What am I doing wrong? (Jailbreaking)

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by ninethirty, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. ninethirty macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2006
    Hi Everyone,

    I have an iPhone, bought legitimately in the US, but I have moved to Europe and want to Jailbreak it so I can use yellowsn0w and use SIM cards here.

    I spent nearly all of yesterday trying to Jailbreak this phone but NOTHING works. Here's a little history.

    • My phone is 2.2, I never upgraded to 2.2.1
    • Used PWNAGE to create the custom firmware.
    • Tried to jailbreak on my late 2008 15" unibody MBP running 10.5.6 - ran into issues - mix of 16xx and 21.
    • Applied the ADC 10.5.5 patch to fix USB problems - still errors. Mix of 16xx and 21.
    • Used an older 15" (not unibody) running 10.5.6 after applying the 10.5.5 ADC patch... at least doing this I got to a progress bar on the iPhone after trying to apply the custom firmware, but it ended in a 21 error. I have deleted the .ipsw in user/library/itunes/device support each time.
    • Re-installed iTunes 8 on non unibody MBP and now get 1600 error each time.

    Honestly.. I don't know what else to do. Is there ANY way to jailbreak this thing for use with yellowsn0w or am I screwed for now?

    Thanks in advance,
  2. bytethese macrumors 68030


    Jun 20, 2007
    Stop using machines with 10.5.6. :) Or, use a USB hub. Also, I would restore to a stock firmware first to make sure things are ok, then restore a pwned one with pwnage tool.
  3. map1978 macrumors 68020


    Feb 9, 2006
    Jacksonville, FL
    I JB my Mac running 10.5.6 with a AC POWERED usb hub in 10 minutes. Make sure you use a powered usb hub and not some cheapo plug in junk. I tried the cheapo way first but failed because it didn't have enough juice.

    I also DID NOT restore first. But you can if you like. I JB the phone with all my itunes sync (music, vids, photos, ical, apps) already on the device.
  4. ninethirty thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2006
    Here's an update for anyone who cares (or was having the same problems). I was creating a custom 2.2 firmware with Pwnage and it wasn't working. Finally I created a 2.2.1 firmware in Pwnage (that denise the baseband update) and was able to install from a modified 10.5.6 on a pre-unibody MBP. ****.. what a hassle. Anyway, it's done - tested new Netherlands SIM and it works perfectly. Thank god!
  5. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2009
    I used an un-powered hub and ran in to no issues.

    To the OP, glad you got it sorted

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