- 08-28-2009, 10:46 AM #26
i've downloaded the IPSW files before and they opened just fine. don't think the a 'mac vs. PC' issue makes any difference when talking about IPSW files, but just to be sure...which are you using?
- 08-28-2009, 10:47 AM #27
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- 08-28-2009, 11:45 AM #31
To all the new guys in here jailbreaking, if you have a 3G S (well any iPhone for that matter), if you're running 3.0.1, make SURE you're downloading the correct 3.0 ipsw.
If you download the wrong one, you're phone will be very unhappy with you and you'll have to force it into DFU, restore, and try again with the correct bundle. We've had a few people download the wrong bundle and try and install, it's a common mistake, but to not waste your own time, just double check before using.
I believe the 3GS filename bundle has a 2,1 in it, the 3G as a 1,2 and I believe the 2nd gen is 1,1...someone correct me if I'm wrong. I know for sure the 3G S is known by 2,1
- 08-28-2009, 11:59 AM #32
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- 08-28-2009, 12:32 PM #34
imuggle, maybe you can answer my previous question. I have a 3gs that was operating on the 3.0.1 but when I jailbroke it using one of the methods I found here, it reset it to the 3.0. It's jailbroke and seems to work fine but don't I need the 3.0.1 OS or does it matter? If I do need it, how would I go about restoring it while keeping it jailbroken?
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- 08-28-2009, 05:37 PM #35
And here is the con of jailbreaking, you pretty much can't "keep" a jailbreak to upgrade. You have to re-jailbreak. Not really that bad though. You have to download the 3.0 .ipsw for the 3GS
For everyone looking for firmware, I use this site a lot:
iPhone and iPod Touch Firmware :: iPhone System Software Updates Downloads.
That site has it, download it from there to your computer in a place you will be able to navigate easily to (I just save them to my desktop in a folder called iPhone FW)
just make sure you download the 3.0 for the 3G S if that is what you have.
Then you have to get redsn0w version 0.8, run that, it'll ask you to navigate to your current firmware version, navigate to that 3.0 ipsw i gave you a link to, and voila, you are done, jailbroken on 3.0.1
There is an app in Cydia that will allow you to create a restore file of your jailbroken settings, it is called AptBackup if you'd like to use that to backup your jailbroken stuff. I normally don't as I just redownload the themes, but I could see if you have a bunch of stuff, not wanting to redownload.
- 08-28-2009, 09:23 PM #36
HI-OH! i finally got it to work. installed successfully and Cydia is present. hallelujah!
i followed some instructions on this forum that said to make sure the phone is powered off the and connected to USB. i would then enter DFU mode by holding power, then power & home keys, then home key by itself. thats when redsn0w would crash on me.
well, i kept iPhone ON this time and connected to USB. THEN launched redsn0w. it gave me a different set of instructions to disconnect then power off, then hold home key and reconnect, THEN launch redsn0w. it took off right away installing the hack. such an easy thing that i made into a difficult thing. but the directions are misleading on the original post. unless i'm reading them wrong. http://www.theiphoneblog.com/2009/06...dsn0w-edition/
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