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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. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      Just so no more people ask it, I just restored a fella's 3G (not 3GS) with 3.0 and it worked fine so even though this is a 3GS thread I know a lot of you are wondering cause I see the question everywhere. It works fine.
    1. RossMc's Avatar
      RossMc -
      Quote Originally Posted by KartRacer View Post
      I had a MASSIVE panic attack about 30 minutes ago. I knew I had both files somewhere but for the life of me I couldn't find them. Checked my Windows Home Server, booted into Windows7 to see if they were there(had to purplera1n there because OSX wouldn't work), played some Fallout 3 to relieve some stress over maybe losing them, and then was mucking around in my OSX drive in Windows7 looking for it and found them! YESSSSS!!!

      I seriously hope this isn't the end of jailbreak.
      Of course its not

      @chronicdevteam iPhone 3.1GM is still vulnerable 9:07 PM Sep 9th from web

    1. jbrock's Avatar
      jbrock -
      I have tried 3 times to restore software back to 3.0 and all times got the error message. i just thought you should know it is not only the 3Gs.
    1. jomo25's Avatar
      jomo25 -
      I have tried 3 times to restore software back to 3.0 and all times got the error message. i just thought you should know it is not only the 3Gs.
      What version of iTunes were you using? I would think you'd have to use 8.2.x. But 3G should not be impacted by this.
    1. dtn's Avatar
      dtn -
      Wait wait wait..


      I want to get my IBEC AND IBSS NOW but if i restore..... then im stuck on 3.1........ then i lose jailbreak

      therefore i cant get my iBec iBSS files!

      Help!

      I have 3GS on 3.0 and some on 3.0.1
    1. norcalmike's Avatar
      norcalmike -
      this wont work anymore. you cant restore



      Quote Originally Posted by westerman View Post
      Here is a link for the ibss and ibec grabber that you will need to use to get the ibss and ibec.
      difrnt Blog Archive ECID Grabber & iBEC and iBSS Grabber
    1. dr.stevil's Avatar
      dr.stevil -
      Damn, hope future 3gs owners aren't SOL.
    1. linuxnoob's Avatar
      linuxnoob -
      i think that this is the scenario for the 3gs phones: i wouldnt take a chance on grabbing IBEC/IBSS and ECID at this point, until we know more. We all pretty much knew that this needed to be done soon and those that did it, have the files and those that didnt, dont, and I think thats where we are. Unfortunately, there are people who missed it and I think the only viable options at this time are to absolutely not do anything that would cause you to have to restore your phone if you want JB or need unlock, especially if you are on 3gs

      i THINK that 3g shouldnt be affected since you can still shift restore and you should be able to DFU and grab those files without being forced to upgrade.

      my plan is to be very gentle with my phone over the next few weeks, no SSHing or crazy theme changes. Ive never been forces to restore my phone except for the first version of purplera1n, so I could stay on 3.0.1 JB indefinitely, until they force itunes to get ugly with the phones, at which point you can downgrade itunes.

      To reiterate I think it would be foolish for anyone to try and get those files at this moment, regardless of the model of phone you have.

      Unless theyve changed the way you get your IBEC/IBSS files, I cant see how it would be the right thing to do at this time. since nothing significant will change in the next month, it doesnt hurt anyone to wait until DevTeam or saurik gives further instructions.

      from sauriks twitter: The iPhone 2G and 3G are "pwned": while the tools need to be updated the technique is sound: ECID SHSH verification doesn't matter. ;
    1. birdieman's Avatar
      birdieman -
      In order to get the ECID, I opened purplera1n but I cannot see the slot that you put the number into. I only see either a Windows or Apple icon for download the JB file.

      Do I have to have the iPhone in recovery before the webpage shows the slot for me to put the ECID in?
    1. nimavafi's Avatar
      nimavafi -
      ^Just click/move around under the logos, but above the donate (its in btwn) and you should get a text cursor
      You don't need to be in dfu to type it in the webpage, only when you are trying to find out what your ECID is.
    1. equlizer's Avatar
      equlizer -
      This is a quote from a site thats not liked here




      I can prove it is possible and you all have to trust me because i did it myself. last night I upgrade to the final release iphone firmware 3.1 because i was too greedy and couldn't waite for jailbreak to come and i wanted to know if this firmware is better or got more features and i saw no features or big improvement it was same **** just bug fixes as usual. Not worth to stay with that firmware then I had to downgrade and i tried with latest itune didn't work for me then i tried it with itune 8.2 and it worked fine. I have "iphone 3G S and used Itune 8.2 and quickpwn 2.2." now my iphone 3G S is back to firmware 3.0 and jailbroken only the basband is upgraded. I know it sounds weird but i am talking about the final release firmware 3.1 not beta.

