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How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Posted June 20, 2009 at 7:22am by iClarified
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IMPORTANT: These instructions have been updated for the latest iPhone firmware. Please follow the up to date instructions here
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These are instructions on how to unlock and jailbreak your iPhone 2G on the 3.0.x iPhone firmware using RedSn0w for Windows. Before beginning make sure you have updated to iTunes 8.2.

You can find the Mac version of this tutorial here


** If you would like to jailbreak on the 3.0.1 firmware you can follow these exact instructions; however, in Step Two restore using this 3.0.1 iPhone firmware file instead of the 3.0 one. Continue with the instructions as indicated.**

Step One
Create a folder called Pwnage on your desktop.

Download the following files and place them in the Pwnage folder you just created:
- RedSn0w
- BL 3.9
- BL 4.6
- 3.0.0 (2G): iPhone1,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw

Extract the RedSn0w zip file to the Pwnage folder.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Two
Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Windows)

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 Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the firmware ipsw. Click the Open button to continue.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Three
Once iTunes has finished updating your iPhone to the desired firmware you may launch redsnw0w.exe from the Pwnage folder on your desktop.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens click the Browse button
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Five
Select the firmware ipsw we placed in the Pwnage folder on our desktop then click Open
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Six
Once the firmware has been verified click the Next button to continue.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Seven
Make sure Cydia and Unlock is selected and click the Next button.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Eight
We will know need to set the location of our bootloader files.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Click Browse and select the 3.9 bootloader file from the Pwnage folder on your desktop.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Click Browse and select the 4.6 bootloader file from the Pwnage folder on your desktop.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Click the Next button to continue.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Nine
Please plug your iPhone into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Ten
RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Eleven
Your iPhone will now reboot
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Twelve
RedSn0w will then begin uploading the new RAM Disk.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Thirteen
Once this is complete you will be notified that RedSn0w is done. Click the Finish button.
When your iPhone finishes reboot (5 minutes or so). It will run BootNeuter then be unlocked and jailbroken with Cydia on the SpringBoard.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Windows)
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colindres
colindres - February 17, 2012 at 3:09am
gracias man sos mera pi ja te lo agradesco
jairo
jairo - November 29, 2012 at 3:09am
thank your tutorial saved me
aaronhowto
aaronhowto - February 5, 2012 at 6:42pm
This might be an easier method http://howtounlockandjailbreakiphoneforfree.blogspot.com/
LuckyStrike 339
LuckyStrike 339 - February 14, 2011 at 2:20pm
[French] Hi ! I finished to install it on my iPhone 2g and all is well-working but only Cydia can't work ... how can i do ? thanks a lot !!!
julian
julian - January 10, 2011 at 3:02am
everything was alright until i tried to enter cydia and almost everything was erased. i have to jailbreak again? what do i have to do? thanks
motor98
motor98 - July 7, 2010 at 9:16pm
The redsn0w 0.9.4 doesn't recognize 3.1.3. So what I did is: - in iTunes, put 3.1.3 to the phone - use redsn0w 0.9.3, browser-> load in iphone OS 3.1.2, then follow the rest ... everything works.
proaskick
proaskick - June 7, 2010 at 11:27am
my phone was blocked and it say that my sim is not supported by phone what should i do?
James
James - May 16, 2010 at 3:11am
thank you very much iclarified my iphone 2g wwas in the gutter but thanks to you it fully works now thank you for a job well done
que
que - May 11, 2010 at 8:37am
I love it at first I was alil misled but I got on track..now I'm trying make my sim work now...lol...thanks iclarified..
russ
russ - March 31, 2010 at 11:22pm
The BL files do not download! Where can you get them from?
hibiscus
hibiscus - April 15, 2010 at 8:37pm
Go to this link: http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-news/638291-windows-how-jailbreak-unlock-iphone-2g-firmware-3-0-redsn0w.html You can download them from here. Save them to the desktop file pwnage as designated.
AL
AL - March 28, 2010 at 4:38pm
I have a 2G iPhone that im trying to unlock, when i follow the instruction and get to itunes it takes me to the invalid sim card. Any suggestions on how to get around it????
hibiscus
hibiscus - April 15, 2010 at 8:41pm
I got the same message on my iphone when i unlocked it. all i did was continue on with the instructions and everything worked fine once it was all said and done
