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Thread: Iphone 3g jailbreak and unlock
07-10-2011, 12:03 PM #1Iphone 3g jailbreak and unlock
I have a Iphone 3g.
It's running under 4.0.1 and 05.13.04.
I had previously jailbreak ed and unlocked it using jailbreakme.com and ultrasnow.
It's become pretty slow, so i want to update it.
If i connect to itunes it says if i want to update it to 4.2.
So i just wanted to know if I update it would I be able to jailbreak and unlock again.
Any pointers, links would be appreciated.
07-10-2011, 03:38 PM #2
I am nearly 100% sure that if you update it will be even slower.
iOS 4 wasn't optimized for the iPhone 3G so anything higher than iOS 4.0.1 will make it even more slower.
07-10-2011, 06:23 PM #3
This is important! Do NOT allow iTunes to automatically update your 3G else you will loose your unlock. A custom firmware built by PwnageTool or Sn0wbreeze ... AND ... that custom-built firmware loaded with iTunes is required to retain the unlock/any-SIM capabilities.
07-10-2011, 10:39 PM #4
I'd personally downgrade to 3.1.3 to get more speed.
07-11-2011, 03:30 AM #5
07-11-2011, 05:58 PM #6
The custom firmware you made should already be jailbroken, then just go into Cydia and install Ultrasn0w to unlock.
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07-12-2011, 08:11 AM #7
srry but how would i make a custom firmware..
isnt a one that i can download from anywhere and use it
07-12-2011, 08:18 AM #8
Use PwnageTool (Mac) or Sn0wbreeze (PC) to make a custom firmware.
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The one your download from anywhere is NOT custom ... don't use.
Rule #1: To keep your unlock, build and load a custom firmware
07-12-2011, 09:13 AM #9
Thanks for the reply Mes.
So I downloaded Snowbreeze.
Opened the exe. It says:
IPSW's can be downloaded by clicking here:
It opened this site:
iPod, iPhone and iPad Firmware Download
Which IPSW's for my iphone 3g should I download.
Can I download iphone 3g 4.2 , be able to unlock my phone using ultrasnow
07-12-2011, 09:26 AM #10
I would use this site to download firmware: iClarified - iPhone - Where To Download iPhone Firmware Files From
Note: 4.2.1 is the maximum version for your 3G.
Modem Firmware / Baseband 5.13.x is unlockable with Ultrasn0w if you install a custom firmware. Use Sn0wBreeze to built a custom firmware and select activate if you don't have an authorized SIM. Use shift/click/select custom firmware from iTunes to load it. Then install ultrasn0w from Cydia for the unlock.
07-12-2011, 09:33 AM #11
One last ques if I download 4.2.1 from the iclarified, built custom firmware using snowbreeze and do shift restore and point to that firmware.
What is the baseband that would I now be in, I currently have 05.13.04.
07-12-2011, 09:39 AM #12
07-12-2011, 02:15 PM #13
There is this other tool that you can use to Download ispw
Download ipswDownloader for Mac - Automatically download firmware for iOS devices. MacUpdate.com