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Ok i know this is going to be like beating a dead horse, but about a week ago i received a good condition iphone 3g from a friend. I was interested in Jailbreaking it but am new to the ipod/iphone scene. I tried using GreenPois0n but when following the steps the phone just went black and the program asked me to try again. At that point the Phone would not turn on and i had to restore it through itunes.

If anyone has insight to this problem that would be great. Other than that what would be the most reliable program to jailbreak?
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www.jailbreakme.com visit that site on your device, and voila
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Ok i know this is going to be like beating a dead horse, but about a week ago i received a good condition iphone 3g from a friend. I was interested in Jailbreaking it but am new to the ipod/iphone scene. I tried using GreenPois0n but when following the steps the phone just went black and the program asked me to try again. At that point the Phone would not turn on and i had to restore it through itunes.

If anyone has insight to this problem that would be great. Other than that what would be the most reliable program to jailbreak?
Use redsn0w, it's the easiest method for 3G users on 4.2.1, this is an untethered JB, so it;s perfect for you. You will need the 4.2.1 ipsw file for your 3G, google around, I'm sure you'll find it

Link to redsn0w

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www.jailbreakme.com visit that site on your device, and voila
Don't spew information which could be irrelevant. jailbreakme.com does not work with the latest iOS versions.

iirc it only supports 4.0.1 which is much outdated.
    
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Ok so another question. Ive heard you can really do a number to your phone when jailbreaking it.... what advice would one give when dealing with certain programs? Are there certain 3d party software i should stay away from... avoiding causing problems?
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Ok so another question. Ive heard you can really do a number to your phone when jailbreaking it.... what advice would one give when dealing with certain programs? Are there certain 3d party software i should stay away from... avoiding causing problems?
In specific, none really...

When running redsn0w, it will kill off iTunes process / services to keep your device safe.

The only 3rd party apps you should be wary of when performing your JB are any that interface or interact with your iPhone. So winamp, funbox, any GUI'd SSH tools etc. should be killed off manually before doing a JB to play it extremely safe.

Always remember, if the JB fails: Put the phone in DFU Mode, restore it via iTunes, try again with the JB. Though as long as you follow onscreen instructions, and kill off any interacting apps, the JB should not fail 99.9999999999999999999999999% of the time.

Also, don't be folding or anything CPU intensive.. just keep it simple and everything will be perfect. Minimize risk, expand rewards

Remember, redsn0w must be run win Windows XP Compatibility mode [SP2]. Happy JBing ^^
    
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Thanks a ton. I could be wrong but i heard that using Redsnow would update the firmware to whats current on the Ipad. Also heard that it wasnt possible to restore the original firmware.... is that rubbish?
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Quote "You will need the 4.2.1 ipsw file for your 3G, google around, I'm sure you'll find it"


AAAH so ill need a back up
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Quote "You will need the 4.2.1 ipsw file for your 3G, google around, I'm sure you'll find it"


AAAH so ill need a back up
Actually no. You can patch it to an iPad firmware, but you shouldn't... this was utilized extremely early to preserve your baseband, which later maintained your unlock, though at this point, is rendered useless.

The ipsw is used as part of the exploit, I don't understand the inner workings of the exploit itself, but it does not not allow you to restore to the official firmware.

So it does allow restoring to official firmwares, double negatives are fun

The 4.2.1 ipsw is used because redsn0w asks you to direct redsn0w to it, to patch the kernel to then allow flashing, then the jb is complete.. this is my understanding at least, though tbh might be wrong. In any case it is completely safe and can always be re-restored through iTunes's official firmware
    
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Actually no. You can patch it to an iPad firmware, but you shouldn't... this was utilized extremely early to preserve your baseband, which later maintained your unlock, though at this point, is rendered useless.

The ipsw is used as part of the exploit, I don't understand the inner workings of the exploit itself, but it does not not allow you to restore to the official firmware.

So it does allow restoring to official firmwares, double negatives are fun

The 4.2.1 ipsw is used because redsn0w asks you to direct redsn0w to it, to patch the kernel to then allow flashing, then the jb is complete.. this is my understanding at least, though tbh might be wrong. In any case it is completely safe and can always be re-restored through iTunes's official firmware

DEEP! Making my head hurt I play with Desktops not Touch phones
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