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hey everyone my coworker has an iPhone Model #MB702LL and he is interested in jail breaking it. He is unsure whether it is an iPhone 3g or 3gs, but what is certain is that he is on version 4.2.1 (8C148). I would like to perform the jailbreak for him and to get him an untethered version. My question for everyone is what would be the best recommendations for this situation? For example, should I upgrade to a particular version before jail breaking, should i jailbreak it using a particular program, or should I keep his version the same. I have jailbroken my iPhone4 before so I am comfortable doing so, but prior experiences have taught me that it's better to ask THIS community for knowledge before just outright doing something. Hope to hear from you all soon!

An easy way of finding out whether it's a 3G or 3GS is trying double-clicking the home button - if the multitasking tray appears, it's a 3GS, if not, it's a 3G.

For now, if you want an untethered jailbreak and don't have SHSH blobs for iOS 5.0.1 (if it's a 3GS, that is), you should use greenpois0n which is the untethered jailbreak for 4.2.1


answered 24 Mar '12, 14:47

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so i did the double click on the home button and it opened up the favorites so i'm guessing it is a does this mean it has the SHSH blobs for iOS 5.0.1

(24 Mar '12, 14:54) meflores143 meflores143's gravatar image

no that doesnt mean that and a 3g can never be on 5.0.1, max ios for a 3G is 4.2.1

(24 Mar '12, 15:15) theiphoneguy ♦ theiphoneguy's gravatar image

Since it's a 3G, it can't be updated further than 4.2.1 (which @theiphoneguy stated), so you should try greenpois0n.

(24 Mar '12, 15:17) J0n3zz J0n3zz's gravatar image
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