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    Default [Wi-Fi][iLiberty+][Payload] After using swifi for the second time ...

    Hi,

    My iPhone didn't have Wi-Fi for a while. I was kindly guided in this forum to cure my iPhone in two previous threads.

    From having no connection at all, it is now possible for me to get connected to the internet at home via Wi-Fi using my iPhone. 60 to 70% of the time my iPhone will RECOGNIZE the network, but not all the time. It would be so cool to have up to an 80 to 90% rate of success when connecting to internet. (I don't know if it is feasible to have it working to such capacity, but it would be so great to have an iPhone with a Wi-Fi that works properly). That is why I am (very hopeful) openning up this thread : ) !!!

    My iPhone is not a 3G, it is an older model. My brother in law got an iPhone like mine. The man who sold it to him unlocked it, activated it, and jailbreaked it with Ziphone. In my view that is a time bomb. I got mine as a present from an uncle. He doesn't know how his iPhone had been U, A, and jailbreaked, but it was quite unstable when I received it.

    I have some questions for you. The answers to these questions may help correct the current deficiencies in my iPhone. In advance, thank you very much.

    1. The main factor that helped me to fix my iPhone to the state that it is now, was the use of swifi. Everytime, before I ran swifi, the payload that I had uploaded was new. So I never ran swifi twice from the same payload. Is that ok, or is it better to run swifi as many times as necessary with the swifi from the same payload ??

    2. When I opened the bootneuter application for the first time, I saw that the iPhone's chosen value for the bootloader was 3.9, instead of 4.6. I fakeblanked it and then went ahead to flash the baseband. Would it have any positive effect in the future, if previous to running swifi next time, I set the bootloader to 4.6, (instead of 3.9), and then I fakeblank it, and consecuently I flash it ??

    3. I have an ibook G4. In some threads, some people mention using ibooter, perhaps instead of, OR, besides bootneuter. Have I missed much by not using ibooter, with the very little knowledge that I have, it seems like a complicated tool. Do I need it ?? I am an eager learner.

    4. Before, when I didn't have Wi-Fi and sometimes no cell phone signal, the phone was very "stable". I turned it on and off when I decided. Now, I have a better Wi-Fi, but it has become a bit "unstable" and it turns itself off whimsically relatively often, say, two to three times every hour. Does running swifi again would help to correct it ??

    Thank you very much in advance, kind regards,

    igmolinav.



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    1. swifi is the same. In your case, I believe you have a Mac, therefore you ssh/sftp the payload to the phone and ran in on a terminal command line. If you are on the PC and using iLiberty+, the swifi payload will run immediately & automatically before you even get to the springboard (that's my recollection of it).

    2. swifi requires 3.9FB, I don't know if it will run with 4.6FB. Try to look for MuscleNerd's original post. You may find something. By the way, do you know if your phone with OTB with 4.6BL ??

    3. I don't think you need to use ibooter in your case. Keep it simple.

    4. I don't know. Your phone has the classic sympton of "ziphoned" all over it. You are very lucky to have it working like it is right now.
    Can you look in settings, general, about and post the first 3 octets of your wifi MAC address.
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    Hi dtube,

    Thank you for your answers to my questions. With regard to them, I go ahead to try to write back to each of your comments.

    1. I forgot to say. Before uploading the payload and running swifi everytime, I had DFUed the iPhone and restored it to firmware 1.1.4. Is it necessary to DFU and restore the iPhone with the 1.1.4 firmware everytime before I run swifi, (given that I also upload the payload everytime anew) ??

    2. I'm not sure if it was OTB with 4.6 BL. It seemed to me once that, when I used iLiberty+ to unlock with bootloader fakeblanked to 3.9, during the unlocking process the iPhone showed it had an original BL of 4.6. But, I am not 100% positive. Is there a way to find out ??

    3. Thank God. It is already an Odissey ; ) !!! The best, as you said, is to keep it simple ; ) !!!

    4. It's been almost eight hours since I wanted to write the MAC Address but my iPhone was "searching" for the cell phone signal, and while "searching" it was on a trance and couldn't let me access the settings part of the iPhone. My Wi-Fi Mac address is, (or Wi-Fi address as it appears. I wonder if that is the same as Wi-Fi MAC Address): 00:5A:49:42:XX:XX I wonder if you need the four last digits that I substituted for XX, please let me know.

    Thank you very much again : ) !!! Kind regards,

    igmolinav.

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    1. No need to DFU restore the phone like that. You must be an expert at putting the phone in DFU now :-)

    2. The way to tell OTB BL version is based on the serial number. You can post it here. I think the first 8 will work, no need to post everything.

