3G, 3.1 Jailbreak dilemma

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by FSUSem1noles, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. FSUSem1noles macrumors 68000

    FSUSem1noles

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    Here's the situation, I have an iPhone 3G with 3.1 on it, I tried jailbreaking using Pwnage, I downloaded the ipsw 3.1 7C144 for pwnage to make the custom ipsw.

    Pwnage gets through making the custom ipsw, I restore through iTunes the phone goes through the whole rebooting process, when it restarts, I see Winterboard and Cycorder but when I go to use them, they don't work..

    I open up Cycorder, and it doesn't open. I try using a theme via winterboard and the springboard reloads but the theme doesn't show..

    Do I need to downgrade to 3.0 first??

    I'm at a loss..

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    I would say you got the wrong custom IPSW

    If you have an AT&T sim, make sure it's not a hacktivated IPSW

    Also, if your 3G has been JB before, the custom IPSW must account for that as there is a checkmark for that feature.
     
  3. FSUSem1noles thread starter macrumors 68000

    FSUSem1noles

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    Thanks for the reply!

    I think that's what it may be, I have a legit at&t sim and I was running JB 3.0, but in the first Pwnage ipsw I created, I selected no for the JB question, having Pwnage build a new custom ipsw right now with the yes option selected.. crossing fingers.
     
  4. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Do you have any friends with a Mac

    Just grab the Pwnage Tool and the Apple 3.1 IPSW and have him make it for you.

    Drop it on a thumb drive and you know what you got.

    As a hint, only check Cydia, not Icy. Put in OpenSSH, but stay away from WB and Cycorder. You can load those later.

    Since you have an AT&T sim, make sure the activate button is not checked.

    My motto for success. keep it simple. The more ingredients, the more mistakes.
     
  5. FSUSem1noles thread starter macrumors 68000

    FSUSem1noles

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    Thanks for your help dh, I was able to JB, in the 2nd ipsw, I left out WB and Cycorder, I had originally put them in my package the first time.

    I left them out the 2nd, and just installed them off of Cydia after the restore, everything is up and working.

    thanks!
     
  6. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    your situation is nothing new to me I like yourself tried making custom ipsw files when I first had a mac and I could never figure out why it always ended up being botched when I built one with stuff to be pre-installed.

    I have never known pwnagetool to make a successful ipsw with stuff already pre-installed, they need to take this option out personally as it never seems to work
     
  7. FSUSem1noles thread starter macrumors 68000

    FSUSem1noles

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    Yeah, I figuresd I would save myself some steps by including WB and Cycorder and a couple of other minor apps in the created package from Pwnage..

    Alas, I really believe that was the problem, because when I redid the Jailbreak and didn't include anything in the package, rather went through Cydia after the JB process, things are working smoothly.
     
  8. jayeskreezy macrumors 65816

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    I had the same issue and I tried re-doing everything 3x and cycorder still won't open on mine. I think I'll just do without it b/c everything else works fine.
     
  9. scirica macrumors 68020

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    Let's hope others read this. Use pwnage to create an ipsw file, not to load apps. Open up Cydia post jailbreak, let it reorganize itself, THEN go crazy with the apps :)
     

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