Should I?

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  1. brendanm

    brendanm New Member

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    Hey,

    So I have a 16GB White iPhone 3G in Canada connected through Rogers. When I first got the phone back when the 3GS came out, the first thing I did was apply the jailbreak... Now the problem I noticed was decreased battery life, it was horrible. Even now, my phone's charge doesn't last much after a basic school day. So I'm wondering if anything has changed with the firmware updates?

    Or if anyone knows a easy way to maintain the default battery life. I mean, if I can jailbreak and find a way to maintain battery life then I'll do it. Before I do it, I'll obviously need to downgrade to 3.0!
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    So from what I get from reading that, basically if I follow those steps and watch what I use via Cydia I'd be fine to jailbreak?

    I'd probably just use Winterboard and the ringtones you can get through Cydia, and maybe the occasional other app such as MewSeek.
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    You should be fine with that, I pretty much have that set up aswell and my battery life's fine.
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    That's one of the two reasons my iPhone 3GS isn't jailbroken.

    1. Slightly laggy / glitchier (Drives me insane)
    2. Decreased battery life
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    @Bobby: Yeah, pretty much all I need it for. I don't get 3G at my house, only at school and in town really so I'm not on it constantly, but I'm a heavy texter which is what's really killing my battery.

    @Buba: It's not really laggy, you'd be perfectly fine if you stay away from resource hogs... It's the same as Windows Vista, it's fine if you don't have a bunch of programs running in the background. Battery life only goes if your using SSH and such, which isn't needed unless your getting into some heavy technical stuff.

    I have dial-up at home so I can't really re-download a new jail-break program, I went to a different location and downloaded redsn0w 0.8 and 3.0 restore, so I'll restore and jail-break since there isn't much difference between 3.0 and 3.1.2!

    Here's my question; I'm currently running 3.1.2, do I have to restore through iTunes before jailbreaking or would redsn0w handle that? I can't remember if it creates a custom IPSW... I'm pretty sure all it does is hack into your iPhone and add in Cydia/Icy whichever one you prefer and leave everything the way it is now.

    I don't wanna go on taking any chances though...
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    Not to be rude, but if you read the whole post you'd understand I'm going to downgrade to 3.0!
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    Unless you have your ECID on file with Saurik (Cydia), or your own server you can't downgrade!

    I had assumed you had a 3GS with factory installed 3.1 (out of the box 3.1).
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    I actually have the iPhone 3G. It came out with stock 2.2.1, I believe. A few days later, 3.0 came out the same time as iPhone 3GS did so I upgraded. Now, I'm upgraded to 3.1.2!

    Here's what I want to know will work:

    Plug iPhone in, while powered on. Go to iPhone page in iTunes and shift+restore and go to the 3.0 restore firmware I have, restore to 3.0 and then after that's done do the jailbreak via redsn0w 0.8?

    Now do you understand? confusing, I know but still....
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    Wow,

    Sorry about that - I read the 3GS part of your post and didn't really think about what I was reading.

    I have not played with a 3G on Windows for a long time. You should be able to do exactly what you are wanting to do; would be best to put it in DFU mode and restore it to the 3.0 like you are talking about.

    Sorry about my previous post(s); had 3GS stuck on the brain!

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