    3. n/c

    4. That MAC address is the f**'ing ziphone wifi fix. Anyone who used that will have the same "00:5a:49:42:52:49" MAC address. Now you know why we tell people to stay away from it. So now you and thousands of people will have the SAME address. Sigh....
    So apparently, someone ran this crazy stuff in an attempt to fix the wifi.

    The legitimate MAC address for you wifi should closely resemble the bluetooth address.

    There is way to change this back but I don't remember at the moment. May be using iboot and set the mac address there. Don't do anything yet ... Anyone care to chime in here.
    Last edited by dtube; 08-15-2008 at 12:27 AM.
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    Hi dtube,

    Thank you very much for your answer. I see where the problem lies now. Oh God!!!

    If you think is better, I could start another thread with a headline asking how to change the MAC address. I'll do whatever you suggest me.

    Thank you very much again,

    igmolinav


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    You can continue on with this thread. We know what the problem is now. Let's start searching the forum for how to change it back correctly.
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    Default damn ZiPhone

    Sorry for jumping in here.
    Another instance of ZiPhone screwing up an iPhone's functionality. As dtube said, you can consider yourself lucky having a semi-ok iPhone. As far as I know using swifi will be giving the best results when having the "matching" Wi-Fi Mac address, e.g. not an edited one:
    "If you've manually changed your wifi MAC address via ibooter, or if you've had your wifi MAC address changed on you by a buggy unlocker, change it back to its original value." from http://wikee.iphwn.org/sgold_bootrom:fixwifi

    Besides other bad things, thats what ZiPhone did to some iPhone. It set the (normally worldwide unique Wi-Fi MAC address of all "treated" iPhones to 00:5a:49:42:52:49.

    On "old" iPhones all Wi-Fi addresses start with 00:1C:B3. Plus the MAC address for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for an iPhone are different in only one digit/number.
    BTW: on 3G iPhones MAC addresses start with 00:21:E9.

    That's what we are going to try now (dtube, I guess this would make sense):
    1. We set back the MAC address to the value it has to be using iBooter
    2. Re-run swifi
    3. keep our fingers crossed

    igmolinav, please do the following:
    First thing to do is to find out the original Wi-Fi MAC address. It's not printed on the box but easy to find out.
    1. On the iPhone start "Preferences"->"General"->Info
    2. Scroll down to "Bluetooth"
    3. Take a note (on a piece of paper) of the MAC address. It should start with 00:1C:B3
    4. Tell me the last to digits/numbers (e.g. :7D)
    5. Once there, please write down the first 5 digits/characters of "serial number" and post it here. If we get Wi-Fi working as expected, we can check then if BL3.9 or BL4.6 was OOTB and change it back after fixing the Wi-Fi issue.

    I will tell you then the original Wi-Fi MAC you had. You will take a note of this then.

    Next thing I will guide you through using iBooter for Mac OS X to set the Wi-Fi MAC to the value it used to have before ZiPhone.
    Then you will use swifi again and we will see.

    Summary:
    1. I need the last two digits/characters of you Bluetooth MAC
    2. I need the first 5 digits/characters of your iPhones Serial Number
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    Hi Volkspost,

    Thank you for jumping in : ) !!!

    Bluetooth last FOUR digits: 3F:FB

    Serial Number's first SIX digits: 5K8087

    Thank you very much for your help again, any other information you may need, please let me know !!!

    Kind regards,

    igmolinav.

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    I am a bit in a hurry, have to work today and tomorrow morning. Plus I dont have a 1.1.4 iPhone anymore to test iBooter with. Will continue tomorrow.

    Here are some informations first:

    Your original Wi-FI MAC is the same as the Bluetooth MAC exept for the very last digit/character. Your has to end at ...:3F:FC
    Take a note of the complete Wi-Fi MAC as it should be (and was OOTB)

    Your original Bootloader was 4.6, cause the serial number is telling me that it was produced in 2008, all 2008 iPhones (exept 3G ones) came with 4.6. All the way to the end of the procedure you will have to get 4.6 back for final testing.

    Preparation:
    Download iBooter for Mac here http://www.iphonelinux.org/files/ibootermac.zip
    iBooter needs "usb libraries", download them here http://www.iphonelinux.org/files/bb.tar.gz
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    Hi Volkspost,

    Thank you very much for your response. I really appreciate all your help !!!

    I have been reading about the theme "MAC address change" in the hope to be a bit prepared for what comes next. It seems quite daunting for a person like myself who knows very little about the subject. I am very excited about it and I have already downloaded from the links the mentioned files and ibooter.

    ibooter dowloaded as a "little stamp-sized gray rectangle" and not as a zip file. It is not often that I have seen this format. I hope it is not too hard to download. The files downloaded as "bb.tar", (without the parentheses). I assume, one only has to extend the extension to "bb.tar.gz" at the moment to upload.

    Kind regards,

    igmolinav.


 

 
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