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    I have an Iphone 1st gen, purchased of ebay. The problem right now is i cant get the phone slider to unlock the phone.
    That's that...so right now I downloaded redsnow onto my windows pc (vista), I downloaded the 3.0 firmware. According to the instructions, I need to browse to the ipsw file. That's the problem, there isnt one...see attached..
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    I see 2 of them in the window on the left. They are the restore files. Shows them as .zip or .rar files. you need to change the file extension from .zip to .ipsw

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    i tried that, to no avail... the file stays as a rar even if I add the "ipsw" to the end of it...

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    What are you using as an OS? XP or Vista?

    if you use Firefox it works better too.
    Last edited by Bo Troxell; 2009-09-22 at 04:34 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    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 HIDDEN 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.

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    I just did that, now should I change the folder extension to ipsw? Or associate the file with itunes?

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    change it to .ipsw then run redsn0w.

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    i'm def. missing a step. When I change the zip file (right-click>properties>) this is the part im not folowing..by changeing the file name so, ipsw is at the end won't fix it. so, I need to change the type of file extension from .rar to ipsw. Thats where i'm getrting lost, b/c there isnt a command which will allow me to do this...

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    right clicking should give an option to rename, no need to right click and go to properties.

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    I appreciate the help, but I decided to explore google, and found someone just mention "firefox". Behold, I did it it downloaded as an ipsw. I need to boycot microsoft..

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    Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
    What are you using as an OS? XP or Vista?

    if you use Firefox it works better too.
    Quote Originally Posted by cmod View Post
    I appreciate the help, but I decided to explore google, and found someone just mention "firefox". Behold, I did it it downloaded as an ipsw. I need to boycot microsoft..
    Had you looked at post #4 I said the same thing.
    Glad it worked out for you.

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    Now I see "downloading jail break data", redsnow has finished already.. how long does it take for the process to complete?

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    you should be done.

    You'll have to go to Cydia and add the repo. repo666.ultrasn0w.com/ to get the unlock you'll need when it finished.
    Last edited by Bo Troxell; 2009-09-22 at 06:03 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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