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i use redsn0w 0.9.9b8 and iOS 5.0 firmware,but it shows "IPSW not suppoted by this version of redsn0w ?” What‘s the problem ?

asked 03 Dec '11, 22:04

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whats the exact ipsw filename you're using?

(03 Dec '11, 22:05) cybr1d ♦ cybr1d's gravatar image

iPhone2,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw, is it not right ?

(04 Dec '11, 06:16) bwilliam0 bwilliam0's gravatar image

That ipsw is for an iPhone 3Gs. Is your device a 3Gs?

(04 Dec '11, 07:17) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

yes,is 3GS

(04 Dec '11, 21:26) bwilliam0 bwilliam0's gravatar image

You must manually point to IPSW 5.0 - most probably you are using the wrong one.

Check this tutorial by @justinred for a very detailed step by step guide.


answered 03 Dec '11, 22:24

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i am very sure that i use IPSW 5.0,i download it mora than twice

(04 Dec '11, 06:14) bwilliam0 bwilliam0's gravatar image

As the other comments are also pointing out, I too think you are using the wrong IPSW (wrong version and/or wrong device). Please check again.
Oh, by the way: you must point redsn0w to the stock ipsw, not to the custom one.

(04 Dec '11, 07:11) shuusaku shuusaku's gravatar image

well, my device is 3GS
IPSW name is "iPhone2,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw" also i am very sure that i click stock ipsw not custom, umm.....what's the problem.....= =?

(04 Dec '11, 21:34) bwilliam0 bwilliam0's gravatar image

What firmware version is your 3Gs running? Are you on 5.1 beta?

(04 Dec '11, 21:37) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

YES,its 5.0.1

(05 Dec '11, 19:39) bwilliam0 bwilliam0's gravatar image

You need to open redsn0w, click "extras", and click "select ipsw". Point is at your 5.0 (9A334) ipsw, and continue the process.


answered 04 Dec '11, 06:15

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JonSeals ♦

but after that it shows "IPSW not suppoted by this version of redsn0w ?” .......WTH

(04 Dec '11, 06:18) bwilliam0 bwilliam0's gravatar image

You're probably pointing towards a custom firmware.

Get an official IPSW from Apple server, a list of links to all public IPSW firmware files can be found here


answered 04 Dec '11, 06:18

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ok , i download it ang try it again .......but i am very sure i click "select ipsw"

(04 Dec '11, 06:20) bwilliam0 bwilliam0's gravatar image

i cant open the link.......

(04 Dec '11, 06:22) bwilliam0 bwilliam0's gravatar image

you have a 3GS?

(04 Dec '11, 06:25) therealcmac therealcmac's gravatar image

I didn't get that ..... you said you downloaded it again, and then you said you can't open the link, which is it?

(04 Dec '11, 06:27) knightz4u knightz4u's gravatar image

well that covers all the bases i suppose :)

(04 Dec '11, 06:36) therealcmac therealcmac's gravatar image

i dowmload it now,but the file name is the same as i used before hope it can work ......

(04 Dec '11, 21:35) bwilliam0 bwilliam0's gravatar image
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