Is there hope BB downgrade in the near future

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by nikosmanias, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. nikosmanias macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    #1
    Hi, All,
    After reading so many different articles and viewing some utube stuff, I changed my 3gs' BB to the iPad.
    Wrong move !!!
    I found out later with further reading that we could not reverse the BB version.
    Now I'm stuck with an unlocked phone that recognizes the Carrier when I put the SIM cards of different providers, but keeps on searching.

    Is there hope that in the future we can change the BB back to 05.16.05 ?

    Thanks for your comments !

    Nick :(
     
  2. labman macrumors 604

    labman

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2009
    Location:
    Mich near Detroit
  3. murdercitydevil macrumors 68000

    murdercitydevil

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2010
    Location:
    california
    #3
    I'm pretty sure the whole thing about that hack was that it was irreversible, hence all the caution and disclaimers from dev team. Even if it could be undone, who is going to take the time to work on it, when there's so much new stuff to worry about?

    BTW, I'm pretty sure the baseband will never be downgrade-able again, after the 2G was pwned for life.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    #4
    There's always hope but who knows if it will come true.
    Long time ago they said they were working on a bb downgrade tool for the 3G and 3GS but not sure what happened with it.
     
  5. eastercat macrumors 68040

    eastercat

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2008
    Location:
    PDX
    #5
    It's best to operate as though you won't ever be able to. If it happens, you'll be pleasantly surprised as opposed to abject disappointment.
     
  6. labman macrumors 604

    labman

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2009
    Location:
    Mich near Detroit
    #6
    1+ (this)
     
  7. nikosmanias thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    #7
    To Labman and the others

    Thanks for your replies.
    Do you think Apple can restore the device to its original settings?:confused:
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    #8
    No, Apple will not touch it cause by installing the iPad bb the device is out of warranty.
    You can get it replaced at an Apple store for $150.
     
  9. dhlizard macrumors G4

    dhlizard

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2009
    Location:
    The Jailbreak Community
    #9
    Even though the DevTeam tried to engineer a method to downgrade the baseband, so far, every attempt resulted in a "fried" cellular radio rendering the phone useless.

    As stated, the DevTeam made this crystal clear this hack was irreversible and rendered the phone's warranty void.

    Besides, for most, the iPad baseband performs poorly on iOS5 (service dropouts and location service issues)
    Time to upgrade !
    Just today, BestBuy (US only) was giving iPhone4's (32GB) away for free with a 2 year contract.
     
  10. gngan macrumors 68000

    gngan

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Location:
    MacWorld
    #10
    Please enlighten me what makes you think Apple will restore to its original setting?
     
  11. dhlizard macrumors G4

    dhlizard

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2009
    Location:
    The Jailbreak Community
    #11
    The only way this can be done is to remove the bb chip from the motherboard and solder on a new chip.
    Very few shops do this as it is extremely easy to ruin the motherboard
     
  12. nikosmanias thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    #12
    Can someone explain in detail

    Hi again
    My 3GS is older than the 30th week 2011 (10th 2010)
    it's now jail-broken with 4.1 and BB 6.15
    When I insert any SIM card I collect all the carrier's info but my signal indicator keeps on "Searching..."
    I feel it needs very little to achieve the process.

    Any suggestions are welcome

    Thanks ,
    Nick
     
  13. eastercat macrumors 68040

    eastercat

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2008
    Location:
    PDX
    #13
    Which version of ultrasnow?
     
  14. nikosmanias thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    #14
    Ultrasnow 9.6b

    Ultrasnow 9.6b

    ----------

    I used ultra snow 9.6b to down grade to 4.1 via iTunes and my Bootload is the new one ?!?

    Thanks
     
  15. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

    Crystal-RX

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2008
    Location:
    Seattle, WA USA
    #15
    I think you confuse, ultrasn0w is a software package to unlock your phone and you need to get it from Cydia, the current version is 1.2.5.
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
  17. nikosmanias thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    #17
    I'm sorry for the confusion, it was done with ultrasnow 1.2.5 .
    My BB was upgraded when the phone was in iOS 5.0.1 from 05.15.05 to 6.15

    ----------

    How do I reflash the BB and with what , Please give some instructions

    thanks
     
  18. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

    Crystal-RX

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2008
    Location:
    Seattle, WA USA
    #18
    Click "install iPad baseband" in redsn0w again. That is when you reflash its baseband.
     
  19. nikosmanias thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    #19
    IS THAT WITH REDSNOW VERSION 9.9.b8 ?
     
  20. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
  21. nikosmanias thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    #21
    Man , Thanks a Million you made my Xmas day !

    IT WORKS

    Nick
     
  22. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.

Share This Page