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

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

Posted October 14, 2012 at 10:33am by iClarified
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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.
How to Upgrade Your iPhone 4, 3GS Without Updating the Baseband (Windows)

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

Step Three
Click Extras from the RedSn0w menu.
How to Upgrade Your iPhone 4, 3GS Without Updating the Baseband (Windows)

Step Four
Click Even More from the Extras menu.
How to Upgrade Your iPhone 4, 3GS Without Updating the Baseband (Windows)

Step Five
Click the Restore button from the Even More menu.
How to Upgrade Your iPhone 4, 3GS Without Updating the Baseband (Windows)

Step Six
Click the IPSW button.
How to Upgrade Your iPhone 4, 3GS Without Updating the Baseband (Windows)

Choose the firmware you would like to update to from the dialog box that appears and click the Open button.
How to Upgrade Your iPhone 4, 3GS Without Updating the Baseband (Windows)

Step Seven
You will be asked if you would like to Prevent baseband update. Click the Yes button.
How to Upgrade Your iPhone 4, 3GS Without Updating the Baseband (Windows)

Step Eight
You will be told that Pwned DFU mode is required. Click the OK button.
How to Upgrade Your iPhone 4, 3GS Without Updating the Baseband (Windows)

Step Nine
Connect your iPhone to the computer, turn it off, and click Next
How to Upgrade Your iPhone 4, 3GS Without Updating the Baseband (Windows)

Step Ten
RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode. You can find more help with DFU mode here.
How to Upgrade Your iPhone 4, 3GS Without Updating the Baseband (Windows)

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.
How to Upgrade Your iPhone 4, 3GS Without Updating the Baseband (Windows)

Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.
How to Upgrade Your iPhone 4, 3GS Without Updating the Baseband (Windows)

Step Eleven
Your device will be detected once in DFU mode and exploited with Limera1n.
How to Upgrade Your iPhone 4, 3GS Without Updating the Baseband (Windows)

Redsn0w will then prepare a restore image.
How to Upgrade Your iPhone 4, 3GS Without Updating the Baseband (Windows)

Step Twelve
Redsn0w will now restore the device to the new firmware.
How to Upgrade Your iPhone 4, 3GS Without Updating the Baseband (Windows)

