Jailbreak experts... help a newb out :)

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by g8orballboy, May 4, 2010.

  1. g8orballboy macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2010
    Ok, so this is my first time jailbreaking. Iphone 3gs 3.1.3. I just wanted it for backgrounder and mywi. I used spirit and all went well. I downloaded backgrounder and all was still well. Before i did anything else, i decided i wanted to use umbrella to back up myh shsh files. I needed my ecid so i put my phone into recovery mode (held down home and sleep, once it went black i let go of sleep and continued to hold down home). At this time i was expecting to see the connect to itunes but no such luck... just blackness.

    I gave it some more time and then pushed the power button. It booted up but got stuck at the apple logo for a good 15 minutes before it finally restarted.

    What am i doing wrong? how do i get it into recovery mode so i can get the "connect to itunes" screen and connect using "usbview" so i can obtain my ECID.

    Thanks all you experts out there!
  2. rwd hero macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2008
    Baltimore, Maryland
    I dont think you can back up 3.1.3, I think it was only for 3.1.2.
  3. g8orballboy thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2010
    Thanks, that sucks. So when apple goes to 4.0 or 3.1.4 and I need to restore for some reason.... I'm hosed?
  4. iLeoMarc macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2007
    "I needed my ecid so i put my phone into recovery mode"

    recovery mode is using this instruction:
    1. Turn the device completely off
    2. disconnect it from cable
    3. Hold down the home button.
    4. While holding down the home button connect to a computer with a cable
    5. You should see connect to itunes screen

    from there follow instructions from umbrella readme.txt
    Remember this is just to get your ecid to be used in umbrella.
  5. pixelated macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2008
    Wrong wrong wrong . Giving advice is not for you!
  6. spamdumpster macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2008
    The post quoted below is exactly right. Steps followed by OP put his phone in DFU mode, not recovery mode.


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