Can I update my 3GS? It's Oooooold...

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Dee Ann, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Dee Ann, Oct 17, 2011
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    Dee Ann macrumors member

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    Hi guys..

    My 3GS is running 3.1.3 iOS, for like a year, maybe more, I don't remember when it was done.

    Since then I got massively screwed by AT&T with a $700 phone bill after they changed my "plan" in the dark of night and didn't tell me. Anyway, I told them to go get f***d :mad: and that was the end of AT&T, FOREVER....

    I went down and bought a T-Mobile throw away phone and put it's sim in my 3GS and it worked (and still works) just fine. I bought a 1000 minutes for $100 that doesn't expire for a year.

    Now I just carry it with me when I leave the house just in case of emergency, I no longer use a cell phone to talk to people. I got Vonage for my home and it works fine.

    But, I don't have internet on the T-Mobile and I can't figure out how to make it work even though the T-mobile website says that you can use an iPhone on their internet. I followed their instructions and no worky..

    Well anyway, now I guess I need to upgrade to iOS 4 point something or maybe 5 point something. I don't know if the iOS 5 will work well though on my old phone, I remember the 3G was a nightmare when the iOS 4 came out and actually ruined a lot of 3G phones beyond repair. I don't want that to happen to my phone, I can NOT afford a new phone nor can I afford $1,300 a year for an iPhone contract.

    So, can I upgrade my 3GS? And if so, what would be my best bet of iOS to use?

    I could use some guidance here because I really don't know what I'm doing.

    I do have a brand new, never used AT&T sim they sent me in the mail. It can't be used though because I terminated my AT&T service early this year. But I guess I could use the sim during the hacking ???

    I have a screen shot of what the phone is currently running. [​IMG]

    Oh, and I almost forgot, it IS jailbroken and unlocked. And the upgrade also needs to be jailbroken and unlocked as well for use on T-Mobile.

    Thanks so much! :)
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    U can use Internet with them but u need to have a data plan and it sounds like u only have a voice plan.
     
  3. Dee Ann thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok but that's really not my big boggle.

    What I'm really needing to know is, can I upgrade the iOS to a newer one and still maintain a jailbreak and unlock??

    Both jailbreak and unlock are absolutely essential because I am not an AT&T victim any longer and never will be again.

    Thanks...
     
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Launch Cydia and see what SHSH blobs u have saved. U can only upgrade to whatever apple is signing or which blobs u have saved.
     
  5. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    in addition, please make sure when you upgrade, build customs firmware so you can preserve the baseband. Otherwise, you will loose the unlock if you phone is update to the higher baseband.
     
  6. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    I do not think you will be able to jailbreak until one comes out for IOS 5. Could you keep IOS 3 for a little longer?
     
  7. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    Yes, Jailbreak for IOS5 is available. However, it is tethered jailbreak only.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Or the OP might have the old bootrom 3GS so he might be able to JB untethered and install ultrasnow to unlock by using a custom ipsw in order to preserve his baseband.
    Run idetector.exe to check if you have the old or new bootrom.
     
  9. Dee Ann, Oct 17, 2011
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    Dee Ann thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't know how to find blobs in Cydia. Nor do I understand what blobs are :(

    But I used an app called tinyumbrella and it gave me the following info.

