how to unlock Iphone 3gs, modem 05.16.05

ronene1

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Jan 12, 2012
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Hello,
I have Iphone 3gs, with IOS 5.01,
BUT - I also have modem 05.16.05.

I moved to other country where I can't use AT&T anymore, I spoke with them and offered them money for unlocking my Iphone, unfortunately they don't provide this kind of service, therefore I stuck with great iphone that can't use SIM card...

Can you please provide me a solution?
I understood I can hack the modem but then I'll ruin my GPS
Any suggestion?

Thanks!
 

hackthatphone

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DON'T install the ipad baseband! You'll just @#$!@# up that phone. Sell it and buy the phone you need.
 

huang128

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Jan 12, 2012
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very easy to unlock it

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dowload ipsw 4.1 ireb-r4

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do not install ipod baseband,will brick the phone
 

Crystal-RX

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start ireb (run as administrador} put the phone in dfu mode open itune restore ipsw4.1 let it finish,will come up with a erro turn off phone put phone on dfu mode again restore ipsw without ireb,there u go the phone will reboot,download ipsw 5.01 do a custom ipsw with snobreese restore custom ipsw 5.01with itune ,jailbreak with redsnow 0.9.10b1 them unlock it cydia 1.2.5
If you are not sure on how to do it, please don't go around and telling people how to do it. Why are you restore it to 4.1, then 5.0.1 customs firmware and then jailbreak and unlock with Cydia? :D

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very easy to unlock it

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dowload ipsw 4.1 ireb-r4

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do not install ipod baseband,will brick the phone
before putting on the Ipad baseband, please read dev team blog on this;

http://blog.iphone-dev.org/post/1718400992/ultra-recycle

Also, what is the deal with your signature? how can you install an IPOD baseband onto the phone? :rolleyes:
 

Allegator

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Jan 5, 2012
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start ireb (run as administrador} put the phone in dfu mode open itune restore ipsw4.1 let it finish,will come up with a erro turn off phone put phone on dfu mode again restore ipsw without ireb,there u go the phone will reboot,download ipsw 5.01 do a custom ipsw with snobreese restore custom ipsw 5.01with itune ,jailbreak with redsnow 0.9.10b1 them unlock it cydia 1.2.5
This will unlock an iPhone 3gs without the iPad baseband? I'm in the same boat as the original poster - 5.0.1*5.16.05

If you're telling me i can unlock it without the iPad baseband.. please tell me in a more structured way because I'm a complete noob.

Can anyone verify what huang is saying?


EDIT: Also, why are two people hating on the iPad baseband unlock? I mean, it bricks phones produced after week 35 of 2011 and you lose full GPS functions, but nothing more... Right?
 
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Applejuiced

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Apr 16, 2008
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At the iPhone hacks section.
Wow, dont listen to anything "huang128" posts.
You cannot unlock your 3GS at the moment besides flashing it to the ipad baseband.
That nonsense about 4.1 and cydia or any other thing he said is false.
 

huang128

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Jan 12, 2012
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well believe or not i did manny time, try it it wont brick u phone because u are not installing ipod bb, i just try to help,

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and for those who saying can not unlock,try it before say anything
 

Applejuiced

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Apr 16, 2008
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At the iPhone hacks section.
well believe or not i did manny time, try it it wont brick u phone because u are not installing ipod bb, i just try to help,
Yeah ok, judging by the rest of your few posts you dont really know what you're doing.
And learning is ok but not knowing something and insisting about it can confuse and mislead others.
So learn first, then try to help and give advice to others.
You're posting false info that's all Im saying.
You cannot unlock bb 05.16.05 period.
Downgrading to 4.1 will not downgrade the baseband.
 

huang128

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Jan 12, 2012
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and for those who saying can not unlock,try it before say anything ,ok cydia wont unlock the original ipsw 5.01 but will unlock custom ipsw 5.01 cook witk snowbreese so u have to downgrade to 4.1 still signed by apples then restore the new custom ipsw
 
