Best upgrade scenario for 3Gs?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jackryan57, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. jackryan57 macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2008
    I have a 3Gs running 3.1.3 my baseband is 5.13.04 it is jailbroken.

    I have lost track of all the jailbreak scenarios, I just can't keep up like I used to. I would like to upgrade to a 4.x version and jailbreak it. I would also like to keep a baseband that can be unlocked so when I get the iPhone 5 I can sell this one as an unlocked.

    Can someone please tell me the steps involved and which ios I should upgrade to in order to have an untethered JB? You don't have to go into details on how to use each step in the jailbreak - just outline each step for me?

    All my blobs are saved from 3.1.2 up to 4.2.1+

    Very much appreciated :)
  2. machasm macrumors member

    Dec 21, 2010
    It looks like someone trying to do their homework before rushing in. Good news.

    The 3Gs is a bit of a minefield but I'll try my best to explain.
    The latest untethered JB will be IOS 4.1
    You can safely upgrade to this using redsnow BUT do not update the baseband.
    You will not be able to unlock the phone using ultrasnow, however, unless your 3Gs is of the old bootrom type. If it is, then use ultrasnow to unlock (If needed).
    If you have a newer bootrom and still need an unlock then you will have to update to BB 6.15 (Which I would not recommend for the reasons you have quite clearly stated already).
    I could be wrong here so please feel free to correct me all.
  3. PsstGreek macrumors 68040


    Oct 21, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    If you own a Mac or have access to one use PwnageTool. PwnageTool will safely upgrade your iPhone to whatever firmware you like and it will keep your current baseband.
  4. jackryan57 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2008
    No mac, and I have the new boot rom
  5. Peppe macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2010
    Qld, Australia
    I updated to 4.2 then downgraded to 4.1 and re-jailbroke from there using limeRa!n.
    May not be the best way to do it but it worked for me.
    Running baseband 05.15.04


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