Just bought a 3GS, it has the oldboot rom. Anyway to jailbrake?

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  1. JamesWilson macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a 3GS, when I put my sim card in it wants my me to activate it on itunes.


    I don't have the SHSH or anything, but it's on the oldboot rom. Anyway I can activate it, and not use 4.0 OS? Or anyway to use 4.0 and jailbrake without SHSH?

    Thanks
     
  2. ExnomenDei macrumors regular

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    You know it's the old bootrom for sure? If so, two paths:

    - If you're on a Mac, use Pwnagetool, released by the Dev Team. (google it.) You can make a custom restore and use that, tell it to hacktivate for iphone as well, and that works well.

    - If you're on a PC, you can use sn0wbreeze to do basically the same thing. I don't know the method used here.

    Also note that you must be on 3.1.2 WITH a jailbreak to do this, so if you are, good, if not and you somehow do have your device's SHSH for 3.1.2 on Saurik's server, you can restore to that version, jailbreak that, then do either of the methods up there. What's the current iOS version, if basically what we're asking.
     
  3. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    The bootrom is irrelevant if you only want to jailbreak.
    It only comes into play if you want to unlock it.
     
  4. djuarez03 macrumors regular

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    No, actually, it does affect even the Jailbreak. If you have an old bootrom, that means your jailbreak can be untethered. If it's the new bootrom, you might end up with a jailbreak that can only be tethered, or no jailbreak at all depending on the iOS you want to jailbreak. What you are probably refering to is the baseband, which is what needs to be hacked in order for the iphone to be unlocked. At this point, all basebands are unlockable thanks to ultrasn0w.
     
  5. Timbalan macrumors newbie

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    Wat?

    To quote the dev team: "iPhone 3GS

    Summary: Currently, PwnageTool only works on previously jailbroken 3GS devices with the old bootrom."
     
  6. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    For unlocking... yes.
    For Jailbreaking.. you can use Spirit.

    Now if you're talking about iOS4, yes, there are some limitations.
     
  7. The General macrumors 601

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    Well that's just the complete opposite of the truth.

    Ultrasn0w doesn't care what bootrom you have. As long as you're jailbroken.




    OP, what version of iPhone OS is on the phone right now?
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Thats the big question right there?
    If its already on 4.0 and it doesnt have SHSH's saved your SOL.
    Let us know whats up.
    Do you know if its JB before and if the previous owner had its SHSH saved on cydia?
     
  9. JamesWilson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's on 4.0 already, and the phone has never been JB.
     
  10. The General macrumors 601

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    You can not jailbreak or unlock it at this point in time.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Sorry, nothing you can do but wait or use it with an AT&T sim.
     
  12. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    You're confusing bootrom with base band. ;)
     
  13. The General macrumors 601

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    No, you are. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Bootrom has to do with the tethered or untethered JB.
    Baseband has to do with carrier unlocking the iphone.
    I think you are a little confused:D
     
  15. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    You have it backwards

    Bootrom is everything on a 3GS if you want to jailbreak
    Baseband is everything if you want to unlock.


    I'll say one thing, you are persistent, but persistently wrong.
     

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