How to Upgrade Your iPhone 4, 3GS Without Updating the Baseband (Windows)

Posted October 14, 2012 at 10:33am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 203792 views

These are instructions on how to upgrade your iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS firmware without updating the baseband.

Step One
Create a folder on your desktop called Pwnage

Download the latest version of RedSn0w from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. Likewise, download the firmware you would like to upgrade to from here and place it in the Pwnage folder.

Extract the RedSn0w zip file to the Pwnage folder.

Step Two
Right click or control click the RedSn0w application that you extracted in Step One and click Run as Administrator from the popup menu that appears.

Step Three
Click Extras from the RedSn0w menu.

Step Four
Click Even More from the Extras menu.

Step Five
Click the Restore button from the Even More menu.

Step Six
Click the IPSW button.

Choose the firmware you would like to update to from the dialog box that appears and click the Open button.

Step Seven
You will be asked if you would like to Prevent baseband update. Click the Yes button.

Step Eight
You will be told that Pwned DFU mode is required. Click the OK button.

Step Nine
Connect your iPhone to the computer, turn it off, and click Next

Step Ten
RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode. You can find more help with DFU mode here.

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.

Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.

Step Eleven
Your device will be detected once in DFU mode and exploited with Limera1n.

Redsn0w will then prepare a restore image.

Step Twelve
Redsn0w will now restore the device to the new firmware.

Step Thirteen
RedSn0w will tell you when the restore has been completed successfully.

If you need help with this tutorial please post a question in the comments or submit a question to the iClarified community using our Answers section.

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billal90 - March 30, 2014 at 9:01pm
hi i have iphone 4s is bloqued in icloud hel me plzzz z
Mallack - March 6, 2014 at 1:37pm
I've unlocked my iPhone for free with this service-
ormhel - March 13, 2014 at 3:28pm
really? can i have your iPhone imei number?
Kameh - April 7, 2014 at 6:23pm
The survey this sucks.. its just fake page, it doesn't provide any software to unlock or jailbreak.
bri4nt - January 27, 2014 at 2:23pm
I have an iphone 4 ios 4.3.5 Model su firmware 04:10:01 using GEVEY Ultra, if I upgrade to 6.0.1 without upgrading the baseband, whether to re-locked my iphone? n can not use the GEVEY Ultra again?
Alice - June 29, 2013 at 9:55am
Hi, after following this procedure, I get an unexpected error 2831, I want to upgrade an iPhone 3GS with BB 5.11.07 from 5.0.1 to any higher version, and no matter what I do, I get the same error. Any comments please? Win 7, last redsn0w version, already jailbreaked. Many thanks
shasha - June 28, 2013 at 3:24am
what dus it means when the jailbreak sait missing keys.plist datz for this build device: iphone 3gs build:iphone2,1_6.1.3_10B329 ??? can anybody help me please?
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