Hi All this is the short version on how to Jailbreak an iPhone 3G on a Mac using Redsn0w. If you are after the long version of this video to see a step by step guide on how to do it you can find it here.
If you want to down you can download Redsn0w and many more fun apps from the downloads section of the 123 my IT website.
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Hi All, here is a step by step guide on how to Jailbreak the iPhone 3G on a Mac using Redsn0w software.
You can find the short version of the video here.
You can also find the links to download Redsn0w on the downloads page here.
People always talk about jalibreaking and unlocking, but what does it actually do? Isn’t it the same thing ? While they might be related in that they give you more control over your iPhone, iPod or iPad they are in fact not the same.
So just what is jailbreaking and unlocking ? And what’s the difference between them?
The basic differences between jailbreak and unlock is, jailbreak allows you to control what software you install on your iPhone or iOS device and unlocking allows you to change the carrier that the device works with.
You see Apple likes to control what software can be install on your iOS device. Only Apple approved apps can be installed from the Apple Apps Store. But there is loads of other apps available through other stores than Apple’s App Store. These apps aren’t available through Apple’s App Store because Apple rejects them as they violate Apples terms of service or they compete with Apple’s own apps or they are just really poorly coded apps that don’t work as they should.
Jailbreak is not just an Awesome ACDC song, you can jailbreak your iPhone using various tools. There is a whole tutorial on how to jailbreak your iPhone with Redsn0w here. If you want to jailbreak your iPhone 4 you can use an app called evasi0n,you can download the apps under the downloads section of this website here. If you want to see our guide on how to jailbreak and iPhone 4 click here.
Redsnow allows you to remove Apple’s restrictions on your iOS device which allows you not only to access the Apple’s Apps Store, but also allows you to access all the other available apps. Most of these can be accessed or purchased through Cydia which is the leading alternate apps store.
A locked iPhone means that you will only get service on that carrier that your sim card is with. If you try to put in a different sim card from a different carrier into your iPhone you won’t get any service. Unlocked iPhones don’t get all the features that a locked iPhone will get.
A step by step guide on how to Jailbreak your iPhone 3G using Windows 7 and Redsn0w. If you you dont have any luck doing the jailbreak you can always restore your iPhone from iTunes. Download Redsn0w from our downloads page. https://www.123myit.com/downloads/
So I made this video to help others Jailbreak their iPhones. Because about one year ago I tried to jailbreak my iPhone unsuccessfully.
What is this jailbreak I speak of? Well if you think of the term jailbreak you imagine a prisoner escaping from jail. Well that is essentially what you are doing with your iPhone you are breaking it out of jail and relaxing all the restrictions that Apple has placed on the iPhone. If you want to learn more about what is the difference between jailbreak and unlock you can read my article on it here. Jail breaking allows you to install Apps and configure your iPhone that would otherwise be locked down by Apple’s default settings. A good example of a great Apo that will install on a jail broken iPhone is Veency and you can see my video here.
Before attempting any funny business with your iPhone or iOS device, you should always do a backup in iTunes and you can find the video on how to here. Once you have backed up your iPhone and you are happy that all your data is safe you are ready to Jailbreak it.
Step 1. Go into your setting menu, general and turn off Auto-lock and Passcode Lock. Make sure both these settings are off as they may interfere with the jailbreak. Step 2. Scroll up and go into About, and make a note of the firmware version. Step 3. Download redsn0w from our downloads section here. There is a Windows and Mac version that you can download. Step 4. Install redsn0w and run the application. Plug in your iPhone to the USB port and make sure the driver for the iPhone installs correctly. If it doesn’t try restarting your PC or Mac with your iPhone plugged into the USB port. This will normally resolve driver issues, because the driver detects the iPhone and installs the driver on start up. Step 5. Make sure you iPhone is turned off and still plugged in. Step 6. Ok you need to now put your iPhone in DFU mode. To do this you need to Hold down the power button for 3 seconds. Without releasing the Power button, also hold down the Home (bottom center)button for 10 seconds. Without releasing the Home button, release the Power button, BUT KEEP holding the Home button for 15 seconds. Step 7. In the redsn0w program it should say waiting for reboot. And on your iPhone will say downloading jailbreak data. Once redsn0w says done you can actually disconnect the USB cable from your iPhone and it will continue to install. Step 8. The iPhone should reboot and once it does this you can login and scroll across to your Apps and you should see a brown Cydia App. If you have this then you have been successful in jail breaking your iPhone.
One last thing I should mention, the jailbreak process does not always go smoothly. The most annoying error is USB communication error. You can see my video on how to fix this error here.