Will this still work? (downgrading question)

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jaeshellz, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. jaeshellz macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2004
    So after adding an "untrusted" source from my jailbroken iphone, it started freezing and restarting so i had to reboot, start from scratch and i updated it with 1.1.3

    Now i bought this phone within a month or so of launch...I originally jailbroke it by using the 1.1.2 method when the 1.1.2 firmware first came out, if u dont' kno what i'm talking about, i posted the guid below.

    Anyway i just want to know, since i don't really like 1.1.3 all that much, can I just essentially reboot and put my phone in factory settings and follow the same guide? I have the 1.1.1. ipsw and the 1.1.2 ipsw.

    I was going to wait till this whole sdk thing but i really miss my themes and 4Balls game! thanks for ur help (i did a search and didn't find a conclusive answer as to whether i can stilll use this method)

    1. Download the 1.1.1 ipsw firmware file from Apple. If the downloaded file has the extension
    ".zip", please remove it and modify it to end up with a filename ending in _Restore.ipsw

    2. Reboot your iPhone holding the top (power) and home buttons BUT release the top button 10
    seconds into it (right after the screen goes dark) and continue to hold the home button until
    iTunes detects the phone in recovery mode. The iPhone screen will appear to be off, but start
    iTunes if not started yet .

    3. Restore your iPhone by pressing and holding the ‘Shift’ key on windows or ‘option’ key on Mac,
    then click ‘restore’ to select the 1.1.1 firmware file you downloaded earlier. The restore should
    go through and errors at the end with error 1015. However you will notice that the iphone is in
    DFU mode with the connect to itunes screen from 1.1.1.

    4. In order to kick the phone out of that mode, start TouchFree by double-clicking "windows.bat"
    on Windows or "jailbreak.jar" in OS X, then click the "Boot from Recovery" button.

    Step 2b: Jailbreaking on iPod Touch or iTunes Activated iPhone

    1. Launch Safari

    2. Visit http://jailbreakme.com, Scroll down to the bottom, click "Install AppSnapp". Safari will
    exit and you'll return to your springboard. Slide to unlock, you are now jailbroken. and are
    able to use Installer.app.

    Step 4: Update to 1.1.2

    1. Connect your device to your computer

    2. Launch iTunes

    3. Choose your device

    4. Click Update
    - If update still shows 1.1.1 as being the newest version, you may download the 1.1.2 from an
    Apple download server and shift-click (PC) or option-click (Mac) on "Check for update" and
    select the update you downloaded.

    - DO NOT CLICK OR SHIFT-CLICK RESTORE: That will wipe the changes OktoPrep made.

    5. Wait forever for your device to update
    Step 5: Jailbreak your iPod Touch or iPhone

    WARNING: If your iPhone is unactivated, it will be factory "hactivated" for you and YouTube enabled.
    If this is not desired behavior, activate your iPhone with iTunes before proceeding.

    1. Close iTunes

    2. Connect your device to your computer

    3. On Windows, double click on windows.bat, on Mac, double click on jailbreak.jar

    4. Follow the on screen instructions.
  2. ajl917 macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2007
    Although you might not care too much for 1.1.3, if jailbreaking is so easy, why not just do that instead of that lengthy process?
  3. jaeshellz thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2004
    do what? I would stay with 1.1.3 if there was a solid way to jailbreak it for ppc mac, but not only that, i heard some of the themes and other apps don't work well on 1.1.3... so i just want to go back to my 1.1.2 jailbroken state.
    I just want to know if that process i posted above will still work?

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