Don't use symbolic links!

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  1. Retro349

    Retro349 New Member

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    If you're one of the lucky people with an NTFS file system and think you're going to use a symbolic link to move your IPSW to your dfesktop, DON'T! Use a HARD LINK, IF YOU MUST USE LINKS AT ALL!!!! I learned the hard way that this will screw up your device! Since a symbolic link is basically the same as a .lnk shortcut, you're telling redsn0w that this shortcut file is your firmware. Since it's a symbolic link, redsn0w will read the ipsw it's pointing to all fine and dandy, butit will patch the shortcut and upload that to your device!

    If you have succeeded in doing this, all you have to do is re-jailbreak, but with a HARD LINK OR ORIGINAL FILE.
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    I don't even know why they just wouldn't show redsn0w where the original firmware is?
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    The thing is, redsn0w ignores that and patches and uploads whatever file you throw at it. Hard links, however, are the same file just set to two locations, so they play nice with programs like redsn0w.
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    what is a symbolic link? sorry if its a noobish question
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    If you have an NTFS file system, then you can use special links that are practically like shortcuts, except they are pretty much the same file, except in multiple places. There are lots of other cool thing you can do with it too, like clones of entire folders. And yes, if you change one the other changes.

    And it's ok, its not a n00b question at all.

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