Jailbreak your iPhone
oh god finally i got chance to unlock my friend’s iPhone 2g. Thank you very much for sharing such a valuable theory. Thanks again!!!
Gosh, i did it with my 2g and clicked unlock, now the baseband doesn’t work and i’ve got no network…
Is the redsn0w 0.9.4 for windows still available? both links on this page don’t work. Can I use a new version of redsn0w to upgrade to 3.1.3?
Many, many thanks. Worked like a charm. Quick installation without any hickups. Instructions were clear even though i am not the most informed on lame apple products… at least my uncle will be a happy camper 😀 Well done.
Thank U So much! U really helped!
Thank you so much. your article really helped me out of a tricky spot. fixed my 2g after it somehow got updated with 3.1.3 by mr nobody!
thanks alot dude would of never figured out to use the 3.1.2 firmware ipsw to start the process….
i upgraded my iphone 2g to 3.13 and now my cydia app dont open. someone told me to try it agian, i did and still the cydia dont open, can anyone help me
I have done quiet a bit of jailbreaking..but nothin like this..
Made it so easyyyyyy..fabulous..
Thanks a million..
Thanks a lot, it worked for my iPhone 2G (aka iPhone EDGE)!!!
I installed the last version of iTunes, let it restore the iPhone firmware (iTunes installed the firmware 3.1.2).
Then had a hard time in finding the RS version (dead links), I googled and managed getting the version 0.9.4 which worked fine.
I also encountered an error in launching the Redsn0w application. The application got stuck during the first steps (“has encountered a problem and needs to close” error message). I solved the problem by allowing the files to pass the firewall (firmware files 3.1.2 and 3.1.3, plus Bootloader files bl39.bin and bl46.bin). The “unblocking” process is as simple as follows: right click on the file>Properties>Allow.
Before understanding that iPhone 2G can’t be unlocked with limera1n or newer version from Redsn0w (it can with the version 0.9.4), I’ve been also been stuck on those frozen “waiting for reboot” or “DFU mode” windows for a couple of days! :/
wow, wow, wow. well, well, well….
absolutely stunning, I was able to jailbreak my iphone to version 3.1.3 of this tutorial without any problems. REALLY EASY AND SOMETHING GREAT.
i waz upgrading my iphone 2g but dont knw how my phone stop working … now i dont wt 2 do ??? can any body help me plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Thanks for simple and easy steps, i have 2G and was on 3.2.1 and was this os was eating my battery 🙂 now feeling good by upgrading to 3.1.3. worked like charm.
This really worked for me… thank you.
thanks , it works , ty 4 sharing , just my youtube app is not working , cannot connect to youtube ?
any reason for that?
please i need youtube
Thanks much for this very useful postful and especially to Lee and Ciolo for helpful comments. Could get my iPhone unlocked within minutes without any trouble. Just keep patience and let the software work. Cheers 🙂
thank you so much for this. my 2g iphone freeze & died. i decided to go ahead and update after i restore. i did everything you said and did ok up until i got to the.. “waiting to reboot” screen. i cancel and started it again more than a dozen times to no avail. i keep researching & tried unplugging the usb but that didn’t work. i finally decided to restart my mac and unplug the internet then start the redsnow again and it worked perfectly after just one try! thanks again sir! i got my iphone back 🙂 i’m stingy & don’t want to upgrade, i still love my 2g!
I followed the instructions and it has unlocked perfectly fine..
the only issue im facing is if i open Youtube it says cant open…
Also i read above that we need to make some changes in Cydia to make youtube work… so i went to Cydia.. and that also has some problems.
It is giving some error messages… pls find the errors below and let me knw wat i can do to resolve this..
Error: Clean Archives
Lists Direcftory /var/lib/apt/lists/partial is missing
If i select ok and go to next step it gives me option to select who am i..
so if i select the first option
Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock – open( 2 No such file or directory)
and no matter which options i go after that it says cannot locate package…
NEED HELP IN THIS… ANYONE ????
Works like a charm :=)
Thanks a lot
I just unlocked iPhone 2G successfully; however, when an Orange Sim card (UK) is put in the phone, it does not appear to have a signal. The phone is definitely unlocked, but I’m not able to make calls – PLEASE HELP!!! I NEED TO BE CONNECTED VIA MOBILE!!!
