noob is: stuck in emergency mode, help.

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by meowlody, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. meowlody macrumors newbie

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    so i attempted to update my jailbroken, unlocked 3g in itunes, resulting in my phone stuck in "emergency mode."

    The problem is that i'm not sure to what version i was updating to exactly. I am told to try "re-jailbreaking" the phone through redsn0w, or blackra1n.
    (which doesn't mean alot to me)
    Which steps to take now, i don't know. Thanks for your time.

    -Melody :confused:
     
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    you need to tell us what firmware you are on then maybe we can help you! ;) if you can't at least do that then it's going to be difficult to help you. you might also want to tell us if unlock is important too you.
     
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    meowlody thread starter macrumors newbie

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    unfortunately i don't know which fw i was on before i upgraded in itunes. I have restored in itunes, and i can't access the phone in this emergency mode, i'm trying using a different sim card in my phone just to access the fw. info. I don't think thats going to make a difference.
    unlocking is unimportant to me although.

    Crap.
     
  6. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    You can unlock the 3G on any firmware. If you upgraded using iTunes, most likely you went to 4.2.1

    4.2.1 can be jailbroken but in order to unlock you need to upgrade the baseband to 6.15.00
     
  7. gngan macrumors 68000

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    How do you JB an ipHone in iTunes? I didn't know that iTunes can JB ANY devices.

    If redsn0w or blackra1n doesn't mean alot to you then you haven't read/search enough. I don't understand how people don't search and attempt to JB their device. 99% of them end up here crying for help.

    You are screw for now.
     
  8. noiceT macrumors 6502a

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    If you updated without knowing what FW you are, you most likely updated through itunes, and thus are 99% change on 4.2.1 (most recent fw).

    If you doing any other update from 4.0~4.1, you would need shsh blobs, and would most likely remember what fw given all the steps that would be needed to do.
     
  9. noiceT macrumors 6502a

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    How exactly do you get "screwed" from this..?
    It's actually very far from that.

    The OP doesn't even need an unlock, so you got the choice of stock 4.2.1 or untethered JB 4.2.1. Unless you have shsh saved, which makes even more options.

    Just put your phone into DFU mode, restore to stock 4.2.1 via itunes, JB with redsnow, and you're finished:D
     
  10. meowlody thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you, could you tell me the best way to upgrade the bb to 6.15.00?
    i'm going to see what i can do before i take it to an expert
     
  11. meowlody thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hey thanks, sorry if i missed it but in redsnow which IPSW do i choose to use?

    (excuse my ignorance i was given a jailbroken iphone and i don't have any use for it being jailbroken in the first place):D
     
  12. dgstan macrumors 6502a

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    WTF? If you're not interested in a Jailbreak, just upgrade in iTunes and be on your way.
     
  13. meowlody thread starter macrumors newbie

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    .. and that's why i'm stuck essentially ^^
     
  14. noiceT macrumors 6502a

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    First off DO NOT upgrade the bb 6.15.00.
    Since you're not interested in Jailbreaking or unlocking, you'd be shooting urself in the foot: you'll lose your GPS, and potentially run into battery drain, and push problems.

    Just put your phone into DFU mode:

    http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=1034

    Then, restore with itunes regularly. Choose to restore from a backup.

    And then just let it do its thing.
     
  15. meowlody thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i have restored in DFU mode, unfortunately my itunes does not allow me to restore from backup..
     
  16. noiceT macrumors 6502a

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    Was this phone synced before with the computer you're using?

    Since you got it from your friend though, you might as well start clean~
    Was there anything in particular you needed to keep?

    You don't have to restore from backup, only if you want to.
     
  17. meowlody thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep it's synced with my own comp. There isn't anything i need to keep at all, so i don't need the backup.
    Once i restore to factory settings my phone is still in emergency mode.

    In redsn0w, it doesn't recognize the Iphone1,2_4.0_8A293 ipsw which is what i was told to use.
    Yep that's all i know for now
     
  18. noiceT macrumors 6502a

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    Wait...I'm confused. Why are you still using redsn0w? That's specifically for jailbreaking. How is that coming into the mix?

    Also, what carrier is this phone originally on? AT&T?

    And what sim card are you using?
     
  19. meowlody thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry not sure if i need to use that redsn0w to "re-jailbreak" ignore that.

    I am on Koodo in canada with a Koodo sim card, so it might be a bit different if you're in the states
     
  20. noiceT macrumors 6502a

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    Hold on, hold on.. you're not trying to jailbreak the phone, correct? You're just trying to get it working stock right?

    What carrier is the phone originally?
     

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