Apple still signing iPhone 3GS iOS 4.1

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  1. omgbeckyy, Aug 3, 2012
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    omgbeckyy macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone confirm this. I am buying a used iPhone 3GS (refurb from gamestop) and idk if the previous user has saved SHSH Blobs. I want to downgrade to iOS 4 (4.1)

    Thanks,
    Ryan
     
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    Yes, very weird but they still do for the 3GS only.
     
  4. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

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    It's a conspiracy man! :eek:
     
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    I know:D
    Lol
    I wonder what's the reason behind it though if there is one or if someone just forgot to turn it off since September 2010?
     
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    Only thing I can think of is the fact that a batch of 3GS's has the issue that it will reboot at some point while on a call (there are a couple of threads a mile long about this on their own forums). This can be fixed by jailbreaking the device and replacing a file with the same file from iOS 3, but this method doesn't appear to be working for all 3GS's affected on iOS 5. Apparently, Apple has its reasons for not fixing this issue, but if you were to come into possession of such a phone, this is your way out. That's my take at least, although I can see how it might seem slightly far fetched to some.
     
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    I thought it was because people were reporting issues with iOS 5 not running properly on the 3GS and they were saying it was planned obsolescence, so Apple allowed a downgrade to avoid getting more bad press.
     
  9. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

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    4.1 is long EOL, though! If they were to allow a downgrade it would be to 4.3.5 for consistency.
     
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    Good topic as I am buying a 3GS 16gb for $50 off Craig's list.
     
  12. moonman239 macrumors 68000

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    This.
    OP, why would you want to downgrade to a 2-year-old iOS version? Just leave iOS 5.1.1 on the phone or - if it isn't installed - install it.
     
  13. omgbeckyy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I like ios 4 better. I have an iPhone 4S with 5.1.1. The 3GS is gonna be an iPod Touch. I will jailbreak iOS 4.1. I might update to 5.x.x. I just like ios 4 better. The old toggles. The iPod icon. Its just better to me. I know u can acomplish those tasks via JB. But i like 4.1. Maybe 5.1.1 in the future.

    Thanks for all the help,
    Ryan
     
  14. omgbeckyy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    One more question....

    When i set the phone up, as it will most likely come with ios 5, when i plug the iPhone into TU, and save shsh, 5.1.1 and 4.1 will show up?

    Thanks, Ryan
     
  15. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

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    Yes.
     
  16. omgbeckyy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!
     
  17. omgbeckyy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    One more question. Im thinking of just getting an iPT3G. Is 4.1 still signed for that too?
     
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    I doubt its still open for the ipod touch 3G. Just the 3GS for some odd reason.

    It has nothing to do with bad press and noone is certain why 4.1 is still signed and not 4.2.1 or 4.3.3
    Might be accidental or it has some other purpose that is unknown so far.
     

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