iBEC & iBSS Question

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Jeff1024, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Jeff1024 macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2009
    I jailbroke my iphone last night using purplera1n. I did not backup the iBEC and iBSS before doing so.

    My question is should I have done this before the jailbreak? Does the Jailbreak alter these files? I was under the impression that they did not, but I could be wrong.

    Is it still possible or even necessary to grab these off a 3GS that has already had a jailbreak applied? I would like to keep the jailbreak when 3.1 is released. I would hope that I would be ok as long as I backed up the files before I upgraded to the 3.1 release, whenever it comes out. Is this the case?

    Thanks for the help.
  2. BobboZR2 macrumors regular

    Jul 3, 2008
    Each OS upgrade requires it's own specific Jailbreak so if you're going to want to upgrade from 3.0 to 3.1 in the future you will lose your 3.0 jailbreak. You can still restore back to 3.0 now and follow the iClarified method to retrieve your iBEC and iBSS and then rejailbreak using purplera1n. If you downloaded the 3.1 Beta already it would be a problem otherwise you're fine.
  3. Jeff1024 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2009
    That's what I figured. I have the full 3.0 firmware file, all 300MB of it. I figure I can restore that before I upgrade to 3.1 and get the files if they are needed. Bottom line I just should not upgrade to 3.1 until someone comes up /w a way to jailbreak it.

    Thanks again for all the help, the guides on here are great.
  4. Bakakage macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2009
    I also jailbreaked my phone with purplera1n without grabbing the iBEC and iBSS fiels as well, should I just restore again to get the files and then rejailbreak from there?
  5. Enigmafan420 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2008
    Puget Sound, U.S.A.
    Pretty much what I did too-a time eater for sure but I wanted to be sure they were the "original" files and I figured the only way to be sure was to use an unJB IPSW.

    Use the iclarified method, pretty easy! You don't have to worry about copying and pasting files in a limited time frame.

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