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  • How to Jailbreak iPhone 3GS on 3.0 [redsn0w/windows]
    This is a guide on how to jailbreak the iPhone 3GS with 3.0 firmware using redsn0w 0.8 for windows. The process is identical to all the other previous redsn0w guides. This will just jailbreak your iPhone. It will not unlock it. To unlock the iPhone 3GS use ultrasn0w (info here). This guide is for 3.0 only. NOT 3.1.

    Your iPhone 3GS should already be on firmware 3.0 before you begin.
    First download redsn0w 0.8 (windows)
    Download 3.0 iPhone 3GS firmware .ipsw

    Extract and then run redsn0w. Click browse.



    Find your iPhone 3GS 3.0 firmware file. Select it and click Open.



    redsn0w says your IPSW has been successfully identified. Click next.



    redsnow starts doing its thing.



    Select your options. Click next.



    Follow the directions to get your iPhone into restore mode.



    redsn0w starts uploading everything to your iPhone.




    You will see the done screen. You can click finish at this time. On your iPhone you'll see some text and the pwnage icon for awhile as your iPhone is being jailbroken. Do not mess with it during this time. When it is finished your iPhone will be on the lock screen fully jailbroken

    This article was originally published in forum thread: How to Jailbreak iPhone 3GS on 3.0 [redsn0w/windows] started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 133 Comments
    1. choihyun's Avatar
      choihyun -
      disconnect the phone, turn it off, once its off press & hold the home button and connect.

      piece of cake and it worked flawlessly thanks
    1. teexcue's Avatar
      teexcue -
      I followed the instructions to a T, but I'll try again. Could it have anything to do with installing both Cydia and Icy?
    1. DJ420a's Avatar
      DJ420a -
      Got it working, so far so good
    1. lakes21's Avatar
      lakes21 -
      ok i got it to work. Had to download it with firefox thanks guys!!!
    1. maiko914's Avatar
      maiko914 -
      i got as far as putting it in restore mode. currently, it is uploading the ramdisk. I get all the way to the end where is says "done." after that the screen stays on but all black. then, it turns off. when i turn it on no cydia.

      can someone do my a favor and explain the following; i donwloaded redsn0w for windows. I have instructions in redsn0w to hold the power button, then the home, and then release the power button. on this article there is another step to disconnect the usb cable and hold the home button. i'm following the instructions but no go. please help!
    1. iN2K's Avatar
      iN2K -
      Half way through install it gave me a error and windows shut down the program.

      Second time it worked.

      I used both purplera1n and redsn0w on this one...why?

      Purplera1n left my phone in recovery, and since redsn0w requires it to be in recovery...well I just ran redsn0w and it worked.
    1. r1994augusto's Avatar
      r1994augusto -
      I wish I could get the 3GS w/o contract right now
    1. zerobrand's Avatar
      zerobrand -
      It keeps crashing on vista... so I had to download the mac version and it worked flawlessly
    1. rud3bwoy's Avatar
      rud3bwoy -
      Quote Originally Posted by bluefire7321 View Post
      make sure the iphone was off for 5 seconds completely shut off. then keep your iphone cord plugged in and once you are going to plug it back in just hold down the home button for 5 seconds then plug it in and keep holding
      so i assume i helped u fix the issue?LOL
    1. richvolfan's Avatar
      richvolfan -
      I completed the JB on my 3GS and everything worked fine, however, when I installed Winterboard my Cydia and winterboard icons are faint icons of exsisting programs.
    1. tate's Avatar
      tate -
      Quote Originally Posted by richvolfan View Post
      I completed the JB on my 3GS and everything worked fine, however, when I installed Winterboard my Cydia and winterboard icons are faint icons of exsisting programs.

      This happened when I JB my wifes iphone. Did you try rebooting the phone?
    1. gameviper's Avatar
      gameviper -
      my phone seems a lot smoother since i jailbroke using this method... lol maybe its just me though
    1. londinoson's Avatar
      londinoson -
      i currently have the 32gb 3GS and i just wanted to know, will jailbreaking my phone slow it down? I had a 8gb 1st generation and i hacked it... months later it slowed down. any solutions guys?!!?!?
    1. PuPpYpWr's Avatar
      PuPpYpWr -
      My 3gs is jb thanx developer, no prob very smooth transistion redsnow was worth the wait
    1. 06gasi's Avatar
      06gasi -
      Nevermind. Got it!
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      Thanks dude! Ill give it a try
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by londinoson View Post
      i currently have the 32gb 3GS and i just wanted to know, will jailbreaking my phone slow it down? I had a 8gb 1st generation and i hacked it... months later it slowed down. any solutions guys?!!?!?
      This JB does not slow the 3g S⃣ down at all. I noticed personally that Backgrouder did however make the phone lagg very very slightly, but other than that the phone runs great
    1. yumac69sr's Avatar
      yumac69sr -
      can i bring my iphone back to factory seting if i j/b and i have to bring it to apple can someone help me i`m new here
    1. londinoson's Avatar
      londinoson -
      thanks bro! ill give it a try now... wish me luck guys!!!!!!
    1. toyvan's Avatar
      toyvan -
      great day! great news! great job! cheers