Remember RedSn0w, back in that distant land where we jailbroke with an actual application? Well unless a new exploit is found like the one used in JailbreakMe, we will be reverting back to tools like RedSn0w and the PwnageTool very soon.
As you are probably aware of, Apple pushed the iOS 4.0.2 firmware today which patched the PDF exploit used in jailbreakme. It appears as if RedSn0w 0.9.5b5-5 can still jailbreak the iPhone 3g and iPod Touch 2g (non-MC), if you simply load the original iOS4 firmware. Yes, we said the original iOS4 firmware and not the iOS 4.0.2 firmware.
As well as having the ability to jailbreak your iPhone 3g, you can also unlock your iPhone 3g with ultrasn0w (as this firmware update does not update the actual baseband). If you are interested in jailbreaking your iPhone 3g or iPod Touch 2g (non-MC) with RedSn0w 0.9.5b5-5, then follow these simple steps below:
Step 1) – The first thing you will need to do is either update or restore to the iOS4.0.2 firmware, through iTunes.
Step 2) – Once you have updated or restored to the iOS4.0.2 firmware, download the iOS4 firmware for your iDevice and RedSn0w 0.9.5b5-5!
Step 3) – Once you have downloaded your iDevice’s corresponding iOS4 firmware and RedSn0w 0.9.5b5-5, you can begin jailbreaking your iPhone 3g or iPod Touch 2g (non-MC) with RedSn0w. If you need a tutorial on jailbreaking your iDevice with RedSn0w, you can follow this tutorial here (the same general steps apply). Note: Just a reminder that you will be selecting the iOS4 firmware when RedSn0w asks you to browse for your firmware; not the iOS 4.0.2 firmware.
If you received success from jailbreaking your iPhone 3g or iPod Touch 2g (non-MC), congratulations. If you are interested in unlocking your iPhone 3g with ultrasn0w, you can follow this tutorial here. Did you jailbreak your iPhone 3g or iPod Touch 2g?