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How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Windows) [4.3.3]

Posted May 6, 2011 at 12:59pm · 219 comments · Add Comment
Mano - January 28, 2013 at 10:33am
I have this firmware in my iphone and i want to upgrade it only to 5.1 even though 6.1 is out. Is this even possible?
Luis - August 25, 2011 at 11:43am
At the beginning of the article it says do not update firmware to 4.3.3. I checked my iphone 4 and I got firmware 4.3.3 already. My baseband version is 04.10.01 Does it change anything on the procedure?
NaZz - July 29, 2011 at 2:53am
i am getting 3194 error from itunes on step two, help!!!!
Tara - July 29, 2011 at 9:33am
That means itunes is not recognizing your iphone. Update your itunes to 10.2 version and then connect.
NaZz - July 29, 2011 at 12:28pm
I have the latest iTunes 10.4 version. help please!
tara - July 29, 2011 at 12:34pm
Some iPhone 4 users have reported that they are facing iTunes Error 3194. This error usually occurs while restoring or updating the jailbroken iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad to the newer firmware. details on the website: http://thetechjournal.com/electronics/iphone/fix-itunes-3194-error-while-downgrading-firmware.xhtml I hope it may help you.
Nina - July 2, 2011 at 5:38am
I downloaded windows 4.3.3 firmware but for some reason there is no iPhone3,1_4.3.3_8J2_Restore.IPSW file like you show in your text or utube explanation. There is a directory with full of files but none of them has the IPSW extention. The restore file is is quicktimepreferences link. So resn0w cannot find the IPSW file because it dosn't exist. Can you tell me how to find the iPhone3,1_4.3.3_8J2_Restore.IPSW file? Thanks very much for your help Best Nina
Colin_Thames - July 4, 2011 at 11:21am
I got caught out by this too. If you downloaded using Internet Explorer trying downloading again using Firefox or Chrome. IE always seems to screw up the file extensions so it doesn't appear right. I tink there's a workaround if you only have IE but using Firefox is by far the easiest solution.
tom - June 28, 2011 at 1:53pm
bag of shit link does`t works
Li To
Li To - June 27, 2011 at 10:01pm
Link not working.
Gazmend - June 26, 2011 at 8:22pm
the link for redsnow download it's not working :S:S some help ??
Jagacms - June 26, 2011 at 11:51am
Works like a charm... didnt face anyissues.. i upgraded by iphone 4 from 4.1 to 4.3.3... and gevey sim also working fine... thanks a lot iClarified :)
hish - June 25, 2011 at 12:04pm
the link not work !!!!
Rui - June 21, 2011 at 5:14am
I want to jailbreak my Iphone4 , firmware 4.1, to the latest 4.3.3. I'ts jailbreaked and full of apps from Cydia. What do i need to do not to loose all my apps with the firmware upgrade? Do i need to upgrade the firmware in iTunes and then Jailbreak it or it doesn't need to update first? Cheers from Portugal :)
jassem - June 16, 2011 at 12:29pm
the redsn0w link is brooking :(
Darren - June 9, 2011 at 2:58am
Just JB to 4.3.3, I haven't done a JB since 1st gen iphone, so i just have a quick quesstion. Everything is good so far, everything works and what not, but all my data is gone, music, contacts etc, is it safe to restore the data from a backup i have moments before i started the JB? It won't brick my phone will it?
GP - June 23, 2011 at 3:43pm
Yup it's cool to back up from your old backup. It will restore all of your data.
citoe - June 2, 2011 at 2:38am
i'm currently on 04.10.01.. can i jailbreak without having to upgrade my baseband? i'm worried i have to unlocked it after upgrade the baseband. anyone can advise?
Carlos Gouveia
Carlos Gouveia - May 20, 2011 at 3:48pm
After jailbreak I get no network signal....... the iphone it's turned in a ipod..... what do I have to do, anyone can help?
Broker - May 22, 2011 at 1:48pm
Having same problem low signal. Did u ever figure this out?
Paddy123 - May 23, 2011 at 3:15am
Even "Carrier Reset fix" do not work to solve the problem. Seems to be an Jailbreak error. Also tried it with redsnow rc16. Any answers ??? (IPhone 4 BB 04.10.01 / IOS 4.3.3)
Paddy123 - May 23, 2011 at 5:11am
Find the answer : 1. reboot in DFU mode 2. after reeboot activate mobile with itunes und wait for network signal (if you jailbreak with redsnow before activation than the problem with no network occurs) 3. Backup your files from itunes to phone 4. jailbreak
Carlos Gouveia
Carlos Gouveia - May 23, 2011 at 11:32am
I managed to solve it using this tut http://jaxov.com/2011/05/download-sam-to-activate-iphone-4-3gs-officially-on-ios-4-3-3/ good luck!
