Can't locate IPSW for jailbreaking with redsn0w.

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  1. iBreathemusic

    iBreathemusic New Member

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    I have searched and cannot locate my IPSW.
    I've never updated my firmware...I have the newest one.
    I went here:
    C:\Users\MYUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates
    Yes I replaced the username
    I unhid all my folders.
    That folder doesn't exist on my computer.

    It's being used on my iPod so it has to be somewhere, right?
    I really don't want to download it. It's kind of a large file. :| Help?

    EDIT: I'm on Windows Vista.

    EDIT: Thanks for all the help

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    I figured it out. And I'm a she not a "he", but ok.

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  2. ryanangus

    ryanangus Active Member

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    Yes, it is located somewhere. On your iPod. Where it is needed. It won't be located on your Hard Drive unless you actually downloaded it at some stage, which is why that folder doesn't exist.

    You'll have to download the entire .ipsw (which you can freely do as you are a 3G owner). However, RedSn0w does not support the 3G. Use this instead, but be warned that it is tethered.
  3. Jarlath

    Jarlath Retired Moderator

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    Actually, if you'd read another thread in the 3.1 jailbreak section, you'd know the 3G is supported by Redsn01 as of 11 hours ago. Ditto the 3GS with support for other carrier bundles.
  4. narwal13

    narwal13 Active Member

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    yeah. but if he has an iPod, and he activated it with that computer, than it is somewhere on his hardrive. search for it. search .ipsw and unhide folders.
  5. SoBe

    SoBe Banned

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    its not on the hard drive. the firmware doesnt get uploaded from your ipod to your pc. it only appears when you updated your firmware with iTunes, which downloads the firmware to that folder.
  6. narwal13

    narwal13 Active Member

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    the firmware is downloaded to your pc from itunes, then it is restore though...right? That's what mines does. My firmwares, 2.2.1, 3.0, 3.1 and 3.1.2 are on my computer right now.
  7. Axis

    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Correct. Just Restore your iPod, and iTunes will download the firmware for you.
  8. dunuck

    dunuck Active Member

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    question to the moderators

    Cant we just give him a link straight from apple servers to download fw 3.1.2 for his 3G ipod


    I mean fw 3.1 is FREE for the 3G ipod, its NOT paid fw for 3G models, and providing links to free ipsw straight from apple servers is allowed here right?
  9. SoBe

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    nevermind
  10. Axis

    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    iPod touch 3G links from Apple servers are okay.

    /edit: links to 4.0 (when it arrives), 3.2 beta, or /any/ paid firmware are illegal.

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