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How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Mac)
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Posted June 20, 2009 at 7:48am · 172 comments · Add Comment
Michael - July 4, 2009 at 7:52am
This method worked very well for me. All good except one problem: My iPhone vibrates when I switch the silent button to ring but it doesn't when I switch it to silent. (This only applies to when I turn the silent switch, not after)
unixes - July 2, 2009 at 3:09pm
Thanks Dev-Team. Works like a charm from the first intent.You really rocks. For everyone,download ipsw with Firefox.Don't even try it with Safari.I've try it two times with Safari from different locations and the same result.A lot of dmg and plist files.I've failed 2 or 3 times to put the iPhone in DFU mode but finally i did it and all worked iPhone was already officially updated to 3.0 and it has no problems to jailbreak.I used the last version of iTunes (8.02 i think).After the jailbreak i unlocked the iPhone.Also this worked smooth.After that i had some problems to connect the iPhone with the iTunes.All the time when i was connected the iPhone,the iTunes blocked.I tried to a windows machine and after a restart,6-7 intents and a lot of patiente,it worked and i installed Navigon cracked who was lateing about one hour but finally...happy moments.Now my iPhone 3G is on 3.0,unlocked,jailbreaked and with a GPS navigator which is working better than i was expected.In all these processes i just flowed very carefuly all the steps writed in the tutorials from iClarified.Hope all this help someone. Thanks again to all the people who worked on this and gave us for free them hard work, Sorry for my english.Greetings from Barcelona - Spain.
cassAnova - June 30, 2009 at 10:21pm
Reds0w 0.72 ses "Unable to recognize specified IPSW". What should i do? Updated my iPhone to 3.0 but unable to jailbreak it... HELP!
Martin - September 4, 2009 at 8:44am
I am having the same problem, did you figure this out?
rkp01_jec - June 30, 2009 at 2:22am
how to enable apple push notification service in my jailbreak iphone 2G ,with iphone os 3.0 ?????????????????????
Arif - June 29, 2009 at 8:14pm
I have jailbroken iPhone at least 20 times. I just replaced my iphone with warranty from Apple. When i try to jailbreak the phone, it does not reboot after its in DFU mode. I just get black screen and redsn0w saying "waiting for reboot" What can I do?
Arif - June 29, 2009 at 8:39pm
i get error 1604 and 1611 from itunes 8.2
B - June 28, 2009 at 6:50pm
for some reasons i dont know what application to use with redsnow. please tell me thanks.
Me - June 28, 2009 at 3:42am
HELP, I can't get past step 10! Where am I supposed to plug in to make this thing move faster? It's stuck!!! It's been "waiting for reboot" for more than an hour.
mbll - June 27, 2009 at 4:55pm
I have a problem. I've gone through the whole process of jailbreaking, but got stuck at the end with a picture of Steve Jobs with his hands up in the air saying something in Russian. I've restarted the phone but keep getting the same image. Anyone please help.
Vince - June 26, 2009 at 4:25pm
Do I take out my sim (simlocked iPhone 3G) before updating to 3.0 ? or leave it in ?
yzorg - June 26, 2009 at 12:31pm
very nice and easy wonderful solution!
Polemicist - June 26, 2009 at 9:19am
iPhone 3G was running JB 2 firmware with YellowSn0w but with a real provider here in AUS - O.p.t.u.s. so really didn't need YellowSn0w but installed it anyway. Wow really cares what was on it previously cause the restore wiped all that crap off. Restored to Firmware 3.0 without issue as per instructions. Ran RedSn0w 0.72 on a PPC Mac running OSX 10.4.11 as per instructions. SIM card left in phone but SIM has a lock on it. RedSn0w ran without a hitch. Phone went through the motions and then asked for my SIM unlock. Did that and carrier pops up on the screen. RedSn0w ran PERFECTLY. Chose ONLY Cydia (I don't trust ICY and if you install both need your head read) as per instructions. Basically I did exactly what I was told. Worked a treat. Ran Cydia and updated Cydia (after putting my WiFi details into the settings) then installed UltraSn0w repo as per instructions on this website. Installed fine and carrier came up again. Everything ran perfectly. Please note that I had a backup of my iPhone with the firmware 2 stuff still on it and when I tried to restore from backup I lost things off my screen. I was toooo lazy to find them so I just ran through the process again. :) This issue has nothing to do with the hacking but it is something to consider if you are thinking a backup can be just slapped back on your phone. :) My thanks to the Dev Team and to iClarified for a flawless walkthrough. Where would I be without you both? Right poorer and wouldn't have any crap on my Mobile. :) Cheers...
