can i jailbreak my 3g without going to iOS4?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by soni2926, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. soni2926 macrumors member

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    Hi,
    I have a Iphone 3G running on 3.1.2, I never upgraded to iOS4 reading all the issues with the 3G running on that. If I wanted to jailbreak my phone now using the jailbreakme website hack, would that push me to iOS4? Is there a way for me to jailbreak my phone and stay on 3.1.2?

    Thanks.
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Just run Redsn0w on your 3G the way it is. You will get an iboot jailbreak which is far better than a userland jailbreak. iClarified for a tutorial.
     
  3. soni2926 thread starter macrumors member

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  4. oplix macrumors 65816

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    I think easiest way for you would be to run spirit.
     
  5. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Might be easy, but it's a userland jailbreak.
    An iboot jailbreak is far better and Redsn0w is very easy.
     
  6. tflournoy95 macrumors 6502

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    what does iboot mean? why is it better?
     
  7. benflick macrumors 68020

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    It's all about where the exploit in which they inject the unlock is. An iBoot exploit is what Redsn0w uses, while Spirit and the new Star use a userland exploit.
    iBoot is deeper down within the phone, and can give the end user more jailbreak options (during jailbreaking, not afterwards). Userland is on the other side of things. The exploit is on the user part of the phone, outside of the kernel, hence the name. That is also why jailbreakme.com can jailbreak through Safari.
    Redsn0w would be a better option, if you can use it.
     
  8. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    You can get on the jailbreak train with redsn0w and since the exploit is at a lower level, you can do stuff like verbose boot and mod the start up picture.
     

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