Can you use a Custom ipsw to update through itunes?

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  1. bigmoew

    bigmoew New Member

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    So here's an idea, I get a custom 2.1 ipsw thats already jailbroken, I rename it as the proper name of the original 2.1 ipsw. When I connect to itunes and it prompts to update my ipod touch, will it recognize and update from the renamed custom ipsw, or will it fail to verify?
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    Beastlyness New Member

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    even if you name it for the correct ISPW [without _cutom in the name]
    itunes till give you an error, ive had error 1600 and some other crazy random ones ;3
    its horrible, easier to quickpwn.
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    Restoring a pwned device (one previously pwned using PwnageTool or QuickPwn) will restore fine.
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    stevenplanet Banned

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    That will not maybe work because the double pair triple simpink of the bluetooth intel G36 chipset will not work with the RAMDISK boot 900.
  5. Laser

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    Itll only work if you've pwned your device, and your ipod is in DFU
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    ROFL, [sarcasm] that doesnt sound like you made it up AT ALL! [/sarcasm]
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    just wanna share my experience to help others. If your like me then you should be able to follow my guide, if not I wouldn't try it. If you are
    AT&T (Locked)
    iPhone 16GB 2G
    2.0.2 JB winpwn 2.5
    iTunes 8
    Windows XP

    then just Shift+Restore and select your CFW,(I just plugged it up did not DFU or anything, but feel free if it doesn't work for you normally) I used iPhone1,1_2.1_5F136_Custom_Restore.ipsw (google)

    then set up as new (don't restore from backup)

    When it comes to SpringBoard you should see Cydia & Installer (I did and was able to open them) but I still went ahead and did the following steps from BigBoss

    Step 10) When it is finished the phone will reboot…Cydia and Installer will NOT be visible

    Step 11) Download TotalCommander and t-pot addon

    Step 12) Install TotalCommander and in the left pane navigate to T-PoT.1.1.zip and click on it. It will install t-pot automatically.

    Step 13) Download the mobileinstallation patch

    Step 14) Use Totalcommander to install patched mobileinstallation to /System/Library/PrivateFrameWorks/MobileInstallation.framework … clickon the dropdown box [-\-] top left and select network neighborhood then t-pot. Reme,ber to back up your original mobileinstallation first!

    Step 15) Still in TotalCommander delete /private/var/mobile/Library/Caches/com.apple.mobile.installation.plist

    Step 16) Reboot the phone and all is good!

    Well this worked for me hope it works for others. Without mistakes it took me about 10min to get to 2.1 JB & Unlocked even tho I didn't want too. O yeah your gonna have to make sure who & where you get your CFW from cuz both that I got unlock your iPhone.
  7. bigmoew

    bigmoew New Member

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    Yeah, I think most of you guys missed my point of updating, not restoring, to 2.1 so that I wouldn't lose my music/data/etc. I guess I'll just wait for the dev team.
  8. andybno1

    andybno1 Banned

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    all custom firmwares need you to restore the ipod either via dfu mode or if already pwn'd recovery mode

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