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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. ronblade's Avatar
      ronblade -
      This tutorial is useful although I found another method.The method is applied in windows using the same QuickPWN.It is lot less complex and does the work done quite fast.
    1. PuPpYpWr's Avatar
      PuPpYpWr -
      OMG i love reading these post in the forum lots of info, lots of people not reading it carefully before attempting task. just be a little patience and read i think most question are being answered throughout the pages....and i do mean PAGES!!!!
    1. camaro1979's Avatar
      camaro1979 -
      worked great for my 3g now im out to get my 3gs jailbroken
    1. morsella's Avatar
      morsella -
      ok...
      I have 16GB !phone... - it means 3GS - right?
      so I have redsn0w.08 and my firmware file must be - iPhone1,2_3.0.1_7A400_Restore or iPhone1,2_3.0_7A341_Custom_Restore?
      and why in both of them it writes me "UNABLE RECOGNIZE SPECIFIED IPSW"...
      I just want Cydia - What shoul I do?
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Just because you have a 16gb iPhone doesnt mean it is a 3GS. It could be a 3g just as well. Also, you need to use the 3.0 ipsw in redsn0w to jailbreak 3.0.1
    1. 97vrsix's Avatar
      97vrsix -
      Why is god's green earth does Redsn0w get stuck at the waiting for re-boot..? i Go through DFU mode... At 20 seconds the DFU starts... so i don't need to hold it down for 30 seconds... Even though I do.. Well, Ive tried it both way's... Holding 30, and not...SO the mode starts, goes to next screen.... Flashes waiting for re-boot... then the bar moves.. then its get's stuck at waiting for re-boot.

      Using a 3G 16Gig... Trying to jailbrake so i can unlock.. Oh yeah... The fool put 3.0.1 on it, and i know thats what is giving me issues.


      *******Update******** So check this out... I tried it again, Redsn0w, and when it got hung up on waiting for re-boot... I just unpluged...got side tracked for 20-30 min's..Sat down, and pluged it back in... guess what, Like magic the phone started upload... I use Pwnage most of the time, but This is my first red snow work over... Different!! but it works...
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Yes, this has been the main issue with redsn0w since it was released. If you read through the pages you would have read that you need to un-plug and then plug back in to get through the jailbreak...:
    1. KingAamirLujee's Avatar
      KingAamirLujee -
      pls help me on this, when ever i click browse it says "unable to recognize specified ipsw" i tried everything but dosent work!! Pls help me!!
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Does the ipsw file that you downloaded have an extension .zip? If so rename to .ipsw
    1. KingAamirLujee's Avatar
      KingAamirLujee -
      no it dosent!!

      HELP!! PLS!!
    1. PEQUES's Avatar
      PEQUES -
      Hi new to the forum and to my iphone i read n watched videos before bought the phone got my itunes downloaded downloaded redsnow now all i need is help when starting it up wen going to browse how am i suppose to find my iphones 3.0 firmware.

      I extracted and opened redsnow from my desktop. Am i some how suppose to open it through itunes and have my phone synced?

      Any help is really appreciated

      thanx in advance



      SRY FOR THE QUESTION IPHONE FULLY JAILBROKEN NOW THANX ANYWAYS
      GUESS QUESTION NOW IS HOW DO I OR WHERE DO I GET ALL FREE APPS?
    1. hfinmyblood's Avatar
      hfinmyblood -
      when i jailbreak, it works until it says updating ram and then it says done, and cydia doesn't show up. Why does it do this and how do i fix it?
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      Try the process again cause redsn0w sometimes messes up make sure u checked "cydia" and try again

      Also did you see the pineapple while u did this?!
    1. hfinmyblood's Avatar
      hfinmyblood -
      Quote Originally Posted by Raptors View Post
      Try the process again cause redsn0w sometimes messes up make sure u checked "cydia" and try again

      Also did you see the pineapple while u did this?!

