And now we have Redsn0w!!

{UPDATE} 3GS is jailbroken also.  Link to story.

First off, right from the Dev-Team Blog.. Read this… I’m serious!!  READ THIS!!

Here is the link.


If you want to build custom firmware files with more flexibility it is suggested that you use ‘PwnageTool’ on Mac OS X.

  1. GOLDEN RULE: If you are using a 3G iPhone with yellowsn0w and rely on yellowsn0w to obtain cellular service, then you should NOT use redsn0w right now. Ultrasn0w (the 3G carrier unlock) is not included with this release and therefore your baseband will be locked and unable to use an operator other than the official one it was bought for. UltraSn0w will be released via APT (cydia and icy) soon. If you have an original iPhone (1st generation) then 3.0 carrier unlock works with this redsn0w release.
  2. Yellowsn0w in its current form will NOT work with the baseband version that is present in the 3.0 update, you will need Ultrasn0w, which will be released sometime soon, Ultrasn0w will work with all iPhone 3G models (but not 3GS), even ones that were previously unlockable, Ultrasn0w (when available) will be released via APT (this means you will be able to get it via Cydia or Icy).
  3. Please read all parts of this post before downloading and using these tools.
  4. Read items 1, 2 and 3 again and again.
  5. At the bottom of this post are the bittorrent files for the latest version of redsn0w.
  6. This app is suitable for the recent 3.0 release
  7. redsn0w will NOT work for the iPhone 3GS.
  8. redsn0w WILL work for Original iPhone (1st Generation), Original iPod touch, iPod touch 2G and the iPhone 3G (not the iPhone 3GS).

To use redsn0w simply upgrade the device in iTunes to firmware version 3.0 and run redsn0w to activate and jailbreak the device (and if you are using an original iPhone 2G, it will unlock it too!)

.. ok now what does this mean?

For 90% of you who have jailbreak but are NOT unlocked, all it means is you can jailbreak your iphone 3.0, but NOT if you bought the new 3GS -‘and the ‘s’ is for speed! (haha). Anyway, some things to know.  As for me, I’m going to download and do a test run but not do the full install.  Instead, I’m going to run QuickPwn, most likely tomorrow.  I will post on it.

The USB speed is not any faster so remember to remove as many unneeded aps as you can before your last synch.  Also, once you upgrade to 3.0, remember to reboot.

Jailbreak your phone first before reinstalling your normal apps. It will make thing go faster.

I’m going to start my process tonight and will report as I have the last 3 times I jailbroke.  The next article will be… should I jailbreak? (edit) could not wait.  Will jailbreak tomorrow using quickpwn.

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