1. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I was JUST about to jailbrake my iPhone 3GS 3.1.2, and started reading and watching the easy video's on how to do this. But, I stopped as soon as I read\heard about this issue if you reboot your iPhone you have to run blackrain again.

    Hmm, not sure if I like that idea. So, what gives, is this true? If so, what's the point?
    12-31-2009 03:52 AM
  2. HAVOKID's Avatar
    Did you read the part where it says that this is for the older 3gs models and not the newer ones running that new software where a tethered jailbreak is required. Search "tethered jailbreak" in the forum and read up more info.
    12-31-2009 04:33 AM
  3. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I'm confused with your reply. According to my understanding, having the latest OS 3.1.2, will cause me to re-jailbrake if I power cycle my iPhone.

    Are you saying otherwise?
    12-31-2009 04:47 AM
  4. jeffnucci's Avatar
    No. Just certain older 3GS models. Search it.
    12-31-2009 05:03 AM
  5. LVCIFER's Avatar
    TETHERED JAILBREAK!!!

    Do a search for "tethered jailbreak"!

    If this is a new 3G[s], then it can still be jailbroken or unlocked, but you just can't ever let the battery die, or reboot the iPhone when the iPhone is not near a computer.

    Why?

    The phone is new. Apple updated the hardware on newer models. Ultimately, when you get the "Connect to iTunes" message, DO NOT RESTORE.

    Connect the iPhone to the computer, spend 30 seconds, run Blackra1n RC3/4, RE-jailbreak, and that's it.

    It takes less than a minute.

    ALSO, being that this is a new iPhone 3G[s], that requires a tethered jailbreak, I also suggest getting a battery case.

    A good one is "Case-Mate Fuel" (google it) but it's ugly as sin. It will however, act as a case AND a charger. Or you could go to BestBuy an pick up a "InCase PowerSlider" case.

    That, and a car charger. That way the iPhone never goes off. If you have a laptop, that's ideal/superb.

    Let me know how that goes.
    12-31-2009 08:09 AM
  6. LVCIFER's Avatar
    CHECK YOUR SERIAL # TO SEE IF YOU'RE TETHERED

    Go to Settings>General>About, and take a look at your serial number. It should look something like this:

    72638MK26HR (Fake SN)

    Now, ignore the rest of it, so that only the 4th & 5th alphanumeric keys are visible. Example:

    xxx38xxxxxx (See?)

    If those digits are HIGHER than 40, it's safe to assume you will have a tethered jailbreak.
    12-31-2009 08:10 AM
  7. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Now we're getting somewhere!

    Thanks for taking a moment to explain. My serial is xxx36xxxxxx. I jailbroke this morning, and then rebooted a few times and was beginning to wonder WHY I didn't have to connect my iPhone back to my computer to use blackra1n again!

    I understood the tethered part, but was under the impression that the OS 3.1.2 was what would cause the iPhone to be tethered, in addition to the latest hardware...

    But, it's all good! Thanks again...

    CHECK YOUR SERIAL # TO SEE IF YOU'RE TETHERED

    Go to Settings>General>About, and take a look at your serial number. It should look something like this:

    72638MK26HR (Fake SN)

    Now, ignore the rest of it, so that only the 4th & 5th alphanumeric keys are visible. Example:

    xxx38xxxxxx (See?)

    If those digits are HIGHER than 40, it's safe to assume you will have a tethered jailbreak.
    12-31-2009 08:14 AM
  8. LVCIFER's Avatar
    No problem. . Enjoy the whole new world you're about to experience.
    12-31-2009 08:21 AM
  9. Brickman's Avatar
    Way to go Navi!!! I think you will really like JBing. Just take your time and you will be good. If I can't screw it up it must be easy!!
    12-31-2009 08:39 AM
  10. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Can I just say, it took about 48 seconds to jailbrake! There, I said it...

    LOL @ Brickman...
    12-31-2009 08:43 AM
  11. Alli's Avatar
    Can I say "told you so?" And frankly, even if you're stuck with a tethered j/b, it's no biggie. I'm stuck with that since I replaced my iPhone on Monday. But as often as I have to reboot - who cares. Besides, I'm rarely far from a computer for long, so as long as I have a cable & a copy of Blackra1n with me, I'm still no more than that 40 seconds from perfection.
    12-31-2009 10:50 AM
  12. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    If only some people would listen the first time round! Gosh...

