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08-27-2012, 12:18 PM #1Tried to update Old 3GS to 5.1.1, wifi etc now greyed out
I had 5.0 working with the iPad baseband on my 3GS for about a year, then all of a sudden yesterday my phone started rebooting, wouldn't stop for a while, then eventually it couldn't find signal and the wifi got greyed out. So I tried to restore the phone with iTunes, and got an error saying it couldn't be restored (1). I then tried the latest redsn0w with 5.1.1, and that installs and activates the phone, yet the wifi etc is still greyed out, and it won't display the baseband. I've tried both options for the baseband - upgrading to iPad, and downgrading from 6:15:00 also.
Is there anything I can do? I suspect it's a baseband problem, but I don't think it should be bricked since it's an old 3GS and I had the iPad baseband before. I don't care what OS etc, I just really need a working phone.
08-27-2012, 08:39 PM #2
it is NEVER recommend to restore using itunes if you have an iphone 3gs on the ipad baseband, even if its the older 3gs
it is always recommended that if you have any issues, you restore using a custom firmware created by either sn0wbreeze or redsn0w
here's what i suggest you do, create a custom NO_BB 5.1.1 firmware using redsn0w, put the phone in PWNED, check your HOSTS file to make sure the host entry "126.96.36.199 gs.apple.com" is not there, if so delete it
then restore through itunes again
08-27-2012, 09:26 PM #3
I tried this, and everything is still greyed out. Should I try using redsn0w to upgrade to the iPad baseband and then try again?
Edit: Restored using the custom firmware, then jail broke with redsn0w and tried to update to the iPad baseband, still no luck. Ideas anyone?
Last edited by cubsfan334; 08-27-2012 at 09:54 PM.
08-27-2012, 10:15 PM #4
09-20-2012, 01:48 PM #5
i have a 3g 4.2.1 6.15.00 jailbreak with rdsnw 9 something. I have ifile. i have my location 60 miles off and only turn data on(t-mobile) when I need it.... lately evrytime I txt a message pops up about turning wifi or data(its annoying) .
Is there a way for me to chx if "188.8.131.52 gs.apple.com" is on my phone and can u tell me how to stop the pop ups(i free up memory more then I txt(paranoid maybe) in sbsettings) please teach a old dog a new trick.... thx u also
stick it in the frig for 1-2 hours , reboot it , put ur phone 2" or less to wireless , give 10 sec.....if if it works even a tiny bit then the update over heated a chip on motherboard and a reflow will fix it(they are challenging believe that). I wish u the best.
I dont know more, the pile of iphones is my prof
Last edited by clntxwhtby; 09-20-2012 at 01:55 PM.
09-22-2012, 09:34 PM #6