iPhone 3GS Stuck in tethered jailbreak/DFU 5.0.1

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Marwan, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Marwan, Apr 6, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2012

    Marwan macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2010
    Hello :)

    I have an iPhone 3GS that is stuck with a tethered jailbreak on 5.0.1. If I restart, I have to use redsn0w each time to boot the phone in a normal mode and when it is switched off redsn0w says it is in DFU mode. Anytime I try to restore it in the DFU mode it is stuck in, there are always errors preventing me from restoring. Some facts:

    - New bootrom
    - Corona untethered jb does not work
    - Attempts to put in pwned DFU using redsn0w/iREB do not work, iTunes gives random errors (2005, not eligible for this requested build etc)
    - No shsh blobs I know of
    - Running the 06.15.00 baseband

    I would like to install the untethered JB. I have made the ipsw using snowbreeze but since restoring does not work I cannot do anything with it. Could anyone please help me with this please?

    Thank you all so much :)

    Edit: From what I can tell, it's possible I updated it with the wrong 5.0.1 custom FW that is for the old bootrom, and not the new as it should be, since it says on redsn0w that if the production week from the serial number is <45 it should be old (which my SN indicated). Though looking on the system profiler on OSX now I can see it is the new bootrom, so I'm pretty sure this is the root of the problem causing all the strange behaviour.
  2. wanzer macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2010
    If you are using a USB hub, plug the cable into the computer directly and try again.
  3. Marwan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2010
    Tried but with no success. :(
  4. wanzer macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2010
  5. fonseca85 macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2012
    Hi, were you able to fix that issue?...i have exactly the same problem
  6. Idefix macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2012
    use one of the unlock services on ebay.

    they're as low as $2.45 and they work--search the other threads and you'll find lots of people who've used them to unlock gobs of phones, even brand new iphone 5

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