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    Default Need help before returning iphone to be repaired.

    Today I have not been able to receive phone calls or texts, but I have been able to ring out. I called o2 and tried loads of problem solving and could not fix the problem, so I have to return the phone to be repaired. One last solution they said to try is to sync my phone with itunes and restore it.

    Now I am still on OS: 3.0 and on modem firmware: 04.26.08

    I jailbroke this iphone almost 9 months ago, and think I used ultrasn0w. Now I want to be able to unlock the phone again if possible and have been reading about downgrading etc.

    Could someone PLEASE explain to me what I should do to backup the phone to be able to unlock it again, and also what I can do to get a newer version of the OS etc whilst still retaining the jailbreak/unlock.

    ANY help will be greatly received and I thank you in advance.



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    Did you use the "make my life easier" option in Cydia?

    When you open Cydia does it say anything about having specific SHSH versions on file at the Cydia home screen?

    Regardless, your best option is: Pwnagetool custom IPSW

    iClarified - iPhone - How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using PwnageTool [Mac]

    If you don't have a mac, get someone else to make the custom IPSW for you. You can also use sn0wbreeze (windows unauthorised clone of pwnagetool) but you will get zero support for sn0wbreeze from this forum.

    That will preserve your baseband and ability to unlock with ultrasn0w (which you really want to keep) but will restore your OS to iPhone OS 3.1.2 (or 3.1.3) in a safe way that retains your jailbreak.
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    Hey, thank you for the swift reply.

    I have been creating a backup using umbrella etc. When I open Cydia it says 'This device has SHSHs on fole for iPhone OS 3.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3.

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    Also I dont have a mac, or know anybody with a MAC, what is the best way to to get a copy of the IPSW (I do not know what that is lol).

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    This is much easier if yours is an O2 UK iphone, why not ask O2 to unlock your iPhone, it is free for contract or monthly and 15 for PAYG and takes about 3 days (even though they say 14)

    Google O2 unlockmyiphone

    Do that after you get your replacement/repair
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowirem View Post
    Also I dont have a mac, or know anybody with a MAC, what is the best way to to get a copy of the IPSW (I do not know what that is lol).
    The IPSW is the file that is used to restore or update the iPhone.

    Pwnagetool (and other xpwn derived tools) takes this IPSW and patches it - creating a pre-jailbroken installation image (OS and device firmware) that can be restored via iTunes.

    One of the biggest advantages of this approach is that baseband updates can be prevented - which allows unofficial unlocks (like ultrasn0w) to keep working with newer OS versions.

    Distributing Custom IPSW to others is considered warez so we are not allowed to provide links to pre-made custom IPSW on the net. This means you need to google and pick the ones that seem trustworthy. Or get access to a real mac.

    You don't have a SHSH for OS 3.0 or 3.0.1 so you can't restore to these versions any more.

    If you restore to OS 3.1 or 3.1.2 (using saved SHSH) you lose the ability to use ultrasn0w to unlock. Instead you need to use the less reliable blacksn0w for unlock.

    Quote Originally Posted by scudder View Post
    This is much easier if yours is an O2 UK iphone, why not ask O2 to unlock your iPhone, it is free for contract or monthly and 15 for PAYG and takes about 3 days (even though they say 14)
    This is a good point - however if the iPhone needs to be replaced (this is possibly a hardware problem), it might be best to get an unofficial unlock after the problem has been resolved. Otherwise you would need to try and get the unlock transferred to the replacement iPhone (no idea if this is automatic - it should be)
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    I know if you walk into an Apple store with an O2 unlocked iPhone you shall walk out with the same. Not sure about taking or posting to O2. Like we said, do the unlock post fix/exchange.

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    Thanks for all your advice guys, much appreciated.

    I am dropping the phone off tomorrow to be repaired, could take up to 5 days. If I back my phone up on itunes will that save contact details too?

    Ideally I would like to save text messages, contact details etc.

    Thanks again for all your help, great forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowirem View Post
    Thanks for all your advice guys, much appreciated.

    I am dropping the phone off tomorrow to be repaired, could take up to 5 days. If I back my phone up on itunes will that save contact details too?

    Ideally I would like to save text messages, contact details etc.

    Thanks again for all your help, great forum.
    Yes it will back up all your text messages and settings. You need to configure your iPhone to sync contacts with your computer's address book - that is the safest way to backup contacts.
    Please read the stickies & search forum before posting!
    How to report an iTunes restore/update fail in a useful manner
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    iPhone 4 32GB (4.2.1, Redsn0w JB-monte) oldest SHSH 4.1
    iPhone 3GS 32GB (4.3.3; Pwnagetool) factory unlocked oldest SHSH 3.1
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