Redsn0w over pwnage?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by eshroom, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. eshroom macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Any reason to use one over the other for a 3.1.2, other than the redsn0w being easier?

    (I am of course talking about the new redsn0w release)
     
  2. thelatinist macrumors 603

    thelatinist

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    #2
    There are two reasons to prefer PwnageTool over Redsn0w:

    1) If you have the 04.26.08 baseband, it will preserve your baseband so you can use the ultrasn0w unlock.

    2) If you want to customize your system partition size.

    Other than that, it is a matter of preference.
     
  3. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

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    i like redsn0w better..but im confused by what thelastinist means by partition size....your partitioning the iphone hard drive...but what goes on that partition? just the pwned filesystem, so when u erase all content and settings, that it uses that partition to replace the main partition? im confused. please explain.
     
  4. dhlizard macrumors G4

    dhlizard

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    #5
    The system partition is used just for the phone OS and a few Cydia programs and libraries. I always set mine at 695M which is more than enough.

    That's it.

    PT does offer the option to increase that partition size.
     
  5. thelatinist macrumors 603

    thelatinist

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    The system partition is mounted at /. It contains everything that's not in your user partition (see below). I believe the default on a 3GS it's somewhere around 500 MB. I set mine at 768 to be safe after hearing that some people had trouble with the smaller system partition. Mine currently has 483 MB used.

    The user partition contains all the rest of the space in your NOR Flash, and is mounted at /private/var/. This is the part of your file system that contains all you media files, App Store apps and most of your Cydia apps.
     

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