Where do we stand with the new "jailbreak resistant" iPhone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by thundermustard, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. thundermustard macrumors regular

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    I have a replacement iPhone on the way.
    I am hoping as per Apple's normal procedure I get a refrub that does was built prior to the 37th week of the year.
    But if I don't, does BlackSn0w work on those? If not, what are my hopes for jailbreaking someday?
    Any chance the refurb could have been given the new boot rom?
     
  2. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Blackra1n will jailbreak phones with the new version of iBoot. It is a tethered jailbreak, however, so the phone will not be able to boot on its own, but will need to be booted by connecting it to a computer and re-running blackra1n. There is no news on the potention for a new hack for iBoot.
     
  3. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    No one knows for sure until it happens. Many OSes were supposed to be uncrackable until they were hacked.
     
  4. FastangV6 macrumors regular

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    still waiting for someone to figure out how to do an untethered jb. hopefully now that blacksn0w is out and the unlock is public, the focus can turn to the new devices...
     
  5. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

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    are refurbd iphone 3Gs coming with the new BootRom? or is it just 3GSes?
     
  6. thundermustard thread starter macrumors regular

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    My replacement phone is from week number 41 which I understand is with the new boot rom.
    Anyway to verify that it is?
     
  7. FastangV6 macrumors regular

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    i can't confirm from personal experience, but I have read on this forum and the dev team blog that the 3G (not ) has not yet had the new bootrom issues.
     
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  10. thundermustard thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thankfully Apple is greedy enough to ship old refurbs to replace dead iPhones rather than new ones out of the box.
    I had heard week 37 was the cutoff, then someone mentioned 40 now my week number 41 pushes that number out farther.
     
  11. thundermustard thread starter macrumors regular

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    So just to make it official, week 41 is at the old bootrom and I am now jailbroken without being tethered.
     
  12. FastangV6 macrumors regular

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    I believe the change happened between weeks 37 and 40 and was different depending on which factory produced the phones. Some factories switched at week 37 and some switched several weeks later... So, weeks 36 and before are the only ones that for sure have the old bootrom... You are taking a chance with weeks 37 and after.
     
  13. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    No one has reported any 3G phones with new bootrom as far as I have read.
     
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  15. thundermustard thread starter macrumors regular

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    I found that if you go into DFU mode then go to System Profiler (on a Mac) it tells you the bootrom number. That is how I found my week 41 iPhone was on the old bootrom.
    I don't know what happens if you try and use Pwnage on it, does it give you an error?
     

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