lots of problems jailbreaking iphone 4 4.3.1
got an iphone 4, os 4.3.1, base band 4.10.1 locked to tmobile uk, but im having loads of problems jailbreaking it with sn0wbreeze as i think i need to preserve the baseband to unlock later.
ive tried with sn0wbreeze 2.5.1, tiny umbrella 4.33.00 and ireb with every way of modding the host file using itunes 10.2.2 and all i get is error 3194 and once after i used umbrella i got past that bit and then got an error 1600 but am not able to get back to that error again hence i tried ireb.... im new to jailbreaking and the iphone 4 world as i only ever had a ipod touch before never jailbroken.
i understand that at the moment my only option for the network lock is the gevey pro chip or a pay and go car for a few months before tmob will unlock it but that all aside, i just cant get it jailbroken...
can some1 please help or let me know my options are like updating to 4.3.3 then trying or downgrading etc... or am i just doing something wrong with adding the ip addressto the etc/host with and without the # symbol at the start...
usually dont have a problem with custom firmwares as i have a bb storm 2, but this is driving me nuts
thanks all for any help or advice...
- 05-19-2011, 08:25 AM #2
What you're doing wrong is trying to do so many complicated steps that it's becoming muddled. Jailbreak is a simple process and if you want to preserve your baseband then your only option is Sn0wbreeze(Windows) or Pwnage Tool(Mac). You used Sn0wbreeze so I'm guessing you're using Windows. What I would suggest is to search on here for my username and threads I've created. Look for the one If you can't upgrade through iTunes... follow the steps to edit your hosts file to undo the changes made by Tiny Umbrella. Then go to Sn0wBreeze | iPhoneHeat look up the Sn0wbreeze version for 4.3.1 go here for the firmware iClarified - iPhone - Where To Download iPhone Firmware Files From
Then just follow the steps but make sure you do the following things. The custom ipsw will wipe your phone so make sure you backup and sync before you start. Make sure you're using an Apple USB cable because it's hard to get into DFU mode with third party cables. The USB cable should be plugged in to a USB port directly on the computer. When you're creating the ipsw with Sn0wbreeze your phone is not unlocked so make sure it's in Expert mode and the option Activate the phone is Un-checked. The phone abolutely must be in DFU mode or it will not work. You will know it's in DFU mode because the screen will be black but when you open iTunes it will find a device in recovery mode.
Once your phone is in DFU mode and you open iTunes and it prompts you to restore hold down the Shift key and click restore. Then point to the custom firmware you made with Sn0wbreeze and let it reload the firmware on the phone. If you're doing it with 4.3.1 it may fail because Apple has stopped signing that version of firmware so if that happens go to the link above and get the Sn0wbreeze for 4.3.3 and do the process over again or maybe start with that version at the start. Oh BTW 4.3.3 still has the same baseband so you could just upgrade in iTunes and then run the JB.
Last edited by Ipheuria; 05-19-2011 at 08:36 AM.
- 05-19-2011, 08:59 AM #3
how do i reset my host file as its been altered and copying of other ones that i dont know whats the original one any more..
- 05-19-2011, 10:09 AM #5
- 05-19-2011, 10:22 AM #6
If you got the error when trying to use Sn0wbreeze it may have been your hosts file try it again after you correct it after you find my thread. It also may have been that you left the hacktivate option on which I talked about so maybe read over my reply again.
hi all, well i was closing sn0wbreeze when running itunes and yea the 3194 error was from itunes checking it.... but i have now updated to 4.3.3 and baseband is still 4.10.1, so im going to try the latest sn0wbreeze and keep that running... wish i know that before lol
ok i have a new error.... everything when through, seemed to load ok with snowbreeze symbol on iphone, then when iphone restarted, an error came on itunes saying error -9808 and on the iphone its got that conect to itunes symbol with a message saying insert a valid sim with no pin lock and activate.
now this is locked to tmobile and i have an o2 so i was just going to wait til theres an ulock for 4.10.1 or get a gevey pro chip from there website...
so what is all this mean...? i just need to activate the phone now or another problem? if i do need to activate, is there another way without the sim?
Last edited by neoeire; 05-19-2011 at 12:59 PM.
