Monday, February 17, 2014

iPhone 3GS 6.1.3 Jailbreak Unlock

I recently got back to using my iPhone 3GS 16GB with the following specs:

Firmware: 5.1.1 Jailbroken Locked

Serial: 86011XXXXXX

Bootrom: New(fixed)

Baseband: 05.16.05

Some applications refused to run as they require a higher version of iOS so I decided to upgrade to 6.1.3.

Preparation

  • I downloaded the following two firmware packages:

  • Next I downloaded the latest version of RedSn0w. At the time of this writing: 0.9.15b3

Update to stock 6.1.3 using iTunes

  • I connected the iPhone 3GS to my windows PC with iTunes installed.
  • Allow iTunes to launch but skipped syncing and backup as I wanted a fresh/new phone
  • Turned off the phone via slide to poweroff
  • Switch to DFU mode by:

    • holding both power and home button for 10 seconds
    • then releasing the power button but continuing to hold the home button for 15 seconds
  • Restored stock 6.1.3 using iTunes by holding down the shift key will clicking the Restore button
  • Waited for phone to reboot and

Jailbreak and Unlock using RedSn0w

  • I connected the iPhone 3GS to my windows PC
  • Closed iTunes and Turned off the phone via slide to poweroff
  • Launched RedSn0w and clicked on Extra then Select IPSW
  • Selected the 6.0.0 IPSW file then went back and clicked on Jailbreak button
  • Selected Install Cydia and install ipad baseband
  • Followed onscreen instructions to complete jailbreak
  • Waited for phone to reboot
  • Relaunched RedSn0w and clicked on Extra then Select IPSW
  • Clicked on extra then Just Boot tethered button
  • Followed onscreen instrunctions to complete tethered boot
  • Waited for phone to reboot and launched Cydia
  • Searched Cydia for p0sixspwn and installed it to unthether
  • Relaunched RedSn0w and clicked on Extra then Select IPSW
  • Selected the 6.0.0 IPSW file then went back and clicked on Jailbreak button
  • Deselected Install Cydia and selected downgrade baseband
  • Followed onscreen instructions to complete baseband downgrade
  • Waited for phone to reboot and launched Cydia
  • Searched Cydia for ultrasn0w and installed it to unlock

Installed Jailbreak tweaks

  • Five Icon Dock
  • NoNewsIsGoodNews
  • Activator
  • SBSettings
  • biteSMS
  • RotationInhibitor

I'm beginning to wonder if jailbreaking is still worth it.

4 comments:

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  3. Hi,Can somebody help me? My iPhone 3GS is having the problem of "No Service" even after I've jailbroken (untethered) it. My phone has the os 6.1.3 version and firmware of 5.16.08,I followed the different tutorials on how to jailbreak but the only problem i faced was that during the downgrade of the firmware the "Error! please reboot device into normal operating mode then perform a clean"slide to power off",then try redsn0w again" message came,but now the firmware has upgraded to 6.15.00 since i had to restore the phone after that. So i installed the ultrasn0w package like the other 3GS no service problems since it was listed in the package that ultrasn0w was compatible with this current firmware. But still no service!!!! :( Please help!!!Thank you so much!!!
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