jailbreaking IOS 5.0.1 on 3GS

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by FunkJones, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. FunkJones macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi all,

    Yes I was a major douche and upgraded to 5.0.1 without thinking about JB's!

    Ive been through many JB tuts on youtube showing how to do a tethered JB with ipsw's using red snow etc etc (im always using latest versions of all softwares)

    but everytime i do it, it tells me unrecognized build and throws me an error message.

    The cydia icon is on my 3gs, it is the reddy-browny colour, but still doesnt work!

    Any ideas?!

    Many thanks

    @funkJones
     
  2. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

    Crystal-RX

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    When redsn0w asks you for firmware, did you click on OS5 instead of 5.0.1?

    Also, Jailbreak on 5.01. is a tethered jailbreak. So, you must boot tethered with Redsn0w so your cydia works.
     
  3. FunkJones thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The only issue i can think of is the new or old boot ram, but i tried JB twice selecting old then new bootram.

    When ive done it, i downloaded the 5.0.1ipsw, JB'd via redsnow using that, then "just boot'd" my 3gs using red snow, but still nothing.

    It just throws up an error message unrecognized build and a error code which was about 800 letters and numbers long.

    meh sad face lol

    @funkjones
     
  4. menist macrumors regular

    menist

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    Apple is still signing fw4.1 for 3gs, just to let you know. ;)
     
  5. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

    Crystal-RX

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    Again, When you open Redsn0w, you have to point it to OS5 (even your phone has 5.0.1) and proceed with it. You can't point to 5.0.1.
     

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