After the release of PwnageTool for Mac yesterday, the Dev Team just announced the release of of RedSn0w, a jailbreak method that will work for iPod Touch, iPod Touch 2G, iPhone, and iPhone 3G. RedSn0w can also unlock the iPhone 2G.

RedSn0w, which works on both Mac and PC, provides similar functionality to QuickPwn, which makes me wonder whether or not the Dev Team will update QuickPwn, or simply replace it with RedSn0w.

According to the Dev Team:

  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).

The Dev Team also suggests to use PwnageTool on Mac (see tutorial and guide) to build custom firmware files with more flexibility.


  • SHA1( 284639d37fd6675056814b6c8a5b0583ad91c370
  • SHA1( e264e44954aa417a3eb12ed29770790a30f85a66

Official Bittorrent Releases –

  • Mac OS X torrent
  • Windows torrent

Note that UltraSn0w, the iPhone 3G jailbreak, hasn’t been released yet. Also note that there is currently no way to jailbreak or unlock the new iPhone 3G S.

  • Fonz


    I am trying it right now.

    Thank you guys!!!

  • Link0

    Used RedSn0w on my 2G iPhone and it worked fine appart from youtube not working. I am very happy with OS 3.0 but a fix for the youtube app would be nice. Any clues?

  • how do i jbreak it?

  • Alfred Rider

    Hi Guys

    Firstly i want to thank you guys for developing software for jailbreaking iPhone’s.

    I have installed v 3.0 on my 2G iphone that was jailbroken before and had v 2.2 on it.

    Ok it is now blocked and I have started with the unblock using Red sn0w. Unfortunitly it seems to be stuck on ” waiting to reboot”

    My question is this: so you think I did something wrong or do I need to download something els too?

    Please advise

  • Yeah Ive tried downloading this software from numerous websites and it never does anything for me. It downloads to my Mac and it shows up as a text document with a bunch of programming babble. For the life of me I can’t get it to do anything the websites say it will do. Im confused and in need of help haha.

  • @Isaac You’re aware that the file is a torrent, right? You need a torrent downloader such as uTorrent to download this.

  • Chad

    I love jailbreak. Just one problem I can’t get rid of the keyboard. Please help