Why Am I not able to jailbreak or unlock???

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by xoxxx, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. xoxxx macrumors newbie

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    Hello, Ive tried everything. But I cannot Jailbreak or unlock my iphone.

    Im running on windows 7, i phone version 2.1 (5f136), serial number:868451xdy7h, model:MB702LL, Modem Firmware 02.11.07


    Ive tried every guide, But always get stuck. For some reason it does not allow me to upgrade the firmware to 3.0 in my itunes 9.

    I go to itunes, click Shift+restore And In the place where I downloaded the firmware it does not find anything but folders..

    All help appreciated, If you need me to be more specific about something please ask. Thanks!
     
  2. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

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    im pretty sure you have to buy the update...buy it on itunes, cancel the download, now try shift + restore to the firmware. use firmware 3.1.2, thats jailbreakable and unlockable.
     
  3. jmann macrumors 604

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    iPhone updates are free. The major iPod touch OS updates are paid upgrades.

    You should try putting the phone into DFU mode, and then updating to 3.1.2.
     
  4. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Make sure that your browser is not "unzipping" the .ipsw firmware files after downloading. It should be a single file with an .ipsw extension. If it's a folder it's not going to work.
     
  5. xoxxx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I dont really know how to tell if my browser is "unzipping" it or not. Im almost positive im downloading the correct thing, But I do not see a .ipsw file in there anywhere. Im opening it with winrar.
    Here are screen shots of what it looks like:
    [​IMG]


    Is that even the correct thing to download?
     
  6. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Hey, it's right at the top bar of the window...it says .zip

    Change it to .IPSW

    Click thumbnail to enlarge-look for red circle
     

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  7. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    The problem is that you're opening it with WinRAR. An ipsw is really a zip archive with a different extension. But you don't need to unzip it. It's not a zip file with an ipsw inside; the whole file that you downloaded is the ipsw. iTunes uses the .ipsw just the way you downloaded it, unzipping it on the fly.

    Note: Windows may be changing the extension to .zip; if that's the case, change it back to .ipsw.
     
  8. xoxxx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    wow I feel like an idiot, I relalize what happend now. Its not allowing me to renaim it and it become a .ispw file. So im RE-downloading it with firefox so that it will save a .ispw.
    Thanks!

    And whats the best version to download for jailbreaking + unlocking?
    Im downloading 3.0.0 now..
     
  9. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    3.0 is fine. As for jailbreaking, I would recommend redsn0w. Then unlock using ultrasn0w.
     
  10. xoxxx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks so much for the help!! I really appreciate it!
     
  11. xoxxx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Now its not letting me update..
    Im getting this error message for some reason:
    Ive tried to restore in DFU, regular, and The mode with the ipod cord showing on the screen

    [​IMG]
     
  12. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

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    what iphone are you using? the first iphone firmware file should be named iPhone,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw; iphone 3g should be named iPhone1,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw; and iphone 3gs should be named iPhone2,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw. you dont have a 3gs because you cant use 2.1 on a 3gs...so just telling you incase you downloaded the wrong one. if youre using the wrong firmware file, it wont restore because its not for the right model.
     
  13. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    That message usually means you're trying to use the wrong version of the firmware for your phone. You may, for instance, be using the 3GS firmware instead of the 3G.
     
  14. xoxxx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmm, thats strange, because I downloaded the 3g version from this thread:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=457556


    Ill google the version you posted and Download it.
    Look up about 4 posts or so and you will I posted a picture of the winrar that I downloaded the Version with. And the Title of that winrar is the version I downloaded. I guess its the wrong one... Time to try again haha.
     
  15. xoxxx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried download and applying both the version that you recomended and the version that I have. Neither of these worked, Same error message!

    What should I do??
     
  16. xoxxx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok I finnaly figured it out and installed cydia, Time to attempt to unlock!
    Thanks for the help!
     

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