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Jailbreak iPhone 3GS iOS 4.0, 4.0.1 with Jailbreakme.com


Finally wait is over and jailbreak for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G iOS 4.0 and 4.0.1 is available in the wild and needless to mention this is the most easiest procedure to jailbreak. All you need to go to jailbreakme.com and slide to jailbreak. Needless to say that jailbreakme uses an exploit easily solved by Apple with a firmware release very soon, so it’s better to save your SHSH so you can stay on OS 4.0.1 as long as you want. Following are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone using the Jailbreakme right on your iPhone 3GS.

Things to know about jailbreakme jailbreak:

  • Jailbreakme is a browser based jailbreak for iPod touch, iPod touch 2G, iPod touch 3G with iOS 4.0 and 4.0.1
  • Jailbreakme does not include a carrier unlock.
  • Jailbreakme requires your device to be activated or hacktivated, if you aren’t you are out of luck.
  • Jailbreakme requires your device on 3G service or WiFi connectivity.

1. Browse to www.jailbreakme.com through our device and wait for the complete page load. IMG_0019

2. Once your page loads swipe your finger across "Slide to jailbreak", very similar to "Slide to unlock" what we perform daily by LockScreen to access the springboard of our device.

3. Now wait and watch while your device will begin to download the data necessary to execute the jailbreak procedure.


4. Once the download is complete, the words come out "Jailbreaking Sit Tight. "

5. Wait a few seconds while installation finishes and a new popup will warn that Cydia icon is added on the springboard.


that’s it now enjoy your jailbroken iPhone


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  1. jay August 13, 2011 Reply

    to launch safari ask password even 3gs phone is jailbroken working welll without any prob. now i cant browse safari help yar

  2. ahmed October 10, 2010 Reply

    i hope to jailbrack me

  3. ahmed October 10, 2010 Reply

    i hope to jailbreck me

  4. M.B September 22, 2010 Reply

    guys i hav 3gs 16 GB..
    and i did jailbreak many times since i got it…
    i hav been using it since 8 months or so/
    i was using 4.0 bt sudenly i had to do 4.1///
    now whenever visit jailbreakme.come or jailbreakme.modmyi.com, it says ur version is too new !!!!
    i dont y is it nt working for…its MC131AB and Modem Firmware is 05.14.02///
    i hate it this time just becoz i cant jeailbreak it…what am i supose to do…

  5. NP September 11, 2010 Reply

    Thanks. It’s works for me (3Gs with 4.0.1)

  6. chris September 6, 2010 Reply

    i have iphone 3gs 4.0, i tried to jailbreak with jailbreakme and after the downloading bar finished, safari closed immediately and i couldn’t find cydia but i was able to run cracked apps that i had still from my previous firmware with jailbreak (3.1.2).

    i decided to reboot, i turned off the device, but when itried to reboot it, i got the apple logo and it stays there, the pc doesn’t recognise the iphone even though it’s connected but it’s not booting and i can’t get it into dfu mode or recovery.

    please help,

  7. premvj September 3, 2010 Reply

    just bought iphone 3gs and accidentally update the firmware..now the phone is on emergency call mode….how do i solve this problem…..i’m using unauthorized sim..pls help thanks……

  8. joe August 31, 2010 Reply

    hey i hacked my iphone 3gs with the 4.0.1 and i did a iphone 4 for a friend and he gets sources i cant like sinful iphone and elpelle. i can download thesources but when i download anything from the sources it crashes my phone. anyone know how i can fix the problem? please email me at joeromer89@yahoo.com, i’d really appreciate it

  9. eryboy August 30, 2010 Reply

    its so easy unbeliveble πŸ™‚

  10. Ron August 30, 2010 Reply

    Works like a charm

  11. andylim22 August 21, 2010 Reply

    tried this and it worked like a charm… a big thank you to u my mate πŸ™‚

  12. Legend-Wait for it. DARY! August 20, 2010 Reply

    Awesome! allthough my phone acted wierd and started strobing white for 5 min πŸ™‚ it was nothing to worry about, my phone is fully jailbroken now once again! Thanks to Comex ! Have my babies !

