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I need the proper steps to jailbreak and unlock my iPhone 3gs running iOS 5.0.1 with firmware 05.16.05. please help. All information on the phone has been erased and updated properly.

Thank you

asked 04 Feb '12, 13:45

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Before we continue, what does your iPhone say under model?


answered 04 Feb '12, 13:49

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(04 Feb '12, 14:34) lowflying22 lowflying22's gravatar image

What is the first five of the serial number? settings>general>about or on the sim card tray


answered 04 Feb '12, 18:23

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theiphoneguy ♦

86124 - I am needing the same assistance. All the above info is identical to mine....I have attempted to JB without success....All updated...restored and re-synced....find this, save that, DL this, what? ~~~Thank you!


answered 24 Feb '12, 00:16

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More info: Well...I now am past the stuck on Reboot menu...and past the ispw I am at the "your device is not supported untether blah blah" something or other....

(24 Feb '12, 01:05) CrystalSpring CrystalSpring's gravatar image

redsnow>extras>select ipsw>point to stock 5.0.1>click yes on the pop up>click back>click jailbreak

(24 Feb '12, 01:08) theiphoneguy ♦ theiphoneguy's gravatar image

Did that...and no I have exploit failed & usb connection error...

(24 Feb '12, 02:56) CrystalSpring CrystalSpring's gravatar image I am getting "unexpected error"....I have tried multiple combinations, I have attempted several angles....I have followed every direction to the T....I am more than capable of initiating such a bland task!

(24 Feb '12, 03:06) CrystalSpring CrystalSpring's gravatar image

update your itunes, make sure you are using the current redsnow

(24 Feb '12, 03:09) theiphoneguy ♦ theiphoneguy's gravatar image

are you on a pc? If so are you running redsnow in xp compat mode and as admin? make sure you are identifying the phone as new bootrom. Make sure to manually identify the 5.0.1 ipsw

(24 Feb '12, 03:27) therealcmac therealcmac's gravatar image

on a Mac...identified 5.0.1....all up to date

(24 Feb '12, 03:49) CrystalSpring CrystalSpring's gravatar image

original cable or cheapo replacement? try a different cable and a different usb port on the mac

(24 Feb '12, 03:50) theiphoneguy ♦ theiphoneguy's gravatar image

I'm telling you I am doing everything right....[3GS: Y U No cooperate?!]

(24 Feb '12, 03:50) CrystalSpring CrystalSpring's gravatar image

original and tried other ports

(24 Feb '12, 03:54) CrystalSpring CrystalSpring's gravatar image

then your mac is having issues. find another computer

(24 Feb '12, 04:00) theiphoneguy ♦ theiphoneguy's gravatar image

LOL....I might actually go with you on that one!! I appreciate you and your efforts....I will hunt down a better will definitely worth it after all that I went through today. Have a good night...anything else just post it and I will try it.

(24 Feb '12, 04:01) CrystalSpring CrystalSpring's gravatar image
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