Restoring 4.2.1 on 3G

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jkapa, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. jkapa macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    A few months ago I did the redsn0w 0.9.6rc8/06.15 jb&unlock using the 4.2.1 firmware with the ipad bb which worked fine.

    Until I accidentaly got it in recovery mode a few days ago and now I´m stuck.
    I´ve done everything that was sugested to me (google and forums) to no avail.

    I´m now ready to move on and forget my personal files/settings and do a restore. But I don´t want to make any mistakes and end up messing with the unlock or anything like that.

    So I´m wondering what should be my steps for a successful recovery.

    Would a 4.2.1 fw itunes recovery followed by a redsnow jb do it? Would I be risking my unlock?
     
  2. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    You need a custom 3G 4.2.1 ipsw to restore your iPhone.
     
  3. jkapa, Feb 15, 2011
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    jkapa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Could you post a link to one that would work?

    Or describe the specs of the file I should look for?
     
  4. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    I'll make one for you and upload it to my MegaUpload account.
     
  5. jkapa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Restoring the custom 4.2.1 was a breeze and although I lost all my files the 3G is now fully operational again, with jb&unlock.

    Thanks for your help
     

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