Archive for November 4, 2010

These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone using a custom restore ipsw and RedSn0w for Windows.

**At this time you cannot generate a custom restore ipsw using Windows. You will have to download one or get it from a Mac friend. You may find it easier to use one of the simple jailbreak options like Limera1n or Greenpois0n.

Step One
Create a folder on your desktop called Pwnage

Download RedSn0w from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. Likewise, download the latest 4.1 firmware for your device from here.

Extract the redsn0w zip that you just downloaded into the same folder.

Step Two
Launch the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier.

Step Three
Once RedSn0w opens click the Browse button

Step Four
Select the 4.1 firmware ipsw we placed in the Pwnage folder on our desktop then click Open.

Step Five
Once the firmware has been verified click the Next button to continue.

Step Six
RedSn0w will now prepare the jailbreak data

Step Seven
From this window you can select the jailbreak options you would like. Choose to put your iPhone in DFU mode.

Step Eight
Please plug your iPhone into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button

Step Nine
RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode. You can find more help with DFU mode here

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.

Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.

Step Ten
RedSn0w will now exploit your device with limera1n.

Step Eleven
Your device will now be in pwned DFU mode.

Step Twelve
Launch iTunes and select your device from the list on the left. To make iTunes restore to a custom ipsw, hold down Shift and click the Restore button. This will bring up window letting you select the custom ipsw for restore.


The iOS 4.2 jailbreak may be delayed because Cydia is not yet ready for the new firmware, according to a tweet from Comex.

However, a 4.2 jailbreak might be delayed because Cydia doesn’t work on 4.2 yet. Not sure how close @chpwn is to finishing his fixes.

Comex also noted earlier that anyone with blobs for 4.1 or earlier should be able to get an untethered 4.2 jailbreak.

Anyone with blobs for 4.1 or earlier should be able to get an untethered 4.2 jailbreak; this is not done but is being actively worked on.

Apple yesterday released the new iOS 4.2 GM Seed firmware to developers which indicates the public release is coming very soon.

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