I currently have a JB 16GB 3GS running 3.01. I JB it with redsnow(?) a while back and I absolutely love it. I have no issues at all with my phone. Battery life is good (well just as good as pre-JB) and I have experienced no negative effects from the JB. Now that 3.1.2 is available and Blackra1n, I am debating whether it is worth re-jbing or just leave my phone as-is. I don't really see any advantages of me updating to 3.1.2 since I have MMS already through my carrier.
Can anyone give me some solid reasons as to why I should update and re-jailbreak. Or should I leave it alone?
- 10-20-2009, 08:34 AM #2iPhone Intermediate
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I am also running a jailbroken 3GS with 3.0.1 and am looking to upgrade to the jailbroken 3.1.2 OS. I don't have MMS yet, but what I'm really looking forward to is the augmented reality apps that only work for 3.1 and 3.1.2 (i.e. Layar, Yelp, Urbanspooon). I wasn't quite sure of the best way to upgrade since I'm already jailbroken, but I did find this tutorial....
Jailbreak iPhone 3GS with Firmware 3.1 on Windows | Redmond Pie
I didn't realize it was this easy to upgrade if you are already jailbroken. Has anyone tried this? Do you have to re-jailbreak or is Cydia, etc still on the phone after you restore your backup. That's really the only part that confused me.
- 10-20-2009, 11:28 AM #3
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If you guys are still under 3.1 although you may not need unlocking now I would say it's easier and better to upgrade via a custom 3.1.2 ipsw file made with pwnage tool. Shoot a PM to LVCIFER if you got a 3G[s] he may know where you can get one.
- 10-20-2009, 03:39 PM #7
Thanks for the heads up Ipheuria! I tried PM'ing LVCIFER but I do not have enough posts to send him a PM. Do you any other way I can get a reliable and trusted IPSW? I know how to get torrents but I would rather get it from someone who is trusted and that has a good rep like most members here.
- 10-21-2009, 08:23 AM #9
I've located a source at Download Custom Firmware 3.1.2 ipsw – Jailbreak, Activate, Unlock iPhone 2G, 3G, 3GS [Mac and Windows] | iLikeMyiPhone
I'm downloading it now and will report back on my success.
- 10-21-2009, 10:10 AM #10
Thanks Bergman! I will have to do this tonight. I only have BossPaper and SBSettings installed so I don't think I should need the PKG backup but thanks for the heads up. Does APTbackup do the same thing?
When you update the firmware, it re-installs Cydia? Was it as easy as it sounds from the tutorial.
Is there any issues that you have noticed so far?
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