Jailbreaking Problem

Discussion in 'iPad Hacks' started by engelke2010, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. engelke2010 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm having what I think is a stupid problem when trying to jailbreak my iPad. I plug it into a USB port on my PC and shut down the iPad. However, it doesn't stay off for very long. It turns itself back on. I try again to turn it off and it comes back on. What's going on and how can I stop this from happening? Do I need to restore?
     
  2. firemedicmark macrumors 6502

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    first off, it's supposed to do that when you plug it in.

    second, how are you going to JB with your ipad off?
     
  3. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    In order to get it into DFU mode (to start the jailbreaking process) it's suggested that it be off first. However, I've had this issue with my iPhone and all you need to do is hold the power and home button till it forces it back off. Then quickly do what the instructions tell you to get it into DFU mode.
     
  4. engelke2010 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for your help. I was so used to having the device stay off when I jb my i4, so having it always turn itself back on when hooked up was a little weird. It's looking like the jb finally took. I just hope an untethered jb comes before Christmas like I read somewhere.
     
  5. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I'm glad you got it working. I'm hoping the untethered jailbreak comes soon as well.
     
  6. engelke2010, Dec 10, 2010
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    engelke2010 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have yet another problem. Does Winterboard not work with iPad? I installed it and after it rebooted, I tried running redsn0w again and it doesn't work and is stuck on the apple. I can't even enter DFU mode. What do I do now? I'd even be willing to restore and re-jb, this time without Winterboard.
    :mad::mad::mad:

    OK...I can finally enter DFU to restore, but why am I having problems with Winterboard?
     
  7. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    It's a tethered jailbreak. When you install Winterboard, the iPad reboots, which leaves you stuck at the Apple logo, because that's what happens with tethered JB every time you reboot. When that happens, you put the iPad into DFU, run redsn0w, and check "reboot tetherd." No need to restore.

    Sounds like you just had problems entering DFU when you tried to run redsn0w, but everything else is expected behavior. DFU can be hard to invoke when you aren't used to it, expect to have to try a few times before successfully entering DFU.
     
  8. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    To make things even more confusing the OP may have rebooted without being tethered before installing Winterboard or anything that used MobileSubstrate as this is a semi-tethered jailbreak.
     
  9. KevinC867 macrumors 6502a

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    I've had problems similar to the OP. After doing the (semi)tethered 4.2.1 jailbreak, I had to go through a couple of reboots and successfully did the "reboot tethered" in redsn0w. However, after the iPad rebooted when I installed MyWi, I couldn't get it to fully power off so I could follow the recommended sequence to get into DFU mode. My iPad just hung at the Apple logo when I tried to power it off. However, by holding the power and home buttons for 30 seconds, I got it into recovery mode (with the "connect me to iTunes" graphic). From there, I was able to get to DFU mode with the normal sequence.
     
  10. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Yeah, I never did manage to get my iPad powered off either. I ended up ignoring the instructions that came with redsn0w, and getting into DFU mode the way I always do, which is, plug in iDevice to computer, hold power and home until I hear the USB disconnect sound, then let go of power while keeping my finger on home and hold on until I hear the USB connect sound. I'm not sure if this works on a Mac, but going by the USB connect/disconnect sounds always works nicely on Windows.
     

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