3GS/FW 3.0.1 , so im basically out of luck if i need to restore?

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  1. aphexacid macrumors 6502a

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    i was just thinking about what would happen if i need to do a factory restore on my 3GS with 3.0.1. Unless i'm wrong, because of the new signing, i'm going to have to either upgrade to 3.1, or....nothing??

    how would i get a clean 3.0.1 on my phone again?

    I suppose i could make a backup right?
     
  2. iSpaghettiCat macrumors regular

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    AFAIK, you can't restore a 3.1 backup to an earlier firmware.

    I tried to downgrade to 3.0, which was successful, and restore from a 3.1.1 backup, and iTunes said it couldn't restore from it because the software was too old (WTF?).
     
  3. aphexacid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I dont have 3.1, i have 3.0.1. I never upgraded and i dont want to. I want to know what i could do in case of an iphone emergency
     
  4. Eso macrumors 68000

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    "Erase all settings and content" will be the closest you will get.
     
  5. army91c macrumors 6502a

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    I just restored a 3g I sold to 3.0 without issue so I don't see why you couldn't do 3.0.1 without issue. Also updated a 2g from 2.2.1 to 3.0.... same non issue.
     
  6. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

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    I think the issue is with the 3gs. Because I also restored my 3g last night to 3.0 and did fine.
     
  7. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    How did you restore from 2.2.1 to 3.0? You really should post a guide for us. You must be the guru we've been looking for. And on a 3G. Amazing.
     
  8. The General macrumors 601

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    OG and 3G iPhones are not affected by this firmware signing nonsense, as far as I know.
     
  9. Djlild7hina macrumors 6502a

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    you can't restore to 3.0.1 on a 3gs... on the 3g and 2g you are good to go
     
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