Shift Resore 3GS 3.1.2 to 3.1.2 problem...
I have a 3GS with 3.1.2 (7D11), using iTunes version 18.104.22.168 with Windows 7.
My phone has been acting funky so I decided to do a restore. I did a "shift restore" and there were no ipsw files in my "iPhone Software Updates" folder. Don't want to start any conspiracy theories, but that was strange too... I downloaded a copy of "iPhone2,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore" and pasted in my folder. Then when I did my shift restore to that ipsw file, it extracted, said "verifying restore with Apple", then gave me this error message,
"The iPhone "Badkoz's iPhone" could not be restored. This device isn't eligible for the requested build."
I downloaded another ipsw file from a different site thinking maybe the first one was corrupted but had the same result.
Then to add to the conspiracy theory, I tried it again a couple hours later and noticed my ipsw file was deleted from my "iPhone Software Updates" folder again. I guess I may have done that, but I pasted it back and if it's gone later I'm gonna hide in my closet with my head covered in tinfoil!
Has anybody else noticed any such problems, or am I having a hard time finding a good copy of the ipsw file?
I will not be updating to 3.1.3 until there is a good Jailbreak solution that can be done with Windows 7, perferably like Blackra1n.
Why is going 3.1.3 better than custom-ipsw 3.1.2?
Am in same boat. See here.
Custom 3.1.2 (whether cooked by someone on the interwebs or on your own mac using PwnageTool) can be installed without any issues, no?
For JB, both options work. I'd even argue 3.1.2 works rock-solid, hence better.
For Unlock, neither works (and you either need to pay the owning carrier an extorsion fee if they allow it, or only be able to use the device as a glorified iPod).
Why prefer going up to 3.1.3 over getting similar functionality on 3.1.2?
Isn't there a better chance of the 3.1.2(& 5.11.07 baseband) exploit being retrofitted to work with custom IPSW's than anyone ever sacrificing an exploit for the sake of 3.1.3?