How To Update iPhone 3GS/3G Baseband To 06.15.00 Using Redsn0w 0.9.6 Beta 5

Redsn0w 0.9.6 Beta 5 is now available for both Windows and Mac OS X. It lets you update your iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G baseband to 06.15.00 which is required in order to unlock with Ultrsn0w 1.2. For the unaware, unlock for iPhone 3GS and 3G on baseband 05.14.02 has not been released as initially expected.

Instead the iPhone Dev have released an unlock for baseband 06.15.00 (from iPad 3.2.2) which is a higher version baseband. The only way to unlock iPhone 3GS and 3G on any existing baseband is to first upgrade it to bb 06.15.00 and later unlock with Ultrasn0w.

We have already shown you how to update to baseband 06.15.00 using PwnageTool 4.1.3. Now here are the steps to do it using Redsn0w 0.9.6b5, which is available for both Windows and Mac OS X.

WARNING — YOU DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!  PLEASE UNDERSTAND THE CONSEQUENCES OF UPDATING TO 06.15.

  1. There is no way to come back down from 06.15, and there’s no hiding the baseband version from Apple. You’ll be voiding your warranty in a very obvious way.
  2. If some future baseband comes out with a critical fix, you won’t be able to update to it if it remainsdown in the 05.xx sequence (then again, you wouldn’t update to it if you wanted to keep your unlock anyway).
  3. Starting with FW 4.2.1 if you have 06.15 on your iPhone you won’t ever be able to restore to stockfirmware (it will fail).  You’ll need to only restore to custom IPSWs (then again, if you’re unlocker you should already be doing that).

Tethered Jailbreak For iPhone 3GS New Bootrom

We recommend iPhone 3GS (new bootrom) users to stay on iOS 4.1 as iOS 4.2.1 jailbreak using Redsn0w is currently tethered for you guys. Which means every time you reboot your Computer or want to use SSH or other jailbreak apps, you need to run Redsn0w with the ‘Just boot tethered now’ option.

iPhone 3GS Old Bootrom and iPhone 3G users on the other hand need not worry as Redsn0w jailbreak is untethered on iOS 4.2.1.

Redsn0w Crashing, Stuck In Reboot And Other Problems

1. Make sure that you place the files you need during this process on your desktop.

Note Windows Vista and Windows 7 users

2. Run Redsn0w in administrator mode (right click and select ‘Run as administrator’) in Windows.

3. You may have to use XP Compatibility mode if you encounter problems with Redsn0w 0.9.6 Beta 5.

4. Redsn0w should point to iPhone Firmware NOT iPad 3.2.2 FW or else you may get stuck in reboot.

Update iPhone 3GS, 3G Baseband to 06.15.00 On iOS 4.2.1/iOS 4.1

1. Download Redsn0w 0.9.6 Beta 5, iOS 4.2.1 or iOS 4.1 IPSW (stock FW) for your iPhone 3GS/3G. All download links at bottom.

2. Start Redsn0w 0.9.6b5 and point it to either iOS 4.2.1 or iOS 4.1 IPSW for iPhone 3GS or iPhone 3G (NOT iPad 3.2.2!) you downloaded in Step 1.

If you’re not sure about old/new 3GS bootrom,tell redsn0w it’s old (not fixed). It’ll tell you if you’re wrong once in DFU mode.

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3. Let Redsn0w recognize the IPSW and prepare jailbreak data by patching the kernel.

In case Redsn0w is unable to recognize the IPSW, check to see if you have pointed to the correct version. For instance if you are currently on iOS 4.1 then select iOS 4.1 IPSW. Also if you have downloaded a zip file then rename the extension to .IPSW and continue using it.

4. In the next step, select ‘Install iPad baseband’ checkbox.

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5. Read and fully understand the message that pops up saying

‘Warning: if you choose to do this, you won’t be able to downgrade to a ‘normal’ iPhone baseband. You’ll also void any Apple warranties (they can easily detect this baseband if you bring it in for service.). Starting with FW 4.2.1, you won’t be able to restore to stock IPSWs (only custom ones from PwnageTool). Be sure you understand the consequences of this before ….’.

Click Yes to continue.

6. First connect your iPhone to your Computer and then turn it off. Then click Next.

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7. Follow the onscreen instructions to put your iPhone into DFU mode.

A. Hold down the POWER/SLEEP button for 3 seconds.

B. Without releasing the POWER button, also hold the HOME button for 10 seconds.

C. Without releasing the HOME button, release the POWER button. But KEEP holding the HOME button for another 15 seconds.

8. Let Redsn0w upload jailbreak data to your iPhone and complete the jailbreak cum baseband upgrade process. This may take a while as the current version of Redsn0w uses Apple servers to update the bb to 06.15.00.

Unlock iPhone 3GS, 3G On iOS 4.2.1, iOS 4.1 Using Ultrasn0w

That’s it. After your phone reboots, you can go ahead and unlock iPhone 3GS or 3G on basebands 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.21.01, 05.13.04 and 06.15.00 using Ultrasn0w 1.2.

Fix Battery Drain On iPhone 3GS/3G

Due to continual checking of push certificates by iOS 4.1, iOS 4.2.1 your battery will drain pretty fast after you update to baseband 6.15.00 and unlock it with Ultrasn0w 1.2. The culprits are not PwnageTool or Redsn0w but a feature put in by Apple that uses either WiFi or your cellular data network to continuously check for certs.

Here is a temporary fix for battery drain after unlocking with Ultrasn0w 1.2.

Download Links

Download iOS 4.2.1 IPSW for iPhone 3GS, 3G

Download iOS 4.1 IPSW for iPhone 3GS, 3G

Download Redsn0w 0.9.6 Beta 5 for Windows, Mac OS X

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257 Responses

  1. Surya says:

    Hi , appreciate your hard work , I am currently on iOS4.1 5.14.02 , do I still have to perform step 1 and 2 , that is do I have to download 4.1IPSW before going to step 3 ?

    Thanks

    • dkszone says:

      @Surya
      You don’t need Step 1 if you already have the stock FW on your Computer.
      Otherwise yes, you need to download the FW on your iPhone (iOS 4.2.1 or iOS 4.1) and follow all the steps.

  2. mike says:

    What if Im already jailbroken by limeran1????
    3gs 4.1 on bb 05.14.02

  3. Praveen says:

    I followed the steps, but when Downloading jailbreak data appears on iphone, the redsn0w seems to crash. I’m using Vista and ran resssn0w as admin. Any idea how to fix this?

    • dkszone says:

      @Praveen
      Try XP compatibility mode (already mentioned in the article).

      • Praveen says:

        Thanks but still no luck….redsn0w crashes again 🙁

      • Praveen says:

        Thanks for the guides/instructions. The unlock was successful!!

        I had a jailbroken 3gs. I restored the 4.1 iOS and then ran redsn0w, everything worked just fine and was able to unlock in less than 15 minutes. Great job DEV Team and DKS helping out the people stuck with AT&T.

        • zendy says:

          so the crash thing is you have to restore it 1st to iOS 4.1??

          i have the same issue which is i have jailbroken iphone 3gs..
          but when i ran the redsnow, its always crash, i had tried it for 3 times.. 🙁

          already run it as administrator and XP compatibility also…
          plss hellpp.. 🙁

          • Praveen says:

            Restore to 4.1 first with stock FW. Don’t worry about activation or the AT&T sim card required message. Run the redsn0w and it’ll be jailbroken. Then use ultrasn0w via Cydia to unlock. If you are using Windows 7 or Vista, make sure you run redsn0w in XP compatibility mode and as admin. Good luck!

          • zendy says:

            @praven..

            the thing is now i cant restore to ipsw 4.1
            its said : error 3194

            try running redsnow again.. and its alwaysss crashhh…
            geeezzz.. somewhat frustrating… 🙁
            somebody pls helppp???

    • mick says:

      have same problem running on vista with xp compatibility and admin redsn0w keeps crashing please help

  4. kim_cs says:

    Ok guys, just to be sure then, i’m on 4.1/05.14.02 3gs already jailbroken via limera1n.

    after pointing redsn0w to 4.1 ipsw (iPhone2,1_4.1_8B117_Restore.ipsw file), there’s no need to “install cydia” again, that right?

    I just go ahead with the “install ipad baseband”? And i’m good to go?

    • dkszone says:

      @kim_cs
      You need to install Cydia because Redsn0w will flash the custom IPSW for the first time on your iPhone.
      If you are using redsn0w second time, then uncheck ‘install cydia’.

  5. ghrein says:

    HELP!!!!! I was running the red snow, and it was taking far too long (an hour) so I cancelled and unplugged phone. Noe iphone wont turn on!!!

    Any ideas on what I should do?

    HELP!!!!!!!!

    • dkszone says:

      @ghrein
      The reason for redsn0w taking so much time is because in the current version it tries to get iPad 3.2.2 baseband 06.15.00 from Apple’s servers (which might be over loaded now).
      If you own a Mac then use PwnageTool 4.1.3 to update baseband as this tool does not contact Apple servers. Instead it asks you to point to iPad 3.2.2 FW on your Computer.

  6. kim_cs says:

    Excellent!

    Just finishing the 4.1 ipsw download.
    Thanks a lot!

