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redsn0w iPhone 2G/3G Jailbreak/Unlock Tool Released by iPhone Dev Team

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Yesterday was a very busy iPhone day for everyone. The iPhone 3G S was launched in Canada by Rogers and also around the world. Aside from all of these official hardware launches, we forgot to post some updates regarding the jailbreaking front.

What is jailbreaking? It essentially will install Cydia, a repository that will allow you to download 3rd party applications to enhance your iPhone. You will be able to download themes, tweaks, and other fixes that you won’t be able to do otherwise.

The iPhone Dev Team released PwnageTool 3.0 yesterday. They also released some notes, here’s what you need to know:

GOLDEN RULE: If you are using a 3G iPhone with yellowsn0w and rely on yellowsn0w to obtain cellular service, then you should NOT use PwnageTool right now. UltraSn0w is not included with this release and therefore your baseband will be locked and unable to use an operator other than the official one it was bought for. UltraSn0w will be release via APT (cydia and icy) soon. If you have an original iPhone (1st generation) then 3.0 unlock works with this PwnageTool release.

– yellowsn0w carrier unlock only works for 2.2 firmware. ultrasn0w is the update coming for the 3.0 firmware.
– PwnageTool 3.0 will NOT work for iPhone 3G S
– PwnageTool 3.0 will work for iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, and iPod Touch 1st Gen

Click here to download PwnageTool 3.0 via BitTorrent (Mac Only)

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redsn0w Released AKA a More Powerful QuickPwn

Early this morning, another NEW tool was released by the iPhone Dev Team, called redsn0w. What is redsn0w all about? It’s like QuickPwn, which means it can jailbreak the iPhone 2G/3G on 3.0 firmware. Important info…

– it will jailbreak your iPhone 3G on 3.0 firmware; as for carrier unlock, wait for ultrasn0w
– it will jailbreak/unlock your iPhone 2G
– redsn0w will also jailbreak the iPod Touch (1st and 2nd gen)
– it’s available for Mac and PC immediately
– it only works for Macs running Intel processors
– does NOT work for iPhone 3G S

Download link for Mac OS X
Download link for Windows

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Phew. That was a lot of new information for us. I’m going to try to update both my iPhone 2G/3G to 3.0 firmware and jailbreak with redsn0w. I’ll post a video for everyone to see it, so wait for it!

For those who have tried redsn0w, how do you like it so far?

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  • Guest

    Works great! Jailbreaked/unlocked my iPhone 2G 3.0FW under 5 min! 🙂

  • Guest

    Works great! Jailbreaked/unlocked my iPhone 2G 3.0FW under 5 min! 🙂

  • Dusty

    Works great! Jailbreaked/unlocked my iPhone 2G 3.0FW under 5 min! 🙂

  • Justin

    I hope version for 3GS is coming cause i want to jailbreak and unlock it. Missing the customization already from my 3G, which I sold.

  • Justin

    I hope version for 3GS is coming cause i want to jailbreak and unlock it. Missing the customization already from my 3G, which I sold.

  • Justin

    I hope version for 3GS is coming cause i want to jailbreak and unlock it. Missing the customization already from my 3G, which I sold.

  • Justin

    I hope version for 3GS is coming cause i want to jailbreak and unlock it. Missing the customization already from my 3G, which I sold.

  • xxJDxx

    agreed….any word on a 3GS version…..why can’t apple let you customize??

  • xxJDxx

    agreed….any word on a 3GS version…..why can’t apple let you customize??

  • xxJDxx

    agreed….any word on a 3GS version…..why can’t apple let you customize??

  • xxJDxx

    agreed….any word on a 3GS version…..why can’t apple let you customize??

  • Abdul

    So..if i jailbreak my 3G via redsn0w now..ill still be able to unlock via Ultrasn0w later right?

    Also..whats the diff btwn redsn0w and Pwnage Tool? why choose one over the other?

  • Abdul

    So..if i jailbreak my 3G via redsn0w now..ill still be able to unlock via Ultrasn0w later right?

    Also..whats the diff btwn redsn0w and Pwnage Tool? why choose one over the other?

  • Abdul

    So..if i jailbreak my 3G via redsn0w now..ill still be able to unlock via Ultrasn0w later right?

    Also..whats the diff btwn redsn0w and Pwnage Tool? why choose one over the other?

