The SIMPLEST Thing Is Causing Me MAJOR Frustration, Please Help LOL.

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Agent 21, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. Agent 21 macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2009
    This has to do with the "new" method the Dev team is telling us to do for future JBs. The iBEC and IBSS retrieves. I have used the iClarified tutorial posted here in another thread, and watched YouTube tutorial videos and I cannot, for the life of me, find the ".ipsw" restore file (yes, I DLed it to my PC, it comes as a ZIP). I feel like such a moron for even having to post about this. I definately know my way around computers, and this is the most elementary task.

    Every tutorial I see says nothing about it other than "download it here" with a link to DL the .zip. It doesn't say where to extract it to or whatever, which normally never matters, but in this case I am just not seeing the file in that .zip. All the screenshots in the tutorial, or video "walkthroughs", show the file just there already, with it's own little icon, and the type says "Apple Device Software" and all that, but there is NOTHING like that in the .zip file. Not to mention every folder/place these people in the tutorials go to double-click that file when it's time don't have ANY of the other files/folders from the .zip.

    I can't even attempt getting the iBEC and iBSS because I can't get this .ipsw in order to use it later in the process. This is driving me insane, it is the friggin simplest thing in the universe, should be unzip the file and its there, like every other zip/rar in existence, but it's not, and driving me insane. I'm on a PC, with Vista, and using WinRar to extract, not that it should make any difference.

    This seems like a super simple process and yet the easiest part of the thing is consuming the most time and giving me the most frustration. There is NOTHING in that .zip that is iPhone2,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw. Do I have to do something to one of the files from the .zip? The only thing with that name is the .zip itself, but that is a ZIP extension (naturally), not an IPSW. And no file in the ZIP has that little icon next to it, the one that looks like a white cube.

    Even though it is probably (hopefully) the simplest thing I'm overlooking, I'm still stuck and would GREATLY appreciate some help.
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    I believe you don't unzip that file, just change the ZIP extension to IPSW.
  3. rsxmachine macrumors 6502a

    Dec 19, 2007
    You need to use firefox to download the file not safari.
  4. crunkcrumpet macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2005
    Was just about to post the same thing :). You need to change the extension from .zip to .ipsw and viola!
  5. Agent 21 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2009
    Wow, I am an idiot lol. Thanks for the help guys I was getting so friggin mad! haha.

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