installous problems...

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by highWATTGE, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. highWATTGE macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2011
    hey guys, im having a problem:

    i have a 2G iPod touch running 4.2.1 firmware. i have it jailbroken with redsn0w, and i have cydia installed and running. i have no problem installing some packages, but whenever i try to install packages that require me to reboot my iTouch, it freezes on the reset screen (with the silver apple). at this point i have to plug my iTouch in to my PC and put it into DFU mode, then restore it and re-jailbreak it (i lose all my apps and progress which makes me very unhappy).

    if anyone knows the solution to this problem, or could help me troubleshoot it, i would greatly appreciate it. thanks!
  2. pipspot macrumors newbie


    Oct 10, 2005
    Right now, Redsnow's jailbreak is Tethered. Everytime you restart, you have to put on the USB cables and jumpstart from your computer (essentially re-run Redsnow and select Boot into Tethered mode.

    Unless of course, you're on Redsnow 0.9.7 for Mac beta. That one apparently gives you untethred support (the way it should be)
  3. highWATTGE thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2011
    i understand that it is tethered, but when it freezes up, my computer wont recognize it until i put it in DFU mode, at which point i have to restore it via itunes in order to get it to function again.
  4. Blarblar macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2011


    I had the same problem and this is what i did
    i went to on my ipod touch
    folow the instructions and that gives you cyida
    and i've had no problems since.

    I hope this helps.
  5. MaxBurn macrumors 65816


    Nov 25, 2010
    That won't work on 4.2.1.

    And OP: you should restore, rejailbreak and skip installous.

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