    Code:
    10/17/2011 22:36:04.060 Loaded History...
    10/17/2011 22:36:05.824 Device connected: Dee?s iPhone
    10/17/2011 22:36:06.037 Loaded History...
    10/17/2011 22:36:08.896 Caching shsh files...
    10/17/2011 22:36:08.898 Found [20] shsh files to cache...
    10/17/2011 22:36:08.900 Cached [20] shsh files
    10/17/2011 22:36:08.902 You are using the current version of TinyUmbrella.
    10/17/2011 22:36:22.205 Started saving SHSHs for [Dee?s iPhone]
    10/17/2011 22:36:23.368 For version [iPhone3GS 4.3.1 (8G4)] - This device isn't eligible for the requested build. 
    10/17/2011 22:36:23.373 CYDIA DOES NOT HAVE YOUR SHSH FOR iPhone3GS 4.3.1 (8G4) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE.
    10/17/2011 22:36:26.647 For version [iPhone3GS 5.0gm (9A334)] - This device isn't eligible for the requested build. 
    10/17/2011 22:36:26.650 CYDIA DOES NOT HAVE YOUR SHSH FOR iPhone3GS 5.0gm (9A334) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE.
    10/17/2011 22:36:28.774 You have saved your iPhone3GS 4.3.5 (8L1) SHSH locally and the request was sent to CYDIA. This means that CYDIA DOES have your SHSH. Do NOT bug semaphore about the Cydia home page showing this version.
    10/17/2011 22:36:28.815 For version [iPhone3GS 5.0b6 (9A5302b)] - This device isn't eligible for the requested build. 
    10/17/2011 22:36:28.819 CYDIA DOES NOT HAVE YOUR SHSH FOR iPhone3GS 5.0b6 (9A5302b) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE.
    10/17/2011 22:36:29.399 For version [iPhone3GS 5.0b2 (9A5248d)] - This device isn't eligible for the requested build. 
    10/17/2011 22:36:29.403 CYDIA DOES NOT HAVE YOUR SHSH FOR iPhone3GS 5.0b2 (9A5248d) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE.
    10/17/2011 22:36:30.855 For version [iPhone3GS 3.0 (7A341)] - This device isn't eligible for the requested build. 
    10/17/2011 22:36:30.859 CYDIA DOES NOT HAVE YOUR SHSH FOR iPhone3GS 3.0 (7A341) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE.
    10/17/2011 22:36:31.786 You have saved your iPhone3GS 4.3.3 (8J2) SHSH locally and the request was sent to CYDIA. This means that CYDIA DOES have your SHSH. Do NOT bug semaphore about the Cydia home page showing this version.
    10/17/2011 22:36:31.977 For version [iPhone3GS 4.3 (8F190)] - This device isn't eligible for the requested build. 
    10/17/2011 22:36:31.981 CYDIA DOES NOT HAVE YOUR SHSH FOR iPhone3GS 4.3 (8F190) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE.
    10/17/2011 22:36:32.591 For version [iPhone3GS 3.1 (7C144)] - This device isn't eligible for the requested build. 
    10/17/2011 22:36:32.596 CYDIA DOES NOT HAVE YOUR SHSH FOR iPhone3GS 3.1 (7C144) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE.
    10/17/2011 22:36:34.319 For version [iPhone3GS 5.0b1 (9A5220p)] - This device isn't eligible for the requested build. 
    10/17/2011 22:36:34.324 CYDIA DOES NOT HAVE YOUR SHSH FOR iPhone3GS 5.0b1 (9A5220p) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE.
    10/17/2011 22:36:35.136 You have saved your iPhone3GS 4.2.1 (8C148a) SHSH locally and the request was sent to CYDIA. This means that CYDIA DOES have your SHSH. Do NOT bug semaphore about the Cydia home page showing this version.
    10/17/2011 22:36:35.745 For version [iPhone3GS 5.0b4 (9A5274d)] - This device isn't eligible for the requested build. 
    10/17/2011 22:36:35.750 CYDIA DOES NOT HAVE YOUR SHSH FOR iPhone3GS 5.0b4 (9A5274d) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE.
    10/17/2011 22:36:44.161 You have saved your iPhone3GS 4.0.1 (8A306) SHSH locally and the request was sent to CYDIA. This means that CYDIA DOES have your SHSH. Do NOT bug semaphore about the Cydia home page showing this version.
    10/17/2011 22:36:44.386 You have saved your iPhone3GS 3.1.3 (7E18) SHSH locally and the request was sent to CYDIA. This means that CYDIA DOES have your SHSH. Do NOT bug semaphore about the Cydia home page showing this version.
