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Thread: Help with 4.2.8
06-22-2011, 02:12 PM #1Help with 4.2.8
This is my first iphone and my first attempt at jailbreaking on Windows 7 so please go easy on me. When I download the firmware I unzip the folder but cant find the ipsw. I open snowbreeze and it doesnt find it either. Can anyone help me out here.
Last edited by iDiot00; 06-22-2011 at 02:36 PM.
06-22-2011, 04:20 PM #2
waiting on my iPhone 6+
06-22-2011, 04:45 PM #3
Thanks for the link. Ill give it a shot.
The same thing happens. I get a zipped folder from the download and I cant find the file i need in it. Exactly what should i be looking for?
Last edited by iDiot00; 06-22-2011 at 05:13 PM.
06-22-2011, 05:34 PM #4
you will need to download the .ipsw file for 4.2.8 and drop it in the folder when you extract it...download it from here
when you run snowbreeze, it will scan the folder and pull the 4.2.8 ipsw and then move you to the next stepwaiting on my iPhone 6+
06-22-2011, 05:58 PM #5
Stil didnt work. I get a zipped folder with a bunch of files but no ipsw. Snowbreeze doesnt even see the folder to scan it.
06-22-2011, 06:04 PM #6
ok so when you extract the folder and double-click the .exe for snowbreeze, the program launches, then there should be a blue arrow at the bottom right that you can click on. You can drag the .ipsw that you download from the second link i provided you with in the last post and then it should indentify the ipsw. is that where it is failing?waiting on my iPhone 6+
06-22-2011, 06:12 PM #7
I start snowbreeze, click the blue botton and then it doesnt find anything. There is no ipsw in the zip file i downloaded from the link. I am on windows 7.
06-22-2011, 06:16 PM #8
did you download version snowbreeze 2.7.3?
edit:sorry i posted the wrong link for the most recent version of snowbreeze 2.7.3 download here
dont forget that you also have to download the .ipsw and browse for it on your pc from snowbreeze
Last edited by nycdiplomat; 06-22-2011 at 06:20 PM.waiting on my iPhone 6+
06-22-2011, 06:23 PM #9
06-22-2011, 06:25 PM #10
and you downloaded the 4.2.8 ipsw file as well?waiting on my iPhone 6+
06-22-2011, 06:26 PM #11
06-22-2011, 06:59 PM #12
im not sure what the deal is then, if you want, i can send you a DM with the file i was able to build and you can try to restore it in itunes. i used win7 as well with no issues
Last edited by nycdiplomat; 06-22-2011 at 07:02 PM.waiting on my iPhone 6+
06-22-2011, 07:03 PM #13
yea that would be great. Thanks.
06-22-2011, 07:08 PM #14
Use firefox to download the firmware. Or if you use Internet Explore then you need to change the .zip to .ipsw. Do not unzip the firmware.
06-22-2011, 07:16 PM #15
Can i just change the extension of the zip folder i downloaded from the link above to .ipsw? Will that work?
06-23-2011, 05:22 PM #16
Yes, Download the file then just change it from .zip to .ipsw
06-23-2011, 07:34 PM #17
Firefox worked. Thanks