How to Jailbreak iPhone 3GS OS 3.0 with RedSn0w (MAC)

In this iPhone Guide you will learn how to Jailbreak iPhone 3GS OS 3.0 using RedSn0w in MAC OS X. After jailbreaking your iPhone 3GS using this Guide you will be able to Unlock iPhone 3GS for any carrier with the UltraSn0w. Unlock Guide link is available at the end of this guide. This iPhone tutorial is meant for MAC OS X and iPhone 3GS users Only.

Windows version of this Guide can be found here:

How to Jailbreak iPhone 3GS OS 3.0 with RedSn0w (Windows)

iPhone 3G version:

How to Jailbreak iPhone 3G Running iPhone OS 3.0 with RedSn0w (Windows)

iPhone 2G version:

How to Jailbreak/Unlock iPhone 2G on OS 3.0 With RedSn0w (Windows)

Please make sure you have iTunes 8.2. Before starting Jailbreaking iPhone 3GS OS 3.0 with RedSn0w, you need to download the following files:

***Important***

iPhone 3GS owners, if you want to enjoy the future jailbreak Solutions for future iPhone firmwares, you better check this guide and save your iPhone 3GS certificates:

How to Capture iPhone 3GS iBEC and iBSS Files to Secure Future Jailbreak

Jailbreak iPhone 3GS OS 3.0 with RedSn0w

Create a folder named RedSnow on your desktop for quick access. and put all the above downloaded files into it. Also extract the RedSn0w zipped file into that folder. Now your folder will look like this:

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Connect your iPhone 3GS to your PC and launch iTunes.

From the left pane in iTunes, select your iPhone. Hold down the Option key and click Restore button. Restore is preferred because helps in avoiding wasted space on your iPhone 3GS.

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Navigate to the RedSnow folder your created in the start and select the firmware file (.ipsw) and hit Open.

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iTunes will start restoring your iPhone firmware to iPhone OS 3.0.

Step 2

When your iPhone is updated. execute the RedSn0w.exe from RedSn0w folder.

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Step 3

From RedSn0w click the Browse button and browse to the iPhone2,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw file in RedSnow folder. and click Open button.

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RedSn0w will verify your firmware. When it’s done, Click Next button to Continue

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Step 5

Check Mark Install Cydia option and click Next to continue.

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Step 6

RedSn0w will guide you through some steps to get you into Recovery Mode. Follow the instructions carefully.

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Step 9

Once you get into the Recovery Mode, some tricky stuff will be done with your iPhone and then iPhone will Reboot:

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Now RedSn0w will start jailbreaking iPhone 3GS by uploading new RAM Disk.

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Upon completion, RedSn0w will notify you that you’re Done!. Click the Finish Button. When iPhone finishes reboot, it will be Jailbroken having sweet Cydia icon on Springboard.

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That’s it. Welcome to Jailbreak Community.

Congratulations! You have successfully Jailbreak iPhone 3GS on OS 3.0 with RedSn0w under MAC OS X environment. Now you can Unlock iPhone 3GS using following guide:

How to Unlock iPhone 3GS OS 3.0 Using UltraSn0w

Don’t forget to leave your comments about your experience.

Have Fun!

Update 1

How to Jailbreak iPhone, iPod Touch OS 3.1.2 Using BlackRa1n RC3

Update 2:

RedSn0w 0.9.2 is out now and can be downloaded from here: Download RedSn0w 0.9.2. A comprehensive guide for RedSn0w 0.9.2 is here:

Update 3:

iPhone firmware 3.1.3 is out now and you can jailbreak iPhone OS 3.1.3 with RedSn0w 0.9.4:

Update 4:

12 comments… add one
Thepartyguy July 10, 2009, 9:01 pm

I jailbroke my 3gs with purplera1n and everything but my tethering works and I really don’t tether with my iPhone. What are the differences. ? Anyone??????

iPhone Heat July 10, 2009, 9:10 pm

@Thepartyguy
RedSn0w is release by iPhone Dev-Team, the most trusted and long term solutions come from them. There’s nothing wrong with PurpleRa1n jailbreak solution, but we strongly recommend Dev-Team Solutions.

roberto September 27, 2009, 11:15 pm

some one know why i update my iphone in itunes and i restore but went i want unlock againg not work

papa murph March 20, 2010, 10:03 am

so i need the .ispw firmware to downgrade from 3.1.3, i have everything else, actually i need itunes v8 or whatever you require. anyways is there anywhere i can get those?

allysoflyy April 25, 2010, 11:32 pm

WOW
that was soo easy! i went to like 100 different websites (no exaggeration) and finally this one worked!

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