1. sisco22's Avatar
    Hey guys,
    I am new to the iphone and i just picked up a 4month old iphone 3g. I am on version 3.0.1. How can i update to 3.1.2 before i jailbreak/unlock my phone?
    Thanks.
    02-05-2010 08:40 AM
  2. flyingember's Avatar
    You use iTunes
    02-05-2010 09:21 AM
  3. sisco22's Avatar
    its only allowing me to go to 3.1.3. doesn't give me any other option on that.
    02-05-2010 09:23 AM
  4. sisco22's Avatar
    ok..found a download for it...going to install it shortly.

    which is the best program to use to jailbreak and unlock it? blackrain or redsnow?
    02-05-2010 09:30 AM
  5. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    blackra1n is *****-proof (not calling you an *****) so i would use that.
    02-05-2010 11:21 AM
  6. bcarender's Avatar
    i aggree blackra1n is easy. I used it on my touch before i installed the latest firmware update..
    02-05-2010 12:00 PM
  7. ElectricDoodie's Avatar
    You won't be able to install 3.1.2. I'm having the same problem.

    I heard that Apple isn't signing off on anything other than 3.1.3.

    I have a 3.1, and downloaded the 3.1.2, but when I tried, and it contacted Apple, it said that mine couldn't do it, and could only update to 3.1.3.

    But, if you can, let me know on here, so that I can do whatever you did, on mine.
    02-05-2010 01:27 PM
  8. sisco22's Avatar
    You won't be able to install 3.1.2. I'm having the same problem.

    I heard that Apple isn't signing off on anything other than 3.1.3.

    I have a 3.1, and downloaded the 3.1.2, but when I tried, and it contacted Apple, it said that mine couldn't do it, and could only update to 3.1.3.

    But, if you can, let me know on here, so that I can do whatever you did, on mine.
    I actually upgraded mine to 3.1.2 and then installed rain and j/b and unlocked it. If you go out and google iphone firmware 3.1.2 you will find a download for it. I did a restore with it in itunes and selected the file and restored it. Now i have 3.1.2, run Blackrain and install snow/cydia/rock. You'll be running on the new firmware unlocked.

    One problem im having and im not sure if it is the software or something else. My iphone is only 4 months old and i took it off charge this morning and have used it a couple of times today. I went to check it for any calls a little bit ago and it wouldn't come on. I had to hold the power and home button for 10 secs to reboot it. Has anyone else had this problem??
    02-07-2010 06:06 PM
  9. harleybabe's Avatar
    how do you know if the phone is jail broken
    02-07-2010 06:16 PM
  10. sisco22's Avatar
    if you see the blackrain icon on there.
    02-07-2010 06:38 PM
  11. harleybabe's Avatar
    i do see that and i installed the rock i see the icon for the rock but the snow is for the unlocking and i'm not sure if that worked
    02-07-2010 07:16 PM
  12. LVCIFER's Avatar
    Hey Harley, are you trying to use your iPhone on a different carrier, like T-Mobile instead of AT&T?

    If you installed sn0w on your phone, it will give you a confirmation message telling you that it worked. You can insall it by looking for the "blackra1n" app on your iPhone.
    02-08-2010 09:03 AM
  13. ElectricDoodie's Avatar
    I actually upgraded mine to 3.1.2 and then installed rain and j/b and unlocked it. If you go out and google iphone firmware 3.1.2 you will find a download for it. I did a restore with it in itunes and selected the file and restored it. Now i have 3.1.2, run Blackrain and install snow/cydia/rock. You'll be running on the new firmware unlocked.

    One problem im having and im not sure if it is the software or something else. My iphone is only 4 months old and i took it off charge this morning and have used it a couple of times today. I went to check it for any calls a little bit ago and it wouldn't come on. I had to hold the power and home button for 10 secs to reboot it. Has anyone else had this problem??
    Wow. Really?! Were you connected to the Internet? Do you have the latest iTunes or no?

    I'm so trying it again when I get home. Thank you for that.
    02-08-2010 07:25 PM
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