Just got a 3GS, read I can't jailbreak?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by hassouni, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. hassouni macrumors member

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    Hey everyone,

    Just got a 3GS today, running version 3.1, I haven't upgraded to 3.1.2 yet. I wanted to jailbreak my phone, but came across several articles like this one (http://lifehacker.com/5381431/latest-iphones-block-jailbreaking) stating that the newest iPhones don't allow it. Is this for real?

    My real interest in jailbreaking is being able to use foreign sim cards when I travel overseas...the phone has to be jailbroken to do that, correct?
     
  2. azboricua macrumors 6502a

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    I think what you mean is UNLOCKED. Right now you would not be able to unlock that phone.
     
  3. hassouni thread starter macrumors member

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    Right. Isn't jailbreaking the first step to unlocking? This is what I've been led to understand.

    So, from what I gather, it's not the 3.1.2 software, but the phone itself that prevents jailbreaking and unlocking?
     
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  5. hassouni thread starter macrumors member

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    Wait, but the articles mentioned jailbreaking specifically was no longer possible. Do you think this is a temporary thing until someone finds a way around it?
     
  6. azboricua macrumors 6502a

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    Right now with Blackra1n (blackra1n.com) you can JB any device unless your 3GS is brand spanking new and made after a specific date. Unlocking is not possible unless you are on 3.0 I think.
    JB and Unlock are two different things and have nothing to do with each other.
     
  7. scottuf macrumors 6502

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    yes, new 3GS' made after a certain date have a bootrom that presently cannot be jailbroken. you would need to put your phone into DFU mode and check the bootrom version using system profiler. but if it has 3.1 already, then it cannot be unlocked at this time, regardless if it can be jailbroke.
     
  8. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    They've been out of the loop, I believe, on the latest news. For right now, the newest 3GS's coming out will not be able to be jailbroke. They'll probably find a new exploit, but for now, you're SOL.
     
  9. hassouni thread starter macrumors member

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    Damn. What's DFU? I really need to be able to use this overseas without paying massive roaming...

    (so, should I go ahead and upgrade to 3.1.2 then?)
     
  10. azboricua macrumors 6502a

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    Right now that phone is not going to do what you need. Its really something you have to decide.
     
  11. hassouni thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't really need it unlocked until about 6 weeks from now, and possibly not even until late December. How fast are these hacks found and whatever weakness there are discovered?
     
  12. azboricua macrumors 6502a

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    That is a question only a few people can honestly answer. Finding an exploit is not something they can draw a timeline on.
     
  13. shadowbird423 macrumors regular

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    You guys didn't consider that even though he just bought it, it could be from the old run of 3GSes. If it is from the old run, you should be able to jailbreak it. Regardless, no unlock for you, son! (3.1 permanently upgraded the baseband, and the dev team cant figure out how to reverse that)
     
  14. hassouni thread starter macrumors member

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    Is there any way I can find out if it's one of the old ones?
     
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  16. hassouni thread starter macrumors member

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    is DFU going to erase everything from the phone?
     
  17. nabechu macrumors 6502

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    nope, you'll still have everything on the phone
     
  18. hassouni thread starter macrumors member

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    OK, in System Profiler, this is what I got:

    Apple Mobile Device (DFU Mode):

    Product ID: 0x1227
    Vendor ID: 0x05ac (Apple Inc.)
    Version: 0.00
    Serial Number: CPID:8920 CPRV:14 CPFM:03 SCEP:01 BDID:00 ECID:000003355A169D2D SRTG:[iBoot-359.3]
    Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec
    Manufacturer: Apple Inc.
    Location ID: 0xfd100000
    Current Available (mA): 500
    Current Required (mA): 100

    What am I looking for exactly?
     
  19. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    Then I think you're OK, as the new bootrom has the number 359.3.2, yours doesn't
     

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