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OllieDS

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Hey,

Hi I've got an iPhone 3GS which has been jailbroken so I could use it with my 3 sim (The phone was originally Orange). If I do a master reset, will this undo the jail break and go back to being Orange-Only phone? (Thats what I want it to be) And then is it safe to update?

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TSX

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Is this a factory unlocked iPhone? Don't do a master reset it will mess it up, do a restore. And yes it will still work on orange if that what is was originally
 

OllieDS

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Is this a factory unlocked iPhone?
Not sure what you mean, it was my Sisters phone upgrade and it was locked to Orange so I jailbroke it so I could use it with my 3 sim.
 

labman

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Jailbreak and unlocking are too different things! it's explained in the stickies up at the top of this section. TSX like the new avatar
 

OllieDS

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Jailbreak and unlocking are too different things! it's explained in the stickies up at the top of this section.
I jailbroke it to unlock it lol.

Currently its a jailbroken unlocked phone.

I want it to go back to factory settings locked to Orange so I can update it and use an Orange sim in it, how can I do this?
 

OllieDS

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Basically I just want the iPhone back to how my Sister originally had it delivered by Orange. How can I do this?
 

OllieDS

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Just restore through iTunes, and then JB if you like


@labman Thanks

So if I restore it through iTunes, and then do an 'Erase all content and data', then it will be like a brand new phone locked to Orange? If so that would be perfect.
 

TSX

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So if I restore it through iTunes, and then do an 'Erase all content and data', then it will be like a brand new phone locked to Orange? If so that would be perfect.
Yes, restore then set up as new phone that's all you have to do.
 

OllieDS

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Yes, restore then set up as new phone that's all you have to do.
Ok thanks for your help and replies.

But out of interest, how does restoring erase the jailbreak? I've had the jailbreak on for over a year so surely my back-ups all include the jailbreak?
 

Applejuiced

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Ok thanks for your help and replies.

But out of interest, how does restoring erase the jailbreak? I've had the jailbreak on for over a year so surely my back-ups all include the jailbreak?
Your backups might contact some JB visual changes but that's about it.
If you restore and setup as new nothing will carry over. Just when itunes asks you if you want to setup as new phone or restore from backup select restore as new.
It will then have nothing on it with your info.
Before you do anything go to setttings/general/about and tell us your modem firmware version.
If its 06.15.00 you will not be able to restore to stock firmware.
 

OllieDS

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Your backups might contact some JB visual changes but that's about it.
If you restore and setup as new nothing will carry over. Just when itunes asks you if you want to setup as new phone or restore from backup select restore as new.
It will then have nothing on it with your info.
Before you do anything go to setttings/general/about and tell us your modem firmware version.
If its 06.15.00 you will not be able to restore to stock firmware.
Just looked and it says:

Modem Firmware 6.15.00 :/

Is this bad news? What do I do now?
 

Applejuiced

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Yes, you can never restore that phone to official firmware with itunes.
If you do you might mess up the baseband even more and it will then not recognize any sim card. The BB will end up in an inconsistent state and will need to be reflashed to the ipad version.
You need to create a custom 5.0.1 ipsw with redsnow.
Then put your iphone in pwned DFU mode with redsnow and after open itunes and restore it to that custom firmware you created with redsnow.
Good luck.
 

OllieDS

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Yes, you can never restore that phone to official firmware with itunes.
If you do you might mess up the baseband even more and it will then not recognize any sim card. The BB will end up in an inconsistent state and will need to be reflashed to the ipad version.
You need to create a custom 5.0.1 ipsw with redsnow.
Then put your iphone in pwned DFU mode with redsnow and after open itunes and restore it to that custom firmware you created with redsnow.
Good luck.
wow really? :(

thats really disappointed me now, I wouldn't want to start doing all the redsnow stuff because I don't trust myself and might end up messing up the iPhone permanently :/
 

Crystal-RX

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wow really? :(

thats really disappointed me now, I wouldn't want to start doing all the redsnow stuff because I don't trust myself and might end up messing up the iPhone permanently :/
Either way, you are screwed. I did try to restore to factory setting on a 3GS with 06.15 baseband. Restore went well without any error message. Itunes gave a notification that it has been restored to factory setting. However, it will not recognize the sim inside even it is original sim. So, you have to jailbreak & unlock it in order for you to use it again.

So, like others said. Once you put the 06.15 baseband on the phone, you can't go back.
 

OllieDS

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Either way, you are screwed. I did try to restore to factory setting on a 3GS with 06.15 baseband. Restore went well without any error message. Itunes gave a notification that it has been restored to factory setting. However, it will not recognize the sim inside even it is original sim. So, you have to jailbreak & unlock it in order for you to use it again.

So, like others said. Once you put the 06.15 baseband on the phone, you can't go back.
Looks like better safe than sorry then, will keep the jailbreak and just tell Mum (who I'm giving it to) to never update it lol. Out of curiosity, is it fixable if she goes and updates it accidentally just incase?
 

Crystal-RX

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Looks like better safe than sorry then, will keep the jailbreak and just tell Mum (who I'm giving it to) to never update it lol. Out of curiosity, is it fixable if she goes and updates it accidentally just incase?
Yes, it is fixable. It is very hard to brick an Iphone, unless it is a hardware issue.
 

OllieDS

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Yes, it is fixable. It is very hard to brick an Iphone, unless it is a hardware issue.
Ok cool, She is getting it next week so no doubt I'll be on here in two weeks asking for help to fix and accidental update! :p
 

OllieDS

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Yes, its fixable but it will be a pain.
If you're not comfortable with doing all the steps right and dont understand 100% what you're doing then I wouldnt attempt anything.
My Mum had a 3GS herself and kept it up to date so the latest version will be on her laptop. When she has my iPhone and goes to sync all her apps/music onto the phone, will she be given the option wether to apply the latest firmware to the phone to give her a chance to cancel and to not ask again?
 

Applejuiced

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My Mum had a 3GS herself and kept it up to date so the latest version will be on her laptop. When she has my iPhone and goes to sync all her apps/music onto the phone, will she be given the option wether to apply the latest firmware to the phone to give her a chance to cancel and to not ask again?
Yes, it will ask her as soon as she plugs it in to itunes.
"A new iphone firmware is available for your iphone. Would you like to download and install now?"
***Cancell, download and install or download only?***
Make sure she clicks the cancell and also check the little box that says dont ask me again.


 

OllieDS

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Yes, it will ask her as soon as she plugs it in to itunes.
"A new iphone firmware is available for your iphone. Would you like to download and install now?"
***Cancell, download and install or download only?***
Make sure she clicks the cancell and also check the little box that says dont ask me again.


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Ok cheers! And then she can sync all her crap on yeah? Will there be any other options that I should know of? Like when it gets plugged in the first time, will it say any other options like Set Up As: or anything?
 

Applejuiced

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No, she will be fine synching and doing everything normal with itunes.
Just make sure she never updates or restores it with itunes.
And never ever ever "accidentally" presses the "Erase all content and settings" on the iphone in settings/general/reset.
 

dill50

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help me plz if yall know

i need hlep everytime i click on cydia it dosent do anything but go black for a min then gose back to my home screen how or what do i do to fix this plzz help