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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. Loyalty's Avatar
      Loyalty -
      I must just be a tard with Redsn0w???? I'm hoping for quickpwn.......
    1. hernlui's Avatar
      hernlui -
      Quote Originally Posted by hernlui View Post
      I restored to 3.0 successfully. The only glitch is that it won't connect to wifi automatically. I have to manually go into settings and choose my wireless ssid manually every single time! Very annoying. Anybody experiencing this? Any ideas?
      Anybody??
    1. LadyTech's Avatar
      LadyTech -
      I follow everything to the tee. But it stays stuck on "Waiting to reboot"!!! Need help a.s.a.p. Please
    1. silverzz28's Avatar
      silverzz28 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Slashwrist View Post
      I just finished downloading and install Redsnow and it works just fine, the only thing i am having issues with is that when i try to open the internet it tells me that: Could not activate cellular data network: You are not subscribed to a celluar data serve. Which I am and it was working just fine before, any idea what I can do.
      Mine says the same thing! Anyone???????
    1. MReda's Avatar
      MReda -
      Quote Originally Posted by confused.com View Post
      Ok, I have something to add to the list of issues being encountered:

      I am able to update my iPhone 2G to 3.0 OS using iTunes, and then able to follwo the steps in redsn0w - the phone responds right up until the last reboot where it displays a solid white screen and redsn0w indicates that its done...what does this mean?

      It does not recover from this condition even after 15mins - strange - only way to get it back is to switch the phone off after which i get the activate emergency screen. Prior to this the phone was unlocked and jailbroken using QPwn 2.2

      Any help is appreciated.
      exactly same here with a little difference that i get a black screen not white :S... PLEASE HELP i cant use my phone!!!

      thx
    1. scottspaz's Avatar
      scottspaz -
      i got scared when itunes said it didnt recognize my sim card (t-mo) but then i ran redsnow and it worked perfect. 3.0 unlocked/jb hell yeah!!!
    1. xrated's Avatar
      xrated -
      Quote Originally Posted by scottspaz View Post
      i got scared when itunes said it didnt recognize my sim card (t-mo) but then i ran redsnow and it worked perfect. 3.0 unlocked/jb hell yeah!!!
      so lucky you got it to work...

      blah.
    1. LadyTech's Avatar
      LadyTech -
      Following everything step by step using red-snow. Everything goes fine until the last step..."waiting to reboot". It stays stuck there. And my iphone stays in dfu mode.... Help a.s.a.p pleeeease!
    1. MReda's Avatar
      MReda -
      Quote:
      Originally Posted by confused.com
      Ok, I have something to add to the list of issues being encountered:

      I am able to update my iPhone 2G to 3.0 OS using iTunes, and then able to follwo the steps in redsn0w - the phone responds right up until the last reboot where it displays a solid white screen and redsn0w indicates that its done...what does this mean?

      It does not recover from this condition even after 15mins - strange - only way to get it back is to switch the phone off after which i get the activate emergency screen. Prior to this the phone was unlocked and jailbroken using QPwn 2.2

      Any help is appreciated.

      Quote Originally Posted by MReda View Post
      exactly same here with a little difference that i get a black screen not white :S... PLEASE HELP i cant use my phone!!!

      thx
      sry for quoting myself here, but i just wanted to show u the problem i had...

      anyways, i used another computer and it worked perfectly... dunno why, just try another pc with a fresh install of itunes 8.2... might work for u 2 hopefully...
    1. christoforo's Avatar
      christoforo -
      i got 3.0 on my phone. there is no video camera app. is it only for the new 3gs
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Unfortunately this J/B works correctly for about 50% of the people who have tried it, and the rest just keep plugging along ticked off and I understand that.
      The fix seems to be, just keep trying, It is the nature of pwnage.
      Most all have had luck by simply putting the phone in DFU mode/restore with a fresh copy of 3.0 and continue going through the jailbreak process.
      Not what you want to hear I know, but this seems to work. Just don't get frustrated and keep trying.
      Good luck to you all.
    1. dmrdaniel's Avatar
      dmrdaniel -
      After I enter DFU mode it wont reboot. Am i missing something?
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by LadyTech View Post
      Following everything step by step using red-snow. Everything goes fine until the last step..."waiting to reboot". It stays stuck there. And my iphone stays in dfu mode.... Help a.s.a.p pleeeease!
      Sorry to hear your having so much trouble. There is another thread here that has some really comprehensive instructions. Try this link and read the first page.
      Good luck gal.
    1. hernanr's Avatar
      hernanr -
      Quote Originally Posted by bobright View Post
      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?
      Solved my youtube problem restoring, (not updating like the last time).
      Conclusion: If Dev Team says "RESTORE" you have to RESTORE
    1. xMaDoGx's Avatar
      xMaDoGx -
      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!!
    1. rlee's Avatar
      rlee -
      I tried to restore my iphone using shift-restore, then selecting the iphone 3.0 restore firmware, but during the restore, i get an error saying error during restore.

      now my iphone 2g is stuck in recovery mode, can someone help?!?!
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      make sure you have the latest copy of iTunes.
      Put your phone DFU mode/restore/run the jailbreak.
      In case you need help with DFU here's a link
    1. Beva922's Avatar
      Beva922 -
      yea, blkcadis right, first attempt to jailbreak i got that error, definitely make sure your running 8.2 itunes
    1. Siawash's Avatar
      Siawash -
      One question, can you UNLOCK but NOT Jailbreak the iphone??? Just a question..What do you advice? Should I include cydia or not? What are the best things on Cydia you can get (explain)?

      The thing is I use the iphone for basic ****. Safari, Mail, SMS, and mostly Facebook! Also I use mostly the app store to get apps. Im not into the SSH and everything.

      Another question(s) is this. I uploaded from 2.2.1 to 2.2 a whillllle back. But when I did the process, it got rid of my jailbreak but not the unlock..? My iphone was a little slower with the jailbreak and after I got 2.2 i reallt didnt want the jailbreak again.

      So guys, a little help for the semi-noob. hehe
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by Siawash View Post
      One question, can you UNLOCK but NOT Jailbreak the iphone??? Just a question..What do you advice? Should I include cydia or not? What are the best things on Cydia you can get (explain)?

      The thing is I use the iphone for basic ****. Safari, Mail, SMS, and mostly Facebook! Also I use mostly the app store to get apps. Im not into the SSH and everything.

      Another question(s) is this. I uploaded from 2.2.1 to 2.2 a whillllle back. But when I did the process, it got rid of my jailbreak but not the unlock..? My iphone was a little slower with the jailbreak and after I got 2.2 i reallt didnt want the jailbreak again.
      So guys, a little help for the semi-noob. hehe
      Hey, that's more than 1 question.
      What kind of phone2g/3g

      as far as what's in Cydia there are a ton, look around.
      Hard to believe you upgraded but didn't lose the unlock.
      Jailbreak should not slow the phone it is the processes.