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    Default Please help me with my iPhone 3gs
    Greetings forum users,

    I have a pretty big problem with my 32gb iphone 3gs.

    I purchased it the other day as a gift for my girlfriend, and then decided to "Reset" all the settings, which sadly erased the OS (it's now stuck at the apple logo) I was using, leaving no other way to recover it except by using the official iPhone 4.1 firmware, which currently has no way to be unlocked (since I live in Costa Rica, I need it to work with our local carrier).

    Is there any way I can upgrade or install the firmware without losing my carrier unlock? I have shsh blobs saved all the way from 3.1 up until 4.2b3 (according to tinyumbrella); they are also saved on my desktop.

    I'm on a MAC.

    Cliffnotes:
    iPhone stuck after reset, now in DFU mode.
    SHSH Blobs saved.
    Was using 4.0 or 4.1
    Need to recover my iphone with jailbreak and carrier unlock.
    Can download any file or follow any guide.

    Thank you very much. By helping me, you will also spread the knowledge and allow me to enlight others that may have the problem.

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    If you have updated your iphone at some point to 4.1 , then you have lost your unlock. So my question is , did you restore to 4.1 ?

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    No, I have not restored it yet. The phone was working unlocked until yesterday, when I reset it.

    I possibly had iOS version 4.0.1 or something, since it was working unlocked... I didn't check it.
    Last edited by Farukm; 2010-11-11 at 02:15 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Never ever reset network settings or it will mess up your iPhone. My previous 3GS was mess up after I reset network settings and it went into brick mode. Now on iPhone4 never ever will I do it again.

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    Eddietah:
    I erased all the phone settings - Don't know what I was thinking...

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    Good , what firmware do you want?

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    u can play it safe and use umbrella and push the phone up to 4.1 while retaining your basebamd so it would still be unlockable.

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    Do you want to go to IOS 4.1?

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    yeow202: Anything that allows me to use it unlocked lol
    4.0 if possible please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddiele76 View Post
    u can play it safe and use umbrella and push the phone up to 4.1 while retaining your basebamd so it would still be unlockable.
    Not on a 3Gs

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    4.1 - If it's easy enough Ill do it.

    Thank you

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    Sure , I can help you with that. so you only have a Mac, am i right ?

    Download Pwnage tools 4.1.2 and download the official 3gs official 4.1 firmware.
    Update your itunes to the latest.
    Plug in your iphone
    Run Pwnage tools 4.1.2 to create a custom firmware of 4.1 and it will be placed on your desktop named Custom_4.1.ipsw
    Now once you have created the CFW, you will be asked to put your iphone into DFU mode.
    Once you are in DFU mode, Itunes will open up if not open up itunes and
    Press Alt/Option and then press Restore ( Itunes) , a box will pop up for you to browse the firmware.
    You browse to the custom_4.1.ipsw on your desktop.
    Let it restore and once restored , you are already jailbroken at 4.1
    Open up Cydia and install Ultrasn0w to unlock.
    Last edited by iYeow; 2010-11-11 at 02:27 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Yeow,,,CONGRATULATIONS on getting "moderator status".. You certainly deserve it...

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    Smile Thanks
    Thank you yeow202 and the rest for all your help and comments. The iPhone 3gs is now working perfectly with jailbreak and any carrier unlock!

    If you ever come by Costa Rica, I'm buying a beer (or soda-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeow202 View Post
    Sure , I can help you with that. so you only have a Mac, am i right ?

    Download Pwnage tools 4.1.2 and download the official 3gs official 4.1 firmware.
    Update your itunes to the latest.
    Plug in your iphone
    Run Pwnage tools 4.1.2 to create a custom firmware of 4.1 and it will be placed on your desktop named Custom_4.1.ipsw
    Now once you have created the CFW, you will be asked to put your iphone into DFU mode.
    Once you are in DFU mode, Itunes will open up if not open up itunes and
    Press Alt/Option and then press Restore ( Itunes) , a box will pop up for you to browse the firmware.
    You browse to the custom_4.1.ipsw on your desktop.
    Let it restore and once restored , you are already jailbroken at 4.1
    Open up Cydia and install Ultrasn0w to unlock.
    Will we loose any settings,data and apps after this procedure ?
    Thank you

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    yes, as with all restores you lose everything that was on the phone, just make sure to sync before the restore and then sync afterwards to put your contacts, songs, etc. back on the phone

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    Quote Originally Posted by j3st3r View Post
    yes, as with all restores you lose everything that was on the phone, just make sure to sync before the restore and then sync afterwards to put your contacts, songs, etc. back on the phone
    I restored by mistake with iTunes to 4.1,and lost everything,my iphone 3GS (was on 3.0)now is stuck on emergency logo.
    The baseband now is :05.14.02-6.4_M3S2 and i don't know if was changed.

    Thank you for any help.

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    You lost your unlock, but don't worry a new unlock is coming out soon.

    Have you tried Limera1n, it will hactivate it for you.
    Last edited by iYeow; 2010-11-15 at 09:51 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeow202 View Post
    You lost your unlock, but don't worry a new unlock is coming out soon.

    Have you tried Limera1n, it will hactivate it for you.
    I have tryed Limera1 with no results.
    Thanks,i bet you are my best hope.

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    Do you want to go with custom firmware ? I have one made up

    For old bootrom, I usuall go with a prejailbroken iphone to restore to a custom firmware.
    But since you are at stock, you can go with geohot's exploit using his special dfu mode and restore to custom fw created by Pwnage tools. Success rate for new bootrom is good but old bootrom, i have yet to test it out.
    Last edited by iYeow; 2010-11-15 at 10:04 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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