1. goliath6900's Avatar
    this will be my first time jailbreaking. i have an iphone 3gs with 3.1.2. here is what i want to do. jailbreak using blackra1n and unlock using blacksnow. am i on the right track? however i want to back up my iphone before jailbreaking. as i understand, tinyumbrella does this. please help if all is correct. just want to make sure before i proceed. thanks.
    2010-07-31 07:13 AM
  2. Simtech's Avatar
    tinyumbrella only stores SHSH blobs for the current firmware version (4.0.1)

    You just need to sync your phone with iTunes, then do as you said. Then you can restore from backup when finished.
    2010-07-31 07:56 AM
  3. goliath6900's Avatar
    got it. thanks

    one last question, i dont have an at&t sim. it will be the firstime i'll be turning on the iphone. just waiting for a full charge. once i turn it on and connect it to USB, do i just execute blackra1n after itune sync? would i be able to sync without the sim card? thanks.
    Last edited by goliath6900; 2010-07-31 at 09:39 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2010-07-31 09:17 AM
  4. Will13's Avatar
    If it's activated then yes, also use ultrasn0w not blacksn0w
    2010-07-31 11:09 AM
  5. goliath6900's Avatar
    thanks. i'll use utrasno0w. just out of curiosity, whats wrong with blacksn0w? thanks for the reply.
    2010-07-31 11:48 AM
  6. Will13's Avatar
    I don't think you can even use blacksn0w anymore, plus I know ultrasn0w is up to date
    2010-07-31 11:58 AM
  7. goliath6900's Avatar
    i see. thanks for the info. supposing the iphone is not yet activated, can i still jailbreak it?
    2010-07-31 12:07 PM
  8. Will13's Avatar
    I don't know, but why can't you activate it? (other then the fact you don't have a valid sim for it)
    2010-07-31 12:12 PM
  9. goliath6900's Avatar
    i bought it from ebay and just received it shipped from US today. i live asia and do not have an at&t sim card. i'm out right now. i left it charging when i left and have not turned it on yet. i'll find out when i get home later if the seller activated it after she restored it. would it need activation every time you restore it? thanks.
    2010-07-31 01:00 PM
  10. Will13's Avatar
    Yeah it will need activating, so it looks like you need to get a AT&T sim some how..
    2010-07-31 01:35 PM
  11. goliath6900's Avatar
    really? i used to have an at&t sim card. my brother left one when he took a vacation. hopefully i find it. would it still work even though the sim card is not active anymore? thanks.
    2010-07-31 02:33 PM
  12. Will13's Avatar
    I can't answer that cause I've never had a USA iPhone or AT&T sim, but I've activated mine before with a un-activated sim
    2010-07-31 02:40 PM
  13. goliath6900's Avatar
    i see. thanks. will try it tomorrow. hopefully i can get it to work. thanks.
    2010-07-31 03:29 PM
  14. thecrunked's Avatar
    An inactive sim will work fine, but you don't need an Att sim card at all. Phonebook cards, used to transfer contacts from phone to phone will activate it. They cost like 2 dollars at electronic stores like radioshack. Also I don't remember the name, but there are sim cards u can buy online that will activate Att phones.

    Also, def use ultrasn0w, blacksn0w is old and buggy.

    U shud back up ur phone in iTunes, by right clicking it in the devices icon and hitting backup.

    And if your shah blobs arnt already on file with cydia, then u will only be able to get blobs for 4.1, so if you need to restore, u will have to upgrade. My advice is to build urself a jailbroken 4.1 with pwnagetool or sn0wbreeze.
    Last edited by thecrunked; 2010-07-31 at 07:05 PM.
    2010-07-31 06:57 PM
  15. Will13's Avatar
    You sure, because I thought it would come up with invalid sim?
    2010-07-31 07:06 PM
  16. thecrunked's Avatar
    It works. It was even a headliner on mmi front page a week or two ago
    2010-07-31 07:25 PM
  17. Will13's Avatar
    Oh cool, least that's good news for the OP
    2010-07-31 07:30 PM
  18. goliath6900's Avatar
    thank you guys for the info. fortunately, the seller left her at&t simcard whewww!! already did the jailbreak in less than a minute with blackra1n and unlock using the ultrasn0w, thanks for the tip!!! i clicked "make my life easier" but it still says "pending rss". if i use pwnage tool, can i backup my current 3.1.2? so that if anything should go wrong, i can restore it? and each time i hook it up to my laptop it says itunes new firmware. is this the 4.01 firmware? or just an updated version of itunes for iphone coz my itunes on laptop is already updated. thanks again.
    2010-08-01 03:28 AM
  19. Will13's Avatar
    Don't update, it's new fw for your phone, and just to be safe download tinyumbrella and save your shsh blobs with that

    Edit: forgot, you won't be able to save them now the sighing window as gone
    Last edited by Will13; 2010-08-01 at 02:24 PM.
    2010-08-01 02:21 PM
  20. goliath6900's Avatar
    thanks. what about the "make my life easier?" i did this roughly 20 hours ago and until now it says pending rss.
    1. does this mean that my shsh did not push through?
    2. if i restore now, would it still be 3.1.2?
    3. or if i back it up now with 3.1.2 using itunes and accidentally update to 4.01, would i be able to revert to 3.1.2 that made on my back up?
    4. would pwnage work if i make a custom backup now for 3.1.2? and update to 4.01 and go back to 3.1.2? any way to back up my current 3.1.2?

    the way i understand it is if i use pwnage to create a custom firmware, like right now with my 3.1.2, i can always restore back even if i accidentally update to 4.0 or 4.01. is this right?

    forgive me asking, i'm still learning. thanks again for the help
    Last edited by goliath6900; 2010-08-01 at 03:56 PM.
    2010-08-01 03:52 PM
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