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iPhone x jailbreak x selling it

So I made this bold move to finally declutter my electronics space at home and try to earn some money in the process in preparation for my Hokkaido trip next month.  So about 12 hours ago, I told myself: "How  hard can it be?" and took a snap of the item, posted it in Carousell and boom, someone wanted it. Imagine my relief when it happened!

Immediately, I set the phone on restart and told the potential buyer that I will facilitate the shipping process tomorrow.

But like any other story, this too has its own adventure.

WALD happened.

The iPhone got stuck with the Apple logo. :(

So I thought, hey that's not a problem! I solved this before. You see, this is not the first time I spent a hefty amount of time for a gadget.  Not so long ago, I did the process of jailbreaking this iPhone because it was carrier locked.

It took me almost 24 hours and two cups of coffee to figure it out. Dozens of YouTube video tutorials too! And luckily -- I got it up and running only to make it as a back up phone for roaming. But that's another story.

So here we are again. Back to tweaking a phone in the hopes of getting it to its new owner fresh and working.

Jailbreaking a phone isn't exactly rocket science, but based on my experience, it's not exactly a walk in the park too. I failed to document the process last time so let's try to blog it this time:

12:20AM Commence research on which jailbreaking software to use.
12:30AM-ish Finally got it running in iTunes, as it turns out the other USB ports in my Thinkpad is faulty (or it doesn't like this jailbreak process I dunno)

12:41AM ERROR 1015 :(

Apparently, other blogs say this is a notorious error for jailbroken iPhones

12:45AM I decided to blog. Okay, I'll go back to the process now.

Reading this: https://coolestguidesontheplanet.com/recover-and-restore-iphone-3gs-stuck-in-recovery-mode-in-itunes/

Downloaded Redsnow: http://www.downloadredsn0w.org/for-windows-mac-ios-jailbreak/
Ps. The latest build is not for you! Don't bother. Just head on to version 0.9.6b6

Now reading this: http://www.downloadredsn0w.org/jailbreak-activate-iphone-4-3gs-on-ios-6-1-3/

I'm not even sure if this is the same software that I used last time.

1:03AM Trying to fix the boot, but it won't go on DFU mode!!! Hold power for 3, then home for 10, then release power and keep home. OMG why is this not working?
P.S. I did experience the same thing last time, perseverance is the key.

1:30AM Still trying to figure out how to DFU and now retrying to restore using iTunes' iPhone Recovery Mode for the 3rd time (which is something I already know won't work but I'm getting agit with DFU that I just want to try something else la la la)

3rd time (or 4th?)

2:05AM Successful DFU!! as it turns out I need to press Home and Power at the same time!!! and not the instruction of doing it sequentially. UGH. Now my next issue is the incompatible IPSW! Pfft. Okay, let's see how.

I'm here now: https://ipsw.me/4.2.1

Can't believe I'm finally here again!! Never forget how to DFU everrrr! That took a while.

2:08AM Wish I had beer while waiting...

19 YouTube videos just to reconfirm how to enter DFU! Not FTW at all.

2:12AM This is taking a while, let me write about something else.

2:45AM Soo, I'm still back to square one. It didn't really go back to the original state. I don't recall it this way.. Hmm, something went wrong in the process.

I'm here now: http://jaxov.com/2010/11/download-ultrasn0w-1-2-to-unlock-iphone-3g-3gs-ios-4-1-4-2-1/

This blog looks very familiar: http://www.redmondpie.com/how-to-update-iphone-3gs-3g-baseband-to-06.15.00-with-redsn0w-0.9.6b5-for-ios-4.2.1-unlock/

2:50AM I'm thinking, I go through all this hassle just to send this phone to a new owner. But yeah, it will be with a new owner and it might be of much help for them than it is stuck here with me. Okay, I'll find a way.

3:23AM Getting frustrated, can't seem to go back to DFU again to try the latest link I'm following. :(

3:45AM It's in DFU again as we speak! Ugh. Finally!

Apart from your phone getting the pineapple image, the other way to ensure that you got it right is to check yur monitor and see this.
5:09AM I'm done. Maybe next time.

5:29AM I've counted 1 to 10 and then again since midnight. This is so not right. I should not do this again. :( I think I am punishing myself.

5:40AM .. okay, I'm sleeping. UGH@@@!!!

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Leather Handbag

Not really a fan of shopping, but this bag has been on my mind for a while now.  The thing is, my boyfriend gave me a Fossil bag earlier this month and it was leather. And I loved it!

This bag: http://www.fossil-asia.com/en/my/women/handbags/totes.html

But this bag, is something I saw in a movie somewhere (Hepburn?) and it stuck with me. Ukay is the way, I have a feeling the material is strong given this price. I'll park this as nice-to-have.


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I have to be honest but I think I have been second guessing myself lately. I've lost the confidence to believe that I am doing the right thing.

Right, this now feels like a journal. Ugh.