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iphone 3gs wont update to ipad baseband
Hey all. Im racking my brain and pulling out all my hair trying to unlock a friends 3gs running firmware 4.3.1 with baseband 05.16.02. It is the newer version with serial number 871074....
After numerous attempts using different versions of Redsn0w and selecting both "install cydia" and "install ipad baseband". I m running windows 7 and have selected "run in xp mode" and "run as admin". The process completes and jailbreaks and installs Cydia perfectly fine but when I check on the baseband it remains unchanged.
Ive made several attempts and have followed directions to the T but am just not having any luck so Im seeking assistance with you guys here. Is there anything else that I can try or any other info you guys need to help please help me know. Id hate to give the phone back to him and say I failed. Thanks for all your time and thanks in advance for anyone that can lend a helping hand. I look forward to hearing your advices.
- 06-07-2011, 12:47 PM #2
I would consider it a blessing. You will be gimping him in the future by installing that baseband. There are gps, radio, and battery issues. As well as him always having to use pwnage or snowbreeze in order to update to a new os. Once on there is only one way to get that base band off and that is to have apple put out one higher. And I don't see them doing that. Sheriff Hashim tried to get it off and ended up bricking his phone.
- 06-11-2011, 12:06 AM #4
It gets really old how people keep saying you'll be gimping or screwing yourself by updating the baseband and they more than likely have never done the update for themselves! Just spewing forth a bunch of rumors! I'm not saying that one couldn't have problems but it's way more unlikely than you think! I don't have any of those problems mentioned above. So just make the person aware of the "possible" risks and make them aware of what they're getting in to! It's really not the life altering event that some people make it out to be!
- 06-11-2011, 12:31 AM #5
- 06-11-2011, 11:47 AM #6
- 06-11-2011, 08:54 PM #7
I would also recommend checking and reading the iPhonewiki and how the phone and hardware operate before you spout off nonsense. I will save you the time. Here is the link.
Dev-Team Blog - Ultra-recycle
- 06-12-2011, 09:38 PM #8
Oh wow!! No need to be totally ignorant about it! I was just stating the fact that it's not the end of the world like so many make it out to be! I did a ton of research before I did it and was totally aware of the risks! My point was that my phone works just as good as any other with that baseband! Don't have to make comments like that. If people are aware of the risks then go for it!
- 06-12-2011, 11:40 PM #9
OP the only thing to consider is does the phone have warranty? is it a unlock or die situation? On a 3G it's a no thought situation there is no warranty anyway. The phone will not be able to un-JB so warranty is toast. You friend MUST understand they can't just plug in and upgrade it has to be done by Pwnage Tool or Sn0wbreeze. I have done it for 25-30 friends a mix of 3G and 3Gs they have NO ISSUES beyond bringing it to me to upgrade firmware which they would have done anyway. Since the phone is on 4.3.1 I'm thinking you best bet is to use Pwnage Tool(Mac) or Sn0wbreeze(Windows) anything else without saved blobs I'm thinking is going to fail. I just wrote the steps in another thread about doing it on a 3G I'll try to edit and link it in a min. http://forum.tipb.com/jailbreak-unlo...fw-issues.html
- 06-13-2011, 12:17 PM #10