Jailbreak… Heartbreak

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by arkitect, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. arkitect macrumors 603


    Sep 5, 2005
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Heh ho… after waiting god knows how many months before Jailbreaking the bug finally bit me yesterday…

    Read all the instructions carefully. (And thanks to spinstorm for the great guide. :) http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=550964)

    I used pwnagetool and all went well.
    "Easy as pie", I thought.
    Got my settings all nice and restored. Excellent. Except… well, except there was no sign of O2. Jailbreaking had turned my iPhone into an iPod Touch.

    I could go wild and install and customise to my heart's content — unless I wanted to make or receive a simple phone call.

    Took the Sim card out… And the iPhone recognised that a sim card had been removed — so I replaced it… nothing. Plugged it into another Mac. No sign of any O2 network connection.
    Still not giving up I rebooted again, cursed, prayed, hopped around mad… stood outside in the street waving the phone in the vain hope of catching a signal…nothing helped.

    In the end I was forced to go back and do a wipe and restore.

    And here I am again… back at square one: plain old vanilla iPhone. Nothing special, but at least I can make a damn phone call! :(

    I would dearly like to give Jailbreaking a try again — but do I have another 4 hours to waste?
    Any hint as to what I did wrong — although, trust me when I say I followed the instructions to the last letter.
  2. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    Definitely shouldn't take four hours to jailbreak. More like 10 minutes. Tops.

    Try it again. I've finished a jailbreak with no signal as a result. Restored and jailbroke again and all was well.
  3. uberamd macrumors 68030


    May 26, 2009
    Jailbreak shouldn't take long. But with 3.0 potentially coming out soon, it might be best to hold off.
  4. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    And why is that, exactly?

    Restoring is easier than jailbreaking.
  5. Tradewind macrumors member


    Apr 15, 2009
    The 4 hours referred to restoring, not jailbreaking.
    It is common for Jailbreak to fail multiple times in a row. I had to try three times to succeed, and only then did I discover the problem (the QuickPWN program hosted on some sites were altered and did not work properly, when I used another QuickPWN it worked perfectly).
    My suggestion is to use QuickPWN, since it personally worked for me. Provide your iPhone details and exact steps you took to see what went wrong.

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