restore and DFU mode fail
I'm in the same group as those here:
Model: older, non-MC type
Modem Firmware: 05.11.07
When I try to restore using DevTeam's pwned ipsw, it fails because it can't get past the tethered boot problem. I.e. since the phone needs blacksn0w to boot properly, I can't get past the "connect to iTunes" screen and DFU mode also fails.
What do you all recommend? Should I restore to stock 3.1.2, and then use redsn0w? And then upgrade to the pwned 4.0? Thanks!
I just did with exactly same setup.
I just did with exactly the same setup as above and pwnagetool 4.01 (except week# which I don't believe matters... it's the iBoot ver. that is key. 359.3 is indeed the "old" bootrom mentioned by the dev team). Everything went smoothly and the 3Gs is happily running ios 4.0 jailbroken courtesy of the dev team... Thanks! Dev Team! You guys (and gals if any... don't really know) are awesome.
Originally Posted by PCNeTGeek
Just repeating relevant links here for your convenience... including to a couple of "how-tos" from other kind souls.
Dev Team: Dev-Team Blog
Redmond Pie tutorial:Jailbreak iOS 4 with PwnageTool 4.0 / 4.01 [How to Guide] | Redmond Pie
iPhone Download Blog tutorial: Tutorial: How to Jailbreak iPhone iOS 4 with PwnageTool
Both tutorials are basically the same, but for all you anal people like myself, I'm sure that offers some comfort. :)
The one tiny thing to clarify is that when pwnagetool says ihaz Success and tells you to put your iPhone into recovery mode and restore the ipsw, it's not meaning dfu mode... no special mode actually, just plug it into iTunes, then option-Click "Restore" (remember the option key! or Shift on windoze i think)
Note that the restore basically gives you a "clean" iphone. You will have to restore a backup to get all your apps, music, etc. back on it. Which means, remember to do a backup before you "restore"/upgrade to ios 4!