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When I do that, it shows up, and I check it, but then I can't do anything else except CANCEL and the redsnow menu is grayed out

asked 17 Mar '12, 23:35

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Clearly, I don't know what's going on here. How can it identify the apple firmware in my computer that is designated if the only thing I can do is CANCEL? I can't do anything else!!!


answered 18 Mar '12, 01:18

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hmmm, tell me exactly what you are doing step by step please

(18 Mar '12, 01:30) therealcmac therealcmac's gravatar image

after you select the ipsw you click back at the bottom then jailbreak button


answered 17 Mar '12, 23:36

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theiphoneguy ♦

I don't think that made any sense. I click on the apple firmware ipsw, but my ONLY option is CANCEL. Then I go back to the jail breaking, and nothing happens except the same thing--which is, it can't find the identification.

(17 Mar '12, 23:49) starmaid starmaid's gravatar image

take it into a local low priced shop and have it jailbroken :p

(18 Mar '12, 00:02) theiphoneguy ♦ theiphoneguy's gravatar image

Open redsnow, go to extras, go to identify ipsw, navigate to the ipsw, select it, redsnow will identify it, go to jailbreak, press the button. Make sure the ipsw you downloaded is a .ipsw, if it is a .zip you need to change the file extension to ipsw.

Or as @theiphoneguy suggested, get someone to do it for you :)


answered 18 Mar '12, 00:07

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edited 18 Mar '12, 00:07

You need to download the ipsw for your specific device and device firmware first so you can select it in redsn0w "select ipsw". Download the ipsw HERE.


answered 18 Mar '12, 01:50

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justinred ♦

i am having the same problem. I downloaded the firmware, extracted it from the zip which created the firmware folder on my desktop but it is not an option when i go to choose the ipsw. please help. thanks!


answered 04 Nov '12, 23:57

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edited 04 Nov '12, 23:57

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