How am I still able to jailbreak and use DFU with 10.5.6?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by darbyclash34, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. darbyclash34 macrumors regular

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    So I have a Macbook Pro that I used Software Update to update to 10.5.6. Yet, I have no problems entering DFU mode and jailbreaking multiple iPhones. I thought 10.5.6 wouldn't work?
     
  2. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    I have an iPhone that I am able to enter DFU mode with (and i'm on 10.5.6). However, when I plug it in, iTunes gives me an error. And as far as not being able to enter DFU mode on 10.5.6, I think that's only SOME machines, not all...
     
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    You must utilize a USB hub between your MB and iPhone. I just did two JBs and they both took ten minutes max...:cool:
     
  4. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    I've read its only some macs, and specifically it effects the new alum. macbooks and airs.
     
  5. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    The quickpwn was specific that the USB hub should be used when you've upgraded the OS to 10.5.6, so that's why I utilized the USB hub as directed. And as I stated earlier, both JB took ten minutes each. I had one MBP 2.5 and the new unibody MB 2.4, so the JB with the USB hub worked on both...:p
     
  6. Surely Guest

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    Can you use any usb hub? Like this? Or this? I think I remember reading somewhere that it needs to be a powered hub? Am I remembering that right?

    There is a way to do it without the hub. It involves signing up with ADC and then downloading a developer debug package. Details are on the dev team's blog.
     
  7. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    So that's why I haven't been able to jailbreak! I just wonder how Apple managed to implement this?

    Don
     
  8. Ozzhead macrumors member

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    No need for a hub. Dev team found a better way. It works fine i used it.
    Fixing DFU mode on 10.5.6

    As noted previously OS X 10.5.6 introduced a bug that affected the use of DFU mode. with some Macs. There have been previously published hacks and techniques to fix this, but here is another method that can be used to temporarily restore DFU functionality in order to use QuickPwn or PwnageTool.

    1. You will need an account with ADC (Apple Developer Connection) this is free and takes a few minutes to sign up, you should read the terms and conditions carefully and you should only sign up if you are thinking of developing applications in the future - http://developer.apple.com/mac/
    2. Download the disk image “IOUSBFamily-315.4-log.dmg” for Mac OS X 10.5.5 Build 9F33” (yes, that is a “5” in 10.5.5 - this is a developer debug package of the USB kernel extension).
    3. Unplug non-vital USB equipment, such as external DVD writers, USB scanners, USB mass storage devices, at the most leave a Keyboard and Mouse connected.
    4. Install IOUSBFamily-315.4.1.pkg from within the disk image
    5. Reboot your system!
    6. Perform necessary DFU activity with QuickPwn or PwnageTool.
    7. Download the disk image “IOUSBFamily-327.4.0-log.dmg” for Mac OS X 10.5.6 Build 9G55”
    8. Intall IOUSBFamily-327.4.0.pkg from within the disk image
    9. Reboot your system!
    10. Reattach your USB peripherals.
     
  9. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    Okay thanks for this advice. This has helped a lot. Now I can actually get to the screen where I select the firmware bundle I put on my desktop, but right after it starts the restore process, I get the attached error. Help! :(
     

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  10. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    What happens when you press OK? Try restore and backup, then you should be fine. It's possible when you don't hold the Home button down long enough, the screen above can show up. Just make sure you have your sound up on your Mac, so you can hear the prompt beeps. Keep us advised...
     
  11. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    As I've explained in other posts, I did my JB on my 3G iPhone FW 2.2.1 on my MBP 2.5GHz (not unibody) with the USB hub btwn my MBP and iPhone; my neighbor/friend did the JB on his 3G iPhone FW 2.2.1 on his MB 2.4GHz (unibody), right along side of me with the USB hub btwn his MB and iPhone and it took ten minutes as well. So, whether it works with all Macs or just the unibody, I can't be the final word on the issue. AFAIK, it worked for me with both a unibody and a non-unibody...;)
     
  12. Surely Guest

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    Yes, but my question was regarding what type of hub can be used, not if you were able to do it with a hub. I recall reading that it needs to be a powered hub. Is that the case? I just purchased this unpowered hub, and will attempt the jailbreak tomorrow.

    Did you use a powered usb hub or an unpowered usb hub?

    Anyone jailbreak with a hub similar to the one I bought?
     
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  14. moniquetx macrumors member

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    Try mkdir ~/Library/iTunes/Device Support and if that directory already exists, remove any files in it.

    Also you can try a different USB port or a different USB cable.
     
  15. branjosef macrumors 6502a

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    I was able to jailbreak using DFU and 10.5.6 on my macbook pro. The only thing I could think of was that mine is from late 2006-early 2007
     
  16. MistaBungle macrumors 6502a

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    I've yet to attempt this but normally I used my Mac Mini (main computer) to do my jailbreaking but I applied this update too soon. Luckily I have my PB12" that I now use to do jailbreaking since I will not update that to 10.5.6.
     
  17. Surely Guest

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    Just to update..... I successfully jailbroke using an $18 Dynex unpowered usb hub.

    All is well again.
     
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  19. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    I know what you're saying, I've got a drinking problem... lol
     
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