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BREAKING: iPhone 3GS Jailbreak/Unlock On 3.0 Available Now!

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The iPhone 3GS jailbreak and unlock for firmware 3.0 has arrived!

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Before we begin however, please take some time to review the notes below as they are very important:

– Do not update to firmware 3.1 if you want to be able to unlock or jailbreak your iPhone/iPod Touch

– The methods listed below can be followed on BOTH a PC or a Mac

Users experiencing download issues when using Internet Explorer or Safari should use Firefox, as that seems to work fine

If the 3.0 firmware files download as a .ZIP and are unusable, change the .ZIP extension to .IPSW

– Once again, Do not update to firmware 3.1 if you want to be able to unlock or jailbreak your iPhone/iPod Touch

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How To Jailbreak and Unlock the iPhone 3GS on 3.0 Firmware

To jailbreak and/or unlock your iPhone 3GS on the 3.0 firmware and so you can put in your Rogers/Fido SIM card (or any other carrier SIM), follow the steps below:

How to Jailbreak the iPhone 3GS

1.) Download redsn0w 0.8 (a more powerful QuickPwn) for Mac here or Windows here and extract the install file “redsn0w” to a folder.

2.) Download the 3.0 firmware for the iPhone 3GS here.

3.) Put the downloads from Steps 1 and 2 into a single folder together.

4.) Open iTunes and plug your iPhone 3GS in via the USB. Backup your iPhone 3GS if iTunes allows you to.

5.) When iTunes recognizes the iPhone 3GS, click “Check for Updates” in iTunes. This will update your iPhone 3GS with the 3.0 firmware. (If you are already running 3.0, go to Step 7).

Note: If firmware 3.1 has been released, skip step 5. Instead, you must do a restore to 3.0 using the firmware from step 2. On a PC, hold Shift on the keyboard or on a Mac, hold Option on the keyboard, and click “Restore” in iTunes. A window will open. Select the 3.0 firmware from step 2 and then proceed to step 6.

6.) After the update is complete, iTunes will prompt you to Set up a New Device or Restore from Back Up from an existing backup. Choose which ever you want and let iTunes process.

7.) After the processing is complete, keep the iPhone 3GS plugged in via USB. Eject the iPhone 3GS from within iTunes and close iTunes. Turn the iPhone 3GS off and then turn the iPhone 3GS back on.

8.) Open the redsn0w install file and click “Browse”. A window will open. Locate the downloaded 3.0 firmware from Step 2.

9.) Once the firmware is verified, click Next. On the next screen, put a check mark beside Cydia and Icy and then click Next.

10.) Follow the on-screen instructions EXACTLY.

11.) Redsn0w will guide you on how to get your iPhone 3GS into Recovery Mode. Recovery mode can be hard to do, so make sure you follow the steps. If the iPhone 3GS does not get into Recovery Mode, just quit redsn0w and you will have to try again starting from step 7.

12.) After the processing is complete (about 5 – 6 minutes), your iPhone 3GS will be jailbroken. Disconnect the USB cable from the iPhone 3GS. Turn the iPhone 3GS off and then turn the iPhone 3GS back on.

How to Unlock the iPhone 3GS

1.) Run the Cydia app on your iPhone 3GS running 3.0 firmware and apply all of the prompted updates.

2) Go back into Cydia, tap Search and type in mobilesubstrate. Ensure you are running the latest version. If not, tap Install and then Confirm.

3) Go back into Cydia, tap Manage, Sources, Edit, and Add the repo repo666.ultrasn0w.com.

4.) Select the newly added Repo in the Sources Menu screen and select ‘ultrasn0w’. Then tap Install and then Confirm. After the install, tap Return to Cydia and then push the iPhone Home Button.

5.) Turn the iPhone 3GS off and then turn the iPhone 3GS back on.

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If you follow the steps above carefully, you will have success.

Enjoy!

The above guide will be added to a newly updated list of iPod/iPhone jailbreaks/unlocks that I will post soon.

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  • Guest

    Congrats to Dev Team! And Geohotz on both releases of JB.
    Leave some comments at the forums on how it works for you… http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=5773
    How did it work for u?

  • Dusty

    Congrats to Dev Team! And Geohotz on both releases of JB.
    Leave some comments at the forums on how it works for you… http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=5773
    How did it work for u?

  • James

    Is this just for the 3GS? or can this method be used for 3.0 on the 3G?? thanks in advance!

  • James

    Is this just for the 3GS? or can this method be used for 3.0 on the 3G?? thanks in advance!

