1. 82brighteyes's Avatar
    I just bought an iphone 3gs today with the intention of jailbreaking it. I have so far been unlucky because it is firmware 3.1.3 on MC model. Which I be honest means nothing to me being a new to iphones. I have read lots and its getting late and after several scary attempts (i had to reset my iphone 3 times already) I still haven't found a soloution.

    Is it possible to do?
    If not can i downgrade to 3.1.2 and jailbreak it that way?

    Any pointers would be appreciated

    bright eyes
    02-24-2010 08:18 PM
  2. flyingember's Avatar
    there's an entire section in the forums where this has been covered dozens of times in as many threads.

    you're stuck waiting for an updated jailbreak. you can't do anything you want to do right now
    02-24-2010 09:23 PM
  3. LVCIFER's Avatar
    I would recommend that you wait a few weeks for them to release the new jailbreak and unlock tools. the last thing you want to do is to screw your iPhone up. These f'ers are expensive.
    02-25-2010 06:53 PM
  4. NHL Fever's Avatar
    4. Open iTunes. Click on your device at the left, and you should see the option to restore. Holding shift, click restore. Select the 3.1.2 2G firmware downloaded above, and let iTunes do the rest (youll need to select 2G even for 3G ipod/iphones).

    Note : this is the only working 5.12.01 baseband jailbreaking guide I know of.
    Does that mean it will only be able to use '2G' speeds on a 3G/3GS device?
    03-15-2010 07:45 PM
  5. Wiltron's Avatar
    Does that mean it will only be able to use '2G' speeds on a 3G/3GS device?
    Also would like to know this - if it allows 3G/S speeds and what not, its a life saver for many of us!
    03-15-2010 11:49 PM
  6. LVCIFER's Avatar
    No, it's just that because Apple doesn't upgrade any baseband in their 2G firmwares, it doesn't need to be authenticated or signed.

    Basically, they allow this because they don't care Bout the 2G.

    You should also know there may be risks to using a firmware not designed for the correct model of your phone.

    I won't lie and invent some, but jailbreaking is a delicate process AS IS, you don't need any help screwing up something that is picky as is.
    03-16-2010 12:35 AM
  7. NHL Fever's Avatar
    No, it's just that because Apple doesn't upgrade any baseband in their 2G firmwares, it doesn't need to be authenticated or signed.

    Basically, they allow this because they don't care Bout the 2G.

    You should also know there may be risks to using a firmware not designed for the correct model of your phone.

    I won't lie and invent some, but jailbreaking is a delicate process AS IS, you don't need any help screwing up something that is picky as is.
    Do you know for a fact whether one would still be able to use 3G or HPSA networks after upgrading with 2G firmware?

    There are risks sure. But bricking is extremely rare if reading around forums is any indication, and can almost always be reversed using a restore (granted this mean going back to crap 3.1.3).

    I hope the person who tries this posts back with results.
    03-16-2010 02:26 AM
  8. LVCIFER's Avatar
    For a fact? No, only because I haven't tried it for myself. HOWEVER, after a quick google search, I haven't found any posts stating that their 3G service is broken.

    I would think if anything, the WiFi would be the thing to go, as WiFi has had a lot of problems for the past 2 OS updates.
    03-16-2010 02:42 AM
  9. silkshocker#IM's Avatar
    can anyone confirm if you downgrade to this then upgrade to the 3.1.2 firmware for 3gs. Can that be done?
    03-16-2010 10:48 AM
  10. vanylapep's Avatar
    I tried, it's not even possible to restore to 2G 3.1.3 (step 4)
    03-16-2010 11:17 AM
  11. Wiltron's Avatar
    Also tried with a 2G, 3G and 3GS 3.1.2 firmwares, no dice.

    They've either patched this hole or your phone is special :P
    03-16-2010 02:27 PM
  12. syoni's Avatar
    im gonna give it a shot.....
    03-19-2010 10:50 AM
  13. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Can I ask why you guys would even want to try this? 3.2 or 4.0 is coming out soon and there will prob be a JB for that so why screw with your phone now? I don't know to me it just seems like too much trouble and too many unknowns to do it even if it does work.
    03-19-2010 11:08 AM
  14. vanylapep's Avatar
    2 months is long
    03-19-2010 11:39 AM
  15. silkshocker#IM's Avatar
    Can I ask why you guys would even want to try this? 3.2 or 4.0 is coming out soon and there will prob be a JB for that so why screw with your phone now? I don't know to me it just seems like too much trouble and too many unknowns to do it even if it does work.
    because I do not want to wait!
    03-20-2010 05:01 PM
  16. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    Patience is a Virtue lol :P
    03-22-2010 05:21 AM
  17. LVCIFER's Avatar
    Then people like you don't deserve to keep their jailbreak if the only reason you want to update to a USELESS VERSION (3.1.3) is simply because you're impatient.

    You're putting your jailbreak and unlock at risk, for what, exactly? So you can say you're on 3.1.3? People all over the Internet were NOT lying when they said that this was a useless update. Apple stated that this update was to make your battery levels read more accurately.

    What it was really designed to do was to disable jailbreaks and cause problems for the jailbreak community.

    So if that's 'tempting' you to update, then I have one thing to tell you - WHEN you upgrade, because you can't wait, and WHEN you decide you want to jailbreak but can't, WHEN you try to downgrade and get everything how it used to be, and WHEN everything goes wrong, DONT come to these forums asking for help, because virtually everyone here has advised you not to upgrade.

    For a reason. Do when you run into complications, good luck, because while I can't speak for anyone else on the forums, I know that I will intentionally refuse to assist.
    Last edited by LVCIFER; 03-22-2010 at 01:27 PM.
    03-22-2010 01:23 PM
  18. natimike's Avatar
    u can always do like i did and return your iphone and say u really wanted the other color lol
    03-22-2010 02:04 PM
  19. silkshocker#IM's Avatar
    I was just kidding people. Jesus, you guys are so serious like them checkers at Walmart.
    03-22-2010 05:41 PM
  20. LVCIFER's Avatar
    You know, that actually made me laugh. Partially because last night I went to a 24 hour WalMart and got into an arguement with one of the cashiers....

    Fine, you get a pass. *chuckle*
    03-22-2010 05:43 PM
  21. iMandi's Avatar
    So since I have the 3G 3.1.3 MC model iPhone White, I have to wait til a new jailbreak comes out?? While my husband rubs it in my face all these cool things that he is doing with his MB model? This is so unfair!
    03-22-2010 07:35 PM
  22. sschlesinger's Avatar
    So since I have the 3G 3.1.3 MC model iPhone White, I have to wait til a new jailbreak comes out?? While my husband rubs it in my face all these cool things that he is doing with his MB model? This is so unfair!
    Actually if you went and got the black phone u could jb it, but because you got the white one it will be impossible.
    03-22-2010 08:23 PM
  23. iMandi's Avatar
    Actually if you went and got the black phone u could jb it, but because you got the white one it will be impossible.
    And why is that??
    03-22-2010 10:11 PM
  24. LVCIFER's Avatar
    He was being sarcastic, Hun. The color doesn't make a difference.

    What OS ("operating system") are you running? 3.1.2, or 3.1.3?
    03-22-2010 11:10 PM
  25. iMandi's Avatar
    He was being sarcastic, Hun. The color doesn't make a difference.

    What OS ("operating system") are you running? 3.1.2, or 3.1.3?
    3.1.3....I thought he may have been kidding but never know about this new high tech stuff, lol!
    03-22-2010 11:17 PM
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