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  • 3GS iPhones can no longer restore to 3.0


    As of this morning iPhone 3GS owners can no longer restore to firmwares 3.0 or 3.0.1. This is due to the fact that Apple has stopped signing these files and if you try and restore using one you'll get an error. So this means you should be very very careful until 3.1 is jailbroken because if you mess up your phone... you can only go up to 3.1 as of now. Additionally if you do not have your IBSS and IBEC signatures and you restore, you may never be able to jailbreak again.

    iPhone 3G and first generation owners should still be able to restore with no problems.


    via [Big Boss Blog]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 3GS iPhones can no longer restore to 3.0 started by Poseidon79 View original post
    Comments 274 Comments
    1. black_orchid's Avatar
      black_orchid -
      Quote Originally Posted by mdc929 View Post
      hopefully we get JB soon
      im scared to do anything potentially hazardous to the phone
      deff dont want to lose JB for 3.1
      must. be. patient..
      I feel the same way.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      If your files were grabbed by cydia you can now restore to 3.0 and re-JB so you don't need to worry any more.
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      ^Did you let Cydia grab your files? If so you can now restore to FW3.0
      Cydia does not allow you to grab files anymore...? Message is gone from homepage.

      I did grab my files before but lost them or I think I deleted off my portable HDD somehow So now I have nothing backup on my 3GS.

      iPhone 3GS/3.0FW Jailbreaked. Any way I can get my ECID again? Cydia?

      Thanks
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Didn't you let Cydia grab them?
      It's to late to get the 3.0x files
      As from tonight Cydia will be grabbing 3.1 signed files
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      @confucious
      No I manually grabbed them when this was first talked about months back from Geohot. I used the website and etc and saved my code but I lost it somehow...
      I seen Cydia was able to grab but what happened was I opened Cydia and allowed it to be refreshed and as I was reading the homepage about it, the iPhone refreshed and it was then gone? I was not able to allow Cydia to grab my ECID for me.
      So im SOL on my iPhone 3GS with 3.0FW?
      I am not gonna even upgrade to 3.1FW until a JB is released. Once a JB is released for 3.1FW, I can upgrade and grab the ECID for later on....?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      If JB is all you need you should be OK - but yopu were warned not to lose your files!
      Cydia will start grabbing 3.1 files soon - if it asks, say yes!
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      @confucious
      Yes I was warned lol and well buying a new laptop and xfering my old data from laptop to new one could have just been misplaced in a wrong folder, ill do some more searching
      Yes I just like to JB and I should be fine, thought I would ask some questions to make sure.
      I see Cydia is grabbing files for 3.1, maybe when I update to 3.1 I can use it to grab the files...

      Thanks dude for ur help.
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      @confucious
      From my previous posts and saying I lost my ECID code, well... I actually grab it again today.
      I used USBview, went into recovery mode (iPhone 3GS 3.0FW) clicked on Apple iPhone in recovery and was able to see my ECID. I saved it and I went to Geohotz website. I enter the code and got my saved file.

      With this ECID code, am I safe to restore my iPhone 3GS which is currently running 3.0FW but I would like to restore from fresh again. Am I able to do so?

      Thanks!
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Not if you don't want to go to 3.1!
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      Quote Originally Posted by angiepangie View Post
      Not if you don't want to go to 3.1!
      But lets say I got to restore my iPhone 3GS and of course it will go to 3.1, can't I use the ECID and use 3GS downgrade assistant tool or w/e and go back to 3.0?
      I also forgot that if I do go to 3.1FW through restore, my baseband will be updated, right?
      So I should NOT do this and just wait till iPhone 3GS pwnage tool and not update baseband?
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      ^Yes it will be updated.
      You should wait.
      and if your ECID SHSH wasn't grabbed by Cydia then you can't downgrade.
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      @angiepangie
      Awwww ok, got ya.
      Ya ill just hold off and wait.
      No I didn't get Cydia to grab it in time

      Well Apple had to be a party pooper!!!!

      Thanks man for the quick reply's and help.
    1. Stiltz's Avatar
      Stiltz -
      So I have a 3.0 3GS that I wanted to jailbreak, but I don't have the ECID or 2 other files.
      I've tried JB'ing and it looks like it's not going to be possible until 3.1 is broken, right?
      Does it make sense for me to go ahead and upgrade to 3.1 or is there something I can do?
      Thanks for any advice!
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      You can jailbreak with Redsn0w 0.8 on 3.0
      If you need to unlock, DO NOT update to 3.1!
      I wouldn't update anyways until a JB is out though..
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Just like to re-iterate what angie said - it can be done but if there is a problem the normal way out is to restore and start again. With the 3GS if you restore you will be stuck on 3.1
      Far better to wait.
    1. vineesh's Avatar
      vineesh -
      is there any solition for this, i am stuck with my 3gs 3.0.1 version, its not booting after jailbreak? please help me if any solution avaialable.
    1. mikeydooodie's Avatar
      mikeydooodie -
      if anyone bricked their 3gs and wants to trade for my 3g + $$$ pm me lol
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      I actually have bought 2 3GS's this week from people who had them stuck on the disabled screen...just check your local Craig's List...
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      Why? Why are the on a disabled screen rather than just restoring in itunes to OEM FW?
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      They want an unlock?
      Or maybe they don't know how to fix it?