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Crystal-RX

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well believe or not i did manny time, try it it wont brick u phone because u are not installing ipod bb, i just try to help,

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and for those who saying can not unlock,try it before say anything
Guess what, I did many times too and it did not work. :D

If it works, I guess THE DEV TEAM do not need to come up with the ipad baseband alternative for 3G/3GS with baseband higher than 05.14. Anyway, my suggestion is to read, learn and play with your phone for while before posting any more. Otherwise, you are making fool of yourself only. :)
 

huang128

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Jan 12, 2012
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Guess what, I did many times too and it did not work. :D

If it works, I guess THE DEV TEAM do not need to come up with the ipad baseband alternative for 3G/3GS with baseband higher than 05.14. Anyway, my suggestion is to read, learn and play with your phone for while before posting any more. Otherwise, you are making fool of yourself only. :)
did you restore the ipsw twice? first with ireb put on dfu mode then restore with itune, then restore again with itune only
 

huang128

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Jan 12, 2012
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Can you do me a favor? On your phone, go to setting, general, about and look at what you have as modem firmware on your phone and report back.
give me ur email ill send some picture for u tomorrow i unlocked 5 iphone gs with icloud
ok phone locked to att modem firmware is 05.16.05
 
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Crystal-RX

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Dec 22, 2008
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give me ur email ill send some picture for u tomorrow i unlocked 5 iphone gs with icloud
ok phone locked to att modem firmware is 05.16.05
It is locked to AT&T. So, what the hell are you talking about unlocking it with Cydia? :rolleyes:

Stop posting misleading information. If you are not sure, read, research, learn before posting. Don't make a fool of yourself.
 

ronene1

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Original poster
Jan 12, 2012
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hmmmmm....

Well, I went over the whole thread and I didn't get any straight answer.
I did understand that I can't use ios 5.01 without damaging the GPS, right?

So I need to choose between IOS 5.01 and the GPS?
 

huang128

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Jan 12, 2012
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It is locked to AT&T. So, what the hell are you talking about unlocking it with Cydia? :rolleyes:

Stop posting misleading information. If you are not sure, read, research, learn before posting. Don't make a fool of yourself.
i was when i bought it on ebay , now i use on t mobile

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how can i upload picture in here?i can show u some picture

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i bought 9 iphone 3gs on ebay all lock to at&t, i unlocked it , some for gift, some i list in craiglist in chicago for sale.2 of it with old bootrom,i installed ipod bb,the rest is 05.16.05 modem firmware.
 

enoC

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i was when i bought it on ebay , now i use on t mobile

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how can i upload picture in here?i can show u some picture

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i bought 9 iphone 3gs on ebay all lock to at&t, i unlocked it , some for gift, some i list in craiglist in chicago for sale.2 of it with old bootrom,i installed ipod bb,the rest is 05.16.05 modem firmware.
Stop calling it "iPod baseband". It's iPad baseband!

You can NOT unlock an iPhone 3GS once it has been updated to baseband 05.16.05, other then using iPad baseband.
Stop telling people otherwise!
 

huang128

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Jan 12, 2012
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Stop calling it "iPod baseband". It's iPad baseband!

You can NOT unlock an iPhone 3GS once it has been updated to baseband 05.16.05, other then using iPad baseband.
Stop telling people otherwise!
you cant do it , but i did

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05.16.05 unlock using in t mobile

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05.16.05 unlock using in t mobile
 

Crystal-RX

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Dec 22, 2008
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1. Is it factory unlocked phone?

2. Phone has been jailbroken, using Fake Operator, makeitmine etc... to change the carrier name to T-Mobile.

What did he use to unlock it? he said he installed Cydia to unlock :D

As per Apple website, this phone is a 3GS, 8gb phone and it has never been activated. I believe it is a factory unlocked phone and that the reason you can restore, upgrade to the latest firmware and you still can use it with any GSM network.
 
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