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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 · 42 comments · Add Comment
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 - December 6, 2011 at 12:44am
error 3194 keeps coming when i try restoring to 5.0 on itunes
rivet - November 22, 2011 at 5:43pm
Does this works for ios 5.0.1?
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 - 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.
Tina - November 8, 2011 at 10:32pm
Hi, Does anyone knows if I can upgrade to iOS 5 if I have an iPhone 3GS running 4.3.5 on BB 5.12.02 (newboot)? Thanks in advance
Rajesh - November 3, 2011 at 12:11pm
long - November 3, 2011 at 5:51am
dear all, I've just successfully updated my iphone 3gs to ios 5, but the issue is that " after installed ultrasnow, the sim still could not recognize". Has anyone ever faced up with this problem? please share me your experience. Thank in advance.
Victor - October 28, 2011 at 1:47pm
Will redsn0w autodetect my bootrom version?
Josh - October 27, 2011 at 2:43pm
Can anyone comment on the Battery Life and performance on a Old Bootrom 3GS? Thanks
sudnep - October 23, 2011 at 2:17am
hey guys i got a problem , i have 3gs with old bootrom, i used the custom firmware made by (sn0wbreeze-v2.8b8), using windows 7, then i used that custom firmware to shift restore using itunes. Then everything went well. Then device started i was using t-mobile, which it cannot activate then i used (redsn0w_win_0.9.9b6). but when i select the custom firmware made by snowbreeze it says, firmware not recognised. Then i used STOCK firmware and which was identified, and proceed the jailbreak with that. along with jailbreak i selected install ipad baseband and hactivate. But when the process finished. i still have to go through the activation process using authorised sim. Also i tried the methods to buypass the activation by dailing 112 in emergency call. if worked couple of times. then screen would go black and again i was out of phone. I also tried using three fingers to swipe in the emergency call windows while voice over is active. but the notification bar did not appear. The bottomline is i cannot get into my phone using t-mobile simcard. Any help is appreciated?
Tina - October 23, 2011 at 12:24am
Hi, Does anyone knows if I can upgrade to iOS 5 if I have and iPhone 3GS running 4.3.5 on BB 5.12.02 (new version)? Thanks in advance
long - October 22, 2011 at 9:42am
Hi everyone!!! I've already jailbreak my iphone 3gs, but it stuck on the apple boot logo. Please kindly help me to solve this problem!!!! Thank in advance!!
Adddddddddam - October 19, 2011 at 9:10am
works fanstasic, use sn0wbreeze to create ipsw to safe bb, then use redsn0w to boot into dfu (extra's then pwnmode) itunes to restore (itunes 10.5) shift and restore and then restore and then jailbreak and then boot teathard (booo lol!) working fine.
Tina - October 22, 2011 at 11:58pm
Which iPhone do you have? And which baseband and iOS you updated to 5? Thanks
Addddddddddddddddddddddam - October 28, 2011 at 10:49am
iPhone 3GS, Baseband 5.13.04.
Matt - October 19, 2011 at 5:36am
For those having any issues with the SIM Card, check out the following: http://forums.tipb.com/ios-5-forum/220740-jailbroken-3gs-upgraded-ios-5-now-no-service-no-sim.html Hope this helps!
vendo - October 18, 2011 at 8:35pm
I had a perfectly working unlocked and jailbroken iPhone 3GS, but of course I had to go ahead and try to get iOS5 on it. I didn't know I need to preserve my baseband while updating it, so now ultrasn0w will not unlock it for me and I'm left without a phone line. Is there any way to unlock an iPhone 3GS with 05.16.05 baseband? If not, is there any expected change that will allow me to do so?
Billy Bob
Billy Bob - October 18, 2011 at 9:16pm
The supported basebands for the iPhone 3G and 3GS are 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04, and 06.15.00. The baseband supported for the iPhone4 is 01.59.00. (from the Dev teams website, I dont think that there will be support for any other basebands just yet, especially not for the 3Gs, as we have been waiting for that for over a year. I just upgraded, jailbroke and unlocked my 3Gs and had to put in the ipad baseband, I just this minute did it, all seems to be working ok, but I cant vouch for the GPS at the moment until I try it tomorrow .. there have been reports that the ipad baseband messes up the gps
Billy Bob
Billy Bob - October 18, 2011 at 9:18pm
But an iPhone without GPS is better than an iPhone that doesnt make calls ...
Billy Bob
Billy Bob - October 18, 2011 at 9:20pm
Just checked GPS on maps and it pinpointed me exactly, so i will take that as GPS working for me.
