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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. unlvsac's Avatar
      unlvsac -
      Just finished doing this, works fine...m*P**ch is still working for the jailbroken apps too. I thought I would have to download that again from Cydia. Too bad cydia keeps crashing so much.
      Looking forward to the Ultrasn0w and the release of the 3G S JB/unlock for my new iphone.
    1. newskin's Avatar
      newskin -
      Just a little off topic, what happened to these jumps in cydia?
    1. zahavi's Avatar
      zahavi -
      Quote Originally Posted by Iaurt View Post
      It's been around here before, I think it refers to not having iTunes updated to version 8.2 :-? but I'm not sure :-?
      Solved it by installing my previous firmware, 2.2.1. Thanks.
    1. Iaurt's Avatar
      Iaurt -
      I have a big problem big for me.
      Before the update to 3.0 i had 2.2 installed and in Cydia i had 127mb free outta 700mb. Now after installing only OpenSSH, SBSettings and MobileSubstrate I only have 98mb outta 500mb free. What the hell happened to all the free space?
      And yes, I did restore it, not update it, and my iPhone even has more memory now, 7.03 GB, before it had 6.93GB.
      Any help?
    1. stuckinoc's Avatar
      stuckinoc -
      this sucks, where the heck did my ipod icon go? uhgg
    1. ninthchamber99's Avatar
      ninthchamber99 -
      I have an interesting question.....before anyone says it, I have searched and am currently searching my answer as well, wanted to get the input from others as well........I am planning in the near future (namely after Jully 4th) to get a 3GS. I really want to wait until a jailbreak is released for the 3GS until I buy one, but anyway, I currently have a 2G (ist Gen. iPhone). Can I simply unlock and jailbreak the phone and have it perform as an iPod Touch?

      Simply put, can you unlock and jailbreak a 2G phone, never connect the phone to a network, and ONLY use it as an iPod?
    1. xxbenbenxx's Avatar
      xxbenbenxx -
      Quote Originally Posted by ninthchamber99 View Post
      I have an interesting question.....before anyone says it, I have searched and am currently searching my answer as well, wanted to get the input from others as well........I am planning in the near future (namely after Jully 4th) to get a 3GS. I really want to wait until a jailbreak is released for the 3GS until I buy one, but anyway, I currently have a 2G (ist Gen. iPhone). Can I simply unlock and jailbreak the phone and have it perform as an iPod Touch?

      Simply put, can you unlock and jailbreak a 2G phone, never connect the phone to a network, and ONLY use it as an iPod?

      Yes you can just unlocked it and jail break it and just take out the SIM card afterward and just leave it in airplane mode!
    1. jhey2k5's Avatar
      jhey2k5 -
      Hmm Iv tried restoring my firmware back to 3.0 now it wont even do that, the bar doesnt move..... :S
    1. king1199's Avatar
      king1199 -
      thank you..
    1. hernanr's Avatar
      hernanr -
      I cannot connect to youtube on firmware 3.0
      anyone having the same problem?
    1. OneCupOfCoffee's Avatar
      OneCupOfCoffee -
      Thank you for the great guide.
    1. Iaurt's Avatar
      Iaurt -
      Btw, I can't even SSH from my PC into my phone anymore
    1. stuckinoc's Avatar
      stuckinoc -
      Quote Originally Posted by Iaurt View Post
      Btw, I can't even SSH from my PC into my phone anymore
      same here.
    1. ninthchamber99's Avatar
      ninthchamber99 -
      Quote Originally Posted by xxbenbenxx View Post
      Yes you can just unlocked it and jail break it and just take out the SIM card afterward and just leave it in airplane mode!
      Thanks man, that is what I thought just wanted to hear it from someone.
    1. bobright's Avatar
      bobright -
      Quote Originally Posted by hernanr View Post
      I cannot connect to youtube on firmware 3.0
      anyone having the same problem?
      Nope I'm on youtube just fine, the new youtube is great allows you to read/post comments now and the interface looks a bit different

      havent tried to ssh yet will report back if it works, to ssh all thats needed is ssh and community sources right?
    1. TheBoyNextDoor's Avatar
      TheBoyNextDoor -
      :'(

      Now.. My phone is working fine, but my iTunes will not sync with it, and everytime i start iTunes it asks me to set it up and starts importing all my audio again.. then when i try to locate my library file it says the file is corrupt so i cant get my playlists back.

      Anyone having the same problem? or can help? :'(
    1. jaysonjust's Avatar
      jaysonjust -
      should redsn0w only take like 15 sec? It doesn't seem to be doing anything. The phone flashes a bunch of times but it doesn't unlock.

      I downloaded the lateast itunes. Updated to 3.0. Then restored with the 3.0 IPSW listed here. Ran redsn0w 5 times or so and its still letting me to activate. I have been checking the unlock box in the install.

      Any advice?
    1. finnegan19's Avatar
      finnegan19 -
      Try as i might, I have been unsuccessful in figuring out why I cannot extract the compressed redsn0w files.
      Everytime i do i get the same message "There is already a file with the same name as the folder name you specified. Specify a different name."
      I have tried to give the folder im unzipping to many different names and i still encounter the above problem.
      Please help!!!
    1. asadjewonxmas's Avatar
      asadjewonxmas -
      what am i doing wrong guys? ive jailbroken every firmware. i downloaded redsnow and the 3.0 restore file. ive extracted both. once i open redsnow and go to browse. i can not find a ispw file. ive downloaded directly from the link it appears the .zip file is missing something. am i going crazy or is something wrong.

      thanks,

      joe
    1. theevilone's Avatar
      theevilone -
      worked good, Thanks.