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my i touch gets to the point where i am in Cydia. Then it never works when its downloading firmware it just reboots my itouch.... help plz?

asked 09 Mar '11, 22:27

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Rages main

edited 09 Mar '11, 23:33

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That Cydia misspelling was bugging me too, @knightz4u, but I left it because I knew that if I got started on correcting spelling, I'd be here doing that all night. ;)

(09 Mar '11, 23:37) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Loader is buggy. Install cydia via redsn0w. Detailed instructions here.


answered 09 Mar '11, 22:29

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wait how do i get my ISPW file or something like that


answered 09 Mar '11, 22:34

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Rages main

help plz?

(09 Mar '11, 22:34) Rages main Rages%20main's gravatar image

Go to and get 4.2.1 for your device. It downloads from apple. You probably already have it though, if you're on Windows, look in "C:\Users\[your_username]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates"

(09 Mar '11, 22:36) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

wait i am looking but i cant find it... an i am sure i have 4.2.1

(09 Mar '11, 22:42) Rages main Rages%20main's gravatar image

helo plz?

(09 Mar '11, 22:42) Rages main Rages%20main's gravatar image

Download it then, from the site I linked above.

(09 Mar '11, 22:45) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

helo me someone?.. i cant find it in windows


answered 09 Mar '11, 22:45

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Rages main

Can't find what in Windows?

(09 Mar '11, 22:46) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

cant find the app roaming thingy

(09 Mar '11, 22:47) Rages main Rages%20main's gravatar image

You've lost me. What are you talking about?

(09 Mar '11, 22:49) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Oh the roaming folder. Disregard that, just download the ipsw.

(09 Mar '11, 22:50) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

u said to look here: C:Users[your_username]AppDataRoamingApple ComputeriTunesiPod Software Updates ( i already have 4.2.1). I did but still cant find it

(09 Mar '11, 22:50) Rages main Rages%20main's gravatar image

If you can't find that path, then you have Windows Explorer set to not show hidden or system folders. I could explain how to change that, but it would take longer than simply downloading the firmware. It's good to have a backup copy anyway, because if you accidentally hit update in iTunes, it will download 4.3 and delete 4.2.1.

(09 Mar '11, 22:53) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

While you're at it, if you haven't already, get TinyUmbrella and save your SHSH's.

(09 Mar '11, 22:58) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Perhaps you're on Windows XP or have upgraded from XP and kept the folder structure, then the ipsw file (if you are sure iTunes downloaded it) will be at the following location:

C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates\

(09 Mar '11, 23:39) knightz4u knightz4u's gravatar image
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