  13. alex August 18, 2010 Reply

    please let me know if you can download flash and internet explore when you jailbreak the iphone3gs? if so where would i need to go to do it. Thanks

  14. sav85 August 17, 2010 Reply

    i got a iphone 3gs 4.0.1 how safe is it to jailbreak

  15. DeJav August 17, 2010 Reply

    Firstly, im not a tech guru or mastermind. Im just a logical guy who is patient and uses trial and error methods. This maybe a little fix which worked for me.

    I downloaded the “iPhone2,1_4.0.1_8A306_Restore.ipsw” file via “http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=750” for my 3gs iphone.

    I used itunes for the restore by keeping hold of ‘Alt’ when pressing the restore button. This allowed me to select the ipsw file i just downloaded. I went through the normal restore process and then my phone rebooted.

    After the reboot i came across another problem first. My phone had been locked to an Vodaphone.au as i had it on contract over there, but now im in europe. I had thrown away my old sim and the screen was telling me that i had to contact my network carrier to get a new sim. I was lucky that my girlfriend had a prepaid sim with the same carrier. I placed this sim in and the phone activated…thank god! Otherwise i would have been in the s%@t. Apparently you can also use what is called a “Phonebook Card” [http://www.ditsblog.com/tag/phonebook-card/] by Dits. This also works as it does not require a password and you can you it no matter what carrier your phone is locked to.

    So my phone is actived and working as i bought it. Now i restored all my music, contacts etc via the itunes backup i had of my phone. This gave me a normal phone apart from the jailbroken apps.

    I was in a restaurant with free wi-fi at the time doing all this so the internet was not very quick. I logged onto “http://www.jailbreakme.com” and used the slider. The next message popped up “Oops File Received Was Invalid”. I repeated the process a few times but to no progress.
    Jailbreakme would not install at all.

    This is where i think these next steps work.

    I restored the phone yet again for the last time. Activated the phone with the sim and restored my data. Then i turned off the wifi, turned off 3g, and reset Safari’s cache, cookies and history on the iphone [found in the settings menu]. I left the restaurant and went home. I left the phone on but without any internet connection for about 10 hours (basically i went to bed unhappy) I woke up the next day to find that my internet was being installed in my apartment. Excellent i thought. I have a 100mb/s glass fiber connection installed now. Super fast! I turned my iphones wifi signal on straight away and tried the jailbreak me website again to see if still didn’t work. I was 100% sure it wasn’t going to work. I mean why would it be any different today just a few hours later?? I got a big shock when i slid the slider and jailbreakme told me it was installing. F$@^ing Brilliant!!!!
    It installed perfectly and i went straight into the cydia app and downloaded ultrasn0w so i could put my new O2 sim in. Then downloaded installous and appsync. Now my phone is perfectly jailbroken and unlocked and running my downloaded apps once i synced it with itunes once more.

    I think once you restore your phone you need to leave it without any wireless connections for a while so that the phone can settle the new restore. Also i think using a fast internet connection helps too. Also resetting safari’s cache and cookies. I’m sure this is key as i tried maybe 40 times the previous night.

    Hope this helps
    De Jav

  16. xGen August 16, 2010 Reply

    hi i have i iphone 3gs 4.0.1 and when i pu http://www.jailbreakme.com in safari works , downloads and then error

    File received was invalid.

    Quit Retry


    why do i get this error????can someone tell me?

  17. Tayna August 16, 2010 Reply

    Hi! I have a 3GS with iOS 4.0, but for some apparent reason it won’t work.. Any suggestion?

  18. Milo August 14, 2010 Reply

    Many thanks it’s working probably

  19. snazzy August 14, 2010 Reply

    after installing ios 4.0.1 i am stuck at connect to itunes screen. how do i activate the phone to goto the jailbreakme website. plz help.

  20. WhoCaresWhatMyName Is August 12, 2010 Reply

    worked perfectly on my ipod touch 2g mc model, ios4.0, only problem is that this jailbreak is a heck of alot more glitchier then any other jailbreak i have used in the past

  21. Pantsonfire August 4, 2010 Reply

    works for me..3gs with new boot rom

  22. iPhone 3gs User August 4, 2010 Reply

    I tried it on my 3gs which was updated to iOS 4.0 with iTunes from Apple. It worked like a charm no issues and in about a minute it was jailbroken. After that I tried unlocking and that worked like a charm as well.

