Please Help: After Downgrading, Terminal cannot execute binary file

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Bruce Lee, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Bruce Lee macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2009
    I have an iphone 3G and a mac osx 10.4.11.

    After upgrading to 3.1 and losing my tethering, i decided to follow the steps from BENM.AT website.

    I downloaded and installed the iRecovery and LibUSB, put my phone in dfu mode and re-installed the previous software but when it came to the step for me to open my terminal and put in the first command 'iRecovery -s' it tells me '-bash: /sbin/iRecovery: cannot execute binary file'.

    So i don't know what i need to get past this problem and continue putting the rest of the commands into the terminal to reboot my phone.

    Can anyone knowledgeable please help?
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  2. Bruce Lee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2009

    ..before i try throwing my phone against the wall.
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Throwing your phone at the wall isn't going to help. Also, did you upgrade via Pwnage?
  4. Bruce Lee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2009

    Just so frustrating! No i didn't use Pwnage at all, should I have?
  5. Bruce Lee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2009

    i tried following these commands for the terminal from another site;

    1) Download iRecovery
    2) Place both files on the Desktop
    3) Open terminal and type ‘cd ~/Desktop’
    4) Run command ‘chmod 777 libusb-0.1.4.dylib’
    5) Run command ‘chmod 777 iRecovery’
    6) Run command ‘defaults write AppleShowAllFiles TRUE’
    7) Run command ‘killall Finder’
    8) Navigate Macintosh HD > usr > local > lib
    9) Copy the file libusb-0.1.4.dylib into that folder
    10) Open a new terminal
    11) Drag-and-drop the iRecovery file into the Terminal so that you get a shortcut to it.
    12) Append ‘-s’ to the end.
    13) Run command ‘fsboot’ (i had to do it twice)
    14) If the phone starts up locket once again, just run through steps 10-13 again.
    15) When done, open terminal again and type ‘defaults write AppleShowAllFiles FALSE’
    16) Then run ‘killall Finder’ once again and your done!

    And now it's turned all my folder icons a very faint colour and spewed up lots of random little files in my applications folders. Is this bad? Can i delete these files that are littering what used to be bright and neat?

    Think i'll just bite the bullet and top up my O2 dongle lost all hope trying to downgrade.

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