How to Jailbreak iOS 4.1 on iPhone 3G/iPod Touch 2G with Redsn0w 0.9.6 Beta 1

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.

Stuff Needed

Download iTunes 10

Download iOS 4.1 for iPhone 3G.

Download iOS 4.1 for iPod Touch 2G.

Download Redsn0w 0.9.g Beta 1 for Mac OS X.

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

Redsn0w 0.9.6 B1

Redsn0w 0.9.6B1 Browse iPhone Firmware

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).
Redsn0w 0.9.6 Beta 1 Install Cydia

5. You need to power of your iPhone 3G/ iPod Touch 2G and connected to computer and click on next button

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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.

You May Like to Check out :

How to Jailbeak iOS 4.1 on iPhone 3G & iPod Touch 2G.

Downgrade iOS 4.1 to 4.0 on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 & iPhone 3G.

Upgrade iPhone 4 to iOS 4.1 preserving baseband.

How to Jailbreak iOS 4.1 on iPhone 3GS.

Jailbreak iOS 4.2 with Redsn0w 0.9.6.



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48 thoughts on “How to Jailbreak iOS 4.1 on iPhone 3G/iPod Touch 2G with Redsn0w 0.9.6 Beta 1”

  1. So, I updated my unlocked/jailbroken (Tmobile) 3G iphone to the final 4.1 version. And now I cant seem to unlock/jailbroke it back to normal. I use windows.. does this mean I have to wait to be able to use my phone again

  2. HI


    IOS:4.1 final
    can I jailbrake may iphone with Sn0wbreeze 2.0.1 , for unlock all operators?

  3. I have an iPod Touch 2G. I tried to do everything in the right order, but when I open Redsn0w and try to select my current firmware, it says that it is unable to recognize the specific firmware. My iPod is restored to 4.01 and has nothing on it. And I downloaded the firmware right from you here. I did download a Windows version of RedSn0w from a different website, so would a Windows install need a different firmware? Or am I just doing something wrong?

  4. Hi, i have an iphone 8gb black, 3g, IOS 4.1, baseband 05.14.02 but im running windows, when its gonna be ready the redsnow 0.9.6 beta 1 for windows so i can jailbrake my iphone???

  5. You people. Posted before me. (Petrick and Melissa) This is Mac OSX only, as redsn0w hasn’t been updated on Windows.

    So no Melissa, as Windows uses .EXE and mac uses .APP (and usually these are archived in .DMG)

    Some people need to read. As for me, 19 Mins to DL the firmware. :-/

  6. Jailbreaking was sweet but now I cannot access to the internet on Cydia, or Safari or Youtube. My iPhone display a message: “Hotspot login cannot open the page because it is not connected to the internet.”

  7. my question is… why do i need iTunes 10? what does iTunes have to do with the actual jailbreaking process?

    i have successfully jailbroke 3 iPhones on Windows. i would like to see if this jailbreak works for 4.1 on my Mac but i have an older iBook G4 (OSX 10.3) and because it does not have Leopard on it iTunes 10 will not install.

    so once again, will having an older version of iTunes affect my jailbreak? or can i jailbreak it on my Mac and then use iTunes 10 on my PC to sync?

  8. I have downloaded iOS 4.1 for iPhone 3G from the above given link but there is no .ipsw file. Now what should I do?? Please someone guide me!

  9. Listen, I have a serious problem : I have an ipod touch 2g and last month i updated to 4.1 and i jailbroke him with redsn0w 0.9.5 beta 5. since that time i can’t play videos and i can’t go on the internet and i can’t turn him off!

    yesterday i tried to jailbreak him with redsn0w 0.9.6 beta 1 but my ipod touch can’t go in DFU mode and i can’t recover him via itunes


    (sorry for my bad englis, I’m from the Netherlands)

  10. Micheal, try reseting your ipod go to settings -> general -> reset -> erase all content and settings and then enter DFU mode, It should work since I had the same problem on iphone

  11. BTW I have an iphone 3g with iOS 4.1 and when I jailbreaked it my phone icon dissappeared and I couldn’t use the safari, does anyone know a good jailbreak for windows?

  12. Hi i have iPod Touch 2G MC model 8Gb and i downloaded teh 4.1 firmware did everything right and then it says unable to recognize specified IPSW. HELP!!

  13. Something went wrong :(
    I have put the iPod in DFU and the redsn0w began it’s magic. The iPod flashed bright white redsn0w seemed to go on as it meant, but stuck on “Please wait while your device is being processed. Waiting for reboot” That’s it.

  14. CAn someone reply on repoot problem
    what the fuck is wrong with the moderator
    it has rendored my device useless

  15. Can some one reply on the reboot problem
    my device is stuck at it and not its useless
    what is wrong with the moderator

  16. A) your ipod is not a him and B) if you cant do anything that you specified then i hate to break it to you but you seem to have a shotty ipod, sucks to be you :D

  17. Hi. I am DD Krishan from Sri Lanka.Thanks for the instructions and softwares.I did it successfully.It Is working.thank you again.

  18. press and hold home and sleep button at same time till it turns on
    this is how to unfreeze. everything is still there. your welcome

  19. I tried downgrading my software on my iphone 3g so that i could jailbreak unlock but it said firmware not compatible. Why is this. do you have to downgrade in steps? thanks

  20. somebody help me here
    my iphone is stuck in recovery mode then ive already jailbreak my iphone 3G but after the installation it go back on recovery mode logo….what should i

  21. alles kan in DFU mode je moet de “power button” en de “home button” tegelijk 10 seconden indrukken laat dan de “power button” los LET OP: hou nog wel de “home button” ingedrukt ong. 10 seconden (LET OP: het kan langer dan 10 sec duren).

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