  • Nick

    awesome job Dev Team! but PurpleRa1n is the only reason they released it…

    Is there any difference between the end result of PurpleRa1n and Redsn0w?? i dont think so.. maybe just ICY (the new installer???) but i perfer Cydia anyways.

    Good on ya guys for finally releasing it Dev team!

  • Nick

    awesome job Dev Team! but PurpleRa1n is the only reason they released it…

    Is there any difference between the end result of PurpleRa1n and Redsn0w?? i dont think so.. maybe just ICY (the new installer???) but i perfer Cydia anyways.

    Good on ya guys for finally releasing it Dev team!

  • Nick

    i would edit my post above but i cant.. It seems like the PurpleRa1n Jailbreak method is alot Easier.

    Press 1 button and im done.. or go through 16 steps

    I pick the 1 button approach.

  • Nick

    i would edit my post above but i cant.. It seems like the PurpleRa1n Jailbreak method is alot Easier.

    Press 1 button and im done.. or go through 16 steps

    I pick the 1 button approach.

  • X1Zero

    It’s more than 1 step.
    Also, the above guide is detailed to ensure no one skips steps or makes mistakes and also includes the unlock.

    Purplerain or dev team, the more the better. But I prefer the dev team simply because of their reputation.

  • X1Zero

    It’s more than 1 step.
    Also, the above guide is detailed to ensure no one skips steps or makes mistakes and also includes the unlock.

    Purplerain or dev team, the more the better. But I prefer the dev team simply because of their reputation.

  • Nick

    @ X1Zero

    the reason why i call it a 1 button step is after you press make it rain and it installs “Freeze” your jailbroken yes you still need to download cydia to actually do anything useful but again thats click freeze then install cydia.. it doubt it would be hard to add a “Install Icy” to freeze.

  • Nick

    @ X1Zero

    the reason why i call it a 1 button step is after you press make it rain and it installs “Freeze” your jailbroken yes you still need to download cydia to actually do anything useful but again thats click freeze then install cydia.. it doubt it would be hard to add a “Install Icy” to freeze.

  • 4wallz

    Does this only work on the 3Gs or will it work on the iPhone 3G with 3.0 firmware as well?

  • 4wallz

    Does this only work on the 3Gs or will it work on the iPhone 3G with 3.0 firmware as well?

  • X1Zero

    I will have an updated post for all devices tomorrow

  • X1Zero

    I will have an updated post for all devices tomorrow

  • Guest

    @James @4wallz
    Works on all devices iPhones/iPods

    @X1Zero
    Purplera1n and redsnow 0.8 are the same exploits, so it shouldnt matter. Dev Team or Geohot, hmmm? lol Ill try Redsnow, used it always and had no issues…

  • Dusty

    @James @4wallz
    Works on all devices iPhones/iPods

    @X1Zero
    Purplera1n and redsnow 0.8 are the same exploits, so it shouldnt matter. Dev Team or Geohot, hmmm? lol Ill try Redsnow, used it always and had no issues…

  • Guest

    @James @4wallz
    Works on all devices iPhones/iPods that have fw 3.0, forgot to say that.

    Redsn0w 0.8 is a light-weight and easy-to-use jailbreak tool to jailbreak iPhone 2G, 3G and 3GS, as well as, iPod Touch 3.0. It supports Windows, Mac OS and Linux platform.

    @People that complain about to many steps, wow! Its so easy and very detailed, I prefer the more steps 😉

    Well done GeoHotz and Dev Team! Keep up the great work!

  • Dusty

    @James @4wallz
    Works on all devices iPhones/iPods that have fw 3.0, forgot to say that.

    Redsn0w 0.8 is a light-weight and easy-to-use jailbreak tool to jailbreak iPhone 2G, 3G and 3GS, as well as, iPod Touch 3.0. It supports Windows, Mac OS and Linux platform.

    @People that complain about to many steps, wow! Its so easy and very detailed, I prefer the more steps 😉

    Well done GeoHotz and Dev Team! Keep up the great work!

  • XmasBoy

    What about iPod Touch 2G running 2.2.1?

  • XmasBoy

    What about iPod Touch 2G running 2.2.1?

  • Guest

    UPDATE: Redsn0w 0.8 works good. No problem so far and took under 5 min to do. SUPER EASY!

    @XmasBoy
    Read my previous comment.

  • Dusty

    UPDATE: Redsn0w 0.8 works good. No problem so far and took under 5 min to do. SUPER EASY!

