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Tech Help IPhone Degrading Help!

hylianbeast

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About two weeks ago I jail-broke my iPhone 3GS. I decided to upgrade it to IOS 5 to see if it can still be jail-broken. It can't. Now I can't restore my phone, AND I can't bring it back to 4.3.2! Whenever I do, the software I'm supposed to use, Fix-Restore, it doesn't load correctly.
Can someone help me! And PLEASE DON'T BE TROLLING LIKE THE PEOPLE DID ON MY BLOG!! ):<
 

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If I were you, I wouldn't bother with downgrading. I would just wait until the inevitable iOS 5 jailbreak comes, which shouldn't be too terribly long.

If the jailbreak is essential to standard use of your iPhone (which I can't imagine being true), then I'm afraid I can't help you. But for future reference, you should probably note that updating your iPhone will ALWAYS undo your jailbreak, so if you are determined to keep it, you should keep watch and wait for the newest OS to be jailbroken before upgrading.

Oh, and if you just want to restore your iPhone, turn it off, hold the home button, and hold it down as you plug it into iTunes, continuing to hold it until iTunes tells you your iPhone is being restored. Note that this will be a hard restore and will delete all your memory. Also, iTunes will almost certainly restore it to a factory default iPhone running iOS 5.

If you have operation of your phone and need a more recent backup from which to restore your phone after doing the hard restore, use iCloud to backup your phone.
 

hylianbeast

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If I were you, I wouldn't bother with downgrading. I would just wait until the inevitable iOS 5 jailbreak comes, which shouldn't be too terribly long.

If the jailbreak is essential to standard use of your iPhone (which I can't imagine being true), then I'm afraid I can't help you. But for future reference, you should probably note that updating your iPhone will ALWAYS undo your jailbreak, so if you are determined to keep it, you should keep watch and wait for the newest OS to be jailbroken before upgrading.

Oh, and if you just want to restore your iPhone, turn it off, hold the home button, and hold it down as you plug it into iTunes, continuing to hold it until iTunes tells you your iPhone is being restored. Note that this will be a hard restore and will delete all your memory. Also, iTunes will almost certainly restore it to a factory default iPhone running iOS 5.

If you have operation of your phone and need a more recent backup from which to restore your phone after doing the hard restore, use iCloud to backup your phone.
Yeah. I'll just have to wait for Cydia to do their things. Thanks anyway. It's not tha I hate IOS 5, It's that I'd rather have it be jail=broken. Oh well. I dont' think it will take too long though. Maybe a month or two.
 

Kogasa

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Actually, it is not Cydia that does the jailbreaking, It is the hackers. Also, in case of a similar future occurrence I suggest that you save you SHSH blobs on Cydia. This will save a copy of your current firmware and an OK signature. If you don't know what those are, go here. You can also get information on SHSH blobs on the Cydia app homepage on your iPod/iPhone/iPad.
 

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