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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 · 97 comments · Add Comment
apple lover
apple lover - August 12, 2014 at 12:47pm
Lot of bullshits apple geehee....
billal90 - March 30, 2014 at 9:01pm
hi i have iphone 4s is bloqued in icloud hel me plzzz z
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?
blinddummie - 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 - 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 - May 20, 2013 at 5:59pm
Stuck at "Adding current APTicket" ... Any advice?
J - May 15, 2013 at 4:12pm
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:
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 - March 18, 2013 at 7:39pm
my phone was at&t usa, was very easy and fast..
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 - 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 - May 16, 2013 at 6:31am
Hi did the Blob issue got resolved. I too don't have any Blobs.
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - February 8, 2013 at 3:53am
pagi,,, saya ingin mengembalikan data upgrade dari upgrade iphone 5,, gimana cara nya? terima kasih..
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.
mukesh - January 27, 2013 at 5:50pm
At present my phone (3gs) is on 4.0.1 and it is jailbraken and unlocked. (earlier it is factory locked). Now if I upgrade with above steps will it be unlocked and jail break?
pubudu - January 28, 2013 at 3:24am
I also have the same Q .. any one know the answ ??
felix - January 16, 2013 at 2:29pm
maaf saya sudah menjalankan cara ini dan ternyata mendapatkan notification no remote blobs found.. bagaimana solusinya??iphone 3gs
Bharat - January 12, 2013 at 7:01am
I am not able to go ahead of the Blob dialog box. It asks to select Blob and I do not have any in the remote as well as Local. Iphone 3gs trying to upgrade to IOs 6.0 Plz help
Phil - December 30, 2012 at 8:34pm
after reading through a bunch of comments it seems like this error 2601 is pretty common. is it coming when trying to get to ios 6. im just trying to get to ios 5 but i need to use the gevey sim after so i need to preserve the baseband. so if anyone can reply and tell me if this works for ios 5 any help would be appreciated.
Benoski - December 23, 2012 at 8:15pm
How can I do this without getting "Exploit failed"?
Michaelkirchner - December 9, 2012 at 3:38pm
Need I.s.o 4.3 update without computer for iPhone 4 cdma
Simaeswa - November 25, 2012 at 10:53pm
Hello! I have done all the steps exactly the way it was shown, but on process twelve, it gave a message saying: "COULDN'T FIND 6.0 (10A403) BLOBS FOR THIS DEVICE ON THE APPLE OR CYDIA SERVERS. PLEASE CLICK OK TO BROWSE FOR ANY YOU MAY HAVE SAVED LOCALLY." Then the process stops. is there a workaround?
feroz - January 14, 2013 at 7:20pm
me too, did you find any solution?
Bharat - January 28, 2013 at 5:54am
Hi, Did u get any solution ?? Same problem here. It asks for Blobs and then stops. Don't have any Blobs.
zHooTer - November 16, 2012 at 1:11pm
Should I jailbreak my phone first before doing this process, or this process will automatically jailbreak my phone from the unjailbroken state while preserving my baseband? I've read so many articles here and there, and it's kinda mixed up in my brain making me totally confused to where should i start. iPhone 4 iOS 5.1.1 (9B206) BB 4.12.01 Status: Locked Contract expiration: Dec. 30, 2012 MAIN OBJECTIVE: Unlock (Is it right that i need to jailbreak my phone first to be able to unlock it once the unlock is available as my 1st option? 2nd option is factory unlock, which i don't have any idea yet) THANKS!
Michael kirchner
Michael kirchner - December 9, 2012 at 3:31pm
Need updated to I.s.o 4.3
Marco - November 12, 2012 at 6:12pm
I've entered DFU mode, but I did not see redsnow restoring my 3GS, now its not restoring and redsnow don't give the option to it. iTunes says my phone is in DFU mode, Can I ask iTunes to Restore it or not?
