iPhone 3GS jailbreak advice

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Drich290195, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Drich290195 macrumors 6502

    Drich290195

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    I have a friend that is jailbroken on 4.2.3 on a 3GS. He has asked me can he update to iOS 6 as some of the apps he uses it now require it. So I'm asking you knowledgeable people is it safe for him to upgrade and if he does what jailbreak does he require and where can this be sourced thanks as always guys.
     
  2. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    He can upgrade to 6.01, it will be a tethered jailbreak though.

    If he also needs an unlock using ultrasn0w he'll need to preserve his baseband. GEVEY SIM interposer might not work.

    Jailbreak with redsn0w 09.15b3
    http://blog.iphone-dev.org/
     
  3. Drich290195 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for that so there is no untethered solution for the 3GS also is their anyway he can go to iOS 5 , im having a guess he has no blobs saved or whatever they are
     
  4. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    It's untethered for the old bootrom, tethered for the new.
     
  5. daudi macrumors member

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    before you update, make sure the iphone is factory unlocked. if not then preserve the baseband and then update to retain the unlock.

    as far as jailbreak is concerned, the jailbreak for ios 6 is tethered on new bootrom and untethered on old bootrom.

    to check this, you can use F0recast by ih8sn0w. you can download the toold from ih8sn0w.com.

    the tool will let u know about the status and jailbreak.
     
  6. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Half true, it could be an older 3GS and if so, it may be old bootroom and thus untethered ;)

    Exactly, but unlikely.

    Eh, just pay $5 for someone online to unlock it. This preserving and messing with basebands is silly nowadays. Unlocking iPhones has become child's play.
    basebands
     
  7. Drich290195 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hi guys it is locked but thats not a problem the info from F0recast says

    jail break yes unlock yes untethered yes


    shsh blobs on cydia are 4.1, 5.1.1, 6.0.1


    Baseband 5.15.04

    is he good to update to ios 6 and jailbreak with the latest redsnow version don't want to tell him to do it and him loose the jailbreak really appreciate your help guys. Also silly question does it mean it will be untethered with this baseband wont that baseband change if he updates and loose the ability to be tethered.
     
  8. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    If it is the old bootrom it will be untethered
    with the new bootrom it will be tethered.

    as he has SHSH's for 5.1.1 he can always go back to 5.1.1

    BB does not effect tethered/untethered, BB effects the unlock
     
  9. Drich290195 thread starter macrumors 6502

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