how to tell if 3.1.2 is tethered or not

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by twisted-pixel, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a

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    hi folks,

    I have the opportunity to buy an iphone running 3.1.2

    how do I tell if this is untethered or not before buying it?

    I don't want to get it only to find it's tethered and the jailbreak needs redoing every reboot.

    many thanks
     
  2. luvu01 macrumors regular

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    easiest way to tell is to turn off and on again.
    if you can't there is one more way is look at the serial #
    if the 4th and 5th # is 40 or less its old bootrom
     
  3. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Have the seller reboot it in front of you.
     
  4. twisted-pixel thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Nope, just common sense :rolleyes:
     
  6. The General macrumors 601

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    untethered jailbreak for new bootrom is already achieved. it's only a matter of time before its released. chances are it will come out with 3.2. i wouldnt let this change your buying decision.
     
  7. phrint macrumors 6502

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    For those who know about tethered jailbreaks. The OP obviously had no clue so you didn't have to be nasty in your response. A simple "your welcome" would suffice.
     
  8. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    My comment had nothing to do with tethered jailbreaks. Re-read the replies in order and you will see that.

    My suggestion was not "huge" as OP claimed, just a simple common sense suggestion (I know, street slang)

    It was never intended as a nasty response, perhaps you over-read the whole thing since you seem to be the only one who interpreted it as such.
     
  9. pellets007 macrumors 6502a

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    No, I was going to post the same thing. It came off as belligerent.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Sometimes posts online come off the wrong way or not as intended bros.
    Trust me, dhlizard is far from rude or belligerent.
     
  11. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    @ Applejuiced Thanks !

    To everyone else: My post was intended to convey that I didn't suggest anything quite so grand, just a simple suggestion to make sure he didn't get ripped off.

    If I was gonna be nasty, I would have just come out and said something like the OP could have figured this out by himself or by Google.
     
  12. twisted-pixel thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    it may not have been so grand, but what I meant was it was a huge deal to me, and I wanted to convey my thanks
     
  13. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    You are very welcome ! did you buy the phone ?
     
  14. twisted-pixel thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    no, I decided againt it as it had the newer 3.1.2 on it and therefore I can't jailbreak it (without having to plug it in to a pc everytime I reboot or the battery dies)

    I can't wait for the 3.1.3 break to be released, but I guess I have no choice.

    The phone I have has the newer version too, yet has the wifi problem (can't find any networks) and so I was hoping to get a replacement with an old version rather than have to go to apple and end up with a 3.1.3 version that I can't jailbreak at all

    basically, I would rather shell out a few hundred quid than get a free replacement phone!!
     
  15. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    I am intending to look into the new 4th generation phone this summer. Of course, I won't get one until it can be jailbroken. I am very patient, but then I have my 3GS working perfectly.
     
  16. phrint macrumors 6502

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    Sorry to accuse you of being nasty. I interpreted your message wrong. It is tough to glean intent from reading words and I let it get the best of me.

    I have recently upgraded from a jailbroken 3G to a jailbroken 3GS. Like night and day. Apple is going to have to do something truly special with the 4th gen to make me want to move up. I am with you on the jailbreaking as well. Once I did it with my 3G I couldn't live without it. Tethering is huge for me as it allows me to be very mobile in my work environment.
     
  17. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    :D We are all good here ! (most of the time :rolleyes:)
     

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