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It's labor day weekend, time to study. I'm seeking a clearer understanding when to use an iTunes restore, normal DFU restore, and pwned-DFU restore. Also, is pwned-DFU mode device or iOS dependent? Or both? Assuming SHSH are available or not required, does an upgrade, downgrade, or a mis-matched BB change the restore method? Thanks in advance.

asked 02 Sep '11, 20:37

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edited 02 Sep '11, 21:05

Are you just restoring or restoring to custom firmware? Go into PWNED DFU if you are restoring to a custom IPSW.


answered 02 Sep '11, 20:39

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Nothing at the moment. I mostly do this for fun, and use guides. I'm seeking a clearer understanding when/where/why/what device

(02 Sep '11, 20:44) Mes Mes's gravatar image

If your preserving your baseband you should restore to a custom firmware which requires pwn Dfu.

Regular Dfu can be achieved on the device itself while pwn dfu requires additional software.

It is a good idea to be in regular Dfu while restoring with shsh's although it's not necessary.


answered 02 Sep '11, 20:40

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edited 02 Sep '11, 20:48

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Lol @spockers yea yea I know my spelling has been atrocious. Lately

(02 Sep '11, 20:51) cybr1d ♦ cybr1d's gravatar image

That one was just too over the top, I couldn't sit by and do nothing. ;P

(02 Sep '11, 20:53) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Lol yea, I'm surprised I missed it on my own edit.

(02 Sep '11, 20:54) cybr1d ♦ cybr1d's gravatar image

Thanks all. I have lots of pieces ... but have yet to put it all together 100%

(02 Sep '11, 21:00) Mes Mes's gravatar image
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Asked: 02 Sep '11, 20:37

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