BootNeuter vs. BootLoader

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by yehudah72, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. yehudah72 macrumors regular

    yehudah72

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    anyone know the difference? i got this from
    http://wikee.iphwn.org/sgold_bootrom:bootneuter


    BootNeuter is completely reversible (as is all of Pwnage).
    This tool demonstrates that an application with root privileges can erase and reflash any bootloader. Be careful what applications you run, and never run them from a ramdisk (which is disintegrating as its being used). Unlike the main s5l8900 CPU, the S-Gold can actually be bricked
    A neutered bootloader survives iTunes updates, even updates to 1.2.0 (aka 2.0). Unlike unlocking which requires a new patch for each firmware version, you only need to neuter once.
    As effortless as BootNeuter makes it seem, bootloader flashing should not be taken lightly. BootNeuter won't reflash your bootloader if it detects that your desired bootloader settings match the current settings (for instance, if you are only changing the baseband lock status).
     
  2. jeffmc macrumors 6502

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    they are completely 100% unrelated

    the bootloader of the phone initalizes the boot sequence telling the software on the phone what to do what the phone is turned on. much like a computer the hardware needs to know what to do and what to load when the on button is pressed. nearly anything running software will have a bootloader

    bootneuter is a third party app developed by the dev team which allows a user to uprev/downrev bootloader versions and unlock the baseband of the phone
     
  3. yehudah72 thread starter macrumors regular

    yehudah72

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    thanks for clearing it up, but one more thing. i'm quoting here the same link as before:

    "A neutered bootloader survives iTunes updates, even updates to 1.2.0 (aka 2.0). Unlike unlocking which requires a new patch for each firmware version, you only need to neuter once."

    it says it survives the updates... sorry for my ignorance, but now that i used the Pwnage 2.0.1 does that mean that when Apple releases a newer firmware (newer than 1.2.0 aka 2.0), i can update and my iPhone will continue to be unlocked or must i still wait for an update of the Pwnage Tool as well????


    by the way, i made a Ner Thread yesturday about some issues i'm having with the iPhone 2.0... can you help???


    SORRY to bug you, but i need some clarity!!! LOL (iPhone clarity, not life... for those funny guys out there)


    most important thread:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=528815
    which i forgot to add that my Motorola H12 Bluetooth headset now looses volume "memory"... meaning, i have to put up the volume after each call



    here another important one:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=527762

    is Cydia just like Installer.app...... for 3rd Party Apps??? and if you don't care for it can you not install it?

    i read somewhere in this forums that when you use the Pwnage Tool 2.0.1 through EXPERT mode and don't make any changes, it is the same as SIMPLE mode, but it fixes some problems. i didn't quit understand everything, but i did the EXPERT mode and Unchecked the Cydia (as this is where my iPhone 2.0 FROZE the previous time i Pwnage it).


    let me know, anyone, if that was okay?








    here are ALL my Threads:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/search.php?searchid=11658174


    here are ALL my posts:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/search.php?searchid=11658314
     
  4. yehudah72 thread starter macrumors regular

    yehudah72

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    one more thing:
    if i used the Pwnage 2.0.1 then i should have to worry about all this crazy technical Threads that i read about, correct?

    like:
    http://wikee.iphwn.org/sgold_bootrom:simple_unlock
    and
    http://wikee.iphwn.org/sgold_bootrom:bootneuter
    and
    http://wikee.iphwn.org/sgold_bootrom:bootneuter#unlocking
     

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