    Now to find a decent 'unlock' screen without all the messing with ssh

    Can I say "told you so?" And frankly, even if you're stuck with a tethered j/b, it's no biggie. I'm stuck with that since I replaced my iPhone on Monday. But as often as I have to reboot - who cares. Besides, I'm rarely far from a computer for long, so as long as I have a cable & a copy of Blackra1n with me, I'm still no more than that 40 seconds from perfection.
    12-31-2009 11:03 AM
  13. Alli's Avatar
    Oh dude...skip ssh altogether and go straight for something like DiskAid.
    12-31-2009 12:06 PM
  14. LVCIFER's Avatar
    iFunBox and iPhoneBrowser are simpler.
    12-31-2009 12:07 PM
  15. sargd66's Avatar
    There are some things you can't do with softwares like Ifunbox. You can't edit configme files unless you ssh. You can't delete a folder in ifunbox you have to ssh. Mow to move wallpapers or icons and stuff ifunbox is the way to go. You can actually see the files in ifunbox whereas in ssh you can't actually see the .png images.
    12-31-2009 12:56 PM
  16. LVCIFER's Avatar
    Yeah, but there are a lot of people who won't ever actually need to edit those files, as that's actually advanced usership. Forthe simple stuff like editting an changing sound files, I wouldn't use SSH because it's frankly not needed.
    12-31-2009 01:30 PM
  17. sargd66's Avatar
    You are absolutely correct. I was just putn up the two differences for those who don't know this stuff. I drove myself crazy trying to learn all this stuff myself.
    12-31-2009 03:19 PM
  18. DainBramage1's Avatar
    Now to find a decent 'unlock' screen without all the messing with ssh
    If I had to just pick ONE benefit of jailbreaking myPhone, it just might be LockInfo!! It makes the lock screen SO useful!!!
    12-31-2009 03:51 PM
  19. brentb's Avatar
    TETHERED JAILBREAK!!!

    If this is a new 3G[s], then it can still be jailbroken or unlocked, but you just can't ever let the battery die, or reboot the iPhone when the iPhone is not near a computer.
    So what exactly happens if the phone battery dies? What functionality do you lose. Just calling or something more? I assume it is easy to reverse once you connect to a computer.
    12-31-2009 05:04 PM
  20. LVCIFER's Avatar
    100% of your functions will be NON-functional. You won't even be able to dial 911. You will need to connect it to your computer, and run blackra1n. That's it. That will bring the functionality back to your phone.
    12-31-2009 05:45 PM
  21. alhakeem2001's Avatar
    100% of your functions will be NON-functional. You won't even be able to dial 911. You will need to connect it to your computer, and run blackra1n. That's it. That will bring the functionality back to your phone.
    Hi LVCIFER, I'm having this problem now with my 3GS, is there already a solution to solve this problem or not yet, By the way my SN is xxx42..... is that normal whats happening with my Iphone ?
    01-01-2010 12:21 PM
  22. LVCIFER's Avatar
    TETHERED JAILBREAK!!!

    Do a search for "tethered jailbreak"!

    If this is a new 3G[s], then it can still be jailbroken or unlocked, but you just can't ever let the battery die, or reboot the iPhone when the iPhone is not near a computer.

    Why?

    The phone is new. Apple updated the hardware on newer models. Ultimately, when you get the "Connect to iTunes" message, DO NOT RESTORE.

    Connect the iPhone to the computer, spend 30 seconds, run Blackra1n RC3/4, RE-jailbreak, and that's it.

    It takes less than a minute.

    ALSO, being that this is a new iPhone 3G[s], that requires a tethered jailbreak, I also suggest getting a battery case.

    A good one is "Case-Mate Fuel" (google it) but it's ugly as sin. It will however, act as a case AND a charger. Or you could go to BestBuy an pick up a "InCase PowerSlider" case.

    That, and a car charger. That way the iPhone never goes off. If you have a laptop, that's ideal/superb.

    Let me know how that goes.
    01-01-2010 12:29 PM
  23. alhakeem2001's Avatar
    Ok LVCIFER, I understand from your replay that I have to live with this problem..hoping in the future the problem will be solved..
    01-01-2010 12:56 PM
  24. brentb's Avatar
    100% of your functions will be NON-functional. You won't even be able to dial 911. You will need to connect it to your computer, and run blackra1n. That's it. That will bring the functionality back to your phone.
    Hehe Ok. thanks.
    01-18-2010 05:08 PM
  25. binh2cool's Avatar
    i just had my brand new 3GS Jailbreak by following steps from these guys.
    01-21-2010 02:40 PM
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