Billy Bob
Billy Bob - October 18, 2011 at 6:50pm
Quick question 3Gs on 06.15.00 baseband, I already upgraded to iOS5 with sn0wbreeze and unlocked with ultrasnow, and although the phone is working fine, everynow and then the signal drops, and I loose wifi, then a few seconds later it comes back My question, if I jailbreak again with redsn0w, as I am on 06.15.00, will I still be able to unlock with Ultrasn0w Thanks in advance for your help Billy
Billy Bob
Billy Bob - October 18, 2011 at 9:22pm
Update. Just updates to iOS5 following the tutorial here, ipad baseband, all working fine, no calls dropping, and GPS seems to be working now.
planka - October 18, 2011 at 6:11pm
Could anyone please feedback on this is working or not? "The jailbreak is also tethered for all devices except the old bootrom iPhone 3GS.... " Does it get untethered? Any other problems? Is it slow on a 3gs?
long - October 18, 2011 at 3:42pm
Dear jailbreaker!! my phone is Iphone 3gs, and it is on the old bootrom. The question is that Can I still update my phone to ISO 5? and another problem is that I always encounter with error 3194 while I'm trying to restore 4.3.3 as well as 4.3.5. Can u solve this problem for me? In fact, I am very appreciate with Iphone dev-team that always provide the features for all iphone user! Hopefully, You'll solve and reply me asap. Thank in advance!!!
George - October 18, 2011 at 4:47pm
1. Add the following entries into your Windows hosts file: this is c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts gs.apple.com gs.apple.com 2. Download your ipsw file. (Mine was iPad 1 4.2.1) 3. Go to Tinyumbrella and download their Fixrecovery file. (2 are provided 4.2.1 and 4.3 – use according to the OS you downloaded from IPSW step 2) 4. Run the device in DFU mode and run the Fixrecovery. 5. Open iTunes and place your device in restore mode (Hold Home buton and power together for abou 20 to 30 seconds) 6. Hold Shift key and click on Restore. Search for your ipsw file you downloaded and sit back and wait till it finishes. You’ll experience 16xx errors use iREB and than Open iTunes and Hold Shift key and click on Restore search youtube for videos on how is done
Waqas - October 18, 2011 at 5:49pm
put your phone into recovery mode then connect with itunes and press restore it will update your phone to ios 5.
Long - October 19, 2011 at 4:50am
Thz you very much for your infomation, George!! Hopefully, I can update it successfully for this time!!! :)
Long - October 19, 2011 at 4:52am
Thz you Waqas!! :)
vendo - October 18, 2011 at 3:19pm
Folks it is not working, 3GS, ISO - iPhone2,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw , entered phone into DFU mode but redsnow is not working, telling me that he can`t download IPSW and I should check internet. help
vendo - October 18, 2011 at 3:28pm
after DFU program is processing and then " Error woth SHSH blobs!" " Couldn`t download required IPSW" I have alread iOS 5 restored
Prabhat - October 18, 2011 at 1:06pm
Hi, I used to the above guide as steps mentioned on a 3gs/6.15.00/4.3.3 Everything went smooth but now I dont get network on my phone. Any help?
George - October 18, 2011 at 4:50pm
you have unofficial baseband - the iPad baseband. Go to cydia and use ultrasn0w to unlock than reboot don't forget this is a tethered jailbreak!!!
det1021 - October 21, 2011 at 8:54am
had the same experience. what i did was i jailbreaked it again with redsnow but i checked the update to ipad baseband together with the install cydia. my 3gs now runs perfectly. i was already on the 6.15 when i did that.
AC - July 30, 2011 at 10:19pm
iBooks doesnt work on ios5 ...
macbook air
macbook air - July 30, 2011 at 2:12pm
Hi. this website my favorite i think. ok , i have one question need iclarified help , i have iphone 3gs 4.3.3 . how may i update to (5.0b4) ? you just show us about jailbreak but not update firmware . thank you iclearified
Shaun Po
Shaun Po - July 28, 2011 at 9:06pm
I am struck in this Redsnow screen: "the rest of the process takes place on your device". I leave my iphone connected to the computer for 5-10 minutes. Nothing happens. Totally a blank black screen! I unplug my iphone from computer - again blank screen. If I press home and power button, it restarts with apple logo and then I am taken to apple registration steps, which then gives me an error message like "iphone developed program portal unable to complete your activation. What should I do."
Not on your life
Not on your life - June 15, 2011 at 1:07am
Still there... This story that is.
iClarified - June 15, 2011 at 1:00am
That was an oversight! Thanks :)
Not on your life
Not on your life - June 15, 2011 at 12:34am
Wow!! How did this get pushed to the app!! Stop it... Are you trying to get pulled? I mean it's free and I can always go to iclarified.com and save this page as a bookmark to my desktop ;)
harshad - June 15, 2011 at 12:14am
Why is this in the iClarified iPhone app??? Apple's gonna ban you or something!
Bubby - August 3, 2011 at 1:50am
Hahahaha. I'm not too bgriht today. Great post!
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