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Preparing for Resale, Ran into MAJOR problem
I am currently preparing my iphone 3Gs for resale. I am supposed to be shipping phone in the morning... please help!
I unsynched my phone from my computer, all pictures, music, and apps were deleted as normal.
In an attempt to reset settings, I went into settings, reset, "reset and delete" data. Once this process was finished I was brought to the usual recovery screen. When I ran BlackRa1n as usual it did not do the usual reboot.
the blackra1n screen stays up for about 5-10 minutes and then my phone powers off.
I attempted to do a restore to 3.1.2 though the felixbruns site and option clicking on the 3.1.2 through itunes- but when restoring apple says I am not eligible for restore. ugh.
Again, i must remain on 3.1.2 firmware as this phone was advertised as unlocked and jailbroken.
if anyone with a glimmer of hope could help me in resolving this issue I'd greatly appreciate it!
- 03-01-2010, 09:30 AM #2
ifyou were lucky enough to backup your SHSH on cydia you can try this.
iPhone Jailbreak Guides | iPhone Tutorials | ModMyi.com » Blog Archive » Restore iPhone 3GS to 3.1.2 Using SHSHs on File with Cydia | OS X
- 03-01-2010, 09:31 AM #3
- 03-01-2010, 10:04 AM #4
- 03-02-2010, 02:28 PM #6
- 03-02-2010, 07:50 PM #7
To check the bootrom version look at the first 5 digits of your serial number; digit 3 is the year and digits 4 & 5 are the week. I forget the exact cutoff but if you're later than week 40 of 2009 (xx940) you most likely have the new bootrom. There is another way of checking that will tell you with certainty, I can't post links here but google is your friend. Search for "how to determine 3gs bootrom version."
- 03-02-2010, 10:02 PM #8
- 03-02-2010, 10:02 PM #9
- 03-03-2010, 07:27 AM #10
As for the accuracy of the method, all I can say it has worked for me on several iPhones and has appeared to work for other people. But to be sure, I did point out that there is a more reliable way to know.
Last edited by drunken0monkey; 03-03-2010 at 07:30 AM.