iPhone Unlock 3GS Help :).

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by oldskooliphone, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. oldskooliphone macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone!

    As my username states, I am seriously old school when it comes to cell phones. I have *just* acquired my friends old 3GS (which is a significant upgrade from my old cell haha). It was previously on the Telus network in Canada, and they refuse to unlock it, even for a fee.

    SO I'm left to do it the hard way ;)

    It has been jailbroken using redsnow with no issues.

    HOWEVER, here's my snag...

    My 3GS was manufactured in the 20th week of 2011. (first 5 of serial # is 88120) It is iOS 6.0.1, and Baseband 05.16.07.

    Am I able to flash with iPad baseband, and then downgrade for the unlock? Or will I brick my phone?

    Thanks for any and all assistance.
     
  2. oldskooliphone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    NM!! I was able to use the ipad baseband and unlock my phone :) YIPPEE

    Now my next question is -- I'm on iOS 1.4.1. Now that it's unlocked and on the iPad baseband, can I change the baseband? Can I upgrade to iOS 6.0.1? Does this phone have to stay jailbroken forever?

    Thanks!
     
  3. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    you can downgrade the BB to 5.13.04 which you can unlock with ultrasn0w, you than have full functioning GPS as well.

    you can also buy an IMEI unlock online for a few $ and have it permanently unlocked.

    you can upgrade to 6.01 while preserving your ipad or downgraded 05.13.04 using redsn0w.
     
  4. oldskooliphone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    I am restoring while preserving the baseband via Redsn0w now.

    I assume that unless I pay for an IMEI perm. unlock ($60 for the carrier it was with!), that the phone will have to remain jailbroken for as long as I use it?

    Can I still add apps I've previously purchased through the appstore?

    Yes, I know quite a bit technically, but am not familiar with the jailbreak process beyond being able to DO it lol
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, in order to stay unlocked you need to be JB and have ultrasnow from cydia installed on your phone. And yes you can still use appstore apps, buy them, sync them with itunes etc...
     
  6. oldskooliphone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    upgrade to ios 6??

    OK new problem :)

    My phone is unlocked and working perfect.

    However, it is now on baseband 05.13.04.

    When I try to restore to ios 6 using redsn0w, it tells me I don't have an available ios 6 shsh blob.

    I clearly don't want to stay on ios 4.1, as i can't use any of the apps I'd like to!!

    HELP!!!!
     
  7. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    Are you restoring to 6.01?

    You can save your shsh for 6.01 with redsn0w .

    Extras/SHSH blobs
     
  8. oldskooliphone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No shsh blobs...

    That's the problem. I have tried fetching, I have tried everything - and I don't HAVE ios 6 blobs!!! Not locally, not anywhere. Does this mean I am stuck at ios 4??? I want to cry !!!!!
     
  9. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    grow up…

    maybe next time you want to jailbreak first read up on the stuff

    Download 6.01 IPSW
    now use redsn0w
    Extras/SHSH blobs/New

    alternative is to download TinyUmbrella
    In the advanced tab UNcheck request SHSH from Cydia and than in the main page hit Save SHSH

    Now use redsn0w to submit the locally saved SHSH
    Extras/SHSH blobs/submit

    When finally on 6.01 it will be a tethered jailbreak
     
  10. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Do this or just get rid of the jailbreak and pay one of the unlockers to get it permanently unlocked, that's the better option.
     
  11. oldskooliphone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I could do without the insults. I'm a grown woman who's finding this entire process frustrating, and came here honestly looking for help.

    Thank you for your suggestions. unfortunately, when I restored to 6.0.1, it doesn't work. I cannot go into the jailbreak menu on Redsn0w at all, as it tells me my ipsw isn't supported.

    I'm at a loss.
     
  12. dextr3k macrumors 6502

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    If you pay for an IMEI unlock, which you mentioned $60 on ebay, then you will not need to stay jailbroken and you never have to worry about basebands, ultrasnow, ios, redsnow etc. It would be considered factory unlocked and you can just update and restore using itunes.

    However, if you are still adamant in keeping jailbreak and unlock using ultrasnow and jailbreak, then follow TriJetHeros steps. He is being nice to you, if you cant get it to work, then you shouldn't be messing with your phone, without the proper prior research, which is widely available with simple google searches.
    However, there are many guides on iclarified.com
     
  13. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    redsn0w 09.15b3 does not support the 6.01 fully, you need to download the 6.0 IPSW as well and point redsn0w to that 6.0 IPSW

    go into redsn0w Extras/Select IPSW and select the 6.0 IPSW

    now got to main menu and select jailbreak, it wil work
     

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