Redsn0w 0.9.6beta5 For iOS 4.2.1 Released To Unlock iPhone 3GS & iPhone 3G [Updated]

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After releasing PwnageTool for Mac earlier iPhone Dev Team has released Redsn0w to allow users to flash their iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G with iPad’s exploitable 06.15.00 baseband so that they can use Ultrasn0w 1.2 to unlock their iPhone.

Redsn0w 0.9.6beta5 is available for both Windows and Mac users.

iPhone Dev team has provided the following information on their blog:

The new redsn0w 0.9.6beta5 is out.  It gives both Windows and OSX users the ability to flash the iPad 06.15 baseband on iPhone3G or iPhone3GS.  It fetches the baseband files directly from Apple for now (the only IPSW you ever point it at is the stock IPSW for the FW on your iPhone right now).  There may be a long delay while it’s doing this (their servers are currently getting pounded).

Dev Team has provided the following (simplified) instructions to use Redsn0w:

  1. Read and fully understand the warning below.
  2. If you have an old-bootrom 3GS and are already unlockable but want to get to 4.2.1, please wait till we release an “unofficial” bundle for you.  Read no further.
  3. Use redsn0w (see update #2) for OSX or Windows.  Enable the “Install iPad baseband” option and accept the warning.
  4. When the redsn0w ramdisk is finished, install ultrasn0w via Cydia.

If you want to read the full version then read the details from this post.

Before using Redsn0w, please read the risks involved:

WARNING — YOU DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!  PLEASE UNDERSTAND THE CONSEQUENCES OF UPDATING TO 06.15.

  1. There is no way to come back down from 06.15, and there’s no hiding the baseband version from Apple. You’ll be voiding your warranty in a very obvious way.
  2. If some future baseband comes out with a critical fix, you won’t be able to update to it if it remains down in the 05.xx sequence (then again, you wouldn’t update to it if you wanted to keep your unlock anyway).
  3. Starting with FW 4.2.1 if you have 06.15 on your iPhone you won’t ever be able to restore to stock firmware (it will fail).  You’ll need to only restore to custom IPSWs (then again, if you’re unlocker you should already be doing that).

Certainly don’t update to 06.15 if you don’t need to!  Only do this if you need the unlock and you’re stuck on 05.14 or 05.15, and you’re willing to assume the above risks.

You can download Redsn0w from the link provided by the Dev team at the bottom of their post.

Please remember that unlocking your iPhone will void its warranty so proceed with caution.

Update 1:

Activate iPhone Without Official Carrier SIM And Also Fix Poor Battery Life Issue After Unlocking Using SAM

Update 2:

Unlocking iPhone After Updating Baseband To 06.15.00 Causing GPS Issues

As always, let us know how it goes.

[via Dev Team's blog]

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  • sumeeth

    Will this solve the problem of 05.14.02 unlock ?

    • ShameOnYou

      Yes, but you need to update to iPad baseband 06.15.

    • sam7

      it s works like magic big thanks to the dv team big job great job and big repect .just waiting for this moment over 2 months
      just be patient i ll work for you

  • ShameOnYou

    Well what can i do with my 3G if i do not need to update my baseband because it’s already unlockable in 4.1?

    If i update to 4.2.1 through iTunes or Redsnow it will update my baseband to not unlockable and i will need to use this method from iPad.

    Why Redsnow can’t built custom firmware preserving old baseband if user do not need it or in other words without baseband.

    Now i will need to wait snowbreeze which is not quiet good like dev team tools because of lack hactivation, youtube problems, strange kernel hack / compilation (idroid do not work with it after update). And so on…

    Thanks!

    • Pegger

      Cause iOS 4.2.1 has Baseband checks and will give you an error if updated to iOS 4.2.1 with older Baseband

      • ShameOnYou

        Ohh… damn Apple! :/
        So it’s only way to use 4.2.1 with unlock, update to iPad baseband.

  • flyezz

    damn was almost first,
    anyway, this posting was kinda of late. redsnow was released 8 hours ago.

    • ShameOnYou

      We know that. But better latter then never :)

    • SnowLover

      Yes, redsnow was released a while back. Slow poke! Glad you’re not first.

  • Jason

    WRONG – please edit this post, because this is not all true. From iphone Dev Team: “This PwnageTool also contains a 4.2.1 bundle for iPhone3G owners…for all else, it’s still only 4.1″

    In other words – there is no unlock for Iphone 3GS owners who want to run 4.2.1 firmware!

    • concius

      redsn0w will work with both 3g and 3gs.
      it takes but a moment to read the full information available, everyone do themselves a favor, READ IT! this will eliminate stupidity hopefully. what am i saying, there will be plenty of stupid posts…

  • CJMM

    Wow.. just unlocked my Iphone BB 05.14.02.

    I updated to new ipsw created through pwange unlcok version – updated through ultrasn0w.. hey presto ..

    Now on BB 06.15.00 – unlocked & jailbroken Iphone 3g 4.1

    • ShameOnYou

      Why 4.1 then?! Use 4.2.1

    • sumeeth

      Hi CJMM,
      Good to read. Could you please give me the steps?
      I have a 3G phone with 4.1 firmware and 05.14.02 BB

  • http://iphoneinfo.se dennis

    if i uppdate my 3g to ios 4.2.1 and jailbreak with redsnow . can i get problems to install ultrasn0w :( please guys help me. can i get problems to install ultrasn0w on my 3g ios 4.2.1 ?

  • living4angel

    Do I need iPhone activator sim after iPad baseband file installed by Redsn0w….means I don’t have such a sim to activate it…so can some plzzzzzzz tell me… is that sim required!! I m on 3GS-5.14.02 with 4.0 ios and using windows……pleaseeeeeee help meeeeeeee…..

  • Janet55

    Bad!!
    I have jailbroken my iPhone with GreenPois0n followed this guide “Jailbreak iPhone 4 iOS 4.1 with GreenPois0n on Mac” located in iFunia iPhone column, but seems I can’t use UltrasnOw to unlock iPhone as installing Greenpoison might bar UltrasnOw from ever operating! :(
    Hmm, but I want to update to IOS 4.2.1, and do this unlocking, what should I to do? Guys, please help.
    Thanks in advance!!!

