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How to jailbreak with redsn0w

Written By Unknown on Friday, June 26, 2009 | 8:13 AM


If you want to jailbreak any current iPhone or iPod Touch devices running on iPhone OS 3.0, you must use redsn0w. This post will show a step-by-step tutorial on how to jailbreak your device with redsn0w.

You can download redsn0w for Windows, Mac, or Linux here.

redsn0w 0.8 will only work with iPhone 3.0, iPhone 3G 3.0, iPhone 3GS 3.0, iPod Touch 3.0, and iPod Touch 2G 3.0.

1. Download the iPhone OS 3.0 IPSW file for your device and save it to your desktop. Here are the file names for each device, make sure you have the right one:

  • iPhone 2G - filename:  iPhone1,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw [download link]

  • iPhone 3G - filename:   iPhone1,2_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw [download link]

  • iPhone 3GS - filename:  iPhone2,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw [download link]

  • iPod Touch 1G - filename:  iPod1,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw

  • iPod Touch 2G - filename:  iPod2,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw

2. Open the redsn0w 0.8 application.

3. Click the Browse button.redsn0w browse

4. Locate your device's IPSW file that you downloaded in step 1 and click Open.

Browse for IPSW

5. The redsn0w window will have the "IPSW successfully identified" message. Click the Next button to continue.

IPSW Successfully Identified

6. redsn0w will ask you to "Please select which options you would like to have". Make sure the Install Cydia box has a check on there and then click Next.

redsn0w select options

7. redsn0w will ask you to make sure your device is both OFF and PLUGGED IN to your computer. Make sure you plug in your device in to your computer and then turn it off. Click Next once you have done this.

redsn0w - Make sure your devices is OFF and PLUGGED IN

8. redsn0w will now ask you to connect your device in DFU mode.

  1. Hold down the Power button for 3 seconds

  2. Without releasing the Power button, also hold down the Home (bottom center button) for 10 seconds

  3. Without releasing the Home button, release the Power button BUT KEEP holding the Home button for 30 seconds

  • If you don't do this properly you will get a DFU Mode Failed message and you'll have to go back to step one.

redsn0w DFU Mode

9. Once your device has successfully entered DFU Mode, redsn0w will show the following message: "Please wait while your device is being jailbroken. Waiting for reboot." Your device should reboot after this.

10. Once your device has rebooted redsn0w will start uploading the RAMDisk and kernel.

11. After everything has been successfully uploaded to your device, redsn0w will have; the "Done!" message. Your device will now reboot and you should see the Cydia app on your SpringBoard.


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July 27, 2009 at 9:04 PM

Works like a charm.

Great job.

July 28, 2009 at 10:01 AM

works great. so simple and elegant. THANKS! the hardest part was getting it into DFU, I thought I screwed up after the screen stayed blank after the procedure.

July 30, 2009 at 7:40 AM

The last operation block "waiting for reboot", and the operation rdsn0w 0.8 does not complete.

Do you have a solution for my iPhone 3G 16GB?

July 30, 2009 at 7:42 AM

Unplug your USB from your iPhone and then plug it back in. It should work after that! :)

July 31, 2009 at 10:30 AM

same prblem nothing happen waiting for reboot but its go back normal mod plzzzz help

July 31, 2009 at 2:00 PM

i had that problem too, this totally fixed it. thank you !!!

July 31, 2009 at 4:13 PM

Followed instructions and my ip3g has worked perfectly from the getgo.
Good work again.

July 31, 2009 at 9:16 PM

hi Guys

I dont know whtas wrong with my Ipod Touch. Its not getting started after I have done all the process.

July 31, 2009 at 11:39 PM

"11. After everything has been successfully uploaded to your device, redsn0w will have; the “Done!” message.

My iPhone still show "Downloading Jailbreak Data..." and it didnt reboot after redsn0w showing "Done!"

How can I solve this problems, please tell me, thank you!

Your device will now reboot and you should see the Cydia app on your SpringBoard.

iphone 3G
August 1, 2009 at 12:27 AM

It wouldn't reboot, so i unplugged the usb and then plugged it back in and it still didn't work.. Any1 with same problem? Any1 help pleaseeeee :'(

August 1, 2009 at 1:54 AM

it is not going in dfu wht should i do................

August 1, 2009 at 2:17 AM

iPhone 3G 8GB
jailbreaking 3.0.1

It was hanging on "Waiting for reboot." I unplugged the USB cable from the iPhone and plugged it back in. Then it worked fine.

August 1, 2009 at 3:40 AM

When i download the IPSW file, it is opens in a folder, and and stuff inside, but there does not seem to be the ipsw file anywhere. im on leopard. is anybody else having this problem.. and can anybody else help me?!


August 1, 2009 at 6:01 AM

this app works well but im on windows vista and right in the middle of uploading the ramdisk the application crashes any suggestions

any ideas drop me a line at tjb329@att.net

August 1, 2009 at 10:26 AM

Just curious I was able to do everything but after I started everything up again what do I do with cylia afterwards...??? Need some help

August 1, 2009 at 10:52 AM

I have the same problem, can someone help me?

