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  • How to Capture Your iPhone 3GS iBEC and iBSS on Mac
    This guide will help you to get some important iBEC and iBSS files for your iPhone 3GS which will be required for jailbreak once it is released.

    Things you Need:

    We recommned you to backup before following the steps.

    Follow the steps below to get the files:

    Step One:

    Click and Hold the Finder icon in the dock and select Go to Folder.. from the pop-up options.





    Step Two:

    Type "/Users/'your username'/Library/Caches/Cleanup At Startup" in the pop-up box and click the 'Go' button. (Remove '' part from 'your username'). This will open the 'Cleanup At Startup' folder in the Finder window. Leave this window open.





    Step Three:

    Create a new folder, 'MOST IMPORTANT FILES IN THE WORLD' in this example.



    Step Four:

    Open iTunes and connect your iPhone 3GS to the computer in DFU Mode. Select it from the list of devices in the left sidebar. Hold option and click Restore button. Navigate to the iPhone firmware you downloaded before, select it and click 'Open'.



    Your iPhone will now begin restoring to the 3.0 firmware. You will be warned that this will erase your phone. Click the 'Restore' button to continue.



    Step Five:

    When the restore is in progress check the "/Users/'your username'/Library/Caches/Cleanup At Startup" folder you opened before. A new folder will appear with a name similar to 'iPhone Temporary Files.noindex'. When the folder appears, select it, and press Command+c to copy it to the clipboard.



    Open the 'MOST IMPORTANT FILES IN THE WORLD' folder you made before and paste 'iPhone Temporary Files.noindex' there. This will make a copy of your unique iBEC and iBSS.



    Make sure you finish these steps before the restore is completed and you're done!

    All the credit for the technique goes to DevTeam

    P.S. Thanks to Melech518 for all the screenshots!

    UPDATE: If you have already obtained a USB Dump from Purplera1n.com, no need to follow the guide

    UPDATE 2: Seems that Purplera1n just gives iBSS so if you want iBEC as well (can't restore to totally stock 3.0 without it), follow this method as well.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: How to Capture Your iPhone 3GS iBEC and iBSS on Mac started by sayam View original post
    Comments 159 Comments
    1. A Retired Mod's Avatar
      A Retired Mod -
      The cleanup at startup folder would never open...I had no folder named such on my mac.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zwayne View Post
      The cleanup at startup folder would never open...I had no folder named such on my mac.
      Have you done a restore on your 3g[s] yet? I am not sure this folder exists until doing a restore. If it still does not appear then create the folder Cleanup At Startup in the given directory. The files will then appear with the restore in that folder.
    1. kstewart71's Avatar
      kstewart71 -
      ok so correct me if I'm wrong...I did puplere thing and got my for the ibss certificate. But when doing this process on Windows, all I was able to retrieve was the iBEC file. Am I still good to go?
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      ^Yes
    1. rolandgabor's Avatar
      rolandgabor -
      Thank you very much. Much easier than iClarified.
    1. kstewart71's Avatar
      kstewart71 -
      ^thanks...all I need to know
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by reeko View Post
      This whole thing is getting stupid. This crap to compete with geohot. Why don't they show us the jailbreak first? Even if they dont release it, prove they have something
      Reeko, both Geohot and DevTeam has made all the 'stuff' possible so please don't say that either one of them is lying as both deserves EQUAL respect though some believe either of the two is superior . . .
    1. iphoneuser2008's Avatar
      iphoneuser2008 -
      Possible Better Way - ECID


      I would like to offer a more EASY-TO-GET way, rather then this posted method. There is actually now a new program that will get all this information for you, rather then doing all these steps. It seems to be a much easier way, especially for any noobs out there. Let me know what you think.

      Send me a "thanks" if you like it.

      Please see this LINK: ECID Grabber & iBEC and iBSS Grabber | iPhone News, Help and Guides





      Take care
    1. spongebobiwan's Avatar
      spongebobiwan -
      Okay. Well, I've lost count now. I was trying to keep score, ya know? "All those for doing these two additional thingies, say "aye". Opposed..blah blah..." You know the drill. But, somebody in my household asked me a question, and I lost count. Then I thought to myself "Okay then, I'll just tally up the total Modmyi lifetime individual postings of all the participants in each of the opposing sides. That should lend some credence one way or the other. Right?" (being the analytical thinking and scientifically inclined person that I am, of course :P) The phone rang.

