1. Johnny-5's Avatar
    Ive read somewhere that I shouldnt download anything higher than 4.2.8 IOS is that correct? If so Im having issues with finding 4.2.8 IOS in zip format and Snowbreeze is not seeing it. This is my first update. Phone is currently jailbreaked.

    Any help with best easiest way to upgrade the OS and rejailbreak would be greatly appriciated.
    10-05-2011 12:46 PM
  2. Ipheuria's Avatar
    what are the 4.2.8 files you download? they should be ipsw. Go to iClarified - Apple News and Tutorials go to Tutorials, iPhone, Basic and "Where to find firmware". Also your extensions might just not be showing in Windows. If this is the case lookup how to show file extensions in Windows. If you're getting them as a zipped file (.zip) search on here I've seen threads about it before.
    10-05-2011 05:32 PM
  3. Johnny-5's Avatar
    what are the 4.2.8 files you download? they should be ipsw. Go to iClarified - Apple News and Tutorials go to Tutorials, iPhone, Basic and "Where to find firmware". Also your extensions might just not be showing in Windows. If this is the case lookup how to show file extensions in Windows. If you're getting them as a zipped file (.zip) search on here I've seen threads about it before.
    Yea sorry I should have stated that. It saves the file as a zip file so I went in and changed the type to itunes which I believe Im supposed to. Ill have to do some researching on that. But once i figured out the IOS issue what is the steps for installing it and rejailbreaking it?
    10-05-2011 05:50 PM
  4. Johnny-5's Avatar
    Ok I just converted it to ipsw what I need it to be. So now Im just needing assistance with the upgrade and rejailbreaking the phone. Now I have some using SnowBreeze and some others using Redsnow?? Whats the difference?
    10-05-2011 06:33 PM
  5. Johnny-5's Avatar
    Ok I ended up using SnowBreeze and created a jailbreak .ipsw and than I went into DFU mode and held shift + restore and I keep getting: iphone could not be restored an unknown error occurred 3194. Does anyone know what Im doing wrong?
    10-05-2011 09:03 PM
  6. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I might be fuzzy but that usually means you're not getting the phone into DFU mode properly. I don't have a VZ phone cause I'm not in the US but what is the latest iOS version they are running? if it's 4.2.8 then you may not be getting the device into DFU mode properly. Are you using a proper Apple USB cable? in the past many times for some reason I was using a 3rd party cables ie. Griffin, etc. and my phone would never go into DFU, use Apple cable and boom first time.

    If VZ is on a newer firmware then Apple has stopped signing 4.2.8 so if you have your SHSH blobs you need to get Tiny Umbrella and go to the first link in my sig to see how to point to Cydia servers for authorization. If you don't have your SHSH blobs then you can't do it you'll have to wait.
    10-06-2011 11:14 AM
  7. Snownation's Avatar
    3194 usually means the Apple servers are rejecting your 4.2.8 signature, since it's only taking 4.2.10 right now.
    If you have SHSH blobs, you need to start TU and turn on the server.
    10-06-2011 12:09 PM
  8. Johnny-5's Avatar
    I might be fuzzy but that usually means you're not getting the phone into DFU mode properly. I don't have a VZ phone cause I'm not in the US but what is the latest iOS version they are running? if it's 4.2.8 then you may not be getting the device into DFU mode properly. Are you using a proper Apple USB cable? in the past many times for some reason I was using a 3rd party cables ie. Griffin, etc. and my phone would never go into DFU, use Apple cable and boom first time.

    If VZ is on a newer firmware then Apple has stopped signing 4.2.8 so if you have your SHSH blobs you need to get Tiny Umbrella and go to the first link in my sig to see how to point to Cydia servers for authorization. If you don't have your SHSH blobs then you can't do it you'll have to wait.
    Currently I have 4.2.6 Jailbreak on the phone. I believe verizon has 4.2.10 as the latest OS. As for DFU Im in that mode as even iTunes see's it as DFU mode so Im good there.

    As for the SHSH? What is that? Any links you can provide to better knowledge myself on that?
    10-06-2011 01:00 PM
  9. Johnny-5's Avatar
    3194 usually means the Apple servers are rejecting your 4.2.8 signature, since it's only taking 4.2.10 right now.
    If you have SHSH blobs, you need to start TU and turn on the server.
    Ok after reading up on things a bit it appears that the latest is 4.2.10 but Im not wanting to go to that right? Since we know thats the issue how do I SHSH?
    10-06-2011 01:02 PM
  10. Snownation's Avatar
    Download TinyUmbrella, save your SHSH blob first, then you're safe to do whatever.
    10-06-2011 01:24 PM
  11. Johnny-5's Avatar
    Download TinyUmbrella, save your SHSH blob first, then you're safe to do whatever.
    Im using Tiny Umbrella V5.00.12 and clicked on Save SHSH and the only Saved SHSH's it pulled up was: iphone 4CDMA 4.2.10 (8E600)-1199656443215

    Is that what its supposed to show? And now am I ready to DFU the phone and run Itunes restore?
    10-06-2011 01:34 PM
  12. Johnny-5's Avatar
    Now Im getting The Iphone "Iphone" could not be restored. An unknown error occured (1013)

    How the hell do I fix this!
    10-06-2011 08:39 PM
  13. Johnny-5's Avatar
    By the way Ive already removed the 2.

