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How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Using JailbreakMe [4.0.0, 4.0.1]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Using JailbreakMe [4.0.0, 4.0.1]

Posted August 1, 2010 at 6:42pm · 375 comments · Add Comment
Maximo - July 25, 2014 at 12:25am
It didn't work on an iphone 3G 4.2.1,just a waste of time.
Maximo - July 25, 2014 at 12:18am
It didn't work on an iphone 3G 4.2.1,just a waste of time.
Maximo - July 25, 2014 at 12:11am
It didn't work on an iphone 3G 4.2.1,just a waste of time.
MoseI - July 3, 2013 at 6:40pm
Ashlee - October 27, 2012 at 5:30am
My firmware thing is 3.0.04 can I jail break it or no ?
Yayash - May 8, 2012 at 4:42pm
tomer - June 4, 2012 at 1:17pm
maia - April 21, 2011 at 2:41am
i downloaded using the all ok there but when i went to cydia i get error "unable to load" the certificate for this server is!
eng.ziad - October 10, 2010 at 12:54pm
Help me pleas! - iphone 3gs - IOS 4.0 - new bootrom - Jailbreaken with ( Jailbreak me ) ----- The Proplem : The device stoped in ( appele screan ) and I tray to Restore the iphone with itunes to the same 4.0 or up than , it dosent accept that ,,, there is a error massege ( The iphone culd not be restored An Unowon error occurred 3014 ) help me pleas,,, I think , I lost my 3gs ,,,
Iphone - October 12, 2010 at 12:22pm
put your iphone in DFU mode and the hit restore,but its going to upgrade your iphone to 4.1 and then u cant jailbreak it using
Apple - September 27, 2010 at 1:05pm
i have os 3.1.2 and iphone is 3gs... can i directly run and have sucessfull jailbreak?
Esteban - September 9, 2010 at 3:17pm
Hi, is there anyway to pass the recovery screen to access safari? I have a non activated iphone 3gs, now with 3.0 jailbroken and unlock. But if i upgrade to 4.0.1 i will get stuck in recovery mode?
jason - September 7, 2010 at 10:49pm
i have the i phone 4 and i already jailbroke it and i had cydia but i think i deleted it by accident how do i make it come back on
iphone - October 12, 2010 at 12:25pm
u cant delete cydia! maybe its hidden for some reason,go to spotlight search and search for cydia
Bish - August 29, 2010 at 5:38pm
What about 4.0.2? How can I jailbreak for it?
boogie - August 29, 2010 at 12:32pm
i have version 4.0.2 can i jailbreak this
ZU - August 27, 2010 at 2:59pm
Guys, Just use: ;)
banks - August 28, 2010 at 3:41pm
@zu workd like a charm
Valnier Tozo de Andrade
Valnier Tozo de Andrade - August 28, 2010 at 5:05pm
THANK YOU VERY MUCH. works fine to me
Chris - August 26, 2010 at 6:10pm
I just tried to go to the page and it looks as if its down my iphone does not show the page it says " PlaceHolder Page" "The owner of this website has not put up any web pages yet please come back later" is the server down? when i go to the site on my imac it looks like its working but my iphone wont.
lpng - August 26, 2010 at 11:26am
hi, i'm using iphone 3GS firmware 3.1.2, trying to restore to 4.0.1 firmware through iTunes by using Shift-Restore button and select the file (iPhone2,1_4.0.1_8A306_Restore). It prompt me that my iPhone will erase and restore, verified with Apple. So i proceed to restore. When verifying with Apple, it prompt to say that "device are not eligible to this restore". Anyone has any solution to this problem?
Petya - October 10, 2010 at 6:23am
I have the same problem!!! I'm not sure should u first upgrade to 4.1 with iTunes in order to be able to downgrade or what?:)
Nismo - August 26, 2010 at 9:25am
So guys, i'm trying to jailbreak my new iphone 4. But when i went to look at the version I had, it was the 4.0.2, how do I change it back to 4.0.1? any help would be appreciated. thanks
tdogin - August 26, 2010 at 9:52am
Having the same problem here Any one can help
tdogin - August 25, 2010 at 10:02pm
Hey just go the Iphone 4 if I jail break it what does it do for me I'm new to the whole iphone thing thanks for the info in advance
nismo - August 26, 2010 at 9:27am
free apps.....
