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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. Kroke's Avatar
      Kroke -
      Hi guys, I got through everything but when it rebooted all I get is a cartoon character of a guy with both arms up with a speech bubble in what looks like Russian or something?!

      How can I properly step by step try to restore because now the firmware from iTunes is 3.0.1 ?? Any help greatly appriciated, ty!

      Ok, nevermind, it seems the restore didn't go well. I did as suggested and restored through Itunes (Shift click) and picked the custom firmware file. THEN I ran redsnow and it worked just fine.

      Thanks all, rock on!

      Ok, nevermind, it seems the restore didn't go well. I did as suggested and restored through Itunes (Shift click) and picked the custom firmware file. THEN I ran redsnow and it worked just fine.

      Thanks all, rock on!

      Quote Originally Posted by isp23 View Post
      so everything runs fine like it's supposed to, but after red snow runs and my phone re-starts it gets stuck on a screen that says "Please Wait Determining current settings..."

      It stays like this forever...any advice?
      Took a good 15 mins for me I would guess.
    1. drumsdw's Avatar
      drumsdw -
      nevermind those comments guys, the sim card was bad my iphone is unlocked, and I have seen it work with corr wireless and t-mobile and I had mms with t-mobile
    1. GraciousGracie's Avatar
      GraciousGracie -
      my iphone 2g is still version 2.2 i really want to update to version 3. So i downloaded the itunes 8.2 (from archieve... took me ages to search) instead of the itunes 9 BUT if i were to update my iphone it'll b updated to version 3.1 which is a big no no for me. so is there anyway i can download version 3 from itunes or without itunes?? much appreciated... im a noob hahahahah
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      The downloads section on this site is a good place to start....
    1. souledge316's Avatar
      souledge316 -
      Is it possible to do the 2g 3.0.1 jailbreak and unlock with itunes 9? I never upgraded my itunes to 8.2, so I'm not sure how would this affect my unlock process.

      Thanks in advance.
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      I'm not sure.. best to try on 8.2 instead...
    1. souledge316's Avatar
      souledge316 -
      Where can I find 8.2 since apple only has 9.0 and 8.0 on their site?

      Nevermind, I wasn't looking that good, found it.
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Hmm.. I just downgraded yesterday but idk where I downgraded from.
      Try googling "downgrade itunes 9" I think that's what I put in...
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      1) Quit iTunes.

      2) Delete iTunes from your Applications folder.

      3) Go to your ~/Music/iTunes folder. Delete or rename the "iTunes Library" file.

      4) Open the "Previous iTunes Libraries" folder and look for the backup of your old pre-9 library; it should be dated at about the time you first ran iTunes 9. Copy it back out to the ~/Music/iTunes folder, and rename it to "iTunes Library".

      6) Go to and download iTunes 8.2.1. The page says it's for G3, but the Read Me file says it'll run on G4, G5, and Intel too. Open the diskimage and run the installer.

      You should now be able to run iTunes 8.2.1 again.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Angie - how come you don't have your FW under device and FW?
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Wow.. brag much? Changing it now
    1. souledge316's Avatar
      souledge316 -
      Thanks a lot you guys, my 2G is now running on 3.0, jb and unlocked.
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Good job
    1. Kroke's Avatar
      Kroke -
      Quote Originally Posted by xMaDoGx View Post
      I have an iPhone 2g that i just upgraded from fw 2.2.1 that was jail broken, to fw 3.0 and now is jail broken, using Redsn0w. Everything worked great, Cydia and youtube work fine, i can make calls, receive and send sms, receive voice and email but for some reason i could not receive phone call. occasionally one or two phone calls with get through. But most of the time When someone calls me, they hear a rings until it hits my voice mail but my phone doesnt ring. I've restored it and jail broke it about 3 or 4 times and i keep on have having the same problem!

      Anyone have any ideas or suggestions, would be greatly appreciated!!
      Has anyone found a solution to this? It's doing the same damn thing to me
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Do you have Push Notifications turned on?
    1. Kroke's Avatar
      Kroke -
      Quote Originally Posted by greatanalyzer View Post
      i got my iPhone 2g when daughter got her 3g s. anyone has same problem like me?

      att 3g sim card with no iphone service.

      restore and unlock to 3.0 ok initially.

      hours or days later, can not receive calls and most times delays text msg.

      att account shows iPhone by itself, come back automatically changed to other phone.

      use expired t-mobile sim card, daughter's old number appeared on iTune. (factory setting is proven not true).

      the following link got the solution (att service is non issue):
      Not receiving calls after upgrading to FW 3.0 on iPhone 2G
      OMFG this link is dead. Does anyone else have this information pls?

      SOLUTION FOUND:
      Quote Originally Posted by ecasheba View Post
      Had the same problem with mine and its an easy fix. I think I restored at leat 10 times before I finally found the fix. Just turn off push e-mail in settings. Just set it to fetch instead. It seems the phone keeps trying to set up push e-mail and it can't if you are not a legitimate AT&T customer (AKA HAcktivated phone). My phone actually got hot on the back where the modem is located. The phone is constantly trying to get data that it can't. I noticed that if I called my voicemail from the phone but stopped it before it connected I could receive calls for a little while. This led me to believe the modem was getting stuck. Thats how I stumbled upon the cure. Just got to settings->mail,contacts,data. Underneath your account it should say Fetch New Data. If it does not touch it and turn Push to off. Also scroll to the bottom of the page and touch advanced. Make sure your account is also set to fetch here as well. Hope that helps!
    1. bystander's Avatar
      bystander -
      my phone is stuck on rebooting mode.....this is my ten times trying to unlock this phone! im using a 2g, help?
    1. jermaine27123's Avatar
      jermaine27123 -
      i downloaded all the software for my iphone 2g but no luck it still ask me to connect it to i tunes can someone please help

      Quote Originally Posted by cash7c3 View Post
      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!

      didnt work please help
    1. souledge316's Avatar
      souledge316 -
      Which step are you stuck on? Before you do anything with redsn0w or the boots, you gotta connect your iphone to itunes, back everything up, and do a "SHIFT + Restore", then choose the 3.0 firmware you saved from the links above. It will wipe your iphone clean like it's new, with factory settings on 3.0. From there you use redsn0w to jailbreak and unlock.
    1. tubelight's Avatar
      tubelight -
      This may sound like a stupid question, but I havent seen anyone mention it yet.

      I have a 2G phone with 1.1.4 on it. Can I do a restore from iTunes 9.0 and then use this method for an upgrade, jailbreak and unlock?