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Thursday, July 09, 2009

Iphone 2G - Upgrade to Version 3.0 Jailbreak and Unlock - Youtube Not Working

  • I manage to get a hold of iPhone 2G, so I am curious on how to do the jailbreaking and unlocking. So I do my own research on the net. And after a couple of hours, I manage to make it work.

    Here are the steps:
    1. Download the redsn0w application (I am using 0.72 version)
    2. Download the boot loader bl-39.bin and bl-46.bin (Google this)
    3. Download the latest iTunes 8.XX
    4. Make sure your iPhone is fully charged.
    5. Remove your simcard

    1. Install the iTunes
    2. Unzip the redSnow application c:\redsnow\
    3. connect your iPhone to the iTunes (Make sure you are using USB 2.0 cable)
    4. Put your iPhone under DFU mode (Device Firmware Update) - See Below
    5. iTunes will recognise the phone wants to do firmware update
    6. Upgrade your firmware to version 3.0
    7. Done - your Iphone will ask for activation. Go to the next section

    Jailbreak & Unlock
    1. Make sure the cable is still connected with the iPhone
    2. turn off your iPhone
    3. run the redsn0w application i.e. redsn0w.exe
    4. follow the instruction
    4.a. your firmware for version 3.0 should be located under
    C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates\iPhone1,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw

    4.b. put the bootloader that you found (bl-39.bin and bl-46.bin)
    5. check on the cydia, unlock (DO NOT click for icy - if you click icy, cydia will not run after the installation)
    6. let it run.
    7. Done

    Final Steps:
    1. put your sim card
    2. Change your date / time ->
    a. settings -> general -> date&time
    3. done

    Some Questions:
    1. Youtube is not working after the upgrade
    ans: Change your date & time and it should work.
    Well apparantly Apple check the date&time (funny)
    Once you update the Date&time, it should work. (Mine was set to year 2000)

    2. During the upgrade I found some errors
    Ans: Make sure your battery is full and remove your sim card
    Ans2: It will help if you uninstall your iTunes and reinstall it back after that.

    3. How to put iPhone under DFU mode?
  • Run Itunes
  • Make sure your iPhone is turn on
  • Connect your iPhone to iTunes
  • Press Home (Square button below the screen) and Sleep/Wake (Top Button) together
  • After 10 seconds, release the sleep/wake but hold the "home" button until iTunes recognise the phone in the recovery mode.
  • You should be able to update the Phone using the Firmware now.

PS: I do not own an iPhone. I am still using nokia E90 and have no intention to change yet :).
I do the jailbreak and unlock only for curiosity and well its really not that hard.


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