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    Unhappy please help
    I must b doing something very wrong when i download the firmware the winzip files i extract arnt readable i have tryed 6 times and 4 different types i 2 found that itunes would recignise but it said my phone is not compatible all i want to do is jailbreak my iphone 3g version 3.0.1 everybody says its so easy i must b so dumb please help

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    Are you using Vista? if so,
    Using XP or Vista. you need to open "My Computer"
    XP - go to the top menu and select options > Folder Options
    Vista - Top left button that says Organize > Folder and Search Options
    In that window you need to click the " VIEW " tab on top.
    NEED TO SELECT " SHOW HIDEN FILES AND FOLDERS "
    Then unclick the option to " hide protected operating system files "
    Once that's done click "apply" then ok and exit out of the window.
    Then go to this dir
    users > "USERNAME" > appdata > roaming > apple computer > iTunes >
    and the folder holding the downloaded file will be there.
    Upgrade = click upgrade in iTunes
    Clean restore = Click restore in iTunes and not restore from backup
    Upgrading a major version needs a clean restore. Upgrading a minor version should be OK with an upgrade.
    Same goes for backups - do not restore from a backup made in a FW with a major change but minor changes are fine.
    A number change is major and a decimal change (eg 3.0 -> 3.1) is minor.

    Also if the ipsw file has a .zip extension, rename it to.ipsw

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    And You Can Downlload Same File But Not With Inter Explorer . Download with Mozilla . Then Extract It Will Help You

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