      I DID IT MYSELF THAT THE NEW VERSION CAN BE DOWNGRADED USING ITUNE 8.2 AND QUICKPWN 2.2.

      how it works:

      You must have itune 8.2 not 9 to downgrade and also find the 3.0 firmware i have tested 3G S and legit sim card.

      ****+Restore and select 3.0 firmware and it will install the firmware 3.0 on the current you had but you will get error something like (1015) no worry click ok and close the itune your iphone will be in the restore position after this.

      Open the quickpwn 2.2 and follow a normal procedures then your iphone will be in emergecy and keyboard mode all you to do is sync it with any itune your now back in 3.0 but unfortunatley your basband has changed and therefor you can't downgrade that yet.

      I have a legit sim card make sure if any one has not legit sim im not sure if it will work even if it does you will stuck in activation screen
    1. finalfantasy's Avatar
      finalfantasy -
      Quote Originally Posted by ElliotCross View Post
      I didn't think that worked. *scratches his head* cause it didn't work for me.
      odd just tried it and worked fine with me.
    1. Frostbite's Avatar
      Frostbite -
      Quote Originally Posted by csworrell View Post
      Great Logic! But uncomfortably no. I have tried this.
      What about restoring in itunes 7 or 8 with out internet? how could they POSSIBLY know that there not supposed to restore 3.0?
    1. drtybrd61's Avatar
      drtybrd61 -
      Quote Originally Posted by equlizer View Post
      This is a quote from a site thats not liked here :




      I can prove it is possible and you all have to trust me because i did it myself. last night I upgrade to the final release iphone firmware 3.1 because i was too greedy and couldn't waite for jailbreak to come and i wanted to know if this firmware is better or got more features and i saw no features or big improvement it was same **** just bug fixes as usual. Not worth to stay with that firmware then I had to downgrade and i tried with latest itune didn't work for me then i tried it with itune 8.2 and it worked fine. I have "iphone 3G S and used Itune 8.2 and quickpwn 2.2." now my iphone 3G S is back to firmware 3.0 and jailbroken only the basband is upgraded. I know it sounds weird but i am talking about the final release firmware 3.1 not beta.

      I DID IT MYSELF THAT THE NEW VERSION CAN BE DOWNGRADED USING ITUNE 8.2 AND QUICKPWN 2.2.

      how it works:

      You must have itune 8.2 not 9 to downgrade and also find the 3.0 firmware i have tested 3G S and legit sim card.

      ****+Restore and select 3.0 firmware and it will install the firmware 3.0 on the current you had but you will get error something like (1015) no worry click ok and close the itune your iphone will be in the restore position after this.

      Open the quickpwn 2.2 and follow a normal procedures then your iphone will be in emergecy and keyboard mode all you to do is sync it with any itune your now back in 3.0 but unfortunatley your basband has changed and therefor you can't downgrade that yet.

      I have a legit sim card make sure if any one has not legit sim im not sure if it will work even if it does you will stuck in activation screen
      i don't know about the 3G[s] but it worked on my 3G
    1. Simtech's Avatar
      Simtech -
      Quote Originally Posted by Frostbite View Post
      What about restoring in itunes 7 or 8 with out internet? how could they POSSIBLY know that there not supposed to restore 3.0?
      It checks for internet connection and will not continue if it can't find one.
    1. mdc929's Avatar
      mdc929 -
      hopefully the dev team can make a fix for this otherwise im never updating to 3.1 lol
      i dont think i can live without jailbreak
      the phone just feels so incomplete
    1. iN2K's Avatar
      iN2K -
      I had my phone replaced today and it has 3.0.1. I backed up before 3.1 can I still restore without updating?
    1. RossMc's Avatar
      RossMc -
      No you can't.
    1. drunknspyder's Avatar
      drunknspyder -
      Awww WTF apple...
    1. atomarts's Avatar
      atomarts -
      Its funny what we all do to make iPhone running...ATT has
      exclusivity and many people suffer cause of that, $120 a month just like that. I ask myself is it worthy spending time, jailbreaking, unlocking and risking to make phone unusable. I wish iPhone is not locked and it comes with possibility to change ugly icons and complete interface. Its so limited so they can sell different applications. First generation came out w/o video recording, no MMS and many other things. We all love Apple but not their rules...