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found this on geohot's blog On the iPhone Apple has added a new layer of security to the iPhone 3GS. I mentioned it several posts earlier; it's the ECID field....
06-25-2009, 07:42 PM #1
[Guide] To get your 3GS iBSS certificate for possible jailbreak
found this on geohot's blog
On the iPhone
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
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.
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06-25-2009, 08:25 PM #2
i dont get it.
06-25-2009, 08:39 PM #3
06-25-2009, 09:03 PM #4
Do you count the six 000000?
06-25-2009, 09:06 PM #5
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06-25-2009, 09:14 PM #6
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?
06-25-2009, 09:16 PM #7
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06-25-2009, 09:23 PM #9
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!
06-25-2009, 09:28 PM #10
06-25-2009, 09:29 PM #11
here is what i get, i c no 16digits help plz? enable got it thx lol done
Last edited by laz305; 06-25-2009 at 09:32 PM.
06-25-2009, 09:34 PM #12
Wish mine would hurry up and come in so I can do this.
06-25-2009, 10:19 PM #13
When i use system profiler on a mac theres no ecid number does this have to do with enabling config dicriptorsWanna-be coder/iphone user since '08
06-25-2009, 10:31 PM #14
06-25-2009, 10:35 PM #15
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
06-25-2009, 10:43 PM #16
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06-25-2009, 10:50 PM #18
pm my your 16 digit number. il see what i can doTHANK OR DIE
06-25-2009, 10:51 PM #19
^^^ 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
06-25-2009, 11:08 PM #20