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  • How to Jailbreak Using redsn0w 0.9.6 (Windows)


    This Windows only guide (OS X guide here) will teach you how to jailbreak various devices using redsn0w 0.9.6. The current version of redsn0w 0.9.6 is 0.9.6rc19. Note this is an UNTETHERED JAILBREAK, meaning your phone will be able to restart just like a normal phone.

    This guide should be used with the following device/firmware combinations (if you're not sure, here's how to find your iOS firmware version and how to find your iOS device type):
    • iPhone 2G | 4.1
    • iPhone 2G | 4.2.1
    • iPhone 3G | 4.1
    • iPhone 3G | 4.2.1
    • iPhone 3GS | 4.1
    • iPhone 3GS | 4.2.1
    • iPhone 3GS | 4.3
    • iPhone 3GS | 4.3.1
    • iPhone 3GS | 4.3.2
    • iPhone 3GS | 4.3.3
    • iPad 1 | 4.2.1
    • iPad 1 | 4.3
    • iPad 1 | 4.3.1
    • iPad 1 | 4.3.2
    • iPad 1 | 4.3.3
    • iPod touch 2G | 4.1
    • iPod touch 2G | 4.2.1
    • iPod touch 3G | 4.2.1
    • iPod touch 3G | 4.3
    • iPod touch 3G | 4.3.1
    • iPod touch 3G | 4.3.2
    • iPod touch 3G | 4.3.3
    • iPod touch 4G | 4.1
    • iPod touch 4G | 4.2.1
    • iPod touch 4G | 4.3
    • iPod touch 4G | 4.3.1
    • iPod touch 4G | 4.3.2
    • iPod touch 4G | 4.3.3

    If you prefer the simpler version of this guide with no pictures, click here.

    Alright, let's get started. First thing you'll need to do is download the Windows version of redsn0w 0.9.6rc19 from mod.my/redsn0wwin096rc19. Double-click the zip file to unzip it, and open the redsn0w folder to see the redsn0w.exe file.



    Making sure your device is connected, double-click redns0w to launch it. You will see the redsn0w home screen. In order to jailbreak your device, you'll need to download the firmware file that matches it, and place it on your desktop (or anywhere on your computer, but Desktop is easy). You can download the firmwares from here - we recommend you do not use Safari for downloading them as it usually uncompresses the file without asking, which we do not want. If you're not sure, here's how to find your iOS firmware version and how to find your iOS device type). Once you have that file downloaded, press the Browse button in redsn0w.



    Browse to the .ipsw file you just downloaded (your device's current firmware).



    redsn0w will tell you it is processing your firmware file.



    IF (and only if) you have a 3GS you are attempting to jailbreak, redsn0w will ask you if you have the newer (fixed) model. It will give you instructions how to check using the week of the device's build (the 4th and 5th digit of your serial number). Devices with weeks BEFORE 45 are NOT fixed models, so you would click No. Devices week 45 or lates ARE fixed, so you would click Yes. If you are unable to view the device's serial number on the device (Settings > General > About) due to the device not being activated, you can download and open the iPhone Configuration Utility from Apple and see the serial number next to the device.





    Assuming you have pointed redsn0w to the correct .ipsw file, it will now tell you it has the IPSW successfully identified.



    Before you do anything on the next screen, power off your device by pressing and holding the sleep button (the button on the top) until the slide to power off screen comes up. Slide to power off.



    Alright, NOW you can press Next on the redsn0w page which tells you to power off your device. NOTE: redsn0w will IMMEDIATELY ask you to press and hold the sleep button on the device, then continue holding it while pressing the home button, then continue holding the home button while letting go of the sleep button. Make sure your device is in your hands before pressing Next in redsn0w.



    After successfully following the prompts of holding buttons down (this is entering DFU mode for the device), redsn0w will tell you it is Exploiting with limera1n. You can now let go of the home button on your device.





    redsn0w will go through a few screens, telling you it is waiting for a reboot, then popping up a new window with various status messages as it jailbreaks your device.





    Once that is done, you'll be shown a screen asking you to select your options. The default action (which we'll be doing in this guide) is to Install Cydia. You're welcome to check any other boxes you'd like, but please only do so if you know what you're doing. Press Next when you've selected your choices.



    redsn0w will now tell you it is Waiting for reboot, then Uploading ramdisk, which will take a few seconds, and then say Done! Once it says Done! it is safe to close redsn0w, as the rest of the jailbreak process will happen on the device itself.







    Your device will now scroll a bunch of command line messages as the jailbreak completes. After a minute or so of the scrolling text, you will see the pwnapple logo with some more status updates (the final step before your jailbreak is complete).





