will. Make sure that you read the Updates at the bottom of the post first before proceeding.

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    Thomas4043 years, 3 months ago

    I have a 3GS with 4.3.5 and 5.16.2 that I am trying to unlock. When I get to step 11 and follow the steps to get into DFW mode, the redsn0w window just disappears. (this is my first iPhone unlock attemp if that helps)

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Read the Updates towards the end of the post before proceeding to solve the Redsn0w crash issue.
      Restore to custom iOS 4.1 first & then use Redsn0w to update your BB for the unlock. The way that your proceeding right now will fail because iOS 4.3.4+ does not support Ultrasn0w.
      Use Sn0wbreeze http://bit.ly/rq4MtY to create one & restore to it & complete the unlock using Ultrasn0w from Cydia. This is the only best way that you can proceed for unlocking your iP3GS as of now.

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    Josh3 years, 3 months ago

    Some one told me that this got patched? Is this true? And is musclenerd still working on the downgrade for 6.15.00

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Its hasn’t been patched / isn’t being worked upon in anyway as of now. MuscleNerd suggested that its quite possible, but there has been no ETA / promises made with regards to the same topic.

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    woody3 years, 3 months ago

    hi,
    i have iphone 3gs 4.3.3 bb 06.15.02 i installed cydia via jailbreakme.com
    is it possible to unlock it without losing the GPS

    thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Its the update to the iPadBB that kills the GPS functionality of your iP3GS & not the jailbreak / unlock that you have performed just now. So, you may / may not have lost the GPS already.

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    Tricky3 years, 3 months ago

    My iPhone is on 4.2.1 BB 5.16.02. Do I have to upgrade to 4.3.3 to get to BB 6.15.0? Please advise. Thanks!

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      No. Just point Redsn0w to a 4.2.1 stock IPSW (not necessary, but recommended) & follow the same guidelines as mentioned in this post. Tick ONLY the Install iPadBB option & continue. This is very important.

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    Josh3 years, 3 months ago

    Is this jailbreak and unlock on 4.3.3 3GS untethered?

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    AK3 years, 3 months ago

    Hi how do i remove ipad baseband from my 3gs and restore it back to normal

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      You cannot. Updating to the iPadBB was a permanent change that you have made to the BB version of your device. There is no way that you can downgrade your BB unlike the iOS.

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    Joe3 years, 3 months ago

    Pramod
    If I ever want to restore my iPhone 3GS from 4.1 to newer version (> 4.3.5), I really have to see if that version’s baseband is >= ipad bb that I have. Then my guess is iTunes will let me restore to it as shsh signatures will be available and the BB is >= ipad bb.

    -Joe

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      It depends on what the JB community has updated itself to. I really cannot predict anything right now.
      As of now, its highly unlikely that Apple will bump its BB versions above 06.15.00, but then like I said earlier, nothing can be predicted. As long as that’s the case, restoring to a custom iOS will ONLY work.

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    Ronik3 years, 3 months ago

    Hi Pramod,

    When we can expect the Unlock code for iPhone 3GS BB 05.16.02 ?
    I really don’t want to update it to iPad BB? How long we have to wait?
    I’m keeping an eye from months.. Why it’s taking so long for Dev team to crack the same? Is there any latest update from Dev Team? :(

    Thanks..

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      The Dev-Team has already confirmed that there will not be any s/w unlock exclusive for any of the 05.14.xx & above BB versions. This statement was made public a long time back. So as of now, if you want to unlock your iP3GS, updating to the iPadBB is your only way out.

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    Joe3 years, 3 months ago

    Pramod
    Let me summarize. If someone wants to unlock their phone. First they have to Jailbreak it. But to unlock it after Jailbreak, the phone’s Baseband has to be so and so version (It can’t be 5.16.01 or 5.16.02 as of Sept 12, 2011). Plus if your firmware is 4.3.4 or above, you can’t do untethered Jailbreak. Apple doesn’t let you downgrade your firmware to old versions as they stopped providing shsh signatures.
    The crucial thing is that you need to check baseband version first before starting the whole jailbreak thing. If it is 5.16.01 or 5.16.02, you can follow the instructions on this site and get it jail broken and unlocked. The Redsnow UI should prompt user if they already installed Cydia and prevent user from selecting again (i.e. the mistake I did).

    Thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Yes !! Your absolutely right !!
      Right now, you can still restore to a custom 4.1 iOS IPSW, install the iPadBB ONLY via Redsn0w & then unlock using Ultrasn0w. This is because Apple is still signing iOS 4.1 for the iP3GS.

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    cshammah3 years, 3 months ago

    Is there a good chance I will lose the ability to play some games on my iphone that I have already downloaded?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Yes ofcourse !! Infact, you have already lost them the first time you tried to perform a restore of your iPhone via iTunes.

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    cshammah3 years, 3 months ago

    So my best bet is to upgrade to 4.3.4 which I have an SHSH for?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      No !! Restoring to a custom iOS 4.1 is what you need to do since you rely on an unlock as well.

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    Joe3 years, 3 months ago

    Pramod
    This is Joe. I followed your instructions and I got my iPhone 3GS restored to 4.1 with iPad band. I unlocked it using Cydia->Ultrasnow. I just made a few calls using my tMobile sym. I almost gave up on restoring it back to usable state. But it seems working now.
    Are there any issues I should be aware of?
    Why 4.1? Why not other firmware images like 4.2 or 4.3?

    Thanks for your help.
    -Joe

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      That’s because for some weird reason, iOS 4.1 is still being signed by Apple for iP3GS restores. As long as Apple signs a particular iOS, you can very well restore to the same w/o the need for any SHSH via iTunes. So, I directed you to do the same since you never had any SHSH saved for your device / iOS.

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    Joe3 years, 3 months ago

    I don’t have SHSH saved.
    Is there a way to restore it?
    When I tried Tiny Umbrella, it didn’t show any shsh images.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Absolutely none? Well, what you can do right now is to restore to a custom 4.1 IPSW instead & remain on the same. Use Sn0wbreeze http://bit.ly/rq4MtY to create one & restore to it & complete the unlock using Ultrasn0w from Cydia. Make sure that you have set TU to these settings first http://bit.ly/mT3R3e & then quit it. You can then proceed with the restore in a pwned DFU mode. This is very important.

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    Kate3 years, 3 months ago

    A friend of a friend was helping me unlock my iPhone with the steps listed above, we got through to the part where I’d need to open Cydia and run Ultrasnow and I figured I could take it from there but when I got home I discovered that Cydia was stuck on a “Preparing Filesystem (Cydia will exit when complete)” message, which it’s still stuck on 3 days later. I’m not sure what to do because I don’t know where this person who was helping me could have gone wrong. The phone otherwise seems to be working fine – all my contacts are still in the address book, I still get facebook and Twitter just fine with the wireless connection, and the baseband does appear to be changed to the iPad bb when I look at the phone settings. Cydia is the only thing that isn’t working. Just not sure what the “Preparing Filesystem” function is, if it’s something that I can interrupt, if I could just remove the stalled out version of Cydia and download it again from jailbreakme.com or something. I suspect that the reason it’s stalled out is that the internet at the cafe went out and now it’s stuck trying to complete the process on that connection. Any suggestions what I should do?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      To solve this, you will need to restore your device back onto whichever iOS version that your on right now. Use iFaith to save your current iOS SHSH & use the same to create a signed IPSW for restoring to. Read this http://bit.ly/qIa3E7 & redo the JB procedure ONLY via Redsn0w.

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    Joe3 years, 3 months ago

    Hi
    I got my iPhone 3GS into a weird state (Recovery Loop issue). I bought it on craigslist couple of days back and I decided to jailbreak/unlock myself.

    The iPhone came with iOS 4.3. Its Baseband version is 05.16.01.

    I followed instructions on one site that said jailbreaking from Jailbreakme.com web site is easier. So I went to that site from 3GS Safari browser and installed the Cydia app. Then I was looking to unlock the phone and came to know that my baseband doesn’t have an unlock.

    Then I came to this page and gone through all the instructions using 4.3.3 ipsw file. I am doing all this on my iMac at work. I know the version I had was 4.3. Still I went ahead with 4.3.3 ipsw file. I chose Cydia as well as iPad baseband in redsnow.
    It flashed the modified ipsw on iPhone. It rebooted with this version. When I checked firmware version, it said 4.3 instead 4.3.3. Don’t know why. The basedband version did change to ipad version (6.x). BUT when I launched Cydia, it went into “Organizing File system…”. Reboot didn’t fix either. I was able to launch other apps, but Cydia was stuck in that screen.
    Then I found someone here in the comments mention that he manually uninstalled/installed Cydia using iPhone Explorer. I installed that Mac App. I couldn’t find a way to install/uninstall anything.

    I went back to jailbreakme.com from inside 3GS Safari and installed Cydia app again if that fixes the issue. It warned me that the system is already jailbroken, doing it again will change some packages etc. I chose yes and went ahead with installation. That screwed my iPhone. iPhone got into this reboot cycle. The apple logo shows up. The screen goes off and again apple boot logo shows up.

    Then I decided to Jailbreak again with redsnow following instructions on this page. This time I downloaded 4.3 IPSW from iClarified site and used that instead of 4.3.3 ipsw. I didn’t check Cydia this time. After redsnow copied new ipsw, I saw something different this time. I saw dos like console window with Unix spew (fsck’ing root file system blah blah) eventually booting to redsnow logo. After it is done, I thought it would boot fine to iOS. It didn’t. It again got into the same apple boot logo reboot cycle.

    Then I went home and connected the iPhone to my Macbook Pro Laptop. The iTunes on it (version 10.4.x) said it is in recovery mode and should I restore it. I said yes. It went ahead with iOS 4.3.5. But in the last step, it punted saying error 1015 and left the iPhone in recovery loop.
    I couldn’t get it go to DFU mode when I was trying different options with redsnow.
    I tried Tiny Umbrella tool to see if I can get it out of recovery mode. It expects the unit to be in DFU mode to do that. As I can’t get it to DFU, I gave up on that tool.
    Then this morning I found iRecovery tool. I installed the usb driver that came with it. Connected the iPhone to my windows 7 pc. From iRecovery boot console, I changed auto_boot to false and rebooted the iPhone. This time I do see apple boot logo stay little longer than before. But again it is going to that recovery screen (the screen wher usb cable pointing to iTunes).

    I don’t know if there is any chance of bringing it back to life.
    I appreciate any suggestions.

    Joe

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      First off, iOS 4.3 only has a tethered JB. By using a 4.3.3 IPSW on a 4.3 which is obviously incorrect, Cydia will only crash. You cannot obviously expect it to run smoothly inspite of using the wrong IPSW version now can you? Also, by redoing the JB again over on an already jailbroken device, it has crashed the Cydia app totally. Now the most erroneous step that you did was to goto JBMe & install Cydia from there. The way in which Cydia installs from here is totally different from that of Redsn0w & by also installing that, Cydia now has absolutely no way to run & therefore has crashed your iPhone totally & is not able to reboot successfully.

      You cannot restore to iOS 4.3.5 either successfully because you already have an updated BB. Restoring to a custom IPSW of version 4.3.3 & below will ONLY help. For this, you need to have the necessary SHSH saved for your device / iOS. Read this http://bit.ly/oKCpYX first & confirm for any saved SHSH for your device to perform a successful restore & get back.

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    Win3 years, 3 months ago

    Hey guys, my 3GS baseband 05.16.02 is already jailbroken, just need unlock. I’m about to follow the instructions here.
    My question is: will I lose any of the jailbroken settings? For example, I have Activator settings, SBSettings. If I follow the instructions here, will I have to set up Activator etc again? If yes, can I back up and restore it somehow? (to save time and sweat)

    thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Nope !! You will not loose any kind of settings. also, make sure that you read the footnote updates of the post first before you proceed.

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    Christian3 years, 3 months ago

    As per your request, here is a more detailed explanation.

    If I remember correctly, I had an iOS of 4.3.3. My baseband was 05.16.02. I followed your instructions exactly up to step 17 where you state to check your settings to ensure the baseband was changed before rebooting the phone. My problem is that the installation from following the instructions for Redsn0w do not completely finish once Redsn0w is installing the files to my phone.

    My phone is stuck on a screen telling me to connect to itunes. When I connect, itunes tells me the phone is in recovery mode and needs to be restored. I have tried to restore multiple times, using several different iOS including the one I was on but each time I attempt to restore, I get an error 1015 from itunes.

    I have also retried all the steps with Redsn0w you walk through in the instructions multiple times. My phone will not complete the process. I have gotten to the point where is shows the installation screen of the files Redsn0w starts but now I just get ‘installation failed’ on the phone.

    My phone is stuck in recovery mode and I am unable to restore it at all without getting the 1015 error message.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      You need to restore to a custom 4.3.3 IPSW & not to the stock ones as your BB has already been updated to the iPadBB. Create one for iOS 4.3.3 using Sn0wbreeze & then restore to it in a pwned DFU mode ALWAYS. Read this http://bit.ly/jXG4aC.

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    cshammah3 years, 3 months ago

    My iphone 3gs goes into DFU mode whenever i press the sleep button and the only way i can get it to reboot is through redsn0w 0.9.6rc17. I have Ipad BB and fw 4.3.3. How can i get it to not go DFU when i press sleep button?

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      You have restored your device to iOS 4.3.3 w/o actually having a valid SHSH saved for your device / iOS. By using TU to force install 4.3.3 onto your device, you will never be able to boot up your device the proper manner because the iPhone explicitly checks for its validity. Read this http://bit.ly/oKCpYX to understand the issue in a more detailed manner. The only way to resolve this is by restoring to an iOS version for which you actually have an SHSH saved via Cydia / TU.

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    max3 years, 3 months ago

    When i try to restore to iPhone2,1_4.3.3_8J2_Restore
    with iTunes i got error 3194

    with redsn0w_win_0.9.6rc16
    The phone just spams Please wait…

    my model
    MC640LL/A – iPhone3GS
    base band 05.16.02-6.4_M3S2
    SN: 86033S8YEDG

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      You do not have the necessary SHSH saved for your device on 4.3.3. Only if you had them saved either by Cydia (http://bit.ly/qS5bjW) or TU (http://bit.ly/n8Kkb1) will you be able to restore to them. Alternatively, if your currently running iOS 4.3.3, you can use iFaith to save the current one.

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    Christian3 years, 3 months ago

    I have followed the instructions here through step 16. I am unable to check the settings like it states in step 17 since now my iphone screen shows I need to connect to itunes and won’t show anything else. When I connect to itunes, it says my iphone is in recovery mode and must be restored. I have no clue what I’m supposed to try now. When I tried to restore the iphone in itunes it gives me an error message saying it is unable to restore the settings.

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Eh, that just made no sense. W/o sufficient details about your iPhone/iOS/BB versions, your query is just too vague to be answered. Please spend time in explaining your issue in a more detailed manner. Were you able to restore your device with success or not? If not, restore to a custom 4.1 iOS first.

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    max3 years, 3 months ago

    In step 4 I got 3194 error in iTunes.
    Phone just display iTunes & USB logos

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      The restores will not go through unless your having a valid SHSH saved for your device / iOS. If you haven’t saved any yet, use iFaith to save one for the iOS version your currently running, skip the restore steps & continue with the rest.

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    Mitch3 years, 3 months ago

    Hello, Thank you so much for this informative guide.

    I have a 4.3.3 (8J2) Jailbroken 3gs with 05.16.02 baseband. Now, I tried for about 4 hours to try and install the stock 4.3.3. in step 4. I had a number of errors but the one that fully stumped me was error 21. I used Ifaith, Ireb and Redsnow to put my device into the Pwned DFU mode and tried to do the Shift+restore on itunes with my custom signed 4.3.3. from Ifaith; however, I still got a whitescreen as the restore commenced and the Error 21.

    Now, I am wondering what can I do? And, whether simply installing the Ipad baseband with Redsnow would work on my current device.

    Thank you again for the work you put into your guide, and thanks in advance if you are able to respond!

    -Mitch

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      You cannot proceed with the restore anymore since Apple has long closed the signing window for iOS 4.3.3. You can skip steps 3 & 4 and continue with Step 5. Since you have already saved your SHSH for iOS 4.3.3 via iFaith, use Redsn0w instead of iReb to put your device into a pwned DFU mode & then restore to iOS 4.3.3 using the signed IPSW. Do not install the iPadBB unless your back up & running a fresh install of 4.3.3.

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    Christopher3 years, 3 months ago

    I acquired a 3gs running 4.3.3 with the 05.16.02 baseband (which I upgraded to 6.15.00). I’ve jailbroken and unlocked other 3gs’s, however, this one was the biggest pain and so far, RedSn0w has proven to be the most unstable and buggy option and in the end didn’t get the job done. I followed the instructions exactly, etc, however, the first 6 times, Redsn0w failed. All sorts of ‘unexpected’ errors. Then out of the blue it worked – saw the pineapple running and all. In a few minutes it was finished. But then… Cydia. Wouldn’t actually start up. Always hanging on the preparing installation or filesystem. I rebooted the phone a few times, tried running redsn0w again, but it always failed. no luck. And trying to use PwnageTool 4.3.3.1 didn’t work either. iTunes always telling me the device wasn’t eligible. I’d edited the HOSTS file correctly, but Saurik’s servers had no SHSH blobs for 4.3.3… but no one on the blogs mentioned this fact. i.e., you can’t jailbreak/unlock a 3gs 4.3.3 using PwnageTool and going the iTunes route unless you have the magical blobs up on Saurik’s server. I wasted 2 days on this… fun fun. Anyways, in the end what DID work was downgrading to 4.1 using PwnageTool 4.1 and doing the iTunes restore using the custom restore file. It worked because the Saurik server had the SHSH blobs for 4.1… I’m learning.

