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my phone is already jailbroken with rc5 but gpsphone wouldn't work so i tried jailbreaking it with rc6.1, like overwrite it. sometimes it would just reboot and nothing happens, sometimes i get the jailbreaking screen and it says greenpoison initiated but nothing happens and it just reboots itself after like 20 mins. im using itunes 10.2 and windows 7 i tried running greenpoison as admistrator, did the compatibility thing and used different usb ports whats the problem?? it worked fine when i did it with rc5

asked 08 Mar '11, 10:33

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Check the folder where greenpois0n is running, two files might be there that you need to delete, these are the iBSS and the kernelcache files, delete both before trying again.

Also make sure you're connected to the internet as the software will download the files (mentioned above) that mount to 5MB in data, the internet access is prefered not to be restricted by firewall or proxy.


answered 08 Mar '11, 10:35

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yeah i deleted the files and it still won't work.. when does the downloading actualy start? does it start after it gets to the terminal-looking screen? im connected to the internet but the connection is not very good at the moment. could that be why it just stops there?

(08 Mar '11, 10:39) savita88 savita88's gravatar image

It might be downloading, the files' combined size is about 5MB, so do the math to estimate how long it requires to download this file size.

(08 Mar '11, 10:52) knightz4u knightz4u's gravatar image

If you can't do it, jailbreak with the (not recommended and obsolete) Jailbreak Monte method with redsn0w if you have 4.1 or 4.2b3 SHSH blobs saved. Or do the recommended and best way of jailbreaking: PwnAge Tool (Mac) or Sn0wBreeze (Win).


answered 08 Mar '11, 10:54

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