3gs jailbreak and unlock turns very sour
Guy’s I have really messed up my iphone 3gs with a recent redsn0w_win_0.9.9b6/sn0wbreeze-v2.7.3 jailbreak and unlock attempt. History here is after I bought this phone a few years ago I jailbroke and unlocked it up to 3.1.3 firmware and 5.12.01 baseband. Though I had difficulties it all worked and I’ve been using the phone with my Tmobile service happily ever since. Then a few weeks ago I determined it was time to update my firmware so I started reading up and found the latest 5.0.1 is having a lot of battery issues so I decided I would try to go with 4.3.3 since it was the last of the 4.0 un-tethered jailbreaks which allows me to save my 5.12.01 baseband.
First attempt was with redsnow and the custom firmware restore keep giving me the 3194 (I think) error. So I tried sn0wbreeze and the only thing different I did there was select the older bootrom version for the custom IPSW then what I had selected on redsn0w. No problems at all getting into DFU or pwned DFU modes at this point. The sn0wbreeze custom worked and itunes was able to restore my phone with the 4.3.3 custom firmware and keeping my 5.12.01 baseband. Was even able to get all my app, contacts, ect loaded. Cydia was there and I installed ultrasnow and was up and running with my unlock also. The only bad thing was I had to do tethered boots when I powered down the phone which I found odd since this was supposed to be a un-ththered jailbreak. That night I hooked the phone up to a wall socked to keep the battery changed.
The next day nothing! Black screen. Trying to do a recovery fix (or just boot)via redsn0w or tinyumbrella did nothing though I was getting a white screen with rs early on. Now I cannot get anything but black screen although when I have the phone plugged into my computer and I go through the motions like I’m trying to put it into pwned DFW mode I do get the tones from the computer.
Trying to restore in itunes with Apple’s IPSW (iphone2,1_4.3.3_8J2_Restore) firmware I get the 3194 error message. Try to restore using the sn0wbreeze or redsn0w custom IPWS 3gs 4.3.3’s copies I get the 1600 error message. That’s without pwned DFU (I know but I had to try it both ways to see what errors I would get). Trying restore in pwned DFU mode via iFaith, redsn0w, or sn0wbreeze (IREB) I get the 1601 error with it taking significantly more time (before error message) with the redsn0w/sn0wbreeze’s pwned DFU mode. On the redsn0w and sn0wbreeze I also hear the windows tone half way through like I unplugged an USB device. Guessing the tone is saying the phone was indeed in the pwned mode at the start?
For TinyUmbrella v5.10.03 it now shows my device not connected (as does iExplorer and iFunBox). Windows local disk does not show the device either however, like I said, when I plug in or unplug I still get the tones. Via usbview and manually putting my ECID number in TU shows these SHSH saved. It also shows this log is for the 3.1.3 firmware with the baseband 5.12.01 which was again the set up before I tried this jailbreak/unlock.
iPhone3GS 4.0 (8A293)
iPhone3GS 4.0.1 (8A306)
iPhone3GS 4.0.2 (8A400)
iPhone3GS 4.1 (8B117)
iPhone3GS 4.2.1 (8C148a)
iPhone3GS 4.3 (8F190)
iPhone3GS 5.0.1 (9A405)
iPhone3GS 5.1b1 (9B5117b)
For the itunes restore logs this is the closest I could find which didn’t have the 3194 error message.
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That’s my dilemma. From what I’ve read it sure acts like I’m stuck in DFU mode/modes? The countless youtube videos and forums I’ve searched regarding these symptoms have produced no positive results for me. Have been considering attempting the 5.0.1 jailbreak and unlock or maybe a full blown Apple update but at this point I’m afraid to try anything else. Since I’ve just about given up any help would be appreciated.