How reliable is Snowbreeze?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by globalist, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. globalist macrumors 6502a

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    I am considering jailbreaking my wife's 3G 8GB (factory-unlocked, currently on 3.1.3) and the only windows tool for this seems to be Snowbreeze.

    The phone is out of warranty anyway now - had broken glass fixed by a 3rd party.

    Anyone have any experience with how well Snowbreeze works for this task?

    Thanks!
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Likely no one here will recommend Sn0wbreeze when the DevTeam has tools to use that work.

    Redsn0w should work, point Redsn0w at 3.1.2 IPSW, go to iClarified to get a tutorial
     
  3. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    As dhlizard says, redsn0w is your best bet. I certainly don't recommend sn0wbreeze to anyone.
     
  4. globalist thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ah OK, didn't know Redsnow was a windows tool. Cool!

    So I see I first have to downgrade her 3G from 3.1.3 to 3.1.2 for it to work, fine.. just wondering why this kind of downgrade/jailbreak isn't possible on the 3GS.
     
  5. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    You said 3G, not 3GS. Will only work for 3G. Cause you can't downgrade a 3GS like you can a 3G.

    Actually, you don't need to downgrade the 3G, follow the instructions here.
     
  6. globalist thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, 3G. The 3GS question was only hypothetical. Thanks!

    One more question: I have had on my harddrive a

    iPhone2,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw

    But the instructions say to download iPhone1,2_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw ...


    What's the difference there?
     
  7. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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  8. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Correct, you need firmware which begins with 1,2..
     
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  10. globalist thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK guys I encountered an early issue while following the Redsnow tutorial. In iTunes, trying to restore to 3.1.2 I get the 1015 error:

    "Error 1015: This error is caused by attempts to downgrade the iPhone or iPod touch's software. This can occur when you attempt to restore using an older .ipsw file. Downgrading to a previous version is not supported. To resolve this issue, attempt to restore with the latest iPhone or iPod touch software available from Apple."

    Should I just skip this downgrade step and just point Redsnow itself to the ipsw file?
     
  11. scirica macrumors 68020

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    I believe you were instructed NOT to downgrade, instead just use Redsn0w and point it to the 3.1.2 ispw. Let RedSn0w do rest (with help from the iClarified tutorial of course).
     
  12. globalist thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK thanks. Can I do that now that the phone's in recovery mode or should I first restore it to 3.1.3 in itunes?
     

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