Questions About New JB Methods, Firmware Versions, Bootroms, Etc

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Agent 21, May 1, 2010.

  1. Agent 21 macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2009
    I'm on a launch-day 3GS, firmware 3.0, Jailbroken with Purplera1n RC2. I do NOT have my files backed up in Cydia). I use a PC for all of my JBing/iPhone stuff, I don't have access to a Mac, and I'm not sure which iTunes I have. I was meaning to upgrade and re-JB to 3.1.2 but by the time I went to do it 3.1.3 was out so I couldn't get 3.1.2 signed. I want to preserve my ability to unlock in the future (for resell value, I'm on AT&T) and it's my understanding that I can't do that with the current JB method for 3.1.3 on a 3GS. I haven't been to the forums in a few weeks so I'm not really current so I have a few questions:

    1 - Has anything changed in terms of upgrading to 3.1.3 and JBing while still preserving ability to unlock in the futre, or is that still a no go?

    2 - What is this new "spirit" JB? Would that allow an updrade to 3.1.3 and a JB that preserves my Baseband/bootroom (whichever one deals with unlock ability, I get mixed up)?

    3 - My friend has a refurbed 3GS running 3.1 and he wants to JB. He had an original iPhone the he jailbroke so he knows the terminology and such but isn't sure about all the hardware/process differences on the 3GSs so I told him I'd find out for him. Instead of starting another thread I'll just ask here. I don't think he cares about preserving unlocking ability so A), Can someone provide steps for JBing 3.1, and B), Could someone do the same for upgrading to 3.1.3 and JBing (with a PC by the way)?

    Thanks in advance fir any help, and sorry for the long post
  2. steveca macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2005
    iphone 3.1.3 will not be unlocked. the spirit jailbreak is just a jailbreak and it will not unlock the device. when os 4.0 is released to the public then we will get an unlock (hopefully) so you should wait for now I think
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    If you dont care about an unlock update to official 3.1.3 and JB with Spirit.
    If you do want to keep the unlock as an option and your 3GS is currently JB and not tethered JB then create a custom 3.1.3 IPSW with pwnagetool and restore to that jailbroken firmware thru itunes.

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