  • http://blog.omotech.com Stan

    This is all too soon and too confusing!

    I’ll still wait… Maybe someone will come up with something better. It’s confusing… just think of the future guys. If you upgrade your BB to 06.15, there’s no going back.

    This is a trap and Apple might decide to exploit it and lock everybody that upgraded out in future.

    I’ll stay safe for now!!!

  • Justin

    Worked like a charm. My cousin unknowingly updated to iOS 4.1 and couldn’t use his 3GS (new bootrom) since Sep (unlocker should never update, once again..) Got iOS 4.1 and modem firmware 05.14.02.

    So I downloaded the official 4.1 ipsw, ran the program, pointed to that ipsw in the first step, checked install ipad baseband, and in 5 mins or so, done. Opened Cydia and installed Ultrasnow 1.2 and ALL DONE!!! T-mobile sim in and worked perfectly. So now, the 3GS has iOS 4.1 and modem firmware 06.15.00, and UNLOCKED!!! He needs to buy me a dinner tomorrow!!!

    • V

      y havn’t u upgraded to 4.2.1 then..???

      • Justin

        I want an untethered jailbreak. So much simpler. And I don’t think the new features are that useful to me or my cousin. For one, my 3GS is still on 4.0.1 and I love it.

  • Justin

    BTW, I used redsn0w since I have a PC

    • tom

      Justin, did you need to upgrade itunes to 10.1 to do that? If I have 3g 4.1 BB 5.14.02 do I need to upgrade my Itunes from 10 to 10.1?
      Thanks

      • Justin

        My itunes is 10.1, but not the latest that just released. Not sure if that makes a different.

      • Julian

        i do not recommend you doing this..i suggest you wait for something new..this is too risky.there is no going back and dev team has got to come to a solution to sort out the baseband issue in the future…if i was you..id just wait for limesnow or something..which would be a much more simpler way for us 15.14.02 guys

  • Si

    WOW stop being noob guys. DEV team is awesome!!!
    Step 1: Updated your phone on itunes with 4.2.1
    -It has always been a trend after release of new ultrasnow, you have a couple of days to updated with itunes until new update comes out.
    Step 2: Download the latest redsnow
    Step 3. Run redsnow, make sure you find your 4.2.1 ipsw, and check ipad flash
    Step 4. Run cydia and Install ultrasnow
    Step 5: You are done

  • living4angel

    Thanx Justin….But if i upgrade to 4.2 or 4.2.1,,,,then what will happen….can i still unlock it via same process…Lot of Thanx….

    • Justin

      Yes, it should be the same process. But you need to ask yourself why you want to go to 4.2.1

      In this case, my cousin doesn’t have apple tv and a networked hp printer. So the airplay and airprint features are just useless to him. The only useful feature is probably the text search function in safari. But i think the untetherness of ios 4.1 outweigh the slight improvements of ios 4.2.1 here. So I chose not to update to 4.2.1

  • uglatto

    if yo are using a Iphone 3gs with firmware 5.14.02 and you upgrade with redsn0w and you get stuck in a Restore mode like I was and you cant have access to 4.2 just downgrade if you have backed up your .shsh files on Cydia back to 4.1 ,the cool thing is even though you cant access 4.2 because of being stuck in the Restore mode loop once you downgrade to 4.1 the Firmware changes! from the 5.14.02 to the new one that can be unlocked! just use Limerain after Downgrading,use Cydia to download the new Ultrasn0w and you are good to go!

  • CJMM

    I know 4.2 is availible but i’m just being cautious.

    If anyone wants help follow this guide :

    http://www.ihackintosh.com/2010/11/upgrade-iphone-3g-3gs-baseband-06-15-00-with-pwnagetool-unlock-edition/

  • Razza

    Any idea when you will be able to jailbreak the iphone 4 4.2.1? not worried about unlocking as its free to do in Australia as of last month.

    • Hitman

      Really? How does one go about this then?

  • hacktivate8

    is this version of redsnow hactivate it ios 4.2.1?

    • michael

      yes it does

  • Dj Night

    Hello!
    I have an iPhone 3GS (new bootrom)
    I did everything, I still can use orginal SIM 3 (swedish), but when I change to comviq (swedish) it says “….Sweden 3G” and sometime no service! Why?

  • http://www.motorbeam.com/ fas

    What is the use of JB when iPhone 4 users are still stuck with iPod touch.

  • N2O

    I just unlocked my 3G on iOS 4.1 without any problems :) Thanx Dev Team

    • bobbuble

      I used it to unlock my 3G with OS 4.1.
      It happen like previously which keep searching for network…
      How’s come yours no such problem ?

      • Justin

        Install ultraslow from cydia.

        • bobbuble

          i did install ultrasnow but same thing happen to it as well.
          I did jailbreak it but the baseband still with 5.14 instead 6.15. Any idea to upgrade it to 6.15 with OS 4.1?

  • Bobby

    Question.Can or has anyone tried to update with the Ipad version firmware through Itunes using the control or shift thingie and pointing it to the Ipad version IPSW and then upgrading through Itunes there to get baseband version to where it needs to be and then go back to redsnow and do it again to jailbreak and eventually unlock it with unltrasnow? I ask this because im on 4.2.1 now on my 3GS and trying to use redsnow right now with the pluging of the Ipad version IPSW and it doesnt do anything. Get stuck on the screen saying “Exploiting with Limerain” forever and then on my Iphone shows stuck on the “usb connect to Itunes screen”.Anyone? Also another thing I notice. dev team talking about a “Ipad ” option button must be clicked in REdSnow.No such thing.

    • http://aol.com mk

      u dont have to select ipad ipsw u have to select iphone 3gs ipsw and then later u have to check park for ipad ipsw baseband go on u tube u will find video
      good luck

  • Borat

    So when exactly are The dev team going to bring out a jailbreak with an unlock for 3G users with the baseband 05.13.04 or lower?