Ms. Thuy
Ms. Thuy - August 25, 2010 at 6:19pm
You can follow step by step : 1. Click Safarin. 2. From web Safari type GOOGLE.COM . 3. From GOOGLE SEACH JAILBREAKME. 4. Fin JAILBREAKME 2.0. 5. Click JAIBREAKME 2.0 GOD LUCK.
Lgrw22 - August 25, 2010 at 5:32pm
Ms. Thuy
Ms. Thuy - August 24, 2010 at 11:22am
Cac ban co the lam theo cac buoc sao day. 1. Open Safari. 2. Seach 3. From Google Type Cac ban se dang doadlown 1 cach de dang :) Good luck all :) Ms. Thuy
vlassis - August 21, 2010 at 12:22pm
Quite new to all this, so my questions might appear naive... I understand that OS 4.0.2 cannot be jailbroken and therefore unlocked. Am I right? My problem is that WiFi stopped working, I was on OS 2.something and unlocked. I gave it to a repair shop to fix Wifi and they upgraded to 4.0.2 and now not only the wifi was not fixed, but ofcource the phone is locked as well. Putting the iphone in the freezer for 15 minutes gives me about 45 minutes of wifi... What can I do A. about jailbraking B. fixing the Wifi? Thanks in advance
Emvees - August 21, 2010 at 10:30am
Hi guys =) Problems.. I tried this before and it worked on my 3gs 4.01 ios. But i accedently restored everythig on it :S it went black.. finally got ios 4.0 in it. but now it dosent work at all for me.. :( How come? anyone has any tips? I tried reset network settings and safari cache history and cookies.
Ryan Duran
Ryan Duran - August 21, 2010 at 9:45am
haha, idk what your guy's problem, but it worked for me(: haha i love my custom stuff on my phone now(:
Jeff - August 19, 2010 at 6:01am
I did no succeed in jailbreaking with 3G connection or wthrough broadband at home. I went to my summerhouse and tried through broadband there and it worked. My conclussion is that operators and broadband suppliers in cooperation with operators have made it impossible to download the jailbreakme file. Find a wifi network that is not related to an operator and the download should work.
Stephany - August 18, 2010 at 10:32pm
Hey guys! I've got an iPhone 3gs with 3.1.3 on it and it crashed. I am now in restore mode and was hoping to maybe if possible upgrade it to 4.0.1 when I've got it plugged into iTunes and hit alt restore it says it will erase and restore to 4.0.1 and verify with apple. Do I proceed? My SHSH should be on saurik's server. HELP please I haven't had my phone for 2 days IM DYING! :o)
pisti - August 19, 2010 at 1:03am
proceed, its ok if its 4.0.1, attention on update and restore online it will bring your iphone to 4.0.1 firmware and restore via itunes with shift+restore.
Tara - August 18, 2010 at 8:20pm
I googled and found out from many sources AND YOUTUBE VIDEOS that apple has stopped signing iOS 4.0.1 AND YOU ARE FORCED TO UPDATE TO iOS4.0.2 if you want to restore a frozen iphone. I also read that iOS 4.0.2 can not be jailbroben and unlocked. I also read that the only way to restore your frozen iphone4 with iOS4.0.1 back to iOS4.0.1 is if you have your SHSH stored on saurik's server. PLEASE CONFIRM THIS.
