i agree with you steve, but what component you talk about? there is just a .zip file to download.
If you got the ZIP from Katana there is a PDF included that has links to firmware downloads for use with RedSnow. I'm not sure whats causing your error, and seeing as it's early morning here I haven't had my coffee shoot me a PM and I'd be happy to help you the best I can.
great, no freeware, noway i gonna pay for try...
so there is no reliable way to do a raw of an iphone without a credit card? :'(
If all you are looking for is a way to dd the iphone try
there is an automatic version now. i usually use dd in the cygwin package to connect and get the image.
Mount the drive
ssh user@iphone-ip dd if=/dev/rdisk0 bs=1M | dd of=iphone-dump.img
Just the system partition:
ssh root@iphone-ip dd if=/dev/rdisk0s1 bs=1M | dd of=iphone-root.img
Just the user data partition:
ssh root@iphone-ip dd if=/dev/rdisk0s2s1 bs=1M | dd of=iphone-user.img