1. Philbaines's Avatar
    Morning guys,

    Big hello from myself!

    I need a little help with restoring my 3gs 3.1.3,
    it's on the new bootrom and jailbroke via spirit.

    I have had the phone freezing up a few times so went to do a restore via iTunes. But as 4.0 is out iTunes wants to install this rather than 3.1.3,

    I did some looking on the net and downloaded the FW and tryed shift/ click resore but it won't let my find the downloaded FW.

    I'm on windows xp

    sorry if this has been asked before but I'm lost with what I need to do now as I really don't want 4.0 on till it's jailbroke.

    06-24-2010 01:37 AM
  2. Philbaines's Avatar
    Oh I'm on iTunes 9.2 and the ipsw file is showing up as a .rar file,
    also once I manage to restore will it be a problem useing spirit to re-jailbreak with 9.2 installed or will I have to install a earlyer version off iTunes?
    06-24-2010 02:37 AM
  3. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    9.2 iTunes and spirit jb don't play well. Downgrade iTunes back to 9.1.1 and for the ipsw file, don't unzip, just change the extension to ipsw
    06-24-2010 09:20 AM
  4. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    And if u didn't save ur shsh blobs on cydia, u may be outta luck on downgrading back to 3.1.3
    06-24-2010 09:21 AM
  5. Philbaines's Avatar
    I'm not downgradeing as I'm still on 3.1.3,
    also I tryed changeing the name off the .rar but that still didn't work.
    And cydia says it has my shsh on file (not that I no what I'm doin with them)

    thanks for the reply!
    06-24-2010 09:33 AM
  6. Philbaines's Avatar
    where could i D/L Itunes 9.1?
    06-24-2010 10:58 AM
  7. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    06-24-2010 11:07 AM
  8. Philbaines's Avatar
    rdiddy-thank you so much,

    And idea with itunes not seeing the .rar file(even tho its changed to .ispw)

    Also with the cydia shsh files-where do they come into the restore?

    Sorry for so many questions but this is my first iphone and is a little more complex than sony ericssons.
    06-24-2010 11:10 AM
  9. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Probably an issue with iTunes 9.2. And here is the guide to using the cydia server for ur shsh blobs

    Caching Apple's Signature Server - Jay Freeman (saurik)
    06-24-2010 11:20 AM
  10. Philbaines's Avatar
    cool,so i have added the host file.

    Im guessing now when i go into restore mode via itunes it will install my orignal 3.1.3 fw that was not jail broken?
    06-24-2010 11:22 AM
  11. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    It won't be jb, you'll have to re-jb
    06-24-2010 11:34 AM
  12. Philbaines's Avatar
    got ya,

    1 more quick one.
    So now i have added cydia to the host file and installed 9.1,can i not restore with itunes as you would normally?

    (ie. click restore-dont back up?)
    06-24-2010 11:46 AM
  13. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Where did you get the ipsw file? why is it a rar? I've gotten them before and it didn't come in as rar file. I would say get another ipsw, get it from a site where it comes in as ipsw I think iClarified always has links.
    06-24-2010 12:29 PM
  14. Philbaines's Avatar
    it was from iClarified,

    Downloaded a few diffrent files and there all comin up as .rar files and it wont do anything when i change the name
    06-24-2010 12:38 PM
  15. Ipheuria's Avatar
    hmmmm PM me your email I'll see if I can find mine somewhere and host it somewhere for you.
    06-24-2010 12:44 PM
  16. Philbaines's Avatar
    i cannot pm as my post count is less than 8

    anyway its

    06-24-2010 12:47 PM
  17. Ipheuria's Avatar
    OK got it I've gotta put the file on my dropbox so you can grab it so look out for the email in a little while.

    OK sent it to ya just email me back once you have the file so I can get rid of it.
    Last edited by Ipheuria; 06-24-2010 at 01:00 PM.
    06-24-2010 12:55 PM
  18. Philbaines's Avatar
    cool cheers for the help bro,
    would you mind if i ask a few questions later?

    This whole thing is puzzling me.
    06-24-2010 12:56 PM
  19. Ipheuria's Avatar
    No prob man shoot me an email and if I can help I will for sure.
    06-24-2010 01:01 PM