redsn0w 09.5b5-3 iOS 4.0 Jailbreak for iPhone 3G/iPod Touch 2G Released


Earlier we reported about the iPhone Dev Team releasing an update to their iPhone unlock, ultrasn0w via Cydia. This latest update will unlock all iPhone basebands. Great news for people looking to travel with their iPhones right (the iPhone 4 will be sold unlocked from Apple Store in Canada!)?

redsn0w beta Updated to “hacktivate” and Jailbreak the iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G

The Dev Team updated their blog post to include the latest update for redsn0w, a hacktivate/jailbreak tool. This time around, it’s only for the iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G.

What does it mean to “hacktivate” your iPhone? It means being able to activate your iPhone with an unofficial sim card, bypassing iTunes. Normally, you will need to plug in your iPhone into iTunes to activate it. redsn0w will let you bypass this step.

So in other words, you could activate an AT&T iPhone to use with another SIM card from a Canadian carrier. But, of course you’d need to unlock your iPhone afterwards.

Here’s what the Dev Team had to say:

redsn0w beta has been updated to hacktivate iOS 4.0 for iPhone3G (in addition to jailbreaking the iPhone3G and iPod Touch 2G).   The download links for redsn0w 0.9.5b5-3 are (seems their servers are being slammed):

For now, the redsn0w beta release supports only the iPhone3G and iPod Touch 2G at today’s 4.0. It’s still a beta, so you’ll need to let Cydia reorganize, reload, and update after using redsn0w.

As always, proceed at your own risk and with caution. If you’re not sure about how to proceed, stay away from jailbreaking. Do your research before getting started.


  • WOW is all I have to say. Just got the iOS4 for my 3G and now I can already jailbreak and unlock it? WOW

  • Jtabula5

    I'd suggest Jailbreaking using redsn0w for iPhone 3G users. You can activate Wallpapers AND Multitasking, two features which aren't included for iPhone 3G users!

    This is awesome! Thanks Dev-team!!!

  • Thanks, I will look more into that. I was using Blackra1n last time and it was pretty good too.

  • Anyone here tried it yet?

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  • Zeke2d

    Huh? You mean iPhone 3G users don't get Wallpapers? That is just stupid in Apple's part. I get why they didn't include multitasking because it would be slow, but why wouldn't they include Wallpapers?

  • Drummer43

    yes i did and it works perfectly fine

  • mackman6151

    god i love you dev team 🙂 haha (should i click enable multitasking if im on a 3G or will it be rediculously slow?)

  • Will

    i have unlocked it on my 3g with ios4 but now itunes keeps telling me that there is an up date to carrier settings and i update it but it says it again and i have no access to data on it. anyone here have this problem?

  • roadcarver

    Yes, redsnow allows for JB of iOS4 on 3G + Multitasking!

  • MrBillYTO

    I'm getting “page not found” when I click on the Windows link above. Has the link been changed/removed or am I doing something wrong?

  • Chris

    This is great, but I have one question… Is there anyway to backup your existing jailbreak and all the fantastic things you've done to your phone? I would like to upgrade my 3G to iOS 4 until iPhone 4 is released in Canada but I don't want to go through the hassle of loading all my favourite apps and settings, etc.

    Someone, please advise.

  • Ex

    I think there's an app in Cydia called “AptBackup” that may do that.

  • Chris


  • ChrisB

    Question: Where can I find the firmware (on windows) that I need to point to when using redsn0w?

  • Ex
  • Mko

    redsn0w runs fine, but isn't hacktivating my phone! after it finishes and reboots I go straight to 'emergency calls' mode and iTunes says my sim isn't supported. Any ideas?