4.2.1 .ipsw file for ipod touch 4g

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  1. Team_Subspace
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    is nowhere to be found on google... i downloaded a folder from the website that gave me redsn0w, and there was no .ipsw file anywhere... what do i do now?
     
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    I just searched on Google. Found them within seconds. Search harder and/or use less keywords.
     
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    anything i download doesnt contain the .ispw though...
     
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    Really? Are you saving the files? Are you clicking the correct links? Try this site instead.
     
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    ot gives me the same folder as before... [​IMG]
     
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    What are you clicking?
     
  8. person66

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    what do you mean? I just downloaded it from that site. It downloads the ipsw file (iPod4,1_4.2.1_8C148_Restore.ipsw), not a folder. Are you sure you're looking in the right place?
     
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    i click the one for the ipod touch 4g and it wants to save a zip file full of non .ispw files...
     
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    its still a zip folder... does it need a mac because i dont have one and im using windows 7
     
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    Look at the actual file extension of what you're downloading. It might have a .zip icon, and double-clicking it might open it up in your favorite ZIP extractor, but it should have ".ispw" at the end of the file. If necessary, go into Windows Explorer, go to Tools - Folder Options - View tab - uncheck "hide extensions for known filetypes" and click Okay. If you don't have a Tools menu option (Vista or Win7) then click Organize in the upper left, Layout, Menu.

    You should not be extracting the file you download. Use it straight in redsn0w.

    The confusion comes from the fact that ISPW files are indeed ZIP files with the extension changed. This is what I believe to be where you're getting stuck, as you expect to have to extract the file contents when in reality the "zip" file itself is what you want.
     
  13. Heran Bago

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    Really?

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=4.2.1+.ipsw+file+for+ipod+touch+4g

    The first two links seem to do the trick for me. Also you should post questions in ask gbatemp.
     
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    the whole time i was extracting the zip folder... this helps me A LOT thanks soo much
     
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    i unchecked the hide extentions and redsnow wont recognize it still... i had a copy of the folder and renamed it .ipsw not .zip and nothing...
     
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    I don't know if this matters or not, but do you have iTunes installed?
     
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    yeah the most recent version
     
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    ...now it worked with the renamed one [​IMG] its jailbreaking

    EDIT: its stuck at uploading ramdisk O_O