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    Default Update Unlocked Iphone 3GS v3.1 , Firmware 05.11.07 to v4.3.3

    I am new to this forum and I have no previous experience updating/jailbreaking Iphones . My wife has an unlocked Iphone 3GS v3.1 on Firmware 05.11.07. I want to update it to v4.3.3 and then unlock it (or keep it unlocked). Is it possible?



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    Simply saying "unlocked" is a bit unclear. can you clarify. Is it unlocked with blacksn0w or ultrasn0w? Or has your carrier authorised that our phone is unlocked/contract free? Or did you buy it "contract free" directly from Apple for US$800-1000?

    If you need to use unofficial unlock (ultrasn0w or blacksn0w) then you need to take control of how and when (or if) your baseband is updated. This means ALWAYS restoring with custom IPSW made with pwnagetool or sn0wbreeze.

    Additionally, saved SHSH is vital if you want to restore any custom IPSW older than 4.3.3
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    Thnx for your response. The phone was bought brand new locked to AT&T in the US in 2009 by my brother in law who sent it to my wife as a gift. A friend of mine unlocked it using Geohot's (if i am not mistaken) UltraSnow and my wife has been using it since then with Cyta-Vodafone where we live (Cyprus). Vodafone allows you to use their sim card with unlocked phones without contracts.

    I want to update the phone to the latest firmware (4.3.3) and then be able to unlock the phone so I can use it with the cyta-vodafone sim card. If jailbreak is necessary, then I don't mind doing it. I found this guide online:

    How To Jailbreak Your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using Sn0wbreeze For iOS 4.3.3 (Windows) – iPhone Hacks

    However in Step 5, Sn0wbreeze 2.8b3 does not recognize the Iphone 3GS firmware file listed in the link ( I downloaded the same file from 2 other sources with the same issue) and it gives me the error message "Not a valid IPSW".

    Finally I am having a hard time finding a download link for Ultrasn0w 1.2.3.

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    Geohot's unlock is called blacksn0w (and is very buggy).

    None of the moderators here personally use sn0wbreeze (they all have access to either a real mac or a hackint0sh). Pwnagetool is what we recommend. Sn0wbreeze does work. It's just we can't help so much when people have problems with sn0wbreeze.

    However I can see you problem straight away.

    With most jailbreak tools, it is vital that you use the correct version as the "latest" version might drop support for an older iOS version - especially with beta releases.

    2.8beta3 is for jailbreaking iOS 5 betas. You need to find sn0wbreeze 2.7.x

    Jailbreak is required to unlock AT&T locked iPhones

    You don't really need to find a download link for ultrasn0w (unless your wifi has stopped working - a problem that sometimes occurs when using the very buggy blacksn0w unlock).
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    I used sn0wbreeze 2.7.1 to jailbreak my Iphone 3GS (created custom firmware 4.3.3 file, started Itunes, pressed Left shift + restore), and after everything is done its stuck in the emergency call screen. Any advice?


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    Never mind. I downloaded sn0wbreeze 2.7.3 and redid the whole process all over, but this time I went under general and chose to hactivate the phone. Finally I used unltrasn0w and I unlocked the phone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antonis228 View Post
    Never mind. I downloaded sn0wbreeze 2.7.3 and redid the whole process all over, but this time I went under general and chose to hactivate the phone. Finally I used unltrasn0w and I unlocked the phone!
    Where can I download sn0wbreeze 2.7.3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by garylin View Post
    Where can I download sn0wbreeze 2.7.3?

    From iH8sn0w.com
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    How to report an iTunes restore/update fail in a useful manner
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    iPhone 4 32GB (4.2.1, Redsn0w JB-monte) oldest SHSH 4.1
    iPhone 3GS 32GB (4.3.3; Pwnagetool) factory unlocked oldest SHSH 3.1
    iPhone 8GB (3.1.3; Pwnagetool) AT&T Locked - Unlocked with bootneuter

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