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  • Apple Stops Signing iPhone OS 3.1.2


    Okay folks. We said it a few days ago. And we're going to say it again. It's quite clear that iPhone OS 3.1.3 is nothing but trouble. We saw a release of a new redsn0w that allowed 3.1.3 but it is NOT recommended. Even from the Dev Team. It's for experimental purposes only!

    To top it all off, BigBoss is reporting that Apple has stopped signing the iPhone OS 3.1.2 firmware, meaning that you can no longer use iTunes to install a custom firmware of 3.1.2. This also means that if your on 3.1.3 you cannot downgrade, but if you've been following along, you should know that already. YOU CANNOT DOWNGRADE! If you've saved your SHSH's on Cydia or Rock, you may be in luck for downgrading, but its not guaranteed to even work.

    Now from what I understand, even if you have not upgraded to 3.1.3, if you haven't saved your SHSH's with Cydia or Rock, if fails or something goes wrong with your phone causing you to need to restore, you will NOT be able to install your Custom 3.1.2 firmware. I reapeat, AS OF RIGHT NOW, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO INSTALL STOCK FIRMWARE FOR 3.1.2 THROUGH ITUNES! No matter if your on 3.1.3 or 3.1.2 or lower.

    This information seems to be highly aimed towards the new iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G. From the sounds of things, the iPhone 3G and 2G are in the clear. How that works, I have no idea, the information is very vague at this point.

    If anyone can shed some light on how this works, and how iTunes can magically stop signing firmware (I was unware it even signed anything when installing custom firmware... if this is all the problem was, why didnt Apple do this a long time ago?), or maybe some motivated hacker will find a way to trick iTunes into signing a package that will let you install a custom firmware other than 3.1.3.

    All in all, this appears to be a big attack by Apple on the Jailbreakers out there. Is this just the beginning of their crackdown on Jailbreaking? I sure hope not. Jailbreaking has brought their products to new levels. In my opinion they need to secretly let jailbreakers do their thing, as it really only benefits their products and store.

    News of this comes from BigBoss, but I gotta say, there isn't much solid information there.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Strikes Back Against Jailbreakers - Stops Signing iPhone OS 3.1.2 started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 203 Comments
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      Ok , Ive been in the dark about one thing for a while because it never really applied to me . So ,what exactly is a SHSH file and How do I get it on Cydia in the first place ?
      I've been a member here for about a year and some things never come up and some things are not as important to me . I just want to be able to Jailbreak and I dont need an unlock or the ability to tether.
      Damn I sound like a noob .

      p.s. I read the first 7 pages of this thread and cut to the chase with my question.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      If you have a 3G then you can't because it is irrelevant.
    1. Eiswritsat's Avatar
      Eiswritsat -
      i wish someone would just do a YOUTUBE video on how to do this so the noobs can see how its done and not mess up there jailbreak?? any links to a vid??????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      You tube videos are nearly always done by people that don't know what they are doing. Some of the things people have 'learned' from YouTube are very interesting.
      It's the last place I would look for information.
    1. Eiswritsat's Avatar
      Eiswritsat -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      You tube videos are nearly always done by people that don't know what they are doing. Some of the things people have 'learned' from YouTube are very interesting.
      It's the last place I would look for information.
      well why doesnt someone who knows what there doing from MMI do it, its a better idea then not giving any positive imformation at all
    1. High_Voltage's Avatar
      High_Voltage -
      Can someone explain to me how to save these SHSH Blobs on to Cydia, for I do not understand what they r but I'd rather want to restore with 3.1.2 the 3.1.3, so can someone tell me what the blobs are so I can make my custom fw restore without any problems. Someone post instructions plz and thx to the ones that help : )
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      You tube videos are nearly always done by people that don't know what they are doing. Some of the things people have 'learned' from YouTube are very interesting.
      It's the last place I would look for information.
      I beg to differ . Some times a visual is what a lot of people need to follow along .The guy that has the best tutorials on youtube is ..... Dinozambas .
    1. doitchinkstyle's Avatar
      doitchinkstyle -
      i have a 3gs...and uh if my phone crashes pretty much im SOL. cuz i would either have to upgrade to 3.1.3 or have a bricked fone.
    1. Eiswritsat's Avatar
      Eiswritsat -
      Quote Originally Posted by Fallguy View Post
      I beg to differ . Some times a visual is what a lot of people need to follow along .The guy that has the best tutorials on youtube is ..... Dinozambas .
      my point exactly
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Some people prefer to trust anyone, I would rather make sure the facts are right.
      A cursory look at Dinozambas' videos suggests that they are not as bad as most and if you are happy to trust them then that's fine but they are not sanctioned by anyone and are his views only.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      so im 172. horray! no one is reading me =[
    1. AsianTaurus's Avatar
      AsianTaurus -
      I did a reset on network setting to my iphone 3.1.2 3GS got the apple logo stuck on it... Then got it to read itunes again but it will only restore to 3.1.3... As soon as I saw that I didn't bother restoring it. Should I just leave it alone for now... I know I have my 3.1.2 files saved on cydia...

      If there was a way to downgrade itunes to 9.0 than using saurik's redirect gs.apple.com to 74.208.10.249 (a Cydia TSS server)

      Will this work??????

