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iPhone Dev-Team Releases Unofficial PwnageTool Bundle for iPhone 3GS

iPhone Dev-Team Releases Unofficial PwnageTool Bundle for iPhone 3GS

Posted November 29, 2010 at 12:18pm by iClarified · 46389 views
The iPhone Dev-Team has released an unofficial PwnageTool bundle for iPhone 3GS owners with the old bootrom that want to update to iOS 4.2.1 without upgrading their baseband.

For those Mac users with an old-bootrom 3GS who really know what they’re doing, here’s a minimal 3GS 4.2.1 bundle that will get you to 4.2.1 without updating your baseband. Be sure to uncheck "Activate the iPhone" using Expert mode. To actually jailbreak after you’ve restored with the help of that bundle, please use redsn0w. If you don’t know how to drop a bundle into, please hold off on 4.2.1 until it’s untethered for everyone

You can find a tutorial on how to install this firmware bundle here.

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JP - December 27, 2010 at 9:07pm
I understand the whole part of creating a custom IPSW to keep my old BB. However, I want to use this on T-Mobile network (in USA). Do I still uncheck "Activate"? Thanks for the guides! They're really helpful to read through before actually attempting the process.
aldwin - November 30, 2010 at 9:16pm
guys, help me out here. just wanted to clarify a few thing before i do this. i have iphone3gs on 5.13.4 bb on 4.1firmware 1. download and place the minimal bundle on your pwnagetool. 2. create a custom ipsw. 3. update my iphone 3gs to this custom made ipsw 4. use redsnow to jailbreak ??? (so eventhough the phone is already jailbroken, i need to jailbreak again?) 5. make sure to uncheck install ipad baseband (right?) 6. using cydia, download and use ultrasnow to unlock? are these steps correct? will i be able to run 4.2.1 on my 3gs while keeping the 5.13.4 bb? just wanted to make sure, i know exactly what to de before i even try.
zaffar - November 30, 2010 at 1:15am
hello all! is this method of making custom firmware for only old boot??why not for new boot??? i hve new boot 3gs.on 4.1bb 5.13.4. want to update to 4.2.1 with same bb. can i use this bundle????if not plz tell me when we shall get budle for new boot room???why they did not make it for new boot??? thanks zaffar.
george - November 29, 2010 at 7:51pm
Great, !! I wish DEV-TEAM had announced that yesterday...after reading Update #2 I started the procedure and .... I am on a 3GS with old bootrom, bb 6.15.00 and OS 4.2.1. , Jailbroken + unlocked with Ultrasnow 1.2 any wax to use this bundle now. ( i also have all shsh blobs till 4.1)
homer7198 - November 29, 2010 at 4:47pm
Once a custom firmware is created and restored without upgrading the baseband, and using redsn0w to jailbreak, wouldn't redsn0w upgrade the baseband? I thought 4.2.1 required the newest baseband to even boot? Anyone jailbreak to 4.2.1 without upgrading baseband? I've got a 3gs with 05.12.01. Thanks.
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