iTunes-updating a jailbroken iPhone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by 0eyvind, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. 0eyvind macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2009
    Today I accidently updated my blackra1n-jailbroken iPhone 3G firmware through iTunes, when I thought I was syncing my Touch. Now it's locked and I don't know what to do: I have some contacts, pictures and voice-memos on it that I would love to maintain. Is this possible in any way? Can I re-jailbreak it, and restore it from the iTunes-backup? Can I do something else?
    Any help is highly appreciated! Thanks.
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    Hummm... the update process requires pushing the download and install button, waiting 7-10 minutes while firmware downloads then 7-10 more minutes while update installs.

    Hardly a 90 second sync ?

    An accident ? :rolleyes:

    You can downgrade the firmware on a 3G and re-jailbreak, but not unlock. Go to Hackintosh for a tutorial.
  3. 0eyvind thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2009
    Thanks for the link! It looks like I'm in more trouble than I thought... Permanently screwed, or temporarily until someone figures out a way to get by?

    And yes, an accident. By syncing, I mean i thought I had my Touch connected and updated that, and didn't even think about it until I actually saw that the phone was now locked.
  4. 0eyvind thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2009
    Ok, after seeing the other thread kindly linked to me by UngratefulNinja, I see that I failed even more by creating this thread. If a mod comes by, this thread may be deleted or merged into the other thread if it suits in there. Sorry for being doublestupid, but my iPhone-problem frustrated me bigtime.

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