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Upgrade your iPhone 4, 3GS without updating the Baseband using Redsn0w

By Imran Aftab / July 2, 2013

You would probably have noticed that whenever you update your iPhone 4 or 3GS its Baseband also gets updated, which then make it difficult for you to unlock it and again use it as a normal iPhone, otherwise you will just have to use it as iPod. Today, i will guide you how to update/upgrade your iPhone 4 and 3GS without upgrading the Baseband. This tutorial actually guides to preserve your iPhone Baseband while you just update your iOS firmware.


How to Update your iPhone 4/3GS without updating Baseband

STEP 1: Once you download Redsn0w and your desire iOS IPSW file, you are ready to go.

STEP 2: Now connect your device to your PC and Launch the Redsn0w Application.

STEP 3: Now click on “Extras” Button.

Launch Redsn0w to Update your iPhone 4 without updating BasebandSTEP 4: Click on “Even More” Button.

Redsn0w: Even MoreSTEP 5: Further Click on “Restore” Button.

Redsn0w: Restore iPhone 4 or 3GSSTEP 6: Now here you need to click on “Select IPSW” Button and select your Firmware IPSW File.

Redsn0w: Select IPSWSTEP 7: Here Redsn0w will pop up a message asking you toPrevent Baseband from being Updated“, Click on yes.

Redsn0w: Prevent Baseband from being Updated, Say YesSTEP 8: After step 7, you are required to Pawned DFU Mode your Device. Click on Ok Button to proceed.

Redsn0w: Enter into Pawned DFU ModeSTEP 9: Now here you need to Turn Off your iPhone, and click on the next button.

Redsn0w: Click Next to Enter DFU ModeSTEP 10: Here Redsn0w will guide you, How to DFU Mode your iPhone.

Redsn0w: How to DFU mode on iPhone Redsn0w: How to DFU Mode Redsn0w: DFU Mode instructionsSTEP 11: Once your device is in DFU Mode, Redsn0w will detect your iPhone 4 or 3GS and Exploiting with Limera1n. Here you need to have some patience while Redsn0w do all the processing for you. Once the Restore is completed, Redsn0w will give you a successful message.

Redsn0w: Exploiting Limera1nCongrats you have successfully updated your iPhone 4 or 3GS without updating your Baseband. If you do have any query/suggestion and appreciation, let us know in the comment box.

About the author

Imran Aftab

Imran is the editor of OhGuideMe and enthusiast gadgets geek always looking for something new to learn and help the Android, iOS, Mac and Windows Community. Just finding and searching solutions for your problems!

  • jenifar lopz

    its great post admin