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Offline FrankNL

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iPhone 3Gs with old-bootrom possible?
« on: July 18, 2010, 10:01:05 AM »
Hi All,

I was browsing trough http://github.com/planetbeing/iphonelinux and i found some 3gs stuff in the openiboot nightly builds:


http://github.com/planetbeing/iphonelin ... Firmwares/ (bottom 2 rules)
http://github.com/planetbeing/iphonelin ... ipsw.plist
http://github.com/planetbeing/iphonelin ... ipsw.plist

Is there a port going on for the 3Gs or is this just preparing for a port?
I would love to see openiboot on the iPhone 3Gs since its faster than the 2G/3G i think openiboot and idroid would run very nice on it.
I understand that it has to haven an bootrom exploit but the iphone 3gs with old-bootrom has the bootrom exploit right? i have an 3Gs with old-bootrom so it sould be possible to upload OpeniBoot into the bootrom right?

So thats why i started this topic is there an alpha/beta build of openiboot for the 3Gs or is it still waiting to be ported?

Greatz Frank.

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Re: iPhone 3Gs with old-bootrom possible?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2010, 05:33:17 AM »
Nice, just posted part of the same issue over in the General Discussion forum. Although no one's responded to my post yet, my understanding of the situation is this: the main reason that a 3GS iDroid hasn't been released is the lack of a bootrom exploit. Naturally, for those few lucky who bought a 3GS before Apple ramped up their apphole level again are currently in the clear for that. I believe hardware compatibility is currently an issue in the 3GS openiboot (from an older post), so don't expect anything you try to upload to work spectacularly well; that said, it may boot perfectly (depending on their progress). I believe the issue with iDroid on the 3GS is currently that there is little driver support for the 3GS (again garnered from an old post) within the current modded linux / android kernel (this is precisely what I asked about elsewhere). Hope that helps