    @XmasBoy
    Read my previous comment.

  • Cody

    I’m looking to the dev community to make gmail finally push! Please someone! Haha

  • Cody

    I’m looking to the dev community to make gmail finally push! Please someone! Haha

  • Justin

    Is Winterboard working for jailbroken 3GS?

  • Justin

    Is Winterboard working for jailbroken 3GS?

  • Guest

    @Justin
    Yes!

    Winterboard and MobileSubstrate: updated and optimized for the iPhone 3GS.
    Thanks Saurik!

  • Dusty

    @Justin
    Yes!

    Winterboard and MobileSubstrate: updated and optimized for the iPhone 3GS.
    Thanks Saurik!

  • Willie Williams

    i have downloaded both of these file but can not find the ipsw file in the folder. am i missin something?

  • Willie Williams

    i have downloaded both of these file but can not find the ipsw file in the folder. am i missin something?

  • Raymond Lee

    Dosen’t work for me, redsn0w stop responding when redsn0w waiting the iphone rebooting for me at step 10.

  • Raymond Lee

    Dosen’t work for me, redsn0w stop responding when redsn0w waiting the iphone rebooting for me at step 10.

  • Jivetalker

    MobileSubstrate does not seem to work: can’t get Skype over 3G to work.

  • MobileSubstrate does not seem to work: can’t get Skype over 3G to work.

  • Moh

    Thanks, ill try it now.
    good luck to all of you.

  • Moh

    Thanks, ill try it now.
    good luck to all of you.

  • GC

    The extra (2x) RAM of the 3G S will allow you to keep your mobile substrate (winterboard, SBsettings, etc.) running more stable along side with demanding things like games, and the extra CPU power is making Cydia feel a lot snappier even on 3G, no benchmarks needed.

  • GC

    The extra (2x) RAM of the 3G S will allow you to keep your mobile substrate (winterboard, SBsettings, etc.) running more stable along side with demanding things like games, and the extra CPU power is making Cydia feel a lot snappier even on 3G, no benchmarks needed.

  • Guest

    @GC
    Dude, its way faster with that extra RAM! Im lovin it 🙂 Cydia loads faster and its overall performance is a big difference. Well worth the Redsn0w jailbreak. Now for some apps to get updated to work with 3.0 3GS and were all good to go!

  • Dusty

    @GC
    Dude, its way faster with that extra RAM! Im lovin it 🙂 Cydia loads faster and its overall performance is a big difference. Well worth the Redsn0w jailbreak. Now for some apps to get updated to work with 3.0 3GS and were all good to go!

  • Moh

    Didn’t work on Vista home premium 32bit
    tryed it on my Windows 7 RC 64bit and worked fine

  • Moh

    Didn’t work on Vista home premium 32bit
    tryed it on my Windows 7 RC 64bit and worked fine

  • chanable

    Yay, worked great, i upgraded to the 3gs and was using the ipsw file for the normal 3g. I tried it multiple times until i realized that there is like 60 megs difference between the files. Once I got the correct ipsw, jailbreaking was a charm.

    THanks Dev Team!!!!!

  • chanable

    Yay, worked great, i upgraded to the 3gs and was using the ipsw file for the normal 3g. I tried it multiple times until i realized that there is like 60 megs difference between the files. Once I got the correct ipsw, jailbreaking was a charm.

    THanks Dev Team!!!!!

  • ReyT

    Kudos to The Dev Team and GeoHotz for the jailbreak/unlock! Yeah, keep it coming!

  • ReyT

    Kudos to The Dev Team and GeoHotz for the jailbreak/unlock! Yeah, keep it coming!

  • Guest

    @Moh
    Windows 7 64bit worked fine for me to!

    @chanable
    I also noticed that 60 megs difference in FW. I tried to restore my 3GS like a couple days after I bought it and had to download a new FW3.0 build. Works every time now! 🙂

  • Dusty

    @Moh
    Windows 7 64bit worked fine for me to!

    @chanable
    I also noticed that 60 megs difference in FW. I tried to restore my 3GS like a couple days after I bought it and had to download a new FW3.0 build. Works every time now! 🙂

  • Michael9009

    If I have already jailbroken my 3G using Redsn0w 0.7.2, should I re-jailbreak with Redsn0w 0.8? Would there be any benefit for doing so?

  • Michael9009

    If I have already jailbroken my 3G using Redsn0w 0.7.2, should I re-jailbreak with Redsn0w 0.8? Would there be any benefit for doing so?

