easiest way to jb

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by bcrguy, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. bcrguy macrumors regular

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    what is the easiest way to jailbreak an iphone 4, running 4.3.1, bb 04.10.01, using my macbook pro in my sig??

    now im running on bell (in canada) and dont really care about using my phone on another carrier (just yet), and i simply want a couple other options for apps.

    now i did have a jailbroken ipod touch (original one) so i have done it before but seeing as my phone goes everywhere with me and i use it for EVERYTHING im a little more concerned with it being reliable and you know not getting all messed up..

    thanks guys
     
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    They both are but since he's already on official 4.3.1 he can just run redsnow instead of having to restore to custom ipsw and resync everything and restore from backup etc...
     
  4. stockscalper macrumors 6502a

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    I've used both and both are excellent and very stable. But if he's looking for the easiest to use then that would be Redsn0w.
     
  5. bcrguy thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok so when i open redsnow it asks me to select the corresponding IPSW for current firmware, does that mean i need to find where the file is saved on my mac??
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes.
     
  7. bcrguy thread starter macrumors regular

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    and is there a specific place where it is/ where i should start looking??
     
  8. iLoyal macrumors regular

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    Yes, that mean connect your iphone and download&install 4.3.1.
     
  9. iLoyal macrumors regular

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    In a Mac, it's Library->iTune and just select the patch.
     
  10. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    There is an option in itunes to just d/l the ipsw. Installation is never required.

    The OP could just google for a link to apple's servers and pick a place to d/l the ipsw.
    If the iOS has already been DL'd, then it's somewhere in your itunes folder.
    Personally, I go for the former route, because I don't use itunes to d/l the ipsw.
     
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  12. chrisbetty macrumors 6502

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    creating a folder on your desktop and storing all your jailbreak files in that folder helps when locating them,Its what i do at least
     
  13. bcrguy thread starter macrumors regular

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    thats what i had done on my old imac with my ipod touch
     
  15. noekozz macrumors 6502a

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    small question, I'm still running OS4.0.1 JB w/ Jailbreakme. I want to upgrade the OS and JB using Redsnow.

    Would I lose all my JB apps after the process? Is there a way I can just upgrade the OS to 4.3.1 and keep jailbreame instead?

    It seems that running redsnow and upgrading the firm that way is easier but I'm not sure. I admit I've been away from here for a bit and need some catching up to do. :(
     
  16. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    JB me only works on earlier iOS versions.
    I think redsnow installs a firmware and erases your phone; I only use pwnage, so I'm not sure.
    If they're apps you purchased, you just make sure to sign in with the same name and password and re-d/l the programs again.
     
  17. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    Redsn0w does not erase the phone.
     

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