Purpose of custom firmware

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jleach1, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. jleach1 macrumors newbie

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    I just read an article on redmondpie that stated were close to receiving software that will allow us to create custom firmware for ios4.1. What's the purpose? What does custom firmware do, what are the advantages, and what reasons would I have for using custom firmware instead of updating and rejailbreakiNg?
     
  2. Myzhi macrumors 6502a

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    Few things. Custom firmware already JB the phone after restoring. It can save your current baseband. You can usually can be on latest firmware with JB much sooner than other JB methods. But, you need to have pwned JB to use custom firmware.
     
  3. jleach1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How does owning work. So it allows you to install unsigned firmware using old basebands? (new)firmware and old basebands*?
     

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