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How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

Posted October 14, 2012 at 7:17pm by iClarified
These are instructions on how to perform a jailbreak of your iPhone 3GS on iOS 6 using RedSn0w for Windows.

This jailbreak is untethered for old bootrom devices; however, new bootrom devices are tethered. A tethered jailbreak means you will need to connect your device to the computer each time you reboot.

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 6.0 firmware from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. (Note: you do not need to download the 6.0 firmware if you are already on iOS 6.0)

Extract the RedSn0w zip file to the Pwnage folder.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

Step Two:
If you haven't already updated to iOS 6 then open iTunes from your dock.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

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) [6.0]

Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 6.0 firmware ipsw. Click the Choose button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

iTunes will now update your iPhone to the new firmware.

**Important: If you want to keep your UltraSn0w unlock then follow these instructions to update.

Step Three
Right click or control-click the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier and choose Run as administrator from the popup menu that appears.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens ensure your device is connected and click the Jailbreak button
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

Step Five
Turn OFF your device then click the Next button
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

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) [6.0]

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

Step Seven
Your iPhone will now be exploited with limera1n.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

Step Eight
RedSn0w will now prepare the jailbreak data.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

Step Nine
Select Cydia from the list of options and click Next.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

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) [6.0]

Step Eleven
Once this is complete you will be notified that RedSn0w is done.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]


BOOT TETHERED
Once you have jailbroken you will need to rerun redsn0w to boot tethered only if you have a new bootrom iPhone 3GS.

Step One
From the main RedSn0w menu click the Extras button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]

Step Two
Select Just boot from the Extras menu to boot tethered and follow the instructions to put your device into DFU mode again for boot.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.0]


*A big thanks is owed to the iPhone Dev-Team and Geohot for their hard work and contribution to the iPhone community.

