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ok guys, just as an fyi. -I have been using GP numerous times. -I have restored my ipod twice -it was powered off everytime. -it gets to about the 6 second mark and it says its in the DFU mode and tries to jailbreak, after a long while it just says: "jailbreak failed" -i am using win7 and it is being run as an administrator -i am turning the device off AFTER its plugged in, it doesn't boot til I start pressing the buttons -i have looked through the forum and I did try the iREB 4.0 software to put my ipod into DFU mode

-it is a itouch 3rd gen and its running the new update. so i'm on 4.2.1

asked 22 Feb '11, 21:45

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Have you installed the latest iTunes? You need that because it installs the drivers necessary for Windows to recognize an idevice in dfu mode. Is it (iTunes) running? It shouldn't be. Also, GP needs an active, non-firewalled internet connection.

(22 Feb '11, 22:12) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

You kept holding the home button after the last step in dfu mode and when you clicked jailbreak right?

(22 Feb '11, 22:14) Aperson Aperson's gravatar image

From what you're describing, you are doing things in the right way (entering DFU correctly), however for some reason GP is failing after that, if you have unfiltered internet access (firewall off, no proxies, no blocked sites) then the reason is most probably related to the Apple drivers for the DFU mode devices, for this you can try any of the following:

  • Try on another USB port
  • Try on another computer with installed iTunes (the latest is 10.1.2 and is jailbreak safe)
  • Try removing iTunes and reinstallaing from scratch, proper details are here note the order of items to remove before reinstalling, these should removed in the following order:



3.Apple Software Update

4.Apple Mobile Device Support


6.Apple Application Support


answered 22 Feb '11, 22:31

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edited 22 Feb '11, 22:31

After your description of what you've tried, I'd be trying on a different computer, or using a different jailbreak method.


answered 22 Feb '11, 22:26

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try another computer.


answered 23 Feb '11, 04:42

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