Advice please regarding jailbreak 3.1.2
Basically i have come to the conclusion that i need the 3.1.2 update on my Jailbroken 3.0.1 Iphone 3GS.
What id like to know is, is it possible to get onto 3.1.2 without having to do a fresh restore on my iphone and then rejailbreak? Is there like a jailbreak update rather than fresh install?
If i have to restore my iphone and then jailbreak straight to 3.1.2 how can i back all my apps, themes and installed cydia goodies so i can easily get them back on my phone?
Im quite new to jailbreaking and have only ever done it once and that was a long time ago.
Thanks for any kind responses.
- 01-26-2010, 02:38 PM #2
I have my iPod Touch JB with 3.1.2. Used BlackRain to do it and did it fast. Only problem is, if you shut your phone off, you will need to JB it again. Not sure if there is another way. Should be tho, but only for Macs from what I've read.
I very very rarely switch my phone off.
If i just run blackrain 3.1.2 now and it installs over my already jailbroken 3.0.1 it will still update perfectly fine to 3.1.2 but whenever i have to switch my phone back on i will have to rerun blackrain?
If im away from a computer say at work and my phone needs rebooting if i turned it off and then on what exactly would happen?
- 01-26-2010, 03:06 PM #4
- 01-26-2010, 03:37 PM #5
Well, tethered jailbreak is the only way that I have found to get working for me. All other methods are for Macs only.
But getting back to the question, if you did sue blackrain and had to reboot your phone, then yes, you would have to run the jailbreak again.
- 01-26-2010, 04:30 PM #7
- 01-26-2010, 04:39 PM #8
- 01-26-2010, 04:45 PM #9
- 01-26-2010, 05:45 PM #11
If you update your firmware to 3.1.2 you will have to apply the tethered jaibreak. If for whatever reason you shut your phone off, or it reboots, you will need to reapply the JB and you would need to be at a computer to do that.
If you can wait, I would wait for a proper JB if you don't mind having to redo the jailbreak once in a while.
- 01-26-2010, 09:26 PM #12
No, DataCentre. That is incorrect.
The OP has a jailbroken 3GS. The original 3GS could be jailbroken without tether. My original 3GS was. The ones that came out after October(ish) had a security flaw fix that prevented an untethered j/b. But the original 3GS models do not require the tethered jailbreak.
- 01-26-2010, 11:34 PM #13
I guess I'm only going by the 3.1.2 that I have installed on myy iPod Touch 3G. The tethered JB is the only solution for me, and it's a bit of a pain when I have to reboot it.
Don't know much about the iPhones I guess...but I'm sure I will learn a lot here. I remember when I was a newbie when it came to Blackberries. Now I'm a theme developer! LoL.
- 01-27-2010, 10:44 AM #15
Ok then, i just plug into itunes, let it to the 3.1.2 update thus losing everything and once updated i can run the blackra1n jalbreak?
Just a query, how do i go about backing anything up so when i have jailbroken when i reconnect to itunes my phone numbers, photos, music, games and apps will be automatically put back on the phone?
- 01-27-2010, 01:17 PM #17iPhone Beginner
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If you just "update" using iTunes it will not erase any of your mail, messages or contacts. I was JB first with 3.0 then I updated, then re-JB with blackra1n. I just wrote down all my cydia apps and reinstalled them. Now I use Rock for 99% of my apps which is convenient because when you set up a rock account, it automatically backs up your apps so whenever you have to restore and/or re JB, it reinstallls all your Rock apps.