    P.S.: Since i’m on 4.1 i’ll be able to later on restore to stock ipsw? (if the baseband comes higher than 06.15.00? Got that right?)

    Thanks again in advance! lol

  7. Praveen says:

    Thanks but still no luck, crashed again. Pls help!

  8. hiram06 says:

    My 3g iPhone is already jailbroken with RedSn0w 0.9.6b2 not the 0.9.6b5 do I need to restore my phone to apple’s factory settings and then run the 0.9.6b5 jailbreak or can I just do it without restoring it?

    • dkszone says:

      @hirma06
      No need to restore. Just take a backup of your data by syncing with iTunes before you go ahead.

      • hiram06 says:

        So I managed to successfully unlock my 3g 4.1 05.14.02 iphone yesterday with the new redsn0w and the iPad baseband and it was up and running just fine, but Today springboard crashed and I tried to reboot it and it got stuck then I tried restarting the iPhone and it didn’t work the apple logo with a black background was on it for hours until finally the image of plugging my phone to itunes came up and asked me to restore it. I tried restoring it and it failed now Im stuck with the my phone screen asking to be plugged into itunes to restore but continues to fail. Is my phone just out of Hope? What can I do if there’s anything I can do… Please Help me if u can!

  9. mike says:

    Do u have to un-zip I mean extract the file b4 use it with redsn0w?

  10. hajra says:

    i did everything but got stuck with apple logo on it after updating baseband with resn0w b6…help me

  11. jochen says:

    am on jailbroken 4.1 with baseband 05.14.02 and need unlock.
    will i have to reinstall everything after this process?
    do i need the newest itunes version if i don´t plan to upgrade to 4.2.1?
    i have a pc and the ipad ios- will redsnow still try to get the fw from apple or is there a chance to take the local file?
    is there a chance for a better unlock? does it make sense to wait instead of going this way, which “has no chance to be returned”?
    thank you

  12. Ramadass says:

    hi…after the unlock when i insert SIM says NO SERVICE but in about – carrier displays my network….pls help …thanks for the reply

  13. ghrein says:

    I ran redsnow and all it did, was say,’backing’ ram data, it said was downloading jailbreak on the phone, then the screen gets stuck on the 6 bars, then it gets back to regular iphone screen, and no baseband update..

    any advice?

    • Izz says:

      Hi ghrein,

      how do you solve your iphone by turning it on back?

      My iphone won’t turn on!

      Any ideas on what I should do?

  14. mike says:

    It said is this a newer model of 3gs?
    what should I hit, yes-no-canel
    I have 3gs 4.1 on bb 05.14.02
    pls help 🙁

  15. paulb says:

    it says waiting for reboot…but is taking a while…is that normal?

  16. hajra says:

    plz reply…iphone stuck with apple logo after using redsn0wv

    • dkszone says:

      @hajra
      See if this works for you:
      Plug off from Computer.
      Put iPhone in DFU Mode: First hold POWER button for 3 seconds. Keep holding POWER and hold HOME button together for 10 seconds.
      Then release POWER button keep holding HOME.
      Let your iPhone reboot and come back to normal.

    • Zla_Bubamara says:

      I had same problem.
      Try updating to 4.1 fw via Itunes… (with 4.2.1 wont work)
      If u get error 1015 after updating use Tiny umbrella to kick it out of recovery loop… (kick out of recovery with umbrela, works only with 4.1 FW)
      Then use redsn0w, as explained on dev-team blog…

  17. paulb says:

    no one knows about this?

  18. Atesz says:

    Can anyone tell me please what does this mean: you won’t be able to downgrade to a ‘normal’ iPhone baseband?

  19. AA says:

    i have a iphone 3gs and the same is on baseband 05.14.02 and on ios 4.1 and not working with vodafone. Please advise step by step what i need to do to unlock this and be able to use it with vodafone, will this cost anything if i download stuff to unlock.

  20. AA says:

    will this void the guarantee?

  21. ghrein says:

    PLEASE HELP!!

    On phone it says downloading jailbreak, then on the computer screen it says “updating ramdisk” gets stuck on a few bars. the phone resets and the 5.14.2 baseband is still there

    what do I do to fix this??

    I ran the redsnow as administrator as well

  22. Tim says:

    I need help! My phone was working and after i reset it it won’t go pass the recovery mode. it shows the little itunes icon with the usb. in itunes i can’t do any sort of recovery either… please help!!

  23. deep says:

    I got the same problem with hajra

    i did everything but got stuck with apple logo on it after updating baseband with resn0w b6

    hopefully it’ll be OK.. 🙂

  24. hajra says:

    i did it but it again stuck on apple screen logo

  25. D3mon says:

    This voide the warrantee..so 5.14.02 doesnt void it?does this meani can ask for refund and say phone not working?

  26. deep says:

    got the same problem with hajra.

    trying to use iOS 4.0.1 using redsnow 9.5

  27. Izz says:

    Please help me!

    I was running the red snow, and it was taking far too long (an hour) so I cancelled and unplugged phone. Now my iphone won’t turn on!!!

    Any ideas on what I should do?

    HELP!!!!!!!!

    • Joseph Camilleri says:

      I need advice before I update… My iphone 3GS is on firmware 05.13.04 and version 4.0.1 and ulocked with Ultrasn0w.I am on windows XP.Now what I want to know is… is it worth it to upgrade to 4.2 and keep my unlock. And if I had to upgrade shall I upgrade with Redsn0w 0.9.6. I also have an iPhone 3G on the same versions, but it is very slow and CYDIA is crashing all the time and so that is one of the reasons i want to upgrade. Some help please.

    • Jen says:

      You could try re-jailbreaking. first restart your computer then just put ur iphone into DFU mode (hold power for 3 secs, then hold home together with power for 9 secs, then let go of power but still hold home for 20 secs) and so the same jailbreak method again. Had worked for me before.

  28. Ben says:

    Download Redsnow 0.9.6 beta 5 . But the download links only link to Redsnow 0.9.6 beta 2 !!! ???

  29. Ben says:

    Found it now! But not via the link where also the download links are for de ispw’s.

  30. hajra says:

    @Deep…plz let me know if u get solution

  31. Tim says:

    PLEASE HELP!
    I’m stuck on the itunes usb screen and i can’t do recovery because the baseband is changed! what can i do?!?!?!? PLEASE HELP

  32. Waiting says:

    Will there be a release of UnltraSn0w for the 3G 4.1 15.14.02 bb anytime. If so I will wait. I don’t want to take a chance and have a brick. Please let me know before I start doing this. I have my phone jail broken with redsn0w 0.9.6b1. I had no problem doing that. Please reply

    Thanks

  33. Spart says:

    i did all and the redsnow takes very long fetching ipad baseband files, is it normal? it is like 30 minuts that i am waiting but still no response.

  34. Mrmeth says:

    I used redsn0w to unlock, successfully! Now running 4.1, 6.15.00 on iPhone 3GS..

    -I have one issue with MMS, I can send, but can’t receive.. I’m in USA Tmobile, can anyone help

    Thank u

  35. Yasir says:

    Hi,

    I have two questions one asked by “waiting” and another i read some where in these installing steps that if we reboot our phones so we need to run redsn0w again what its mean (we will lose our unlock? or our jailbreak??) i didn’t get it kindly help.

    Regards,

    Myasir.

  36. Goran says:

    !!!Please Help, I have Iphone 3GS, OS 4.1, Baseband 05.14.02, Witch I have jailbreak with Limera1n, I have followed step by step guide how to Update baseband to 06.15.00 of Ipad. I am using redsn0w latest version, but still no luck. After total completion of process, I get same baseband, and still no unlocked phone. Can some one please help me. Tnx all

  37. john says:

    uploading ram disk lag! can’t continue…

  38. Spart says:

    Redsnow didn’t work for me, can some one tell me why? i did all the steps. but when i tick mark the instal cydia and ipad baseband then click next, the redsnow stucks. and waited for 2 hours but nothing happened…. what to do?

  39. Diesel N. says:

    im on a newer 3gs jailbroken fw4.1 bb 5.15.04. i tried updating bb to 6.15 with redsn0w for the unlock. it says done but bb didnt update. what am i doin wrong?

    • zigen says:

      @diesel N.

      did you download the iPhone2,1_4.1_8B117_Restore (fw 4.1 for 3gs)?? if not, download it first..

    • hiram06 says:

      @ Diesel N. If you’re trying to update the bb you will have to restore the phone on itunes 1st. sometimes jailbreaks over already jailbroken phones don’t work. Then run the latest redsnow version that will allow you to pick if u want to replace the iphone bb for an ipad bb. then once the jailbreak is done install go to cydya and install Ultrasn0w, then enjoy your unlocked iPhone!

  40. zigen says:

    THANKN YOU SO MUCH DEV-TEAM AND DKSZONE!! WEEEEEEEE! 🙂

    i manage to unlocked and jb my iphone 3gs (new bootroom) 4.1/ bb 5.14.02. i DID NOT upgrade my ios to 4.2.1. just download iPhone2,1_4.1_8B117_Restore (3GS 4.1 FW) & Redsn0w 0.9.6 Beta 5.

