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How to Jailbreak iOS 4.0 with Redsn0w 0.9.5 on Windows and Mac OS

Note: if you are having any difficulty and / or want online virtual assistance service in ulocking – jailbreaking your Iphone 3G – 3Gs and iPod touch click here: http://nabtron.com/online-iphone-ios-4-0-jailbreak-and-unlock-service/

Note 2: Click here for jailbreaking iOS 4.0.1

Note: You need pwnage tool for 3Gs and redsn0w for 3G (thanks to MIG)

iPhone dev team released the updated version for redsn0w as Apple released iPhone OS 4 update today for the iPhone and iPod users. The new version of Redsn0w, 0.9.5 allows users to jailbreak their iPhone 3G and iPod 2G on iOS 4.0.

Please note, this jailbreak will also allow the users to use multitasking and wallpaper feature that apple turned off by default for iPhone 3G and iPod 2G users.

Redsn0w 0.9.5 is strictly only for those users of iPhone who are using official carrier cellular network and it don’t require any unlock. If you depend on unlocking or want to unlock your iPhone after jailbreaking it with some other jailbreaking tool then DO NOT follow this tutorial. Instead follow this tutorial (after completing jailbreak from this one): How to Unlock iPhone 3G/3GS on iOS4 with Ultrasn0w Baseband 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01 and 5.13.04 to unlock your iPhone 3G / iPhone 3Gs with latest baseband and iOS 4.0

How to Jailbreak your iPhone 3G & iPod 2G on iOS 4 using Redsn0w 0.9.5

After making sure that you have downloaded and installed the latest version of iTunes (9.2) folow these simple steps to jailbreak your Apple iPhone / iPod on windows and Mac OS, both.

1. Download iOS 4 and Update

Download the iOS 4.0 from here and install it using  iTunes normally (using shift/option restore) over your iPhone 3G or iPod 2G.

Use the restore function instead of upgrade to avoid error 3002.

2. Download and run redsn0w 0.9.5 Beta 5

Once you have upgraded your iPhone / iPod to iOS 4.0 through itunes now its time to jailbreak it. To jailbreak your iOS 4.0 simply download:

redsn0w 0.9.5 Beta 5 for windows (link not working: http://sites.google.com/a/iphone-dev.com/files/home/redsn0w_win_0.9.5b5-5.zip )

redsn0w 0.9.5 Beta 5 for Mac OS (link not working: http://sites.google.com/a/iphone-dev.com/files/home/redsn0w_mac_0.9.5b5-5.zip )

extact the zip file and run the exe file in the download zip.

3. Select original ipsw file

Browse and select the original ipsw firmware file for your apple device. (download here)

4. Install Cydia

Now on the next screen select Install Cydia and if you wish to enable multi-tasking and homescreen wallpaper on your device, make sure that you select Enable Multitasking and Wallpaper. It also asks you if you want verbose boot (in redsn0w 0.9 beta 5-3 not 5-1 though)enabled Press next.

5. Turn off and Connect the device

Before connecting your iPhone or iPod to the computer via usb, make sure that your device is turned off. Once plugged in, click the next button again.

6. Put the device in DFU mode

The last step is to put your device in DFU mode (recovery mode). For this purpose, hold the power button at the top of your iphone/ ipod and hold the home button along with it for 10 seconds. When the apple logo appears on the screen of your apple device, leave the Power button while keep on holding the Home button for few more seconds. This will take your iPhone / iPod to dfu mode.

Once the device is in recovery/dfu mode, the installation process will begin automatically.It will take some time until jailbreaking of your device is complete. After your device restarts itself, it will mean that it’s all done now and your iOS 4.0 on iPond 3G / iPod touch 2G has now been successfully jailbroken by redsn0w along with enabling / disabling options to jailbreak your device.

You can re update your device with official final release of iOS 4.0 when ever you want to remove the jailbreak (again, not for those who rely on unlocking their iPhone to be used with their carrier)

If you want to unlock your iPhone for any carrier too then after completing the jailbreak with this tutorial after follow to : How to Unlock iOS 4.0 with Redsn0w 0.9.5 on Windows and Mac OS to unlock your iPhone 3G / iPhone 3Gs with latest baseband and iOS 4.0

How to Unlock iPhone 3G/3GS on iOS4 with Ultrasn0w Baseband 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01 and 5.13.04

39 Responses to How to Jailbreak iOS 4.0 with Redsn0w 0.9.5 on Windows and Mac OS

  1. Jane

    the download link for redsn0w is not working

    • Nabeel

      updated the links with new ones, working fine now. Thanks for pointing out.

