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    Hello,
    I have a brand new, oficially activated 3GS with old boot rom. Are there any options for me to jailbreak this phone, now that 4.0 is out?

    I would assume i'm only left with the Spirit option, on whatever version the phone currently has? (probably 3.1.2)

    THanks for your comments!



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    yes for an activated iphone with new bootrom on 3.1.2 you can only use spirit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrpalma View Post
    Hello,
    I have a brand new, oficially activated 3GS with old boot rom. Are there any options for me to jailbreak this phone, now that 4.0 is out?

    I would assume i'm only left with the Spirit option, on whatever version the phone currently has? (probably 3.1.2)

    THanks for your comments!
    With 3.1.2 you can also use redsn0w and blackra1n - but Spirit is the only untethered jailbreak for now.

    Do NOT upgrade to 3.1.3 or 4.x until a new direct jailbreak is released for the 3GS - otherwise you will lose the ability to jailbreak for the immediate future.
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    Thanks ZeRaWaReZ and Olethros for your answers.

    I read this link, suggested by n1ckn4m3, in another thread:

    Mostly iPhone hacking: OLD BOOTROM + Spirit => 4.0 JB

    Couldit apply to my current situation? I don't have any BLOBS though.

    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrpalma View Post
    Hello,
    I have a brand new, oficially activated 3GS with old boot rom. Are there any options for me to jailbreak this phone, now that 4.0 is out?
    First, is it so hard to CHECK YOUR FW VERSION?
    Second, please check your bootloader version to make sure it's old bootrom before EVEN THINKING about the method you've found.
    here's how: How to Check iPhone 3GS New Bootrom / Old Bootrom (iBoot) Version | Redmond Pie

    Anyway:
    With new bootrom and 313, Spirit and being stuck on 313 is currently your only 4.0 option.
    With new bootrom and 312, you can chose between untethered Spirit on 312 and tethered 4.0 (probably too difficult for you though).
    With old bootrom, you can get untethered 4.0 unless you fuck something up in process.


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    Thanks for reading (and taking the time to reply)


    Quote Originally Posted by msft.guy View Post
    First, is it so hard to CHECK YOUR FW VERSION?
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    Well, yes... Kind of. Unless you know of a secret way to tell the fw version on an unopened phone still in its sealed box. See, I bought this phone from a friend that hasn't yet used it, and as long as I don't open it, I can still return it :-)

    From the date he got it, and the week number it was produced, I can be fairly certain that is old bootrom.

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    Well, you can open the box then, can you?
    I don't think it will lose value unless you actually use the phone..
    Also connecting to USB requires cutting the protective film at the dock port - you don't have to remove it.
    It's all up to you; just don't expect definitive answers with the kind of data you can provide.

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    Thanks again for reading.

    Quote Originally Posted by msft.guy View Post
    It's all up to you; just don't expect definitive answers with the kind of data you can provide.
    I fully agree with you.

    So for sake of argument, lets just *assume* that I'm dealing with old bootrom and FW 3.1.2. If that's the case, then my only option is to remain at 3.1.2 and use Spirit?
    Last edited by rrpalma; 07-10-2010 at 07:52 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrpalma View Post
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    lets just *assume* that I'm dealing with old bootrom and FW 3.1.2.
    Once you've verified that you have old bootrom, you have choice between redsn0w and blackra1n.
    After you jailbreak with those, you can restore to custom iOS4 and everything is fine.

    For 3.1.3/old bootrom, you Spirit first, then spirit2pwn, then restore to cfw 4.0.
    The spirit2pwn process needs to be done right on first try, because you won't get a second attempt if you do something wrong there: no saved SHSH for 3.x.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrpalma View Post
    From the date he got it, and the week number it was produced, I can be fairly certain that is old bootrom.
    As you have not quoted the 3rd, 4th and 5th digits of the serial we can only advise you in hypothetical terms.

    You understand that the week number approach is really only useful as a "rule of thumb" type approach to guessing if the device is old or new bootrom. If the serial is lower than xx940 you can be pretty certian. Anywhere between xx940 and xx945 is a maybe and anything above that - including for example XX010 is 99% chance new bootrom. The problem with this approach is that most people don't get that the 3rd digit is the year number and that 0 = 2010 whilst 9 = 2009. So it can be deceptive to the uninitiated.

    If you have been sitting on the device (unopened) since last September, then you are probably okay. If it was purchased after September 2009 you start to run the risk of getting a new bootrom.

    Everything msft.guy says is correct. Although I want to emphasise the problem with sitting on an unopened 3GS - you cannot get the ECID, so cannot backup your SHSH. You have already missed the 3.1.2 and 3.1.3 SHSH windows, shortly the 4.0 window will likely close as well. Getting a SHSH cached for your 3GS is very important to maintaining the ability to jailbreak. Otherwise you are really taking a Russian roulette risk that if after you jailbreak once - something goes wrong and your only option may be to restore to an OS that can't be directly jailbroken.
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