Thanks in advance!
this worked perfect. loaded 313 via fdu on itunes 10.0.1.22
loaded 312 with redsn0w, just made a phone call with tmo sim
wew… works fine. tnx a lot!!!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH ! I nearly screwed up my moms iPhone but thanks to you guys 🙂
THANKS A TON…. AFTER STRUGGLING FOR MONTHS WITH IPHONE 2G WHICH GOT UPGRADED BY MISTAKE TO OS 3.1.3 ON ITUNES, WE FINALLY MANAGED TO JAILBREAK AND UNLOCK USING UR INSTRUCTIONS.
@MADHURIMA – OUR CASE WAS JUST LIKE URS… TRY THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN ABOVE CAREFULLY… IT WILL WORK.
Just got through jailbreaking and unlocking two Iphone 2g on 3.1.3 firmware! Works Great!!!!!!!!!
Jailbreak and Unlock.
thanks a lot. this guide is work for me.
you know what i just bought it yesterday and i tried to update it. it made my iphone was unlock.
it made me feel scare of it. i just used it just 1 day.
thank a million.
@hitesh i got the solution to OUR problem after hours!!
instead of using the 3.1.3, use the 3.1.2 firmware for now and it will work like a charm 😉
i been trying with wifi mehtod but always no network.
thx Dude this method brought me signals too with unlock 🙂
Redsn0w gives me an error “Unable to recognize specified ipsw
Things really worked for me after following the guidelines above for unlocking my I-phone 2g. Thanks a lot.
I managed to get my iphone unlocked with the help of procedure given on this link. After step 3, it asked for 3.9 & 4.6 bootloader files which I had initially downloaded. I browsed and pointed to the correct location of these files on my computer. I did not had to do step 4 (as my iphone was in recovery mode).
Now my iphone is working. But it still is not connecting to my wifi? Any help would be appreciated.
I recently updated my iphone 2g from 3.1.2 to 3.1.3 with iTunes 184.108.40.206 and now my phone is not getting unlocked.
It comes in recovery mode, iTune detects it in recovery mode, but when I try to restore the sn0wbreeze ipsw file, iTunes tries to restore, unlock the phone but then gives (1600 or 1604) errors.
Can any one help me unlock my iphone?
Exelent thanks, just unlocked 2g with 3.1.3
I did it!!! Thanks guys! My 2g is now 3.1.3!! I only miss mms. Is “mms 2g 3.13” from Cydia fixed now? I read in the net there were errors.. Any chance to enable mms? Thanks!!
Ignore my previous post. I unlocked my phone and without realizing that it is unlocked, I restored to factory settings… three times 🙁
Now it is unlocked and working fine.
I’m not sure what I might be doing wrong. I tried three times and every time I ended up going to recovery mode but not DFU mode. I have iPhone 2G with 3.1.3 running.
In step 5, it says “you will be asked to put the iPhone to DFU mode”…. but for me, after downloading and installing few things the phone was just on. Am I missing something?
for steve! with readsn0w 0.9.4 u check install cydia and another box that don’t apear on this page, the box ‘unlock’ and when u click next the program will ask for the both .bin files. it’s easy. first i did the same thing like u because i didn’t check the unlock box too. but the second time i succeded. good luck mate.
-iPhone1,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore (shift+restore in I-Tunes)
all that I used. my IPhone 2G 16G was locked in O2. Now it works in any network. thanx a lot guys for this tutorial. the phone was before in 3.1.3 firmware.. but now is in 3.1.2 and working perfect. 10q verry much!!!
Updated fine just can’t get my Sim card to work! i.e. the option to configure has been removed from my settings. Does this have anuything to do with the BIN files? where do you install these?
I just updated to 3.1.3 via itunes then it locked the phone so only emergency calls. then i ran redsnow with the 3.1.2 running. it works well now. after jailbreaking and unlocking it, it kept most of my apps and settings. thanks!
I upgraded my 2g to 3.1.3 via itunes. The screen says emergency calls. I restored back to factory settings and don’t know what to do now. Itunes won’t recognize my phone now. It says to put original sim card in. Please help. I miss my iphone. I don’t have the original sim. I had it running on tmobile sim card.
