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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 134 Comments
    1. Akxhay's Avatar
      Akxhay -
      Hi tried the above mentioned method and my iphone 3gs got stuck at activating and then went in to a recovery loop..pls help
    1. sagerj's Avatar
      sagerj -
      I have a simple question. I'm on AT&T with 4.3.1. I want to upgrade and jailbreak untethered to any version of iOS 5. What version would be the easiest with the least room for complications? And what corresponding version of redsn0w should I get?

      Thanks, Ryan.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by sagerj View Post
      I have a simple question. I'm on AT&T with 4.3.1. I want to upgrade and jailbreak untethered to any version of iOS 5. What version would be the easiest with the least room for complications? And what corresponding version of redsn0w should I get?

      Thanks, Ryan.
      5.1.1 would be the one to go to. Then use redsnow 0.9.12b2 or 0.9.14b2 to jailbreak it untethered.
    1. sagerj's Avatar
      sagerj -
      Thank you very much. I wouldn't lose any of my current cydia apps or jailbreak settings, correct? And what is the correct order to follow as in the steps to be taken? Could you link me to a good walkthrough of the steps?
    1. sagerj's Avatar
      sagerj -
      If I install 5.1.1 with iTunes, to be able to jb it with redsn0w, won't it erase all of my current jb apps/settings? Sorry, I've only ever jb from a stock firmware. Never went from one jb firmware to a newer jb firmware.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Yes, any update or restore will wipe your current jailbreak data. You will need to reinstall everything after re-jailbreaking.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Anything that was bought from Cydia ya will be able to redownload in account settings. Thats a good thing.
    1. sagerj's Avatar
      sagerj -
      Thanks guys. Although that seems crazy. So do most people do what I did and wait until they feel it's absolutely necessary to upgrade their jb?

      It's going to take quite a bit of time to reinstall and reset all of my settings.

      I could have sworn there was a method in which you downloaded the newest firmware, had a utility hack/jb it first, then used iTunes (with the shift+restore button) to install it. Thereby never installing a clean firmware and losing your jb data.

      Am I thinking of something different here?
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Upgrading from 4.0 to 5.0 you will have to do it no way around it. Now once ya on 5.1.1 you can restore from a backup on 5.1.1 and ya won't lose anything.
    1. garsiv's Avatar
      garsiv -
      I have an iPod Touch 2g 4.2.1 and after jailbreaking it, it is stuck on the Apple logo, no spinning wheel or anything. The screen will go completely blank and white for one second and then it loops back to the logo. It's been this way for two days now. I have tried numerous times to restart and restore the device, but with no luck. iTunes pops up an error saying the iPod can't be restored (error 3194). I followed the redsn0w directions to the 'T' and I guess I failed miserably.

      I don't know what to do anymore, is there anyone that can help me out?
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Error 3194

      Occurs when trying to install an old firmware and Apple's server disallows the installation. The only solution is to have SHSH backup and modify the hosts file to point to Saurik's Cydia Server where they are backed up (or localhost if you have it yourself).
    1. imaemoguy's Avatar
      imaemoguy -
      IPHONE 5 JAILBREAK - Pastebin.com

      Can someone please tell me if this is legit??
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by imaemoguy View Post
      IPHONE 5 JAILBREAK - Pastebin.com

      Can someone please tell me if this is legit??
      Fake bud if there was a jaukbreak out. It would be all over the news page and also be free
    1. rascal27's Avatar
      rascal27 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MazZafar View Post
      Thats all good and it works fine got the Cydia icon back and that works fine BUT I still get 'sim failure' message which means the phone is locked to o2 and I can't use my orange contract sim.

      The weird thing is I Jailbroke this phone over a year ago and everything worked fine got loads of themes and software then one day it froze and on restarting it all these problems started.
      When I put an o2 sim in there it works fine
      for sim changing unlock method try network unlocking....easily you can change one network to another.........
    1. nvoltaire's Avatar
      nvoltaire -
      Hello,


      I have an iPhone 3G model A124J, iboot 596.24. It,s my first iPhone and I don't quite understand how everything works. I made an update with iTunes and now it is stuck on emergency call only.

      Please tell me what I need to do to jailbreak and unlock it. I do not know in what carrier it is locked and I don't have a foreign carrier sim, so I need to unlock the phone via PC.

      Also, for this phone, what software version is recomandable. As I read the 3.1.3 is still the best for the 3G.

      Thank you !
    1. nvoltaire's Avatar
      nvoltaire -
      nobody ? nothing ?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by nvoltaire View Post
      Hello,


      I have an iPhone 3G model A124J, iboot 596.24. It,s my first iPhone and I don't quite understand how everything works. I made an update with iTunes and now it is stuck on emergency call only.

      Please tell me what I need to do to jailbreak and unlock it. I do not know in what carrier it is locked and I don't have a foreign carrier sim, so I need to unlock the phone via PC.

      Also, for this phone, what software version is recomandable. As I read the 3.1.3 is still the best for the 3G.

      Thank you !
      I am assuming you went to 4.2.1. If you want to jailbreak it you would use redsnow, follow the instructions in the first post of this thread. You can unlock it either using the ipad baseband method or getting it officially unlocked depending on what carrier the phone is locked to.
    1. nvoltaire's Avatar
      nvoltaire -
      so here's where I eden up. Jailbraked the phone with redsnow. Tryed to downgrade BB 5.15.04 to lower version using fuzzyband as the phone remained on bootloader 5.08. The phone restarted while downgrading and keeps restarting every aprox. 5 minutes. It has no baseband now, in the About section the BB row is blank and tinyumbrella can't read the BB also.

      I'm stuck. Ideeas ?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Why would you try fuzzyband?
      Try restoring to 3.1.3 to see if that installs a baseband again. If not try 4.2.1.
    1. nvoltaire's Avatar
      nvoltaire -
      If I install eighter 3.1.3 or 4.2.1 the BB is 5.15.04. On 3.1.3 I can't jailbrake it, don't know why it doesn't work. Tryed using redsnow 6.9.4 and snowbreeze.

      I tryed fuzzyband to downgrade the BB so I can unlock the phone. As I have the 5.08 bootloader I don't want to upgrade to iPad BB. Is there another way to unlock the BB 5.15.04 ? Tryed 2 times to downgrade with fuzzyband, same result. The phone restarts in the middle of the process, the wifi and the BB dissapears, the phone keep on restarting.

      Reccomend another solution to unlock please !