2.2.1 jailbreak and ipsw files

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by rising j, May 17, 2009.

  1. rising j macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2008
    I'm currently on firmware 2.2.1 and I'm trying to jailbreak my iphone according to this tutorial,


    It requires me to download ipsw file: iPhone1,2_2.2.1_5H11_Restore.ipsw However after multiple attempts, partway through the download, I keep on getting an error message indicating source file could not be read.

    Question is, do I need to download this file? From my understanding, if I already have 2.2.1 on my iphone, than a copy of this ispw is located somewhere on my hard drive already.

    OR is this a custom ipsw file that I need to perform the jailbreak?

    Thanks in advance!! :D

  2. rising j thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2008
    This may be helpful....This is the error message that I am receiving:

    Desktop/Pwnage/iPhone1,2_2.2.1_5H11_Restore.ipsw.part.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read.

    Try again later, or contact the server administrator.
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    You should really read up on how each different .ipsw really works. To jailbreak you need a custom made .ipsw, to create one, you need PwnageTool which reads from an original .ipsw from Apple.

    Hit up this link to find out more
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Seems like a problem on the download server.
    See if they got any mirrors so you can grab it elsewhere.
  5. rising j thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2008
    hmm...thanks for pointing me to that link...very helpful. I read all of it, but am still unsure do I need to download the ipsw or am I okay, since I have the 2.2.1 ipsw somehwere on my computer (since my iphone already has the 2.2.1 firmware) Thanks for helping me out:)

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