iPhone Installing Custom 5.1.1 IPSW Goes Back to Factory Settings

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by patrickfar, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. patrickfar, Aug 1, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2012

    patrickfar macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2012
    My iPhone 3Gs was jailbroken and unlocked with the iPad firmware and 5.1 IOS. Using Redsn0w I had a custom 5.1.1 IPSW made. I was able to successfully go through iTunes and restore using the new Custom IPSW. But my phone rebooted in a Factory Setting. It asked me to install the original Sim -- which I don't have anymore.

    Anyone know what I'm doing wrong here or what happened.

    Grateful for any advice.
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Sounds like the custom 5.1.1 you created its not activated.
    So you need to hactivate it or use an official sim to activate and get into the homescreen.
    Then open cydia and install ultrasnow to unlock.
    Or better yet downgrade from the ipad bb to 05.13.04 using the latest redsnow.
  3. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    That is what always happens when you restore. It returns the phone to stock, out of the box condition.
    You can use Redsn0w to hacktivate the phone while jailbreaking, just uncheck Deactivate.

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