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Hello, Every time I try to use Evasi0n7 to jailbreak I keep getting the message "ERROR: failed to retrieve package info from the internet" I live in the US so i dont think I need to use a hot spot shield thing, what can I do to fix this?

asked 03 Jan '14, 21:34

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Something is blocking your internet connection from retrieving files. Try disabling firewall, antivirus or use a different connection.

(03 Jan '14, 21:54) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

It can also mean your internet connection is to slow! I had this problem when using hot spot on my 5s over 3g to jailbreak a iPhone 5!!

(04 Jan '14, 04:02) 1107963 1107963's gravatar image

I think it's either it's a bad address or the connection problem, man. It's between those two. It's gotta be the connection.


answered 04 Jan '14, 04:39

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Thanks for the help, I updated my antivirus and moved closer to my slow modem and it worked.


answered 06 Jan '14, 21:09

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