How to Fix Common Errors of Spirit Jailbreak

June 5, 2010 — by Simon Ng7



How to Fix Common Errors of Spirit Jailbreak

June 5, 2010 — by Simon Ng7

You should be very familiar with Spirit that it’s a jailbreak tool for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad running iPhone OS 3.1.3. If you have used Spirit to jailbreak your device, you probably agree with me it’s the easiest and fastest jailbreak solution available. Just plug your device via USB and click the “Jailbreak” button. That’s it.

But that doesn’t mean Spirit is completely error-free. Some readers have followed this guide to jailbreak their devices, but run into various problems, especially for those using Microsoft Windows.

To ease your jailbreak process, here is a summary of the common errors and possible fixes for Spirit Jailbreak:

Error c0000005
You may encounter this error during the launch of Spirit. This is probably because you’re not using the latest version of Spirit. Check out the official website of Spirit and download the latest version. Alternatively, you can also run Spirit in Windows 98 / ME compatibility mode to resolve the error.

Error c0000138
To fix this error, you can copy the file “libeay32.dll” from “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support” to “C:\Windows\System32”.

In case you can’t find the “libeay32.dll” file in the folder, try to do a complete search on your PC. Once located, you can just copy it to “C:\Windows\System32”.

Spirit requires iTunes 9 to function
A developer, Kirma, has released an application called iFixer to resolve the iTunes compatibility error for both Spirit and blackra1n. You can download the iFixer from here and put it in the same folder as the Spirit file. Simply execute it before running Spirit and iFixer automatically resolves the error. You can further check out the video demo to see it in action.

Does the solution help? Or you encounter other errors that are not mentioned above. Please remember to leave us comment and share with us.

[Source and Image via theiPhoneGuru.net]

Simon Ng

Founder, developer and chief blogger of simonblog.com

  • Hmmm, is this image from my website? I don’t see a credit anywhere so I’m probably mistaking, right? I always link to you when I use something from your site, Simon.

    • @Sebastien,

      Thanks for pointing it out my mistake. Apologize that I have missed to put the source link. The image is from theiPhoneGuru.net.

      Your iPhone blog is great. I’ll definitely credit your site when I use anything from your blog. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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  • Danny

    Another important thing not pertaining to actual installation is a specific package in Cydia that convinces iPhoneBrowser and others that your phone is actually JBed. I don’t have my phone on my right now, but I struggled with that for a while.

  • mike

    To anyone thats listening, please advise….I have tried to run kirma on my desktop and laptop..I tried to save spirit in the apple applications file. uninstalled itunes and reinstalled..check and made sure it was sync with my iphone…but im still getting the stu**d error spirit requires itunes 9 to function..im running windows xp
    please advise.. highly frustrated..thanks

  • James T-B

    I have a 2010 march built iPhone 3gs and ran spirit on G5 last night. First part of install/Jb went fine, then it just seemed to be stuck. Spinning wheel on phone and computer for over half hour. Closed spirit and retried but only get spinning progress wheel and phone says restoring. Had restored to factory settings and tried again but just runs and runs with no actual signs of progress. Any ideas?

  • Phobia

    Hi, James, i have the same thing when i just bought my 3GS and jailbreak it using spirit. but luckily i registered my SHSH to Cydia. what happen is my 3gs keep showing progress sign over the night till battery flat. so, i get into FDU mode and re-install to factory setting using itunes, so after complete restoration i re-jailbreak my 3GS also using spirit .. everything is fine till now. my firm 3.1.3.