What is the Order... I am missing the order of things

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by pectin232, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. pectin232 macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2008
    I have a iPhone 3GS 32GB just today. I am confused with how to JB it. Do I need to restore the iPhone firmware 3.1.2 before using blackra1n? Why? The firmware is already 3.1.2 why do I need to restore the firmware then? Or is there a JB 3.1.2 firmware? please advise... how do I JB this... and will it affect my iTouch on iTunes then when syncing them? thanks
  2. iPhone-power macrumors 6502a

    Nov 12, 2009
    If you have a new 3GS, you probably have the new bootrom which means you will have a tethered jailbreak. Everytime you need to reboot or restart your phone, you will have to have a computer, USB cable and copy of Blackra1n to restart the phone. If not, the phone will not come back on at all.

    You should do plenty of reading and research and be sure you want to get into that handicap.

    And if your phone already has the 3.1.2 firmware, you do not need to restore it. Those instructions are for people with previosly JB phones on lower firmware.
  3. scirica macrumors 68020


    May 13, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    Do a search to find out how to determine your bootrom level. If you are at a level that requires a tethered jailbreak, I'd say forget it. That would be way to frustrating the first time you have to reboot or turn off your phone away from your computer (assuming you need your phone to function as a phone).

    Good luck, do your research.
  4. pectin232 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2008
    What do you mean by determine your bootrom level? Do I have to do that in order to jailbreak?
  5. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

    Mar 18, 2008
    Bracknell UK

    But as explained above, there is a new Bootrom on recent iPhone 3GS's. If you have the new Bootrom, you have a big problem with jailbreaking.

    The problem is this - if you jailbreak, then once you turn off the phone you will have to connect it to your computer to be able to turn it on again.

    The same will be true if your battery runs out. In fact, every time your phone is turned off, you will need to reconnect to your computer.

    This is called a "tethered jailbreak". You can learn more by searching this forum for "tethered jailbreak".
  6. iPhone-power macrumors 6502a

    Nov 12, 2009
    It seems the OP is just glossing over the tethered jailbreak issue.

    Likely his next post will be that he just JB his 3GS, but when it restarts it's in recovery mode.
  7. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    I would like to clarify that you will be able to put it in sleep mode using the power button. I rarely actually turn off my phone. It's now been up for almost six days without reboot. And that reboot was only because I upgraded Mobile Substrate, something that could easily have been delayed until I was near a computer.
  8. pectin232 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2008
    I am going to be away for a short time.. do I need to have iTunes installed on a Netbook I use with XP or Vista with BlackRa1n? or any laptop with just BlackRa1n only or I need to have iTunes 8.0-9.0 installed on the laptop as well. advise? Thanks..
  9. wase4711 macrumors regular

    Jan 30, 2009
    do the research before you do ANYTHING...
    Obviously, you dont have a CLUE about what you are getting into, so before you come here asking all sorts of questions, spend some time researching this on Google before you go any further..
  10. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit

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