iPhone iP5 posixspwn - unable to jailbreak?

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  1. globalist macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    I am trying to jailbreak my wife's iPhone 5 on 6.1.4 using the latest Posixspwn 1.0.8 ... but after it "performs its magic" the phone is rebooted and no jailbreak/cydia is installed.

    I could swear I was able to JB my own iP5 on 6.1.4 using the same tool (albeit v1.0.7) a few months back.

    What's going on here? Any ideas?

    Thanks!
     
  2. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    was the phone updated to 6.1.4 ota? (over the air) or was it restored in iTunes? or did it come with 6.1.4 installed. if it was updated over the air, you are out of luck. if its the other 2, you should be able to do it. p0sixpwn sometimes glitches out and you have to try it on another machine.
     
  3. globalist thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I bought the phone with 6.1.4 already on it, not sure how the previous owner got it there. Will try posixspwn on another PC, thanks!
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Give it another shot on another computer but like applenerd said above if it was updated OTA then it wont work.
    Sounds like that might be the problem.
    Only other option would be to update to the latest 7.1.2 and then jb using pangu.
     
  5. globalist thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, tried it on a PC with WinXP (my main has Win7) and here Posixspwn does not even detect the phone as plugged in. Gonna try another Win7 PC tomorrow and bracing for the worst.

    The whole point of this excercise is to remove the 2GB worth of iOS7 install that's just taking up her space and is NEVER going to be installed on ANY iphone in my household.
     
  6. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    windows needs to have itunes installed in order to detect an iDevice!
     
  7. globalist thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, are you absolutely positive?
     
  8. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    yes, windows don't come with the drivers to properly detect and read an iDevice. therefore, you need to install iTunes which installs necessary drivers onto your computer
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    1000%
    If the latest ITunes is not installed then the iPhone drivers are not present to even recognize the phone.
    Make sure you have the latest iTunes installed.
     
  10. globalist thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    After installing iTunes on the other PC the phone was detected by posixspwn and I was able to jailbreak it!

    Thank you!
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Congrats man:D
     
  12. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    man im so jealous! wish i wound have updated, or had to get my phone replaces because of a lock button :(
     
  13. globalist thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Huh?
     
  14. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    i regret updating to ios 7.
     

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