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How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.5]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.5]

Posted July 27, 2011 at 6:27am by iClarified
These are instructions on how to perform a jailbreak of your iPhone 3GS on the 4.3.5 firmware using RedSn0w for Mac. If you are on 4.3.3 or lower make sure you do NOT update to iOS 4.3.5. Use the untethered JailbreakMe instead. You can find the appropriate JailbreakMe tutorial here.

Those who want to unlock should jailbreak with PwnageTool or Sn0wBreeze rather than RedSn0w to avoid updating their baseband. Please note this is a tethered jailbreak for those on the new bootrom.

Step One
Create a folder on your desktop called Pwnage


Download RedSn0w 0.9.8b7b from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. Likewise, download the latest 4.3.5 firmware from below and place it in the same folder.

4.3.5 (3GS): iPhone2,1_4.3.5_8L1_Restore.ipsw

Extract the RedSn0w zip file by double clicking it.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.5]

Step Two
Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.5]

Select your iPhone from the list of devices on the left. Now hold down Option 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 (Mac) [4.3.5]

Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 4.3.5 firmware ipsw. Click the Choose button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.5]

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 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.5]

Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens click the Browse button
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.5]

Step Five
Select the 4.3.5 firmware ipsw we placed in the Pwnage folder on our desktop then click Open.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.5]

You will be prompted to indicate if this is a newer model of the iPhone 3GS. If you're not sure you can determine follow this tutorial to determine which bootrom you have.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.5]

Step Six
Once the firmware has been verified click the Next button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.5]

Step Seven
RedSn0w will now prepare the jailbreak data
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.5]

Step Eight
From this window you can select the jailbreak options you would like.

Make sure Cydia is selected and click the Next button to continue
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.5]

Step Nine
Please plug your iPhone into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.5]

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 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.5]

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.5]

Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.5]

Step Eleven
Your iPhone will now reboot
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.5]

Step Twelve
RedSn0w will then begin uploading the new RAM Disk and Kernel.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.5]

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 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.5]


BOOT TETHERED
Once RedSn0w has finished jailbreaking your device you will need to boot it tethered if you have the new bootrom. Rerun RedSn0w and this time select Just boot tethered right now from the list of options instead of installing Cydia.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [4.3.5]

*As usual a big thanks to the iPhone Dev-Team for their hard work and contribution to the iPhone community.
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Betty
Betty - September 28, 2011 at 12:48am
I just followed the instructions, and waited for it to reboot, but it just hung on the apple logo for 1/2 hour or so. Finally I had to DFU mode it and am currently restoring the phone. Maybe my iPhone 3GS just isn't compatible for this jailbreak (Version 4.3.5(8L1), Modem Firmware 05.16.02). Pity... :(
Samuel Gunawan
Samuel Gunawan - August 9, 2011 at 2:29am
I already follow all of the instructions, but why after reboot, the jailbreak process failed and at my redsn0w windows appear 'unexpected error" ?
Emil
Emil - September 14, 2011 at 7:50pm
I recognize this from earlier (and have the same problem now). Last time it was since i upgraded itunes which was not what you were suppose to. Might be since I have 10.4.1... opps :(
MINH TRAN
MINH TRAN - July 28, 2011 at 9:22am
Thank you! I just update my iphone 3GS from firmware 4.3.3 to 4.3.5 . Cydia work but every time put power off you will need open RedS0w to run "just boot tethered right now" and "ultrasn0w" not working on firmware 4.3.5.....
fanel
fanel - August 31, 2011 at 1:44pm
because you didnt readd all, this is a tethered jailbreak which means you need to do just boot every time your iphone dies.http://www.usermadetutorials.com
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