update 2G to 3.1.2 from 1.1.4 ? -complicated-

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by macordiefool, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. macordiefool macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2009
    Canada eh!
    I asked a similar question before but thought I needed to be more specific as no matter where I looked I could not seem to get a solid answer.
    The specifics are:

    2G running 1.1.4 with a 04.04.05 baseband previously unlocked and jailbroken using pwnage 2.0.
    I am experiencing problems with the phone freezing several times a day.

    Should I upgrade to 3.1.2 considering the previous jailbreak, unlock etc? or do I understand correctly that this will also update my baseband and therefore make it impossible to unlock again?
    Or should I option restore and choose restore from backup?
    Since it was unlocked with pwnage will it remain unlocked after a restore or update?
    I also read to never restore from a backup.
    Is blackra1n an option or even necessary with previous pwnage jailbreak?

    I have read all the tutorials possible BUT I have come across the occasional comment about the previous pwnage possibly causing an issue and an upgraded baseband being a nightmare.

    So considering all the facts, what should I do?
    btw I am running the latest itunes on a mac if it matters

    Once again a sincere thank you to all.
  2. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

    Aug 28, 2009
    The baseband on an original iPhone hasn't been updated since the iPhone 3G came out.

    Go for your life. Pwnage tool should work fine.
  3. superflush macrumors 6502a

    Apr 6, 2009
  4. Pared macrumors 65816

    Oct 19, 2007
    Yes, blackra1n complicates things...

    This gets mentioned as you post a 14 step guide as opposed to a 3 step guide....
  5. superflush macrumors 6502a

    Apr 6, 2009
    it is more complicated because you need to use blackra1n to jailbreak, and then another program to unlock.
    If you use Pwnage Tool, it is just one program, and you restore the custom ipsw in iTunes.
  6. Pared macrumors 65816

    Oct 19, 2007
    Installing something off Cydia =/= complicated.
  7. superflush macrumors 6502a

    Apr 6, 2009
    Look, I don't come here to get in an argument about jailbraking methods.
    I don't care. Do whatever you want.
  8. Pared macrumors 65816

    Oct 19, 2007
    No one was arguing. A disagreement does not constitute an argument.

    Either way, the OP has more options and that's always good. They win.
  9. macordiefool thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2009
    Canada eh!
    Blackra1n even after unlock?

    Thanks for the help.
    I followed the link enoC gave me and it had a warning as follows
    "Note: Do not update your iPhone to OS 3.1.2 yet if it is jailbroken or unlocked on firmware 3.1. Wait for the new jailbreaking and unlocking tools before updating your device or you may loose the capability to jailbreak or unlock your device in the future. You have been warned!"

    That sounds like a bad idea.Has this been fixed? It is difficult to determine (for me)what is up to date and what isn't.

    I am sure it is a lot easier than I am making it.
    Thanks again for the fantastic forum.
  10. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    1) this has been fixed.
    2) it never applied to your 2G iPhone to begin with.
    3) just download blackra1n and run it. Then use the new app "blackrain" on your springboard to install Cydia. Finally, use Cydia to install Bootneuter. Run BootNeuter and set the unlock toggle to unlocked.

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