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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:47 AM   #1
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upgrade or jailbreak and install ?

Hi,

I am running on ios 3.1.3. can you please advice me on the following options ?

1. i need to jailbreak ios 3.1.3 - how do i do it ?

2. if not possible i would like to upgrade to latest ios 6.0.1 - i think this is straight forward. just upgrade by itunes

3. if i install ios6.0.1, i am aware there is no jail break at the moment but would i be able to jail break it later when its available (After upgrading to ios6.0.1 or do i have to jail break and install it ?)

Thanks
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 06:23 AM   #2
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What iDevice ? (3G or 3GS)
Do you have any SHSH saved ?
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 06:25 AM   #3
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hi,

it is iphone 3gs running ios 3.1.3. yes i just used tiny umbrella to save shsh blobs yesterday (hopefully i have done the correct way)
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 06:28 AM   #4
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If you only saved them yesterday then the only ones that could be saved are 4.1 and 6.0.1

Those are your choices for upgrading.

You can jailbreak either firmware (6.0.1 may be a tethered jailbreak)
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 06:36 AM   #5
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so are you saying i can upgrade to 4.1 if i have ipsw file ?
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 06:40 AM   #6
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Yes, Apple still signs 4.1 firmware for 3GS (why - who knows)
Download the 4.1 IPSW from iPhone Wiki

Put the phone in DFU mode, plug into iTunes
For PC use shift + Restore key
For Mac option + Restore key

Browse to 4.1 IPSW and let it restore.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 07:50 AM   #7
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Thanks for this. I will try downloading the ipsw file for 4.1

how do i put the phone in dfu mode ? cant i do it just by connecting phone and shift+restore pc? if it doesnt work how do i get ouyt of dfu mode ? can you please detail me the steps


when i do i presume i am still not jail breaking the device ? and if i want to i can downgrade to ios 3.1.3, isnt it ?

sorry havnet done this before hence questions!!
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 08:59 AM   #8
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Thanks dhlizard - managed to upgrade 3.1.3 to 4.1. now next question how do i jailbreak this device ? if i jailbreak it can i upgrade to ios6.0.1 ?

or can i upgrade to ios 6.0.1 (fancy doing it) wihtout jailbreaking 4.1 - how is hte performance and can jailbreak 6.0.1 it later ?
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 01:56 PM   #9
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Thanks dhlizard - managed to upgrade 3.1.3 to 4.1. now next question how do i jailbreak this device ? if i jailbreak it can i upgrade to ios6.0.1 ?

or can i upgrade to ios 6.0.1 (fancy doing it) wihtout jailbreaking 4.1 - how is hte performance and can jailbreak 6.0.1 it later ?
You can update to 6.0.1 any time you want.
Just plug it to itunes and hit update or restore.
That will put you on stock 6.0.1 firmware.
If you want to JB 6.0.1 you can but depending on your 3GS build date you might be stuck with a tethered JB.
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Thanks dhlizard - managed to upgrade 3.1.3 to 4.1. now next question how do i jailbreak this device ? if i jailbreak it can i upgrade to ios6.0.1 ?

or can i upgrade to ios 6.0.1 (fancy doing it) wihtout jailbreaking 4.1 - how is hte performance and can jailbreak 6.0.1 it later ?
Read my post #4
I already answered this
If you wanted to go to 6.0.1, why did you choose 4.1 ?
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 10:38 AM   #11
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now i have upgraded to 4.1, do i have to unlock my phone (my phone was unlocked on version 3.1.3) and once i upgrade to 6.0.1 do i have to unlock again ?
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 11:37 AM   #12
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How was it unlocked and what baseband are you on. You should have mentioned you wanted to unlock as well.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:16 PM   #13
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Checking out

The thread starter is changing the play call with every reply.

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Old Dec 17, 2012, 02:30 PM   #14
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now i have upgraded to 4.1, do i have to unlock my phone (my phone was unlocked on version 3.1.3) and once i upgrade to 6.0.1 do i have to unlock again ?
You're asking us if you have to unlock?
Do you want to? Are you using the phone on official carrier or is it locked to a certain carriers network and you want to use it on another company?
You're confusing us all here that are trying to help you.
What are you trying to do again and why?
What is your end goal that you want to reach?
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 03:09 AM   #15
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sorry for the confusion.

The phone was locked to a carrier and they unlocked it for me when i was running on 3.1.3. Now i have upgraded to 4.1. i am not sure if i need to unlock it again after the upgrade ? do i need to unlock my phone after every upgrade ?

My aim is to upgrade to 6.0.1 and unlock it (if it needs one) so that i can use of a different carrier and jailbreak it when a jailbreak for it is available ?

My modem firmware version is 5.14 if this is what you mean by baseband version

Thanks
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 03:20 AM   #16
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sorry for the confusion.

The phone was locked to a carrier and they unlocked it for me when i was running on 3.1.3. Now i have upgraded to 4.1. i am not sure if i need to unlock it again after the upgrade ? do i need to unlock my phone after every upgrade ?

My aim is to upgrade to 6.0.1 and unlock it (if it needs one) so that i can use of a different carrier and jailbreak it when a jailbreak for it is available ?

My modem firmware version is 5.14 if this is what you mean by baseband version

Thanks
Who is 'they'?
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 04:16 AM   #17
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Who is 'they'?
also which carrier was it locked to?
and
How did they unlock it?
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 05:05 AM   #18
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@dextr3k - when i say "The phone was locked to a carrier and they unlocked " i mean the carrier

@TriJetHero - i am with o2 and they unlocked it through itunes. all they asked me to do was to sync with itunes and reboot

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Old Dec 18, 2012, 02:06 PM   #19
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Ok then its officially unlocked for good.
You can restore, update as many times as you want it will still be unlocked.
You dont have to worry about that then.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 04:25 AM   #20
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thanks for this. just for my knowledge, if i unlock using redsnow or similar programs do i need to unlock it everytime i upgrade ?
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 01:35 PM   #21
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thanks for this. just for my knowledge, if i unlock using redsnow or similar programs do i need to unlock it everytime i upgrade ?
What did I just tell you above?
The phone is factory unlocked now.
You dont need to unlock using redsnow or any similar programs.
Its FOREVER UNLOCKED.
You still dont get it?
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I give up
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I give up
You outlasted me (but then again you and TriJetHero always do)
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You outlasted me (but then again you and TriJetHero always do)
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