redsn0w official beta FAQ

Discussion in 'iPod touch 2G Jailbreak: redsn0w, 24kpwn, etc.' started by planetbeing, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. planetbeing

    planetbeing New Member

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    There's some common issues that I can't necessarily address with a patch, so I'll write a FAQ instead. Please read this before asking a new question.

    Can redsn0w 0.3 jailbreak the 3.0 betas?

    No.

    Can redsn0w 0.3 jailbreak the first-gen iPod touch?

    No.

    Can redsn0w 0.3 jailbreak anything but a second generation iPod touch running exactly firmware 2.2.1?

    No.

    Do I have to restore before using redsn0w 0.3

    If your iPod is NOT jailbroken, then you do not have to restore unless you are nearly out of space on your iPod. If your iPod IS jailbroken, then it is advised that you do so.

    Can I use redsn0w 0.3 on an already jailbroken iPod?

    Sort of. Since Cydia will be reinstalled (not always reinstalling Cydia is a bad idea for a lot of reasons), its package list will be restored to its original state. This means that Cydia will "forget" all of the packages you have installed, but all of them will still actually be installed anyway. You can generally "reinstall" the packages you have without things messing up or extra space being taken up.

    However, a jailbroken iPod touch is pretty unpredictable in layout and there is a much higher chance of redsn0w 0.3 failing. If it does fail, you will have to restore your iPod. Generally, it is advised that you do NOT use redsn0w 0.3 on an already jailbroken iPod.

    Is Windows Vista x64 supported?

    Yes.

    Do I need to install libusb?

    No. In fact, if you have libusb installed on your Vista computer, we advise you to uninstall it at your very earliest convenience. It is very, very dangerous. Any driver that is known to cause BSODs does not belong in your system's kernelspace.

    Do I need to run it under XP compatibility mode?

    No, it'll probably do more harm than good since redsn0w is not tested under that mode.

    Do I need to run it under Administrator mode?

    No, it'll probably do more harm than good since redsn0w is not tested under that mode.

    What happens if redsn0w 0.3 hangs at "Waiting for reboot..."?

    If it is the very first "Waiting for reboot..." and either Windows or Linux is the operating system, then all you have to do is unplug and replug in the iPod. This is a problem generally caused by using a USB hub instead of directly plugging the iPod into the computer.

    If it is the SECOND "Waiting for reboot...", this is a known issue. Occasionally the second iBSS crashes. We have not yet been able to ascertain the reason. Exit out of redsn0w 0.3. You must turn off the iPod by holding down Hold and Home simultaneously for 10 seconds and then re-enter DFU mode using the normal steps. Then, re-run redsn0w 0.3. It will probably work then.

    What happens if it hangs at the Apple boot logo, the running pineapple screen having completed?

    Set a timer for 15 minutes. If after 15 minutes it is still hung on the Apple logo (the iPod may reboot by itself during the 15 minutes), then you will have to go into Recovery Mode (DFU mode is not necessary) and restore your iPod.

    This may occur if you tried to use redsn0w 0.3 on an already jailbroken iPod, or if there is not enough space on your iPod to install Cydia.

    What if something else happened that's not covered in the FAQ, and my iPod is still bootable?

    Put your iPod in DFU mode and try again. It was probably something intermittent or perhaps you're doing one of the DFU mode steps wrong.

    What if something else happened that's not covered in the FAQ, and my iPod is stuck in Recovery Mode? (connect to iTunes logo showing, no battery indicator in the corner of the screen)

    Try holding down the Home and Hold button simultaneously for 15 seconds. Then let go and wait 3 seconds. Then hold down the Hold button. This should boot up your iPod if your iPod is still bootable. If your iPod is still in Recovery Mode, then you will probably have to restore.

    What if something else happened that's not covered in the FAQ, and my iPod is stuck in DFU mode? (Screen is off, though Windows makes a sound when you plug it in)

    Try holding down the Home and Hold button simultaneously for 15 seconds. Then let go and wait 3 seconds. Then hold down the Hold button. This should boot up your iPod if your iPod is still bootable. You should also hear Windows detecting the iPod shutting off and then turning on again if your iPod is plugged into USB. If your iPod is still in DFU mode, then you will probably have to restore.

    What if my iPod is in DFU mode, but iTunes won't restore it, saying something about not being able to find the software update and needing to update to the latest version of iTunes?

    Use redsn0w 0.3 to put your iPod into recovery mode. You can run the process until it says "Uploading ramdisk..." (or honestly, any time after the first "Waiting for reboot...") and quit out of the application. Then use iTunes to restore.

    My iPod is bricked! What should I ----

    No.
  2. andrew!

    andrew! New Member

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    Good post, very detailed.
    You mentioned it's advised to restore then jailbreak, I jailbroke using .1 and the went to .3 for logome and I didn't have an issue. I thought I did but I opened iTunes and the iPod finished booting. I opens iTunes like 5 minutes after it was stuck.
  3. Ipwnnubletz

    Ipwnnubletz Banned

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    We need sticky.
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    Nburnes Well-Known Member

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    Very detailed for all the H3lP !z Br!cK3d myz !Touch idiots
  5. andrew!

    andrew! New Member

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    I personally think it's obnoxious when people type like this. No one really talked like that so why do it? Hahaha I never understood the logic behind it, but I do agree with you

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  6. DaAlmighty1

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    Those guys don't even read the stickies. Good FAQ.
  7. Atchoo420

    Atchoo420 New Member

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    I know this is really easy to do but I can't open up the redsn0w executable file.. whenever I open it I get a message windows will shut down in less than a minute then shuts down.. I used quickfreedom before to jailbreak my 2G iPod and I have already uninstalled libusb and quickfreedom from my computer.. any ideas why this is happening? please help, don't be harsh.. thanks in advance!
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    manutdfan539 New Member

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    I lol'd.
  9. goofball

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    Well Mr Planetbeing weve been waiting for this for a while now.
    Hopefully this is the death of all the other GUI programs on this site.
    This is the easiest and by far the best way to Jailbreak IPT2G.
    One day please tell me how you got around libusb to prog via USB
    directly. I'd love to know.

    thanks again.
  10. jsook724

    jsook724 New Member

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    sweet this will help alot of people

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