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i have an unlocked iphone 4 on version 4.2.1 .. modern firmware 01.59.00 the phone needs to still be able to be unlocked or else i can't use it. it
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    Default Can I Upgrade to IOS 5 with unlocked IPHONE 4? 01.59.00
    i have an unlocked iphone 4 on version 4.2.1 .. modern firmware 01.59.00

    the phone needs to still be able to be unlocked or else i can't use it. it is currently unlocked through Ultrasn0w.

    Thanks for any help you guys might have...

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    You can update to 5.0 and preserve your baseband with a custom firmware but it is a tethered jailbreak right now so you may want to stay put until a untethered jailbreak is out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    You can update to 5.0 and preserve your baseband with a custom firmware but it is a tethered jailbreak right now so you may want to stay put until a untethered jailbreak is out.

    Thanks. I'll wait for untethered

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    so.... 3 months later, is it possible for me to upgrade to IOS 5 and keep my iphone 4 unlocked?
    is there an untethered jailbreak yet and will it make me lose the ability to use ultrasn0w for a simple unlock?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by tforst View Post
    so.... 3 months later, is it possible for me to upgrade to IOS 5 and keep my iphone 4 unlocked?
    is there an untethered jailbreak yet and will it make me lose the ability to use ultrasn0w for a simple unlock?

    thanks
    Yes, snowbreeze, redsnow or pwnage tool (latest version) can all make custom 5.0.1 firmwares that can preserve your baseband. Then install ultrasnow to unlock after.

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    are there any special instructions i will need to follow in order to preserve my baseband?

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    Depends which jailbreak tool you want to use.

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    thanks, that's about as helpful as Mike Brown as the Laker's coach...

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    I guess you don't need help then. I was simply asking which one you want to use and I WAS going to find a tutorial for you. Oh well, good luck with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tforst View Post
    thanks, that's about as helpful as Mike Brown as the Laker's coach...
    just search for preserve basebandd redsn0w. i've done it 3 times already with ip4 and bb 1.59. i searched and found several tutorials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tforst View Post
    thanks, that's about as helpful as Mike Brown as the Laker's coach...
    Mike Brown is a helpful as a Laker's Coach, he makes them a more defensive team.

    And here's a guide.
    Beginner's Guide to Preserve the iPhone Baseband While Updating to iOS 5.0.1 With Redsnow 0.9.10b3 - iPhone Applications | The New i Phone News | iPhone Help

    Get the correct IPSW here: Firmware - Downloads - Apple, iPhone and iPad Forums | ModMyi.com

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    i messed up, i didn't see any responses so i didn't know you guys were helping... i tried to do it through myself through pwnage... everything went fine up until i went to restore the iphone with my custom firmware.... now itunes stays stuck on preparing for iphone to restore and eventually pops up with error 1604..... what do i do?!? im stuck with no phone.... ahhhh...

    feel like im screwed, i cant get out of recovery or dfu or whatever its in through tiny umbrella.... my screen shows the icon with tht eplug and the word and icon for itunes....

    right now im going to sleep and just hoping i wake up to find my phone back to normal.... since i know that's not happening, my 2nd wish is to wake up to a bunch of suggestions... i really would appreciate any help. Thanks in advance...
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    I haven't worked with an Iphone 4 yet, though if its bricked I offer you $50 dollars for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tforst View Post
    i messed up, i didn't see any responses so i didn't know you guys were helping... i tried to do it through myself through pwnage... everything went fine up until i went to restore the iphone with my custom firmware.... now itunes stays stuck on preparing for iphone to restore and eventually pops up with error 1604..... what do i do?!? im stuck with no phone.... ahhhh...

    feel like im screwed, i cant get out of recovery or dfu or whatever its in through tiny umbrella.... my screen shows the icon with tht eplug and the word and icon for itunes....

    right now im going to sleep and just hoping i wake up to find my phone back to normal.... since i know that's not happening, my 2nd wish is to wake up to a bunch of suggestions... i really would appreciate any help. Thanks in advance...
    Follow the guide i posted. Use redsn0w to create a custom IPSW, put phone into Pwned DFU mode using redsn0w, and restore your phone in itunes using the NO_BB IPSW.

    When its finished restoring. Reuse Redsn0w and jailbreak the device. After open up Cydia and install ultrasn0w.

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    Thanks so much. That's the best guide out of any I've seen.
    My phone is up and running 5.0.1 and preserved baseband 1.59

    Only issue now is that when I'm not on wifi I can't get emails or use safari... Anyone know how to fix this?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    I guess you don't need help then. I was simply asking which one you want to use and I WAS going to find a tutorial for you. Oh well, good luck with that.
    Lol don't mess with Simon (;
    Fix mobile substrate for iOS7 ---http://modmyi.com/showthread.php?t=832837

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    Quote Originally Posted by tforst View Post
    Thanks so much. That's the best guide out of any I've seen.
    My phone is up and running 5.0.1 and preserved baseband 1.59

    Only issue now is that when I'm not on wifi I can't get emails or use safari... Anyone know how to fix this?

    Thanks
    And now my emails actually are not coming through, even while on wi-fi...

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    I am in the same situation, iPhone 4 with 1.59 on T-Mobile. Do I need an AT&T sim handy to activate the phone at any point (using that redsn0w guide) or no?

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    Redsn0w does a hacktivation so should not have been an issue but not sure whats going on there....I seen this before on ATT people

    BUT...have you guys made sure to check the notification settings? Or are emails not coming through at all?
    Last edited by Marilina; 01-24-2012 at 02:07 PM.

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    Did you guys try using SAM?

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