iPhone iPhone 3GS bricked need help...

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Oscar0990, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Oscar0990 macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2012
    Hello everyone! I have an iPhone 3GS that i believe was on 4.2.1 with the ipad baseband 6.15.00. The phone was working perfectly fine and everything was running smooth until some apps started to crash for no reason. So all i did was to reboot it and now its stuck in recovery mode! I tried using recboot to kick it out of recovery mode but at it does it kick it right back in. I also tried using tiny umbrella and that didnt work either. I found this very useful video on how to restore and update a bricked 3gs to 5.0. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOdNmE0bGaU&feature=channel_video_title The thing is im on a mac and i cant seem to do it on a mac since the video shown is done on a windows. Any one have any tips or what i can do to Restore it and update it to 5.0 or 5.0.1??? Any help is very much appreciated!
  2. ninjaw95 macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2011
    download the newest pwnagetool and use it to generate 5.01 cfw that will keep the baseband at 6.15.

    then go into Tiny Umbrella and make sure you UNCHECK point to cydia servers and close

    option restore to the custom ipsw made by pwnage tool and it will work

    if you get an error towards the end, like Error 1 then use redsn0w to fix it.

    gl, when you finish it tell me what shsh blobs you have saved, 5.01 on 3gs is slooooow
  3. robdam1001 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2008
    FYI that's not a "Bricked" phone.
  4. ninjaw95 macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2011
    ikr, noobs these days xP
  5. Oscar0990 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2012
    then what is it?


    I have my own personal iphone 3gs running on 5.0.1 and it runs a lot faster than it did on 4.0. This phone im trying to fix is another one i have. But thanks for the guide, i will give it a shot.
  6. ninjaw95 macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2011
    oh really, well the 3gs my friend has once we upgraded it to 5.01 with 6.15 BB it seemed a lot slower
  7. Oscar0990 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2012
    It may have something to do with the ipad baseband because mine i am running it with the 4.0 baseband. Ill see how this other 3gs reacts with the ipad baseband in 5.0.1
  8. Mac.World macrumors 68000


    Jan 9, 2011
    In front of uranus
    When you say "bricked" phone, that literally means it is a brick. It is broke. nonfunctioning. Crapped out. Your iphone turns on, ergo not "bricked".
  9. ninjaw95 macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2011
    yup. that sums it up o3o

    the worst thing someone can do to brick an iphone is install ipad BB on a 3gs new bootrom, but still its not fully bricked xP
  10. Oscar0990 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2012
    Hey id really like to thank you for the guide you gave me. It helped! i was getting error 1600 but after i put it into dfu mode and held onto the home button longer it worked! Thank you for helping me out! I really appreciate A LOT!!!!!!
  11. heyyitzmelissa macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2012
    Why the hell do most people misuse the term "bricked"?

    Bricked means completely unusable. Like a brick. It does not mean "in a state where the owner has no idea what to do next to fix it"
  12. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A406 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Bricks aren't useless either!
  13. Oscar0990 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2012
    Hey chill out. If it bothers you, why dont you just ignore it and move on? That would be the mature thing to do.
  14. ninjaw95 macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2011
    hey, i used bricks to build my house.
    useless my @ss
  15. FileTran, Jul 21, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 31, 2012

    FileTran macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2012
    Dude take it off of your computer and hold the power and home button for 15 sec.......
  16. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    Talk about bringing back an ancient thread just to insult someone. :rolleyes:

    I'm sure this situation has been resolved by now.

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