Windows Users: How to Jailbreak 2.1 if you haven't previously jailbroken

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by RobLikesBrunch, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. RobLikesBrunch macrumors regular

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    If you have a jailbroken iPhone, you can simply restore using costom firmware. If you don't have a jailbroken iPhone...you won't be so lucky. So after trying over and over...I finally figured out a solution.

    Follow these steps, taken from: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=562018

    Written by TtOrMaMnY (thanks a lot dude, you helped me quite a bit)

    Now, in that thread, he tells us to uninstall and install the Mobileinstalltion thing...however it didn't work for me, and my iPhone got stuck at the Apple logo...here's a more "fail-safe" way to go about doing it:

    Once you've jailbroken you iphone, but you can't see installer or cyndia, download the 2.1 custom firmware (you should be able to find a link here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=562707)

    Uninstall iTunes 7.7 and Reinstall iTunes 8. Now sync your iPhone with iTunes, and shift +click on Restore and select the custom firmware. You won't get the Error (6) anymore and it will work.

    That's it... :D
     
  2. sye46 macrumors member

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    i didn't have to uninstall itunes 8 and downgrade to 7.7. i went straight to quickpwn and jailbroke my iphone 3G without any problems.

    make sure you uncheck the boot logo on quickpwn, because if you leave it checked, you will have a blank boot screen.
     
  3. RobLikesBrunch thread starter macrumors regular

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    Even better :D
     
  4. DravenGSX macrumors 6502a

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    The original method worked for me. There is one important step though which is to delete the MobileInstallation cache before rebooting. After you replace the MobileInstallation.Framework, go to /private/var/mobile/Library/Caches/ in TotalCommander and delete com.apple.mobile.installation.plist.

    Voila, apps not installed via iTunes will now be visible.

    Happy hacking.
     
  5. RobT macrumors 6502a

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    This worked perfectly, thanks!

    After a weekend of trying to get this to work, this method was the one...thanks again!
     
  6. sublyme2 macrumors newbie

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    success

    Same here, finally it worked! thanks to OP
     

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