1. frogstofall's Avatar
    I've got an iPhone 4 with 4.2.1 and I can get all the way to the step where you need to install Cydia. I put the phone in DFU mode and then the redsn0w program gets stuck at the, "Exploiting Limra1n" step. I've tried it about half a dozen times and it keeps getting stuck there. The blue status bar goes to 100% but the "Finish" button never highlights (so I can't click it to continue).

    Has anyone encountered this? If so, what did you do? Any ideas from the seasoned JB'ers?
    01-11-2011 12:44 AM
  2. myzhi's Avatar
    Try the usual stuff, another USB cable, USB port, disable security programs, run Redsnow in compatibility mode (windows), and if all else fails, try a different computer.
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    01-11-2011 01:13 AM
  3. BLiNK's Avatar
    i had this very same thing happen to me. turns out i was not putting the device into DFU mode correctly. if you are seeing the Apple logo at all during this time then it's not done properly

    instead of waiting for the next step 3...2...1... and then release the power button you have to almost anticipate it. keep trying you're almost there

    edit: also, you do not have to wait for the device to turn off again when trying. just repeat everything as if it is turned off

    hope this helps
    Last edited by BLiNK; 01-11-2011 at 01:45 AM.
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    01-11-2011 01:41 AM
  4. PinkBanana's Avatar
    I've got an iPhone 4 with 4.2.1 and I can get all the way to the step where you need to install Cydia. I put the phone in DFU mode and then the redsn0w program gets stuck at the, "Exploiting Limra1n" step. I've tried it about half a dozen times and it keeps getting stuck there. The blue status bar goes to 100% but the "Finish" button never highlights (so I can't click it to continue).

    Has anyone encountered this? If so, what did you do? Any ideas from the seasoned JB'ers?
    As far as I'm aware, limera1n does not work on 4.2.1. Someone correct me if I am wrong.
    01-11-2011 03:42 AM
  5. frogstofall's Avatar
    I appreciate the tips. I'll have to try this again after work.
    01-11-2011 06:53 AM
  6. Bull's Avatar
    I had the same similar action last night when Jailbreaking my iPhone 4 and found out it was a cable issue.
    01-11-2011 09:52 AM
  7. jdavis530's Avatar
    As far as I'm aware, limera1n does not work on 4.2.1. Someone correct me if I am wrong.
    redsnow currently uses the limera1n exploit and can jailbreak 4.2.1 into a tethered state.
    01-11-2011 11:32 AM
  8. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I appreciate the tips. I'll have to try this again after work.
    You should like everyone said make sure you're using the Apple cable, I tried to JB my older 3G once over and over on a Griffin USB cable and it wouldn't I was mystified. My friend said use my Apple cable and I though no way but bam it was done first shot. When you get it into DFU mode like iBlink said the screen should be black so if it's not then you might be in recovery mode. I usually follow along with what they say but I keep holding the home button on the last step until I see the process has begun. You don't have to worry about the timing of the last step because holding the home button when the device is in DFU mode wont do anything however I don't know if releasing it too soon could be another story. GL and let us know what happens. Your JB will be tethered so you will want to make sure you get this DFU mode down cause any other time you reboot the phone you're going to need to do it again.

    PS
    PM Georgia she also couldn't get it after 8 or 9 tries just kidding wit ya
    01-12-2011 04:20 PM
  9. frogstofall's Avatar
    Well, I busted out my Apple usb cable (was using a Griffin one) and it got further this time but RIGHT as the phone's screen said, "Dowloading Jailbreak", the freakin' Redsn0w program crashed!! Uhhhggg... Imma try this ONE more time...

    Any other advice? I wish this was as easy as the last time I did this. Went to a website link and BAM! Jailbroken! I miss that. Why the heck can't this be just as easy?!?!
    01-12-2011 08:41 PM
  10. jdavis530's Avatar
    Like mentioned above try all USB ports.
    01-12-2011 10:14 PM
  11. BLiNK's Avatar
    try another computer if possible. it might sound crazy but i was stuck in a reboot loop over the weekend and could not get out of it

    tried another computer and fixed it on the first attempt

    just an idea
    01-12-2011 10:20 PM
  12. frogstofall's Avatar
    Yeah, I may try this on my Win XP laptop. Maybe Win 7 doesnt play nice with Redsn0w...
    01-13-2011 05:26 PM
  13. frogstofall's Avatar
    It seems like my troubles will never end with this Jailbreak. Haha.

    How do I get all my contacts, apps and all that back post jailbreak? I did some reading and it sounds like its supposed to do it automatically? Mine didn't....
    01-13-2011 11:14 PM
  14. iRandom's Avatar
    This worked for me (using Windows 7):

    1. Right click on the Redsn0w app from Windows Explorer.
    2. Click on the Compatibility tab
    3. Change it to Windows XP SP3.
    4. Click Run as Administrator.
    5. Click Okay.


    Then try to rejailbreak.
    01-15-2011 09:55 AM
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