Please Help...need Jailbreak & Unlock Help For New 3gs Bootrom

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  1. wireless-toyz09 macrumors member

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    Hello, i won an auction for an sealed iphone 3gs 16gb for my best friend and i MUST have it unlocked & jailbroken. Only i don't think it can be :( because i believe it has the new bootrom that i've been reading conflicting information about on the possibliity of the jailbreak & unlock. I DO NOT want a tethered jailbreak unlock...

    Here are the details:
    Serial #: 84005q2xxxx
    model: a1303
    model #: MC135ll/a


    Please help me as i would prefer to use redsn0w and ultrasn0w to jailbreak and unlock and not blackra1n. Can i downgrade something:confused::confused:

    HELP:eek:
     
  2. yg17 macrumors G5

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  3. stridemat Moderator

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    I don't think it's possible, sorry!

    Edit* yg17, great minds think alike!
     
  4. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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    why don't you want to use blackra1n? it worked fine for my 3gs.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    What firmware 3GS are you running.
    If its 3.1.3 you cant JB or unlock it at all.
    Downgrading is not an option either.
    If you're on 3.1.2 you can but you're stuck with a tethered JB.
     
  6. wireless-toyz09 thread starter macrumors member

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    Me neither the seller is sure of the firmware because it is still sealed. I thought u guys might have been able to tell the firmware version by the information I provided...:(
     
  7. dcguy12 macrumors newbie

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    Well, if you really think about it, no matter what software you put on your iPhone, your SERIAL NUMBER and MODEL NUMBER will never change.

    Does that make sense? We'll need you to tell us what the actual FIRMWARE number is, (i.e. 3.1.2 or 3.1.3) to give you a proper answer. Please post that and I'm sure someone here would be of help.

     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Oh I see.
    From the looks of the serial number you will be stuck with a tethered JB and good chances are it hasnt been updated to 3.1.3 so you should be able to JB and unlock it.
    Just make sure when you plug it to itunes and it asks you if you want to update to the latest firmware 3.1.3 you hit NO or cancell.
     
  9. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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  10. JuneBugg macrumors member

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    ...I have a non-MC model (it's an MB) and the firmware is 05.12.01; I wanted to downgrade to 3.1.2 and then jailbreak from there (don't need to unlock because I'm with AT&T) ...still can't do it??

    oh ...and I've never jailbroken before
     
  11. wireless-toyz09 thread starter macrumors member

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    Here are results from that website:

    Serial number: 84005xxxxx (cleaned up from '84xxxxxxxx ')
    Name: iPhone 3GS
    Group1: iPhone
    Group2: 3GS
    Generation:
    ModelCode: iphone_3gs
    Problems: Many of these phones have a yellow tint on the screen. Please tell us if this phone does or does not suffer from that.
    CPU speed: 600MHz
    Screen size: 3.5 inch
    Screen resolution: 480x320 pixels
    Colour: Black
    Capacity: 16GB
    Factory: 84 (Shenzhen, China)
    External link: Technical specifications by apple-history.com
    Model introduced: 2009
    Production year: 2010
    Production week: 05 (February)
    Production number: 27845 (within this week)
    Uitbreidingen: Uitbreidingsmogelijkheden van dit apparaat

    Any ideas??? Note: it has never been activated yet and I don't think the seller will open it before I purchase.. to tell me firmaware
     
  12. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    @ Wireless toys09

    Most important - Remove the serial number from the above post.

    You have received some non-important suggestions from some who just do not understand.

    First, you have the new bootrom, so if it is jailbreakable, it will be a tethered jailbreak. Unlock is not dependent on bootrom, no such thing as tethered unlock.

    Second, we must know the firmware version to tell you if it can be jailbroken or unlocked.

    Third, do not update to 3.1.3 firmware.
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Unfortunatelly not at the moment if its a 3GS on 3.1.3
     
  14. wireless-toyz09 thread starter macrumors member

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    THANK YOU FOR THE SERIAL NUMBER TIP! So u mean to tell me that I will have to purchase it and activate it on AT&T before I can jailbreak and unlock it to see the firmware number and use it on my carrier ???

    Note: you said there is no such thing as a tethered unlock...well all I want to do is unlock it...I don't care about the jailbreak part because I do not use it. Can I just simply unlock???:confused:
     
  15. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    I would have thought you knew that to unlock, you must jailbreak first as I have seen posts here before from you (has been a while)

    Can't you find a friend with an AT&T sim and borrow it for 10 seconds ? Put in in, hook up to iTunes, activate and then pull sim out.

    No need to buy an AT&T contract.

    And again, if it's 3.1.2 firmware, you can jailbreak and unlock. Don't update to 3.1.3 or you cannot do either.
     
  16. wireless-toyz09 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah I have unlocked and jailbroke my iPhone 3G with no problem but this 3gs one is quite confusing and seems more difficult. So if the phone comes with 3.1.3 can it still be jailbroken and unlocked??
     
  17. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Read my last post. If it comes with 3.1.3 you can do neither !
     
  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, the 3GS with 3.1.3 cannot.
    And yes in order to unlock you first need to JB first. You cant get the egg without the chicken :)
     
  19. 7seven1 macrumors newbie

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    since it is an "mc" model, you cannot jailbreak it yet. i have been trying to find a jb for mine, but i have yet to find one for the mc model.
     
  20. mrjared13 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, a quick question.
    I put my details in just to see more about my iphone 3gs 32gb and it says its 620MHz I thought it was only 600MHz?

    Cheers,

    Jared
     
  21. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Why is everyone going on about model numbers (MC vs MB)? All the model number indicates is whether your phone is a 3G or 3GS. All 3GSes have the MC model prefix, and whether they can be jailbroken depends on their bootrom and firmware, not model number.
     
  22. wireless-toyz09 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hello guys...so i finally have the iPhone 3gS and thank God it came with 3.1.2 and 5.11.07 BUT MY NEW DILEMMA HERE IS DO I HAVE A LATE MODEL 3GS??? Redsn0w says that I must answer this question correctly to avoid complications BUT I don't know the answer!! What is a late model 3GS?? I'm about to jailbreak....HELP please..:confused:
     
  23. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, you most likelly do if you just bought it brand new.
     
  24. wireless-toyz09 thread starter macrumors member

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    I got it from eBay so I didn't JUST get it....any one else????
     
  25. fishmd macrumors 68000

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    I have a 3GS with model number MB717LL. Just saying. :D
     

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