If you have any questions that were not answered, please post them as a comment here and I will most happily give you a solution as soon as I can.
I have a 3G working on IOS 3.1. Do you advise me on updating to 4.3.1 and how?
Unfortunately Khaled, the last firmware that your iphone 3G supports is 4.2.1. Personally I dont advise to update to iOS 4, just update to 3.1.3 if you haven’t because some users suffer from glitches and slowness when the update to iOS 4. This is because iphone 3G is partially compatible with iOS 4. I will post a guide about updating to 3.1.3 and to 4.2.1 in case you decide to do either.
Thanks, i will go with your advice on 3.1.3, but can i provide any info in which you can know if my iphone would work well on IOS 4.
btw i updated my phone’s software a few days back from 3.0 and it currently reads 3.1 7c144, is this 3.1.3 or not?
and my modem firmware is 05.11.07, i read that that makes a difference when updating and unlocking.
Thanks much again!
Ok great, I will post the guide very soon.
the firmware you updated to is just 3.1, you need to download and update to 3.1.3. Everything you need to do will be in the guide. Stay tuned for it later on in the day.
Does the cydia installous thing work for all iphones and IOSs?
yes installous works regardless of iphone model and firmware
Hey, i have decided to go with ur advice on going for IOS 3.1.3 bas i cant find the steps u posted earlier :s?
btw, since going for the 3.1 update earlier, my iphone sometimes freezes when on standby. freezes could last for a few minutes (sometimes 15 mins), but this only happened 3-4 times :s
The unlock for iPhone 4.2.1 with firmware 03.10.01 Is it released or bot yet
Unfortuantely, ultrasn0w has not been updated yet to support the basebands for iOS 4.1, 4.2, 4.2.1, 4.3, and 4.3.1 (2.10.04, 3.10.01, and 4.10.01). We are still waiting for an imminent release. Stay tuned for more updates.
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love u…keep up the good work
iPad2 still not jailbreakable?
Unfortunately Carl, the iPad2 is still not jailbreakable, however, a great deal of progress has been made in updating greenpois0n to support the iPad2. This jailbreak is supposed to be released to the public in under a month. Stay tuned for more information about the imminent release.
it’s officially released!
hi joe can u plz tell me how to get all my pics songs n videos off of my ipod n put them on my labtop again if its possible cz i formatted my laptop so everythin got deleted. thanks 4 ur help
Download Xilisoft iPod Rip from this link http://www.fileserve.com/file/EhwtktU/LaClub.org_Xilisoft.iPod.Rip.2.1.38.0922.rar
This is a tool that allows you recover all media from iPhone or iPod. (just in case you can’t open the downloaded file, you need to download something called winrar, which allows you to unzip the file).
alright thanks joe but i have another problem using the program that u just gave me i can transfer 100 songs max at a time n i got around 5000 songs on my ipod anyways i once used a program 2 do the same thing but i cant remember wats its called but by using tht program it creates a folder n transfer all the songs of the ipod i dunno if u’ve heard of it anyways thanks 4 ur help but if u no a better program it would be great
Love the iPad design! Only problem is I can’t comment with it…
At least not from the Q&A page…
Live from the apple store
I just got an iPhone 4 factory unlocked IOS 4.3.1 and was wondering if it is jailbreakable?
yes you can jailbreak 4.3.1 on iphone 4. check out the post thats on the main page about this. but i recommend using redsn0w 0.9.6rc14 instead of 0.9.6rc11 just because its a newer version. you can get it for windows here or for mac here
Hey, just finished jailbreaking it!!! Thanka a lot for ur help!
HI Joe . How can we add or put custom ringtones to iPhone 3G ?
Check out the latest post
i was wondering… 3 out of 5 members of my family have a jailbroken iphone 4 on 4.3.1, and I was wondering… will we go to the beach when i’m in lebanon?
also, why aren’t you updating people with ios 5?
Tony (no way chou manyak!)
hey joe, nice work on the site! listen i have a question, ever since i updated my ipad to ios 4.2.1 and re jailbroken it, installous apps rarely get fully downloaded, i always get messages like unexpected content, unable to connect (even though my wifi never disconnects). any idea?
