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Everytime I try to jailbreak my phone, it goes to the white screen like it should but it doesnt go to the black screen with the coding, then it just says jailbreak failure.

asked 22 Apr '11, 18:41

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Using what tool?

(22 Apr '11, 18:45) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

rc5.4 from greenpoison.

(22 Apr '11, 18:47) dstennett8 dstennett8's gravatar image

Use redsnow or snowbreeze greenpoison is old especially rc5 and wont work on this idevice

(22 Apr '11, 18:51) Bornsrvr Bornsrvr's gravatar image

Sn0wbreeze doesn't support the Verizon iPhone. EDIT: Err, yeah it does, oops. See below.

(22 Apr '11, 19:07) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image
(22 Apr '11, 19:08) Bornsrvr Bornsrvr's gravatar image

Actually sn0wbreeze 2.2.1 does, it's just the latest (2.6) that doesn't, so you're right. ;)

(22 Apr '11, 19:09) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Is the verizon iphone4 the cdma model?

(22 Apr '11, 19:12) Bornsrvr Bornsrvr's gravatar image


(22 Apr '11, 19:13) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

That guide is wrong. Sn0wbreeze won't jailbreak 4.2.7, only 4.2.6.

(22 Apr '11, 19:14) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Wheres the best source for what JB what model what firmware advice, the one i linked too says snowbreeze 2.6 will work, does it need to be updated.

(22 Apr '11, 19:19) Bornsrvr Bornsrvr's gravatar image

See thats the confusing part, it does say it can JB 4.2.7 and that thats the latest version of ios that can be installed on the cdma model, leading you to think that the JB's stated cover all versions up to 4.2.7. Do u have a better source i could use? Don't want to be misleading anyone.And still learning.

(22 Apr '11, 19:24) Bornsrvr Bornsrvr's gravatar image

It needs to be edited. To confirm, I just downloaded the Verizon iPhone 4.2.7 firmware, and sn0wbreeze 2.6 doesn't recognize it. Personally I like this wizard at iClarified. It needs updating though - it says sn0wbreeze doesn't work on 4.2.6, and that redsn0w on 4.2.6 is tethered. :P

(22 Apr '11, 19:27) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

There's a good chart in the FAQ here.

(22 Apr '11, 19:35) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Your right the sites own faq is an excellent source of info, i just like to double check to be thorough, measure twice cut once type of,

(22 Apr '11, 19:59) Bornsrvr Bornsrvr's gravatar image

Use GP RC6.1.


answered 22 Apr '11, 18:50

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spockers ♦♦

Still fails with rc6.1

(22 Apr '11, 19:00) dstennett8 dstennett8's gravatar image

Have you got the correct ipsw file for redsnow, It also needs to be run in xp service pack 3 compastibily mode and run as admin see @spockers comment spells it out perfectly for whatever system your pc is running stick with it + post back

(22 Apr '11, 19:05) Bornsrvr Bornsrvr's gravatar image

I don't think I ran the right ispw file, which one should I use?>

(22 Apr '11, 19:35) dstennett8 dstennett8's gravatar image

Make sure you have a good, non-proxied, broadband (not dialup!) internet connection on the computer you're running GP on.

Make sure your device is running iOS 4.2.1 (4.2.6 for Verizon iPhone)

Make sure you have the latest iTunes installed. Do not update to 4.2.7 / 4.3.2 if it asks you to.

Extract GP to your desktop and run it from there.

Delete the 2 payload files from the previous GP attempt. The files are created by GP, they don't come with it. They'll be named iBSS.nXXap & kernelcache.release.nXX.

On a Mac they will be in

Run GP again.


answered 22 Apr '11, 19:03

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spockers ♦♦

edited 22 Apr '11, 19:04

How do I find the payload files? Im using windows vista

(22 Apr '11, 19:19) dstennett8 dstennett8's gravatar image

If you extracted the greenpois0n.exe to your desktop, that's where the payload files will be, they show up during the text-on-device-screen phase. If you're not getting that far, you won't have payload files.

(22 Apr '11, 19:22) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Are you SURE you're running 4.2.6 and not 4.2.7? Go to Settings>General>About>Version on the iPhone.

(22 Apr '11, 19:23) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Positive, 4.2.6. (8E200) yeah Im not getting that far.

(22 Apr '11, 19:30) dstennett8 dstennett8's gravatar image

And you extracted greenpoison from the zipped folder to your desktop?