OMAR - June 26, 2009 at 12:00am
IF ANY ONE COULD HELP PLZzzzzzzz... When I was doing Step 2, i didn't hold the Option button, I just clicked the Restore button and continued all the steps. Now my Iphone is not showing the carrier. (I can't call or receive any call) WHAT SHALL I DO??????????????????????????????????????
klazeman - June 26, 2009 at 2:38am
After jailbreaking, you are ready to unlock your iPhone using UltraSn0w. iClarified has posted another good tutorial on how to unlock your iPhone Using UltraSn0w.
OMAR - June 26, 2009 at 6:12pm
Thanx aloooooooooot,, it worked..
klazeman - June 25, 2009 at 5:13pm
do i have to upgrade itunes first? I'm now running itunes version 8.0. My update failed with error 10. please help
mcastro - June 25, 2009 at 9:14pm
yes, you do. Only works on Itunes 8.2
Polemicist - June 26, 2009 at 9:23am
I believe in updating and backing up everything first. That way if anything stuffs up when you ask questions everyone you talk to is on the same page. :)
Pdura002 - June 24, 2009 at 10:29pm
I was able to torrent redsn0w of of Dev-Team site, i created the pWanage Folder but when I clicked the link to download the firmware I dont get the nice little "LEGO" box. Instead I get a bunch of .dmg and plist files that when using my MacBook 10.5.7 and latest itunes I cant map to it. -i did option=click but unable to select open Please HELP!!! Thank you
Pdura002 - June 25, 2009 at 1:35am
I figured it out. In iTunes hit the restore button and, back up your current phone and unplug as its doing the process. This will save the firmware in your home>library>iTunes folder. Then just drag it to the desktop. Thanks anyway
Klette 24
Klette 24 - June 24, 2009 at 4:10pm
is it true, that the redsnow version 0.7.2 supports ppc mac' ?
yasbm - June 24, 2009 at 12:33pm
THANKS YOU DEV TEAM THANKS:)))))) I haave Iphone 3G AT&T sim Lock 02.30.03 and now i can use mine phone JB and OS3.0 Fantastic thanks... PS some information to share with you if you have the same Iphone:))) mine experience First : make sure you have Itune 8.2 Upload the correct Firmware of your Iphone 3g ... save everything in the desktiop and created a floder Iphone JB 3G RnOw ... when you have itune 8.2. Swift of your phone : press on home and off Button and Itune will appears ( if not open Itune). Click on restore and ALT button , and put in there the firmware that you save in the floder . wait. If you have a error message (10 error Dont pay attention it happen to me and it works) open the RenOw Floder and folow the steps easy really i did it and it is working now ... Try 2 time and it is working for me . i hope it can help you also PS sorry for mine bad english. thanks again Dev Team
MrBlue - June 24, 2009 at 9:53pm
Hi, Thank you for your addition into this tutorial. It's doesn't work with me while the error 10 appear. suddenly i upgrade my iTunes to 8.2 and nothing happen after that, everything run fine. Thanks to DevTeam and our community!!!!! enjoyyyyy..
Rob - June 24, 2009 at 10:33am
When you click the link to get RedSn0w, right click on it an then click on "Save Link As" and then you can save it properly. Just clicking on it won't work! "RIGHT CLICK IT" and then "SAVE LINK AS"
Polemicist - June 26, 2009 at 9:25am
That is actually "Download Linked File As" cause you are actually talking to people using Apple Mac's not PC users. :) And I actually recommend using 0.72 which is available on the DevTeams site under their official torrents list. :)
Tanoy - June 24, 2009 at 10:23am
WHy can't I download the redsnow for mac from limewire???? help!!!
yasbm - June 24, 2009 at 12:17pm
Used this application easy and better than Limewire transmission software ( like limewire but better on mac ) find the like easy. by the way i am using a Mac OS version 10.4.11 AND WORK PERFECTLY cheers :))
hunk - June 23, 2009 at 7:45pm
I have well installed all stuff and at the last point "waiting for reboot" I was waiting during 20 minutes but nothing happened! I am very sad :-(
zutko - June 24, 2009 at 6:29am
the probem is that apple have with their update for OSX 10.5.4 installed a fix that disables Iphone go into DFU mode ( reboot ). You find someone who has XP and jailbrake it that way
hunk - June 24, 2009 at 5:56pm
Hi, txs for your reply but what I have to do now?
someone - July 12, 2009 at 2:56am
I just unplugged the iPhone and plugged it right back in with redsnow still running. Plugging it back in caused it to reboot and it took off from there
TItu - June 23, 2009 at 12:44pm
help help i have iphone 3g and itune 8.0 can i jail break os 3.0 with red snow?
