My wife has an iPhone Classic which according to the system info is:-
Version: 1.1.2 (3B48b) Note:I think it shipped as 1.1.1 but I updated it
Modem Firmware: 04.02.13_G
I followed some command line instructions when unlocking first appeared (ages ago, before any simple tools were out) and managed to get it to a state where she could use a Pay-as-you-go sim card in it instead of the included contract one. I seem to recall there was a step I didn't need to follow as the PAYG sim was the same carrier as the contract one (o2 here in the UK).
I'm seeing all these upgrade tools that look fairly straight forward, the problem is not knowing where I'm starting from. I don't know whether I'm unlocked AND Jailbroken or just Jailbroken?
I want to get it up to a version so I can install some apps from the appstore for her (hopefully 2.2), but I mustn't lose her current information, contacts, music etc.
Could someone give me an idea where to start please?
I have a Mac, but no iPhone, my wife has a Vista64 PC and an iPhone classic. I would prefer to fix on the Vista-PC as that's what it is currently synced with. I read through the SiMpLe Way To UPGRADE thread (13 pages ) but there does seem to be some people who have difficulties.
There is an excellent Step by step on this site how to get from 2.0 to 2.2, but is there anything similar going from a fully restored Classic?
She loves her iPhone so the consequences for me of messing it up when she's happy with how it is could be quite severe (and we don't have a spare bedroom).
I'm thinking the The comprehensive iPhone 2.1 FAQ may be the best way to go, but I still need a little clarification...
There's a question further down the instructions...
Now all the upgrade methods listed above this question include upgrading to stock 2.1 via iTunes8 anyway? Am I missing something?
Q: I am on version 1.x.x. Can I upgrade straight to 2.1, or do I need to go through 2.0.x? Can I keep any of my apps?
A: If you are still running 1.x.x software, I recommend upgrading to 2.1 stock before trying to restore, to be safe.
Also... The choice of firmware...
So that's great, but there like a bajillion files on that server! Which one do I need?!?!
It's really very simple, you simply need to decide what you want in your firmware, and pick the file that matches it. Here's the anatomy of a file name on the server:
iPhone-(2G) or (3G)-2.1-custom-(activate) or (noactivate)-(nocydia)-(noinstaller)-(nobootlogos) or (custombootlogos)-(xxxxMBroot)-(bl39) or (bl46)
LOTS of details so Breaking it down step-by-step
Ok, that's easy, it's a Classic 8GB so it'll be 2G
Firstly, pick a file that matches your phone (ie 2G or 3G).
Activation? Request form? Help please!
Next decide if you need activation or not (see the request form for details).
I Googled iPhone Cydia (obviously googling installer wasn't a lot of help) and seeing as (for ease) I'll only want to run AppsStore Apps so I'm guessing I don't want Cydia or Installer?
Next decide if you would rather not have cydia or installer on there. Note that the file will only say if it DOESNT include cydia or installer, if neither is mentioned, that means both are included.
I'd like some cool custom bootloader, but for ease I'm going to go for Default Apple Boot Logos.
Next, decide if you want the default Apple boot logos, the default Pwnage logos, or your own custom ones....
This bit is confusing...Particularly, which version of the Bootloader I need? How do I find out? 3.9 or 4.6? Help Please!
... last two options are more advanced, and indicate custom root partition size, and bootloader upgrade/downgrades to 3.9 or 4.6 (for 2G only)
From this Information could someone tell me which file I should use please?