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My friend gave me an iPhone 3Gs that was previously jail broken with redsn0w and unlocked! and he wanted to delete all his contacts and pictures and whatnot so he hit the "Erase all Content and settings" button and it crashed the iPhone and it only shows the apple sign 24/7 :(. so i brought it home

and i used redsn0w 0.9.6.rc14 and it worked fine until it got to the end where it just brought me to a spinning loading sign thingy and i had to wait like 10+ minutes for it to bring me back to the frozen apple :(

i also tried green poison and it worked fine and even showed the apple shape shifting into the skull but simply brought me back to the apple after! can somebody help me find a solution to the problem! i just want my new phone to work :<

eventually the apple will have a frozen spinny loading thing on it and shut itself off! HELP ME PLZ!

asked 27 Apr '11, 22:45

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Never use "reset all" when jailbroken. The result is what you've seen, and the only way out is to restore. What iOS is it on, and what shsh's do you have? You'll have to use custom firmware to preserve the baseband.


answered 27 Apr '11, 22:59

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dam! i dont know those things im really new and could you show me how to custom firmware before i restore it?

(27 Apr '11, 23:08) Prototruong Prototruong's gravatar image

Get TinyUmbrella first, run it, and hit "Save SHSH" with the phone connected. See what SHSH's it has for you. Then run iTunes (don't restore or update if it offers) and see what version it's running. You need to know those things before you go any further.

(27 Apr '11, 23:11) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

can you send me the download link for tiny umbrella? and it shows n/a for all the information in itunes! should i just restore it?

(27 Apr '11, 23:15) Prototruong Prototruong's gravatar image

The link is in the post. NO, DON'T RESTORE, or you'll lose the baseband, and thus the unlock. Take your time, you'll be sorry if you rush into this.

(27 Apr '11, 23:16) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

i got the download on the right side but umm i says No jvm could be found on your system please advise blah blah blah java or download jre from! will it work if i do?

(27 Apr '11, 23:17) Prototruong Prototruong's gravatar image

Are you on Windows or Mac?

(27 Apr '11, 23:19) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Go to and install Java. TinyUmbrella is crucial, so roll with it. Yes, it will work once you get Java installed.

(27 Apr '11, 23:20) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

ohhh kk its working now should i press start tss server?

(27 Apr '11, 23:23) Prototruong Prototruong's gravatar image

No. Press "Save SHSH" and see what it lists in the log. You can restore to 4.3.2 regardless of what SHSH's it has saved, if any, but it's a good idea to start the process ASAP.

(27 Apr '11, 23:25) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Are you on Windows or Mac?

(27 Apr '11, 23:26) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

i forgot to say that the unlock was form ultrasnow if that helps and uhh in the log it says caching shsh files and then it finds [0] zero :( so should i start the server yet?

(27 Apr '11, 23:28) Prototruong Prototruong's gravatar image

im on windows 7

(27 Apr '11, 23:29) Prototruong Prototruong's gravatar image

OK, get sn0wbreeze 2.6 and a copy of the 4.3.2 iPhone 3Gs firmware.

(27 Apr '11, 23:33) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Once you have those, run Sn0wbreeze, drop the downloaded firmware into it, and it will put the custom firmware on your desktop. Don't worry about the options, just choose simple mode, all options will preserve your baseband. Once the custom firmware is built, Sn0wbreeze will walk you through putting the phone into pwned DFU. After that, run iTunes, hold SHIFT on the keyboard, and click "Restore." Make sure you choose the sn0wbreeze firmware on your desktop, not the downloaded Apple firmware.

(27 Apr '11, 23:36) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

ok i dont know if this is a good time but you think i can get your msn or whatever you use incase if i ever experience these problems again? xD and what do i do after snow and im at the page where it says simple expert and baseband preservation! i choose baseband.... right?

(27 Apr '11, 23:39) Prototruong Prototruong's gravatar image

oh sick :D

(27 Apr '11, 23:40) Prototruong Prototruong's gravatar image

Before you do that (sorry, missed your comment about the shsh's), you need to run TinyUmbrella, choose your phone on the left, and click "Save SHSH." You have to have 4.3.2 saved or the restore will fail.

(27 Apr '11, 23:41) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Choose "simple." All modes preserve baseband. "Baseband preservation" mode is just for people who want to stay on stock firmware and not jailbreak, but keep their baseband. I don't use MSN, but I'm on Twitter, link is in my profile on this site.

(27 Apr '11, 23:44) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

big help man i really appreciate it :) and im still in the middle of the restoring!

(27 Apr '11, 23:51) Prototruong Prototruong's gravatar image

and yes im on the snow breeze restoration

(27 Apr '11, 23:51) Prototruong Prototruong's gravatar image

No prob. It'll take a few minutes. In the meantime, go back to and grab iREB. It will kick your phone out of recovery loop (click the "Recovery mode loop fixer" tab at the top), which you'll be in when the restore is done. This is normal.

(27 Apr '11, 23:53) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

oh my things perfect now i have cydia and everything i just want to unlock it so imma get that ultrasnow thing now!

(27 Apr '11, 23:57) Prototruong Prototruong's gravatar image

Yep, that's the next step. Make sure you reboot your phone (turn it completely off then on) after installing ultrasn0w.

(27 Apr '11, 23:58) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

And never use "reset all," or you'll have to do it all over again. ;P

(28 Apr '11, 00:00) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

i love you bro AHAH this is so sick i just made my first call with my new iphone :) now i ahve to get all my contacts on here :(

(28 Apr '11, 00:04) Prototruong Prototruong's gravatar image

LOL, good to hear. Enjoy.

(28 Apr '11, 00:07) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image
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