1. geemanaz's Avatar
    Thanks to The Dev Team

    redsn0w is an easy to use, multi-platform, multi-device jailbreaking and unlocking tool for the iPhone 2G (original iPhone), the iPhone 3G (but not the 3GS) and also the iPod touch (first and second generation). Currently it is available for Windows and Mac OS X (there are some issues using redsn0w with OS X PPC, please use an Intel Mac until we have this problem resolved).

    REDSN0W PROVIDES SIMILAR FUNCTIONALITY TO QUICKPWN.

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

    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.
    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).
    Please read all parts of this post before downloading and using these tools.
    Read items 1, 2 and 3 again and again.
    At the bottom of this post are the bittorrent files for the latest version of redsn0w.
    This app is suitable for the recent 3.0 release
    redsn0w will NOT work for the iPhone 3GS.
    redsn0w WILL work for Original iPhone (1st Generation), Original iPod touch, iPod touch 2G and the iPhone 3G (not the iPhone 3GS).
    To use redsn0w simply upgrade the device in iTunes to firmware version 3.0 and run redsn0w to activate and jailbreak the device (and if you are using an original iPhone 2G, it will unlock it too!)
    Last edited by geemanaz; 06-20-2009 at 06:02 AM.
    06-20-2009 04:59 AM
  2. geemanaz's Avatar
    go to Dev-Team Blog now and get your iphone up and running on OS 3.0
    06-20-2009 06:00 AM
  3. luvsion's Avatar
    i tried mine.. now it stuck at waiting for reboot for about 10mins.. anyone know how long this gonna take? or my iphone is gone.. T.T
    06-20-2009 08:17 AM
  4. bergman's Avatar
    Has anyone with a currently jailbroken 2G gone through the process of restore to 3.0 and used Redsnow to jailbreak? Did you retain all of your jailbreak apps or did you need to reinstall? Did you lose any apps or data? Is it just as seamless as pwnage?
    06-20-2009 08:40 AM
  5. jeepkj457's Avatar
    just jailbroke my 3g with redsn0w. the entire process took 10 minutes tops. on vista btw. its so much faster with redsn0w then it was before
    06-20-2009 08:42 AM
  6. thatiphoneguy's Avatar
    same here, its so fast and easy with redsnow, took 10 mins tops.. only beef i have is, that cydia keeps crashing. every time i hit the install tab for sbsettings, it crashes. its quite annoying right now.
    06-20-2009 11:22 AM
  7. ultrasn0w's Avatar
    cydia is crashing, everything else is ok
    06-20-2009 11:55 AM
  8. Scatterbrain#IM's Avatar
    Just jailbroke my 3G using redsn0w after restoring to 3.0 and setting up as a new phone. Worked great. Beware though that not all apps in the Cydia store (or App store for that matter) are compatible with 3.0. QuickGold resulted in a hard crash with reboots into safe mode. Uninstalling QuickGold solved the problem. I will wait until the Cydia apps that integrate with the OS are upgraded or confirmed to work with 3.0 before trying anymore of them. Cycorder still works like a charm BTW.
    06-20-2009 11:56 AM
  9. geemanaz's Avatar
    thank you for the Replies Im the first to post on the site about redsn0w
    06-20-2009 12:46 PM
  10. only1jonarius's Avatar
    if u alrdy have GM 3.0 download on ur iphone do u still HAVE to restore 3.0 os again to JB?!
    06-20-2009 02:30 PM
  11. thatiphoneguy's Avatar
    i tried mine.. now it stuck at waiting for reboot for about 10mins.. anyone know how long this gonna take? or my iphone is gone.. T.T
    is this a 1st gen?? mines doing this as well... i did it on my 3G and everything worked perfectly.. on my first gen, i cant seem to activate the 3.0software because its an at&t phone and im in canada on rogers, then when i try to use redsnow the phone wont reboot... any help guys?
    Last edited by thatiphoneguy; 06-20-2009 at 02:50 PM.
    06-20-2009 02:48 PM
  12. MPIIIMan's Avatar
    Reporting back a successful redsn0w-y day in June.
    iPhone 3G

    1) Restored back to 2.2.1. (I like to start clean)
    2) Used Itunes to update to 3.0 via the Update button.
    3) Ran redsn0w (hooray Cydia is back)
    4) Updated my carrier file to 5.0 in hopes MMS and Tethering might work. (Untested)
    5) Installed the new AppSync thanks to the *lous team.
    6) Used Itunes to do a Backup Restore to get my mail, contacts, etc. back.
    7) Did a preliminary sync of a few apps, verified apps were launching and saved games weren't affected (hoorah!)
    8) Used Itunes to finish syncing my apps.
    9) Verifying all apps (will report back if any fail)
    10) Later I will sync up the music.

