First time Jailbreaking iPhone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by ThunderApple, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. ThunderApple macrumors 6502

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    Hey everyone. Im about to jailbreak my iPhone 3GS that i have had for over a year now. Its still a "virgin" so to speak with jailbreaking, as its clean and never has been through anything like that.

    Now i know Greenpoison and Snowbreeze 2.1 jail breaks 4.1, which my 3GS is running.

    Im still new to this and looked around and researched myself. However im still confused and wanting to be 100% before i go through with it.

    1) Should i go with greenpoison or snowbreeze?

    2) Do i have to back up anything or something? As in, what if i want to erase the jailbreak and have my phone back to normal as if i never jailbroken it? What do i need to do before i jailbreak my phone in order to do that in the future?

    3) Is there ANYTHING I should do before I jailbreak? Such as number 2, back up any files, anything?

    4) Whats this SHSH i hear about? Do i need it or what? I know its a bunch of files from my iPhone. I dont know. Im stuck on this one if i should worry about it or not.

    5) Am I good to go?

    Be great if people can help me out with this. :D I just want my first jailbreak to go as smoothly as possible. Thanks!~
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    I'd say go with Redsn0w. It's the best of the jailbreaking programs as of this writing. Just a quick work of advice, don't ever use anything made by iH8tesnow like sn0wbreeze. I've found it very buggy and damaging. The default iTunes backup should work fine. Other then that, you good to go.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I agree, stay away from sn0wbreeze.
    Stick with Dev Teams tools. They are solid and well written.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Applejucied do you feel like playing the next WW Simple game? I know you kind of didn't get do to much last game.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lol :D
    I still got lots to learn when it comes to these forum games:D
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    OP: Sorry to kind of hijack this thread.

    AJd: We alll start out as noobs. I'm looking forward to your "in" post. Don't forget to have your PMs on and room in the Inbox.
     
  7. ThunderApple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So I should go with Redsnow? Does it support jailbreaking 4.1?
    What about the whole SHSD thingy. Anything else i need to do before jailbreaking my phone?

    Edit: Its alright. Happens all the time lol
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    Upgrade your iPhone to 4.1, download redsn0w and point it to the 4.1 firmware bundle for the iPhone 3Gs, then let it go. The SHSH thing you don't really need to worry about, just click the "yes make my life easier" button in Cydia. And do it soon, Apple won't be giving out the 4.1 SHSH blobs much longer.
     
  9. ThunderApple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My 3GS is already running 4.1 [8B117]
    I downloaded redsn0w and its telling me to "Please select the corresponding IPSW for your CURRENT firmware"

    And it has browse. Where do i find this "IPSW"? :[

    And yeah, i still dont even know what a SHSH blob is so wont worry about it.
     
  10. Intell macrumors P6

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    Look at the posts in this thread for it's location. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=551797
     
  11. ThunderApple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Running Windows.
     
  12. Intell macrumors P6

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    Read my edited post above.
     
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  14. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    SHSH "blobs" are the validation bits from Apple that tell the firmware it's okay to run - they only sign the current version as a general rule. As I recall, the phone also doesn't store them in a recoverable manner.

    When you run Cydia for the first time, hit the "Make My Life Easier" option, it will query Apple for the current set of blobs, and the rest thereafter.
     
  15. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    IPSW is "iPhone SoftWare" - aka the program that is the iOS.
     
  16. ThunderApple thread starter macrumors 6502

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  18. ThunderApple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yup, saw that website before.
    Im downloading the firmware from the website right now.
    Now with redsn0w. I can just press on the firmware that i just downloaded?
     
  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You gotta run redsnow and follow the instructions.
    It will ask you to point it to the fimware you downloaded and what to do next to JB your device.
    Good luck bro.
     
  20. ThunderApple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Alright well ive gotten to the part where im given these options:

    • Install Cydia
    • Verbose Boot
    • Custom boot logo
    • Custom recovery logo
    • Just boot tethered now
    • Just enter pwned DFU mode right now

    What do i do now?
     
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  22. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    You want a simple process use limera1n or Greenpo1son. Download from the limera1n or Greenpo1son site plug your phone in and hit the button.

    No options, no ipsw download etc.

    End of story
     
  23. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    agreed, i used greenpois0n and it was real easy and it was my first attempt at jailbreaking a phone, once your jailbroken it instals an icon called installer i believe once you tap that you have the cydia install available, once you have cydia installed just use youtube for best Cydia tweaks, best cydia themes and best cydia apps and from there you can learn as you go
     
  24. ThunderApple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Was gonna go with green poison but it just seemed like redsn0w was a better program. Ifno one can help me with it ill most likely go with greenpoison.

    Im just stuck on what option to do on redsn0w.
     
  25. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    if there is no youtube video tutorial on it i would say its not your easiest option, there is many greenpois0n video turorials and its very staight forward
     

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