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Old Sep 11, 2009, 11:44 AM   #26
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Great thread. I did a jailbreak a few months ago, and now realize that i don't use any of the jailbroken features. So, I'm just going to put it at stock. With thi sprocess, will it restore all my contacts that I've input since the jailbreak, or are those going to be lost?
If you restore from a backup yes. But it will leave some traces of the jailbreak behind like battery percentage (if you enabled it), also things like modded carrier name, etc. If you have your contacts in you Address Book on your Mac or Outlook on your computer, you can just restore it, and set it up as a new phone, and then just resync the contacts.
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Old Sep 12, 2009, 07:21 PM   #27
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Unfortunately, 3.1 with iTunes 9 on a 3GS will not restore to a previous version - yet.
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Old Sep 21, 2009, 10:20 PM   #28
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can you restore even if you unlock it with purplesnow? and then start over again with the jailbreak and unlock on 3.0
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Old Sep 21, 2009, 10:22 PM   #29
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can you restore even if you unlock it with purplesnow? and then start over again with the jailbreak and unlock on 3.0
You can restore it no matter what. Then unlock/jailbreak it how you please.
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Old Sep 21, 2009, 10:25 PM   #30
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You can restore it no matter what. Then unlock/jailbreak it how you please.
even with a 3gs, forgot to say that.
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Old Sep 23, 2009, 12:14 PM   #31
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Restored..lost contacts

I tried to JB my iphone several times. I upgraded to 3.1 and didnt care for it. SO I ran pwnage...it went well. DFU went OK. At least thats what the computer said. But then when you are supposed to choose an ipsw file...I only get a choice to restore to an old backup. So...Thats what I did. I thought it was OK. Phone worked, altho not JBed. All my music was there, etc. But then when I went to do a text message..I had no old conversations, so I went to contacts..thats gone too! What happened?
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Old Sep 24, 2009, 02:02 AM   #32
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I tried to JB my iphone several times. I upgraded to 3.1 and didnt care for it. SO I ran pwnage...it went well. DFU went OK. At least thats what the computer said. But then when you are supposed to choose an ipsw file...I only get a choice to restore to an old backup. So...Thats what I did. I thought it was OK. Phone worked, altho not JBed. All my music was there, etc. But then when I went to do a text message..I had no old conversations, so I went to contacts..thats gone too! What happened?
Did you set it up as a new phone? Do you have these things backed up on your computer?
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Old Sep 27, 2009, 12:50 AM   #33
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how can i save a back up file of my iphone to disk?
im running on a shaky pc and id like to have my most recent iphone back up backed up on a seperate cd or usb drive.
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Old Sep 28, 2009, 10:32 PM   #34
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i have the 3Gs on 3.0 FW. i did a JB using redsnow and then unlock using ultrasnow. but after that ultrasnow, i can't use my TMobile sim card.

also, i was told that my iphone wasn't hashed, i don't even know what the heck that means.

but when i tried using this restore process, it doesn't even let me backup first, and also it tries to connect to itune store; which i'm afraid it will upgrade to 3.1 FW.

what to do? plz help!!!
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Old Oct 14, 2009, 01:22 PM   #35
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So this will definitely work for a jailbroken 3GS on 3.0.1? Has anyone actually tried? I quite want to get 3.1 but am frightened of getting a bricked iPhone.
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Old Oct 18, 2009, 07:49 AM   #36
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Restore JB-ed Phone

[QUOTE=sagarrana55;6634496]One of the most commonly asked questions by iPhone users who want to jailbreak their iPhone is: "Is possible to recover if things go horribly wrong while trying to hack their iPhone?"
The answer is yes.

Looks good but why did you feel it neccesary to do the Power--button thing? Why cant you just choose "restore" and go from there? Thats what I did. But I must admit that the sesitivity of my screen is not as good. Also all of my backups are in 3.1 firmware. If I download a pror firmware is there a way to use that. I have tried but it wont accept it. How could one restore 3.0?
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Old Nov 1, 2009, 09:36 AM   #37
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So I am trying to restore my iPhone because I am trying to exchange it today (cracked screen). But after restoring instead of saying AT&T next to the signal strength it says my customized word that I used when it was jailbroken. Im confused....
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Old Nov 18, 2009, 02:59 PM   #38
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my iPhone 3G is on the latest firmware but I want to restore it to factory settings, for some reason it won't allow me to do so it says restore and update, how can I gewt it to total restore without updating?

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Old Nov 20, 2009, 07:19 AM   #39
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Jailbreakin a 3gs?

