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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. iancdp's Avatar
      iancdp -
      F...appple
    1. Fangorn81's Avatar
      Fangorn81 -
      Oh, that is no good.
    1. smittyjf's Avatar
      smittyjf -
      Yep,
      Found that out last night. Couldnt get out of the boot cycle of death after sshing a backup of a program in.

      Smitty
    1. OctopusPrime's Avatar
      OctopusPrime -
      I've got my files! I think Saurik has them on file too. Bring on the 3.1 jailbreak!!!!!!!!!!!
    1. billmilo's Avatar
      billmilo -
      Apple has "heard" our complaint about it being too controlling, and in return it has become more controlling. Thanks Stevo
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      I don't get it, if your on 3.0, why can't you just shift+ choose the firmware??
    1. mdc929's Avatar
      mdc929 -
      omfg how lucky am i?
      i got the boot screen of death last night after totally fcking up a manual theme
      i got to restore back to 3.0.1 and redsn0wed about 10pm
      no more ssh for me lol
    1. zinjen's Avatar
      zinjen -
      What is the easiest way to get my IBSS and IBEC signatures? I have a 3.0 3GS. With the new Cydia upgrade I thought I downloaded something that enabled that... or atleast I thought so. When i open cydia it tells me up top: This iPhone 3G(S) has an ECID SHSH on file. No clue what that means.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by A.T View Post
      I don't get it, if your on 3.0, why can't you just shift+ choose the firmware??
      Any time you restore it sends a signal to the Apple server to verify the firmware. Apple is no longer verifying these anymore so you will get an error.
    1. istorm's Avatar
      istorm -
      so we cannot restore without internet connection???
    1. csworrell's Avatar
      csworrell -
      Quote Originally Posted by istorm View Post
      so we cannot restore without internet connection???
      Great Logic! But uncomfortably no. I have tried this.
    1. nhoj_yelbom's Avatar
      nhoj_yelbom -
      thats bull..... i will complain to apple support
    1. Atomi's Avatar
      Atomi -
      Quote Originally Posted by istorm View Post
      so we cannot restore without internet connection???
      exactly. Baseband updates too if you are using iTunes. You cant restore or update firmware without internet connection.
    1. rimshak's Avatar
      rimshak -
      Quote Originally Posted by zinjen View Post
      What is the easiest way to get my IBSS and IBEC signatures? I have a 3.0 3GS. With the new Cydia upgrade I thought I downloaded something that enabled that... or atleast I thought so. When i open cydia it tells me up top: This iPhone 3G(S) has an ECID SHSH on file. No clue what that means.
      Yeah same here I clicked the "yes make my life easier" now it says I have a ECID SHSH on file but what really is it?
    1. shagster40's Avatar
      shagster40 -
      Ok so im on 3.0 3GS how do you get these IBSS and IBEC files?
    1. JigSaw's Avatar
      JigSaw -
      Hey guys.

      I was just about to restore my 3GS 3.0 firmware..

      Btw what's IBSS and IBEC signatures?
      If I can't restore, then I think I couldn't get them right?
    1. zinjen's Avatar
      zinjen -
      Quote Originally Posted by rimshak View Post
      Yeah same here I clicked the "yes make my life easier" now it says I have a ECID SHSH on file but what really is it?
      No clue.. I guess that's the clarification that I need.
    1. xxzone's Avatar
      xxzone -
      I believe at this point, if you didn't already have cydia get the files for you, or you didn't use geohots method...then you are SOL now (or the other manual USB method).

      I believe all these methods relied on being able to contact apple and receive the sig file. Now that they are no longer doing that, you can't get one.

      Must be the reason they told people 1000 times, for the past few months, they better do it now or they may never get it.
    1. feinhorn's Avatar
      feinhorn -
      So if Saurik has your files on his server but you didn't get them for yourself you "should" be ok? Saurik I HOPE YOU HAVE BACKUPS RUNNING ON YOUR SERVER!!!!
    1. virtualcappy's Avatar
      virtualcappy -
      What's with the "I told you so"? That's not helpful.

      I'm a little unclear as to how this situation with Cydia having my info on file is going to shake out. Can anyone explain a hypothetical process for 3GS users to jailbreak once the DevTeam works things out? It seems a little recursive since Cydia has the files (or at least the little message at the top of the home screen says it does) but we'll need to jailbreak to access Cydia, correct? I'm just curious since info seems a little vague at this point, but it's idol curiousity since its obviously a moot point until someone manages to release a jailbreak tool for 3.1.

      I'm itching to use the Bluetooth voice control on my daily commute, but its nowhere near worth losing sbsettings et al...