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


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apple lover
apple lover - August 12, 2014 at 12:47pm
Lot of bullshits apple geehee....
billal90
billal90 - March 30, 2014 at 9:01pm
hi i have iphone 4s is bloqued in icloud hel me plzzz z
ormhel
ormhel - March 13, 2014 at 3:28pm
really? can i have your iPhone imei number?
Kameh
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.
1
bri4nt
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
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
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?
b589fe5
b589fe5 - June 21, 2013 at 10:12am
I have a 3GS on 3.1.3 BB = 5.12.*** I used Umbrella to save my shsh to my PC, then used this process to update from 3.1.3 to 4.3.5, it worked well, but iphone was stuck in recovery mode. It suggested I use "Recovery Fix", so I did, it said it was "Done!" that my device would complete the process, 20 minutes later, it finished. Still stuck in "Recovery Mode" Now what do I do? Thx in advance.
jaslynheartszxc
jaslynheartszxc - July 24, 2013 at 2:37am
if you're saying that its stuck on recovery mode, click the lock button and home button at the same time and wait, it will be done after that
Mihai
Mihai - May 20, 2013 at 5:59pm
Stuck at "Adding current APTicket" ... Any advice?
J
J - May 15, 2013 at 4:12pm
WHY NOT JUST GIVE US ONE SET OF INSTRUCTIONS... YOUVE GOT ONE FOR HIS & ONE FOR THAT.. JUST GIVE US THE BEST ONES... FFS.
Freides
Freides - April 15, 2013 at 4:59pm
Ladies and getlement, After reading dozens of posts and tutorials I finally could update my Iphone 3gs with 5.1.1 preserving my baseband. ( I suppose I can use any firmware). After having failures with "ultrasnow" and other related software and tricks on the web, I happened to use "snowbreeze" which in the beginning (by using the basic modes) threw me i-tunes errors. However, something brilliant happened that you can also do in roder to avoid errors or your iphone stuck: 1. Create a folder on the desktop to put everything there. (Use tiny umbrella to save your blobs in the desktop which you will use shortly). 2. Download snowbreeze and run it to find the desired firmware. 3. After having downloaded the firmare run it with snow breeze with Ifaith mode. 4. Load your blobs saved (the corresponding one). 5. After creating it, save it and bear in mind it looks different from the apple-original one. 6. Open itunes and load the file you created and voila! Note: Before doing all this process doanload idrive to back up your contacts and also do a general back up. Likewise, after installing everything, go to cydia and run ultrasnow for unlocking your phone. Questions? E-mail me at: teaching-children@hotmail.com
nikobab
nikobab - March 18, 2013 at 7:31pm
No can do for my Iphone which was originally locked to T-Mobile in Croatia. Actually they can do it fo 70 USD and that's too much.
itaymis
itaymis - March 18, 2013 at 7:39pm
my phone was at&t usa, was very easy and fast..
nikobab
nikobab - March 18, 2013 at 4:22pm
Does this work for anybody? As I understood there are no positive comments. I am stuck with unlocked jailbroken 3GS 4.2.1. baseband 6.15.0, GPS not working, trying to find a way to update my IPhone, keep it unlocked, get GPS back. Any advices (as simple as possible please I consider myself advanced user but I don't have time to sit for hours...) Thank you!
cmarusicd
cmarusicd - March 11, 2013 at 3:02pm
I have an iPhone 4 and I need to restore it to 6.1.2 without updating the baseband 01.59.00; can I use this tool and procedure to do it? I don't have the blobs for any IOS, only for the 6.1.2.
Bharat
Bharat - May 16, 2013 at 6:31am
Hi did the Blob issue got resolved. I too don't have any Blobs.
Ahmed
Ahmed - March 10, 2013 at 5:03am
@ Orlando I think u need to do it once again on Mac pc. Or mac book. It will work fine.
Orlando
Orlando - March 10, 2013 at 3:11am
Hello, I did all the steps mentioned here and at the end of the process, redsnow said that everything was fine and I should do jailbrake with redsnow but my iphone is in recovery mode and it doesnt go out of that mode, PLEAAASE, What can i doooo??
Orlando
Orlando - March 10, 2013 at 3:15am
Its an iphone 4, it had IOS 4.3.3 and I instaled IOS 6.1.2, it is GSM, could someone help me please???
reza
reza - February 26, 2013 at 8:24am
I tried to restore with redsnow 15b3 and IPSW(iPhone3,1_6.1_10B144_Restore.ipsw) for updating my iphone4 IOS4.3.3 to 6.1 but I got this error during updating blobs message : Could not fine recovery device. please help me
pubudu
pubudu - February 14, 2013 at 3:50pm
My 3gs after updating 4.0.1 to 6.0.1 i have an issue. My phone suddenly goes off after halfway battery. This happens when trying to use apps like FB, Camera etc .. Is it a bug in IOS6 for 3gs. I feels like whether its has something to do with base band (05.13.04) which I didnt updated as my phone is a operator locked one. Anyone had the same issue and fixed ??
mario golfo
mario golfo - February 13, 2013 at 3:58pm
need HELP! I have iphone 3gs ios 6.1 baseband 5.13.04 its already jailbroken and I already install ultrasnow I can make calls and receive calls but and I cant receive SMS and send SMS! NEED HELP! any reply will be appreciated thanks ^_^
annoying
annoying - February 14, 2013 at 1:42pm
3GS Using Ultrasn0w. The early release of this unlock tool does not support any new baseband versions, but works to unlock the following basebands: 01.59.00 04.26.08 05.11.07 05.13.01 05.12.01 06.15.00 Your baseband is not on the list so better luck next time :)
coool
coool - March 7, 2013 at 9:34pm
I've got the same device: 3gs , ios 6.0.1, same baseband 5.13.04 and everything works fine with ultrasnow 1.1.8? i think, the latest one. Try to reinitialise/ reset the modem settings or delete and reinstall ultrasnow from devteam source in cydia. It happened once to me that i couldn't receive SMS but i fixed it by just reinstalling Ultrasnow. Don't use both Ultrasnow and ultrasnowfixer! Good luck.
jepri
jepri - February 8, 2013 at 3:53am
pagi,,, saya ingin mengembalikan data upgrade dari upgrade iphone 5,, gimana cara nya? terima kasih..
aizaz
aizaz - February 4, 2013 at 7:38pm
you need to have blobs for the ios you are trying to update. The method shown here automatically find your blobs either from your phone or cydia. Now, if cydia is not offering blobs anymore for the ios you are trying to update then you get the message unable to find the blobs. You then need to manually specify blobs if you have stored it earlier. You can store your blobs using Tiny Umbrella. However if cydia is no more offering blobs for the ios you are trying to update then you cant do anything.
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