    1) run redsnow then browse to iPhone2,1_4.1_8B117_Restore (w/c you downloaded). (why 4.1? because that’s the CURRENT FIRMWARE OF MY 3GS) then it prompted “is this a newer version of 3gs, click YES. then just follow the instructions. after this bb update, use ultrasn0w via cydia to unlock ios 4.1

  41. Sandman says:

    HELP, like an earlier post I UPDATED to baseband 06.15.00 and now im stuck in recovery mode, tried tiny umbrella to exit and just goes back in again

    tried using redsnow again, all the same steps from the original baseband upgrade and still boots into recovery mode.

    Any help would be great.

    Thanks in advance

  42. Spart says:

    hell yeah it worked for me man, the first time didnt work but the second time worked,

    keep trying guys,

  43. HajrA says:

    I finally did it n also unlocked my iphonebut still no network????????helpppppp

    • Iphone says:

      @HajrA I have same problem like you had, can you please tell me how you did step by step.
      Thanks in advance

  44. NN says:

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    It gives me baseband fetching error!

    any advice please

  45. Jon says:

    I have done jailbreak iphone 3gs bb 05,14,02.(new)
    But I am unable to unlock my iphone 3gs
    please help me
    JOn

    • zigen says:

      @Jon

      Unlock iPhone 3GS, 3G On iOS 4.2.1/4.1 Using Ultrasn0w 1.
      After upgrading your baseband as mentioned above, continue with the following steps to unlock iPhone 3GS or 3G on basebands 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04 and 06.15.00. As you may have noticed baseband 05.14.02 is not included in this list because it is not unlockable by Ultrasn0w 1.2. This is the reason why you need to upgrade to 06.15.00! Well you may be thinking why only upgrade? Because Apple does not allow you to downgrade your baseband.
      1. Launch Cydia and go to the ‘Manage’ tab.
      2. Tap ‘Sources’.
      3. Tap ‘Edit’ at top right and then ‘Add’ at top left.
      4. Enter ‘http://repo666.ultrasn0w.com‘ and tap ‘Add Source’.
      5. After Cydia downloads the packages and completes updation of it’s sources, search for ‘Ultrasn0w’.
      6. Install Ultrasn0w 1.2.
      After your iPhone restarts, you should be able to use any SIM (unofficial carrier also).

      • 3gsnewbotroom says:

        Hi ,

        i do step on step all you said, because

        i get only “Waiting for reboot”

        i wait over 5 min, nothing happen?

        Ziegen, I have 3gs new bootrom with 4.1 and Limera1n Jailbrocken.

        I wann stay at 4.1 and update my Baseband from 05.15.04

        how can i update my Baseband without update to 4.2 firmware!

  46. badi says:

    i still waiting for redsnow to continue the updating of my bb to 6.15 but it takes more then 2h is that normal or any solution pls

  47. steven says:

    will updating the baseband to 6.15 work if it is already jailbroken and with something ther than rednsnow?

  48. Mitch says:

    I have an iPhone 3GS on 4.1 jailbroken with greenpois0n then updated to bb 06.15 with redsn0w and then downloaded ultrasn0w through cydia but I still dont have any service with Telus :s PLEASE HELP i feel like ive tried everything im starting to get nervous!!

  49. Tech_nerd says:

    I have a 3g on ipsw 3.1.2 and firmware 05.14.02. I heard updating the version to 4.1 or 4.2.1 slows down the iphone and in some cases the apps also crash. Should I update to ipsw 4.2.1 or is it possible to unlock iphone on 3.1.2 using ultrasn0w?

  50. yahya says:

    mine keeps freezing at the uploading ramdisk stage, is there anything that im doing wrong that you might know of

    • dkszone says:

      @yahya
      Run redsn0w as administrator (right click and select Run as administrator) and use XP compatibility mode.

      • yahya says:

        ok thanks a lot it worked. But i have another question i am trying to unlock my friend’s iphone 3G 4.1 baseband 05.14.02 but whenever redsn0w lets me choice what needs to be installed the “install ipad baseband” option is not available any thoughts on how to fix that.

  51. Tech_nerd says:

    Wifi doesnt work either :S Even if I do upgrade to baseband 6.15 and version 4.2.1 how should i download ultrasn0w if the wifi doesnt work properly?

  52. zendy says:

    hey.. im on iphone 3gs bb 5.14.2
    so i start using redsnow, browse for IPSW 4.1 and it ask for : is this newer (fixed) model of the iphone 3GS??
    im so confused to aswer wether is new or not model of iphone 3gs??
    my SN : 879374FB3NP
    so is it new model or not? then should i answer it yes or no??

    pls help..
    so appreciate by this web and all of those things uve posted here..

  53. Tilburg says:

    Hello guys

    i got a small problem.

    My iphone has IOS 4.1(8B117) and i am trying to upgrade the BB with redsnow. But the download link for the .IPSW for 4.1 that i got doesn’t give me the needed things to continue with Redsn0w..

    I’ve only got some files like : 018-7061(7073 and 7080) – 112 (079×2).dmg ( 3 files yes.)
    1x BuildManifest.plist
    1x kernelcache.release.n88
    1x restore.plist

    and i got 1 map called: Firmware which has 2 maps in it all_flash and dfu but if i check in both of them i cannot see ANY file containing the name: IOS or something..and now i don’t know what i have to do because nothing is working.. anyone please can explain me in more detailed steps ?
    Would really appreciate that.

    Thanks in advance.

    • dkszone says:

      @Tilburg
      You can download iPhone 3GS, 3G IPSW here.
      Download iOS 4.2.1 IPSW for iPhone 3GS, 3G

      Download iOS 4.1 IPSW for iPhone 3GS, 3G

  54. Chris says:

    Managed to update baseband to 06.15
    Stuck in recovery mode now
    Not sure how to get phone to boot up now since baseband has been changed and I can’t restore using itunes.

    • akibebi says:

      Hi there!

      I’m also in the same situation!
      I’ve tried everything, but nothing worked.
      UPDATED to baseband 06.15.00 and now im stuck in recovery mode.
      I also tried using redsnow again, all the same steps from the original baseband upgrade and still boots into recovery mode!
      I tried Recboot.exe, what earlier could help me, but now couldn’t.

      What can I/we do right now?

      I do need the phone!

      Thx

    • zeeshan says:

      same here

    • dkszone says:

      @Chris
      Try RecBoot to exit recovery mode.

      • Praveen says:

        Hey, do you know if I can unlock iphone 4 with 2.10.04 using these steps or should I just wait for iphone 4 updates from dev team?

      • akibebi says:

        Hi!

        I tried it, but it wasn’t working.

        Did anybody meet this situation???

        Plase, help!

  55. Mani says:

    Zigen, Could you please share your Serial number? I am not sure whether i should give yes as I have my Serial number 85943A… Please advice

  56. zendy says:

    redsnow crash for the 6th times!!!
    should i do this on win XP?? will it work out on XP??
    already run as admin n XP compatibility
    im using VISTA anyway..
    pls HELPP!!! 🙁

  57. Cayne says:

    Im new to this iphone stuff i did everything it said to do and now i can not get passed the uploading ramdisk screen and the iphone only says downloading jailbreak data for 45 mins. now if you can help thanks

  58. Alex says:

    unlock was successful ! But, my iPhone screen flickers with horizontal lines. This happened only after unlock (I used redsn0w 9.6. beta 5)

    Can someone please let me know how can I get this fixed ?

    Thanks !

  59. aahish says:

    my baseband is 5.15.02… can it be unlocked directly??

  60. baghavathy says:

    Hi,

    I’m having iphone 3g with 3.1.2 (jailbroken using redsn0w) with baseband 05.14.20.

    Do I need to upgrade it IS4.1, before I could try unlocking it or the 3.1.2 will work.

    pls confirm.

  61. Bernisroy says:

    Hi, I followed the steps above and everything went right till the reboot, it’s aparently stuck saying uploading ramdisk. I can use my iphone but the baseband hasn’t changed. I wait almost an hour and it still says uploading ramdisk. Any solution? Thanks.

  62. Praveen says:

    Do you know if I can unlock iphone 4 on 2.10.04 with this redsn0w release or should I just wait for further updates for iphone 4?

  63. D3mon says:

    Will there be unlock for bb5.14.02 cos i dont wanna void warrantee

  64. mike says:

    I am stuck on reboot after going from 4.1 to 4.2.1 and 6.15bb
    i just get the screen now with the usb connecting to itunes. cant get out of this and itunes will not restore when I try what should I do?please help

  65. yahya says:

    redsn0w is not giving me the option “install ipad baseband” i am trying to unlock a 3G 4.1 05.14.02

  66. mick says:

    redsnow keeps crashing on xp compat and with admin please help

  67. zeeshan says:

    hey i had updated my iphone 3g to 4.1 baseband 5.14.02 and than i jailbreak and downgraded to 3.1.2 with baseband 05.14.02
    now as I followed redsn0w i am stuck in dfu mode please help

  68. JuNii says:

    Hey guys.
    I have the iPhone 3G w| BB 05.14.
    I Downloaded Redsn0w 0.9.6b5 & iOS 4.2.1 IPSW & I Tried to upgrade the BB w| Redsn0w but when It was on DFU Mode It would just say ” Fetching iPad BB file ” & Say Error.
    Help ?

