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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. bijju's Avatar
      bijju -
      Quote Originally Posted by sr852 View Post
      I feel like an idiot, I download the Restore.ipsw zip file and when I extract it to a folder I get folders and file icons NOT the "cube with the music note". What am I doing wrong? Can someone please help me as I will be using redsnow with my 2G. Thank you!!!!!!
      u don't need to extract then just change the file extension from .zip to .ipsw. it will solve u r problem.

      if u don't know how to change the file extension google it " how to change the file extension"
    1. the2twins's Avatar
      the2twins -
      This thread is irrelevant for that issue, please post in correct thread, READ the first post THIS DOES NOT UNLOCK 3G.
    1. medicomahesh's Avatar
      medicomahesh -
      i have iphone 2g version unlocked ,jailbreaked with 2.2.0 firmware (windows).i guess redsnow upgrades to 3.0 firmware.
    1. spdracr's Avatar
      spdracr -
      This might sound like a noon question but musclenerd said if you have a useless 3g with an official sim then use red snow to at least JB. Does this mean I need an AT&T sim card ?? Or I can JB without the sim ??
    1. itaintrite's Avatar
      itaintrite -
      Quote Originally Posted by LastSonOfKrypton View Post
      I was so happy when I woke up and saw this. I will say this to all my MMi friends. Be careful what you install in Cydia. I instAlled Notifier and now Cydia crashes constantly.
      Yeah, the apps need to be updated to work on 3.0.
    1. smirkis's Avatar
      smirkis -
      you an jb without a sim. it'll activate/jailbreak it n put cydia on it for you...

      gonna test this out in about an hour.
    1. Techngro's Avatar
      Techngro -
      Hey guys, I don't have a specific answer to any questions, just thought I would post how I got my iPhone 2G jailbroken and unlocked. I did this on the Windows 7 RC1.

      First, I updated Itunes to 8.2. Then I got the 3.0 firmware directly from Itunes (it gives you two options, download or download and install. I just clicked download).

      I located the firmware on my HD, (C: > Users > Username > AppData > Roaming > Apple > Itunes > Iphone Update Software)

      I made sure my AT&T sim was put back in my iPhone (It was already unlocked and had a T-Mobile sim inside). I did this just for the restore.

      I shift-clicked on restore in Itunes and selected the firmware. My iPhone went into restore mode (screen had itunes logo and plug) I got an error message 1602 after a long hang. I solved this problem by just changing the USB port I was using. Restore went fine afterwards.

      Then I put my T-Mobile sim card back in my iPhone.

      Then I got Redsn0w and followed the directions. The jailbreak and unlock went smoothly.

      Cydia is really buggy (crashed about 10 times in 5 minutes), but I was able to use it long enough to add the ripdev source and install Icy.

      I hope this helps someone.
    1. the2twins's Avatar
      the2twins -
      @ spdracr, you can without the sim.
    1. itaintrite's Avatar
      itaintrite -
      Quote Originally Posted by spdracr View Post
      This might sound like a noon question but musclenerd said if you have a useless 3g with an official sim then use red snow to at least JB. Does this mean I need an AT&T sim card ?? Or I can JB without the sim ??
      You'll need the official sim since the phone won't be unlocked anymore after you upgrade to 3.0. Ultrasnow is not out yet.
      Quote Originally Posted by medicomahesh View Post
      i have iphone 2g version unlocked ,jailbreaked with 2.2.0 firmware (windows).i guess redsnow upgrades to 3.0 firmware.
      Upgrade to 3.0 with iTunes normally then use redsn0w to jailbreak it.
    1. nico_swd's Avatar
      nico_swd -
      It worked for me first try, without any kind of problems.

      Got Cydia, OpenSSH, Winterboard, etc... working. No problems at all.
    1. the2twins's Avatar
      the2twins -
      IMPORTANT

      Many people are having similar issues, and is causing many threads to be opened, I myself am having the issues aswell, and would like some help please.

      Issue (This may be added to the main page)

      redsn0w 0.7.1, iPhone 2G (may also be for 3g) hangs on a black empty screen when the jailbreak is running (after the ipod had been put in dfu mode)
      it either displays "waiting for reboot" Or "Done!", but the iphone remaines on the black empty screen.



      Thanks in advance.
    1. NONfinis's Avatar
      NONfinis -
      Quote Originally Posted by sr852 View Post
      I feel like an idiot, I download the Restore.ipsw zip file and when I extract it to a folder I get folders and file icons NOT the "cube with the music note". What am I doing wrong? Can someone please help me as I will be using redsnow with my 2G. Thank you!!!!!!
      Safari, for one reason or another, downloads the file as a zip file. Then when it finishes, it automatically unzips it, which is why you have the folders. However, it also takes that original Restore.ipsw.zip file and drops it in the trash. All you have to do, when Safari is done downloading the file and unzipping, is go to the trash, retrieve the Restore file, and then remove the ".zip". Then it's good to go. Kind of strange, but at least you don't have to redownload the file if you already have it (and you haven't emptied your trash, and you don't have to use a different browser, if you already have Safari running.

      Hope that helps.
    1. Treybo23's Avatar
      Treybo23 -
      Guys I JB my iPhone 3G with Redsn0w, worked like a Charm...i opened Cydia, installed Winterboard, Cycorder and 5 icon Dock, Cydia was Crashing....it seems to be working now...But still crashes once in a while.
    1. xpc21's Avatar
      xpc21 -
      Finally! Tks Dev Team!!Well,i have an iPhone Classic and i noticed that "Push" option doesnt appear....does anynone has this issue?
    1. Amadomon's Avatar
      Amadomon -
      Quote Originally Posted by mrblader View Post
      hey SR852.... you may be downloading from safari??? if so, try firefox..... safari wants to auto-decompress files after downloaded and does it to ispw files as well


      PS.... i read yesterday you might be able to right click and "recompress" dont know for sure, havent tried it myself.....


      hope this works for ya
      The original poster was working with a partial download. Apple's servers have been getting hammered of late, and I myself have had many timed out downloads. Redownload the firmware, and make sure that it Is the full 229mb.

      Acually, as always, I'm going to wait a week or so and enjoy my functioning-perfectly, heavily-modded (and thus indispensible) 2.2 2g phone.
    1. juquan's Avatar
      juquan -
      damn that was a easy jailbreak..............
    1. spdracr's Avatar
      spdracr -
      @the2twins, thank you for the answer

      @itaintrite, Im not a noob like the others and I can read what was posted. I'm using my 2g still on 2.2.1 and I have a 3g that is unlockable and sitting collecting dust and I just wanna jailbreak it and test the 3.0 features
    1. loco's Avatar
      loco -
      Thanks, got it up and running first try no problems

      Edit. Windows + 2g Phone
    1. inzandity's Avatar
      inzandity -
      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
      It's a different type of hardware so it's going to be a different jailbreak than with the 2g or 3g. We will just have to be patient until the dev team releases a 3gs jailbreak...because trust me, I am waiting for it too
    1. the2twins's Avatar
      the2twins -
      was your sim in the phone when you attempted to jailbreak?