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i want to upgrade to 5.1.1 preserving my baseband so i am using sn0breeze but the trouble is i dont know what firmware to download? for the iphone 4 GSM...
06-16-2012, 01:14 AM #1Jailbreak Firmware Help
i want to upgrade to 5.1.1 preserving my baseband so i am using sn0breeze but the trouble is i dont know what firmware to download? for the iphone 4 GSM there are two firmwares one is *Build 9B206* and *Build 9B208*, i looked up everywhere what is the difference and got nothing. My iphone is a model no.A132 and EMC 380A, please help!
06-16-2012, 01:34 AM #2
you can download the 9B208 build and create the custom firmware in sn0wbreeze, then restore in itunes and you will be just fine
06-16-2012, 02:47 AM #3
06-16-2012, 05:30 AM #4
Snowbreeze will yes
06-16-2012, 01:56 PM #5
06-16-2012, 02:18 PM #6
06-17-2012, 04:28 AM #7
i will soon, getting the GEVEY ultra within 2-3 days, sorry i have another question-
I created a custom firmware with sn0breeze (hacktivating my phone and preserving my baseband) now my question is i already backed up my iphone but if i update it from the custom firmware i just made (5.1.1) and jailbreak it, will i loose my back up? (sorry im such a noob)
06-18-2012, 02:44 AM #8
you must restore from backup BEFORE you jailbreak, and the backup will only restore appstore apps, no cydia tweaks
now in order to do this, you must use redsn0w to create a NO_BB custom firmware, then restore from that NO_BB, and once its done restoring, you can use redsn0w to jailbreak and "deactivate" or hacktivate (in sn0wbreeze terms)
06-18-2012, 04:34 AM #9some clue
omg i am so confused and worried now, i was just about to jailbreak it but i read your message, the thing is i dont want to loose my photos or contacts and songs so i backed up my iphone and dont care about cydia tweaks they are easily installable. I am still on 4.3.3 but i downloaded the 5.1.1 firmware and then went to sn0breeze created a custom ipws and checked activate(hacktivate iphone) and then it created the custom firmware. All i have to do is plug my iphone and put it in pwn dfu mode and jailbreak it.
But i dont understand what you are suggesting! please help me step by step otherwise if i screw up i would have to use my blackberry
Last edited by sambuzzlight; 06-18-2012 at 04:48 AM.
06-18-2012, 05:31 AM #10
1. Check yours HOSTS file located at C drive -> System32 -> drivers -> etc
Open the HOSTS file using Notepad (run notepad as administrator)
Look for the hosts entry 184.108.40.206 gs.apple.com, if you see that, delete it and save the file
2. Download (if you havent already) redsn0w 0.9.14b1
3. Open redsn0w, go to EXTRAS -> CUSTOM ISPW and point it to the stock 5.1.1 you downloaded
4. redsn0w will create for you a NO_BB 5.1.1 ISPW (this is a stock firmware that preserves the baseband with no jailbreak)
5. click on the PWNED DFU option in redsn0w and follow the instructions to put your iphone in PWNED DFU MODE
6. Open itunes and HOLD the SHIFT key + Click the Restore button and point it to the NO_BB 5.1.1 ISPW
7. It should restore successfuly and upon restore, Select the Restore from itunes backup
then check to make sure your apps and photos are still there..
06-18-2012, 06:17 AM #11
06-18-2012, 06:24 AM #12
My folders are in a different place as well, navigate to: OS: (C:#) > Windows > system32
Hopefully that will be where your folder is.
Ignore the hashtag symbol, the emoticons are interfering with it :/
Last edited by H4CK3R; 06-18-2012 at 07:02 AM.
06-18-2012, 06:38 AM #13
yes i found system32 now how do i find the HOST files? all i see is HOSTNAME.EXE
nevermind i found it...... this is so complicated
okay do you guys gurante this will work? like it will preserve my baseband so i can unlock it with a gevey and if i back up i will have my data back?
Last edited by sambuzzlight; 06-18-2012 at 06:45 AM.
06-18-2012, 07:02 AM #14
If you do it right it will work. Just do as Evo said and you'll be fine.