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How to Jailbreak/Unlock iPhone 2G/3G on 3.0 redsn0w Guide

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With the recent release of the iPhone 3GS and all the craziness that was happening, many people completely missed the releases of the new methods of jailbreaking and/or unlocking the iPhone 2G or iPhone 3G!

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

  • For those wondering about the iPhone 3GS, since the device just came out, there is no news yet, but things are in the works.
  • For those wondering about the iPhone 3G unlock, it is called Ultrasn0w and is coming soon.
  • If you are currently running the yellowsn0w unlock on your iPhone 3G for cellular service, then do not attempt to use redsn0w or update to 3.0 as you will lose your iPhone 3G unlock.

Please read these words of warning from the iPhone Dev Team Blog before proceeding:

If you want to build custom firmware files with more flexibility it is suggested that you use ‘PwnageTool’ on Mac OS X.

  1. GOLDEN RULE: If you are using a 3G iPhone with yellowsn0w and rely on yellowsn0w to obtain cellular service, then you should NOT use redsn0w right now. Ultrasn0w (the 3G carrier unlock) 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 released via APT (cydia and icy) soon. If you have an original iPhone (1st generation) then 3.0 carrier unlock works with this redsn0w release.
  2. Yellowsn0w in its current form will NOT work with the baseband version that is present in the 3.0 update, you will need Ultrasn0w, which will be released sometime soon, Ultrasn0w will work with all iPhone 3G models (but not 3GS), even ones that were previously unlockable, Ultrasn0w (when available) will be released via APT (this means you will be able to get it via Cydia or Icy).
  3. Please read all parts of this post before downloading and using these tools.
  4. Read items 1, 2 and 3 again and again.
  5. This app is suitable for the recent 3.0 release
  6. redsn0w will NOT work for the iPhone 3GS.

Note #1: The methods listed below can be followed on BOTH a PC or a MAC.

Note #2: Some users experience download issues when using Internet Explorer or Safari. However, Firefox seems to work fine.

Note #3: If the 3.0 software files download as a .ZIP and is unusable, change the .ZIP extension to .IPSW

How To Jailbreak and Unlock the iPhone 2G on 3.0 software

To jailbreak and unlock your iPhone 2G so that it runs the 3.0 firmware and you can put in your Rogers/Fido SIM card (or any other carrier SIM), follow the steps below:

  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 2G here.
  3. Download the Bootloader File 3.9 and Bootloader File 4.6
  4. Put the downloads from Steps 1-3 into a single folder together
  5. Open iTunes and plug your iPhone 2G in via the USB. Backup your iPhone 2G if iTunes allows you to.
  6. Ensure that your iPhone 2G is turned on and then put the iPhone into Recovery Mode. (If you already have the 3.0 software, go to step 8).
  7. Once you are successfully in Recovery Mode, click “Restore” in iTunes. This will update your iPhone 2G with the 3.0 software.
  8. After the restore is complete, close iTunes but leave the iPhone 2G connected to the USB.
  9. Open the redsn0w install file and click “Browse”. A window will open. Locate the downloaded 3.0 firmware from Step 2 and click Open.
  10. Once the firmware is verified, click Next. On the next screen, put a check mark beside Cydia and Unlock and then click Next.
  11. Now click Browse beside each Bootloader file and locate the ones you downloaded from step 3. Then click Next.
  12. Turn off your iPhone 2G and follow the on-screen instructions EXACTLY.
  13. Redsn0w will guide you on how to get your iPhone 2G into DFU Mode. DFU mode is hard to do because the timing has to be PERFECT, so make sure you follow the steps. If the iPhone 2G does not get into DFU Mode, just quit redsn0w and you will have to try again starting from step 9.
  14. Your iPhone 2G will now be unlocked and jailbroken. Reboot the iPhone 2G.

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How To Jailbreak and Unlock the iPhone 3G on 3.0 software

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

  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 3G here.
  3. Put the downloads from Steps 1 and 2 into a single folder together
  4. Open iTunes and plug your iPhone 3G in via the USB. Backup your iPhone 3G if iTunes allows you to.
  5. When iTunes recognizes the iPhone 3G, click “Check for Updates” in iTunes. This will update your iPhone 3G with the 3.0 software. (If you are already running 3.0, go to Step 6).
  6. After the update is complete, close iTunes but leave the iPhone connected to the USB.
  7. Open the redsn0w install file and click “Browse”. A window will open. Locate the downloaded 3.0 firmware from Step 2.
  8. Once the firmware is verified, click Next. On the next screen, put a check mark beside Cydia and Icy and then click Next.
  9. Turn off your iPhone 3G and follow the on-screen instructions EXACTLY.
  10. Redsn0w will guide you on how to get your iPhone 3G into DFU Mode. DFU mode is hard to do because the timing has to be PERFECT, so make sure you follow the steps. If the iPhone 3G does not get into DFU Mode, just quit redsn0w and you will have to try again starting from step 7.
  11. Your iPhone 3G will now be jailbroken. Reboot the iPhone 3G.
  12. Now we will unlock the iPhone 3G
  13. Run Cydia app or Icy app on your iPhone 3G running 3.0 software
  14. Add the repo repo666.ultrasn0w.com to Cydia or Icy
  15. Search for ‘ultrasn0w’ in Cydia or Icy and install ultrasn0w
  16. Reboot the iPhone 3G.

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How To Jailbreak the iPod Touch 1G/2G on 3.0 software

To jailbreak your iPod Touch so that it runs the 3.0 firmware, follow the steps below:

  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 iPod Touch 1G here or iPod Touch 2G here.
  3. Put the downloads from Steps 1 and 2 into a single folder together
  4. Open iTunes and plug your iPod Touch in via the USB. Backup your iPod Touch if iTunes allows you to.
  5. When iTunes recognizes the iPod Touch, hold Shift (PC) or Option (Mac) on your keyboard and click “Restore” in iTunes. A window will open.
  6. Choose your iPod Touch firmware that you downloaded from step 2 and click Open. This will update your iPod Touch with the 3.0 software. (If you are already running 3.0, go to Step 7).
  7. After the update is complete, close iTunes but leave the iPod Touch connected to the USB.
  8. Open the redsn0w install file and click “Browse”. A window will open. Locate the downloaded 3.0 firmware for your iPod Touch 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. Turn off your iPod Touch and follow the on-screen instructions EXACTLY.
  11. Redsn0w will guide you on how to get your iPod Touch into DFU Mode. DFU mode is hard to do because the timing has to be PERFECT, so make sure you follow the steps. If the iPod Touch does not get into DFU Mode, just quit redsn0w and you will have to try again starting from step 8.
  12. Your iPod Touch will now be jailbroken. Reboot the iPod Touch.

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

Enjoy!

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