  • http://www.ogroupllc.com/ blackberry wholesale

    I have already jailbreak my iphone 3g 4.1 Limera1n IOS FW 5.14.02. To update 6.15.00 redsn0w using 0.9.5 Beta 5, I remove the jailbreak by limera1n before moving to 6.15.00 or should I continue with the update to the top of the iPhone already jailbroken?

  • Tammy

    I am experiencing issues with Redsn0w :( Can someone help please? I have an iPhone 3g, was on 4.1 w/bb 5.14…I updated to 4.2 after having this ussue and it continues…Redsn0w fetches iPad files then things happen, my iPhone says “Downloading Jailbreak Data” and Redsn0w says “uploading Ramdisk” then the I get a popup from Microsoft that says “a problem has caused redsn0w.exe to stop working” What can I do now?

    • Tammy

      Got it!!! Wanted to share, hopefully this helps someone else….I had tried running everything in xp/vista compatibility, then tried in Windows 98….98 worked!! Yippeee!

      • stef

        thank you!! I had been trying for a while now and nothing worked

    • yalin

      dude task manager-set affinity and uncheck the cpu 0 it willl work dont worry.

  • H2O2H

    I’m sorry, I have to agree, this method is pretty eyebrow raising. I don’t like anything that is “irreversible.” I think I will wait for a different method. Thanks!

  • Mickey

    Still waiting patiently for an i4 unlock. I just hope that the method to unlock it isn’t as complicated and risky as this. Dev team please don’t forget about us iPhone 4 users! :(

  • Joseph3gs

    whenever i use redsn0w, i am always stuck with the waiting for boot or something.. any guides please? my phone is 3gs, baseband 5.15.04 FM: 4.2.1.. please givr me some guides.

  • JimiChoo3G

    I using Redsn0w and successfully finish pacthing everything but in the end after i click “finish” my 3G still in black screen(blank) any solution or suggestion?

  • chess

    redsnow is not working on iphone 3gs new bootroom got stuck on waiting to reboot then i try a iphone 3g the process went thru perfectly but the phone can not connect to wifi both phones have 4.1 with baseband 5.14 stay away from redsnow u been worn freaking unlock is taking forever apple sucks thank goodness i didnt buy an iphone 4 everybody stop buying apple products to teach apple not to mess with the public htc here i come and sell your iphone on ebay lol

  • Mark Mc

    Yeah, Redsnow is hanging for me too. It fetches the ipad baseband but seems to be hanging on ‘Uploading Ram disk’.

    I wonder have Apple removed the ipad IPSW or locked it down or something ?

    A bit flaky to be relying on Apple servers for our jailbreak. I did download the ipsw file locally but cannot point redsnow at it and just have to rely on it downloading it correctly form apple.

  • Mark Mc

    quote from Dev-team “There may be a long delay while it’s doing this (their servers are currently getting pounded).”

    am sure they are enjoying the fact we are hacking the iphone through apples own back door :)

    • JimiChoo3G

      i have been wait my 3G for 5 mins after i finish upgrading the firmware… but it’s still blank, is that normal?

  • hack

    redsnow not working it frezzez on 3gs new bootroom and for my 3g went thru but alot of problems with phone no wifi and phone reset itself anyways going to restore to factory setting

  • hookdonbritney

    Ive been stuck on waiting for reboot for awhile now…anyone have this problem and can help me fix it??

  • hack

    dam cant restore phone thru itunes gonna have to figure out another way to restore

  • sdguy

    Ok, I’m still hesitant on this. I have a 3GS (old bootrom) that I updated to iOS4.1 earlier this year after hearing the unlock for 4.1 would be out shortly. But then the jailbreak of 4.1 said you can’t unlock because of the new BB. I have BB 05.14.02. I need my phone unlocked.

    Do I need to do this? Is there something that I can do if I have an old bootrom? Please let me know!!

    • Nibiru07

      Ur going to need to install custom 4.1 IPSW that has BB 6.15 already on it. Not sure about old bootrom? Might want to do some research before trying. Sinfuliphone (General News)has custom firmware already made to be used with iTunes.

      Windows XP
      New bootrom
      Jailbroken and Unlocked now on 4.1/BB 6.15

      • bobbuble

        may i know where to download the 3G OS 4.1 with BB 6.15?

        • Nibiru07

          Looks like sinful iPhone (general news) only has 3G 4.2.1 hacktivated custom firmware. Can either browse the web to find one already made on 4.1 or cook it urself with pwange tool or redsnow

          • bobbuble

            I did used redsnow to jailbreak it but my baseband is not upgrade at all.
            Wonder how to solve it ?

  • Adam

    Thanks guys been waiting months for an official unlock from orange uk and you’ve beat them to it. Thx.

  • living4angel

    fetching ipad baseband file please be patient……stuck,,,,,,,10 minutes passed still hanging on “fetching ipad baseband file please be patient”…….Wat to Do????

  • sulist10

    Succesfully unlock iphone 3gs (new bootrom), firmware 4.1, no wifi using cyder2 with download ultrasn0w_1.2_iphoneos-arm.deb and put it in directory /var/root/Media/Cydia/AutoInstall. Then restart the iphone. Thanks Dev Team !!!!

  • bhas

    Hi I have updated my ios firmware 4.1 with baseband 6.15 and was able to unlock the iphone 3g. I have missed to upgrade it to IOS 4.2.1. Can i upgrade the IOS to 4.2.1 at the same baseband 6.15?

    Please suggest.

    Regards

  • bobbuble

    how to upgrade the baseband to 6.15 for using OS 4.1?

  • Iphone 3G – Help Me Pls!!

    Someone Help me please!!!!

    –i did the latest unlock on blog.iphone-dev.org using Redsn0w 0.9.6beta5 For iOS 4.2.1 with ipad bb 6.15
    it was worked and the BB remain like before 05.15 so i did it again the steps with Redsn0w 0.9.6beta5 and my iphone 3G was no restart in IOS, but in restore mode.
    I’ve tried again to restore, but have no worked.
    First i have the error 14 and 2′nd time i get error code 1604

    I suposed that the baseband have changed at 6.15 after i used 2′nd time Redsn0w 0.9.6beta5.

