Should I JB and if so which process

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mbrokerny, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. mbrokerny macrumors newbie

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    3GS, 359.3 bootrom, 4.1(8B117) 05.14.02 modem.

    Please confirm Im correct- I cannot unlock at this point in time with my setup.

    I want 4.2. If I upgrade using itunes, will it also upgrade my modem? Does it matter if the modem is upgraded?

    Is there a custom ipsw that installs 4.2 but does not UG the modem?

    Please list pros/cons of upgrading vs jailbreaking

    thanks
     
  2. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    If you have a Mac, then pwnage tool has always been MY best experience.
     
  3. mbrokerny thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately- Hi im a PC
     
  4. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    I find Redsn0w works pretty well for a 4.1 untethered jailbreak. If you want to upgrade to 4.2.1, you can. You will just have to use the new Greenpois0n RC 6 to do it. If you upgrade to 4.2.1, your baseband will update to 5.15.04 rather than the 5.14 you are on, but it doesn't matter because neither basebands are (or will be) unlockable. If you wish to unlock, you will need to upgrade your baseband to 6.15.00 which is the one from the iPad and you will do this using Redsn0w. The only downsides are that you will lose GPS functionality and it will be very hard to restore to stock Apple firmware.
     
  5. mbrokerny thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im not using Greenpois0n again, last time it f'ed up my iphone. Is there an expected rednow 4.2 jb soon?
     
  6. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    Well you could run Redsn0w tethered... Another option (for Mac users) is the new Pwnagetool that was just released recently.

    EDIT: I've seen good results from jailbreaking tethered with RS and then running GP over it to untether it.
     
  7. Leet Apple macrumors 6502a

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    Have You Tried doing the Tethered Redsn0w then Running Greenpois0n over it?
     
  8. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    Look up two posts. :p
     
  9. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Greenp0ison on a mac at least is a really effective 4.2.1 jailbreak. I haven't had any complaints so far.
     
  10. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a

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    Greenpois0n worked great for me and it was my first time jailbreaking. Go for it.
     
  11. Chone macrumors 65816

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    sn0wbreeze (windows only) also updated to untether jailbreak 4.2.1
     
  12. mbrokerny thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How is the new Sn0wbreeze? Is it stable?

    Will it erase all my stuff(music pics texts etc)?
     
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