  • Abdul

    So..if i jailbreak my 3G via redsn0w now..ill still be able to unlock via Ultrasn0w later right?

    Also..whats the diff btwn redsn0w and Pwnage Tool? why choose one over the other?

  • JakeD

    You guys have always been very helpful, so thanks in advance. I’m a bit confused about the current state of the unlock tools for the 3G running 3.0

    1 – If “soft”unlocked, is it possible to factory restore?
    2 – I’m confused by the line that says “If you are using a 3G iPhone with yellowsn0w and rely on yellowsn0w to obtain cellular service, then you should NOT use PwnageTool right now.”

    I have a couple of Rogers iPhone 3Gs running 3.0, which I need to unlock for use overseas, with the intention of restoring them upon return. Is this currently possible?

    Thanks again for the advice
    J

  • JakeD

    You guys have always been very helpful, so thanks in advance. I’m a bit confused about the current state of the unlock tools for the 3G running 3.0

    1 – If “soft”unlocked, is it possible to factory restore?
    2 – I’m confused by the line that says “If you are using a 3G iPhone with yellowsn0w and rely on yellowsn0w to obtain cellular service, then you should NOT use PwnageTool right now.”

    I have a couple of Rogers iPhone 3Gs running 3.0, which I need to unlock for use overseas, with the intention of restoring them upon return. Is this currently possible?

    Thanks again for the advice
    J

  • JakeD

    You guys have always been very helpful, so thanks in advance. I’m a bit confused about the current state of the unlock tools for the 3G running 3.0

    1 – If “soft”unlocked, is it possible to factory restore?
    2 – I’m confused by the line that says “If you are using a 3G iPhone with yellowsn0w and rely on yellowsn0w to obtain cellular service, then you should NOT use PwnageTool right now.”

    I have a couple of Rogers iPhone 3Gs running 3.0, which I need to unlock for use overseas, with the intention of restoring them upon return. Is this currently possible?

    Thanks again for the advice
    J

  • JakeD

    You guys have always been very helpful, so thanks in advance. I’m a bit confused about the current state of the unlock tools for the 3G running 3.0

    1 – If “soft”unlocked, is it possible to factory restore?
    2 – I’m confused by the line that says “If you are using a 3G iPhone with yellowsn0w and rely on yellowsn0w to obtain cellular service, then you should NOT use PwnageTool right now.”

    I have a couple of Rogers iPhone 3Gs running 3.0, which I need to unlock for use overseas, with the intention of restoring them upon return. Is this currently possible?

    Thanks again for the advice
    J

  • Ayyywa

    Anyone with an iPhone from Rogers can jailbreak with redsn0w and continue to use Rogers for service. To unlock it after you jailbreak, you need to wait for ultrasn0w that is not out yet.

    You can “restore” evrything after you unlock and after returning from overseas but why would you?? Just put the Rogers SIM and use it. Next time you are away, use the other SIM. Unlock means you can use any SIM card at any time.

  • Ayyywa

    Anyone with an iPhone from Rogers can jailbreak with redsn0w and continue to use Rogers for service. To unlock it after you jailbreak, you need to wait for ultrasn0w that is not out yet.

    You can “restore” evrything after you unlock and after returning from overseas but why would you?? Just put the Rogers SIM and use it. Next time you are away, use the other SIM. Unlock means you can use any SIM card at any time.

  • Ayyywa

    Anyone with an iPhone from Rogers can jailbreak with redsn0w and continue to use Rogers for service. To unlock it after you jailbreak, you need to wait for ultrasn0w that is not out yet.

    You can “restore” evrything after you unlock and after returning from overseas but why would you?? Just put the Rogers SIM and use it. Next time you are away, use the other SIM. Unlock means you can use any SIM card at any time.

  • Ayyywa

    Anyone with an iPhone from Rogers can jailbreak with redsn0w and continue to use Rogers for service. To unlock it after you jailbreak, you need to wait for ultrasn0w that is not out yet.

    You can “restore” evrything after you unlock and after returning from overseas but why would you?? Just put the Rogers SIM and use it. Next time you are away, use the other SIM. Unlock means you can use any SIM card at any time.

