1. kingofburroughs's Avatar
    I'm going to jailbreak my friend's iPhone 3GS, however it was not previously jailbroken. I've read on the Dev Team Blog and iClarified that if the iPhone 3GS wasn't previously jailbroken, it cannot be jailbroken through PwnageTool. Has this changed? Or is there another way I can go around this?

    I cannot use RedSn0w (not supported on my PowerPC).

    Footnote: Her 3GS iPhone is already updated to 4.0.
    2010-07-21 10:11 PM
  2. neodude237's Avatar
    If it's already on 4.0 and is NOT jailbroken, you are SOL for now, sorry buddy.
    2010-07-21 10:12 PM
  3. kingofburroughs's Avatar
    What if I downgraded to 3.x and jailbroke it via pwnage on that. Then just ran PwnageTool while on 3.x to upgrade and jailbreak to OS4?

    Also is redsn0w a valid option if I used another computer?
    2010-07-21 10:16 PM
  4. neodude237's Avatar
    Since it wasn't previously jailbroken, unless you have your shsh files handy, you're not going to be able to downgrade.
    2010-07-21 10:26 PM
  5. kingofburroughs's Avatar
    She can't just do a manual restore back down to 3.x? And then give me the phone on 3.x?
    2010-07-21 10:28 PM
  6. neodude237's Avatar
    No. Apple requires a verification for the device to upgrade or downgrade, and it does it through a signature check file. (called shsh) You can "save" your shsh files to cydia or locally, but only during the time when the firmware was released; so since 3.1.2/3.1.3 isn't being signed anymore, you can't get the files for your phone to downgrade. If you attempt to downgrade, iTunes will just throw a "this device isn't eligible for the build" error.
    2010-07-21 10:30 PM
  7. kingofburroughs's Avatar
    Ouch -_-...well thank you for your help.

    Apparently a new version of Spirit coming soon is going to find a way around this?

    Any news of a release date?
    2010-07-21 10:34 PM
  8. drog92's Avatar
    Ouch -_-...well thank you for your help.

    Apparently a new version of Spirit coming soon is going to find a way around this?

    Any news of a release date?
    nope.... no one knows..... just keep following the devs or the spirit site and you will find out when it is released....
    2010-07-21 10:46 PM
  9. kingofburroughs's Avatar
    Kayyy. Thank you both. :]
    2010-07-21 10:53 PM
  10. drog92's Avatar
    Kayyy. Thank you both. :]
    anything else you need help with you can PM me and i will see what i can do.... have a good day
    2010-07-21 10:56 PM
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