    So, you might save yourself some time. Redsn0w is buggy and won’t always work (see my OS and stuff below for context). Someone tell mr. redsn0w to work on the Mac version for 4.3.3. And PwnageTool won’t work on 4.3.3 unless Saurik up above has SHSH’s for it, which he apparently doesn’t. So… if you have the phone in question, save yourself some time and downgrade to 4.1 using PwnageTool 4.1

    ___
    Equip used: Macbook, SnowLeopard, iTunes 10.2.1, latest Redsn0w & PwnageTool

    pre-downgrade: iPhone 3GS 4.3.3, 05.16.02 BB, later version (serial number has date of 45 or higher)
    post-downgrade: iPhone 3GS 4.1, 06.15.00 BB

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Wrong !! Jailbreaks/unlocks do not depend at all on any of the saved SHSH blobs that you may have saved for your device. Its only to restore/downgrade your iOS that you will definitely need them for via iTunes. Using Pwnage Tool means that your going to restore your iOS back to the same 4.3.3 which Apple doesn’t sign anymore. Therefore, you need the SHSH blobs which in your case you do not have one. Alternatively, you could have very well saved your SHSH for iOS 4.3.3 using iFaith. You could have got them saved first before you attempted the 4.1 restore.
      As for your Redsn0w issue, you need to use the latest version of the same always to avoid any unwanted issues with the JB / iPad installs. Redsn0w always works, atleast it has never failed me the hundred times I have used it ever since it was released.

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    N8iPhone3 years, 3 months ago

    Hi Guys,

    I have the 3GS 4.3.3 Initially had BB 05.16.02 jail broken. But I had to unlock it to use on T-Mobile so I updated my BB to 06.15.00 via redsn0w win_0.9.6rc16. I got my ipad BB now but then Cydia would crash and reboot the iphone after showing/stuck on “Preparing Filesystem” and keep doing that every time I start Cydia. So, I had to manually install ultrasn0w 1.2.3 via iPhone Explorer to unlock and it succeeded, I could use the phone on T-Mobile now.
    So the question is HOW DO I GET MY JAIL BREAK BACK?
    THANKS GUYS..

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      A fresh install of a custom iOS 4.3.3 IPSW should be able to solve this issue. This is because I believe you tick marked Cydia again while installing the iPadBB the second time inspite of your iP3GS being jailbroken already with Cydia on it.

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        N8iPhone3 years, 3 months ago

        How do I do a fresh install of 4.3.3? I did use sn0wbreeze 2.7.3 to create a custom firmware than restore with iTunes but got error 3194 even though I did all the customization to the host file.
        THanks

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          Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

          Use iFaith & save your current SHSH for iOS 4.3.3. Read this http://bit.ly/qIa3E7.
          Next, create a signed iOS 4.3.3 IPSW using this recently saved SHSH & restore to it in a pwned DFU mode always.
          After this, all you need to do is re-jailbreak using Redsn0w & nothing else.

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    Mary3 years, 3 months ago

    Hello. I bought a 3gs from someone, who had upgraded to iOS 4.3.3, baseband 05.16.02. I was able to jailbreak, but when trying to unlock, I get No Service.

    I tried following the instructions on this page, but I already have iTunes 10.3. I tried anyway, downloading the stock, iOS 4.3.3 IPSW, and Redsn0w 0.9.6RC16. When I tried the restore in iTunes, I get the following error message:

    “The iPhone could not be restored. This device isn’t eligible for the requested build.”

    What are my options now? Thanks a million!

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      You need not restore your device again with the stock iOS 4.3.3. Instead, skip steps 3 & 4. Then continue with Step#5 in Redsn0w.

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    Erin3 years, 3 months ago

    This works!! Just make sure you follow the steps EXACTLY as listed…
    I tried it once but jailbroke it while on BB 05.16.02. Then jailbroke it again on 06.15.00 without restoring it factory settings. That left me stuck in recovery mode…TERRIBLE!

    Got a fresh iPhone3GS, followed the steps and now we’re good to go!!!

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    Frank Merchant3 years, 3 months ago

    Thanks, Pramod.

    I don’t have a SHSH saved. Is there any way to get the SHSH online? If not, is there any way to unlock my phone. Please let me know. Thanks again for all your help. Really appreciate it.

    Frank

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Nope, not possible to restore w/o having a valid SHSH blob, but you definitely can use iFaith to save your current iOS 4.3.3 SHSH. Read this http://bit.ly/qIa3E7 & save one for yourselves atleast for the iOS 4.3.3. Next, you can skip the 3rd & 4th step in the guide & continue with the process. You need not restore at all & there is no harm in not doing it as well.

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    Frank Merchant3 years, 3 months ago

    Hello – I have an iPhone 3GS (firmware: 05.16.02, version: 4.3.3(8j2)) and using the instructions above to jailbreak. I tried with iTunes 10.2 and 10.4, and it is giving me a #3194 error when I try to Step #4 (restore). Can you please help. Thanks.

    Frank

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      You cannot restore to it because Apple has stopped signing the iOS 4.3.3. Only if you have an SHSH saved for iOS 4.3.3 either by Cydia/TU locally will you be able to restore with success. W/o it, there’s absolutely no other way out.

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    fatum3 years, 3 months ago

    ITS WORK!! Thaks a lot man for helping!!! Redsn0wRC18 works greatly!!!Now im waiting for Dev-Team to make GPS working…good site good helping thanks all!!!

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    kobin3 years, 3 months ago

    Any help for 4.3.5 with 5.16.02 ??without downgrading ios
    I tried to downgrade more than 1000 times but failed plz somebody help me oit :((

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      As of now, its better to stay locked on iOS 4.3.5 w/o an iPad BB until a custom restore IPSW creation ability comes up for it, because in case you get stuck somewhere, you will be kicked into a recovery loop & w/o an SHSH for your device saved for any pre-4.3.3 iOS, there will be no way out for you.

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    fatum3 years, 4 months ago

    “First update/install the iPad BB”

    i do all steps witout installing “stock iOS 4.3.3 IPSW”(it is iTunes mistake 3194 =(((
    it is possible if i already have the same ios (4.3.3(8j2) install stock 4.3.3 ipsw??
    or install on my ios 06.15.00 BB(ipad bb)?
    my basement always 05.16.02 i had done Redsn0w 0.9.6RC16 processes about 5 times and one Redsn0w 0.9.6RC15 process/is says Done always but the modem is always 05.16.02 cant upgrade to 06.15.00 =(( my computer is connected the internet…

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      You need not reinstall iOS 4.3.3 at all. First of all, use iFaith to save your current iOS SHSH as its very important to save your SHSH blob in case anything goes wrong. Read this http://bit.ly/qIa3E7.
      Next, download the latest version of Redsn0wRC18 from here http://bit.ly/lMeWpa & point it to iOS 4.3.3. On the options page, choose only the Install iPad BB option & nothing else. Make sure your connected to the internet. It is important to choose ONLY that option & nothing else for Redsn0w to run. You should have your BB updated.

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    fatum3 years, 4 months ago

    the itunes dont want to restore stock ios, but i already have ios 4.3.3 with basband 05.16.02.. i wanna change baseband to ipad baseband do all 17 steps with sucess but nothing changes!!! the baseband is 05.16.02 always =((( can you tell me what i did wrong and what i gonna do to fix the problem?? thanks for attention

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Are you connected to internet first of all? And did you read the Updates as well towards the end of the post as well. First update/install the iPad BB & then rerun Redsn0w & install Cydia. Do not tick both of them at the same time.

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    Johninho3 years, 4 months ago

    Pramod.

    You’re a legend.

    I now have the iphone 3GS unlocked on 4.1 with 06.15.00 baseband.

    For anyone else, after I tried to restore the Sn0wbreeze 2.1 custom 4.1 IPSW on iTunes 10.1 the first time I couldn’t and got an unknown error 28. I looked this up and removed the logic board from the iPhone overnight (the advice said two hours) to disconnect the battery and then reassembled and restored again and all went well.

    GPS and everything else seems to be working fine.

    One last question, will there ever be an upgrade path for this phone? Just curious.

    Cheers!
    John.

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      By upgrade path if you mean the iOS 5, then definitely yes. By September the iOS 5 is slated for release & you can very well update to it. But as always custom restore. :)

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    keitaro02023 years, 4 months ago

    hi, my 3gs seem unable to go pwned dfu mode, i tried ifaith and redsnow. i tried to use redsnow to install ipad bb and phone restarted no problem and go back to springboard. but i found out no wifi, no bluetooth, no imei, no baseband…..
    is that any way to fix that or the baseband chip has to be replaced?
    thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Your BB chip is damaged. Its a hardware issue with the baseband chip of your iPhone. Neither iTunes will be able to gather any info from the BB chip of your device due to a missing IMEI/MAC Address. Your chip will no longer function & you’ll loose the functionality of your BT & Wi-FI. Ultimately you’ll not be able to place any calls either. All these options will be totally greyed out on your device. If your still under warranty, make sure you take it to the local Apple Store ASAP.

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    Johninho3 years, 4 months ago

    Pramod,

    Really appreciate your feedback and assistance.

    TU is telling me the following:

    08/22/2011 14:34:15.128 You have saved your iPhone3GS 4.1 (8B117) SHSH locally and the request was sent to CYDIA. This means that CYDIA DOES have your SHSH. Do NOT bug semaphore about the Cydia home page showing this version.
    08/22/2011 14:34:47.894 You have saved your iPhone3GS 4.3.5 (8L1) SHSH locally and the request was sent to CYDIA. This means that CYDIA DOES have your SHSH. Do NOT bug semaphore about the Cydia home page showing this version.

    Just two questions, is there hope and which one would you advise restoring to.

    Thanks again, the info on here has been invaluable.

    J.

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    Trina Noel3 years, 4 months ago

    I thought I was doing a factory restore on my ipod and I did it on my iphone. It is stuck in recovery mode. I can’t turn it on. It just has an arrow pointing to itunes. Itunes tries to verify restore with apple on all jailbreaks. I have a tmobile sim card. I am getting a 3194 error. Can this be fixed?

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Unless you have an SHSH blob saved for your device, then yes, this issue can definitely be fixed. Read http://bit.ly/oKCpYX. If you do not see one for your device, then your out of luck.

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    johninho3 years, 4 months ago

    Hi,

    I’m posting this now as I’ve nearly read everything on this and I need a bit of advice.

    I needed to unlock a new model 3GS 4.3.2 05.16.02.

    I used sn0wbreeze 2.6.1 to create a custom firmware with the ipad baseband upgrade and then used iTunes 10.2.2 to restore. I hit a few errors and with Tiny Umbrella and a few tweaks I’ve finally been able to restore this firmware.

    After the restore, the phone went into DFU mode (TU told me this…) and then I used redsn0w to complete a tethered boot. All this worked fine and the iphone activated and looked great on 4.3.2 06.15.00. I then unlocked using ultrasn0w and this worked.

    Then the phone locked itself, turned itself off itself and entered DFU mode (TU told me this when I connected it…)

    I then tried redsn0w to run a tethered boot but this time the iPhone would reboot after the expoit. So I tried iBoot (all versions), and would bounce into and out of DFU on 2.1/2 and crashed on version 2.0. Tiny Umbrella fix recovery wouldn’t work, fix recovery 4.3, iReb, tetheredboot.exe all the same. each time, the iPhone wouldn’t come back after the “reset”.

    So, I ran the restore of the custom firmware again and the exact same thing happened AGAIN! ie iPhone activated, unlocked and worked ok and then just crashed or something… each time I didn’t witness the crash, but it seemed to happen after it locked etc.

    Anyway, I’d appreciate any advice. I was going to recreate the custom firmware again from a new stock 4.3.2 IPSW (I assume I don’t need to tick the baseband again) and see if anything different happens… any other ideas or am i doing anything stupid?

    thanks,
    J

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Unless you have a valid SHSH saved either locally on your machine or by Cydia, using TU for your restores will always give you a DFU loop issue. You did not have one while you were restoring your device & hence the issue. Confirm first if you have indeed saved any & then perform your restore/updates to that particular version. Read this http://bit.ly/oKCpYX.

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    Jesenia3 years, 4 months ago

    I understand that , my question is install Cydia AGAIN or just BB

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      You still haven’t tried reading it. I did mention something called a restore via iFaith. This will erase everything that you have on your iPhone including any JB/unlocks. After this restore, you need to follow the Redsn0w instructions. Got it?

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    Jesenia3 years, 4 months ago

    So what do I do exactly ?

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      I just explained it to you already in my first comment to your query. Please read it.

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    Jesenia3 years, 4 months ago

    I already have Cydia on the phone should I uninstall ?

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      You can’t. That will not reverse your jailbreak which is necessary for you to do first.

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    Jesenia3 years, 4 months ago

    Okay I have an iPhone 3GS running with 4.3.2 with 05.16.02 , I just want to update the BB my phone is already jailbroken can I do that with out unjailbreaking the phone or anything that might harm it ?

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Save your current SHSH using iFaith http://bit.ly/qIa3E7. Now restore your iOS to a fresh install by using iFaith & the saved SHSH blob.
      Next, use Redsn0wRC18 & choose only the Install iPad option. Once updated, next, rerun Redsn0w again this time with the Install Cydia option alone ticked. Remember to always update your BB first & then Install Cydia & not the other way round.

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    Jazz3 years, 4 months ago

    Great worked around almost all of this now!
    However after step 17 the iPhone seems frozen on the reboot screen?
    It says “Preparing Filesystem, (Cydia will exit when complete)”
    It has been on this for some time now (aprox hour?), should it take that long?
    Thanx

    Update: Hi, have tried to reinstall Cydia alone, still getting the message mentioned as of 10:39 yesterday.
    Phone now shows new BB and T-mobile network (which it didnt before), this is the sim I have.
    Still no Cydia?

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Nope, it shouldn’t be taking so long. Also, reinstalling Cydia via redsn0w won’t help much in this scenario. Only a fresh install (stock/custom) will. Once again, which version of Redsn0w & iOS/BB version are you using? Are you able to make calls/send SMS?

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    El-Ameen3 years, 4 months ago

    Ok, here’s my situation. I hope this wasn’t answered before. Got my iphone 3GS jailbroken with snowbreeze 2.7.3. While creating the ipsw file, it detected that I was on the old bootrom. Later, when it asked me to tick if i wanted to install the ipad baseband, I didnt (cos i thot that should only apply to those with new bootrom, yes?). I was trying to avoid losing my GPS. Nways, so it creates the file and I shift+restore using itunes. All goes well, except after unlocking with ultrasnow, it first says no network, then it shows the name of the original network it was locked to (vodafone) even when I have another sim inside. Checked the modem firmware, it is 06.15.00. Reinstalled ultrasnow, still nothing. Switched of 3G, restarted, still showing vodafone with no bar.

    Question is, what do u think I did wrong? Must I install the iPad baseband, even when it says I have the old bootrom?

    Thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      First of all, the new/old bootrom has got nothing to do with the iPad BB. Its merely the type of bootrom your iP3GS sports & nothing else. So choosing the iPad BB is only for those who needs an unlock if they are already on an Ultrasn0w unsupported BB. But nevertheless, you did have the iPadBB (so you may/may not have lost your GPS functionality) already installed, so you indeed have chosen the right option somehow. NO, you need not install the iPadBB each time you restore. That could just harm your iP3GS as well & Ultrasn0w should be able to unlock your iP3GS with the 06.15.00 on it. Did you try 2 different carrier SIMs as well?

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    Jazz3 years, 4 months ago

    ok, thanks again.
    Switched to my laptop, netbook, OS windows 7.
    Have gone through the same steps and now when I look for the iPhone2,1_4.3.3_8J2_Restore.ipsw file although it is in my documents when I try to select it via redsn0w it does not show? I have tried assigning it to apple file name etc however this doesnt seem to work either!? Any suggestions?
    Thanks

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    Jazz3 years, 4 months ago

    Thanks, Thats what Im trying to do. I get as far as step 6/7: Window open with redsno0w 0.9.6rc16, processing firmware, however it seems frozen on that and does not change? I have iTunes 10.4 (80) will that matter?
    Thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      You mean to say your Redsn0w gets stuck while processing your firmware? If so, use a different machine for the update. iTunes version doesn’t matter.

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    keitaro02023 years, 4 months ago

    i did the pwned dfu with ifaith then using itunes. i reopen itunes the phone rebooted and in recovery mode now, should i use tu to kick it out and redo the pwned dfu?
    thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Remove any references of Cydia that you may have in your hosts file & then redo the restore.

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    Jazz3 years, 4 months ago

    Hi, have followed the steps on your site, however I must be doing something wrong? My iPhone already has 4.3.3, it is a 3gs UK version on O2, I’m trying to use a US T-mobile sim card in it, which I have not managed to do yet?
    When I try to hit alt on the restore I see the file but can not select it? I have tried changing the file extension to (ipsw) but it still does not see it in the iTunes window?
    Can you assist?
    Thanks
    Jazz

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Read the title of this post. You need to update your BB to an iPad BB first & only then will you be able to unlock your iP3GS & be able to use it with other carrier SIMs. I am not sure why are you trying to restore.

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    keitaro02023 years, 4 months ago

    hi pramod, i follow what you said to save and create ipsw with ifaith. everything go smooth until restore with itunes 10.2 it pop up error 21 and stuck in white screen….
    what should i do at this point? is my iphone dead..? ;(
    thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Did you put your device in a pwned DFU mode first & then Shift+Restore from iTunes? I believe not.

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    Lee3 years, 4 months ago

    So I used tinyumbrella to get the shsh for my iPhone. I then did a restore using the custom IPSW, but it still says no wifi. Thanks again for all your help.

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      If its still greyed out, then you can safely assume it to be a hardware issue rather than a s/w one. You might want to get it checked at a local Apple store near you.

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    Lee3 years, 4 months ago

    Thanks for the advice about iFaith. I tried to use it but it got to the apple logo part and kept repeating “unable to find byte sequence”. Anything else I can try?

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Well, your having a tethered JB or something totally messed up JB. Tethered JB do not have an SHSH blob itself for iFaith to save to begin with. Restore using a custom IPSW ONLY if you have any SHSH saved.

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    Lee3 years, 4 months ago

    Can I do that? I didn’t think that I could do a fresh iOS installation after using BB 6.15.

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      You can use iFaith to save your current 4.3.3 SHSH blob & then use the same SHSH to create a signed 4.3.3 IPSW to which you can restore to via iTunes.

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    Lee3 years, 4 months ago

    Yes I can still make/receive calls and texts. I can also see the IMEI information of the iPhone. Everything in “about” is available except for the wifi address.

