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like title says,i follow all the directions and seems like it goes the dfu mode but the screen goes white then starts up normally and boots normal and the loader says failed and makes me exit.What am i doing wrong?

asked 14 Mar '11, 00:29

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Which iPhone?

(14 Mar '11, 00:46) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

sorry 3gs running 4.2.1 with baseband 05.15.04

(14 Mar '11, 00:52) sasq40 sasq40's gravatar image

When putting your device in DFU mode make sure you hold the Home button for 15 SECONDS, regardless if the screen changes while you are doing it.


answered 14 Mar '11, 00:56

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still doing the same thing even tho i wait the 15s

(14 Mar '11, 01:21) sasq40 sasq40's gravatar image

Are you sure it's a 3gs and not a 3g? Did you by chance upgrade to 4.3 in iTunes, either accidentally or on purpose?

(14 Mar '11, 01:24) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

def a 3gs and no im not on 4.3 i purposely made sure not to update

(14 Mar '11, 01:41) sasq40 sasq40's gravatar image

Latest iTunes installed? See if iTunes detects your device in dfu. It will say it's in recovery mode. If it doesn't say that, you're not in dfu and GP won't work.

(14 Mar '11, 01:44) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

im wondering if i have the wrong gp installed, it keeps loading rc6 which is for tv isnt it? each time i go to the site thats what it installs not rc5

(14 Mar '11, 01:48) sasq40 sasq40's gravatar image

RC6.1 is the latest version. Are you getting it from

(14 Mar '11, 02:15) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Is it "plugged in and powered off" are you going with the timer


answered 14 Mar '11, 02:13

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yes im at my end with this thing. The comp says its in dfu mode and the thing runs through and goes white like it should,but instead of loading the info it just reboots normally

(14 Mar '11, 02:16) sasq40 sasq40's gravatar image

You ARE answering "No" to the Apple TV prompt, right?

(14 Mar '11, 02:18) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

yes im answering no

(14 Mar '11, 02:20) sasq40 sasq40's gravatar image

I'm out of ideas then.

(14 Mar '11, 02:21) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Well google it because I can't think now it like 2:20 and time to sleep

(14 Mar '11, 02:22) konata_fan337 konata_fan337's gravatar image

google has no help ive been trying to get this to work for 3hrs and watched about 6 videos i donno why mine is doing this

(14 Mar '11, 02:27) sasq40 sasq40's gravatar image

Download a new copy of greenposin or yet again as I say in almost ever reply reinstall iTunes and makesure it's the latest version

(14 Mar '11, 02:29) konata_fan337 konata_fan337's gravatar image

done both those a few times and nothing

(14 Mar '11, 02:44) sasq40 sasq40's gravatar image

Try a simple reboot of your machine

(14 Mar '11, 02:47) konata_fan337 konata_fan337's gravatar image
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