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How to jailbreak using redsn0w on a PC (Windows) or a Mac

Updated January 15, 2012

This a general guide on jailbreaking any iDevice with iOS version up to 4.3.3 using redsn0w.

This guides focuses on redsn0w versions prior to 0.9.9b1 which has am all new UI and a bit different steps.

Redsn0w can jailbreak all existing iOS version (including the latest iOS 5.0.1) for any iDevice. CLICK HERE for more information and to see the list of all versions with their supported iDevices & iOS version.

A guide on how to use the newer versions of redsn0w will be posted here.

Supports the following devices with iOS 4.3.3, 4.3.2, 4.3.1, 4.2.1 and 4.1:

  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPod touch 4G
  • iPod touch 3G
  • iPad

Download links for redsn0w 0.9.6rc19:

CLICK HERE for earlier versions of redsn0w for jailbreaking older iOS versions.

Below are IPSW files you'll use. If an Ad appears, just click SKIP THIS AD on the top left corner to continue on downloading:

For iDevices with iOS 4.3.3 installed:

For complete list of IPSW files, CLICK HERE.

WARNING!: This guide is for JAILBREAKING ONLY. Refer to UNLOCK GUIDE for more information on unlocking that includes a list of all the currently supported basebands.

DO NOT UPDATE if you need the unlock, otherwise you might lose it for good.

For best results, update iTunes to 10.1.


  1. Plug your iDevice to your computer
  2. Turn OFF your iDevice[space]To turn OFF, press and hold the POWER button for about 3 to 5 seconds then slide the red bar saying: slide to power off[space]
  3. Open/Run redsn0w and click Browse[space]NOTE: The screenshots you'll see here are taken from an earlier version of redsn0w using a Mac, however, as noted above, the process is completely the same if you'll be working on a PC (Windows), or a newer version of redsn0w.[mac1]
  4. Locate the official IPSW and click Open.
  5. redsn0w will process and identify the IPSW[mac3][mac4][space]
  6. Click Next and wait until it completes processing[mac5][mac6]
  7. Select your preferences and click Next[mac7]
  8. Turn OFF your iDevice (just a reminder from step 2).[space] Before you click Next, read steps 9 to 11 first in preparation for putting your iDevice to DFU mode[space][mac8]
  9. Press and hold the POWER button for three (3) seconds[ma9]
  10. Continue holding down the POWER button then press and hold the HOME button as well. Hold them both for another ten (10) seconds[space][mac10]
  11. Release the POWER button but keep holding the HOME button. You can release the HOME button once you see redsn0w in the process of jailbreaking your iDevice[mac11][mac12]
  12. Click Finish and you're done on the computer, and as it says, the rest takes place on your iDevice.[space][mac 15][space]

All you need to do now is wait and keep it plugged in your computer. DO NOT INTERRUPT![space]

Watch the complete process here:[space]

After the process, swipe through your homescreen pages to find Cydia. Usually, you'll find it on the 2nd page.

There are times that Cydia's icon would be blank. It will still work though, the important thing is it's already installed.[space]

If you have an iPhone and you want to UNLOCK, CLICK HERE.


iPhone Dev Team


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