JailbreakMe File Received Was Invalid: Slide Bar Problems

The JailbreakMe 2.0 update seems to be full of mixed emotions, some users say that it works fine whereas some say that they are still getting errors, well we want to know how you are getting on since its release.

Some of our readers have sent in comments explaining their issues, one readers says “I had initially had the error message which said, “Oops… File received was invalid.” Now it keeps saying, “Oops… A server with the specified hostname could not be found.” Not sure what’s going on.

Another readers comment says “Hey! I jailbroke my iPhone 3GS earlier with the site and it worked great! Now I’m trying to jailbreak my dad’s phone (3GS). The bar comes up then immediately an error code saying: “Oops… A server with the specified host name could not be found.” Any ideas??? Please let me know ASAP”

Please do let us know how you are getting on; we want to know more about this from you. We would like to know if you have been successful or unsuccessful with JailbreakMe. Thanks


66 thoughts on “JailbreakMe File Received Was Invalid: Slide Bar Problems”

  1. Reply
    Someone says:

    Worked great with iPhone 4 yesterday and with 2 different 3gs 2 days ago. but today it's been giving me the "Oops… File received was invalid" whole day 🙁
    I have tried downgrading the 3gs from ios 4.01 to 4.0 but same error still.

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      Rawr says:

      I have a 3GS that I just downgraded back to 4.0.1, and kept on getting that "file invalid" message as well. Tried holding down the "Retry" button for 5-6 seconds a couple times, and then it finally worked.

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      guest says:

      the trick to it is patience and just keep tapping the retry button. everytime the error comes up, don't just press on the retry; wait a little then press….patience is a virtue.

  2. Reply
    Glauco says:

    Unfortunatly, unsuccessful with JailbreakMe! The error message is “Oops… File received was invalid.”! Help!

    1. Reply
      capster says:

      hold onto the retry button for about 3 seconds, or keep pressing it, and eventually it'll bring you to the next window that says jailbreaking …. sit tight

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        jailbroken says:

        Thanks – i can confirm it does work – kept getting invalid file, but moved to about 1m (3ft) from my wifi router to insure a good signal and it worked!

  3. Reply
    Alex says:

    "file received in valid" ?

    perhaps because some had their iphones jailbroken, downloaded saurik's pdf exploit patch
    and then jailbroke it again, while some jailbroke it for the first time?

    Also i'd like to say that each time i visit jailbreakme from my iphone 3gs it
    goes to http://www.jailbreakme.com/#(a different three digit number every time).

  4. Reply
    MEe says:

    hi there
    evere since i dougreaded from firmware 4.0.2 to 4.0.1 jailbreak doesnt appear to work keep getting message "oops… file received was invalid" tried to restore again, restart ,change network setting, reset everything and still nothing im still getting the same error message and dont now what to do next

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      Adpadi says:

      Hi MEe
      i had the same problem than you, solution is to pass in DFU mode and restore the 4.0.1 ( press Shift and the restore button and chose the 4.0.1.IPSW), then you can access jailbreakme.com and the error goes away, jailbreak possible
      Then just restore you old settings and do a synchronisation

      ur welcome

  5. Reply
    Jazz says:

    I too have tried to jailbreak my iTouch (3rd gen). It runs on ios4, and whenever I slide the bar on jailbreakme.com it will show me the download screen, with the bar full, for about a half of a second and then jump to the "oops… file received was invalid" message. I've heard restoring helps, but when I restore my ipod itunes tries to upgrade the software to 4.0.2, and that would block the jailbreak. any help?

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    Tony says:

    I have the same problem after restore iPhone 3gs back to 4.0.1 from 4.0.2, Oops! file received was invalid". Anyone have any idea?

  7. Reply
    Guy on T-Mobile says:

    I just updated from 3.1.3 (jailbroken) to 4.0.1 (stock), and JailbreakMe is telling me "Oops… File received was invalid." I'm on T-Mobile, and I can't use my phone until this is resolved, which hopefully will be soon.

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      iphone3g says:

      it worked for me also, i turn the airplane on whent to safari, it detected that im turned of the wifi, i turned it back on, went to safari again refreshed the page, and "sit tight"

  8. Reply
    Tom says:

    jailbroke my 3gs on friday fine. but then it broke been trying to jailbreak the replacement all day today "oops file receied was invalid" possibly the site is down or something can any confirm any sucess??

