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I am trying to jailbreak my 3gs iso5, and when i try to put it into dfu mode, it tells me the connected device does not support untethered options. What can i do??? Im using redsnow.

asked 13 Oct '11, 21:05

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im trying to boot tethered!!!!!

(13 Oct '11, 21:11) tman1322 tman1322's gravatar image

What's wrong?

(13 Oct '11, 21:12) cybr1d ♦ cybr1d's gravatar image

im following a youtube video and when i hold the home key and power key the message then comes up that the connected device does not support untethered options.

(13 Oct '11, 21:14) tman1322 tman1322's gravatar image

You just need to cancel the jailbreak, leave the iPhone as it is, close redsnow, open it again, and click "jailbreak".... it should work now... ;)


answered 21 Oct '11, 11:42

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You can jailbreak tethered still. It just means you have to use Redsn0w and "boot tethered" anytime your phone reboots


answered 13 Oct '11, 21:09

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cybr1d ♦

There's no untethered for iOS 5, except iPhone 3GS Old Bootrom. Use an tethered jailbreak which is such a PAIN or wait for an untethered jailbreak.


answered 21 Oct '11, 13:11

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i have an older version of iphone 3gs with the old boot room it was made in week 21 and everytime i try to booth tethered it says the connected device does not support untethered options so how can i fix to boot tethered or how can i boot untethered seeing as how i see alot of people saying iphone 3gs with the old boot room u can boot untethered i have no idea how if someone can help me out i would appreciate it


answered 03 Dec '11, 22:34

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Tethered is bad. UNtethered is good.

(03 Dec '11, 22:53) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

yea i kno its horrible haha but id rather have that then no jailbreak at all and everytime i try to jailbreak my 3gs it says device cannot support untethered options i dont get y

(03 Dec '11, 23:14) f03d4hb3rd5 f03d4hb3rd5's gravatar image

because when it asks "is this a newer model 3gs?" you are choosing no when you need to choose YES. Your iphone is NOT old bootrom if redsnow is saying that.

Probly should have made your own question instead of posting on one from October

(03 Dec '11, 23:19) theiphoneguy ♦ theiphoneguy's gravatar image

i have no idea what im doing on this site lol first time i ever used it seen a place that said comment n i did...n the comment about choosing yes and not no it says the 4th and 5th digits indicate the week it was produce mine r 2 and 1 which would be 21 and it says old boot rooms goto week 40 so idk why it wouldnt be an old boot room but im gonna give it a try

(03 Dec '11, 23:25) f03d4hb3rd5 f03d4hb3rd5's gravatar image

the 4th and 5th digits do indeed indicate the week of production. The character immediately before that (the third one) determines the year. You want a 9 there. A 0 means 2010, a 1 means 2011.

(03 Dec '11, 23:30) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

wow now i feel like a complete idiot because thats exactly what it was lol thanks a lot man because i was getting frustrated so clearly i have the new boot room i dont know why my SN would say it was made in week 21

(03 Dec '11, 23:30) f03d4hb3rd5 f03d4hb3rd5's gravatar image

uuuhhh... ok. me too. somehow.

(03 Dec '11, 23:41) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

there is week 21 2009 (old bootrom), week 21 2010 (new bootrom), and week 21 2011 (new bootrom).

As was stated, the 3rd number in your serial indicates the year. Your third digit is a 0 or 1.

(04 Dec '11, 02:34) theiphoneguy ♦ theiphoneguy's gravatar image
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