Is there an Idiots Guide to Jailbreaking??
Hey everyone, I'm relatively new to the whole iPhone thing and I was wondering if there is an idiots guide type of write up to jailbreaking? I found a good post on crackberry's forums about how to jailbreak it using purplera1n, but after doing some research I saw that it does not work with 3.01.
So my question to you is, is are there easy to understand, step by step directions on how to jailbreak an iphone 3gs 3.01 using redsn0w?
I'm also really confused on what to do with cydia / icy after the initial jailbreak.
Thanks in advance for the help
Last edited by UsinMyIllusion; 08-26-2009 at 10:30 AM.
- 08-26-2009, 10:26 AM #2
- 08-26-2009, 12:02 PM #4
- 08-26-2009, 04:23 PM #5
I too am new to this iphone/jailbreak process. I am a new iphone users that switched in June.
1. I found steps on iclarified, but was not sure if after freshly restoring to the ipsw, if I should then have items setup my iphone with my items, or just proceed with jailbreak process.
2. After jailbreaking, how does one get contacts and other apps back?
- 08-26-2009, 04:38 PM #6
- 08-26-2009, 10:00 PM #7
- 08-27-2009, 06:07 AM #8
- 08-27-2009, 06:24 AM #9
but when reading the info on the Windows version of this JB, it says "This will NOT work with iPhone 3GS." and the OP is a 3gs user (as am i). so what are our options?? i've used this tutorial to no avail and i've tried Tramain's recommended way. neither worked for me.
- 08-27-2009, 07:41 AM #10
- 08-27-2009, 10:25 AM #13
You can jailbreak with redsn0w on a Windows machine. I even did mine using 64 bit Vista (which doesn't usually do diddly!).
It does work with a 3GS, you just have to make sure you grab the 3.0 ipsw file for the 3GS (and not the 3.0.1 file for another model).
- 08-27-2009, 10:39 AM #14
- 08-27-2009, 12:27 PM #15
Hey everyone, I'm playing a bit of catchup here... just got my iPhone last week and have been loving it. I'm ready to jailbreak, but I think what I'm most worried about is losing what I already have setup on my iPhone. I've heard that it doesn't change a thing, but looking through that guide on iClarified makes me think that it's going to do a restore on my phone BEFORE the redsn0w installation.
Can anyone clarify that? And just to be clear, we're talking about a 3GS on 3.0.1. Ultimately I don't mind reinstalling everything, but I sure don't want to. Hehe...
- 08-27-2009, 12:36 PM #16
- 08-27-2009, 07:49 PM #17
well, i still haven't figured out MY problem with JBing my 3gs. i found an 'updated' version of redsn0w (version 0.8) that i got off of the devteam's website (Dev-Team Blog - redsn0w in june). tried it, didn't work.
tried the version 0.7.2 as per the instructions on TiPb. didn't work. made sure i was pointing to the 3.0 IPSW and NOT the 3.0.1 version. still didn't work. i get as far as choosing to install Icy or Cydia. i choose Cydia, it installs something then sits at "please wait while your device is being jailbroken. waiting for reboot". 1, 5, 10 minutes go by, no change. i just don't get the problem. how long SHOULD this take??
- 08-28-2009, 06:13 AM #18
- 08-28-2009, 06:47 AM #19
- 08-28-2009, 08:49 AM #20
I have the 3gs 3.0.1 also and tried jailbreaking. Had the same problems at first, sat there for almost an hour waiting for it to jailbreak before I finally gave up. I finally tried someone elses suggestion and "googled" "jailbreak 3gs" and followed the directions it gave me. It actually reset my phone to 3.0 and jailbroke it with no problem and it uses iTunes to do all of it. Works great but my question is, should I have reset it to 3.0 and if not then how do I update it to 3.0.1 and keep it jailbroken?
- 08-28-2009, 09:45 AM #21
You want the 3GS 3.0/7A341.
There is no need to revert back to 3.0 if you are already on 3.0.1. Just point redsn0w to that 3.0 file and it makes the necessary changes. When the process is complete you will see that you are still on 3.0.1.
- 08-28-2009, 09:54 AM #22
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