The New iPhone 3.0. Update – Unlock and Jailbreak…Windows…2G/3G/3GS
Its been a really long time since I last posted here. But I feel it’s my duty to keep the ‘Underground Community’ informed about the information I have access to. Personally, I feel that the ‘Underground’ has lost its true meaning, its sense of presence – after 3 WordPress bans and removing of ‘Objectionable’ Content on the blog. I still believe that V1 i.e. this blog is a better way to communicate with the community rather than V2 as this blog is better known. Also, I feel that this ‘ban’ has limited my potential in terms of a writer here.
iPhone 3.0 Explained
Now to move on to the topic for which this post was actually written. I’m sure that most of you have heard of the new 3.0 update from Apple to the iPhone; and the subsequent release 3.0.1. If you have not, then let me give you a brief expansion:
The iPhone 3.0 update came out with the iPhone 3GS on June 17, 2009. It can be compared to the Windows 7 release: much awaited features were added which increased stability and enchanced user experiece. Apple finally incorporated many of the features we asked for :) Among them, some are:
- Copy and Paste Text
- Copy and Paste Photos
- Search Spotlight – Search your iPhone for anything
- Search in mail, Calendar and iPod
- Landscape Keyboard in SMS, Mail and Notes
- Multimedia Messaging or MMS
- Support for new Calendar types
- Improved Stocks Application
- Connect iPhones/iTouches with bluetooth
- Notes syncing with iTunes
iPhone 3.0 is available for all iPhone, iPhone 3Gs, and iPod Touches. Some features won’t be available for first generation iPhones, while iPod Touch OS downloads won’t come free – it costs $9.95. To download, you can visit Apple’s Software Update page.
iPhone 3.0 Unlocked/Jailbreaked
Lets get started with the ‘main’ thing now :) This guide has been written in such a way that even your grandmother can use it :P Lets Start!
Step 1: Make sure you have upgraded to iTunes version 8.2 and backup your iPhone data by synchronizing it with iTunes.
Step 2: Download an appropriate IPSW (An IPSW file is nothing but a .zip file) file. Choose the link according to your iPhone version: like 2G, 3G or 3GS:
Step 4: Download RedSn0w to Unlock the iPhone. (Torrent File)
Unlocking iPhone 2G (Unlocking 3G and 3GS down below)
Step A: Connect your iPhone to the Computer via USB and launch iTunes.
Step B: Go to the iPhone tab and you will see the following screen:
STEP C: Now, hold the SHIFT key and click the “Restore” button. iTunes will launch a file dialog for you to select the firmware file. Locate the “iPhone1,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw” for iPhone 2G/ “iPhone1,2_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw” for iPhone 3G/ “iPhone2,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw” for iPhone 3GS that you have downloaded in Step 2 and click “OPEN”:
STEP D: iTunes will then restore your iPhone with firmware 3.0 (or what so called iPhone 3.0 OS). Keep your iPhone connected, don’t touch it and wait until the process completes.
Jailbreaking iPhone 2G/3G/3GS
STEP A): Now, your iPhone should be completely restored to firmware 3.0. But it’s not activated right now as you can see from iTunes.
STEP B: Open RedSn0w which you downloaded in STEP 4, you will see the following screen:
STEP D: Click “Browse” and locate the “iPhone1,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw” for iPhone 2G/ “iPhone1,2_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw” for iPhone 3G/ “iPhone2,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw” for iPhone 3GS that you have downloaded in Step 2 and click “OPEN”:
STEP E: Make sure you select Cydia and Unlock so that you unlock your iPhone as well as you have the system to have 3rd party apps on your iPhone.
STEP F: In the the next step, choose the Bootloader files 3.9 and 4.6 which I made you download in Step 3:
STEP G: Make sure your iPhone is switched off and attached to the computer through the USB cable.
STEP H: Next up, RedSn0w will guide you through the DFU process, whereby your iPhone will go in DFU mode. Just follow the process exactly and Bob’s your Uncle!
STEP I: Now let RedSn0w complete the jailbreaking process. First, your iPhone will reboot after the DFU process is completed. Then, RedSn0w will upload the new RAM Disk (keeping it short and simple: you iPhone is being Jailbroken, dont touch it!) After this, RedSn0w will give you a message saying the Jailbroken process was successful. Click “Finish”.
STEP J: Voila! Your iPhone 2G/3G/3GS is jailbreaked!
Unlock iPhone 3G or 3GS (i.e. make it work with any SIM)
*Note: You must have already Jailbroken your iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS before you come the the unlocking process. So make sure you have done that!
*Note2: Keep your SIM outside the phone at all times!
STEP A: Launch Cydia on your iPhone.
STEP B: You should see 2 options: Packages and Sources
STEP C: Go to Packages -> Edit -> Add & Enter repo666.ultrasn0w.com URL as a repository URL.
STEP D: Now Go back to Your Cydia Sources menu and you should see the Ultrasn0w package!
STEP E: Press Home button and Power Off your iPhone. Then insert your SIM card
STEP F: Turn on your iPhone 3G and wait for the carrier to pop up. If it doesn’t, repeat STEP E and STEP F again.
Finally, we come to the end of this long guide to unlock and jailbreak iPhone 2G and 3G using windows for iPhone OS 3.0. Any comments, suggestions for me, comment below. Need more help? Just comment! :)T
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Posted on August 5, 2009, in Advice, apple, Electronics, Entertainment, Fun, Gadgets, Hack, iPhone, News, Really Underground Material, Tech Knowledge, Technology and tagged Hack iPhone, Hacking iPhone, iPhone 2G, iPhone 2G jailbreak, iPhone 3.0, iPhone 3.0 update, iPhone 3.0.1, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3G jailbreak, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3GS jailbreak, iPhone gen 2, iPhone Hack, iPhone Software Upgrade, iPhone unlock, iPhone unlock for windows, iPhone unlock using RedSn0w, iPhone unlocking guide, iPhone upgrade, Tips and Tricks. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.