Hi! ...Can you advise me on jailbreaking?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Q-Branch, May 16, 2011.

  1. Q-Branch macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,
    I have spent the last 10 hours trying to sort out my mothers iphone after I accidentally lost all her pics, contacts and calendar dates since over a year ago :)

    I am normally computer savvy (and actually have a BSc in Computing) but do not have much knowledge of 'i' things. Anyway as my mum hadn't had any music or anything added since a mate of mine set her up at mine a year ago I thought I should give her some new stuff she'd like and got as far as thinking when it said syncing with "backing up" below that it was backed up and then updating to the latest firmware which hosed the whole thing :eek:.

    So I decided to jailbreak it and ssh in to create an image I could then use data forensics on to perhaps get some of the photos on it. This has been a bit demoralising because every method I have tried has failed.

    The 3G Iphone is on 4.2.1 (8C148)

    So far I have tried Greenpois0n which seems to not be fit for 3G

    I then tried Snowbreeze where I downloaded the correct version for my mothers IPhone (sn0wbreeze-2.2.1) and the correct IPSW for it (iPhone1,2_4.2.1_8C148_Restore.ipsw) from reputable sources but after creating both a simple and expert configured IPSWs neither would be allowed to be flashed onto my others phone with the aid of the snowbreeze 2.2.1 inbuilt recovery mode 'thingy' or iREB dmu 'thingy'.

    On all occasions of attempted flashing I was presented with error 14... I changed usb slots/cables/computers and restarted.

    its is now 6:30 in the morn and I have had to bite the bullet and come ask you wise people if you might give me some advice! ;)

    I would sign up at the snowbreeze forums if it weren't for the fact they ask for capatcha verification of invisible strings on registration at the minute :confused:

    Any advice you guys could give would be really appreciated! :eek:
     
  2. gngan macrumors 68000

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    Not exactly sure what are you trying to do. If your mom needs to unlock to use other carriers then use Pwnage tool or snowbreeze to create a customer ipsw and use that to restore it in itunes. If you don't need to unlock then use Redsnow to JB it.

    I reckon update it to 3.1.3 because anything above on iPhone 3G will lag.

    i never restore backup after i JB. I usually just point itunes to all the music, pictures and movies folders.
     
  3. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    Since youre starting from scratch why not put the phone on 3.1.3? 4.anything on a 3G is bad news. Just hold shift and click restore then cluck the 3.1.3 software. That is after you download said software. Then jb it and go from there.
     
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    Q-Branch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks so much for the quick responces!

    So I can just use the older .IPSW's to downdate my mothers IPhone to 3.1.3?

    Then what would be the best way to jailbreak it?

    I do not need it unlocked for her at the moment, I would just like to get her some of the interesting stuff from cydia etc to make up for hosing alot of her unbacked up stuff :p

    Once again, thanks for the input guys!

    Edit: Also do I need to use Tiny umbrella to backup any credentials?
     
  5. gngan macrumors 68000

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    You don't need SHSH to get iPhone 3G back to 3.1.3. Just go to iclarified for tutorials. I think i used Spirit to JB my gf's iphone 3G. I believe jailbreakme.com also works.
     
  6. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    For a 3G, you'd need your blobs with 4.x.x. Luckily the phone isn't 3GS or 4, because those always require blobs.
     
  7. Q-Branch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    Slept and started again this eve (gotta love my sleep pattern eh? :p)

    Got the phone restored to 3.1.3 and then jailbroken in the end using jailbreakme.com

    Got loads of issues to deal with tonight.
    Couldnt get the mobile terminal to ping, old apps which worked a few hours ago now come up as if to begin and then I am crashed back to the home screen, need to get on a live distro of linux (easy) to ssh an image of the phone over just incase I can recover any of the old photos...

    I will do my best to solve all these probs and report back tomorow! :)

    I didn't quite understand that statement!


    One thing I am interested in is would having used a different bethod of jailbreaking have achieved better results?

    Things like when the phone is loading and it looks like its crashed before it starts aren't exactly pretty!


    Thanks to all of you who gave me advice!
     
  8. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    If you tried to restore a 3GS or 4 to 4.1, you wouldn't be able to; you need the blob for that iOS.
    3G doesn't have that security requirement for iOS up to and including 3.1.3. Past that, you have the same security requirement.
     
  9. Q-Branch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the clarification!
     
  10. gngan macrumors 68000

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    I JB a 3G with jailbreakme.com without any issue. I am not sure what problem you are having. What are you trying to do with mobile terminal? Does the app require high iOS than 3.1.3? What are you doing with SSH?
     

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