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I have jailbroken my iPod touch. Whenever I try to launch Cydia on my iTouch, it always get stuck on the 'Preparing Filesystem' screen. What should I do? I'm new to jailbreaking.

asked 02 Aug '11, 01:19

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closed 09 May '14, 19:32

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The question has been closed for being "Other" by theiphoneguy, 09 May '14, 19:32

reboot the ipod and try again, make sure you are on wifi


answered 02 Aug '11, 01:24

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I did already. Now what? It still doesn't work.

(02 Aug '11, 01:29) itsshuhreese itsshuhreese's gravatar image

what generation ipod is it and what did you use to jailbreak it?

(02 Aug '11, 01:30) therealcmac therealcmac's gravatar image

4th generation. Redsn0w. Oh and thanks for trying to help :).

(02 Aug '11, 01:35) itsshuhreese itsshuhreese's gravatar image

does it just sit on that screen saying that? And you are sure you have a good connection to the internet? Hmmm what version of redsn0w did you use, and what firmware are you on

(02 Aug '11, 01:37) therealcmac therealcmac's gravatar image

Uhmmm, it actually shows that its loading. But its taking forever. Im using Redsn0w 0.9.6rc14 with the 4.3.2 firmware. I did the jailbreak correctly so I dont know what the problem is.

(02 Aug '11, 01:53) itsshuhreese itsshuhreese's gravatar image

if you hit the home button to shut it down and press it again it just does the same thing? Is this the first time loading it up? or did you just install something from cydia and now it is doing this ?hmm, do you have your shsh saved for 4.3.3? Have you restored your ipod in itunes before or is this the same firmware you had when you bought it from the store?

(02 Aug '11, 02:03) therealcmac therealcmac's gravatar image

Yes, it still gives me that screen. Yes, its my first time loading it up since I jailbreaked. I have not been able to get into Cydia. I've been following the tutorial by TysiPhoneHelp on youtube. And im sorry what is the shsh? And I have not restored. It is the same firmware from when I got it. (Forgive me if i'm doing mistakes with this jailbreak, I never jailbroke before :/ )

(02 Aug '11, 02:12) itsshuhreese itsshuhreese's gravatar image

no problems i am just trying to weigh our options here, either the cydia server is experiencing problems or your install didn't go so should be using redsnow rc18 for one thing. Problem here is that you may need to restore to get this working, and since you go not have any shsh saved you can only restore back up to 4.3.5 which is NOT jailbreak friendly...give me a minute

(02 Aug '11, 02:18) therealcmac therealcmac's gravatar image

ifaith? then restore and rejailbreak with rc18?

(02 Aug '11, 02:20) cybr1d ♦ cybr1d's gravatar image

thought of that, but he is on factory firmware, which was confirmed today to be the source of the DFU loops everyone was getting....

(02 Aug '11, 02:22) therealcmac therealcmac's gravatar image

i missed the fact he was on factory firmware. :|

(02 Aug '11, 02:55) cybr1d ♦ cybr1d's gravatar image

wonder what he is going to do, i am rooting for running it again, just to see if it works :0

(02 Aug '11, 02:59) therealcmac therealcmac's gravatar image

i would still save the blobs with ifaith. not restore yet though.

(02 Aug '11, 03:02) cybr1d ♦ cybr1d's gravatar image

ya that is a good point, save the blobs, but wait for another build of ifaith IF he makes one.

(02 Aug '11, 03:06) therealcmac therealcmac's gravatar image

Well i think you have two options.... you can wait, leave it the way it is for now, there may be a fix coming for iFaith, which will allow you to restore to 4.3.2 very easily and then you could just re-jailbreak, who knows when it is coming though. Second thing you can try is to re-jailbreak right now with redsn0w rc18 and see if it re-installs cydia properly, problem with this is it is a "risk taker" move if it works great if it doesnt you will probably be stuck in restore mode and have to restore to 4.3.5, which right now only offers a buggy tethered jailbreak.....the choice is yours sir!


answered 02 Aug '11, 02:36

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cant believe that TysiPhoneHelp makes money doing that...maybe i should be doing that, i am much better looking.

(02 Aug '11, 02:45) therealcmac therealcmac's gravatar image

i have the same problem, what did you do to fix that?


answered 09 May '14, 19:22

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you keep it in your own question and answer what we are asking you there.....

(09 May '14, 19:32) theiphoneguy ♦ theiphoneguy's gravatar image

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