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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. ebl4287's Avatar
      ebl4287 -
      im stuck on "Loading Ramdisk"..i been stuck there for the past 15 mins..hmm
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      Quote Originally Posted by ebl4287 View Post
      im stuck on "Loading Ramdisk"..i been stuck there for the past 15 mins..hmm
      Thats not right... Mine took about 5 min to do the whole jailbreak. Try again?
    1. Ozzyman500's Avatar
      Ozzyman500 -
      For all those people wondering about Contacts, just use Windows Contacts. All you do is type them in once and then every time you restore you can sync them fresh every time with iTunes.
    1. Donnie3's Avatar
      Donnie3 -
      JBed my iPhone 3G with success on Windows 7.
      The first time it failed to upload the RAM disk :/
      Then I turned my iPhone off and tried it again and it worked.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      How are sooo many people running into problem? It's really easy and only a 5 minute job. People list the OS your on.
    1. Ozzyman500's Avatar
      Ozzyman500 -
      I was nervous about jailbreaking because I heard so many problems. But I ran redsn0w under Administrator and worked perfectly with Vista.
    1. PlatoTheForms's Avatar
      PlatoTheForms -
      Quote Originally Posted by the2twins View Post
      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.
      Im having this same problem (stuck on empty black screen after redsnow says the process is "done"). Im on Windows Vista.
    1. EsDotKay's Avatar
      EsDotKay -
      hey everyone. i have a question. i have an iphone 3G and i instaled yellow sn0w. but i haven't insterted a different sim to see if my iphone was unlocked. i just removed yellow sn0w. can i still update my firmware to 3.0?
    1. Ozzyman500's Avatar
      Ozzyman500 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Emelin27 View Post
      Im having this same problem (stuck on empty black screen after redsnow says the process is "done"). Im on Windows Vista.
      Run under Administrator.
    1. ebl4287's Avatar
      ebl4287 -
      Finaly worked after 6 filed attempts (Uploading Ram Disk)

      Windows 7 BTW
    1. Juar3z's Avatar
      Juar3z -
      just disable the run as admin it makes stuff alot easier just google it cause i dont remember i disabled it along time ago
    1. jluzbet's Avatar
      jluzbet -
      Quote Originally Posted by Emelin27 View Post
      Im having this same problem (stuck on empty black screen after redsnow says the process is "done"). Im on Windows Vista.
      add me to this list too...
    1. PlatoTheForms's Avatar
      PlatoTheForms -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ozzyman500 View Post
      Run under Administrator.
      yeah, I right-clicked and ran under administrator (aside from me having the administrator account)

      but get same black empty screen...redsnow does not hang, it says the process is done all goes well (software wise)...it's the phone that gets stuck on a black empty screen after redsnow says it was DONE.
    1. jluzbet's Avatar
      jluzbet -
      OK I just tried on a different machine and its working, don't know if its a vista 64b issue but it might be, no problem on windows7
    1. boe_dye's Avatar
      boe_dye -
      running windows xp pro sp3 with iPhone 3G, everything worked like a charm!

      AH Cydia, my old friend how I have missed you! OH WINTERBOARD! My lovely Winterboard!

      AND FINALLY!!!!! MY OWN SOUNDS! I CAN ACTUALLY HEAR MY MESSAGES NOW! YEAH!

      And LOOK, A Cydia Upgrade!!!! Open SSL, a New Cydia! Yeah!!!!!

      THANK YOU DEV'S THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!
    1. pyrotek's Avatar
      pyrotek -
      Worked perfectly for me using Windows 7.
    1. yodaddi's Avatar
      yodaddi -
      Quote Originally Posted by jluzbet View Post
      OK I just tried on a different machine and its working, don't know if its a vista 64b issue but it might be, no problem on windows7
      hmmm, could it be a vista 64b problem? i'm having the same issue w/ this OS. don't have another OS. i'm restoring via ITunes to start all over again w/ running in Admin mode this time.
    1. Ozzyman500's Avatar
      Ozzyman500 -
      lmao...Why is it taking people so many tries to do this? Worked for me 100% first time.
    1. session3eleven's Avatar
      session3eleven -
      i have windows xp and it worked fine for me. I have a Iphone 2g with tmobile it was unlocked and jailbroken on 2.2.1 when i updated to 3.0 through itunes i lost my jailbreak but i didn't loose my unlock...it still worked on tmobile. So I just jailbroke it with redsnow. NO problems. Just CYDIA right now but like the other user said its their server not the actual jailbreak.
    1. tellytel's Avatar
      tellytel -
      Worked like a charm first time. Cydia was buggy at first but it updated and all is well.

      People need to read the few first pages. Theres a explanation for every problem. I researched before i even thought about JB.

      mucho thanks to the devs!!!