August 1, 2009 at 2:08 PM

I would like to jailbreak my iPod 2g and I was Wondering if I left thing on there like pictures or videos would I have to delete theses first? Does it matter if all my apps are still on it at the start. I know I'll loose apps and data that's fine with me but will having data on there at the start of my jailbreak mess with anything?

August 1, 2009 at 2:11 PM

Does it matter if I have data like pics and vids on my iPod 2G at the start of the jailbreak?

August 1, 2009 at 2:13 PM

Do I have to delete all data on my device before starting the jailbreak?

August 1, 2009 at 4:31 PM

i am having the same issue

August 2, 2009 at 2:51 AM

I have downloaded redsnow for update with 3g 3.0.1. when I open redsnow to Browse to find firmware, when I hit, Iphone folder it goes to another folder that says firmware and when I hit that opens something with choice of all flash or dfu. it doesn;t ever let me just choose something for redsnow to browse what am i doing wrong. I am using a Mac laptop

August 2, 2009 at 5:51 AM

I have the same problem with windows 7, it'll get about 4 bars into uploading the ramdisk and fail.

August 2, 2009 at 10:04 AM


I had the same problem with vista. All I did was right click on the redsn0w.exe and run as administrator... After that runs like a charm. I had to restart the entire process, but now it works just fine... Hope it helps


August 2, 2009 at 9:17 PM

i have done it. All goes fine until reboot. Now my iphone 3g only show the apple logo. Its been like that since last nite after i upgrade to v3.0.1 & jailbreak using redsnow0.8.

Can anybody help.............how to overcome such hang up...

Sean Ronnie
August 3, 2009 at 2:50 AM

Just wanna thank you guys so much. Everything worked out step by step.I owe you guys url justsaved me £30

Thanks again guys and keep up the good work... ☺

August 3, 2009 at 8:40 AM

It worked WONDERFULLY! Thank you so much! Ive been trying to jailbreak for a while, but nothing worked! Thanks! If i could Buy you aa beer, i would.

August 3, 2009 at 1:15 PM

I successfully completed the jailbreak but not of the apps will apply ..I tried changing some themes and they are not working any help?

August 3, 2009 at 2:22 PM

I'm on Linux Ubuntu.. And I'm installing redsn0w-linux_0.8 and for some reason it won't open.. Please help me.. send me a message over youtube .. www.youtube.com/ben021109 .. Just a message please help!!

August 3, 2009 at 2:58 PM

Thanks for all the hard work.

I am able to unlock and jailbreak my iPhone 2G. However, when i tried to restore my iPhone 2G in iTune 8.2.0, it failed to do so. Do I need to install the latest version 8.2.1?


August 5, 2009 at 10:33 AM

Although I've done all steps on Mac 10.5.7 and I was shown the final "Done" message, my 3G stuck before rebooting. I waited for about 10 minutes, but it still showed "hdd" picture. Now, I've restored back to 2.2.1 and haven't any ideas of it...

August 5, 2009 at 10:38 AM

I have the same problem did you find out how to fix it?

August 5, 2009 at 10:41 AM

hey man did you find out how to fix this problem?

August 6, 2009 at 9:03 PM

I didn't mate, actually I'm looking forward to hear an answer from someone else ;)

August 7, 2009 at 4:00 AM

how long is it supposed to say waiting for reboot?

August 7, 2009 at 11:12 AM

How long should it say downloading jailbreak data before it reboots? the Redsn0w software is already finished... did i brick it or something?

August 7, 2009 at 3:24 PM

My iphone 3g won't enter DFU mode... it just stays turned off after the white screen. anyone who knows a solution to this?

August 7, 2009 at 8:31 PM

mine did the same thing so i started the whole process over and it worked the second time

August 7, 2009 at 11:26 PM

How long should it take to upload the firmware? Because it has been stuck with nothing showing in the progress bar for like 15 minutes...

August 8, 2009 at 12:19 AM

OK after an hour I am ready to admit that this app does not work. Fortunately I was able to hold the buttons down at random and the iPod seems to boot up normally

August 8, 2009 at 10:19 AM

which firmware you had before jailbreak? Because I tried with 2.2.1

August 8, 2009 at 12:15 PM

I have an iPod touch, 2nd gen with the 3.0 software update. I tried jailbreaking it, and it wouldn't work... but then I realized that it was because I hadn't found the right .ipsw file!

If you have an iPod touch 2g 3.0 and are stuck at the "Waiting for reboot" screen, try going to "C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates" and find the file that says "iPod2,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw". Then, open redsn0w and use this file you've found as the .ipsw file for jailbreaking. It should work this time!

Hopefully I helped someone!

