3GS can't restore custom firmware from pwnage. HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Z3RO, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Z3RO macrumors newbie

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    I got my Apple iPhone 3GS on 3.1 right now.

    I used Mac and pwnage tools to create custom firmware of both 3.1 and the new 3.1.2 for the purpose of jailbreaking and maybe even unlocking.

    After the custom firmware created, entered dfu recovery mode, itunes can't restore the custom files. Itunes can only restore the original file.

    Advice please...
     
  2. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    Maybe try reading? That's some good advice.

    You cannot Jailbreak a 3GS on 3.1 out of the box by simply restoring to a custom IPSW. Use something like Blackra1n for an OTB JB.

    I think the latest version of PwnageTool may have something for this, but only for the 3GS, not iPod Touch 2G.

    Edit: Yep, you need PwnageTool 3.1.4 or Blackra1n.
     
  3. rmb7984 macrumors regular

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    I had an identical problem when jailbreaking mine for the first time last week. Install of the custom firmware would time out and iTunes would give me an error message, even though I was using pwnage 3.1.4.

    I gave blackra1n a try and it worked fine. It jailbroke the phone, then I installed the custom firmware with no problems.

    Hope it works for you too.
     
  4. Cap41 macrumors 6502

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    Most of those issue are when you create the wrong IPSW. make sure to choose never pwnd before. That was the issue for me.
     
  5. Z3RO thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Using blackra1n then install custom firmware worked, however only to 3.1, not the 3.1.2. But still good enough. Thanks.

    Any reason why it won't work to 3.1.2? Must I be updated to 3.1.2 first then install the 3.1.2 custom firmware?
     
  6. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    3.1.2 will work if you create a custom ispw with pwnage 3.1.4
     
  7. Z3RO thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did use pwnage 3.1.4
     
  8. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

    Tokiopop

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    Please, read this and this...

    If you update to official 3.1.2 then it is out of the box, you cannot normally restore to a custom IPSW.
     
  9. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    On the dev team's blog they say that a custom ispw can be used with a 3gs on 3.1 or 3.1.2 out of the box.

     
  10. iHateMacs macrumors 6502a

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    I had the exact problem. Used Pwnage 3.1.4 on my 3GS with 3.1.2 and iTunes came up will all sorts of errors.

    I could only restore to the proper ispw.

    I used Blackra1n instead and it took about 4 seconds for it to JB and it never lost my apps. There was no need to restore.

    It was TOO easy. there must be a catch :)
     
  11. RichardF macrumors 6502a

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    But I thought Blackra1n only offered a tethered JB/ Unlock for 3G S on 3.1.2 with baseband 5.11: you cannot let your battery die.

    Is this correct?
     
  12. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    If you have the new bootrom, it is a tethered jailbreak. Otherwise, it is a standard untethered jailbreak.
     

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