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Mhm. Did you try a fresh installation of your iOS device to see if the Wi-Fi is still greyed out? If yes, then there is a hardware issue on your iP3GS & so you might want to get it checked at a local Apple Store near you & if not, your a lucky one.

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    keitaro02023 years, 4 months ago

    please help! i just got a 3gs that running with 4.3.3 with 05.16.02, i followed the steps using rc16. checked and make sure bootrom is new by duf mode in device manager on win 7. i installed cydia first and reboot no problem. then i go back to install ipad bb, after install it was at the “connect to iTunes”, itunes pop up and said ‘cannot read the contents of the iphone, click restore to restore this iphone to factory setting”. so i go back to redsnow rc16 and click deactivate, it went though and reboot but after reboot still stuck in “connect to iTunes” screen. click on info on phone and imei and iccid = unknown… run tu 5.00.09 and show blank in installed firmware version. device model mc5555ll/a – invalid. the phone is keep reboot on it own every 5 mins….
    what did i do wrong???? can i fix this????
    please helppppppp!!
    thank you!

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      The mistake here is that you should have installed the iPad BB first & only then JB your device if your using Redsn0w & not the other way round. That’s more safer.
      Save your current SHSH blob on iOS 4.3.3 using iFaith http://bit.ly/qIa3E7. Next, using this saved SHSH, create a signed IPSW for iOS 4.3.3 & restore to it via iTunes. Now, see the status of your IMEI & ICCID.

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    Lee3 years, 4 months ago

    I have an iPhone 3gs installed 4.3.3 a while ago and upgraded to the iPad BB. I unlocked the phone and everything was great. I restarted my iPhone last night and now the wifi is greyed out and has no address. The bluetooth still has an address. I’ve tried resetting the network settings and jailbroke the phone a second and nothing changed. I bought the phone from a friend several months ago so it’s out of warranty. Thanks for any help.

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Are you able to make calls/ send text messages? Can you see the IMEI details of your iPhone?

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    Melissa Davis3 years, 4 months ago

    Thanks so much for the info, since I only plan to use the phone for a month or so, I am going to upgrade the BB to the Ipads. I already did the tethered jailbreak a few days ago, so now all I need to do now is upgrade the BB to ipads and then run Ultrasn0w to unlock right?

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Yes that’s right. Follow the same instructions as mentioned above in the post. It really doesn’t matter which iOS version you choose for the BB update, but make sure that you tick ONLY the Install iPad BB option & nothing else.

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    mads3 years, 4 months ago

    my internet was cutting out, so i think that was the problem, thankyou so much i got it to work perfectly! thankyou for all your help!

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    mads3 years, 4 months ago

    thanks for the fast reply!
    ive got redsnow 0.9.6b6 and ive selected the correct bootroom at the start, except it doesnt fetch the ipad bb and just doesnt doesnt do anything. i also made sure install cydia wasnt ticked. any other way to do this step?

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Read the info posted here on this page above & follow the instructions as mentioned. You need to be connected to the internet always & you need to tick anyone option at a time & not both Install Cydia & the Install iPad BB at the same time. Use Redsn0wRC18 (http://bit.ly/lMeWpa).

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    Mads3 years, 4 months ago

    Hey I was wondering if you could help me.
    I have jailbroken and unlocked my iPhone 3GS, old bootroom, version 4.1, 05.15.04 with redsnow.
    Everything seems to be working fine except it is constantly “searching”
    Ive tried ibrickr but it wouldn’t recognize my phone is connected. I tried tiny umbrella to do something
    But I kept getting restore error 3002 in iTunes. I am out of ideas, please help!

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Your iP3GS isn’t unlocked yet & 05.15.04 is an Ultrasn0w unsupported BB. You need to update your BB to an iPad’s BB first & only then will you be able to use any non-official carrier SIMs on your iPhone. Make yourselves aware of the disadvantages of updating your BB to an iPad’s BB first & only then continue.

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    Cole3 years, 4 months ago

    Hey i have the iphone 3gs and i downgraded to 4.1( 8B117) and jailbreak the phone with limera1n. Then went to unlock the phone and come to fine i have 05.16.02 modem firmware and can’t unlock phone. need help….i’ve been researching how to deal with this but nothing has worked yet or cant get it to work right.

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Make yourselves clear of the post once again !! Its all right there.
      05.16.02 is an Ultrasn0w unsupported BB. You need to update your BB to an iPad’s BB first & only then will you be able to use any non-official carrier SIMs on your iPhone. Make yourselves aware of the disadvantages/dangers of updating your BB to an iPad’s BB first & only then continue. Updating your BB is the only option for an unlock. Downgrading your iOS alone will not downgrade your BB once its updated.

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    Melissa Davis3 years, 4 months ago

    It’s a phone that was given to me, my T mobile contract is up next month and I’m holding out on opening a new account that supports an iphone until the new OS is released hopefully next month, so I’m not super concerned with losing GPS functionality … I just really need a working phone right now. I hope this makes sense?

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      And what about the tethered jailbreaks? You need to keep in mind that you will need the help of your computer each time you reboot or your iPhone shuts down to boot it back up to your home screen. Are you well aware of that?

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    Alberto3 years, 4 months ago

    Thank a lot! my phone is alive again. I’m using the iFaith at this moment but in my iphone screen has the message “unable to find byte sequence”.

    If I save this SHSH Blobs, and decide update the BB and I lose the GPS, can I restore the iphone with the saved SHSH blobs?

    Thanks!

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Seems like your using a tethered jailbreak of the current iOS version on your iPhone. Tethered jailbreaks do not have any SHSH which iFaith can save. A BB version once updated, you can never downgrade back unlike the iOS versions & neither will the GPS functionality once lost.

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    Alberto3 years, 4 months ago

    Thanks for the prompt reply.

    DO you have any idea why the phone is not even working with the AT&T sim card?

    As well, I’m new on this unlocking/jailbreaking thing. So, how do I save the SHSH?

    Thanks again

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    Alberto3 years, 4 months ago

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    Do you have an idea why the iPhone is not working with the AT&T SIM card?

    Thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Uninstall Ultrasn0w & reboot your device.

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    Alberto3 years, 4 months ago

    Hi Pramod,

    I have and iPhone 3GS BB 05.16.02 and FW 4.3.3 (8J2). After I jailbroke it and supposedly unlocked, it does not accept any SIM card. Originally the iPhone was with AT&T and I’m trying to move to T-Mobile. Every time I insert a SIM card it say searching and stays like that for a little while then give the message of no service.

    I will truly appreciate all your help.

    Regards,

    Alberto

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      05.16.02 is not an Ultrasn0w supported BB. So, you cannot unlock your iP3GS either. You will need to update your BB to an iPad’s BB (bear in mind the drawbacks like possibility GPS loss forever & heavy battery drains) to unlock your iP3GS.

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    Melissa Davis3 years, 4 months ago

    Hi, I am new to iphone and new to all this unlock and JB stuff. I have an iphone 3GS running version 4.3.5 and I managed to figure out the jailbreak using redsn0w tethered pointing at 4.3.4 but the firmware is 15.16.02 and I cannot figure out how to unlock it so that I can run on T mobile’s network. Any help would be great, it took me 6 hours of research to get this far and I would really love to get the phone fully functional. Thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      First, are you aware of the drawbacks of a tethered JB? Also, are you aware that there are chances that you could loose your iP3GS’s GPS functionality possibly forever if you attempt to unlock your brand new iP3GS.

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    Muhammad yasir3 years, 4 months ago

    Hello Sir,

    Acutally my Iphone is already unlocked on BB 05.16.02 Verson 4.3.4 but it is not jail broken do i need to follow all above steps?
    kindly guide me,

    Kind regards,

    Muhammad Yasir.

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      No, you do not since your already factory unlocked. You need to keep in mind that 4.3.4/4.3.5 is still a tethered JB ONLY. So you will need the assistance of your PC to boot up your device whenever your device reboots/shuts down.

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    Mardonsheri3 years, 4 months ago

    Your instructions say to download iTunes 10.2.2 – but they are already at 10.4, am I going to have any problems you are aware of?

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      None. You can use the latest version of iTunes as well.

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    JK3 years, 4 months ago

    Thank you! After edit hosts, I could restore it. Then installed ultrasn0w. My iPhone is back!

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    Ryan3 years, 4 months ago

    Oh, I see… I didn’t realize that feature (of all things lol). Thanks for your help.

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    Ryan3 years, 4 months ago

    So I go to restore but then it wants to update software as well and then it doesn’t allow for restoring. Not sure what to do. i think i’ll manually do it and save myself the grief. Thanks for your reply Pramod.

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      I meant Restore from Backup & not the Restore button. Right-click on your device name & choose it from iTunes.

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    Ryan3 years, 4 months ago

    Hi… was wondering if someone could answer my question. I had to restore my phone which is jailbroken, but only because I accidentally allowed iTunes to update. After getting the phone up and running, I don’t have my old settings like before. How do I get them restored back? I want to ask this before I resort to manually putting all my apps, music, pics, and contacts back in. Thanks!

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      If you have saved a backup of your iPhone right before you had restored via iTunes, you can restore to that. But if you haven’t, you will have to restore everything back manually.

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    Snake3 years, 4 months ago

    Thaknk you Pramod for the fast reply,but also i would like to know is it possible to go back to 4.3.3 firmware and if it is can you tell me how to do it?

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    Manuel3 years, 4 months ago

    I have a iPhone 3G with Firmware 4.2.1 and Baseband 5.15.04. Now I want to unlock it and install the iPad Baseband. The new redsn0w Versions do not have a box anymore to check “Install iPad Baseband”, so I downloaded the 0.9.6rc16 Version where you can still check that option. However it crashes after saying “Fetching iPad Baseband (Please be patient…)”. How can I install the iPad Baseband?

    Thank you very very much! :)

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Read this post first from the top to bottom. Now do you see what Update#1 says?
      Now use Redsn0wRC18 instead.

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    Snake3 years, 4 months ago

    Hi Pramod.I am writting again,because for the second time while i am with my 3GS it gets updated.I have put 4.3.3 firmware on it,and the baseband 06.15.00,then i jailbroke it with ultrasnow and it has been working perfectly,until today.Today the stupid itunes updated my Iphone to firmware 4.3.5.I tried to put back iPhone2,1_4.3.3_8J2_Restore.ipsw file via Itunes(the restore button),but it gave me 2005 mistake.Is there any solution for my problem.
    i have my SHSh blobs saved and i would like to return my 4.3.3 software,not to stay with the 4.3.5 if it is posiible.
    Thank you very much.

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Error 2005 is a USB hardware issue that’s specific to your Mac/Windows machine that you might have been using for your restores. You might want to try that restore on a different computer.

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    kanni3 years, 4 months ago

    thanks ra reyy donga sachinoda.. u saved my phone..!! :)

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    TayTay3 years, 4 months ago

    Hey!
    So i jailbroke my iPhone and put in my Tmobile SIM card. Nothing is happening. It says that it is searching for service and then says it has no service!

    What do i do?!

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      You have provided very limited information about your iPhone. Please spend more time to type in details like the iOS & BB versions of your iPhone when asking a query. It helps alot. Keep in mind that jailbreaking isn’t enough if you want an unlock as well.

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    jasper3 years, 4 months ago

    I HAVE FOLLOWED THE WHOLE PROCEDURE EVRYTHING WENT WELL BUT AT THE END WHEN IT REBOOTED IT SHOWS ITUNE LOGO WITH USB CABLE AT THE BITTOM;HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO DEAL WITH THIS.

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    JK3 years, 4 months ago

    Hello

    I had unlocked my iPhone with this guide and it has been working fine.
    iphone3GS, new bootrom, 06.15.00 (It was 05.16.02 before unlock)

    But I accidentally updated iPhone when I connected iPhone to iTune (T T)
    Then iPhone fell into needing restore state.

    I had kept custom IPSW file, so I tried to restore iPhone with it in vain.
    Restore fails!

    Anyone know how to restore it?

    Thanks!!

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Edit your hosts file as shown here http://bit.ly/qWKCRX & then redo the restore for your device using the custom IPSW. Avoid using TU for your restores completely.

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    Ace3 years, 4 months ago

    One more question….if you have to restore a stock IPSW can you do so once you’ve loaded the iPad BB?

    This other article seemed to indicate that it was possible, but perhaps I’ve misunderstood something…

    http://jaxov.com/2011/04/downgrade-ipad-baseband-06-15-00-to-05-13-04-baseband-possible-confirmed/

    Thanks again…

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      You can, but you need to create custom signed IPSWs using iFaith instead to achieve this. You may use the locally saved TU SHSH blobs to create one & restore to that instead, but NEVER a stock.
      No ETA on the BB downgrade tool as well.

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    Ace3 years, 4 months ago

    I am already running iOS 4.3.3, do I need to restore to the stock iOS 4.3.3 still?

    Also, I’m using iTunes 10.4 and it seems to be verifying the build with Apple Store and then tells me that can’t restore because the device is not eligible. Do I have to use iTunes 10.2.2?

    Thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      You can only perform the restore (that too using a custom created IPSW) if Cydia lists for you iOS 4.3.3 among others here http://bit.ly/p07pX2. If it doesn’t, you cannot restore to it at all. Your iTunes’s version isn’t the one at fault here.

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    Anjyu3 years, 4 months ago

    Hello.
    I had my iPhone unlocked with this info on this page few months ago.
    It worked greatly. However, there’s update notice about iPhone and I accidentally did it!
    My iPhone needs restore now.
    I made my iPhone DFU mode with Pwnage Tool then tried to restore it with custom ipsw file I had saved when I unlock it initially. However, it can not be restored.
    Any suggestion?
    Thank you in advance.

    Anjyu
    My iPhone was initially
    iphone3GS
    05.16.02
    new bootrom

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Did you have any SHSH blobs saved for your device on Cydia/ on your local machine via TU? Also please explain the error that you get on iTunes when you try to restore.

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    Ray3 years, 4 months ago

    Hey there, I’ve just followed the instructions to the letter, I had to attempt a few times as redsn0w kept dissapearing while getting iPad baseband… anyway I got that cleared up as turned out I was using the newr 3gs rather than the old!

    Onto my next problem, it completed the entire process, well got to what I think was the end… after the pineapple comes up and finishes doing what its doing… then, as my iPhone is turned back on it requests to link with iTunes… which it cant! Now I have no iPhone, and cant find anything to help solve it :(… Please get back to me

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Which version of Redsn0w did you use & which iOS version did you try it on?

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    Rob3 years, 4 months ago

    Hello

    I have iphone 3GS F/W: 4.1 with Baseband 06.15.00 jailbrokened and unlocked.
    I want to know if I can upgrade to F/W 4.3.3
    How do I do this?
    Thanks.

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Fire up Cydia & see if you have iOS 4.3.3 listed for you here http://bit.ly/p07pX2. Only if its there can you restore your device to this version.

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    Zhibin3 years, 4 months ago

    P.s., I found when I was in DFU mode, I got 1600 error and when I was in recovery or normal mode, I got 1604 error. I tried two machines and both are having the same behavior.

    Thanks

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    Zhibin3 years, 4 months ago

    Hi, Pramod
    Thanks for your response. I followed the instructions you provided. Now, I have Cydia stored SHSH: IOS 4.1,4.3.5. Also, TU have saved SHSHs Iphone 3gs 4.1 and Iphone 3gs 4.3.5. However, I was stuck with 1600/1604 error when restoring to the stock IPSW. Here are what I tried:
    1) If I do not start the TSS server on TU, Itunes will give me 3914 error even before restoring;
    2) If I start TSS server, Itunes will give me 1604 or 1600 error when preparing iphone for recovery. I tried multiple times with phone in DFU mode or not and get either 1604 and 1600 error.

    My question is:
    1) Do we actually need TSS server running when restoring. It seems in your previous posts, TSS server is not required to be running. There is another method to edit the host file. Are both methods equivalently OK?
    2) How Can I solve the 1604/1600 error?

    Thank you so much!

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Try this. Since you have the SHSH blobs saved locally as well, use iFaithv1.3. This version will now allow you to create a custom signed IPSW using the TU saved SHSH blob as well. Create one using this & then restore your iP3GS directly from iTunes. Use the DFU Pwner option from iReb itself to solve the 16xx errors. Do not use TU at any point during this process.

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    IM3 years, 4 months ago

    @Pramod, everything works PERFECTLY now!! I’m so glad I found your site. Thank you SO SO SO much :D

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    Zhibin3 years, 4 months ago

    Hi, I tried to follow this instructions. However, in step 4, the restore failed and the itunes complained about “the phone can not be restored, An unknown error occured (3194)”. I was using the iPhone2,1_4.3.3_8J2_Restore.ipsw file with ios 4.3.3 on baseband 05.16.02. Can any one help me?

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    IM3 years, 4 months ago

    Hi @Pramod, will this guide work for me on my iOS 4.1 3GS? I’m only looking to unlock my 3GS on 4.1. I used a custom IPSW to revert from 4.3.5 to 4.1 (as per your suggestions in this post – http://jaxov.com/2011/03/how-to-fix-itunes-3194-shsh-blobs-error-while-downgrading-firmware/)

    Will I need to do anything differently?

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Yes, it will definitely work. But make sure that your ticking the Install iPad BB option ONLY & nothing else. Once its updated, use Ultrasn0w from Cydia to complete the unlock.

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    Amaury3 years, 4 months ago

    Im trying to restore my Iphone, but the itunes says: the iphone couldnt be restore. an unknown error.
    trying to do all steps my iphone turn off and doesnt turn on, now have a line in the middle of the scream…! I dont know what happen

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      You cannot restore your iPhone if you haven’t saved your SHSH blobs via Cydia/TU for that iOS version i.e if you had ever jailbroken prior to this, Cydia would have auto-saved the SHSH blobs for just like this http://bit.ly/p07pX2. Only if it had listed some versions like this will you be then able to restore. Else, you will error out with 3194 from iTunes.

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    lolol3 years, 4 months ago

    I did everything and when I put in my sim it said Waiting for activation. This may take some time. What do I doooooo? :(
    Update: IT WORKED!! THANK YOU!!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH :D

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    deepz iphone3 years, 4 months ago

    can i jailbreak iphone 3gs with ios 4.3.5 with redsnow 0.96rc with the corrosponding with the apple ios 4.3.3 restore…………….

