For those of you that are familiar with the dev team’s ‘Qwkpwn’ solution for jailbreaking and unlocking first gen iphones, well they have just released a new version called ‘Redsnow’. You can download it for MAC here or WINDOWS here.
Need Firmware files? Get ’em here (cheers iclarified!)
‘Redsnow’ will unlock and jailbreak 1st gen iphones, jailbreak 3g/3g(s) (not unlock), and jailbreak both 1st and 2nd gen ipod touches.
You can unlock 3g/3gs using ‘Ultrasn0w’ downloaded via cydia. Cydia is a 3rd party app installtion program which can be installed during the jailbreak process.
Read more from www.iphonehacks.com: (video tutorial from youtube below this post!)
The iPhone Dev Team have confirmed that you can use RedSn0w 0.8 to jailbreak iPhone OS 3.0.1 which was released by Apple to fix the SMS vulnerability. However, there is a trick to get RedSn0w to work with OS 3.0.1 just like we had told you yesterday.
This is what the Dev Team have to say about jailbreaking and unlocking iPhone OS 3.0.1:
“You can re-use redsn0w v0.8 we released a few weeks ago to jailbreak today’s 3.0.1 update. Just let iTunes update or restore you to official 3.0.1 then run redsn0w. The only “trick” is that when redsn0w asks you to identify the IPSW used, point it at the 3.0 IPSW instead of the 3.0.1 one. After the jailbreak, reinstall ultrasn0w 0.9 if you need the unlock.”
They have also explained why RedSn0w 0.8 works with iPhone OS 3.0.1:
“The 3.0.1 release is a “branch” from 3.0 that occurs (code-wise) before all the 3.1 betas. The programs redsn0w needs to change for the jailbreak are identical when you compare the 3.0 and 3.0.1 versions. It seems pretty much the only changes Apple made were for the SMS bug, which affects programs that redsn0w doesn’t touch. That’s why you can re-use redsn0w 0.8 on 3.0.1 even though it was written for 3.0.
And since 3.0.1 doesn’t touch the baseband either, ultrasn0w 0.9 works for those needing the soft unlock. Just install it from the repo666.ultrasn0w.com repository using Cydia as usual.
We’ll at some point fix redsn0w to recognize both 3.0 and 3.0.1 IPSW’s, but really that’s the only change that would be made to it. Everything else would be identical, so there’s no need to wait for the “proper” version that recognizes the 3.0.1 IPSW as valid.”
You can checkout our step-by-step guide to jailbreak iPhone 3G (Windows or Mac) or iPhone 3GS (Windows or Mac). If you want to unlock your iPhone then you can use our step-by-step guide tounlock iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS using UltraSn0w.
Please proceed with caution as jailbreaking and unlocking your iPhone could void its warranty.