Hi peter, well first of all make sure you are running the latest release of installous. To do that, go to cydia do download any and all updates you have and retry downloading your apps. If that doesnt work, remove installous completely and reinstall it. If that even doesnt work, I advise you to update your iPad firmware to 4.3.3 and jailbreak it again and install installous.
hey joe, i just moved and dont have access to wi fi at the moment. the only internet connection that i have is through a usb connected to my laptop. is there anyway i can share that connection with my iphone?
Hey joseph, try this
Set up internet tethering on your iPhone. I don’t know how I did it but I used Black Ra1n/Sn0w to jailbreak and unlock, then downloaded the T-Mobile carrier settings from Cydia. I then changed the APN setting to “internet2.voicestream.com” and the option for tethering just magically appeared under Settings>General>Network. Like I said, I don’t know how it happened but it worked, I am not an expert on tethering so you might have to figure that out elsewhere.
Plug you iPhone into your PC using the provided USB cable.
Go to Settings>General>Network>Internet Tethering and switch it to “On.” Then it will prompt you for bluetooth or USB, select USB (duh.)
Go to network connections and you should see your LAN connection and a new connection that says “Apple Mobile Device Ethernet.” Simply highlight both connections, right click on one and select “Bridge.”
You will now be using your PC’s internet connection on your iPhone! It works for Cydia App store, Facebook, Safari, ect ect.
Note: After terminating the connection you must delete the bridge and make a new one when you re-connect.
If for some reason that doesnt work, you can buy a small, usb powered router, which you would plug into your laptop, and then use your iphone to connect to it. I know ebay sells such devices for less than 20$
how can i download t-mobile from cydia if im not connected to the internet on my iphone? plus can expand more on step 1? like where can i find Black Ra1n/Sn0w and whats the full name of the T-Mobile cydia tweak?
hi joe i was just wondering if i can jailbreak iphone 4 iOS 4.3.5 and if it is can i do so by redsnow?
Unfortunately zouheir 4.3.4 and 4.3.5 are not jailbreakable and they never will be. You will have to wait for the arrival of ios 5 and then wait for its jailbreak. Sorry 😦 the only way to jailbreak these 2 firmwares is if you have the shsh saved for 4.3.3 to which you can downgrade to 4.3.3 and jailbreak using redsnow.
i was just rereading my last comment, and i figured that i didnt make myself clear. when i say that 4.3.4 and 4.3.5 are not jailbreakable i mean that an untethered jailbreak is not available and never will be, however if you want a tethered jailbreak it is possible with redsnow 0.9.8b4
hey joe, my push notifications stopped working after i upgraded to 4.3.3 (im using gevey sim card btw) so i found this and was wondering if it really works:
i have other problems with my iphone.
1) how can i send a photo/video by texting? i dont have the small camera logo in the bottom left
2) my iphone is locked with at&t how can i unlock it?
3) when a contact calls me, the caller id doesnt work and i call only see his number. its the same thing in the calls history, no names just numbers.
hope u can help me with my issues, i know they’re many lol. thanks joe
i got it all figured out except for push notifications. i tried using SAM, everything worked fine. Ipusher works sometimes but even when it does push notifications don’t work. can u help me please?
hey joseph, did implement SAM from the site i recommended? http://www.eljiz.com. Moreover, try a combination of push doctor and SAM, that might help you. Let me know what happens, maybe if that doesnt work, Ill be able to find another solution for you 😀
yea i used SAM, but when i get to the step where itunes should generate legitimate activation packets for my iPhone, its just not happening. but the activations state is WildcardActivated so i guess the whole process is working fine. i found 2 tweaks for push doctor, one from insanelyi repo and another from anathema. which one should i use? how long should i wait before push doctor starts working?
PS: i have never had a problem of connecting to youtube, just push notifications.
i think its working, but theres about a 5 min lag between when the notifications is sent and when i receive it. is there a way to fix it?
Hey Joseph, sorry for the late reply. anyways, its good to hear that everything worked out. However, Im afraid i might have some bad news. The 5 min lag you are talking about is due to the fact that your phone is not factory unlocked, and there is no fix for that to my knowledge. I will let you know if any fix comes up because im pretty sure some other locked iphone 4 users are facing this problem.
