redsn0w: Unable to recognize specified IPSW

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  1. keegan123

    keegan123 New Member

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    redsn0w: Unable to recognize specified IPSW [SOLVED]

    Ok, so I'm getting that error in redsn0w 0.8
    I'm using a ppc mac on os x 10.4 and trying it on the firmware in home/Library/iTunes/iPod Software Updates/iPod2,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw
    redsn0w just keeps saying "Unable to recognize specified IPSW"
    I've been scouring the forums and google for an answer and comming up short.
    Is there something I have to do to the firmware file first?
    I'm following this tut: http://www.ifans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=232201
    I've updated from 2.2.1 jailbroken to 2.2.1, then to 3.0 through the iTunes store. Starting to wish I'd have left 2.2.1 on there

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    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Update: After trying many times, and also trying the ipsw from the usual place, I finally found one that worked. Each of the 3 I tried had different md5 sums, so i don't know if the iTunes download was corrupted (even though it upgraded and worked fine not jb'ed) or if something has changed on Apple's side. So now, I'm jailbroken on 3.0, I guess if you're having the same problems, just keep redownloading the ipsw. The working firmware has the md5 of 8a3e43a448db6c34799f765c22d7528e
  2. iBoss™

    iBoss™ Banned

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    I was typing my response then realized your problem has been fixed.

    UGHHHH!

    Glad to hear you worked it out yourself though.
  3. Shobitha

    Shobitha New Member

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    unable to recognize specified IPSW

    hey

    yea im still having problems, i thought this was going to be easy...
    anyway i use windows and i have the firmware and redsn0w downloaded and when i tried to go through with the jailbreak the message "unable to recognize specified IPSW" came up...
    thanks!

    oh wait i forgot to mention that i downloaded a new firmware (as mentioned before) even though i had it already installed from itunes, i couldnt find the itunes one to install using redsn0w so i just downloaded it on my own and tried that...

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