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    Sam3 years, 4 months ago

    Hey my iphone 3gs is jailbroken with 4.1 but i have 15.16.02 baseband and i want to update to 16.15 i did whatever u told me to do but while updatin the baseband the redsnow is stuck on updatin ramdisk i tried everythin, please help thnks

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    dio3 years, 4 months ago

    But my basband is 5.16.02 and I found out that ultrasn0w cannot unlock it unless i will update my baseband to 6+++

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Lol. That’s obvious. Yes, you need to update your BB to 06.15.00 & then use Ultrasn0w. Until then, Ultrasn0w is of no good on nay version of iOS you install it on.

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    dio3 years, 4 months ago

    Do you think it will work on 4.3.5 tethered jailbrake iphone3gs without downgrading to 4.3.3, anyway i use 4.3.4 IPSW to jailbrake mine.. thanks!

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Do you rely on an unlock? If so, does Ultrasn0w work just fine for you on iOS 4.3.4 tethered JB?

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    Naira3 years, 4 months ago

    But it’s the same picture. I haven’t added new ones. It did look perfect before. All of them:(

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Mhm, not sure why its behaving that way because I’m sure your camera photos aren’t looking ugly. Import in some brand new HQ photos & see how it looks.

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    MystPhysX3 years, 4 months ago

    Hey does this still work on 4.3.5?

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Avoid the update to iOS 4.3.5 in the first place & about the working, we are getting mixed results from our readers about this, so altogether its better to avoid the update itself. In case you have already updated to iOS 4.3.5 & have no SHSH blobs saved for your device at all, you can give it a try anyways.

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    Naira3 years, 4 months ago

    Hi again!

    Updated to ipad baseband, now I can make calls, receive calls, write text messages.. I’m happy!:)
    But I noticed that after updating to ipad bb the quality of the pictures has decreased. Not the photos taken with the iphone’s camera, but the ones copied into iphone. When they are small size, they look great, but when I touch them to make ‘full-screen’ they’re all blury :( Could you advise something?

    Thanks in advance,
    Naira

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Its simply the picture’s resolution itself that’s causing this issue. It has nothing to with the unlock/jailbreak obviously. The resolutions of the pictures that you have in your library aren’t of great resolution that it can be viewed on your iPhone perfectly. Upload higher resolution pictures onto your device.

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    Drazen3 years, 4 months ago

    Yes my BB is updated to iPad baseband. I completed all steps and my iPhone was working for about hour, I was able to recive calls, sms, and to call someone other. But only for one hour and now I only see no service.

    Thanks in advance.

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Well, your iPhone is still able to read the SIM that you have inserted into your iPhone. Did you give it a whirl by popping in a SIM from a different carrier? Try that & see if this is a SIM specific issue or not.

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    Brad3 years, 4 months ago

    Problem:

    After the “uploading ramdisk” step, my computer screen correctly allows me to click “finish”. But, my iPhone 3GS gets stuck saying:

    Please wait…
    Please wait…
    Please wait…
    Please wait…
    Please wait…

    I’ve retried these steps twice now, and the same problem occurs. What is wrong? Thanks!

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Well just don’t interrupt it. Just follow the screen instructions & wait for a while.

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    zulfadly3 years, 4 months ago

    pramod, when i run tinyumbrella after what happen to me above, the only save shsh state in tinyumbrella just iphone 3gs 4.1 and 4.3.5 only, no shsh for 4.3.3. what does it mean pramod? help me please…..

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      This means that you can now only restore/downgrade to iOS 4.1 ONLY & nothing else. iOS 4.3.3 is just out of the question for you now. That’s the reason why you were having the frequent shutdowns in the first place. Read this http://bit.ly/rq4MtY & restore.

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    zulfadly3 years, 4 months ago

    tqsm pramod for your help. i use same redsnow version 16 as the above. i try reboot my iphone many times, rejailbreak my iphone (install cydia) 3 times, still doesnt work..help me please….

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Do you have the SHSH blob saved for your device on Cydia?

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    Drazen3 years, 4 months ago

    I completed all steps, turned 3G off, and still same, no service. What can I do about taht?

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Did your BB get updated to an iPad BB ? Have you completed the unlock using Ultrasn0w from Cydia?

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    zulfadly3 years, 4 months ago

    Hi,

    I really need help right now, my iPhone is 3gs 4.3.3. i follow the above procedures perfectly. when i look at my iPhone setting, my firmware already change to ipad baseband firmware 6.15, its good news, but when i open cydia, it will go back to home screen automatically. what should i do now? please help me please…….

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Well, which version of Redsn0w did you use to jailbreak your device in the first place? Seems like you have used the one which still has a tethered payload for the iOS 4.3.3. You must use Redsn0wRC16/18 versions only.

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    Magnus3 years, 4 months ago

    I did the downgrade back to 4.3.3 as planned with the help of tiny umbrella server and shsh backups. Then followed this great guide with no issues and updated BB. In the end got the ultrasnow installed and finally was unlocked on Norwegian Carrier, with a phone locked to AT&T in the US…

    Battery looks pretty up until now and at least I have a 3gs that works as a phone.
    So the only thing left now is to test the GPS functionality with TomTom. Will report back whether I am out stuck without GPS or one of the lucky ones where GPS still works..

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    Stefanie3 years, 4 months ago

    I need help! I followed all the steps and when my iphone was downloading jailbreak data an error on my pc occured and the redsnow stop working.. but on my iphone screen it still says its downloading the jailbreak.. what should i do? unplugged it? turn it on? i dont know

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      What was the error that you saw exactly? You can safely unplug it & switch your iPhone OFF since the JB procedure hasn’t started just yet.

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    DonutHands3 years, 4 months ago

    Didnt work out as well as i expected, but eventually got it sorted. When i used redsn0w to update the BB it removed cydia from my phone. I only had the one option checked to update to the ipad BB. So i figured no big deal and went to jailbreakme.com again. It installed cydia but when i launched it the only thing it displayed was “preparing filesystem”, bummer. Then tried installing Cydia through redsn0w, still showed ‘preparing filesystem’, bummer again.

    So i figured i would have to do a fresh install of 4.3.3 . Did that but got the 1015 error. Im guessing apple did not like seeing 4.3.3 with the ipad BB installed and put me in a recovery mode loop. I tried everything i found to kick me out of the loop including tiny umbrellas recovery fix.

    Nothing worked so i ended up downloading a custom 4.3.3 IPSW from limera1n.com and entered pwned DFU mode through redsn0w. Pointed iTunes to the custom IPSW and all is good now, it installed a jailbroken 4.3.3 and all i had to do after that was install ultrasn0w through cydia.

    Thanks for your help, i hope my experience helps someone else.

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    Magnus3 years, 4 months ago

    Great tutorial and forum!

    Lets say I dont need the GPS for now and just want to get my 3gs unlocked…there is still the issue with battery drain on both 4.1, 4.3.2 , 4.3.3 and only tethered jailbreak on 4.3.5…

    What kind of standby time can be expected?

    As I have shsh for 4.1 and 4.3.3 my plan is first to downgrade from 4.3.5 05.16.02 BB to 4.3.3 of course still on 05.16.02 and then upgrade to Ipad BB and then run redsn0w 0.9.6rc18 to unlock..

    At least then I have a working phone… even tough I´m not too sure about my battery situation.

    Any comments?

    Can anyone confirm if the dev team actually will release a solution that downgrades you back down to unlockable iphone baseband?

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Ok, so first of all it isn’t a hard fast rule that you will definitely loose your GPS if you have updated to the iPad’s BB. It is possible, but with a negligible possibility. Your standby time will depend on how you actually use the iPhone which will vary from person to person & therefore taking wild guess will not help. No ETA on the downgrade tool so far. Not expected anytime in the near future either.

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    NSTrung3 years, 4 months ago

    I’ve updated to baseband 6.15.00 and installed UltrasnOw 1.2.3 but still my iphone is locked. Please help. My handy is 3GS with newbootrom.

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Not possible !! Ultrasn0w definitely works on the 06.15.00 BB. Make sure that you have followed all the instructions perfectly.

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    jerry3 years, 4 months ago

    I have a iphone 3gs MC640LL 5.16.02. I am stuck on RESTORE PART to ios 4.3.3 restore ipsw.it gives me an error 3194. This means Resolve error 3194 by updating to the latest version of iTunes. I am using itunes 10.2.2. Can i use the latest itunes version for the jailbreaking process? Or I dont have to restore since I am on 5.16.02 already.

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Was your device ever jailbroken prior to this restore that your trying ? Cydia does not have the 4.3.3 iOS version saved for your device. Therefore, you cannot upgrade/restore to iOS 4.3.3. It is nothing related to the iTunes version that your using.

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    stump3 years, 4 months ago

    I had my iphone jail broken in may and now it has no service its just searching. Im on the ipad base band 06.15.00 was working fine until this morning.
    plz help

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      If its reading Searching, then it definitely means that your iPhone is able to read the SIM & that this could now be a SIM specific issue. Try popping in a different SIM from a different carrier to see if its behaving in the same manner.

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    KayBee3 years, 4 months ago

    Hi Pramod,

    I got an iphone 3g which was previuosly jail broken and unlocked.

    Yesterday by mistake i resetted all the settings not knowing the fact that it will land me in woods..

    I was not able to pass apple logo when i was trying to switch it on. I restored it using itunes and got stuck on the Emergency call window.

    I do not have orignal carrier sim to unlock it.

    Please suggest what should i do to make it work again..my primary purpose is to get this thing unlocked ….

    IPHONE 3g
    OS 4.2.1
    Base Band : 5.15.**

    Please help as i am new to this thing and confused about redsn0w and sn0wfreeze

    Plzzzzzzzzzzz

    Thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Looks like you have lost your unlock as well with the update. So, you’ll now need to update your BB to an iPad’s BB if you want the unlock back on your iP3G using Redsn0w.

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    Ritul3 years, 4 months ago

    Hi Pramod,

    Thanks for suggestion. I did used redsn0w 9.8b3 and it went to the home screen and then shut down.

    I would like to tell you that, very first time I saved my SHSH but it shows only 4.1 and 4.3.4 and few with series 5, can we restore it down to 4.1 ?

    Regards,
    ritul

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Yes, you can restore your iPhone down to iOS 4.1 without a hitch.

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    Ivy3 years, 4 months ago

    I have an iphone 3GS 4.3.3 on 5.16.02, installed ultrasnow and unlocked…stuck in “searching” mode. Could you please help me?

    Thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Read the post first. 05.16.02 is an Ultrasn0w unsupported BB. So you need to update your BB to an IPad BB first if you want an unlock.

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    DonutHands3 years, 4 months ago

    I have a 3GS that is running 4.3.3 and is currently jailbroken with jailbreakme.com
    Can i just launch redsn0w and apply the iPad baseband and point it to the 4.3.3 IPSW i used before jailbreaking it?

    The reason i ask this is because i dont know when i will be able to activate the phone again using a AT&T sim card if i have to restore to a fresh 4.3.3 again.

    Thanks.

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Yes, you can. Make sure that your ticking ONLY the Install iPadBB option while running Redsn0w. Make sure that you first read the list of iOS versions that you have got on top of Cydia’s homepage just in case here http://bit.ly/p07pX2 in case anything goes wrong.

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    Cooper3 years, 4 months ago

    Hey, i just got a refurbished iphone 3gs from Apple. Version 4.3.3 (8J2) FW 05.16.02. So i just follow the instruction above to unlock/jailbreak my iphone right?? This is my 1st time doing it…Also if i messed up during the process…can i get it fixed?? or it’ll turn into a brick??

    Thx

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      First, use iFaith to save the SHSH for your iOS 4.3.3 , because in case you mess up, you actually have a chance to restore back to the same iOS 4.3.3 which otherwise would not be possible. Read this http://bit.ly/qIa3E7 & save your SHSH first. Following this, you may then start to follow the steps mentioned here.

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    Jas Singh3 years, 4 months ago

    Hi Pramod,

    Can you please help…i have a iphone 3gs 4.3.3 firmware 05.16.02, I followed the above guide and changed the baseband to 06.15.00 and also installed cydia as well., all through redsnow 0.9.6rc..everything went well but when I am now going in cydia to unlock the phone, its giving a message preparing filesystem (cydia will exit when complete) and its not stuck, as its showing processing, but its been an hour and its not doing anything, I think there is a problem. Can you please helppppppppppppppp. Many Thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      That shouldn’t happen. Which version of Redsn0w did you use to jailbreak your iP3GS? Usually it takes only a few seconds for Cydia to startup.

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    Dibar3 years, 4 months ago

    Re: NIKI who said on 25 July 2011 at 9:58 am:
    “Thank you very much! i just unlocked my 3GS and it works just perfect! GPS works too!!!”
    Please can you tell me which version and which modem it was.
    I have a locked 3GS 4.3.3 modem 05.16.02 is it possible to opne my 3GS in the same way and if so, please send me detailed instructions how to do it.
    Thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Yes, it is possible to unlock only if you have an updated iPad BB installed on your iPhone. The GPS functionality loss though minimal definitely needs to be expected always. To update your BB & jailbreak your iP3GS, follow this guide http://bit.ly/jVI3cT. Make sure you read the Update#1 towards the end of the post first.

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    Snake3 years, 4 months ago

    Hi Pramod I would like to express my gratitude to you.My Iphone 3GS is working without any problems after one week hacking.

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    Snake3 years, 4 months ago

    Hi Pramod.I made a cutom restore file(ispw file) by PwnageTool and when i clicked on restore while holding opton button it gave me 1600 error.Then i clicked on the rostore button and when it gave me the option to choose ipsw file i chose the normal one,not the custom restore.Is it a mistake and if it is what will be the consequences?
    Thank you very much for the support.

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      You need to put your iPhone into a Pwned DFU mode first and then follow it up with the custom restore. Use Redsn0w http://bit.ly/pioV9v for this. Also for your next query, using the stock IPSW will never give you a successful restore once you have updated your BB. So always use the custom restore option.

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    Miles3 years, 4 months ago

    Hi Pramod. Yes i checked it and i tried 4x times. I dont know what went wrong. It also happened when i tried to downgrade to 4.2.1 yesterday. Please tell me if im restoring the right firmware for my 3Gs. I didnt succeed restoring 4.2.1 and 4.3.3, only 4.1 worked. Please me? thank you :-)

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      And you actually are able to see the 4.2.1 & 4.3.3 SHSHs saved in Cydia’s homepage itself?

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    stanley3 years, 4 months ago

    Hy Pramond. Thanks for the response. I wouldn’t mind using baseband 05.16.00 if the iphone works. help me get beyond error 3194 when trying to restore with itunes. My 3GS iphone is is on 4.3.3 and now using ipad baseband 06.15.00 as you say. how do I restore it so that it works?

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    Miles3 years, 4 months ago

    Hi again. 4.3.3 was successfully restored on my iphone but im stuck with DFU mode. Any suggestions to restore 4.3.3 without problems for me to unlock my phone? :-) please help me. Thank you

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Why is it stuck in a DFU? Did you check to which bootrom does your device actually belonged to while putting it in Pwned DFU state using Redsn0w?

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    Miles3 years, 4 months ago

    Hi. I cant restore 4.3.3 . I get 1600 error or DFU mode. Is it because my SHSH is 4.1 and 4.3.4?

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      You would have got an error 3194 if your 4.3.3 SHSH was missing. Your restore wouldn’t have even started.

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    stanley3 years, 4 months ago

    Using Snowbreeze 2.7.3 on a jailbroken iphone 4.3.3 (in the hope of downgrading it to 05.16.02 from ipad baseband 06.15.00) itunes displays an error message 3194 continuously and I don’t know the wy forward. Please help. My iphone now has a blank screen with a usb cable and an arrow pointing to the itunes symbol.
    Stanley

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      The iPad BB version is 06.15.00 & not 05.15. No, you cannot downgrade the iPad BB once updated using custom restores unlike iOS versions.

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    Niki3 years, 4 months ago

    Thank you very much! i just unlocked my 3GS and it works just perfect! GPS works too!!!

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    Naira3 years, 5 months ago

    I DID it!:)
    Thank you sooooo much!
    Hope I won’t have the problems the guys here described:)

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    Rocker3 years, 5 months ago

    Ok thanks for enlightening me :) you guys are really helpful.

    So I used a new theme from Cyndia and I didn’t like it and I removed it through Cyndia and then I think what came up was “Reboot Device” with the black screen in Cyndia which I selected, I did that and the next thing which I noticed after a couple of hours is that the Camera icon is gone. I’m not sure what else is gone because I am still getting used to an iPhone.

    anyhow what should I do to get around this problem?

    1)Also is there a way to downgrade this BB to a more compatible iPhone BB yet?

    2)Is there a way to solve the battery issue? because i can’t use the iPhone for more than roughly 13hours, maybe 14 hours!

    Thank you so much

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Check under Settings->General->Restrictions to make sure Camera Access is enabled.
      1. No, a BB once updated cannot be downgraded unlike the iOS.
      2. Battery issue has always been a problem esp when your running iOS 4.3.3 with an iPad BB. Read this http://bit.ly/mootZv to know how you can save some of it if not all.

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    Rocker3 years, 5 months ago

    Hello,

    I unlocked my iphone 3gs 4.3.3 from this method and it was working all fine except that battery issue persists. then recently i installed a theme, i think you call it a spring board so i didnt like this and i removed it, once i rebooted the iphone the camera icon was gone!!

    what should i do to fix this, please someone help me on this in detail, I’m a newbie.

    Thank you.

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      A Springboard is the default homescreen of your iDevice. I’m not sure to which theme are you actually referring to.

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    Snake3 years, 5 months ago

    When i click on the Tiny umbrella it is shownig me these two sentences in sequence “Request from SHSH is curently set” “you currently have Set hosts to cydia on exit”.Does that mean that i have them saved before or not.If it is not plese can you tell what exatly should i do on Tiny Umbrella to understand whether i have them?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Just ignore them and go ahead with the Save SHSH.

