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How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)

Posted June 20, 2009 at 7:48am by iClarified · 494529 views
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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 jailbreak your iPhone 3G on the 3.0.x firmware using RedSn0w for Mac. The Windows version of this tutorial is here. The iPhone 2G version of this tutorial is here

This tutorial can be used to jailbreak before applying the UltraSn0w unlock.


** 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 on your desktop called Pwnage

Download RedSn0w from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. Likewise, download the latest 3.0 firmware from below and place it in the same folder.

3.0.0 (3G): iPhone1,2_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw

Extract the redsn0w application from the RedSn0w zip file to the Pwnage folder.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)

Step Two
Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)

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 3G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)

Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the firmware ipsw. Click the Open button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)

Step Three
Once iTunes has finished updating your iPhone to the desired firmware you may launch redsnw0w.app from the Pwnage folder on your desktop.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)

Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens click the Browse button
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)

Step Five
Select the firmware ipsw we placed in the Pwnage folder on our desktop then click Open
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)

Step Six
Once the firmware has been verified click the Next button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)

Step Seven
Make sure Cydia is selected and click the Next button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)

Step Eight
Please plug your iPhone into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)

Step Nine
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 3G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)

Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)

Step Ten
Your iPhone will now reboot
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)

Step Eleven
RedSn0w will then begin uploading the new RAM Disk.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)

Step Twelve
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 be jailbroken with Cydia on the SpringBoard.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)
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gigi
gigi - June 25, 2010 at 6:04am
grazie
frustrated
frustrated - January 7, 2010 at 8:46pm
Do I really need to restore my phone for this to work? I followed every single step except for that one, it took about 10 minutes for my phone to reboot, I didn't have any problems, but after the reboot my phone turned back on and it's as if I never jailbroke it. Nothing changed my phone is completely normal what is this jailbreak thing supposed to be like? What did I do wring?
OMAR
OMAR - October 10, 2009 at 7:28pm
PLZ HELP,,,, after i JB my iphone, i sync all my app again to my iphone but the problem is that all of apps are not working,, so what shall i do??? i want to use my apps again please..
Vher
Vher - March 15, 2012 at 2:15pm
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Herve Bronnimann
Herve Bronnimann - October 8, 2009 at 9:09am
Guys: thanks for all the trouble but your redsnow app does not recognize the 3.0.1_7A400 ipsw, and it takes forever(!) to restore the backup which you have to do in order to re-restore to the 3.0_7A341. This adds to the insecurity of the whole enterprise, I'm getting really queasy feelings now...
Herve Bronnimann
Herve Bronnimann - October 10, 2009 at 10:06pm
Happy to report that after restoring my iPhone and restarting the process with the 3.0_7A34.ipsw image, it all worked fine. As someone noted, it got stuck (for more than 15 mins) in the reboot process, but uplugging and plugging back into the USB unstuck the process. It took about 1hr+ to restore the entire iphone after that (simply restore to the previous backup in iTunes) and I was jailbroken and back to my former data. A very happy customer! I was able to VoIP on skype to France for 15 mins for less than 55 cents. Thank you guys!
Visible ink
Visible ink - October 7, 2009 at 7:25pm
I believe the firmware for the iPhone 3g link is incorrect... it links to iPhone2,1_3.0.1_7A400_Restore.ipsw for the iPhone 3GS it should be iPhone1,2_3.0.1_7A400_Restore.ipsw correct?
jose
jose - October 3, 2009 at 1:58am
i download the ipsw but a bunch of files are in the folder. i cant select any and it dont look like the box ipsw please help!!!!!!!!
Jay
Jay - October 3, 2009 at 1:47am
Please somebody answer me!!!! Can I use this tutorial to jailbreak and then unlock my iphone? I just bought new iphone 3g(at&t carrier) firmware 2.2.1 modem 02.30.03. I really need to know because I already made useless my last iphone so I don't want to do the same with new one.
Jay
Jay - October 3, 2009 at 12:46am
Hi! If I'll do jailbreak from this tutorial will it make my baseband 04.26.08 which I can use to unlock my iPhone 3g firmware 2.2.1 modem 02.30.03 bootloader 6.02 ?
millca
millca - September 28, 2009 at 10:56pm
I'm purchasing a refurbed, unactivated iPhone 3G from ebay. I do not know what version of the OS it already has installed on it. IF it already has 3.1 installed on it, will I be able to unlock and jailbreak it to T-Mobile?
DAX
DAX - September 29, 2009 at 12:30am
if it comes with anything higher than the 3.0.1 at this time...jailbreak yes.......but unlock no.. enjoy
millca
millca - September 29, 2009 at 12:41am
That's certainly GREAT to know -- I'm glad I lost that last ebay bid then. Okay, so my #1 question to any ebay or craigslist iPhone 3G seller should be: What version of the OS is currently on it? If they have already upgraded to the latest 3.1, then I should avoid it, correct? I only have T-Mobile so I must get an iPhone that is unlockable. If they are already selling an unlocked 3G iPhone, then I should be good to go, correct? Do I need to ask them HOW they unlocked/jailbreaked it?
DAX
DAX - September 21, 2009 at 12:13am
3G w/ 3.0.1 Using Mac Book Pro Yes....if you got stuck in the rebooting part...unplug the usb and plug it again..it will work nicely....I;ve am doing it right now...phone still installing the bundles,,,,, I had to use the A341 restore ..not the A400 restore,,,,,Red Sn0w would not recognize it....... And yes, it also sync'ed all my data without asking if it was a new phone or not..... Thank you guys.....all you have ti fix is the glitch that the red snow nos the Panage tool recognized the A400 restore you download form the iClarified or the mirror sites...but it works perfectly...not to unlock the Phone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Chris Diamond
Chris Diamond - November 7, 2009 at 8:30am
Excellent advice. Thanks so much!
K
K - September 16, 2009 at 9:02am
I've got an iPhone 3GS 32GB which came out of the box with 3.0.1 I've just used Redsn0w 0.8 to jailbreak. Used the 3.0 firmware and it worked absolutely fine. I followed the YouTube video from iPhoneinCanada (video 17pv60vVuh0). My phone had not previously been jailbroken. Hope this helps someone. I spent the last hours reading through comments and eventually decided to bite the bullet. Won't pretend I wasn't nervous... Good luck.
DAX
DAX - September 29, 2009 at 12:34am
hi K, but did you unlock it....I agree with you ...yes it works perfectly on the JB..but according to my not expert results...it did not work for the 3.0.1 unlock...had to downgrade it to 3.0 and then do the unlock.
K
K - September 29, 2009 at 1:28am
I haven't unlocked it. Sorry I can't be of more help.
alex
alex - September 13, 2009 at 4:35pm
Hi, I've just succesfully jailbroken my iphone, though I seem to receive no signal... Annyone?
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