Marco - November 12, 2012 at 7:11pm
Just solved by myself, but was not updated... Still on 4.3.3. Tryed again and did not work again. Last info was that Exploit has failed. Whats happening?
Kross - November 11, 2012 at 7:52pm
I have an iphone 4 GSM ( NOT4s ), i am the original owner, running cios 4.1 ( jailbroken and unlocked with limera1n ) back when the phone was NEW. Following this tutorial attempting to upgrade to ios 5.1 using redsn0w 0.9.15b3 windows, after step Eleven where the phone successfully goes into DFU mode, the program returns me to the IPSW select screen and will not create a"restore image" on its own as the tutorial suggests. The "Next" button is the only dim button. Everything else is selectable.
Kross - November 11, 2012 at 8:03pm
I should also add that I am on the actual administrator account, and when attempting to "Fetch" SHSH blobs from redsnow 0.9.15b3 it says that I am not entering into DFU mode correctly but I've done it literally 100 times the same exact way and it works perfectly every time when doing it in "RESTORE" mode.
andy - November 11, 2012 at 1:24am
i was wondering if im on a ipad baseband. if i update the software. will i still have the unlock? please email me the info and the steps pleaese. because none of my apps are working..
Jeff - November 8, 2012 at 12:51am
When I upgrade my firmware to 6.0.1 n preserve the original modem firmware it said missing key n I need to connect to iTunes to restore my phone, help
arslion - November 2, 2012 at 1:13am
everything is done very good, but after step 12 i got error 2624 on new redsn0w 0.9.15b3 :/ tried alot,
denied141 - March 12, 2013 at 7:29am
hey man, same problem here! did you find any solution for this ?
crusher0 - October 27, 2012 at 10:31pm
So i'm trying to update my iphone 3gs bb 06.15.00 Its in DFU mode but whe i get to step 11, it doesnt install anything , it just goes back to the restore screen and nothing happens...
SyahirMalaysia - October 23, 2012 at 10:59am
i have a solution for this 2601 error. u need to delete some files in that .ipsw file here is the solution:
Ahmed Shebl
Ahmed Shebl - October 23, 2012 at 9:07am
i had a solution for this error 2601 for the pc user during restore without baseband happen with me and the soultion was find a friend who own a mac..and follow the mac tutorial... just mins and everything is ok.
pong - October 23, 2012 at 5:37am
@Thank you Joe. I used redsnow to make a custom FW and stitched with shsh blobs 5.1.1, and then restored on Itunes, but it had an error 14. I tried many time still the same.
Unknown58 - October 22, 2012 at 11:10pm
Ive done this on a windows 7 with full Administrator access. There's another way to preserve your Baseband.. The method I've done has been tested on my own iPhone 4 with preserved baseband 4.10.1 iOS 6
milandit - October 22, 2012 at 4:55pm
hello guys, I have an iphone 4 ios 5.1.1(BB 01.59.00) and wanted to upgrade to ios 6 but after following the exact steps provided on this guide i get a message from redsn0w saying that "Found device in DFU mode instead or Recovery mode", isn't it weird??? Now my iphone is bricked i guess coz it won't get out of recovery mode (redsn0w recognises it when it is in Recovery mode but it says that the device should be in Pwned DFU mode to proceed with custom IPSW, so i enter to Pwned DFU mode which is also recognizable by redsn0w but nearly at the end of the process it says "Found device in DFU mode instead or Recovery mode". Any ideas what should i do? thnx in advance
Joe - October 22, 2012 at 5:21am
@pong I tried to go from ios 5.1.1 to 6.0 using redsnow 9.15b2 on iphone 4 and got the same 2601 error. I tried again and again with no success. As suggested below I used snowbreeze 2.96 to create a custom ipsw (using ifaith setting) and restored back to 5.1.1. You can do the same to get to 5.1.1. Just use snowbreeze and Itunes (shift+restore) on custom-stitched (with shsh blogs) to get to 5.1.1
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