  • 1st question: Yes…you’re with Fido/Rogers right?
    redsn0w: multi-JB tool, does not require restore, just jailbreaks (and unlocks 2G)
    Pwnage: lets you create custom firmware files

  • 1st question: Yes…you’re with Fido/Rogers right?
    redsn0w: multi-JB tool, does not require restore, just jailbreaks (and unlocks 2G)
    Pwnage: lets you create custom firmware files

  • 1st question: Yes…you’re with Fido/Rogers right?
    redsn0w: multi-JB tool, does not require restore, just jailbreaks (and unlocks 2G)
    Pwnage: lets you create custom firmware files

  • 1st question: Yes…you’re with Fido/Rogers right?
    redsn0w: multi-JB tool, does not require restore, just jailbreaks (and unlocks 2G)
    Pwnage: lets you create custom firmware files

  • 1: Yes.
    2: Yes…but right now, you will not be able to “carrier unlock” 3G on 3.0 until ultrasn0w is released. I’d stay on 2.2 with yellowsn0w for traveling in the meantime!

  • 1: Yes.
    2: Yes…but right now, you will not be able to “carrier unlock” 3G on 3.0 until ultrasn0w is released. I’d stay on 2.2 with yellowsn0w for traveling in the meantime!

  • 1: Yes.
    2: Yes…but right now, you will not be able to “carrier unlock” 3G on 3.0 until ultrasn0w is released. I’d stay on 2.2 with yellowsn0w for traveling in the meantime!

  • Apple likes to keep things simple. Let’s hope they let developers get into even more APIs for the future.

  • Apple likes to keep things simple. Let’s hope they let developers get into even more APIs for the future.

  • 1: Yes.
    2: Yes…but right now, you will not be able to “carrier unlock” 3G on 3.0 until ultrasn0w is released. I’d stay on 2.2 with yellowsn0w for traveling in the meantime!

  • Apple likes to keep things simple. Let’s hope they let developers get into even more APIs for the future.

  • _Shorty

    I jailbroke it with this, tried running AptBackup, and now I keep losing App Store apps whenever I sync. Now I can’t even get the App Store apps back. I don’t know wtf’s going on with this freakin’ thing.

  • _Shorty

    I jailbroke it with this, tried running AptBackup, and now I keep losing App Store apps whenever I sync. Now I can’t even get the App Store apps back. I don’t know wtf’s going on with this freakin’ thing.

  • _Shorty

    I jailbroke it with this, tried running AptBackup, and now I keep losing App Store apps whenever I sync. Now I can’t even get the App Store apps back. I don’t know wtf’s going on with this freakin’ thing.

  • JakeD

    Thanks for the responses. Ayyywa – good point. My concern would be if I ever needed tech support (ie. my experience with network issues here at home) I’m assuming Rogers would deny support on an unlocked/jailbroken phone.

  • JakeD

    Thanks for the responses. Ayyywa – good point. My concern would be if I ever needed tech support (ie. my experience with network issues here at home) I’m assuming Rogers would deny support on an unlocked/jailbroken phone.

  • JakeD

    Thanks for the responses. Ayyywa – good point. My concern would be if I ever needed tech support (ie. my experience with network issues here at home) I’m assuming Rogers would deny support on an unlocked/jailbroken phone.

  • Fizz

    Will this activate my iPhone 2G? I tried updating before but my phone wasn’t activated, just unlocked so i couldn’t use it. Someone please respond, I don’t want to be stuck with an unactivated iPhone and using my old school ericsson again hahah

  • Fizz

    Will this activate my iPhone 2G? I tried updating before but my phone wasn’t activated, just unlocked so i couldn’t use it. Someone please respond, I don’t want to be stuck with an unactivated iPhone and using my old school ericsson again hahah

  • Fizz

    Will this activate my iPhone 2G? I tried updating before but my phone wasn’t activated, just unlocked so i couldn’t use it. Someone please respond, I don’t want to be stuck with an unactivated iPhone and using my old school ericsson again hahah

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  • Rod

    HI… I just updated my 1st gen iPhone to 3.0.(I use the phone as Pay as U go ) All went well, no hitches. Given the recent Rogers data stuff etc…. do I really need a new 3Gs??? Do I buy outright?… or do I go with a Rogers plan?? Hummmm.

  • Rod

    HI… I just updated my 1st gen iPhone to 3.0.(I use the phone as Pay as U go ) All went well, no hitches. Given the recent Rogers data stuff etc…. do I really need a new 3Gs??? Do I buy outright?… or do I go with a Rogers plan?? Hummmm.