August 9, 2009 at 1:22 AM

Works perfectly!!!
Special thanks to Flo :D

August 9, 2009 at 5:20 AM

For the people that "waiting for reboot" eternal.......
Unplug the cord and plug angain. White flash on your screen and go on!

August 9, 2009 at 10:32 AM

how long does it take to reboot, im doing this on a windows not mac and it was working fine till it got to the reboot part...

it says "waiting to reboot" but the bar is not filling up

August 9, 2009 at 3:19 PM

I jail broke my phone as stated above. I am overseas but I get NO SERVICE signal after I unlocked it. I can't make calls or receive one. Can you help me, please?

August 9, 2009 at 5:59 PM

I get stuck on the screen that says "Downloading Jailbreak Data..." and redsn0w seems to have completed.

I did notice that when I get on the 30 second step while holding down the home key my iPod Touch goes into DFU mode before the 30 seconds ends.

I've tried to jailbreak twice already and I still have no got it, trying to upgrade from 2.1.1 to 3.0

August 9, 2009 at 9:52 PM

I have jailbroken my iPhone 2G installed with iPhone 3.0.1 OS, using redsn0w, but cydia is not opening and internet is not connecting, therefore I am unable to use repo666.ultrasn0w.com for unlocking my iPhone. And there is no-service icon on top bar. Can anybody help me.

August 9, 2009 at 11:11 PM

I have followed all the steps after upgrading my iphone 3g to 3.0.1 jaibreaking with redsn0w 8.0. the phone is unlocked but will not recognise my sim what can I do?

August 10, 2009 at 4:44 AM

should i have itunes open when i do this? please help

August 10, 2009 at 9:36 PM




August 11, 2009 at 7:12 AM

Thxs it worked :-D I owe you one

August 11, 2009 at 12:43 PM

OK I tried it again messing with the timing of the bootup and it worked! The firmware loaded and I finally managed to restart the iPod. But there is no visible difference and the Cydia icon is nowhere to be seen. How do I install Cydia or a Terminal?

August 11, 2009 at 12:58 PM

Tried again and it turns out you need to be hairtrigger on the buttons. Too slow and it stalls out showing no progress forever. This time I tried to install BOTH ICY and Cydia but again no such icons have appeared. It seems like the iPod is not rebooting with the new firmware after loading it. Lots of pressing buttons and waiting to get it out of DF mode.

August 11, 2009 at 1:53 PM

I just wasted 3 hours on this AGAIN! The reader should be aware that you can spend a LOT of time trying to make it work and get nowhere. Most of the time you are working blind, you have no feedback as to what the firmware loader is actually doing. Tonight, 3 times I got the firmware to load, ostensibly. But upon rebooting nothing had changed. At least, my understanding is that some visible change would be seen if the firmware actually loaded. There seems to be no website that coprehensively explains this stuff, so you are pretty much on your own.

August 11, 2009 at 2:25 PM

What does "white flash on your screen and go on" mean? I have unplugged and replugged it in again and nothing is happening.

August 11, 2009 at 2:31 PM

got to the downloading and it pretty much frosh there forever. i followed the unplug directions but its not turning back on. this is the iphone 3G 3.0. what do i do!!?

August 12, 2009 at 4:00 PM

it works it said waiting for reboot just unplug it and plug it again it works

August 13, 2009 at 12:27 PM

Got iPhone 3g 3.0 jailbroken on Xubuntu 8.0.4 with redsnow_0.8

Took me three tries.

Downloaded iPhone1,2_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw twice, as the first time the file may have been corrupt.

1st time: iPhone on, turned it off when prompted, followed all steps. Phone remained blank and off throughout. Hung while restarting. Could not start phone afterward.

2nd time: iPhone off, Already off when prompted, ASA power button was pressed the Jailbreaking process started. I took my finger off the powerbutton and pressed no other buttons at this time. Phone flashed white, phone restarted. No Jailbreak took place.

3rd time: iPhone off, ditto, ditto. Kept finger on power button for 3 sec, on home and power buttons for 10 sec, just home button for ~ 30 sec...on the longer side. Phone flashed white, restarted, pineapple, Jailbroken.

Sorry this was so long. Hope it helped. Hope I don't sound like an idiot.

August 13, 2009 at 11:10 PM

Were can i find ipod touch 3.0 firmware? You list it up there withou a link.....

Losing patiences
August 14, 2009 at 7:56 AM

I followed the steps and all that happens is i get the message “Please wait while your device is being jailbroken. Waiting for reboot.” Waited for over a hour and a half, still no action, please help

August 14, 2009 at 8:21 AM

Dood. Get it thru iTunes. Connect iPod to PC with a live internet connection, wait for iTunes to launch (if it doesn't do it manually). Select ur iPod from the Devices list. On the Summary tab, click Check for Update.

corey patten
August 14, 2009 at 11:17 AM

I have tried several times with re-downloading the firmware but i can let it sit for what seems like forever and it just say processing firmware thus i can never start the subsequent steps. any ideas

I Need Help
August 14, 2009 at 2:25 PM

i already downloaded the 3.0 update but i still don't have the filename iPod2,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw can you please help me i am begging you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 14, 2009 at 10:14 PM

AnneGrant if i got it through itunes, it would cost money and the use of a credit card... Which i dont have. i want firmware, i alreadypaid 300$ for the ipod and i dont intend on spending money on their updates

August 15, 2009 at 2:21 AM

i have gotten through this (ipod 2g) to the DFU mode step and i put it into DFU mode (i know this bacause when i open up itunes it says i am in recovery mode and i need to restore) but redsn0w wont recognise my ipod in DFU mode so i had to restore and try again. i have done this 3 times with no success and would REALLY apreciate some help. THANKS!

