If it is a new 3GS, then it has the new bootrom which requires a tethered jailbreak every time you restart it. This means you need a computer, USB cable and copy of Blackra1n every time you need to restart or reboot.Hi all. I can successfully run blackrain on my phone but a friend just got a new iphone and when I run blackrain, the phone after reboot goes into recovery mode. Is there a way to fix this issue?
Can someone help please.
This will probably work. When I jailbroke a friends iPod Touch 3g I had to run Blackra1n twice, once to jailbreak it, and once to get it to boot because it turned off (the only disadvantage to jailbreaking these at the time).Sounds like it might need a tethered jailbreak. Try re-running blackra1n and see if that gets you past the boot logo. If it does, then try rebooting again and if you have the same experience, you're tethered. That means you will need to connect to a computer and run blackra1n again every time you reboot; all your jailbreak apps will be preserved, but your phone won't be able to boot on its own.
Look at the 4th and 5th digits. Those represent the week of manufacture. The lower the better. Below 37 is guaranteed safe, 37-40 is iffy, 41 and higher is almost certainly tethered.Thanks All.
i'll try to get it returned back to the Apple Store and buy another one from Best Buy. Best buy's have a slightly older stock of phones. So that should be good.
Is there a serial number I should look out for?
Black 16GB iPhone 3GS | Untethered JB on 3.1.2 (Mine)If it is a new 3GS, then it has the new bootrom which requires a tethered jailbreak every time you restart it. This means you need a computer, USB cable and copy of Blackra1n every time you need to restart or reboot.
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Well, this is not quite an accurate description of a tethered jailbreak. A tethered jailbreak requires you to boot your iPhone with the help of a computer any time your phone reboots (not just when you turn it off, but when your phone needs to restart after a crash or when you install certain apps in Cydia, or when your battery dies, or you do a hard reset). And it doesn't "re-jailbreak" your phone; your phone will still be jailbroken and all your jailbreak apps and settings will be in place. It is simply that a phone with a tethered jailbreak cannot boot on its own. Other than that, there is no difference between a tethered or untethered jailbreak.Is there any other downsides in tethered jailbreak than you have to jaibreak it again when you switch it off?
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Your article is an older one, but RC3 is still the newest version.I know they released a new version of BlackRa1n for Firmware 3.1.2 with 05.11.07 baseband. Does this still require a "Tethered Jailbreak"
I have an ipod touch 3g that's been on a tethered jailbreak since blackra1n first came out, and I'm finding it quite doable. It really is much less hassle than I thought it would be. I've had to use blackra1n to restart my ipod less than five times since I first jailbroke it, and all because I was installing / upgrading a mobile substrate related package from Cydia.I'm curious for anyone who is currently using a tethered jailbreak, is it worth it? My iPhone died and was replaced by Apple with the new iBoot (Damn Apple!!!). I want to be able to tether with the phone, and I really miss being able to multitask, but I'm surviving. Wondering if the tethered option is actually doable for anyone.
From post # 7How can I tell which week my phone was made? I only got it last week and it ran blackra1n no worries at all.
Look at the 4th and 5th digits. Those represent the week of manufacture. The lower the better. Below 37 is guaranteed safe, 37-40 is iffy, 41 and higher is almost certainly tethered.
It is not unusual for people to receive iPhones manufactured in the current week. Most stores don't keep a huge inventory, nor does Apple appear to.I just got a replacement iPhone 3G (16 GB, Black) and it was produced on week 46 (of 2009? That can't be right, it was replaced on Nov 20th, which would have been the 46th week of 2009...unless I have a really new iPhone 3G). Am I likely to need a tethered jailbreak?
EDIT: Nevermind, third digit of serial number is a 9, so it was built in 2009... looks like I have an iPhone that is only 3 weeks old!