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  • [Windows] How to Jailbreak and Unlock iPhone 2G Firmware 3.0 with RedSn0w
    This guide will teach you how to jailbreak AND unlock your iPhone 2G running 3.0 firmware using RedSn0w on Windows.

    I strongly recommend you backup and restore your iPhone 2G 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 2G 3.0 firmware file available for download here. You also need the 3.9 and 4.6 bootloader files. Download 3.9 here and 4.6 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.



    Find your iPhone 2G 3.0 firmware file you downloaded earlier. Select it and click Open.



    RedSn0w tells you that the ISPW is successfully identified. Click Next.



    There will be a quick pop up.



    Select your options to Install Cydia and Unlock. If you don't need to unlock your iPhone 2G you can de-secelct Unlock



    If you are unlocking you need to located the 3.9 and 4.6 bootloader .bin files you downloaded earlier.









    Now that you have told RedSn0w where the bootloader files are click Next.



    At this point you should make sure your iPhone 2G is plugged into your computer AND turned 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 and Unlcoked. Don't mess with your phone while all this is going on. After your phone restarts you are done!

    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Windows] How to Jailbreak and Unlock iPhone 2G Firmware 3.0 with RedSn0w started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 845 Comments
    1. LadyTech's Avatar
      LadyTech -
      i've tried restoring my iphone yet again. and updating yet again. Question for anyone willing to help.... Could it be the browser i am currently using? I use Google Chrome.

      Sry i posted before i read... i'll try another browser then update progress. my apologies everyone.
    1. Beva922's Avatar
      Beva922 -
      no thats not it, I downloaded it and im using chrome...file was 230mb. did you follow the specific 2g instructions correctly?... Sry I couldnt be more help, It's difficult to trouble shoot when I havent experienced the problem myself.
    1. DJM AutoWerkz's Avatar
      DJM AutoWerkz -
      Only issue I can find with 3.0 is that when I go to enable wifi or i close wifi it will crash and my phone will restart but this happens once in awhile not all the time.
    1. treticker's Avatar
      treticker -
      Quote Originally Posted by Beva922 View Post
      each time, are u restoring and reinstalling 3.0 from itunes before re jailbreaking, cuz if you arent that is it.
      No I have restored and reinstalled and have the same problem each time. The other weird thing is I do not get the option to unlock....
    1. Beva922's Avatar
      Beva922 -
      agh, im not sure, I gotta sleep got exams tmrw :P, ill keep researching. But things will pan out. make sure to get the latest version of redsn0w released today sometime. Try alternative firmware sources.
    1. LadyTech's Avatar
      LadyTech -
      Quote Originally Posted by Beva922 View Post
      no thats not it, I downloaded it and im using chrome...file was 230mb. did you follow the specific 2g instructions correctly?... Sry I couldnt be more help, It's difficult to trouble shoot when I havent experienced the problem myself.
      I followed everything to the tee. Unless there is another video/tutorial that i havent seen. Im 99% sure i did everything the way im suppose to. Im starting to think it doesnt work for windows.
    1. Beva922's Avatar
      Beva922 -
      well, considering its the only current jailbreaking software for 3.0 on windows, and tons of ppl are using windows on this site, including myself...I'd say that it does indeed work on windows. My iphone was jailbroken on my windows machine.
    1. LadyTech's Avatar
      LadyTech -
      oh man... this sucks. whats the latest version of red snow... just to be sure. im using 0.7.1. Is that the right one?
    1. Siawash's Avatar
      Siawash -
      RESTORE to 3.0 or UPDATE to 3.0

      Then I do this process?
    1. Beva922's Avatar
      Beva922 -
      You must restore then jailbreak ....the new version is I believe 7.2...it's newer than 7.1 for sure and it was mentioned earlier in the thread. I'll talk to you guys and gals tmrw. Got exams must sleep.
    1. Siawash's Avatar
      Siawash -
      Its 8.2 isnt it I just updated to that rihgt now
    1. Beva922's Avatar
      Beva922 -
      8.2 iTunes. 7.2 redsN 0w
    1. Siawash's Avatar
      Siawash -
      K good i got both, Im bout to restore my iphone then start the process of unlock and jalbreak

      one question that neve rgot answered

      can u unlock and not jailbroken?
    1. Beva922's Avatar
      Beva922 -
      Yea for sure, I'm not familiar with the process but you're able to do it.
    1. xMaDoGx's Avatar
      xMaDoGx -
      Im having problems receiving calls on the 3.0 jailbrake! Everything else works great! ive restored and jailbroke again about 4 times no change! anyone have any suggestion for me??
    1. sowatup's Avatar
      sowatup -
      Hi all,

      This works great! THANK YOU ALL! Everything works great, except one minor thing. Custom ringtones doesn't work! So I have about 10 custom ringtones, and in iTunes 8.2, I manually drag it to iPhone's ringtone "playlist" and it copies them there, but on the phone when I go to Sounds, and then ringtone option, at the top where it says Custom, only the first one in the ringtone playlist appears 5 times! Has anyone ran across this??!

      Also, is there any other way to copy those ringtones to iPhone? Like SSHing where I just rename it to one of the preloaded ringtones, and then overwrite it? Anyone know the directory where the ringtones are saved on the phone? Before that, does SSH work with OS 3.0?!

      Thank you!
    1. DJ420a's Avatar
      DJ420a -
      Hey guys, everything worked great for me. Just one question.

      When I was goin though the steps, it didnt ask me to put in the bootloaders.....is this bad?
    1. titaniumdot's Avatar
      titaniumdot -
      Followed the guide and it worked flawlessly. Mine did ask for the bootloaders though.
    1. mike2001ny's Avatar
      mike2001ny -
      i haven't had any probs trying the redsnow, if any of you guys are using vista its a sinch. just open, choose the correct firmware, and then the bins. then it says TURN OFF YOUR PHONE BEFORE CONTINUING. then click continue, then it counts down saying hold the power button, for 5 secs, then hold the power and also the home key, until it says to release power button, hold the home key until so. then after that, just wait like 2 mins and its done. did it my first try, i redid it after the crashes, i dunno maybe u guys r usin it on mac or somethin

      Quote Originally Posted by LadyTech View Post
      I followed everything to the tee. Unless there is another video/tutorial that i havent seen. Im 99% sure i did everything the way im suppose to. Im starting to think it doesnt work for windows.
      it works, i have vista, and i did it twice easy.u can get the stuff here or iclarified.com. put everything in folder, when u get the iPhone1,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.zip just rename it to iPhone1,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw
      the only thing u can extract is the redsn0w zip. then go download itunes 8.2 which is latest, then hold shift and click restore, find the ipsw u downloaded, and let it restore it. after find the redsn0w.exe, click on that, asks u to find ur ipsw so u search and do the same, hit ok, put in the correct bin files u downloaded, then it will ask u to turn off ur fone, do so and take ur time, then click ok on redsnow, then it will ask u to hold the power for 5 secs, then holding that and also holding home key, then eventually asking you to release power and continue holding home key until the process starts, let it go and watch it do its work, the redsn0w program will say finished before ur fone actually finishes so leave it for a bit. after its done, presto
    1. LadyTech's Avatar
      LadyTech -
      i have vista... not mac. I tried restoring iphone using "Shift + Restore" But says software is not compatible. so i just restored and updated using itunes 8.2. I wasnt aware of a new red snow until BEVA 922 pointed it out. so im gonna try that and cross my fingers and hopes all goes well.