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So, why is it whenever I JB my 6.1.3 iPod touch 4 using the DFU IPSW method, I get a black screen and put in DFU mode? WHENEVER I click the "Just Boot" option in redsn0w, I still get stuck with a black screen and a charging noise, only to get booted back into DFU. I'm sure someone knows a solution to this.

asked 31 Jul '13, 21:53

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Are both your home and power buttons working?

(31 Jul '13, 23:09) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

DFU ipsw is not a jailbreak. Restore to 6.1.3 using itunes and jailbreak using redsn0w 9.15b3 by selecting predownloaded 6.0 ipsw in redsn0w/extras/select ipsw then clicking jailbreak button. It is a tethered jailbreak on 6.1.3 so you need to select 6.0 ipsw and do just boot tethered on every reboot.


answered 31 Jul '13, 23:01

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justinred ♦

edited 31 Jul '13, 23:02

I've restored to 6.1.3 and I know the process. But apparently you're supposed to use DFU Ipsw if the power/home buttons doesn't work? So I used that because my lock is stuck and after a few minutes of using Cydia, my screen just stopped and I was in DFU.

(01 Aug '13, 01:42) Biffalothethird Biffalothethird's gravatar image

Get the button fixed. You cannot do a tethered 6.1.3 jailbreak with a broken button since you need to place device in dfu to just boot. Or downgrade to a version with an untethered JB. DFU ipsw is not a functional firmware, it is good only to prepare a device for pwned dfu so that you can restore to a custom ipsw.

(01 Aug '13, 03:20) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image
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