      As of now I never upgraded or tried anything??? Whats the best thing to do Nick????
    1. milesneptune's Avatar
      milesneptune -
      why apple?
    1. amandarenee's Avatar
      amandarenee -
      I dont see how this is possible? My 3g locked up 2 weeks ago and I was able to put into DFU mode and restore/jailbreak/unlock back to 3.1.2 on a tmobile network? was i just one of the lucky ones?

      let it be noted that i dont think i've ever tried to a backup using sauriks server or whatever? just a normal itunes backup.
    1. keal09's Avatar
      keal09 -
      Use the new spirit jailbreak for FW 3.1.3! It works, but will upgrade your baseband. Hope that helps.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by AsianTaurus View Post
      I did a reset on network setting to my iphone 3.1.2 3GS got the apple logo stuck on it... Then got it to read itunes again but it will only restore to 3.1.3... As soon as I saw that I didn't bother restoring it. Should I just leave it alone for now... I know I have my 3.1.2 files saved on cydia...

      If there was a way to downgrade itunes to 9.0 than using saurik's redirect gs.apple.com to 74.208.10.249 (a Cydia TSS server)

      Will this work??????

      As of now I never upgraded or tried anything??? Whats the best thing to do Nick????
      You don't need to downgrade your iTunes, just redirect your Hosts file and you should be able to restore to 3.12 succesfully see Caching Apple's Signature Server - Jay Freeman (saurik) for details of the errors you will get and how to get round them.

      Quote Originally Posted by amandarenee View Post
      I dont see how this is possible? My 3g locked up 2 weeks ago and I was able to put into DFU mode and restore/jailbreak/unlock back to 3.1.2 on a tmobile network? was i just one of the lucky ones?

      let it be noted that i dont think i've ever tried to a backup using sauriks server or whatever? just a normal itunes backup.
      You have a 3G - the new security measures only affect the 3GS
    1. ProfessorJack's Avatar
      ProfessorJack -
      ok guys after reading some post hear i have a tip for people who have there phone locked in DFU safe mode the true safe mode is a black screen there is a big difference any way run blackra1n RC3 that will get you out of safe mode and you will not be forcesed to up grade to 3.1.3

      this SHSH thing is rubbish it will not work

      the other thing is Cyd will not install importent file s for you to see inside yr phone you might thing ur phone is out of jail because you have cyd in your phone but its not the case

      im talking to 3.1.3 Sprite guys only as im guessing most of you have not up dates

      when you all do up grade yoh will then FIND OUT WHAT YOU NO ABOUT A APPLE

      PHONE

      ILL POST FILE NAMES UP LATER ON WHAT YOU NEED

      CLASS IS IN LATER THEN ILL BEGIN

      THE PROFESSOR
    1. mirresp's Avatar
      mirresp -
      Hi
      I've this iPhone:

      Model: 3Gs - 16GB
      Firmware: 3.1.2
      Baseband: 05.11.07
      Jailbraked with: blackra1n

      A couple of months ago, I've stored my SHSH in Saurik server with Cydia's "Make my life easier" stuff, and a couple of weeks before I received the message that my SHSH was stored.
      Now, after trying to fix some installations problems with aptitude, I crashed my iPhone. After booting with blackra1n, it loops forever trying to start Springboard. I have SSH on USB access for 10 minutes and after that, the iPhone turns off. During these periods of 10 minutes, I tried a lot of things but I couldn't do anything to fix it. (If someone know how to fix this problem, PLEASE! let me know)

      So, I guess that my ONLY solution is to restore it.

      In order to do that, I followed the tutorials on how to restore 3.1.2 with SHSH stored in Saurik's server, changing the .....\etc\hosts file with Saurik's server IP address, etc.... I tried to restore 3.1.2 but I couldn't. I get the "This device isn't eligible for the requested build" error, so I can't do the restoration.

      I've been investigating at the Saurik's website. They recently changed the IP address from 74.208.105.171 to 74.208.10.249.
      I explored both sites. 74.208.105.171 has an XML file (no SHSH files), and 74.208.10.249 root was yesterday:

      ../
      TTS/
      TTS_/
      (both subdirectories empty)

      but today it changed to:

      ../
      cydia/
      cydia-3.7/
      debs/
      dists/
      misc/
      paid/
      test/
      xmpl/

      I can't see SHSH files there.
      Does anybody know if the IP address of the SHSH caching server is still one of them? And besides that, how can I know if a particular SHSH (for example, mine...) is there?

      thank you very much
    1. ProfessorJack's Avatar
      ProfessorJack -
      ye that dose not surprise at all

      its like look for the invisible man trying to get a SHSH file

      dont bother install 3.1.3 and use sprit to jail brake

      once this is done you need to down load big boss recomending files

      at this point do not do any thing more with you phone TILL I GET A LIST OF FILES YOU NEED ILL PUT ON HEAR FOR YOU

      BECAUSE YOUR PHONE WILL BE STILL IN JAIL TILL THERE ARE ALL IN STALLED.

      CIDIA HAD STOPPED INSTALL THE FILES ALONG WITH THE CYDIA INSTALL

      SO ILL SEE WHAY YOU ARE GOING TO DO ABOUT IF YOU WANT MORE HELP
    1. mirresp's Avatar
      mirresp -
      Hi ProfessorJack
      I forgot to mention another problem, my iPhone needs to be unlocked. If I upgrade to the official 3.1.3, my baseband will be upgraded, and I'll have a beautiful iPod. (better than now, but it's not the idea...)
      Now it's unlocked (unusable, but unlocked).
      Do you know how to upgrade to 3.1.3 without upgrading the baseband? (I tried with custom 3.1.3 firmwares, and everything failed...)

      I also tried to save my SHSH using Umbrella, but it failed too...
      Taking into account that I still have access via SSH, do you think that I can extract the SHSH somehow?

      thanks!