  69. emad says:

    Really unbelievable,at last it is working with me, thank you all and appreciated

  70. Varun says:

    i had small problem i cant found ultrasnow 2.1 in cydia

  71. Liam89 says:

    Hi i have unlocked my baseband on my iphone 3G
    It is now 06.15.00 is there anychance when apple release another update it will update my baseband back to normal as i do not want to void my warranty,
    I should of realised before i did it
    Any help much appreciated

  72. David MC says:

    Same problem as Chris and RecBoot doesnt work just comes back up in recovery mode, any help would be appreciated Thanks

  73. F3N3R~BAHCE says:

    ok, I have it 😉

    Super

    Thx

  74. terry says:

    if you are stuck on the apple reboot, you need to do a tethered reboot, even if you just did the update. this did not make any sense to me, but just restart your iphone and do a tethered. it will not brick it!

    Tethered boot how to:

    If you have a tethered jailbreak, and your iPhone needs to reboot, you will need to use redsn0w to reboot it. Let’s take a look at how to do it:

    1. Open redsn0w 0.9.6.b4 and click on browse. Look for iOS 4.2.1 that you saved on your desktop and select it…

    2. Now, select ‘Just boot tethered right now’ and click next…

  75. shiznyit says:

    got the same problem im stuck in recovery mode… used all programs like RecBoot Irecovery etc nothing helps… if i try to reinstall ios 4.2.1 ipsw i cant get over the pineapple logo : flashing baseband ( dont interrupt) than goes back again in recovery mode.
    please help.
    thanks

  76. Jonas says:

    I got version 4.1 and modemfirmware 06.15.00 now, i’ve downloaded ultrasn0w 1.2 from cydia but i still cant get any signal when inserting my sim card and entering sim code.. =/ any sugestions? sould i try to download Ios 4.2.1 and run it with redsnow instead or is it too late whn i already got the ipad modemfireware:P?

  77. Mani says:

    I got an error “Windows encountered problem with redsn0w” and the redsn0w got closed immediately but my iphone is showing “downloading Jailbreak Data…”. Is there any problem If i disconnect the iphone and try the redsn0w?

    Please help me.

  78. Mike says:

    I have a questions. I was able to update the baseband on my iphone 3 4.1 to 06.15.00. I did not have any problems doing that. My question is this. Can I in the future update my software to 4.2 with out much trouble. If I can and it will be an easy update I would try it. If for some reason it does not work. Can I downgrade back to 4.1. I have the 4.1 ipsw file that I used this morning. I would have to download the 4.2.
    thanks for any help

  79. Rasv says:

    I’m new with the IPhone, and had some problems trying to run this update, but finaly did it. Here are some findinds for others that are new like me:

    1 – You need to have ITunes installed on your computer or it will not work.
    2 – If you got stucked in the recovery mode, just hold the power button to turn off the IPhone, after its down, hold the power + home button together till you see the apple logo, then release both.
    3 – If the Iphone just don’t start with the Power button, hold the power + home button together till you see the apple logo, then release both.
    4 – Be sure to donwload the correct IPSW version… its must be the same version you already have installed… If you have 4.1 installed on you IPhone, download the 4.1, and not the 4.2.

    • bhas says:

      I did the same mistake. But luckily my iphone was unlocked but the screen is flickering.

      My Iphone 3g was at IOS 4.1 and i took the IPSW of IOS 4.2.1 and have updated the baseband.

      Can i now upgrade my IOS to 4.2.1 and the follow the same process again.

      Regards
      Bhaskar

  80. debbie says:

    does this really works? im scared it might crash,

  81. KAIWAN says:

    HELP PLSS

    I HAVE AN IPHONE 3GS ON 4.1 BASEBAND 05.14.02

    I WAS UPGRADING THE BASEBAND WITH REDSNOW AND IT GOT UNPLUGGED HALFWAY ON ACCIDENT AND NOW IT IS STUCK ON A BLACK SCREEN AND EVERYTIME I PLUG IN IT SAYS IPHONE STUCK IN RECOVERY MODE BUT IT WONT LET ME RESTORE TO 4.1

    WHAT DO I DO? PLS HELP!!!!

  82. cortextor says:

    Yeah,
    I tried this way and its work fine. The unlock is succeful :

    1. Download Redsn0w 0.9.6 Beta 5, iOS 4.2.1 or iOS 4.1 IPSW (stock FW) for your iPhone 3GS/3G. All download links at bottom.

    2. Start Redsn0w 0.9.6b5 and point it to either iOS 4.2.1 or iOS 4.1 IPSW for iPhone 3GS or iPhone 3G (NOT iPad 3.2.2!) you downloaded in Step 1.
    If you’re not sure about old/new 3GS bootrom,tell redsn0w it’s old (not fixed). It’ll tell you if you’re wrong once in DFU mode.
    3. Let Redsn0w recognize the IPSW and prepare jailbreak data by patching the kernel.
    In case Redsn0w is unable to recognize the IPSW, check to see if you have pointed to the correct version. For instance if you are currently on iOS 4.1 then select iOS 4.1 IPSW. Also if you have downloaded a zip file then rename the extension to .IPSW and continue using it.
    4. In the next step, select ‘Install iPad baseband’ checkbox
    5. Read and fully understand the message that pops up saying
    6. First connect your iPhone to your Computer and then turn it off. Then click Next.
    7. Follow the onscreen instructions to put your iPhone into DFU mode.
    A. Hold down the POWER/SLEEP button for 3 seconds.
    B. Without releasing the POWER button, also hold the HOME button for 10 seconds.
    C. Without releasing the HOME button, release the POWER button. But KEEP holding the HOME button for another 15 seconds.
    8. Let Redsn0w upload jailbreak data to your iPhone and complete the jailbreak cum baseband upgrade process. This may take a while as the current version of Redsn0w uses Apple servers to update the bb to 06.15.00.

    After update to 06.15.00 go to install ultrasn0w 1.2 :

    Unlock iPhone 3GS, 3G On iOS 4.2.1/4.1 Using Ultrasn0w 1.
    After upgrading your baseband as mentioned above, continue with the following steps to unlock iPhone 3GS or 3G on basebands 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04 and 06.15.00. As you may have noticed baseband 05.14.02 is not included in this list because it is not unlockable by Ultrasn0w 1.2. This is the reason why you need to upgrade to 06.15.00! Well you may be thinking why only upgrade? Because Apple does not allow you to downgrade your baseband.
    1. Launch Cydia and go to the ‘Manage’ tab.
    2. Tap ‘Sources’.
    3. Tap ‘Edit’ at top right and then ‘Add’ at top left.
    4. Enter ‘http://repo666.ultrasn0w.com‘ and tap ‘Add Source’.
    5. After Cydia downloads the packages and completes updation of it’s sources, search for ‘Ultrasn0w’.
    6. Install Ultrasn0w 1.2.
    After your iPhone restarts, you should be able to use any SIM (unofficial carrier also)..

  83. vijay says:

    Hi,i followed all the steps and everything went fine,but all the time it is searching for network and not working,i am in Banglore pls let me know wht to do.thanks in advance.

  84. mukesh says:

    i have downloaded the redsnow and also the 4.1ipsw….when i browse the 4.1 ipsw and click NEXT it says some unexpected error has occured ….. i hav many times downloaded the redsnow from ur links in the website but still its not working out……..plzzz help me out plzz help….thank you !!

  85. dax says:

    hi, after a whole lot of messing around i finally managed to get my BB updated to 06. seems there are a few kinks to work out with windows 7.

    I have updated BB, and installed ultrasn0w 1.2 by all rights the phone should be unlocked (iphone 3gs on 4.1) but i put in my sim card and it says “no service” in the upper left corner still just like before. I called my phone company and they said the imei was compatible and the phone should work. is it possible i missed a step, or do i have to do something after i install the 06 unlock and all that.

  86. aruna says:

    after jailbreaking…. safari crashes… i have 3gs running on 4.0…
    pls help…

  87. dawifey says:

    3gs has been unlocked but says no service with sim in… any help?? Thanks!

  88. dawifey says:

    3gs has been unlocked but its not picking up service… any ideas from anyone??

  89. Varun says:

    pls help me i had upgrade my version to 06.15.00 using redsnow after that i tried to restore it by itunes to ios 4.1 installed previously on my iphone but it cant be restored and stick to restore screen & it is not working what can i do

  90. YVB says:

    3GS unlocked,but unable to detect network , plzz help me .

  91. Varun says:

    pls help i had update base band of my iphone 3g ios 4.1 using redsnow then i try to restore it to ios 4.1 using itunes but it fails now it stick ti itunes screen what can i do

  92. daxman says:

    OMG!!! make sure you enable 3G on your iphone, power off, then power on, this should fix your no service problems like me if you havn’t been able to get sim to work after unlock lol (3gs on koodo)

  93. rane says:

    Hi this was very useful thread.. tnx a lot guys.. i was able to unlock my iphone 3g with 4.1 iOS and 6.15 baseband..

    keep up the gudwork.. cheers!!

