Download Hacktivated Custom iOS 5 IPSW for iPhone 4 (GSM) and iPhone 3GS Here

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UPDATE: Read here on how to downgrade iPhone 4 baseband 4.11.08 to 4.10.01. If you have an AT&T iPhone, unlock it right here.

Now that iOS 5 is out, why don’t you upgrade your iPhone now?

These custom firmware were made using sn0wbreeze 2.8b8. It will preserve your baseband – that means it will not update your baseband, so you can still unlock your iPhone.

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Since the jailbreak is still tethered, you will need to use iBooty 2.3 or redsn0w to boot your device to a jailbroken state. If you don’t need a jailbreak, you don’t need to worry about this.

Custom iOS 5 Jailbroken (tethered) and Hacktivated

iPhone 4 sn0wbreeze_iPhone 4-5.0.ipsw
iPhone 3GS New Bootrom sn0wbreeze_iPhone 3GS_NBR-5.0.ipsw
iPhone 3GS Old Bootrom (untethered) sn0wbreeze_iPhone 3GS_OBR-5.0.ipsw
iPhone 3GS New Bootrom with iPad baseband 6.15.00 and ultrasn0w sn0wbreeze_iPhone_3GS-5.0_NBR_iPadBB.ipsw
iPhone 3GS Old Bootrom with iPad baseband 6.15.00 and ultrasn0w sn0wbreeze_iPhone_3GS-5.0_OBR_iPadBB.ipsw

Custom iOS 5 Not Jailbreaken, Not Activated (official carrier SIM required)

iPhone 4 sn0wbreeze_iPhone 4_nojb-5.0.ipsw
iPhone 3GS sn0wbreeze_iPhone 3GS_nojb-5.0.ipsw

Note for iPhone 4 and 3GS unlockers:

  • iPhone 4 – Gevey Turbo SIM works with iOS 5 as long as you don’t have baseband 4.11.08 (the custom firmware above will preserve your baseband anyway). I believe Ultra’s furiousmod is broken in iOS 5. So you need to operate it manually or use a Gevey Blue (My favorite – works better than Ultra, stable, no 112, no jailbreak required – ask me about it).
  • iPhone 3GS – ultrasn0w 1.2.4 is now ready but it’s only compatible with baseband 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04 and 06.15.00 (6.15 is an iPad baseband which breaks your GPS). If you have baseband 5.14.02, 5.15.04, 5.16.02 and 5.16.05 – the only way is to update it to 6.15.00 with redsn0w.

MuscleNerd also added that:

Note: there’s a special “trick” that iPhone3GS owners with baseband 06.15 need for iOS5.  During the new setup screens you see when you start iOS5 for the first time, you’ll be asked about Location Services.  Be sure to select “Disable Location Services” when asked!  Later on in the setup, you’ll have the chance to turn on Location Services again when asked if you want to use “Find my iPhone”.  It’s fine to turn it back on at that point, if that’s your desire (or you can always go in and enable it in


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Comments & Discussion

  1. hi, i have a iphone 4 ios 4.2.1 already unlocked with baseband it possible for me to preserve my unlocked baseband and update to ios 5 or later firmwares while keeping it unlocked? i heard of snowbreeze, would that work?

  2. Hi, I used the 3GS Untethered thingy and I restored my phone with it and it finished but my phone stayed in pwned DFU mode and I can't get it out! PLEASE HELP!

  3. what do you mean by "offical sim card required" im using my iphone 4 on ios 4.3.5 with gevey sim on rogers as the iphone is locked to bell. after this proccess i need a bell sim card to start it??? i dont understand please help!!

  4. holly god, wanted to do this but this stupid fileshare hosting does not allow me to download cos premium account needed…can somebody upload to rapid share or anyother please?
    thanx in advance

  5. can you upload iPhone 3GS New Bootrom with iPad baseband 6.15.00 and ultrasn0w to a new server please? filefactory doesn't allow you to download the file :(

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