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  • [Windows] How to Jailbreak iPhone 3G Firmware 3.0 with RedSn0w
    This guide will teach you how to Jailbreak your iPhone 3G running 3.0 firmware using RedSn0w on Windows. You can unlock your iPhone 3G AFTER following this guide by using UltraSn0w. Directions on that are here. Anyways, lets continue.

    I strongly recommend you backup and restore your iPhone 3G to 3.0 firmware via iTunes BEFORE you begin this guide. By strongly recommend I mean restore to 3.0 firmware.

    You will need RedSn0w 0.7.2 which you can download here along with the iPhone 3G 3.0 firmware file available for download here.

    Once you have downloaded everything, extract redsn0w-win_0.7.2.zip to a location on your computer. You should see redsn0w.exe. Run it.

    Click Browse.



    Browse to where ever you downloaded your iPhone 3G 3.0 firmware .ispw, select it, and click Open.



    RedSn0w tells you that the ISPW has been successfully identified. Click next.



    You'll see a little window that says patching kernal for a second.



    Select Install Cydia and click Next.



    Plug in your iPhone 3G and turn it off. Once it is off click Next.



    RedSn0w gives you instructions. We are entering DFU mode now. First hold the power button for 3 seconds.



    Keep holding the power button and start holding the home button for 10 seconds.



    Release the power button but continue holding the home button for 30 seconds.



    RedSn0w does its thing. Let it.









    Finally RedSn0w has finished loading everything onto your phone. You will see a pretty screen on your phone as it is being Jailbroken. Don't mess with your phone will all this is going on. After your phone restarts you are done!

    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Windows] How to Jailbreak iPhone 3G Firmware 3.0 with RedSn0w started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 732 Comments
    1. TWEEZ's Avatar
      TWEEZ -
      there is a problem when u extract the redsnow folder just change the folder names everytime it tells u that there is a folder under that name...

      and if ur like me thinking u just download and go u might want to do some reading cause after i read i got my phone jailbroken in about 10 minutes after have downloaded everything of course. simple if u ask me and im not good at this stuff.
    1. mike2001ny's Avatar
      mike2001ny -
      if u extracted the redsnow zip u should get 4 files. first credits.txt then license.txt README.txt and the last is redsn0w.exe which is the one ur supposed to click to open program
    1. stuckinoc's Avatar
      stuckinoc -
      Restored 3 times, not by choice. Why doesnt this work? If its not one thing its another. hmmmm. i should have just waited! Caution others to WAIT till they figure this out!!!
    1. mike2001ny's Avatar
      mike2001ny -
      Quote Originally Posted by stuckinoc View Post
      Restored 3 times, not by choice. Why doesnt this work? If its not one thing its another. hmmmm. i should have just waited! Caution others to WAIT till they figure this out!!!
      which part are you stuck on? u using windows or mac? vista?
    1. OnlyOneSmoke's Avatar
      OnlyOneSmoke -
      Quote Originally Posted by stuckinoc View Post
      Restored 3 times, not by choice. Why doesnt this work? If its not one thing its another. hmmmm. i should have just waited! Caution others to WAIT till they figure this out!!!
      im still have the same problem like you... already lost all my apps so im starting over.. lucky i got all my contact in the sim card.. its a brand new start for me...
    1. stuckinoc's Avatar
      stuckinoc -
      not all my apps are syncing with itunes. any mobile installer out there or dinstall??? what will work with this jailbreak?
    1. OnlyOneSmoke's Avatar
      OnlyOneSmoke -
      ok i have tryed to toooooooo many times.. im done.. Its not working on my computer. i got through the process and when i get done im left with a a blank black screen with no HD Pic showing up.. im just goingto restore and hopefully the Quickpwn comes out with a jailbrake because this one dont work for me!!
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      I was told there wasnt going to be a QuickPwn for 3.0 , which sucks .
      Here is what I keep getting .
      a warning saying
      No device detected. You probably misunderstood the instructions. Please consult Google or Youtube for instructions
      on how to enter DFU mode.
    1. daytonaviolet's Avatar
      daytonaviolet -
      thanks.. works like a charm. for those of you still having problems, the key is timing. if you dont go into DFU mode, then it will not work correctly. you'll end up getting stuck "waiting for reboot". jif your stuck there more then 5sec, i think you that you didnt get into DFU mode correctly. simply just start over again. upon restarting, make sure to go into your pc processes and make sure that redsnow is still not running before starting. if its still running, redsnow will skip the full DFU instructions and cause you to get stuck again. i noticed this problem as i saw a few of my friends running into this the first few times.
    1. denizyakut's Avatar
      denizyakut -
      hey, i have an iphone 3g but for about 3 months im not able to use it, after i updated it with new firmware before 3,0. i cant use since its not unlocked after new firmware,

      so, should i wait for the ultrasnow to be released and, when it s released, do i still have to buy the new firmware from apple or the one u provide is enough?

      Thanx in advance
    1. Amandatrrii's Avatar
      Amandatrrii -
      omg all i gotta say is your are the best im so illiterate at things but with your directions you cant go wrong... your the best !!!!!! and it saves me money from going to the ppl who charge you $80 to do it for you )
    1. jl6x's Avatar
      jl6x -
      I am really sorry to hear that people are still having a lot of problems jailbreaking. All the iphones i had jailbreak was on Windows 7 rc. Going to jailbreak my friends on windows xp and will post the outcome later tonight.
    1. eg6motion's Avatar
      eg6motion -
      going to try this tonight too...hopefully goes smooth
    1. bgraug's Avatar
      bgraug -
      Worked Great!!! Thanks to all who worked on this.
    1. LadyTech's Avatar
      LadyTech -
      Still trying to update and jailbreak/unlock. Even tried using 0.7.2 version of red snow. ended in same result.... anyone who experienced this as well and finally passed this horrid stage.... post to help! PLEEEEASE HELP!
    1. PuntoboyGT's Avatar
      PuntoboyGT -
      I've not been able to get this to work. I mananged to get it to finish the wizard, but no sign of Cydia or anything.

      After trying again I can't get the wizard to complete. It stops waiting for the second reboot.
    1. Hotjoint's Avatar
      Hotjoint -
      quick question guys. I've been told that this was a problem since 2.2.1 but I successfully upgraded to 3.0 and jailbroke with redsn0w. Downloaded winterboard and my theme. When I run apps the status bar up to with the time, carrier, signal strength, battery lif etc... it changes back to the normal iphone color. It doesnt stick or match with the currrent theme I have enabled. Anyone having the same issue? and is there a way to resolve this?
    1. jfontestad's Avatar
      jfontestad -
      Followed the instructions and everything worked as expected. Didn't find any problems or anything. Running Windows XP SP3.
    1. Real_Iphonecrazy's Avatar
      Real_Iphonecrazy -
      I am LMAO. Some of the people in this thread do not deserve a Jailbreak. Some of the questions/comments are fcuking ridiculous. these 2 had me rolling around on the floor. But there's plenty more if you need cheering up.

      What so I have to upgrade to 3 first.

      i can't even find an ispw file in iPhone1,2_3.0_7A341_Restore

      Its not like the information isn't out there. Google is a great place as well as Modmyi, try searching/reading then ask questions FOR FCUKS SAKE.

      P.S. Seriously unzipping the firmware file to find an ipsw or as the poster calls it ISPW file inside - what the hell next.
    1. timmay's Avatar
      timmay -
      just did mine Att 3.0 3g working pretty good so far