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    saif3 years, 5 months ago

    i have downloaded the files you have said. i am a mac member, however whenever i try to restore my iphone it says “the device isnt eligible for the requested build”. i have downloaded the file you have provided and it still isnt working. the file is 420mb, it is called “iPhone2,1_4.3.3_8J2_Restore.ipsw”

    the itunes you have provided is 10.2.2, but my version is 10.3.1, does this make a difference

    can you please help me, because this is my dads handset, and he is getting annoyed

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      That is simply because Apple will ot allow you to restore to an earlier iOS version than the current iOS version. The only way to restore to iOS 4.3.3 or any other early version is by using the SHSH files stored on Cydia’s servers. Do you have them saved locally/on Cydias’ server? Put your iPhone into a Recovery Mode instead & then follow this guide http://bit.ly/qn9iLL to see if you have any SHSH saved for your iDevice on Cydia. Make sure that you tick the Request SHSH from Cydia option from TU’s Advanced menu as well.

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    Snake3 years, 5 months ago

    And if Tiny Umbrella is for the Pc,can you tell me which version i should use for 4.3.3 firmware.

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    Ritul3 years, 5 months ago

    Hi,

    My phone – 3GS
    Stock firmware before performing – 4.3.3

    I have tried everything many times, and everything is garbled now.

    I still have the baseband 5.16.02 because it is being shown in Tiny Umb.

    Now explaining the steps i performed –

    Earlier –
    performed upto step 4, then my phone was in blank state, itunes would say “recovery”. assuming I am correct I went ahead with the jailbreaking ..but that stucks in pineapple screen. I dont know the message being showd there but that is a common one.

    Later –
    I tried flashing the custom ipsw which I made using snowbuzz.. but that didnt work too. So Willing to make my phone work, I upgraded my phone to 4.3.4 through itunes, but after flash that stucks on iphone recovery screen. and that recovery none of the softwares listed on the internet were able to get out. tried almost everything.

    Now –
    I tried again all the steps mentioned on top. after step #4 I again have a blank state iphone. which is being detected as a recovery device on itunes.

    where am i getting wrong ??

    Best Regards.

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Step#4 will not work anymore for you since Apple has closed the signing window for iOS 4.3.3. So, your priority was to save the SHSH for your current iOS version which is 4.3.3 so that you can enjoy the riches of an untethered JB. But since you have performed an update already, you have lost it. So now, you’ll be instead stuck with a tethered JB, seeking the help of your PC every time you reboot your device to boot it back up.
      Try this, use Redsn0w’s (0.9.8b3) Just Boot Tethered Now option to get yourselves out of the DFU loop. That’s should work just fine.

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    Snake3 years, 5 months ago

    I have read about this Tiny Umbrella but isn`t it application for the phone not for the pc.If it is an application for the phone i can`t use it because i cannot switch my phone on.
    Thank you very much for the assistance.

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      It is for the PC/Mac. Not for running on the iDevices.

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    Zak3 years, 5 months ago

    how do i exit host file after altering and save changes?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Just close the window. Now was that so difficult?

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    Snake3 years, 5 months ago

    But i have updated my software ones from 3.2.1 to 4.3.3.That`s mean that i have my SHSH blobs saved or not ?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Please check them using Tiny Umbrella first just like I had suggested some comments back first. All what really matters is the SHSH blob for your iOS version on Cydia.

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    Snake3 years, 5 months ago

    Also i would like to ask,if i do the same thing which i have done before(click on the restore button in itunes while holding the shift key and browsing the iPhone2,1_4.3.3_8J2_Restore.ispw file).Do you think that if i do that my phone will be switched on without constantly showing the apple logo?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      No, it simply won’t even start the restore process w/o an SHSH blob.

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    Snake3 years, 5 months ago

    I understand,but in my case i am not downgrading my software,i want to install the same software again,or this means downgrading?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Even then you need the SHSH blobs saved, may it be a restore/downgrade/update of the iOS.

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    Snake3 years, 5 months ago

    Unfortunately i don`t have them.There is a slghtly possibility to have them because before the update to 4.3.3 firmware i have been on 3.2.1 firmware and i don`t know wether the person who have used the phone on 3.2.1 firmware has made the phone to save SHSH blobs.Is there a way to put the 4.3.3 firmware on my phone again without having SHSH blobs?
    Thank you.

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Unfortunately NO. You cannot downgrade to an earlier version of the iOS if you haven’t saved your SHSH for that iOS version. But you might want to try restoring to a custom IPSW created by Sn0wBreeze to see if it gets you onto iOS 4.3.3. Follow this http://bit.ly/lujZTw. (Advising this only on the assumption that for some reason, Cydia might have stored the SHSH for you.) You can also check for the saved SHSH from Cydia using TinyUmbrella. Make sure that you enable the Request SHSH from Cydia option from its Advanced menu.

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    Abhay3 years, 5 months ago

    Yeah May be u r right ….. but the local apple center wont accept it caz i am in india and this phone was purchased in US any was nev mind…

    about the iDetector i was in DFU mode only still it was not detecting my device or bootrom.

    Do you think it might be a battery issue ?? or something else ?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      It definitely looks like a battery issue. Its very weird that iDetector wasn’t able to detect your iPhone in the DFU mode. It never fails. But then, make sure you get your iP3G checked.

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    Snake3 years, 5 months ago

    Hi Pramod.
    Yes i meant that cydia was stucked on reloading screen and the i decided to reboot the phone and now all i can see from the phone is the apple logo.I gave used redsn0w_mac_0.9.6rc16 version.Yes i ticked the install Cydia option even when i had Cydia already installed.Yes my BB was changed to Ipad`s baseband after the process.
    Thank you very much.

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Ok, well in that case, you must be having the SHSH blobs saved for iOS 4.3.3 right? Create a custom IPSW using Sn0wBreeze and then restore to that. You’ll get a clean, jailbroken installation of your iOS.

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    Abhay3 years, 5 months ago

    Hi Pramod,

    Every Thing went smoothly, saved the SHSH BLOB, Completely and Cleanly restored
    my iphone to a Custom IPSW cookd by sn0wBreeze. every thing went well not hitches at all.

    But i am back to square one…… same Problem.
    Charge it more than 60% try to use it (sliding the unlock slider) and it just goes Blank with all the symptoms i mentioned.

    I dont think it is stuck in DFU mode.
    One more thing the iDetector tool is unable to detect my device, both before and after this problem so to be on the safer side i ve always workd under the assumption that i have a new bootrom.

    some details about the device :
    Model : MB715LL
    version : 4.3.3 (8j2) custom
    Serial : 5K009B3F3NP

    This Issue is yes very peculiar/Strange. I ahve no idea wats going on…..
    maybe caz of iPAD BB.

    Appreciate your time and help.

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Seems to be more of an hardware issue right now. You might have to get it checked at a local AppleStore. Also iDetector only works if your iPhone is in a DFU mode. So you need to put it first in a DFU mode and then use it. Its definitely not caused by the iPad BB. That’s for sure.

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    neruaxidz3 years, 5 months ago

    i tried i reb and didnt work :(

    itunes give me the error almost at the end of the restore so now i dont know if i have 4.3.3 or 4.3.4

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      You need to use iReb once your restore errors out. Did you try it like that? Your definitely on 4.3.3 if you have Shift Restored to it in the first place. You might want to follow a custom IPSW restore of iOS 4.3.3 using Sn0wBreeze. That will definitely get you through the restore without any errors if followed carefully. Follow this guide http://bit.ly/lujZTw.

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    Naira3 years, 5 months ago

    Hi,
    Could you please help me?
    I have iPhone 3gs, iOS 4.3.3, baseband is 05.16.02. I did the steps described above starting from #5. Chose Install iPad baseband (already had cydia on the iPhone) – everything was fine till step 15. now it’s stuck on Uploading ramdisk (~20minutes). First it said “Installing… “. After ~10minutes iTunes logo popped up on the iPhone. I released the Home button – nothing changed. What should I do? Please advise.

    Thanks in advance:)

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      You got stuck at the Installing Ramdisk screen because it seems you are using an older version of Redsn0w. Download Redsn0wRC18 from here http://bit.ly/lMeWpa & repeat the iPad BB installation.

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    kchoi3 years, 5 months ago

    Just tried it with redsn0w and it didn’t work. Was I suppose to use 4.3.3 instead and use pwnage tool to build my ipsw before using redsn0w? Sorry I am a noob at this kind of stuff. If you can please help me I’d really appreciate it.

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    Snake3 years, 5 months ago

    Hey thank you very much for the great article.It helped me so much,but i have some questions.Before i start doing the above commands i have tried to unlock my Iphone 3GS with 4.3.3 firmware and baseband 05.16.02 by donloading cydia from jailbreakme.com.And after i did the above commands with redsnow and the pfone reboot,i tried to enter cydia,but it was telling me that it is processing information and i have to wait,i waited for about 2 hours and nothing happened,after that i reset the iphone and now it doesn`t want to turn on.It is showing me the apple logo.I will be very grateful if someone can help me.

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      You mean Cydia is now stuck at the Reloading Screen? Which version of Redsn0w did you use for this process? Did you tick the Install Cydia option even when you had Cydia already installed? Has your BB changed to an iPad’s BB after this process?

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    kchoi3 years, 5 months ago

    I use Mac – would it still work if I follow the guide to use Redsn0w as iREB alternative?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      No. Redsn0w cannot kick your device out of a recovery loop. Only TinyUmbrella/iReb can do that. The reason you got this error is because you have restored to iOS 4.3.3 using the stock IPSW from Apple. You have to create a custom IPSW for yourself and restore to that instead.

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    kchoi3 years, 5 months ago

    can someone please help me? my phone basically went into endless recovery mode loop during step 17 and I’ve been trying to restore it on iTunes for last couple of hours. I tried tinyumbrella and anything I could find on the web but had no luck. First i got 1013 error message, then after trying to fix it with Tiny Umbrella now it’s giving me 1015…I also tried to restore with 4.3.3 rom I downloaded but no luck.

    any help will be greatly appreciated!

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    neruaxidz3 years, 5 months ago

    ok. i have a huge problem with my iphone 3gs 4.3.3 baseband 05.16.02

    i jailbrake it with the ipad baseband 06.15.00

    it went great but when i try to open cydia the phone stays in loading files forever. i tried to delete cydia and install it again didnt work, i tried to restore it and itunes gave me errors.

    so i decided to restore it to the new 4.3.4 and while it was restoring it gave me an (error 1015).

    Error 1015: This error is caused by attempts to downgrade the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch’s software. This can occur when you attempt to restore using an older .ipsw file. Downgrading to a previous version is not supported. To resolve this issue, attempt to restore with the latest iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch software available from Apple. This error can also occur when an unauthorized modification of the iOS has occurred.

    so now my iphone is stuck in restore mode forever.
    1 – i tried to restore it with 4.3.3 and 4.3.4 and didnt work
    2 – i tried to change the host file didnt work
    3 – i tried “fixrecovery” didnt work

    i dont know what to do now :s please help

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Its simply because your current iPad BB does not match with the BB version of the one in stock. Hence the recovery loop. Use iReb to kick you device out of the recovery loop. Follow this guide http://bit.ly/k8MNtA.

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    Abhay3 years, 5 months ago

    Hi Pramod,
    Would like to add a few more Symptoms of the abov. mentioned Problem.

    1)Happens(wat i think is iOS crashes but the battery continue to discharge) when the phone is charged more than 50 % (till now has not happend at less).
    2) Doesnt Switch on when Power on or Home button is pressed.
    3) hard reset (both Home and Power button) is also not happening.
    4) The iPhone suddenly becomes unnaturally hot from the battery side.
    5) Plugging the iPhone into charging also yields not results the screen remains blank.
    6) After few Hours of being in this dead state when now i plug the device into charging it starts charging from 0%(Means the battery discharges itself at a very rapid rate this may explain the Heated up phone)

    Hope this helps !

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Seems like its still stuck in the DFU mode. Make sure that you keep it on charge. Follow the restore option that I had mentioned to you earlier. Follow this guide http://bit.ly/lujZTw and create one for yourselves.

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    Abhay3 years, 5 months ago

    and also can i Upgrade to 4.3.4 and still be JB and Unlocked… if yes how ?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      The 4.3.4 is currently an tethered JB. If youw ant to save the pain of rebooting your iPhone everytime with the help of a PC, you can go ahead and restore.

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    Abhay3 years, 5 months ago

    Hi Pramod,

    “Complete fresh restore of the phone” can you please share the details, as i am sure i can not use the same IPSW 4.3.3 with wich i JB and unlocked my fone.

    Current at present i havnt saved any thing (SHSH blob) cause i dont know how to, or wat/why side of the SHSH blob.

    Help Needed.

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Use TinyUmbrella to get a list of the SHSH files saved for your device by Cydia. Make sure that the Request SHSH from Cydia option is ticked from the Advanced Menu. This should show you all the SHSH’s saved in case Cydia has it.

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    amrish3 years, 5 months ago

    worked like a charm. I ran into trouble restoring to stock 4.3.3 as mentioned in step 4. Got itunes error 3194. This is prehaps because apple has released 4.3.4 and has stopped signing older firmware.

    In a nutshell, go to folder c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
    Open file named ‘hosts’ and add this line at the bottom.
    74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com

    Now, put phone in DFU mode and restore. You will be able to circumvent the 3194 error.

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Yes, this is indeed because Apple has stopped signing the iOS 4.3.3. The same procedure has been explained here as well http://bit.ly/qWKCRX.

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    mojo1233 years, 5 months ago

    iPhone – 3GS
    Current iOS – 4.3.4
    FW – 5.16.02

    i tried to downgrade iOS to 4.3.3 (iPhone2,1_4.3.3_8J2_Restore) following above steps…getting 3194 error.
    i also removed entires from host file/restart PC…error still continues.

    any suggestions …appreciated

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      You should not remove Cydia’s server entry from your hosts file. Make sure that you have your SHSH blobs saved for iOS 4.3.3 by Cydia. Do you have them?

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    neruaxidz3 years, 5 months ago

    my RedSn0w quits unexpectedly while fetching ipad baseband! Help please

    I am trying to do this in? a mac, with a 4.3.3 baseband 05.16.02

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Read Update#1 towards the end of the same post. That should solve the issue.

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    Efren3 years, 5 months ago

    I’m trying to follow step 4, and restore my iphone to 4.3.3, but Itunes gives me an error message ‘3194’. Im currently jailbroken by ultrasnow and running version 4.3.1 and baseband 05.16.02. Help… Please and Thank you

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Make sure that Cydia has your SHSH files saved for you. When you start Cydia, do you see iOS 4.3.3 on the top of Cydia’s homepage?

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    Jobash3 years, 5 months ago

    Just upgraded a 3GS with a 4.3.1 Jailbreak from 05.16.02 to iPad baseband. When I tried to restore up to 4.3.3 with iPhone2,1_4.3.3_8J2_Restore.ipsw following the above steps iTunes told me my device was ineligible for this upgrade. So I tried just running redsn0w_mac_0.9.6rc16, selected only to install iPad baseband which it did and now the phone works great, it’s unlocked, the wifi and GPS all work. Thanks so much for you great website!

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    Abhay3 years, 5 months ago

    Hi Pramod,

    I am also surprised as to why this is happening.
    I havnt added anything, anything at all after JB and Unlocking.

    any pointers will be help full

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Very well then. I would recommend a complete fresh restore of your device. After that, I’m pretty sure that everything will be back up & running just like the way it was.

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    chris3 years, 5 months ago

    iphone 3gs jailbroken first with jailbreakme.com then tried to unlock, rejailbroke with redsn0w and cydia is stuck on the loading filesystem screen

    any help???

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Why the re-jailbreak? I’m sure you must have ticked Cydia even while using Redsn0w. That’s the reason why its stuck now. Restore and re-jailbreak. Avoid installing Cydia if its already installed on your iP3GS.

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    JANAVASF3 years, 5 months ago

    Thank, and sorry for post again the same question.

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Please keep an eye on your earlier comments made on this post. Avoid asking the same query repeatedly. I have already replied to your query here.

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    Sheens3 years, 5 months ago

    hi
    it really works believe me !!

    My steps like

    1. update via itunes by holding “shift” key and choosing ios 4.3.3(official firmware not custom firmware)

    2. i did step 9 and so on and its done!!

    Everything is working like before!! Thanks for awesome guide!!

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    Matty3 years, 5 months ago

    yeah but i can’t ring my carrier up because the phone has been blacklisted.

    yet for one day it allowed me to phone people and the phone worked.

    however today it’s back to normal it says “Restricted Network”
    “Your selected cellular network is restricted. You can choose an different network in Settings”

    ive been told changing my imei wud solve this problem plz can u tell me how to do this.(i know it’s illegal but my phone is worth £500 and with it being blocked i can only sell it for £200 max)

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Wow. So that’s the reason why it wasn’t running for so long. Why don’t you unblock it? Meaning ask the previous owner itself to come along with you and get the IMEI re-registered. What’s the problem there? Unless you don’t want the cops knocking at your door by changing your IMEI illlegally.

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    JANAVASF3 years, 5 months ago

    Iphone 3GS 4.3.3 Newboot jailbroken with Redsn0w 0.9.6RC19 Ipad baseband, unlock with ultrasn0w v1.2.3 and fixrecovery43 for Exit Recovery. After all process initially my iphone works, but after seconds the home button didn’t works and Voice control be active all time. When connected to itunes, said iphone en recovery mode, but when I disconnected it, phone went automatically out of recovery screen., and home button did not works again.

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Your Home Button is stuck. That’s the reason why its going to the Recovery Mode when you try to Shut it OFF because that’s how you put an iPhone into a DFU mode. (By holding both the Menu & the Power button together.) In your case, the Home button is already stuck/being pressed continuously due to which you see the Voice control activated as well. You might need to get it repaired.

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    Sam3 years, 5 months ago

    Well, I stayed about two weeks with my iPhone 3GS version 4.3.3(8J2) firmware 5.16.02 jailbroke but locked. I hesitated to go to firmware 6.15 to unlock it because of the warnings about GPS and battery drainage.
    Finally I did it following the steps described here and to my surprise GPS is working normally and the battery seems like before (in three hours it went from 100% to 97 % which is reasonable enough). It is true that after I checked that all is in order I switched off WIFI and GPS and all location services and all applications that I didn’t actually need. Will monitor it next days and revert.

