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  • [ NEW ] redsn0w - Multi-Platform Jailbreak/Unlock Tool


    The DevTeam has released a NEW product (yes, with a name we've already heard) called redsn0w.

    MMi Member Links:
    Updated to redsn0w0.7.2
    redsn0w 0.7.2 for Mac Megaupload Rapidshare
    redsn0w 0.7.2 for Windows Megaupload Rapidshare
    check the DevTeam thread for more download links if you need them

    DON'T USE THIS IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY RUNNING YELLOWSN0W AND WANT TO KEEP YOUR UNLOCK. ultrasn0w will be out soon and then you can do this.

    Here's the rundown:
    • Runs on Windows.
    • Runs on OS X (Intel only, but they are working out a bug to have PPC support up shortly)
    • JAILBREAKS iPhone 3G.
    • JAILBREAKS and UNLOCKS iPhone 2G.
    • DOES NOTHING to iPhone 3GS.
    • JAILBREAKS iPod Touch 2G.
    • JAILBREAKS iPod Touch 1G.

    We're working on guides on how to run this puppy, but its fairly self-explanatory. Expect full detailed instructions from us today (read: in the next hour or two for some of the guides).

    A few important things to know:
    • DO NOT run this if you are running less than 3.0 on an iPhone 3G and are using yellowsn0w to unlock. You WILL lose your unlock, and since the 3G 3.0 unlock (ultrasn0w) has not been released yet, you'll be stuck with no phone UNTIL ULTRASN0W IS RELEASED.
    • This tool (redsn0w) should be used AFTER doing a stock restore first. Just open up iTunes, and press restore. You'll be restored to the latest firmware (iPod Touch users of course will need to pay for 3.0 if you haven't) and THEN can run redsn0w.

    MuscleNerd notes:

    If you have useless locked 3G with original sim that iTunes still recognizes, may as well update to 3.0 & JB and use it as Touch til ultra
    While you're waiting for our guide, here's a couple useful links:

    iPhone 3G 3.0 Firmware .ipsw
    iPhone 2G 3.0 Firmware .ipsw
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [ NEW ] redsn0w - Multi-Platform Jailbreak/Unlock Tool started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 249 Comments
    1. dallaspowers's Avatar
      dallaspowers -
      UGH! This is such BS! Some of you need to realize that not EVERYBODY on this forum is a huge brainiac. Even though we DO read what the first post says its not that clear. YES it does say it jailbreaks 3g but some people may be confused because it doesnt say iPhone 3g 3.0.

      I downloaded the file both through internet explorer and firefox and both gave me a zip file. It gave me two folders one that says _MACOSX and one that says redsn0w-win_0.7.1 . In the redsn0w folder I tried to run the redsn0w and it tells me that I need to go to a site to require a license I tried to go to that address and it tells me "this topic does not exist yes" then I tried to run the program in the MACOSX folder and it brings up a DOS window and tells me that Ive encountered an illegal instruction. Whatever that means. Please tell me what am I doing wrong. Dont explain to me like Im an idiot but like Im a bright 8 year old. Thank you.
    1. royalnewjersey's Avatar
      royalnewjersey -
      *Sigh*.... 3g T-Mobile user here, still waiting for ultrasn0w. I can't really do anything with all these cool new toys / software until that comes out.

      I was waiting by my computer all day yesterday (Friday) hoping it would come out on time. oh well
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Quote Originally Posted by tattoojack View Post
      what no love?????
      look at that time stamp!

      http://www.modmyi.com/forums/member-...l-but-3gs.html
      Lol!

      Cydia is finally working now Whats Winterboarder?
    1. mavros44's Avatar
      mavros44 -
      i hane an iphone 3g by england with 2.2.1...i use ismartphone sim unlock card to unlock my card.so....if i restore to os3 can i use then the redsn0w??
      thanks in adnvanged
    1. squassss's Avatar
      squassss -
      Anyone else getting a bad zip files for the windows version?
    1. crouching's Avatar
      crouching -
      zomg i love the 1337 ***0rs...!

      dont eat the redsn0w
    1. southfrisco's Avatar
      southfrisco -
      Quote Originally Posted by riizch View Post
      So, am I right in thinking that if I used redsn0w to jailbreak my iphone 3G, running the 3.0 OS now, I'll still be able to use my phone on my official o2 contract that I bought it with, BUT I'll still have the option to unlock it with ultrasn0w at a later date once it is released?
      Yes, from my understanding.

      Via dev-team blog...

      #1 GOLDEN RULE: If you are using a 3G iPhone with yellowsn0w and rely on yellowsn0w to obtain cellular service, then you should NOT use redsn0w right now. Ultrasn0w (the 3G carrier unlock) is not included with this release and therefore your baseband will be locked and unable to use an operator other than the official one it was bought for. UltraSn0w will be released via APT (cydia and icy) soon. If you have an original iPhone (1st generation) then 3.0 carrier unlock works with this redsn0w release.

