Capture iBEC and iBSS?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by iSaga, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. iSaga macrumors regular

    May 25, 2008
    The 3GS was just finally released today and I picked one up. Is it still necessary to capture these in order to ensure future jailbreaking capabilities?
  2. hecticsix macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2009
  3. toxictrix macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2009
    I did it since, if anything, it becomes useless and I go along with my life. It's simple and I like knowing that if needed I have them. Just follow
  4. Snide macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2005
  5. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    You should capture them just incase you need them in the future. But I believe purplera1n will jailbreak the device with just one button press, I don't think it needs those files.
  6. Snide macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2005
    Totally unnecessary for the 3G - don't waste your time.
  7. maximus96 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2007
    i jailbroke mine with purplera1n, without knowing that i need these files. i'll have to restore one of these days to capture them, just in case.

    i heard it takes a long time to do, is that true? i mean the whole dfu restore process.

  8. Snide macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2005
    No need to restore! Just follow the iClarified guide and you're golden.

    Here's my timeline:

    1. 9:30 am FedEx truck delivers iPhone.
    2. 9:35 am iPhone in DFU mode, iBEC and iBSS files captured.
    3. 9:37 am iPhone booted up and activation started
    4. 9:38 am While iPhone is activating, iBEC and iBSS files put into encrypted DMG and uploaded to iDisk. ;-)
  9. maky29 macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2008
    With 3.0.1 out just now, can I still download 3.0 and do the restore and dfu restore on my 3GS or am I SOL?
  10. TSX macrumors 68030


    Oct 1, 2008
    Yall are both wrong. You don't need these files to jailbreak, there will alway be a way to JB. These files are needed to restore your phone from a jailbreak. It's possible that you wont be able to restore your phone in future apple firmwares without these files. These files are sent to apple's servers when you restore, if your ibes and ibss files are different apple will know, and wont allow a restore.

    This was posted yesterday from apple:

    Inability to apply future software updates: Some unauthorized modifications have caused damage to the iPhone OS that is not repairable. This can result in the hacked iPhone or iPod touch becoming permanently inoperable when a future Apple-supplied iPhone OS update is installed.
  11. Shub macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2009
    I'm in the same boat as maximus, I went ahead and jailbroke with purplera1n before i read those files.. Am i now screwed for future updates? Or can i still get them from my phone? I already restored it so I dont mind restoring 2-3 more times..

    Any feedback appreciated.

    I'm loving this phone and i want to get future updates for it!
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I got them just be sure I can jailbreak my 3GS no matter what update Apple puts out.

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