      Ya wanna pour me that drink now?
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by spongebobiwan View Post
      Okay. Well, I've lost count now. I was trying to keep score, ya know? "All those for doing these two additional thingies, say "aye". Opposed..blah blah..." You know the drill. But, somebody in my household asked me a question, and I lost count. Then I thought to myself "Okay then, I'll just tally up the total Modmyi lifetime individual postings of all the participants in each of the opposing sides. That should lend some credence one way or the other. Right?" (being the analytical thinking and scientifically inclined person that I am, of course :P) The phone rang.

      Ya wanna pour me that drink now?
      WTF lol...what???? What opposing sides are you speaking of?
    1. spongebobiwan's Avatar
      spongebobiwan -
      lol...don't mind me, Melech. I tend to write things down, sort of the way my mind thinks them through. Yeah, I know. Scary, isn't it. Anyway, I was just havin' some fun.

      P.S. I just wonder. Should people with a very dry sense of humor, drink more?
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Why not??
    1. manny0's Avatar
      manny0 -
      I keep getting folder doesnt exist when i type in my user name string
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by manny0 View Post
      I keep getting folder doesnt exist when i type in my user name string
      Posted Earlier:
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      Have you done a restore on your 3g[s] yet? I am not sure this folder exists until doing a restore. If it still does not appear then create the folder Cleanup At Startup in the given directory. The files will then appear with the restore in that folder.
      Quote Originally Posted by iphoneuser2008 View Post
      Possible Better Way - ECID


      I would like to offer a more EASY-TO-GET way, rather then this posted method. There is actually now a new program that will get all this information for you, rather then doing all these steps. It seems to be a much easier way, especially for any noobs out there. Let me know what you think.

      Send me a "thanks" if you like it.

      Please see this LINK: ECID Grabber & iBEC and iBSS Grabber | iPhone News, Help and Guides





      Take care
      The link you posted is for Windows users.
      This thread is about the process on a Mac OS. Good find tho
    1. iphoneuser2008's Avatar
      iphoneuser2008 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      Posted Earlier:




      The link you posted is for Windows users.
      This thread is about the process on a Mac OS. Good find tho



      Opps,,,My Bad.


      thx
    1. billznik2's Avatar
      billznik2 -
      I need help with this. I bought my phone through the firebug hack in the apple store and have never plugged it in. I just plugged it in and it is asking me to set up the phone or restore from a backup. Should I go ahead and set it up as a new phone then follow the directions or will this install the 3.1? Thanks!
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by billznik2 View Post
      I need help with this. I bought my phone through the firebug hack in the apple store and have never plugged it in. I just plugged it in and it is asking me to set up the phone or restore from a backup. Should I go ahead and set it up as a new phone then follow the directions or will this install the 3.1? Thanks!
      Set it up as a new phone. You are fine. 3.1 hasnt been released yet, it is only in the beta stages and can only be downloaded by beta testers for the time being.
    1. realiti2000's Avatar
      realiti2000 -
      Hello,
      what I found a bit strange:

      At first I've tried the guide posted on the iPhone Dev Team blog (guide by iClarified). I succeeded in getting the iBEC. Getting iBSS was not so successful so I used the guide here.

      What's a bit strange:
      When you look at the file date (created / modified) for the iBEC I got using the iClarified guide then the date is today (at the time of the procedure).

      When you look at the file date for the iBEC / iBSS received via method mentioned here on modmyi then the date shows 21 of May 2009 for me.
      Could this be an issue? Are those files really the correct files signed by Apple?
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Damn, we in the UK can't use that firebug hack *crys*, full price
      First I got to sell my iTouch 2G and iPhone 2G then get the 3GS!!!!
      How do these two particular files/folders determine a jailbreak, I don't understand?
      Apple's dates are messed up, they've listed MJ's(R.I.P.) death as something like 25th May in iTunes


      Quote Originally Posted by reeko View Post
      If 3.1 is released and will make my battery life stop sucking and make call connections stop from dropping/ people getting my answer phone then why do i care for a 3.0 jailbreak?
      No cracked apps for you then! I got the same problem on my 2G, people go straight to my voicemail even though the iPhone's on and has full signals!!! Happens to me quite often.
    1. ameerkhan's Avatar
      ameerkhan -
      i have one question, i did the process as "Melech518" and i got both of the files with me, but i just wanted to ask that the files that i have are Modified on "21st May" where as the screen shot that iClearified posted it shows that the file is Modified today (whenever they did the restore and got the files), are all my iPhone's iBEC and iBSS files the same whenever i do the restore or the ones we need for the JB should be modified as its shown there? thanks.