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iPhone 4 Crashed while Jailbreaking iOS 5 Using Redsn0w 0.9.9b7

I went through all the steps mentioned in your guide to jailbreak iOS 5 on my iPhone 4 using Redsn0w 0.9.9b7. I followed it very carefully, but after putting my iPhone in Pwned DFU mode, my iPhone 4 got stuck at "Thinking Phase” loop and I can’t power OFF the iPhone. What is my next step? Please help! Thanks in advance.

Asked by: Kurt from New Jersey

Hello Kurt, this is quite common issue when jailbreaking an iPhone using Redsn0w or any other iPhone jailbreak tool. Anyway, putting your iPhone in DFU mode might fix this issue. If you are new to jailbreaking and aren’t familiar with the steps then you can follow the step-by-step guide posted below:

  • Press and hold the Power and Home button for 10 seconds.
  • Then release Power button after 10 seconds but continue holding the Home button for another 10 seconds.

If this doesn’t work, I would recommend you to use the standalone TinyUmbrella (Fix Recovery). The step-by-step guide on how to use TinyUmbrella (Fix Recovery) is posted here. Once you have managed to kick your iPhone 4 out of recovery mode loop, you can now rejailbreak it using Redsn0w 0.9.9b7. And just to make sure you have a good working Redsn0w 0.9.9b7, you can download a new Redsn0w 0.9.9b7 from here and then follow this guide on how to jailbreak iPhone 4 on iOS 5 using Redsn0w 0.9.9b7. If you get the same error, just repeat the entire process till you get your iPhone out of booting loop. And then try to run Redsn0w 0.9.9b7 as an administrator. Good luck!

iPhone 4 Crashed During Jailbreaking

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