Downgrade Stuck

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by xpsm1730, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. xpsm1730 macrumors regular

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    3G on 4.0

    Tried to downgrade to 3.1 - downloaded Redsnow 9.2 and the 3.1 ipsw from iclaridfied

    Put the phone in DFU and started - its stuck on updating ramdisk -- waited 5 min the bar didn't move. Disconnected and switched off.

    Downloading the 4.0 ipsw now with redsnow 9.5 so I can get the phone working again

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    How do i safely downgrade to 3.1? Phone is tooo slow on 4.0

    Thanks
     
  2. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Put your phone in DFU mode and shift-restore (Win) or option-restore (Mac) to a 3.1 firmware file. You may get a 1015 error and end up stuck in recovery mode; if so, download RecBoot or TinyUmbrella, either of which will kick your phone out of recovery mode.
     
  3. xpsm1730 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The phone gets stuck with "downloading jailbreak data" message on it.

    HELP someone!!
     
  4. xpsm1730 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Can someone please give me some guidance.

    I have redsnow 0.9.5b5-5 and firmware 4.0ipsw

    I also have redsnow 0.9.2 and firmware 3.1ipsw

    I've tried both options and it is stuck on :downloading jailbreak data: with the green arrow logo

    I just need this phone to work!
     
  5. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    re-install 3.1 firmware and do as thelatinist suggests then try re-jailbreaking
     
  6. xpsm1730 thread starter macrumors regular

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    But how?

    Redsnow gets stuck in the downloading mode
     
  7. xpsm1730 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Someone pl help here..

    my 3g was unlocked on 4.0 and was super slow so i tried downgrading

    Didn't work.

    Now I'm trying to hacktivate with Redsnow 0.9.5b5 and 4.0ipsw

    Its stuck on 'downloading jailbrake data' its been 10 minutes but its not moving forward just stuck there.
     
  8. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    hold the home and power button till the device goes off then do dfu mode and restore then try re-jailbreaking
     
  9. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Connect your iPhone to iTunes. Press and hold Power and Home bottons for 10 seconds. After 10 seconds keep pressing the Home botton but release the power botton. Keep holding it until you see iTunes recognize it (usually another 10 seconds).
     
  10. Eternal 28 macrumors 6502

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    I had to activate with the original AT&T sim card first then use redsnow to jailbreak.
     
  11. xpsm1730 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Im trying but it isn't getting in DFU mode. This is bizarre.
     
  12. xpsm1730 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes it goes to DFU mode - then says 'downloading jailbreak data' on the phone and the green arrow pointing down

    it is stuck on that and isnt moving forward
     
  13. xpsm1730 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Has anyone experienced this before? I've tried 3-4 times now and its just sitting stuck on the "downloading jailbreak data" part.

    How do i fix this?
     
  14. xpsm1730 thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK - this is just bizzare.

    Now the jailbrake went through - but cydia won't open. I touch the Cydia app icon and it just flashes open/close. It's crashing. How do i fix this so I can unlock?
     

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