Lost with jailbreaks

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by piero020, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. piero020 macrumors newbie

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    Alright, I've been in the Ipod/Iphone world for quite a long time already. Once i got my Iphone 3gs (New boot) and jailbreaked it (3.1.3...yes that's a long time ago) I dont bother keeping up with new updates and stuff.

    With this said, i came to realise that my jailbreak is very, very old. I would like to update it to at least firmware 4.0 but i dont know where to start and would definately not want to risk to not be able to re-jailberak afterward....

    SO

    Is there a way I can update my jailbreak without restoring my iphone?
    If not, what's the best/easiest way to get to IOS 4.0 untethered from where i am now?

    Thank you!
     
  2. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    In order to jailbreak on any iOS you have to update your iPhone.

    Open up Cydia on your iPhone and at the top of the screen should say "SHSH: iOS x.x.x, ....."

    List which iOS ones you have saved.
     
  3. piero020 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It says 3.1.3, 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.1

    Thanks for helping!
     
  4. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Okay good. Now do you require the unlock as well? Or just jailbreak?

    You have a lot options/difficulties when it comes to upgrading your iPhone to jailbreak. Many factors come into play.


    If you don't need the unlock and want to upgrade to 4.0/4.0.1/4.1 you have to edit your host files to that of the Cydia server. Then you can update and jailbreak with LimeRa1n.

    If you want to preserve the baseband and you have a Mac, you can use PwnageTool to upgrade to 4.0/4.0.1/4.1
     
  5. piero020 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, well i dont need the unlock so i guess im gonna "edit host files"

    How do i do that?
     
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  7. piero020 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So if I understand well....

    1. Edit hosts files
    2. Download the IOS 4.0 Firmware
    3. Restore my ipod to IOS 4.0 with Itunes
    4. Use Limera1n to jailbreak

    Right?
     
  8. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    LimeRa1n works only with 4.0.2 and higher.

    On 4.0 you jailbreak with www.jailbreakme.com on Safari, straight from the iPhone.
     
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    No problem:apple:
     
  11. piero020 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    One problem:

    I cant right click on notepad and run it as administrator...
    Althouth I'm the only one using this laptop..

    Thank you
     
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    You can still edit the host files without running it as administrator.
     
  13. piero020 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No cus i cant replace the file without administrations right.

    Anyway, i found out how to do it

    I am now runnning 3gs 4.0 jailbroken.

    THANKS A LOT! :D

    Btw, can i run facetime on this? Or do i need 4.1?
     
  14. iLover1 macrumors member

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    Unlock? i did not know ipods were unlockable. :eek:
    I better do some research.
     
  15. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Where did I mention an iPod? We were talking about an iPhone.
     
  16. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Yes. There's an app in Cydia called MiTime ($5.99)
     
  17. piero020 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Isnt that only for iphone 4?
     
  18. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Oh yeah. You meant facetime for the 3GS. Not sure if the tweak will run on 4.0 but it doesn't hurt to try.
     
  19. piero020 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I guess it doesnt....

    If i ever wanted to upgrade to 4.1, I follow the same steps then use Limara1n?
     
  20. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Yep.
     
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    No problem:D
     

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