Why am I able to reboot my iPhone?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Boesky, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. Boesky macrumors 6502

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    I have a week 40 iPhone, and was told I would need blackra1n to jailbreak. Since this is a tethered jailbreak, if I turn off my phone, I would need to connect it to a computer to reboot it. Yet, I've turned my phone off multiple times, and I can reboot just fine.
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  2. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Have you checked to be certain you have the new boot rom?
     
  3. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    A tethered jailbreak is possible for an iPhone 3GS with newer iBoot, but I wasn't aware that any tools were released yet. Do you have a 3GS or a 3G and if it's a 3GS, what version of iBoot are you running?

    More info at: http://iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=5560
     
  4. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    The tool has been out for awhile. He is wondering how his is booting untethered though.
     
  5. iPhone 62S macrumors 6502a

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    You probably don't have the new iBoot then.
     
  6. Boesky thread starter macrumors 6502

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  8. iPhone-power macrumors 6502a

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    OP never replied which model he has.

    For all we know he has a 3G which doesn't have the new bootrom.
     
  9. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Nope, most of us know he has a 3GS.
     
  10. iPhone-power macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like an assumption to me but he will not be the first to post with a week 40 3GS phone with the old bootrom. Lucky person !
     
  11. longstrider macrumors newbie

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    Week 40 16g 3gs. I never checked the boot rom and jailbroke with blackra1n. To my surprise, when I rebooted, there was no need to tether. When I let the battery run down to nothing, there was no need to tether to reboot. I was lucky and beat the odds, unless the odds were on my side and not too many 40's had the new boot rom. Either way, it makes me happy.
     
  12. iPhone-power macrumors 6502a

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    Some 3GS phones got the new bootrom in the 37th week. Depends on which factory.
     
  13. og1 macrumors regular

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    i just got a week 41 with the old one, so id say this is a definite YMMV
     
  14. Boesky thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is there a way I can rejailbreak with a better jailbreak now?
     
  15. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    What do you mean? A better jailbreak? Jailbroken is jailbroken. You can jailbreak with blackra1n or you can jailbreak with PwnageTool; either will get you jailbroken.
     

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