I upgraded my unlocked 3gs to 5.0.1 and I don't think I should have.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by darthsoth, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. darthsoth, Jan 25, 2012
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    darthsoth macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2012
    Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
    Hello all. I have a 3gs that I bought used and already unlocked so that I could use any carrier on it. It was running 4.5.3 on it and I just upgraded to 5.0.1. Pretty sure I shouldn't have do that. Now I can jailbreak it with RedSn0w but I can't get my carrier to work. What are my options here? I don't suppose I can go back to os 4 can I?

    I have a 3gs, os 5.0.1, modem firmware 05.16.05, the serial #'s 3,4,5 #'s are 931.

    I have been reading a bunch of different walkthroughs but seem to be getting some conflicting and confusing info about what I can do.

    I have RedSn0w 0.9.10b4 and have just restored my factory settings through itunes so that I can potentially go to the ipad baseband 6.15 but when I select that option I get a message saying that it will not work on build dates 11-35 or later. By later do they mean newer? or older? I clearly have an older built 3gs but the wording later to me means older.

    Basically at this point I am looking for some help and advise as to what I should do. If I can get my phone unlocked so that I can use my current carrier without going the ipad route then I'm all for that. But if the ipad baseband is the only way then I can do that. please help.

    Edit: forgot to mention that I am using an imac os x computer.
  2. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030


    Dec 22, 2008
    Seattle, WA USA
    By later, they mean newer. Those 3GS made in 2011, week 35 or above. Yours was made in 2009.
  3. darthsoth thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2012
    Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
    Thank you. That was what I thought but I really wanted to make sure I wasn't digging myself a deeper hole if you know what I mean.

    So is changing to the ipad baseband the only option for me? It is irreversible so I'd like to know if I could do something else before going that route.
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Bad move.
    Only option to unlock now is the iPad bb.
    And I'm not a big fan of it.

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