    10/17/2011 22:36:47.374 You have saved your iPhone3GS 4.3b2 (8F5153d) SHSH locally and the request was sent to CYDIA. This means that CYDIA DOES have your SHSH. Do NOT bug semaphore about the Cydia home page showing this version.
    10/17/2011 22:36:48.012 You have saved your iPhone3GS 4.1 (8B117) SHSH locally and the request was sent to CYDIA. This means that CYDIA DOES have your SHSH. Do NOT bug semaphore about the Cydia home page showing this version.
    10/17/2011 22:36:49.276 For version [iPhone3GS 4.3.2 (8H7)] - This device isn't eligible for the requested build. 
    10/17/2011 22:36:49.281 CYDIA DOES NOT HAVE YOUR SHSH FOR iPhone3GS 4.3.2 (8H7) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE.
    10/17/2011 22:36:50.672 You have saved your iPhone3GS 4.0 (8A293) SHSH locally and the request was sent to CYDIA. This means that CYDIA DOES have your SHSH. Do NOT bug semaphore about the Cydia home page showing this version.
    10/17/2011 22:36:52.022 For version [iPhone3GS 4.3.4 (8K2)] - This device isn't eligible for the requested build. 
    10/17/2011 22:36:52.027 CYDIA DOES NOT HAVE YOUR SHSH FOR iPhone3GS 4.3.4 (8K2) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE.
    10/17/2011 22:36:52.223 For version [iPhone3GS 3.0.1 (7A400)] - This device isn't eligible for the requested build. 
    10/17/2011 22:36:52.228 CYDIA DOES NOT HAVE YOUR SHSH FOR iPhone3GS 3.0.1 (7A400) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE.
    10/17/2011 22:36:52.993 For version [iPhone3GS 3.1.2 (7D11)] - This device isn't eligible for the requested build. 
    10/17/2011 22:36:52.999 CYDIA DOES NOT HAVE YOUR SHSH FOR iPhone3GS 3.1.2 (7D11) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE.
    10/17/2011 22:36:53.910 For version [iPhone3GS 4.2b3 (8C5115c)] - This device isn't eligible for the requested build. 
    10/17/2011 22:36:53.915 CYDIA DOES NOT HAVE YOUR SHSH FOR iPhone3GS 4.2b3 (8C5115c) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE.
    10/17/2011 22:36:54.315 For version [iPhone3GS 5.0b3 (9A5259f)] - This device isn't eligible for the requested build. 
    10/17/2011 22:36:54.321 CYDIA DOES NOT HAVE YOUR SHSH FOR iPhone3GS 5.0b3 (9A5259f) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE.
    10/17/2011 22:36:55.416 For version [iPhone3GS 5.0b5 (9A5288d)] - This device isn't eligible for the requested build. 
    10/17/2011 22:36:55.422 CYDIA DOES NOT HAVE YOUR SHSH FOR iPhone3GS 5.0b5 (9A5288d) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE.
    10/17/2011 22:36:56.188 For version [iPhone3GS 4.3b1 (8F5148b)] - This device isn't eligible for the requested build. 
    10/17/2011 22:36:56.194 CYDIA DOES NOT HAVE YOUR SHSH FOR iPhone3GS 4.3b1 (8F5148b) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE.
    10/17/2011 22:36:56.636 You have saved your iPhone3GS 4.0.2 (8A400) SHSH locally and the request was sent to CYDIA. This means that CYDIA DOES have your SHSH. Do NOT bug semaphore about the Cydia home page showing this version.
    10/17/2011 22:36:56.954 For version [iPhone3GS 5.0b7 (9A5313e)] - This device isn't eligible for the requested build. 
    10/17/2011 22:36:56.960 CYDIA DOES NOT HAVE YOUR SHSH FOR iPhone3GS 5.0b7 (9A5313e) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE.
    10/17/2011 22:36:58.817 For version [iPhone3GS 4.3b3 (8F5166b)] - This device isn't eligible for the requested build. 
    10/17/2011 22:36:58.823 CYDIA DOES NOT HAVE YOUR SHSH FOR iPhone3GS 4.3b3 (8F5166b) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE.
    10/17/2011 22:36:58.833 Finished saving SHSHs for [Dee?s iPhone]
    10/17/2011 22:36:59.160 Caching shsh files...
    10/17/2011 22:36:59.167 Found [20] shsh files to cache...
    10/17/2011 22:36:59.173 Cached [20] shsh files
    

