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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. dirtbmxer's Avatar
      dirtbmxer -
      I can't seem to get it work. Every time I launch it and do the steps. Once it goes to the updating the ramdisk the application freezes and shuts down. Does anyone know what it is? I tried to the 0.7.2 version as well.

      edit.....
      I don't know what it was but my sister used my 3G to use as a camera for some shopping came back and I tried redsn0w again and it worked fine.
    1. bob27's Avatar
      bob27 -
      hi need help did someone had a problem while updating i did as it was told in the site and explained but when it says unloking ur iphone no ram disk is loaded nor does anything happen till 30 minutes ...i restored it 6 imes but every time it gets stuck now cant go back to 2.2.1 nor can operate in 3.0 left with a locked phone ...plz,,plz,,plz anyone help asap realy need to get unlocked
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      When you "Retry" make sure you start with a fresh copy of 3.0. Must go into DFU mode, restore in iTunes and begin the process over. Good luck.
    1. bdiddy619's Avatar
      bdiddy619 -
      Cant Wait to try this when i get home!!!
    1. Jollyware's Avatar
      Jollyware -
      Again I have tried again about 5 times tonight, even with a clock to do the timing. The phone goes into DFU mode no problems and when the white screen shows I can see something, if you will, draw across the centre of the screen.

      This i presume would have been the HDD icon, but no sooner than that shows and goes, my screen goes black & backlit and just stays there and does nothing else happens.
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Guys, this is the best video instructions I've seen yet. Good luck
      [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDDEN3zfQOg&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - How To Jailbreak NEW 3.0 Firmware For iPhone,iPhone 3G,iPod Touch 1st & 2nd Gen On Windows/Mac[/ame]
    1. Jollyware's Avatar
      Jollyware -
      YIPPEEEEE

      I tried and succeeded by using a different pc running XP SP2 and all went well.
    1. sleek's Avatar
      sleek -
      Will be back in a little while....

      gotta test this ultrasnOw the dev team just sent me...hold on..BRB
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by sleek View Post
      Will be back in a little while....

      gotta test this ultrasnOw the dev team just sent me...hold on..BRB
      huh, saw this in another thread, still lmao
      yea right!!!!!!!!!!!!!...........O_o
    1. harveyjoseph's Avatar
      harveyjoseph -
      DEV TEAM Rocks again
      I read every post (but do not post) and true to this site I have been successful again in jailbreaking from 1.4 to 3.0. I was too quick with my first attempt on on a 2G and I learned to read...read....read. First time success again. Some apps do not work like videorecorder. All in all this is the best site for information.
    1. sleek's Avatar
      sleek -
      ltrasn0w is finally in the new loader, after some regexp fails in the python testbed that I use to load the loader. Now testing...
    1. DukeSucks's Avatar
      DukeSucks -
      can someone who uses the iphonebrowser program confirm that it still works on 3.0 JB? I'd like to know that I can import my custom icons before I JB and that's the program I prefer to use.

      thanks
    1. harveyjoseph's Avatar
      harveyjoseph -
      Quote Originally Posted by DukeSucks View Post
      can someone who uses the iphonebrowser program confirm that it still works on 3.0 JB? I'd like to know that I can import my custom icons before I JB and that's the program I prefer to use.

      thanks
      1.91 works... 1.81 does not work.
      Using Vista SP2
    1. sleek's Avatar
      sleek -
      Testing has been going surprisingly well, actually. Usually Murphy's law applies
    1. wesleyx7's Avatar
      wesleyx7 -
      Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
      You will not lose your contacts if you sync from a back-up after the jailbreak.
      There will not be a Quickpwn, this is it. Sorry
      OK ONE, As I thought it does not delete your contacts
      TWO, quickpwn will be released just not backed by DEV Team
      THREE, for another note this is not the latest version of redsnow, which can be found on the official website
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by wesleyx7 View Post
      OK ONE, As I thought it does not delete your contacts
      TWO, quickpwn will be released just not backed by DEV Team
      THREE, for another note this is not the latest version of redsnow, which can be found on the official website
      TWO; You have obviously read that the dev team is looking for people to try to help figure out how to get a jailbreak on 3.0. Well, if they do, then great. I personally liked quickpwn over pwnage, more stable. Just stating fact as it is now. But I have been told different.
      You, again obviously know more than me.

      THREE; I never stated that this was the latest version, there has been an update as we ALL know.

      Not sure why you have decided to quote my post, but again, you KNOW more than me.
    1. tw1zt3d's Avatar
      tw1zt3d -
      worked fine...now im just going through cydia...
    1. wesleyx7's Avatar
      wesleyx7 -
      Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
      TWO; You have obviously read that the dev team is looking for people to try to help figure out how to get a jailbreak on 3.0. Well, if they do, then great. I personally liked quickpwn over pwnage, more stable. Just stating fact as it is now. But I have been told different.
      You, again obviously know more than me.

      THREE; I never stated that this was the latest version, there has been an update as we ALL know.

      Not sure why you have decided to quote my post, but again, you KNOW more than me.
      The third point had nothing to do with u it was more of a general statement

      I was also unable to preform updates with cydia, did anyone else have this problem? I'm gona try and restore and rejailbreak it.

      **I rejailbroke it with out installing icy, and it works fine, I think the two clash.
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Real_Iphonecrazy View Post
      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.
      Give the people a break . Not everyone is as informed as you . Gotta start somewhere and they probably googled up modmyi in the first place.
    1. franklinromeo's Avatar
      franklinromeo -
      I just tried to jailbreak my 3g put it didnt work...
      Im stuck with this screen now....

      help?