1. rukavuda's Avatar
    Wifes 3G is running like a bag of nails
    she is on 4.0 with no shsh
    whats the best firmware for her to go to with an unlock too, and best software todo the job ?
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    2011-07-09 10:13 AM
  2. i.Annie's Avatar
    1) I'd suggest either downgrading it to 3.1.x or upgrading it to 4.2.1
    2) I'd suggest #1 because 4.0.x isn't the most optimal firmware version for several reasons on an iPhone 3G
    3) If you'd like to stay on iOS 4, upgrade to 4.2.1 with a custom firmware if you need to unlock. If you do not need to unlock, hit upgrade in iTunes and use Redsn0w to jailbreak.
    4) If you want to go to 3.1.x, no SHSHs are necessary. Simply shift+restore to 3.1.x and jailbreak with Redsn0w 0.9.4.
    2011-07-10 01:52 AM
  3. Mes's Avatar
    +1. Be careful with 4.2.1. A Custom firmware built by PwnageTool or Sn0wbreeze is required to keep the unlock.

    I like 4.2.1 because of the folders. The speed is ok if you disable multitasking, wallpapers, and install just a few apps & tweaks. Since 4.2.1 is the latest Apple authorized 3G iOS version, SHSH blobs may not be required (never tried it but seems logical it should work). If you like lots of goodies go with 3.1.3.
    2011-07-10 02:32 AM
  4. i.Annie's Avatar
    You're correct, SHSHs aren't required for 4.2.1 bc that's the latest fw for iPhone 3G.
    2011-07-10 02:36 AM
  5. rukavuda's Avatar
    You're correct, SHSHs aren't required for 4.2.1 bc that's the latest fw for iPhone 3G.
    thanks for reply i.Annie !

    so just to clarify, i CAN download 3.1.x and restore in itunes without any shsh saved ?
    and because i require an unlock, i will obviously choose the firmware that has the jb and unlock, but what i would like to know is, ultrasnow, does ultrasnow always have the unlock for the respective firmware ? even though 3.1.2 is over a year old, when i install cydia and wifi to get ultrasnow it will still allow me to unlock 3.1.2 ? baseband 05.13.04
    Last edited by rukavuda; 2011-07-10 at 10:12 AM.
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    2011-07-10 10:04 AM
  6. i.Annie's Avatar
    Yes you can without SHSHs. And yes you can still unlock bc your 4.0 has an unlockable baseband, when you downgrade the baseband will never downgrade but stay the same. So you'll retain the same bb you have now.

    Notice you'll get error 1015 when you downgrade to 3.1.3, it's nothing to worry about. Simply use TinyUmbrella to "Exit Recovery" when that happens and then you can jb as normal
    2011-07-10 04:04 PM
  7. rukavuda's Avatar
    Yes you can without SHSHs. And yes you can still unlock bc your 4.0 has an unlockable baseband, when you downgrade the baseband will never downgrade but stay the same. So you'll retain the same bb you have now.

    Notice you'll get error 1015 when you downgrade to 3.1.3, it's nothing to worry about. Simply use TinyUmbrella to "Exit Recovery" when that happens and then you can jb as normal
    thanks again for info !
    so am i best using blackra1n

    I hope this works, blackra1n and the unlock i mean, other wise its gonna cost me an ip4

    right just to clarify

    download 3.1.3 ispw
    itunes shift + restore
    select 3.1.3
    let it do its thing
    then use blackra1n to jailbreak, then use cydia ( over wifi ), get ultrasnow and unlock
    Last edited by rukavuda; 2011-07-10 at 04:40 PM.
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    2011-07-10 04:21 PM
  8. i.Annie's Avatar
    Blackra1n only works on 3.1.2. I would suggest not to use it anyway, it's outdated and still buggy. I would suggest using Redsn0w 0.9.4 with a 3.1.2 ipsw. You can choose to restore to 3.1.3 or 3.1.2 but use Redsn0w 0.9.4 with a 3.1.2 ipsw for either. I would recommend to restore to 3.1.3.
    2011-07-10 07:50 PM
  9. rukavuda's Avatar
    ok BIG problems
    jailbroke, now cydia is stuck @ loading data, so i cant get to access ultrasnow
    Last edited by rukavuda; 2011-07-10 at 10:11 PM.
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    2011-07-10 09:19 PM
  10. rukavuda's Avatar
    ^^^

    fixed now

    but can someone explain this

    i restored to 3.1.2 via shift and restore
    i then jailbroke with redsnow using 3.1.2
    my firmware on my wifes 3G is now 3.1.3 !!! how ?
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    2011-07-10 10:38 PM
  11. Mes's Avatar
    That's just the way our jailbreak community did it. 3.1.2/3.1.3 are close cousins.
    2011-07-10 11:01 PM
  12. rukavuda's Avatar
    well thanks all for the help
    im happy now the wifes ip3g is running faster
    it was a shameful excuse of a iphone on 4.0
    any good husband would of done the same as me ! lolz

    many thanks once again
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    2011-07-10 11:14 PM
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