Can a newly purchased iPhone 4 (came with 4.0.2) be jailbroken?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by ACAx1985, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. ACAx1985 macrumors member

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    Is there any possible way (by downgrading to whatever it takes) to jailbreak an iPhone purchased in September (comes with 4.0.2)?
     
  2. ACAx1985 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks -- I had searched.. this information is not very readily available on Google. I guess I had to find out the hard way.. definitely would not have picked up an iPhone 4 yesterday!
     
  3. ahfu25 macrumors 6502a

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    A very sad no:(...I had to get a warranty replacement and mine was loaded with 4.0.2 so I'm stuck with it until there's a jailbreak. I saved my shsh for that and updated to 4.1 so just hang tight and hopefully soon we'll get our jailbreak! ;)
     
  4. ACAx1985 thread starter macrumors member

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    I didn't save any SHSH and went from 4.0.2 to 4.1.

    I hope I am not boned.. I really have no desire to even use my iPhone 4 that I just spent $300 on yesterday.
     
  5. malevolant macrumors 6502

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    are you kidding?
     
  6. ACAx1985 thread starter macrumors member

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    I didn't think to back it up. I hope I didn't f myself for the potential 4.1 jb.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You didn't.
     
  8. ahfu25 macrumors 6502a

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    Your good no worries. I saved mine because it has become a habit..lol....you good for a 4.1 jb:D....Soon you will get in the habit of saving your shsh's too...lol
     
  9. treyjustice macrumors 65816

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    wait till november and 4.2 im sure it will be JB
     
  10. ACAx1985 thread starter macrumors member

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    I hope it's before that! I need to play my Gameboy games!
     
  11. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    All indication is the dev team is working on a 4.1 JB right now.
     
  12. ACAx1985 thread starter macrumors member

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    I would imagine so.. those guys are awesome. Anyone who puts hard work into this deserves much respect.
     
  13. Jing-leBelle macrumors newbie

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    Now can only wait for the team to come out with 4.1 jailbreak.
    Can't wait to upgrade to 4.1 for the game centre system! lol
     
  14. Rakan macrumors member

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    No point in saving your 4.0.2 SHSH, just a habit for some.
    Secondly, you can just go ahead and update to 4.1 right now from a 4.0.2 device if you dont care about unlocking. But if you do, you can use TinyU to save your baseband. (Iphone 4 ONLY)
     
  15. murdercitydevil macrumors 68000

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    How do you "save" your baseband with TU? If you upgrade to 4.1, it's gone, you can't get it back by downgrading the firmware.
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    On an iphone 4 if you have TU running in the back by clicking start TSS server itunes will upgrade the firmware on your phone but not the baseband.
     
  17. murdercitydevil macrumors 68000

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    Ah, I thought he implied that you can upgrade to 4.1 normally and then somehow downgrade your baseband with TU after the fact.
     
  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, if you do somehow mess up there's no turning back.
     
  19. ACAx1985 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yea, that's what I ended up doing. Here's to hoping it's JB soon :)
     
  20. Kayan macrumors 6502

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    the TU website has instructions and a link to a guide on how exactly to upgrade to 4.1 w/o the BB, I followed them and it worked just fine.
     
  21. ACAx1985 thread starter macrumors member

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    I guess this is a good place to point out that all of the 4.1 JBs out there are fake right now.
     
  22. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

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    You should have saved your 4.1 shsh and upgraded while using TinyUmbrella to preserve your baseband. If you don't care about unlocking in the future this isn't a big deal but it also would have preserved some of the resale value of the device.
     
  23. ACAx1985 thread starter macrumors member

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    Good point.

    I don't really care to unlock, but good advice for those who do.
     
  24. ACAx1985 thread starter macrumors member

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    Almost November.. hope it's soon! I'm dying to actually use my iPhone 4 as an emulator, it's been a $500 paperweight lately. A cracked 3G is getting more use!
     

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