How to fix redsn0w “Exploit Failed” error on Windows and Mac

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Surprisingly, many users get “Exploit Failed” error while trying to jailbreak iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch using redsn0w. The error pops up usually when redsn0w is trying to apply Limera1n exploit. The issue is present in boh Mac and Windows version of redsn0w. However, the solution to this problem is very simple as given below:

  1. If on windows, make sure you are running redsn0w in administrative mode
  2. If you are using usb 3.0, unplug the cable and try it with usb 2.0
  3. While putting the device in DFU mode, At the last step when redsn0w asks you to hold home button only for 15 seconds, keep holding it until “Exploiting with limera1n” is complete. Do not let go of home button

redsn0w exploit failed error windows and mac

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12 Responses

  1. MrPaki says:

    Thank You.

  2. sishir says:

    thanks! tip 3 worked

  3. TheJailbr3ak says:

    Thank you :3

  4. moniku says:

    Thank you! Tip 3 worked: )

  5. tom says:

    None worked for me I’m using a freshly restored through iTunes iPhone 3gs ( new BootRoom ) on iOS 6.1.6 i have the 6.0 firmware and i am using a mac on El Capitan and iTunes is up to date i tried on 2 macs (are OS) with multiple usb cables and also went as far as changing the charger port on the actual phone. i constantly get exploit failed and sometimes i get USB communication problem. Please help

  6. LB says:

    Hi … i have iphone 4 from japan …. when i try to jailbreak having same issue pls help me….i am using window 10 64bit toshiba laptop.

  7. your besty (male) says:

    I CANT TELL U HOW MUCH THAT HELPED ME I AM SO FUCKING THANKING U FOR YOUR HELP. IR WAS A GREAT HELP!!!!! :) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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    FOR THOSE STILL STUCK IN EXPLOIT FAILED THEN CHECK STEP NO 3 FOR JAILBREAKING

    I WAS IN GREAT PROBLEM AS I HAD NOT JUST TO JAILBREAK BUT TO ACTIVATE AT THE SAME TIME

    THANX AGAIN

  8. Someone says:

    This didn’t work for me.

  9. jeff says:

    None of these work. :(

  10. Eduard says:

    Thank you :)

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