PwnageTool, 4.1, and iPhone 3G [Successful]

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by GFLPraxis, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

    GFLPraxis

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    I've got an iPhone 3G that runs unbearably slow on 4.01. I'm also unlocked to T-Mobile, which means that I know I can't run redsn0w as I'll lose my unlock when the official update updates my baseband.

    I see that PwnageTool can update a 3GS with the old bootrom to 4.1 jailbroken (source: http://www.redmondpie.com/how-to-jailbreak-iphone-3gs-on-ios-4.1-with-pwnagetool-guide/ ), and if PwnageTool works as I remember it, you can prevent the baseband update from occurring. However, I can't find any documentation as to whether or not this special version of PwnageTool works for an iPhone 3G; it only references iPhone 3GS w/old baseband.


    Any thoughts as to whether this version of PwnageTool can allow me to get to 4.1 while preserving my unlock on a 3G, not 3GS?
     
  2. DarkCloud2015 macrumors member

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    I would wait for PwnageTool to be updated for 4.1
     
  3. GFLPraxis thread starter macrumors 604

    GFLPraxis

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    It worked! I'm on iOS 4.1, 5.13.04 baseband, unlocked to T-Mobile, voice and MMS functioning. MUCH snappier, whew. Thanks!
     
  4. hackthatphone macrumors 68000

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    I'll stick with official releases from the dev team and not some random file on megaupload.
     
  5. GFLPraxis thread starter macrumors 604

    GFLPraxis

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    Say what you will, my phone is now much more responsive thanks to the 4.1 update, and functioning perfectly. Also fixed a few minor issues I was having that were annoying me. Would do again in a heartbeat.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I agree.
     
  7. lumpen macrumors newbie

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    Hi - did you have any problem restoring your old backup? I tried the same method, and jailbreak and unlock worked. But I couldn't restore data back into my iphone 3g - itunes complains that it can't start a session with the iphone. Did you have the same problem or it just work?
     
  8. DarkCloud2015 macrumors member

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    Can you post a screenshot of Settings > General > About? With firmware and modem firmware visible?
     
  9. cubbie5150 macrumors 6502a

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    Man, I'm so tempted to try the unofficial PwnageTool. I'm still on Pwned iOS4.0 (iPhone 3G S).... Must resist.
     
  10. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Although I can confirm that my baseband is still 05.13.04 after upgrading via this method, I personally would not try it if I relied on my unlock. Since I do not and I have my SHSHs on-file, I felt safe enough giving it a shot.
     
  11. DarkCloud2015 macrumors member

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    I just wanted proof that it actually works. Since I do depend on ultrasn0w, I'm going to wait for PwnageTool.
     

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