HELP: Apple Stops Signing Firmware 3.1.2 For iPhone 3GS

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by boonaldo, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. boonaldo macrumors newbie

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    i am puzzled by this sentence "the phone now cannot restore anything but 3.1.3" Does it mean below:

    For example the itune version is still at 3.1.2 (did not not update to 3.1.3 when the msg for updating prom out), and when i factory reset it, will the version of the phone be still 3.1.2?

    or will it be 3.1.3? ("the phone now cannot restore anything but 3.1.3")

    Please advise, thanx
     
  2. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Apple recently stopped signing old firmwares, and unless you took the three seconds to save your 3.1.2 SHSH on Saurik's server via Cydia you cannot restore to anything other than 3.1.3.

    This topic has been beaten to death recently. Read this: http://www.saurik.com/id/12
     
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Apparently this is Apples way stop jailbraking on the 3GS.
     
  4. boonaldo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ?

    So does it mean that even if u did not update my iTunes to 3.1.3, and when I factory restore it, the phone will become 3.1.3?
     
  5. boonaldo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is still able to save my SHSH now? Please advise, thanks
     
  6. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    No. And to your first question - if you factory restore, yes, 3.1.3, no choice.
     
  7. boonaldo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh my, what will happen now if I click on "make my life easier" on cydia?
     
  8. The General macrumors 601

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    its too late.

    use pwnage tool to upgrade to 3.1.3 and preserve baseband, problem solved.
     
  9. leons macrumors 6502

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  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I tryed a few days ago on a friends 3GS.
    Cydia will display at top that this device had pending shsh request but will never get them since Apples servers won't sign that firmware version any more.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, all 3GS models
     
  12. boonaldo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Could u explain more? Upgrade to 3.1.3? I thought everyone is trying not to upgrade to 3.1.3?

    Please advice thanks
     
  13. leons macrumors 6502

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    I'm confused! If I "use pwnage tool to upgrade to 3.1.3 and preserve baseband, problem solved." as the General says above (I have the new 3GS bootrom), I can still jailbreak? Using what?
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Nope, 3GS with early bootrom only at the moment for the Pwnage tool.
    Check this out for more details.
    http://blog.iphone-dev.org/
     
  15. boonaldo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Now there is a question, I am reformattig my com which means that my iTunes of 3.1.2 will be gone. I have the old file of iTunes application for installing in my com after the reformatting.

    So can I ask whether if I install it back using my iTunes which I downloaded before 3.1.3 is released. Will my Itunes still be the older version instead of the updated ones?

    Thanks
     
  16. Penguissimo macrumors 6502a

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    OK, just to clear up some confusion here:

    Your iTunes version is 9.x. What you're talking about with "3.1.3" and "3.1.2" is the version of your iPhone firmware.

    Just as was the case in the other thread you started on this topic, you will not be able to downgrade to 3.1.2.

    And just as a heads-up...if you start a third thread asking the same question, it still won't be possible.
     
  17. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    I gotta give this last line an Academy Award ! :cool:
     

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  18. Penguissimo macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, thanks :D

    At this point I figured the problem in the OP's mind had to be "I haven't asked this question often enough yet". It's the only thing that would explain his approach to this process so far :confused::rolleyes:
     
  19. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Can you explain what exactly this 'com' is that he's reformatting and installing iTunes in? I ask you only because you really seem to "get" this poster.
     
  20. Penguissimo macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't say I "get" him completely, but thank you for your confidence ;) I read that as "I'm reformatting my computer and restoring from a pre-3.1.3 backup; will this solve my problem?" The problem with that plan, of course, is his confusion between iTunes and iPhone firmware, and his lack of understanding that his ability to restore to 3.1.2 depends upon external servers rather than just the software on his hard drive.

    At least I think that's what he's saying. It's obvious that English isn't his first language (Russian is, perhaps?), but that's no excuse for asking the same question repeatedly even when it's clearly answered.
     
  21. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Wow, you figured all that out just by his posts?
    You are good:)
     
  22. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Oh good lord. No wonder I couldn't figure out what he was saying! That's got to be the dumbest idea for fixing an iPhone I've ever heard. I think it even tops anything pcs_are_junk has said.
     
  23. Penguissimo macrumors 6502a

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    Well, it's just a guess, but...in the absence of any real explanation or communication by the OP, it's the best guess I can come up with :p
     
  24. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    No, I'm sure you're right. It just never crossed my mind as a possibility that someone could think he'd fix his iPhone by reformatting his PC.
     
  25. Penguissimo macrumors 6502a

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    Something new every day, I guess...and now that pcs are junk is back, we have even more goodies to look forward to :D
     

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