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Thread: n00b buried with info, Can someone lend a hand to pull him out?

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    Default n00b buried with info, Can someone lend a hand to pull him out?
    Hi Guys! Nice to be here.

    I'm currently trying to understand most of the Jbreaking/shsh blobing/cydia etc etc terms and to be honest, the amount of information is even more than trying to get CFW on a PSP.

    First off my iphone specs
    i have an 3gs and this was on my iphone info:
    firmware 4.0 (8A293)
    s/n 4th/5th digits 36
    modem firmware 05.13.04

    this 3gs has an old bootrom if i am correct, right?
    so i can use pwnagetool
    but there is also jailbreakme.com which is easier to do i think
    but i've read that pwnage tool is better for the 3gs than jailbreakme.
    So would that be the recommended route to take?

    Anyway I wanted to finally jailbreak my iphone
    and after reading a lot i stumbled upon this site
    Cydia applications compatible and not compatible with IOS 4 ThXou Web

    little did i know i had to make SHSH blobs first before i updated my iphone to 4.0 to downgrade it to 3.1.3 again.

    Can i still downgrade it without SHSH?
    i do have my old system restore if that matters.

    Or should i rather stay with the current firmware as perhaps i'm not missing out on anything in comparison with 3.1.3 ?
    Last edited by busterben; 2010-08-28 at 04:16 PM. Reason: s/n changed

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    You can't downgrade without your SHSH. I would suggest just stay on 4.0 and use jailbreakme.com as it is much easier to do. Once jailbroken just make sure you only install trusted compatible apps as you don't want to have to restore.

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    Dude! Delete your serial number! Its like saying: HEY HACK MY iPhone!

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    edited the s/n. thanks for the warning, mindgem

    @x98car
    i figured that was the only option
    but what about future updates like 4.1.
    Reading through this pwnage vs jailbreakme? - Mac Forums
    seems that pwnage is more future-jailbreak-proof

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    If you have an old bootrom 3GS then pwnage tool is probably the better option as once you are pwned you can stay that way as long as you only restore to custom firmwares from that point on. However even if you do have an old bootrom 3GS it will get very complicated about how or even if you will be able to load a custom firmware since you cannot downgrade to 3.1.2

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    not knowing about SHSH blobs before updating to 4.0 had been my downfall.
    -sigh- guess i should go with jailbreakme.

    That is what most users are doing right?
    so with future updates isn't it more likely that that dev team has the most support?

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    I am sure there will be future jailbreaks for future updates.

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    At the point you posted this, it was far too late to save blobs for anything except 4.0.2. The windows for the others have been closed already, so don't beat yourself up about it.

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    If you do install something that crashes you to safemode click ok to stay there and uninstall the app in cydia while in safemode.

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    thanks for all the advice guys
    i really appreciate it.

    going to jailbreak it with jailbreakme.
    for many the most ordinary thing to do
    but for me a big step forward as i always like to dive in all the background info first (even the vcr manual )

    i found this list btw:
    https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?...Jxef0Vgg#gid=1

    should give a good headstart in what i want to install with cydia.

    are there apps i definitely should download?

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