jgs jailbreak problems

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by firks, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. firks macrumors newbie

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    i jailbroke the fixed version of the 3gs a month or 2 ago. all seemed fine, but if you turn it off or download from cydia, it gets stuck on the apple logo on reboot. used boot tethered for that, but still have those problems. secondly, in the last couple of days the iphone has stopped allowing me to send texts or ring anyone, it just says call failed immediately. tried a different sim but this time it doesnt have any signal aswell, and doesnt always show the network.

    someone please help !!!
     
  2. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816

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    I suggest rejailbreak or restore to a more recent backup before you had this issue.
     
  3. firks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    tried re-jailbreaking with the same software but it gets stuck on the apple logo.
    cant restore the phone with itunes because of the ipad baseband
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    What firmware are you on and what baseband? What did you use to JB?
    Is it unlocked also or on official carrier?
     
  5. firks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    jailbroke and unlocked it with redsnow. its the ipad baseband 06.15.00 its the only one you can use with the newer version of the 3gs with 4.2.1
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You have a tethered JB.
    That means each time you turn off or restart or your battery dies you can only boot up the phone using redsnow again.
    No way around that yet.
    If you installed the ipad BB you can only restore to custom 4.2.1 firmware created with pwnage.
    You will not be able to restore to official firmware.
    Find a custom 4.2.1 ipsw for the 3GS online if you can and restore to that.
    Also install ultrasnow to unlock.
     
  7. firks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah thats right.
    right ok, can you recommend anywhere to download it ?
    how do i go about restoring with the custom firmware on pwnage ?
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Do a quick search on google and you will find places that have them.
    http://www.google.com/search?q=down...-us&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1
    You will need to put your iphone in pwned DFU mode with redsnow.
    Then open up itunes and use the JB 4.2.1 firmware you downloaded to restore to it.
     
  9. firks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    downloaded the custom restore but i dont know how to use that in itunes. it just attempts to download the official one
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You gotta hold down the shift or option key and click restore in itunes.
    This way it will let you select the ipsw you want instead of the stock one.
     
  11. firks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ah yes i see, thanks :)
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  13. firks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ah yes i see, thanks :)
     
  14. firks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    can you recommend another software instead of redsnow ? been put off with it now
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Whats the problem?
    Did you point redsnow to the official 4.2.1 ipsw? Not the custom one you downloaded right.
    Did you select "Just enter pwned DFU mode right now?"
    And after that you open up itunes and restore to the JB ipsw you downloaded. That's it.
    Your only options are redsnow or Pwnage tool.
    And pwnage is for macs only.
     
  16. firks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ive restored with itunes, and its back to the sim activation thing. i was gonna jailbreak and unlock it again, but i wondered if there was a better software than redsnow
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Sounds like the custom ipsw you downloaded and restored to was unactivated so you will need an official sim to the provider the iphone is locked to in order to activate.
    Look for iPhone 3GS Custom iOS 4.1 Firmware IPSW Activated (for UnOfficial Carrier Users)
    Your only options are redsnow and pwnage like I said above.
     
  18. firks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    aw bollocks, so i cant just go ahead and jailbreak it ?

    btw thanks for the replies, im a noob at this :p
     
  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Exactly.
    You cant JB a jailbroken custom firmware.
    And when you installed the ipad baseband it made things more complicated.
    In the future you can only restore your iphone to custom ipsw's so save an activated custom 4.2.1 ipsw cause you might need it again.
     
  20. firks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    right ok, thanks :D
     
  21. firks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    after ages of searching, i havent been able to find an activated custom restore ipsw. i need one with the 06.15.00 baseband too. anyone got a link ?

    if not how hard is it to build one ?
     
  22. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Post #59 http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1060165&page=3&highlight=. I don't think it's an activated one but once you jailbreak with Redsn0w it will activate the iPhone.
     
  23. Applejuiced, Jan 23, 2011
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    Actually the one above is not hactivated.
    All you have to do is, restore using the custom 4.2.1 and use redsn0w but make sure cydia is unchecked when you run redsnow.
     
  24. firks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    forgo to check here, but managed to find out that i needed to hactivate it. did that and installed ultrasn0w. got the same issue that made me try to restore the phone in the first place. any sim i put in will eventually be recognised, but theres no signal at all.

    anyone solve this for me ? :(
     

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