How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)

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IMPORTANT: These instructions have been updated for the latest iPhone firmware. Please follow the up to date instructions here
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These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone 3GS on the 3.0.x firmware using RedSn0w for Mac. The Windows version of this tutorial is here. The iPhone 3G version of this tutorial is here. The iPhone 2G version of this tutorial is here

This tutorial can be used to jailbreak before applying the UltraSn0w unlock. You can find instructions on how to apply the unlock here.

** If you would like to jailbreak on the 3.0.1 firmware you can follow these exact instructions; however, in Step Two restore using this 3.0.1 iPhone firmware file instead of the 3.0 one. Continue with the instructions as indicated.**

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 3.0 firmware from below and place it in the same folder.

3.0.0 (3GS): iPhone2,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw

Extract the redsn0w application from the RedSn0w zip file to the Pwnage folder.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)

Step Two
Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)

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 on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)

Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the firmware ipsw. Click the Open button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)

*Note: If you are already on the 3.0 firmware and have not jailbroken then you may skip this step.

Step Three
Once iTunes has finished updating your iPhone to the desired firmware you may launch redsnw0w.app from the Pwnage folder on your desktop.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)

Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens click the Browse button
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)

Step Five
Select the firmware ipsw we placed in the Pwnage folder on our desktop then click Open
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)

Step Six
Once the firmware has been verified click the Next button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)

Step Seven
Make sure Cydia is selected and click the Next button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)

Step Eight
RedSn0w will now instruct you on how to put your iPhone into recovery mode. Disconnect you iPhone 3GS from the computer then power it off. Then hold down the Home button while reconnecting the device to the computer. Don't let go of the button until RedSn0w detects the iPhone and begins installation.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)

Step Nine
Your iPhone will now reboot
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)

Step Ten
RedSn0w will then begin uploading the new RAM Disk and kernel.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)

Step Eleven
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 on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)
howtechworksdotnet - September 30, 2012 at 6:39am
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Olivia - January 18, 2010 at 1:55am
I\'ve tried this three times but, after I finish each time the screen on my iphone goes black and won\'t respond so then I have to restore it using iTunes and Cydia is never there. Why won\'t it work?
Paul R - October 17, 2009 at 1:45pm
Who ever can help me: Can i jail brake my Iphone 3G (3.0) using this tutorial which says that is made for iphone 3GS????? please if anyone can help, i will really appreciate it.
Pedro - October 21, 2009 at 11:25am
dude, there\'s a tutorial very similar to that in this site. and it\'s for the iphone 3g. i did it in mine, and it worked perfectly. glad if i helped.
taraya mccord - October 13, 2009 at 9:49pm
how can i restore the older firmware 3.0.1 from 3.1.2 without using itunes because that doesnt allow me to do it
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