Trying to jailbreak iPhone 3g on new MBP

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by gatortone, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. gatortone macrumors newbie

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    I got my iPhone 3g last night, and I'm trying to jailbreak using Pwnage on my aluminum Macbook Pro. Unfortunately, after I get to the DFU mode, iTunes doesn't recognize the iPhone. I get an error 2100. I did a search and googled it and it seems some people are having the same issue but I haven't found a resolution yet. I think it has something to do with the new MBPs. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.
     
  2. Vonswanko macrumors regular

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  3. Tucko macrumors newbie

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    What is the difference between just jailbreaking iPhone and fully unlock like the one I am trying from http://www.iphone-sim-unlock.com
    I thought its better to fully unlock it than just jailbreak it. Am I wrong?
    Jaibreaking means that you can use other than apple software vs. unlock which means you can use your iphone on any network
    :confused:
     
  4. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Software Unlock is not possible on iPhone 3G. Unlock can corrupt the baseband voiding warranty and bricking iPhone.

    Jailbreak is 100% safe, reversible and opens the device to third-party applications. Some of my favorites are PdaNet and Cycorder. Many people do it for Winterboard alone; I discovered it slowed things down too much though.

    Seems that either the build of 10.5.5 only on new machines isn't playing nice with PwnageTool. Have you tried PwnageTool AND QuickPwn? I hope it isn't hardware related. Also try different USB ports.
     
  5. gatortone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I gave up trying to update on the MBP. I decided to use my wife's Dell and update it that way. I used Quickpwn for Windows and it worked like a charm! Thanks for everyone's help.
     

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