Fuc*ed - August 18, 2010 at 4:36am
I think I F'ed up. I bought an Iphone 3GS that belonged to a friend of mine. It was working but he "tried" to reset the phone and maybe did nut now it keeps freezing on the apple screen. Ok so I go and try and restore the phone using the 4.0.1 off of here and no luck all 6 times I tried. SO I said f---- it I restored using Itunes not realizing the the new fw is 4.0.2. Now I cant activate it and even if I do can I jailbreak and unlock it?? So I need help on activating it and jailbreacking it.....HELP!!!!
truckerdude - August 18, 2010 at 6:00am
I just downgraded from 4.0.2 on my iphone 4 and my iphone 3gs to 4.0.1 my iphone 4 was easier because I had my other laptop that had the file I needed on the hard drive so I followed the instructions and when I got to the part where you hold shift key and hit restore I used that firmware and it worked. My 3gs was more difficult it kept saying not combatable firmware...I found this site and got the firmware for 3gs phone and it worked. then I broke both of them with if that helps you. I don't think it's a matter of itunes just a matter of getting the right *.ispw file (firmware). I'm a trucker with little programing experience thanks to all the people who have posted stuff I appreciate getting the phones broke.
Tara - August 18, 2010 at 8:16am
Insert a SIM (if iphone belongs to AT&T then any at&T SIM that was once active or is still active). Connect it to itunes and your iphone will be activated. Now restore it to FW 4.0.1 and then jailbreak and unlock. Be very careful to choose a correct firmware to restore. Please reply back or ask for more help.
bro - August 18, 2010 at 9:48pm
how can u pass the connect usb cable sign? I already do alt+shift and everythin, but then the iphone showing connect usb. how can i pass that?
Fuc*ed - August 19, 2010 at 1:04pm
I have always been told that the iphone 3gs CANNOT be downgraded. Is this true? @TARA: I dont have an AT&T Sim....thats why I am having the issue in the first place
Danny - August 22, 2010 at 2:06pm
Hey truckerdude... you downgraded your iphone4 from 4.0.2 to 4.0.1?!?! What was that file you needed to do that? I am using a macbook so is that gonna cause a problem? I have not yet used a jailbreak and was going to... it just so happened to be the day they came out with the new firmware!!! Ouch!! Am I going to be able to downgrade?
Tara - August 17, 2010 at 3:39pm
Does anybody know for sure if itunes stopped signing iphone 4 restore to fw 4.0.1, This is very important because fw 4.0.2 can not be jailbroken/unlocked. I have seen some post stating that iphone4 restore to fw 4.0.1 is only possible if you saved your SHSH on Saurik's server. Yesterday my ijailbroken (4.0.1) phone4 got frozen and I am afraid to restore through itunes. I tried once with itunes and it wanted to update my firmware to 4.0.2, so I stopped. I tried restoring through shift key and directing the itunes to 4.0.1 firmware that I downloaded from iclarified but it was not successful. Presently iphone only shows black screen. I tried t reset but Could not (stuck at apple logo). Any ideas?
pisti - August 18, 2010 at 4:31am
its not stopped, i did a restore to 4.0.1 last night, so keep trying.
Tara - August 18, 2010 at 3:40pm
I googled and found that apple has stopped signing 4.0.1 firmware. Now you can only restore your iphone 4 to fw 4.0.2 using itunes. Restoring to fw 4.0.1 is only possible if you have SHSH stored on Saurik's server and follow DFU restore procedure. May be you restored it via DFU and your iphone's SHSH was on Saurik's server.
Stephany - August 18, 2010 at 4:58pm
Are you sure they stopped the restoring?
Tara - August 18, 2010 at 8:08pm
From various sources on google I understand that apple has surely stopped signing restore to iOS4.0.1, now you must upgrade to 4.0.2 if you want to restore. You will only be able to restore to 4.0.1 if you have your iphone's SHSH stored on Saurik's server. Please check it out. It also means that if you did not store your iphone's SHSH on Saurik's server then restore will only be possible to iOS4.0.2 and you have to wiat for new jailbreak methods to be released.
