iPhone upgrading from 5.0.1 to 5.1.1 by way of 6.0

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by staffordsarm, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. staffordsarm macrumors newbie

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    Hello all. I hope my question isn't too redundant.

    I currently have a 4 with 5.0.1 that has been jailbroken. I'm hoping to upgrade to 5.1.1 but as most of you certainly know apple has stopped signing that firmware. According to cydia I have blobs for 5.1.1 (and 5.1.1r1, 6.0.1, etc) so should I just upgrade to 6.0 then downgrade to 5.1.1 using RedSn0w?

    Can I be any more certain that I have 5.1.1 blobs? I only ask because i've never had that firmware installed on this phone and I desperately don't want to be stuck with 6.0. I suppose the purpose of this thread is to ask that question.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Why would you want to update to 6.0? And then go back to 5.1.1?
    All you have to do is create a custom 5.1.1 ipsw using redsnow. Stitch your shsh blobs to it and then put the iphone in pwned dfu and restore with itunes by selecting that custom 5.1.1 firmware file.
     
  3. staffordsarm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Or is it possible to upgrade to 5.1.1 without upgrading to 6.0? Is the upgrading to downgrade scheme unnecessary?
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, you can upgrade straight to 5.1.1 since you have blobs.
    No need to go to 6.0 or 6.0.1 at all.
     
  5. staffordsarm, Dec 16, 2012
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    staffordsarm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Didn't know that was a possibility as I have never needed to use redsnow to upgrade. I wasn't sure if I really had the blobs since I never used that firmware but now I know that's not how it works.

    Thanks.
     
  6. dextr3k macrumors 6502

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    I am confused, how are you able to have 5.1.1 and 6.0.1 blobs having never been to those firmwares. If you have and you downgraded then this question would have been asked a long time ago?

    Are you sure you have blobs? or are you not the first owner of this phone and previous person has done upgrades/jb/downgrades?


    but yes, Applejuiced has it pretty much spot on. read 2nd post.
     
  7. staffordsarm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've never downgraded and 5.0.1 is as far as I've gone. How I have the blobs is really the question. I purchased this phone new around a year ago.

    I thought I had to upgrade to 6.0 to downgrade to 5.1.1 because I was ill informed and thought that was the only method to get to 5.1.1 now that apple has stopped signing.
     
  8. dextr3k macrumors 6502

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    Well, only one way to find out. If you truely have the blobs, then you can upgrade to 5.1.1 no problem, if you cant, then someone somewhere is lying to you. They method you said is doable, but its the long way around. You can go straight to 5.1.1.

    Download redsn0w and use it to restore with a custom stitched IPSW.
    devblog:
     
  9. staffordsarm, Dec 16, 2012
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    staffordsarm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    with my iphone connected when I query the cydia server in redsnow it confirms that I have all the blobs that I thought.

    However, and this is where things may get weird, when I manually looked for my ECID with usbview it isn't the same ECID that redsnow auto fills in. When I query with the ECID I pulled off of usbview nothing is known about the device.

    The ECID I pulled off of usbview is 16 digits long while the one that redsnow auto filled is only 13. ECID are supposed to be 16 digits long correct?

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    Another thing too is on redsnow in the window where one would enter the ECID and where mine was filled out automatically it says "The ECID for the iPhone3,1 currently connected is shown below"

    "iPhone3,1"

    OK so I've learned that iPhone3,1 is the internal name for this model. Still which one of the ECIDs is the legit one?
     
  10. dextr3k macrumors 6502

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    I have no clue about the ECID, but the iphone 4 is known in firmwares as the iPhone3,1 so that is correct.

    ninja edit?
     
  11. staffordsarm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No I was just a few seconds faster than you it seems. Anyway I've also since learned that the 16 digit ECID I retrieved is a hexadecimal value while the shorter 13 digit value is not, but they are both the same value though because the hex value converts into the non hex value. I should have realized this sooner.

    This leads me to believe that I do have the blobs I'm told I have and should go forward with the upgrade process. I'll wait it out for a bit.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Cydia saves your shsh blobs automaticly for you. You can also do it manually by using tinyumbrella to keep pulling the shsh blobs that apple is releasing without ever having to install or run that ios version on your iphone.
     
  13. dextr3k macrumors 6502

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    That would explain it. I always thought you had to have cydia installed for the blobs to automatically pull. I didnt know you could get blobs for later ios versions. Good knowledge to know.
     
  14. dhlizard, Dec 17, 2012
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    The firmware on the phone or whether it is jailbroken or not is irrelevant to saving hashes.

    For example, this phone has never been on at least 1/2 the firmware versions listed:
     

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