Questions for jailbreaking in general

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by misfiringsystem, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. misfiringsystem macrumors newbie

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    I can't find an answer to these so I thought I asked here.

    1. Do I need to be on the latest firmware from Apple to jailbreak the iPhone? ie, I need to upgrade my iPhone to 4.1 before I use the jailbreak software that is currently available from hackers.

    2. What's the difference between limera1n, sn0wbreeze, and tinyumbrella? Don't they all perform the same function, jailbreak the iPhone?

    Thanks
     
  2. Cinemagic macrumors 6502

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    You're not looking hard enough. The answers are everywhere.

    1) No but you do need the right jailbreak software for the firmware version you're on.
    2)limera1n - jailbreak (newest firmware), sn0wbreeze - jailbreak (older firmware versions), tinyumbrella - saves SHSH (plus some other stuff).

    Try these links as well as the sticky at the top of this forum.

    http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=snowbreeze&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

    http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=limera1n&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

    http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=tiny+umbrella&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
     
  3. misfiringsystem thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's exactly what I'm looking for.

    So right now I'm on 4.0.2. Does that mean I can't use limera1n that was recently released for 4.1?

    Or put it this way, I need to find the version of limera1n that specifically jailbreaks 4.0.2?
     
  4. Myzhi macrumors 6502a

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    From: http://www.limera1n.com/

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    Wasn't that hard to find the answer.
     
  5. misfiringsystem thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks :D

    I've actually jailbroke my iPhone already. What happened was this, I was on 4.0.2 and I applied the limera1n hack. The phone won't boot, hard reset, nothing worked, and I had no choice but to restore the phone, which updated the firmware.

    Your answer just tells me that I just screwed up my jailbreak, that's all. I just needed to hear that the jailbreak actually worked on 4.0.2.

    But, I have one last question, is it possible to restore the iPhone without updating? I know for sure you can't do that through iTunes. But I have no prior SHSH blobs or what not for the phone, so there was no way for me to restore the phone without updating it. Why did I wanted to update it? It was a used iPhone and I want to return all settings to factory.

    Thanks a lot.
     
  6. Shanewilliams macrumors 6502a

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    Short answer, No. Without blobs on file you can't restore to any firmware but the one apple is currently signing.
     
  7. misfiringsystem thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. Myzhi macrumors 6502a

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    TU saves SHSH files (for restoring firmware) with 3G and newer devices. It only preserve the baseband (for unlocking) with IP4. They are not same thing.
     
  9. misfiringsystem thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ^Ahhh!

    Thanks for all the replies

    edit: I'm not quite sure how TU works, but I'll read up on it, but can I download SHSH files from the web or get them from somebody else to restore my iPhone?

    /Thread
     
  10. Myzhi macrumors 6502a

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    NO. SHSH files are unique to each device & specific firmware version. Thus, can't use others or for different firmware.
     

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