When JailbreakMe was re-introduced in its 3.0 version last week the entire gadget community went crazy. It is the first tool to offer a jailbreak for the iPad 2 as well as pretty much any iOS device, including the Verizon iPhone.
Unfortunately, a lot of Verizon iPhone users have experienced some issues. Many complained of their devices sticking on the white Apple logo on startup. Thankfully, Comex has published a short how-to guide to “unstick” your phones.
A bug in JailbreakMe 3.0 could cause iPhone 4 (CDMA, i.e. Verizon) to get stuck at the Apple logo and be unable to boot. If you are in this situation, there are two options:
Hold down the home and power buttons until you see “Connect to iTunes”, then use iTunes to restore to the latest firmware. This will lose data stored on the phone.
Apply a quasi-experimental fix using redsn0w. Download:
- redsn0w 0.9.6rc19: Windows / Mac (do not use an earlier version)
- Fix bundle, depending on firmware version: 4.2.6 / 4.2.7 / 4.2.8
- IPSW for your firmware version, if you don’t have it: 4.2.6 / 4.2.7 /4.2.8
Open redsn0w, select your IPSW, choose “Install custom bundle“, and select the fix bundle. Then follow the directions. If it works correctly, after installation your phone will boot normally.
There is a separate bug where choosing “Re-jailbreak” would cause a device to be unable to boot. If you have this issue and don’t want to restore, contact me.”
If you do experience any issues, Comex has given you the option to contact him directly using the link in the last sentence above. Any who have yet to jailbreak their ViPhones won’t experience the issue, since JailbreakMe 3.0 has been updated with the bug fix.