How to Jailbreak iOS 4.1, 4.0 and 4.2 Beta Using Redsnow 0.9.6 Beta for iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G

iPhone Dev Team released a Mac OS-only beta version of Redsnow 0.9.6. Download it free to jailbreak iOS 4.1, 4.2 beta version and 4.0 running on iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2nd Gen. I already wrote the tutorial on how to Jailbreak iOS 4.1 on iPhone 3GS using Pwnage Tool. Now here’s another free jailbreak tutorial for those iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G owners. The Redsnow 0.9.6 beta uses the same pwnage2 DFU-mode exploit that was used on previous versions.

Before doing these steps, make sure you are running a Mac OS X computer and you have installed the latest iTunes 10 with Ping software. Windows users will have to wait for their own Redsnow 0.9.6 release. Here are the steps to jailbreak iOS 4.1, 4.0 and 4.2 Beta with Redsnow 0.9.6:

1. Download Redsnow 0.9.6 Beta free at
2. Download either  iOS 4.0 or iPhone iOS 4.1 for your device and save it on your computer’s desktop for quick access
3. Connect either you iPhone 3G or iPod Touch to your computer using the USB cable
4. Launch Redsnow 0.9.6 and Click on Browse and select your firmware file, either iOS 4.0 or iOS 4.1 which you already have in your desktop.
5. Click Next and you will get a pop-up screen like the below. Choose and tick up the options you would like Redsn0w to implement on your jailbroken device.

Redsnow 0.9.6 Screenshot

RedsnOw 0.9.6 Beta has been released to jailbreak/unlock iPhone iOS 4.1, 4.0 and 4.2 Beta

6. Click Next and you will be prompted to put your iPhone or iPod Touch in DFU Mode. To put your device in DFU Mode, just Press Home and Power Button simultaneously for 10 seconds. After10 Seconds release the Power Button but keep pressing on the Home Button until the Installation begins.
7. If you did these steps above correctly, Redsnow will jailbreak your device. It may take some time so be patient during this process. You will know it’s finished when your iPhone or iPod touch restarts.
8. After the said system restart, you now have a jailbroken iPhone 3G or iPod Touch 2nd gen!

Note: the same steps apply to jailbreaking iOS 4.2 beta. Just point your firmware to it instead of iOS 4.1 (latest stable release).

For other free iPhone jailbreak/unlock tutorials and guide, please refer to the following articles. These will also help you jailbreak your iPad Tablet PC and iPod Touch 3rd generation units:

  1. Jailbreak iPod Touch and iPhone 3G iOS 4.0.2 Free With Redsnow 0.9.5 Unlocking Tool
  2. iPhone iOS 4.0.2 Free Download Available and Secures Exploits by Jailbreakme 2.0
  3. Jailbreak iPhone 4, iPad Tablet and iPod Touch iOS 4.0.1 Free With Jailbreakme 2.0 Unlocking Tool
  4. Download Pwnage Tool 4.01 Free Jailbreak Utility for iOS 4 (Unlock iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G)

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  1. Ebenezer Affadzie says:

    plz i realy need the jailbreak software to jailbreak iphone 4G

  2. binod says:

    i already have the ios version 4.1, then why to download the same version…and it is also of 590MB ,is there any method to jailbreak it without downloading it…green poison too doesn’t work… my iphone is of version 4.1 (8B117)/02.10.04

  3. Raza says:

    hi i’m having trouble downloading redsnow 0.9.6 can any one tell me where would it be available for download.?