iphone 3g 4.2.1 / 4.1 BB 05.15.04 hangs on ramdisk u/p redsn0w 09.6b5

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jetmech421, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. jetmech421 macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2010
    Hello all, I'm looking for some help here. I purchased a used iphone 3g unjailbroke or unlocked. I got it with ver 4.1 and bb 05.14. I need to j/b and unlock it. I'm not an ATT customer.
    You probably already determined I'm a clueless newbie. Can't deny that, but I have j/b & unlocked two 2G's but this 3G got me down.....
    I have read and read until my head is spinning. I'm in over my head obviously, but I need to get this phone going. I hate losing, and losing money especially..
    Sorry to the rant, and being long winded at that.

    So I start with the 3G with 4.1 and bb 05.14 and before I do anything I read on iclarify that because of the 05.14 I need to go up to 4.2.1 and a ipad bb.
    Sweet site with lots of info and guides. I d/l the 4.2.1 f/w and the latest redsn0w 09.6b5.
    Maybe this is where I f'd up. I updated to 4.2.1 using itunes. then ran the redsn0w. I select the ipad bb option along with cydia, and everything looks good until I get to the step after putting it in DFU where redsn0w displays "uploading ramdisk" and shows a progress bar. The phone displays "downloading jailbreak date" BUT it just stays there forever.....
    I tried over several times. Sometimes it shows more progress bars the other times but just hangs there forever.
    I have waited plenty of time for it to progress but no luck. So I cancel the redsn0w and wind up with the iphone turning on to the "connect to itunes / slide for emergancy screen.

    I did try to set the ios back to 4.1 and that was successful but it didn't help me when I tried running redsn0w again. I tried this only because I don't know what else to do.
    So now looking with tiny umbrella it shows Installed ver is 4.1 and installed bb is 05.15.04-6.4_M3S2

    BTW what does the "start TSS server" do?? When I try it the little winding clock just keeps on winding and nothing else happens. I have not found any help/guide for tiny umbrella....

    So, Sorry again for being long winded but if anyone can point me in the right direction I am most grateful. Thanks for your time
  2. jetmech421 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2010
  3. tablo13 macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2010
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    What did you do to solve? I had the exact same problem, so I just downgraded to 4.1.

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