    So.., i have an iphone 3G with no IOS but with baseband 6.15..

    !!!!! if anyone can help i would greatly appreciate it!!!!!

    Thank you in advance!!!!

    • DpHlen

      You should stay on 4.1 and don’t upgrade 4.2 before you want to unlock with Redsnow 0.9.6 beta5 and Utrasn0w 1.2

  • Iphone 3G – Help Me Pls!!

    Someone Help me please!!!!

    –i did the latest unlock on blog.iphone-dev.org using Redsn0w 0.9.6beta5 For iOS 4.2.1 with ipad bb 6.15
    it was NOT worked and the BB remain like before 05.15 so i did it again the steps with Redsn0w 0.9.6beta5 and my iphone 3G was no restart in IOS, but in restore mode.
    I’ve tried again to restore, but have no worked.
    First i have the error 14 and 2′nd time i get error code 1604

    I suposed that the baseband have changed at 6.15 after i used 2′nd time Redsn0w 0.9.6beta5.

    So.., i have an iphone 3G with no IOS but with baseband 6.15..

    !!!!! if anyone can help i would greatly appreciate it!!!!!

    Thank you in advance!!!!

    • DpHlen

      Hi Iphone 3G :
      Pls read below and do step by step . I already unlocked my 3GS 15 mins ago:
      Works perfectly with 3GS , new bootrom , 4.1 , baseband 5.14.02 jailbreaked with limera1n waiting for unlock ,

      Guys,

      if you want untethered jailbreak , unlock is your main priority ,

      Stay with ios 4.1 and follow the below steps as i did

      1. Download redsn0w_win_0.9.6b5

      2. Download iPhone2,1_4.1_8B117_Restore.ipsw

      3.Open reds0w , it will ask for iPhone2,1_4.1_8B117_Restore.ipsw , browse it .

      4 .Next window will ask for few options , i selected , install cydia, install ipad baseband .

      5 . Next, Redsn0w will search for ipad baseband from net , you dont have to download it , make sure that your internet is on , will take some time ….

      6 . Now redsn0w will ask you to put your iphone in DFU mode , be ready holding the phone in your hand before clicking next , dont worry , if its not in DFU, menu will come again saying that you are in not in DFU mode .

      7. Once in DFU redsnow will complete the patching and rest , flashing baseband will happen in your phone,
      flashing baseband will take some time… wait patiently ..

      8. Once done . the phone will reboot and you can see the details in settings>general>about
      Version : 4.1
      Modem firmware 06:15:00

      9.Proceed to cydia and Select manage>sources and you can see updated ultrasn0w now , install it .

      you are done !!!! ,

      First when i did cydia displayed mobile substrate and cydia needs upgrade, i confirmed but ultrasnow failed to install , did again and it went fine ….

      10 :Shutdown phone , install SIM , voila …. Vodafone IN ..

  • hack

    CONFIRMED iphone 3g unlock and jailbroken on 4.2 bb 6.15 hell yeah iphone development team did it you guys rock since this work going to try the iphone 3gs new bootroom now but for some reason redsnow did not work on 4.1 so i try 4.2 and yes it work cydia is working its looks a little different i will post in the next few min for results for newbootroom 3gs on 4.1 wish me luck

  • hack

    also wanted to add that 4.2 make iphone 3g faster then all firewares including 3.1.3 so what are u waiting for do it now lol

  • Pussyman

    Hey,

    I WISH SOMEONE COULD MAKE THE STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR IDIOTS SO THAT NO ONE CANNOT MAKE MISTAKE WITH JAILBRAKING / UNLOCKING.

    I have 3gs with jailbroken iOS 4.1 by limera1n / BB 14.05.02

    Please help me by making the 1., 2., 3… instructions how to unlock.
    I tried with redsn0w but after choosing ” iPad1,1_3.2.2_7B500_Restore.ipsw” it gives me 4 checkboxes and I don´t know which should I check…

    Could someone be that kind to write very simple instructions for us who are not so specialists?

    Thanx for advance!

  • narcissusro

    Someone Help me please!!!!

    –i did the latest unlock on blog.iphone-dev.org using Redsn0w 0.9.6beta5 For iOS 4.2.1 with ipad bb 6.15
    it was NOT worked and the BB remain unchanged 05.15 like before, so i did it again, the steps with Redsn0w 0.9.6beta5 but my iphone 3G was not restart in IOS, but in restore mode.
    I’ve tried again to restore it with iTunes, but have no worked.
    First iTunes have the error 14 and 2′nd time i get error code 1604

    I suposed that the baseband have changed at 6.15 after i used 2′nd time i’ve used Redsn0w 0.9.6beta5.

    So.., i have an iphone 3G with no IOS but with baseband 6.15..

    !!!!! if anyone can help me i would greatly appreciate it!!!!!

    Thank you in advance!!!!

  • Andym999

    Tried to install Redsn0w, but cant get my 3g into dfu mode :(
    Tried the method of: holding down power> power/home> home, as redsn0w describes, but it keeps coming up with error ‘cannot find device use google/youtube to learn how to put device into dfu mode’
    Any suggestions pleeeeeeeeease

  • Michael

    Apologies if this is a dumb question, but I have a jailbroken 3G that still has 4.01 IOS and FW 05.13.04
    This new hack seems to be targeted to folks who had updated their FW to 05.14 or 05.15 and were already using 4.1, which I have steadfastly refused to do, despite how freakin’ slow my 3G runs on 4.01
    Is there an easier/simpler/safer way for me to upgrade to 4.1 or 4.2 IOS while still maintaining my JB and ability to unlock?

  • Bruce

    Help! Have Iphone 3gs 4.2.1 IOS
    Using redsnow 9.6b5. followed directions, but stuck on ‘Waiting to Reboot’

    Any Help is appreciated

    • Daniel

      Did you updated/restore first?

