3GS unlocking, does Bootrom still matter?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Anijake, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Anijake macrumors 6502

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    My 3GS died and have a replacement on the hook from CL.

    It's still on 3.xx and BB 5.12. Should I also check the bootrom for old or new or does that not matter any more for jail breaking and unlocking 4.3.2.
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    No, the boot only mattered for tethered or un tethered jb.
     
  3. Anijake thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So if it's the old or the new I should beable to jailbreak and unlock. If it's the new bootrom will it be an untethered jailbreak?
     
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Yeah. That baseband is unlockable and the 3GS with the new boot can be untethered JB nowaday.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, you can create a custom JB 4.3.2 ipsw to maintain the unlockable baseband and update to the latest firmware.
    It will be untethered even if its new or old bootrom 3GS iphone.
     
  6. Anijake thread starter macrumors 6502

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  7. mds macrumors 6502

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    Unless it wasn't clear, you have to preserve your baseband if you want to unlock. Use pwnage tool to JB and tinyumbrella to save your SHSHs...
     
  8. Anijake thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, that I know it's just that my old 3GS was the old bootrom so I did not have to worry and did not stay up-to-date on the bootrom news about the newer one.

    I just picked up the phone updated to 4.3.2, unlocked it and all set to go.


    Thanks again everyone
     

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