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How should i jailbreak and unlock iphone 3gs if i accidentally updated it to ios 6.1 via itunes OTA?

asked 11 Feb '13, 04:04

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closed 30 May '13, 23:18

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Just curious, how do you accidentally open Settings, tap General, tap Software Update and then tap Install Now? Also, "iTunes OTA" is a contradiction in terms, it's either one or the other.

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The question has been closed for being "spam quota met, thanks @sanjoy!" by spockers, 30 May '13, 23:18


i give you the step by step tutorial that worked for my iphone 3gs...

I accidentally updated my iphone 3gs to ios6.1 via itune OTA.After the long search on the web i have found the following method.

(Note -- this guide is only for the old iphone 3gs users---if you have new one you have a risk to brick your radio so don't try this method)

(After updated to the ios 6 your phone would not activate unless you have official unlock and do not try anything before go to this method)

Step 1:download the redsn0w_win_0.9.15b3 here

Step 2:download the ios 6.0 for ipnone3gs here

Step 3:open redsn0w

Step 4:go to extras and click select IPSW

Step 5:then point your ios 6.0 IPSW file you have downloaded previously..

Step 6:go to back then select jailbreak

Step 7:on the jailbreak window just select Install cydia and install ipad baseband.

Step 8:follow the instruction given by redsn0w.

Step 9:once it completed it will automatically boot your device but you will not see cydia.

Step 10:now you did tethered jailbreak..it require you to boot via redsn0w every time.

Step 10:now turn off your device and go to extras select IPSW file then press just boot button.it requires you to put the phone into DFU Mode..

Step 11:now the pineapple will appear on the boot screen istead of apple.Now you can see the cydia and make sure your firmware version have changed to 06.15.00..Setting-->General-->About-->Modem firmware

Step 12:untethered jailbreak:go to the cydia and search evasi0n 6.0-6.1 Untether then install it.Now you don't need to boot via redsn0w every time.you did a untethered jailbreak...

Step 13:Unlocking:launch cydia and search ultrasn0w and install it.

Step 14:Open Cydia on your jailbroken iPhone.

Step 15: Head over to Manage > Sources. Now at the top right hand corner, tap on Edit.

Step 16: Enter the following repository in the URL: http://repo.iparelhos.com.

Step 17: Tap on the source that you entered in step 16.

Step 18: A package called ultrasn0w fixer for 6.0 will be presented to you. Tap on it to start installation.

Now your phone is jailbroken and unlocked..On the ipad baseband all the feature on my phone working well..so i had not downgraded my baseband..if your gps is not working on the ipad baseband you can downgrade it by using previously downloaded redsn0w

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answered 11 Feb '13, 04:53

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mano
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i did this but no signal. any help

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answered 12 Feb '13, 07:57

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Part 1: Determine Eligibility

  1. Find your serial number (Settings -> General -> About -> Serial number)
  2. Go to this website
  3. Carefully enter your serial number
  4. Click 'Laat de informatie zien' (Show the information)
  5. Look at the lines "Production year:" and "Production week:"
  6. Compare your numbers to the information below

Production year is 2009 or 2010: You have an eligible device. You may proceed to Part 2.

Production year is 2011: Look closely at the production week. If your production week is 33 or lower, you have an eligible device. You may proceed to Part 2. If your production week is 34 or higher, STOP! Do not proceed to part 2, your device is not eligible.

Production year is 2012 or 2013: STOP! Do not proceed to part 2, your device is not eligible.

WARNING: Do not proceed unless your device is eligible! Doing so will brick your device! If you have any question as to the eligibility of your device, join our IRC channel at irc.freenode.net #jailbreakQA and ask if your device is eligible.

Part 2: Download Required Files

  1. Get redsn0w for windows or mac
  2. Download this ipsw (do not download 6.0.1 or 6.1, even if you're on one of those versions) if you don't already have it

Part 3: Upgrade to iPad Baseband, Install Cydia

  1. Connect the iPhone to USB
  2. Hold the power button on your iPhone and 'slide to power off'
  3. Open redsn0w (run as administrator if using Windows)
  4. Click 'Extras' -> 'Select ipsw'
  5. Choose the 6.0 (not 6.0.1 or 6.1, even if you're on one of those versions) ipsw
  6. Choose 'yes' on the box that pops up (unless you're sure you have an old-bootrom 3GS)
  7. Click Back
  8. Click Jailbreak
  9. Select "Install iPad baseband" and "Install Cydia"
  10. When asked if you are sure you want to proceed, click 'yes'
  11. Follow the DFU instructions
  12. When that completes, close redsn0w

Part 4: Downgrade from iPad Baseband

  1. When your iPhone boots, hold the power button and 'slide to power off'
  2. Open redsn0w (run as administrator if using Windows)
  3. Click Extras -> Select ipsw
  4. Choose the 6.0 (not 6.0.1 or 6.1, even if you're on one of those versions) ipsw
  5. Choose 'yes' on the box that pops up (unless you're sure you have an old-bootrom 3GS)
  6. Click Back
  7. Click Jailbreak
  8. Select ONLY "Downgrade from iPad baseband"
  9. Follow the DFU instructions
  10. When that completes, close redsn0w

Part 5: Boot Your Phone

  1. When your iPhone boots, hold the power button and 'slide to power off'
  2. Open redsn0w (run as administrator if using Windows)
  3. Click Extras -> Select ipsw
  4. Choose the 6.0 (not 6.0.1 or 6.1, even if you're on one of those versions) ipsw
  5. Click 'Just boot'
  6. Follow the DFU instructions
  7. Close redsn0w when it completes

Part 6: Unlock and Untether

  1. Open cydia and let it complete loading
  2. Go to 'Changes' page (bottom middle of cydia)
  3. Tap 'Refresh' in the top-left corner
  4. Wait for cydia to finish loading. If you get an error, tap refresh again.
  5. Tap search, find and install 'evasi0n 6.0-6.1 Untether' and 'ultrasn0w' (those are zeroes, not capital o's)
  6. Reboot iPhone (power off/on if it doesn't reboot automatically)

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answered 14 Feb '13, 16:43

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