August 15, 2009 at 11:49 AM

You need to use Firefox to download the files, not any other ( I do not know why)

August 15, 2009 at 12:35 PM

Hey did someone answer your andswer yet cuzz i get the same problem to if you get and answer email me at geg430@yahoo.com

August 15, 2009 at 12:36 PM

I followed the steps and all that happens is i get the message “Please wait while your device is being jailbroken. Waiting for reboot.” Waited for over a hour and a half, still no action, please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 15, 2009 at 12:36 PM

WHEN Unlock iPhone 3.0.1

1. Follow the steps above to jailbreak your iPhone.
2. Once your iPhone is jailbroken, open Cydia.
3. Add repo666.ultrasn0w.com to your sources
4. Install ultrasn0w, and reboot!
5. Now your iPhone should be unlocked.


August 15, 2009 at 4:49 PM

hey does anybody know if redsn0w is a tethered or un-tethered jail-break for an ipod touch 2nd gen. on vista on 3.0 firmware???????


August 16, 2009 at 6:16 AM

I downloaded the 8.0 version of redsn0w and the correct firmware for my iPod and it said 'please wait while your device is being jailbroken' waited over 3 hours for nothing!!! please help me!

August 16, 2009 at 7:37 AM

If your iPod Touch does not reboot automatically after a few minutes, when redsn0w is waiting for it to reboot, you can try to plug out/in the USB cable on the iPod. Don't quit the program, it should right continue after the iPod comes back up.

August 16, 2009 at 12:07 PM

Hey, you probably didnt hold the power button/home button for long enough so sometimes the ipod fails to restart. just try holding down the home button a bit longer at the end.

August 17, 2009 at 1:12 AM

In the process of jailbreaking it turned white and then my computer said usb device not supported anybody that can help i will greatly appriciate it

August 17, 2009 at 7:28 PM

how do i find the ipod touch filename restore u list it up there but with no download link

August 17, 2009 at 9:07 PM

HOW DO I GET Pod Touch 2G - filename: iPod2,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw

August 18, 2009 at 4:46 PM

Hi, that worked Xcellent plug in/out. Thanks man!!!!!!

August 18, 2009 at 8:04 PM

This suggestion helped me with my iPhone 3g.... try it if you are having problems

Redsn0w, add the suggestion from foo


August 19, 2009 at 5:09 AM

this worked great!

August 19, 2009 at 6:59 AM

hey thanks for making it easy i plugged in followed on screen steps got it the first time

August 19, 2009 at 7:01 AM

go to youtube they will have the files if you search how to jailbreak 3.0 in info on the right of the video

August 19, 2009 at 3:07 PM

Yep, that seems to have done the trick. IPod Touch G1. I was hung on waiting to reboot, so I unplugged the USB cable and then plugged it back in, and the process continued.

Brianna Eccleston
August 20, 2009 at 5:15 AM

How can i get the jailbreak software and when will it be avalible 4 ipod touch 1st gen

August 20, 2009 at 6:08 AM

hey i hav iphone 2g version 2.2.1 now i want to upgrade it to 3.0 how do i do it????

August 20, 2009 at 12:09 PM

IT WOKRED!!!!! Thanks!!!!

August 20, 2009 at 3:30 PM

i have he same problem man.... i cant do it either i have tried literally like 26 or 27 times just says waiting for reboot..... HELP!!!!!

August 20, 2009 at 8:19 PM

i read your post it was well explained
But 1 query from where to download


Please do answer or do email me..

August 21, 2009 at 2:45 PM

what is icy??

August 21, 2009 at 3:05 PM

I have been trying this for 2 hours now. It keeps stoping at stage 2, waiting for reboot. I have tried unplugging the cable and replugging-nothing. I have tried starting it over and it keeps doing the same thing after stage 2 it just sits there waiting for reboot.

August 21, 2009 at 5:16 PM

Try to reboot your device manually

August 21, 2009 at 8:46 PM

Same problem here. Waiting for reboot... Manual reboot doesn't solve anything: the device boots normally and redsn0w keeps waiting.

August 22, 2009 at 2:14 AM

Ye I have ipod 1st gen. After entering DFU mode and doing everything correctly, redsnow doesnt even start teh jailbreak and it just says DONE! Then I have to manually reboot which doesnt do anything.

