1. nikitakoltsov's Avatar
    So hello, guys. I recently bought the original iPhone from eBay and it shipped with iOS 3.1.3 - latest available for this bad boy. However, it was just a pain in the *** with that firmware - extremely slow and unstable as hell. I decided to downgrade it to 2.2.1 first - it was easy, but it was even laggier for some reason. "We need to go deeper" - said I and downgraded it to 1.1.4 using this method: iTunes 7.5 DFU Shift + Restore twice, kick out of recovery mode using iLiberty, downgrade baseband with KiPhone, restore again to an already activated custom 1.1.4. (Yahoo!). It worked just awesome and held battery for about 10 days. But, since I am Russian, I missed the Russian language in it - I couldn't reply to my texts, google stuff in Russian, have my Russian contacts and so on. So I upgraded to 3.0, reconnected the wi-fi cable (the iPhone didn't and doesn't see any Wi-Fi networks (- I did that before and everything was nice - ) and then the biggest freaking problem started. The battery life dropped significantly, from 10 days of texting and internet to 1 day absolutely-do-nothing. Push off, Wi-Fi off, no usage at all and in 30 hours it's dead. I tried different firmwares (2.0 - 3.1.3) but the battery life didn't change at all. I tried to go back to 1.1.4 using my neat tutorial and guess what? IT DIDN'T WORK! I tried multiple times, different tutorials but it always freezes at the activation screen. It doesn't freeze ONLY when I erase the baseband with KiPhone. When I rewrite the correct baseband by restoring to 1.1.4 it freezes. When I stay with 2.0 baseband on 1.1.4 - it freezes. When I restore it to a custom 1.1.4 it freezes! I was able to get it working by restoring to my activated 1.1.4 after erasing the baseband, but as the baseband was erased - no calls, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. I am absolutely frustrated. I tried everything but it doesn't work. One guy said since I have problems with wi-fi maybe it's because at the startup the iPhone looks up for Wi-Fi? Or can it be because I messed with KiPhone? Some people say it's a ****** code that permanently damages the communications board. And if I replace the commboard will it work? (Damaged commboard explains the Wi-Fi issues). If you are reading this, here, have my respect for your patience. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance for your replies.

    Nick
    10-17-2013 12:03 PM
  2. Peligro911's Avatar
    So hello, guys. I recently bought the original iPhone from eBay and it shipped with iOS 3.1.3 - latest available for this bad boy. However, it was just a pain in the *** with that firmware - extremely slow and unstable as hell. I decided to downgrade it to 2.2.1 first - it was easy, but it was even laggier for some reason. "We need to go deeper" - said I and downgraded it to 1.1.4 using this method: iTunes 7.5 DFU Shift + Restore twice, kick out of recovery mode using iLiberty, downgrade baseband with KiPhone, restore again to an already activated custom 1.1.4. (Yahoo!). It worked just awesome and held battery for about 10 days. But, since I am Russian, I missed the Russian language in it - I couldn't reply to my texts, google stuff in Russian, have my Russian contacts and so on. So I upgraded to 3.0, reconnected the wi-fi cable (the iPhone didn't and doesn't see any Wi-Fi networks (- I did that before and everything was nice - ) and then the biggest freaking problem started. The battery life dropped significantly, from 10 days of texting and internet to 1 day absolutely-do-nothing. Push off, Wi-Fi off, no usage at all and in 30 hours it's dead. I tried different firmwares (2.0 - 3.1.3) but the battery life didn't change at all. I tried to go back to 1.1.4 using my neat tutorial and guess what? IT DIDN'T WORK! I tried multiple times, different tutorials but it always freezes at the activation screen. It doesn't freeze ONLY when I erase the baseband with KiPhone. When I rewrite the correct baseband by restoring to 1.1.4 it freezes. When I stay with 2.0 baseband on 1.1.4 - it freezes. When I restore it to a custom 1.1.4 it freezes! I was able to get it working by restoring to my activated 1.1.4 after erasing the baseband, but as the baseband was erased - no calls, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. I am absolutely frustrated. I tried everything but it doesn't work. One guy said since I have problems with wi-fi maybe it's because at the startup the iPhone looks up for Wi-Fi? Or can it be because I messed with KiPhone? Some people say it's a ****** code that permanently damages the communications board. And if I replace the commboard will it work? (Damaged commboard explains the Wi-Fi issues). If you are reading this, here, have my respect for your patience. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance for your replies.

    Nick
    No offensive but why are you using such a old iPhone ?

    Have you tried just loading back to the latest with a restore in iTunes ?
    10-17-2013 12:20 PM
  3. Xx BEN xX's Avatar
    No offensive but why are you using such a old iPhone ?

    Have you tried just loading back to the latest with a restore in iTunes ?
    Probably same reason people buy Ataris and original nintendos again.. The shock value. The "oh my god dude that phones old, that's awesome" responses, and it's a way to be original and own an iPhone. Because nobody else has it anymore


    Sent from my iPhone 5s
    10-17-2013 12:25 PM
  4. Totalimmortal363's Avatar
    The odds of anyone on here remembering all the tweaks and hacks required to downgrade FW on an original iPhone is pretty slim.

    Buy a new phone.
    10-17-2013 12:51 PM
  5. Peligro911's Avatar
    The odds of anyone on here remembering all the tweaks and hacks required to downgrade FW on an original iPhone is pretty slim.

    Buy a new phone.
    Ya I can't even remember how to do half the stuff I did to a 3G or 3GS lol
    10-18-2013 04:33 AM

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