Ooops, 2.2.1, HELP!?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by stewartlittle, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. stewartlittle macrumors regular

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    OK so here is my story. My 3g crashed, just black screen, nothing would work, but when I restored it, it restored to the newer firmware. This isn't good, as i was using yellowsn0w and I am overseas in Australia, and need my phone. So my question is, how do I get back to 02.28.00 or whatever it was. I have the older firmware on my desktop (iPhone1,2_2.2_5G77_Restore) but I need to get this on my phone so I can jailbreak, and unlock it again. I know I made a mistake, I didn't see a choice at the time. So please help me. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Sorry, but I don't think there is a way to downgrade the baseband, which is why everyone is strictly warned to not upgrade to 2.2.1. I get that you didn't upgrade on purpose, but once the upgrade is done, there's just no going back. Perhaps a hardware sim unlock solution would work for you?
     
  3. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Yea, using the older IPSW won't get it back. So far as I know, you are out of luck.

    Word is the Dev team is working on an unlock of 2.2.1 (so we will see)
     
  4. benflick macrumors 68020

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  5. stewartlittle thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well it has been damn unfortunate. I have decided, since I cannot downgrade. I will buy a cheap pay as you go phone, until dev catches up and unlocks this one as well. I think its the cheapest solution, as well as the easiest. I have no idea why my phone crashed. For future reference, is there a way to restore the iphone to older software, my only option was restore and update i thought. Thanks
     
  6. benflick macrumors 68020

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    Just buy an unlocking proxy SIM. It's way cheaper than another phone, and you can still use your iPhone.
     
  7. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    When you restore, instead of just clicking restore, you push ctrl+restore or shift+restore, I can never remember which, I think on a Mac it might be option+restore, but anyway, you do one of these combinations, and you get to pick which firmware you want to restore to.
     
  8. stewartlittle thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for all the responses, I think I am a little to late, but I know this for next time it crashes on me. To think, I almost traded it for a storm, until I found out there is no wifi on the storm in australia.
     
  9. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    Just for any future readers, this is not true if you need a baseband downgrade. Right now, you can't do that. You can do it but the baseband for 2.30 will still be there and still be locked.
     
  10. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Well, yes. The question I was responding to was *how to restore to an older firmware.* We'd already determined that the baseband can't be downgraded.
     
  11. stewartlittle thread starter macrumors regular

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    I understood what you meant Night Spring, and thanks. I will know that for next time.
     

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