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Jailbreak iOS 4.0.2 on iPhone 3G & iPod Touch 2G with Redsn0w 0.9.5b5-5

According to iPhone Dev Team, you can still jailbreak iOS 4.0.2 on iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G(non-MC models) with Redsn0w 0.9.5b5-5. As Apple has fixed the PDF exploit in iOS 4.0.2 and iOS 3.2.2 so you cannot jailbreak your device by JailbreakMe once its upgraded to the latest firmware releases. To jailbreak your iPhone 3G or iPod Touch 2G(non-MC models) with Redsn0w, follow the step-by-step guide below.

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You can use this redsn0w from June to jailbreak 4.0.2 on iPhone3G and iPod2G(non-MC version). Just point it at the 4.0 IPSW (the public one, not the developer GM one).
(Yes – point it at the 4.0 IPSW even though you're at 4.0.2).
This will also hacktivate your iPhone3G at 4.0.2 if you haven't already been activated by iTunes. Install ultrasn0w if you need a carrier unlock (and in the USA, remember to turn off 3G mode in Settings?General?Network).

How to Jailbreak iOS 4.0.2 on iPhone 3G & iPod Touch 2G with Redsn0w

*Find download links at the end of post

  1. *Download iTunes 9.2.
  2. *Download Redsn0w 0.9.5b5-5
  3. *Download both iOS 4.0 and iOS 4.0.2
  4. Restore iOS 4.0.2 IPSW using iTunes 9.2 to your iDevice.
  5. Once iOS 4.0.2 is successfully restored on your iDevice, run Redsn0w.exe and click on the "Browse" button. Select iOS 4.0 (NOT iOS 4.0.2) file you downloaded in step 3 and click Next.
  6. Redsn0w 0.9.5b5-5 Main Screen
    Select iOS 4.0 Final Version

  7. Now Redsn0w will verify your IPSW file. Once done, it will show with the jailbreak options. Select Cydia!
  8. Redsn0w 0.9.5b5-5 Options

  9. Check Enable Multitasking and Wallpaper. Please note that this step is optional, if you don't want to use these options, simply uncheck them.
  10. If your device is ON, plug it into your computer and turn it OFF by pressing the "Power" button at the top.
  11. Redsn0w 0.9.5b5-5 Turn iPhone Off

  12. Connect your iPhone in DFU mode. To do that just hold "Power" and the "Home" button for exactly 10 seconds and then release "Power" button but keep holding "Home" until Redsn0w finds your iPhone or iPod Touch in DFU mode and begins installation.
  13. Redsn0w 0.9.5b5-5 DFU Mode

  14. Now leave the rest for Redsn0w, your device will reboot automatically once the process is completed. You should have a fully jailbreaked iPhone on iOS 4.0.2.

Please note the the above jailbreak of iOS 4.0.2 will not hactivate your iPhone 3G. You will need an official AT&T SIM to bypass the emergency lock screen (activate) so that you can access Cydia to install Ultrasn0w. If you don't have an official AT&T SIM, you can follow this tutorial here to bypass this check by using any phonebook SIM.

Update 1: Unlock iPhone 3G on iOS 4.0.2 with Ultrasn0w 1.1-1
Update 2: Downgrade iOS 4.0.2 to iOS 4.0, 4.0.1 & iPhone OS 3.1.3, 3.1.2
Update 3: Sn0wbreeze 2.0 Jailbreaks iPhone 3GS (Old Bootrom) on iOS 4.0.2
Update 4: Jailbreak iPhone 3GS (Old Bootrom) on iOS 4.0.2 with PwnageTool

Download Links:

Download iTunes 9.2.1 for Windows and Mac
Download iOS 4 for iPhone 4/3GS/3G & iPod Touch 2G/3G
Download iOS 4.0.2 for iPhone 4/3GS/3G & iPod Touch 2G/3G
Download Redsn0w 0.9.5b5-5 for Windows | Mirror
Download Redsn0w 0.9.5b5-5 for Mac | Mirror

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    muhammad10 years, 11 months ago

    my i phone is locked i did a mistake and i update it from i tunes now its locked i dont know what to do when i try to restore from custom framework problrms happen and the red snow is not recognizing the costom frame work i did just like what is written up what to do now please help

      Wolverine10 years, 11 months ago

      Please mention your iPhone model, firmware and baseband version.

        muhammad10 years, 11 months ago

        version 4.0(8a293)
        modem firmware 05.13.04

          Wolverine10 years, 11 months ago

          Its clearly written above that it will not hacktivate your iPhone, what it means you will stuck on iPhone emergency screen if you don’t have official AT&T SIM.

          Now download iOS 4.0 for iPhone 3G from here and use Redsn0w 0.9.5b5-5 to jailbreak your iPhone. It will also hactivate your iPhone.

    drogaaa11 years, 1 month ago

    after putting it into DFU mode…i starts installation but just holds on for ages where it says waiting for reboot but it just doesnt do anything…can anyone help??

      Dor10 years, 11 months ago

      Same for me.. waiting for reboot.. holding home key and phone just stays blank and dark with the redsn0w just saying waiting to reboot.. tried like 5 times and held the home button till my finger hurt.

    rimon11 years, 2 months ago

    this isn’t working for me. it gets like half way through the process then it stops and my computer says i need to connect to a faster usb port. ive tried all the usb ports and it still does not work, can you help please?

      Wolverine11 years, 2 months ago

      Its a strange error! There is definitely something wrong with your USB port! Plz try it on another computer!