October 16, 2012 By Muz Khan
This below procedure for iOS upgrade without baseband upgrade is compatible for iPhone 4 and iPhone 3gs and not applicable for other devices. This option has bee now provided in the recent release of RedSn0w 0.9.15b2 version. Most of the users are getting the unexpected error 2601 or error -1 while they try to restore for iOS 6.0 which can be avoided easily by just following the below steps exactly in the sequence these are given and making sure the ipsw file for your device is downloaded matching the existing build version of your device. In addition make sure that you are using the latest version of iTunes and RedSn0w 0.9.15b2.
So here are the upgrade steps:
Step 1: Download the ipsw firmware file for your iphone from our iphone firmware download page.
Step 2: Download the latest version of RedSn0w i.e. 0.9.15b2 from our jailbreak download page and extract it on your desktop or in a folder which you remember easily and access easily as well. Open the extracted folder and right click redsn0w.exe file and click Run as asministrator.
Step 3: You will see the redsn0w main screen click Extras from the availble options on RedSn0w screen Now click Even More Now click Restore Now click the IPSW to select the ipsw to be restored. Now select the ipsw file which you downloaded in step 1 and click Open. A message box will show you that redsnow can modify this IPSW during the restore to prevent the baseband from being updated. Would you like redsn0w to do this? This is the point where we are given option to prevent the baseband update. Slecet Yes.
Step 4: Next message you will receive is "Please connect the device and enter Pwned DFU mode to restore to this IPSW. Click OK to be guided into Pwned DFU mode. You shall then be returned to this screen. Click OK. Now you will be asked to put your device in DFU mode similar way which you do during the jailbreak process, just follow the redsnow instructions and it will be easy. If you know how to put your device in DFU mode you can put it without clicking the next button as soon as the device is in DFU the software will recognize and go to next step automatically.
Step 5: Now you will see few messages on redsnow screen in the following sequence:
- Exploiting with Limera1n
- Preparing restore image: Loading 038-6494-001.dmg: 31% (something similar to this line)
- Restoring to iPhone3,1_6.0_XXXXXX(no BB)
- Restore process has been completed successfully
Now your device is having the upgraded iOS version but the baseband is not upgraded.
October 15, 2012 By Muz Khan
Below is the step wise guide for redSn0w 6.0.1 Jailbreak download and how to jailbreak iPhone 4, iPhone 3gs, iPod Touch 4g running on iOS 6.0.1 and iOS 6.1 Jailbreak, If you are previous jailbreaker you are aware very well that there is no untethered iOS 6 jailbreak available on the internet. Yesterday only we got an update from iphone dev blog in the form of redsnow 0.9.15b2, there are two good things in this latest update first it is now equipped with Cydia by default and also it is an untethered iOS 6.0 jailbreak.
If you want to jailbreak other devices iphone4s jailbreak, iPad 2/3 jailbreak on iOS 5.1.1 or older version you can follow our Absinthe and RedSn0w Jailbreak tutorials.
Here is the procedure for jailbreaking iphone 4, iphone 3gs and ipod touch 4g using redsn0w 0.9.15b3.
RedSn0w 6.0 Jailbreak Download & Install
Step 2: Open the redsnow folder and if in Windows right click redsn0w.exe and click Run As Administrator.
Step 3: You will see the redsn0w main menu with only two options: Jailbreak – Jailbreak and install Cydia and Extras – Everything Else. Click Jailbreak.
Step 4: Now if your device is not connected you have to connect it to your computer using the usb cable. After connecting turn it Off because if it is not turned off you will not be able to click the next button. After your device is Off click Next.
Step 5: Now the redsn0w program will ask you to put your device in DFU mode by pressing the noth home and power buttons in different combinations. If you are confused just follow the screen instructions carefully and don't panic because if you are not able to put your device in DFU mode nothing will happen until you do it successfully and as soon as you pressed the right combination program will automatically detect and go to next step. If you still face error you can visit this post on How To Put Your Device in DFU Mode
Step 6: Once the device goes in DFU mode the progress will start on redsnow screen and after a while the program will stop on an option screen just confirm that the check box of Install Cydia is selected and press Next. The remaining part of the installation will be done on your iPhone or ipod and will take about 2 minutes you will see some progress on your device screen and now you can close the Redsn0w screen or you can click back to go to main screen.
