Redsnow OR Pwnage?

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  1. xpsm1730 macrumors regular

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    Upgrading to 3.0 (running on T-mobile)

    Instructions say upgrade via i-tunes then Jailbrake with Redsnow OR Pwnage.... which is better/easier/safer?

    Thanks
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Easier...definately redsn0w .0.7.2 (either for Mac or Windoze) It's just about idiot proof.

    Be sure and back up you phone both before and after upgrading to 3.0
    When using redsn0w, don't install Icy, some are having trouble with it
    After JB, use Cydia to get Ultrasn0w.

    iClarified has a full tutorial, and there are others.

    Get one, read it and follow directions to the letter.
     
  3. xpsm1730 thread starter macrumors regular

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    How do I backup the phone?
     
  4. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Hit the "SYNC" button in iTunes....

    Also, you mention you are on T-Mob.

    Don't forget to disable 3G before running Ultrasn0w (as T-Mob doesn't support 3G on iPhone, or so I have read)
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Redsnow is easier.
    Right click on the iphone thru itunes and select backup.
     
  6. Spidesol macrumors member

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    Don't listen to these guys! Pwnage tool is the best way to go if you have a mac. I used it and it worked perfect! I tried redsnow first and it didn't work do to too many bugs. Use pwnage tool it has an easy step by step guide to help you get your device jailbroken.
     
  7. xpsm1730 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So do i need to disable 3g before I start the entire process?

    I currently have it on and its been working fine.
     
  8. xpsm1730 thread starter macrumors regular

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    cheers

    it says backup is complete

    where will these files be saved? how can i access them - i cant see anything new on my itunes
     
  9. Rock Lee macrumors newbie

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    What type of errors were you getting w/ redsnow? I get an error 10 when I try to restore using 3.0 w/ iTunes.
     
  10. xpsm1730 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Anyone?
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    It might be working but its not using 3G with tmobile anyway :D
    But disable it before installing the hack so it works properly.


     
  12. xpsm1730 thread starter macrumors regular

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    :D

    how do i check backup? it says backup complete but i dont see anything new on itunes
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    They're saved somewhere in your itunes folder. You dont need to acess them.
    Once you restore and jailbreak your iphone it will then ask you when you plug it into itunes if you want to setup as a new phone or restore from backup created on 6-23-2009 etc....
    Choose restore from backup to put back all your settings and contact numbers.


     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You cant see it but its there for when you'll need it :D


     
  15. xpsm1730 thread starter macrumors regular

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    fantastic - thanks
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Good luck.
    Its pretty simple after you jailbreak and install ultrasnow thru cydia.
    There was a few issues setting up internet acess and MMS messanging and putting the right settings for Tmobile but once you set them up you're good to go.
     
  17. xpsm1730 thread starter macrumors regular

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    itunes has been downloading the 3.0 update for 15 min now ... still going

    is it that big?

    ZzZzZz
     
  18. Interseb macrumors newbie

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    Trying to hack my iPhone 3G with a Mac running OSX 10.5.6 i have to say neither solution is idiot proof.
    OSX does not let me enter DFU mode and i would have to install a lot of extra stuff or beg one of my Windows-using friends to let me install hacking software on his PC to make it work.

    Why does the Def team launch 2 different programs which are both not working for most Mac users ?
     
  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    230MB
    If your internet connection is slow then it could take a while.
    It took me a few minutes on a 20 Mbps FIOS connection.

     
  20. boyced macrumors member

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    I used quickpwn on the beta's of 3.0 and this worked fine.

    I used pwnage tool on 3.0 and the phones running a bit slow now, good 1 second between pressing the home button and springboard showing.

    Might try re-doing using redsn0w when I have time.
     
  21. crashnburn macrumors 6502

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    Which side does the consensus stand as of now?

    Pwnage or Redsnow?

    PS: I am going from 8GB iPhone 2G 2.2 to 3.1.2 or 3.1.3.
     
  22. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Seriously? There are lots of threads on this, no need to bump TWO old ones.

    With a 2G you can go to the dev team blog and read what they say. I'm pretty sure you can just update to 3.1.2/3 and use Redsn0w or blackra1n.

    Someone else can probably confirm.
     
  23. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    I used PwnageTool last night. I had previously been jailbroken on redsn0w. I had a few problems with it. Personally, I found it a bit buggy. I'm hoping Pwnage is a bit better.
     
  24. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    PwnageTool will preserve your baseband (irrelevant to owners of 2G phones) and allow you to customize the system partition size (probably unnecessary). Other than that, I know of no reason to prefer PwnageTool to redsn0w.
     

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