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I have downloaded the 4.2.1 firmware for the iphone 3g but whenever i open redsnow and locate it, it is unable to find the file. When extracted it says something about not able to add encrypted files. ANy idea how to fix?

asked 17 Feb '11, 17:13

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Download it from

Do NOT extract the contents.

Make sure file extension is .ipsw and not .zip or .rar Maybe you just need to rename it, because some browsers rename it when downloading it. If you don't see the file extension, turn that on first.


answered 17 Feb '11, 17:18

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