iPhone iPhone 4 custom ipsw always giving errors

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Chaos Reigns, May 13, 2012.

  1. Chaos Reigns macrumors newbie

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    I've been trying to restore my iPhone 4 with a custom ipsw to 5.0.1 because I want the untethered jailbreak and unlock.
    I initially got error 3194, then I edited the host file and added the line 74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com to fix it.
    Then I re-ran everything and it gave me Error 1600.

    Heres some phone info:
    Version: 4.3.5
    Firmware: 04.10.01
    Currently Tethered Jailbreak and unlocked via Gevey ultra


    Things I've Tried:
    iReb r5 to put into pwned dfu mode
    redsn0w_win_0.9.10b5c to put into pwned dfu mode
    2 different cables
    2 different computers
    All of the USB ports
    iTunes, run as administrator

    All of those ^^^ return the 1600 Error in iTunes.

    Computer specs:
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    i3 processor
    64-bit

    If anyone can shed some light on my situation and how I can get past that damn error, I'd be so happy :D
    Thanks
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You can't just use any custom ipsw.
    You need to stitch your iPhones 5.0.1 shsh blobs to it in order to restore to it.
    Then put your iPhone in pwned dfu.
     
  3. Chaos Reigns thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The custom ipsw is NO_BB_iPhone3,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore
    I need to preserve my BB and update to 5.0.1.
    Would stitching it get me past my error and preserve my baseband?
    Also, I don't know how to do that.
     
  4. Chaos Reigns thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Where do I get 5.0.1 SHSH blobs? I'm on 4.3.5 so how would I have them?
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Open cydia and on the top of the page it lists the shsh blobs you have available for your device.
     
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  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You should be able to restore to 5.0.1 then.
    Use the latest redsnow to stitch your blobs on the custom ipsw. Find a tutorial on iclarified.com
     
  8. Chaos Reigns thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok I stitched the blobs to the custom ipsw, not the original ipsw.
    Then I ran redsn0w as admin and went into pwned dfu mode.
    Then ran iTunes as admin and shift+restored to the stitched custom ipsw and got Error 21. :(
     
  9. Chaos Reigns thread starter macrumors newbie

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    After error 21 it throws it into recovery mode (not an issue but may be relevent somehow?)
     
  10. milk242 macrumors 6502a

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    I just did this today with my iPhone 4.

    Here is what I did:
    1. Stitch blobs to original 5.0.1 firmware under extras->shsh blobs
    2. Preserver baseband using my stitched firmware file under extras->custom ipsw
    3. Enter pwned dfu mode
    4. Options + restore to the stitched AND preserved baseband firmware.
     
  11. waveminded macrumors newbie

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    Did you have success with this?

    I am working on the same problem... The order of steps I used was:
    1. use Redsn0w to create custom firmware with preserved baseband 5.0.1
    2. stitch blobs (5.0.1) to custom firmware via redsn0w -> create stitched custom firmware file
    3. enter pwned DFU mode via redsn0w
    4. option + restore in iTunes
    5. results in Error 21 / stuck in recovery mode

    It looks like I did the steps in a slightly different order than you. Also I checked and I have no entries in the host file regarding gs.apple.com
     
  12. Chaos Reigns thread starter macrumors newbie

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    wow that worked, or at least it is working now.

    What I was doing before was,
    Making a custom ipsw then stitching blobs


    Your way of stitching blobs THEN making the custom ipsw worked!

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    Thank you Applejuiced and milk242
     
  13. noiceT macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, thank you so much! This method worked for me too. Stitching the "original" fw FIRST, then taking it into custom firmware. pwned dfu mode, done. Holy crap, I was going through this all yesterday. Thanks so much guys!!
     
  14. DopeyMac macrumors newbie

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    I am trying this exact procedure with my iPhone 4 to upgrade from 4.3.3 to 5.0.1 while preserving baseband.

    1. Stitch the blobs to original 5.0.1 firmware
    2. When I attempt to preserve BB to my stitched firmware file I get the following error from redsn0w.

    "Custom IPSW creation failed, General error"

    Anyone have any idea of what is going on?
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Sounds like a prob with redsnow.
    If you're using win 7 run in compatibility mode under windows xp and run as admin.
    Or try creating the custom firmware on another computer.
     
  16. gusrodri macrumors newbie

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    Hi, i have the same problem. If i do preserve baseband steps and then stitch shshs itunes throws error 21. And if i try to do stitch + preserve baseband , redsnow throws General error. Im using Redsnow 0.9.12b2 and trying to update from 4.3.5 to 5.1.1. Could you fix your issue?

    Thanks in advance
     
  17. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    error 21 means your are not in DFU mode during restore in itunes.

    Also make sure your host file is set to apple instead of cydia, use TinyUmbrella for that, connect phone, open TU, go to advanced and UNcheck set host to cydia, close TU.
     
  18. user0064 macrumors newbie

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    This method did not work for me because of the "general error" on redsn0w, it might be just for Macs, and I tried in two PCs (win xp and win 7).

    Nonetheless, I used de sn0wbreeze method, and it restored ios 5.1.1 without updating the baseband (in win 7, I did not try on win xp). That is:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=15270035#post15270035

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    Tags: itunes error 21, error 1600, custom ipsw, iphone 4, ios 5.1.1, ios 5.0.1, ios 5.1
     

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