help with ipsw file

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  1. Cfehr44 macrumors newbie

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    I'm on windows vista and been googling for 3 days off and on trying to jailbreak my 1st gen iphone 3g with redsn0w. When I manually search for my ipsw via users > "USERNAME" > appdata > roaming > apple computer > itunes > it's empty so do I need to download an ipsw or what? Yes I'm a noob.
     
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  3. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Why not just download one from the iPhoneWiki ?

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  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lol :D
    50 words per minute:D
     
  5. Cfehr44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok and how would I know which firmware to download?

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    Ok nvm I need 4.2.1
     
  6. Cfehr44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok I followed the link and when I try to save the ipsw it says its gonna take 91 hrs to download. I live in the woods so all I can get is dial up you think thats why it's gonna take so long or am I doing something wrong?
     
  7. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Downloading an IPSW is always a requirement to use iTunes to restore
     
  8. Cfehr44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know it's a requirement since my ipsw file was empty but is it such a big download that it should take 91 hrs? I know I'm on dial up but damn that's ridiculous.
     
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    WoW I thought dial up was a thing of the past !

    91 hours...... damn ! Sounds expensive :confused:
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    The firmware files are big.
    Good luck trying to download with dialup.
     
  11. Cfehr44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Haha ok that answers my question then. Yeah i live in rural alabama so if I don't get dial up I gotta get satellite which is expensive as hell.
     
  12. Cfehr44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm wondering if I could download the ipsw on a different computer and save it to a flash drive? That would essentially solve my dinosaur Internet problem.
     
  13. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Sure, save it to thumb drive, copy it to computer
     
  14. Cfehr44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok now I'm getting an error when I click to install cydia. It says allocate 233 error and redsn0w shuts down. I've tried 0.9.10b5 and 6. Any ideas? Yes I've googled it already.
     
  15. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    It's a 3G, you likely need to use an older version of Redsn0w
    Go to iClarified.com and look back in the tutorials to find the one which covers a 3G on 4.2.1 firmware (just guessing on firmware version)
     
  16. Cfehr44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Preesh I'll try it tonight.
     
  17. x Nadzy x macrumors newbie

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    Just to clarify, you are using another browser apart from Internet Explorer right? If you're using Internet Explorer you'll find that the IPSW file will be saved as a ZIP. file.
     

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