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Finally I installed cydia using redsnow rc13 but now my iTune doesn't recognize my iPhone. So I can't sync any apps. It is iphone 3G. Someone plz help me. thank you

asked 19 Apr '11, 02:23

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edited 19 Apr '11, 02:53

What phone? iPhone 4 is not supported yet.

(19 Apr '11, 02:36) http ♦ http's gravatar image

It is Iphone 3G.

(19 Apr '11, 02:52) stud4fun stud4fun's gravatar image

Does iTunes recognize it if you put it in DFU mode?

(19 Apr '11, 03:00) knightz4u knightz4u's gravatar image

I don't know how to make iphone to DFU mode. I didn't go back to iTune after I installed redsnow. But iTune recognized my iphone when I fiddle around with iREB-r4 to jailbreak right before redsnow. Am I supposed to go back iTune right after redsnow before installing cydia?

(19 Apr '11, 03:09) stud4fun stud4fun's gravatar image

Don't do anything before we understand what situation you're in. When you ran redsn0w, did it complete properly? and did you iPhone restart or is it stuck on some screen? Also when the iPhone is connected and you start iTunes, does it tell you anything about any device connected to it?

(19 Apr '11, 03:24) knightz4u knightz4u's gravatar image

Yes redsn0w was installed fine and also I was able to install cydia. iPhone restarted by itself after installing redsn0w. It didn't stuck somewhere. When I tried to install redsn0w beta version it was stuck so I intalled redsn0w rc13 newest one and it installed perfectly. it wasn't stuck. When I conntect iphone and start iTune it doesn't tell any device connected to it. There is no device connected at all in iTune even though there is iphone connected.

(19 Apr '11, 16:41) stud4fun stud4fun's gravatar image

Not sure if you've ran Redsn0w over itself, but why not just restore* to a stock 4.2.1, try to set up as new if you can and then make sure everything is syncing correctly, and then run Redsn0w 0.9.6rc14 to jailbreak it.

  • restore in recovery mode, so turn the iphone off and then connect to itunes while holding the home button, and don't release until itunes picks it up and prompts you to restore.

answered 19 Apr '11, 17:20

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Thank you I did as you suggested and iPhone returned to original state. My iPhone is 3G and I think Redsn0w 0.9.6rc 14 is for iphone 4G and 3GS. Am I right or is there redsnow 0.9.6rc 14 for iphone 3G?

(19 Apr '11, 18:12) stud4fun stud4fun's gravatar image

If it recognisies the 3G 4.2.1 ipsw (which I'm sure it does) then you're good to go.


answered 19 Apr '11, 18:14

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Now I installed redsn0w 0.9.6rc 14 perfectly but iTune again doesn't recognize my iphone. Am I doing something wrong? Am I suppose to go to iTune during redsn0w installation? or before cydia installation?

(19 Apr '11, 18:50) stud4fun stud4fun's gravatar image
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