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I have now downloaded the ipod touch firmware 2.2.1 three times from three different sites, and I keep getting an error message from redsn0w saying "Unable to recognize specified IPSW."
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    Angry iPod touch 2g 2.2.1 Error: Unable to recognize specified IPSW
    I have now downloaded the ipod touch firmware 2.2.1 three times from three different sites, and I keep getting an error message from redsn0w saying "Unable to recognize specified IPSW."
    I even tried to do it with QuickPWN, and I get this error message from all three versions of the firmware: "Firmware error string"
    Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?

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    i'm not quite sure redsn0w works with 2.2.1 it was design for firmware 3.0 (i could be wrong) also, i've seen that error when you try loading a "custom firmware" and not the original firmware.
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    redsn0w is not designed for 2.2.1. In its current form it works only with firmware version 3.0.
    For a detailed explanation checkout Discrete Vector: DIY: Updating iPhone 2G to OS 3.0 and unlocking using redsn0w
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    so what can I use to jailbreak 2.2.1? It's my uncle's 2g ipod and 32gb

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    Here is a guide on how to do it. It is kind of lengthy but I wouldn't know of a shorter version since I don't own an iPod Touch:
    iClarified - iPod touch - How to Jailbreak Your 2G iPod Touch (Windows)

    There are links for the necessary files in the tutorial at the beginning. They are the bold words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salamis View Post
    so what can I use to jailbreak 2.2.1? It's my uncle's 2g ipod and 32gb
    Read the post. You have to upgrade to 3.0 first and then jailbreak it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyalexander View Post
    Read the post. You have to upgrade to 3.0 first and then jailbreak it.
    I DON'T want to upgrade to 3.0 though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salamis View Post
    I DON'T want to upgrade to 3.0 though.
    Then just use QuickPwn.

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    Quickpwn doesn't work on a 2G iPod. BTW, did everyone just ignore my post above?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soodeh View Post
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    LOL. Everyone check out Neo's post, it holds the answer
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    Umm okay. Well when I jailbroke my sister's 2g ipod touch I remember that I just used 1 program that was a lot quicker than all of that. I can't remember the name though. Does anyone know any alternatives?

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