- 05-20-2011, 02:26 PM #11
- 05-20-2011, 03:01 PM #12
mmmm think i have another problem guys if ur there????
everything jailbreaked ok, i still havent seen much about an unlock for my baseband 4.10.1 yet so i figured i would stick one of my old tmobile sim cards in, and cut it down with a scaple....
the chip is active as i tested it before and after cutting in my bb storm2. so its not that...
but im getting 1 bar only...
i did see this phone working with a tmobile chip about 2 months ago now, maye less hence why i bought it, and figured i would just unlock it easy...
but now with a tmob chip it, im only getting 1bar and i cant call anything, or even 4444 to add credit...
after some checking online for an imei checker to see if its barred or something i came accross a website that displays the info that my imei no belongs too.... something on the numberingplan.com(BOLD and UNDERLINED bits is what caught my interest)
Type Allocation Holder Apple
Mobile Equipment Type Apple iPhone 4
GSM Implementation Phase 2/2+
IMEI Validity Assessment ------> Very likely
Information on range assignment
Est. Date of Range Issuance -- After Jan 2003
Reporting Body - PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB)
Primary Market - North America
Legal Basis for Allocation - PCS Type Certification
does this info mean that its ment for the u.s t-mobile market? would a north america tmobile phone work in uk tmobile sim? and any ideas how i would check this? or undo it?
Last edited by neoeire; 05-25-2011 at 10:17 PM.
- 05-25-2011, 10:02 PM #14
waiting to find more info on it... but i put an active tmobile uk chip in it and only get 1bar and no service at all... getting worried that this is either barred or maybe locked to usa tmobile only as the info above says north america plus the other stuff in bold i think is american too..
not sure what to think right now other than hunt the man who sold it to me down...
any help or info would be great.... even if some1 with a uk tmobile iphone check there imei on that site too to see if the same data come up?
- 05-25-2011, 11:16 PM #16
its wierd and i only had this a few months... the carrier is definatly tmobile as it said it in the about section before jailbreaking...
after doing some more research i found the model no, which is mc605b which i fpoud out b is europe...
where it did say the carrier name which was t mobile, now it says not avilable.
i did update from 4.3.1 to 4.3.3 and then jailbreaked it with snowbreeze, preserving the baseband 4.10.1....
i think i need to call tmobile to have its imei no checked. what will tmobile do if it does come back barred or nicked???
also, is there a program around which will give me the info i want off it like if any sim locks is on it? or a place where i can check a uk iphones imei no...?
all i know is i put a tmobile sim in and i get 1 bar.... and cant call or do anything, i put the sim in another phone and i get full signal...
(do u get 1 bar is the phone is barred?) or is it a error from jailbreaking it?
sry for all the questions, hope u all can understand my position of trying to find out if this phone is barred, american or just a error...
Last edited by neoeire; 05-26-2011 at 06:35 AM.
- 05-26-2011, 08:39 AM #18
OK this is getting complicated and I'm so confused. When the thread started you said "got an iphone 4, os 4.3.1, base band 4.10.1 locked to tmobile uk, but im having loads of problems jailbreaking it with sn0wbreeze as i think i need to preserve the baseband to unlock later." which means it is locked to TMobile UK. My question is why are you cutting down your SIM? just go to a TMobile store if you know the phone is locked to TMobile UK and get a microSIM. This way you will eliminate the thought that the problem might be with the SIM card not fitting properly. If you still have only one bar then call in with your IMEI number as far as I understand and I'm not in Europe so maybe I'm wrong if the phone was stolen the EMEI could be blocked so maybe this is the case and you're trying this all in vain?
but yea, maybe i should of posted new thread as this is next issue, sorry bout that, just wasnt sure if jailbreaking it would of done something as it was working on a tmob sim about 2 months ago when i got it as i asked the dude to proove it worked ... just hasent used phone on it since...
- 05-26-2011, 10:44 AM #20
I'm not saying you needed a new thread this one is fine. I just meant cutting the sim leaves a situation of what if the SIM doesn't work right. So I just wanted you to make it simply so you wouldn't have to work so hard to figure out what's going on. OK let us know what happens when you take it in?
- 05-26-2011, 10:50 AM #21
- 05-26-2011, 12:45 PM #22
LOL you and me both, OP tell us what the phone was locked to when you bought it TMobile? has it ever worked on O2? I know you JB it finally so are you now trying to get it to work? what is the problem now?
Massie I might be wrong but I'm going to take a stab at it. I think OP bought the phone locked to TMo. They JB the phone but was unable to actually use it as a phone because it can't be unlocked. They had an old TMo sim so they thought they would try and use that to see if the phone works. Am I correct OP?
basically m8, ur spot on, im on 02 with my bb storm, and when i got the iphone he said it was locked to tmob and should me it calling with his chip, then i bough it off him...
tried a tmob micro sim which does work in another iphone 4 and i still get 1 bar.
havent had the chance to contact tmob yet to check the imei and blacklist.
plumbers been round all week and had to take the week off