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iPhone Dev-Team Releases RedSn0w Jailbreak for iPhone 3GS

iPhone Dev-Team Releases RedSn0w Jailbreak for iPhone 3GS

Posted July 7, 2009 at 11:23am by iClarified
The iPhone Dev-Team jailbreak has been released for the iPhone 3GS, according to a BigBoss report.

The jailbreak can be performed using RedSn0w 0.8 for Windows and Mac. BigBoss is hosting the files here: Windows, Mac

1) Stable jailbreak tested by dev-team
2) Icy + Cydia problem solved (we think).
3) Ultrasn0w tested and working on 3gs
4) Proper kernel patches which will enable logome (after it’s updated for 3.0).
5) Mobile Substrate + Winterboard now working on 3gs.

The guides are very similar to the iPhone 3G but we have created specific ones for the 3GS since future jailbreaks will likely get more complicated. You can find them here: (Windows, Mac).

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ilayn - August 4, 2009 at 11:06am
Hi V0.8 keeps crashing when asked to move into recovery mode. It does a lightning across my iphone screen and then iphone restarts without rebooting nor jailbroken. Anyone with advise? Have tried multiple times.
paul - July 14, 2009 at 8:23am
I accidently upgraded through i tunes before using redsnow. Redsnow keeps crashing during the reboot process is there any way to downgrade the firm where and reinstall the iPhone2,1_3.0_7A341_Restore firmware?? I tried installing it but am getting an error stating firmware is not compatible if anyone knows how to fix it i would be highly appreciative since i already F&^%'d up. Thanks
juankarlos - July 14, 2009 at 11:33am
Wich Iphone do you have ? 3G or 3GS ? if you have the last one go here and follow instructions, the firmware it's also here: https://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=4448
BRIKZ - October 6, 2009 at 10:01pm
i'm in the same boat looking for help
JC - July 8, 2009 at 3:00pm
Hey Guys, this works !!! just a quick note to report after two days using it, i have had several call drops, is it anybody having this problem? i have the 3GS using it overseas !!! thanks for any help ...
boyet - July 7, 2009 at 7:12pm
WOW thank you guys for this everything is working for me tmobile internet wifi all working thank you....
eddie - July 7, 2009 at 4:24pm
i been trying all day and the jailbreak stays stuck on rebooting any idea :(
gumby - July 7, 2009 at 8:58pm
mines did that when i installed winterboard through icy...did it again without icy..works fine
Bill Gates
Bill Gates - July 7, 2009 at 4:05pm
Today is a happy happy day. I am so happy its unbelievable My iPhone 3GS was sitting in its box claustrophobic this whole time, I finally took him out of hibernation, now hes jailbroken and ready to experience the world :) happy happy day owe it all the the dev team
iPhoneQuestions09 - July 7, 2009 at 3:40pm
so you can use redsn0w 0.8 to jailbreak a iPhone 3G??
BRIKZ - July 7, 2009 at 3:57pm
if it is on 3.0 yes
Jose - October 6, 2009 at 8:42pm
esta muy bien
BRIKZ - July 7, 2009 at 3:39pm
Seems like all you have to do if you already have installed the custom firmware is run redsnow and it's that easy. Why to use dev team over purplera1n? I had a lot of apps that i downloaded from cydia crash the phone and put it into safe mode, and installed with redsnow they don't. irealquicksms,
Jay - July 7, 2009 at 6:47pm
Mobile Substrate? That's what my only guess would be. I found it very weird that the Dev-Team would chose now to release their jailbreak after saying "we are going to wait until 3.1". Crock? Hmm, now that Saurik has updated MS(not microsoft(N)), and winterboard works, AS WELL AS ALL THE OTHER APPS THAT DEPENDED ON MS(once again not meaning microsoft), including iRealSMS and biteSMS(odly it did seeing that I think this was one of the best 3rd sms apps on the phone), the devteam releases their jailbreak. Crock? No, I say "Not wanting GeoHotz to get all the credit for finding the exploit. Again." But hey, thanks for the jailbreak anyways.
Nick - July 7, 2009 at 3:04pm
If it stays stuck on the reboot process, hold down the sleep and home button until the iPhone shuts off, then let go of the buttons, wait a few seconds, and then press the sleep button to turn it on. If it works fine after that and it is jailbroken don't worry about it, if it doesn't work then reinstall the firmware and try again. Nothing is perfect and there will be a few instances where the jailbreak process won't go correctly, it's happened to me many times.
Chris - July 7, 2009 at 2:54pm
brent - July 11, 2009 at 3:20am
Mine stayed in the authorize mode as well, until I switched off the 3g mode if you're on t-moblie. Then it works just fine.
Me - June 30, 2012 at 5:05am
Ya ya ya...
eddie - July 7, 2009 at 2:35pm
does any know why mines phones stay stuck on the reboot processes
vik - July 21, 2009 at 11:03pm
Guys, I am facing same problem,as some of them got. mine is getting stuck in reboot. Can any one help me please. phone:2g os 3.0
CesOne - July 7, 2009 at 1:16pm
Will this jailbreak slow down the 3gs ?
Nick - July 7, 2009 at 1:37pm
