solved: 3GS, new bootrom, 3.1.2, BB 5.11.07 stuck on recovery mode on first JB try
Hi everybody, first post here :)
Some friend asked me to jailbreak his week-ago-bought iPhone 3GS. I quickly checked it, and it had iPhone OS 3.1.2 with baseband 5.11.07, so it was just a simple blackra1n install and make it ra1n issue.
However, after the "waiting for reboot" it never rebooted. When it did (soft-resetted as I recall), I just got the recovery mode (plug into iTunes screen).
I tried again leaving it over 6 hours and still nothing happened. Blackra1n just keep saying it will wait for reboot but nothing happens. Since then, (3 days ago) I have tried it all: building a custom firmware, making it rain over 20 times, trying to redsn0w it, installing iReb (just to realize that program doesn't work with the 3GS), even making it ra1n in DFU mode (completely black screen) which also didn't work out.
I kept googling to find out something about the auto-boot issue, so I installed iRecovery, and big was my surprise when I saw what happened when I issued irecovery -s :
There it stays, and only thing I can do is reboot and /exit. The iphone reboots itself every 15 minutes or so, just to enter the recovery mode again and again.
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrador\Mis documentos\Descargas\irecovery-0.3.2
iRecovery - Recovery Utility
Thanks to pod2g, tom3q, planetbeing, geohot and posixninja.
Found iPhone/iPod in Recovery mode
:: iBoot for n88ap, Copyright 2009, Apple Inc.
:: BUILD_TAG: iBoot-636.66
:: BUILD_STYLE: RELEASE
:: USB_SERIAL_NUMBER: XXXXXXX
[FTL:MSG] Apple NAND Driver (AND) RO
[NAND] Found Chip ID 0x3EYY on FMI0:CE0
[NAND] Found Chip ID 0x3EYY on FMI0:CE1
[NAND] Found Chip ID 0x3EYY on FMI1:C8
[NAND] Found Chip ID 0x3EYY on FMI1:CE9
[FTL:MSG] FIL_Init [OK]
[FTL:MSG] BUF_Init [OK]
[FTL:MSG] FPart Init [OK]
read new style signature 0x43313133 (line:375)
[FTL:MSG] VSVFL Register [OK]
[FTL:MSG] VFL Init [OK]
[FTL:MSG] VFL_Open [OK]
[FTL:MSG] YAFTL Register [OK]
[FTL:MSG] FTL_Open [OK]
Boot Failure Count: 15 Panic Fail Count: 0
Delaying boot for 0 seconds. Hit enter to break into the command prompt...
Kernelcache image not valid
Entering recovery mode, starting command prompt
I HAVEN'T tried to restore via iTunes to 3.1.3 yet, as it will also update the baseband. However, having a really nice looking screen with an USB port and a big iTunes icon isn't really useful neither.
Should I just wait until blackra1n detects a reboot or is there something else that can help? Maybe should I just restore to 3.1.3 and try to jailbreak that?
I really was looking forward to keep the 3.1.2 firmware with the old baseband, but if anything else fails, well... then I guess it should be done.
What is your opinion? :D
PD: I've looked in the forum, but this was never answered:
As it is almost 2 months old and has several replies, I think it would be better to just start a new thread.
PD2: there is something that I found weird: while blackra1n on mac executes with no problems at all, the windows version just crashes when i click on make it ra1n, leaving no log. Maybe it has something to do?
Mac OS is 10.6.3, and windows machine is XP SP2.