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redsnow 0.9.6rc14 iphone 3GS 4.3.1 new bootrom running the jailbreak in a VirtualMachine with XP SP3 as I don't have access to a physical windows box itunes 10.2.2 installed

Everytime I run redsnow I get to the waiting for reboot screen and nothing happens

I have tried disconnecting the phone and replugging but this only results in the unjailbroken phone rebooting.

Please help, I'm super frustrated right now.

asked 22 Apr '11, 00:55

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Put your iPhone in DFU mode and check to see if iTunes in the XP machine recognizes it as recovery mode device.

(22 Apr '11, 01:29) knightz4u knightz4u's gravatar image

Why are you running it in a VM? What's your native OS?

(22 Apr '11, 01:37) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

hi spockers, running ubuntu as host. I currently don't have a spare machine to run windows on, and didn't want to dual boot, looks like that might be my only option though.

itunes does recognise the device in dfu as a phone in recovery mode knightz4u

(22 Apr '11, 02:23) shinedog shinedog's gravatar image

Are you running redsn0w as administrator?

(22 Apr '11, 02:24) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

You need to get to a computer running Mac or Windows, not a VM, limera1n doesn't function right unless it's being run on the host.


answered 22 Apr '11, 01:53

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JonSeals ♦

Thanks for the response. I'll try to get myself access to a mac or a physical windows machine.

(22 Apr '11, 02:21) shinedog shinedog's gravatar image

It might work in a VM, were you running redsn0w as administrator?

(22 Apr '11, 02:22) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

yes i am running as an administrator

(22 Apr '11, 03:16) shinedog shinedog's gravatar image

got access to a mac. cost be a beer, saved me a million headaches, redsnow worked first time perfect.

(22 Apr '11, 05:20) shinedog shinedog's gravatar image
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