August 23, 2009 at 2:15 AM

i also had the same problem. the ipod didnt seem to be able to reboot somehow. :|
any ideas?

August 23, 2009 at 4:37 AM

ya i had that problem too but i figured it out. you have to set the auto lock to never. then it should work

August 23, 2009 at 4:48 AM

Same problem...will not reboot after step 2!

August 23, 2009 at 5:40 AM

1g Touch locks up after trying to enter DFU mode. redsn0w sits at Waiting for reboot. Unable to power on device after trying this period. I will update after I try a restore.

August 23, 2009 at 6:56 AM

Is "Waiting for Reboot" supposed to take forever?

August 23, 2009 at 6:58 AM

You can't download it from here. It costs 10 bucks on apple, so you have to buy it or find another one.

August 23, 2009 at 7:00 AM

Manually unplug while Waiting for reboot is on screen worked for me. Make sure to plug back into same usb port you were using.

August 23, 2009 at 8:25 AM

i went threw all the steps and it went like you said but after the screen that said jail break on it, it went to this screen where it had a picture of the ubs cord and itunes above it...
my phone wouldnt let me do anything else but restore...

August 23, 2009 at 3:28 PM

This works, do the manual unplug and replug back in.

August 23, 2009 at 4:35 PM


All of you guys having problems with the waiting for reform, all you have to do is reset your iphone by holding power and home at the same time, and when the apple logo comes up, let go of the power button but keep holding the home button.

It will put you in DFU mode and you should be on your way.

August 23, 2009 at 5:33 PM

I had the same problem where it didn't do anything while waiting to re-boot. Did unplug it from the Iphone directly and plugged it in back and finished no problem!

August 24, 2009 at 6:25 AM

holy crap i love this. ive been trying to jailbreak my ipod for like two weeks now, and i finally found this. worked so well, took less than 5 minutes. just awesome!

August 24, 2009 at 6:43 AM

1st Time; Screwed up initialising the DFU mode, bricked it and had to restore.

2nd Time; Turns out I had the wrong software file, bricked it again (XD) and had to restore.

3rd Time; I'm typing it as it happens, it's worked fine (I think) and it's just on the Downloading Jailbreaking data screen, and I pressed done. The other stuff has downloaded though, I saw it. Anyway, I hope it works. =)

August 24, 2009 at 10:44 AM

I had the same problem with redsn0w 0.8 not restarting my iPod touch 1G, so I downloaded redsn0w 0.7 from Demonoid and it worked with no problem. Seems like just this version has a problem with iPod touch 1G.

August 24, 2009 at 6:16 PM

iM going through the process now and seems ok so far. In the past I had the same problem with quickpwn. it would get stuck on the preparing step. everytime I would unplug and plug back in and a windows error message would pop up, I would close and start over and it would start the next time. This happened every single time.

August 24, 2009 at 11:44 PM

@Samuel you probably used safari to download the Ipsw safari messes with 'em use firefox to download them.

August 25, 2009 at 4:38 AM

Hi for what it's worth I can confirm that when it hangs during 'waiting for reboot' it will hang indefinitely but unplugging and re-plugging the USB at this stage will make it work like a charm. Excellent work guys.

August 25, 2009 at 6:46 AM

i jailbreak it and everything. and it goes through the kernel and ramdisk or whatever/. and it says done. but the "Downloading Jailbreak Data" stays on the screen with the loading circle thing under it. then it just goes back to the connect to itunes image. Why?

August 25, 2009 at 9:36 AM

i tried jailbreaking my ipod touch 2g on the 3.0 fw and it styed in the disk image wjere it says ''downloading jailbreak data''... then turned off and now it keeps crashing! any advice?

August 25, 2009 at 9:39 PM

I had the same problem as Spooky and Josh above, but then I just tried again to put the iPhone into DFU mode and it worked the second time around. I also did the "unplug-replug" usb cord trick when restarting. That got me back into my iphone 3G where I could use my apps, but then I had to further download ultrasn0w in order to make calls.

August 26, 2009 at 8:39 AM

This worked for me...held both buttons, then released power and waited and it moved on the rest of the process...strange but its working now so I'm happy.

August 26, 2009 at 9:30 AM

so when u finish downloading jail break what do after

August 26, 2009 at 2:06 PM

My screen is stuck at "Edit Home Screen" and I cant press dismiss. Any help?

August 26, 2009 at 4:11 PM

i have the first gen 8 gb 2.2.1 why cant i jailbreak it i bought it when there wasnt a 2nd gen for those who ask why i have the first. i try to find the fyle but when i click it says that it has an error or something like that HEEELP!!!!PLZ

August 26, 2009 at 4:39 PM

This work, unplug just your usb to your computer then plug it back in. It should take 1 to 2 second for it to work

August 27, 2009 at 5:06 AM

reply to Sketchy
put your ipod in dfu mode and try again if it still does not work restore with itunes easyest way is to shift + click on restore and select the desired firmware

August 27, 2009 at 5:08 AM

Sketchy do you have the link to your Redsn0w download? mine does not work

August 27, 2009 at 10:09 AM

Redsnow gets stuck on Waiting for reboot, and doesn't move, even after I unplug the USB and plug it back in

August 27, 2009 at 1:48 PM

I get through to DFU mode and then the ipod says downloading jailbreak data but after that it just goes to the plug into itunes screen..any ideas???

