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I've recently jailboken my ipod touch 4G using sn0wbreeze 2.9.2 for OS 5.1 as an administrator. It worked perfectly, but the moment i try to open Cydia, it just flashes and doesn't open. what can i do?

asked 12 Mar '12, 17:18

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That's normal on a tethered jailbreak - your device rebooted in an "unjailbroken" state (this is also called "semi-tethered" sometimes). You need to plug your device into your computer and use redsn0w to boot tethered.


answered 12 Mar '12, 17:23

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thanks for the tip, do i need to put the ipod in a pwned DFU state to reboot it tethered?

(12 Mar '12, 17:24) LonelyCyborg92 LonelyCyborg92's gravatar image

Nope, just normal DFU mode. In redsn0w, go to "Extras" and "Just boot", and redsn0w will guide you through what you need to do.

(12 Mar '12, 17:26) britta britta's gravatar image

alright, i already put it in DFU mode, then i opened redsn0w, and i selected just boot, it said uploading first stage and then redsn0w closed, what do i do now?

(12 Mar '12, 17:32) LonelyCyborg92 LonelyCyborg92's gravatar image

Make sure you're using the latest version of redsn0w. You may need to run it as an administrator and set compatibility modes as explained here.

(12 Mar '12, 17:32) britta britta's gravatar image

new problem, i've done everything you said, but redsn0w stops at "waiting for reboot" and it's just stucked there :S

(12 Mar '12, 17:48) LonelyCyborg92 LonelyCyborg92's gravatar image

problem solved, i used ibooty, it worked at the first time, thanks for your help

(12 Mar '12, 18:01) LonelyCyborg92 LonelyCyborg92's gravatar image
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