Planning to jailbreak but I need to update to at least 3.1.3
Hi, I'm new to Jailbreaking. I've got a iPod Touch with iOS 2.2.1 that I'm planning to jailbreak, but I also need to update the iOS version to at least 3.1.3.
How should I do this? Should I Jailbreak it first, and then update it (if so, then how do I update a jailbroken iPod Touch)? Or should I update it and then jailbreak it? Also, do you recommend me to update to a later version than 3.1.3 (that's the oldest version I'm aiming to as some of the apps that I plan to use require it) instead? Is there any advantage in updating to a iOS version that isn't the latest one?
- 02-17-2012, 12:26 PM #2
unfortunately since Apple is no longer signing 3.1.3 you cannot update to it. assuming you never updated to 3.1.3, saved shsh blobs and the went back to 2.2.1 . depending on the generation of your device, it will determine the latest OS that CAN be installed onto it
personally, i would update to the latest OS and then jailbreak. you cannot jailbreak before updating your OS
- 02-17-2012, 01:08 PM #4
i would assume it is jailbroken. what happens when you try to go into Cydia?
just for starting over purposes, i would restore as new to the latest firmware (plug into your iTunes and select Restore. when given the option: restore as new device) and then jailbreak
Cydia seems to work properly, so yes, looks like it's jailbroken.
I've never restored it to the latest firmware. Please confirm if the following method is correct: I went to iTunes > Devices > iPod Touch and clicked the button labeled as "Restore" in the "Version" section. The following message appeared:
Are you sure you want to restore the iPod to its factory settings? All of your media and other data will be erased, and the newest version of the iPod software will be installed.
iTunes will verify the restore with Apple. After this process is complete, you will have the option to restore your contacts, calendars, text messages and other settings.
- 02-17-2012, 01:36 PM #6
- 02-17-2012, 01:58 PM #8
if you have any photos/images you might want to save those to your computer too. since i cannot guarantee that nothing will not go as planned because of the jailbreak we have to assume it will be fine. if not, there are ways around this as well. you will not brick the device
the steps above are correct, select Restore and Update. when given the option towards the end of the process it will ask you if you want to Setup as New or from Backup. if starting over is not a big deal for you then select Set up as New
let us know which OS loaded onto your device and we can guide you as to which jailbreak software you will need
- 02-17-2012, 04:10 PM #10
- 02-18-2012, 02:05 AM #12
- 02-18-2012, 02:43 AM #14
then i believe 4.2.1 is the best you're gonna get
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