August 29, 2009 at 7:05 AM

it just gets stuck when it says waiting for reboot

August 29, 2009 at 7:43 AM

Having the same problem Josh....you figure it out?

August 29, 2009 at 8:27 PM

So to get this right...... redsnow doesnt work for people with iPhone 2G?

August 29, 2009 at 8:55 PM

it killed my ipod
during the bit where the Ipod is meant to restart it went out of DFU mode and wouldn't restart. Any ideas?

August 29, 2009 at 11:44 PM

everything works i press done and it just says downloading jailbreak data and nothin after a few mins resets and back to restore

August 30, 2009 at 4:06 AM

my itunes sais that my iphone has to be restored and in my iphone's screen there is an image which tells me to connect the iphone to the itunes....!what should i do??

August 30, 2009 at 5:37 AM

after doing everything my phone shows an image that says itunes what is the next step afterwards

August 30, 2009 at 12:15 PM

my computer shows the done message an i click finish, but my ipod wont restart

August 30, 2009 at 12:20 PM


August 30, 2009 at 2:05 PM

I get through to DFU mode and then the ipod says downloading jailbreak data but after that it just goes to the plug into itunes screen..any ideas??

August 31, 2009 at 6:06 AM

im on vista, and i can't find the 3.0 firmware. i cannot download it from this site, and when i download it from another, redsn0w cant find it.please help me. mail me at nathaniel02@hotmail.com

August 31, 2009 at 6:06 AM

"Downloading jailbreaker data..." on ipod touch and "Done!" message on my pc...

Jailbreaker isn't work?

August 31, 2009 at 6:34 AM

Stuck on Waiting for reboot ipod will not turn on
What do i do

August 31, 2009 at 6:49 AM

HEY i'm do it on ipod touch!

1) You must load 3.0 firmware (shift+click on button "release firmware" and select) iPod2,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw
2) run redsn0w and follow the instructions

ps srorry for my english =)

August 31, 2009 at 10:44 AM

I'n trying to jailbreak my itouch and i get to the first screen and when i have to choose the firmware, it has a bunch of folders and cannot pick one to go to the next step. Please Help!!!

August 31, 2009 at 4:47 PM

Hey thank-you every1, I did it, and it worked. If I can do it then you can just follow dixai what said and sure enough, it worked.

September 1, 2009 at 9:06 AM

I'm doing this on iPhone 2G and it just is sitting on waiting for reboot

September 1, 2009 at 9:11 AM

what is an IPSW file for redsn0w jailbreak part 1 and how do i download/get? i have an updated 3.0 first gen ipod touch.

September 1, 2009 at 9:56 AM

where do you go to find and download the firmware for the itouch?

September 1, 2009 at 10:14 AM

you gotta get the iphone 3Gs one

September 1, 2009 at 10:14 AM

is it alright if a have window and not mac????

September 1, 2009 at 10:17 AM


September 1, 2009 at 11:00 AM

the iphone one will work for the itouch?

September 1, 2009 at 11:08 AM

will the firmware for the iphone 3G or 3GS work for the itouch? i cant find the firmware for the itouch 2g 3.0

September 1, 2009 at 3:21 PM

I get to the last part "waiting for reboot", but my iPod Touch doesn't reboot. It just stays off and can't turn back on with the power button.

iPod Touch 1G, 3.0 firmware, redsn0w .8, mac os x 10.6

September 1, 2009 at 3:46 PM


September 1, 2009 at 6:17 PM

No dice bro. it gives me an error message (20)

September 1, 2009 at 7:45 PM

I have the same problem as finny, iPod Touch 2G, 3.0 firmware, redsn0w .8, mac os x 10.6.

could this be an issue with 10.6?
has anyone jailbroke in 10.6?

September 1, 2009 at 11:46 PM

same problem here
but with windows xp sp3

September 2, 2009 at 7:48 AM

Yeah, same problem here.

iPhone 3g, 3.0.1 firmware, windows xp

September 2, 2009 at 8:45 AM

Just unplug and replug USB cable. just did it with 10.6 works fine.

September 2, 2009 at 10:44 AM

will the iphone jailbreak download links work with the ipod touch? i have the ipod touch 2g 3.0 version. will the iphone one work on the ipod touch?

