Im a little confused about my 3gs

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  1. ludacris1118 macrumors newbie

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    :confused:OK so I have an unlocked 3gs (old bootrom) and its on 4.0 and the base band is 04.26.08 I was trying to see if there is a way for me to update my base band without losing my unlock. I have heard that when you have the older base band you can experiance problems. everything have been fine until just recently Ive been losing signal in places that i normaly would have great service and I would also like to update to the latest software that I can.

    Can I update to 4.1 and still unlock it. If so what is the best way to go at it.
    :confused:
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Do not update your baseband, just your firmware.
    Restore to a custom 4.2.1 ipsw created with pwnage tool so you can maintain your unlockable baseband.
    http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=12944
    Do not install the ipad baseband, you dont need it and should avoid it since you're already in an unlockable baseband.
     
  3. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

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    OP still has a point, they update the basebands for more than just blocking unlockers.

    I think what he is asking is there a list somewhere of what ipsw versions contain what basebands?

    Because knowing that you could update to the last official firmware/baseband that supported unlock, and then cook a custom ipsw to get to 4.2.1 as applejuiced says.

    Careful with this though, I am just learning myself.
     
  4. spidey1703 macrumors member

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    I'm in the exact same situation. The Dev Team have posted this:

    :confused:
     
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    ^

    I did that last night on my 3GS and worked great. It involves a few more steps but should do the job.
     
  6. Anijake macrumors 6502

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    Can you sort of go over the steps? I have the minimal bundle already in the pwnage package folder.

    Just would like to be sure of the steps the rest of the way.
     
  7. spidey1703 macrumors member

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    Just tried it but no luck.

    Put the "bundle" into the package contents of PwnageTool. Ran Pwnage, created the custom firmware, put the iPhone into DFU Mode and tried to restore with the custom firmware but got an error. :(

    Am I missing anything?
     
  8. Anijake macrumors 6502

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    with a old boot ROM 3GS will this be a un-tethered jailbreak?
     
  9. Anijake macrumors 6502

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    When in DFU mode itunes wants to check the server, do I say yes?
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    yes
     
  11. Anijake macrumors 6502

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    All done, just syncing my stuff back.

    Thanks everyone for the help. :)
     
  12. spidey1703 macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A293 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Can you give me an outline of the steps you took?

    I tried last night but got an error from iTunes.
     
  13. Anijake macrumors 6502

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    1. Download iOS 4.2.1
    3. Patched pwnagetool with the bundle from DEV site
    4. Run pwnagetool, use iOS 4.2.1 fw (expert mode)
    5. Choose build to create custom fw (uncheck activate)
    6. Put device in DFU mode
    7. Restore using iTunes with the custom fw.
    8. Run redsn0w, no update firmware (point at org firmware, just check Cydia)
    9. Install ultrasn0w 1.2 to unlock
     
  14. Anijake macrumors 6502

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    The only problem I am having is the battery drain from it trying to get the push stuff. I have a AT&T sim (deactivated) but so far I can not get activated by AT&T. I know there is a fix in the works, but is there a trick that anyone has to get it to work with the sim?
     
  15. acpowman macrumors newbie

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    I have a 3gs, new bootrom, 4.1 FW, 05.14.02 BB, have jailbroken with limera1n and previously installed 1.1-1 ultrasnow trying to unlock, unsuccessfully.
    Do i just follow all the instructions on iclarified from scratch or do i need to uninstall anything first ?
    I need to unlock it for use overseas in 2 weeks, is there likely to be an easier way to unluck by then ?
    Thanks for any help.
     
  16. spidey1703 macrumors member

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    Got it! Thanks.
     

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