iPhone Seriously, Am i just not getting it ???

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Bullitproof, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Bullitproof macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2013

    Firstly, Hi. I am very new to the JB world, and i have tried to do my best but i am failing.

    I have an iphone 4G running 6.0.1
    I want to JB untethered with 5.1.1

    I have downloaded, redsnow, absinthe 2.0, snowbreeze and tiny umbrella.

    I am using www.insanelyios.com to get the firmware i need. I have wathched thier videos and read thier tuitions as well.
    I have also watched similar vids on youtube over and over, and i am copying thier every move.
    i have downloaded the firmware iPhone3,1_5.1.1_9B206_Restore which comes as a zip file. I have extracted and done what it says but i CANNOT find any ipsw file.
    I have also renamed the unzipped iPhone3,1_5.1.1_9B206_Restore folder to .ipsw ( read that this would fix it from another site). Still not working.

    When i try to restore through itunes using the shift key (allowing me to choose file) i still dont see the ipsw. I have even tried just clicking restore, and hoping itunes would magically find the correct ipsw file on its own. It doesn't.

    So, before i actually 'Break my phone'. Can someone please help me. I know there are 10000's of threads out there on this, I have read most of them twice and I just dont seem to get it.

  2. Beeplance macrumors 68000


    Jul 29, 2012
    Don't bother with the whole process. Apple doesn't sign the iOS 5.1.1 firmware any longer, meaning that it is impossible to downgrade to 5.1.1 from your current version, 6.0.1.

    Unless you've previously jailbroken your device on 5.1.1, and save the SHSH Blobs, then you can downgrade.
  3. TriJetHero macrumors 601


    Oct 13, 2010
    ^^^^^^ +1

    You need SHSH's to downgrade a iPhone 4.
  4. Bullitproof thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2013
    Ok, So how do i go about JB on 6.0.1 ? Any help would be gratefull
  5. TriJetHero macrumors 601


    Oct 13, 2010
    you can but it will be a tethered jailbreak for now

    a new jailbreak untethered is almost ready.

    download 6.0

    download redsn0w 09.15b3 from here:

    hook up phone to USB
    start redsn0w

    go to Extras/Select IPSW
    select the 6.0 IPSW (redsn0w is not yet fully compatible with 6.01 hence the 6.0 step)

    now go back to main menu and hit Jailbreak
    follow instrcutions

    to get the phone in DFU:
    hold Home and Power until phone turns off, keekp holding both for 3 more seconds, than release Power while keep holding Home for another 10 seconds, screen will be black not showing anything, itunes will say it found a iphone in recovery (which it is not, it is in DFU)

    If you miss out on the timing and have to try again, make sure you do the 6.0 step again before retrying.

    good luck!
  6. Bullitproof thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2013
    Thank you,

    I have done everything to the letter that you said.

    I am assuming i am to unzip the folder, so i did.

    I started red snow, went to extras to select the ipsw.

    And again, fail. there is no ipsw file in the download, or i am really really dumb.

  7. TriJetHero macrumors 601


    Oct 13, 2010
    You dont unzip

    You need to have the option hide known extension in folder view options unchecked

    Rename ZIP to IPSW
  8. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
  9. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2011
    Keep in mind, the method TriJetHero is telling you is a tethered jailbreak, meaning you will need to plug your iPhone into your computer in order to be capable of turning it on, every time you turn it off and/or it runs out of battery.
  10. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
  11. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2011
    If you can't figure out how to rename the file (lol), try using a different browser. Chances are, the one you're using does not recognize the IPSW filetype and is instead giving you a ZIP.

    But if you can't figure out how to change a file extension, you may want to consider avoiding jailbreaking, it might not be the best thing for your device.

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