Got an iPhone 3G or 3GS on iOS 4 that's SIM-locked to a carrier, and you want to break it free of carrier-restrictions to be able to use it with a SIM of your choice? Now with iOS 4 officially announced, you can easily jailbreak and unlock this firmware on your iPhone 3G and 3GS, regardless of what baseband it has. Let's take a more detailed look at it, consider any limitations, and get on with the complete procedure.
If you are an iPhone 3G owner and were looking to unlock your device after jailbreaking iOS 4, then your wait is over!
Redsn0w 0.9.5 for windows has been released and here is the step by step guide on jailbreaking iPhone 3G/3GS And iPod Touch 2G on Windows.
Finally some great news for iPhone and iPod touch users relying on Windows OS for jailbreaking iPhone 3G/ 3GS and iPod Touch 2G running iOS 4. RedSn0w 0.9.5 has been officially released by Dev Team and now you can easily jailbreak iOS 4 on your iPhone 3G/3GS and iPod Touch 2G using Windows OS.
Prior to this release, there was no way you could use Windows OS to jailbreak your iPhone 3G/3GS and iPod Touch 2G with iOS 4 . According to iphwn wiki
, this non-Mac RedsnOw 0.9.5 release is still a beta and doesn’t provide “hacktivation” to iDevices.
You can now Jailbreak iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G iOS 4 on Windows. Follow the step-by-step guides given here
There is a new version of Redsn0w 0.9.5 released by dev team for Windows and Mac. In this update, dev team has categorically emphasized the fact that this Redsn0w version is specifically for jailbreaking iOS 4 on iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G. Apart from this, there are some new interesting additions in this version, you can now choose to enable/disable multi-tasking, home wallpaper and an option to enable battery percentage.
It is also now confirmed that Redsn0w 0.9.5 Beta for Windows will only jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G.
The news is now confirmed that iOS4 GM is being jailbroken right after one day of it’s release. The credit for this goes to Msft.guy, who along with some hacks and tweaks accomplished this Jailbreak. The jailbreak was done on iPhone 3GS with some pwnage tools that were previously used for fixing the blacksn0w for iPhone 3.1.3 carrying baseband 05.11.07.
The tweet describing the requirements for Jailbreak also wants users to update their Cydia and add OpenSSH etc to make this jailbreak work.
Although this seems to be a valid jailbreak courtesy this video here
, but still we will recommend you to wait for the official dev team version of this tool to come out. Dev team has promised unlock and jailbreak official release in June and we can speculate that it will be somewhere after the iPhone 4 is released on the 24th of June to the public.
The full step by step guide to jailbreaking iPhone 3G can be found here
: The details on how to jailbreak iOS4 on 3GS using MAC have finally been released and here is the step-by-step guide:
- You will firstly need to downland the Jailbreak Bundle for iPhone 3GS plus pwnagetool 3.1.5 for Mac.
- You will also need RedSn0w beta 0.9.5 Beta 4 and iTunes 9.2 beta.
- Now once you are finished downloading all these tools, make sure to keep them in a directory together for easy access.
- Now go to contents and navigate through resources to Firmware Bundles.
- Once you are at the Firmware bundles, now copy the custome iPhone 2.1_4.0_8A293_bundle.bundle to the Firmware Bundles of the pwnagetool.app.
- Now go to the redsn0w app and click show package contents. Now navigate to the contents > Mac OS.
- After you are MacOS root directory, copy the cydia.tar.gz on your desktop and extract the file.
- After this you have to copy Cydia into the pwnage tool app. Just right click on the pwnagetool.app and browse to Contents> Resources> CustomPackages. Now click cydiainstaller.bundle and over-write all files with the ones you got for Redsn0w 0.9.5 Beta 4.
- Now you need to load the pwnagetool.app and have to create the iOS 4.0 custom Firmware for iPhone 3GS
- Once you get the custom .ipsw, restore your iPhone to iOS4.0 using iTunes.
This is all you need to do to jailbreak iOS 4 running on iPhone 3G. This is a very complicated method that will require you to be well-known to jailbreaking phenomenon. We will advise on waiting for the one-click tool to emerge from Dev team, which is expected after 24th June 2010.
Disclaimer: Please make sure that you have ample hands-on jailbreaking experience before trying your hands on this one. Addictivetips won’t be liable for any damages that may incur to your device during the process
As the story of OS 4.0 unfolds, finally we have news that iPhone OS 4.0 is Jailbroken on 3GS! Before this it was only iPhone 3G, 2G and concerned G only devices which were able to get the jailbreak.
The buzz is growing regarding a new domain name, www.limera1n.com
, registered and recently updated by the infamous iPhone hacker, GeoHot. While Hotz has not confirmed the domain’s ownership and purpose, the whois record for both limera1n.com
and Hotz’ blackra1n.com
are same, confirming that the domain actually belongs to him.