    Remove the line that has gs.apple.com completely and save the file.
    10-06-2011 08:51 PM
  14. Johnny-5's Avatar
    Ok now Im getting The Iphone "Iphone" could not be restored. An unknown error occured (37)

    WTF....
    10-06-2011 09:24 PM
  15. Johnny-5's Avatar
    the iphone could not be restored an unknown error occurred (3194)

    Can someone tell me what the hell Im doing wrong?
    10-06-2011 10:11 PM
  16. Johnny-5's Avatar
    Ok everything appears to finally have gone through but need help getting it out the recovery loop. I cant seem to turn it back on. Any help on this?
    10-06-2011 11:45 PM
  17. icebox93's Avatar
    If you're in the recovery loop, tiny umbrella can help. I had the same problem yesterday and I've got some questions that'll be in a thread I'm posting. But for you, here's what to do. With the phone hooked up to itunes, and Tiny Umbrella up, turn the phone off, and go through the procedure to get into DFU mode. When the phone turns back on in DFU mode, go to Tiny Umbrella, and you should see the fix recovery button become enabled in the upper left of the window. Click it. It will run a process that should allow your phone to break the loop. At that point, the phone will need to be activated by downloading carrier settings in tunes, and then you can finish restoring whatever backup you had in itunes.
    Last edited by icebox93; 10-06-2011 at 11:54 PM.
    10-06-2011 11:51 PM
  18. Johnny-5's Avatar
    If you're in the recovery loop, tiny umbrella can help. I had the same problem yesterday and I've got some questions that'll be in a thread I'm posting. But for you, here's what to do. With the phone hooked up to itunes, and Tiny Umbrella up, turn the phone off, and go through the procedure to get into DFU mode. When the phone turns back on in DFU mode, go to Tiny Umbrella, and you should see the fix recovery button become enabled in the upper left of the window. Click it. It will run a process that should allow your phone to break the loop. At that point, the phone will need to be activated by downloading carrier settings in tunes, and then you can finish restoring whatever backup you had in itunes.
    It states: itunes has detected an iphone in recovery mode. you must restore this iphone before it can be used with itunes?

    So im assuming its still in DFU mode right or is this different? The entire process with itunes and restore went through with no issues earlier. Am I missing something?
    10-06-2011 11:59 PM
  19. Johnny-5's Avatar
    ok I just did the software install again and states it has been successfully restored and than goes right back to Itunes has detected an iphone in recovery mode.


    How do I get it out of it? It stated successful restore so just need to get it to reboot?
    10-07-2011 12:29 AM
  20. Massie's Avatar
    Im using Tiny Umbrella V5.00.12 and clicked on Save SHSH and the only Saved SHSH's it pulled up was: iphone 4CDMA 4.2.10 (8E600)-1199656443215

    Is that what its supposed to show? And now am I ready to DFU the phone and run Itunes restore?
    If you're trying to go to 4.2.8, this is your issue: you don't have SHSH saved for that firmware, so you will not be able to load it. So then, your only option is load 4.2.10. Since this is the latest firmware, you can do it normally through iTunes; just make sure that before you open iTunes you go into Tiny Umbrella's advanced options and uncheck the box that says something like "set hosts to Cydia on exit". After that, open iTunes, connect your phone, and update to 4.2.10.

    (And bear in mind, iOS 5 is right around the corner. You're probably going to want to update again in a week or so.)
    10-07-2011 12:38 AM
  21. Johnny-5's Avatar
    If you're trying to go to 4.2.8, this is your issue: you don't have SHSH saved for that firmware, so you will not be able to load it. So then, your only option is load 4.2.10. Since this is the latest firmware, you can do it normally through iTunes; just make sure that before you open iTunes you go into Tiny Umbrella's advanced options and uncheck the box that says something like "set hosts to Cydia on exit". After that, open iTunes, connect your phone, and update to 4.2.10.

    (And bear in mind, iOS 5 is right around the corner. You're probably going to want to update again in a week or so.)
    Ok so Im downloading the latest firmware so lets see what happens. So now that Im upgrading this 4.2.10 how do I get it jailbreaked as I hear anything over 4.2.8 is not possible? Does that mean Ill have a regular IOS on it till there is a crack for it?
    10-07-2011 12:44 AM
  22. Massie's Avatar
    You'll have 4.2.10, but you should be able to update to iOS5 and jb that pretty soon.
    (And if you want, you should be able to have a workable tethered jb on 4.2.10 with redsn0w. See here.)