Step 7: Your jailbreak is done and if you have iPhone 3gs old bootrom it is now having Cydia which you can start using right away, but if you have jailbroken iPhone 4 or iPod Touch 4g or iPhone 3gs with new boot rom you need to do below step of boot tethered.
Step 8: Boot Tethered RedSn0w 6.0 Jailbreak
Open redsn0w if it is closed and on main screen go to second option Extras => Boot Tethered = Just Follow screen instructions and your device will reboot. Now you can use Cydia.
iOS 6 Cydia Intro For New Jailbreakers
Cydia is the main app which we use for searching, downloading and installing the jailbreak apps, tweaks, themes and lock screens. Cydia works exactly like the Apple app store, you can say it is an alternate app store for free downloading or purchasing the jailbreak apps.
There is another jailbreak app that gives you access to free apps which are available on app store with some cost, if you want to dosnload paid apps for free you can try Installous. I found this very useful but the negative thing is that it is against the copyright law and infringes the copyright act therefore as an ethical reminder we suggest to purchase the apps that are not much costly and most of them are in the range of $0.99 to $2.99. This is good practice to purchase original apps from app store or Cydia store in order to reward the hardwork of developers and to keep the innovation growing.
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If you are looking for iphone 5 jailbreak untethered or tethered you will be disappointed to know that it is still not available. You can join my blog below so that whenever the iphone 5 jailbreak is available I can inform you direct in your email.
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March 18, 2012 By Muz Khan
I received many emails from my blog readers that they have upgraded to iOS 5.1 once it was prompted by the automatic update and now they want to degrade ios 5.1 due to two reasons either they have lost their untethered 5.0.1 jailbreak or they want to get untethered jailbreak on ios 5.0.1 or 5.0 since only tethered jailbreak is available for ios 5.1 till now. Also some of them has upgraded on iPhone 4S and iPad 2 which can not be even jailbroken tethered.
The day ios 5.1 was released I informed my blog readers to not upgrade to new ios 5.1 since it does not have jailbreak and also I recommended to save your SHSH blobs so that you can degrade to previous ios version if upgraded to 5.1 due to any reason.
Below I have given step wise guide about How to downgrade to previous iOS version on iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad from the iOS 5.1 firmware to the iOS 5.0.1 or iOS 5.0. firmware.
Please Note: You can downgrade on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1G, iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G, BUT NOT on iPhone 4S and iPad 2. You should have saved the SHSH blobs previously using iFaith or any other tool like TinyUmbrella and you should have saved that file for previous version. We will use the iFaith to save SHSH blobs that runs only on Windows.
Do the following downloads before starting degrade process.
- Click Here to Download iFaith latest version
- Click to Download iOS Firmware File (To which you want to degrade and you have saved SHSH blobs before)
Steps to downgrade From iOS 5.1 to iOS 5.0.1 or iOS 5.0
Step 1: Create Custom Firmware File
- Double click the .exe file to run the iFaith.Click the OK button after reading the warning.
- There are four buttons Click the first one Build *Signed* IPSW w/Blobs
- Next window will ask to browse for the SHSH blobs cache file that you have created during SHSH blobs saving process. (If you have not done SHSH blob saving before sorry you can not degrade)
- On next screen iFaith will ask to browse for the iOS firmware (ios 5.0.1 or ios 5.0 firmware) file which you have downloaded, browse and locate. Alternativly you can directly give command to iFaith so that it can download the firmware file for you.
- Now iFaith will create a custom firmware file for you and save it on your hard disk.
Step 2: Put Your Device in DFU (Direct Firmware Update) Mode
If you know the procedure of putting your device in DFU mode just do it and connect your device to your computer while iTunes is running it will prompt that a device is detected in DFU mode.
You can put your device in DFU mode using iREB utility available in iFaith, go to main menu and click DFU Pwner(iREB) the fourth button in iFaith main Window. Just follow the onscreen instructions to put your device in DFU mode.
Or you can check this post for How to put your iphone, ipod, ipad in DFU mode
Step 3: Restore Using iTunes
itunes will detect your device automatically and show on left pane select your device and you will see Restore button in the middle window of iTUnes.
Now holding the Shift button in Windows or Option/Alt button in Mac click the Restore button. iTunes will ask you the custome firmware file browse and locate the recently created firmware file. The restore process will start and it will take much time and once finished your device will restart normally with degraded iOS version.
If you receive the iTunes error 3194, I recommend to create your custom firmware file using the TinyUmbrella and then try restoring in iTunes the Error 3194 will be rectified. Download TinyUmbrella.