    That's it! You're now holding a jailbroken device. Not too bad, eh?
    This article was originally published in forum thread: How to Jailbreak Using redsn0w 0.9.6 started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 132 Comments
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Version is too old. Use redsnow 0.9.6rc8 or rc17. If running redsnow on windows make sure to run redsnow in windows xp sp2 compatibility mode.
    1. zubik's Avatar
      zubik -
      So i cant use windows 7? that is my operating system.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Yes you can. But you need to run it in windows xp compatibility mode. Right click on redsnow, select properties, choose compatibility tab and you will see the box to check to do it.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by zubik View Post
      So i cant use windows 7? that is my operating system.
      Yes you can right click on redsnow and you will see a tab compbality and check the service pack
    1. zubik's Avatar
      zubik -
      Iam new at this and have learen allot. Could you be kind enough to send me the file that will work properly. The redsnow 0.9.6rc19 when i right click and choose properties does not give me that option. You know your stuff. Could you send me the correct file?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      There is nothing we can send you. You need to do it yourself. The option is there.
    1. zubik's Avatar
      zubik -
      the options after the right click are General Sharing and customize. what am I missing?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Got a screenshot?
    1. zubik's Avatar
      zubik -
      dont want to sound stupid but how do you do a screen shot on my laptop?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by zubik View Post
      dont want to sound stupid but how do you do a screen shot on my laptop?
      Snipping Tool - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows
    1. zubik's Avatar
      zubik -
      Attachment 563127

      See attachment
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      You should be seeing this: Attachment 563129

      Try this: Compatibility Mode - Windows 7 Forums
    1. vewillia's Avatar
      vewillia -
      I just jail broke my iPhone 4 and I got sbsettings but what other apps should I get?
    1. Knbgood's Avatar
      Knbgood -
      I am getting a message from windows when I try to jailbreak after entering the DFU mode...... redsn0w.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. I am not able to figure out how to continue. I am running 5.0.1 on I phone 4 with windows on the computer.

      Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

      Thank you!

      FYI I have down loaded the latest version of redsn0w0.9.10b5
    1. krendel154's Avatar
      krendel154 -
      Hi everyone.
      I have iPhone 3G running on T Mobile.
      Version 3.2.1 (7D11)
      Modem Firmware 05.11.07
      It is unlocked and Jailbroken.
      As you can see firmware is kind of outdated. And I was going to upgrade and unlock it. So, my question is: Can I do it, does it worth it, if so how should I do that? Maybe you can give me link to step-by-step guide.
      I have two files: "green.exe" and "iPhone2,1_4.2.1_8C148a_Restore" I don't know if it will be helpful in my case.
      Thank you.
    1. krendel154's Avatar
      krendel154 -
      Sorry, it is version 3.1.2 (7D11)
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      No idea what green.exe is. And that firmware you have is for a 3GS not a 3G. iPhone 3G firmware starts iPhone1,2.

      If you want to go to 4.2.1 make a custom firmware with pwnage tool or snowbreeze and restore to that in iTunes to preserve your baseband.
    1. krendel154's Avatar
      krendel154 -
      One more thing: I have Windows 7 and in Cydia says ".....SHSH: 4.2.1"

      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      No idea what green.exe is. And that firmware you have is for a 3GS not a 3G. iPhone 3G firmware starts iPhone1,2.

      If you want to go to 4.2.1 make a custom firmware with pwnage tool or snowbreeze and restore to that in iTunes to preserve your baseband.
      Thank you for your reply. Can you tell me where I can find guide how to do that?

      Or maybe it is good idea to upgrade my iPhone 3g to firmware 5 version instead of 4.2.1?
    1. krendel154's Avatar
      krendel154 -
      [QUOTE=krendel154;6487950]One more thing: I have Windows 7 and in Cydia says ".....SHSH: 4.2.1"



      Thank you for your reply. Can you tell me where I can find guide how to do that?


      Actually I don't want to upgrade to 4.2.1 but it looks like I have to, because some apps require firmware 4. So, the longer I stay on version 3 firmware the less my iPhone is useful. Maybe you have some suggestions to what firmware I should upgrade it and then unlock it with less problems?
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Quote Originally Posted by krendel154 View Post
      One more thing: I have Windows 7 and in Cydia says ".....SHSH: 4.2.1"



      Thank you for your reply. Can you tell me where I can find guide how to do that?

      Or maybe it is good idea to upgrade my iPhone 3g to firmware 5 version instead of 4.2.1?
      You cant update a 3G to iOS 5. A quick google search should come up with a few good guides