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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. kiddjones's Avatar
      kiddjones -
      Can anyone tell me if I'm totally SOL? I have the ECID file from purplera1n. But I'm assuming that is ONLY the ECID. Do I even need that? Everyone is talking about IBEC & IBSS. Do I have any hope of getting those through the geohot solution I did in the past?
    1. linuxnoob's Avatar
      linuxnoob -
      ill just go on record as saying that no matter how annoying safe mode crashes are when they happen, i am extremely grateful to have it rather than forced restore, at this time
    1. zinjen's Avatar
      zinjen -
      Why are some people saying that iTunes 9 is causing a brick problem? I downloaded iTunes 9 last night... running iPhone3G[S] with 3.0 and sync'd just fine?

      Did anyone else run into issues?
    1. imbuggin's Avatar
      imbuggin -
      can anyone who has used the garbber program listed from page 3 chime in. Is it safe to use? we put the phone in restore and run it? It will not mess anything up?
    1. Brian.Bustos's Avatar
      Brian.Bustos -
      I captured the iBSS and iBEC previously a different way. I just want to confirm that these are in fact the files that I need. Here are the exact file names:

      iBEC.n88ap.RELEASE.dfu
      iBSS.n88ap.RELEASE.dfu

      Thanks.
    1. linuxnoob's Avatar
      linuxnoob -
      those are the right ones
    1. feinhorn's Avatar
      feinhorn -
      Ok please answer!!!! As of today at 3:04 EST is it possible to get the files with the grabber utilities? Will it force a 3.1 install? will you able to stop the restore so it doesn't restore your phone?
    1. theclueless's Avatar
      theclueless -
      Quote Originally Posted by Brian.Bustos View Post
      I captured the iBSS and iBEC previously a different way. I just want to confirm that these are in fact the files that I need. Here are the exact file names:

      iBEC.n88ap.RELEASE.dfu
      iBSS.n88ap.RELEASE.dfu

      Thanks.
      check the date; if the create date is not the date you created these files, they are no good. i remember during the process itune put 2 files with the same name under the temp, but with June date.
    1. feinhorn's Avatar
      feinhorn -
      Dont leave us hanging what is your method?

      Quote Originally Posted by Brian.Bustos View Post
      I captured the iBSS and iBEC previously a different way. I just want to confirm that these are in fact the files that I need. Here are the exact file names:

      iBEC.n88ap.RELEASE.dfu
      iBSS.n88ap.RELEASE.dfu

      Thanks.
    1. bftiedt's Avatar
      bftiedt -
      Quote Originally Posted by feinhorn View Post
      Dont leave us hanging what is your method?
      iClarified - Search Results

      there ya go! dont forget to hit thanks!
    1. ElliotCross's Avatar
      ElliotCross -
      Okay so forgive my newbie ignorance, but how would one restore back to 3.0 on a 3G iPhone then? (I went to 3.1 last night without doing my homework) Perhaps a link? or instructions? Or am I fine with the 3.1 and it will be jailbroken soon? Please help the new kid!
    1. theclueless's Avatar
      theclueless -
      Quote Originally Posted by ElliotCross View Post
      Okay so forgive my newbie ignorance, but how would one restore back to 3.0 on a 3G iPhone then? (I went to 3.1 last night without doing my homework) Perhaps a link? or instructions? Or am I fine with the 3.1 and it will be jailbroken soon? Please help the new kid!
      not possible atm
    1. feinhorn's Avatar
      feinhorn -
      This technically will not work as you cannot restore back to 3.0.......

      Quote Originally Posted by bftiedt View Post
      iClarified - Search Results

      there ya go! dont forget to hit thanks!
    1. franklinromeo's Avatar
      franklinromeo -
      Quote Originally Posted by bftiedt View Post
      iClarified - Search Results

      there ya go! dont forget to hit thanks!
      does that method still work??
      I ask because those comments area from last month.

      And also if youre on a 3.0.1 3GS jailbroken/unlocked, can it still be jailbroken and unlocked?
    1. smuggler's Avatar
      smuggler -
      so let me get this straight, if you haven't captured the iBSS and iBEC signatures as of yet, you can't do it now since you're not able to restore to 3.0 anymore? damn... why wasn't this publicized more let's say like a month or two ago?
    1. ElliotCross's Avatar
      ElliotCross -
      Quote Originally Posted by theclueless View Post
      not possible atm
      Wait which isn't possible atm? reverting back to 3.0 or holding our for a jailbreak? lol
    1. lostwhiteboyy's Avatar
      lostwhiteboyy -
      Quote Originally Posted by smuggler View Post
      so let me get this straight, if you haven't captured the iBSS and iBEC signatures as of yet, you can't do it now since you're not able to restore to 3.0 anymore? damn... why wasn't this publicized more let's say like a month or two ago?
      this was announced a lot by geohot and the dev-team. both said this from 3.0 jailbreak! it was on here and twitter like crazy! but on the good note if you loaded cydia and saurik has your ecid on shsh then you should be fine! he has them on a server for every iphone that accepted! but they both warned people like crazy!
    1. zwaldowski's Avatar
      zwaldowski -
      Quote Originally Posted by smuggler View Post
      so let me get this straight, if you haven't captured the iBSS and iBEC signatures as of yet, you can't do it now since you're not able to restore to 3.0 anymore? damn... why wasn't this publicized more let's say like a month or two ago?
      It was...
    1. theclueless's Avatar
      theclueless -
      Quote Originally Posted by ElliotCross View Post
      Wait which isn't possible atm? reverting back to 3.0 or holding our for a jailbreak? lol
      you cant revert back to 3.0, and theres no jailbreak for 3.1 atm... yet
    1. smuggler's Avatar
      smuggler -
      Quote Originally Posted by lostwhiteboyy View Post
      this was announced a lot by geohot and the dev-team. both said this from 3.0 jailbreak! it was on here and twitter like crazy! but on the good note if you loaded cydia and saurik has your ecid on shsh then you should be fine! he has them on a server for every iphone that accepted! but they both warned people like crazy!
      i never read it on here is what i mean, didn't know i should be reading other forums as well, i guess that's what i get for not reading other forums, saurik does have my ecid shsh on file which is a good thing i caught that when it came out, cause he can't do it anymore. you just shed some light on the subject for me. hopefully with that one single file, i'll be alright. i love my 3gs, especially jailbroken.

      and what i meant by publicized on modmyi, cause this is the only source of info i really read

      it is what i get for not doing my homework i guess