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If you need help with this tutorial please post a question in the comments or submit a question to the iClarified community using our Answers section.
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Michael James
Michael James - January 28, 2016 at 11:53pm
I want to jailbreak my iPhone 3GS but its turn your phone using power button to exploit via DFU but my power button is not working is there anyway i can turn it back on without using my power button
Khandker
Khandker - January 22, 2015 at 11:29pm
i want to jailbreak my iphone 4. Is there anybody who can assist me by letting me know the steps with website address. I am pretty unexpert in technology. Thanks
Jagdeep
Jagdeep - March 14, 2014 at 8:41am
Big Thanksss...... (Y) but how to get network(no signal)...yet sim is not working
sumeira
sumeira - January 12, 2014 at 10:40am
i bought iphone 3gs first time i got iphone. i dont even know about it and its settings even. after i got i upgrade my iphone ios5.1.1 to 6.1.3. but a big problem happened my iphone got locked and idont know even what can i do to restore it. plz guide me what can i do for its restoration?? plz plz help me quickly i will thankfull to you
Paige
Paige - January 31, 2014 at 7:47pm
Did you try connecting it to Itunes?
owell morena
owell morena - September 12, 2014 at 1:16am
go puck yourself
tron
tron - October 3, 2013 at 11:45am
I am having iphone 4s wit ios 6.1.3 how can i jail break my mobile and use cydia and is it possible to perform untethered jailbreak in my phone? what software should i use to jailbreak redsnOw or EvasiOn or snOebreeae ... help guys...
levition
levition - August 9, 2013 at 2:17pm
For everyone having trouble to unlock their AT&T phone, you can check out attiphoneunlocking for unlocking your phone, it's the fastest I have ever use, only took them one hour
charlie998
charlie998 - July 26, 2013 at 11:28am
I know the best site for unlocking ATT stuff, it's attiphoneunlocking, go check it out
akas t
akas t - July 16, 2013 at 8:30am
i hav 3gs nd already installed 6.1.2....does redsnow work on 6.1.2??
levi
levi - July 3, 2013 at 3:03pm
If anyone has trouble unlocking ATT devices, I suggest you to check out attiphoneunlocking, it's the best site for unlocking ATT stuff.
Georgina Coles
Georgina Coles - May 16, 2013 at 8:35am
what do you do when it say the SIM card inserted in this phone does not appear to be supported instead of having the restore button etc
vims
vims - May 14, 2013 at 5:12am
sorry to write you again, when i am trying to restore manually to 6.0 i am getting error of 3194 , i try to edit that HOST file. but still getting 3194 error in itunes. :(
vims
vims - May 14, 2013 at 4:55am
hey, I am using 3GS iphone with version : 5.0.1 (9A405) Firmware : 05.16.05 , I already installed cydia. I purchased second hand and it factory unlocked. Now i want to update IOS, which version can be supported ? is it 6.1.2 ? can i do it Untreated jailbreak and use cydia ? how can i update it ? waiting for your reply
Razu
Razu - May 11, 2013 at 8:09am
After clicking Jailbreak some moment later after being processed it shows "failed to decrypt karnell" what can i do?
solfinker
solfinker - May 10, 2013 at 5:14pm
Not for every carrier!!
solfinker
solfinker - May 10, 2013 at 5:09pm
Oh, oh: it doesn't install cydia!! I'm using redsn0w 0.9.15b3 and iPhone2,1_6.0_10A403_Restore on 3GS with iOS 6.1.3 If I use iPhone2,1_6.1.3_10B329_Restore I can wait hours for the iPhone to reboot... Any suggestion? Thank you!
solfinker
solfinker - May 10, 2013 at 5:19pm
After using If I use iPhone2,1_6.1.3_10B329_Restore if I reboot, I get the message "Missing Keys.plist data...."
Audra
Audra - May 9, 2013 at 4:21am
Have a jailbraked iphone 3 and need help!! put sim card in and can make calls but says not subscribed to data internet. I do have unlimited interenet access on my plan, just not a data package for iphone. I have heard of ppl using unlimited when you buy an iphone from individual. Any ideas of what to do ?
An
An - February 19, 2013 at 3:52am
Hi everybody. I already jailbreak and unlock iphone 3GS ios 6.0.1 firmware 05.16.07, but it can't detect sim card/ no service and can't connect to wifi. Cydia can't run anymore. What should I do? Thank you
An
An - February 19, 2013 at 4:14am
additional: current ios 6.0.1 and bb 05.13.04. when sim card install, it appear 'sim card failure'.
Linas
Linas - February 19, 2013 at 3:32pm
You cant detect the sim signal cus u dont have the correct baseband. You cant run cydia cus your iphone isnt. Ooted as tethered.
Vel
Vel - March 4, 2013 at 8:45am
Hi, Step One From the main RedSn0w menu click the Extras button. Select Just boot from the Extras menu to boot tethered and follow the instructions to put your device into DFU mode again for boot. This is for Cydia will work. and download evasi0n and jaibreak again. I hope it will work.
rafal
rafal - April 15, 2013 at 12:35pm
For the people who wants to unlock ATT phones, go google attiphoneunlocking, they unlocked mine.
1
vel
vel - February 13, 2013 at 5:30am
Hi every body, I have good news for 3gs Newboot rom & unlock carrier after update ios 6.1 jailbreak with baseband 6.15 and update, and boot it with redsn0w justboot. then go to cydia, intall ultrasn0w 1.2.8 only. very import don't install " ultrasn0w fixer 6.1 " and install evasi0n utether. reboot the device. enjoy.
maduprasad
maduprasad - February 21, 2013 at 10:41am
thanks. it works perfectly
Belizean_boy24
Belizean_boy24 - February 23, 2013 at 11:08pm
It doesn't load evasion untether. it says it cannot. but it installs ultrasnow.Help
Vel
Vel - March 4, 2013 at 8:51am
Hi, use snowbreeze 2.9.11 to make custom firmware and restore the firmware with itunes. then install ultrasn0w from cydia. Thanks
juca
juca - April 7, 2013 at 12:35am
how do u downgrade baseband 6.15 to 5.13. i have upgraded to ios 6.13 and am facing the same problem with activation too....i need your help urgently
Linas
Linas - February 12, 2013 at 10:25pm
As i know, the only one thing u need to do, is install ipad baseband, which makes your modem firmware to 6.15.00 version. So than it will allows you to unlock it..
1
Vel
Vel - February 13, 2013 at 5:28am
Hi every body, I have good news for 3gs Newboot rom & unlock carrier after update ios 6.1 jailbreak with baseband 6.15 and update, and boot it with redsn0w justboot. then go to cydia, intall ultrasn0w 1.2.8 only. very import don't install " ultrasn0w fixer 6.1 " and install evasi0n utether. reboot the device. enjoy.
tara
tara - January 24, 2013 at 8:43pm
I did everything, and then tried to make a phone call and it wont work. also, it wont let me connect to my internet?
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