aimanKJ
aimanKJ - February 15, 2010 at 6:04am
thanks i clarified... ur the best
Joe
Joe - February 7, 2010 at 4:55am
Hi everyone, i have a question, hope you can help me. I have a 2G Iphone that i jailbroke with Pwnage tool to get firmware 2.2 and it works fine. I was wondering if i can i use this method to upgrade it to firmware 3 without leaving it unjailbroken or messing up the baseband? Thanks!
Joseph Brain
Joseph Brain - June 13, 2010 at 4:46pm
Yes you can. but you have use windows xp.
Christy
Christy - February 6, 2010 at 2:01am
I unlocked my phone using the RedSn0w, everything worked perfectly. But the volume is very very low, I can barely hear the other person. I tried to download a volume patch through Cydia, but the one with the drill icon won't download, says something about size being mismatched. I tried downloading one for the 2.0 version, it download and says installed, but there's no difference. Does anyone know how to fix this? Thanks
lily
lily - February 3, 2010 at 4:35am
I'm stuck in step 2. When I open my iTunes, the restore screen doesn't come out. A box came out and says that my sim card is not compatible. What should I do? Help !!
Christy
Christy - February 6, 2010 at 1:59am
I think if you have a fresh phone that's never been used, you can skip Step two (b/c iTunes won't connect to the phone since you don't have an AT&T sim in it). Just go straight to step 3. Hope this helps.
Christy
Christy - February 2, 2010 at 10:47pm
I unlocked the phone successfully following the steps, but cannot get connected to the internet. It shows I'm connected to my wifi at home and the little blue internet icon (the little blue fan shaped icon on the top of the screen) is on, but when I try to open Cydia or Safari, it shows there's no internet connection. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks!
Christy
Christy - February 2, 2010 at 10:54pm
nvm--i put in a sim card and all of a sudden the internet is connecting...does anyone know why though? isn't the wifi network independent from the phone service carrier (i'm not subscribed to internet use thru my phone plan)?
Jean Chamoun
Jean Chamoun - January 11, 2010 at 3:31am
Does Redsnow work on iTunes 9?
hibiscus
hibiscus - April 15, 2010 at 8:32pm
Yes it does. I just went through this process and it worked! If it says your sim is not for the right carrier, just keep going with the process and everything will work fine at the end.
Cherilynn
Cherilynn - January 1, 2012 at 3:15pm
I'm not quite sure how to say this; you made it exretmely easy for me!
Eric
Eric - January 10, 2010 at 6:24pm
I am trying to jailbreak/unlock iPhone using this guide.. But the phone isn't activated! I have everything I need to do this but I don't know how I can go about upgrading the firmware for this device without activating the phone..
Eric
Eric - January 10, 2010 at 7:54pm
Had to enter DFU mode and restored the FW manually.
Andrew
Andrew - January 22, 2010 at 2:46pm
How did you restore the framework manually?
Jamie
Jamie - December 29, 2009 at 10:25pm
The links aren't working... but found the downloads on iphoneclyde.com
Christine
Christine - December 28, 2009 at 8:54pm
I downloaded the 3.1 firmware but it comes as a zipped file instead of ipsw, so I tried downloading the 3.0 version and it's the samething. When I tried to unzip it, it's just a bunch of weird files and a couple of folders and there's nothing with the whate square iTunes logo like the one show in the tutorial pics. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks!
ReleX
ReleX - December 29, 2009 at 7:32am
You have to save it as .ipsw instead of zip. Right click on the link, then in the end of the name, write .ipsw and then click "download" or "OK" or whatever it says.
maria
maria - December 29, 2009 at 4:20pm
i hat the same problem and i tried to save as ipsw instead of zip but it didn't work so i installed mozilla and worked
Christine
Christine - December 30, 2009 at 4:13am
Sorry I'm being slow (not a computer savy person), but when I right click on the link like you said, it just comes up with the normal options such as Open, Open in New Tab, etc, I don't see where I can type in '.ipsw' in place of 'zip'. When I click on the Download option from the right clicked option list, it still doesn't give me option to replace 'zip'. Can you elaborate on how to download this as a ipsw file? Thanks!
ReleX
ReleX - December 28, 2009 at 1:22pm
I have now successfully made all the steps. All things worked fine. However, i discovered you can't use the 3.0.1 version when using vista, go with the 3.0 instead. I'm having problem launching cydia. Yesterday, when i used the guide, no problems what so ever using cydia afterwards. Today, i was going to install some stuff using Cydia. When I tapped the icon, it started to load as usual, then a message pops up saying some files are missing and are not up to date then i pressed OK, then it shut down to springboard. Now, when tapping the Cydia icon, it says "Loading Data", ´then shuts down to the springboard. What could be wrong? Also, I checked the "Icy" box when using Redsn0w, so I have both Cydia and Icy. I installed the Mobileterminal via Icy, but Terminal won't start either. It just shuts down and goes back to springboard. Will the Icy app interrupt Cydia or what? Please Help :)
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