  94. Zabarbar says:

    Thanl you all for a great job, at last our long wait was not for nothing.
    I have an Iphone 3GS on fw 4.1 05.14.02, I used redsn0w to update bb to 06.15.00 and ultrasn0w to unlock, it worked. But I did a master reset from settings in order to sell iPhone, now I am stuck in restore Iphone mode, and Itunes wont restore it error 1505 or was it 1501, since the IPSW on iphone is custom with higher baseband. I have Windows not MAC so i cannot use PWnAge tool to create that IPSW and save it on desktop to s**t+restore from Itunes, I tried DFU mode and did the whole redsn0w again but not success, any IDEAS WHAT TO DO?
    thank you

  95. Zabarbar says:

    Is the PWANge tool for windows out yet? or how to create that custom ipsw ON WINDOWS? redsn0w only makes it, let us now since it seems to be the biggest problem

  96. Zabarbar says:

    Is there a new sn0wbreeze or similar aplication for windows that makes that custom IPSW with BB 06.15.00 ?

  97. Emily says:

    Thought I would post this around as it sorted my phone just as I was about to give up. Stupidly ran auto update on itunes after upgrading the baseband through redsn0w. Got the error message 1015 like everyone else as itunes sees the update as an downgrade as the bb is higher than the bb on both 4.1 and 4.2.1. Stuck in recovery mode with apparently no way back and couldn’t get out with use of recovery exit programs. I read somewhere that you can’t kick out of recovery with 4.2.1 but you could with 4.1. The solution was firstly to go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ and locate “hosts” file and add the line 74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com at the end (you will have to run with administrator privileges, its the same as the procedure for downgrades.) Then run redsn0w and tick just enter Pwned DFU mode right now. Once in DFU mode I downloaded a copy of the 4.1 IPSW from here news.softpedia.com/news/iOS-4-1-IPSW-Download-Sources-155790.shtml ran itunes, pressed restore and shift and located the IPSW file and installed 4.1. You will probably receive the same error message as me when I tried to recover from 4.2.1 (error 1015). Ignore this, shut itunes, exit recovery with TinyUmbrella or as I did recboot and then you should be back into your iphone. Just a matter of then running redsn0w again but pointing to the 4.1 instead of the 4.2, but this time there is no need to tick the ipad bb install just the Cydia as bb is already installed. Hope it helps you as it did me. Write back if any questions.

    • HajrA says:

      I did everything but gotstuck with no network error….help me plz

    • akibebi says:

      Hi Emily!

      I’m in trouble.
      I didn’t want to, but I have upgraded my baseband to 06.15.00.
      So after the baseband upgrade I tried to upgrade my IOS to 4.2.1 from 4.0.
      iTunes got error, such 1602,1604, etc.
      Then I used the redsnow096b5 to hack my iphone.
      I have seen the pineapple logo during the process, atfer apple logo, than a dark screen, after that apple logo, and finally the iTunes logo, an arrow and the USB-cable icon.
      I think, after the dark screen the phone restarts, trying to boot and stucks is recorvery mode.

      I tried RecBoot too, bit now it doesn’t help.

      What to do?

      I’d like run ios 4.2.1 with jailbrake and unlock, but if it impossible, I can use 3.1.3 (and than if it possible would like to upgrade 4.2.1.)

      Thanx a lot!

    • shiznyit says:

      @ Emily …. u saved my day Emily after i spent all night log trying to get out of recovery mode i red your post and i think that is the only way. my phone is unlocked now and working perfect:) thx alot again

      ps: for all those who are stuck in recovery mode do as Emily posted and u will be happy!

  98. bhas says:

    Hi

    I have updated my Iphone 3G with Baseband 6.15 at IOS 4.1 and was able to unlock. I did a Mistake i took the IPSW of IOS 4.2.1 and updated the baseband for IOS 4.1.Now i my screen is flickering. Can i Upgrade to IOS 4.2.1 now as my phone is at Baseband 6.15.

    Thanks in adv
    Regards

  99. Yasir says:

    HURRAAAAYYYYY!!!!!!!

    I did n its work with me thnx for helping, after 3 months my IPOD become Iphone lolz….:D

  100. Jaff says:

    I am currently in iOS 4.2.1 BB 05.15.00 on my iphone 3G, i am just so hopeless since as i am trying to do the redsnow magic, i never received any crashing phenomenon, in fact, it says, the rest of the process will take place at my device, i just click finish but my iphone is just backlit without any graphics unlike the previous redsnow that you can see the pineapple logo and the information about the jailbreak, what could be the possible reason for this, my phone is now stuck at 5.15.00 BB on iOS 4.2.1.

  101. alvin says:

    oh my GOD!

    Emily’s solution works like a gem!Thank you!!

    • cahirsch says:

      I tried Emily’s solution but itunes doesnt let me restore to anything it give a 3014 error anybody please help!!!

    • Alfons says:

      hi alvin,
      could you kindly advise me how you did it?
      mine is having this problem and i still dont know how to fix it.
      really appreciate your time,man.
      thanks

      please reply to my email: alfonsusgollu@yahoo.com

  102. sugesh says:

    Mine is struck with the exploiting with limera1n for quiet a long time..is this normal? kindly help me

  103. Jen says:

    My 3g is currently on bb 6.15 it worked properly after the jailbreak but suddenly got stuck at the home screen when i tried to launch cydia, so i turned it off by holding home + power. now it goes into recovery mode when turned on >< tried re-jailbreaking but still goes into recovery even after using recboot and emily's solution.

  104. nie says:

    With my iPhone 3gs, 4.1 on 05.14.02 baseband locked on o2, I used the method this am and it worked perfectly fine. Now on 4.1 and 06.15.00 baseband, I could now use my T-Mobile sim. Hey guys, make sure you remove your sim b4 you do it. Honestly the method is just under 10 minutes.

  105. mick says:

    can you restore firmware once updated bb

  106. Dan says:

    Yes! 3GS Update basseband Its working!!!!
    Congratulation!!!!!!!

  107. Ray says:

    Mine was on 04.15.02 cannot unlock with PWNAGE tool. Thank God this one worked like a charm. Thank you thank you!

  108. JBlack says:

    Does the unlock works for any carrier… ex: Simple Mobile?…
    i Have read the entire post but i cant find anybody that owns this carrier.. so, pls if you know just tell me…. thnks.. this Website Rocks!

  109. Iby says:

    I updated my 3G, 4.1 bb to 06.15, everything seemed fine, but I can’t connect with t-mobile.
    I knew the risk. so i’m not b’tchn, but
    QUESTION TO DEVTEAM:
    is there a possibility for an update of redsn0w where one can select which baseband to install(eg. lower/diff. version), allowing a baseband restore/downgrade.
    (Just an idea, i’m not that technical)

  110. Mani says:

    Thanks dev.. I have successfully unlocked my 3GS 4.1 IOS 5.14.02.

  111. Bodega says:

    Two questions:
    Is this an untethered or tethered jailbreak?
    Should I stay on 4.1 or is better to go to 4.2.1 ?
    I have a 3Gs in 4.1
    Thank you

  112. Chris says:

    TY TY TY TY TY Emily
    Followed your insructions to the tee, works like a charm.

  113. K123 says:

    DOES ANY UNLOCK 3GS 4.1 6.15.00 HAS GPS SIGNAL PROBLEM

  114. Sathiyan says:

    Mine is 3GS, OS: 4.1, bb: 04.15.02 , 88935Q..
    I’m NOT sure bootroom is New or Old,
    Please kindly let me know should I update ths OS from 4.1 to 4.2.1
    before update the baseband to 06.15.00 ?
    Because in the above instruction I see “We recommend iPhone 3GS (new bootrom) users to stay on iOS 4.1 as iOS 4.2.1 jailbreak using Redsn0w is currently tethered for you guys”.

    Please help, Thanks.

  115. Marlon says:

    This is crazy… it juss happed rite now…. what do i do ? what goin on!?!!?! its an attack to just fu*kin get a iPhone4 ! damn….!!!!

  116. akibebi says:

    Ples help!

    I think, this happened to me:
    “Starting with FW 4.2.1 if you have 06.15 on your iPhone you won’t ever be able to restore to stockfirmware (it will fail). You’ll need to only restore to custom IPSWs (then again, if you’re unlocker you should already be doing that)”

    I very need useful answers!

    Thank you!

  117. sharuq says:

    is ther any problems in ur fon calls once u upgrade to ipad baseband??

    plzzzz reply…am in big confusion…

  118. Jen says:

    My 3g was jailbroken successfully and worked properly but suddenly got stuck at the home screen when i launched cydia, so i turned it off (held power + home) now it goes directly into recovery mode when turned on. tried re-jailbreaking and also used recboot but nothing works. It still goes into recovery mode. please help!

    • JS Baril says:

      Hi Jen! I had the same problem, i.e. my phone locked in recovery mode. Before that, my iPhone was on iOS 4.1 so I recovered it back with the original iOS 4.1 as it was before. Then, I was able to turn it off and go through all the steps. Hope this help.

