Restoring 3.1.2, "update and restore".. will this brick my phone?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by charliehustle, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. charliehustle macrumors 6502

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    So I have a 3GS jailbroken with 3.1.2

    I clicked on restore, and it gave me the choice of "restoring and updating"

    when I clicked it, it looked like it was ready to update before restoring..

    what should I do?
     
  2. TMar macrumors 68000

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    What were you trying to do? itunes will only restore to the current available firmware which 3.1.2 no longer is..
     
  3. charliehustle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm sending the phone to apple and they're sending me a refurbished one, so I'm trying to restore so they don't know I jailbroke. I don't care if I end up with iOS4.

    I remember hearing that updating your jailbroken phone will brick it and was wondering if the "update and restore" will brick my phone.

    I'm not sure what process happens first..does it update (which could brick my phone?) or does it restore first..

    I'm not even sure if updating a jailbroken phone will brick it, but for some reason I remember hearing that somewhere..

    thanks..
     
  4. charliehustle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So I did some research and I found out that if I just update to the newest version ios4, my jailbreak will be all gone..

    Just to make sure, can anyone confirm this before I go for it?
     
  5. TMar macrumors 68000

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    Yes, just click restore and let it update. Short of hardware failure you can't brick the phone.
     
  6. charliehustle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks man..
     
  7. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    If that was the case, why would the update and restore buttons be in iTunes.

    Millions of iPhone owners likely restore and/or update everyday.

    Some common sense is in order here.
     

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