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  1. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    Just got a 3GS from a guy who had it jailbroken and I have to restore it but I keep getting an error code 1015. Anyone know how to restore this?
    05-19-2011 04:01 PM
  2. itsalexaye's Avatar
    are you restoring to the newest iOS version (4.3.3)?
    05-19-2011 04:19 PM
  3. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    Yeah. I tried restoring from a 4.0 ipsw file and it wouldn't work either.
    05-19-2011 04:23 PM
  4. BLiNK's Avatar
    you need to edit your host file and then select the restore option in iTunes. follow these instructions on how to edit your host file and ignore everything else

    Fix iTunes 1004, 1015 Error, and Restore iPhone 4, 3GS Successfully on iOS 4.0.1 [How to Guide] | Redmond Pie
    05-19-2011 04:31 PM
  5. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    I hope I'm not screwed. I don't have the shsh blobs...
    05-19-2011 06:35 PM
  6. Massie's Avatar
    Before all that I usually suggest opening Tiny Umbrella, looking under Advanced, and unchecking the point hosts to Cydia box--that will often cure the error issues. (For what it's worth I also updated my iTunes version recently; not sure if that might help depending on what version of iOS you're going to?)

    Edit: Just remembered I also fixed a recent error issue using FixRecovery, downloaded from the Tiny Umbrella home page.
    Last edited by Massie; 05-19-2011 at 06:53 PM.
    05-19-2011 06:50 PM
  7. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    Still no luck. Nothing. So this is worthless now because I don't have the shsh blobs? There has to be a way to install an iOS version on this thing.
    05-19-2011 07:20 PM
  8. BLiNK's Avatar
    you do not need blobs if you're trying to install the latest OS (4.3.3)

    edit your host file to remove the line. save. close out of iTunes, go back into iTunes. then click on restore, it will ask if you want the new OS (4.3.3) YES!

    you may have to put it into DFU mode first..

    i apologize for not being precise, i am away from my computer
    05-19-2011 07:31 PM
  9. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    I appreciate all the help, but still nothing. Same error code. If he had it jailbroken and unlocked to work with TMobile, should that matter at all?

    Btw, I am trying to install iOS 4.3.3.
    05-19-2011 07:49 PM
  10. Massie's Avatar
    Oooh, I wonder if it's on the iPad baseband. If so, you can't use any of the normal restore methods--you can only use Pwnage Tool or Sn0wbreeze because you have to use a custom ipsw.
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    05-19-2011 08:34 PM
  11. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    Wow, and how do I do that?
    05-19-2011 08:38 PM
  12. Massie's Avatar
    Can you get into the phone at all to confirm what the baseband is, or can you ask the person you got it from? (The iPad BB is 6.15.) But assuming it is, you'd download Pwnage (Mac) or Sn0wbreeze (Windows) and the 4.3.3 ipsw. These programs let you customize your firmware before you restore, which gets around a lot of problems with iTunes. You load up the ipsw, check off the options you need, and it rewrites the firmware just for you. Then, you restore to that firmware in iTunes. Ipheuria has written a lot about this, just search the forums for his name and the relevant tool.
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    05-19-2011 09:04 PM
  13. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    Shibby! Success! Now one more question... since I had to do it this way, is it safe to update in the future, or should I update the iOS via pwnagetool like I just did now?
    05-19-2011 09:14 PM
  14. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    Yeah, the baseband is the iPad baseband.
    05-19-2011 10:01 PM
  15. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    Well, dammit. I'm not getting the ATT network... wtf?
    05-19-2011 10:08 PM
  16. Massie's Avatar
    There is an option to Activate your phone in the programyou don't want to check that since you're on an official carrier.
    05-19-2011 10:13 PM
  17. Massie's Avatar
    And yes, all your updating is now via PT.
    05-19-2011 10:14 PM
  18. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    Yeah, I didn't check it when I used pwnagetool. Does the iPad baseband have something to do with it?
    05-19-2011 10:15 PM
  19. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    I'm beggining to wonder... this guy had it with TMobile... can it be used with ATT again with the iPad baseband?
    05-19-2011 10:27 PM