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    Help with jailbroken iphone please

    I have a 2g iphone that is jailbroken, I need help, Have read somewhere that if I do something with itunes (i think) it will render the phone completely useless...


    Can anyone shed any light on this? any help would be appricate as I dont fancy owning a £170 piece of plastic!!!

    Thanks in advance

    22 Comments

    Frilly you need The Porter h'ell sort you out " though I wish I could :w00t:

    Firstly, its probably best to only jailbreak the iPhone if you're comfortable enough with the expected road blocks apple are going to try and put in your way.

    You shouldn't have any problems with using iTunes though - The only thing is if you use iTunes to do a software update, it'll relock the phone and remove the jailbreak (which might not be a bad idea in your case!).

    If you wish to upgrade the software and keep the jailbreak, use the software provided by your favourite development team to build your ipsw to update the iPhone with.

    Original Poster

    renown;6717596

    Frilly you need The Porter h'ell sort you out " though I wish I could … Frilly you need The Porter h'ell sort you out " though I wish I could :w00t:



    What you like :giggle:

    razord;6717601

    Firstly, its probably best to only jailbreak the iPhone if you're … Firstly, its probably best to only jailbreak the iPhone if you're comfortable enough with the expected road blocks apple are going to try and put in your way.You shouldn't have any problems with using iTunes though - The only thing is if you use iTunes to do a software update, it'll relock the phone and remove the jailbreak (which might not be a bad idea in your case!).If you wish to upgrade the software and keep the jailbreak, use the software provided by your favourite development team to build your ipsw to update the iPhone with.



    still confused a little but that does not take a lot :? thanks for the help thou :thumbsup:

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    the porter;6717850

    what fw are u running?



    giz a clue ???:?

    SuperEd

    i used itunes to put songs on iphone just dont update itunes

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    the porter;6717926

    i can see this is gonna be hard work :thumbsup: settings, about ,fw … i can see this is gonna be hard work :thumbsup: settings, about ,fw scroll down



    :whistling: Does it say "modem firmware" and if so then says 04.05.04_g does that help :thumbsup:

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    goonertillidie;6718007

    i used itunes to put songs on iphone just dont update itunes



    I cant get it to even connect to itunes to start getting anything from there :?

    frollickingfrill;6718051

    I cant get it to even connect to itunes to start getting anything from … I cant get it to even connect to itunes to start getting anything from there :?



    Hokay! Are you on Windows or Mac OS X? Do you have iTunes 9 installed properly? Do you get the windows USB device ("do do!") noise when you plug in the iPhone?

    SuperEd

    press settings/general/about/version

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    razord;6718065

    Hokay! Are you on Windows or Mac OS X? Do you have iTunes 9 installed … Hokay! Are you on Windows or Mac OS X? Do you have iTunes 9 installed properly? Do you get the windows USB device ("do do!") noise when you plug in the iPhone?



    yes get the do do noise . but a box pops up on itunes page saying

    "this iphone can not be used because the required software is not installed.Run the itune installer to remove itunes then install itunes again":? arrrggghhh

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    the porter;6718088

    thats ure baseband sorry settings general about version



    version 3.0 (7a341) cheers :thumbsup:

    frollickingfrill;6718090

    yes get the do do noise . but a box pops up on itunes page saying "this … yes get the do do noise . but a box pops up on itunes page saying "this iphone can not be used because the required software is not installed.Run the itune installer to remove itunes then install itunes again":? arrrggghhh



    Thats because mobile device support isn't installed properly! Simple to fix:
    Go to your documents, then your music, and find the iTunes folder. In there, you'll find one or two files called "iTunes Music Library" - copy them to the desktop just to be safe - you shouldn't need to do this, but i'd rather keep you safe

    Next, uninstall iTunes completely from Control Panel, [add and remove programs (xp)|programs and features (vista/win7)], and restart.

    Then download iTunes from apple.com/uk/…oad and install it. Reboot again (just to play safe), and plug the iPhone in.

    If you have problems, gimme a shout and we'll do some more iTunes debugging, iTunes makes this easy.

    -Liam

    Edit: just to be clear, this issue isn't anything to do with the fact you've jailbroken the iPhone. Just a problem with your iTunes installation

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    the porter;6718127

    and what itunes are u using itunes then help then about itunes




    PS what you mean ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Put things on hold a while ... just downloading itunes 9 :thumbsup:

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    razord;6718139

    Thats because mobile device support isn't installed properly! Simple to … Thats because mobile device support isn't installed properly! Simple to fix:Go to your documents, then your music, and find the iTunes folder. In there, you'll find one or two files called "iTunes Music Library" - copy them to the desktop just to be safe - you shouldn't need to do this, but i'd rather keep you safe :)Next, uninstall iTunes completely from Control Panel, [add and remove programs (xp)|programs and features (vista/win7)], and restart.Then download iTunes from apple.com/uk/itunes/download and install it. Reboot again (just to play safe), and plug the iPhone in.If you have problems, gimme a shout and we'll do some more iTunes debugging, iTunes makes this easy.-Liam



    Cheers Liam.. I will just wait until it has finished downloading and see what happens :thumbsup:

    SuperEd

    well done liam

    Original Poster

    nearly done... dont go anywhere you 3:thumbsup:

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    razord;6718139

    Thats because mobile device support isn't installed properly! Simple to … Thats because mobile device support isn't installed properly! Simple to fix:Go to your documents, then your music, and find the iTunes folder. In there, you'll find one or two files called "iTunes Music Library" - copy them to the desktop just to be safe - you shouldn't need to do this, but i'd rather keep you safe :)Next, uninstall iTunes completely from Control Panel, [add and remove programs (xp)|programs and features (vista/win7)], and restart.Then download iTunes from apple.com/uk/itunes/download and install it. Reboot again (just to play safe), and plug the iPhone in.If you have problems, gimme a shout and we'll do some more iTunes debugging, iTunes makes this easy.-LiamEdit: just to be clear, this issue isn't anything to do with the fact you've jailbroken the iPhone. Just a problem with your iTunes installation



    We doing this now as downloading itunes 9 never made any difference ... I'm still here lol:p

    frollickingfrill;6718501

    We doing this now as downloading itunes 9 never made any difference ... … We doing this now as downloading itunes 9 never made any difference ... I'm still here lol:p



    I don't suppose you've disabled the Apple Mobile Device Support service by any chance, or use some kind of "speed up your pc" software which has disabled it? - What version of windows are on?

    Infact, apple talk you through this: support.apple.com/kb/…567

    Original Poster

    Hello again... We getting somewhere at last... it now recognises the phone in itune, do i auutomatically sync contacts ect and applications or does this not matter ?

    SuperEd

    ur inbox is full frollickingfrill cant reply

    Original Poster

    cleared :thumbsup:

    Just don't update to the new 3.1 firmware.
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