  • Guest

    @Michael9009
    Read my previous comments and how this is an upgraded version of Redsn0w for 3GS users but yet also works on other devices only running 3.0.

    Just like the Dev Team said, Whats old is new again.

    Why fix it if it ain’t broke? 😉

  • Dusty

    @Michael9009
    Read my previous comments and how this is an upgraded version of Redsn0w for 3GS users but yet also works on other devices only running 3.0.

    Just like the Dev Team said, Whats old is new again.

    Why fix it if it ain’t broke? 😉

  • Rob

    hey ppl 3GS is my first apple product so can anyone tell me the pros and cons of jailbreaking my iphone. i dont seem to understand the differnece between jailbroken and not jailbroken and if it worth it for me.

  • Rob

    hey ppl 3GS is my first apple product so can anyone tell me the pros and cons of jailbreaking my iphone. i dont seem to understand the differnece between jailbroken and not jailbroken and if it worth it for me.

  • John Piercy

    Jivetalker says:
    July 7, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    MobileSubstrate does not seem to work: can’t get Skype over 3G to work.

    Me neither … Hmmmmm

  • John Piercy

    Jivetalker says:
    July 7, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    MobileSubstrate does not seem to work: can’t get Skype over 3G to work.

    Me neither … Hmmmmm

  • PartizanRaptor

    Once you update MobileSustrate you should be good to go. At least that fixed Winterboard.

  • PartizanRaptor

    Once you update MobileSustrate you should be good to go. At least that fixed Winterboard.

  • ifokust

    The jailbreak/unlock worked for me just fine. I’ve intsalled Terminal and OpenSSH so far. I’m waiting a few days before trying to install Winterboard just in case there are early issues. Anyone have problems with Winterboard on 3GS ?

  • ifokust

    The jailbreak/unlock worked for me just fine. I’ve intsalled Terminal and OpenSSH so far. I’m waiting a few days before trying to install Winterboard just in case there are early issues. Anyone have problems with Winterboard on 3GS ?

  • Guest
  • Dusty

    Yes, update in Cydia and everything should work!

  • Disqus is great, smart decision to implement it. The content here has always been great and now the design is improving to match it.

    My 3G was always jailbroken but I haven't bothered with the 3GS because it seemed like a lot of work. It looks easier now so I may do it, I miss Qik, backgrounder, and screensplitr.

  • Taitofu

    Hi there, I purchased my 3g a year ago (2nd gen), and I recently jailbroke my iphone, like a few hours ago. Is it okay to backup my iphone while jailbroken, will I likely encounter any problems, now or in the future? Thanks, Taitofu. 🙂

  • X1Zero

    No, you can backup at anytime. The backup only holds your media, not the actually firmware.

  • Yes this works for 3.0 on the 3G as well.

  • Hey Justin,

    Thanks for the feedback! Disqus certainly is making it easier than ever to comment on the blog! I love it so far. I am going to jailbreak my 3GS tonight. 😉

  • Dusty

    Read the comments at here… http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/jailbreak/purplera
    WB has been working good for users. Make sure u update to the latest version and hope for the best lol

  • Dusty

    Hey Rob, here is a new blog post that u may find helpful… http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/iphone-news/how-to

  • Dusty

    Hey Rob, here is a new blog post that u may find helpful… http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/iphone-news/how-to

  • Steve

    Doesn't work here either…

    After some reading, it seems that the problem comes from installing VoIPover3G and Mobilesubstrate on a 3Gs (it seems to work fine for the “old” iPhone 3G).

    In fact, if you install these two modules, you won't even be able to open “app store” or “itune” from your 3Gs. Remove one of the two modules and “app store” and “itunes” will work again (but not Skype).

  • lcgtoronto

    I tried doing the steps provided here…when I am at step 10…redsn0w will stop responding and I have to close the program. This the step where my Iphone 3G should go to Recovery Mode. I see on the iphone the usb with arrow pointing to iTunes. I am using Vista. Please help. Thanks.

  • lcgtoronto

    I tried doing the steps provided here…when I am at step 10…redsn0w will stop responding and I have to close the program. This the step where my Iphone 3G should go to Recovery Mode. I see on the iphone the usb with arrow pointing to iTunes. I am using Vista. Please help. Thanks.

  • lcgtoronto

    I tried doing the steps provided here…when I am at step 10…redsn0w will stop responding and I have to close the program. This the step where my Iphone 3G should go to Recovery Mode. I see on the iphone the usb with arrow pointing to iTunes. I am using Vista. Please help. Thanks.

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