Issues....

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  1. FWRN macrumors member

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    Hello, I made sure to research before I post and I couldn't find an answer.

    Here is the break down, iPhone 3GS, has the week 44 serial (I believe), had iOS 5.0.1. I tried to jailbreak it via redsn0w (and installed the iPad baseband) (redsn0w was the latest version) and here is where the issue began:

    It shows the Apple logo, freezes, does nothing. After doing the power+home button combo to restart it several times, it remains the same. Sometimes, I am lucky and it boots up but when it does, it stays on the home screen for a bit, then reboots again and stays on the Apple logo.

    Here is the steps I took:
    -Attempted to boot into recovery (via TinyUmbrella) = booted in to recovery once but couldn't restore the iOS due to error 11 (I'm trying to restore it back to 5.0.1 with the saved SHSH blobs I have).
    -Attempted to boot into DFU mode = It worked once when I did the jailbreak, afterwards it wouldn't go into it.
    -Multiple Restarts via Home+Power

    I need to get this fixed as soon as I can and I need help very badly.

    Thank you.
     
  2. iSR5 macrumors member

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    You cannot use iPad baseband on iPhone!
    that'll destroy your iPhone.
    When people use this trick, apple updated the iOS and solved this bug, which means that if you use this trick with iOS 5x your iDevice will be no longer working at all!
    and if does, you'll have no baseband,which will be a serious problem to your iDevice.
     
  3. FWRN thread starter macrumors member

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    So what are my solutions now? It's a 32GB version and the phone isn't even mine...
     
  4. iSR5 macrumors member

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    I guess you don't have luck, unless you get a replacement from Apple Store :apple:
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If its week 44 2011 you screwed it up for good.
    Post the first 5 numbers of its serial number to verify.
     
  6. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    I hope this iPhone isn't someone's "lifeline". You should always double and triple check your info before doing something like this to someone else's iPhone.
     
  7. FWRN thread starter macrumors member

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    The beginning of the serial number is 8814209.
    Model mB717LL/A - iPhone3GS
     
  8. aliensporebomb macrumors 68000

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    Um....

    Just out of curiousity: why would you use the iPad baseband on an iPhone? They don't use the same baseband firmware at all...
     
  9. FWRN thread starter macrumors member

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    It had baseband that wasn't supported to be unlocked (originally, that's all I needed to do with this iPhone, jailbreak+unlock), out of the 20 iPhone's I had jailbroken and unlocked, this is the first one that had issues.
     
  10. FWRN thread starter macrumors member

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    So I tried to restore it to 5.1.1. It got to 100% done then an error message came up with code -1. I managed to get it out of the recovery but now still stuck with the same boot loop.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yep, it's done. You cannot install the iPad bb on that iPhone.
    You fried the baseband chip along with wifi and Bluetooth.
     
  12. FWRN thread starter macrumors member

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    Is that on the logic board? Would it be easier to replace the logic board to fix it?
     
  13. iSR5 macrumors member

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    Buy a new iPhone. it's not easy to replace the logic board.
    you've to be expert to do that :eek:

    Goodluck mate ..
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, I'm pretty sure it's the logic board.
    But if it's still under warranty and it should be you can try bringing it to Apple and get it replaced.
    And next time before you attempt installing the iPad bb on any 3GS make sure it's not made any time after week 27 of 2011.
     
  15. FWRN thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, I checked with Apple and it's not under warranty. Time to cough up $200 to replace his iPhone.
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Are you sure.
    It was build week 44 of 2011 and its 1 year already expired?
    Put in the serial number here for details. https://selfsolve.apple.com/GetWarranty.do

    Either way an out of warranty replacement for the 3GS is $149.
     

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