iPhone Frozen wheel on iPhone 3GS, ISO 5.0, Baseband 5.13.04

anjaney

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I have jailbroken iPhone 3gs, with 5.0 and 5.13.04 baseband. After upgrading cydia and installous, phone tried to reboot. But won't move past frozen spinning wheel. I have old bootrom. Can I restore back to 4.1 and jailbreak again?? I tried redsnow to reboot but pineapple comes on and after 3 to 5 min same spinning wheel. Please help. If I force it off after redsnow reboot and try to turn it on I get apple logo then frozen wheel.
 

Crystal-RX

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I have jailbroken iPhone 3gs, with 5.0 and 5.13.04 baseband. After upgrading cydia and installous, phone tried to reboot. But won't move past frozen spinning wheel. I have old bootrom. Can I restore back to 4.1 and jailbreak again?? I tried redsnow to reboot but pineapple comes on and after 3 to 5 min same spinning wheel. Please help. If I force it off after redsnow reboot and try to turn it on I get apple logo then frozen wheel.
You can put it into DFU mode and restore to 4.1. However, your baseband will also upgrade to 05.14 which can't be unlocked with ultrasn0w.

What you can do is to use Pwnage tool (if you have mac) or sn0wbreeze (if you have PC) to cook a customs 4.1 firmware, then restore your phone to that. With this method, you will be able to keep your 05.13 baseband.
 
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nebo1ss

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You can put it into DFU mode and restore to 4.1. However, your baseband will also upgrade to 05.14 which can be unlocked with ultrasn0w.

What you can do is to use Pwnage tool (if you have mac) or sn0wbreeze (if you have PC) to cook a customs 4.1 firmware, then restore your phone to that. With this method, you will be able to keep your 05.13 baseband.
5.14 cannot be unlocked with Ultrasn0w 5.13 is the last of the basebands that can be unlocked. I suspect you meant to say cannot instead of can.

His best option is to use custom firmware to go to 4.1 and keep the 5.13 baseband.
 

Crystal-RX

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5.14 cannot be unlocked with Ultrasn0w 5.13 is the last of the basebands that can be unlocked. I suspect you meant to say cannot instead of can.

His best option is to use custom firmware to go to 4.1 and keep the 5.13 baseband.
Nebo1SS, thanks for fixing my error. That is what I mean as you can see I lay it out on my post. Typing too fast. :D
 

anjaney

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Frozen wheel on iPhone 3GS, ISO 5.0, Baseband 5.13.04

Thanks for your reply. Was out of town. Will try asap and post if i was successful or not.
 

anjaney

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sn0wbreeze

Should I use latest sn0wbreeze or v2.1?? If you can give me more details. Thanks.
 

anjaney

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Frozen wheel on iPhone 3GS, ISO 5.0, Baseband 5.13.04

Forgot to add most imp info in first post that this iPhone 3gs is jailbroken and unlocked.
 

anjaney

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Error 20

I tried to shift+restore using snowbreeze 2.1 and hectivated ios4.1 but I get error 20. Itune won't let me restore. Thanks again.
 

Carlanga

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use the latest iOS 5.0.1 with sn0wbreeze and install it accordingly. It will keep your old BB and you will have it jailbroken untethered.
SOURCE: Happened to my 3GS too. :cool:
 

asdubro

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My solution

Hi everyone, my name is Gustavo and I live in Brazil, so my English is not the best. After spending a few days with the same problem as described, I found a solution and I’d like to share.

I have a jailbroken Iphone 4 that got frozen after an upgrade on Cydia. Same thing as the others, Apple logo for a few minutes and than a semi-frozen spinning wheel.

After some research, and innumerous attempts, I found a way to put your phone alive again. Download the latest version of Redsnow, go to extras, put your device on DFU mode and hit “Just boot” button, that will boot your device tethered. A few minutes later, my phone was working again …. but tethered.

After getting my phone back, I decided to find what happened, and how to solve it.

If you don’t know for sure what caused, the best thing is to restore your phone using Itunes. So, the process is easy to find on Youtube, and you just have to search for restore iphone.

Still, I had to find what made my phone freeze… Well, in my case the solution was related to a stupid idea I had a few days ago. I’m running iOS 5.0.1, but I had an App the required 5.1.1 for the latest upgrade… The genius here, edited the information inside the iphone using Ifunbox, and changed the iOS version number from 5.0.1 to 5.1.1. GREAT, I could bypass the limitation from my app, and downloaded the latest version.

Two days ago, I decided to upgrade my data counter app, that I had installed by Cydia. When I did it, Cydia decided to uninstall Corona Untether, once my system was running “5.1.1”, and this Corona needs an iOS 5.0.1 or 5.0… So, long story made short, when I upgraded Data Counter and lost Corona Untether, I lost the capability to boot my phone.

I changed my iOS version number back to 5.0.1, installed Corona again and rebooted smoothly.

I hope that this info may help you guys.

Best regards.
 
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