How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.3]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.3]

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These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone 3GS on the 4.3.3 firmware using RedSn0w for Mac.

If you want to jailbreak a lower firmware version you can find the appropriate tutorial here.

Make sure not to update to iOS 4.3.3 if you need an unlock as one is not yet available unless you opt to use the iPad baseband.

IMPORTANT FOR UNLOCKERS
During this process you can update your baseband to the 06.15 version. If you are on 05.14 or 05.15 or higher you will need to do this to unlock. You do not need to do this for jailbreak only. Please read the following very carefully before deciding whether to do this. You can find out baseband version here.

1. There is no way to come back down from 06.15, and there’s no hiding the baseband version from Apple. You’ll be voiding your warranty in a very obvious way.
2. If some future baseband comes out with a critical fix, you won’t be able to update to it if it remains down in the 05.xx sequence (then again, you wouldn’t update to it if you wanted to keep your unlock anyway).
3. Starting with FW 4.2.1 if you have 06.15 on your iPhone you won’t ever be able to restore to stock firmware (it will fail). You’ll need to only restore to custom IPSWs (then again, if you’re unlocker you should already be doing that).
4. There are reports that 06.15 may disable your GPS. The iPhone Dev-Team is currently working on a fix.

Don’t update to 06.15 if you don’t need to! Only do this if you need the unlock and you’re stuck on 05.14 or 05.15, and you're willing to assume the above risks. If your baseband is already unlockable and you are on a lower firmware version then use PwnageTool to update to 4.3.3 without upgrading your baseband.

Step One
Create a folder on your desktop called Pwnage

Download RedSn0w from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. Likewise, download the latest 4.3.3 firmware from below and place it in the same folder.

4.3.3 (3GS): iPhone2,1_4.3.3_8J2_Restore.ipsw

Extract the RedSn0w zip file by double clicking it.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.3]

Step Two
Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.3]

Select your iPhone from the list of devices on the left. Now hold down Option and click the Restore button. Restore is preferred as it won't create any wasted space on your iPhone.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.3]

Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 4.3.3 firmware ipsw. Click the Choose button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.3]

Step Three
Once iTunes has finished updating your iPhone to the desired firmware open the Pwnage folder on your desktop and launch the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.3]

Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens click the Browse button
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.3]

Step Five
Select the 4.3.3 firmware ipsw we placed in the Pwnage folder on our desktop then click Open.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.3]

You will be asked if this device is a newer fixed model. If yours is then click the Yes button; otherwise, click the No button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.3]

Step Six
Once the firmware has been verified click the Next button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.3]

Step Seven
RedSn0w will now prepare the jailbreak data
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.3]

Step Eight
From this window you can select the jailbreak options you would like. Make sure Cydia is selected.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.3]

Verbose boot displays detailed information on boot of your device and is generally only needed by developers and advanced users.

Make sure Cydia is selected. For this tutorial we will also select Custom boot logo and Custom recovery logo.

When you click to select each custom logo option a dialog window will appear asking you to select the image. Locate the image you would like to use then press the Open button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.3]

*Remember the rules for boot logos are: RGB or Grayscale format with Alpha channel and dimension below 320x480. If you would like to use the iClarified ones they can be found here: Boot Logo, Recovery Logo

If you read the warning above and you would like to update your baseband to the 06.15 iPad version for unlock then check Install iPad Baseband. Click Yes when prompted to confirm your decision.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.3]

Click the Next button to continue
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.3]

Step Nine
Please plug your iPhone into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.3]

Step Ten
RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode. You can find more help with DFU mode here
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.3]

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.3]

Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.3]

Step Eleven
Your iPhone will now reboot
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.3]

Step Twelve
RedSn0w will then begin uploading the new RAM Disk and Kernel.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.3]

Step Thirteen
Once this is complete you will be notified that RedSn0w is done. Click the Finish button. When your iPhone finishes rebooting (5 minutes or so) it will be jailbroken with Cydia on the SpringBoard.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.3]

*As usual a big thanks to the iPhone Dev-Team and I0n1c for their hard work and contribution to the iPhone community.
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Rose - June 26, 2011 at 12:56pm
In step 2, iTunes is telling me that my iPhone "could not be restored because the firmware file is not compatible." My phone isn't activated, so I can't figure out how to even find out what firmware it has. I restored it two days ago through iTunes, which probably means I've got the most recent version, which could be bad news bears for me?
Jimmy - March 11, 2012 at 12:22pm
Apple and Palm are selling a artpfolm. They want all users of there devices to get updates to drive the artpfolm forward. I'm been saying this very same thing on several posts awhile back. Companies, namely HTC are only interested in selling phones. They rather you just buy a new phone if your old one has bugs. Google should FORCE device makers using android compulsory updates. The old G1 should get android 2.1. Microsoft with WM7 should control 100% of the software that goes on the phones, similar to the model that google is doing with the nexus one.
Rangga - March 13, 2012 at 4:53am
Not quite a year ago, I switched from HTC's iwodnw based phones. My last 3 phones have been imported into the US and I loved them. I did the usual hacking of the ROM's and made it the way I wanted it. I bad-mouthed iphones all day long.Then, I bought one on a whim. Now almost a year later, I have bought 5 different iphones for members of my family. Though I agree somewhat with the closed-minded business practices of Apple, it's tough to beat the ease and usefulness of the iphone. The apps and software design IMO is superior to any iwodnw's based phone for daily use.And now with the new 4.0 OS coming out, it will be the cat's meow I can't wait. And if that were not enough, the possibility that the new 4G may have a removable battery seals the deal. I've always complained about the iphone's battery usage, I thought it was ridiculous. By noon, my battery was dead and I was charging again. After having to replace my iphone 3Gs because I broke it, I received a new one with the 3.1.3 OS. Funny thing now, since I can't jailbreak it like my old one, my battery life goes from 6:30am to 7-8pm before I have to charge it. At first I thought it was the fact that the new phone comes with a new battery but I had recently replaced my battery in my old iphone.Apparently, jailbreaking uses more battery than I thought.An interesting sidenote, when my iphone broke and I had to wait till Monday to replace it, I fired up my trusty HTC and what a disappointment, it was so awkward and non-refined, I ended up using my iphone though I only had a speaker phone to work.Guess I do love my iphone.
AJ - June 6, 2011 at 9:11am
I have my iPhone on FW 4.3.2 & I am using Mac to unlock. In step 2, after I browse the \"iPhone2,1_4.3.2_8H7_Restore.ipsw\" file, it prompts me \"iTunes will erase and restore your iPhone to iOS 4.3.2 and will verify the restore with Apple.\" If I click restore, it says \"The iPhone could not be restored. This device isn\'t eligible for the requested build.\" Any idea how I can get away with this error ?
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