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Hi. I'm looking for advice for the best way to Upgrade to iOS 4.3.2 on my iPhone 4 which is currently running iOS 4.2.1 + greenpois0n. I don't believe that my iPhone is unlocked (unless it came that way from Apple). Should I use redsn0W or ultrasn0w? Do I need to reset my iPhone before performing new jailbreak? (or can I simply upgrade to iOS 4.3.2 using itunes, and then run redsn0w (or ultrasn0w) without resetting my jailbroken phone back to factory settings?) Is there a link or tutorial for this which someone can point me to?

Thanks for the help! ~rx


ultrasn0w is not jailbreak. it's a software unlock. is your iPhone factory unlocked? if Yes, go ahead and restore it to 4.3.2 via iTunes and jailbreak via redsn0w 0.9.6 rc14.

if it's not factory unlocked - follow this http://pastie.org/1831225 (ignore line 15 and further)

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answered 26 Apr '11, 14:15

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edited 26 Apr '11, 14:22

The main bit of info that you left out was about your baseband, if you rely on unlock then you'll need to use custom firmware, if you don't rely on/need unlock then just hit restore button in itunes, this will also update you to 4.3.2 at the same time, then rejailbreak with Redsn0w, both processes will wipe your iphone clean so make sure everything is backed up.

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answered 26 Apr '11, 14:16

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Thanks for the replies. I use ATT service, and I don't believe that my iPhone is unlocked (unless it came that way from Apple). So, just to clarify, the sequence of steps I should perform are:

  1. backup my iPhone using iTunes;
  2. backup my Cydia apps (e.g., using PackageBackup app);
  3. restore my iphone to factory settings using itunes;
  4. re-jailbreak following steps described at http://pastie.org/1831225;
  5. ???Then do i RESTORE my iPhone from backup in iTunes?
  6. ???And then how do I RESTORE my CYDIA apps/settings? (e.g., how do i restore Cydia apps/settings using PackageBackup if the PackageBackup app is not yet installed on my iPhone?)

Thanks again for the assistance (I'm relative new to all this) ~rx

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answered 26 Apr '11, 14:40

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If you iphone is with AT&T then it will be locked, and they don't do official unlocks either. You can preserve the baseband ( (modem firmware - settings/general/about) you have now in the hope that an unlock gets developed for it before the baseband version in 4.3.2 gets an unlock developed, it's all speculation though as noone knows what, if any baseband version will get unlocked.

If you really don't care about that and are happy using AT&T then just go to 4.3.2 via the restore button in itunes and then use Redsn0w to jailbreak. You can restore your itunes data/media either after the restore or after the jailbreak, up to you.

Your Cydia apps will get restored by which ever back up package you use, I think pkgbackup seems to be the best, although it's not a free app.....and I have little experience of using any of them.

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answered 26 Apr '11, 15:28

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Thanks Venusanann. That helps to clear things up. Regarding the unlock--I'm not exactly thrilled with my ATT service, but as far as I can tell, even if I manage to unlock my iphone, I'd only be able to use the phone with TMobile (which is currently in the process of being bought out by ATT)...so I'm not sure what other benefits there would be to unlocking my iPhone (besides resale valuation)...any advice about this?

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answered 26 Apr '11, 16:09

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Well I know very little about US carriers, there's always the option of using local carriers if on holiday/abroad and of course the resale value.

The main thing is that there is no current unlock for the baseband version you currently have (just check it in settings/general/about and post it here) or for the one that you would get updated to if you went to stock 4.3.2, but people are hanging on the hope that the earlier basebands will get unlocked before the newer one, where did they get this info, well it's nothing more than guesswork/speculation/hoping, and for that reason people are preserving their 2.10.xx and 3.10.xx basebands instead of taking the 4.10.xx baseband in the stock 4.3.2....but an unlock might not come for any of them or it might be for all of them, those in the know are very tight lipped about any progress.

I guess you need to decide what you want to do and whats best for you.

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answered 26 Apr '11, 16:23

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