1. jateshk's Avatar
    Is it worth it? That every time u have to start phone or if battery runs out u have to rerun blackrain . I am always near a computer and the biggest problem I see is when I travel on the plane. If my battery duns out I'd have to take ou my laptop. Also if te phone were to freeze. Does this freeze that often that you would reatart?
    02-20-2010 12:54 PM
  2. poisoned10's Avatar
    Maybe I have misunderstood, but I didn't think there is a way to jailbreak an iPhone running the new bootrom.
    02-20-2010 06:46 PM
  3. jateshk's Avatar
    Yea there is. As long as u have 3.1.2 u have to rerun blackrain everytime u reatart
    02-20-2010 06:59 PM
  4. DataCentre's Avatar
    3.1.2 isn't the new bootrom anymore. It's on the new firmware. I had my 3GS JB before, but opted for the new OS and my battery last longer not JB.
    02-20-2010 10:43 PM
  5. big9erfan's Avatar
    3.1.2 isn't the new bootrom anymore. It's on the new firmware. I had my 3GS JB before, but opted for the new OS and my battery last longer not JB.
    You're confused. There is a "new bootrom" that came out in about October of 2009, that was on newer 3GS phones that came with 3.1.2. It was still jailbreakable, but it was tethered. Upgrading to 3.1.3 will not upgrade you to the new bootrom, just the new firmware. The bootrom is what makes the jailbreak tethered, the firmware is what is jailbreakable or not.
    02-21-2010 12:04 AM
  6. LVCIFER's Avatar
    And to clarify - the bootrom is hardware related, from what I can recall. So updating your software will only update your baseband, not your bootrom.
    02-21-2010 01:09 AM
  7. DataCentre's Avatar
    Then if the bootrom wasn't changed with the new firmware, why won't Blackra1n work anymore? If it wasn't changed, it should work still, but it doesn't. So that tells me they changed the bootrom again.
    02-21-2010 02:47 AM
  8. Alli's Avatar
    If the original question was actually is it worth jailbreaking if you have to be tethered, then the answer is YES.

    Let's face it, if you're on an airplane and your battery runs out, you're gonna break out your laptop anyway, right? Cause at that point, you've got some charging to do before anything matters. If you're rarely away from a charging source or a computer, then it really won't matter. I've been on a tethered j/b since the end of December, and have had to do a reset (unplanned) twice: once to reset my battery meter, and once because AT&T had upgraded cell towers locally and I had NO SERVICE. Both times I simply reset by running Blackra1n on the closest pc.
    02-21-2010 09:17 AM
  9. LVCIFER's Avatar
    And Data, blackra1n doesn't jailbreak because of the bootrom. Every jailbreak is created by finding "holes" in the code of the firmware/OS that the sclera find. They use this hole, and then create a program (blackra1n/redsn0w) that "sneaks" the jailbreak code into the firmware through that hole (a/k/a 'exploit'). All that code does is modify the firmware so that it can allow open source coding and third party coding to run on the OS.

    It actually had NOTHING to do with the bootrom.

    Why doesn't an older jailbreaking tool work on newer OS, you ask?

    Because with every new release of an OS, Apple LITERALLY 'closes/fixes' the hole that the hackers previously discovered.

    That's why it takes so long for a new jailbreak tool to be released whenever there's a new OS. Because the hackers have to find a new exploit.

    Geohot currently claims that he's found at least 2 exploits that he is keeping quiet about until the 3.2 and 4.0 OS release, because he doesn't want to utilize them NOW and have Apple fix them yet.

    02-21-2010 09:35 AM
  10. LVCIFER's Avatar
    Sclera=hackers. Damned typos+auto correct keep screwing me up, and I can't edit my post because I'm typing from the iPhone.....
    02-21-2010 09:37 AM
  11. DataCentre's Avatar
    Got it now. Thanks for the information.
    02-21-2010 10:33 AM