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06-11-2013, 09:24 PM #1stuck on iphone 3gs jailbreak/unlock
I'm jail-breaking/ unlocking my friends iphone and I'm stuck. I tried doing it a month ago and I believe the iphone firmware was 6.01, but when I power the iphone up I get the (connect to iTunes image with the usb). Whats the latest firmware I can upgrade to successfully unlock it as he will be using his iphone on tmobile. Please help as I'm stuck and have no idea how to unlock his iphone.
06-11-2013, 09:41 PM #2
The firmware is not responsible for the unlock capability, it is the "baseband".
To attempt to kick your phone out of recovery mode, i.e. the itunes image with USB, hold the power + home button until the phone turns completely off, then power it on again.
If it is still stuck in recovery mode, download a program called tinyumbrella and select the "Exit Recovery" button.
Once its out of recovery mode, check what "modem firmware" the phone is on via the Settings app, and we can tell you if it is unlockable.
06-12-2013, 09:12 PM #3
Tiny umbrella did not work it just goes back to a screen, What is the latest firmare & baseband I can upgrade/ restore to so This iphone can be fully unlocked and jailbroken.
06-13-2013, 07:29 AM #4
06-13-2013, 07:47 AM #5
Your first steps should be finding out what bootrom 3GS you have (use iDetector) and what SHSH you have for it (tiny umbrella, click advanced, select box that says request shsh from cydia then press save SHSH.
06-14-2013, 04:34 PM #6
My iphone 3gs contains the new bootrom and for the shsh it will not save it as it is still in recovery mode.
Last edited by tomek77pl; 06-14-2013 at 05:23 PM.
06-14-2013, 09:35 PM #7
06-15-2013, 02:19 PM #8
I got the shsh file do you want me to upload it somehow or what ? thank you again
06-15-2013, 04:52 PM #9
06-15-2013, 06:07 PM #10
iPhone3G 4.1 (8B117)
iPhone3G 4.2.1 (8C148)
thats what I got
06-16-2013, 12:54 AM #11
06-16-2013, 02:20 PM #12
its a 3gs, It has silver letters but Idk why I got iphone3g shsh
06-16-2013, 03:05 PM #13
06-16-2013, 03:09 PM #14
iPhone3GS 4.1 (8B117)
iPhone3GS 6.1.3 (10B329)
Does that look better? hopefully
06-16-2013, 04:53 PM #15
Also do you know who the phone is originally locked to?
06-16-2013, 04:56 PM #16
Can I upgrade to a newer firmware that does not have a tethered jailbreak? It for my friend so I dont think he knows how to turn the phone back on if its tethered and you restart it. and This is my friends phone that I am jailbreaking/unlocking for.
And do you think It might be better to upgrade he iphone to the latest firmware and buy the unlock sim card?
Last edited by tomek77pl; 06-16-2013 at 05:29 PM.
06-16-2013, 06:00 PM #17
06-17-2013, 09:44 PM #18
I tried to use Ifaith and I was about to get the shsh for 4.1 and 6.1.3 but when I build my own ispw and my iphone restores at the end I get an error from itunes. how can I find out what carrier the phone was locked to?
06-17-2013, 09:51 PM #19
You shouldn't have tried to restore yet. I just said to check with ifaith to see what shsh it could extract from the device itself. It will extract the shsh for whatever firmware the device is currently on. So if it was on 6.1 when this recovery stuff happened it would save 6.1 shsh for example.
06-17-2013, 10:00 PM #20