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Thread: [Guide] To get your 3GS iBSS certificate for possible jailbreak

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    Default [Guide] To get your 3GS iBSS certificate for possible jailbreak
    found this on geohot's blog

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    Apple has added a new layer of security to the iPhone 3GS. I mentioned it several posts earlier; it's the ECID field. When iTunes starts the restore process, they contact Apple servers to generate signatures just for your device. It's important you get these signatures for your phone before a new version of the software comes out. I had previously suggested doing this by dumping usb while the iPhone restores. But this is complicated.

    Fortunately, the good folks at purplera1n are here for you, the end user who wants a jailbreak. Follow these instructions to generate a unique certificate for your phones iBSS. And don't delay, Apple may change their minds. To clarify, this is instead of a usb dump. Do this, and you are good!


    Step 1. put phone in recovery mode.
    turn phone off, hold down home button while pluging your phone into computer. iTunes will come up and say it needs to be restored before it can be used. just click ok. The screen on your phone should look like this




    Step 2. Using usbview on Windows(enable Config Descriptors), System Profiler on Mac, or lsusb on Linux, read your phones ECID. It's the 16 digit hex number after "ECID:"


    Step 3. Go to purplera1n, type in the ECID in the box and hit enter

    Step 4. Save the generated file for a purplera1nyday...
    Step 5. after your done press power till phone reboots.



    usbview for windows
    http://www.ftdichip.com/Resources/Utilities/usbview.zip

    on mac use system Profiler. it might not show up in system profiler until you click (ok) in iTunes after you put phone in recovery mode.
    Last edited by stereo313; 06-28-2009 at 07:36 PM.
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    i dont get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickswagger View Post
    i dont get it.


    you might need the end file in the future to jailbreak the 3gs.

    What don't you get? why or how?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zwayne View Post
    Do you count the six 000000?
    yeah it should be a 16 digit number. copy paste to purplera1n.com, hit enter
    save file for later.
    Last edited by stereo313; 06-25-2009 at 10:11 PM.
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    this won't require us to do a restore or have to sync everything all over again will it? any chance someone can do a youtube tutorial on pc?

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    Done Thanks!!

    Quote Originally Posted by laz305 View Post
    this won't require us to do a restore or have to sync everything all over again will it? any chance someone can do a youtube tutorial on pc?
    Very simple just follow the guide up top.
    Last edited by A Retired Mod; 06-25-2009 at 10:16 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Quote Originally Posted by laz305 View Post
    this won't require us to do a restore or have to sync everything all over again will it? any chance someone can do a youtube tutorial on pc?
    no you can take it right back out of recovery mode.
    hold the power button until it reboots
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    your right lol i restore my 3gs yesterday cause i was having a little problem but it was one of my video thought it was the phone it wasn't but anyways i restore it but than i notice something new i think this what it says(contacting apple server)?? i think so yeah you right apple getting slicker/smart?? lol they know what's up....thank's apple..
    stash459 june30 2007 iphone like $700 playboy!

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    here is what i get, i c no 16digits help plz? enable got it thx lol done
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails -usbview.jpg  
    Last edited by laz305; 06-25-2009 at 10:32 PM.

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    Wish mine would hurry up and come in so I can do this.

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    When i use system profiler on a mac theres no ecid number does this have to do with enabling config dicriptors
    Wanna-be coder/iphone user since '08

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    Quote Originally Posted by wgm214 View Post
    When i use system profiler on a mac theres no ecid number does this have to do with enabling config dicriptors
    no not on a mac.
    does yours look my picture above?
    is your phone in recovery mode?
    is it a 3gs?
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    i'm ******* lost right now... did everything put the ECID into purplera1n but, i do NOT see a file to download ANYWHERE...

    i'm tried both firefox and safari on my Mac

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    Quote Originally Posted by PSYC0TIC ONE View Post
    i'm ******* lost right now... did everything put the ECID into purplera1n but, i do NOT see a file to download ANYWHERE...

    i'm tried both firefox and safari on my Mac
    in safari i just copy pasted it in there, hit enter, and it auto downloaded
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    Quote Originally Posted by stereo313 View Post
    in safari i just copy pasted it in there, hit enter, and it auto downloaded
    hhhmmm... wtf? lol

    pissing me off though!!!

    EDIT: might be a stupid question but, where did it save for you? i checked what i had set as my default downloads folder and there isn't anything in there that wasn't there before...

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    downloads folder.

    pm my your 16 digit number. il see what i can do
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    ^^^ You just have to paste the code into the textbox at the bottom of the page and hit enter. You might not notice it right away that's probably why haha

    Edit: Whoops. A little late. Nevermind. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by stereo313 View Post
    downloads folder.

    pm my your 16 digit number. il see what i can do
    pm sent, i appreciate!!!

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