Hey man, my iphone 3G 3alla2, and its now a black window loading and loading for more than a few hours now. earlier today it happened w nataret lal battery la tefda. i plugged it in the charger w in 10 mins 3atet el battery 44% w then i tried to use it 3alla2 w now its the loading black screen. (i know i need a new phone asap! idk if u recommend any), bas is there any way to sheel lbattery aw eno badde erja3 ontor ta tekhlas el battery, w if so keef badde sheel all my contacts and stuff knowing that the laptop i use to backup my phone also died today 😦
hi joe i was just wondering if i can jailbreak iOS 5 for iphone 4 and ipad 2 (untethered) and if so how?and if not how can i get a tethered jailbreak for the iphone?
untethered jailbreak is not out yet. in order to get a jailbreak on iphone 4 you need to use redsnow 0.9.9b6. as for ipad 2, there is no jailbreak at all so far except for firmware 4.3.3 (which is untethered btw) and you can get that via jailbreakme.com
hi Joe. i upgraded my iphone 4 (not jailbroken) to IOS 5. now it is only an ipod:(
the network is not working (no network). I was told that the gervey sim does not support IOS 5.
Any solution joe? 🙂
If you didnt use redsnow to create a custom firmware that will preserve your baseband to ones that are unlockable by Gevey sim, consequently you will have an upgraded baseband. Unfortunately, there is no solution to this yet, neither in software (ultrasnow) or in hardware (turbo sim). A new turbo sim is needed and they are working on it. I, myself, am still experimenting with a combination of software and hardware methods to try and fix this problem, however i have not reached a solution yet.
oups. didn’t read the above.
THANK YOU:) PLEASE DO Keep me updated. thanks,
hi joe cydia on my iphone 3g is not working when i open it non of the packages i installed or the resources i have are appearing and after like 1 minute or so it exists cydia how can i fix this and the phone is not factory unlocked but can i update it to the newest iphone 3g version because im sure that i dont have the newest one and can i unlock it after the update if so how? but i prefer if i dont update
you can try to rejailbreak with redsnow 0.9.9b7. if that doesnt work, you probably will need a restore. the latest version for iphone 3g is 4.2.1 and yes it is unlockable with ultrasnow
When will ipad 3 be released? Do u have any idea?
reports are claiming that the ipad 3 will be released in the first or second quarter of 2012. but these are still just rumors. subscribe to joesolutions.net and you will receive any news update about all mac related news, the ipad 3 being part of the news 🙂
hey joe i’m having a problem with iphone i’m trying to reboot it using the computer since i’m running the ios 5 and i have the tethered jailbreak but it is not rebooting it is getting stuck on the pineapple what should i do?and is there a way to back it up before i restore if there is no other way to fix my phone?
try turning it off completely and then use redsnow 0.9.9b8 to just boot. if that doesnt work, consider downloading tinyumbrella and trying the “fix recovery” option.
have any idea about miracle by vold or any turbo sim for ios 5.0.1 baseband 04.11.08? there is any solution ? or i should just wait?
hey, to my knowledge there is no turbosim that supports baseband 4.11.08. but i do know for a fact that a new turbosim from gevey will de released after new years to support this baseband among others.
Hey joe can I jailbreak iPhone 4s (tethered)?and if so how and do you have any idea on how I can port Siri from the iPhone 4s to iPhone 4?
hey, no unfortunately you cant do anything with your 4S yet, but progress is being made, and fast progress. When the jailbreak is complete, you will be able to legally port siri to iphone 4.
Hi joe… first of all merry christmas!!
im using 4.3.3 on my iphone 3gs, and whenever i enable the 3G, the signal goes off.
