Replacement refurb phone, can I downgrade to older baseband?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by E3BK, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    After some frustrating months with serious crashing, reboots and other issues, I finally had enough and took my iPhone 3GS to the Apple store, knowing i May not be able to unlock it again =(. They gave me a replacement phone off the bat and the Genius commended me on my patience. He said he's seen a lot of people come in after it crashes once. Meh, it's a computer, it happens. But it had gotten to the point where it was crashing and needing a full reset weekly.

    Anyway, the refurb serial number starts with 5K019 so it means it is refurb, made in 2010, week 19, yes?

    I haven't JB/unlocked my iPhone since I went overseas last November. I thought it may have been the reason for all the crashing so i went back to stock. (Obv the crashing continued and got worse so that probably wasn't it.) I may be going overseas again next month so I wanted to unlock it again but I don't think I can do that now, right?

    Can anyone confirm if that's the case? If I can JB it, do I run that fuzzy band thing before unlocking? I'm a little fuzzy on what fuzzy band does.

    I don't think I can use any of the Dev team unlocks but does Blackrain/Blacksn0w work? How about this new Spirit thing? I read the websites and I can usually figure this stuff out myself but it has gotten a little confusing. What is an SHSH blob??

    32GB 3GS
    Serial # 5K019....
    FW 3.1.3 (7E18)
    Baseband 5.12.01

    *sings* Like a noooobie...unlocked for the very first time......
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, you cannot downgrade the baseband on a 3GS once its updated.
    Fuzzyband only works for early built 3G models.
     
  3. E3BK thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So I can not use Spirit to jailbreak? Or I can use Spirit to jailbreak but then can not use Blacksn0w to unlock because of the baseband?
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yers, you can use Spirit to JB.
    You cannot unlock. If you install blacksnow it will just mess up your iphone and would need a restore. It wont unlock your current baseband.
     
  5. E3BK thread starter macrumors 68020

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    OK. Thanks for confirming. No need to JB is I can't unlock I guess. Hoping an unlock for 4.0 will come.
     
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  7. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Can't be much clearer than this: MuscleNerd Tweet from an hour ago

    People still ask, but sure, with both 4.0 & iPhoneHD coming out this month, so too will the 3.1.3/4.0 carrier unlocks
    about 1 hour ago via Twittelator
     

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