September 3, 2009 at 6:34 AM

im having the same problems like the rest it wont boot up now after doing everythinh correctly

Reply to me

September 3, 2009 at 10:42 AM

me too this isnt working out well i get the screen that says now downloading jailbreak data and its got the loading thing at the bottom but my screen says done and the ipod just sits there with it. it wont turn off or turn on idk what \to do with it

September 3, 2009 at 4:37 PM

Help me!! Iphone 3G 3.0.1 I'm trying to Jailbreak and it won't reboot after I do everything.... I used Redsnow 8. I Jailbroke My sister's using the same software the only thing that I changed was the Firmware..

September 4, 2009 at 6:37 AM

got everything to work... my next step was putting my t-mobile sim card in and it doesn't recognize? what do i need to do?

September 4, 2009 at 7:11 AM

Having the same problem as the rest, problem with step #9:

9. Once your device has successfully entered DFU Mode, redsn0w will show the following message: “Please wait while your device is being jailbroken. Waiting for reboot.” Your device should reboot after this.

It def enters DFU mode, but it does not reboot. I have to keep turning iTunes on to restore it. Will try unplugging and replugging in the usbb cable next.

People don't panic, when in doubt restore your iphone/ipod and start again.

iPod Touch 1st Gen, Red_Snow 8, Mac OS 10.6

September 4, 2009 at 7:19 AM

Unplugging and replugging the USB works like a charm. So when it is "waiting to reboot" just do that and you'll be fine.

I'll be posting it on my site tonight as well for anyone who needs more details, or decent Cydia apps.

September 4, 2009 at 8:40 AM

So i just got version 3.0 for my my itouch and the redsn0w jailbreak is stuck at waiting for reboot....what shall i do?

September 4, 2009 at 11:12 AM

Hey guys I have had the same issue... I tried relentlessly to get mine to jailbreak. I spent hours trying to jailbreak. Restored system countless times. I then came across this link and it gave me a idea and I found the answer for you all I hope. If you have the usb cable connected through a hub disconnect it and plug it directly into the computer. Works sweet. I hope you all can share this with anyone having the same issue. Please post if this works for you. I hope it does.

September 5, 2009 at 1:45 AM

Look at what I posted right above you...

September 5, 2009 at 2:00 AM

I had my USB going to a hub not directly into the computer. You never mentioned that at all. It make a HUGE difference. I had tried what you said and it does not work at all. If you plug the USB to the computer directly (and not through a hub) then you wont have to do what you said and it works.

September 5, 2009 at 2:23 AM

hey guys. i have doned all the steps and in the end on ipod desk write downloading Jailbreak data... i haven't got an internet on my ipod . what me gonna do now?

September 5, 2009 at 3:30 AM

I had a hell of a time with this. Vista kept throwing an error when "Waiting for reboot". (I hate M$ anyway).

Loaded in Ubuntu. It also failed as a normal user. Here's how I fixed it...

Open a shell

Switch to SuperUser (sudo if you haven't changed yet)
mark@mark-desktop:~/jailbreak$ su

Copy the .Xauthority file to the /root directory so the GUI will work
root@mark-desktop:/home/mark/jailbreak# cp /home/mark/.Xauthority /root

Run the program
root@mark-desktop:/home/mark/jailbreak# ./redsn0w

Run through the prompts as listed. One step tells you to disconnect the USB and reconnect. It completed normally.

Good luck!

September 5, 2009 at 9:40 AM

After following all the steps on my Itouch 2.2.1, I am stuck on downloading jailbreak data... screen.

I have read through every single comment here, tried unplugging the USB, tried waiting it out, etc, but it's still stuck on that screen after trying multiple times.

I'm sure i am not the only one with this problem. If anyone has any more suggestions I should try, help would be appreciated!

September 5, 2009 at 12:07 PM

had the same prob about rebooting... the secret that worked for me was...
as soon as it says "waiting for reboot" (never having let go of home buttom), unplug usb and connect again to computer, and keep holding the home for the full 30 seconds. It will finally kick into the second stage and finalize quickly. Takes max 2 minutes.


September 5, 2009 at 4:46 PM

Yea, How come it wont reboot???

September 5, 2009 at 7:13 PM

I found that the same trick worked for me. Without it, the Redsnow, or my iPod touch 2G kept waiting. Funny, I've been out of the jailbreak scene for way over a year now - since the introduction of 2,0, I have used the App Store even though there are some great tweaks which allow better use of my iPod.

While I don't pirate apps, I don't understand Apple's decision to guard functionality which is inherent in the hardware. iPhone 3G video recording is one of those functions which was available only to jailbreakers - something which is quite a shame on apple.

editor, TouchMyApps

September 6, 2009 at 3:45 AM

rebot i cant get it some1 help

September 6, 2009 at 9:42 AM

im having a problem with the 3rd stage. My itouch 2.0 goes through fine for the first 2 stages but I waited an hour for the third stage to end but it didnt. Any ideas??? help

September 6, 2009 at 12:29 PM

I am having a problem finding the IPSW file. This is the first time I have done it in windows and when I unzipped the file that I downloaded from the link there was no IPSW to be found within the zip file... anyone know where or what I should do for windows? Thanks in advance!