Do u have any idea of how i can fix this?? (because i remember u once told me u were facing this issue)
hey! merry christmas to you too 🙂 try rejailbreaking with redsnow 0.9.9b9d, just apply the new redsnow jailbreak over the old jailbreak, it should work find. the new redsnow fixes a bug in the location services that is causing the loss of signal.
hey joe where can i find the siri proxy in the iphone 4s? and another question how can know or pick which baseband i want to have when i update my iphone 4?
and another thing when i plug in my iphone 4 and i right click on it in itunes i cant find the button that says restore from back up (this only happens with one iphone)is ther a way to fix this asap because i really need to get back all my contacts and photos and btw i tried putting it in dfu mode and restoring again same problem occurs
You cant really choose which baseband you want, the baseband comes along with the firmware, so lets say for iphone 4 ios 5.0, the baseband is 4.11.08, so you cant really choose it. and ill try and find the siri proxy and the restore from back up thing as soon as i can
alright thanks joe really appreciate it 😀
here are some siri proxies you asked for https://joesolutions.net/2012/01/05/public-spire-siri-proxies/ 😀
How can i activate a locked iphone after it has been restored if i don’t have the original SIM card?
you need to jailbreak it using redsnow, and tick the box that says hacktivate.
thanks Joe for ur quick answer… i did a downgrade for my iphone using tiny umbrella and stuff and now thanks to u it’s been activated… i still have a problem… the phone is not showing any firmware version and i dnt have wifi (next to wifi tab it says “no wifi”) that isn’t supposed to be normal right? :p
hey joe i want 2 ask u about my new 4s … i bought the phone from about a week and yesteday while i was using it stuck on itune mode i plugged it on itunes it opened after 2 hours the same problem and the problem still to now what should i do? and why this thing happened? thank you ( the phone i bought it from class factory unlocked
Try restarting it. Press the home button and the power button together until the screen goes black. Then let the phone boot normally. This might solve your problem 🙂
i tried it the same problem .. it say plug it to itunee …:S
oh when you said itunes mode you mean that on the screen you see the itunes logo with a usb cable right? i thought you meant the application itunes was stuck. i think you are in recovery mode. go to this website http://thefirmwareumbrella.blogspot.com and download the mac or windows version, depending on what os you have. its a very small file. when it downloads open it and plug your iphone in the computer, there should be a button called exit recovery in the top right corner. click it and it should fix your problem.
heyy joe the phone today ill bring it from class if the phone do the same thing… i want 2 try this method but i didnt understand how to download it.. becasue my os is 5.0.1 … can u send my the specific link? and i i want to ask u if the phone do the same think all the time so the phone cant bi repaired? and i should exchange it ? thanks for helping man
hey joe i tried your method but the phone not work i asked about it and many people said this phone u should replace it so i went to class and i exchange it this phone i have it like 3 days and yesterday morning the new phone put to me invalid sim i restart it it work again right now it work.. my software is 5.0.1 so i want 2 ask u there is any solution? and thanks for helping man :S bad luck
Let me see the phone. I believe I can fix it.
I just updated my ipad one to the IOS 5. I was wondering if there is anyway i could jailbreak it.
Sure you can! Download redsnow 0.9.10b4 and follow the on screen instructions to get an untethered jailbreak 🙂
Thanks alot !
hey joe how r u i exchange my 4s because it be a hardware problem so this new 4s everyday for one time it put to me suddenly invalid sim and when i restard it work again this error can be fixed? and thank you for helping
make sure that the firmware version you are on is 5.0.1 (94A06) and not 5.0.1 (94A05). go to settings, general, about, and look to the right of the word “version”. you most probably have 94A05, so you need to restore to 94A06, so first, download this file: http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4//041-3417.20111215.Slnt4/iPhone4,1_5.0.1_9A406_Restore.ipsw, and when its done, you need to click shift+restore in itunes and choose the file you downloaded and restore to it and you should be fine.
ok i checked the firmware ur right its 94a05 ok ill try 😀 thank you joe
hey joe i downloaded this file and i do it but it be a zip folder should i restore another time by replacing zip by ipsw? and i want 2 ask u about my phone when im in beyrouth there is no problem with my phone everything fine but in mountain the phone will put to me 3 or 4 bars and cant make calls everytime call failed to restart it work for minutes and the same problem man plz help what should i do and if i upgrade the baseband it will help me? and how to upgrade the baseband and thank you
Yea change Zip to ipsw and restore. This will update your baseband and you wont have problems anymore
Are you from heaven?
i know this has nothing to do with IOS and everything but i was just wondering if u could help me with my problem.
I lost my iphone about 10 days ago, and i didn’t set up the ” find my iphone ” app so i was wondering if there was an alternative way to locate the iphone.
sorry, but i cant think of a way for you to recover your phone 😦
hey joe can I downgrade iphone 4’s baseband from 4.12.01 (iphone is running iOS 5.1.1) to any unlockable baseband with or without gevey sim?and if i can how?
