1. Roadkill#IM's Avatar
    Hey

    Ok i will try and make this as clear as possible and give detail of what i did.
    I brought an iPhone 3g that was currently on version 4.1. I wanted to jailbreak it so i could download some apps and such, I followed a guide on jailbreaking with redsn0w which worked great. However i think i downloaded too many apps or did something wrong as my iPhone battery was dying after just hours of use. So i plugged my Iphone into the pc and clicked restore on iTunes. Now this is the problem i read there are certain methods and processes to use when restoring/downgrading/upgrading jailbroken iphones. I guess i should of checked first. Well anyway, after the restore i tried to use redsn0w again just as i did when i first got the phone, but it keeps crashing. I once again used google and found out you cant use redsn0w more than once on a device and that i had to update and find another way of jailbreaking my phone.
    So i am sat here with a iPhone 3g 4.2.1 and cant find a soloution. I just want to jailbreak it i dont care about unlocking it. I dont care which version i am on either. ( I am new to all this so i didnt save my SH.. Whatever they are called as i had no idea i had 2)

    Any help would be appreciated
    Thanks
    Roadkill
    12-02-2010 10:16 AM
  2. pilotnh's Avatar
    Define what you mean by "I wanted to jailbreak it so i could download some apps and such". Your answer could determine the type of help you get here.
    12-02-2010 01:57 PM
  3. Massie's Avatar
    Why do you say you can only use redsn0w once? I've never heard that before...anyway, I'd try looking here for a tutorial.

    If you're trying to run a million themes, etc on a 3G, you'll have to accept that your battery life is not going to be great.
    12-02-2010 02:29 PM
  4. entronp's Avatar
    If you upgraded the BB to 6.15 ipad then you will have battery issues until they put out a fix for it.


    Hey

    Ok i will try and make this as clear as possible and give detail of what i did.
    I brought an iPhone 3g that was currently on version 4.1. I wanted to jailbreak it so i could download some apps and such, I followed a guide on jailbreaking with redsn0w which worked great. However i think i downloaded too many apps or did something wrong as my iPhone battery was dying after just hours of use. So i plugged my Iphone into the pc and clicked restore on iTunes. Now this is the problem i read there are certain methods and processes to use when restoring/downgrading/upgrading jailbroken iphones. I guess i should of checked first. Well anyway, after the restore i tried to use redsn0w again just as i did when i first got the phone, but it keeps crashing. I once again used google and found out you cant use redsn0w more than once on a device and that i had to update and find another way of jailbreaking my phone.
    So i am sat here with a iPhone 3g 4.2.1 and cant find a soloution. I just want to jailbreak it i dont care about unlocking it. I dont care which version i am on either. ( I am new to all this so i didnt save my SH.. Whatever they are called as i had no idea i had 2)

    Any help would be appreciated
    Thanks
    Roadkill
    12-02-2010 06:41 PM
  5. Roadkill#IM's Avatar
    Thanks for the replys. I wanted to jailbreak it to download cydia apps and have custom themes. I dont mind about low battery now i just want to re jailbreak it. I tried red snow again last night with a custom 4.2.1 firmware and it hung on "uploading ramdisk" i will read that tutorial now and see what i come up with. Thanks
    12-03-2010 12:25 AM
  6. entronp's Avatar
    Turn off 3G when you dont need it to save battery

    Dont use a custom firmware, just d/l the new one and then use redsnow to break it, and then d/l ultrasnow if you want it unlocked.


    Thanks for the replys. I wanted to jailbreak it to download cydia apps and have custom themes. I dont mind about low battery now i just want to re jailbreak it. I tried red snow again last night with a custom 4.2.1 firmware and it hung on "uploading ramdisk" i will read that tutorial now and see what i come up with. Thanks
    Last edited by entronp; 12-03-2010 at 01:26 AM.
    12-03-2010 01:20 AM
  7. Roadkill#IM's Avatar
    Hi ive tried with the normall firmware also and its still getting stuck in updating ramdisk on redsnow any other ideas?
    12-03-2010 10:03 AM
  8. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    Hi ive tried with the normall firmware also and its still getting stuck in updating ramdisk on redsnow any other ideas?
    which version of redsn0w are you using?
    12-03-2010 04:01 PM
  9. Roadkill#IM's Avatar
    Hi. Im using redsnow 0.9.6b5 thanks, hope i can find what the problem is soon, iphone feels naked
    12-06-2010 10:58 AM
  10. Capnjackk's Avatar
    make sure all the extra options aren't checked and you just have "install cydia" selected
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    12-07-2010 03:40 PM
  11. Roadkill#IM's Avatar
    Hi iive tried all the suggestions mentioned above still having the same problem though, redsnow crashing on updating ramdisk. Any other suggestions?
    12-14-2010 03:54 AM
  12. entronp's Avatar
    A 3g is easy to downgrade. You have to change the HOSTS file on your PC (google it) to point to cydia's servers, then you need to have already d/l an OS, I'd recommend something like 4.0.1 (GEOHOT has them at his website). You just open itunes, then press shift keey and choose the 4.0.1 and then itunes will restore to that. Then use jailbreakme.com, open cydia and get ultrasn0w

    super easy on a 3g.
    12-14-2010 07:42 AM
  13. Roadkill#IM's Avatar
    Thanks for that. Working away till monday will try then and get back to you
    12-14-2010 10:50 AM
  14. Roadkill#IM's Avatar
    Hi, ive tried that and i get the error in itunes "The Phone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (1051)
    12-18-2010 12:20 PM
  15. entronp's Avatar
    Hi, ive tried that and i get the error in itunes "The Phone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (1051)
    use tinyumbrella or recboot to kick it past that error, then you should be done and working again.
    12-18-2010 06:27 PM
  16. Roadkill#IM's Avatar
    Ok so i used tinyumbrella to kick it out and i managed to restore it to 4.1, but still when i use redsnow 0.9.6b2 i crashses on updating ramdisk
    12-19-2010 04:46 PM
  17. entronp's Avatar
    Ok so i used tinyumbrella to kick it out and i managed to restore it to 4.1, but still when i use redsnow 0.9.6b2 i crashses on updating ramdisk
    Restore to 4.0.1
    12-19-2010 06:15 PM
  18. Ipheuria's Avatar
    it's a 3G and you don't care about unlock so just use pwnage tool. Which firmware you want to JB on 4.1 or 4.2.1? if you don't have a Mac PM me and I'll make you an ipsw finished JBing 6 iPhone 3G phones this weekend.

    I also had problems running Redsn0w if you're trying to upgrade the BB to the iPad BB I think Redsn0w fails on that because it's trying to download 3.2.2 which Apple prob doesn't offer anymore.
    12-19-2010 06:47 PM
  19. Roadkill#IM's Avatar
    A 3g is easy to downgrade. You have to change the HOSTS file on your PC (google it) to point to cydia's servers, then you need to have already d/l an OS, I'd recommend something like 4.0.1 (GEOHOT has them at his website). You just open itunes, then press shift keey and choose the 4.0.1 and then itunes will restore to that. Then use jailbreakme.com, open cydia and get ultrasn0w

    super easy on a 3g.
    Worked perfect for 4.0.1 thank you very much
    12-22-2010 04:53 AM
  20. entronp's Avatar
    Worked perfect for 4.0.1 thank you very much
    Glad to hear it!
    12-22-2010 06:33 PM
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