DeJav - August 17, 2010 at 10:35am
Firstly, im not a tech guru or mastermind. Im just a logical guy who is patient and uses trial and error methods. This maybe a little fix which worked for me. (I use a Mac) I downloaded the "iPhone2,1_4.0.1_8A306_Restore.ipsw" file via "" for my 3gs iphone. I used itunes for the restore by keeping hold of 'Alt' when pressing the restore button. This allowed me to select the ipsw file i just downloaded. I went through the normal restore process and then my phone rebooted. After the reboot i came across another problem first. My phone had been locked to an as i had it on contract over there, but now im in europe. I had thrown away my old sim and the screen was telling me that i had to contact my network carrier to get a new sim. I was lucky that my girlfriend had a prepaid sim with the same carrier. I placed this sim in and the phone activated...thank god! Otherwise i would have been in the s%@t. Apparently you can also use what is called a "Phonebook Card" by Dits. This also works as it does not require a password and you can you it no matter what carrier your phone is locked to. So my phone is actived and working as i bought it. Now i restored all my music, contacts etc via the itunes backup i had of my phone. This gave me a normal phone apart from the jailbroken apps. I was in a restaurant with free wi-fi at the time doing all this so the internet was not very quick. I logged onto jailbreakme and used the slider. The next message popped up "Oops File Received Was Invalid". I repeated the process a few times but to no progress. Jailbreakme would not install at all. This is where i think these next steps work. I restored the phone yet again for the last time. Activated the phone with the sim and restored my data. Then i turned off the wifi, turned off 3g, and reset Safari's cache, cookies and history on the iphone [found in the settings menu]. I left the restaurant and went home. I left the phone on but without any internet connection for about 10 hours (basically i went to bed unhappy) I woke up the next day to find that my internet was being installed in my apartment. Excellent i thought. I have a 100mb/s glass fiber connection installed now. Super fast! I turned my iphones wifi signal on straight away and tried the jailbreak me website again to see if still didn't work. I was 100% sure it wasn't going to work. I mean why would it be any different today just a few hours later?? I got a big shock when i slid the slider and jailbreakme told me it was installing. F$@^ing Brilliant!!!! It installed perfectly and i went straight into the cydia app and downloaded ultrasn0w so i could put my new O2 sim in. Then downloaded installous and appsync. Now my phone is perfectly jailbroken and unlocked and running my downloaded apps once i synced it with itunes once more. I think once you restore your phone you need to leave it without any wireless connections for a while so that the phone can settle the new restore. Also i think using a fast internet connection helps too. Also resetting safari's cache and cookies. I'm sure this is key as i tried maybe 40 times the previous night. Hope this helps De Jav
pisti - August 17, 2010 at 11:01am
long story, only a high speed internet connection can help the rest not i was saying earlier the saurik server had some problems for that reason you didnt manage to jailbreak.also in some cases restore with shift/alt+restore helps.
pisti - August 17, 2010 at 4:46am
it was a problem with comex site, try now, it works.and put www in front of, if you receive error.
Ms. Thuy
Ms. Thuy - August 24, 2010 at 11:16am
Cac ban lam theo cac buoc sau day se jaibreak va unclock cho iphone 4 1. Open safari. 2. Seach 3. Type Tu google cac ban vao 1 cach de dang. Good lucky
ND - August 17, 2010 at 12:41am
Hi all, I'm trying to jailbreak my 3gs FW 4.0.1 right now but it seems that the address ( is not longer working, do yo have another addy plz? Tks
ND - August 17, 2010 at 12:44am
never mind, it's working now :)
Petya - August 16, 2010 at 12:32pm
Hi, everyone! I have an iPhone 3GS still running on 3.0.1, modem firmware 04.26.08 jailbroken with redsn0w and unlocked with ultrasn0w. I have all the following SHSHs on file with Cydia. Can I upgrade using iTunes, and if so as i understand this jailbreak is for 4.0.1, but in iTunes there is only 4.0.2 so i must use my SHSHs, but i don't know the procedure. Is that even possible? I'm using Windows. Please help:) Also is there a problem with the unlock in some way since i depend on it? Thanks in advance:)
pisti - August 17, 2010 at 4:37am
download the 4.0.1 firmware, restore with itunes(SHIFT+RESTORE), after that follow the steps here:
omri - August 16, 2010 at 10:01am
hi, I have this problem with the jailbreakme jailbreak.. when I slide the bar one the jailbreak website it says: opps...File Received Was Invalid! what can I do??? it's new coz I used this jailbreak before.. PLEASE HELP!!! now i'm stuck.. :(
sunman - August 16, 2010 at 11:52am
i have this problem too .. please help ..
