Help - iPhone 32gb 3gs in DFU Mode - previously jailbroken, what to do next?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by joezoey, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. joezoey macrumors newbie

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    Two days ago I purchased a black 32gb 3gs iPhone, MC model that the owner told me was jailbroken, unlocked, and on version 3.1.2. I met him to purchase the iphone but when he showed me the iphone, it was stuck at the apple logo and had been stuck for an hour. He told me that he had reset all content and settings from the iphone settings menu. Apparently because the phone had been jailbroken and is a 3gs phone, it "broke" when he did reset all content and settings. I did not know this and purchased the phone anyway, thinking that it was just taking a long time.

    I went home, plugged it into my computer, and put the phone into DFU mode. I followed this guide:
    Jailbreak and Unlock iPhone 3.1 FAQs | Redmond Pie … ws-anu759/
    I'm on WINDOWS XP. I shift-clicked restore and used the custom restore, but it didn't work, giving me error 1600 and saying that an unknown error occurred.

    I do not know the iphone's ECID.

    I do not want to update the iphone to version 3.1.3. I want to unlock and jailbreak the iphone. Is there anything I can do?
     
  2. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    I would start with a regular install to get things working, then you can redo it with the jailbreak.
     
  3. joezoey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What do you mean by regular install? If I restore regularly with iTunes, it will update to 3.1.3 and then I will not be able to unlock the phone. Because it is an MC model, I don't think I will be able to jailbreak the phone either.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  5. joezoey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So you want me to update to 3.1.3 and then jailbreak? Seems risky since I don't know if he's saved the shsh via cydia. It would also upgrade the baseband so I'd be unable to unlock the iphone.
     
  6. troyhouse macrumors 6502

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    why would you even buy a phone that you cannot verify if it is working or not...
     
  7. Gavbo macrumors member

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    Hi there, did you manage to get this going again?
     
  8. joezoey thread starter macrumors newbie

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  9. Gavbo macrumors member

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    Did you have to update to 3.1.3? please share your experience if you have time. Regards
     

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