With the iPhone OS 4.0 jailbreak, some users have been facing unexpected SMS and data issues. MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev-Team posted about an update to redsn0w which mainly addresses these issues. Please note that this is still a developer release and that you will need a registered developer UDID to get past activation. Read More
As of now, there is only one category of iPhones fully jailbreakable and unlockable on OS 4.0; the rare breed of iPhone 3G’s that are running the bootloader 05.08. With these devices, it is possible to to jailbreak
, downgrade baseband
and finally unlock the device using ultrasn0w. The purpose of this guide is to show you how you can do that final step.
One of the rather more useful jailbreak tools has been Fuzzyband
, the Cydia application that has been used frequently to downgrade an iPhone or iPod Touch’s baseband to an unlockable version instead of the latest one. Good news is, this application has been upgraded to support a very specific group; iPhone 3G users with the latest OS 4.0 baseband 05.13.03 but the rare old bootloader, 05.08. Yep, Fuzzyband mow supports iPhone OS 4.0 beta’s new baseband!
The first jailbreak for iPhone OS 4.0 has been released (Mac only), it is an updated version of Redsn0w but be warned that it is a test version only intended for jailbreak app developers. This jailbreak is for iPhone 3G and is not suited for end-users due to the fact that its very buggy.
The full step-by-step guide to jailbreak iOS
4 on iPhone 3G can be found here
. The guide below is for older iPhone OS 4 Beta 4.
Redsn0w 0.9.5 has been released for Windows.
Today Apple released the iPhone OS 4.0 beta to developers, and guess what? iH8sn0w has already jailbroken it! Check out his tweet in response to @DcMeese’s request for a custom 4.0 IPSW for iPhone 3GS after the break.
For iPhone, iPod Touch and now iPad jailbreakers and unlockers, their device ECID is of vital importance, especially since Apple introduced the SHSH checks. Well, iH8sn0w
, the infamous developer of iREB and sn0wbreeze, has done it again. A latest tweet suggests that he has developed an application that can grab your iDevice’s ECID right from your desktop, no hassles!
Just two days the iPad went into sale, the hacking community goes in full swing. MuscleNerd, the all-respected member of the iPhone Dev Team, has confirmed
that they have successfully jailbroken an iPad using Spirit
, the iPhone 3.1.3 jailbreak from comex. The iPhone jailbreak has been ported to the iPad through a combined effort by the Dev Team, the Chronic Dev Team, comex and chpwn.
Got a third-gen iPhone 3GS on iOS 3.1.3 and can't wait to jailbreak it? We've got a treat for you! Yesterday, famous iPhone hacker Comex uploaded a video on YouTube showing an untethered jailbreak of a 3rd generation iPod Touch running OS 3.1.3. Not only does the video meet all the guidelines of a good jailbreak video
as set by the iPhone Dev Team, but it also got the approval of MuscleNerd as being legitimate. Check out the video after the break.
Rumors pertaining to the next iPhone model have been afloat for a while, but for the first time a credible media source such as the Wall Street Journal has had its say
in the matter, and affirmed that Apple is indeed working on a new device, most likely dubbed iPhone HD, for this summer. What’s more, we may finally see a break in AT&T’s monopoly over the iPhone market, with WSJ mentioning that Apple is “working on another model for US mobile phone operator Verizon Wireless." As the speculation goes, the Verizon device would probably be a CDMA-based one, instead of the traditional GSM technology.
When the original iPhone was released on June 29, 2007, the cat-and-mouse game between hackers and Apple had begun. Before the highly-anticipated launch, Apple had already announced on June 11 that year, that the iPhone will support only web-based applications, coupled with the fact that it will remain tethered exclusively to the AT&T network. These announcements were received with much resentment by the excited user community, since that meant slaughtering the true potential of Apple’s wonder-child. And hence the game started.
Editor's Note: If you are looking for jailbreaking and unlocking guides, scroll to the bottom of this page. We will keep updating this page when new tools and methods for unlocking and jailbreaking iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad are released.
Cydia’s long loading times have always been the painful associated with the otherwise wonderful package installer for jailbroken iPhone and iPod Touch devices. Previously it used to take a whole lot of time to refresh the repositories in real time. Now, it seems Jay Freeman (Saurik) has heeded to people’s wails and cries, and released essential APT upgrades to the Cydia package installer itself, which should considerably reduce Cydia load times and improve overall speed.
A while back, iH8sn0w, the developer of iREB and sn0wbreeze, released his jailbreak helper tool under the name of f0recast
, held in high esteem by the iPhone jailbreak community. Now, it appears as if ihackinjosh guys are working on some new jailbreak helper tool (or something of the kind, it is not clear at the moment). This became apparent through a tweet from @ihackinjosh on March 3. For the complete story, continue reading after the jump. Read More
Amidst the plethora of all the jailbreak tools out there comes a new entrant; one claiming to be better than the lot, and much more. This tool, called the Gull1hack, promises wonders for iPhone 3GS new bootrom and iPod Touch 3G owners, since this tool not only claims an untethered jailbreak but also an unlock solution using some modifications in Fuzzyband. It also claims to work with all iPhone and iPod Touch models till date. Read More