2009

HowTo: Jailbreak/Unlock iPhone OS 3.0 Using RedSn0w ( 2G & 3G )

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RedSn0w is the tool to use if you are a windows user and you want to jailbreak iPhone OS 3.0. The process is extremely simple and you basically cant screw things up, but seems that some of you have some trouble with it. So i decided to create a tutorial on how to do it. I also did a tutorial on how to jailbreak iPhone OS 3.0 on Mac so i had to do a tutorial for windows as well.

First thing you absolutely need to do is to read iPhone Dev-Team’s notes on redsn0w:

# GOLDEN RULE: If you are using a 3G iPhone with yellowsn0w and rely on yellowsn0w to obtain cellular service, then you should NOT use redsn0w right now. Ultrasn0w (the 3G carrier unlock) is not included with this release and therefore your baseband will be locked and unable to use an operator other than the official one it was bought for. UltraSn0w will be released via APT (cydia and icy) soon. If you have an original iPhone (1st generation) then 3.0 carrier unlock works with this redsn0w release.
# Yellowsn0w in its current form will NOT work with the baseband version that is present in the 3.0 update, you will need Ultrasn0w, which will be released sometime soon, Ultrasn0w will work with all iPhone 3G models (but not 3GS), even ones that were previously unlockable, Ultrasn0w (when available) will be released via APT (this means you will be able to get it via Cydia or Icy).
# Please read all parts of this post before downloading and using these tools.
# Read items 1, 2 and 3 again and again.
# At the bottom of this post are the bittorrent files for the latest version of redsn0w.
# This app is suitable for the recent 3.0 release
# redsn0w will NOT work for the iPhone 3GS.
# redsn0w WILL work for Original iPhone (1st Generation), Original iPod touch, iPod touch 2G and the iPhone 3G (not the iPhone 3GS).
  1. GOLDEN RULE: If you are using a 3G iPhone with yellowsn0w and rely on yellowsn0w to obtain cellular service, then you should NOT use redsn0w right now. Ultrasn0w (the 3G carrier unlock) is not included with this release and therefore your baseband will be locked and unable to use an operator other than the official one it was bought for. UltraSn0w will be released via APT (cydia and icy) soon. If you have an original iPhone (1st generation) then 3.0 carrier unlock works with this redsn0w release.
  2. Yellowsn0w in its current form will NOT work with the baseband version that is present in the 3.0 update, you will need Ultrasn0w, which will be released sometime soon, Ultrasn0w will work with all iPhone 3G models (but not 3GS), even ones that were previously unlockable, Ultrasn0w (when available) will be released via APT (this means you will be able to get it via Cydia or Icy).
  3. Please read all parts of this post before downloading and using these tools.
  4. Read items 1, 2 and 3 again and again.
  5. At the bottom of this post are the bittorrent files for the latest version of redsn0w.
  6. This app is suitable for the recent 3.0 release
  7. redsn0w will NOT work for the iPhone 3GS.
  8. redsn0w WILL work for Original iPhone (1st Generation), Original iPod touch, iPod touch 2G and the iPhone 3G (not the iPhone 3GS).

iPhone 3G

Step 1

Make sure you have iTunes 8.2 installed

Step 2

Download:

  1. RedSn0w: Mirror 1, Mirror 2 (Torrent)
  2. OS 3.0 for 3G

Step 3

Create a new folder on your desktop called RedSn0w and move everything inside of it ( redsnow.exe and OS 3.0 you just downloaded )

Step 4

Connect iPhone to your computer and lunch iTunes. In the left pane in iTunes select iPhone. Now on the main iPhone window in iTunes. Hold down the SHIFT key and click on restore. Browse to the RedSnow folder on your desktop and select the firmware file (.ipsw) and hit open. Now iTunes will start restoring your iPhone firmware to iPhone OS 3.0.

Step 5

Once your iPhone is restored, open redsnow.exe . From RedSn0w click the Browse button and browse to the iPhone1,2_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw file in RedSnow folder.

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Step 6

Now RedSn0w will begin to verify the FW. When its done just click on Next. On the next screen, you should check where it says “Install Cydia” and then click Next to continue the process.

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Step 7

Make sure your iPhone is connected and than TURN IT OFF.

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Step 8

Now RedSn0w will guide you through the step you need to take in order to put your iPhone into the DFU mode. You know, hold the home button than home+ power than release power button.

If you mess it up, dont worry you can do it again and RedSn0w will prompt you with a message letting you know that you fucked it up.

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Step 9

Now that you got your iPhone into the DFU mode, RedSn0w will begin the actual jailbreaking process. Your iPhone will reboot and the process takes a while. So you can take a cigg break. When the process is complete, RedSn0w will let you know. Enjoy your new JB’d iPhone 3G using OS 3.0.

iPhone 2G

Step 1

Make sure you have iTunes 8.2 installed

Step 2

Download:

  1. RedSn0w: Mirror 1, Mirror 2 (Torrent)
  2. OS 3.0 for 2G
  3. BL 3.9
  4. BL 4.6

Step 3

Create a new folder on your desktop called RedSn0w and move everything inside of it ( redsnow.exe , BL 3.9, BL 4.6 and OS 3.0 you just downloaded )

Step 4

Connect iPhone to your computer and lunch iTunes. In the left pane in iTunes select iPhone. Now on the main iPhone window in iTunes. Hold down the SHIFT key and click on restore. Browse to the RedSnow folder on your desktop and select the firmware file (.ipsw) and hit open. Now iTunes will start restoring your iPhone firmware to iPhone OS 3.0.

Step 5

Once your iPhone is restored, open redsnow.exe . From RedSn0w click the Browse button and browse 1,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw file in RedSnow folder.

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Step 6

Now RedSn0w will begin to verify the FW. When its done just click on Next.

Step 7

Check the boxes next to “jailbreak” and “unlock” and click next.

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Step 8

On the next screen, you need to browse and select the bootloader files you just downloaded . Just hit browse and navigate to the redsn0w folder you created on your desktop. MAKE SURE you put the right BL file in the right box.

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Step 9

Make sure your iPhone is connected and than TURN IT OFF.

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Step 10

Now RedSn0w will guide you through the step you need to take in order to put your iPhone into the DFU mode. You know, hold the home button than home+ power than release power button.

If you mess it up, dont worry you can do it again and RedSn0w will prompt you with a message letting you know that you fucked it up.

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Step 11

Now that you got your iPhone into the DFU mode, RedSn0w will begin the actual jailbreaking process. Your iPhone will reboot and the process takes a while. So you can take a cigg break. When the process is complete, RedSn0w will let you know. Enjoy your new JB’d iPhone 2G using OS 3.0.