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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. sasker's Avatar
      sasker -
      Fingers crossed, With it only just coming out I hope they just realease it with 3.0.

      Were did you hear that rumour?
    1. sjaekel's Avatar
      sjaekel -
      if you let cydia get your files how do we retreive them, had to restore after loading winterboard on 3gs and it was the same time 3.1 came out and now SOL
    1. bmw7777's Avatar
      bmw7777 -
      Is there any way to check if by a miracle I backed up the ECID on Saurik's server??? I had my Iphone running 3.01 the other day, but after it froze it needed a restore. I tried for 3 hours to revive it without the 3.1 restore, but in the end I had to restore to guess what... 3.1!!! Bye bye jailbreak. Since I had run Cydia many times on the phone when it was jailbroken is there a chance it might have grabbed the ECID by itself??? Apple is becoming even more full of sh** then their usual. Microsoft computers might jam but at least there is always a reason as to why. With Macs it's like, if it jams, you're SOL.
    1. A_DuB187's Avatar
      A_DuB187 -
      You would have had to click the "make my life easier" button in Cydia for it to have backed up your files.
    1. birdieman's Avatar
      birdieman -
      I saw from another website that you cannot even get the ECID from purplera1n geohot webpage anymore. Can someone verify this if someone get the ECID file today. Thanks
    1. jbrock's Avatar
      jbrock -
      how did you get the 3g to restore. i have tried numerous times and get the error message.

      jamo i am using i tunes 8
    1. fsdpmc's Avatar
      fsdpmc -
      How I can backup ECID on cydia? I have 3Gs on 3.0.1......and how can we retreive after that?....
      thanks
    1. birdieman's Avatar
      birdieman -
      I think the window for ECID on Cydia is closed, You can read it in the homepage of Cydia by clicking to "Updraging to 3.1? Read this". That's sad.
    1. alirulzz's Avatar
      alirulzz -
      i read somewhere that on sept 25th apple n at&t r finally coming out wid the mms, n for mms to work on the3G n 3GS they will most likely come out wid an update.. so if they do come out wid an update, n i do update my phone will i lose my jailbreeak?
    1. ahmadj's Avatar
      ahmadj -
      OK so last night my 3gs jalibroken on 3.0.1. froze, and i need to do a restore.

      When i jailbroke my phone i saved my ibec and ecid file on my laptop.

      Is there any way I can restore my phone back, since it stuck at the apple logo and needs a restore.

      Or should i Just wait for a new tool?
    1. bschucher's Avatar
      bschucher -
      Quote Originally Posted by alirulzz View Post
      i read somewhere that on sept 25th apple n at&t r finally coming out wid the mms, n for mms to work on the3G n 3GS they will most likely come out wid an update.. so if they do come out wid an update, n i do update my phone will i lose my jailbreeak?

      Uhhh wid? Really??
    1. bootloader's Avatar
      bootloader -
      Anyone try to restore to 3.0 with itunes 8.2.1 ?
    1. PhoneLine's Avatar
      PhoneLine -
      Quote Originally Posted by bootloader View Post
      Anyone try to restore to 3.0 with itunes 8.2.1 ?
      Won't work. If its a 3G-S, it will contact Apple and if Apple see's you trying 'anything' but 3.1 it will fail. And the connection to the internet is also required or it fails.
    1. brett k's Avatar
      brett k -
      Do I have this right? I just got a 3gs tonight (great timing eh?) it has 3.0.1 (7A400) on it. So I can jailbreak, I just cant restore to other than 3.1 if something goes wrong?
    1. PhoneLine's Avatar
      PhoneLine -
      Quote Originally Posted by brett k View Post
      Do I have this right? I just got a 3gs tonight (great timing eh?) it has 3.0.1 (7A400) on it. So I can jailbreak, I just cant restore to other than 3.1 if something goes wrong?
      That's correct.
    1. smuggler's Avatar
      smuggler -
      i'm seriously considering switching to an android phone

      because a 3gs that isn't jailbroken is a piece of sh*t
    1. bootloader's Avatar
      bootloader -
      Can we go back to 3.0 on the ipod touch ? I Paid for 3.0
    1. PhoneLine's Avatar
      PhoneLine -
      How long was it when the 3G-S first came out till there was a jailbreak? Give it some time. No one said, it can't be done. Quite the opposite, its possible, but just not ready for release to everyone.

      Once the 3.1 JB comes out, its not going to matter if you didn't get the 3.0 IBEC and IBSS previously, all that means is you can't back get 3.0, but if you can get a JB 3.1, why care?

      Its in the short term that the unlocked people have to be careful, cause if they do anything that causes a snafu right now and have to restore, they get the baseband update.

      Worst care if you on 3.1 now, your stuck at a stock phone for a little while till the tools are ready. Ehhhh, play with the compass a little bit.

      Quote Originally Posted by bootloader View Post
      Can we go back to 3.0 on the ipod touch ? I Paid for 3.0
      1st and 2nd Touch should not be an issue. Maybe the new ones will have the 3G-S's signature scheme, but the old ones are the same as the 3G phone, they don't need any signatures to my knowledge.
    1. fobmatik's Avatar
      fobmatik -
      Quote Originally Posted by PhoneLine View Post
      Ehhhh, play with the compass a little bit.
      that's what im doing haha
    1. bamoozle's Avatar
      bamoozle -
      Well, im playing with all the free app's and lites lol

      And its booooring. no fun at all.
      So i realy hope there will be a break soon.

      Any progress? whats the status for jb 3.1 3gs??