Will there ever be a non-tethered jb for 3gs?

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  1. tmatthews14 macrumors regular

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    I've been reading around about the 3gs jb. Like I said in some of my earlier posts, i'm new to the 3gs, and i now finally have mine downgraded to 3.1.2 and jb, and all that jazz.... anyways... I was under the impression that a tethered jailbreak happens at first with all 3gs f/w upgrades, UNTIL they can pwn the iBoot. But today I have been reading around, and I'm starting to get the impression that if you have a new iBoot you will always have a tethered jb (well, for now at least). is that right?
    My question (summed up) is... is the new iBoot ALWAYS a tethered jb, or does the iBoot get a new pwn everytime a new update comes out?
    I hope my question makes sense.
    Thanks.
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    There's a good guide on tethered JB on here floating around.
     
  3. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Yes, if you have the new bootrom, you will have a tethered jailbreak until some exploit is found (if one is found).
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Maybe, maybe not.
    We can't tell what the future jailbreak hacks may hold.
     
  5. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Ever is a very long time. There is no way for us to know what some clever hacker may discover. All we can say is that there is currently no prospect for one, and that it is best not to make plans based on hopes.
     
  6. irthy macrumors member

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  7. Cortezbanks macrumors 6502

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    That's just mean
     
  8. tmatthews14 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I realize nobody knows if there will be an exploit for it.
    All I wanted to know was if my phone will be tethered until that point.
    So far a tethered jb isnt that bad... but it sure would be nice to be able to turn my phone off. :)
    thanks for the responses.
    Anyone have an old bootrom'd 3gs they'd be wanting to sell? ;) haha
     
  9. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    So you want to know if your phone will be tethered until the untethered JB is available?

    I agree with you... nobody knows.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes
    Or untethered if you restore to stock firmware.
     
  11. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Actually, we can be 100% certain that the phone will be tethered until the untethered jailbreak is available. How could it be untethered before then? :confused:
     
  12. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    You can get one from Ebay or Craigslist.

    I have bought 2 old bootrom 3GS phones that way, one for me, one for my wife. Then clean up your current one and sell it after you find one with the older bootrom.
     
  13. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Unless.... They somehow found a way to downgrade the bootrom. Then you would, in theory, have an untethered JB before an exploit is found. :D

    But now I'm just being difficult. ;)

    *NOTE* I am in no way referring that this is even possible. Before someone starts asking how you downgrade your bootrom, it was only hypothetical.
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    True, but I dont think thats possible.
     
  15. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Me neither. I'm pretty sure that would really go against the definition of ROM (Read Only Memory). :p
     
  16. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    OK, now I can see a dozen new threads "How to downgrade 3GS baseband"
     
  17. DEE9299 macrumors 6502a

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    are the bootroms completely random in the 3gs or wuld if go by the week and year it was made? also is there another way to find it out other then putting the phone into DFU mode I just bought a week 37 build 3gs and would like untethered....although i never turn my phone off
     
  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Oh No :D
     
  19. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Different factories switched during different weeks.

    Just put you phone in DFU mode and check it. Only way to know for sure with week 37 phone.

    Check bootrom, Mac or PC
     
  20. raven77 macrumors member

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    I'm a little confused on this tethering stuff...
    I have a jailbroken 3GS and I can turn it off or reboot it as much as I want without "tethering" it to my laptop.
    Is mine magic?
     
  21. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Just search tethered jailbreak and bootrom.
     
  22. raven77 macrumors member

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    Nah, I'll just go on not knowing...
    thanks.
    lol
     
  23. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    tethered jailbreak and tethering are 2 different things.

    Your 3GS obviously has the old bootrom, so the tethered jailbreak doesn't effect you.
     
  24. raven77 macrumors member

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    Thanks!
    I know what tethering is, but from what I read I thought a tethered jailbreak meant you had to tether to a laptop running the jailbreak software in order to reboot your phone.
    Either way I'm glad I don't have to do that.
    :)
     

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