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How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Posted July 7, 2009 at 12:49pm 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 jailbreak your iPhone 3GS on the 3.0.x iPhone firmware using RedSn0w for Windows. The Mac version of this tutorial is here. The 3G version of this tutorial is here . The 2G version of this tutorial is here

This tutorial can be used to jailbreak before applying the UltraSn0w unlock. You can find instructions on how to apply the unlock here.


** If you would like to jailbreak on the 3.0.1 firmware you can follow these exact instructions; however, in Step Two use 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 RedSn0wfrom 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 (3GS): iPhone2,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw

Extract the RedSn0w executable from the zip file to the Pwnage folder.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Windows)

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

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

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

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

Step Eight
RedSn0w will now instruct you on how to put your iPhone into recovery mode. Disconnect you iPhone 3GS from the computer then power it off. Then hold down the Home button while reconnecting the device to the computer. Don't let go of the button until RedSn0w detects the iPhone and begins installation.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Nine
Your iPhone will now reboot
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Ten
RedSn0w will then begin uploading the new RAM Disk and kernel.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Windows)

Step Eleven
Once this is complete you will be notified that RedSn0w is done. Click the Finish button. When your iPhone finishes rebooting (5 minutes or so) it will be jailbroken with Cydia on the SpringBoard.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS on OS 3.0.x Using RedSn0w (Windows)
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PAinguIN
PAinguIN - July 5, 2011 at 6:58pm
I am not a Macintosh/Apple fan, I use Windows/Linux/Android. However, I bought an iPhone 3G 16GB for $50 from a friend. I've Jailbroken it but now I face two problems. Cydia tells me that there are some Essential Updates to download and install but when I confirm the installation none of the files download successfully. I get an error for each one then I'm taken back to the Cydia main page. Secondly, now that I'm Jailbroken, when I plug in my iPhone and open iTunes it asks me to Setup as New iPhone or Restore from Previous Backup, until I choose one of these options I can't sync my iPhone to my PC and/or copy music over etc. Why? How can I get by this? After these problems are resolved I need to unlock the iPhone but I can't move forward until the Cydia issues are fixed... Help!!! PAinguIN
6593730
6593730 - June 25, 2010 at 6:31am
I have 3GS with new bootrom. I have heard it can be jailbroken on 3.1.3 now. But there is no tutorial here!!!...Plz gimme link of a tutorial. Thank you!
brad
brad - June 29, 2010 at 8:30am
See https://iclarified.com/2311
Robin
Robin - January 14, 2010 at 2:12am
I bought a 3gs and I recieved it for 5 days ago, is it blocked against jailbreaking or what? I tried to jailbreak it but it wouldn't work, why is that?
Anton
Anton - December 19, 2009 at 3:12pm
Does this jailbreak method require a AT&T SIM card inserted in the phone? I'm getting a locked iphone 3gs and need to unlock it. Thanks.
mud_apple
mud_apple - October 11, 2010 at 2:11am
same thing happen with mine, plz help ....
disappointed
disappointed - November 9, 2009 at 10:15pm
this is bull crap i have tried this 3 times now and it does nothing - it says it is jail broken but no cydia! WTF??
Nothing
Nothing - December 18, 2009 at 1:42am
MINE TOO! nothing happened after i jailbroken it..so freakin pissed
Brad
Brad - December 19, 2009 at 3:17pm
If you have gotten a 3gs within the past 3 months there is a new block and they cannot be unlocked. Not sure if this is your problem but figured I'd let you know.
amanda
amanda - December 20, 2009 at 8:13am
Someone told me the new iphone3gs can't be jailbroken yet cause it will keep getting locked and that have to waiting for new programs? then how am i suppose to download bosspref to off EDGE? SOS
jack
jack - November 4, 2009 at 4:42pm
hey i just used redsn0w to jb but when i browse for iPhone2_1_3.0.1_7A400_Restore.ipsw it says unable to recognize specified IPSW what is the solution??? i have a 3GS iphone with 3.0.1 frimware baseband 4.26.08 and i have never JB or unlcoked
Jeff
Jeff - October 22, 2009 at 11:31am
Ok with the newest pwnage tool out it is now possible to jailbreak a 3GS with 3.1 FW installed? All I need now is a mac right?
Mike
Mike - October 21, 2009 at 11:30am
Everyone who is having problems with downloading the IPSW files.... Download FireFox web browser and use it instead of Internet Explorer. Makes all the difference in the world. Works great every time. No problems.
