1. cowboy007's Avatar
    Hi Guys,

    I have a 2g original IPhone 16gb with 1.1.4 firmware.

    I haven't upgraded it ever since I got my iPhone and have been using the same firmware.

    Now, I would like to upgrade to 3.0 OS.

    I am plannning to use the "How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.0 Using RedSn0w (Windows)" guide available at:
    iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=4302 iClarified - iPhone - How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.0 Using RedSn0w (Windows)[/url]

    I am just afraid if I am using the correct guide suitable for my phone as the guide mentins the existing firmware to be on 2.1. Can anyone help advising if this is okay or I have to take care of anything else.
    07-10-2009 11:27 PM
  2. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    The process for 2G is different in that you don't use ultrasn0w to unlock, you use bootneuter.

    I helped a friend do this recently, and I used a combination of Bad Ash's original iPhone 2G, and new iPhone 3.0 Jailbreak guides.


    Basically, the steps were:

    Download the 2G 3.0 firmware
    Download the bl46.bin and bl39.bin files
    Download redsn0w

    When you start redsn0w, go through it until you get to the "install Cydia" screen. Then ALSO check unlock, and it will ask for the above .bin files.

    Just take your time. There's always a risk, so make sure you're ready for something to go wrong. If you want NO risk, don't Jailbreak.

    (I've never had a problem).
    07-11-2009 07:33 AM
  3. Tramain's Avatar
    Don't forget to tip Rene Ritchie's scale in right corner.
    07-11-2009 07:39 AM
  4. Matt74's Avatar
    Don't forget to tip Rene Ritchie's scale in right corner.
    Why are people concerned about rep? Not only do I not even see how to view someone's rep, I can't see how it helps someone by gaining rep.
    07-11-2009 08:08 AM
  5. Tramain's Avatar
    Why are people concerned about rep? Not only do I not even see how to view someone's rep, I can't see how it helps someone by gaining rep.
    I am 8th.
    07-11-2009 08:11 AM
  6. cowboy007's Avatar
    Thanks Ritchie for your time.
    Sorry for being stupid and repetitive, this is the process i am planning to perform on my 2G version with 1.14 firmware . do you see anything with this:
    1) Downloaded the firmware iPhone1,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw and would use 'Restore' in iTunes to upgrade the firmware to 3.0 OS
    2) Use the redsn0w to proceed with jailbreak as it is mentioned in theiphoneblog.com/2009/06/25/jailbreakunlock-iphone-30-windows-redsn0w-edition
    3) Provide the boot logs 3.9 and 4.6 where requested
    4) Choose 'Cydia'
    perform the jailbreak.

    thanks a ton guys for your replies... you deservebeers for your time to help novoices like us!
    07-12-2009 12:06 AM
  7. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    Yes, just make sure you also check off Unlock on the same screen as Cydia (I think there's an activate button/checkbox as well -- don't remember off hand but it's fairly straight forward).
    07-13-2009 08:22 AM
  8. rams2403's Avatar

    I have problem in updating my 2G 1.1.4 firmware in my iphone.

    I purchased the 2G iphone in April 2008 in London with o2 provider.I have unlocked the phone and the recent firmware in my phone is 1.1.4.

    Now by reading this blog (2g 1.1.4 upgrade to 3.0 firware) I tried the below steps.

    1. Connected my 2G iphone (firmware 1.1.4) with itunes 9.0.
    2. Clicked on upgrade to 3.1.2 firware. So it has taken the back up and when it is updating it in the last stage it gave me an error message saying application error(i don't remember the exact error descirption).

    Now my phone is locked and not able to restore back as I don't have the original SIM card which I got it from o2.

    I tried restore using the recovery mode with inputs iphone 1.1.4 ISPW, iphone 2.2.1 ISPW and 3.1.2 ISPW. But all are giving en error messages at the end of recovery.

    Can anybody please help me how can I go head now...Now my phone is showing the recovery mode.

    12-17-2009 03:55 AM
  9. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    Do it again, write down the error message, post it here so we can try and help, also Google it in case it's already been answered on the web.
    12-17-2009 09:12 AM
  10. rams2403's Avatar
    When I am selecting the iphone 1.1.4 ipsw file , I am getting the following error
    " The Iphone "Iphone" could not be restored .An unknown error occured (20)

    I did followed the procedure from google by giving the above error.but no luck...

    Also when I directly click on restore with out selecting any ipsw file, I am getting the error as
    " The Iphone "Iphone" could not be restored .An unknown error occured (1604)

    please help me with your suggestion Rene.
    12-17-2009 01:28 PM
  11. LVCIFER's Avatar

    Don't download any firmwares from any sites. There's no need to even use PwnageTool right now either. Connect your 2G to iTunes. (Hopefully, you're running the newest version of iTunes) When it asks you if you want to update your iPhone, SAY YES. This will erase any an all jailbreak and unlocks previously there. DON'T PANIC.

    Download and install the official firmware, 3.1.2 from iTunes.

    Go to blackra1n.com and download blackra1n.

    Now, after you restore from iTunes, when everything s about 98% done, it will ask you to insert the SIM card that came with your phone from AT&T. If you have AT&T, great. If you don't, a/k/a T-Mobile, INSERT THAT SIM CARD, and then follow these instructions.

    Open up blackra1n, and then click "Make it rain" and jailbreak your phone. This will also 'hacktivate' your phone with your alternate SIM card. (Note: follow directions at the end of this post to fix Push Notifications, YouTube and WiFi for hacktivated iPhones)

    YOU MAY NEED TO ATTEMPT THIS MULTIPLE TIMES FOR IT TO WORK CORRECTLY. Sometimes there are minor errors. Let it do it's thing.

    Once blackra1n.app is installed, choose to install Cydia from the blackra1n.app on your springboard (iPhone homescreen). Once again, make sure it that you connect to WiFi first. It will be the only way you can install Cydia/Rock if you're not on AT&T.

    After installing it, Cydia will ask you questions, and to update. Select "Graphical User", and "Update All". Let it restart and reboot. Once it does it's thing...

    In Cydia, search for the app BootNeuter and install the app. Open BootNeuter and make sure the settings match are exactly as follows:

    Version: 4.6
    Neuter: On
    Faceblank: Off
    Baseband: Unlock

    Then tap "Flash" in the upper right corner to unlock.

    Reboot your iPhone. Insert SIM card of your choice. Reboot your iPhone.

    If you have data or MMS problems (you can install "Native MMS 2G" from Cydia), you may want to google or wikipedia "iPhone APN Settings" to find a way to fix those issues. However, if the plan for the SIM card you've inserted does not include data, then your Internet/e-Mail/maps/gps etc won't work. You will have to add data/MMS to that SIM cards plan for them to officially work.

    Voil. You're updated, jailbroken, and unlocked on the newest OS.

    For some, the new blackra1n jailbreak was causing problems with Wi-Fi, YouTube, and Push Notifications. Here is a quick guide on how to fix these problems.

    1. Go to Settings>General>Reset>Reset Network Settings, then click "OK"
    2. Reboot your iPhone, when it comes back on WiFi should be fixed, but next time you reboot you have to do this again.

    YouTube and Push Notifications for "hacktivated" iPhones.

    1. Go to Cydia
    2. Tap Manage at the bottom
    3. Tap Sources
    4. Tap edit in the right hand corner
    5. Tap add.
    6. Type cydia.iphoneil.net
    7. Tap done
    8. Search for "PushFix" and tap on the first result
    9. Install then confirm
    10. Reboot your iPhone.
    12-17-2009 01:36 PM