Need help on Jail breaking 3g on 3.1

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by JJBro1, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. JJBro1 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 17, 2009
    #1
    I have never jailbroken my iphone before so I've decided to do so now. Iphone dev team says that I need pwnagetool 3.1 but it also says I need to CONTINUE using ultrasn0w. What is ultrasn0w and if i haven't used it before can i still jailbreak? Ok so I have pwnagetool and i have successfully created my ipsw. Now will this erase everything i have on my iphone? Will I be able to back it up somehow and recover my data later?
     
  2. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2008
    Location:
    Bracknell UK
    #2
    Hi - I think you misunderstood something you read. To explain a bit, ultraSn0w is the 3G unlocking tool, to let your phone run on another network than the official one. However, once you've upgraded a 3G to the official 3.1 firmware, ultraSn0w is no longer usable and currently your phone is not unlockable.

    You can still jailbreak it though. You need a Mac, you will use Pwnage tool, and you need to follow this tutorial:
    http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=4254

    Good luck. It is a lot of fun having a jailbroken phone.
     
  3. dhlizard macrumors G4

    dhlizard

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2009
    Location:
    The Jailbreak Community
    #3
    +2 on this
     
  4. JJBro1 thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 17, 2009
    #4
    so i have pwnage tool and i created my ipsw, will this erase everything that i have on my iphone?
     
  5. JJBro1 thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 17, 2009
    #5
    so i have pwnage tool and i created my ipsw, will this erase everything that i have on my iphone? also how do i know if i have a contract that usually activates through itunes?
     
  6. JJBro1 thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 17, 2009
    #6
    i successfully created my custom firmware and when i click to open it itunes doesn't do anything. Does this even work with itunes 9? nvm forgot to hold down the option key
     
  7. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2008
    Location:
    Bracknell UK
    #7
    iTunes should back up your phone when it restores, so you can get your contacts and settings back.
     

Share This Page