    Update #7: Apple updated the iPad1 iOS5b6 IPSW without changing its version number or filename, so were releasing redsn0w 0.9.8b7 to handle both the original and changed IPSW. Weve also added explicit support for a tethered 4.3.5/4.2.10 jailbreak (instead of pointing at the 4.3.4/4.2.9 IPSWs) and fixed a 4.2.10 problem.

    Update #7b: About 12 hours after we released redsn0w 0.9.8b7 with some improvements for iOS5b6, Apple went and released iOS5b7 (what are the odds of that?!?). Even though that redsn0w could still jailbreak iOS5b7, you needed to point it at the iOS5b6 IPSW to do so. Todays redsn0w 0.9.8b7b lets you point redsn0w directly at the iOS5b7 IPSW instead.

    Weve also added some overall improvements for old-bootrom 3GS owners (where the 24kpwn exploit applies): on those devices, you can tell redsn0w to untether 4.3.5 and lower, or iOS5b7. Old-bootrom 3GS owners can once again choose custom logos, and/or verbose booting (for the really nerdy iPhone3GS fans out there!). And it allows 4.3.4 or 4.3.5 users to use ultrasn0w again (if they have a compatible baseband).

    Last but not least, we fixed some lingering Verizon iPhone4 4.2.10 JB issues.
    Last edited by Massie; 10-07-2011 at 01:17 AM.
    10-07-2011 01:09 AM
  23. Johnny-5's Avatar
    You'll have 4.2.10, but you should be able to update to iOS5 and jb that pretty soon.
    (And if you want, you should be able to have a workable tethered jb on 4.2.10 with redsn0w. See here.)

    Update #7: Apple updated the iPad1 iOS5b6 IPSW without changing its version number or filename, so were releasing redsn0w 0.9.8b7 to handle both the original and changed IPSW. Weve also added explicit support for a tethered 4.3.5/4.2.10 jailbreak (instead of pointing at the 4.3.4/4.2.9 IPSWs) and fixed a 4.2.10 problem.

    Update #7b: About 12 hours after we released redsn0w 0.9.8b7 with some improvements for iOS5b6, Apple went and released iOS5b7 (what are the odds of that?!?). Even though that redsn0w could still jailbreak iOS5b7, you needed to point it at the iOS5b6 IPSW to do so. Todays redsn0w 0.9.8b7b lets you point redsn0w directly at the iOS5b7 IPSW instead.

    Weve also added some overall improvements for old-bootrom 3GS owners (where the 24kpwn exploit applies): on those devices, you can tell redsn0w to untether 4.3.5 and lower, or iOS5b7. Old-bootrom 3GS owners can once again choose custom logos, and/or verbose booting (for the really nerdy iPhone3GS fans out there!). And it allows 4.3.4 or 4.3.5 users to use ultrasn0w again (if they have a compatible baseband).

    Last but not least, we fixed some lingering Verizon iPhone4 4.2.10 JB issues.

    Ok so it appears that the 4.2.10 IOS update worked my phone appears to be download and backing up with my settings. So technically what your stating is that I should just wait it out than until IOS5 is out and than jailbreak it when able? Is it worth the jb with redsnow?
    10-07-2011 01:22 AM
  24. Massie's Avatar
    If it were me I'd probably just wait for iOS5, but to each his own. For what it's worth, I've read a lot of reports of the 4.2.10 jb being kind of flaky. But I'm on AT&T, so I don't have any first-hand experience with that firmware.

    The one good thing about being on 4.2.10 now is that you can try the jb if you want and if you don't like it you can just restore in iTunes again; no need to mess around with Tiny Umbrella, etc. So you don't have anything to lose except time.
    10-07-2011 01:31 AM
  25. Johnny-5's Avatar
    If it were me I'd probably just wait for iOS5, but to each his own. For what it's worth, I've read a lot of reports of the 4.2.10 jb being kind of flaky. But I'm on AT&T, so I don't have any first-hand experience with that firmware.

    The one good thing about being on 4.2.10 now is that you can try the jb if you want and if you don't like it you can just restore in iTunes again; no need to mess around with Tiny Umbrella, etc. So you don't have anything to lose except time.
    Massie TY for helping me out. Man I was stressing out yesterday with this damn phone! So I wont be able to use 4.2.8 IOS because I dont have the SHSH and thats what my whole issue was correct? Anyways as for jb Ill probably wait it out. Would rather have something that is working correctly than flaky. By the way I have Verizon CDMA if that makes a difference?

    One thing that is killing me is that I had a good task manager I downloaded from Cydia which I dont have now but anyways do you happen to know something on itunes that can kill your applications holding the home button or equivlent?
    10-07-2011 11:26 AM
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