Jailbreaking iphone 3g 2.2.1 using windows XP????

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  1. fuzion11 macrumors 65816

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    Hey guys, I'm extremely new to this whole jailbreaking concept, so please go gentle! lol

    Firstly I'm using windows XP.

    I'm hoping someone knows of a link they could provide me that will give step by step directions on how to do this.

    If anyone has a link for a video that would be even better.

    Thanking you all in advance!




    James
     
  2. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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  3. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    yes I found it about useless. Kate screwed up my phone and I could not do anything with it.
     
  4. jmann macrumors 604

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    Here is the website of the people who jailbroke the iphone/ipod touch. All the info you need is here. Download quickpwn (windows version) and update your iphone to 2.2.1 in itunes and run quickpwn. The instructions inside quickpwn are very easy, it even does the button timing for the dfu mode and everything. It's almost fool proof.
     
  5. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    He was talking about Installer, y'know :p
     
  6. jmann macrumors 604

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    I guess I misquoted then. ;) I'll fix that. But still, all the info you need is on the Dev Team's Blog. :D
     
  7. fuzion11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm the guy who originally posted this tread.

    Thanks to all who helped out, but now I've run into a new set of problems.


    This morning I attempted to jailbreak using the link provided. Quickpawn gave a message everything went well. It said to wait a minute while the phone reboots.

    I've waited and waited and all that is on the screen is the apple logo.

    every few minutes the phone will vibrate...but that's it, that's all.

    So where do i go from here? Please advise.


    Thanks again,


    James
     
  8. jmann macrumors 604

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    Try holding down the power and the home button until the phone restarts, and hopefully it will boot. If not, I suggest trying the jailbreak again.
     
  9. fuzion11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I've tried holding down home and power and it doesn't seem to work.

    I've also tried to jailbreak again and again...and still the same issue.


    Any ideas?
     
  10. jmann macrumors 604

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    Try to find a friend who has a mac and do it on there?
     
  11. fuzion11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    unfortunately that's not an option.

    anyone else have any ideas??

    I really want to get this thing jailbroken bad!
     
  12. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    So you're on firmware 2.2.1? Try using this to jailbreak.
     
  13. fuzion11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's the exact file i tried to use in the first place.

    not sure what's wrong here, but i'd love to know how to fix it!
     
  14. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    Hmm... So, you're using QuickPwn 2.2.5-2 for Windows with an iPhone on 2.2.1, but when it reboots it just stays on the logo?

    You've tried holding the sleep/wake to turn it off, what about just holding the sleep/wake? That's solved my problems sometimes.

    You don't have LOADS of apps/music and stuff on the phone do you?
     
  15. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I run into a similar situation while trying to update and jailbreak an iPod Touch. I ended up restoring the Touch, then running quickpwn, and it worked. I can't tell from the OP's posts whether he's tried restoring before trying to jailbreak again, but if not, I'd try that.
     
  16. fuzion11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    First off let me just say thank you to everyone who's helped thus far!

    Secondly to clarify, yes I have tried restoring from back up and from new iphone.

    I've tried holding home/on:eek:ff.....

    When I try to just hold on:eek:ff nothing happens. It's almost like it won't shut off and turn back on unless I hold the home button also.

    I'm almost ready to give up, But i really, really want copy/paste, video recorder and the turn by turn.

    Please anyone else have any answers or tips?????

    Again thanking you all in advance!


    James
     
  17. fuzion11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    AT ZANDER271:

    I tried you link and it doesn't include 2.2.1 it only goes up to 2.2

    thanks anyhow.
     
  18. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Hmmm... Did you try running quickpwn with iTunes off? Make sure it's completely shut down, not running minimized in the background.

    Also, the instructions for running quickpwn for 2.2.1 is the same as for the earlier 2.x versions. There hasn't been any real change in the steps.
     
  19. fuzion11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Every time I have tried to jail break itunes has been totally shut off and not running in the background.
     
  20. BobboZR2 macrumors regular

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    My friend and I ran into the same exact problem when trying to jailbreak his phone with quickpwn. After 2 unsuccessful attempts I suggested to him to restore the phone and reinstall his backup. After that I told him to uncheck all his apps and sync the phone. After that we jailbroke it with no apps installed and it worked without a hitch. Once it was jailbroken we just re-snyced the apps back onto the phone.
     

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