3gs question

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  1. tmatthews14 macrumors regular

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    I am thinking about buying a 3gs today, but i am very new to the 3gs. So, I know that only some 3gs's are jailbreakable. This is a 3gs on 3.1.3 with a model number MB. Can i jb this if i get it? or do i have to wait?
     
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  3. tmatthews14 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So this kid that is selling it says that his cousin can unlock it. He even said he'll jailbreak it for me if i buy it from him. Is this possible? I'm confused.
     
  4. idevSteve macrumors member

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    If he previously had the phone jailbroken and has the SHSH(signature hash) on file with saurik, then he can jailbreak it. Unless his cousin is George Hotz, he can't unlock it.
     
  5. tmatthews14 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i dont get it. sn0wbreeze says it can jailbreak the older 3gs bootroms, right? i dont care about an unlock because im with AT&T. So why cant I jb it? can you suggest any reading to better understand this?
    sorry for the questions.
    still trying to figure out the 3gs.
    :eek:
     
  6. idevSteve macrumors member

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    sn0wbreeze is a new source in the jailbreaking community. I would only trust a software exploit released from either the dev team or geohot.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    He's either lieing or he's clueless.
    3.1.3 firmware 3GS models cant be jailbroken or unlocked at the moment.
    So if you buy it you will be able to use it stock on at&t only.
    Untill a jb is released and maybe an unlock in the future.
     
  8. tmatthews14 thread starter macrumors regular

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    okay... so i guess he has the shsh for the iphone. he says he has it saved on his computer. so he says he'll sell me the iphone and give me the shsh for the phone. but he was saying something about a tethered jb.

    so im guessing with this phone i'd have to downgrade to 3.1.2 with the shsh, right? but its not tethered is it?

    if i buy the phone, what do i need to make sure i get from him?
     
  9. sn0warmy macrumors 6502a

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    If I was going to buy a used iPhone, the first thing I would do is find a time to meet the seller and schedule an appointment with a Genius Bar at an Apple Store near you for the same time. Meet the seller at the Apple store and have the Genius Bar do the a diagnostics test, including the liquid test to make sure the phone is in perfect working order and that it has never been submerged in water (this includes being used in the rain).

    And just for reference. I just sold my completely flawless 3GS on craigslist yesterday for $500. For that price I gave the buyer the following:

    - 16GB iPhone 3GS
    - Contour Flick Case
    - screen protector on the phone
    - 2 USB cables
    - wall charger
    - 3GS desktop dock
    - Armband to workout with the phone
    - The box the phone came in with all the documentation and the standard headphones that I never opened

    I also told the buyer that since the phone is still under warranty until August, if he had any problems with it that could be fixed under warranty to let me know and I would go into the Apple store with him to make sure it was repaired.
     
  10. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Dont know if it's necessary for you to go if it needs service.
     
  11. tmatthews14 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Daaaaaaang. You dont have any more 3gs's you're looking to sell do you? ;) That sounds like a steal. I know I should probably hold off, i know a better deal might come along... i just really want one. :) but it feels a little forced.
     
  12. sn0warmy macrumors 6502a

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    haha, nope sorry. My girlfriends roommate is selling a 2G for $200 in perfect condition though.
     
  13. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

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    nope, you cannot jailbreak it. this guy you're buying it from is a complete idiot and has no idea wtf he is doing. he has them saved on his computer and is going to give them to you? no. he is stupid. The SHSH have to be saved to saurik's server, thats the only way to downgrade. If he didnt click make my life easier on cydia, its too late. move on cuz this guys a scam.
     
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    Well, he could have the SHSH saved on his computer using Umbrella.
     
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    does this mean i can get my SHSH and put it on the umbrella thing, do a few steps and be able to restore back to 3.1.2?
     
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    You can only get it from Apple. If you didn't get it before they stopped signing, it's too late. Whether you save it on Saurik's server or locally, you have to get it from Apple.
     
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    Your SHSH? If you've downloaded your SHSH, you can use TinyTSS to restore. But the only way I know of to get your SHSH is via umbrella.
     
  21. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

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    im not so sure what an SHSH is, can you tell me what it is, what it consists of, what it does, etc?
     
  22. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    An SHSH is a 66 KB xml file. Most of it looks like like gibberish when opened in a text editor. If downloaded with Umbrella, it will be saved as a file that called ############-iphone-3.1.2.shsh (where ############ is your phone's ECID). You can only get it from the Apple server, and the only way I know to obtain it is using Umbrella.

    Please note that it is not the same as the iBSS, iBEC, or your ECID.
     
  23. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Am I understanding this correctly ???

    You are making recommendations to posters about restoring 3GS phones using saved SHSH blobs and you don't know what they are, where they are stored, how to retrieve them to your own computer ???

    :eek:
     

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