bought used iPhone 3gs(jb&unlocked). tried to erase/restore.. error 1501. help? :(

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by topofthetrees, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. topofthetrees macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2011
    I bought a used 32gb iPhone 3gs today that was jailbroken and unlocked. When I got home, I mistakenly went to erase & restore it to factory settings when the unthinkable happened.. you guessed it- error 1501. I've tried for the better half of 7 hours to fix this. Several youtube videos and this tutorial later, I'm still stuck. Any tips/advice?

    Also, with that tutorial I linked to.. it said to download redsn0w, which I did.. but when I go to open it all that comes up is a text file with code. I think if I can fix that, I'll have a better shot at fixing my iPhone.

    I'm not too sure of the phones specifics, but it was on baseband 6.15, and I think firmware was 4.1(not certain).

    Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. PsstGreek macrumors 68040


    Oct 21, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    Since the baseband as you say is 6.15, you now need a custom ipsw.

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