1. UsinMyIllusion's Avatar
    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 11:30 AM.
    08-26-2009 11:22 AM
  2. Jeremy's Avatar
    08-26-2009 11:26 AM
  3. UsinMyIllusion's Avatar
    Thank you, but isnt that just for 3.0? It wont work if I have a 3gs updated to 3.01 will it?
    Last edited by UsinMyIllusion; 08-26-2009 at 11:35 AM.
    08-26-2009 11:31 AM
  4. Alli's Avatar
    Follow those steps with this changes: make sure you use the ipsw for the 3gs version 3.0 (and not 3.01). Watch Simulcast this Thursday night (8/27) for a special edition on jailbreaking.
    08-26-2009 01:02 PM
  5. leadbyxampl's Avatar
    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 05:23 PM
  6. Alli's Avatar
    Jailbreaking doesn't remove anything from your phone, so after you jailbreak, the only difference you'll see from before you started the process is the addition of Cydia.
    08-26-2009 05:38 PM
  7. leadbyxampl's Avatar
    Jailbreaking doesn't remove anything from your phone, so after you jailbreak, the only difference you'll see from before you started the process is the addition of Cydia.
    Thanks.. Soo much easier than I thought!
    08-26-2009 11:00 PM
  8. Alli's Avatar
    Redsn0w makes it easier than anyone could imagine!
    08-27-2009 07:07 AM
  9. jglowe74's Avatar
    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 07:24 AM
  10. BenGillam's Avatar
    i would check out the tutorials on iClarified they are for windows and mac and tell you pretty much everything, JB is very easy and not a black art as some people think
    08-27-2009 08:41 AM
  11. UsinMyIllusion's Avatar
    Thanks for your help guys. I Jailbroke my phone last night after work. It was really easy, and I'm loving it.

    Thanks again!
    08-27-2009 09:52 AM
  12. UsinMyIllusion's Avatar
    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.
    Jeeze I'm trying to help him out with the way I did it. But I cant post links in the open forum till I have 10 posts, and I cant PM until I have 15..WTF?
    08-27-2009 10:28 AM
  13. Alli's Avatar
    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 11:25 AM
  14. Jeremy's Avatar
    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.
    Yeah, have had zero time to update the guides. Something I should really do. Same steps basically, just with different files.

    I will make the updates when I can.
    08-27-2009 11:39 AM
  15. seanwcom's Avatar
    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...

    Thanks!
    08-27-2009 01:27 PM
  16. nextjeter2's Avatar
    I have a 3gs running 3.0.1 and jaibroke you will loose nothing. It does not reinstall software just hacks the sotware already on phone
    08-27-2009 01:36 PM
  17. jglowe74's Avatar
    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??
    08-27-2009 08:49 PM
  18. Alli's Avatar
    What is the name of the ipsw file you are using?

    Make sure you get the proper one here: iPod and iPhone Firmware Download
    08-28-2009 07:13 AM
  19. jglowe74's Avatar
    What is the name of the ipsw file you are using?

    Make sure you get the proper one here: iPod and iPhone Firmware Download
    so Alli,

    from here, with my 3gs running 3.0.1 OS, do i want the "iPhone 3G (2.2.1/5H11)" version? or the "iPhone (3.0/7A341)" version?
    08-28-2009 07:47 AM
  20. billyeha66's Avatar
    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 09:49 AM
  21. Alli's Avatar
    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 10:45 AM
  22. jglowe74's Avatar
    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.
    <cross fingers> ok, thanks Alli. i'll try it again tonight after work. so hope it works... </cross fingers>
    08-28-2009 10:54 AM
  23. billyeha66's Avatar
    If it already reset my system to 3.0, should I upgrade back to 3.0.1 or leave it at 3.0 and if so, is that going to be a lengthy process again? Will I lose all of the jailbroke apps that I've already installed?
    08-28-2009 11:01 AM
  24. jglowe74's Avatar
    If it already reset my system to 3.0, should I upgrade back to 3.0.1 or leave it at 3.0 and if so, is that going to be a lengthy process again? Will I lose all of the jailbroke apps that I've already installed?
    eesh. since i have had zero success thus far with my JB attempts, i'll let someone else answer you. personally, i would just stick with 3.0 for now. i don't notice that many improvements between the 2 OS's. plus, it would be a long process of restoring & re-installing the OS then jailbreaking again.
    08-28-2009 11:32 AM
  25. jonluke's Avatar
    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.
    Hi iPhone forum... I am new here. SO greetings to all. I am in trying to jailbreak/unlock a new iPhone 3GS. I have downloaded what I thought were the IPSW files. but when they get to my computer they come out as ZIP/RAR files. I saw on someone elses post that changing the .zip to .ipsw is all that I need to do. Is this correct?

    Regards
    08-28-2009 11:42 AM
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