    To make sure it did work I put a T-mobile sim in it and tried the first time. It did not work than I turned the phone completely off and tried again…and guess what the nework was on T-mobile and I was able to make call and recieve calls.

    Thanks a bunch.

  23. Peter August 4, 2010 Reply

    Seems like this version is not stable!
    When soft reset you will see some line at blank screen.
    Quicklock cannot be used cause it will springboard crash!

  24. harry August 4, 2010 Reply

    i am having the same problem. after updating to os 4.0.1 the home screen shows emergency calls only and activate with carrier to unlock.. how am i suppose to open safari if it wont go past the emergency call thing..

    FYI . I am in china..
    dev team can you come up north..

  25. Hbrof August 4, 2010 Reply

    When you say activated or hacktovated, what does that mean? I have a 3GS that no longer has an active sim (shut off when I got a 4). Jailbreae fails on this phone (effectively now wifi or mifi bound). This can not be done? If I have another 3gs with a working sim, can I use the sim and do the jb and then put the sim back in the other phone (without affecting that phone)?

  26. cjmatc08 August 4, 2010 Reply

    Thanks Guys! It works! Yahoo!

  27. Ham August 4, 2010 Reply

    Hey guys, i have a iphone 3gs on 3.1.2 if I upgrade to 4.0.1 and then jailbreak it with this will all my jailbroken apps still work? or do I have to do something before that? cheers

  28. The Dark Spirit August 4, 2010 Reply

    Well IT worked the second time 3GS 16gb
    Settings, general, reset, Reset Network Settings.
    Safari http://jailbreakme.modmyi.com

    And if someone could get “Proswitcher” mulitask ABB to work on 4.0.1 then PLZ tell me how…. Safe mode keeps on poping up .. Backgrounder Same Deal….. 4 restart now

  29. Toby August 4, 2010 Reply

    The slide isn’t working for me, it is shown but I am unable to slide and it doesn’t slow flash. .modmyi takes me back to the other site. Help?!

  30. Trevor August 4, 2010 Reply

    When i update to 4.0.1 to do the jailbreak with jailbreakme.com is there any way to ensure that you wont go the the “connect to itunes” screen? My 3gs is already jailbroken.. will that make any difference?

  31. jon August 3, 2010 Reply

    So i did the proccess no my 3gs wont connect to itunes, i tried recovery, dfu, and re boot nothing works!!

    anyone have the same probelm or atleast know what i can do to get it to connect for i can restore it back to 3.1.3 cause i tried this jailbreak alot of times and its crashing even says it when i go back to jailbreakme.com

    help if you can thank u very much

  32. suresh911 August 3, 2010 Reply

    Hi , it is working for me , i have 3gs 4.01 newbootroom. First time when i used jailbreakme.com , i did not get any response .it just shows the purple color background. Then i removed the cable , and enter jailbreakme.modmyi.com. Then i got the downloading screen and all. Please remember one thing many apps are not supporting 4.01. So if u install such app the cydia will give a message “Exit safe Mode”. If u get a message uninstall the last installed app. So install one app then close cydia, then try another installation . Thanks for the
    guys who shows the Jailbreake to the 4.01 users

  33. Shiva August 3, 2010 Reply

    http://jailbreakme.com and http://jailbreakme.modmyi.com both sites are not opening in my iphone3gs ios4.0.1 (new bootrom). other sites r working 5ne. I tried with clearing safari cache, history. Stil not working.. plz tel me how to jailbreak my iphone.

  34. Peter August 3, 2010 Reply

    I upgrade on my 3gs form 4.0 to 4.0.1 and it is working πŸ™‚
    many thx πŸ™‚

  35. Jwayne August 3, 2010 Reply

    3GS new bootroom 05.13.04, worked perfect.
    Then unlocked with ultrasn0w through cydia!
    The only question: is it a tethered restart?

  36. PB August 3, 2010 Reply

    Awesome work! JB’d and Unlocked 3.1 and 3.1.2 (after dl’ing fresh 4.0.1 via iTunes (and wiping my previous JB/UL))! Such an easy process – gz.

    Behold the beauty of the “accurate” bars!

    Can you tell me if there is going to be an update to OpenSSH/Mobile Terminal so that we can all change our admin passwords (or is there another way?) – after all we don’t want to be careless do we?

