ARGH! Trying to Jailbreak 3GS PLEASE HELP!

Jun 13, 2009
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I have been trying all day to jailbreak my 3gs using redsn0w, but when i try to put the phone into DFU, i don't get a white screen, and redsn0w freezes at the second "waiting for reboot". I have tried everything i could find on google, and still no luck. Please someone help, its driving me mad. seriously Im gonna crack up soon!
 

RossMc

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Have you tried running redsn0w as a administrator on your computer?
 
Jun 13, 2009
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Ive just tried downloading the 3.0 firmware with firefox instead of explorer(advice found on this forum!) and it seems to be working. I cant understand what the difference is because its the same source file, but im currently looking at a pineApple so hopefully it'll be ok!
 
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It worked, but quite frankly Im baffled how, I mean it was the same source file that I downloaded with explorer! Ah well, Im a lot calmer now!
 

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It worked, but quite frankly Im baffled how, I mean it was the same source file that I downloaded with explorer! Ah well, Im a lot calmer now!
Internet Explorer saves it as a .zip file. and Firefox saves it as an .IPSW file. It needs to be an IPSW file. You can change the file extension but I just instruct people to use Firefox because it will download it in the proper format in the first place and I'm anti-IE.