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I have an iPhone 3gs which initially had IOS 3.1.3 and jailbroken using couple of years ago. Factory unlocked by Three Network and has baseband 05.13.04

Now, I have recently restored to IOS 4.2.1 (custom ipsw created using Sn0wbreeze). I have only have SHSH Blob for 4.1, 4.2.1, 5.1 and 6.0.1 I just need this phone to use whatsapp and viber which requires at least ISO 4.3.1 (which I don't have SHSH Blob for). I can restore to 4.1 and 4.2.1 without any problem, but for some reason, I can't restore to 5.1. I get vairous error messages such as error 16xx, 10 etc.

I have tried downloading new IPSW for 5.1 and created using Sn0wbreeze, during restore, it can go up to Sno0wbreeze logo and shows progress bar and then I get 'error 10' message on iTunes.

I have spent quite a lot of time on this and all I want is whatsapp and viber to work.

Now, I am planning to 'update' to new IOS 6.x.x using iTunes (factory reset). Is there anything I should be worried about? My iPhone is empty so I am not fuss about saving data.

And also, does iPhone 3gs works properly on IOS 6.x.x.?

Many thanks for your feedback!

Cheers, Oz

asked 19 Jan '13, 05:49

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first 5 characters of your serial number?

(19 Jan '13, 07:28) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

I have successfully managed to restored to ios 5.1 I think there is a problem with redsn0w 0.9.15b3, so if you use old version 0.9.14b2 to stitch your blob and create custom ipsw, it should work. It also updated by baseband but seems to be working fine with factory unlocked iphone 3gs.



answered 27 Jan '13, 17:13

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yes the 0.9.14b2 seems to work better for the 3g/3gs

(27 Jan '13, 17:15) WalterWhite WalterWhite's gravatar image

Best to restore to 6.0.1. Just note that it is a tethered jailbreak. There is no issues with it running 6.0.1.


answered 19 Jan '13, 06:56

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iAdam1n ♦

Yes, I have tried to restore to 6.0.1 but I get error 10. I have tried custom ipsw from both redsn0w and sn0wbreeze but still no luck.

Do you think I should just go ahead and 'update' from itunes? I am not fuss about jailbreaking again.

(19 Jan '13, 07:39) Blackhole Blackhole's gravatar image

Check your host file and remove any lines with Enter DFU Mode and just hit restore on iTunes.. DON'T hold shift and load your ipsw.. Just hit Restore.

(19 Jan '13, 08:23) WalterWhite WalterWhite's gravatar image
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