  37. Adriano August 3, 2010 Reply

    It works perfect for me. Thanks a lot and congratulations !!

    iPhone 3Gs 32Gb

  38. int1422 August 3, 2010 Reply

    Finally jail breaked. I had a problem but now I have it jail breaked also. Good luck to others

  39. int1422 August 3, 2010 Reply

    I have enough of this. Since yesterday trying and trying and no download shows up. I really shift that slider for 1.000.000 times and still nothing.
    For more then 24 hours I have spend my time sitting to wait for a server that is loaded of users. I will wait for a week and see what happen.

  40. Azza (uk) August 2, 2010 Reply

    Cheers dev team comex works a treat

  41. John August 2, 2010 Reply

    Its not working on my 3gs. tried resetting network setting and it still popping up error codes saying *oops A serve with the specified hostname could not be found..? any idea what this is

  42. abou_lafi August 2, 2010 Reply

    hey guys i try it and its not working its showing me a server with the specified hostname could not be found
    so whats going on ?????????????

  43. Keith August 2, 2010 Reply

    OUTSTANDING!! After all the frustration of waiting and then waiting some more!? This works like a charm! Slide and YOUR DONE! Great work and thanks!

  44. Tim August 2, 2010 Reply

    Try a restore to factory default for your 3GS AFTER backup on iTunes and use the Modmyi site, then restore your backup… That’s what I had to do. All good, I even unlocked… But My Cydia is giving me a Bad Gatway error on my WiFi network… Any clue guys?

  45. Patrick August 2, 2010 Reply

    Well, just did it with the 3GS iOS 4.0.1. new bootroom from jealbreakme.com and fixed it in 1 try! Cydia installed, no problems at all! (so far)

  46. rammez August 2, 2010 Reply

    my iphone 3gs is stuck in restore loop after theis jailbreak.. i dont have a idea what to do… please help.. im a windoes user..

  47. husskie August 2, 2010 Reply

    If your SAFARI isn’t working due to an error when trying to do the jailbreak just reset all settings on your phone and SAFARI will work again. Thats what i did. now when i try to do the jailbreak its stuck on the purple screen iphone 4g. I turned my phone off and tried the jailbreak and it worked



  48. Sjef August 2, 2010 Reply

    it dont work on my iphone 3gs.
    come on guys i was happy but now this.
    i hate that.
    really realy fast a update.

  49. Jim August 2, 2010 Reply

    Worked for me.. at first nothing was happening, just getting the background screen. I restarted my phone, tried again, and it worked. I now have Cydia installed on my homepage.

  50. Don August 2, 2010 Reply

    Worked GREAT!!!!! Thanks so much I have been chomping at the bit for this since I accidentally upgraded to 4.0!!!!

  51. int1422 August 2, 2010 Reply

    This website in my oppinion is out: jailbreakme.modmyi.com
    I get completely a different WebSite wit junk to search for (XBOX etc etc )
    The other website I never see the download message showing up.
    The servers are very busy ? Of course they will be busy. Is there not another way to jailbreak this iphone that has been stuck for more then 5 months ? Is there more servers to jailbreak ?

  52. Mike August 2, 2010 Reply

    this jailbreak is a sweet heart, it took few minutes and everthing went perfect.

    thanks for your help guys….

  53. int1422 August 2, 2010 Reply

    I never see the download screen. I have the OS4.01 with the iBoot 359.3
    Model MC137LL.
    I would really like to know why is it not working for me.
    I have an old AT&T chip installed cause my iphone came from USA and use here another service but the iphone was jailbreaked before and updated from 3.12 to 3.13 and since then it was just like a iPod with no service.

    Please help

  54. awt August 2, 2010 Reply

    HI guyz can any 1 tell me i have a new iphone 3gs 16 gb and it has never been jailbreaked before… accidently i updated it to 4.0.1 firmware and now its not unlocked and is not detecting any sim (sim error or invalid sim)…. so shud i use this method will it be unlocked.. plz any 1 guide me cauz my iphone is unusable since 1months or so

  55. BiBadLucci August 2, 2010 Reply

    Hi Guys;

    Iphone 3GS, 4.0.1, ans it has worked, thanks a lot

  56. SunAngel August 2, 2010 Reply

    I tried with jailbreakme.modmyi.com but it did not work!
    I make reset for th network sitting and then opened safari and went to web page: jailbreakme.modmyi.com
    And now it is working 100 %.
    Do it guys.

