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Thread: 3G upgrade or downgrade issues 4.1.2/3.1.3 (6.15)

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    Question 3G upgrade or downgrade issues 4.1.2/3.1.3 (6.15)
    I have two issues going on right now which is making the ability to use my 3G iphone unusable and I would love any ideas no where to start to fix them. I have pretty much exhausted all the known fixes out there for them

    1st off... Let me set up where I was at when I was working.

    I had my 3G upgraded to 4.1.2 and baseband 6.15 (ipad) to allow me to use it on t-mobile.

    I didn't like the speed so I decided to downgrade to 3.1.3.

    I basically set the phone in DFU mode, installed 3.1.3 offical recovery.

    Then I ran Redsnow and installed 3.1.2 jailbreak.

    The phone came up, but wouldn't activate (of course using a t-mobile sim) so I swapped the sim for a ATT sim that wasn't tied to a active account and the phone says activated. Then I slide the slider to open to the icon menu and a pop up comes up saying "edit home screen" blah blah blah.. but here is the problem. It won't pick up that I am hitting the DISMISS button. I have tried everything out there to get around it but this.. I cant press dismiss (edit home screen) - iFans - iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch Fans forums with a 2nd sim card send a text message.. I am going to try this tonight.


    The second issue I ran into was just trying to get the phone back to 4.1.2

    SO I download a custom firmware with 4.2.1 and the baseband/jailbreak in it and do a DFU recovery and load up the firmware. Now the phone goes into a recovery loop. Tinyunbrella 5.0 or Ireb do not allow me to jump out of it. I can see them communicate to the phone and tell them to break out but they won't get me past that darn iphone/cable recovery icon that pops up.


    So I am open to suggestions. I have searched a lot of boards and tried a lot of different things but either way running 3.1.3 and 4.1.2 isn't working for me right now. Any thoughts.. the only thing I read into 4.1.2 was talk of doing a custom firmware of 4.1.2 with NO baseband in it and then restoring with that.. and that working for some guy but I haven't heard if that would be a real fix because I haven't see anyone else post it.

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    Just a update, I was able to get past the 4.1.2 recovery loop by using a custom restore with no baseband in it. iOS 4.2.1 Custom Firmware without Baseband update – Untethered Jailbreak

    However how I am running into the same issue as I did in 3.1.3, the "edit home screen" message is still stuck and won't let me dismiss it.

    Any thoughts on how to get around this?

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    Have you verified it's not a hardware / digitizer problem in that small area of the dismiss window?

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    Yes I have. I am currently referencing this post in trying to resolve the issue.

    My iPhone is stuck on the edit home screen - MacRumors Forums

    I will try to do the text/sms trick but I am also messing around with generating a new custom ISPW with snowbreeze. I just need to know where and what packages I should be pre-loading. I did enable SSH in snowbreeze so I suspect that may help. I also am going to enable ultrasnow so I can use my t-mobile sim and maybe hit it with a text message.

    I am very puzzled why I am even running into the stuck message in the first place. I wonder when I did my first Jailbreak with snowbreeze I probably turned on SSH and that changed the password but would doing the DFU and the image restores erase all those passwords and settings by formating the phone?

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    Any restore (normal or DFU) erases everything. Using iTunes to 'restore from backup' recovers most things.

    Edit: Sn0wbreeze (Expert mode) is 'where' you add custom packages. What to add... can't really say
    Last edited by Mes; 08-09-2011 at 12:57 PM.

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    Thanks Mes for the follow up, So if a DFU erases everything why would the Edit Home Screen dismiss button stop working? It seems what I was reading its tied to changing a SSH password or something. There wouldn't be a area of the phone that is always saved even between versions where it could have written something could it?

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    ^I've changed my OpenSSH password several times, lots of restores and never seen or heard of your problem. If you can SSH into the phone it shouldn't be a problem. That's why I first thought it was hardware --- a bad area or a mis-aligned LCD / digitizer. From a software view, I've seen a couple apps where the monitored touch area does not match the pop-up window.

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    I got it.. holy crap.. took me all day.. and I am not sure I got it figured out perfectly but I ended up going into snow breeze for 3.1.3 and doing a hacktivation and including the ultrasnow to the device, then I did a restore to 3.1.3 normal and then did a restore of 3.1.3 with my custom IPSW. For some reason after that point I never saw the message but I still couldn't type in that area of the screen. It was like there was a phantom area there.. Cydia was missing and I ended up using spirit to get it installed but at least now I have wireless and should be able to ssh and edit the stupid file.

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    Thanks for the update. Some of us needed to restored twice (or more) before everything was perfect. It should not be required, but sometimes it does help. Good luck

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