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3.9-fakeblank Bootloader Released!!!

3.9-fakeblank Bootloader Released!!!

Posted March 4, 2008 at 12:54am by iClarified
The iPhone Dev Team has introduced the 3.9-fakeblank Bootloader. It is a modified version of the official Apple 3.9 bootloader. It gives you the ability to run serial payloads when the S-Gold is reset, instead of running the bootloader. It also can be fully software upgradeable at a later time.

The fakeblank bootloader currently is most useful to those who want to experiment with patches to the bootloader but don't want to risk 'bricking' their S-Gold in a way that requires geohot's hardware-based A17 hack to recover. It also provides a means to run temporary (not flashed to NOR) code on the S-Gold CPU in a clean environment without the Nucleus OS running and without needing to erase/replace the baseband.

We will be posting instructions on how to downgrade to the fakeblank bootloader once we figure out what the best and quickest (currently it takes forever) method is.

- Thanks to geohot for his gbootloader and bldl serial payload examples, and for being so open (on his blog and in email) about all things iPhone.
- Thanks to aCujo for his ideas and his seemingly unlimited cache of iPhones to try stuff out on.
- Last but not least, thanks to Gray for his continued exploration of the bootloader and baseband.

3.9-fakeblank Bootloader Released!!!
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The Outlaw
The Outlaw - March 5, 2008 at 11:11pm
Can we get a FAQ on this? What are the benefits, and why should we use this instead of Zibri?
gregj - March 5, 2008 at 4:12am
does that mean, we will be able to put linux on it ? or something else than bloody apple's firmware ?
Mohamed - March 4, 2008 at 9:33pm
Hello, any chance of a timeframe for a GUI method, am looking forward to this. Thanx
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