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How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.0]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.0]

Posted October 18, 2011 at 8:04am by iClarified · 374534 views
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These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone 3GS on the iOS 5.0 firmware using RedSn0w for Windows. The Mac tutorial is here.

This procedure will cause you to upgrade your baseband potentially ruining your chances for an unlock. Please wait until we have posted a tutorial on how to update to iOS 5 using a custom ipsw if you need an unlock. The jailbreak is also tethered for all devices except the old bootrom iPhone 3GS which means you will need to connect your device to the computer each time you reboot. Finally, it may be prudent to save your SHSH Blobs by following this tutorial before continuing.

If you want to jailbreak a lower firmware version you can find the appropriate tutorial here.

Step One
Create a folder on your desktop called Pwnage

Download RedSn0w 0.9.9b6 from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. Likewise, download the 5.0 firmware from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. (Note: you do not need to download the 5.0 firmware if you are already on iOS 5.0)

Extract the RedSn0w zip file by double clicking it.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.0]

Step Two: (Skip this step if you're on iOS 5 already)
Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.0]

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 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.0]

Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 5.0 firmware ipsw. Click the Choose button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.0]

iTunes will now update your iPhone to the new firmware.

Step Three
Launch the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.0]

**Windows 7 users may want to try running the redsn0w executable mode as an administrator in Windows Vista compatibility. You can do this by right clicking the executable and selecting Properties from the contextual menu.

Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens click the Jailbreak button
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.0]

Step Five
Plug your iPhone into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.0]

Step Six
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 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.0]

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.0]

Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.0]

Step Seven
Your iPhone will now reboot
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.0]

Step Eight
RedSn0w will prepare the jailbreak data.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.0]

Step Nine
Select Cydia from the list of options and click Next.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.0]

Step Ten
Your iPhone will now be rebooted again and RedSn0w will begin uploading the new RAM Disk and Kernel.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.0]

Step Eleven
Once this is complete you will be notified that RedSn0w is done. When your iPhone finishes rebooting (5 minutes or so) it will be jailbroken with Cydia on the SpringBoard.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.0]


BOOT TETHERED
Once you have jailbroken you will need to rerun redsn0w to boot tethered.

Step One
From the main RedSn0w menu click the Extras button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.0]

Step Two
Select Just boot from the Extras menu to just boot tethered.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.0]

*As usual a big thanks to the iPhone Dev-Team and Geohot for their hard work and contribution to the iPhone community.
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Spencer Haley
Spencer Haley - April 9, 2013 at 1:03pm
Do I have to upgrade iPhone 3GS from 5.0 to 5.01 in order to get the untethered jailbreak? Thanks, SanDiegoSEO@SpencerHaley.com
jagy
jagy - December 6, 2011 at 12:44am
error 3194 keeps coming when i try restoring to 5.0 on itunes
rivet
rivet - November 22, 2011 at 5:43pm
Does this works for ios 5.0.1?
Rob
Rob - November 11, 2011 at 7:03am
I have a 3gs on 4.0 custom ipsw, and on baseband 5.11.07, and unlocked, can I jailbreak update to 5.0.1 and keep my baseband and unlock?
sebastian142
sebastian142 - November 9, 2011 at 8:55am
Hi, after jailbreaked me iphone 3gs ios 5.0 all was work well. But after a few days the phone started to reset itself, this is so annoying that it happens several times a day. Please, any advice how to prevent it.
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