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I have an ipod touch running 4.2.1 and after I enter DFU mode redsn0w will have a screen that says please wait while build is being identified. I have left it running for upwards of 30mins. my ipod was once jailbroken before but it has since been restored

asked 07 Aug '12, 12:44

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Do extras>select ipsw>point it to a stock 4.2.1 ipsw, then try it


answered 07 Aug '12, 12:46

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theiphoneguy ♦

how do I get a stock ipsw?

(07 Aug '12, 14:58) Wazzapmahman Wazzapmahman's gravatar image

nvm i google it haha

(07 Aug '12, 15:01) Wazzapmahman Wazzapmahman's gravatar image

ok i did it but now its just stuck saying please wait while your build id being processed

(07 Aug '12, 17:56) Wazzapmahman Wazzapmahman's gravatar image

Are you using any antivirus other than MSE? If so, uninstall or disable it.

(07 Aug '12, 21:42) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image
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