Redsn0w Beta Official FAQ - iPod Touch 2nd Generation Jailbreak

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by Chronic, May 13, 2009.

  1. Chronic macrumors newbie

    Chronic

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    Can redsn0w 0.3 jailbreak the 3.0 betas?

    No.

    Can redsn0w 0.3 jailbreak the first-gen iPod touch?

    No.

    Can redsn0w 0.3 jailbreak anything but a second generation iPod touch running exactly firmware 2.2.1?

    No.

    Do I have to restore before using redsn0w 0.3

    If your iPod is NOT jailbroken, then you do not have to restore unless you are nearly out of space on your iPod. If your iPod IS jailbroken, then it is advised that you do so.

    Can I use redsn0w 0.3 on an already jailbroken iPod?

    Sort of. Since Cydia will be reinstalled (not always reinstalling Cydia is a bad idea for a lot of reasons), its package list will be restored to its original state. This means that Cydia will "forget" all of the packages you have installed, but all of them will still actually be installed anyway. You can generally "reinstall" the packages you have without things messing up or extra space being taken up.

    However, a jailbroken iPod touch is pretty unpredictable in layout and there is a much higher chance of redsn0w 0.3 failing. If it does fail, you will have to restore your iPod. Generally, it is advised that you do NOT use redsn0w 0.3 on an already jailbroken iPod.

    Is Windows Vista x64 supported?

    Yes.

    Do I need to install libusb?

    No. In fact, if you have libusb installed on your Vista computer, we advise you to uninstall it at your very earliest convenience. It is very, very dangerous. Any driver that is known to cause BSODs does not belong in your system's kernelspace.

    Do I need to run it under XP compatibility mode?

    No, it'll probably do more harm than good since redsn0w is not tested under that mode.

    Do I need to run it under Administrator mode?


    No, it'll probably do more harm than good since redsn0w is not tested under that mode.

    What happens if redsn0w 0.3 hangs at "Waiting for reboot..."?

    If it is the very first "Waiting for reboot..." and either Windows or Linux is the operating system, then all you have to do is unplug and replug in the iPod. This is a problem generally caused by using a USB hub instead of directly plugging the iPod into the computer.

    If it is the SECOND "Waiting for reboot...", this is a known issue. Occasionally the second iBSS crashes. We have not yet been able to ascertain the reason. Exit out of redsn0w 0.3. You must turn off the iPod by holding down Hold and Home simultaneously for 10 seconds and then re-enter DFU mode using the normal steps. Then, re-run redsn0w 0.3. It will probably work then.

    What happens if it hangs at the Apple boot logo, the running pineapple screen having completed?

    Set a timer for 15 minutes. If after 15 minutes it is still hung on the Apple logo (the iPod may reboot by itself during the 15 minutes), then you will have to go into Recovery Mode (DFU mode is not necessary) and restore your iPod.

    This may occur if you tried to use redsn0w 0.3 on an already jailbroken iPod, or if there is not enough space on your iPod to install Cydia.

    What if something else happened that's not covered in the FAQ, and my iPod is still bootable?

    Put your iPod in DFU mode and try again. It was probably something intermittent or perhaps you're doing one of the DFU mode steps wrong.

    What if something else happened that's not covered in the FAQ, and my iPod is stuck in Recovery Mode? (connect to iTunes logo showing, no battery indicator in the corner of the screen)

    Try holding down the Home and Hold button simultaneously for 15 seconds. Then let go and wait 3 seconds. Then hold down the Hold button. This should boot up your iPod if your iPod is still bootable. If your iPod is still in Recovery Mode, then you will probably have to restore.

    What if something else happened that's not covered in the FAQ, and my iPod is stuck in DFU mode? (Screen is off, though Windows makes a sound when you plug it in)

    Try holding down the Home and Hold button simultaneously for 15 seconds. Then let go and wait 3 seconds. Then hold down the Hold button. This should boot up your iPod if your iPod is still bootable. You should also hear Windows detecting the iPod shutting off and then turning on again if your iPod is plugged into USB. If your iPod is still in DFU mode, then you will probably have to restore.

    What if my iPod is in DFU mode, but iTunes won't restore it, saying something about not being able to find the software update and needing to update to the latest version of iTunes?

    Use redsn0w 0.3 to put your iPod into recovery mode. You can run the process until it says "Uploading ramdisk..." (or honestly, any time after the first "Waiting for reboot...") and quit out of the application. Then use iTunes to restore.

    My iPod is bricked! What should I ----

    No.​

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    This tool by planetbeing & the iPhone-dev team does not contain a GUI, but you don't need any command prompt knowledge either. Just put into your iPod into DFU mode and if you are on a mac, simply double click the "redsn0w" executable file. If you are on a PC, simply double click the "redsn0w.exe" file. If you are on Linux, follow the readme.txt file instructions included in the download.

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  2. 23am macrumors regular

    23am

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    Success from my side. :)
    Don't forget your backups!
     
  3. zwartepiet macrumors newbie

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    re What happens if redsn0w 0.3 hangs at "Waiting for reboot..."? (MAC)

    I had this problem despite several retries. Running Software Update fixed it.
     
  4. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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    im having trouble with with redsn0w on the 2nd Gen iPod Touch, everything is done correctly but after it says "complete" the iPod doesnt come on

    im running Vista
     
  5. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    k, i used the latest GUI version fo redsn0w and all worked out good except there is a glitch where the backspace key on the keyboard doesn't work. it doesn't do anything.
     

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