iPhone 3GS problems - there is a problem with your iPhone

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  1. Mat246 macrumors regular

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    I bought a second hand iPhone 3GS and when it came it was jailbroken but things like bluetooth and wifi were disabled, i updated it to ios6 and now itunes says there is a problem with the iphone, im not sure if the previous owner tried to unlock it etc. When it was on ios4 previously the baseband was 05.16.07.
    Any help os appreciated
     
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  4. Mat246 thread starter macrumors regular

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    restored the phone, then the phone comes up in the itunes sidebar and connects to the itunes store then it gives me an error saying there is a problem with your phone, and gives me some links for service/warranty
     
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    Try another sync cable and in another usb port....
     
  6. Mat246 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried that already, i think it has something to do with the previous owner unlocking it their self and maybe messing the baseband up, it says searching in the top corner and never finds the carrier.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Sounds like it has hardware damage.
    Give us the first 5 digits of the serial number to see if it was compatible with the unlocking ipad bb.
     
  8. Mat246 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The first 5 digits on the sim tray are QR137
     
  9. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Yup. Jailbreak does not disable wifi or bluetooth.
     
  10. Mat246 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well wifi and bluetooth worked after the phone was turned on and off again, then i tried restoring with 4.1 and they were disabled again.
     
  11. Mat246 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Did you manage to find out if its compatible?
    cheers
     
  12. Mat246 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Also is there any way to make it usable with ios6? i at least had it on the home screen and connected to itunes before
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Not compatible with the ipad bb.
    Sounds like a hardware fault.
     
  14. Mat246 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok thanks for the help, is there no way to at least get it into a working state with ios 6? When it was on 4.1 it would at least let me ise everything else and add music etc
    Thanks
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You can go back to 4.1 if you want. Apple still signs it for the 3GS so give it a shot.
    Just download the 4.1 ipsw for the 3GS and shift/option restore with iTunes.
     
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    Thanks il give that a shot, I wasn't aware it was possible to downgrade firmware
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yep, only for the 3GS you can downgrade to 4.1 without blobs cause for some odd reason Apple still signs that firmware version.
     
  18. Mat246 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks il give that another go although last time I restored with 4.1 iTunes would detect the phone but it Stayed on the connect to iTunes screen and I think there was a problem with activation although somehow before I restored it would boot to the home screen
     

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