How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

Posted October 14, 2012 at 7:17pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 548512 views

These are instructions on how to perform a jailbreak of your iPhone 3GS on iOS 6 using RedSn0w for Windows.

This jailbreak is untethered for old bootrom devices; however, new bootrom devices are tethered. A tethered jailbreak means you will need to connect your device to the computer each time you reboot.

Step One
Create a folder on your desktop called Pwnage

Download the latest version of RedSn0w from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. Likewise, download the 6.0 firmware from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. (Note: you do not need to download the 6.0 firmware if you are already on iOS 6.0)

Extract the RedSn0w zip file to the Pwnage folder.


Step Two:
If you haven't already updated to iOS 6 then open iTunes from your dock.


Select your iPhone from the list of devices on the left. Now hold down Shift and click the Restore button. Restore is preferred as it won't create any wasted space on your iPhone.


Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 6.0 firmware ipsw. Click the Choose button to continue.


iTunes will now update your iPhone to the new firmware.

**Important: If you want to keep your UltraSn0w unlock then follow these instructions to update.

Step Three
Right click or control-click the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier and choose Run as administrator from the popup menu that appears.




Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens ensure your device is connected and click the Jailbreak button


Step Five
Turn OFF your device then click the Next button


Step Six
RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode. You can find more help with DFU mode here.


Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.


Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.


Step Seven
Your iPhone will now be exploited with limera1n.


Step Eight
RedSn0w will now prepare the jailbreak data.


Step Nine
Select Cydia from the list of options and click Next.


Step Ten
Your iPhone will now be rebooted again and RedSn0w will begin uploading the new RAM Disk and Kernel.


Step Eleven
Once this is complete you will be notified that RedSn0w is done.



BOOT TETHERED
Once you have jailbroken you will need to rerun redsn0w to boot tethered only if you have a new bootrom iPhone 3GS.

Step One
From the main RedSn0w menu click the Extras button.


Step Two
Select Just boot from the Extras menu to boot tethered and follow the instructions to put your device into DFU mode again for boot.



*A big thanks is owed to the iPhone Dev-Team and Geohot for their hard work and contribution to the iPhone community.

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reet14 - August 13, 2014 at 5:19pm
The actual process of jail-breaking an iOS device is no longer as challenging a task as it used to be as long as you know what tools are to be used and you follow the steps correctly. If you are a user of iPhone 3gs, iPhone 4 or iPhone 4s and have upgraded your device to iOS 6, then you can read this easy guide to perform an untethered jailbreak on your iPhone. http://radharenu.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Jailbreak-iPhone-3gs-or-iOS-6-devices
Jagdeep - March 14, 2014 at 8:41am
Big Thanksss...... (Y) but how to get network(no signal)...yet sim is not working
Barack Jew Obama - February 7, 2014 at 4:23pm
I like to lick dog cocks ~Barack Obama
sumeira - January 12, 2014 at 10:40am
i bought iphone 3gs first time i got iphone. i dont even know about it and its settings even. after i got i upgrade my iphone ios5.1.1 to 6.1.3. but a big problem happened my iphone got locked and idont know even what can i do to restore it. plz guide me what can i do for its restoration?? plz plz help me quickly i will thankfull to you
Paige - January 31, 2014 at 7:47pm
Did you try connecting it to Itunes?
tron - October 3, 2013 at 11:45am
I am having iphone 4s wit ios 6.1.3 how can i jail break my mobile and use cydia and is it possible to perform untethered jailbreak in my phone? what software should i use to jailbreak redsnOw or EvasiOn or snOebreeae ... help guys...
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