Brad
Brad - May 27, 2010 at 5:49pm
Okay I followed all the instructions to a tee and I have a 3GS with firmware 3.0.1 and when I tried to load the new iPhone2,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw as it's extracting into my iPhone iTunes give me an error that reads 'The iPhone could not be restored. This device isn't eligible for the requested build. Any suggestions???
Ter11
Ter11 - October 21, 2009 at 6:29am
Hi all can please someone confirm that it is safe to use this tutorial now that apple blocked restoring of old FW 3.0.x? So I just follow this tutorial WITHOUT first restoring to 3.0.1: I directly start with the jailbreaking-thing using redsn0w with FW 3.0.1 I installed on my so far non-jailbroken 3gs for weeks, ok? Thanks! Ter11
dan
dan - October 19, 2009 at 10:19am
Hi, I have an iphone 3gs and was JB before but when the itunes 9 came it accedently upgraded to 3.1.2Fm and now I just cant unlock it, I did all I mean Blackra1n and then Cydia, and all goes ok, but then when I put my sim it says " searching" and then no network, so guys I really need help, what to do, am on windows vista, plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz thanks
Mike
Mike - October 21, 2009 at 11:05am
You will need to restore your iPhone to an earlier backup file. IE: Pre 3.1.2 then be sure to download the proper ISPW file according to your iPhone. https://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=750 Watch the video and follow the steps accordingly. FYI I have done several iPhones since the 3.1.2 update without any problems. I use the RedSnow software, it is the only one that I have found to be reliable. The others all have a problem. Such as your very problem. Torrent Client and Torrent Files that some use are not very stable. Try RedSnow and you should be ok.
Daniel
Daniel - October 18, 2009 at 6:02pm
I understand that the restore option will erase everything on my iphone, and then I'll have to reinstall all apps and re-define all my email accounts etc? Thank you.
Tom
Tom - October 8, 2009 at 2:27am
I tried to jailbreak my iPhone 3GS with OS 3.0.1 and when restoring (using either the xxxA400_Restore.ipsw or xxxA341_Restore.ipsw file with Shift+Restore) I received the error message that "The iPhone could not be restored. This device isn't eligible for the requested build.". If I understand the support at the Apple website correctly this is due to the fact that Apple doesn't allow a restore of an older OS version and OS 3.1 is out already. Unfortunately the iPhone is already in recovery mode since my office computer didn't allow the access of the Apple server(s). If I use the Restore thze iPhone will be updated to OS 3.1 which as of now can't be jailbreaked with a Windows machine. Does anybody have an idea how to proceed since I cannot use the phone at all at the moment?
chris
chris - October 8, 2009 at 2:02pm
im having the same problem 3gs 3.0.1 try to restore and same message.using latels itunes. any news on this?
Brad
Brad - October 20, 2009 at 7:02pm
i'm getting the same message! did anyone find anything out? thanks. bradgoldfinger@gmail.com
Mike
Mike - October 21, 2009 at 11:07am
You will need to restore your iPhone to an earlier backup file. IE: Pre 3.1.2 then be sure to download the proper ISPW file according to your iPhone. https://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=750 Watch the video and follow the steps accordingly. FYI I have done several iPhones since the 3.1.2 update without any problems. I use the RedSnow software, it is the only one that I have found to be reliable. The others all have a problem. Such as your very problem. Torrent Client and Torrent Files that some use are not very stable. Try RedSnow and you should be ok.
Brad
Brad - October 21, 2009 at 11:20am
I've tried RedSnow and I've tried to restore to 3.0. When I try to restore to 3.0 it comes up with the error "device isn't eligible for requested build". Used Saudik's rerouting to try and trick itunes by changing the IP in the "hosts" file, but no luck. Can't seem to get around the restore. I just got the 3gs yesterday, so I'm not sure if there has been a more advanced block by Apple.
Kevin
Kevin - September 30, 2009 at 8:22pm
I download the FM but when i go open it with my Iphone restore its not in the folder. I have re-downloaded it 3 times. In the tutorial it shows its just one ispw file but when i download it its a zip file and no ispw inside of it. What is wrong?
Jeff
Jeff - September 30, 2009 at 10:17pm
There is something wrong with your download. Make sure you are extracting the file. If all else fails try using a different browser (i.e. Firefox).
Alex
Alex - October 1, 2009 at 10:50am
Same here it is a zip file not a ispw file. What should I do to this file to make it to an ispw so i can do the Jailbreak?
marcelo
marcelo - October 19, 2009 at 10:23pm
anyone can help us? i have the same problem
simplicity168
simplicity168 - November 20, 2009 at 10:35pm
