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hi there, have been working on this for two days and would appreciate any direction, (due to an accidental passcode lockout and attempted break in, I had to let iTunes restore my phone to 6.1.3) please advise, thanks in advance!

on a mac x 10.7.5

iPhone 4 unlocked, currently tethered jailbreak 6.1.3 - previously jailbroken at 6.1, ran Cydia often

files; ipsw 6.0, 6.1, 6.1.2, the 6.1.2.shsh blob for my phone downloaded via TU, one stitched ipsw 6.1.2 via redsn0w (although I have not been able to install/restore this, nor duplicate the creation of, so not sure if it is good)

  • will I be able to use the above files on a pc with sn0wbreez or iFaith and get back to 6.1.2?

  • is my shsh blob valid? redsn0w says it is when I click verify, but I never backed up shsh directly from phone to compu

  • do I need to do the stitching on the pc?

  • any idea if the pc programs will work on a mac using a virtual pc environment?

  • any idea why I am unable to authenticate my user account in Cydia?

Redsn0w is old, it is incapable of correctly verifying 6.x blobs or restoring 6.x firmware. The only way to verify 6.x blobs and/or restore 6.0-6.1.2 is with iFaith. So, yes, you need a PC running windows. As for a VM, I have heard that Virtualbox works, while Parallels does not. It's all in how much control the host gives to the guest OS for the USB bus.

As for the cydia user account, that's a question for @britta.


answered 17 Jun '13, 17:14

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Sorry to hear you are having difficulty with your iPhone, I know how frustrating that can be.

Try these steps:

  1. Use iFaith to verify which valid SHSH blobs you have saved on TSS server(s) available for use.
  2. You can also use iFaith to download the existing SHSH blobs off your device, this is especially handy if your device is still on a valuable no longer offered version like 6.1.2. This can be done from DFU mode PRIOR to restoring your device, as once restored, your old blobs are gone forever (unless saved on a TSS server somewhere).

Good luck and best wishes!


answered 17 Jun '13, 18:17

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