iPhone +1 for redsn0w....

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by d4m1r, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. d4m1r macrumors regular

    d4m1r

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    ....and the iphone jailbreak/unlock scene in general! Bought a used 3GS (16GB, old bootrom) the other day to use as a 2nd phone for a business venture and here's how it went :D :

    1) Came with iOS 5.1.1 installed, never been previously jailbroken and locked to a local carrier (Rogers).

    2) Knew I wanted to keep it on 5.1.1 so I jailbroke it using redsn0w, but then I realized it had a more recent baseband version than ultrasn0w 1.2.7 was compatible with and I had never dealt with baseband issues before because my iPhone 4 is factory unlocked.

    3) Used redsn0w to upgrade my baseband to an ipad one that appearently breaks multiple functions on the 3GS but allows you to unlock it. THEN I found out redsn0w could downgrade me from that newer ipad baseband to an even older one than I originally had installed.

    4) Downgraded my baseband, jailbroke my phone again, and installed ultrasn0w. Used redsn0w again + itunes restore to install a custom ipsw to preserve the older baseband on it.


    Confirmed with another carriers SIM and right now, it is truely unlocked and jailbroken on 5.1.1! :D I am surprised how simple it all was, having only to use 1 program really, and it runs straight from the .exe. It is very well coded...The only issue I did run into was I bricked the thing trying to install the custom ipsw via iTunes on my Windows PC as it through out a different error each time and put my phone into a weird version of the "recovery mode". I couldn't get it to boot normally by re-jailbreaking it, or using the redsn0w recovery fix....Anyway, luckily I had my recently purchased MBP beside me and for whatever reason, I was able to restore the phone with the custom ipsw from OS X without errors and the phone is 100% fine now....
     
  2. BlueRaider macrumors regular

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    Why stay at 5.1.1 if its an Old BootROM 3GS? The whole point of having an old BOOTROM is so that you can 24KPWN it and be untethered on any firmware version. iOS 6, 6.0.1, and soon 6.1 included
     
  3. d4m1r thread starter macrumors regular

    d4m1r

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    Most benchmarks show the 3GS is actually slower on iOS 6 than iOS 5 which makes sense. There are many 3GS users who are dying to get rid of 6 because the old hardware of the 3GS just can't keep up...How much time do you think Apple spent testing iOS 6 on 3GS'? ;) It's their way of getting you to upgrade....
     
  4. labman macrumors 604

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    allot of JB tweaks and apps are not working yet on 6.0.1 I would stay 5.1.1 or make sure the ones he wants are compatible.
     
  5. BlueRaider macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure what benchmarks your referring to? Sunspider is better and Geekbench is the same on iOS 6 on my old bootROM. I haven't run across many incompatible tweaks either. Although Auxo works on iOS 6 and not 5. The beauty of an old bootROM is being able to update just like a normal device.
     
  6. labman macrumors 604

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    Axuo is do out on 5.0+ in the next week the dev is working on it! :D makes sense since the majority of JB devices are 5.1.1
     

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