  119. nora says:

    hello there..
    so i have a 3gs, 4.1, bb 05.14.02, and after two months of using it as an ipod, i give up the waiting and want to try this..
    i’m on windows 7, downloaded the 4.1 ipsw on the desktop, and ran the redsn0w as admin, comp with xp.. yet it cannot recognize the ipsw! it’s the 4.1 alright! not a zip or anything..
    can it be coz of anything else? i dont have the latest itunes for example..
    please help me 🙁

  120. Al R says:

    Hi everyone…Thanks Dev Team for all your effort in the unlock release…this is my first post..I hope this help some people who like me make a big mistake and stop with an iphone stuck in recovery mode…

    PROBLEM: I did the redsnow to upgrade the firmware to 06.15.00 to unlock, success…the iphone was still in 4.1, connect the iphone3gs to itunes and upgrade to 4.2…I know stupid mistake, I didn’t read all the warnings…my fault…stop with an useless iphone 3gs in recovery mode…itunes will never restore the iphone because of the modem firmware

    SOLUTION:
    1) Download iphone ipsw 4.1
    2) Download Snowbreeze
    3) create a custom ipsw with Snowbreeze…leave it on (Snowbreeze is awaiting for dfu mode)
    4) while the iphone3gs is connected with the computer hold down sleep and home button…to turn it off from recovery mode…hold the sleep and home button..release the sleep button while keeping the home button presed for a while and then release…Now the iphone should be in DFU MODE….Have patience with this…I know will take time and there is no software to put your phone in DFU…So keep trying until it works…I did it so you can too…
    5)continue with snowbreeze and it will create a custom ipsw for your iphone
    6) open Itunes and restore the custom ipsw you just created with snowbreeze..using the shift key in itunes
    7) Restore..
    8) You will end with an iphone 3gs in WORKING CONDITION….!!!

    I Hope this help someone…cheers!!

  121. shiznyit says:

    i have an iPhone 3gs 4.1 new boot, 05.14.02, and yesterday after the great news of dev team, i decided to upgrade to 4.1.2 with redsnow on windows upgrading the BB to iPad 06.15.

    here’s what happened:
    * Upgrade succeded to 4.2.1
    * Upgrade baseband succeded to 06.15.00
    BUT
    * Cydia wasn’t installed correctly, it looks like a white app just whit the “cydia” label, but, it wasn’t running

    So, i decided to do it all again, so i ran the red snow for window for second time, choosing the boxes “install cydia” and “iPad Baesband” and the precess got stucked in “activating bundles”, after that , was stucked on a loop where just appear “connect to itunes” on the screen of my iPhone…
    I tried to restore from iTunes, and redsnow over and over again, unchecking box of redsnow, tried to “kick out of recovery” from tiny uberella, and nothings seem to workout

    until i decide DOWNGRADE from 4.2.1 to 4.1 (it works EVEN IF YOU HAVEN’T SAVE your SHSH blobs), and once done, i’ve got now my iPhone 3gs on 4.1 but preserving 06.15 baseband, totally jailbroken and unlocked. here’s how it worked for me: (on windows)
    *download 4.1 original FW
    *browse on you computer c:windowssystem32driversetc and open whit notepad the file “hosts”
    (you must run notepad as administrator)
    on the bottom of this document add this line: “74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com”
    save and close
    *open iTunes
    *now you enter into a DFU mode and restore while pressing shift
    *select the 4.1 FW and ok
    * let the iTunes do their job
    after that, it will appear again the “1015 error”, you just “ok”, and exit itunes
    *the screen of your iPhone remains still in “conect to iTunes” mode
    the you go to tiny umberella and click the option “exit recovery mode”

    and that’s it! there’s the iPhone in 4.1 whit baseband 06.15, now all you need to do, is run redsnow (selecting the same 4.1 FW) and just select insall cydia (because the baseband you already have it) and that’s it, you can ulock insalling ultrasnow from cydia.

    • Jolie says:

      This worked flawlessly. I thought I would be in the connect to iTunes mode until apple released BB 06.16. I’m back in business and no need to sale my iphone on craigslist.

    • RGarrett93 says:

      shiznyit thank you soon much, I followed your step by step instructions and it worked. I thought I broke my uncles phone, I kept getting stuck on the iTunes USB after I failed on the jailbreak. I was on 4.2.1 but now I’m on 4.1but im worried about running redsn0w again to install cydia, is it working good for you after doing it?

  122. JS Baril says:

    Thanks to all! I’ve got a working iPhone 3Gs (16Go, bootloader 6.4, iOS 4.1) since I got it last April!

    It was worth the wait!

  123. peter says:

    hey i’ve an iphone 3g it was acting up so restored it in itunes its now on 4.2.1 baseband 05.15.04 i didnt know you had to save ur shsh’s prev im just wondering is there anyway back from this without changing your baseband to the ipad firmware

  124. Pabs says:

    redsn0w 0.9.6b5 was unable to recognise 3gs specified IPSW file, but worked perfectly for 3g.
    What do i do?

  125. Daniel says:

    Got a error at mounting disk0s2s1, any idea how to fix this? :/

  126. riverflow says:

    ok folks.
    3GS 4.1 was on 05.14.02 baseband.

    Successfully jailbroken with redsn0w_win_0.9.6b5 updating to 06.15.00 baseband yesterday.

    Unlocked with ultrasn0w-1.2 some minutes later. I’m using US T-Mobile. Calls, texts and data works fine.

    NO GPS AT ALL. Only triangle works. Hey, like back in the days with iPhone 2G!

    Have an at&t sim which I will plug in later, but I do not expect to fix it that way.

    I deleted locationd’s cache and did a killall locationd, no result. Besides that I reseted the network, nothing.
    I didn’t pray for a solution yet, maybe I should give it a try?

    I guess I have to get a Garmin now 😉

    Peace

  127. JBlack says:

    PROBLEM
    >>Stuck in apple logo

    i can go to the main screen if i made the process again with redsn0w but only selecting “just boot tethered right now”, but if i restart the phone i have to do the same process.. or i’ll be stuck again in apple logo…

    If anyone solve this problem.. pls share.. i will appreciate your help..

    • Maurice says:

      Hi JBlack
      I just tried to jailbreak my iphone with redsn0_win_0.9.6b5, updating to 6.15.00 bb, but it did not work. After 30mins, my iphone is still stuck in the apple logo.
      Have you been able to fix the problem? If so, I will really appreciate your advice.

      Thanks in advance,

  128. tom says:

    i have succeeded in this unlock 4 ios 4.1…by using the method given…
    but the battery drain so fast…
    is there anyone else tht have an experience like me?

  129. chezzz says:

    Thanks DKSZONE.NET for keeping us up to date! Thanks to DEV-TEAM for this amazing trick!!
    After waiting one whole month, my iphone is finally unlocked! Followed the steps on this guide and voila, baseband 05.14.02 unlocked!!!

    I had some issues trying to enter on DFU mode but after redoing it about 3 times it worked 🙂

    useful tips:
    ————

    1.IF YOU’RE ON 4.1 DO NOT UPGRADE TO 4.2.1 !!!
    2.IF USING WIN VISTA OR 7, MAKE SURE YOU RUN REDSNOW ON COMPATIBILITY MODE WITH ADMIN PRIVILEGES!!! (right click on redsnow executable file > properties > compatibility tab)
    3.MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ITUNES INSTALLED ON THE PC YOU’RE DOING THIS OTHERWISE REDSNOW WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY.

    How I unlocked my 3GS 4.1 BB 05.14.02 (using windows 7):

    1. download redsnow 0.9.6b5
    2. download firmware 4.1 (ipsw file)
    3. run redsnow
    4. Point redsnow to ipsw file you just downloaded
    5. When asked if iphone is new, answer YES
    6. Mark install cydia and ipad baseband ONLY.(Even if you already have jailbroken iphone with cydia)
    It won’t change a thing! Your iphone will still look exactly the same, same apps, same setting, just new baseband!
    7. Follow the steps exactly as prompted by redsnow
    8. After long wait and iphone finally reboots and is working again, run cydia app from iphone and install ultrasnow 1.2

    congrats!!

    • HBK says:

      Hi Chezzz, I have 2 doubts, apprecfiate if u can clarify..

      1. Should iphone be connected to the pc right from step one when redsnow asks you to select the ipsw file, it will patch the kernal and reads ramdisk……?

      or iphone should be plugged into the pc only on step 6 when redsnow says both switched off and pluged in?

      2. Is the iPad 3.2.2 ipsw required for this baseband upgrade and unlock? IF so in which step it should be used and how it is used?

      Pls help….

  130. vam says:

    merge perfect

  131. siva says:

    Guys,

    mine is a 3GS iOS 4.1 with 05.14.02 baseband. As per the above process(jailbreak&Unlock), Is it tethered or untethered?
    Cud u plz help…

    • JS Baril says:

      Hi Siva,

      If I read correctly, if you use iOS 4.1, it should be untethered. With iOS 4.2 it will be tethered. Regards.

  132. siva says:

    Should the iTunes be latest or 9.1.2 is enough?

    • JS Baril says:

      Hi Siva, I used iTunes latest version on OSX and got my phone jailbreaked and unlocked with new bootloader 6.4. Regards.

    • JS Baril says:

      Hi again Siva, I realized that I haven’t answered your question about iTunes 9.1.2… Sorry, I don’t really now. Hope you find the answer. Regards.

  133. Dhruv says:

    @shiznyit

    Thanks a lot man !!! worked……
    it will only work with IOS 4.1 not for IOS 4.2.

    Cheers

  134. 3Rajesh says:

    using Iphone 3g followed th steps details but stuck in apple logo.

