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Hi, I have an iPhone 3GS which has been jailbroken using redsn0w. I am not completely certain what I should do to update iOS when the evasi0n jailbreak is released (hopefully tomorrow).

Should I update to iOS 6.1 using redsn0w and the restore function in iTunes, and then jailbreak the device with the evasi0n software?

Many thanks,

asked 02 Feb '13, 04:51

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zacky boy


Yes, if you're not officially unlocked, just use Redsnow to make a NO-BB ipsw so you can conserve your Baseband (Remember there is not an official and compatible Ultrasnow for ios 6.1), and then use iTunes to upgrade it.

When evasion will be released, I advice you to wait some days before jailbreaking, so bugs can be fixed and cydia servers less sollicited.



answered 02 Feb '13, 04:57

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redsn0w doesnt support iOS 6.1, you cant create NO BB IPSW. Yet.

(05 Feb '13, 01:13) dogyot dogyot's gravatar image

Backup in iTunes. Restore, rather than update, to iOS 6.1 using iTunes. Then jailbreak, then restore your iTunes backup. If you are using Ultrasn0w to unlock, do not update to iOS 6.1 until ultrasn0w has been updated.


answered 02 Feb '13, 04:57

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iphpwn4 ♦

edited 02 Feb '13, 04:58

Thanks for the answers - I'll wait for an updated version of ultrasn0w as advised.

(02 Feb '13, 05:10) zacky boy zacky%20boy's gravatar image

has ultrasn0w now been updated to work with 6.1? seen some sites saying yes then others saying update to 6.1 JB with evasi0n then use redsn0w to do a BB down grade then you can unlock not sure if any are tru hence me not updating my 3gs 5.1.1 to iod 6.1as i'm JB and running ultrasn0w for my unlock and cant be locked out!


answered 05 Feb '13, 09:20

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yes ultrasn0w 1.2.8 is 6.1 compatible on certain basebands (ex 5.11, 5.13, 6.15).

(05 Feb '13, 09:23) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

what about BB 01.59 @justinred? i just updated mine and it keeps flipping from one bar with my network name to no service, what do i need to do?

(08 Feb '13, 16:45) afaqkhan afaqkhan's gravatar image
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