  • Rod

    HI… I just updated my 1st gen iPhone to 3.0.(I use the phone as Pay as U go ) All went well, no hitches. Given the recent Rogers data stuff etc…. do I really need a new 3Gs??? Do I buy outright?… or do I go with a Rogers plan?? Hummmm.

  • Dead Prez

    I am debating on J/B, last time for 2.21 I did it and my apps would disappear everytime I turned the iphone off completly and turned it back on, does anyone else have these issues? are they resolved for 3.0 J/B? if so im jailbreaking later today:)

  • Dead Prez

    I am debating on J/B, last time for 2.21 I did it and my apps would disappear everytime I turned the iphone off completly and turned it back on, does anyone else have these issues? are they resolved for 3.0 J/B? if so im jailbreaking later today:)

  • Dead Prez

    I am debating on J/B, last time for 2.21 I did it and my apps would disappear everytime I turned the iphone off completly and turned it back on, does anyone else have these issues? are they resolved for 3.0 J/B? if so im jailbreaking later today:)

  • Dead Prez

    I am debating on J/B, last time for 2.21 I did it and my apps would disappear everytime I turned the iphone off completly and turned it back on, does anyone else have these issues? are they resolved for 3.0 J/B? if so im jailbreaking later today:)

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  • Brian Frankenstein

    The voice commands have been awesome for me, in fact one of my favorite features with the google app. I can look stuff up (as long as its not to weird) on the go and get maps with out having to text it all in.

  • Brian Frankenstein

    The voice commands have been awesome for me, in fact one of my favorite features with the google app. I can look stuff up (as long as its not to weird) on the go and get maps with out having to text it all in.

  • Brian Frankenstein

    The voice commands have been awesome for me, in fact one of my favorite features with the google app. I can look stuff up (as long as its not to weird) on the go and get maps with out having to text it all in.

  • Rehan

    I think my iphone 3g was jailbroken with yellowsnw because in my cydia installed prog , yellowsnow is installed. can i upgrade it for 3.0 now and wait till ultrasnow is comes then unlock it .. or do i have to do both together??

  • Rehan

    I think my iphone 3g was jailbroken with yellowsnw because in my cydia installed prog , yellowsnow is installed. can i upgrade it for 3.0 now and wait till ultrasnow is comes then unlock it .. or do i have to do both together??

  • Rehan

    I think my iphone 3g was jailbroken with yellowsnw because in my cydia installed prog , yellowsnow is installed. can i upgrade it for 3.0 now and wait till ultrasnow is comes then unlock it .. or do i have to do both together??

  • Padre

    Will Redsn0w open up bluetooth apps for the Touch 2G? I mean will I be able to tether with, say a Bluetooth GPS receiver etc.? I have already upgraded to 3.0.

  • Padre

    Will Redsn0w open up bluetooth apps for the Touch 2G? I mean will I be able to tether with, say a Bluetooth GPS receiver etc.? I have already upgraded to 3.0.

  • Padre

    Will Redsn0w open up bluetooth apps for the Touch 2G? I mean will I be able to tether with, say a Bluetooth GPS receiver etc.? I have already upgraded to 3.0.

  • Guest

    redsn0w 0.8(incl. 3GS, hactivate, linux) & Ultrasn0W 0.8(incl. 3GS support)(see Cydia)
    http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=5773

  • Guest

    redsn0w 0.8(incl. 3GS, hactivate, linux) & Ultrasn0W 0.8(incl. 3GS support)(see Cydia)
    http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=5773

  • Guest

    redsn0w 0.8(incl. 3GS, hactivate, linux) & Ultrasn0W 0.8(incl. 3GS support)(see Cydia)
    http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=5773

  • Dusty

    redsn0w 0.8(incl. 3GS, hactivate, linux) & Ultrasn0W 0.8(incl. 3GS support)(see Cydia)
    http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=5773

  • ktap

    Will this unlock for the 2g work over seas

  • shayan

    i have iphone 2G. i have incorrectly installed FW 3.1.2 on it and now my iphone is in recovery mode, not coming out of it. my itunes also not showing the restore and update tabs as iphone is not connecting to itunes. kindly guide me in this regard. i am using OS XP. thanx

  • shayan

    i have iphone 2G. i have incorrectly installed FW 3.1.2 on it and now my iphone is in recovery mode, not coming out of it. my itunes also not showing the restore and update tabs as iphone is not connecting to itunes. kindly guide me in this regard. i am using OS XP. thanx

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