I have a 3g, my son has a 3gs. I usually experiment with mine first then I pass on the intel to my son. Heres the deal. My son doesnt have internet conn at his home.I successfully set him up for tethering using the old method(3.0) Now he wants to get 3.1 so he can send pix with messaging.(He CAN live without it) BUT I see that there is a way...patch the CommCenter of your 3.1.2 iPhone 3G, 3GS to enable Internet tethering.
But I have heard that if ya JB a 3gs..there is no turning back? is this true? Also if I screw up setting up this commcenter/fugu thing...how dangerous is it. They said..Not for newbies(Im not, but anyone can make a mistake) How risky is it? Should he just stay with 3.0?He wont really use anything else on Cydia etc...except he wants to stay updated but still tether.
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Old Nov 20, 2009, 07:21 AM   #40
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You can restore it no matter what. Then unlock/jailbreak it how you please.
I unerstand that 3gs has some special RESTORE issues? IS this true?
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Old Nov 23, 2009, 03:29 PM   #41
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Hi all. I hope you may be able to help. Today I tried to upgrade to v3.2.1 on iTunes however half way through restore/update process, iTunes flagged an error and said the update could not be completed. Since this time, my iPhone 3GS has been completely dead.

I was on v3.0.1 and JB. I have tried going into DFU mode but nothing happens, the screen stays black and iTunes does not see the phone. I have even tried uninstalling all apple and iTunes from my laptop and reinstalling, but still nothing.

Does anyone have any idea what may be wrong and how to remedy it.

Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide.

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Old Dec 8, 2009, 07:18 PM   #42
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Just to let anyone reading this thread know, I just restored my 3GS with 3.1.2 jailbroken with pwngtool with no problems.
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Old Dec 10, 2009, 10:39 PM   #43
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Thanks for the Guide! And all the screen shots too!
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Old Feb 4, 2010, 08:56 AM   #44
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So heres the problem I have.. I currently have a Jailbroken 3GS running 3.1.2 I would like to restore back to 3.1.2 but since the release of 3.1.3 it keeps trying to restore to the new firmware.. Now I have dowloaded the 3.1.2 ipsw file and tried to manually install it, but itunes verifies with the apple servers then gives me a message saying its not gonna happpen cause my device is inelegible for the restore. I even put my phone in DFU mode and tried and got the same message.. Any ideas?
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Old Feb 9, 2010, 03:05 PM   #45
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restore 2g

hi all!
here is my issue, i have a 2g and a 3g iphone. the 2g is unlocked and jailbroken, 3g not. i can sync the 3g with itunes but when i try to on the 2g it says error not recongnized usb port. it wont even pull it up in itunes so i cant restore. like i said i have no issues with the 3g. can someone please help me?
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Old Feb 10, 2010, 09:38 PM   #46
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So heres the problem I have.. I currently have a Jailbroken 3GS running 3.1.2 I would like to restore back to 3.1.2 but since the release of 3.1.3 it keeps trying to restore to the new firmware.. Now I have dowloaded the 3.1.2 ipsw file and tried to manually install it, but itunes verifies with the apple servers then gives me a message saying its not gonna happpen cause my device is inelegible for the restore. I even put my phone in DFU mode and tried and got the same message.. Any ideas?
Hi,

I am also having the same issue. Please help me incase you have resolved the same.

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Old Feb 19, 2010, 12:22 PM   #48
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Worked like a champ! Thanks!!
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Old Feb 19, 2010, 12:42 PM   #49
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I am also having the same issue. Please help me incase you have resolved the same.

Thanks
I haven't solved it but I have found a solution. Google "sh sh" it's some code or number u need to have saved to be able to restore to older firmware going forward. I hope this helps
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So heres the problem I have.. I currently have a Jailbroken 3GS running 3.1.2 I would like to restore back to 3.1.2 but since the release of 3.1.3 it keeps trying to restore to the new firmware.. Now I have dowloaded the 3.1.2 ipsw file and tried to manually install it, but itunes verifies with the apple servers then gives me a message saying its not gonna happpen cause my device is inelegible for the restore. I even put my phone in DFU mode and tried and got the same message.. Any ideas?
I am in the same boat. I am running 3.1.2 Jailbroken and would like to do a restore and re-jailbreak. I DID save my shsh thingy on cydia. I am on a PC and would like to do a restore and rejailbreak my phone. The battery seems to drain really fast. I think the phone needs a restore. i dowload and delete JB stuff all the time and I think it needs a cleanup.
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