    All in all, a very successful update. Couldn't be done without the amazing support of the iPhone community.
    Last edited by MPIIIMan; 06-20-2009 at 03:29 PM. Reason: Forgot to add some info
    06-20-2009 03:26 PM
  13. Matt74's Avatar
    if u alrdy have GM 3.0 download on ur iphone do u still HAVE to restore 3.0 os again to JB?!
    The only difference between GM 3.0 and the 3.0 that was released 1.5 weeks later is the 1.5 week difference in release dates. Both firmwares are 100% identical, not even 1 byte of data is different.
    06-20-2009 03:53 PM
  14. Matt74's Avatar
    Reporting back a successful redsn0w-y day in June.
    iPhone 3G

    1) Restored back to 2.2.1. (I like to start clean)
    .
    If you really like to start clean, than you should restore to 3.0, not 2.2.1. A restore to 3.0 will wipe clean the files on your iPhone. Who knows if some 2.2.1 files will remain on there after an upgrade.
    06-20-2009 03:55 PM
  15. MPIIIMan's Avatar
    If you really like to start clean, than you should restore to 3.0, not 2.2.1. A restore to 3.0 will wipe clean the files on your iPhone. Who knows if some 2.2.1 files will remain on there after an upgrade.
    Good point. I will keep that in mind for the future. Thank you.
    06-20-2009 04:02 PM
  16. ew_deathscythe's Avatar
    ok.. after installing things like reflective dock, 5 row icon, some hackulous apps.. i tried respringing it.. and it just gets stuck at the apple.. has that happened to anyone yet? cuz i jb it like a few times already.. still having the same issue..
    06-20-2009 06:43 PM
  17. only1jonarius's Avatar
    @Matt74 'preciate it
    06-20-2009 11:18 PM
  18. petey2428's Avatar
    now Im really screwed.

    My iPhone was an unlocked and jailbreaked 2g with 1.1.3 firmware. I updated it to OS 3.0 on iTunes. Then I used redsn0w to jailbreak/unlock it. everything seemed fine till the rebooting your iphone step, but then I realized that I didnt put it in the DFU mode correctly. Then everything worked out fine until the setting baseband part. Its supposed to take up to 2 mins, but mine wasnt finished even after 4 hours, so I forced reset it. Then I tried to restore the firmware on itunes, but I got the iphone cannot be restored error (23) message. Now my iPhone is permanently in a recover mode I think. The screen only shows either an apple sign or a USB cable plugging into iTunes sign. Ive looked everywhere trying to fix this, but none worked out. I tried using iBrick, tried downgrading it to firmware 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 1.0, 1.1.3, pretty much everything, and now Im clueless on what to do. Please help me, right now I dont even have a phone! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!
    06-21-2009 09:30 PM
  19. bergman's Avatar
    Where is the default storage location for the ipsw file on a windows PC? When one uses pwnage, it supplies an ipsw file.
    06-22-2009 11:21 AM
  20. rfg17's Avatar
    Look in

    Documents and Settings\<User Name>\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates
    06-22-2009 12:33 PM
  21. bergman's Avatar
    Thanks! Just the one key instruction missing. a pointer for others using Redsnow- the instructions will move quickly when you progress to the jailbreaking step, but you may use the "back" button to see them again.
    06-22-2009 12:46 PM
  22. boostd's Avatar
    i was wondering if anyone would be willing to send me all the files i need to jailbreak the 3.0 update? I only have a work computer and cant download from the DEV-TEAM site due to most torrent files being blocked from my access unless its already downloaded as was my 2.2 jail break. I can do it through skype. any help i would appreciate.
    06-22-2009 08:09 PM
  23. luvsion's Avatar
    i tried again on my iphone 3g multiple time. it just wont reboot? what shud i do?
    06-22-2009 08:49 PM
  24. Matt74's Avatar
    Thanks! Just the one key instruction missing. a pointer for others using Redsnow- the instructions will move quickly when you progress to the jailbreaking step, but you may use the "back" button to see them again.
    Ignore that part of redsn0w.

    Before launching redsn0w, start by putting your phone in DFU. If your iPhone is in DFU when redsn0w is launched, it'll skip right over those steps, as it'll detect DFU.

    To put your phone in DFU, hold both the power and home button. A second or two after your phone turns off, release the power button, but keep holding the home button for 10 seconds. After 10 seconds, release the home button and you'll be in DFU - the screen on your iPhone will be blank.
    06-22-2009 11:38 PM
  25. Matt74's Avatar
    Doing a fresh JB on my phone since I'm selling it to a T-Mobile friend today. Here's an alternate method to putting your iPhone in DFU that I just used.

    1. Connect iphone to USB then listen to the sound when it connect and disconnect.
    2. Hold 2 buttons until hear disconnect sound then release power button.
    3. Wait until hear another sound then release home button.
    06-23-2009 10:00 AM
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