I noticed that the boot time on the 3GS doubled after the jailbreak. I also noticed that it does lag a tiny bit here and there, but now that I've been using it for a few hours it's been running fine. It only really lagged a after I first started the phone up or after restarting the springboard, but after that everything has run the same. Everything startsup up fast, there is no lag on the keyboard, the internet is still just as fast, etc. Besides the startup time, there have been no downsides to jailbreaking the iPhone 3GS.
CesOne - July 7, 2009 at 2:08pm
Thanks..... Now I cant download anything from the app store
Nick - July 7, 2009 at 2:18pm
I'm not having any problems downloading or installing any apps via the Appstore on mine. What errors or problems are you having? What does it say? Does it just crash? Did you make sure you are logged into your iTunes account since you can have multiple accounts with the 3.0 software?
CesOne - July 7, 2009 at 2:42pm
Right Account............... It goes to install and stay on waiting then nothing
Nick - July 7, 2009 at 3:03pm
Have you installed all of the updates via Cydia? If not, open up Cydia, install all the important updates, restart the iPhone and try again. If all that doesn't work, don't do a regular restart of the iPhone, hold down the sleep and home button until the iPhone shuts off (disregarding the power off slider) then let go of the buttons, wait a few seconds, then press the sleep button to turn the iPhone back on. If all that doesn't work, then try reinstalling the firmware and jailbreaking again.
Cesone - July 7, 2009 at 4:35pm
I did it work.... Now when I get home I will redo it. Right now I put back the original os...
Jesse - July 7, 2009 at 1:05pm
if I jailbroke with purplera1n and did a backup jailbroken and then jailbreak with redsn0w, can I restore from my purplera1n backup??
Jim - July 7, 2009 at 1:00pm
Doesn't work on Windows 7 64-bit with or without compatibility mode on. Also doesn't work in the Virtual XP that comes with the RC. Just an FYI.
slevytam - July 7, 2009 at 1:29pm
The tutorial was performed on Windows 7 64bit. It works.
Gadzooks - July 7, 2009 at 12:39pm
Redsn0w and Michael Jackson Farewell all in the same day!?! EGAD!!! So Much to Do, So Little Time!
mid - July 7, 2009 at 12:25pm
hey do i have to restore my iphone 3gs if i already installed purper1an? or can i just use this and it will over write the purpelra1n? please someone let me know. thank you.
todesto - July 7, 2009 at 12:34pm
why do you want to run this again if you already ran purplera1n? dev team is just releasing to show they can do it to protect their name since GeoHot beat them with much more intuitive jailbreak.
Aman - July 7, 2009 at 12:36pm
Yes you need to restore, because the geohot jailbreak doesn't patch the kernel which is need for winterboard like apps.
todesto - July 7, 2009 at 1:01pm
Isnt' mobilesubstrate for winterboard and such? I believe mobilesubstrate is updated already to support winterboard.
boyetg - July 7, 2009 at 7:15pm
no bro just update ur cydia and then run ultrasnow again and the reset ur network settings and ur good to go ...everything is working for me now no more disconnecting and wifi is good
X - July 7, 2009 at 11:58am
what is the dif between this and purplera1n? also has the unlock for the 3gs been released?
Irwan - July 7, 2009 at 12:15pm
Yup the new ultrasn0w 0.8 release for unlocking 3GS, i cant wait to get home work with my 3GS :). ..
Nick - July 7, 2009 at 11:55am
You don't need the IBEC, IBSS, or ECID in order to use this jailbreak. They are having you get those files because they will most likely be needed for future jailbreaks. I jailbroke my iPhone 3GS already and so far it works great. I have FiveIconDock, Winterboard, Notifier, and StandardSmallNotifierIcons installed. I haven't tested backgrounder yet, but I soon will be. I just want to warn people that you SHOULD read the apps before you install them to make sure they are even compatible with the 3.0 software. Also, even though something might be compatible with the 3.0 software doesn't mean it is compatible with the iPhone 3GS. Just be careful when installing different apps. In order to jailbreak you only need Redsnow 0.8 and the 3.0 firmware for the iPhone 3GS. You simply open up the RedSnow program, point it to the firmware package, and then follow it's instructions. You don't need to reinstall the firmware in order to jailbreak, it very similar to Quickpwn in the fact that it will jailbreak without the reinstall.
jhanggo - July 7, 2009 at 12:01pm
tnx nick for the info...
Irwan - July 7, 2009 at 12:18pm
Niceeeee. Cant wait to jailbreak mine soon i get home.:) thanks to dev team and patners...
rick - July 7, 2009 at 11:50am
I was wondering if i jailbreak my 3gs, will push notifications stop working?
patrick - July 7, 2009 at 1:34pm
no i jailbroke mine with purplera1n a few days ago and my push still works
lmuggs - July 13, 2009 at 7:10pm
Installing either mobile substrate or winterboard seems to kill push for me.
jhanggo - July 7, 2009 at 11:47am
The iPhone Dev-Team has asked 3GS owners to prepare for the upcoming jailbreak by capturing their iBEC and iBSS files...Does this instructions needed when were going tojail break using redsnow?... And if not, do we need to keep it for future use?
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