Old SHSH blobs with replacement phone

alphaod

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Feb 9, 2008
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I just got an iPhone 3GS replaced by Apple out-of-warranty. I love my 3GS for travel and it's simply cheaper to replace it ($150) than buy a new phone (well if I buy a new phone it'd be 4S for $650).

Anyways the replacement arrived today and of course I will jailbreak it, but first I usually backup the SHSH blobs in case I need to restore later.

Well my "new" phone connected to TinyUmbrella, I noticed it was pulling all these old blobs from Cydia.

I assumed Apple would wipe the device and reassign a new UUID, but it looks like they do recycle. So now I have a bunch of old firmware I can restore to like 4.1, etc.

Has anyone else noticed this with their replacement devices from Apple?
 

Applejuiced

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At the iPhone hacks section.
I just got an iPhone 3GS replaced by Apple out-of-warranty. I love my 3GS for travel and it's simply cheaper to replace it than buy a new phone.

Anyways the replacement arrived today and of course I will jailbreak it, but first I usually backup the SHSH blobs in case I need to restore later.

Well my "new" phone connected to TinyUmbrella, I noticed it was pulling all these old blobs from Cydia.

I assumed Apple would wipe the device and reassign a new UUID, but it looks like they do recycle. So now I have a bunch of old firmware I can restore to like 4.1, etc.

Has anyone else noticed this with their replacement devices from Apple?
Apple still signs 4.1 for the 3GS for some odd reason.
If you have other blobs between 4.1 and 5.1.1 available then the previous owner had it jb and started saving its blobs too.
 

alphaod

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Feb 9, 2008
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Something else I just found weird.

This replacement iPhone has Apple warranty until September 2013! :p

For the record, you don't have to jailbreak to save shsh blobs with tiny umbrella.
Of course. That's why I've been saving my friends' blobs just in case they decide to jailbreak later ;)
 
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