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Why have apple only stopped the 3gs from older firmwares and not the 3g?...
09-11-2009, 08:25 AM #181
Why have apple only stopped the 3gs from older firmwares and not the 3g?
09-11-2009, 08:27 AM #182
It is security built in to the 3GS that isn't there in the 3G which means they can stop any unsigned FW being installed on the 3GS but can't on the 3G
Security is a lot tighter on the 3GS but the cat and mouse play on....He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
09-11-2009, 08:37 AM #183
And Tom never catches Jerry
09-11-2009, 09:20 AM #184
aaaah this is BS. i came back from yellowstone national park and my iphone was completely dead. tried recharging it. nothing happened. wont turn on. tried everything. no luck. went to apple, no way to fix it, they replaced it. now im stuck with a 3.0.1 fw with no way of grabbing the ibec and ibss files (i have the two files for the iphone apple replaced....but that wont do crap)....GRRR GRRRR. just jailbroke with redsn0w. now ill jsut have to wait for the devteam to figure out a way around this without the ibec or ibss. i hope they do find a way
09-11-2009, 09:24 AM #185
At least you have 3.0.1. I had to restore before going to the Apple store and all I could install is 3.1. I didn't know they were going to replace my phone. Luckily they gave me a 3.0.1 phone.
Last edited by iN2K; 09-11-2009 at 09:27 AM.
09-11-2009, 09:26 AM #186
Hey guys I have a question.. My 32gig 3GS is loosing battery real quick I take it off the charger and within 5 mins it's down to 96% just being on stand by.. I'm currently on 3.0.1 unlocked with redsn0w.. Should I go to the apple store and get my phone excahnged? Or should I wait till the 3.1 and the ECID issues are resolved.. Btw I did select the " make my life easier" option on cydia..
09-11-2009, 09:51 AM #187
Its going to be bad if you need your IBEC & IBSS files to jailbreak as if your phone ever breaks and you need to get a replacement from Apple your going to be F***ed
09-11-2009, 10:08 AM #188
well thats what happen to me. for no reason at all it just wouldnt turn on anymore. so apple had to replace it (lucky me it had 3.0.1 on it) ....but now the ibec and ibss i saved since the day the devteam told us to do so is pointless...its not for my replacement iphone. AAAAAH!
09-11-2009, 10:13 AM #189
The IBEC and IBSS files from 3.0/3.0.1 will only be useful to restore to 3.0 or 3.0.1
Once the new JB is released there won't be much of a use for them, and if you have a 3.1 phone you could grab the new 3.1 IBEC and IBSS to make sure you can always get back to 3.1
So, if your on 3.1 now and never got the files before, you won't ever get back to 3.0, but if you grab them now, you'd be able to always get back to 3.1
Basicily they are a fail safe so you will be able to get back to a previous version that Apple stops signing, of course thats once the tools to do so are released.
Last edited by PhoneLine; 09-11-2009 at 10:30 AM.
09-11-2009, 12:45 PM #190
09-11-2009, 12:48 PM #191
- Turn off push notifcation, unless you really need it.
- Dim your screen as much as possible.
- Turn off WiFi & Location Services (aGPS) when not using it.
- AT&T people should turn off 3G if they do not need it or do not have 3G in their area. (T-Mobile USA 3G should already be turned off)
Last edited by reddawg; 09-11-2009 at 12:53 PM."When I die, I want to go peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did...not kicking and screaming like the passengers in his car." -- Unknown
09-11-2009, 12:48 PM #192
09-11-2009, 12:51 PM #193
I have iTunes 9 running on Snow Leopard.
I have a 2G 3.0 firmware iPhone that is currently unlocked/jailbroken.
Would I be able to upgrade to 3.1 and unlock it?
09-11-2009, 12:53 PM #194
09-11-2009, 12:56 PM #195
When apple releases 3.2 or whatever the next version is and stops allowing people to restore to 3.1, you should be able to then use those 3.1 IBEC and IBSS files to get you back to 3.1.
But nothing will get you back to 3.0.
09-11-2009, 12:57 PM #196
So, I'd get it, save it, but it won't get you anything now, and its not the same as it would be if you had gotten it for 3.0.
09-11-2009, 01:08 PM #197
Yeah I understand this is not helpful for 3.0, 3.0.1 that wasn't my point.
But this may be something we may have to start doing for every new firmware as part of the cat and mouse game as a safety net.
09-11-2009, 01:15 PM #198
I never got my IBSS/IBEC files, the only thing I did was the purplerain ECID.useful? hit the thanks button!
09-11-2009, 01:23 PM #199
I dropped my 3g iphone today and after an insurance claim with O2 I have since found that I am due to get my replacement 3GS on Monday Was very happy as only expected to get the 3G one but due to them being discontinued it will be the new one
My question is, what software will it have on it. O2 have been out of stock for a few weeks and they got a load in today.
What are the chances of it only having 3.0 or 3.0.1 or do you think I could be unlucky and it have 3.1 installed
Anyone bought a 3GS recently or had a replacement from O2 etc.
I really hope it is still in a jailbreakable state
09-11-2009, 01:37 PM #200