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Im new to the whole thing and i'm not sure where to start first.. I have a iphone 3Gs it's version 3.0.1 it's old bootrom and untethered and is jail broken with cydia on it now.. 1. I'm not sure in what order i have to do every thing.. it says above the cydia on screen that 4.3.5 shsh is there.. do i have to upgrade the phone using itunes to that version..? then use red snow to jail break and unlock it again with ultrasnow afterwards..? or is it all done with redsnow including the version upgrade..? 2. what is the best/highest version i can take it to safely..?

so many differant forums and people talking about different version up grades and things going wrong, has left me unsure which and what way to do it safely. I have to be able to unlock it again as i use a different network to the one the phone is locked to..thanks

asked 20 Dec '12, 04:31

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Yours is old bootrom, so you dont need shsh. You have a couple options. Both will need the respective ipsw (5.1.1 or 6.0.1), both use redsn0w.

Option 1 - use redsn0w>extras>even more>restore>point it to a 5.1.1 3gs ipsw (answer NO when it asks yes/no), and yes when it asks about preserving the baseband. Then once its done, jailbreak it with redsn0w, install ultrasn0w from cydia, and you are done.

Option 2 - use redsn0w>extras>even more>restore>point it to a 6.0.1 3gs ipsw (answer NO when it asks yes/no), and yes when it asks about preserving the baseband. Then once its done, jailbreak it with redsn0w, install the repo (open cydia, tap manage, tap sources, tap edit, tap add) and add the repo http://repo.iparelhos.com. Install ultrasn0w fixer from that repo. Then install ultrasn0w normally like in option 1 and then you are done.

3GS 5.1.1 ipsw download

3GS 6.1.1 ipsw download

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answered 20 Dec '12, 04:39

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silly question maybe or 2 silly questions.. 1. which is the best one 5.1.1 or 6.1.1 ?? 2. does the sim need to be taken out before i start the process..?

(20 Dec '12, 04:45) daymo666 daymo666's gravatar image

for app compatability in cydia, 5.1.1 is better. (also doesnt need ultrasn0w fixer).

You'll want an att sim in it to avoid hacktivation (breaks push and causes battery drain). If you dont have one, can borrow one. doesnt need to be an active att sim either, a dead one is fine, just NOT a gophone sim (att prepaid). IF you have access to an att sim, after installing ultrasn0w is when to take att out and put your sim in.

If no att sim, do it with whatever sim in, but once all done follow the steps here to un-hacktivate

(20 Dec '12, 04:50) theiphoneguy ♦ theiphoneguy's gravatar image

thanks so much for you help..i will try this all later tonight.. ill either be back a happy chappy or with a brick.. thanks again

(20 Dec '12, 04:55) daymo666 daymo666's gravatar image

haha np. wont be a brick, you'll just be saying it didnt work :D

(20 Dec '12, 05:00) theiphoneguy ♦ theiphoneguy's gravatar image

i'm going with the 5.1.1 version and i'm using redsnow 0.9.15b3 i followed your instruction from your first post above,but you have said to say "no" to the first question..and yes to when it asks about preserving the baseband... the only question it ask's me when i start going through it all is ( redsnow can modify this ipsw during the restore to prevent the base band from being updated ) and then it goes to the pawned dfu section..

I'm thinking your redsnow is a different version maybe..? Is this ( redsnow can modify this ipsw during the restore to prevent the base band from being updated )the bit i say yes to..?

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