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Upgrade iPhone 3G, 3GS to Baseband 06.15.00 with PwnageTool Unlock Edition on mac

In order to unlock your iPhone 3G / 3GS on iOS 4.2.1 (basebands 05.14.02 and 05.15.04) with ultrasn0w we first need to upgrade it to baseband 06.15.00 using pwnagetool or redsn0w.

Please note, pwnagetol to upgrade your baseband to 06.15.00 is available for Mac OS only.

To update your iPhone baseband to 06.15.00 with pwnage tool follow this tutorial.

Tethered vs Untethered

  • iPhone 3G is untethered upto iOS 4.2.1
  • iPhone 3GS old bootrom are untethered up to iOS 4.2.1
  • iPhone 3GS new bootrom are untethered up to iOS 4.1

Required Downloads

Pwnage Tool 4.1.3 Unlock Edition (Torrent old download link not working: http://torrents.thepiratebay.org/5994102/PwnageTool_4.1.3_Unlock_Edition.dmg.5994102.TPB.torrent ) (Direct Download 1 : http://loloke.hu/PwnageTool_4.1.3_Unlock_Edition.dmg ) (Direct Download 2 : http://www.tomreinartz.com/DevTeam/PwnageTool_4.1.3_Unlock_Edition.dmg )

Upgrade iPhone to Baseband 06.15.00

1. Download all the required files and save them in a folder on your desktop

2. Launch pwnage tool, accept initial message by clicking OK. Select your iPhone 3G or 3GS option and click the blue arrow to continue

3. Select the IPSW file firmware 4.2.1 for 3G and 4.1 for 3GS that we saved on the desktop in the initial steps.

4. A popup will ask if you want the baseband to be updated or not, now we have two options:

  • if the current baseband is version 05.14.02 or 05.15.04 then click yes
  • if it’s not one of these two basebands, then you probably don’t need and don’t want to update your baseband, so click NO.

5. select the iPad iOS 3.2.2 file from your desktop in this step

6. Now you have to chose if you are on official carrier or unofficial.

  • If you are on your official Service provider (i.e AT&T) there is no need to unlock the baseband, so you can simply click yes
  • If you are on unofficial service provider (other than AT&T) check “Activate the phone” so that you can use Ultrasn0w to unlock your iPhone and click NO.

7. When asked to save the custom .ipsw file, save it in the same folder that we have on desktop. You will be needed to give your administrator password to continue the process.

8. Once the custom ipsw file has been built, Pwnage Tool will guide you through the steps on how to put your iPhone to dfu mode

9. When your iPhone has successfully entered the dfu mode, launch iTunes when pwnage tool prompts you to do so.

10. select the custom firmware by holding down alt / option key when pressing the restore button in iTunes. This will open a windows where you can look for the custom built ipsw file that we saved in the folder on the desktop

11. iTunes will then restore the jailbroken firmware 4.1 on your iPhone 3GS and 4.2.1 on 3G with baseband 06.15.00 ready to be unlocked by ultrasn0w.

50 Responses to Upgrade iPhone 3G, 3GS to Baseband 06.15.00 with PwnageTool Unlock Edition on mac

  1. Vicky

    nabeel, i have a doubt, if i do this. in case if my i Phone doesn’t get unlocked, Are there any chances of my phone going dead if i do any of the steps incorrectly! and by upgrading to 6.5 will my GPS stop working or is there any additional problems i will face. I just bought a new phone, so wanted to know! Your post are really helpful! thanks a ton!

    • Nabeel

      Once your firmware gets update to iPad 3.2.2 one, i.e 06.15.00, there is no turning back, until there is any higher model firmware released

      About GPS stopping working, well that is reported, and yes your iPhone will have issues while connecting to gps navigation system.

      You should not upgrade your iPhone if you are doing it for unlocking only, you can get it unlocked by contacting the official carriers too.

      • Eric

        I tried this. I have TMobile, and they won’t do it. Referred to Apple. They basically just laughed.

        • Nabeel

          they laughed at asking for official factory unlock?

          • Eric

            Yeah, he was smug and pointed me to a site that says almost any country outside of the US could do it, but not here (in the US).

            So I have a brand new 3G and a friend helped me get so far, but then we got stuck.

          • Nabeel

            weird!

            why don’t you look for factory unlocked iphones in your area and if you find one, sell this one and buy it! (make sure it works for all sims within US first)

          • hezhasindi

            Hello mr nabeel,
            i have tried to do it with pwnage tool when it asks me to upgrade baseband i say yes and then i browse for the firmware it says wrong firmware bundle selected,!!!

          • Dr. Nabeel

            did you select the correct iOS firmware for your model of iPhone?

  2. victor

    you guys are the best!!!! thank you thank you thank you, my phone is jail broken and unlocked…

    • Nabeel

      you’re welcome!

  3. berry

    Are you kidding me.. once I was finished all of these steps all I got was some cartoon guy saying “ПРЕВЕД”.. “Hi” in Russian.. What happened to my iphone

    • Nabeel

      seriously? ! :O

  4. Robert

    I follow the steps, and in the end i only can do emergency calls, what do you thing that i do wrong, acctualy, im in Mexico.
    Do i have to put de ipad ios??

    • Dr. Nabeel

      you didn’t unlock your iPhone

  5. Robert

    Hey!!!
    I did it!!
    jajaj
    I use Red Snow, now i just have to use Ultrasnow!!
    Thats correct??

    • Dr. Nabeel

      ya, once your iPhone is jailbroken successfully, you can run ultrasn0w on it to unlock it for any carrier

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