We’re gonna be using Redsnow v0.8 for this small and slick tutorial. Let’s begin!
First, you’ll need to have the right gear to get the cool stuff off the top of these mountains so go and download Redsn0w, you’ll need this free tool to begin the process to unlocking your iPhone as well as jailbreaking it and other devices. Cool!
While you’re at it.. make sure you have the proper iPhone / iPod FW (Firmware) to be used in this process. In this tutorial and generally at THIS current time we’re using 3.0 FW to unlock both 3.0 & 3.0.1 iPhone FW versions.
Second, get ready to enjoy your scroll wheel on your mouse and if not head to your nearest slacker shack to get one today.
Fire up Redsn0w
Fire up Redsn0w and click the browse button to begin, then find your firmware file:
– Make sure your firmware you choose is for the SAME version firmware on your phone! (Except for version 3.0.1 in the case of the iPhone, you can substitute 3.0 FW for 3.0.1 iPhones)
– Make sure the firmware is for your actual device. If you have an iPhone 2G then use 2G firmware.
After you find your firmware file, Redsn0w will sort out its differences with the FW file and begin the payload process.
After this we’ve got some good options 🙂
Depending on the device, the generation and version of firmware, you may have more or less options.You generally want to install cydia to be able to download unsigned applications from 3rd parties (the cool ones) – Unlockers usually use cydia to unlock thei 3G iPhones. Next, turn off your device and make sure it’s connected via USB cable to the computer we’re running Redsn0w on.
Let’s follow the onscreen directions.
Afterwards, we’re gonna be using the once unfunctional-if-not-done-correctly DFU mode sequence to place this device in a mode Redsn0w can work with 🙂
You’ll know if you did the sequence correctly if you see this very shortly after:
Afterwards, you should be greated by everyones favorite homie…
Once you see him, you are home free my friend. Enjoy your new Jailbroken device! If you need help, leave a comment.