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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. jhey2k5's Avatar
      jhey2k5 -
      thats also been tried lol, and restarted the iphone, very weird
    1. clipam's Avatar
      clipam -
      I went to help.BenM.at/help.php ,for Romania there is only a config for vodafone network whereas I am on orange ( my edge is working fine by default).

      In my network menu only "Data roaming", "VPN" and "Wi-fi appear as options.
    1. Iaurt's Avatar
      Iaurt -
      @PDub: Anytime

      @clipam: what's ur problem?
    1. hernanr's Avatar
      hernanr -
      Done! Works great!!
      I had not to unlock, because i've already unlocked in 2.2, the unlock and the activation remains if you update to 3.0 on iTunes.
      All Contacts, calendar entries and AppStore apps remains too without the need of restore backup.
      Now i have to install the Cydia Apps only
    1. clipam's Avatar
      clipam -
      @Iaurt : no tethering app
    1. newskin's Avatar
      newskin -
      Quote Originally Posted by Iaurt View Post
      You can do it only through Cydia or Installer i think
      Was already installing it but thanks for the answer.
    1. Iaurt's Avatar
      Iaurt -
      Quote Originally Posted by clipam View Post
      @Iaurt : no tethering app
      Only 3G and 3GS have tethering as far as I know
    1. Blonde's Avatar
      Blonde -
      Thanks. I'm going to wait for Backgrounder to upgrade to 3.0.
    1. bobright's Avatar
      bobright -
      does instaluos work?

      aka hackulos.us for jailbroken apps
    1. JayWheelz's Avatar
      JayWheelz -
      Does anybody know why when jailbreaking my iphone 3G on Windows 7? It locks up either in the middle of uploading ramdisk or 3 blocks to the end of it. I can't seem to make it pass this point. I've restored my phone back to the original 3.0 settings and retried. It still does this. Is this because I'm using Windows 7? If somebody knows please reply or pm me thanks.
    1. Iaurt's Avatar
      Iaurt -
      Quote Originally Posted by Blonde View Post
      Thanks. I'm going to wait for Backgrounder to upgrade to 3.0.
      Anytime Might as well press the Thanks! button at my post hehe
    1. clipam's Avatar
      clipam -
      Quote Originally Posted by JayWheelz View Post
      Does anybody know why when jailbreaking my iphone 3G on Windows 7? It locks up either in the middle of uploading ramdisk or 3 blocks to the end of it. I can't seem to make it pass this point. I've restored my phone back to the original 3.0 settings and retried. It still does this. Is this because I'm using Windows 7? If somebody knows please reply or pm me thanks.
      Worked just fine on Windows 7229 x64. Maybe you should update your winver.
    1. mowin8603's Avatar
      mowin8603 -
      does it matter what version of iTunes you have installed?
    1. Iaurt's Avatar
      Iaurt -
      Yes, it only works with 8.2 as stated in many posts and by iTunes itself when u check for updates
      Use older versions only if u wish to downgrade ur firmware
    1. zahavi's Avatar
      zahavi -
      "The iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (10)"

      Any information about this error code 10? I couldn't find any.
    1. Iaurt's Avatar
      Iaurt -
      Quote Originally Posted by zahavi View Post
      "The iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (10)"

      Any information about this error code 10? I couldn't find any.
      It's been around here before, I think it refers to not having iTunes updated to version 8.2 :-? but I'm not sure :-?
    1. PDub's Avatar
      PDub -
      Worked great. Thanks again.
    1. wandalensh's Avatar
      wandalensh -
      thanks a tonnnnnnnnnnnnn Dev team!
      i dunno what i wud do without you guys!
      Thanks again

      iPhone 2G 3.0 Jailbroken,Unlocked using redsn0w.
    1. stuckinoc's Avatar
      stuckinoc -
      anyone notice why winter board doesn't show up after installing it again? also why is categories not working right? it doesn't show the icons for folders? Also the five column not working. not sure about this jailbreak of 3.0 for windows? Was much better for earlier versions.
    1. jaysonjust's Avatar
      jaysonjust -
      That makes more sense.