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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
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    1. ridertwin's Avatar
      ridertwin -
      Hello didrdre76 hope I can be of some help to you.I have a 2g iphone and I had it jailbroken and unlocked and made the mistake of letting itunes update the software. Well that put my phone in original mode again and my pay as you go sim card was not recognised. You will need redsnow-win_0.9.4 and bootloader bins ,39 and .46. If I can attach these couple of files to this reply I will. Sorry but I cannot upload the redns0w-win_0.9.4 but do a search in the downloads on this forum or Google it. Hope this helps you.
    1. dierdre76's Avatar
      dierdre76 -
      Thank you! I realizd after many attempts at jailbreak/unlock I realized that the SIM card was locked to the cheap gophone i bought to get the sim card. When i stuck my already activated card in it worked! So i took the locked sim to AT&T store and told them I needed a new one that was not locked to the phone and voila! It all works perfectly so far!
    1. ridertwin's Avatar
      ridertwin -
      dierdre76 Glad u got it going. If u need anymore help just let me know and I will try and help u.
    1. XxDoritoDudexX's Avatar
      XxDoritoDudexX -
      I have an iPhone 3G and it cant be jailbroken now, I guess. 4.3 doesn't support it..
    1. Dillo's Avatar
      Dillo -
      i have tryed this i tryed to udate my iphone and sumting went wrong and it restored now its locked i cant use it! i have tryed this 3 times and still goin to emergency screen! i tink my phone is running on ,2_3.0_7 or sumting but im n00b at thins and really need help to get my iphone working again