Guide to Jailbreak iPhone 4.0 With Redsn0w 0.9.5 on Apple iPhone 3G

By Sidharth | Apple

apple_iphone_3gTargeting the developers of jailbroken apps – Redsn0w beta has now been released by the iPhone dev team! With the methodological use of older exploits, these awesome guys have unexpectedly come up with jail breaking guide for the iPhone 4.0 OS, although this works on the Apple iPhone 3G only.

It’s indeed quite surprising to note that this iPhone jailbreaking for 4.0 was released without the mention of releasing iphone 3.1.3 jailbreak, perhaps the dev teams are clinged with the latest iPhone 4.0 OS and prefer it that way.

In anyway, here is the guide to jailbreak iPhone 4.0 with Redsn0w 0.9.5 on your Apple iPhone 3g (Repeat: Not for iPhone 3GS). Thanks to Taimur from Redmondpie, Sandip from Blogsdna, and of course, the dev wiki for compiling a proper iphone jailbreak guide.


Read this carefully: As a remainder, this jailbreaking works only for iPhone 3G which has 4.0beta1 IPSW installed. You need to be on the Mac OS X running the latest iTunes version since jailbreak apps are developed on this platform.

You also require a registered Apple UDID to activate/unlock your iPhone. Use this for testing and educational purposes only. And finally, other iPhone firmwares cannot be unlocked! Strictly for iPhone 4.0 (Stressed this enough number of times to make sure you are aware of your doings) 🙂

How to Jailbreak iPhone OS 4.0 Firmware With Redsn0w 0.9.5

Step 1: Download the iPhone OS 4 Beta for Apple iPhone 3G (If you are a developer you can get it from the Apple website, or you can also download the leaked version of iPhone 4.0from the web- iPhone1,2_4.0_8A230m_Restore.ipsw)

Step 2: Install the iPhone 4.0 OS beta on your iPhone 3G.

Step 3: Download the latest redsn0w 0.9.5 from here. Launch it from your iPhone and point to the firmware (in this case it is: iPhone1,2_4.0_8A230m_Restore.ipsw)

Step 4: You have to select “Install Cydia” and then click on “Next”. Use DFU mode for installing jailbreak.

Step 5: There will be no source to the Cydia when your iPhone 3G is back up and running, therefore go to Sources panel and add this repo: (need carrier or wi-fi signal for this)

Step 6: You’d notice that when Cydia restarts, the sources as in icons, logo would be visible and you’re ready to use your Jailbroken iPhone 3G running 4.0 beta 0S.

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Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!

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