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I have an ipod touch 4g 5.0.1 that I am trying to jailbreak. I have the 0.9.13 version of red snow and I also have the 0.9.9b8 version. I also have ( after 3 failed attempts and took all day to download) the ISPW for my ipod. So, I go to extras and hit 'select ISPW' then I go back and hit 'jailbreak' it tells me to put my ipod into DFU mode. Now, this is where I have the problem. I follow the 3 steps ( press power button, press power and home button and then hold down home) I get a message in the corner of my computer saying my device was found and it is in DFU mode. BUT, redsn0w pops a message up saying ' No device detected. You probably misunderstood the instructions.' I've attempted doing this about 10 times and I don't know what else to do! (Ive tried on both versions I have installed) can someone please inform me on what to do?

asked 06 Jul '12, 13:39

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Did you resolve your problem? Make sure that Windows correctly installed the Apple Driver. If not reinstall the latest iTunes and try connecting your device. Then go into dfu mode with iTunes open (not redn0w) and see if iTunes reads it. If it does retry with reds0w.


answered 12 Jul '12, 14:41

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If you've not realized it by now, you're using old redsn0w versions. Go to and get redsn0w 0.9.14b2.

As for DFU:

Plug device into computer via USB. Don't look at the device, concentrate on the counting. Hold home+power for 10 seconds, then release power but keep holding home for 12 more seconds. Screen should be black.


answered 12 Jul '12, 14:54

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edited 12 Jul '12, 14:56

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