    I read some time back that one should run this app from time to time. So I have a few times though I have no idea what to do with the information.

    I was under the impression that it would save something to help me do future upgrades. Seriously, I do not understand this, I have no idea what shsh files are or blobs either. I am not a programmer or a hacker. A long time ago I ran an app that unlocked my iPhone, all I had to do was click a few things and it was done for me by some person far, far smarter than I am.

    Thanks.. :eek:

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    What is iDetector.exe and where might I find it?

    Thanks! :)


    edit: I googled and found idetector and it says I have the new bootrom. This also is something I don't know about.

    I'll have to catch the responses later, I am exhausted and can't stay awake another moment.

    Thanks guys.. :)
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If you got the new bootrom them it will be a tethered JB for now.
     
  11. IrishVixen, Oct 17, 2011
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    IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    AJ--unless I'm reading the list from TU wrong, she has blobs for a number of 4.x.x firmware versions saved locally. (Though never uploaded to Cydia.) Doesn't that mean she could go custom with Pwnage to say, 4.2.1 or 4.3.3 and untethered? (preserving baseband for the unlock, of course--or does the new bootrom mean iPad baseband is required to unlock even if there are blobs?)

    Or am I missing something? I'm still way better with iPhone 4 stuff than I am 3GS.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yep, if she has 4.3.3 I would also suggest going with that.
    I didnt bother reading that huge block of text and wasnt sure if all those listed were for her iphone but if it is its a better idea for now to go to custom 4.3.3
     
  13. Dee Ann thread starter macrumors member

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    Good morning guys! :)

    I figured out where to find some more info in Cydia! It was always there right in front of my face. :eek:

    http://i.imgur.com/x1qTm.jpg


    Perhaps you guys can look at this and tell me if I'm SOL or not..

    Thanks again! :)
     
  14. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    No, You are not SOL, you have blobs for all firmwares. So, you can restore to any of that firmware shows on Cydia.
     
  15. Dee Ann thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, so you guys say I am not SOL. I am relieved to hear this. :)

    Now the question is, what would you recommend that my next step be?

    I ran an app that says that my iPhone has the new bootrom. I don't know what that means to me.

    I am far behind the times, you guys are way up into the 4.x iOS a long time ago and now even into the 5.x stuff.

    I'm afraid to try the 5.x and have my phone hosed beyond repair. I'm afraid if I put the 5.x on it then I can never remove it and go back to an older version.

    So it's my thinking that I am better off to stay with the 4.x stuff, at least for now. Right? Does this sound reasonable?

    So, if I want to go up to the 4.x stuff, what should I do?

    I have a T-mobile sim in it now. It works on T-mobile as a cell phone but no data. :( The 1000 minutes I bought says I can use it for data too but I assume they intend for it to be used with one of the phones they sell and not a hacked iPhone.

    So data, I'm less concerned about, but cell phone service, that's a must. I paid for it so I need that. I absolutely refuse to ever, ever go back to AT&T.

    I have an AT&T sim that was never used. Actually I have two of them. Someone told me I would need one to "activate" the phone on iTunes.

    So I need to have it unlocked for T-mobile and jailbroken for Cydia and stuff so I can customize it. I purchased $$ some apps through Cydia and I want to continue using them.

    I do not have a Mac. I have a Windows 7 64bit pc. So I can't use Mac apps to hack the phone.

    I would be very grateful if you guys could point me down the path because I'm not a super geek, I'm just an average person that can follow simple directions.

    Thank you! :)
     
  16. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Dee, just use snowbreeze to bump you up to 4.3.3. I never used it, so can't help u much there. There's tons of tuts on youtube on that.
     
  17. Dee Ann thread starter macrumors member

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    If I update my phone to the 4.3.3 will it wipe everything out? I mean will it erase all the stuff on my phone and set it back to zero, like a brand new, clean phone?

    Thanks! :)
     
  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, once its done restoring it will ask you if you want to setup as new or restore from backup.
     

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