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For some reason I cannot come up with the solution to my problem, I have before but the solution escapes me now. When I download the .ipsw file, it shows
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    For some reason I cannot come up with the solution to my problem, I have before but the solution escapes me now. When I download the .ipsw file, it shows as a compressed folder (zipped). The file ending however, says .ipsw. Because of this I cannot open the file in redsn0w because it is a folder and not a single file.
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    put your cursor on the zip file. right click to bring up the menu, click rename, change the .zip to .ipsw

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    Thats the problem... its a zip put it is already an ipsw. I cant change it to ipsw because it already is. The file is not a .zip but it is a zipped and compressed file with the ending .ipsw.
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    maybe try deleting it and download from a different source, may or may not work,
    iPod and iPhone Firmware Download
    can probably find a few more with a little googling if you already use this one.

    You may also want to try a different browser if that doesn't work.
    Last edited by ronzo; 06-20-2009 at 10:24 PM. Reason: add on

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    Hi There,

    I don't know if any one has come across this??

    I upgraded my Phone to Firmware 3.0, and as usual i cleared all my previous Jailbroken apps, and because i noticed that i had numeric and the battery image in the phones screen i installed another sim card from another carrier, and the phone was still unlocked with firmware 3.0

    Hope is of some interest to someone

    Ciao

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    dont forget when your renaming the file to .ipsw make sure you have your file extensions showing so your just not adding .ispw to the name your changing the actual file

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    Quote Originally Posted by evh5150 View Post
    For some reason I cannot come up with the solution to my problem, I have before but the solution escapes me now. When I download the .ipsw file, it shows as a compressed folder (zipped). The file ending however, says .ipsw. Because of this I cannot open the file in redsn0w because it is a folder and not a single file.
    Delete the file you currently have and re-download it from the following source:

    iClarified - iPhone - Where To Download iPhone Firmware Files From

    Once downloaded (assuming your using Internet explorer or FireFox) you should get an IPSW file not a zip file.

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    my question to you is "can I make and receive calls after I jailbreak my 3G with redsn0w?" because I'm stuck on stupid with this "not being able to unlock" thing you've stated.
    Durrrr me.

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    Not sure why it is doing this, but no matter where I download the ipsw file, I'm getting it as a .zip file.

    I've tried renaming it, and all it does is add .ipsw on the end and stay as a .zip file.

    When I go to browse in redsn0w .. it doesn't find it because it is still showing as a .zip file.

    Can someone please tell me how in the world do I get it to work? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by washamur View Post
    Not sure why it is doing this, but no matter where I download the ipsw file, I'm getting it as a .zip file.

    I've tried renaming it, and all it does is add .ipsw on the end and stay as a .zip file.

    When I go to browse in redsn0w .. it doesn't find it because it is still showing as a .zip file.

    Can someone please tell me how in the world do I get it to work? Thanks
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    Thx for de great guide. i haf personaly jailbroken my iphone 3g myself sucessfully. Thx for de great help.

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    about the zip thing, its definitely the browser in case anyone else has that problem
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    Apparently windows 7 doesn't see the ispw file. I ran redsnow, clicked browse and in the firmware folder nothing pops up. Sucks.
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    mine is saying unable to recognize specified ipsw i downloaded everything from here

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    Im having so much trouble. I've been at it all weekend. Literally! i've restored my iphone about a million and a half times. Updated it about a million a half times. Tried jailbreaking/unlocking about 2 million times. Still stays stuck on waiting to reboot. I even tried it on my pc instead of my laptop. Someone please help! Im dying here!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleepbike View Post
    mine is saying unable to recognize specified ipsw i downloaded everything from here
    make sure the file doesn't have a .zip extension, if it does, rename and delete the .zip

    Quote Originally Posted by LadyTech View Post
    Im having so much trouble. I've been at it all weekend. Literally! i've restored my iphone about a million and a half times. Updated it about a million a half times. Tried jailbreaking/unlocking about 2 million times. Still stays stuck on waiting to reboot. I even tried it on my pc instead of my laptop. Someone please help! Im dying here!!!!!!!!!!

    There is another thread here with more comprehensive instructions, try this
    Read the first page.

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    what gen iphone you working with, ensure you dl'ed its proper firmware. Make sure you upgrade using itunes 8.2 to 3.0, then run the jailbreak. make sure your run as admin in vista or win7. make sure your ipsw isnt corrupt or incomplete, make sure you extract redsnow and the ipsw into the same folder just in case.

    and yea make sure about the .zip file extension thing, to make sure it isnt, go to folder options in windows explorer, then make sure al known file extensions are not hidden.
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    It does not say .zip. i've been reading forums all day and night. making sure everything is good to go. And it is until i get stuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyTech View Post
    It does not say .zip. i've been reading forums all day and night. making sure everything is good to go. And it is until i get stuck.
    My response about .zip was for the other member in the quote.

    Pwnage is a strange beast, the thread I gave you has the best trouble shooting that I had read here.

    I know you are frustrated, but after a failed attempt, you have to clear with DFU and restore 3.0 and begin the process over. It will work. make sure your on the latest iTunes.
    Bare with it, it only works first go for about 50% of the people.
    Good luck.

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    hopefully you're sure about the file extension thing, file size should be 230 mb. Vista is glitchy too sometimes, as I said, run as admin to make sure.
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