3gs Jailbreak question

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by senorian, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. senorian macrumors regular

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    My friend is getting a 3gs this weekend. He wants me to help him jailbreak it. I have a 3g so i'm not familiar with the 3gs and how to j/b it. I checked out Iclairified.com and noticed there are two guides. One for capturing the 3gs which details "Instructions on how to capture your iPhone 3GS iBEC and iBSS which will be required to jailbreak in the near future". and the other is for j/b the 3gs with Redsnow which details "instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone 3GS on OS 3.0 firmware using RedSn0w for Windows".

    My question is do I need to do the first part and capture the iBEC and iBSS or can I just skip that and use the redsnow j/b guide?

    Thanks guys,
     
  2. Cap41 macrumors 6502

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    To answer your question. YES. but google purplra1n very easy process. DL app for either mac or win. plug in phone it takes maybe 5 minutes..real easy
     
  3. senorian thread starter macrumors regular

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    sorry but just to clarify, do I need to do both steps? or can I just do the purplra1n instead?
     
  4. jmann macrumors 604

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    You can just use purplera1n. There is no need for both. You can only jailbreak the phone once, unless you restore it again. :)
     
  5. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    If your friend plans to update to 3.1 when it is released and will want to JB after that update, yes you should get the files.

    To JB the 3GS with it's current 3.0 Firmware you can use the "rain" fix or Redsn0w .0.8.
     
  6. Cap41 macrumors 6502

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    Geo version will have a solution for 3.1. if you do not know much about JB ing. use purplra1n...way easy
     
  7. senorian thread starter macrumors regular

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    no, I j/b my own 3g phone. I just noticed the tutorials on iclarified and just wasn't sure if I had to do both steps. I used Redsnow after upgrading to 3.0.
    Thanks for the advice guys.
     
  8. labman macrumors 604

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    again

    yes do both steps the theory is that you will need the iBEC and iBSS codes when 3.1 both the Dev team and Geohot agree on this . if you plan to go beyond 3.0 get it or else they say you will be unable to break past 3.0.
     
  9. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    OP, it sounds like you want to Jailbreak and Unlock; is that correct? :confused::confused::confused:
     
  10. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Just use redsn0w. No files to grab and its easy.
     
  11. senorian thread starter macrumors regular

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    no sorry for the confusion. just j/b the 3gs. I just wasn't sure what the capturing of the 3gs did and if i needed to do it along with redsnow. I will talk to my friend about the 3.1 OS coming soon and if he wants to wait for that release and then j/b it or just j/b w/out upgrading.

    Thanks for you help guys.
     

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