NEED HELP! redsn0w says "exploit failed" while attempting jailbreak!!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by ViPa, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    sorry, i tried searching and couldnt find a 100% answer..i NEED my iphone 4 to remain unlocked..can i upgrade to iOS5 and then jailbreak it then use ultrasn0w to unlock?

    thanks in advance
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    Get the new version of Redsnow and create a custom firmware and update in pwned DFU mode. See this tutorial. http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=17344

    You will end up with a tethered jailbreak if that is not a problem.
     
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    If I understand you correctly. You have an Iphone 4 with 4.3.3, baseband 01.59 and it is unlocked with Ultrasn0w. You want to upgrade it to OS5 and still keep the baseband of 01.59.

    My question to you is how did you do it previously? 01.59 baseband was on 4.0 firmware. Apparently, this phone has been upgraded from 4.0 firmware to 4.3.3 while preserving the baseband.

    For upgrading to OS5, all you have to do is to follow your previous method which is sn0wbreeze or pwnage tool to create custons OS5 for this phone.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for the reply

    can i just upgrade to iOS5 through itunes then use redn0w to jailbreak it..then download ultran0w and unlock it? what would be the advantage of me creating a custom IPSW?
     
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    Crystal-RX

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    Because when you upgrade to OS5 through Itunes, the baseband on your phone also upgrade to 05.11 which can't be unlocked with Ultrasn0w.

    Creating customs firmware allow you to keep your old golden baseband so once you update to OS5, you still can unlock it with Ultrasn0w.
     
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    Crystal-RX

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    Again, if you want to remain unlock, you MUST upgrade your phone with customs firmware creates by sn0wbreeze (if you have PC) or Pwnage tool (if you have Mac).

    The 01.59 modem firmware you have on your phone is very valuable. If you are not comfortable of doing the upgrade by yourself. My recommendation is to hire someone to do it. There are lot of people put ads on local craigslist to do this for about $15 to $20. For me, I think it a rip off, but for you then I think it worth it.
     
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    You'll want to download the latest version of RedSn0w to create your custom IPSW if you're on a Mac. After that, restore with iTunes with the newly created file.
     
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    hackthatphone

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    I just love the misinformation on this forum. Freaking dangerous stuff. My instructions are for mac users.

    Get the latest redsn0w from the dev team here: http://blog.iphone-dev.org/redsn0w-iOS5 it's linked to in update 13.

    Build a custom firmware (5.0) with it. It won't add the bb update in this firmware it builds.

    Get into dfu mode and restore with the no bb firmware file you just made.

    When done, use redsn0w to jailbreak. Once that's done then just boot tethered so you can launch cydia. Install ultrasn0w. Reboot.

    Use redsn0w again to just boot tethered.

    Done.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i loaded the custom firmware as per the iclarified instructions, but when i go to jailbreak, redsn0w says "unexpected error" ..tried it a bunch of times..i have the latest itunes as well as the latest update to lion

    also when i put my iphone into DFU mode then hit jailbreak, it starts jailbreaking..it says "uploading first stage" then it says "exploit failed"..the iphone screen then goes completely white

    what do i do?
     
  11. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ah..someone please helpp i need to get this thing working again
     
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    eastercat

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    I don't understand why unlockers are in such a rush to upgrade. Ultrasnow isn't even out for ios 5, last time I checked.
     
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    Crystal-RX

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  14. macrumors newbie

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    I don't understand why anyone would do this if you're left with a teathered jailbreak. That seems unworkable for most people. What am I missing?
     
  15. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    can anyone help me get past this error? i pretty much cant use the iphone at all since i cant activate it with an invalid sim card..
     
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    update: i got past the exploit failed error by restarting my computer and trying again...the jailbreak seems to go through successfully, but then after the initial apple logo, it goes into the spinning circle..and doesnt get out of it..its suck on that

    please help!!
     
  17. macrumors 68000

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    You know after reading your post I went back and re-read all previous post. Beats me what mis-information you were talking about.
     
  18. macrumors member

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    I've been getting exploit failed on this computer for days. It works when I use a different computer.
     
  19. macrumors regular

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    Other than this, you can also try to hold the home button a little longer in this step:

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    You can also try to download redsn0w latest version if you haven't done so.


    Hope it helps!
     
  20. macrumors 65816

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    Iphone 7: Hopefully, you were not waiting almost 8 months for someone to reply.
     

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