How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G 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

These are instructions on how to unlock and jailbreak your iPhone 2G on the 3.0.x iPhone firmware using RedSn0w for Mac. Before beginning make sure you have updated to iTunes 8.2.

You can find the Windows version of this tutorial 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 called Pwnage on your desktop.

Download the following files and place them in the Pwnage folder you just created:
- RedSn0w
- BL 3.9
- BL 4.6
- 3.0.0 (2G): iPhone1,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw

Extract the RedSn0w application from 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 Option 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 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 and Unlock is selected and click the Next button.

Step Eight
We will know need to set the location of our bootloader files.

Click Browse and select the 3.9 bootloader file from the Pwnage folder on your desktop.

Click Browse and select the 4.6 bootloader file from the Pwnage folder on your desktop.

Click the Next button to continue.

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

Step Ten
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 Eleven
Your iPhone will now reboot

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

Step Thirteen
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 run BootNeuter then be unlocked and jailbroken with Cydia on the SpringBoard.

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XPIKY28 - December 7, 2009 at 1:12pm
I have a iPhone 2G with a non working power/sleep/hold button, the one on the top and I want to jailbreak/unlock it with Pwange Tool 3.1.4, but how can I put it into DFU mode with out using that button? Pwange Tool 3.1.4 requires to put in DFU mode, I am open to use another program like Redsnow too have both Mac and PC... .
Luis - November 20, 2009 at 8:04am
Thank you very much guys!! It worked perfectly!! Many Thanks! :D
Cl - November 13, 2009 at 9:08pm
i was waiting for my ipod to reboot... like in the last few instructions. In the part t said jail breaking device- and waiting for reboot. it takes a long time... i guess it\'s over 5 minutes and around...what do i do now? i cannot even turn it on by pressing the button... i tried it O.o please reply to help me :) any replay that helps would end up with a thank you from me XD
cl - November 13, 2009 at 10:44pm
i waited for a long time! and it still hasnt rebooted and wouldnt turn on! please help!
AAGJMB - January 10, 2010 at 1:40am
I too am stuck at the \"Waiting for reboot\" part.
Christian - September 21, 2009 at 3:23pm
does it work with itunes 9????
yasin - September 18, 2009 at 1:13pm
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