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After jailbreak with GP RC5, the iLoader is empty, cannot install Cydia.

asked 03 Feb '11, 23:23

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edited 07 Feb '11, 19:15

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Also, what do I do if I have an ipt2g mc model? Apparently, this is the one single device that redsn0w refuses to jailbreak. What can I do?

(11 Feb '11, 03:17) Micha Micha's gravatar image

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Download Redsn0w 0.9.7b6, select the 4.2.1 IPSW, then just tell it to install Cydia (no Monte), and follow through. Greenpois0n will remain, but it will correctly install Cydia without having to use worthless Loader app.


answered 04 Feb '11, 00:31

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Using this method would cause me to lose my 01.59.00 baseband correct? I need to retain an unlock, and I wouldn't want to jeopardize that...

(04 Feb '11, 16:11) nateman831 nateman831's gravatar image

Only updating software may cause a baseband update. Neither redsn0w nor greenpois0n update your phone. Depending on how you got to 4.2.1, you could have already upgraded your baseband. (use TinyUmbrella right now only for i4s, if you have another device, wait for PwnageTool)

(04 Feb '11, 16:16) conradev conradev's gravatar image

Thanks conradev. That worked fine for me. I now have Cydia w/ 4.2.1 and the same 01.59.00 baseband.

For anybody else's information, I tried Redsn0w on 10.5.8. and SL multiple times before it finally took me all the way through to completion. I had to reboot my computer and try again and eventually it worked...

(04 Feb '11, 17:15) nateman831 nateman831's gravatar image

I used pwnagetool 4.1.3 to update my ipad to 4.2.1 while retaining 1.59.00 baseband. Mac only as far as I can tell. just thought I'd put it out there.

(11 Feb '11, 04:54) biver biver's gravatar image

Does anyone have a good link to Redsn0w? I'm having the same issues as most people in this post---Loader will not open. Signal for internet is strong.

(16 Feb '11, 17:16) md728 md728's gravatar image

Relaunch Loader it will eventually show Cydia.


answered 03 Feb '11, 23:24

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Either you don't have an Internet connection or the server is under heavy load. Or both.


answered 03 Feb '11, 23:25

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comex ♦

I'm having this issue too, is it because the server is /still down?


answered 03 Feb '11, 23:46

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Yeah, I'm still seeing nothing. I'm just hoping it's a server issue.


answered 04 Feb '11, 00:33

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I was having issues as well. Eventually on about the 5th time it worked and it's slowly downloading. I don't think I've ever seen such a slow download of Cydia but hey, at least it works!


answered 04 Feb '11, 00:17

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As of now, the server has definitively crashed,


answered 04 Feb '11, 00:19

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Does using Redsn0w re-jailbreak the device again? which would be a tethered? how can you jut install cydia by Redsn0w without letting it to jailbreak the device again?


answered 04 Feb '11, 01:49

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Does not make it tethered, it appears to leave greenpois0n intact

(04 Feb '11, 02:49) magickbuddha magickbuddha's gravatar image

About 20 attempts over the last hour or 2. A few reboots still no dice.


answered 04 Feb '11, 02:41

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install cydia with redsn0w 0.9.6rc8 just select install cydia on the selection screen it will install cydia


answered 04 Feb '11, 04:37

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edited 04 Feb '11, 04:37

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