Discuss Virginizing your baseband modified 1.0.2 iphone at the iPhone "2G" (Rev. 1) - Hackint0sh.org; Hey folks,
Been following some posts about virginizing modified iPhones who's basebands have been modified..........I ...
Virginizing your baseband modified 1.0.2 iphone
Been following some posts about virginizing modified iPhones who's basebands have been modified..........I must admit to having an itchy finger to updating my iPhone too 1.1.1.............but alas I wait.........
Until I saw this......
Key point: RELOADING FROM ITUNES WILL NOT VIRGINIZE YOUR PHONE and BBUPDATE will not restore your baseband to a VIRGIN state!
bbupdater -e ICE03.14.08_G.eep and bbupdater -f ICE03.14.08_G.fls will NOT COMPLETELY RE-FLASH YOUR BASEBAND!!! Contrary to popular opinion, your phone is NOT virgin when you flash with bbupdater and then do a iTunes restore. There is a 10 byte checksum difference in the phones memory between what Apple loads and what bbupdater flashes. Only iTunes can accurately re-flash the baseband. When you do the restore in iTunes, you want iTunes to think your phone has suffered a fatal blow – so unless you actually see the reloading firmware window (and you will notice, it takes about 10 minutes) then you have only reloaded the flash memory. To force a firmware reload (guaranteed) in iTunes you must first completely corrupt and disable your baseband firmware. Easiest way to do this is to reverse flash the baseband...
bbupdater -f *.eep (mash round peg into square hole)
bbupdater -e *.fls (mash square peg into round hole)
then reboot into restore mode, fire up iTunes and plug it in
... the reverse flash will mess things up so badly that iTunes does a COMPLETE and REAL virginization of the iPhone. Accept no substitute! It will not reset your unlock attempts - but it fixes the problem with the byte offsets in the loaded / modified / bbupdated firmware. bbupdate will re-flash your firmware but it won't make your phone a virgin again – only iTunes can, and only when iTunes thinks your phone is so screwed up that it reloads the bios, the complete baseband AND all flash memory.
Can anyone verify this methodolgy? Is this true or even possible? Admittedly I'm a little scared to try it myself............
Sounds interesting... Let us know how it goes....
Just go for it. iPhone is INVINCIBLE!
Where did you get this from? If credible, do it. It sounds plausible. Think about it. You'd be digged and have instant star power.
i say go for it ... worse comes to worst you will have to downgrade to 1.0.2 firmware again and bbupdate baseband and unlock
i don't think you'll run out of unlock attempts as long as you don't try it 10 times or so
Anyone brave tried this yet??
I read it here..
Looks real to me..........this guy seemed to have a hard time..........pretty detailed. Doubt it's fake............definitely worth a try!
Project for tomorrow!! Can't pull an all nighter tonight and I definitely need my iPhone!
Play by play tomorrow evening of my attempt if someone doesn't beat me to it!!
anybody can confirm this ?
I have tried this, it doesnt work !
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iPhone 3GS 32Gb
i took the risk. and the result is. dont do it.
i tried it, mainly because ...
A. So many people here have put thier iphones on the line for us before (unlocking,jailbreaking,ect) so i thought i would do something for everyone too.
B. I got very impatient waiting for a virginizer. lol and i wanted 1.1.1 .
so your oviously wondering , "what happened?"
well i reverse flashed it, that worked fine.
i got an error on the iphone "Repair Needed : iPhone cannot make or recieve calls ; www.apple.com/support"
but that was ok, i expected that something like that might happen.
so i restored to 1.0.2 with itunes, it went as usual, then i got the "Restoring Firmware" window just like the post said, i was so happy, i thought "yes, i'm finally gonna have a 1.1.1 " then, i got "error restoring iPhone (1011)"
then i brought the iphone out of recovery mode with idependence.
then i pressed the "i" to see if everything looked fine. both IMEI & ICCID showed up as "Unknown" .
didn't look good.
when i tried to activate independence gave me "could not activate , could not find ICCID , make sure a sim card is in the phone" the thing is, there is one in the phone.
and then the phone still says "Repair Needed"
so. long story short. dont do it. i just apparently bricked my phone. i cant even install ssh so that i can reflash the bb.
i'm stuck at the "Activate" screen.
well. i took one for the team. lol , and well, this will save alot of people bricking thier phones.
so currently, i am without a phone.
if you find this helpful, give me some rep. thanks.
Last edited by richierich_tx; 10-17-2007 at 07:44 AM.
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