  2. Ammar Altajer

    Thank you ,

    Followed the instruction here literally and it went on perfectly


    • Nabeel

      You’re welcome Ammar! and thanks for verifying the process :)

  3. thecliv

    Ive been stuck on this for the past 6 hours:
    i have an iphone 3g running os 4. I dont have a sim card in it, so i cant get past the emergency call screen. I do the redsn0w process, and the second time it says waiting for reboot, it just stays like that and doesnt do anything. I dont understand whats wrong with mine, and help would be greatly appreciated.

    • Nabeel

      did you try upgrading your iPhone with fresh install form iTunes once again ?

      • thecliv

        yes iv tried restoring it through itunes and then trying redsn0w again but it still does the same thing.

        • Nabeel

          make sure: you update the iphone from itunes and redsn0w with the same ipsw file that you downloaded.

          also make sure that the version of redsn0w is 0.9.5 beta 5 build 3

          is it so?

          • thecliv

            I tried to do that, and it says ” the iphone could not be restored because the firmware is not compatible”

          • Nabeel

            did you download the files listed in this article? please use the links given here (including the redsn0w) download them fresh.

  4. thecliv

    Just made sure everything was fresh software, still not working.

    • Nabeel

      i apologize for not being sure how to help you out

      can you please check and tell me what’s the name of your ipsw and redsn0w version too?

      can you try downloading the ipsw from here (according to your iphone) and restore with itunes first using this ipsw and then redsn0w


      • thecliv

        Its redsnow version 9.5.3, and thats where i got the ipsw from before. And itunes will not let me restore using any ipsw

        • Nabeel

          did it allow you to upgrade / restore your iOS via itunes when you connect your iphone? or does it give sim card not supported or iphone not activated error?

  5. MIG

    I keep getting the error unable to recognize specified ipsw. I used the ipsw that downloaded in itunes and tried from many other sites. Any suggestions?

    • Nabeel

      did you try the ipsw according to your iPhone version from here :

      • MIG

        Yea ive been using for the 3gs from multiple sites. I tried from about 6 different dl’s. I chose from the itunes software update folder in appdata. I even dl about 4 different redsn0w 0.9.5 beta 5 build 3 and same error

        • Nabeel

          did it allow you to upgrade / restore your iOS via itunes when you connect your iphone?

          • MIG

            Yes, i installed iOS 4.0 but reading on the dev team site i realized that redsn0w will only work on the 3g. Only the Pwnage tool will jailbreak the 3gs

          • Nabeel

            ohk! thanks for mentioning! updating the article

  6. ALexanduur

    Hi, for some reason redsnow wont recognize the Ipsw. i have the iPod touch 2g and i have downloaded the Ipsw from this site but it still won’t be recognized any help?

    • Nabeel

      did you download the IPSW from the link provided http://nabtron.com/download-ios-4-firmware-for-iphone-and-ipod-touch/)

      • ALexanduur

        yepppppp twice

    • Nabeel

      and your redsn0w version is? (you downloaded it from the link in this article too?)

      • ALexanduur

        No, because every time i click it the page can’t be found. I have that version of redsn0w though.

        • Nabeel

          I am not sure how to help you then.

          did you try with the beta 5 build 3 of redsn0w?

  7. dean

    hi.i jb my iphone 3g a week ago .i dont have a direct link but all i typed was 9.5.2 red snow.and it came up with a few pages like felix bruns and forums and on 1 of the forums it had 4 downds of redsn0w .i chose 9.5-3 which is hacktivation. im not on legit sim,then uodated to itunes. then used my custom firmware for redsn0w.worked perfect then used ultrasn0w 666.in cydia after it updated bout 10 minuites.ball ache but it was worth it. im looking for the same page now for my mate .so i will post it if it helps.thanks.deano

    • Nabeel

      ya i used beta 3 for redsn0w for my iPhone too.

  8. Talha

    link for redsn0w 0.9.5 Beta 5 for windows not working…

    • Nabeel

      thanks for pointing out Talha, link updated (as they changed the beta version release)

  9. checho

    Hi, I try to upload my firmware but redsn0w says

    Unable to recognize specified IPSW…its the newest 4.0 from itunes 9.2.

    What now?

  10. Andrew


    • Nabeel

      thanks for sharing the info Andrew.

  11. no

    stuck on “waiting for reboot” screen

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