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    Default Firmware and baseband don't match
    A friend gave me his old 1gen iPhone a couple of weeks ago because he bought himself a new 3G.
    Since then I've been trying to restore it and unlock and jailbreak it.

    I've been reading a lot on the net to get myself familiarized with the phone, but I'm having some problems.
    The phone gets recognized in itunes (7.5 or 7.7) just fine, but I can't seem to restore it to any firmware (I've tried 1.1.3 and 1.1.4); it gets stuck every time in "preparing iphone for restore", last time I left it like that for an hour and it still kept saying "preparing iphone for restore".
    I've tried using Ziphone 3 to unlock and jailbreak it, ziphone says it's connected to the iphone and working, but nothing happens.

    Now, I've noticed something weird: the firmware of the phone is 1.1.3 (4A93) (itunes is telling me there is an upgrade to 1.1.4 available), but the baseband is 04.04.05_G, which I thought is the baseband for the 1.1.4 firmware.
    Could this be causing my problems and if so, how can I fix it?

    Anybody?

    Last edited by xit2050; 2008-08-22 at 07:02 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    DFU restore to 1.1.4 and your baseband will match your firmware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
    DFU restore to 1.1.4 and your baseband will match your firmware.
    That's what I've been trying for days and days, but as I said in my 1st post it gets stuck every time in "preparing iphone for restore" and nothing happens after that, it stays like that.

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    I think I have discovered why I can't restore with another firmware.

    When trying to sync the phone I get the following messages:
    "Attempting to copy to the disk "iphone" failed. The disk could not be read from or written to" and then "The iphone "iphone" cannot be synced. The required disk cannot be found".

    I have also tried Ziphone, iLiberty, iBrickr, PC Suite, WinPwn,... all of them fail to access the disk.

    I have no problem getting it recognised by iTunes and putting it into DFU mode, but as soon as any writing has to be done, everything blocks and connection with the iphone seems to be lost.

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    Have you tried KiPhone? that's the key to your problem solution.

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    I think that's the only one I haven't tried yet.

    Could you please elaborate? How is kiphone going to help?
    I have baseband 04.04.05_G and if no program is able to write to the phone, why would it be any different with kiphone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xit2050 View Post
    I think that's the only one I haven't tried yet.

    Could you please elaborate? How is kiphone going to help?
    I have baseband 04.04.05_G and if no program is able to write to the phone, why would it be any different with kiphone?
    that's what KiPhone does...it downgrades your baseband.

    Poseidon's instructions was on the right track, he just forgot to gave you his full instructions. Here it is. And trust me, it works. I've done this twice for my friends...and both times were sucessful.

    http://www.modmyi.com/forums/general...0-1-1-4-a.html

    GoodLuck.

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    I'll give it a try tonight and get back to you.
    I hope this will work.

    Thanks in advance.



    RESULTS:
    KiPhone indeed seemed the solution to my problem... Seemed.

    I got text scrolling on the phone when running KiPhone... until I got the BSD root error...

    I managed to get out of it... but nothing changed...

    Any other ideas?





    EDIT:

    When the going gets tough....


    ... people ignore your post.

    Last edited by xit2050; 2008-08-26 at 01:59 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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