Restoring iPhone 4s 5.01 and baseband

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How do I restore a jailbroken i4s, with 5.01 firmware and preserve the baseband? I want to be able to get a good value out of this while being able to get this unlocked and jailbroken fine without any issues. Any help is truly appreciated, I've looked online, I can't find anything.
 

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Jailbreak tools like redsn0w will give you the option to create a custom firmware to upgrade to 5.1.1 and still preserve the baseband..;)
 
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Jailbreak tools like redsn0w will give you the option to create a custom firmware to upgrade to 5.1.1 and still preserve the baseband..;)
Oh I know. The problem is, anyone that keeps messaging me doesn't want it jailbroken for some reason. So is there a way to upgrade, and still preserve the baseband without being jailbroken? Also does preserving it leave it working for an unlock on 5.1.1 for the 4S?
 

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By going the custom firmware route you will in effect just be updating the firmware while preserving the baseband.....(I think redsn0w will just upgrade and won't jailbreak unlike sn0wbreeze which does both automatically) .....just don't jailbreak....
 
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Worse case scenario just uninstall Cydia...removing any visual evidence of a "jailbreak"
Ah thanks man. So another question, I tried backing up my SHSH blobs to TinyUmbrella, but it's only showing for 5.1.1 and i'm on 5.0.1. What can I do to save these?
 

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No need for SHSH blobs...as you will be updating to 5.1.1 which is still signed by Apple....

FYI- You can only save SHSH blobs for current "singed" firmware....
 
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No need for SHSH blobs...as you will be updating to 5.1.1 which is still signed by Apple....

FYI- You can only save SHSH blobs for current "singed" firmware....
I see no option here in RedSn0w to preserve baseband and upgrade my firmware to 5.1.1. It says it's only available for the iPhone 4, 3gs, and 3g.
 
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Oooops.....can you go the Tinyumrella route to preserve baseband....?
It's not showing any basebands. It just show's blobs, I ended up finding a few and it pulled them from Cydia. Again though, not sure how to even do this. That's why i'm asking for help lol.
 

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Oooops again:oops:.....
not sure what I was thinking about using TinyUmbrella...?
with regards to baseband preservation, I think you are out of luck... it seems that A5 devices are not supported....
No matter what, you will still need to restore your iPhone before selling to remove all your personal data...
 
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Oooops again:oops:.....
not sure what I was thinking about using TinyUmbrella...?
with regards to baseband preservation, I think you are out of luck... it seems that A5 devices are not supported....
No matter what, you will still need to restore your iPhone before selling to remove all your personal data...
Ah so should I just update to 5.1.1? Or restore to 5.0.1?
 

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Only possible to restore to 5.0.1 if you have the saved blobs.....I would restore to 5.1.1 and sell ASAP....Good luck
 
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Only possible to restore to 5.0.1 if you have the saved blobs.....I would restore to 5.1.1 and sell ASAP....Good luck
Yeah someones gonna pick it up. He didn't' care what version and sounded VERY foreign. And he wants to meet, so if he calls he wont get through cause I will have no phone LOL. Next problem is finding a pre order or getting the iPhone 5 on the 21st..
 

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Just pay a user name mobilehotshots on eBay the $10 and he will factory unlock for you that's what I did to my 4s and sold it on craiglist 2 days ago.