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    Default 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 :
    Code:
    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrador\Mis documentos\Descargas\irecovery-0.3.2
    -win32\irecovery-0.3.2-win32>irecovery.exe -s
    iRecovery - Recovery Utility
    by westbaer
    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...
    HSInitPartition: 0x4ff82d40
    Kernelcache image not valid
    Entering recovery mode, starting command prompt
    ]
    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.
    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?

    Greetings !


    PD: I've looked in the forum, but this was never answered:
    http://www.hackint0sh.org/f220/114423.htm

    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.
    Last edited by unreal4u; 05-25-2010 at 06:00 AM.



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    Okay.. by trying custom IPSW - you may have made this much worse... Custom IPSW is not supported on a new bootrom 3GS and the only way out of this is generally to restore the whole OS with stock OS 3.1.3

    Are you 100% sure it is a new bootrom 3GS?

    Did you have the ability to activate legitimately?

    Are you running iTunes 9.1 or higher on the windows machine?

    Did you use RC3 of blackra1n?

    Have a look at: http://www.hackint0sh.org/f128/132063.htm - can you make the 3GS boot from the ramdisk in that thread?
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    Thanks for your reply!

    Okay.. by trying custom IPSW - you may have made this much worse... Custom IPSW is not supported on a new bootrom 3GS and the only way out of this is generally to restore the whole OS with stock OS 3.1.3
    I know the owner said to me it was a 3G and omitted the "S" part. It wasn't until recently I realized it was actually a 3GS with a new bootrom.

    Are you 100% sure it is a new bootrom 3GS?
    Yes. Figured it out through apple menu - about this mac - more information - USB details and also via the Windows system details.

    Did you have the ability to activate legitimately?
    yes.

    Did you use RC3 of blackra1n?
    yes.

    Are you running iTunes 9.1 or higher on the windows machine?
    no, it wasn't installed... however, for the next quote I installed iTunes, could this be the problem that didn't allowed Blackra1n to run on windows? (Haven't tried now).

    Have a look at: http://www.hackint0sh.org/f128/132063.htm - can you make the 3GS boot from the ramdisk in that thread?
    Nice thread and wave!! However, I couldn't boot I first tried the "normal" mode and when that didn't do anything, the manual ramdisk preparation steps, which also keep saying nothing when I write "ramdisk" within irecovery. (It should say something like "creating ramdisk at blabla").
    The steps I followed were:
    Code:
    ./xpwntool 018-6051-014.dmg 018-6051-014.unpacked.dmg -iv fd19726dc6b555b6bb4dbbcd91d1e7c0 -k fb2792b935fb9cd183341cb24539376556f8b7b8f887eb90fcebaa0daf2d6d9c
    img3.c:createAbstractFileFromImg3:646: 35f9e542cd60d66330ffc01255984d566ee0ce272aabdbd69e47df6b6e7c91d7adb25ad3d1184990a4a672a9c6c302a3
    
    ./xpwntool 018-6051-014.unpacked.dmg 018-6051-014.dmg.ssh -t 018-6051-014.dmg -iv fd19726dc6b555b6bb4dbbcd91d1e7c0 -k fb2792b935fb9cd183341cb24539376556f8b7b8f887eb90fcebaa0daf2d6d9c
    img3.c:createAbstractFileFromImg3:646: 35f9e542cd60d66330ffc01255984d566ee0ce272aabdbd69e47df6b6e7c91d7adb25ad3d1184990a4a672a9c6c302a3
    img3.c:createAbstractFileFromImg3:646: 35f9e542cd60d66330ffc01255984d566ee0ce272aabdbd69e47df6b6e7c91d7adb25ad3d1184990a4a672a9c6c302a3
    Which should be ok because the original firmware and the custom firmware is 3.1.2, with
    iv == fd19726dc6b555b6bb4dbbcd91d1e7c0
    key == fb2792b935fb9cd183341cb24539376556f8b7b8f887eb90fc ebaa0daf2d6d9c according to this page:
    Northstar 7D11 (iPhone 3GS) - The iPhone Wiki

    I guess I totally bricked the iPhone and should procede with the normal restore + baseband update of iTunes now

    I would love to stay playing with the phone, but I promised that it would be ready by tomorrow. I guess that I will be using spirit for the next jailbreak with 3.1.3 and new baseband. Will it work ? xD

    Greetings !
    Last edited by unreal4u; 05-24-2010 at 06:35 PM.

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    You can try the "last ditch" method I don't think this will work (because you used Custom IPSW) - but you can try.

    Also... If you are unsure about the type of iPhone/baseband/os etc then you can use the very latest beta of The Firmware Umbrella to check this - even when the iPhone is not activated. It does not tell you if it is old or new bootrom though.
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    OH ... MY .... GOD !!!!!

    the "last ditch" method worked !!!!!!! You're a genius !!!! Really, I can't believe it actually worked (After trying sooooo many things)! It is now succesfully jailbreaked, with BB 05.11.07 and iPhone OS 3.1.3. It is activated and all thanks to you !!!

    Again, many many thanks ! Now I want to update my 3G to iPhone OS 3.1.3 (Currently it is a jailbreaked and unlocked with iPhone OS 3.0.1), but I guess I'll look further into that before doing the update xD

    Many thanks Olethros, it is incredible that it worked!

    Greetings !!



    EDIT::: :I couldn't edit the thread's title, but this issue is now solved
    Last edited by unreal4u; 05-25-2010 at 06:01 AM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by unreal4u View Post
    Now I want to update my 3G to iPhone OS 3.1.3 (Currently it is a jailbreaked and unlocked with iPhone OS 3.0.1), but I guess I'll look further into that before doing the update xD
    Do not update to 3.1.2 or 3.1.3 stock firmware on your 3G iphone.
    Your best option is to create a custom firmware 3.1.2 or 3.1.3 via pwnagetool. At the end of pwnagetool, answer Yes that phone has been pwned before. After that, plug in your phone and restore with the custom firmware you just created.

    Doing it this way, your baseband will remains at 04.26.08 and you can continue to use ultrasn0w unlock. Ultrasn0w unlock is much better than blacksn0w
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