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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. ElliotCross's Avatar
      ElliotCross -
      Quote Originally Posted by theclueless View Post
      you cant revert back to 3.0, and theres no jailbreak for 3.1 atm... yet
      perfect! That's what I was wondering. Thank you so much. I'm slow but I get it eventually. lol. Thanks comin your way
    1. theclueless's Avatar
      theclueless -
      Quote Originally Posted by smuggler View Post
      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
      not to mean anything... but How to Capture Your iPhone 3GS iBEC and iBSS on Mac
    1. smuggler's Avatar
      smuggler -
      Quote Originally Posted by zwaldowski View Post
      alright man, you don't have to rub it in my face, i realize it was all over twitter and stuff like that. but no one on here was talking about it. saurik has my ecid, so i should be all good, i haven't updated my phone to 3.1, am still runnin' 3.01, so i'm just gonna be patient for any future updates.
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      BOOOOOOOOOOOO apple.
      love the iphone.
      hate the company.
    1. TurkEclipse's Avatar
      TurkEclipse -
      I got my iBSS and iBEC files awhile back. I didnt know I needed the ECID?? Can I still get it? im on 3.0
    1. theclueless's Avatar
      theclueless -
      Quote Originally Posted by TurkEclipse View Post
      I got my iBSS and iBEC files awhile back. I didnt know I needed the ECID?? Can I still get it? im on 3.0
      win: iClarified - iPhone - How to Generate a Unique Certificate for Your iPhone 3GS' iBSS (Windows)
      mac: iClarified - iPhone - How to Generate a Unique Certificate for Your iPhone 3GS' iBSS (Mac)

      no need to restore
    1. imagineThiss's Avatar
      imagineThiss -
      i think this is the beginning of the end for the jailbreaking community.. like BigBoss said a while back when the iPhone 3gs were on verge of being unlocked by the devteam and geohot.. he said that this 5hit is gonna get harder.. and soon damn right impossible to hack.. and that even now how both the iphone3g and 3gs were kind of a matter of luck being that exploit.. was not suppose to be there..

      so i dunno.. i don't think i can used the worlds greatest device(speaking in potential) without it being jailbroken.. i think sooner than later i might just hang up the gloves on this bad boy.. cuzz if its getting this ugly now with apple.. its only gonna get worse !! Peace!!
    1. drtybrd61's Avatar
      drtybrd61 -
      Is there an "official" procedure for downgrading 3.1 to 3.0.1. on the 3g?
    1. Chefanim's Avatar
      Chefanim -
      Quote Originally Posted by imagineThiss View Post
      i think this is the beginning of the end for the jailbreaking community.. like BigBoss said a while back when the iPhone 3gs were on verge of being unlocked by the devteam and geohot.. he said that this 5hit is gonna get harder.. and soon damn right impossible to hack.. and that even now how both the iphone3g and 3gs were kind of a matter of luck being that exploit.. was not suppose to be there..

      so i dunno.. i don't think i can used the worlds greatest device(speaking in potential) without it being jailbroken.. i think sooner than later i might just hang up the gloves on this bad boy.. cuzz if its getting this ugly now with apple.. its only gonna get worse !! Peace!!

      I really hope you are wrong.... but if not, im sure I can sell my 32GB 3GS for enough to get an unlocked HTC Hero
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      ^I disagree because all this does not affect the original iphone. Sure, I need the unlock jailbreak 3.1 to use my phone on tmobile. The 3GS is a new iphone in many ways. The only thing I can say is the dollar value for an unlocked iphone will definitely go up in value. I would invest in buying a few of them. Especially if unlock is getting hard to do.
    1. imbuggin's Avatar
      imbuggin -
      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!
      any idea how we will get them from saurik if we did hit the button in cydia?
    1. imagineThiss's Avatar
      imagineThiss -
      Quote Originally Posted by Chefanim View Post
      I really hope you are wrong.... but if not, im sure I can sell my 32GB 3GS for enough to get an unlocked HTC Hero
      Dude i hope i am too... but the thing is.. what i have noticed that sure in the beginning apple was pissed about jailbreaks, but not to this point.. but what i really think pushed them over the top in stopping this process.. was the fact that the App Store can be effected in $$.. see its all about the Benjamins.. and once things like installoussss and crackulousss came out with a the potential of jeopardizing the money flow( *note im not saying it is right now, 5hit apple is still making a lot of money, and amount of users using cracked apps is still fairly low) but just that the opportunity is their.. that's when i think apple has made it a *priority* to end jailbreaking (once loosing money was involved)..
    1. Napoleon_PhoneApart's Avatar
      Napoleon_PhoneApart -
      Quote Originally Posted by drtybrd61 View Post
      Is there an "official" procedure for downgrading 3.1 to 3.0.1. on the 3g?
      You can't do that anymore. Apple saw to that this week.

