QuickPwn over RedSn0w? I don't want to restore and lose my data

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by patent10021, May 24, 2011.

  1. patent10021 macrumors 68030


    Apr 23, 2004
    I'm about to JB using the tutorial on iClarified and RedSn0w but I think I don't need to restore with the ipsw since I'm already on 4.3.3. Is that correct? I just want to JB and keep my data so can I just forget about doing a restore and start the JB with RedSn0w? RedSn0w is asking me to browse and select my ipsw. Can I select the downloaded ipsw even though I haven't restored with it? Is the downloaded ipsw a normal Apple ipsw or a JB version?

    Also I was told I should use the easier QuickPwn app since RedSn0w can sometimes be buggy or slower.


  2. WhatAmI macrumors 6502a


    Sep 2, 2009
    Do what the redns0w guide tells you to do and stay away from QuickPwn. Open the standard Apple 4.3.3 IPSW in rednsw and you're all set. If you're alrwdy running 4.3.3 there no need to restore to 4.3.3 first
  3. patent10021, May 24, 2011
    Last edited: May 24, 2011

    patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68030


    Apr 23, 2004
    ok thanks...Are all the ispw's i.e. iPhone3,1_4.3.3_8J2_Restore.ispw that are in these JB packages a "standard Apple ispw"? Why is this ispw in these JB packages in the first place? In case people who are running other firmware need it? I thought RedSnow did whatever it's doing on its own? I guess not.

  4. TC25 macrumors 68020

    Mar 28, 2011
  5. eastercat macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    If you don't want to lose your data, then back up before doing a JB, update, etc.
    This shouldn't be that hard to grasp.
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    quickpwn hasnt worked and hasnt been updated for over 2 years now.
    Find out what phone model and firmware version you're on and look on www.iclarified.com for tutorials.

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