Guys, please help with my girlfriend's iPhone

24usedtorock

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This is not a troll, please help.

My girlfriend has an iPhone 3GS, baseband 05.11.07. It is already unlocked, but the jailbreak on it is old & she can't get Cydia to work on it. We want to put a fresh jailbreak on it, get Cydia back, etc, and upgrade the software whilst preserving the carrier unlock (as we are international and can't use any US carrier).

What to do? The iOS version on it is 3.1.2. (7D11).

I swear this isn't a troll, if you help, we will show one picture. Please help me get out of the doghouse.
 

Carlanga

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read the stickies on here and go to iclarified.com for detailed instructions then ask questions... ;)
you will use redsn0w to create a custom package (which will conserve BB) of the ipsw with the latest firmware 5.0.1 for the 3GS and then dfu and insert it into your girls' iPhone. You can also use sn0wbreeze if needed instead.
 

Crystal-RX

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Dec 22, 2008
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This is not a troll, please help.

My girlfriend has an iPhone 3GS, baseband 05.11.07. It is already unlocked, but the jailbreak on it is old & she can't get Cydia to work on it. We want to put a fresh jailbreak on it, get Cydia back, etc, and upgrade the software whilst preserving the carrier unlock (as we are international and can't use any US carrier).

What to do? The iOS version on it is 3.1.2. (7D11).

I swear this isn't a troll, if you help, we will show one picture. Please help me get out of the doghouse.
Use redsn0w 0.9.10b4 to build a no baseband firmware and upgrade/restore your phone to it.

Iclarified.com and/or redmondpie.com have step by step tutorial for you to do this.
 

24usedtorock

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What about this? http://www.coolestguyplanet.net/upg...-to-ios-5-and-preserve-baseband-with-redsn0w/

Download the latest official Apple stock IPSW iOS 5 for your iOS device:

iPhone 4 GSM
iPhone 4 CDMA
iPhone 3GS
iPad 1
iPod touch 3G
iPod touch 4G


Upgrade iTunes

Update to the latest version of iTunes

Mac – iTunes Menu > Check for Updates
Win – iTunes Help Menu > Check for Updates


Sync iPhone to iTunes

This will ensure you have an up to date backup of your iPhone in iTunes


Get the lastest redsn0w

Get the latest Redsn0w — Mac OSX redsn0w_mac_0.9.10b4 or Windows redsn0w_win_0.9.10b4


Upgrade to iOS 5.0.1 with redsnow

1) Launch redsn0w – click Extras
 

Carlanga

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What about this? http://www.coolestguyplanet.net/upg...-to-ios-5-and-preserve-baseband-with-redsn0w/

Download the latest official Apple stock IPSW iOS 5 for your iOS device:

iPhone 4 GSM
iPhone 4 CDMA
iPhone 3GS
iPad 1
iPod touch 3G
iPod touch 4G


Upgrade iTunes

Update to the latest version of iTunes

Mac – iTunes Menu > Check for Updates
Win – iTunes Help Menu > Check for Updates


Sync iPhone to iTunes

This will ensure you have an up to date backup of your iPhone in iTunes


Get the lastest redsn0w

Get the latest Redsn0w — Mac OSX redsn0w_mac_0.9.10b4 or Windows redsn0w_win_0.9.10b4


Upgrade to iOS 5.0.1 with redsnow

1) Launch redsn0w – click Extras

no, you need to conserve baseband so you need to make it custom! look at my post above.
 

24usedtorock

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What does DFU mean??

Guys,

Redsn0w 0.9.10b4 is saved to my desktop. I honestly cannot find a tutorial explaining exactly what I am attempting to do, you provided the site that apparently gives it without the direct target. What do I do from here??
 

24usedtorock

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Apr 26, 2009
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man either you are really lazy or you are really bad at basic searching; either way I don't recommend you do anything and leave it to someone that knows more than basic computer skills...

Here is the detailed instructions you didn't "find":
http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=17344


my iphone is already jailbroken and i am NOT on 5.0.1...... i am on 3.1.2.............. as the first post indicates.

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5.0.1 (3GS): iPhone2,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw

Do I choose this one?

http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=750
 

Crystal-RX

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Dec 22, 2008
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my iphone is already jailbroken and i am NOT on 5.0.1...... i am on 3.1.2.............. as the first post indicates.

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5.0.1 (3GS): iPhone2,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw

Do I choose this one?

http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=750
My recommendation is to stay where you are or pay someone to do it for you. I can't believe even you were given a detail instruction and you still don't know what to do. :D
 

Carlanga

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My recommendation is to stay where you are or pay someone to do it for you. I can't believe even you were given a detail instruction and you still don't know what to do. :D
for me the issue is not so much the hand holding, but the lack of interest of reading and trying to understand what the H he is doing, he just wants to get it done without reading beforehand.
 

24usedtorock

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Apr 26, 2009
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Whatever Carl. I Preserved the baseband. waiting for the restore to finish then apparently im ready to use redsn0w.
 

24usedtorock

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I did everything as instructed. I jailbroke, I saw the silly pineapple boot logo, but I still get the gray first-time apple screen and can't find cydia to try installing ultrasnow.... should i take the sim card out, i followed everything exactly as worded but it got unclear after step 14
 

24usedtorock

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Really don't know what to do. I restored iTunes to my preserved BB, but I can't get the jailbreak/Cydia software on it.

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after i preserved bb by hitting shift in itunes, selecting no bb, restarting, when i try to jailbreak, i always get the above... then phone is back in the gray itunes menu saying no sim.

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Had to select that IPS manually, then jailbroke, now i see the jailbreak process that im used to. hope i preserved my bb right. just gotta verify that and try ultrasnow now.
 

TriJetHero

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Thanks for not helping me finish it guys. You're all awesome. Did it on my own.
They pointed you in the right direction, otherswise you would still be stumbling in the dark.

All the information is out there, nobody is going to hold your hand, grow up.
 

M Quick

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They pointed you in the right direction, otherswise you would still be stumbling in the dark.

All the information is out there, nobody is going to hold your hand, grow up.
Hahaha!

I think he's just saying that because he don't wanna seal his part of the deal with the pics ;) Lol!

I mean, anyone can see that all the right information he wanted is in this thread, otherwise one needs to learn reading comprehension hehe..
 
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