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How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.1]

Posted October 8, 2010 at 3:30am by iClarified
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These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone 3G on the 4.1 firmware using RedSn0w for Windows. The Mac version of this tutorial is here.

Do not use this tutorial if you need the unlock as there is no unlock for iOS 4.1 baseband yet. Instead, wait for the release of PwnageTool.

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

4.1 (3G): iPhone1,2_4.1_8B117_Restore.ipsw

Extract the redsn0w executable from the RedSn0w zip file into the same folder.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.1]

Step Two
Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.1]

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.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.1]

Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 4.1 firmware ipsw. Click the Choose button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.1]

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.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.1]

Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens click the Browse button
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.1]

Step Five
Select the 4.1 firmware ipsw we placed in the Pwnage folder on our desktop then click Open.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.1]

Step Six
Once the firmware has been verified click the Next button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.1]

Step Seven
RedSn0w will now prepare the jailbreak data
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.1]

Step Eight
From this window you can select the jailbreak options you would like.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.1]

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

Make sure Cydia is 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
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.1]

RedSn0w has options to Enable multitasking, Enable homescreen wallpaper, and Enable battery percentage. If you do not need multitasking we would recommend deselecting it as it makes your iPhone 3G run very slow.

Click the Next button to continue
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.1]

Step Nine
Please plug your iPhone into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.1]

Step Ten
RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode. You can find more help with DFU mode here
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.1]

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.1]

Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.1]

Step Eleven
Your iPhone will now reboot
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.1]

Step Twelve
RedSn0w will then begin uploading the new RAM Disk and Kernel.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.1]

Step Thirteen
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 3G Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.1]

*As usual a big thanks to the iPhone Dev-Team for their hard work and contribution to the iPhone community.
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KimF
KimF - January 4, 2015 at 12:46pm
Why won't the file download as a .ipsw file? It only downloads as a .dmg file. I have emailed support three times and I have not received a response. Can I get some help please!!!
Grati Amal
Grati Amal - September 28, 2014 at 6:24pm
its blocked in the logo iclarified recovery mode,what i must do now !!!!!!!!!
876b47b
876b47b - April 1, 2014 at 12:35pm
thank you you are great
sapic
sapic - June 27, 2013 at 11:21am
thanks it's help...=)
Jitender saini
Jitender saini - November 29, 2012 at 12:23pm
Sir the process is complete but after reboot is stick to screen and my iphone is not starting. Plz reply and help me
Jitender saini
Jitender saini - November 29, 2012 at 12:20pm
what to do after this process?
tjedward
tjedward - August 9, 2012 at 6:58pm
can i have my network career connected after this process
CMBharath
CMBharath - July 15, 2012 at 6:30pm
Hi.. i followed the steps provided and finally at the end i got a iClarified Recovery mode wallpaper what needs to be done next?
DWRECK
DWRECK - February 16, 2011 at 1:52pm
I have a 3G running on the 05.13.04 baseband and is unlocked on version 3.0 using Blackra1n. Does anyone know if I can jailbreak it using RedSn0w and then unlock it using UltraSn0w? Are there any problems I need to be aware of? I wasn't sure if I could jailbreak it using RedSn0w since I didn't use that previously on version 3.0?
icedemon2010
icedemon2010 - February 5, 2011 at 12:10pm
Hi there can anybody help I have been plagued with unknown error 6, I have tried different pcs, cables, firmwares but can't get passed error 6 any help guys thanks
Cathryn
Cathryn - February 2, 2011 at 8:49am
I've downloaded the 4.1 firmware but there is no ipsw...how/where do i get this? Thanks
meganOUFC
meganOUFC - December 21, 2010 at 10:16am
hi guys :D Is there a unlock for this as i am put off updating to 4.2.1 after reading user comments and also my phone has to be hacktivated. :/ from my inderstandings , this is the lowest firmware that itunes will accept hence me asking. thanks megan
Pete
Pete - December 19, 2010 at 6:01pm
Where is the .ipsw file after unzipping? And the RedSn0wzip file is corrupted. Major Fail
Anthony
Anthony - November 28, 2010 at 2:55pm
i followed alll the steps up until past DFU where it starts to reboot but it never rebooted. i left it my computer an hour and nothing happened....idk what happened or what i did wrong.
naamakala
naamakala - November 25, 2010 at 7:50am
Jailbreak works fine!
naamari
naamari - November 25, 2010 at 6:54am
"unable to recognize specified IPSW
TC
TC - November 19, 2010 at 6:04pm
I just jail-broke my 3G OS4.1 with RedSn0w but I lost my internet access even after wifi is connected! Now I have to restore my phone... anyone know why?
L
L - November 16, 2010 at 1:28pm
oh btw> i fixed my itunes error 6, so if anyone is having that issue id love to help walk you through some steps. let me know
Dave
Dave - February 5, 2011 at 11:59am
Hi there I've been having iTunes error 6 with everything I try, I've asked around other forums snd nobody seems to know. I'm interested in what your solution was, could you drop me an email
ismo salko
ismo salko - November 16, 2010 at 1:10pm
thank youuu once again. you keep on saving the days. BR from Finland
L
L - November 12, 2010 at 11:19am
No HELP? really? i was following the tutorial exactly anyway.
george
george - November 25, 2010 at 11:55am
i just updated my iphone 4 to 2.4.1 how come my sms tones are still the same i thought that with 4.2.1 it gave more sms tunes why did i not get them its still the same tones
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