      EDIT: My bad! My info was for 3GS owners only!
    1. jayson9's Avatar
      jayson9 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      That made absolutely no sense....try again, fail!
      Read post #88........ I have no inside scoop, but I am sure apple doesn't want us to jailbreak these and will try harder on each new model to ensure it cannot be done (at some point). Hence, I keep my old 3G (not the S version).

      So again, read on. Oh, and don't you "fail" to understand where they are going with this.
    1. lostwhiteboyy's Avatar
      lostwhiteboyy -
      Quote Originally Posted by imbuggin View Post
      any idea how we will get them from saurik if we did hit the button in cydia?
      No not that i know of. Supposedly he is working with the dev team so that there new tool will connect to his sever and retrieve your iphone 3gs's specific ecid from his sever when you jailbreak!
    1. TurkEclipse's Avatar
      TurkEclipse -
      Got it! Thanks...
    1. jomo25's Avatar
      jomo25 -
      Don't get the issue (with the IBSS and IBEC files and Apple server chacking) mixed up between the 2G, 3G, and 3GS. All this ONLY affects the 3GS. The 3G and 2G can still be restored to 3.0 (or 3.01), if that is where you are now. You can shift-restore as always.

      The issue is the 3GS cannot be restored to 3.0 (or 3.01) PERIOD. Even if you are there now. Shift restore will check with Apple and will fail.

      NOTE however that in NO case can you fully restore to 3.0 (or 3.01) if you have already upgraded to 3.1. The baseband is upgraded in 3.1 and cannot be downgraded to anything lower, thus rendering Ultrasn0w moot.

      Bottomline: for 2G/3G, if you are on 3.0 or 3.01, stay there, and you can keep shift-restoring to 3.0 or 3.01.

      For 3GS, you cannot shift-restore 3.0 or 3.01 unless you have your IBEC/IBSS files and someone comes up with a way to fool iTunes to use an alternate checking authority other than Apple.
    1. Quetzatcoatl's Avatar
      Quetzatcoatl -
      Quote Originally Posted by imagineThiss View Post
      i think this is the beginning of the end for the jailbreaking community.. like BigBoss said a while back when the iPhone 3gs were on verge of being unlocked by the devteam and geohot.. he said that this 5hit is gonna get harder.. and soon damn right impossible to hack.. and that even now how both the iphone3g and 3gs were kind of a matter of luck being that exploit.. was not suppose to be there..

      so i dunno.. i don't think i can used the worlds greatest device(speaking in potential) without it being jailbroken.. i think sooner than later i might just hang up the gloves on this bad boy.. cuzz if its getting this ugly now with apple.. its only gonna get worse !! Peace!!


      Its Software so is matter of time.....software can own software, and there will be always a great brain out there to find the way to do it...Just wait ppl I dont know why is always exists this bs hurry.
    1. The Maestro's Avatar
      The Maestro -
      Take my advice ppl if you can make a genius bar apointment and get a new phone, those phones will still be running 3.0.1 for another few days
    1. orion007's Avatar
      orion007 -
      Once again how do you know if cydia has your files? I have had my 3GS for about two weeks now and this was the first I have heard about these two files. I loaded up cydia and I don't even have a place in there for a link to help or anything like that. Where can I check to see if he has my files. If he doesn't have them, then am I just screwed and can never upgrade? Perhaps we need itunes hacked to ignore the check or to point to another fake server...