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  58. Jaysen August 2, 2010 Reply

    Works like a charm, thanks guys.

  59. Rayvandy August 2, 2010 Reply

    guys this jailbreakme works for my friend’s iphone. but it couldnt work for me because mine is carrier locked. how to activate the iphone for the 1st place after been upgraded to ios4? pls some1 do tell me! thxss..

  60. jas August 2, 2010 Reply

    guys i just jailbroken my 3gs 16gb on 4.01 with bootrom(05.13.04)
    by going onto http://jailbreakme.modmyi.com

  61. Tamzie August 2, 2010 Reply

    Hey guys if you get only the purple screen just backup then restore it to factory then do the jailbreak and restore from backup.

    Garuntee 100% WORKING

  62. PSL August 2, 2010 Reply

    guys … it worked … i think its just a matter of overload on the server …u gotta keep on trying till it works…
    good luck

  63. @bushwilliams August 2, 2010 Reply

    Thanks Derek!!! Reset network settings and went the http://jailbreakme.modmyi.com and it worked like a champ. No more blank background. Cheers!

  64. S3LOW August 2, 2010 Reply

    just reset your network settings, and jailbreak via jailbreakme.modmyi.com !!! it will work πŸ˜‰

  65. Arturas August 2, 2010 Reply

    it finaly worked only after network reset and with jailbreakme.modmyi.com

    jailbreaked and unlocked 3gs 4.0.1 old bootrom Thanks!!!

  66. Jan Bloem August 2, 2010 Reply

    Resetting network didn’t help for me.

  67. AJAY August 2, 2010 Reply

    our iphone 3gs is we are already update ios 4.0.1 so we are see only emergency call so how i can open the Safari Browser

  68. PSL August 2, 2010 Reply

    same here … i slide to jailbreak .. then get the same background … nothing happens … i tried resetting networksettings … still nothing happens !!!!!!!!!!

  69. Nazdude August 2, 2010 Reply

    Nothing happens on my 3GS IOS4.0 (8A293)on 05.13.04 firmware. No cydia installed nothing. However, I do notice the website is keeping a counter to see how many times it’s been accessed.

    Is this a FAKE ?

  70. Mr. Q August 2, 2010 Reply

    worked perfectly with me, but the carrier still locked, only it was jailbroken

  71. Rajiv August 2, 2010 Reply

    I am on 4.0 on 3GS 16gb bootrom6.4 I tried http://www.jailbreakme.com through safari but the download is not starting please help

  72. mitch August 2, 2010 Reply

    ^ yea same problem, cant figure it out.

  73. Derek August 2, 2010 Reply

    I tried jailbreakme.modmyi.com again and it went threw and worked!

    I did reset my network settings this time and then tried it and it went threw..so if anybody else is having that same problem, try resetting network settings!

    ———- EDIT ———-

    jay, reset the network settings and use this webpage: jailbreakme.modmyi.com

  74. Morti August 2, 2010 Reply

    Hi, got same on my 3gs 4.01 new iboot. It’s just keeps crashing.

  75. Derek August 2, 2010 Reply

    It is not wokring for me. when I slide the button it only shows background screen of webpage. When I lounch it again it shows: jailbreakme oops it looks like the installer crashed…

    My phone is: iPhone 3Gs.

  76. Sedge August 2, 2010 Reply

    I’ve got a 3GS (new bootrom) with 4.0.1 and when I slide the button, it just shows the background. For 3 hours. Once the Apple symbol appeared, then I managed to scroll down and I returned to the Safari page. I’ll try again later but I really want to do this πŸ˜›

  77. hamtetutu August 2, 2010 Reply

    Yeah Tim I my 3GS 4.0.1 doesn’t show it downloading just a blank background

  78. Fufu August 2, 2010 Reply

    Yeah..me too, got blank screen over wifi and 3g

  79. Tim August 2, 2010 Reply

    Tried this Jailbreakme and my iPhone 3GS froze after I swipe my finger across… I got a blank screen that was like that for over 30 mins over a WiFi connection… Any other person got same?

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