yasbm - June 24, 2009 at 12:20pm
i try also with the 8.0 itune did not work. Just upload 8.2 and it will work. it happen to me also and i did it today. make sure you have 8.2 :))
Beloved - June 23, 2009 at 12:14pm
I have noticed several people with the same problem I am having but no one seems to be answering it. When we do step 1 and extract the redsn0w application from the RedSn0w zip file to the Pwnage folder. Firefox opens Opera and it shows on the down load screen but it doesn't progress or download in any way can some one its just stuck at 0.0% Some one please help us with this. I would like to use redsnow rather than Pwang Tool though I dont know the difference just read on here that its better. I am using Mac Pro Desktop Version 10.5.7 all software up to date please help!
Rob - June 23, 2009 at 9:58pm
All you have to do is right click and it and use "save link as" and it can choose to save it wherever and it will work
Juice - August 11, 2009 at 4:31am
Guys Thank you so much, thank you Dave Team, my iphone 3G is now working, Ok so i didnt have an original sim card and my iphone was restored so it was saying please inset the original sim to activate, screw that, just connect your phone to the comp, switch it off, then hold the power and home button for 2-3 sec, then release power keep holding home button until i-tunes finds your phone in restore mode. From there Hold Options and click the Restore button, now follow the above Dave Team instructions slowly, you`ll be home and dry, if you fail to enter the DUF mode dont go back to 1 keep trying there until you enter, and the other thing keep holding the home button until it saes finish. I`m happy guys, love you all
Alexey - June 23, 2009 at 9:19am
It is necessary to update iTunes to 8.2 before making restore! I managed to JB only on 8.2
alexis - June 23, 2009 at 8:20am
this has bricked my 3g does anyone else find themselves stuck at the waiting for reboot? i tried to create a custom ispw using pwnage and all i get is error 1601 when trying to get itunes to recognize the dfu'd phone and restore from the custom firmware i assume that is the same thing going on in the background when redsnow cant get past waiting for reboot - its not really in dfu mode this sucks any help much appreciated
yasbm - June 24, 2009 at 12:30pm
First : make sure you have Itune 8.2 Upload the correct Firmware of your Iphone 3g ... save everything in the desktiop and created a floder Iphone JB 3G RnOw ... when you have itune 8.2. Swift of your phone : press on home and off Button and Itune will appears ( if not open Itune). Click on restore and ALT button , and put in there the firmware that you save in the floder . wait. If you have a error message (10 error Dont pay attention it happen to me and it works) open the RenOw Floder and folow the steps easy really i did it and it is working now ...
barls - June 23, 2009 at 5:37am
help! my iphone/redsn0w seems to be stuck at the "waiting for reboot" stage (10) - any ideas, i really dont want to have bricked my phone - followed all the steps correctly until now....
adii - June 23, 2009 at 4:29pm to have the same problem.. .what to do ?????
yasbm - June 24, 2009 at 12:41pm
i had the same problem ignore the error message ( error 10 is on itune) open Ren0w : and follow the steps trust me i did it and it works Mine Iphone 3g is working try 2 times and it works :)))))
VieL - June 23, 2009 at 1:22am
Edited: Hey! be careful, follow all this steps works fine, but take care about your stuffs in your iPhone, will be erased. Make a backup to photos, apps, music or anything u want before proceed.
VieL - June 23, 2009 at 1:18am
Hey! be careful, follow all this steps works fine, but take care about your stuffs in your iPhone, will be erased. Make a photos', apps, music or anything u want before proceed.
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Juan Salcedo - June 22, 2009 at 5:26pm
Will this delete all previously installed apps and settings?
chris - June 23, 2009 at 7:14am
i want too to know this.
yasbm - June 24, 2009 at 12:45pm
yes , so that is the prize to pay if you wanted to JB but it is great because better and free
bader - June 22, 2009 at 12:27am
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moook - June 21, 2009 at 10:21am
i had previously jb my 3G iphone with pwnage tool to fw 2.2 (i had not used yellowsnow before). now that fw 3 is available, what is the best way to create & install the customised fw3 onto the 3G iphone? redsnow or pwnagetool? if i use either, will my existing data/settings/3rd party apps be erased? is there a way to prevent these to be erased when i update to the latest customized firmware?
sevgjan - June 21, 2009 at 9:51am
quick question : can someone please help me, why my iphone 2G and 3G too, gets stuck at restoring iphone software :( when i try to restore it, no matter in which firmware :S mac even a pc :( ?
romeo - June 22, 2009 at 10:28am
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begober - June 21, 2009 at 5:06am
Mi iPhone 2G it is now upgraded to 3.0 with JB The guide is all OK, thanks!!!
mac - June 21, 2009 at 4:54am
Im in a official carrier...when i jailbreaked mine i can see my carier anymore....
max - June 23, 2009 at 9:47pm
same thing happenned to me i jb with redsnow but i cant see my carrier any more what should i do? HEEEEEELP
max - June 23, 2009 at 10:04pm
same thing hapenned to me i jb with redsnow but i cant see my carrier any more what should i do? HEEEEEELP
Omar - June 25, 2009 at 11:44pm
plz give us an answer for our problem,, we can't see the carrier..
