Strange and new (to me) jailbreak problem.

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mutebychoice, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. mutebychoice macrumors newbie

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    hey guys, first of all hi, I'm new in these parts but I've been breakin Iphones for awhile,anyways I've got a 3gs that i'm curretnly using with iboot 359.3, not 359.3.2 just to clarify before somebody asks haha. anyways I jailbroke it like two days ago and all has been well and working fine until earlier tonight I was in the middle of recording my wife snoring with the cam and the screen pixelated(kinda) got some wierd horizontal and vertical color lines and then rebooted into dfu mode, sleep and home button got it to come back up and work for a minute and then it did the same thing, then i got it to work again and it did the same wierd thing again all three times it seemed to be triggered at random, IE not during just video or not during launch of apps, just random, I tryed deleting loopt mix as thats the only app I had downloaded since earlier today when it wasn't having the problem and it still had the problem. so I restored it with the 3gs ipsw and then did a full reset, erase all setings and data, and then re jailbroke, within about 2 minutes of getting everything up and running it did the same thing. as of right now I restored with ipsw, reset all settings and data, and then restored again. so its just a bare bones iphone with nothing but stock apple FW and such on it right now and it seems to be working fine, however I dont have any more time tonight to eff with it, if anybody knows whats goin on or has had similar problems please help me out, I was ok with no JB for awhile but then once i went back to JB its like night and day. I can't deal with no jailbreak haha. anyways hope this isn't too noobish and I've tryed to be as informative as possible. on a much better note, Hello to all and I atleast hope my problem helps somebody in the future perhaps.feel free to email me with suggestions or any known fixes but please refrain from flaming me too bad hehe


    update:just did it again on stock fw and im getting angry, after all the wipes, and such can apple tell its previously been JB'd? thinkin its about time for a replacement
     
  2. NathanA macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, sounds like defective hardware. :( Hopefully your replacement will also have the old bootloader.

    And no, Apple will not be able to tell that it has been jailbroken if you restore it with stock Apple firmware.

    -- Nathan
     
  3. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

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    uh...you're wrong there. apple can tell. the only way to completely get rid of all jailbreaking data, is to do a dfu restore. google how to get your phone into dfu mode, then click restore on itunes. then you can get it fixed.
     
  4. mutebychoice thread starter macrumors newbie

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    haha thanks guys, and yeah I've done a dfu restore a few times already on it just due to it crashing into dfu mode,which was really odd but oh well. I've got an appointment at the apple store today, i'm just hopeful I can reproduce the error there so they dont try and tell me its fixed, I live about 60 miles away and my wife hates the drive but not enough to just stay home, only enough to complain the whole time we're drivin there haha.
     
  5. mutebychoice thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok guys new update, alright today I used the phone all day no problem, the wierd crash or whatever didn't occur at all, thinking its hardware related, and thus not related to Jailbreaking I decided that maybe the issue causing it was a certain usb port on my computer or possibley a problem with the itunes on my pc or something. so deciding to take a flyer and try it once more and see what happens. well the jb goes fine, gets done and restarts a few times with cydia updating and such, I install winterboard appsync and a repo, sinfuliphonerepo.com and the glasklart theme, before the glasklart theme could be applied the problem occured, now I know it unequivocally has to be something to do with the way my phone is behaving post JB, so what i want to know is anybody else having problems with any of these things? I know i'll probably be told its sinful because their repo is baaaad news or whatever but I've used their repo for awhile and a ton of people do so I doubt its that exclusively, either way i'm headed to apple because it did happen once on the stock firmware on the offchance that its just some way this particular hardware(this phone) is interacting post JB. i'm at a loss any similar situations or insight?
     
  6. NathanA macrumors 6502a

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    Uhh...that's what I said.

    -- Nathan
     
  7. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

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    u said "restore" i said "dfu restore" a regular restore and a dfu restore are two totally different things. a regular restore keeps some info, a dfu restore erases all of it.
     
  8. NathanA macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, of course it needs to be initiated while in DFU mode. You aren't going to get very far with the restore to regular Apple firmware if it isn't in DFU mode. So this goes without saying.

    The point is that if you load the original, unmodified Apple firmware back on, Apple can't tell that you jailbroke it in the past, because the jailbreak is completely software-based and you've just erased it all.

    -- Nathan
     

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