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So since evasi0n is released I updated my 3Gs from 5.1.1 to 6.1 using sn0wbreeze (BaseBand preservation mode). Now when I open the phone, it asks me to activate it. I thought a jailbreak would do it but evasi0n says: 'the attached device is not activated. You need to activate it before you can apply the jailbreak.'

How can I activate it so I can jailbreak it with evasi0n?? THANKS!!

asked 05 Feb '13, 11:33

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use redsn0w to do a tethered jailbreak and it will bypass the activation screen,then you can go to cydia store and search for evasi0n 6.x untether and you'll be untethered


answered 05 Feb '13, 11:44

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right,so you gotta download the 6.0 ipsw,open redsn0w go on extras>select the 6.0 ipsw and it will ask to you what's your 3gs model,follow the steps,now go back go on jailbreak follow the steps and everything should work fine


answered 05 Feb '13, 11:54

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edited 05 Feb '13, 11:55

Redsnow error message: missing keys .plist data for this build!!!


answered 05 Feb '13, 11:52

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you need to use "select IPSW" button to manually select the 6.0 file. If you don't - of course it'll read the version from the phone, find that version is 6.1 and throw you an error.

(06 Feb '13, 13:16) ml05019 ml05019's gravatar image

restore with custom ipsw,use sn0wbreeze 2.9.8 for create custom ipsw


answered 05 Feb '13, 12:27

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hi but how do you use sn0wbreeze 2.9.8 for create custom ipsw???


answered 05 Feb '13, 17:52

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read this please

(06 Feb '13, 01:10) alfarizys alfarizys's gravatar image

sn0wbreeze 2.9.8 is not on Mac, any other alternative to Activate 3Gs iOS 6.1 or create custom ipsw,,,,?


answered 06 Feb '13, 02:28

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no, the only way to create custom ipsw just use sn0wbreeze 2.9.8 what you've tried to use redsn0w custom ipsw ??

(06 Feb '13, 04:51) alfarizys alfarizys's gravatar image

I am stuck in the same problem. I tried to downgrade back to 6.0 with redsn0w but it asks for blobs.. which aren't available for 6.0

is there any chance I get my phone back?


answered 06 Feb '13, 12:50

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what iPhone is that? If it's 3GS or 4, you can make a custom 6.1 IPSW in Sn0wbreeze or wait till redsn0w is updated to support 6.1. And save your SHSH for time being ;)

(06 Feb '13, 13:14) ml05019 ml05019's gravatar image

its 3GS and I'm on Mac.. the only option now is wait??

(06 Feb '13, 13:46) tibrocks tibrocks's gravatar image

ask your friends with Windows PC to get Sn0wbreeze and make you a custom ipsw. You can use it on your Mac if you copy it over.

(06 Feb '13, 13:56) ml05019 ml05019's gravatar image

Dear Khalil17,

Could you please confirm what is your current basedband (Settings-General- About). And do you know if you have an old bootrom or new?


answered 18 Feb '13, 02:41

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