iPhone Need help please fixing my 3GS

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by sandra7109, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. sandra7109 macrumors member

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    Hello all I'm back after almost 2 yrs. I'm still here in chile and still have my iPhone 3GS I have a big problem and know only you guys can help. I tried to update to 6.1 and with no sim card and a jail broken phones I get the errors The problem is I can't remember how to fix it and all the YouTube videos confuse the crap out of me. Red snow won't work and I have been trying for a week now. I'm so drained I need an easy walkthru step by step for dummies. Can anyone point me to a link.i will be so grateful
     
  2. blhoward2 macrumors 6502

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    Unless you can find a jailbreak that bypasses activation, you're hosed. I'm not sure many people will be able to help you. I haven't touched a jailbreak on a 3GS in years 6.X wasn't even a twinkle in Jobs' eye at that point.
     
  3. sandra7109 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yikes I wonder if I can put it back to the old ios just to get it working again. I really need it.
     
  4. blhoward2 macrumors 6502

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    Probably not. Apple doesn't sign old ios's and an ios upgrade changes the firmware used to unlock the phone, etc.
     
  5. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    Which firmware do you want to restore to?
    Which firmware is it now?
    Which BB?

    redsn0w needs to be pointed at the 6.0 IPSW to get it to work on 6.1
    Download the 6.0 IPSW, in redsn0w go to extras/select IPSW and select the 6.0 IPSW now the jailbreak should work.

    A SIM should be inserted to get the phone to go through the setup process, any SIM will do as redsn0w will also hacktivate it for you
     
  6. sandra7109 thread starter macrumors member

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    Do you know where I can get the links for those ? I have red sow and tiny umbrella downloaded already and the SIM card I have is one from Rogers that's about 5 years old. Is that ok ? As far as ios I only tried to upgrade because an app I wanted required it. If I have to downgrade to 5.? I will I'm just not sure what bb or ios it's at now ?
     
  7. sandra7109 thread starter macrumors member

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    redsn0w needs to be pointed at the 6.0 IPSW to get it to work on 6.1
    Download the 6.0 IPSW, in redsn0w go to extras/select IPSW and select the 6.0 IPSW now the jailbreak should work. How do I do this ?
     
  8. MrPilot macrumors 6502

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    you cant activate the phone?
    I think when you install an os it will say that it needs activation using a SIM card... can't you head out to an entel or any other phone company there in Chile and get a cheap card? I got a phone and a card for like 10 bucks or something like that. Is your phone unlocked?

    You can get a lot of help from ifans.com also
     
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  11. sandra7109 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok thank you so much I'm going to try it now so I just keep the old SIM card in and open red snow and point to 6.0 and than jailbreak :) I'll let you know how it goes I just have to feed the dogs first.
     
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  14. sandra7109 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks that one opened. I'm downloading it now
     
  15. sandra7109 thread starter macrumors member

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    It worked !!!!! I am so happy thank you all for the help I really mean it :))))
     

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