  135. Varun says:

    i have iphone 3g & ihad upgraded it to bb 06.15.00 using redsnow but when i try to unlock it by cydia using repo666.ultrasnow.com i m returned with error “sub process /bin/bzip2 returned an error code(2)” then i get “repo.666/ultrasn0w.com ./ POSIX connection refused”
    What can i do

  136. gian says:

    I need help here, because everytime I finished the STEP 7C, my iphone will not reboot, instead it always show this message,

    “The baseband file could not be fetch”
    “Check you internet connection and try again”

    “Baseband fetching error”

    I tried to do it over and over again but always getting the same result. I have 4.1 (ipsw file) on my desktop, and I don’t think I have a problem with my internet connection. I am using iphone 3g FM 4.1 BB 05.14.02, so I badly needed this BB update.

    Please help me.

    Thanks.

  137. Ronny says:

    Is dev team working to just unlock 15.14.02? My phone works fine now but can’t make calls. After reading all these comments I am nervous about 06.15 and making all those fixes.

  138. Renzo says:

    Hey guys … Tuia could work with iPhone 4 iOS 4.1 bb 02.10.04 ?

    Regards.

    • Harish says:

      Hi Folks,

      Appreciate if someone can clarify my queries,please…

      1. Does the itunes version used has to do anything(lead to any problem )with the jailbreak and unlock process?

      2. In my desktop pc i was using itunes 9.2 and yesterday i updated it to 10.1. But many blogs suggested to stay in itunes 9.1 which is good for unlocked iphones.

      Now I am planing to install itunes 9.1 on my laptop and to sync it with my iphone for taking backup of my iphone 3gs (ios4.1 05.14.02) before unlocking it. Will it cause any problem if I use itunes 9.1 on my laptop with my iphone which was earlier used with itunes 9.2/10.1 on my desktop pc?

      Thanks & regards,
      Harish

  139. zabarbar says:

    Is there an unlock for Iphone 4 running 4.1 out yet, does the redsn0w work for the iphone 4?

  140. sharuq says:

    ohhh maaa goodddd…!!!!
    after a long wait i did it….
    guys dont hesitate…go 4 it.. u l surely succed….

  141. Sara says:

    Hello for all
    I have problem with upgrading baseband and i hope from evreyone who have experanse helps me with that..
    when i finish step 7c and waitting to jailbrake my iphone there is an error screen appear says
    (( Your device in actually a newer (fixed) model!
    Although you indicated that your device was not a fixed model, its identifying itself as one.
    Please re-run this program, but indicate that you have a newer (fixed) model.
    Identification error!
    ))

    i take pictuer to this error screen..
    i hope anone can help me Email me..
    my email : power_sam@yahoo.com
    and i will be thankfull for him-her

    Thanks alot
    Sara

  142. harish says:

    Hi guys,

    I jailbreaked my iphone 3gs ios 4.1 05.14.02 with limerain. Then used redsnow to upgrade 4.1’s baseband 05.14.02 to to ipad baseband 06.* , It dint reboot my iphone(it got stuck in waiting to reboot for almost a night).

    Now I am not able to switch on my iphone itself.

    I am struck here…. Pls any help, What should I do now?

    I did and SHSH bolb backup before starting the jailbreak…

    • kmoney says:

      I have the same problem. I have old 3gs and I literally tried ALL combinations:

      redsnow 0.9.6b5 – fw 4.2.1 / fw 4.1 / with & without ipad baseband / setting old 3gs / setting new 3gs

      redsnow 0.9.6b6 – fw 4.2.1 / fw 4.1 / with & without ipad baseband / setting old 3gs / setting new 3gs

      in EVERY combination my iphone gets stuck showing apple logo and goes into recovery mode.

      Irecovery DID NOT HELP! whats going on???

  143. tom says:

    thnks a lot dks zone…
    now my battery doesnt drain so much…
    but when is the new update will be available 4 this prob?

  144. Eyel says:

    guys i have a jailbroken iphone 3gs 4.1 bb 05.14.02, can i just upgrade my baseband to 06.15.00? without having to jailbreak my iphone again? please reply.. i really want my phone to be workin.. thanks!

  145. Rajesh says:

    Got the apple logo issue fixed by using OSi 4.2.1 with redsn0w 5 and was able unlock my phone using ultrasn0w 1.2

  146. Rajesh says:

    alert ‘Hello Test;’

  147. naras says:

    Guys

    I have a 3g iphone that i upgraded to 06.15.00 and got it unlocked. I cannot connect to wifi with this phone. Is this a known issue. Please help.

  148. simon nguyen says:

    simon

    Hi Guys,

    I’ve got 3gs ios 4.1 bb 05.14.02. In the last 2 weeks trying to help my brother to unlock this phone, I have tried many methods but non of them work. Today I follow the instructions in this web site (1 thru 8). Guess what, it works perfectly. Here are the steps of what I did:

    1. Download 2 files mentioned in point 2 (Redsn0w 09.6 Beta 5 and ios 4.1 IPSW)

    2. Unzip Redsn0w file then keep all files in the same folder.

    3. Run Redsn0w.exe

    4. Follow the instruction on the screen.

    The whole complete process took approximately 8 minutes.

    Many thanks to Dev Team, you guys performed a great job.

  149. Scooter says:

    Oh here is my problem. I have a 3GS on 4.0.1 with 05:13:04. I was wanting to upgrade to 4.1. I did all the steps and downloaded the ios 4.1 IPSW and Redsn0w. I followed steps 1-8. I am now on 06:15:00 but it did not upgrade to 4.1. I am still on 4.0.1. Any ideas. Am I SOL since I am only on 4.0.1?

    Thanks all for the help

  150. Kiran says:

    Guys,

    I have a iphone 3g on 4.1 with BB 05:14:02, which was never unlocked before. I used the instructions above and got it unlocked no issues. I have not tested with a sim because I don’t a sim other then AT&T.

    the entire process took about 10 mins.

    Thank you Dev tem

  151. alberto says:

    Tenho um iphone 3gs bb 05.14.02 eu fiz tudo como está escrito no poste e encrava naquela parte “waiting for reboot” alguém me pode ajudar agradecia-lhe muito tem me feito muita falta o unlock do iphone já coloquei a compatibilidade etc e fica encravado sempre…
    ABRAÇO…

  152. James says:

    Help!!! I got a second hand iPhone 3Gs from a friend to replace a water damaged android phone. I’ve jailbroken iPod’s in the past, thinking it was similar, I decided to update my 3.1.2 (or 3.1.3) iPhone to 4.2.1…

    I’m a meathead, and decided to update the baseband to 6.15 before updating the OS, then tried updating through iTunes and not using sn0wbreeze to create an ipsw that doesn’t check the baseband version.

    So right now I’m stuck at the recovery screen on the phone, and can’t update or restore. iTunes just throws out this error message The iPhone “iPhone” could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (1015)

    Is there anything that can be done?

  153. Nitin says:

    Stuck!
    Followed the process to the tee, two times over, but iPhone reboots still with the old baseband 05.14.02 (Settings > General > About).

    Did anyone else land in this problem?
    Any solutions?

    One thing though – I don’t have wi-fi where I am doing this. I’d be heading to a wi-fi area to unlock with ultrasn0w once this step completes. Presumably I don’t need wi-fi for this?!

    Cheers.

    • Ignacio says:

      Hello. Thanks Dev Team!! I have succesfully upgraded to 06.15.00 and unlocked. After some several tries I did it!

      Nitin, try this: UPGRADE YOUR ITUNES VERSION. I was trying to unlock by upgrading to 06.15.00 my iphone 3gs (4.1) several times but always ended with the same problem as yours until I upgraded my itunes. It seems that as itunes couldn’t connect with my iphone (because of being itunes 9.0) and therefore couldn’t upgrade to 06.15.00.
      Hope it helps you!

      For everyone who has FOLLOWED THE PROCESS BUT IPHONE REBOOTS WITH THE OLD 05.14.02. Try this: UPGRADE YOUR ITUNE VERSION.

      For any questions feel free to send a email to ignacio.ogue@gmail.com with your doubts.

      Thanks and Good Luck.

  154. Alex says:

    i have used the redsn0w and 3.2.2 update and my 16gb 3gs worked fine but then put itself into recovery mode. I have tried to use redsn0w again but it gets to the point where it says flashing baseband and then it reverts back to the connect to itunes symbol.

    please help[ someone?

  155. kiran says:

    Hey,

    I got the jailbreak done without any issues, however forgot to check the option enable multitasking. How can I now get multitasking on the iphone.

    Thank you in advance for any help.

  156. ivan says:

    i need some help, i have an iphone 3gs FW 4.1 05.14.02 its new bootrom, when i try to upload the bb to the ipad´s bb 06.15.00, the redsn0w stcuks in waiting for reboot, help please!

  157. Carl says:

    Help please
    I updated my iPhone 3gs 4.1 fw 05.14.02 to 4.2.1 if you fw 06.15 all was working fine, I unlocked it, but a made a I mistake restore again to 4.2 with iTunes but when the process was at 70% iTunes stopped and displayed a message “iPhone can’t be restore” and now every time it reboot is in recoery mode. I tried kick the device Out of recovery mode with umbrella-4.1.5, tinyumbrella-4.21.01 and reboot but the Iphone do the same again.

  158. Andrew says:

    hey i just now used this procedure and after redsn0w finished it’s process my iphone 3Gs got stuck on apple logo and its been 15 minutes and nothing yet has happened.. what might be the reason??

  159. jagjit says:

    Hi…..
    This worked very well..
    Only problem occures that if you are using proxy in internet then this does not work as redsn0w can not deduct proxy.