(22 Apr '11, 19:32) Bornsrvr Bornsrvr's gravatar image

Yes, I think so, pretty sure.

(22 Apr '11, 19:35) dstennett8 dstennett8's gravatar image

Latest iTunes installed?

(22 Apr '11, 19:37) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Yeah I think so, pretty sure.

(22 Apr '11, 19:37) dstennett8 dstennett8's gravatar image

Yeah I think so, pretty sure

(22 Apr '11, 19:38) dstennett8 dstennett8's gravatar image

Check. It's crucial. Open iTunes, Help>About iTunes.

(22 Apr '11, 19:38) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Just to give you an alternative, Redsnow when run on a vista pc you need to choose service pack 2 and follow these guidelines click on tis link and go to comment by @spockers.

(22 Apr '11, 19:39) Bornsrvr Bornsrvr's gravatar image

Yeah pretty sure.

(22 Apr '11, 19:41) dstennett8 dstennett8's gravatar image

Jeez. Well I'm pretty sure you're gonna continue failing then.

(22 Apr '11, 19:41) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Yeah pretty sure

(22 Apr '11, 19:45) dstennett8 dstennett8's gravatar image


(22 Apr '11, 19:45) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Seriously, you need at least iTunes 10.2.

(22 Apr '11, 19:47) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

When you run greenpoison does it start up straight away or do you get a run /extract all option?And if it does start straight up do u select no for the first screen after st. up, some have chosen yes but thats for an appletv.And what point does it fail do u get past put into dfu mode

(22 Apr '11, 19:49) Bornsrvr Bornsrvr's gravatar image

lol sorry guys I was wondering where all my posts went...woo..anyways

(22 Apr '11, 19:53) dstennett8 dstennett8's gravatar image

I get run extract option

(22 Apr '11, 19:53) dstennett8 dstennett8's gravatar image

Latest itunes on my phone or pc? Sorry I've just never done ths before...

(22 Apr '11, 19:55) dstennett8 dstennett8's gravatar image

Extract it to your desktop, then run it from there. If you don't have at least iTunes 10.2 though, you're wasting your time.

(22 Apr '11, 19:55) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

yeah I don't, about to upgrade it now...

(22 Apr '11, 19:57) dstennett8 dstennett8's gravatar image

Seriously? On your PC! Do you even have iTunes installed at all?

(22 Apr '11, 19:57) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

It will offer to update your iPhone to 4.2.7. DON'T DO IT.

(22 Apr '11, 19:58) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

I see an update for an itunes 10, not 10.2

(22 Apr '11, 19:58) dstennett8 dstennett8's gravatar image

nvm it is 10.2

(22 Apr '11, 19:59) dstennett8 dstennett8's gravatar image

Just update iTunes, it will give you

(22 Apr '11, 20:00) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Just SAY NO when it offers to update your iPhone. If it updates your phone, you can't jailbreak it unless you want it tethered.

(22 Apr '11, 20:01) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

And make sure you extract greenpoison to your desktop and run "greenpoison.exe" from there and "yeah pretty sure" you should be good.

(22 Apr '11, 20:08) Bornsrvr Bornsrvr's gravatar image

lol thanks

(22 Apr '11, 20:09) dstennett8 dstennett8's gravatar image

Wait I updated my itunes on my pc, but how do i do it on my phone?

(22 Apr '11, 20:10) dstennett8 dstennett8's gravatar image

No Worries, off to bed and good luck, (its a.m. here in Irl.)

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

You DON'T!! iTunes on the PC and iTunes on the iPhone are not the same thing. Just run greenpois0n now.

(22 Apr '11, 20:12) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

lol ok

(22 Apr '11, 20:15) dstennett8 dstennett8's gravatar image

How long does this update usually take?

(22 Apr '11, 20:25) dstennett8 dstennett8's gravatar image

iTunes? Depends on your internet/computer speed.

(22 Apr '11, 20:52) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Alright I got it!! thanks guys, hey quick question, are songs and apps free now?

(22 Apr '11, 22:17) dstennett8 dstennett8's gravatar image

Some are. If you're talking about piracy, don't do it here, it's against the rules.

(22 Apr '11, 22:23) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

ohh ok,didnt really know, new to this stuff.

(22 Apr '11, 22:31) dstennett8 dstennett8's gravatar image
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