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I have an iPhone 3GS running iOS 4.2.1, not currently jailbroken or modified in any ways, straight factory defaults. I have downloaded this jailbreak tool, and I follow all the steps successfully up to where it says "Jailbreak now".

When I click on that, the progress bar stands still for a few seconds, and then says "Jailbreaking Failed"

I do have an active internet connection, I have no Firewall.

asked 07 Feb '11, 08:02

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Yes. From Apple.

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answered 07 Feb '11, 08:20

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Good luck with that. :)

Cheers!

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answered 07 Feb '11, 08:28

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Tethering through my iPhone.... ;) Lol, joking. I'm at work, on their DSL, but they might have some firewall or something which I dont know about

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answered 07 Feb '11, 08:30

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Go Comcast HiSpeed and FiOS!

(07 Feb '11, 08:34) max max's gravatar image

What OS are you on?

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answered 07 Feb '11, 08:05

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Are you using Windows or MAC?

If you have win7, try running the application as Administrator and try again

If possible, try installing 4.2.1 again. Starting fresh may help :)

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answered 07 Feb '11, 08:06

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iOS 4.2.1 (Apple Release, unmodified)

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answered 07 Feb '11, 08:06

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I'm running on Windows 7, I have restored the phone via iTunes as well with iOS 4.2.1. Makes no difference, i've also tried running as administrator.

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answered 07 Feb '11, 08:07

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Are you using the latest version of greenpois0n? From the official website, not a mirror.

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answered 07 Feb '11, 08:08

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Sorry, this is my other account.

(07 Feb '11, 08:10) max max's gravatar image

I downloaded this afternoon, if I extract the ZIP file, this is the folder name: gp_win_rc5_b2

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answered 07 Feb '11, 08:09

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That is the latest and greatest version of GP......

(07 Feb '11, 08:11) max max's gravatar image

Did you run it as admin? Try that.

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answered 07 Feb '11, 08:12

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Sorry, I see you have already done that.

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