    • DpHlen

      Works perfectly with 3GS , new bootrom , 4.1 , baseband 5.14.02 jailbreaked with limera1n waiting for unlock ,

      Guys,

      if you want untethered jailbreak , unlock is your main priority ,

      Stay with ios 4.1 and follow the below steps as i did

      1. Download redsn0w_win_0.9.6b5

      2. Download iPhone2,1_4.1_8B117_Restore.ipsw

      3.Open reds0w , it will ask for iPhone2,1_4.1_8B117_Restore.ipsw , browse it .

      4 .Next window will ask for few options , i selected , install cydia, install ipad baseband .

      5 . Next, Redsn0w will search for ipad baseband from net , you dont have to download it , make sure that your internet is on , will take some time ….

      6 . Now redsn0w will ask you to put your iphone in DFU mode , be ready holding the phone in your hand before clicking next , dont worry , if its not in DFU, menu will come again saying that you are in not in DFU mode .

      7. Once in DFU redsnow will complete the patching and rest , flashing baseband will happen in your phone,
      flashing baseband will take some time… wait patiently ..

      8. Once done . the phone will reboot and you can see the details in settings>general>about
      Version : 4.1
      Modem firmware 06:15:00

      9.Proceed to cydia and Select manage>sources and you can see updated ultrasn0w now , install it .

      you are done !!!! ,

      First when i did cydia displayed mobile substrate and cydia needs upgrade, i confirmed but ultrasnow failed to install , did again and it went fine ….

      10 :Shutdown phone , install SIM , voila …. Vodafone IN ..

      • jasonjason

        ok so if i have no jailbreak and use redsn0w to do it all, jb and unlock, will it be tethered? should i jailbreak with limera1n first then use redsn0w? please reply asap i am ready to do this! i just want untethered =P

  • Daniel

    I just did the whole process,it took about an hour and a half,my device is a 3GS which serial starts like this 88015 so it should be one of the new bootroms.
    This is what I did.
    1-I downloaded the 4.2.1 firmware.
    1-I updated to 4.2.1 via itunes 10.1
    3-Right after all the steps,after updating and with the phone activated and up and running.
    4-Downloaded Redsnow 0.9.6b5 and followed all the steps,just like the app asked me to do.
    It took a while to change the baseband,so do not get scared and just keep following the steps.

    I thought tethered jailbreak was worse,but it is not FOR ME.IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT IT,ASK OR GO TO THE DEV TEAM SITE AND READ ABOUT TETHERED VS UNTETHERED.
    If you have any questions just ask me,and go for it.

    • E-Liz

      about how long did it to change the baseband cuz i’m getting really scared here… :S i have an iphone 3g

  • http://www.traindaly.com TrainDaly

    redsnow fails to recognize the ipsw I downloaded for both ipad and iphone. i tried downloads from itunes and devteam.org mirrors. “unable to recognize specific ipsw” anyone else run into this issue?

  • Helpme

    3GS Stuck on apple logo screen,,,wat to do,,,plz help,,,

    • Daniel

      Did you get to DFU Mode?

  • Andym999

    I finally gotto dfu mode after lots and lots of attempts, run Redsn0w and it has been stuck on ‘please wait while your device is processed’ ‘waiting for reboot’ for over one and half hours! is this normal?

    never had a jailbreak like this before

  • hack

    NOW BEFORE I GIVE YOU THE LINK LET ME TELL YOU THAT WHEN YOU USE THIS IPSW YOU WILL GET UNTERTHED ON BOTH PHONES BECAUSE YOUR NOT GOING TO 4.2 YOUR STAYING ON 4.1 U WILL NOT LOSE ANY APPS OR WILL YOU WILL NOT LOSE ANYTHING AND YES YOU COULD DO THIS IF U ALREADY HAVE CYDIA INSTALL WITH LIME RAIN ALL IT DOES IS UPGRADE YOUR BASEBAND THATS IT THATS WHAT REDSNOW DOES IT DOESNT MAKE ANY OTHER CHANGES ALL IT DOES IS CHANGE YOUR BASEBAND THATS IT!!!!!!!NOW THE MOMENT U BEEN WAITING FOR THE RIGHT LINKS THAT WORK AND GIVE THE IPHONE 3G UNTERTHED AND IPHONE 3GS UNTHERED WHICH MEANS YOU CAN REBOOT YOUR PHONE WITHOUT HAVING TO USE ANY PROGRAM SO I DO NOT RECOMMENDED GOING TO 4.2 FOR IPHONE 3GS NEWBOOTROOM BECAUSE IT WILL BE TETHERED AND TRUST ME U DONT WANT THAT JUST SIT ON 4.1 INTIL IPHONE DEV TEAM MAKE AN UPDATED REDSNOW FOR 4.2 WILL IF I HELP U PLEASE EMAIL ME BUT DONT ASK ME ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE HERE THE LINK Direct Download Links for iOS 4.1 (Official from Apple)JUST COPY AND PASTE IT
    http://www.redmondpie.com/download-ios-4.1-final-version-for-iphone-4-3gs-3g-ipod-touch/
    AN YOUR WELCOME

    • Daniel

      Sorry I would love to email you,but I can’t see your address.
      Are you saying that I could’ve got untethered jailbreak just by sticking to 4.1 + the new version of redsnow?

      Thanks.