      #2 Yellowsn0w in its current form will NOT work with the baseband version that is present in the 3.0 update, you will need Ultrasn0w, which will be released sometime soon, Ultrasn0w will work with all iPhone 3G models (but not 3GS), even ones that were previously unlockable, Ultrasn0w (when available) will be released via APT (this means you will be able to get it via Cydia or Icy).


      Dev-Team Blog

      So you will need your phone jailbroken to get the UltraSn0w unlock when released.
    1. Fhadso's Avatar
      Fhadso -
      Common Issues-

      *iDevice Hangs during jailbreak
      *Solution: Right-click redsn0w.exe and clcik "Run as Administrator"

      *Cydia isn't working correctly for some.
      *Solution 1: Restore to stock, then re-jailbreak
      *Solution 2: Restore to stock, wait for QuickPwn
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mavros44 View Post
      i hane an iphone 3g by england with 2.2.1...i use ismartphone sim unlock card to unlock my card.so....if i restore to os3 can i use then the redsn0w??
      thanks in adnvanged
      I'm not sure if I completely understand your question. If you upgrade to 3.0, your ismartphone sim will no longer work to unlock the phone. For the iPhone 3g, redsn0w is simply used to jailbreak, not unlock. You can run redsn0w at anytime on your 3g, but it will only jailbreak it. If you need to unlock your phone I would hold off on using redsn0w until ultrasn0w(soft-unlock) is released.
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by iphoner111 View Post
      does this unlock the iphone 3g?
      read!
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Cydia working for me now. Doing upgrade essential.
    1. faded05's Avatar
      faded05 -
      damn mine is hanging on a black screen too... even after running redsn0w as administrator, any one find a way to fix this yet?

      EDIT: Ok for some reason (i'm a retard for not seeing it the first time) the .IPSW, i downloaded, while clicking on the link for the iphone 3g, still downloaded the 2G .IPSW, i downloaded the right one. (iPhone 1,2) Restored from that .ipsw and re jailbroke. and it worked. Just posting this because it might work for others..
    1. TheB3ast's Avatar
      TheB3ast -
      i didnt have to use this i just downloaded a custom restore and used that and its works fine. and my 2g is unlocked and JB.
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melloout View Post
      This might have been asked before, but whats with the 3GS that it cant be jailbroken? All these threads say "NOT" for 3GS"...so I was just wondering if anyone knew why or if the Dev team has said why it doesn't work on the 3GS..Thanks
      go to their blog and see for urself
      they are workin on it!
      it takes time
      they only had the dang thing for a day now!
      jeez!
      wheres your jailbreak tool if you are so impatient?
      lol
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by tattoojack View Post
      read!
      Quote Originally Posted by tattoojack View Post
      go to their blog and see for urself
      they are workin on it!
      it takes time
      they only had the dang thing for a day now!
      jeez!
      wheres your jailbreak tool if you are so impatient?
      lol
      Woooossahhhhh...haha
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jwrbloom View Post
      Sorry for being the iPhone tech-newb. When I download the restore IPSW do I run it first or just have Redsnow point to it?
      i would follow the guide if i were you.
      dont wanna mess up your phone, right?
    1. captin manering's Avatar
      captin manering -
      worked fine for me on windows my cydia seems to be fine aswell.

      the dev gods have done an awsome job
    1. bighomie713's Avatar
      bighomie713 -
      do anybody know the network settings for tmobile
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by jdm.accord View Post
      I though ultrasn0w was supposed to be released yesterday? Is there now a new release date?
      there is never gonna be a release "date" ever again from the devteam. they learned their lesson with the yellowsn0w release.
      it will be done when its done
      check their blog instead of asking us!
      Dev-Team Blog


      Quote Originally Posted by williamjv View Post
      I can see how some people just wouldnt bother answering of this questions. Guys can you at least "read" the "main post"

      Here's the rundown:

      Runs on Windows.
      Runs on OS X (Intel only, but they are working out a bug to have PPC support up shortly)
      JAILBREAKS iPhone 3G.
      JAILBREAKS and UNLOCKS iPhone 2G.
      DOES NOTHING to iPhone 3GS.
      JAILBREAKS iPod Touch 2G.
      JAILBREAKS iPod Touch 1G.
      the funny part is the person who asked the question will never see that.
      noobs post a question and then leave, they dont even know how to subscribe so they might get an answer to email
      they expect you to call em and come to their house and do it for them.
      lol


      Quote Originally Posted by riizch View Post
      So, am I right in thinking that if I used redsn0w to jailbreak my iphone 3G, running the 3.0 OS now, I'll still be able to use my phone on my official o2 contract that I bought it with, BUT I'll still have the option to unlock it with ultrasn0w at a later date once it is released?
      perfectly correct.
      exactly what it says in the OP
    1. kiyanofosho's Avatar
      kiyanofosho -
      when can we jailbreak the 3g s???