Tried iClarified and still no JB

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by cusco, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. cusco macrumors member

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    i've checked the iclarified site and even watched the video on how to JB from 3.0. my iphone 3G came with 3.0 installed and since then, i've been trying to JB. the 3.0 version shows: Version 3.0 (7A339). modem FW: 04.26.08

    the phone is not activated, which i've read that it doesn't need to be activated in order JB.

    having said that, the video shows that from itune, you hold down shift key + restore and then select the "iPhone1,2_3.0_7A341_Restore". but no matter how much i tried, i always see a popup window that shows: The iPhone "xxxx iphone" could not be restored because the firmware file is not compatiable".

    and if i bypass the shift+restore step in the video and just follow the text version, my iphone will still hang on the 3 reboot screen in redsnow 0.7.2 or 0.8.0 version. i thought maybe because i was using vista so it doesn't work and tried it on XP pro and still doesn't work.

    hell, i even put the iphone in DFU first before running redsnow. i put the iphone into DFU by leaving the phone on, and holding down the pwr for 3 sec. till the slide to turn off shows up. then while holding the pwr, i also hold down the home key, till i heard a undock sound from the computer, then i release the power. by then the iphone will be in DFU.

    but even when trying that way, it still hangs on the 3rd reboot in redsnow. i can hear the sound of the iphone being disconnected and reconnected onto the computer for the 3rd reboot, but after that is just hangs. also, i even try to unplug and replug, but still no go.

    am i screwed?
     
  2. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    Try doing DFU mode with iTunes to get the 7A_341 file on it and see what happens. In DFU mode there will be nothing showing on the iPhone screen, it will be dark, and iTunes will tell you the phone needs to be restored. Then you shift-restore and try the file.

    One thing to check - does the filename definitely say "iPhone1,2" and not 2,1 or 1,1? You'd be surprised how many posters on here have got the wrong file by mistake. (Just asking - don't be annoyed with me!!! ;) )
     
  3. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    If it hangs at reboot screen, try unpluging the phone for 2 seconds then plugging it back in.
     
  4. cusco thread starter macrumors member

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    I think this is the correct one. I just copy and paste from the file name of the file. It shows as: iPhone1,2_3.0_7A341_Restore

    so i hope that's correct. but i also tried it your way and still it gives me the same message that it's not compatiable or something. i have the 3G iphone with 3.0, and yet it's not letting me. very frustrating.

    is there a way to back up my existing FW from the iphone? i was told that had i done the first restore, the FW would've been stored onto the computer. then you can restore using the same version of FW with redsnow to work. if you used other versions, it wouldn't work.

    but because i'm not the first owner, how do i go about in backup my 3.0 (7A339) version of the FW?

    i've even tried to upgrade to 3.0.1 and same thing it give me the incompatibility FW message.
     
  5. cusco thread starter macrumors member

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    tried that and still nothing...
     
  6. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    You have the wrong IPSW (I THINK).

    If youre on iphone 3G look for the IPSWs that start with iphone2,1"
     
  7. cusco thread starter macrumors member

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    Mystikal.. do you know where i can find that? do you have the complete file name?
     
  8. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    No no no no no... that is the 3GS.

    3G is definitely 1,2
     
  9. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    Cusco, what's the history of your phone? I ask because I don't think your firmware version was ever a general release, so I am just wondering where it came from, whether the phone's a non-standard prototype, or what.

    And as a follow-up, have you tried going to 3.0.1? that's better anyway as it has the SMS security bug fixed, but no baseband update. You can get it here:
    http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=750

    It's 3.0.1 (3G): iPhone1,2_3.0.1_7A400_Restore.ipsw

    If you get non-compatible with that, then you have a hardware problem for sure - though whether that's non-standard hardware or faulty hardware I don't know.
     
  10. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    In the second post of the first sticky thread on this board there is a complete list of links to download the firmware files.
     

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