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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. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      My sig is under all of my posts (blue banner with links under it).

      THe links you should read are: All about SHSH
      and [How-To] Using tiny umbrella to update/downgrade/restore
    1. simonc90's Avatar
      simonc90 -
      hi, i've been trying to jailbreak my phone to 4.2.1. i have an 3g. i downloaded redsn0w and ios 4.2.1. my phone keeps getting stuck in dfu mode after it says it is done jailbreaking
    1. sabresfan08's Avatar
      sabresfan08 -
      so here's my question. i have a jailbroken iphone 4 on 4.2.1 and want to upgrade to 5.0.1 and jailbreak. the jailbreak part i'm familiar with, but how do i update the firmware? i use cydia and mod edit: no Warez as well. ill have to reinstall the repos and files from cydia, but won't any apps or games from mod edit: no Warez disappear too?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      You update the firmware with iTunes. Then use latest redsnow to jailbreak.

      Also Warez are not allowed on MMi so we cannot help with that part.
    1. sabresfan08's Avatar
      sabresfan08 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      You update the firmware with iTunes. Then use latest redsnow to jailbreak.

      Also Warez are not allowed on MMi so we cannot help with that part.
      I sort of figured that. I've got that part figured out now. So I should update to 5.0.1 (which is the current firmware, right?) then rejailbreak with redsnow?

      Also, if anyone hasn't tried i-funbox, it's an awesome tool
    1. fattyz's Avatar
      fattyz -
      Hi all, upgrade from 4.2.1 iphone 3gs to 5.0.1 untethered went fine BUT,

      mod edit: no warez help
    1. sabresfan08's Avatar
      sabresfan08 -
      Quote Originally Posted by fattyz View Post
      Hi all, upgrade from 4.2.1 iphone 3gs to 5.0.1 untethered went fine BUT,

      mod edit: no warez help
      mod edit: no warez help
    1. sabresfan08's Avatar
      sabresfan08 -
      EDIT: nevermind figured it out. Live Clock was crashing it.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Warez are against forum rules: Forum Rules
    1. antche's Avatar
      antche -
      If I have a 3G now on 3.1.3 and I want to upgrade to 4.2.1 jailbroken, do I just run Redsn0w and use the 4.2.1 ipsw file with the phone on 3.1.3, or do I have to upgrade to 4.2.1 first, then run Redsn0w on that ipsw file? Thanks!
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Redsnow does not update firmware. Only iTunes does.
    1. digler3's Avatar
      digler3 -
      Got a 3gs that wont upgrade to 5.01. Jailbroken already. Anything special i should do? Went through itunes and wont finish.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Is it giving ya an error? And ya iTunes updated?
    1. digler3's Avatar
      digler3 -
      I tunes updated. Network time out.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Did ya try more than once. Had that same problem with my 3GS
    1. digler3's Avatar
      digler3 -
      Have tried about five times

      Sinked with itunes first. Then tried restoring and updating wont finish either.
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Try a different computer
    1. zubik's Avatar
      zubik -
      how do i get my Iphone 3G to baseband 6.15? Its on 05.15.04 os4.2.1
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by zubik View Post
      how do i get my Iphone 3G to baseband 6.15? Its on 05.15.04 os4.2.1
      Redsnow 0.9.6rc8 or up to rc17. I assume you are trying to unlock?
    1. zubik's Avatar
      zubik -
      Here is what I have done. I did the jailbreak with redsn0w 0.9.6rc19. I did not know about having to upgrade to the Ipad baseband. The redsnow 0.9.6rc19 did not give the upgrade to ipad baseband option. I downloaded Redsn0w 0.9.6b5 and unclicked Cydia and clicked install ipad baseband and battery level. It starts going through the prompts and will not finish. I have let it sit for an hour or more.
      Please help