Question on Jailbreaking to 4.2.1

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Gmas, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. Gmas macrumors member

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    So I have a 3GS and previously jailbroke to 3.1.2 with PwnageTool probably a year+ ago now. My phone still has the original 4.26 bootrom and everything went totally smooth with my initial jailbreak process.

    Recently I've run into issues where some new apps need 4.0 or above to run so I think it's time to upgrade my f/w. Just want to confirm with the experts here with the best way to do so. I've read about Greenpois0n, but it seems there's now a reliable jailbreak solution with PwnageTool where I can upgrade to 4.2.1 f/w with PwnageTool 4.2

    Is there any reason why I shouldn't use this method? Is there a better way?
     
  2. bookwormsy macrumors 6502

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    pwnage tool and greenpois0n are both great tools. the only problem would be if you didnt save your shsh blobs via cydia (if you said "make my life easier" in cydia you'd be fine) because i dont think apple is signing the 4.2.1 blobs anymore.
     
  3. Gmas thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the response. For my situation is either PwnageTool or Greenpois0n better than the other?

    Also, with PwnageTool I'd be looking to make a custom 4.2.1 firmware upgrading from my current custom 3.1.2 - I wouldn't need shsh blobs saved to do that would I??
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes.
    Without shsh blobs you can only restore to the latest 4.3
    Open up cydia and look at the top of the page if it has shsh: listed.
     
  5. Gmas thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks Applejuiced.

    Just checked and it lists SHSH for 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.1, 4.2.1+

    So with that confirmed, will the process be more or less identical to when I jailbroke my phone with PwnageTool the first time? Just using a different version of PwnageTool and different firmware this time.
     
  6. bookwormsy macrumors 6502

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    use these instructions: http://www.saurik.com/id/12#howto

    that will redirect itune's request to cydia so it will give itunes the blob so you can restore. if you dont do it, it will fail.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, you're good then.
    Either edit your hosts file on your computer to point to Sauriks server like the bro said or use Tinyumbrella and click "start TSS server" before you open up itunes to restore to the custom pwnagetool 4.2.1 ipsw.
     

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