I upgraded my 2g to 3.1.3 via itunes. The screen says emergency calls. I restored back to factory settings and don’t know what to do now. Itunes won’t recognize my phone now. It says to put original sim card in. Please help. I miss my iphone
i have downloded redsnow 9.4 and firmware file but fbut go error while browse IPSW filw error message ;- UNABEL to RECONGNISE IPSW FILE.
i have iphone 2G unlocked with 1.1 firmware…
I unlocked my Iphone 2g using redsnow, It got unlocked perfectly but now its not recognising my sim. Please help
you need to get an atnt sim or what ever the iphone carrier is in ur country. then u can use or else get it unlocked some where
I have an apple iphone 2G running which accidentally got upgraded to 3.1.3. It was a jailbroken and unlocked iphone and now it is stuck at the ’emergency’ calls only screen. I am able to make and receive calls but nothing else works. When I connect to itunes it says that the ‘sim is incorrect’. Could someone kindly guide me as to what shall I be doing in this case. I tried the above mentioned steps but redsn0w 0.9.4 says ‘rest of the process takes place on your device’ and my iphone screen goes blue for sometime, reboots and comes back to the previous ’emergency calls’ screen. Please help!!
thank u very much!!! it worked like charm!!!!!!!!
jailbreak and unlock
My history is like this: I ran 3.1.2, then an update came with Rock! that crashed my phone (I think all files in /sbin was removed), so I restored the phone, to 3.1.3. D*mn. My SIM didn’t work anymore. Then I downgraded to 3.1.2 again. All works fine. iTunes says I am running 3.1.2 again.
HOWEVER – I have one slight problem 🙂
My phone can not get a lock on the carrier.
Anyone knows a fix for this?
Didn’t 3.1.2 “upgrade” fix the baseband?
pls dos redsn0w takes time on “waiting for reboot”
I just got an old (2g) phone running 3.1.2, already jailbroken and unlocked (T-Mobile). It already has about 70 apps, some from the Apple store some from Cydia. If I upgrade using the instuctions above what happens to the apps? Are they deleted? Will iTunes restore the Apple apps? Since iTunes has done a back up will it be able to restore the non-Apple apps? Any help would be appreciated.
It worked like a charm.Now I have an iPhone 2G with the GoPhone service of AT&T.
I have a 2G and followed the instuctions to upgrade OS 3.1.3 in redsnow, but I faced the problem is that my phone is in “wait” and could not continue. I tried to restore on older version, but the phone is still same problem, redsnow didn’t continue and wait for something. Can anyone please help? Thanks
Thanks for your video i spent half the night trying to unlock my 2g on 3.1.3 but when i got to the part where you put it in dfu mode it wouldnt go it kept going into recovery mode. after several hours i decided to call it a night and try again fresh after work. after one of my usual middle of the night trips to the restroom i noticed my iphone was flashing on the desk in the dark so i went to check it out and discovered the power button was sticking and the phone was coming on and turning off in the boot up so the little apple kept going on and off. which is why i couldnt get into dfu mode since it wouldnt power off. it kept turning back on before i could get it in dfu mode. anyway my husband fixed the power button and i sat down at my pc for another try and FIVE minutes later my phone was unlocked! YAY!!!!
I do have one problem, I cant get MMS to work any suggestions?
I’ve updated my iPhone 2G to 3.1.3 and it works like charm…
Thanks for your contributions….
Followed the instructions did not work for me. After a few hours of trying to sort out the wifes old iphone edge I finally got it to work.
If you have followed the instructions above then you will have all the ispw files down including the basebands.
Basically go DFU mode on iphone, itunes will require u to restore. Keep shift down and press the retore button. Select the 3.1.2 firmware and it should complete.
Once complete retored your iphone edge download Blackra1n.exe.
Run Blackra1n.exe and follow the instructions. Ensure that iphone is turned on for Blackra1n to work.
Everything is automated. In minutes my iphone edge was unlocked and jailbroken. If you do not see Cydia or Rock dun worry. Click on the blackra1n application and you can install it from inside.
Did i mention wireless works fine.
Hope this helps anyone having problems with unlocking and jailbraking iphone edge. Good luck… and enjoy!
Thank you so much! I upgraded to 3.1.3 from 3.0 with an unlocked 1st gen Iphone through Itunes and screwed everything up until I downloaded redsnow used 3.1.3 restore.. works like magic! 5 min later… I have a virgin 😉
Thanks a lot! I could able to unlock my 2g iphone is on 3.1.3 firmware… thanks again
I have an unlocked iphone 2G with firmware version 2.1 .I use Tmobile SIM. Can I use the instructions on this page to update my iphone to 3.1.3 without losing the unlock?
How long does it take to update iPhones OS through iTunes?
After the procedure of Redsnow was complete i clicked Finish and now my iPhone 2G is stuck in a restart-loop.
Its been restarting 4 times now.
Anyone else had this problem?
I’ve been trying to download the Mac version of Redsn0w and keep getting “404 – not found”…..any ideas?
How is my phone supposed to look after beeing unlocked/jailbroken with redsnow/ blackrain? I ran redsnow first and than blackrain it did not seem as any of the hacks worked because my screen looks the same as always. Than when I changed to my T-mobile sim card it is obviously unlocked and I do have the apple applications store still…….can I have managed to unlock and not jailbreak, is that possible?