    If net is without proxy then it works beautifully…..

    great work.

    Jagjit

  160. salmon says:

    I followed all the steps and my iPhone is successfully unlocked. But I have a problem now. My iPhone suddenly turned off and I couldn’t turn it on anymore. I tried to recharge it and connect it to my PC but nothing happened. My iPhone is totally dead! Anyone please help me,I am a newbie to iPhone.
    Regards to all!

  161. zac says:

    went through the whole process and everything seemed to work fine, but in ‘settings->general->about’ the BB is still 05.14.02 instead of 06.15.00 is this normal?

    • Ignacio says:

      Zac try upgrading your itunes version. I had the same problem but after I did the upgrade through “www.apple.com” and did the whole process again it finally upgraded to 06.15.00.
      Good Luck

  162. beat says:

    it works. thank you very very much

  163. azhea says:

    hi everyone.. i hope somebody could help me out with my problem. my iphone is stuck in recovery mode. before this, i upgraded to bb 06.15 and ios 4.2.1.. i tried “shiznyit’s solution” step by step and made sure that everything is done carefully but first, i always got the error 3014 then after restart i got error 3194 on itunes. now my iphone is still stuck in the recovery mode.. i hope somebody can help me out.. i got an iphone 3gs 16gb new bootroom.. thanks.. 🙂

  164. deeraj says:

    dear sir

    I did this and had a thanks to you
    but after all done. my camera is not showing video option on the right side s earlier
    mean i am not able to make videos from my iphone 3gs
    please tell me what to do by that my camera ide option works

  165. ecroes says:

    I AM stuck on the screen with a cd with iTunes written under it then and arrow and under the arrow is a picture of the usb cable.

  166. Ignacio says:

    Ecroes, when that happened to me I just did all the process again, and when it asked me to turn it to dfu mode it all was done automatically (as if the iphone was already at dfu mode).
    Good luck

  167. siva says:

    Hi,
    When we restore the backup we take while syncing, Does it restore the iOS+Data or just the data? (In case the jailbreak/unlock process wipes out the data).

    Plz help!!

  168. deeraj says:

    dear sir

    I did this and had a thanks to you
    but after all done. my camera is not showing video option on the right side s earlier
    mean i am not able to make videos from my iphone 3gs
    please tell me what to do by that my camera ide option works

  169. raf says:

    unlock my 3g with 4.2.1 bb 5.15.04! great…but problem with WIFI connection…?
    anyone can help?

  170. ibo0y says:

    i was jailbreak my iphone 3gs (new bootrom) with limera1n, can i jailbreak again with this one without restore the 4.1 FW?
    (sorry, i can’t speak english well)

    • Ignacio says:

      ibo0y, you cand do the jailbreak without restoring. I was in the same situation (iphone 3gs, new bootron, 4.1), and did the jailbrake without restoring and everything went ok.
      good luck

  171. 3vil says:

    Followed all instructions – Windows, ran as admin, XP compatibility mode – worked like a charm. Thank you!!

    Info: USA. 3GS on 4.0.1 w/ old Boot ROM. Upgraded to 4.1, then ran redsn0w to JB – install cydia and 06.15.00 BB. Once Cydia installed, ran Ultrasn0w and was unlocked. Note: This DID disable my GPS and now only have triangulation, but small price to pay.

  172. Zeb says:

    Those who are stuck at “waiting for reboot” message should make sure that they have downloaded the correct ipsw file. In fact the links in this post for 4.1 firmware are pointing to 4.0 instead which is not the one you should be using. I first tried 4.0 and it was not recognized then i tried 4.2 and it did work but i got stuck at “waiting for reboot”. Finally i found the 4.1 file ([link removed]) and it worked !!!

    • dkszone says:

      @Zeb
      The download link for iOS 4.1 is given at the end of the article, and it is pointing to the correct Firmware.

  173. Ahmad Syahruddin says:

    Thank’s ….
    I beg ur permisson to republish your tutorial on my blog (“http://asmssl0812.blog.friendster.com/2010/12/jailbreak-ios-421-iphone-3g3gs-menggunakan-redsn0w-096-beta-5/”) in Bahasa Indonesia.

    • dkszone says:

      You have already published the article with our images edited without our permission.
      You should not edit our images and put your watermark on it.
      You need to give credit in the form of backlink (hyperlink) to the article on our site.
      In your case it should be: [Source: dkszone.net]

  174. krunal patel says:

    I have tried to do this it will be stuck at FLASING BASEBND

  175. shom says:

    unless I launch RedSn0w, plug the iPhone in and select “just boot tethered” to kick boot my iPhone 3gs.
    This is very annoying as it means I have to carry a computer with me.
    Anyone resolve this problem
    I am not sure if there is a fix for this.thanks

    • shom says:

      I got everything ok, But everytime my phone turns power off or goes dead (no battery) it will not get on again, unless I launch RedSn0w, plug the iPhone in and select “just boot tethered” to kick boot my iPhone 3gs.
      This is very annoying as it means I have to carry a computer with me.
      Anyone resolve this problem
      I am not sure if there is a fix for this.thanks

  176. Jenny says:

    @zeb: you’ll find the firmware required here > iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=750
    If you have a 3g (my device) I suggest you download firmware 4.1(3g) and also download recboot (just incase you enter recovery mode even after jailbreaking) then use redsnow0.9.6b5 (choose the ipad bsaseband option)to jailbreak and unlock through these steps > youtube.com/watch?v=m4H2tUcz890 (which I did) OR you could google an easier method and use that.
    I went through ALOT of trouble trying to ailbreak and unlock my iPhone! Hope this helps. Good luck =)

  177. Esco says:

    HELP NEEDED!

    I am trying to unlock my 3gs 4.1 05.14.02 using redsn0w 0.9.6b5 and everytime it gets to uploading ramdisk it gets stuck there and after about 10 to 15 mins the phone restarts back to the beginning. Anyone know what I am doing wrong? Please Help.

  178. Argenis says:

    I´m doing everything but can unlock it, i have a 3GS 4.1 05.14.02. It does everything but reboot keeps on Emergency calls only.!
    Can someone helpme please.?

  179. Shawn says:

    Unlocked ios 4.1 iphone 3g bb 05.14.02… upgraded to 06.15 using redsn0w 0.9.6 b5 and installed ultrasnow 1.2…. its works guys no worries as long as u follow the given instructions… (and be patient)
    Thanks to dkszone and friends…
    Cheers !!!

  180. Moh Taher says:

    thanks so much for sharing this info.

    now its working 🙂

  181. tahmad575 says:

    can you guys tell me where to download the ipsw file
    when i open the redsnow application it asks me to browse to find a file and where do i get that file from?? please help

  182. Ahmad Syahruddin says:

    you can download ipsw matched with your iphone here :
    “http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/”

  183. Adrian Garcia says:

    Hey guys, this is how to fix a few issues.

    usually when it gets stuck in any process you should get another ipod cable, preferably the new ones that done have the holding pins, and dont forget to remove your sim card before attempting this.

    i’m right now upgrading from baseband 15.05.04 or something related, i wont lie i dont remember.

    cheers.

  184. Luis says:

    I Just upgrade to Base Band 6.15 but my data its nor working, any on Know if this is a Knowing Issue when the upgrade happened

  185. mihail dobrescu says:

    iu am trying ti update to 6.15 for an unlock but mine it is stucked in uploading ramdisk..what can i do?please help

  186. bruswain says:

    Hello dks and others,

    my phone:
    3GS
    4.1
    5.14.02

    Trying to upgrade to 6.15 in order to unlock, but gets stuck at Uploading ramdisk like previous posters. Any solutions?

    Thanks,
    Earl

  187. Cable P says:

    Help!

    I have a 3gs with old bootrom on 5.15.04 i am desperate to unlock and prepared to lose gps by going to 6.15.00

    I was able to load the custom 4.1 ipsw with ipad baseband to the device, when it was done i got an itunes logo on the screen and my computer still said the 3gs needed to be restored, there way no way to sync te phone, i rebooted and reset the phone, my only option was to restore, i desided to restore again to 4.2.1 since thats what i was on for months before

    After restore phone says baseband is still 5.15.04 !!

    So here are my questions;

    If itunes wrote my custom ipsw with 6.15.00 why and how is my iphone reporting that i am back on 5.15.04 i was under the impression it was more difficult to downgrade the baseband

    Or do the devices not report the 6.15.00 baseband properly? Is it possible i am on 6.15.00 even tho it shows 5.15.04??

    After 10 hours and no sleep last night i am back on stock apple 4.2.1 with reported baseband of 5.15.04, on a 3gs with VERIFIED old bootrom

    I need to be unlocked, is there ANY hope of a 5.15.04 unlock soon?

    What should i try next or try again?

    Could those of u that have had success with a 3gs please post ur phone details and the details on your upgrade path?!

    I am desperate!

  188. valerie says:

    i tried this and now my phone will not come back on! or do anything!? please help someone? ASAP please!

  189. Leezardus says:

    It worked for me! Successfully went from 5.14.02  to 6.15.00  baseband
     and now i can use my sim card. Thanks a lot.

    P.S. For those who ‘ve got flashing baseband stuck you should wait a bit till phone reboots. i ‘ve got the same stuck about 60% but after few minutes it rebooted and all is ok