iPhone 3g and 3gs are in recovery mode, how to get blobs?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by turbovanman, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2012
    Hey guys, be gentle, lol. Just starting to play around with phones, done alot of reading but can't figure this out. Bought 2 phones, one 3g and a 3gs, both are stuck in recovery mode, I know the 3g is version 4.1 or 4.2, no idea what the 3gs is. I downloaded tinyumbrella but still can't get the blobs, redsnow is no help either so am I screwed? Will I have to update to 6.0? :( Just in the process of installing iTunes 9.2, I read I needed that.

  2. macrumors 601


    Oct 13, 2010
    The 3g can always be restored to 4.2.1, which is the last official release.

    It appears that for the 3GS 4.1 might still be signed.

    to get blobs that might be saved:

    connect phone

    open TU
    in advanced tab make sure Request SHSH form Cydia is checked.

    Now on TU main page hit save SHSH

    If nothing shows up than Cydia does not have blobs for the phone.

    You can try to kick them out of recovery with TU or redsn0w.

    If no blobs are available you can try iFaith (windows) to create the blobs.
    But my guess id that you need a working phone for it.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2012
    It doesn't tell me what version it will update to in iTunes, so how can I see what version it will use?

    These weren't jailbroken, already tried the Cydia thing.

    I'll play around with TU somemore. On TU, it has a recovery button, so do I fix recovery or enter recovery?

  4. macrumors 601


    Oct 13, 2010
    if you hit restore it will update to the last signed firmware, for the 3G 4.2.1
    for the 3GS it will be 6.01

    so the 3g you can restore to 4.2.1 in itunes with restore

    for the 3GS you can download the 4.1 IPSW here:

    Put the phone in DFU mode:
    Connect phone
    Hold home and power until phone turns off
    keep holding both for another 3 seconds
    than release Power while holding home for another 10 seconds

    The phone will be in DFU mode, screen completely black, and itunes should report a phone in recovery mode (actually its in DFU)

    Now in iTunes hit ALT-restore (mac) or SHIFT-restore (win) to select your downloaded 4.1 IPSW and restore with that.
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2012
    Thanks, I'll try that.

    I tried to load up earlier versions but kept getting error messages on the 3g.

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