MuscleNerd: redsn0w 0.9.9b6 Fixes Location Services Issue for 3GS Baseband 6.15

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Is this going to be the best news for those who are on baseband 6.15.00?

MuscleNerd et al had just released resn0w 0.9.6b6 for both Mac and Windows. Here’s the full change logs on their website:

“We’ve released version 0.9.9b6 of redsn0w, with both a functional fix and cosmetic fix for iOS5 jailbreakers.  For iPhone 3GS owners with the 06.15 baseband, this redsn0w eliminates the network crash you saw when using Location Services in iOS5 (in fact, you don’t even need to disable Location Services anymore during the initial setup).   The cosmetic fix is to the visual countdown you see when going into DFU mode.

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It’s okay to re-run this redsn0w over an existing device jailbroken at iOS5.  Just choose “Jailbreak” again and de-select Cydia (in other words, all the checkboxes will be unchecked).  If you are lucky enough to have an old-bootrom iPhone3GS, please pre-select the IPSW first (redsn0w can’t yet auto-detect the FW version of your old-bootrom 3GS if it’s already been jailbroken).”

One of his followers responded:

“@MuscleNerd by location services do you mean that the gps issue for 3GS users on 6.15 is fixed?”

And he replied:

“the 06.15 BB has “assisted GPS” (aGPS), so it’ll use things like tower triangulation in apps like Google Maps, (and even if aGPS isn’t robust in your area, it’s worth applying this fix so that you can keep Location Services on)”

This doesn’t sound like the GPS is fixed but somehow it improves the functionality of the baseband 6.15.00 on 3G/3GS.

MuscleNerd recommends that you re-apply rehacktivation if you’ve hacktivated with custom iOS created with sn0wbreeze before.

“it gets applied if you’ve hactivated with redsn0w (so worst case: Deactivate with redsn0w, then run redsn0w again to hactivate)”

Have a go and see how much this new redsn0w helps on your Location Services.

MuscleNerd: redsn0w 0.9.9b6 Fixes Location Services Issue for 3GS Baseband 6.15 was last modified: October 18th, 2011 by Jonathan

Comments & Discussion

  1. Didn't work for me, unfortunately. My baseband (6.15.00 on an old-bootrom 3GS) is still crashing when I use location services.

  2. Just Re-Jailbroke my iPhone 3GS. Sadly, No Luck :( Still same old Network crashes and my Present location's off by 20 kms. Any Help?

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  4. I have also same problem. When I update iPhone 3GS Old Bootrom (untethered) with sn0wbreeze_iPhone 3GS_OBR-5.0.ipsw my network and WiFi crash (reboot after 15-30sec)
    Trying a lot redsn0w 0.9.9b6 on two PC with Windows 7 and Windows XP (diffrent iTunes, configuration) and still have this problem.
    Everything read about this on and twitter @MuscleNerd
    I have "no successful firmware in 60000ms! giving up"

    I see a lot people have difffrent problem. Who know 100% good formula for resolve this problem with fix location services?

  5. If you are having trouble getting this to work, see LazyE's comment on — his steps (seem to have) worked for me!

    The method seems to involve three sequential jailbreaks:
    1. Use RedSn0w to update to iOS 5 and jailbreak choosing only "Install Cydia".
    2. Run the jailbreak a second time, choosing only "Deactivate". When the phone boots up it will say it needs activation. But instead of activating it:
    3. Run the jailbreak a third time, leaving all the checkboxes unselected.

    After doing those three steps, I seem to be able to play around in maps without the network connection crashing.

    Good luck!

  6. Dude, you are great! This was exacly what I needed! It's work and no more wifi/network crash. My external GPS reciver also work good.
    Thanks a lot.
    Best regards

  7. When i tried to do all these steps, i got an Mounting rootfs as read-only' error… i think it didnt work for me ? i 'll be sure when i use the phone…

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