The old version of Redsn0w 0.9.5 beta could be used to jailbreak iOS 4.1 beta but the final version couldn’t be jailbroken. Finally today, iPhone dev team has released an updated version of Redsn0w to jailbreak iOS 4.1 on iPhone 3G & iPod Touch 2G. Redsn0w 0.9.6 Beta 1 can be now jailbreak iOS 4.1 but only on Mac OS X.
Windows users will need to wait little longer as Redsn0w 0.9.6 for Windows is still under testing. If you don’t care for unlock and just waiting to jailbreak iOS 4.1 then here is complete step by step guide for you to jailbreak iOS 4.1 on iPhone 3G or iPod Touch 2G using Redsn0w 0.9.6 Beta 1.
Note: This release will not help you to hacktivate or unlock your iPhone 3G, proceed at your own risk.
Jailbreak iOS 4.1 on iPhone 3G/ iPod Touch 2G
1. Update iPod Touch 2G/iPhone 3G to iOS 4.1
2. Now start Redsn0w 0.9.6 beta 1 and click on browse and select firmware for respective devices
iPhone 3G – iPhone1,2_4.1_8B117_Restore.ipsw
iPod Touch 2G – iPod2,1_4.1_8B117_Restore.ipsw
3. Click on Next and Redsn0w 0.9.6 Beta 1 will prepare data for jailbreak.
4. Now select “Install Cydia” and click Next. (If you want to disable multitasking & wallpaper then simple uncheck “Enable multitasking” and “homescreen wallpaper” option).
5. You need to power of your iPhone 3G/ iPod Touch 2G and connected to computer and click on next button
6. At this stage you will need to put your iPhone in DFU mode, to do this hold “Power” button and then while holding the “Power” button, you will now have to hold “Home” button too for about 10 seconds. Now after few seconds release “Power” button but keep holding “Home” button until installation begins (about 30 seconds).
7 Now just wait until redsn0w completes the rest of the process. Once done, your iPhone 3G will restart automatically and you will find it jailbroken with iPhone firmware version 4.1.
Please Note: There are no unlock tool available which can unlock iOS 4.1 with baseband 05.14.02, you must wait for official announcement form iPhone Dev team if you are planning to unlock.
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