September 7, 2009 at 3:00 AM

tried this like 10x wont work

September 8, 2009 at 3:35 AM

Hey peter

Just wanted to say thank you for your comment , helped a lot...

Have great day

September 8, 2009 at 4:14 AM

Guys, I spent hours to jailbreak and unlock my iphone 2G (v2.2 unlocked), and having the same issue as many people and stuck on "downloading jailbreak data…" screen

I finally figured out the solution. You will need to update your iphone to v3.0 first. I've done it through iTune (must be itune version 8.2 or above). Once you updated to v3.0, you just try to use this redSnow0.8 to jailbreak again and I can easily pass that stupid "downloading jailbreak data...." screen

So you cannot just use this redSnow0.8 to jailbreak it from v.2.2 to v3.0 directly.

September 8, 2009 at 4:57 AM

still gets stuck at waiting for download data nothing seems to work help

September 8, 2009 at 6:36 AM

I'm using Snow Leopard 10.6 and when it doesn't reboot just unplug and PLUG the usb back in without quitting redsn0w and it works wonders. GOOD LUCK!

September 8, 2009 at 9:21 AM

My bad. I had mine plugged directly into the computer. Either way if it doesn't reboot, unplugging and replugging it into the computer directly should do the trick. I can't speak for any problems beyond that on Windows or Linux, I'm using Mac.

September 8, 2009 at 2:12 PM

Hi Geoff. Try changing the .zip file extension to .ipsw....worked for me :)

September 8, 2009 at 3:03 PM

Thanks man, that did the trick. wish i had found this link before i went w8ng w8ng

September 8, 2009 at 3:08 PM

This worked for me. When I got to the stuck screen, I hard rebooted the iphone (hold home+power) and then restored the iphone in itunes (using shift-click and the ipsw downloaded above). After that, I just reran redsnow and it worked. Thanks!

iphone 2g

September 8, 2009 at 4:18 PM

I change the zip extention for ispw but i did not have luck i still can't find ispw file. There aré several files due, what i am doing wrong? Do i have to unzip the downloaded file? Or just browSe it?

September 8, 2009 at 10:22 PM

Well, my ipod touch 2g gets to the downloading jailbreak data thing, should i unplug my ipod? or just leave it there?

September 8, 2009 at 10:25 PM

haha same here lol

September 8, 2009 at 10:31 PM

Now it finished, but then it just says i have to reboot again. Is that normal?

September 9, 2009 at 4:18 AM

@hector: rename the zip to .ipsw, not ispw.. I think you miss spell it that's why you can't find it.. hope it helped!

September 10, 2009 at 12:40 PM

this worked for me i tryed regularly like 10000000000000000000000x worked first time thanks!!!!

September 16, 2009 at 4:14 PM

Having issues installing this; have a 1G 3.0 but redsn0w crashes every time I try to install.. any idea why this happens? Rebooting, restoring and continuously holding down the home button don't do anything.

September 20, 2009 at 2:11 AM

Mine says its "done" and asks me to click finished, but it doesnt install Cydia and I really find no difference. I believe i'm doing everything alright. I already installed Firmware 3.0 as it says above, I followed all the steps, etc. Can anyone help me?

September 21, 2009 at 11:02 AM

there is no download link for the ipod touch ones. Only iphone:S

September 23, 2009 at 12:44 PM

i did everyhting correctly
but it didnt work

September 25, 2009 at 2:20 PM

I finished the 3 stages, and had everything finish loading on my ipod. Then the screen turned blank and the "on" or "home" buttons did nothing to bring it back on. What's the matter with it? And how can it recover. The computer won't recognize it either, so itunes can't restore...

September 26, 2009 at 2:37 AM

Thanks! unplugging the USB worked! yeah!

September 26, 2009 at 8:00 AM

can someone tell me why cydia or icy isent showing up on my springboard? i did the jailbreaking process and it said done but nothing is showing up on the springboard

September 28, 2009 at 3:10 AM

my ipod is showing the itunes symbol with the usb pointing to it, so i plugged it back into the computer after doing all of that stuff up there^^ and it says it has to restore it?
is it supposed to be doing that?

September 28, 2009 at 8:32 PM

i have a problem...after third stage it says done...there is no uploading ramdisk...please help

September 28, 2009 at 9:41 PM

I have done this (redsnow jailbreak) before on many devices but I tried it on an iPod touch 2g and after it says ipsw successfully identified (3.0) redsnow just closes out. I'm running it on xp with the same setup I used before. Any suggestions???!

October 1, 2009 at 6:26 PM

i followedthe steps carfully and the message of the reboot stayed there for ages so i cancelled it and now my ipod dosnot work at all??????????!???!!!!!!!!
some one please help

October 5, 2009 at 12:54 AM

Uuh why is the Ipod touch 2G download link removed? :S

October 13, 2009 at 3:30 AM

unplug and plug the cable and it should work fine

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