  • hack

    dam i figured it out i know why redsnow kept freezing over and over again and again first of all its CONFIRMED BOTH IPHONE 3G AND 3GS NEWBOOTROOM ARE UNLOCK THANKK YOU IPHONE DEVELOPMENT TEAM I WILL DONATE CUZ YOU HOOK UP BOTH PHONES AND ITS GREAT TO FINALLY HAVE A PHONE AND SEE TMOBILE AGAIN SO LET ME HELP EVERYBODY WHO FAILED THE REASON WHY RESNOW FREEZES IS BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO GET THE RIGHT(IPSW) I NOTICE RESNOW TAKES ANY IPSW AND IF YOUR NOT DONE IN 5 MIN THEN YOU GOT THE WRONG IPSW THEN SO EVERY PHONE HAS A DIFFERENT IPSW NOW I WILL PROVIDE WITH THE LINK AT THE BOTTOM SO THAT REDSNOW WILL WORK USING THESE IPSW THANKS TO REDMOND PIE VERY DISAPPOINTED ON IPHONE HACKS FOR WAISTING MY TIME BUT LET ME EDUCATE YOU GUYS FIRST FOR IPHONE 3GS NEWBOOTROOM ONLY MAKE SURE YOU DOWNLOAD THE ONE THAT SAIDS IPHONE 3GS 4.1 I COPY THE SECTION AND PASTED HERE IT WILL LOOK LIKE THIS ON REDMOND PIE
    Direct Download Links for iOS 4.1 (Official from Apple)
    * iPhone 4
    * iPhone 3GS
    * iPhone 3G
    * iPod touch 2G
    * iPod touch 3G
    * iPod touch 4G
    NOW PICK YOUR PHONE NOT JUST ANY CUZ REDSNOW WILL FAILL AND ………………………………

  • hack

    OH I ALMOST FORGOT GO DEVELOPMENT TEAM YOU GUYS ARE SOME SMART HACKERS 3GS NEW BOOT UNOCK AND IPHONE 3G UNLOCK YEAH BABY

  • hack

    dam i figured it out i know why redsnow kept freezing over and over again and again first of all its CONFIRMED BOTH IPHONE 3G AND 3GS NEWBOOTROOM ARE UNLOCK THANKK YOU IPHONE DEVELOPMENT TEAM I WILL DONATE CUZ YOU HOOK UP BOTH PHONES AND ITS GREAT TO FINALLY HAVE A PHONE AND SEE TMOBILE AGAIN SO LET ME HELP EVERYBODY WHO FAILED THE REASON WHY RESNOW FREEZES IS BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO GET THE RIGHT(IPSW) I NOTICE RESNOW TAKES ANY IPSW AND IF YOUR NOT DONE IN 5 MIN THEN YOU GOT THE WRONG IPSW THEN SO EVERY PHONE HAS A DIFFERENT IPSW NOW I WILL PROVIDE WITH THE LINK AT THE BOTTOM SO THAT REDSNOW WILL WORK USING THESE IPSW THANKS TO REDMOND PIE VERY DISAPPOINTED ON IPHONE HACKS FOR WAISTING MY TIME BUT LET ME EDUCATE YOU GUYS FIRST FOR IPHONE 3GS NEWBOOTROOM ONLY MAKE SURE YOU DOWNLOAD THE ONE THAT SAIDS IPHONE 3GS 4.1 I COPY THE

  • unknown4areason

    CYDIA icon IS white…what the heck??=((
    help me please!

  • Daniel

    And I am sure safari will not work either that should mean you just jailbroke the device,so now start the same process you started to jailbreak with redsnow and then choose the option “JUST BOOT TETHERED RIGHT NOW” and follow the steps,that should do it.That’s what happens with a tethered jailbreak.

    • unknown4areason

      thanks=) it worked out for me=))

  • Andym999

    This jailbreak just isn’t working for me :(
    I left it connected for over 2hrs, and it didn’t get past ‘waiting for reboot’. Looked at some other blogs and seen pics of Redsn0w page showing ‘install ipad baseband’, but my redsn0w downloaded from the devteam blog doesn’t have this option. Could this be my problem?

  • hi5

    i have a 3g iphone it has 4.2.1 i tryed to jailbreak with redsnow few times but it gets stuck on wiating for reboot and nothing happens waited for 10min and more but nothing happens

  • Andym999

    I have downloaded Redsn0w, but when I try to run it I dont get the ‘allow ipad baseband’ option. Anyone know why this is or am I doing something wrong?
    Pleeeeeeas help :(

  • Busybee

    Redsnow Worked a charm 3g & 3gs (ios 4.2.1 + 3.2.2 + itunes 10.1)

    Side note- pretty sure itunes 10.1 doesnt allow for any restore of older FW.(Didnt for me)

    After completing unlock i removed itunes 10.1 &returned back to itunes 9.2 (dont forget to edit your itunes LIBs in music folder) Bingo i can carry on upgrading/downgrading my other Devs.

  • waka

    I AM TRYING TO USE REDSONW BUT THE 4 CHECK BOXES I DON’T KNOW WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE!!!
    PLZ HELP
    IPHONE 3GS, IOS 4.2.1

    • Busybee

      After D/L my two FW’s (4.2.1 + 3.2.2) from felixbruns site, i pointed R/S @ 4.2.1 and when prompted only needed to check the box for ipad BB.
      - any pre checked boxs leave in place

      left all else alone(unless you wish to create custom logos) i would keep it simple.

      then let it do its magic!!

  • war3z ch3wy

    i have a 3gs new bootrom, purchased the damn thing with 4.1 and needed to unlock

    I used redsn0w to update the baseband to 06.15 and then put the phone into DFU mode again and reflashed iOS4.1 with iREB, that was created with sn0wbreeze 2.1

    so 3GS (new bootrom) UNLOCKED iOS4.1 with baseband 06.15 this way i can be unlocked and not have a tethered jailbreak

    Worked for me if anyone out there wants to unlock there 3GS and NOT be tethered.

    Hopefully it will work for you to.

  • waka

    i flashed bb o6.15 but there is one problem
    cydia isn’t workingggggg

  • waka

    cydia isn’t working
    i did everything i am supposed to do
    iphone 3gs ios 4.2.1
    06.15

  • MAURO

    hi, i have problem, i install the firmware 4.2.1 and the ipad baseband 6.15, but just after my 3gs just freeze and now is alyways in recovery mode. I tried to recover to 4.21 but itunes in the end give me” its not possible to restaure iphone error 1015″ i tried to use tinyumbrella to exit recover mode but the iphone comes back to recover mode. Help me

    • Busybee

      itunes 10.1 never lets me restore. always had to retro fit itunes 9.2.( apart from BB 6.15 Devs)

      war3z ch3wy,s method could be worth a punt

  • war3z ch3wy

    respond to MAURO

    Run iREB and restore with custom firmware made with snowbreeze!!!!

