unable to recognize specified IPSW

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  1. Frenchiex macrumors member

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    I tried multiple 4.0 ISPW but none of them are recognizable. I tried redsn0w 0.9.5 and 0.7.1, both with no luck. What's the problem?
     
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    Are you sure the IPSW isn't corrupted?
    Also, make sure you d/l the correct IPSW for your iPhone and OS.
     
  5. lucifiel macrumors 6502a

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    Did you use Safari to d/l? Because if you did, you will need to turn off that option in Safari which automatically opens up files...
     
  6. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    Also, windows adds crap to the end of the extension. Instead of ipsw, they turn it into a zip file or some BS like that.
     
  7. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    Nice

    it a setting 2 seconds to fix

    select Start | Settings | Control Panels | Folder Options
    - select the View tab
    - check "show hidden files and folders"
    - UNcheck "hide file extensions for known file types"
    - Click OK to finish
     
  8. Frenchiex thread starter macrumors member

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    the extension is a .IPSW and i used google chrome to download.
     
  9. Frenchiex thread starter macrumors member

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    still nothing! i re-updated my iphone to 4.0.2 again with a different download and that didn't change anything(didn't think it would to begin with). Am i missing something?
     
  10. TMar macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, that doesn't happen but nice try..
     
  11. Frenchiex thread starter macrumors member

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    or another softeware to jailbreak that i can use on my iphone 3g that's on 4.0.2? I use windows btw!
     
  12. celticpride678

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    redsn0w is your only choice. Download this version of it here and make sure you point it to iOS 4.0.1 IPSW - NOT iOS 4.0.2
     
  13. TMar macrumors 68000

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    I used resn0w 0.9.6b1 and it worked fine, you can try sn0wbreeze.

    Edit: What firmware are your trying to get to??
     
  14. Frenchiex thread starter macrumors member

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    well my iphone is on 4.0.2 but i heard i'm suppose to use 4.0 if i want to jailbreak? so i've been trying to use 4.0 to jailbreak on my 4.0.2 version iphone 3g. I just tried 0.9.6 and that didn't work either....
     
  15. celticpride678

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    No, use the iOS 4.0.1 IPSW
     
  16. Frenchiex thread starter macrumors member

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    well somethings not right, maybe i'm not getting the right IPSW? All the ones i have say restore at the end, not sure if that means anything but even that snowbreeze had a problem with the IPSW..
     
  17. Frenchiex thread starter macrumors member

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    k i'll try that~
     
  18. TMar macrumors 68000

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    My experience is that 4.0.x runs like crap on a 3g, you should be better off on 4.1 JB.
     
  19. Frenchiex thread starter macrumors member

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    but i want to unlock it.

    Also i tried using snowbreeze, it made a custom IPSW which i used to restore my iphone with but it just keeps saying "preparing iphone for restore" and after 10min fails with an error.... man wtf im having no luck.
     
  20. Frenchiex thread starter macrumors member

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    but i want to unlock it.

    Also i tried using snowbreeze, it made a custom IPSW which i used to restore my iphone with but it just keeps saying "preparing iphone for restore" and after 10min fails with an error.... man wtf im having no luck.

    Edit: i used the iREB-4.0.x-4.1 which is suppose to fix the error but it just starts loading up the firmware and after a bit i get an error 14 god damn it!
     
  21. flogix macrumors newbie

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    Unable to recognize specified IPSW

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