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07-06-2012, 04:42 PM #13GS 4.33 need to upgrade and keep unlock on tmobile help
I had my 3GS on ATT. I jailbroke and ulocked, I now have 4.33 with BB 6.15
Its been a while, now I am on tmobile. I "think" I used the geohot jail brake, maybe ultrasnowunlock. Not really sure at this point. I have cydia on my screen. Rarely use it.
I am considering updating the software but I am cautious an upgrade will make it unlocked and unlockable.
I see redsnow can downgrade the BB from the 6.15 version so that could be good.
Now that I no longer have access to att to unlock if I screw up, how do I upgrade the 4.33 and make sure it is unlocked so I can use it on tmobile?
Last edited by homebuilder; 07-06-2012 at 04:48 PM.
07-07-2012, 02:07 PM #2
Well... If you know anyone with an AT&T simcard, you can use that onetime to get past the activation screen.. However if it's an out of contract phone (past two years I think) AT&T can unlock it for you. If any of that helps..
If however you cannot gain access to an AT&T simcard, then you'll want to get sn0wbreeze (windows) or pwnagetool (mac) to create a hacktivated custom IPSW... That way you'll bypass the activation screen you'll get if your upgrading to 5.1.1 & don't have access to any AT&T simcard.
Last edited by Susty; 07-07-2012 at 02:11 PM.
07-07-2012, 02:27 PM #3
Thanks for the reply.
So if I upgrade now I will not be able to use without an att sim? Any att sim? I have my old one but it is not active.
If I update without the att sim, I am guessing then it will be locked. any way to unlock?
With windows, will the new redsnow work? It looks like pawnage is only for MAC?
My understanding is snowbreeze is installed from cydia, so you must first install cydia via... redsnow?
Please can someone confirm, give me some detailed steps so I do not lose use of my phone?
07-07-2012, 03:16 PM #4
Correct, (presuming you hacktivate it), to unlock it, you'd do the same as you would with any phone, you'd have to use wifi to connect to cydia & install ultrasn0w to do the software unlock (same as you use at the moment).
[/QUOTE]With windows, will the new redsnow work?[/QUOTE]
Yes, it will.
[/QUOTE]It looks like pawnage is only for MAC? My understanding is snowbreeze is installed from cydia, so you must first install cydia via... redsnow? [/QUOTE]
Correct, pwnagetool is for mac, you can use Sn0wbreeze, sn0wbreeze is the same as pwnagetool, it's just a ported program to windows, no you do not need cydia installed to run sn0wbreeze, it's a separate program in itself that creates custom IPSW's & will hacktivate your phone for you (which you'll need should you not have access to any active AT&T simcard).
Please can someone confirm, give me some detailed steps so I do not lose use of my phone?[/QUOTE]
Also you might want to look at downgrading your baseband before hand so that you will get your GPS back working... I've enclosed the link with the details.
Last edited by Susty; 07-07-2012 at 03:22 PM.
08-06-2012, 06:46 PM #5Help!
I upgraded to 5.11, jailbreak worked with both absinthe and redsnow ( tried both ) but both kept the 5.16 baseband in the upgrade and neither allowed me to either upgrade or downgrade the baseband for unlocking.
It is now jailbroken but not unlocked.
When I re hook up to redsnow it does not give option to change baseband to 6.15 or to downgrade to 5.13...
What can I do now?
08-07-2012, 02:28 AM #6