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I followed the directions to jailbreak my new Iphone5 and got to the step of selecting the IPSW that I downloaded for my device. When I do that I get error message "unsupported IPSW"....the IPSW is not supported by this version of redsn0w. I then downloaded version 0.9.15b1 which gave me the same error message. Did I pay for a jailbreak that is bogus?

asked 14 Oct '12, 19:45

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edited 14 Oct '12, 21:02

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Official redsn0w is available from here: for free, please read the entire blog regarding it prior to download and/or use.

(14 Oct '12, 21:05) JuergenWest ♦ JuergenWest's gravatar image

there is no jailbreak for an iphone 5 yet. the new redsn0w does nothing for an iphone 5. NEVER pay for jailbreak software, its free. seek a refund


answered 14 Oct '12, 19:46

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edited 14 Oct '12, 19:47


It can save iphone 5 SHSH. that's about it tho.

(14 Oct '12, 20:14) cybr1d ♦ cybr1d's gravatar image

ah ya forgot about that

(14 Oct '12, 20:37) theiphoneguy ♦ theiphoneguy's gravatar image
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