How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using RedSn0w (Mac)

Posted January 31, 2010 at 6:57pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 164967 views
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These are instructions on how to unlock and jailbreak your iPhone 2G on the 3.1.2 iPhone firmware using RedSn0w for Mac.

The Windows version of this tutorial is here. If you have an iPhone 3GS please follow these instructions. If you have an iPhone 3G please follow this tutorial.

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
- 3.1.3 (2G): iPhone1,1_3.1.3_7E18_Restore.ipsw

Double click the redsn0w zip to extract the redsn0w folder to the Pwnage directory.


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 open the Pwnage folder on your desktop and launch the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier.


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
From this window you can select the jailbreak options you would like. If you have already pwned your device check the Already pwned option.


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

Make sure the Cydia and Unlock options are 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.


*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

Click the Next button to continue


Step Eight
We will now 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 and Kernel.


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.



*As usual a big thanks to the iPhone Dev-Team for their hard work and contribution to the iPhone community.

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DK - January 2, 2014 at 8:16am
I need help.. I wanted to unlock my Iphone 2G which has 3.1.3 version. With recent itunes 11, I cannt do it. however also the itunes 8 /9 /10 it blocking and asking me to download latest version to follow backup n restore option. Do we have any other way out.. Please help
itaymis - March 19, 2013 at 9:23pm
try this one, http://www.rapidunlockers.com/ I have unlocked my phone on very fast (about 6 hours total) and cheap, now i can update to any version without having to worry that my phone will be locked ever again. Only 9.99$ for phone unlocks!!
MJ - September 8, 2011 at 8:48pm
I was able to complete all the steps and could see some updates on the iphone. I have left it conenct and now the screen is blank. Do i need to switch on the iPhone or wait till it re-Boots itself. Thx MJ
Alex - November 20, 2010 at 7:23am
The tutorial and the links iClarified giving here are NOT MACTHING! I am now stuck with a locked iPhone. Upgraded to 3.1.3 from the given link but stuck on step 4. Its \'Unrecognized IPSW\' with Redsnow 0.9.4. D*mn iClarified!
sergio - March 22, 2011 at 11:33pm
Hey Alex, I ran into the same issue on step 4. So what I did is download the iPhone1,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw file and used that instead and it worked. You can get it from the link below. After I used that file I continued following the steps and it worked fine. Hope it works for you too. http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=750
Frankie - August 12, 2010 at 6:22pm
You guys are fucking amazing! Thanks..
Leah - May 5, 2013 at 3:20pm
Salut j'ai un gros proble8me au niveau du Jailbreak je tiens a sgnaile9 que ce n'est pas mon premier Jailbreak, si quelqun pouvez m'aider. DOONC, j'ai te9le9charge9 absinthe sous W7 tout marche juste au moment que je branche mon iphone (J'ai enleve9 TOUT les MDP) il l'reconnais mais il m'envoie un MSG d'erreur du genre : the attached device has a backup password set.You need to disable the backup password in itunes before you can continue Start itunes, remove the backup password and this program again EUHOK. Dooonc, je sais pas quoi faire y'a rien n'a faire j'ai tous essayer car j'ai vu que bcp pose9 la question, je suis sur l'Itunes de ma me8re fin c'est son pc ce sont ses music mais j'me suis de9connecte9 de son compte, mon pc est dead, je peut pas faire une restauration sinon j'perd toute mes musique AIDEZ MOI SVPPPPPPPPPPPPPP !!!!!
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