iPhone 3GS help?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by user1690, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. user1690 macrumors regular

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    Hey guys!

    So i got myself a 3GS from eBay (A guy in france to be exact)

    So i wanted to jailbreak the device, all seemed to go well until the battery life was greatly diminished. (because i had to hacktivate the phone...).

    So i went through the proccess of using SAM, and the Manual Carrier method... iTunes then activated the phone with no issues, and the battery life APPEARED to improve... When i leave the phone alone. (Idle/Standby mode) then the battery life is fine, but when i use ANY app whatsoever, the battery begins to drain at -3-5% every 10 or so minutes. I think thats not right at all and that something else is wrong.

    Any suggestions?

    My iPhone details

    Phone: iPhone 3GS 32GB

    Jailbroken with: Limera1n

    Baseband: 05.13.04

    Version: 4.0.1 (8A306)

    Model: MC134NF

    If anyone has a solution, or a suggestion, feel free. Heres what i've tried so far to no avail;

    Re-Jailbreak - Leaves me in same situation as before.

    Use another jailbreak tool - I cant find another jailbreak tool that is un-tethered and will jailbreak+hacktivate the device. (I can find ones that jailbreak 4.1 (not 4.0.1) but i dont know if they mess with the baseband.)

    And YES, i backed up my SHSH blobs using tinyumbrella.
     
  2. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    Do a restore to get rid of everything and then create a jailbroken 4.1 ipsw with snowbreeze or pwnagetool and then use tinyumbrella or pwnagetool to upgrade to your custom firmware without updating your Baseband.
     
  3. gngan macrumors 68000

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    Maybe the battery is going bad? I'd say change it to a new battery.
     
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    user1690 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh god i hope it doesnt resort to that. Right now im trying Pwnagetool just to see if it makes any difference at all.

    Edit: Stupid me didnt do his research properly. Updated to 4.1 using iTunes and TinyUmbrella and the baseband got updated. Stuck on an Orange France lock now which i dont want.

    Guess im stuck with an iPod now seeing its phone functions are useless.

    Anyone got any ideas except selling this thing?
     
  5. swanning-it macrumors newbie

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    Depends how much you paid for it? You could re-jailbreak with redsn0w including an upgrade of the baseband again to the Ipad 06.15.00 and then unlock with ultrasn0w. Worked for me, but there is a warning that you can't ever change from that baseband.
     
  6. user1690 thread starter macrumors regular

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    You know that did cross my mind but i dont want to end up screwing the iPhone up by never having official update functions.

    I have been googling for HOURS now looking for one of those official IMEI unlock solutions, and so far i keep hitting scam sites.

    If anyone can suggest any good sites that would offer a remote IMEI unlock service, please suggest one.

    Im only going to use the iPad baseband as a last resort, or if someone can confirm (And proove) that it can be removed if nessecary.
     
  7. Kadin macrumors 6502a

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    I used the iPad BB myself and while it's pretty much locked at this now, I've never seen a problem in the past with upgrading and using a custom .ipsw to bypass changing the BB. But I guess like you said, use it only as a last resort...
     

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