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    Matty3 years, 5 months ago

    hello something weird happened to me i had a 02 sim in my iphone 3gs. a switched airplaned mode off and i got signal bars. The phone works with an 02 sim. but when i put any other sim in it says restricted network but recognises the sim?

    any help appreciated.

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      UK SIMs do have at times these weird problems of iPhones not being able to place calls/messages, Call up your carrier network to see if they can help you with the issue.

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    Abhay3 years, 5 months ago

    Hi pramod,

    Facing a new completly diff issue now. The Iphone Suddenly dies, even when fully charged, has happened twice.

    First time it happened i tried to hard reset it by pressing both the home button and ON button for a more than 30 secs nothin happened, so i let it sit for a few hours, now i again plugged it into the laptop and it started charging, after reachin 69% charge it again died.

    any ideas about what is happening?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Since when have you started facing this issue? Had you installed some specific app prior to this? Some kind of a theme from Dreamboard or anything else?

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    Xam3 years, 5 months ago

    Anyway to fix drop calls?

    I want to upgrade to unlocking my iphone 3gs its only about 1 month old got it brand new from my carrier on a upgrade from my BB Bold 9000. On the bold i never had to many dropped calls and i still have this phone and it is unlocked.

    I want iphone unlocked as well cause i want to use other carriers with it, but i am afraid of the drop calls wil continue with my current carrier if i do the ipad BB update and as for warranty, well i would make sure the phone is well dead before i sent it back.

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Fill me in with your iP3GS’s Modem FW & iOS versions. Also, call drops simply depends on your network carrier. Chances are that if you have been facing the same call drop issues on a different phone, you’ll definitely face them on your iPhone as well. And for the iPad BB part, its easy for the Apple guys to know if you have updated it or not unless you send them a ripped iPhone. :D

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    Bj3 years, 5 months ago

    Hi, Wolverine

    I have an 3gs.

    Have jailbreak w redsn0w now have ipad baseband on it. with cydia as well.

    Have install red snow from menu. And reboted. No signal, have tried to switch of 3g then reboor again still no signal…

    What should i do….have spent so many hours trying to get it to work…

    Hope you can help

    Thanks a lot!!!

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      You need to install Ultrasn0w as well from Cydia to complete the unlock. Follow Step 18 from the guide.

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    guillaume3 years, 5 months ago

    hey pramod & thanks for the tip,

    i just instaled the Ipad baseband with redsn0w and could eventually unsimlock my IP3gs,
    unfortunately i lost the gps functionality & the batt life seems ti have drastically reduced but i can still make calls and get on 3g so, i’ts a semi victory :)

    still, i’ll be happy when an unsimlock for BB 05.16.02’s gonna be available,

    again, thks for the help

    -g-

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    neruaxidz3 years, 5 months ago

    im trying to jailbreak

    iphone 3gs 4.3.3 firmware 05.16.02

    but in the first step, going to itunes and i hold shift and press restore i click the “iPhone2,1_4.3.3_8J2_Restore” itunes says: “the iphone could not be restore because the firmware is not compatible”

    am i doing something wrong?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Nope. Doesn’t seem so. If you want to only jailbreak your iP3GS, then you can do that by simply using Redsn0w itself. No restore is necessary.

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    ray3 years, 5 months ago

    Hello,

    I followed this tutorial and everything seemed to be fine except when I checked my Modem Firmware in the settings it still reads 05.16.02.

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Are you sure that you have ticked the Install iPad BB in RedSn0w? Make sure that you read Update#1 as well towards the end of the post.

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    guillaume3 years, 5 months ago

    hey javox team & thanks for your website, it’s full of good stuff!

    i accidentally upgraded my 3gs to fw4.3.3 and after redsn0w jailbreak i need to unsimlock, unfortunately my BB turned into 05.16.02…

    the thing is i really need the gps, as sales, i’m on the road all the time & the iphone is my only navigating system, do you have any idea of an unsimlock or alt. method to get it working(downgrading to 4.3.2 didn’t work, error 1015 & I couldn’t get Libusb to work to fix it)?
    i’ve been working on it for long by now & feel like i’m gonna go nuts very soon…

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      A BB once updated can never be downgraded back to an earlier version. Your basically stuck on 05.16.02 and your only way to unlock your iP3GS right now is by updating your BB to an iPad’s BB. The probability of loosing your GPS is minimal but should be expected at the same time as well.

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    daniel3 years, 5 months ago

    hi, i fixed the problem(i was not able to fetch ipad bBB) infact i was not able to open either apple or microsoft sites. after updating my antivirus program,every thing is good now, what kind of a virus was that i don’t know
    anyway this forum is the best there is it helped me a lot
    keep up the good work!!!

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    Sundaram3 years, 5 months ago

    Thanks Pramod!!!

    I guess I would attempt that over the weekend. I was curious, though, If i take a backup of the current iPhone state[which includes many jailbroken APPs] using iTunes, then restore the phone back to my iOS default system files and then do a restore from the backup would it bring back all my APPs[including the jailbroken ones, and tweaks installed] with the APP configuration or not; will I loose any kind of data or configuration. And if it does bring back all my APPs and configuration will it also bring in the time problem with it after the backup is restored again. Please note that I would have Dreamboard uninstalled from the Phone when I would take a backup.

    Thanks again for your assistance…

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Yes, you’ll definitely have everything in your backup including you JB’n apps. Make sure that you install AppSync from Cydia first before you sync your purchases back from iTunes into your iPhone. Else, only your AppStore apps will get transferred to your iPhone. For tweaks, you might need to back them up separately using xBackup from Cydia. All Cydia tweaks and apps will get saved and the next time you sync with iTunes, the backup will be transferred to you computer, ready to be put back on your iPhone when you restore it.

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    Rob3 years, 5 months ago

    Thanks so much! Just unlocked the USA 3GS my brother gave me while I was visiting, and now I can use the phone where I live in Germany with blau.de!

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    Sundaram3 years, 5 months ago

    by ‘heavy themes’ you mean the ones i do in Dreamboard. I had installed “Apple Desk Ultimate” earlier which would not allow mu iP3GS to boot and would crash every time. So later I uninstalled it completely. Currently I do have some themes installed in Dreamboard but not in use. The themes are : Aero, AppleWEB V2, BoxorHD & Endroid.

    Besides there are certain themes downloaded for Winterboard. But they are all lighter themes, I guess. Do you suggest that I uninstall Dreamboard completely and then see if that fixes the issue.

    out of curiosity I went ahead and uninstalled both Winterboard and Dreamboard, rebooted the device after deleting the cache.plist file[read about this off internet somewhere] but the time still remains forward by +4:30. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you!!!

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Dreamboard is always the one that causes such issues just like I thought. And since it replaces so many of the default existing files, chances of resetting all your file,theme settings back to the iOS default is less likely as there still could be many files lingering around that’s causing this issue. The only way to get everything back is to give your iPhone a complete, fresh restore of your iOS. That’s infact the best way.

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    Turboplayer3 years, 5 months ago

    I unlocked my 3gs 4.3.3 and installed ipad baseband, now when i open cydia i can read on the top shsh : ios 4.1, 4.3.3. Does itmean i can downgrade my baseband?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Never. What Cydia shows are only the iOS versions to which you can downgrade & not the BB. Your BB once upgraded can then never be downgraded back to an earlier BB version.

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    mik hudda3 years, 5 months ago

    I unlcoked my phone using the 4.3.1 version of redsnow and used ultrasn0w but when i put my sim card in it said nor service
    i tried swithing airplane mode on and off and this didnt work
    PLEASE HELP

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Your iPhone Model/BB details?

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    Jayce3 years, 5 months ago

    Thanks but I just wanna say my iPhone was locked on vodafone I had the chip in for sometime then it got cancelled as I never topped it up so it would always say no service. I did this method unlocked it, hot stuck on the emergency screen, googled it and patched the lockdown folder, restarted iPhone and it worked like a charm!!

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    Annabelle3 years, 5 months ago

    hi pls. help im stuck with step number 13 .. it keeps saying “waiting for iphone 3gs” what can i do.. thank u so much!

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Fill me in with your current iOS/iPhone model.

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    David3 years, 5 months ago

    Yes, valid data plan. Unfortunately, ATT customer service was very helpful in identifying I am using an iphone and told me that data plans are restricted for prepay plans. Thus, no data. Any other options?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Lol, you should have mentioned it to me that yours was a prepaid one. :D
      As for your quesstion, No. You cannot use the iPhone on the ATT without a data plan. The iPhone data plan is mandatory. ATT can detect the iPhone on the network and will just automatically add the data plan and bill you for it if you tried anything funny.

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    daniel3 years, 5 months ago

    does anybody have this problem or is it only me?
    i jailbreak and unlock iphones by upgrading to ipad BB before.
    but starting from Saturday redsnow woudn’t even start fetching the ipad BB
    would somebody try it and tell me please
    ps: i was paid to do the jailbreak and the girl who paid is not letting me wait

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Seems like only your facing this issue. Everything’s working fine on my end. I’m able to fetch the iPad BB using both RS/Sn0wB successfully. You need to be connected onto the internet because w/o an internet connectivity, you cannot download the iPad BB. Simple !!

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    Sundaram3 years, 5 months ago

    Hi Pramod,

    I am in india. After I jailbroke my IP3GS on 4.3.3 and 5.16.02 using Redsn0w; the phone time shows 4 and half hour ahead of IST. if I keep the timezone to Mumbai, though the system time shows IST+4:30 but the Apps like Mail and Facebook shows correct IST timings in mails or posts etc. I have been searching myriads of sites around this trying to find a fix or to understand why is this happening. Right now what I have to do is to set the Timezone to London and that gives me the correct time on my phone but Facebook, mail and Calendar Apps show incorrect timing. I want to fix this so that all the APPs and my phone time is in sync and shows correct time for IST. The automatic time update option is also not workign and give me a time +4:30 off IST. My carrier is vodafone and on the same network other iPhones do get the automatic time support so I know that the carrier is supporting this and there is something amiss in my iPhone.

    Could you please let me know if you have any idea around how to fix the issue.

    Thanks for your Time!!!

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Have you by any chance installed heavy themes on your iP3GS which I’m sure your friends are not having? This occurs when certain themes try to display the current time on the lock screens with respect to a default time zone set somewhere within the theme itself. They override alot of the internal settings, thus making it difficult to figure out exactly what could be the issue. Have you installed any such thing? Could be from Dreamboard?

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    daniel3 years, 5 months ago

    no no this my third iphone jailbreak with upgrading ipad baseband
    but since sateurday, redsnow says “fetching error check your internet connection”
    also when i try to download the ispw file directly, the page is not available

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      You need to be connected onto the internet. That’s what RedSn0w is telling you. W/o an internet connectivity, you cannot download the iPad BB. Also, I’m able to download the IPSW files as well. Everything is up & running here.

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    Jayce3 years, 5 months ago

    I have a iphone 3gs which was running on 4.3.3 bb 5.16.02, ive used your method installed cydia first then redone it alonside the ipad bb, now i have a jailbroken iphone on 6.15 bb, ive installed ultrasnow to unlock my phone, it seems to recognised the simcard but takes me straight to the emergency screen, what can i do? thanks.

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      If your stuck at the Emergency Call screen, all you need to do is pop in your official carrier SIM that came locked with your iPhone and connect it to iTunes. It’ll then officially activate your iPhone with Apple and will eventually skip the Emergency Call screen.

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    GoGo3 years, 5 months ago

    I have successfully installed the 06.15.00 and the cydia is on the screen but when I go and click on cydia it says Preparing Filesystem (cydia will exit when complete.) and the little circle just spins and spins and does nothing else. Even left it over night and just did nothing. Tried reinstalling it with redsn0w_win_0.9.6rc16 that I downloaded from here and still does the same. Any ideas?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Seems like Cydia is timing out due to some unknown error. You might want to restore your iP3GS completely using a custom IPSW (A fresh jailbroken installation of your current iOS). Use Sn0wBreeze/PwnageTool to achieve this.

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    daniel3 years, 5 months ago

    i can’t fetch ipad baseband i think apple removes it from server
    any other way to download it?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      You need to be constantly connected to the internet so that RedSn0w can fetch the iPad BB for you. Seems like your not. Is RS crashing for you after the fetch or is it not even beginning the fetching process itself?

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    David3 years, 5 months ago

    Hi Great instructions everything worked fine. I grabbed an ATT SIM card with a data plan. Phone and text works fine but when trying to get email it says I cannot connect and that I’m not subscribed to a data service. Any advice?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      If your absolutely sure that a valid data plan is still available on your AT&T SIM, make sure that you have the Data Settings for AT&T entered. You can always ring up AT&T’s customer care to rectify this issue for you in a much faster way.

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    Andrey3 years, 5 months ago

    Thanks for the detailed guide. Everything turned out! Greetings from Russia. The Republic of Komi. Syktyvkar

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    Ives3 years, 5 months ago

    Hey man. First thank you for your efforts to help us. But I have a question :)

    I’m confused now, I have ihpone 3 gs, 4.3.3 on 05.16.02 baseband. Should I go for unlock, I mean, will it work?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Yes, you can very well unlock your iP3GS using this guide. You wouldn’t be seeing this on Jaxov if it wasn’t the case. :D

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    jpur3 years, 5 months ago

    So, does the new RedSn0w allow 3GS users with 6.15 BB to install iOS5 with the correct iPhone BB or does it just allow the installation of iOS5, still with the 6.15 BB?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      None of the above !!
      RS will simply jailbreak an iOS 5 beta version for you. If your looking forward to install iOS5b3 w/o touching the BB, download the latest version of Sn0wBreeze from here. You should also be aware that if your not a registered iOS Dev program member, you cannot activate your copy of iOS 5 even by Sn0wB because Hacktivation has been disabled to curb piracy.

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    soccer133 years, 5 months ago

    I moved to Germany and I am trying to unlock and jailbreak my phone because I purchased an O2 contract and then they told me that there is no way it will work over here because it is AT&T and because I have the 3GS with baseband 5.16.02. Is this true? What can I do to make it work and i have read a lot about losing my GPS is this true? What if I want to put it back to the old way can i? Thanks!

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Yep, that’s true. An iPhone that comes attached with a contract will only work with the network carrier SIM to which it was locked to. To get your iP3GS unlocked, you’ll need to follow the steps mentioned on this post. Once you have updated to the iPad BB, you cannot go back to an earlier version of the BB & also you’ll void any & every warranty the you have on your iP3GS. Probability of loosing your GPS is minimal, but you should expect it to be lost as well at the same time.

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    jacky3 years, 5 months ago

    how come my baseband ald 06.15.00,but i unlock with ultras0w still wont get signal ? can u hlp me !!thx

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Please specify your problem in more detail like iPhone details & what process did you follow for the unlock/JB & to install Ultrasn0w.

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    simo3 years, 5 months ago

    hi! do you know if there is some fix for the GPS not working?? i have my 3gs 4.3.3 05.16.02 locked on At&T and i wanna go with H3G…maybe ultrasn0w 1.3 will unlock this baseband?? any news??

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      No, UltraSn0w will not unlock your current BB version and neither will it solve any kind of GPS issues on any other BB version as well. UltraSn0w is purely an unlock utility and not a GPS fix tweak.

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    MATTY3 years, 5 months ago

    does this work on an iphone 4 on contract

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Nope. It definitely will not work on an iP4.

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    brian3 years, 5 months ago

    hello pramod, thanks for your all comments.I m stuck with no service with iphone 3g as i bought it from blackmarket in the street .can u help at this issue please ?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Before buying the iPhone, did you actually put in a SIM into the iPhone to see if its actually working? What’s your BB & iOS versions?

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    John3 years, 5 months ago

    Hi

    I am in England UK.

    I have a 3gs that i jailbroke and i ran ultrasnow 1.23 to unlock.

    I can not use a ‘Three’ networked sim card from the uk, however Orange and O2 work.

    It was originally an O2 locked phone.

    What can i do?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Try an another O2 SIM probably from your friend’s unlocked iPhone to see if that works. It could be SIM specific/carrier specific issue in case it doesn’t work.

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    Drazen3 years, 5 months ago

    Hello,

    I have iPhone 3GS and new bootrom. I completed all steps to unlock the iPhone and I did it, my iPhone was working for about hour and now only shows No Service. How can I fix this?

    Thanks in advace

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Did you switch ON 3G? If so, switch it OFF & make sure that its kept that way & then try. Alternatively, toggle Airplane mode ON/OFF as well & give it a couple of reboots.

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    John3 years, 5 months ago

    Hi,

    I have a jailbroken and unlocked 3gs.

    Yesterday at 11pm I went and selcted the erase all settings and data.

    Now 12 hours on it still has not returned me to the main apple menu screen.

    All i have see is a little circle on the screen.

    What should I do now? Is it dead and bricked?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Wow, that’s a pretty long time. I suggest you restore it back to a fresh installation of the iOS.

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    azhao9303 years, 5 months ago

    I’ve done every step and finished. It is baseband 06.15.00 and i’m trying to download ultrasn0w, but when I go to cydia. All it says is unable to load. this certificate for this server is invalid. you might be connecting to a server that is pretending to be cydia.saurik.com which could put your confidential information at risk. Help me please and thank you.

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Seems like your Cydia is having trouble in connecting with the server. Make sure that you check Cydia after a few hours. Alternatively, you can also install Ultrasn0w offline (w/o the need for Cydia) by following this guide: http://bit.ly/iud3Yu

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    sundaram kumar3 years, 5 months ago

    Guys!!! I installed the 1.1 version update of dreamboard from the xsellize source. Everything works great except when i enabled the Endroid theme I have a problem. When I lock the screen and try to unlock it I have the slide down to unlock image but when i slide it down I just see the basic image of endroid(the one the shows when you first activate the theme). I can not unlock, it does not ask for password or anything like that. ANY help would be greatly appreciated. I cannot use my device. Please suggest…

    Thanks.

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    Drazen3 years, 5 months ago

    Hello,

    I want to ask, when I uprgrade my 3GS to iPad baseband, it should work on network and SIM card?

    Thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      If you mean that by updating the BB to an iPad BB, your iPhone should work on any SIM/network card around the world then Yes.

