1. greenpantern's Avatar
    I'm going to jailbreak and unlock my 3GS to 4.1.3. Does redsnow jailbreak, unlock and activates my iphone?

    2011-06-02 02:53 AM
  2. Simon's Avatar
    There is no 4.1.3. If you want to go to the latest firmware and keep the ability to unlock then you need to use pwnage tool or snowbreeze to make a custom 4.3.3 firmware and restore to that.
    2011-06-02 03:03 AM
  3. greenpantern's Avatar
    Actually I meant updating my 3GS 3.1.3 to 4.3.3. So do I first use snowbridge to create a custom 4.3.3 firmware then what do I use to activate, jailbreak and unlock the phone? thanks.
    2011-06-03 01:28 PM
  4. Simon's Avatar
    Snowbreeze is what you use. It will make a pre-jailbroken custom firmware that you can restore to in itunes. You can also choose to activate that custom firmware when making it. To unlock you would install ultrasnow from cydia after.
    2011-06-03 02:17 PM
  5. greenpantern's Avatar
    I don't have AT&T so can I still activate it thru itunes using the custoom firmware?

    Also, when using snowbreeze, i need the original/stock firmware from apple correct? Thx.
    Last edited by greenpantern; 2011-06-03 at 04:48 PM.
    2011-06-03 04:45 PM
  6. Simon's Avatar
    In snowbreeze you should click the box that says activate if you dont have a ATT sim.

    Yes, you will need the original apple firmware to point snowbreeze to in order to make the custom firmware.
    2011-06-03 05:00 PM
  7. greenpantern's Avatar
    Awesome! i will try it. thank you!
    2011-06-03 05:03 PM
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    2011-06-03 05:07 PM
  9. greenpantern's Avatar
    Ok I made a custom 4.3.3 firmware with snowbridge. Before restoration, my bb was 5.12.01. After restore with custom firmware, it's 5.16.02. Was this supposed to happen? Second it isn't jailbroken but it is unlocked. Very strange. I would like to jailbreak it. Do I use redsnow with the custom firmware or with stock firmware? What's the best way to jailbreak it in my case? Thanks.
    2011-06-05 06:29 PM
  10. Simon's Avatar
    If you had restored to a custom firmware your baseband would not have changed. You must not have restored to the snowbreeze custom firmware.

    What do you mean by you are unlocked? You are able to use your iPhone with another carrier?
    2011-06-06 03:20 AM
  11. greenpantern's Avatar
    I don't suppose I am able to downgrade or restore the bb back to 5.12.01 anymore right?

    If i am stuck with 5.16.02, what should I do to activate, jailbreak and unlock the phone?

    After using my supposed "custom 4.3.3 firmware from snowbreeze" and restored it thru itunes, right after the successfuly restore, the phone detected my out of country sim card (non ATT sim card) right away. So it was unlocked automatically. But the phone isn't jailbroken meaning there is no cydia. Very strange.
    2011-06-06 03:35 AM
  12. Simon's Avatar
    So your iPhone is working to make calls?
    2011-06-06 04:06 AM
  13. greenpantern's Avatar
    Yes I'm able to make calls, send text, etc. but it doesn't have cydia which means it's not jailbroken. It's very strange case. In summary, my phone is updated to 4.3.3 firmware, bb 5.16.02, activated, unlocked but unjailbroken which is what I want as well.

    I suppose if i want to jailbroken I would have to use a stock 4.3.3? not sure... what do u suggest?
    2011-06-06 11:32 AM
  14. Simon's Avatar
    That means you have a factory unlocked iPhone. This is a good thing.

    Use redsnow to jailbreak it: iClarified - iPhone - How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]
    2011-06-06 01:10 PM
  15. greenpantern's Avatar
    if i follow that guide, can I unlock it without having to use the ipad bb?
    2011-06-06 03:09 PM
  16. Simon's Avatar
    You are already unlocked if you are able to make calls. You do not need the iPad baseband.
    2011-06-06 03:50 PM
  17. greenpantern's Avatar
    the guide said to use stock 4.3.3 to restore thru itunes and redsnow. I am assuming that I should be using the custom firmware on redsnow to jailbreak?
    2011-06-06 04:34 PM
  18. Simon's Avatar
    You dont need to restore to 4.3.3, you are already on it so you can skip that step.

    Download redsnow and download a copy of a regular 4.3.3 firmware (not custom)
    Run redsnow (if you are on windows vista/7 then you need to run redsnow in windows xp sp2 compatibility mode. To do that right click on redsnow and select troubleshoot compatibility).
    Point redsnow to the regular 4.3.3 firmware.
    Only choose to install cydia, nothing else
    Follow instructions for entering DFU.
    2011-06-06 04:43 PM
  19. greenpantern's Avatar
    Ok i understand. i will try it and let u know. thanks again.
    2011-06-06 05:04 PM
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    2011-06-06 05:24 PM
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