Trouble jailbreaking my iPhone 3G

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by tjlmbklr1, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. tjlmbklr1 macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2010
    Hello extreme newbie here. So new in fact that I am not sure if I am supposed to be posting here since I do not own a Mac. I am a PC guy but do own a iPhone. This will be a long post so I do apologize, but I feel it all needs to be said to better understand my issue(s). The first thing I did when I got my shiny new iPhone home was to figure out how to jailbreak it.

    A quick Google search and I was on my way. I ended up using Blackra1n since it was not only the first I found, but it claimed to be the easiest, and easy it was.

    Some time later I had a issue where my iPhone would not boot up. So knowing it was still under warranty I went to the Apple store to have it looked at. Well they ended up restoring it which at the time was to 3.1.3. I was on 3.1.2. I knew that my jailbreak would be lost but I was willing to deal with it.

    So I return home and start Googling again but this time searching for tips on rolling back firmware since at the time no 3.1.3 jailbreak was available. It took some time but I eventually successfully rolled back to 3.1.2 and blackra1ned again to jailbreak.

    My issues were every time I tried doing the shift + restore (MAC I believe is Alt + Restore) to chose my file I would be met with an error during the firmware loading. 1600, 1601, and so on. That was about a month ago so I didn't track what the errors all were. Also I cannot recall what I eventually did to get the firmware successfully loaded. So once again I used Blackra1n to jailbreak.

    Now the issue I am having other issues which lead me to restore once again. My other PC which I primarily sync with my iPhone would not recognize the phone (in iTunes). LONG story short the same thing was happening on my laptop too. So I restored but this time I did it to what I thought was 3.1.3 since I knew that there are now jailbreaks for that version. But I was surprised to know that I now have 4.0....DOH!

    So once again I have tried every way possible to re-jailbreak to no avail. First I tried Sn0wbreeze. I successfully create the new ipsw file to my desktop but I am met over and over again with the same errors during restore. Mostly 1600 and 1601. I tried my other PC (which at least it syncs on that one now). And yes I have tried rebooting.

    So I see one of 2 options here: Either roll back to 3.1.3 (or 3.1.2) and re-jailbreak or make the latest 4.0 ipsw file created with Sn0wbreeze work.

    I am all ears!

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Imsuperjp macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2010
  3. tjlmbklr macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2010
    Sorry, I failed to leave that out. I did try that too. I haven't tried that one on both PC's though. I will report back in 10-15 minutes to tell you if it work.

    Sorry, I failed to leave that out. I did try that too. I haven't tried that one on both PC's though. I will report back in 10-15 minutes to tell you if it worked.


    Well in a round about way redsn0w worked on my other PC. When I went to the link I found via google the website it took me to had a link that was dead. So once again google is my friend. I found it else where but that helped me because where I found it had a tip for me:

    I had this problem, which I posted about on here.

    The way to fix it is:

    - Do a clean restore to 4.0 via DFU mode and iTunes
  4. lokster macrumors 6502


    Feb 7, 2010
    stay away from sn0wbreeze and do it with redsn0w.

    3.1.2 is really old firmware, there is a jailbreak available for 3.1.3 and 4.0 i suggest you go for 4.0 if you find it slow for your taste you can roll back to 3.1.3.

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