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    deepika jain3 years, 5 months ago

    hi there, it worked, i restored the device.
    I am sure the cydia must have got un installed, but now i dont think i am going to get it again, i was not able to use it much:
    wen i got winterboard, my apps got hidden,
    wen i got dreamboard, my phone hung up
    i cud nt get android lock
    i didnt get any free software to lock my messages,
    I didnt understand how to use it,
    so lets say grapes are sour.
    as i speak my apps are getting synced, itunes had saved a backup on 29th jUne(thank god it did it, coz i didnt know any such thing existed).
    Hopefully it had saved my contacts (VVIMP), etc.

    Thanks 4 u r help!!! :D

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    Pattra3 years, 5 months ago

    OH It’s work now. Appreciate ^___^
    I used MO’s method.

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    deepika jain3 years, 5 months ago

    Okay i am in a big fix and believe me, i have not posted this query anywhere else, which i had done unknowingly earlier..
    Okay back to Now.. i have an ip3gs, iOS 4.3.3 and BB 05.16.02, factory unlocked.
    My phone is refusing to start, it got hung up while i was tryin g to install a Dreamboard theme thru i-xplorer with ur directions in this guide http://jaxov.com/2011/07/how-to-install-dreamboard-themes-on-iphone-ipod-touch-ipad-complete-guide/.
    And now its only goes in to DFU mode, its fully charged.
    When i tried with i tunes, its asking me to restore, which says that all media and other data etc will be erased, but i will get an option in the end to restore contacts and calendars, etc.
    What i want to know is that, i had install cydia some days ago, but hte device was working fine, is there any other way u suggest that can start me device. Even if i go with the restore option will i get back all contacts, and calendars, etc.. Please HELP SOS
    If my brother comes to know i ll be hanged and loose my ip3gs.

    EDIT: modification to the above query,
    the ixploere got hung up wen i was trying to copy theme files (which didnot happen) and turned not responding so i closed the program, then i was just checking some settings in my iphone, that also hung up, i had already disconnected it from my laptop. then after it switched off and does not start.

    think some wrong has happened in the booting files. i tried rebooting with redsn0w but even that got stuck. but even now its refusing to start.

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      You’ll definitely be able to get your Contacts/SMS etc.. back ONLY if you have saved a backup of your iPhone prior to the Restore that your trying to perform now. Shift+Restore to your IPSW for a fresh installation & then Restore to the Backup that you already may have on your computer. In case you don’t have one, then unfortunately, there is no way to get them back. Its Dreamboard’s overwritten files of the default themes that’s causing this issue which got applied when you restarted your iPhone. :(

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    Dibar3 years, 5 months ago

    Hi Pramod
    I have a 3GS iphone version 4.3.3 BB 05.16.02 from USA.It is locked.
    If I use the new JailbreakMe.com 3, will I be able to unlock it for use with any sim?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Absolutely not. JBMe3 is meant for only jailbreaking the iOS 4.3.3 especially on the iPad2 which could not be jailbroken until now.
      You’ll definitely need to update your BB to an iPad’s BB if you want to get your iP3GS unlocked.

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    Laurenday53 years, 5 months ago

    Any word on the correcting of the GPS function?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      No ETA yet from the iPhone Dev-Team. Not anytime soon.

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    Rabindra3 years, 5 months ago

    I had jailbreak my iPhone 3g with redsnow 4.2.1 and try to unlock network with yellosn0w but i am unable to download it from http://apt9.yellowsn0w.com. It gives the following error messages

    1. POSIX-operation time out
    2. sub process /usr/bin/lzma returned an error code (1)
    3. GPG error: http://apt9.yellowsn0w.com/ Release: The following signatures were invalid:NODATA1 NODATA2

    My iPhone details are given below
    Version : 4.3.3(8J2)
    Carrier : carrier 10.0
    Firmware: 05.16.02

    Please give me the appropriate solution, how can I unlock network in my iPhone? Its urgent….

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Yellowsn0w is outdated. The current BB cannot be unlocked by Ultrasn0w either. To unlock your iP3GS, the most appropriate and the only solution is to update your BB to an iPad’s BB by following the steps mentioned in this post.

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    deepika jain3 years, 5 months ago

    I already am using a Indian carrier and even after the software update that i mentioned phone was working perfectly fine.
    so now After going thru the redsnow and installing cydia & without instailin ipad bb, i installed ultrasnow from cydia. but i was not getting any network bars, no in panic i removed ultrasnow and got back my signal.
    Will cydia not let me install the dreamboard without the ipad bb,

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Was your iPhone factory unlocked? I mean after you updated to iOS 4.3.3 & even on 05.16 are you getting a carrier signal and make calls? If so, then you need not use Ultrasn0w at all.
      No, you need to update to the iPad BB in order to install Dreamboard. The iPad BB is only related to the unlock and not with the Dreamboard tweak. They are just totally 2 different things. If you Cydia, you can install Dreamboard. Please follow our Dreamboard installation guide here.

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    deepika jain3 years, 5 months ago

    i have followed the steps and checked only the install cydia, the icon is white… what is the need of getting the ultrasnow.. do i still need to do the BB change, will i be able to dreamboard etc,/… Curious ;)

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Please fill me in with your iPhone Model/iOS/BB details. Yes, you need to definitely update to the iPad BB if in case your on a BB>= 05.14.xx for an unlock. Once you have jailbroken, only then will you be able to install 3rd party tweaks like Dreamboard.

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    Jay3 years, 5 months ago

    Thanks for posting this :) Worked out well and phone is up and running perfectly.

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    Adam3 years, 5 months ago

    My iPhone gets stuck at the apple bootlogo! What should I do?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      What did you try? Did you try restoring to a stock IPSW? Use iReb by iH8Sn0w to get yourself out of the Recovery loop on 4.3.3. Follow this: http://bit.ly/k8MNtA. In case it doesn’t work, you can use the standalone FixRecovery package from TinyUmbrella available in this guide: http://bit.ly/lN0uF4 instead.

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    Huey P3 years, 5 months ago

    allright…So I have a 3gs, 4.3.3, and a 5.16.02 baseband. The GPS is really important in my case and I’m getting dizzy reading all the different scenarios. Is this typically something that jailbreakers and unlockers will figure out, or is it something that is put on the back burner as they tackle more pressing needs….I’m pretty patient and dont want to do anything that is irreversible.

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      I have written a detailed explanation regarding this as a reply to a fellow Jaxov reader here. Have a look. :)

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    Akhil3 years, 5 months ago

    i just unlocked iphone 3gs using ipad bb on version 4.3.3…..after inserting sim it shows searching/no service …can u plz tell me whats the problem…thnx

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    Rock3 years, 5 months ago

    Hi I just got my self an iPhone 3GS Baseband 05.16.02 and firmware version 4.3.3(8J2).

    It says my iPhone is locked. If I try the method on this post will it factory unlock my iPhone?

    If not how can I unlock this iPhone? Please provide clear instructions.

    Thanks so much.

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      No it’ll not. By following this method, you’ll void any & every Apple warranty that you have on your iP3GS. It’ll definitely unlock your iPhone though, but its not a factory unlock, because that’s the term used for iPhones that comes unlocked right out of Apple. For your current iOS & BB scenario, this is the only method to get yourself unlocked.

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    Jesus3 years, 5 months ago

    i tried a bunch of different things when it didnt work, then my dad was messing with cydia and somehow made it work, im not even sure what he did, but he says he thinks he just updated something.
    after doing that the phone picked up that sim card from Mexico and started working thank you guys!!!

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    thoi roi3 years, 5 months ago

    thanks i wil get my iphone 4 today and it unlock from apple cost 650 +40 tax

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    Abhay3 years, 5 months ago

    Hey Pramod,

    Thanks Man. Jus was chekin out if u have updated the post or not.
    Waiting….

    Researched a bit about Mobile substrate, jus a thought that if its a process which runs behing the scene than it will have additional battery requirements
    will in turn will affect the Battery drain problem already there with this base band.

    jus want to graduate to Intermidiate in the iphone dev …… and help the cause both personal and otherwise….. any pointers….

    Also can you tell me how to ssh into you iphone… cause some other posts which i read tell that u must have some apps already installed to ssh into iphone…. ssh i think personally is better and more flexible way to gain access to your file system.

    Previously i was on Motorola Ming which is a Linux based phone. Recenlty joind the iPhone band…..

    cheers !

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Yep as promised, here you go: Ultrasn0w 1.2.3 + MobileSubstrate.
      MobileSubstrate is only a dependency file that needs to be installed along with Ultrasn0w if you have never updated Cydia right after the JB. SSH is no necessary now because there are other easier and simpler s/w like iPhoneExplorer & many other that will allow you to browse through your system files with ease. They are far much better than SSH.
      For iPhoneExplorer, you can have a look here.
      To learn how to SSH into your iPhone using WinSCP, you can read this.
      Your sure to enjoy the iPhone experience. :)

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    Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

    Factory Unlocked iPhones are those iPhones that comes unlocked directly from Apple itself. You need not unlock it once again. Your telling me its Factory Unlocked & it still got locked ? I really don’t understand what do you mean by Factory Unlock & your SIM getting locked.

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      thoi roi3 years, 5 months ago

      hey Pramond if i have iphone with factory unlock, that mean can i use it with tmobile web $5.99 to connect to internet. this tmobile web 5.99 awhile back only worded on iphone j.b. and use ultralsnow only. do you think it will work?

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        thoi roi3 years, 5 months ago

        oh tmobile 5.99 call tzone

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          Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

          Yes it definitely will work. You just don’t have to use Ultrasn0w if your factory unlocked.

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    Abrar Shah3 years, 5 months ago

    when i bought those 2 phones i was told by the salesman that both of them are factory unlock…but i dont know whether they are or not…or is there anyway to find out whether they r factory unlocked or not

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      You first iPhone’s BB is 05.16.02 right? Did your SIM absolutely work fine here? Do a fresh restore/update of your iPhone and see if your able to skip the Emergency Call screen whilst connecting to iTunes. If it gets activated, its factory unlocked. Make sure your not using the official SIM that comes locked with your iPhone in your country for the activation. If both succeeds, you have factory unlocked ones. else if iTunes returns you with an error, they aren’t.

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        Abrar Shah3 years, 5 months ago

        oh right right one of my phone got unlocked with itunes and the other one didnt

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          Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

          Then it means the second iPhone isn’t a factory unlocked one and before you go about doing anything, I suggest you to return it back to the dealer and get an another iPhone from him since he hasn’t been completely honest with you.

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    Abhay3 years, 5 months ago

    Hi,

    Using redsn0w rc16 i Tried to install Cydia (2nd try 1st try it crashed as i hd selected both install cydia and Ipad BB) without cheking the Insatll Ipad baseband evry thing workd fine the process completed, the phone Rebooted, but still i can not see Cydia Icon or any Cydia related symbol.

    I have a 3gs BB 15.06.02, iOS 4.3.3 want to unlock it.

    Thanks.

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Are you sure that you checked the Install Cydia option? If the process has completed successfully, then you should be getting the icon somewhere on your springboard itself. Make sure you check each and every corner of your screen as its easy to miss if you have a very dark wallpaper.

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        Abhay3 years, 5 months ago

        Ok. Got it !!
        Now Seconf Issue is that i dont have WiFi access so i tried the steps involed in copying it via iPhone explorer (.deb file of ultrasn0w).
        I created the directory named Cydia but inside that i was not able to create AutoInstall (Dir is created but it does not let me rename it to AutoInstall)

        any other way to do this….. or am i doin some thing wrong

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          Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

          To rename, Right click on the folder you created and hit Rename. Else press F2 once the created folder is highlighted.

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            Abhay3 years, 5 months ago

            Did Every thing mentioned in the guide n also by the various user experiences.
            Installed Cydia ….. upgraded the BB ti iPad baseband. Still not unlocked….. shows as No Service,

            Installed ultrasn0w manually by iPhone explorer.

            Can you help…. ?

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            Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

            If you have installed Ultrasn0w manually via iPhone Explorer, you’ll also need to add in the MobileSubstrate.deb along with the Ultrasn0w.deb for AutoInstall. Right now, Ultrasn0w is not properly installed on your iPhone and hence the No Service message as MobileSubstrate is missing.
            You will need to download that .deb file as well and install it, else a Wi-Fi installation of Ultrasn0w is the most preferred.
            Make sure you check back after a few hours, I’ll update this post soon with the relevant files.

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    jay3 years, 5 months ago

    it says is being processed but i been waiting for 10 minutes and it only has 11 bars does this process that that long

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Being processed? Do you mean the Fetching The iPad BB progress bar? Its basically downloading the necessary files off Apple’s servers and therefore purely depends on your internet connection speed.

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    Emma3 years, 5 months ago

    Hi,
    I just got an iphone off ebay from the US and want to unlock to use in AUS and US. If I follow these instructions carefully will I be successful and also the last 4 digits in my srial number are 1127, would that be new or old bootroom?

    Thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      You need to fill me in with your iPhone iOS/BB/Model No details.

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    ysame3 years, 5 months ago

    that means restore with itunes? because i install ipad baseband in order to unlock bb 05.16.01 on iOS 4.3.3

    you think will be ok the restore ?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      You’ll need to use a custom IPSW restore method to restore your iPhone. Use Sn0wBeeze/PwnageTool to get yourself a custom cooked IPSW. Follow this guide: http://bit.ly/mbFORU. Follow this guide carefully & make sure you have downloaded the latest SB 2.7.3 from the same post.

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    ysame3 years, 5 months ago

    i try with the latest redsn0w and still no vibrate before the JB was perfect ,what i can do? thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Give it a completely fresh Restore of the iOS to see if you have the No Vibration problem.

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    jaydon3 years, 5 months ago

    i have iphone 3gs 4.3.3 baseband 05.16.02..m on mac..i downloaded the firmware and Redsn0w 0.9.6RC16..so as i go doing i get stuck in fetching ipad baseband files..help..

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      By stuck, do you mean your RS just crashes? Follow the instructions as I have mentioned here to get RS up and running perfectly.

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    Luisa3 years, 5 months ago

    i have an iphone 3gs 4.3.3(8j2) and update my baseband to 6.15.00 and installed cydia, but when try to unlock my iphone the process is normal but when try to call say you hace call barring in your phone…please i need your help urgently, what i need do?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      This is not an issue with your iPhone. Your able to place a call with full signal bars as well as the Carrier name display. Am I right?
      Your SIM instead is causing this trouble. Call up your carrier to see what’s the issue. Alternatively try a different SIM as well. You shouldn’t be facing anymore problems.

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    ysame3 years, 5 months ago

    hello i JAILBRAKE a iphone 3gs whit Redsn0w 0.9.6RC16 on ios 4.3.3 and my iphone don’t vibrate and i re-run Redsn0w 0.9.6RC16 without install cidya and i chose other option to be able to fix this issues but still the same no vibrate.

    please somebody can help me with this problem

    thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Use the latest Redsn0w by downloading it from here http://bit.ly/lMeWpa & give it a try. Also make sure that its not a hardware problem that was existing before the RS jailbreak.

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    milan3 years, 5 months ago

    hey
    i have an iphone 3gs 4.3.3(8j2) on 5.16.02 baseband. Do I need to update my baseband to 6.15.00?what will happen if do not update the baseband?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Yes, you’ll need to update your BB. If not, you cannot unlock your iP3GS if you do not update and will remain locked.

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    FAA3 years, 5 months ago

    HI. I have jailbreaked and unlocked my iPhone 3gs ios4.3.3 with the iPad base band. Everything is fine but one little problem. My battery is dying fast. And sometimes it dies without the warning that the battery has reached 20% what can I do. Please help.

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      You can have a look at this post http://bit.ly/mootZv to check for some interesting things that you can do to boost your iP3GS battery life when your on the iPad BB.

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        FAA3 years, 5 months ago

        thank you very much for everything. ya’ll the best…

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    ochoasz3 years, 5 months ago

    I just wanted to say Thank You!!! It worked!! Iphone 3gs is working with baseband ipad 6 15. If you it doesn’t take your sim card (no service or searching) please reset the card and reboot.

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    jfprieto3 years, 5 months ago

    i have an iphone 3gs 4.3.3 with 05.16.02… if i put the iPad BB, what would be the mayor risk? its everything work fine? can I unlock then? thanks!!

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Right now, the only way to unlock is to update your BB to an iPad’s BB. Yes, there’s definitely a risk of loosing your GPS functionality by updating your BB, but the chances are very minimal. This is the only way you can unlock your iP3GS right now.

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    Turboplayer3 years, 5 months ago

    I am having signal loss everytime i turn 3g function on
    I have an iphone 3gs 4.3.3 with ipad basebad 6.15.00 unlocked with ultrasnow 1.2.3
    After unlocking i had battery draining so installed SAM, but now the phone has no signal bars and no carrier name when 3g activated
    I tesred it with no 3g and the phone worked perfect, then activated 3g again and signal gone, i repeated this test 6 times and always had the same result, iphone get no signal when 3g active
    Any fix?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Are you using T-Mobile SIM? If so, you cannot use 3G on it since the iPhone hardware doesn’t support the frequency itself. This is not something that can be fixed via a s/w.

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    sandoz3 years, 5 months ago

    hi again., i followed the link and downloaded the latest Sn0wbreez, created the snowbreeze3GS4.3.3 built on the desktop. Shift+restore the built in itune from desktop. Tried 4 times, once there was sn0wbrees logo trying to restore and other time apple logo tried to restore. There are two errors that get caught always: Error (6) or (21) iphone could not he restored. Where am i going wrong… thanks.

    Update
    :woohooo….finally got it working. This time i had the antivirus software turned off :) Thanks you so much for your time and patience… please do let me know if I should restore from the previous backup of my phone with iTune. Thanks a million…

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Awesome !! :)
      Yes, you can now go ahead and very well restore to your previuos backup w/o any issues.

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    sandoz3 years, 5 months ago

    i am not sure about the ipad BB as at very first i was successful till step # 16 as i had clicked install Cidia andupgrade to ipad BB it must have. how ill i check if its ipad bb., now the phone either goes blank or has a restore iTunes logo.
    there is no error. the script runs smmothly till step # 16, then it just either shows itune logo and usb image or if resetting DFU mode it goes blank. Now the phone is having itune logo and usb image. Last it was activating with the pineapple logo and it stopped after some time and i am back with the itune logo on the phone screen.. . thanks for the help.