Carlos Gouveia
Carlos Gouveia - May 20, 2011 at 1:28pm
I get the error 3194. i have iphone 4 4.3.3 and it says iphone could not be updated error 3194
james - May 15, 2011 at 9:49am
the firmware file im downloading has no ipsw file attached where can i get my ipsw firmware?
GP - June 1, 2011 at 12:21pm
Download the file again and put .ipsw at the end of the file. It's trying to make it a different file.
matt - May 14, 2011 at 7:23am
Well tried to jail break with 4.3.2, all went well expect after rebooting the phone is stuck saying error mounting rootfs - read only, it says giving up after trying for 6000ms. Any one encountered this. I have already tried run as admin / compatibility modes. Need help from you guys !!!
Matt - May 14, 2011 at 4:16am
Hello all - My iphone is currently having 4.3.2. Can i use this method to jail break and upgrade it to 4.3.3 ? Thank you in advance !
kwanbis - May 13, 2011 at 4:28pm
"Step Two ... hold down Shift and click the Restore button... Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 4.3.3 firmware ipsw. Click the Choose button to continue." That would update the BASEBAND, thus leaving the iPhone 4 unlockeable (for those who have an old baseband). How comes this is not mentioned?
matt - May 13, 2011 at 5:36am
An awesome site !
Rodrigo - May 12, 2011 at 6:31pm
There is no .ipsw file to download... there is a 600+MB .zip file with no .ipsw files on it... another thing... my IOS is a 4.3.1 and I had been redirected to this 4.3.3 jailbreak page, is that correct? compatible? thanks
Hash - May 13, 2011 at 1:34am
add .ipsw at teh end while downloading. then use that same firmware to upgrade your device and jailbreak it with this procedure. it works.
HASH - May 12, 2011 at 2:21am
ok so i had version 4.2.1 and i accidently used this method withour updating my formware to 4.3.3. so today i restored teh phone and tried to jail break again using this method but it freezez while UPLOADING RAMDISK. and thats it. please help if you can... waiting anxiously!!!!
Abhi - May 10, 2011 at 2:46pm
I have an iPhone 4. Its on version - 4.3.2(8H7). can I jailbreak it to 4.3.3 with this method??? Without harming my phone. Because in the video on iclarified it says that your phone has to be on 4.3.1??????? Thanks in advance.
pcb - May 10, 2011 at 4:28am
Great !!!..... it works fine with me. Its perfectly all right. i have jailbroken my 4.3.3 iphone 4. this was my first time trying this jailbreaking. thanks a lot
Mo - May 10, 2011 at 2:23am
You guys rock! Keep up the excellent work!
Muresan Paul
Muresan Paul - May 9, 2011 at 11:56am
If you got stuck at uploading ramdisk, in Windows 7, choose Windows Vista compatibility in properties and Run As Administrator mode. It works for me.
A guy from Costa Rica
A guy from Costa Rica - May 6, 2011 at 8:07pm
I already jailbroken my iphone 4 with 4.3.1 and i want to move to 4.3.3 firmware, how can i do it? I´m sorry if i did not undestand properly but english is not my native language and i guess in this tutorial this question is not answered. thanks in advance for your replys
Albert - May 6, 2011 at 7:32pm
Does this one frees my iphone4 from at&t? Thanks!
A - May 2, 2011 at 10:00am
I am trying to JB Iphone 4 currently running on 4.3 (8f190) and the firmware is 04.10.01 Is there any untethered JB available. Do I have to use the Redsn0w 4.3.2? Pls respond Thanks
gary - May 2, 2011 at 4:09am
i think the reason for the upload screen to be stuck is because the iphone modem firmware is too new...04.10.01 ver is not jail break able...it just means that ur iphone 4 is new compare to others...its not the IOS problem its the firmware being too new
Problem - April 29, 2011 at 8:44am
Hi, I jailbreaked my iPhone 4 and I can't sync it with iTunes anymore. plz help me
Afro - April 29, 2011 at 8:30am
I had problems with redsn0w on a win7 pc, got stuck like a lot of people here on ramdisk. Solution: Run redsn0w.exe in XP SP3 compatibility mode. (right click on redsn0w.exe >properties >run on XP SP3 compatibility mode)
Tara - May 6, 2011 at 5:09pm
Were you able to jailbreak by running into XP SP3 compatibility mode? I have an iphone 4 and want to update and then jailbreak. Please post a message. Thanks
Still no luck with JB. :(
Still no luck with JB. :( - April 28, 2011 at 9:13am
As is evident from all the posts here, there are quite a few having the problem of being stuck on the uploading Ramdisk screen. Yes, I have tried to run RedSnow in compatibility mode and yes I have even set Afinity in the processes and yes I have even tried waiting for the non-existant Pineapple to show up before releasing the home button. This is not my first JB. I have been doing this for over 3 years and have Jailbroken and/or unlocked at least 40 phones since then and never had the need to ask for help - this time around it seems as I've come up against a brick wall and can't get past it. Can anyone please help?
