iTunes won't allow restore to stock 3.0/3.1.2

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  1. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    Hey all, I've been searching around but can't seem to find an answer to this.
    I just received my 32gb 3GS, Week 23, and it was running 3.1.2. I used Pwnage tool to create a custom ipsw for it, which succeeded in jailbreaking it but did not unlock it as a I wanted. Blacksn0w did not work with this either, neither did Ultrasn0w or Purplesn0w. I then tried an Erase all Content and Settings, and unfortunately as the phone seemed frozen on the Spinning Wheel I restarted it. Now, the phone won't boot past the Apple symbol, and every time I enter DFU mode/recovery mode and option click Restore to the stock 3.1.2, iTunes refuses to restore the phone, either saying "this device isn't eligible for the requested build" when choosing to restore to 3.1.2, or giving I believe a 160x error when choosing 3.0. How do I restore my phone?
    It is still baseband 05.11.07, and I am using Apple ipsws from felixbruns.de (iPhone2,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw & iPhone2,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw).
    THANK YOU
     
  2. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    Apple is no longer signing the old firmware versions so it is no longer possible to downgrade or restore to 3.1.2 or lower in iTunes.
     
  3. Mr_Brightside_@ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So what do I do?
     
  4. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    There is nothing you can do but wait until 3.1.3 can be jailbroken/unlocked.
     
  5. Mr_Brightside_@ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    FML. Nothing?
    What will upgrading to 3.1.3 do?
     
  6. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    Nothing. You can restore to 3.1.3....
     
  7. Mr_Brightside_@ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    And wait until it can be unlocked obviously.
     
  8. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    Yes. All part of Apples new anti Jailbreak/unlock program.
     
  9. Mr_Brightside_@ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Do you think it would be better to just upgrade, or leave it as is?
     
  10. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    For future reference...

    If you are able to JB under firmware 3.1.3 in future, AS SOON AS YOU ARE JAILBROKEN, go immedialtey to Cydia, let it update, then press "Make it Mine" so your SHSH files are stored.

    That way, if you get in this situation again, you can restore to the current firmware without having to update.

    I am guessing you did not know to do this before trying to unlock your phone.
     
  11. Mr_Brightside_@ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I didn't know about it, but I wasn't expecting to have to restore to the original firmware. :(
     
  12. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    You might as well upgrade. You can't do anything else.

    By the way, erase all content and settings does exactly that. It erase ALL content and settings, even the firmware so that a restore is needed.
     
  13. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    We never are !
     
  14. Mr_Brightside_@ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I'm not smart.
    There's no such thing as a custom 3.1.3 yet, is there?
     
  15. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    There are currently no jailbreak or unlock tools that work on a 3GS on 3.1.3 and the only way to restore to 3.1.2 is if your SHSH files are saved on Cydia.

    Here is the skinny on SHSH files and how they work... http://www.saurik.com/id/12
     
  16. Mr_Brightside_@ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Cool, thanks!
    So, I'm just gonna upgrade to 3.1.3, since obv. I can't downgrade from where I'm at right now. redsn0w 0.9.4 can jailbreak it, right?
     
  17. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Nothing for JB 3.1.3 yet on the 3GS right now. I'm wondering how long Apple is going to allow the SHSH crack slip since they probably know about it.
     
  18. xMastemah macrumors member

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    Indeed. Thank you.

    This is a tad ridiculous. I turn off my iPhone, now it wouldn't turn back on. Got stuck in recovery mode so I have to restore.
     
  19. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    No, nothing can jailbreak a 3GS running 3.1.3. Not redsn0w, nor blackra1n, not PwnageTool. There is no way to restore your phone to anything but 3.1.3, and there is no way for you to jailbreak or unlock your phone with 3.1.3 on it. You will have to make do with a stock iPhone 3GS locked to your official carrier until a new jailbreak is released...which may be some time.
     
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  21. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Did you mean to type "can't jailbreak it" ??

    Already answered this for you (Hint: NO) :rolleyes:

    Redsn0w 0.9.4 is an iPod jailbreak tool only
     
  22. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    :D Yeah dude, don't even try it cuz it aint gonna work on the 3GS.
     
  23. Mr_Brightside_@ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So not the time for :D
     
  24. Mr_Brightside_@ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Is anyone familiar with iRecovery? I found a mention of it here, but that process hasn't worked so far.
     
  25. jdlindsey7 macrumors regular

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    HELP! I know how to unlock and jailbreak iPhones (I've done it for friends by watching YouTube videos to learn how) but I don't know much about how the whole update thing works. I bought my first iPhone yesterday to be used on T-Mobile. It is a used iPhone 3G that is currently running the 3.0 software. I went to plug it in to the computer to restore the phone and update it to 3.1.2 but realized that there was the 3.1.3 update available. So, does that mean there is no way to update to 3.1.2 because 3.1.3 is now available? It looks as if that's what you are all saying in the post above, but I'm not much of a tech person so I didn't understand some of the lingo and shorthand used above. I have to have the phone unlocked since it is for T-Mobile, which I can do since it is 3.0 but I would rather have 3.1.2 just so I can have some of the apps I downloaded.
     

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