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    Default upgrading from 3GS 3.1 to 4.0.1?
    My sister has an iPhone 3GS on T-Mobile with 3.1 right now. What do I need to do to upgrade it to 4.0.1?

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    Download Pwnage tools 4.0.1 and download the stock 4.0 ipsw. Create a custom firmware of iOS 4.0 not 4.0.1. Once created, do a Shift + Restore to Custom 4.0.ipsw. That's it.

    Edit : From Cydia, let it update and install Ultrasn0w to unlock for T-mobile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeow202 View Post
    Download Pwnage tools 4.0.1 and download the stock 4.0 ipsw. Create a custom firmware of iOS 4.0 not 4.0.1. Once created, do a Shift + Restore to Custom 4.0.ipsw. That's it.

    Edit : From Cydia, let it update and install Ultrasn0w to unlock for T-mobile.
    Are you sure?

    I thought 3GS requires SHSH

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    I think you have the old bootrom, give me the first 5 digits of your serial number starting from the left.

    Yes, 3Gs requires shsh if only you restore to stock firmware, but if you are restoring to custom firmware, then shsh blogs is not required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeow202 View Post
    i think you have the old bootrom, give me the first 5 digits of your serial number starting from the left.

    Yes, 3gs requires shsh if only you restore to stock firmware, but if you are restoring to custom firmware, then shsh blogs is not required.
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    Yes, you have the old bootrom, so you can restore to custom firmware and once restored, you are already jailbroken. You don't have to mess with hosts file and shsh blogs as long as you stay with Custom Firmware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeow202 View Post
    Yes, you have the old bootrom, so you can restore to custom firmware and once restored, you are already jailbroken. You don't have to mess with hosts file and shsh blogs as long as you stay with Custom Firmware.
    Okay. Can you tell me step by step (maybe with some details) on what to exactly do? I always try to be careful when I mess with iPhone. The last thing I want is the phone to be bricked forever

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    Download the things I mentioned and build your custom firmware , when building it, by default it will activate the iphone for you, and when finished ,it will be placed on your desktop. Put your iphone into recovery mode ( Turn off your iphone and while holding the Home Button, plug your iphone into your Mac and wait until an Apple Itunes Logo appears, Itunes, will check with Apple for Restore and Then for Mac, I think is Alt /Fn + Restore to the cfw you created.

    Make sure you havd atleast Itunes 9.2 or higher

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeow202 View Post
    Download the things I mentioned and build your custom firmware , when building it, by default it will activate the iphone for you, and when finished ,it will be placed on your desktop. Put your iphone into recovery mode ( Turn off your iphone and while holding the Home Button, plug your iphone into your Mac and wait until an Apple Itunes Logo appears, Itunes, will check with Apple for Restore and Then for Mac, I think is Alt /Fn + Restore to the cfw you created.

    Make sure you havd atleast Itunes 9.2 or higher

    Remember to hit thanks for helping you..
    I asked the exact same question on MacRumor forums: [ame=http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=11039206]upgrading from 3GS 3.1 to 4.1? - Mac Forums[/ame]

    and one of the user told me there is no way I can upgrade from 3.1 to iOS.

    I am just wondering which one of you is correct, lol

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    He doesn't know you have the old bootrom, I can tell because you are at OS 3.1 and only 3.1.2 out of the box has new bootroms.

    New bootroms must only restore to Stock firmware and you need shsh blogs if you want to restore to an OS if Apple has stopped signing.

    Trust me, you will never regret.. OR someone agree with me...
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    Can you tell me where to download Pwnage tools 4.0.1 from? I googled it but not finding it.

    edit: am i downloading the 4.0 ipsw or 4.0.1 ipsw? http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=750
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    In this modmyi.com , under download i think..

    Here : http://modmyi.com/forums/dlcat-os-x-8/

    Remember this Pwnage 4.0.1 is to build 4.0 not 4.0.1
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeow202 View Post
    In this modmyi.com , under download i think..

    Here : ModMyi Forums - Downloads - OS X

    Remember this Pwnage 4.0.1 is to build 4.0 not 4.0.1
    I should Thank You in every post in this thread

    I think this sums up whatever you told me to do right? iClarified - iPhone - How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

    Can I just follow that?

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    Yes u can

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeow202 View Post
    Yes u can
    thanks a lot for the help. one last question.. after i upgrade to iOS can I just restore from my backup? so I can have all my contacts and stuff?

    edit: I got a even though I have iTunes 10.
    Last edited by astoriakidd; 09-11-2010 at 12:53 AM.

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    Not recommended , you should setup as new device

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