Change the extension from .zip to .ipsw I presume U were using a DownloadManager.. GoodLuck.. :)
Jeff
Jeff - September 29, 2009 at 4:07pm
Alright, newbie here! Bought my iPhone today with version 3.1 preinstalled. I've downloaded the 3.0 FW, attempted the restore and it gave me the sane error others have said below. Knowing this, I skipped step 1 and 2 and ran redsn0w. Everything checked out, disconnected the USB and restarted while holding the Home key and reconnected the USB once the iTunes and USB cable showed up on the screen. redsn0w auto detected this and continued. It finished and "Done!" appeared so I clicked Finish. Heres the thing, the iPhone didn't reboot so I manually rebooted. Once it came back up no Cydia. I even tried restoring to Apple's 3.1 and starting over fearing that my initial sync may have caused some issues. After restoring I tried it again and still nothing. Please help!
Mike
Mike - October 1, 2009 at 10:33am
You can't jailbreak an iphone 3Gs that has 3.1 firmware yet just 3G and 2G. The firmware restore doesn't work the way you think it does.
Jeff
Jeff - October 1, 2009 at 5:16pm
So I'm screwed until the newest pwnage tool is made and released.....
maks
maks - September 26, 2009 at 7:32am
hi! when the jb is finished, can I unplug the iphone directly and reboot it manually? or does it reboot automatically?
Mario
Mario - September 25, 2009 at 12:43pm
CAN i APPLY a jailbrake after my iphone is already Jailbraked ? (iphone 3Gs FW 3.0.1) When jailbraking will my iphone data be deleted ? Since itunes dont permit to restore FW lower then 3.1
Mario
Mario - September 24, 2009 at 7:01pm
Hello PPL! Question 1 Since apple blocked installing FW previous than 3.1 can i still restore with a 3.0.1 version? Question 2 Why cant we just run redsnow to jailbrake ? Why do we have to run itunes and make a restore? Imagine i have my iphone already with FW 3.0.1..wouldnt be enought to just run redsnow?
Mario
Mario - September 24, 2009 at 7:13pm
Ok.. just saw ahead the solution.. start jailbraking using only redsnow and skip itunes restore step! BUT now the MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION IS: If i install apps...etc.etc... and in future my phone gets hang ups or not working well, will i be able to "RE-JAILBRAKE-IT" over the jailbraked already ? What i mean is: can i apply again redsnow and the iphone goes back to its original point (with no apps etc) and jailbraked ?
Bonbon
Bonbon - September 25, 2009 at 3:01am
OK. THis is what I did to jailbreak my new 3Gs. I just bought it today with the FW 3.0.1. I followed the tutorial and got the message saying "device isn' t eligible for the requested build". So I skipped the Shift and Restore part. I went straight to step 3 and use the restore 3.0 instead of the 3.0.1 because Redsn0w does not recognized 3.0.1. And then follow the rest of the steps and BAM, jailbroken! So far my phone is working.
maks
maks - September 27, 2009 at 5:21pm
i did exactly the same but mine doesn't work anyway :/
nick
nick - September 28, 2009 at 10:57am
i did the exact same thing as well and it shows no sign of cyndia or of any sign of change at all .. help ? :(
Ces
Ces - September 23, 2009 at 2:59pm
I dont get it .... I did this jailbrake for 2 people 3 weeks ago and it worked fine.... Now I'm doing it for me since my old 3gs was thrown in a pool and now i have another one..... In itunes I hold down shift then restore ...select the firmware .... then it says my iphone isn't eliable for the requested build.... can someone help
bilutza
bilutza - September 24, 2009 at 11:36am
To do a restore the fw must be signed by Apple and now Apple signs only 3.1. You may try to jailbreak without restoring, I don't know if it works, maybe somebody tried already... Otherwise you'll have to wait for a 3.1 jb and then restore/jb to 3.1
maks
maks - September 25, 2009 at 5:35pm
i think you should skip step 1 and 2.is that right? anyone who knows?
dkcirtap
dkcirtap - September 23, 2009 at 4:12am
Excellent posting worked first time on a Iphone 3GS 3.0.1 thank you very much
Meis
Meis - September 21, 2009 at 3:30am
OS 3.1 has been released. This means that when I try to restore my iPhone 3GS 3.0.1 to OS 3.0 or 3.0.1 I can't - the only option is to restore AND update to 3.1 which I do NOT want to do. Is there a safe way of jailbreaking my iPhone that does not involve putting it into recovery mode and at risk of updating to OS 3.1 I have not been able to grab my IBSS or IBEC due to the 3.1 issue. Am I stuck?
Petr
Petr - September 22, 2009 at 10:54pm
switch your iphone off then switch on and keep menu button pressed while connecting iphone to PC keep untill itunes appeares then realase menu button keeping shift pressed , press restore.... you will be offered to restore from a hard drive
Meis
Meis - September 23, 2009 at 12:42am
That doesn't work anymore, it did maybe a month ago, but now when you select from a hard drive it will start restoring to a previous OS but will then come up with an error message... hence my issue. Thanks though.
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