Tara - May 6, 2011 at 5:11pm
What happened finally? Were you able to jailbreak? If yes then tell us.
Alex - April 27, 2011 at 9:25am
Did anyone succesfully upgraded from 4.2.1 (jailbreaked with greenpoison) to 4.3.2 and JB with redsnow after ?! Is there any error when upgrading from 4.2.1. to 4.3.2 ???
Stuck at Uploading ramdisk scree- solution
Stuck at Uploading ramdisk scree- solution - April 25, 2011 at 4:42pm
If you are stuck at the uploading ramdisk screen on the redsnow program and the downloading jailbreak data image on my phone. Then repeat the process of bring the iphone into DFU mode but this time keep on holding home button until you see a pineapple then release the home buttton. I wasted 4-5 hours and learned this. I hope somebody will bebefit.
Tara - April 25, 2011 at 4:45pm
Corrected: If you are stuck at the uploading ramdisk screen on the redsnow program and the downloading jailbreak data image on my phone. Then repeat the process of bring the iphone into DFU mode but this time keep on holding home button until you see a pineapple then release the home buttton. I wasted 4-5 hours and learned this. I hope somebody will benefit.
Lior - April 27, 2011 at 6:30am
the one on the bottom is correct: in Win7 64 bit the Redsnow need to be in compatible mode for XPSP2 (in the properties) and run as administratore.
ZHK - April 28, 2011 at 8:57am
Stuck at uploading Ramdisk. Tried holding home button down as you suggested but still no luck. Never get a pineapple. After going into DFU mode, the screen flashes white once and then the next thing that shows up on the iPhone is the hard disk with the words Downloading Jailbreak Data.... but it stays stuck on that. :(
Chris - April 29, 2011 at 2:58am
Great... It worked like a charm for me when I was holding down my "home-button" a little bit longer. Thx. :)
Helper - May 7, 2011 at 1:43am
see if this work on window 7 it work for me on 4.3.2 if ramdisk get stuck PLEASE open up the redsnow then hit ctrl+alt+Delete go to"start task manager" hit "application" tab look for resnow and right click on the redsnow and select"go to process" look for redsnow its highlighted right click on that and selcet "set Affinity" only select "cpu 01 " uncheck the rest of them then exit of the window task manager run the redsnow for jailbrake. Not for commercial use.
Larry - April 25, 2011 at 1:05am
my comp wont let me download the file as a ispw ext. it keeps making zip. and wanting me to extract the files? I'm on a windows 7 Comp. can anyone help me out?
joliano24 - April 24, 2011 at 2:39pm
I am in 2.10 basband, when I upgrade from 4.2 to 4.3.2 I got error 1013 and the phone still under the itunes logo I used tinyumbrella to exit the recovery mode but its back again like nothing happened . Now my phone not working at all I just need help to just make it work and I don;t care now if go with Higher Basband cos I have At&T. Ps, Any one know where is the file (Host) in windows 7 operation system and what i need to change there to make it work...thanks 1000000000
romeo636 - April 23, 2011 at 10:49am
Im still stuck at the redsnow uploading ramdisk spot. even when i try the steps and went to task manager. Is anyone else having tis problem? Im running Windows 7 64bit iphone 4 4.3.2
Jose - April 23, 2011 at 8:15pm
Run the Redsnow in compatibility mode ....
limmy - April 24, 2011 at 2:57am
I am having the same problem. I am using Vista, iphone 4.
romeo636 - April 24, 2011 at 9:33pm
tried that already...
Frank - April 23, 2011 at 10:40am
hello, jailbreak was successful on a iphone 4 but device has now not access to 3gs? Can anyone help? Thx in advance
Ranieri Almeida
Ranieri Almeida - May 9, 2011 at 2:45pm
I have the same problem! Somebody can help us? Thanks!
Per Hogdahl
Per Hogdahl - May 12, 2011 at 8:42am
Similar issue. JB went fine but I have lost AT&T carrier completely. iPhone 4; 4.3.3; used redsn0w 0.9.6rc15. Talked to AT&T but their reset did not help.
Felipe - April 22, 2011 at 10:38pm
I tried to jailbreak my iPhone 4 4.3.2 using RedSn0w as this tutorial but the iTunes gives me a 1013 error and now my iPhone is in restore mode only. I tried to erase the gs.apple line on the hosts file, tried to restore in a different computer and tried to upgrade my iTunes for the latest version but nothing worked. What should I do?
joliano24 - April 24, 2011 at 2:42pm
same here plz someone help mz8fz
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