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    Default 3GS(4.0) JB question
    OK..I'm getting an iPhone 3GS in a few days and was wandering about JB..It's running 4.0(8a293..that 8 could be a B tho). The owner says he got it in October of 09 and hasen't JB it. I told him to JB it, just go to jailbreakme.com but he says that Safari is force closing...soooo.....Yea..Is the procedure to jailbreak just to get the ipsw and do a restore, or what???

    I had a 2G so this is gonna be sort of an upgrade..lol

    Thanks folks

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    Only way to JB it is jailbreakme.com. Since i dont think Spirit can JB 4.0 (but i could be wrong). No do not restore by any means. If u restore u can NOT go back to 4.0 because u dont have ur SHSH bobs and you can no longer get them for 4.0. if u restore ur phone will go to 4.1 and that version is NOT JB right now. So somehow u need to get 4.0 JBn without messing it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by l0k0 View Post
    Only way to JB it is jailbreakme.com. Since i dont think Spirit can JB 4.0 (but i could be wrong). No do not restore by any means. If u restore u can NOT go back to 4.0 because u dont have ur SHSH bobs and you can no longer get them for 4.0. if u restore ur phone will go to 4.1 and that version is NOT JB right now. So somehow u need to get 4.0 JBn without messing it up.

    So I can use jailbreakme to jailbreak a 3GS om 4.0 with maybe the new bootrom??

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    Quote Originally Posted by nerdyperdy View Post
    OK..I'm getting an iPhone 3GS in a few days and was wandering about JB..It's running 4.0(8a293..that 8 could be a B tho). The owner says he got it in October of 09 and hasen't JB it. I told him to JB it, just go to jailbreakme.com but he says that Safari is force closing...soooo.....Yea..Is the procedure to jailbreak just to get the ipsw and do a restore, or what???

    I had a 2G so this is gonna be sort of an upgrade..lol

    Thanks folks
    The procedure for jailbreaking a 3GS on 4.0 that has never been jailbroken before is indeed to go to jailbreakme.com and run the program. If Safari keeps crashing, have him go to Settings->Safari and clear the cookies, history, and cache, and then reboot the phone. Try the site again after the reboot.

    Whatever you do, you should NOT restore the device in iTunes with a new IPSW, that'll mess up the ability to jailbreak and get a SIM unlock on the phone.

    (PS: Download Umbrella The Firmware Umbrella and with the phone plugged in, select Advanced Options, and try to save all blobs for iPhone 3GS/4.0 and all other 4.x versions of iOS, see what happens).

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    Quote Originally Posted by orbyorb View Post
    The procedure for jailbreaking a 3GS on 4.0 that has never been jailbroken before is indeed to go to jailbreakme.com and run the program. If Safari keeps crashing, have him go to Settings->Safari and clear the cookies, history, and cache, and then reboot the phone. Try the site again after the reboot.

    Whatever you do, you should NOT restore the device in iTunes with a new IPSW, that'll mess up the ability to jailbreak and get a SIM unlock on the phone.

    (PS: Download Umbrella The Firmware Umbrella and with the phone plugged in, select Advanced Options, and try to save all blobs for iPhone 3GS/4.0 and all other 4.x versions of iOS, see what happens).
    Thanks for the help man. Currently it's in a box on his dresser all taped up..lol..I don't need it unlocked or jailbroken..I've got a few dollars to get the apps I want but jailbreaking it just makes it sooooo much better..lol

    And for clearafication..it's running the 4.0GM...never got updated past that and never been jailbroken before except for trying thru jailbreakme.

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    What took you so long to have 4.0GM OS sitting on your iphone, you should have restored to official 4.0 when it was officially released and then do the jailbreakme.com. I am not too sure if 4.0GM can be jailbroken safely by jailbreakme.com

    You can try to see if you have the magical shsh blogs with Cydia.
    Edit with Notepad your hosts file to point to Cydia, it will be in this directory Cwindows\systems32\drivers\etc\hosts with just this line : 74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com
    Save it and reboots your pc
    Put your Iphone into Recovery mode. ( Turn off iphone, while holding Home button plug iphone in until Itunes cable logo appears. )
    Download the official 4.0 or 4.0.1 ipsw
    Do the Shift + Restore to either 4.0 or 4.0.1
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeow202 View Post
    What took you so long to have 4.0GM OS sitting on your iphone, you should have restored to official 4.0 when it was officially released and then do the jailbreakme.com. I am not too sure if 4.0GM can be jailbroken safely by jailbreakme.com
    I'm getting from a friend and it's his girls old phone(she got he iphone4) and she never updated it. Can I restore to 4.0 official??

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    The GM and the official release can both be jailbroken. The issue is safari crashing. Does it crash all the time on any website or just jailbreakme?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
    The GM and the official release can both be jailbroken. The issue is safari crashing. Does it crash all the time on any website or just jailbreakme?


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    As far as I'm aware, it's just with the jailbreak website. I'm gonna take an earlier posters advice and clear everything out of Safari and try again..Is there another way besides with the website??

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    Nope.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
    Nope.


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    So if the website don't work, I'm stuck with it not being JB till 4.1 comes out?? Or can I go to a higher firmware(4.0.1/4.0.2) and JB it that way??

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    Try it , it wouldn't hurt, you can always get out of recovery by either a Hard reset (hold both the Power and Home button together until it reboots) or using tiny Umbrella to kick out of recovery loop.

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