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How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

Posted June 18, 2012 at 8:35am by iClarified
These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone 3GS on the iOS 5.1.1 firmware using RedSn0w for Mac.

Remember 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 the latest version of RedSn0w from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. Likewise, download the 5.1.1 firmware from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. (Note: you do not need to download the 5.1.1 firmware if you are already on iOS 5.1.1)

Extract the RedSn0w zip file by double clicking it.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

Step Two: (Skip this step if you're on iOS 5.1.1 already)
Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

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) [5.1.1]

Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 5.1.1 firmware ipsw. Click the Choose button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

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 (Mac) [5.1.1]

Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens click the Jailbreak button
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

You may be asked to choose between the DRU ramdisk method or the backup/restore method. Click Yes to use the DFU ramdisk method.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

Tell RedSn0w whether you have a newer or older iPhone 3GS to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

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 (Mac) [5.1.1]

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 (Mac) [5.1.1]

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

Step Seven
Your iPhone will now reboot
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

Step Eight
RedSn0w will prepare the jailbreak data.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

Step Nine
Select Cydia from the list of options and click Next.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Mac) [5.1.1]

**IMPORTANT: If you want to upgrade to the iPad baseband then downgrade to 05.13 for unlock check Install iPad Baseband. YOU CAN ONLY DO THIS IF DIGITS 3-5 OF YOUR DEVICE'S SERIAL NUMBER ARE LESS THAN 134 (xx133).

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 (Mac) [5.1.1]

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 (Mac) [5.1.1]


*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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Mellish
Mellish - October 20, 2012 at 12:03pm
Awesome. The whole family gathered around to watch the tiny print iPhone bios boot... 'Wow!'.. Smart people!
ahmed ezz
ahmed ezz - October 2, 2012 at 3:18pm
thanx for u
Dennis Hesselbarth
Dennis Hesselbarth - September 15, 2012 at 3:21am
Notice: If you have a locked phone from an Apple "supported carried" (eg: ATT) but you wish to jailbreak and unlock the phone for use on a "non-supported" carrier (eg: T-Mobile), you must get your hands on a SIM from the original supported carrier to successfully activate your phone during the iTunes restore. This is a new "feature" Apple has instituted. So find a friend on ATT and ask to borrow their SIM for 30 min. while you jailbreak to 5.1.1 and activate your phone. Then you can use UltrasnOw to unlock and use your "non supported" SIM.
Yarly Queiroz
Yarly Queiroz - July 13, 2012 at 8:57pm
How do i proceed with an 3GS old bootrom Custom 5.0.1 firmware? Do i need to generate a custom FW to keep my baseband and then, update it?
Tommy
Tommy - July 13, 2012 at 8:32am
Is this jailbreak untethered? saw in may there will be untethered jailbreak for this 5.1.1. anyone know or experience?
alvent
alvent - July 6, 2012 at 5:59am
Hi, is this JB tethered for 3GS?
igbt88
igbt88 - May 20, 2012 at 3:17pm
I jailbroke my iPhone 3GS with the latest resn0w yesterday. Since the jailbreak my screen is bluer than before! It's like the color profile for the monitor changed... but I didn't install any tweak or anything else for that purpose! How can I revert the colors to normal? Thank you! :)
sang6iru
sang6iru - May 18, 2012 at 1:30am
is that usefull since 10n1c said it's not gonna support on his untethred jb????
Lee
Lee - May 17, 2012 at 5:13pm
how about for Windows users? or is this just for Mac now?
Specialkcl
Specialkcl - May 17, 2012 at 3:24pm
Works untethered on old Bootrom !!!!!! Just installed and tested!!!!!
Adam
Adam - May 17, 2012 at 3:34pm
How'd you do that?
Specialkcl
Specialkcl - May 18, 2012 at 2:34am
Actually i had iOs 5.0 with tethered jailbreake, installed , so i thought maybe if i point redsn0w to the 5.1.1 ipsw and do an aditional jailbreak i would get to the update of the ios in the process, WRONG, the jailbreak at one point hung, so i waited until i ran out of battery, becouse nothing worked, no hard reset nothing. Once out of battery i pluged in my iphone, waited until i had enough charge, Everything booted normaly back into ios 5.0, so i decidet to do the update using the update option in itunes, onece i was on 5.1., strangly i still had the apps instaled through instaleuse (cracked apps) still installed but not working, obviously i had no jailbreak, so i just followed this jailbreak tutorial and everithing was back to normal, cydia installed and working, i also found that the cydia repositories that i had installed manualy where all still there and working as well as my aplications installed through cydia and MOST IMPORTANT Jailbrake untethered. Luck ??? i don´t know but thats what i did. Cheers
Adam
Adam - May 17, 2012 at 2:28pm
Just done this and it hasn't even installed Cydia? I've done this loads of times before with no problems?
Carl
Carl - April 24, 2012 at 12:42pm
Everytime the pineapple finishes and reboots I'm left with a apple logo for so long I don't know what to do please help
Arthur
Arthur - May 17, 2012 at 6:06am
That's where you have to rerun the boot tethered option. You will always have to rerun the boot tethered when your phone is turned off in anyway.
Chris
Chris - April 9, 2012 at 2:50am
Can somebody please tell me why I'm getting "exploit failed" after the uploaded of stage 2 of the jailbreak? My baseband is 06.15.00 and it's an iPhone 3GS made week 34. Any answer would be appreciated as I've been trying to do this for fecking days now!
Tario70
Tario70 - May 17, 2012 at 7:09am
Make sure you're creating a No Baseband version of the IPSW, then you want to boot into Pwned DFU, then use iTunes to restore to 5.1.1. then you should re-run redsn0w to jailbreak. I have no idea why you're getting the exploit failed message, but I know that iOS 5 & the iPad Baseband do not play nice at all.
Shawn
Shawn - April 4, 2012 at 8:39am
New iPhone 3gs (5.1) owner and first time jailbreaking/unlocking. Everything works as described in the tutorial. I would just like to know if the jailbreak on this device will ever be untethered?
unixes
unixes - March 14, 2012 at 10:26am
After JB , no more GSM signal. Just ''searching...'' all the time, even without a SIM card inside. I'm on 06.15.00.
unixes
unixes - March 14, 2012 at 11:48pm
Finally fixed following this tutorial http://cydiablog.com/unlock-ios-5.1-iphone-4-3gs-ultrasn0w-fixer-for-5.1/
Chris Burroughs
Chris Burroughs - April 9, 2012 at 2:21am
Easy fix mate, open Cydia, search for Ultrasnow Fix 5.1 install, then reinstall Ultrasnow, reboot, and bingo, your signal should be back. Now if anyone can tell me why I am getting "exploit failed" every time. I should mention my baseband is 06.15.00, is that affecting it?
laura
laura - April 20, 2012 at 1:35pm
me pasa lo mismo.... =(
noelski08
noelski08 - May 20, 2012 at 5:39am
Install ultrasnow fixer 5.1.1 first then install dev teams ultrasnow that supports baseband 6.15.00. then insert the sim card. You should have signal by then. at least its a temporary co'z it goes out sometimes.
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