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07-29-2012, 04:42 AM #1
[How to] Unbrick new 2011 3gs 5.1.1 bricked by ipad baseband
Most people do not know that the iphone 3gs that they are trying to unlock using the ipad baseband is most likely factory unlocked. I didn't even know that the iphone 3gs i got as a replacement from Apple was already unlocked and it is the 2012 manufactured version. I bricked it using the ipad baseband and managed to get it out of bricked and then i just google my model number MC555LL and it showed it is indeed factory unlocked so i was wasting my time trying to unlock it with baseband modem but below is steps i followed to unbrick it.
Unlike the redsn0w B1, The new redsn0w doesn't warn you of the brick on the iphone 3gs 2011 or newer when you flash the ipad baseband.
it is possible to unbrick and you can unbrick any iphone 3gs that is 2011 or newer, i unbricked mine SERIAL QR2276xxxxx this is exactly what I did, i accidentally flashed the ipad baseband and no radio would work at all, no bluetooth no wifi all them were greyed out on the phone. i tried reflashing the ipad baseband a few times and nothing happened so this is exactly what I did and it got my phone back to factory condition with ios 5.1.1 and radio bluetooth etc working
First you gotta put the phone in dfu mode and then let itunes restore as normal and when its almost finished restoring and at the stage "verifying iphone software" with the progress bar and apple logo displayed on the phone, disconnect the usb wire from your phone or your computer and itunes will give an error saying resore failed, at this point the iphone will be stuck at the apple logo.
Now go to redsn0w latest version and use downgrade baseband option once or twice and you should see it get stuck at the black verbose screen with white writing and message "do a clean slide to power off"
Now just put your phone in dfu mode again using your hands and then open up itunes and do a normal restore and itunes will finish the normal restore, make sure you don't have that umbrella stuff running in background.
This saved me because the Apple stores know i repeatedly go back there to exchange phones with warranties and they know that i bricked it myself so i voided warranty but now it's unbricked, good luck with this method.
Last edited by ozzyoz; 08-14-2012 at 05:36 AM.
07-29-2012, 09:13 AM #2
I have had the iPhone 3GS brick before and I got it to factory restore to 5.1.1 and fix the baseband and wifi issue. Also if u take it in to apple and it has a warranty they will give u a new device because they cant get it to restore and will think its hardware
08-13-2012, 08:07 PM #3help please!
i have an iphone 3gs new bootrom and i tried your tutorial but it stil not working.
can you help me please i don't know what to do the wifi,bluetooth an modem firmware are not there
08-14-2012, 02:39 AM #4
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08-14-2012, 05:38 AM #6
sorry the tutorial had been corrected. u gotta use DOWNGRADE BASEBAND IN last steps i mentioned then u will see the black screen with white writing saying peeform a clean slide to reboot
09-03-2012, 04:13 PM #7
09-04-2012, 08:17 AM #837+ WEEK iphone 3gs Bricked with IPAD BASEBAND
Mine is the same problem. It was bricked cause I accidentally installed the IPAD baseband AND my iphone was made on the 41st week of 2011
I tried your steps but I canīt get that whitehand ALTHOUGH , I ONLY got the message doing that after the SECOND TRY.
The first try it took forever at the message JAILBREAK TAKING THE CONTROL ( or something I donīt remember.)
So, I did the the itunes restore but I got the error (-1) (on the pc) and the "plug in to the itunes" screen on the phone.
How do I fix that?
09-04-2012, 04:35 PM #9
installing the ipad baseband on a iphone 3gs past week 28 of 2011 is a big no no, and typically it cannot be resolved once its bricked
your best bet is to take it for warranty replacement
09-05-2012, 05:59 AM #1037+ WEEK iphone 3gs Bricked with IPAD BASEBAND
09-07-2012, 12:19 AM #11
12-01-2012, 06:54 PM #12
Sorry, I don't think this method will work at all, because even itunes can't even install the baseband plus hardware is redesign to counter software modification from 3rd party. Some might argue that why downgrade baseband older one work? well, because hardware have vulnerity apple has patch that round and this time will be not work sorry.
12-16-2012, 06:47 AM #13
DAMN it works
I bought iPhone 3GS from ebay and it was locked, it has IOS 6.0.1 and baseband 5.16.07
the serial number QR24411xxxx
What i did:
1- I update ipad baseband to my iPhone 3GS 06.15.0 so i downgrade it later (some says it will brick it blahhh)
2- I entered DFU mode and restore to IOS 6.0.1 using iTunes latest version 11.0.1 x86
3- Before it finish last thing where it says "Verify iphone firmware" its where the bar is lastest
i unplug the cable and it says error or failed (dont remember)
4- i restore it using redsn0w_win_0.9.15b3 with IOS 4.1, when it finish the baseband was 06.15.00
5- i select IPSW 4.1 then jailbreak it and checked 2 thing (Install cydia - downgrade ipad baseband) takes around 20 min be patient
6- voila i have iPhone 3GS with IOS 4.1 and baseband 05.13.04
7- Download ultrasn0w and my iphone works with sim card
prof is here i wish i take pics before i do these
12-19-2012, 07:14 PM #14
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01-22-2013, 01:01 PM #17
Can somebody help, me? I am currently on iOS 6.0.1. I have tried to downgrade baseband and it gets stuck either on "Activation" OR "Installing Bundles". The baseband has fixed itself, it has all the numbers. But although it has the numbers in about. Wifi won't detect any networks. My iPhone is from 2010, week 21. Thank you.
02-01-2013, 06:52 PM #18
02-02-2013, 11:30 AM #19
I'm currently using OS X. I don't have a PC to try with it. Maybe that is the problem. I hope somehow it will get fixed.
09-10-2013, 09:30 PM #20
i have a week 30 year 2010 iphone 3GS ios 5.0.1 my baseband is 5.16.08. i wont to know if it will be bricked if i upgrde the baseband