Did you update your unlocked iPhone 3GS to 5.0.1 and notice that it stopped picking up service? Did you have an unlocked iPhone that you decided to restore and it stopped picking up service? Well that’s because the iPhone baseband has become corrupt and you need to follow some simple steps to get it running again. You can easily fix your iPhone by watching the step-by-step video below. It takes only a matter of minutes and best of all, its completely FREE.

Download Links:
Redsn0w 0.9.10b3 (Windows)
Redsn0w 0.9.10b3 (Mac)
iPhone 3GS 5.0.1 Firmware File

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29 Responses to “How to: Fix iPhone 3GS “Searching…” and “No Service” on iOS 5.0.1”

  1. Ankit says:

    I am at this stage.. Now I dont know what version is my firmware. Can you advice me how to find right firmware file.

  2. Guilherme says:

    Same problem on my iPhone 4.
    It is UNBLOCKED, but when I upgraded to iOS 5, I see the SIM CARD NOT SUPPORTED messsage, like if it was locked… but it isn’t.
    Impossible to activate without a canadian Sim Card. But I am in Brazil.
    I did the Untethered RedSnow Jailbreak. Now, it appears NO SERVICE.
    Can I try the same steps with my iPhone 4?
    What else do you recommended?

    • ryan says:

      Hi, what you do is download the latest version of redsnow install it jailbreak deactivate and install ipad baseband and you will be ok

  3. sss says:

    Stuck at installing ipad baseband. It quits in its own minutes after.

  4. Thomas Walton says:

    when i get to the stage where i have to serch for the 5.0 thing i cant find it i have downloaded it twice but cant see where its saving

  5. Olga says:

    Thank you!!!! Fixed my problem!!!!

  6. john says:

    i have a problem i followed all the steps but on select you options i i dont have baseband option to pick. i olny have install cydia, custom bundle, enable multitask gestures , and dectivate. please help me

  7. Tee says:

    I tried this method, and I’m uptp the stage where I need to insert a simcard to activate. However I do not know the original carrier, is there anyway to check? I am in the UK

  8. Ignacio says:

    Hi, it did work for me but Safary keep closing it and my emails accounts although I configured them when I try to access them by clicking on the icon no emails appear and closes after a couple of seconds. Is ther anyway to fix it?.
    Thank you in advance

  9. Owen says:

    Thanks so much! I had to go slightly off the directions and use the “custom ipsw” option in extras because it wasnt recognizing the firmware file for some reason. After I did that it was fairly smooth sailing. Thanks again your video was a huge help to someone in a tight financial position who couldnt afford to buy a new phone just because apple booby trapped their new ios.

  10. shahan says:

    hey dude i am in pakistan and i dont have a at and t sim and my i device is locked and is also not activated what shuld i doo i have a iphone 3gs 8 gb

  11. dorian says:


    PLS help me! thanks
    P.S I am from Romania what can i do?

  12. sunny says:

    Great is works!! but problem with youtube, mail, safari and cydia . when i open theses apps it closes suddently. pls give some suggestion.

  13. nalut says:

    tried it, but it was stuck and it only show panoc : we are hanging here… tried to shut down but cant do it… even everything just stop
    please help, what should i do?
    thank you

  14. sunil says:

    hey buddy my iphone is 5.0.1. i updated to i pad baseband now its does not give any carrier or wifi blue tooth.its says it not available
    what should i do ??? please help. 08kumars@gmail.com thanks 😀

  15. Elvis says:


    I get “error 60000 ms giving up” How exactly do I solve this? Please help me! 🙁

  16. zfl says:

    when i try to do this:
    i put the phone in dfu and it begins and immediately after it says “the connected device doesn’t support untethered options” how do i fix this.

    iphone 3gs 16GB SN: 87002XXXXXX Baseband: 06.15.00 FW: 5.0.1

    what do i do, please help me.

  17. yes yes says:

    this link helped me fix the problem on a new bootrom

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  20. ali says:

    i got IPhone 16gb as a gift from Canada with IOS 5.0.1….when i insert my Qatar sim card it says ‘no service”

    kindly guide how to fix it

  21. Leo Chapman says:

    Hi there! As I click on Redsn0w… it gives me an error message 127… stating A5 jailbreak operations are disabled due to incomplete itunes libraries…. i have updated itunes, still nothing. i have also tried downloading this missin itunes file and putting it into the redsnow folder, still… nothing. any suggestions? the iphone still reads no service…

  22. gunjon says:

    hi..i bought a used iphone 3gs with 32 gb memory.it was unlocked. i accidentally updated it and restored it..now it is showing no sim..now what should i do?

  23. cassidy says:

    i did the whole jailbreak and everything but i still have no service

  24. cassidy says:

    i jailbroke my phone and everything but it still doesnt have service.
    please help?

  25. adrian05 says:

    it works for ios 6.0?

  26. ivy says:

    after jailbreaking .my cydia and safari did not worked .so i delete it not knowing that i cant install it …help me how can i install cydia and safari .iphone 3gs 6.1.3

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