jail broken iPhone 3GS stolen. replacement 3GS w/ 3.1...

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by invader zog, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. invader zog macrumors newbie

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    I just had my 3GS stolen :(

    I just got my replacement but it came loaded w/ 3.1. Am I screwed until/if 3.1 is cracked. I miss Cydia already!
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Yes, that is one bad deal you got there. However, I need to ask (out of curiosity) Did you have MobileMe?
     
  3. invader zog thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I didn't -- but I don't think it would have mattered in any case. It was stolen out of my hotel room while vacationing in Mexico. The phone was only working in WIFI mode and would have been locked w/ a passcode. I suspect that that the first thing they did was wipe/reformat it.
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    They can't. If it has a passcode, the iPhone will refuse to connect to iTunes and iTunes refuses to connect and prompts the user to input the 4-digit code before proceeding to the Summary tab where the Restore occurs.
     
  5. invader zog thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I assume that there is a procedure where you can wipe it clean (i.e. you forget your passcode), but I'd feel "slightly" better if it was a brick for them. I'm sad enough about the $s, but I've gotten used to all of my tweaks and a vanilla iPhone now feels "crippled" :(

    I guess I'll just keep watching Slashdot/Engadget and hope to see "3.1 cracked" announcement :(
     
  6. egk69 macrumors 6502

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    Yes the CAN

    ehh, you just need to put it on DFU and restore it, and thats it!

    Probably thats what everyone does when stole or find a iPhone!

    A Friend of mine had a iPhone 2G and when he bought the 3G he gave the 2G to his son, later he bought the 3GS to his SON and store the 2G, a few months after that (like 1 month ago) he wanted me to JB his old 2G so he can give it to his wife. Well i coulnd get it to do anything on iTunes till the pass code was entered (which his son couldnt remember) so i just put it on DFU and Restore it and set it like a new phone!
     
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    But his personal information stays safe nonetheless. Also, when I meant connect, I meant a normal connection to iTunes, not a restore/DFU.
     
  8. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    I don't think the OP expressed any concern about the safety of his data. And besides, what you said was that the thief could not wipe a passcode-protected iPhone because iTunes would not connect. That is manifestly untrue.
     
  9. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Inherently untrue, yes. But feature wise no. You see, I was thinking about the wipe feature inside Settings.

    So yes I was wrong, but right in a way.
     

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