    Thats the problem with Beta releases.

    Just stick with 4.1 for now

    • Daniel

      Thanks so much for this piece of advice,I was having the same issue,now that ios 4.1 is back seems like I can’t make phone calls,I am sure it has something to do with the ipad BB.
      Do you know why this is happening or what I should do?

      Thanks a lot.

      • Daniel

        Nevermind I think I got it.I went to cydia and installed ultrasnow and it did the trick.

        Thanks again.

  • Dariio90

    hey so everything is working great i have a 3g BUT pandora is not workn and if im on the internet for a bit the phone crashes and runs in safe mode! ne suggestions!>! thanx

  • http://www.pacebutler.com/ cash for cell phones

    I totally agree with some above comments that its really confusing and if you are upgrading your BB to 06.15, there’s no going back.

  • HITTSY

    i had successfully unlock my iphone 3gs 4.1 using redsnow upgrading baseband 06.15 & using ultrasn0w & it is UNTETHERED.

    thank you dev team.

    • Daniel

      What about notifications?Do they work?

      Thanks.

  • 09joseph13

    –i did the latest unlock on blog.iphone-dev.org using Redsn0w 0.9.6beta5 For iOS 4.2.1 with ipad bb 6.15 for my iphone3g but after its restart it stock in recovery mode.. plsss help me thanksss

  • 09joseph13

    i did the latest unlock on blog.iphone-dev.org using Redsn0w 0.9.6beta5 For iOS 4.2.1 with ipad bb 6.15 for my iphone3g 4.2 but after its restart it stock in recovery mode.. plsss help me thanksss

  • hacktivate8

    guys, please help.

    i have 3G now with ios 4.2.1 on 6.15. i cannot finish the process because i lost my wifi which works perfectly prior to JB and unlocking? What can i do now?

  • Daniel

    After having everything up and running with a snowbreeze custom firmware,all the apps,music etc…etc…there’s no way to make the notifications work.I keeps asking me to connect to itunes.

    I hate the freaking iphone,first one and last one.

  • Marc

    how to restore after you installed ipad baseband???

  • apple hater

    HELP….HELP…..PLEASE HELP
    1. I have iphone 3Gs FW4.1 BB 05.14.02, then I used limrain to jailbreak the phone. I installed games and Magellan navigation, everything works fine, until UNLOCK software came out

    2. I used REDSNOW 0.9.6b5 to unlock my phone, here what I did. From the redsnow pop up screen I choose fw 4.1, then I check in the box INSTALL CYDIA and INSTALL iPAD BASEBAND … then I got my iPhone jailbroken and ulocked

    3. everything works fine, but MAGELLAN NAVIGATION stop working, it keep searching for navigaton signal

    4. what did I do wrong ? what should I do now ? please help …………. S.O.S

  • Mark Mc

    Important, for those who are seeing redsn0w crash / hang running win vista and win 7

    Before launching redsn0w, right click, select properties, click compatibility, and run program in windows XP mode. Click apply, then again, right click redsn0w and ‘run as administrator’.

  • anonimen

    I did the same steps (1,2 and 3). However on step 4 when I ran Redsn0w 0.9.6b5 there is no option for ” Load iPad baseband “. Do you know what am i doing wrong and how to fix it? Please advise. Thanks a lot

  • Aaron

    So i ran redsnow did everything perfect with 3GS 4.2 and when everything seemed to be going fine then i slide over and cydia is white and wont open. ??? SO what do i do now? Do i try and re do it or what…help!!

    • Daniel

      That’s because this is a tethered jailbreak.

    • Daniel

      start the jailbrak process and this time select the install cydia and the 4th option I believe,the one that says something about tether….follow the steps and restart.
      You will have to door that everytime you restart or the battery dies,otherwise neither cycia nor the browser will work.

  • this guy

    i cant awake my iphone 3g from recovery mode it stay in the connect to itunes screen all the time after i used red snow to jailbreak it to 421 help

  • Jcm800

    Ok, off topic, but iPhone Hacks you should do a shout out about this..

    All you ppl wishing to change font, but are hanging out for Font Swap – forget it.

    Check out Bytafont on Cydia; it’s awesome and better than Font Swap ever was!

  • http://www.virtualsystem.in Rishi

    Thanks to Dev Team and all those who made this tool you guys are legend keep it up. It worked like charm.

  • DANNYYYYYYYYYYYY

    i had unlocked a 3gs with bb 6.15, but i noticed the battery was dying quick and tried to restore it. apple wont let me restore it to any firmware anymore. is it cause the BB was flashed??

    • DANNYYYYYYYYYYYY

      nevermind. i just saw a youtube video saying u cant restore to a legit firmware anymore

  • Jasonjason

    So is this redsn0w version going to be regress for 3GS on 5.14.02 and 4.1??? I will be updating to 2.16.00 and keeping it 4.1. Limera1n untethered right?

    • Jasonjason

      Woops I meant 6.15.00

  • Tacoma

    You will lose GPS signal after updated to 06.15.00
    I hope they’ll find a fix later on.

  • Norman

    Successfully upgraded my 3G to IOS4.1 baseband 6.15 and unlocked. Everything works fine accept for GPS function. It simply unable to lock to my current location when usng any map and navigation application.
    Any ideas?

  • Karon_Sport

    If ur already “jailbroken” DO NOT select “cydia” worked for me i was on iphone 3g 4.1 5.14.02 baseband now i have 6.15 Twitter @karon_sport

  • http://iphonehacks.com mikedee5ky

    man itunes is full of shit my phone is stuck in recovery mode please help me guys……i kno u can do it your the best please let me kno something…thx

  • For iPhone 3GS Geniuses

    Quick simple question guys, this is like way back ABC’s for most of u i believe. How would u know/confirm if ur iPhone 3GS is in a NEW or OLD BOOTROOM???
    Need to confirm before convincing myself to proceed w/ 4.2.1. An untethered JB comes very handy, easy, & necessary for most of us i believe. Just wish that Comex would finaly soon release the complete 4.2.1 jailbreak!!! i cant upgrade to 4.1 anymore, now this 4.2.1 composes a lot of posing risks to many.

