1. kbd517#IM's Avatar
    This may be a stupid question, but I need some advice. I want to JB to 2.2.1 (preserve baseband). I am currently JB 2.2. I just got an aluminum macbook (late `08 model). I cloned the HD from my old macbook, on which I successfully jailbroke my 3G. The cloned HD is now in my new macbook. I just read that the aluminum macbooks can't be used for JB yet, but do not know if that is a hardware or software issue. Because the HD is "old", is it safe to JB, or does the new aluminum body/guts mean I'm stuck?
    02-19-2009 07:09 PM
  2. Jeremy's Avatar
    It's all in the drivers. Not what was on your hard drive. So yeah you are more than likely stuck. Now you have a few options around it but the easiest way is to use a hub.
    Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 02-19-2009 at 07:31 PM.
    02-19-2009 07:19 PM
  3. willistoad's Avatar
    yeah i second that, the new 'ally' macbooks have issues recognizing the iphone in DFU mode. Using a hub will work
    . I had similar issues when i updated to 10.5.6, but theres a automator script you can download to solve it.
    Some people had some success with the new macbooks, but do this at your own risk, theres lots of reports of problems with people loosing the functions of their keyboard/trackpads!!!
    02-19-2009 07:29 PM
  4. kbd517#IM's Avatar
    Thank you both for the fast replies, I appreciate it I read the article, but don't really understand the whole hub thing (incredibly complicated was an apt description!), so I guess I'm stuck for now. Bleh.
    02-19-2009 07:48 PM
  5. willistoad's Avatar
    From what i understand all you need is a usb.2 hub (like a multiplug) to act as a sort of bridge. connect this to your mac, then connect your phone to it and jailbreak as normal.
    02-19-2009 07:55 PM
  6. kbd517#IM's Avatar
    Looking back over various entries here and on other sites, I remembered something. I used the DFU enabler automater program on my old macbook when I updated to 10.5.6. My two questions are:
    1) Will this (automater) work on the new aluminum macbook, or am I confusing the issue?

    2) Am I understanding correctly that if I simply use a USB 2.0 hub between my iphone 3g and my aluminum macbook, that I will then be able to JB as normal?
    02-20-2009 09:02 AM