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Hello all i have a quick question. Ive been researching the different redsnow version and am afraid im confused. I have an old 3gs running IOS 5.1.1 with baseband 5.16.05. Id like to jaibreak it but not update the ios. Im familiar with jailbreaking but at a total loss on unlocking. Ive never attempted it. Is there a simple redsnow that will jaibreak and preserve whatever i might need later to unlock.? Also since i dont intend to ever leave this country should i even worry about unlocking or preserving baseband? Is redsnow 9.12 the one for untethered or is it 9.13, 9.15.? As i stated ive confused my self, all i need is an untethered easy to use jaibreak for 3gs 5.1.1. Thanks for all the knowledge so far from this forum.

asked 28 Jan '13, 03:51

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5.16 is not unlockable so you don't need to preserve it. If you don't plan on using an unofficial carrier, don't worry about unlocking at all.

(28 Jan '13, 07:48) cybr1d ♦ cybr1d's gravatar image

Thanks although im still not sure i completely understand. What is an offical carrier unlock? Is that where you can call ATT and have phone unlocked but to do so they make you update the IOS thus ruining your jailbreak? Or is it for just when you want to use it in another country? Im sorry for all the questions but im trying really hard to understand exactally what unlocking is for and if it will hurt the phone later if I dont do it when i jailbreak, as you can go forward but never can you go back.also redsnow 9.10 b2 will jailbreak it but will it hacktivate it also. Again my apoligizes for all the questions and your time and knowledge is greatly appricated.

(30 Jan '13, 06:24) sallysue sallysue's gravatar image


If you do an unofficial unlock you will need to preserve the baseband to prevent update the baseband. You need to backup your files with iTunes. This the way to stay unlock with ultrasn0w. You need redsn0w 0.9.13 b1. You don't need to enter DFU mode for this version, you just plug in your iDevice and press Jailbreak.The redsn0w work in your iDevice do not touch or do anything with your device or redsn0w or it will stuck in DFU Mode just ask me a question and I'm going to give to answers how to exit DFU mode. When it finished just open Cydia, choose User, wait until it finished loaded the files. Don't worry about stuck in reboot loop. When it finished loaded the files it will reboot one to two times.


answered 28 Jan '13, 06:20

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