Sadly the only baseband downgrade available is for the ipad baseband (6.15.00) running on a 3GS.
oh alright thanks
wow you really sound like you know what you’re talking about here.
i need some serious help…..I just jailbroke my phone a few days ago when evasion came out for ios 6 on my iphone 4s….everything was going fine until I set up a passcode lock on it (along with the cydia app invisible passlock to hide the buttons)………long story short, I don’t know what passcode I set for the phone so now I’m screwed cause every time I try to put in a code it gives me the ‘wrong passcode’ try again…until my phone locks up completely. I dont know what to do at all….I tried restoring and updating and entering DFU mode or whatever and all this other shit but nothing has worked. Please help!
If youve restored your phone you should be back to factory settings. So what state is your phone in now?
i have the HTC incredible S (i upgraded my android software to the 4.0.4 version). i’m subscribed to 3G. however lately nothing has been working on my phone except for whatsapp. i can’t open Facebook, Skype, and i can’t even download images on whatsapp, which gets very frustrating especially when it’s sth related to work. i don’t have this problem when i’m using WiFi on my phone. i first thought it’s due to bad 3G connection , however my sister and mother don’t have this kind of problem on their phones when they’re using 3G (they have the HTC Evo and Samsung Y respectively)
i know you’re page is mainly about apple product, but i thought that maybe you can help me as no one was able to find a solution for me.
Have you made sure to reenter the 3G settings after you updated your firmware??
the 3G kept running, so i didn’t need to make any changes. i can still upload pictures, but not download them.
how can i reenter my 3G settings now?
Does an unlocked verizon iphone 5 work in beirut? I am about to purchase one from the states and would like to make sure before doing so. knowing that verizon is CDMA.
Hi louis, yes it works!
i have iPhone 4 running on iOS 5.1 with BB 03.10.01 and using Gevey Ultra SIM. If i upgrade to iOS 6.x.x and preserve my current baseband – will this work with Gevey Ultra SIM? Offical Gevey page says that it does not work but has anyone tested this?!
Forgot to add that i’ve intented to use Sn0wbreeze 2.9.11 for creating the custom IPSW with no baseband for jailbreaking.
To my knowledge, ios 6 breaks gevey ultra unlock. I advise you to officially unlock your phone (you can do that online for around $20 – $30 depending on the site, maybe even less).
Unfortunately the unlock for me is £109.00 as it’s locked to Three UK network which is among one of the most expensive. 😦
Thanks for the reply tho!
Is the lightning connector -not chraging- issue common? or do you think its an Iphone 5 issue?
Sometimes it does not charge, sometimes it does, but when i plug it in my macbook, it gives me a message saying “USB is taking too much power” then the macbook shuts down.
Wow. That’s quite a problem. I would advise you to try a different cable and another Mac. If the problem persists then your iphone is most probably malfunctioning. Otherwise id recommend getting a new cable and trying with a different USB port.
Thanks!! bought a new one and its perfect, it was a cable issue.
Great blog! How can I contact you for a review about an iOS app?
Please send me your contact info on: email@example.com
Hey, Gino referred me to your site when I told him that my laptop gave up on me and I really need to salvage my writing and photos. Do you do that kind of work?
I can give it a shot!
Thanks, that would be great! What’s the best way to follow up? Do you have a number i can call you on?
Hey Joe, a friend of your sent me here… Someone recently bought for me an iphone 6 from T Mobile in the states (they paid full price) as they said it is Contract Free and Unlocked… However it seems the phone is locked. I heard a lot of contradicting information online. Was hoping to get an answer on how to unlock it but factory unlock and if this is actually possible.
Tmobile phones comes locked for the first 40 days, after that you can request an unlock code from them given that you paid full price for it.
Also let me add something, contract free and unlocked are different. Unlocked means that you are not restricted to any given plan or carrier. Contract free means that while you arent restricted to a plan, you still are restricted to the carrier you bought the phone from. In the US, only tmobile sells contract free phones, but like I said, after 40 days you can request and unlock code and you will be given one since you paid full price.
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