Having issues jailbreaking
I've read through a couple threads and there seems to be a couple other people w/ this problem. I have a 3gs with fw 3.0.1 and have downloaded the correct files needed to jailbreak with redsn0w.
every time I run redsnow and click to browse to the firmware, it will not see the file. I have tried renaming the file with .ipsw as the extension and no go. I'm lost and have no idea how to get it to work. Any help is appreciated.
- 09-06-2009, 07:35 AM #2
Here is what worked for me with the same problem. I deleted the renamed and redownloaded it. I did not change the name of it this time. When I got to the browse part and the browse window opened I copy the name of the file and then pasted it into the open file window. From there it opened and jailbroke flawlessly. Good luck
- 09-06-2009, 08:59 AM #3
hmm, weird. i had issues installing redsn0w on my 3gs also. ended up figuring it out thanks to many here on TiPb!!
anyway, i saved this IPSW file to my desktop. then when i launched redsn0w and it asked me to locate the file, i clicked "browse" and pointed it to the IPSW file on my desktop.
only reason i can see your computer (PC, i assume?) not recognizing the file is because you don't have iTunes installed. have you done any kind of backup previously? is iTunes installed on your system? just curious.
I'm not real sure why it wouldn't see it by default though. I'm guessing because windows was automatically saving it as a .zip and for some reason renaming it with ipsw extension did nothing. Again, thanks alot guys. Now time to explore the world of jailbreaking.
- 09-07-2009, 06:51 PM #5
- 09-07-2009, 07:35 PM #6