How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Windows)

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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 3G on the 3.0.x iPhone firmware using RedSn0w for Windows. The Mac version of this tutorial is here. The 2G version of this tutorial is here

This tutorial can be used to jailbreak before applying the UltraSn0w unlock.

** 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.**

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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 (3G): iPhone1,2_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw

Extract the RedSn0w zip file to the Pwnage folder.


Step Two
Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes.


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 firmware ipsw. Click the Open button to continue.


Step Three
Once iTunes has finished updating your iPhone to the desired firmware you may launch redsnw0w.exe from the Pwnage folder on your desktop.


Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens click the Browse button


Step Five
Select the firmware ipsw we placed in the Pwnage folder on our desktop then click Open


Step Six
Once the firmware has been verified click the Next button to continue.


Step Seven
Make sure Cydia is selected and click the Next button.


Step Eight
Please plug your iPhone into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button


Step Nine
RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode.


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 Ten
Your iPhone will now reboot


Step Eleven
RedSn0w will then begin uploading the new RAM Disk.


Step Twelve
Once this is complete you will be notified that RedSn0w is done. Click the Finish button.
When your iPhone finishes reboot (5 minutes or so). It will be jailbroken with Cydia on the SpringBoard.
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avi - August 14, 2010 at 8:13am
Hi, I have an iphone 3gs , with 3.1 version & 05.11.07 firmware. Already JB+UL using Cydia/blackra1n . So my question is I want to update to 3.1.3 , will this tutorial work for me , as nowhere mentioned 3Gs here ?
Tjlinnj - July 6, 2010 at 9:23am
I just got an iphone, and i updated it on itunes, now it says that its version 4,, i thni the firmware is 4,, so when I tried to restore this one here, it didnt work, its say it not compatible.. what should I do , please help :(
jose - March 22, 2010 at 12:56am
WHen i download the curent restore it does come in a cube like the picture but zip books and everytime I try to extract it to my desktop or to my pwnage folder I cant get it to open or what ever I need to do please hellppp!!!!
Simon - March 28, 2010 at 5:54pm
After pressing save as, Change the file type (lowest box in window) to all files from.zip. It will then save as you need it. N.B. Ensure the file name ends .ipsw If not manually type it in before saving.
Sakib - January 21, 2010 at 6:35am
Hi All, I managed to jailbreak my iphone 3g on 3.0 However, when I try opening cydia, it says \"loading data\" and then automatically crashes\" I have jailbreaked many times but no luck. I used the files in the post above but still not working. I have also tried setting the iphone as a new phone in itunes but not working. any ideas???
AA - February 27, 2010 at 10:09pm
Turn on your wifi, connect to a wifi , than try cydia..
coreal - January 19, 2010 at 6:56pm
no errors no probs but there is no cydia on my iphone why?
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