Andriussas - August 16, 2010 at 12:09pm
right click on phone name in ithunes. then back up iphone or something like that. I head the same problem when i tried to jailbreak. Jailbreak was impossible, but i have add backup to this phone and I'm happy
Filip - August 16, 2010 at 5:51pm
I did a backup. Still doesn't work to jailbreak.
Bilal - August 16, 2010 at 9:16pm
i have this problem too, wats the reason .. please help me....
omri - August 17, 2010 at 1:07am
Still waiting for answer... I'm sure that i'm not the only one with this problem and as I can see here i'm not.. So people... who's the one to help us all?
Bilal - August 18, 2010 at 10:03am
yes its working, you have to clear the history of safari and cache also, then try to install its working in Saudi Arabia,..... hurryyyyyy Thankx....
pisti - August 16, 2010 at 3:39am
for all of you with safari crash, restore to 4.0.1, in itunes SHIFT+RESTORE, after you put iphoe in DFU Mode, and then follow this steps: to enter DFU search in, you'll find all there.
Yurchyk - August 16, 2010 at 1:10pm
Same thing here. Any news?
Ricard - August 16, 2010 at 1:21am
i need help. i have a 3gs with firmware 4.0.1 and everytime i try to use safari crashes... i dont know what to do... please help me out
Kamran Rasul
Kamran Rasul - August 16, 2010 at 4:21am
Restore your iPhone to 4.0.1. Backup the settings and other things on your iPhone. But when the restore completes don't restore the settings, just click to start a new phone. Then follow the instructions on the following link:
Bilal - August 17, 2010 at 2:20am not working on iphone 4 ios 4.0.1 now, let us know another way, wat we will do now? i tried to many times but still not jailbreak, same error,
Jonnyboy - August 15, 2010 at 10:49pm
Does this not work for anyone else? I'm running 4.0.1 on an iphone 4 and I must have tried 100 times and all I get is the space background. I've tried clearing the safari cache, cookies etc, but no cigar :( What am I missing?
Kamran Rasul
Kamran Rasul - August 16, 2010 at 4:19am
Restore your iPhone to 4.0.1. Backup the settings and other things on your iPhone. But when the restore completes don't restore the settings, just click to start a new phone. Then follow the instructions on the following link:
Bilal - August 16, 2010 at 9:53pm not working on iphone 4 ios 4.0.1 now, let us know another way, wat we will do now?
MINH CHI TRAN - August 15, 2010 at 8:53pm
jazzroom - August 15, 2010 at 10:26am
Hi to ALL :) i have iPhone 3GS FW 3.1.3 Jailbroaken with SPIRIT (OSX) and Unlocked with Ultrasn0w 1.1-1 ( baceband 05.12.01 ) Now iphone 3GS is FREE from AT&T and i can use it in FRANCE :)! Question : How to Upgrade to 4.0.1 and keep the Unlock? what tutorial to follow? Is this possible or should i stay AWAY from 4.0.1 ?
kamran.rasul - August 15, 2010 at 5:26am
I restored my phone to 4.0.1, and it worked today. Restore it to that version. Apple may block it in some days/hours. Hurry up!
Sib - August 15, 2010 at 9:27am
Hi, how did you manage to install 4.0.1? ITunes now says that 4.0.2 is only available for download. Thanks
Kamran Rasul
Kamran Rasul - August 15, 2010 at 12:50pm
Download the version 4.0.1 from the link on the iClarified website. Connect your phone to iTunes, push shift key and then restore key, browse window will open, give the location of the downloaded file. Please take necessary care while downloading the correct version of the firmware.
Sib - August 15, 2010 at 1:03pm
I actually did manage to install 4.0.1 and jailbroke it, so thanks.
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