iPhone 3GS Jailbreaking iPhone 3GS... lower battery life?

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  1. Fusion

    Fusion New Member

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    Is it true that jailbreaking the iPhone 3GS will noticeably lower your battery life?

    I don't plan on installing things like winterboard or apps that run in the background, I just want to unlock it, I won't install any apps at all.

    Which JB method do you recommend I use... redsn0w, purplera1n..?? (which gives the best battery life)

    Thanks

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    About battery: Not much
    About jailbreak/unlock: What firmware and baseband is it on?
  3. Fusion

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    chasgta New Member

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    Can you unlock the latest iPhone 3gs firmware yet ??
  5. iMario

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    Restore to 3.1.2 with iTunes > run blackra1n > install sn0w (and Cydia if you wish, but not needed if you only want the unlock).
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  7. DrewGzy

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    If you have the older iBoot version I would jailbreak it with Pwnage Tool (or at least the custom firmware from Pwnage Tool). From there you can unlock it using blacksn0w.

    The only reason I would do that (instead of using blackra1n) is that blackra1n is a tethered jailbreak; Pwnage Tool is not. The downside of a tethered jailbreak is that if your phone shuts off you cannot power it back on without connecting it back to a computer with blackra1n on it.
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    Gershmer Active Member

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    You mean the newer iBoot should be used with Pwnage.
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    No;

    The older iBoot version (version 359.3) is vulnerable to Pwnage Tool (and blackra1n).

    The newer iBoot version (version 359.3.2) is only vulnerable to blackra1n.

    I do not have a 3GS with the new iBoot version so I cannot confirm what I am saying but that is just from doing some research.
  10. Gershmer

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    But the older iBoot is untethered, so it shouldn't matter.


    The newer iBoot is tethered.

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