Thanks for any help I can get!
Awesome it worked
Hi as i followed the above instruction redsnow crash during upload ramdisk. any idea whats going on?
How can I unlocked my 2G iphone 3.1.3 by any programe ????
pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase help me :”(
in cydia source tupe cydia.pushfix.info and instal youtubefix #1 and thats it
I have a 2g and I accidentally downloaded the 3.1.3 update and now i am screwed (grrrrrrrr). I tried to follow this procedure but when I browse to add 3.1.2, redsnow says it doesnt recognize it. Any advice??????
You Guys are so awesome. Finally updated my 2g Iphone to 3.1.3. I was still on 3.0.something. Instructions were PURFECT.
It was a flawless upgrade!
Thanks Luis Beltre, your link works, please admmin replace your link woth Luis Beltre’s linkt thanks
I think i a have a litlle problem my iphone 3g stuck in the INSTALING ACTIVATION BUNDLES screen you think you can help me ? Thankyou
Thank you! it Worked for me!!
thanx a tonn man….!!!!
it worked up for me …
i had updated my 2G TO 3.1.3 by mistake…!!!
Thanks a lot! worked like a charm, and thanks to Luis Beltre for the new Link.
This is great. Everything worked perfect. But somehow YouTube is not working on my Iphone 2g. Anyone has any clue how to fix it.
I cant download the jailbreak application for windows..
is the link closed..
hermano arregla el link del archivo redsn0w-win_0.9.4.zip esta mal y a todos los blog y web site que entro buscando esta aplicacion tienen el mismo link que tu y en todos esta mal el link correcto para descargar es el siguiente: http://xs1.iphwn.org/redsn0w-win_0.9.4.zip
Mas Allá del Diseño Web
I just unlocked my 2g iphone with 3.1.3.. thanks folks.
I am satisfied with your idea. But I lost the carrier section in network menu, that’s why I am not able to activate any sim card in iphone. What will I do ? Please suggest.
Iam tired of restoring my iphone 2g which i mistakenly updated and lost my unlock. has anyone tried this and it worked?
i also have an iphone firmware 3.1.3 baseband 04.05.04 and im not sure what to use to jailbreak and unlock it….or if its even possible anyone know what i need to do?
this guide work with the new iphone 3Gs with new bootrom?
Kindly feedback as i have a locked (i made an unlock) 2G iphone on Firmware 3.0 with modem firmware 04.05.04_G so please confirm if i want 2 update is it okay
Can anyone please help? I have a 2G and followed the instructions however in redsnow it asks to hold down power and home until that message goes away, which I did (instead of the DFU instructions here).
The problem is that the phone is still not unlocked *wails* and I don’t know what to do. I tried following the DFU instructions too, but it just loaded up in itunes as recovery mode and redsnow didn’t continue on at all.
i have an iphone firmware 3.1.3 baseband 04.05.04 and im not sure what to use to jailbreak and unlock it….or if its even possible anyone know what i need to do?
Drew, It is so simple! just rename the .zip to .ipsw and that’s it
I tried to unlock my Iphone 3g firmware 3.1.3 by using Snowbreeze but i could not do, my phone is 3g but snowbreeze is detecting it as 2g. wat can i do
Whenever I download the Ipsw files and extract the Zip I don’t ever get the actual ipsw, just a bunch of .dmg and a couple folders. Any ideas on what I do?
I’m using iPhone 2G OS 3.1.3
Hi, I had an iphone 2g 3.1.2 – i used blackra1n, cydia, and bootneuter. I jailbreaked. But after I ran bootneuter it said TMobile in the corner but only said “Connect to Itunes”. I then connected to itunes to restore it, but accidentally upgraded to 3.1.3. My baseband is 04.05.04, and when I put the Tmobile card in it still says TMobile in the corner and “Connect to Itunes”. WHAT DO I DO NOW??? RUN BLACKRA1N AGAIN? OR RUN REDSNOW?? PLEASE HELP!
Hi, can anyone confirm for me, will the above automatically unlock my 2g iphone…Or will i have to do another procedure after doing the above to get the unlock. Thanks!
i unlocked my phone im using tmobile and using 3.1.3 but cant get mms working can anyone help please
Step 5. Now you will be asked to put the iPhone in Recovery Mode (iPhone 3GS) ????
are you sure this will work with iphone 3GS factory unlocked too ???
thanks a million, my iphone didn’t recognise my sim. followed the instructions above and it works a treat.