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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. DJM AutoWerkz's Avatar
      DJM AutoWerkz -
      People u must first restore your iphone in itunes to 3.0 then do the redsnow thingy..
    1. ToasterBoyOhFour's Avatar
      ToasterBoyOhFour -
      Quote Originally Posted by DJM AutoWerkz View Post
      People u must first restore your iphone in itunes to 3.0 then do the redsnow thingy..
      i forgot this step and now have the apple logo with the spinning wheel of death (but not spinning). please tell me this is repairable!
    1. ab1905's Avatar
      ab1905 -
      hey guys please help
      i have a jailbroken iphonw 2g 2.2.1 but i cant put any sim in it , wont let me, alwasy says no signal, now i unlocked/ activated when i jailbroke to get 2.2.1 but still when i put my sim in it says no signal
      my question is this: do i need to put the sim in before i run redsnow to unlock/ activate or do i leave the sim out and run the program
      any helpp pleasssseeeeeeeeeeeee

      hey bro quick question
      im on a 2.2.1 jailbroken 2g iphone but i still cant put any sim in there
      even though i activated/jailbroke to get 2.2.1 i still cant put any sim in
      my qiestion is this: should i leave the sim in while i run redsnow or take it out and do the same i been doing?
      any help bro would be greatttttttt
    1. T0tall3d's Avatar
      T0tall3d -
      Used redsn0w yesterday on my iPhone 3G, worked fine, but then I realised that most apps in Cydia don't work on 3.0 yet.

      Winterboard and almost all themes work
      Cycorder works
      OpenSSH works
      Icy works

      So that'll do :P all I need now is Veenc working again D:
    1. k1dr0ck's Avatar
      k1dr0ck -
      Quote Originally Posted by Loyalty View Post
      When I double click on the RedSnow zipped file a pop up comes up saying "Extract All" "Run" and "Cancel". I've clicked extract all, basically does nothing......and I've clicked Run, which brings up the option to select the IPSW file. The only issue is that it doesn't show the uncompressed IPSW restore file on my desktop when that window is up.....and yes, that zip file is saved on my desk top ???? IDK WTF I'm not doing right but I've never had this issue with Pwnage when I've used it in the past
      are you using firefox? i've read there are some issues with internet explorer

      use firefox download redsnow..search for the 3.0 ipsw file on your pc, if you can't find it download it again using firefox
      make sure you know where you saved it so when you run redsnow you'll know where to locate the file
    1. dtn's Avatar
      dtn -
      Quote Originally Posted by newskin View Post
      Great guide, thank you. Anyone know how to install Icy by itself?
      try adding
      apt.ripdev.com into sources
    1. mofolo's Avatar
      mofolo -
      Just Jailbreaked..

      Worked 150%. My iPhone is running as smooth as it was out the box.

      Great work Apple + dev. 3.0 is a top notch firmware.
    1. bcbbc2202's Avatar
      bcbbc2202 -
      I got "downloading jailbeak" for few minutes, then it gets stuck on Steve Jobs russian screen. Can anybody help me?

      Quote Originally Posted by ToasterBoyOhFour View Post
      i forgot this step and now have the apple logo with the spinning wheel of death (but not spinning). please tell me this is repairable!
      Did you figure this out? I've got the same thing pretty much.
    1. ursnkb8's Avatar
      ursnkb8 -
      ok everyone says it works besides a couple of people but what if it doesnt work at all with my iphone 2g. Then what would i have to do to get the 3.0 off of it and go back to the 2?
    1. tome76's Avatar
      tome76 -
      ok i did a stupid thing:
      - iphone 1st generation, upgraded 3.0 on itunes 8.2
      - now cant opet any version of itunes, it says that itunes library.itl file is created by older version.
      - i cant be reinstalled, system restore wont work. im stucked.

      any help appreciated!
    1. gatocaribe's Avatar
      gatocaribe -
      I updated from 2.2 to 3.o on my Iphone 2g. Now where is cydia?

      Thanks to all you guys I finnally got it going. The only thing is how do i download all the screens cause i can not get cydia

    1. finnegan19's Avatar
      finnegan19 -
      Quote Originally Posted by abelgoddard View Post
      To candyg12l: I used the iPod Touch instructions for where to get the ipsw.

      From that post:
      iPod2,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw is the iPod Touch 2g 3.0 firmware file.
      iPod1,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw is the iPod Touch 1g 3.0 firmware file.

      On XP they are located in
      CDocuments and Settings\ YOUR USER NAME \Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates\

      On Vista the are located in
      CUsers\ YOUR USER NAME \AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates\

      I just changed iPod to iPhone in each instance. My latest ipsw was right there. When redsn0w asked for one, I used the iPhone1,2_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw, which was created tonight when I upgraded to 3.0.

      Now, that being said, I'm having some problems with a number of jailbreak apps not working. I'm still working on them, though, and think that doing some SB restarts will help.

      Oh, yeah - the ipsw file isn't in the zip folder, as some seem to expect. I downloaded the one that modmyi has available, but couldn't get it to work. That's why I tried the other way.

      So, it's TWO downloads for jailbreaking, which is all I do. Not worried about unlocking.

      And to the folks having issues unzipping: Vista gives my headaches with that as well. I had to use a separate program to get the .exe to unzip properly.
      Can you pls tell me what program you used in Vista to unzip?
      Im starting to lose my mind!!!
      Anyone know if they are going to release QuickPwn soon?
    1. bcbbc2202's Avatar
      bcbbc2202 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bcbbc2202 View Post
      I got "downloading jailbeak" for few minutes, then it gets stuck on Steve Jobs russian screen. Can anybody help me?

      Did you figure this out? I've got the same thing pretty much.
      In case anybody still has that issue - go back to itunes and restore. Then use redsnow again.
    1. crysonix's Avatar
      crysonix -
      I have a 2G now running 3.0, jailbroken and unlocked on T-Mobile USA. Does anyone know how to get MMS working?
    1. pecalbar's Avatar
      pecalbar -
      Works great thank you
    1. chsriman's Avatar
      chsriman -
      Thanks a lot. This worked like a charm.
    1. gatocaribe's Avatar
      gatocaribe -
      Quote Originally Posted by whiplasher View Post
      hi, can someone help me. i just did everything redsnow told me to do and thank you for the redsnow it works great but i do have 1 problem. i put a check on install cydia and unlock but i cant find cydia anywhere in my phone. don't know what happen. what should i do? please help. thank you

      I have the same problem Can not find Cydia. Can you let me know if you solved it?


    1. Beva922's Avatar
      Beva922 -
      use winrar to unzip in vista
    1. bcbbc2202's Avatar
      bcbbc2202 -
      Status notifier won't open. If sb finds a solution for that would be great.
    1. majid23's Avatar
      majid23 -
      Quote Originally Posted by whiplasher View Post
      ok, what if i had cydia on a folder made from catagories. how can i get cydia out of it now after i have upgrade and redsnow my iphone?
      I had the same problem and I just solved it. Fortunately I didn't categorize Cydia, but if you can somehow download Poof on to your phone, you can bring back all of those icons by switching them "on" within the program. Good luck.