restore jb 3GS question

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  1. rustymoped macrumors newbie

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    Somewhat of a noob, be gentle (please use lube on the noob).

    I bought a 3GS from a friend. He did not restore the phone before he gave it to me. I used jailbreakme.com to JB/unlock, but I didn't restore before the JB/unlock. So, I can't sync to get videos/songs to my comp and now I want to.

    It was upgraded to 4.0.1 before the JB/unlock and still has 4.0.1.

    So, what is the best method to restore, then JB/unlock again? If I restore, will the os be downgraded?

    I don't want to brick it.

    thanks in advance!
     
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  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Open up Cydia and look at the top of the page to see if you got shsh saved for firmware 4.0.1
    If not you cannot restore to it.
     
  4. rustymoped thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply, Applejuiced.

    Yes, I says SHSs on file for 4, 4.01, 4.02

    What are the steps to restore, then sync, then JB/Unlock?
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Great.
    You gotta download the official 4.0.1 ipsw.
    Edit your hosts file to redirect to cydias server and then restore your phone thru iTunes. Then kick it out of recovery once done restoring with tinyumbrella.
     
  6. rustymoped thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sounds like high risk ;)

    Do you know of any tuts for this?

    Thanks for all your help.
     
  7. rustymoped thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Or, is there a workaround to get my media on my phone without the restore/reJB?
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Im surprise is not letting you sync your stuff.
    What does it do when you try to do it thru itunes?
    It doesnt ask you to erase everything and sync with the new library?
     
  9. rustymoped thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I get the default warning that everything will be wiped. I don't have a problem with this, but won't this kill my JB? Again, I don't have a problem with that as long as I can re-JB. I just don't want to brick it.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, that wont erase your JB or unlock.
    It will just wipe the music, ringtones, photos and other stuff synced thru itunes.
     
  11. rustymoped thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I guess that seemed to easy.

    So, do I just leave my SIM in? Do I need the original SIM(I have it)?

    Thanks for all the hand-holding!
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lol :D
    Welcome, no the sim wont matter.
    You're just removing the synced content thru itunes, not the OS, JB or unlock.
    You can just leave the sim in.
     
  13. rustymoped thread starter macrumors newbie

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    SWEEEET!

    Like I said, I'm a noob.

    Your help/info has been awesome, thanks so much!
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  15. rustymoped thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I haven't done it yet. Will do it this evening.

    If you never hear from me again, then it blew up ;-)
     

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