      Cydia was definantly checked. I'm trying for the fourth time right now. I haven't seen the pineapple yet, it goes to the Downloading Jailbreak Data and then reboots with no pineapple, it just goes straight to the lock screen. I've jailbroken 3g phones 10+ times and this is my first 3GS.
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      Hmmmm why don't you just upgrade to 3.0.1 and do the same prcess
    1. hfinmyblood's Avatar
      hfinmyblood -
      Quote Originally Posted by Raptors View Post
      Hmmmm why don't you just upgrade to 3.0.1 and do the same prcess
      thats the firmmware it's on. Is that why it's not working?

      What if i used the 3.0 firmware file from the Iphone 3G jailbreak on the 3GS with the new Redsn0w?
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      Uhm oh then when you're jailbreaking are u putting the 3.0 firmware in redsn0w?! Uhm that won't work
    1. hfinmyblood's Avatar
      hfinmyblood -
      Quote Originally Posted by Raptors View Post
      Uhm oh then when you're jailbreaking are u putting the 3.0 firmware in redsn0w?! Uhm that won't work

      if you're talking about the one for the 3g, i tried it because the one from this thread didn't work. I'm redownloading this thread's firmware again to see if that's the problem.

      i downloaded redsnow and the firmware again and no luck. I can't get this to work.

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      I've read threads and people have problems similar to this but I just can't figure it out.

      I'm trying to jailbreak my Iphone 3GS 3.0.1 through redsn0w 0.8 and it doesn't want to work. I tried the firmware download 2,1_3.0 in the thread in Iphone news and it will set up, go through the motions and then when it says updating ram, it seems to not load, just skips it. The iphone says downloading data and stays there for about thirty minutes before it reboots to the lock screen and doesn't have the pineapple or cydia.

      So, I kept looking around the forum and read a post that said to use the firmware 2,1_3.0.1 and tried to use that through redsn0w 0.8 and when i selected that firmware it wouldn't recognize it.

      I've tried doing the first method 5-10 times before i gave up because Raptors said it could just be the redsn0w program. I redownloaded the programs multiple times with no luck.

      I also read that you have to pull out the usb cord from the computer itself to "jumpstart" redsn0w. I pulled it from the computer during the "waiting to reboot" and also from the iphone end as well with no luck.

      Can someone please help me??!!!!

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    1. gordec's Avatar
      gordec -
      Guys, I ran redsnow on vista. It started but program crashed midway. Now im stuck in "Downloading Jailbreak Data..." What do I do?
    1. 1tufgt's Avatar
      1tufgt -
      Quote Originally Posted by hfinmyblood View Post
      if you're talking about the one for the 3g, i tried it because the one from this thread didn't work. I'm redownloading this thread's firmware again to see if that's the problem.

      i downloaded redsnow and the firmware again and no luck. I can't get this to work.

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      I've read threads and people have problems similar to this but I just can't figure it out.

      I'm trying to jailbreak my Iphone 3GS 3.0.1 through redsn0w 0.8 and it doesn't want to work. I tried the firmware download 2,1_3.0 in the thread in Iphone news and it will set up, go through the motions and then when it says updating ram, it seems to not load, just skips it. The iphone says downloading data and stays there for about thirty minutes before it reboots to the lock screen and doesn't have the pineapple or cydia.

      So, I kept looking around the forum and read a post that said to use the firmware 2,1_3.0.1 and tried to use that through redsn0w 0.8 and when i selected that firmware it wouldn't recognize it.

      I've tried doing the first method 5-10 times before i gave up because Raptors said it could just be the redsn0w program. I redownloaded the programs multiple times with no luck.

      I also read that you have to pull out the usb cord from the computer itself to "jumpstart" redsn0w. I pulled it from the computer during the "waiting to reboot" and also from the iphone end as well with no luck.

      Can someone please help me??!!!!

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      You need to use firmware 3.0 in order to jailbreak with redsn0w 0.8

      Quote Originally Posted by gordec View Post
      Guys, I ran redsnow on vista. It started but program crashed midway. Now im stuck in "Downloading Jailbreak Data..." What do I do?
      You can do a hard reboot (hold power & home till it powers off) one the phone and start all over.