Applejoe - July 12, 2009 at 12:50pm
Well, here is another guy with the same problem (no carrier) even I tried more than half a dozend times,,, (on windows AND Mac machines) I really wonder what went wrong :-(
Manu - June 20, 2009 at 2:18pm
Hi all! Thank you for this guide! I have a small problem: I cannot seem to be able to download the torrent file! I have waited hours and it just sits there. Is there another trusted source? Thank you!
Kris - June 20, 2009 at 1:36pm
When I download the .ipsw zip file it automatically opens as a folder - so I am unable to find the .ipsw Am I doing something wrong - or is there something I can do different? Thanks for any help.
robert - June 20, 2009 at 2:12pm
right click on the and click more info then under name and extension remove the .zip
Mr.Drew - June 20, 2009 at 7:17pm
jailbreak like the great escape
ricekake - June 20, 2009 at 10:06pm
I too am having problems. My ipsw file downloads and its a file folder. But there is no ipsw inside. I have tried the link 20 times and I keep getting the same thing
djfooteking - June 20, 2009 at 10:08pm
Use firefox to download the file
ricekake - June 20, 2009 at 11:22pm
Please explain on firefox. I downloaded it on my vista and when it downloads it keeps opening itunes but i dont see a file. I havent tried on my mac yet but I cant seem to get this stupid file
v p
v p - June 21, 2009 at 3:03am
Kris -- Use Firefox do not use Safari; to download the ipsw file!!! Open the download folder (where ever you have defined it) and find the file..
patrick - June 21, 2009 at 11:41pm
it is in the trah folder
Silvix - June 23, 2009 at 5:27pm
If you are using a Mac: secondary click on the file, go to get info and in the name of the folder erase .zip and ok on use .ipsw, that will show the file ready to use. If you are using windows, right click, and follow the same steps.
HEHEHAHA - June 20, 2009 at 12:59pm
is it possbile to JB my iphone 3G 3.0 with Mac OS X version 10.4.11?
afgrider786 - June 20, 2009 at 3:22pm
the best thing to do is upgrade to the most recent version of Mac OSX which is 10.5.7 I believe and run the course of actions as described about how to JB it. I did it and it worked out great for me
HEHEHAHA - June 20, 2009 at 10:48pm
i cant update to OS X 10.5, pls help, may i JB my iphone with system OS X 10.4.11?
yasbm - June 24, 2009 at 12:39pm
i have the same Mac OS 10.4.11 AND it works fine with me you dont need to do any upgrate trust me i did it only upgrate is Itune 8.2 and make a backup of your iphone in any case but i did it and it works cheers:))))
Spike - June 20, 2009 at 12:21pm

**CRASHING at step 6 - every time...***

What is going on guys? Why can't it work for me? It happened here and with PwnageTool!

jb - June 23, 2009 at 10:02pm
Guys I got stuck and step 6 as well. I then went ahead and held down power and home for about 10 seconds until i got the logo. i cancel red snow did duf again hit next and it worked
Jason - June 20, 2009 at 12:20pm
I'm running OS 10.5.7, with Dual 1.8 GHz PowerePC G5. Pwnage tool keeps crashing. Is it safe to say redsnow will as well, and I should just wait until I can get to my PC? (where I originally JB'd my Phone)
Ken - June 20, 2009 at 11:56am
To restore the iphone hold option and press restore on mac not shift..
Allen - June 20, 2009 at 7:45pm
This is most important and glaring piece of data. PLEASE everyone take note. You must hold down the ctl button NOT shift. The editors should make a note and change this before people start bricking their phones.
hqrs - June 21, 2009 at 9:23am
You mean Alt/Option, not Ctrl....
jgw - June 20, 2009 at 11:32am
What a fantastic group of guys to do this so quickly.Thanks. My query is are there any issues with the bootloader version or iTunes 8.1.1(10)?
Sevgj - June 20, 2009 at 11:09am
can someone please help me, why my iphone 2G and 3G too, gets stuck at restoring iphone software :( , in mac and even in a pc :(
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