  9. I get the following error:
    File received was invalid.
    But I asked comex in IRC: "it's borked."
    They'll fix it as fast, as they can.
    The problem is since today!

  10. Reply
    Macoficionado says:

    Not working!! Don't underestimate the man that walks on water
    from Cupertino. This is more than your servers being inundated
    fans. If it sounds like a duck it's a duck!

  11. Reply
    jay says:

    I had the oops file too. just let it sit on the screen for a few mins. and pres retry and boom jailbreaked.

  12. Reply
    Airwick says:

    I successfully used jailbreak me on my iPod touch 2g:D… But then I needed to restore it for other reasons. I HAD 4.0 but iTunes put 4.0.2 onto my iPod, making “jailbreakme.com” worthless… So, I downgraded back to 4.0… But I get the “oops… File received was invalid” error:( so I guess it only works 1ce on a device…?

  13. Reply
    shashi says:

    same problem buddy i restored my phone for around 13 hrs yesterday. i was around 15 times i restored and downgraded the firmware…..sooon but still not working….bad news for alll can anyone help me out for any different types of jailbreaking technique.pllllzzzz …

  14. Reply
    Adpadi says:

    Hi MEe
    i had the same problem than you, solution is to pass in DFU mode and restore the 4.0.1 ( press Shift and the restore button and chose the 4.0.1.IPSW), then you can access jailbreakme.com and the error goes away, jailbreak possible
    Then just restore you old settings and do a synchronisation

    ur welcome

  15. Reply
    Zac Shan says:

    Same problem. Yesterday I had to upgrade to 4.0.2 and today I downgrade 4.0.1. Now getting this error message "oops… file received was invalid"………….I also reset everything but its not working.

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    Ryan says:

    ^^^ same situation. downgraded and now cannot jailbreak – looks like the PDF fix may have been permanent?

  17. Reply
    appleman says:

    I have a feeling that ISPs and wireless data carriers are blocking the site? i keep getting oops… file invalid error

  18. Reply
    Brian says:

    This is weird but i have an iphone 4 ios 4.0.1 and turned off my wifi and it worked for me. Try it out, turnoff wifi and refresh the jailbreakme.com

  19. Reply
    Alex says:

    I jailbreak my sisters iPod Touch 2g MB model using jailbreakme and when I tried it on mine (IPod Touch 2g MC model) I got an error “oops… File received was invalid”. So I restored my iPod and tried it again I didn’t work again! Plz fix it.

  20. Reply
    William says:

    I'm having the same problem.. Ooops File received invalid from Jailbreakme.com. I just bought the I-phone 3gs brand new. It has the OS 4.1. I have not upgraded. Any suggestions? This sucks!!

  21. Reply
    CRASH-n-BURN says:

    Having the same issue, it kicks out file type invalid, Quit or Retry… Restored device same story

  22. Reply
    Gunaa says:

    "Oops… File received was invalid"
    I have the same problems and i turn of the wifi and jailbroke it with 3G network.

  23. Reply
    Indyyra says:

    i log on to the jailbreak me site and i cant even pass the SLIDE TO JAILBREAK screen. The slider doesn't move at all.. 🙁

  24. Reply
    mouiller says:

    im using an ipod 2g mc model with ios4… but jailbreakme doesn't work at all.. it says :Ooops… it looks like the installer crashed last time you tried to jailbreak. 🙁 It might work if you try again.

    so what do u think?

  25. Reply
    BaamBam says:

    i have the iphone 4 with 4.0.1 i did jailbreakme from safri app and when download finished anything hapend so i tried to do restart i close the phone and it isnot openig now also i cant do restore because when i put the usb it don do sycronise anyone help plz

  26. Reply
    nick says:

    I go to the site jailbreakeme2.0 with my ipod 3g and the bar dosent even slide across… so no jailbreak for me tonigh…

  27. Reply
    triq says:

    As I saw in another post…
    just keep hitting the button to try again….
    I am currently watching (very excitedly) the screen saying
    Sit tight."
    hang in there!

  28. Reply
    kaku says:

    hey guyz just try again nd again if u get th "oops invalid file" message coz finally after many attempts m succeded to get it jailbreaked..best of luck guyz

  29. Reply
    sagar says:

    hey guys if you open the website through the att 3g network you wont get the problem.. you get this problem only if you try to open the website using wifi connections

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