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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. Iphone4s5.1's Avatar
      Iphone4s5.1 -
      Does eny one know of a jailbreak for the iphone 4s 5.1?? Windows... If somebody does plzz help me with this..
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      There isn't one for the 4s on 5.1
    1. krendel154's Avatar
      krendel154 -
      As I understand the easiest way to update my iPhone to 4.0 firmware and jailbreak with Ultrasnow? Or it is don't matter?
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Huh? What firmware are you on?
    1. krendel154's Avatar
      krendel154 -
      I have iPhone 3G running on T Mobile.
      Version 3.2.1 (7D11)
      Modem Firmware 05.11.07
      It is unlocked and Jailbroken.
      Windows 7
      As you can see firmware is kind of outdated. And I was going to upgrade and unlock it. Trying to find out the easiest and less painful way to do that.
      Thank you.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by krendel154 View Post
      I have iPhone 3G running on T Mobile.
      Version 3.2.1 (7D11)
      Modem Firmware 05.11.07
      It is unlocked and Jailbroken.
      Windows 7
      As you can see firmware is kind of outdated. And I was going to upgrade and unlock it. Trying to find out the easiest and less painful way to do that.
      Thank you.
      I think I'm having deja vu....

      Your question was answered. You can make a custom 4.2.1 with pwnage tool or snowbreeze and restore to that in tunes. Google for a guide, there are tons out there.
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      4.2.1 is the latest firmware, you can update with a custom firmware to preserve baseband and continue tobe unlocked
    1. krendel154's Avatar
      krendel154 -
      Thank you Simon and Celeron
      I don't know a lot about unlocking and just trying to figure it out how to do that. That is why I look ..."like that". Sorry
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Not a problem
    1. krendel154's Avatar
      krendel154 -
      My Cydia says that : "SHSH:......,4.2.1" Would it help me in "updating with a custom firmware to preserve baseband" ?
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Yes it will
    1. krendel154's Avatar
      krendel154 -
      Would you mind to explain me little bit more. Actually I found guide " [How To] Use Pwnage Tool to make a custom firmware" in this forum. Do I have to do something different because of "SHSH...4.2.1" or just follow the guide?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Just follow the guide. You don't have to worry about shsh with iPhone 3G.
    1. nimmolo's Avatar
      nimmolo -
      Hey everyone. Thanks for all the help.

      The list at the top of this thread implies that the iPhone 2G can use 4.1 or 4.2.1 firmware, while a similar post on this forum, with instrux for Mac / redsn0w 0.9.6, does not list the iPhone 2G. I'm experienced in jailbreaking/unlocking and I have downloaded the 1,2 firmware for 4.2.1 and tried redsnow, but it didn't like that firmware for my 1,1 phone of course. Is there some kind of a workaround? Or is the list wrong here?

      I've seen other posts around the nets where someone supposedly puts 4.2.1 firmware on a 2G iphone with redsnow, disabling native multitasking and maybe other things, and I want to believe of course, because there are lots of Cydia apps I'd like to use that require >= 4.0 firmware.

      yes I am still rocking the iPhone 2G - two a dem! jb 3.1.2 and unlocked on t-mob

      btw I'm well aware that everyone knows the iPhone 2G cannot run any version of 4.x, anytime anyhow - also I checked the repository of firmwares and there is no iphone 2G 4.x ipsw bundle. Just hoping for mysterious hackery.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by nimmolo View Post
      Hey everyone. Thanks for all the help.

      The list at the top of this thread implies that the iPhone 2G can use 4.1 or 4.2.1 firmware, while a similar post on this forum, with instrux for Mac / redsn0w 0.9.6, does not list the iPhone 2G. I'm experienced in jailbreaking/unlocking and I have downloaded the 1,2 firmware for 4.2.1 and tried redsnow, but it didn't like that firmware for my 1,1 phone of course. Is there some kind of a workaround? Or is the list wrong here?

      I've seen other posts around the nets where someone supposedly puts 4.2.1 firmware on a 2G iphone with redsnow, disabling native multitasking and maybe other things, and I want to believe of course, because there are lots of Cydia apps I'd like to use that require >= 4.0 firmware.

      yes I am still rocking the iPhone 2G - two a dem! jb 3.1.2 and unlocked on t-mob

      btw I'm well aware that everyone knows the iPhone 2G cannot run any version of 4.x, anytime anyhow - also I checked the repository of firmwares and there is no iphone 2G 4.x ipsw bundle. Just hoping for mysterious hackery.
      no mysterious hacks. Just an "oops" on the site that shouldnt be there.
    1. krendel154's Avatar
      krendel154 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Just follow the guide. You don't have to worry about shsh with iPhone 3G.
      Simon, I need your help. I am using "sn0wbreeze" in order to make custom firmware, how you advised me before. And it is giving me option to "Install 06.15.00 iPad baseband". Do I have to choose it?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by krendel154 View Post
      Simon, I need your help. I am using "sn0wbreeze" in order to make custom firmware, how you advised me before. And it is giving me option to "Install 06.15.00 iPad baseband". Do I have to choose it?
      No. Do not choose to install the iPad baseband. You don't need it. Stay far away from that.
    1. krendel154's Avatar
      krendel154 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      No. Do not choose to install the iPad baseband. You don't need it. Stay far away from that.
      Thank you, Simon!!!
    1. great2's Avatar
      great2 -
      i have jb my iphone 3g to 4.2.1 bb 5.15.04. I have lost my gps. Can anyone help me how i can fix the gps?
    1. bzyheather's Avatar
      bzyheather -
      My sister-in-law is visiting from Germany. We went to TMobile and bought a prepaid SIM card. The SIM card will not work in her iPhone 3G. The customer service, if that is what you want to call it, when we went back to TMobile was not very nice and they said the problem is the phone is locked. I have gone through the steps to "jailbreak" the phone. ITunes is saying the SIM card is not supported. It appears that the phone keeps turning itself off at the end of the jailbreak. Can anyone explain to me what I might be doing wrong? Thank you for your thoughts and hopefully assistance.