  • Helpme

    Guyz, i have intalled 4.1 with ipad baseband BUT
    Maps of iphone are showing wrong location to me,, even the Phone Trackers Fun apps are also showing wrong loction. Both Maps and other apps showing me same loction which is 10km away fom my original location…Wat is da Prblm….Did anybody have same issue, 3 days ago i m using 4.0.1 with 5.14.02 and Maps and other apps are working Perfeclty…….WTF,,,,What Should I do….please advice me Guyz..Thnx,,,Please give your 1 minute to me…

  • living4angel

    Guyz, i have intalled 4.1 with ipad baseband BUT
    Maps of iphone is not showing exact loction, It pin 10km away from my orgnl place. Both Maps and other apps showing me wrong loction…Wat is da Prblm….Did anybody have same issue, 3 days ago i m using (only Jailbroken not unlocked) 4.0.1 with 5.14.02 and Maps and other apps are working Perfeclty…….WTF,,,,What Should I do….please advice me Guyz..Thnx,,,Please give your 1 minute to me…

  • bobbuble

    So sad …
    During jailreak my phone hang with error 1611…
    any1 got the solution ?

  • mrplumber333

    hi there guys i got a big problem with my iphone 3gs.
    i jailbreaked it last night with that redsn0w_0.9.6beta5 and after that i had a problem with cydia i couldn open it an i was withe colour. then i download redsn0w_0.9.6beta4 which fix cydia, then i run cydia install ultrasn0w so i could unlock it i did install it and then i reboot the divice. after that my iphone 3gs never whent on again and i cant even restor it it shows my error 1015 when i try to restor it.
    so please please if anyone could help me with this please…….

  • jasonjason

    ok so i get into redsnow and i select my 4.1 ipsw and go to the next page with the boxes. only 4 come up and there is no install ipad baseband box. 3gs 4.1 5.14.02 please help!!

  • Michael S. Kreindler

    Early this morning, I jail-broke and unlocked my iPhone 32GB, 3GS using Redsn0w to update to 4.2.1 with a Modem Firmware of 16.15.00. I used Ultasn0w 1.2 to unlock. Everything seemed to be working fine except the icons for many of my installed apps were no longer visible on the springboard. I could however access them through the search mode. They were all there but not visible. I tried syncing with iTunes and reinstalling the apps from the App Store to no avail.

    Approximately 6 hours later all my app icons spontaneously reappeared on my springboard. I have no idea what made them disappear initially, and I have no idea what made them reappear so suddenly after such a long time. I thought that they would be lost forever. If anyone has an idea as to why this happened I would certainly be interested in knowing. I am happy to say that everything is working great at the present time, and the update was successful.

  • JoeJoe

    I have 3gs 32gb with new bootrom. I followed instructions to the letter. I used OS 4.1 with ipad baseband. Now Iphone is in reboot mode with apple logo and white circle stuck. Then I retried with OS 4.2.1, still the same. I tried to put into dfu mode and restore with custom firmware(4.1 & 4.2.1) with cooked ipad baseband from a mac. It doesn’t restore (Itunes 10.1 on pc). Any help would be appreciated.

  • hi5

    hi i have a problem from last 2 to 3 days i am trying to jail break my 3g with redsnow everything is fine till it says wiating for reboot but it never happens i am using windows xp my iphone is 3g can some one help me

  • ifonix

    DEV TEAM, thanx, thanx, thanx…. :-)

  • http://iphonehacks pavan

    i had upgraded to ios 4.2.1 with baseband 6.15 and then downgraded to 4.0..
    now when i am trying to upgrade to 4.2.1 it wont happen.
    can anybody help me out with this please coz none of the ios or jailbreak or anything is working

  • Nick

    I am trying to understand but there are so many different ways to jailbreak your phone.
    If anyone could give me an advice wich one i should use i would be very happy.

    I have;
    Iphone 3GS
    Version 4.1 (8B117)
    Baseband 05.14.02
    model MC131KS
    new bootrom
    never jailbreaked before
    and i dont have apple computer only windows

    Is Redsn0w 0.9.6beta5 the one i should use or should i first update os on phone?

  • bobbuble

    i got error 1015 which already solve …
    but after that i got error 1611 which can’t solve till now …
    any solution ?

  • sergey

    Всем кому нужна помощь в проблеме с ошибкой 1015, или прошивкой на 4.2.1, я справился с этой ошибкой и восстановил сегодня и 3g и 3gs, проблем не замечено и wi-fi ловит и акб не сажает…. восстановлю всем, однако за денежку.. тел. 8-499-991-02-01

  • YC

    do they forgot about IOS4.1 for iphone 4??…
    still no news?

  • wilson

    guys which is better ios 4.1 or 4.2.1 for iphone 3g?

  • mapd

    i have problem is my iphone 3Gs is dead and black screen. Can’t do anything because itune also not detect.. what must i do? this happen after i jailbreak my iphone and stuck at reboot and i kick with tinyumbrella when in recovery mode.

  • D-Lov

    I have an iphone 3g 4.2.1 spent 5+ hours trying to do this with redsn0w but kept getting stuck at the proccessing iphone screen tried running as administrator still did not work finaly figured it out I had to troubleshoot program compatibility as i am running windows 7 ultimate and it worked like a charm so if you are having the same issues right click the .exe and click the troubleshoot compatibility and windows will tell you to run with xp sp2 click on run program and all your problems should b solved, hope this helps…

    • kevin

      Merci ej,
      that’s the method what works

  • http://www.facebook.com/SHITTER4ever Diaa Agize

    i have iphone 3g 4.2.1 and it is stuck on the screen of waiting for reboot :(
    What shall i do ?