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Ahh. Well that’s the reason. Your BB has already upgraded itself. You’ll need to restore now using a custom IPSW restore option. Create one using Sn0wbreeze and restore to the same. You may follow this guide http://bit.ly/lujZTw to learn how to do so. Make sure you download the latest SB from the same post & that you have put your iP3GS into a Pwned DFU mode. It’ll be the final few steps of SB, so follow the process closely and restore.

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        Kovacs3 years, 5 months ago

        Can you provide a link to the Mac equivalent ( if it exists of this procedure )
        Thanks

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          Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

          You want the Mac equivalent of Redsn0w? Is that what you meant?

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    sandoz3 years, 5 months ago

    the activation process took some time and half way terminated it and again i am back to the iTunes usb logo… I wounder why did it terminate before reaching the full bar…

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      You din’t answer my previous comment about the iPad BB. Also, are you getting an error halfway through while restoring?

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    sandoz3 years, 5 months ago

    fingers crossed just saw the pineapple :) hehee hopefully this will work..thanks

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    sandoz3 years, 5 months ago

    yes, and again tried DFU mode the screen is blank., its commented that i can restore custom ipsws from itune . hummm !! thanks for the help please guide again…

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Right now you haven’t updated your iPad BB right? Or have you?

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    sandoz3 years, 5 months ago

    same process its runs all the script for a while upto step # 16 ., then reboots and back to itune and usb logo., help !!!

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Did you restore completely?

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    sandoz3 years, 5 months ago

    limera1n exploiting is complete, have clicked finish and the screen has gone blank. it doesn’t power on, even by holding the power button … is dead, i might have to restore using itune and try it again ? should i ? thanks

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    sandoz3 years, 5 months ago

    same logs on the screen but redsnow is waiting on exploiting with limera1n … i am waiting on it to complete … will be back … thanks.

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    sandoz3 years, 5 months ago

    After step 16 ; click finish., script runs and restarts the phone but i cannot compete step 17; instead of cedia my phone is showing a disk and a usb cable image., probably meaning to unlock or restore ? i have tried several time the same steps but it bring back to the disk and usb cable picture on the screen. Please help. Thanks.
    correction: after step 16 the phone reboots and shows iTunes and usb image… thanks for the guidance in advance…

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Your iPhone iOS/BB/Model details ?

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        sandoz3 years, 5 months ago

        i was on 4.3.3 on 05.16.02 bb thanks…

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          Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

          Put it in the DFU mode once again and redo the jailbreak procedure ONLY. See if its coming out of the Recovery Loop.

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            Kovacs3 years, 5 months ago

            When you mean jailbreak only, is that with powned, or is that something i can also do with redsnow? (the program i basically used for the very last procedure, which was to install the ipad bb)

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    thoi roi3 years, 5 months ago

    iphone 3gs jailbreak fw 4.3.3 and unlock base band 6.15 everything work fine but itune won’t sync my iphone. itune ask me to restore that what i don’t wanna do. do you know the way to fix this problem
    thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Why is it asking you to Restore? Do you have a backup of your current iPhone state in iTunes?

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    FAA3 years, 5 months ago

    …PRAMOD u the man……………Thank you very much PRAMOD. i did delete the 74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com out of hosts file then i followed the steps on this page. i was able to do it in few minutes without any mistakes or error. i did the Cydia 1st then started over i started over and did the ipad baseband. eventhou my phone is from week 39 i pressed yes. went trought with no problem. i disabled 3g turn my phone off put the sim card in and i got full bar… thank you very much again… god bless…

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    Kovacs3 years, 5 months ago

    I was able to run the ipad bb install by inselecting the Cydia.
    It did it’s thing, and now for at least 10 minutes all i see is the black screen with the apple logo. Is it stuck or it’s just doing something for a very long time?
    If action is needed, what should I do?

    Thanks

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Please fill me in with your iPhone iOS/BB/Model details?

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        Kovacs3 years, 5 months ago

        i have 3GS 4.3.3/ 5.16.02

        The BB might have changed by now :) the redsnow ipad bb update seemed to have suceed until the reboot where it’s stuck in black screen with apple logo

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          Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

          Ok Kovacs, so what I meant was to re-jailbreak your iPhone w/o choosing any of the options other than the Install Cydia option. (No need to Install iPad BB once again)

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            Kovacs3 years, 5 months ago

            Let me tell you what i did exactly.

            1. Used red snow to try to install Cydia, didn’t work
            2. Used redsnow to install ipadBB instead.
            3. Then followed the instructions to restore with the IPSW
            -> It stayed in that mode where the screen goes on and just stays black with the apple logo
            4. I tried installing Cydia again, now that worked.
            -> At this point, what I understood from the comments that the last step was to use Snowbreeze to create a custom IPSW and that this was the only was since ipad BB has been updated (which I could not verify )
            -> I could not find a mac version fo SB, so I decided to use Pwned to create a IPSW and restore. This was successful
            5. I notice the BB didn’t change, but i also saw Cydia is not there. I used the instructions to install Ultrasnow and do the unlock proceedure.
            6. The iphone now works (turns on), but the BB is still at 5.16.02. However, when I put a Fido (new carrier) sim, it doesn’t reject it (before it says sim failure or invalid sim ) now it searches and then say no service.

            So since the BB hasn’t changed, does this mean that the ipad BB didn’t work and which automatically means that the unlock procedure failed? Should I restart the whole procedure or at this point I should take a different approach?

            Thanks a lot :)
            Kovacs

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            Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

            Yep, your BB hasn’t changed and hence the No Service message you get because its still not unlocked. You did not find a SB alternative for Mac because SB is the alternative for Pwnage Tool itself on the Mac. As far as your BB doesn’t change, you cannot unlock your iP3GS. You’ll need to create a new custom IPSW now but this time tick the iPad BB update also when your asked so in SB so that once the restore completes, you’ll get it jailbroken along with the iPad BB itself.

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    Mark3 years, 5 months ago

    I’ve got almost same problem with the above one. I could change modem firmware into 06.15.00(version 4.3.3) by following your instructions mentioned above. and install ultrasn0w through cydia. but still, it says “no service” I’ve done 3G toggled off thing and all, but doesn’t work. don’t know what’s wrong with this…

    could you help me out with this please?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Did you give it a try with a SIM belonging to another carrier as well to see if the issue persists? Did you also try keeping your 3G OFF because T-Mobile’s 3G isn’t supported by iPhones.

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        Mark3 years, 5 months ago

        I am in Korea for now and brought my iphone with me. Actually, I couldn’t unlock my iphone before I came over here. so, been figuring out how to unlock my iphone myself. didn’t work well though.
        Anyway, the carrier I am using for now is KT in Korea. and KT’s 3G is supported by iphones.

        You know what? it’s even gotten worse. After several try out, I cannot even reboot my iphone.
        All cold and dark screen.. never change. completely stuck. I tried all the instructions on the internet like, you know, pressing power and home button for a minute things, but doesn’t work at all.
        This is a total despair. please, could you help me with this one first?

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          Mark3 years, 5 months ago

          and also, Once I try to connect the iphone to my laptop to get it fixed through itunes, 3194 error is always waiting for me at the end of restoring process, no matter what version i try.
          I’ve done correcting “host” file thing.. but doesn’t work as well.

          what do you think is wrong with my iphone? perhaps because I updated the baseband to 06.15.00?

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            Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

            Mark, please add in your iPhone details as well so that i can help you in a much better fashion. (iOS/BB/Model).
            Actually Mark, you should not correct the host files. Instead you’ll need to delete the complete gs.apple.com line from the hosts file itself so that it doesn’t error out on restore. Also make sure your restoring to the latest version of the iOS 4.3.3. (Seems like you haven’t saved any of the SHSH’s for your previous FW.)

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        Mark3 years, 5 months ago

        Oh, Sorry that i haven’t given you the details about my iphone.
        It’s 3GS / 4.3.3 / 06.15.00 (it used to be 05.16.02, but after I saw that the only way to unlock my iphone baseband is to update it to ipad baseband so, i have tried to update it to ipad basebaand 06.15.00)

        and I could manage to reboot my iphone again but it’s stuck on “connect to itunes” screen. I have tried all things like tiny-umbrella, IReb, blackrain, and IRecovery. Nothing has worked for my iphone. And Everytime I get my iphone connected to my laptop and try to restore it through itunes, 1015 error and 3194 error are keep comming up at the end of restoring process. I have done ‘hosts’ file thing and correcting the 1015 error with Ireb thing, but, the errors are still smiling on itunes after the processes and my stubborn iphone don’t show anything else but “connect to itunes screen” no matter what.

        This is pretty much about my current situation.
        But, Thank you very much Pramod.

        I really hope i can figure out how I can get it back.

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          Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

          Sorry that i took time to get to you. Your post is here. :)
          You’ll still need to restore using a custom IPSW and not the stock IPSW that comes from Apple as it’ll result in Error 1015 since you have yourself an updated iPad BB.
          For Error 3194, Goto your hosts file over here: C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. Check your hosts file for a line like this 74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com. If its there, delete the line completely & reboot your PC. Once back, continue with the restore. You’ll have no more 3194 errors. Make sure your using custom restore always, else the errors will still smile at you. :)

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    Remi3 years, 5 months ago

    I have iPhone GS 4.3.3 baseband 05.16.02.I did everything according to this article.I changed baseband to 06.15.00. However while instaling or reinstaling Ultrasn0w I get this message “could not activate cellular data network” and after “no SIM car installed”. When I insert my TMobile SIM card nothing happens.I thought maybe SIM card is old( around 7 years) but yesterday in Tmobile retail store we tried couple more SIM cards and result was the same.Anyone can help?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Make sure you have kept your 3G toggled OFF. Have you?

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        Remi3 years, 5 months ago

        Actually I had 3G off. Today I gave up and brought the iPhone to technicians and they unlocked it.Too bad could not make it myself.Thank you guys though

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    FAA3 years, 5 months ago

    i have a 3gs 4.3.3 05.16.02… i downloaded everything from step 1-2-3 and as soon as i press shift + restore then select the ios i downloaded it gives me this error 3194 what can i do? please help me, i need to JB and unluck my phone

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Goto your hosts file over here: C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. Check your hosts file for a line like this 74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com. If its there, delete the line completely & reboot your PC. Once back, continue with the restore. You’ll have no more 3194 errors. :)

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    FAA3 years, 5 months ago

    do i have to download the itunes 10.2.2 or is it ok to use the current one i have installed in my pc itunes 10.3… because as soon as i press shit + restore it gives me a error.

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      The latest iTunes is very much jailbreak safe. You need not worry. Make sure that you have the correct IPSW file for your iDevice.

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    Greek Joker3 years, 5 months ago

    Hi All,

    I have a iPhone 3Gs running 4.3.3 05.16.02. I understand the work around in regards to the unlock (upgrading to iPad firmware), but I was wondering if there will be an unlock for for 05.16.02 iPhone 3GS? I would prefer not changing but wanted to know if it was being worked on and will be released soon?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Not anytime soon I can assure you. By the time it comes out, Apple might have already phased out the iP3GS. Who knows? Have a read through my comment here as well.

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    Kazi3 years, 5 months ago

    So I basically have to restore and set it up as a new phone at step 4 before I begin with RedSnow, right?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Yep. Just follow the same guide w/o restoring to your backup when asked. Close the iTunes window itself when it asks so.

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    Kazi3 years, 5 months ago

    Hi,
    I followed all the steps through to step 16 where I click finish and look at my phone, it gets stuck at the pineapple screen saying “Activating”. After a long time the phone just reboots and then I only get the connect to iTunes screen on my phone, upon connecting iTunes tells me I have to restore.

    Any suggestion or help would be greatly appreciated. My phone is currently locked with Rogers Canada with 4.3.3 and 05.16.02 BB

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Do a complete fresh restore of the iOS 4.3.3 via iTunes. Make sure you set it up as a new iPhone (Restore it later from backup after the jailbreak). Follow it up with a JB using the latest Redsn0wRC18 (http://bit.ly/lMeWpa). All should be working just fine now.

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        Kazi3 years, 5 months ago

        Thanks a lot for the response. Before I saw your response I had already restored it from backup. Now, should restore it again with the stock IOS 4.3.3 and follow the above steps again and use redsnowRC18?

        During my first try after step 4 my phone asked me to connect to iTunes, but I did not and went ahead with step 5, is that going to cause any issue?

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          Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

          Keep your iPhone connected always. There is no harm in that. And yes, you’ll need to do a fresh restore of the iOS 4.3.3 by holding the Shift+Restore combination & redo RS by setting up a new iPhone this time. After the successful JB, restore your backup.

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    Samir Patel3 years, 5 months ago

    hey thanks…
    i just followed ur instructions and successfully unlocked my i phone 3gs,,i just wanna tell u, great job keep it up man,,you are a Genius,,thanks a lot for helping me…

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    Paul3 years, 5 months ago

    Hi Wolverine

    I have successfully jailbroken and unlocked my 3GS using your guide.

    The reason I did this was because when I bought the phone, it was showing the dreaded “no service” message.
    I can get the phone to show the carrier with a maximium of 1 bar strength, but cannot dial out. It keeps coming up call failed.
    Phone will recognise the 3 sims I have tried from 3 different carriers in the UK, 02, Virgin and Vodaphone. Yet I can’t make a call on any of them, and the no service message regularly pops up.
    I repeat, the jailbreak and unlock went perfectly, I was on 4.3.3 and used the guide to install ipad baseband, I just cannot get more than 1 bar strength or a continuously locked signal.
    The phone has had a new antenna installed, so its not that, and all the sims are from fully working family member phones. Am I likely to have a hardware problem here, or is there anything else worth trying? I have spent hours at this and I won’t let it beat me!! :-)

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Yes, it may actually be an hardware problem. Do you have the official carrier SIM that came locked with your iPhone? If so, pop it in to see if your getting a signal off it. Was it working before the update to the iPad BB? Did you check it right after your antenna got replaced?

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        Paul3 years, 5 months ago

        No, I don’t have the official carrier sim it came with.
        It wasnt working before the update or jailbreak, in fact its the same behaviour before and after. Ie, alternates between no service/ sim carrier name and flat bars/ sim carrier name and one bar.

        I read a thread abouthairline cracks in the board around the antenna. I’m waiting on a big magnifying glass arriving to check closer. I just can’t get my head around how the phone knows what sim is installed, but shows no signal strength.

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          Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

          In that case, it still remains to be an h/w issue that hasn’t been rectified yet after the repair. But even then your getting the carrier name and a single signal bar right? Didi you install the latest Ultrasn0w off the Wi-Fi?

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            Paul3 years, 5 months ago

            Yep. I would have thought that I wouldnt get any recognition of the carrier if there was a hardware issue. Picks up the carrier right away, but no signal.

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            Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

            By any chance, has your iPhone been blocked by your carrier since it was reported stolen or something? Same was the case with another fellow reader here and he found out that the issue for no Signal bar but the carrier name shows was because the owner before had reported his iPhone as stolen and thereby was blocked. Ask the person from whom you have brought the iPhone and verify the same with him.

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    Matty3 years, 5 months ago

    Well the sims work in other phone
    The problem I have is that I found this phone so I can’t ring the carrier up coz whoever the phone belonged to has told the carrier he has lost it so the carrier has locked it

    Any way of getting rid of restriction

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      The IMEI is restricted and your iPhone has been banned from the carrier. There is no way to get around this unless you go along with the same person who blocked your iPhone and have a talk with your carrier reps to drop the restrictions. The block was put for a reason and they surely will want a really good reason for the same so prepare yourselves well. Only they can unblock your iPhone. Since your iPhone is blacklisted, any attempt to make calls/bypass restrictions can bring the cops knocking at your doorsteps as well.

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    ArtLover3 years, 5 months ago

    After extensive searching & practicing for Iphone 3GS, jailbrake & unlocking,
    I have tried all methods for them, and even downgrade from IOS 4.3.3 to 4.2.1 (originally worked fine, but all failed that trying to recover losing signal or weakened signal after Jailbrake 4.3.3 with Baseband 6.15.00 and Ultrasn0w 1.2.3 unlocking. I had JB 4.2.1 with 3GS with Tmobile and worked fine with at least 4 bar in my house. However, after JB 4.3.3 /w BB 6.15.00, then I have no Tmobile Bar in my house, I have to drive at least 3 miles to catch Tmobile Signal Bar 1 or 2, then keep losing the signal bar while I am driving. Is any solution for this problem?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Unfortunately, loss of signal/No signal problems are known issues of the iPad BB. Right now what you can do is to keep your 3G OFF and use the GSM signal instead. Make sure you had switched OFF 3G prior to installing Ultrasn0w if you were on T-mobile.

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    Carrie3 years, 5 months ago

    You guys rock! Thank you so much for all your help and comments ~~ my phone is sucessfully unlocked! Woo hoo! Off to Europe I go!! Thanks guys!!
    Carrie ;-)

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    Wolfpack3 years, 5 months ago

    Hello
    i have a problem
    i have a 4.3.3 5.16.02 3gs iphone
    it was just jailbroken
    after thinking about it a lot, i decided to install ipad baseband to unlock it
    i use the correct ipsw and i did it using in a different pc where normally i sync the iphone
    but no luck i kept receiving the sim failure warning although i already had the 6.15 bb
    and this is when i thought maybe i will restore the phone from scratch and i used that ipsw to make an itunes restore
    but i got the error message
    and the phone is now stock with the connect to itunes logo
    what can i do?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      You mean your stuck at the Emergency Call screen?

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    james hudgell3 years, 5 months ago

    Hey
    its cutting me off at step 13 (getting the base band files)?

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      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      You should not choose both Install Cydia & Install iPad BB options at the same time. This causes Redsn0w to crash right after the fetch. Choose only one at a time. Follow my lead:

      1. Run Redsn0w first with the Install iPad BB option ONLY.
      2. Re-run Redsn0w, but this time choose Install Cydia along with any other option of your choice EXCEPT the Install iPad BB option.
      3. Voila !!

      Everything works well. :)

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    Matty