Iphone 3g, JailbreakSo you have heard about all the benefits of jailbreaking your iPhone 3G and want to try it on your device? How do you go about it? Jailbreaking your iPhone 3G is quite easy using a computer running any Windows operating system. You need software called redsn0w. This software previously worked only on Mac but it has been recently updated to work with windows operating system too.

The first thing you need to do is to download and install the latest version of iTunes. ITunes is available online free of charge. If you already have iTunes installed, update it online to make sure you have the latest version.

  • This method of jailbreaking that I am about to explain only works with the iPhone 3G with IOS version 4.1. Search online and download this version. Use iTunes to update your iPhone operating system to version 4.1.
  • Next download the redsn0w software online. Download the windows version. Navigate to the download folder and double click on it to open. Browse for the folder where you downloaded the iPhone operating system 4.2.  Select it and click next. The redsn0w software will prepare the data needed and open a window for you.
  • In this window, options will be offered to you. These options determine to what extent you will have a jail broken your iPhone 3G. Selecting all of the options means that you will have the highest level of functionality added to your iPhone 3G. I recommend you choose all the options; after all, complete functionality is what you are looking for in the first place. Click next.
  • The redsn0w software will then tell you to shut down your iPhone and click next. Further Instructions will appear instructing you to hold down your phone power and home buttons at the same time for a few seconds. Next let the power button go free but keep holding the home button until the iPhone 3G shut down and comes on again.
  • Wait patiently while the redsn0w software works with your iPhone 3G until it restarts. Once the phone comes on, you’re done and the Cydia icon will appear on your desktop. Cydia is a third party software store not unlike iTunes but which has all those apps that apple thought were not necessary to add to their store or just those that do not pass apple strict development platform rules.

All Cydia’s these apps can be easily installed on your jailbroken iPhone 3G. Installing these apps will enable you to do a lot of things that you could not have been able to do initially. An example is recorded videos on your iPhone 3G. Some other tasks that could be done initially but in a limited way can now be done without limits.

Side offers you a lot of functionality that Apple either overlooked or you have to pay for to gain access to.  Also some of Cydia’s apps work better than the default apps on the iPhone 3G or the ones available on their store. You can easily download these apps and use them as your defaults.

One example is the flashlight found in Cydia’s store. It works better than all the other flashlights at the apple store. Another must have software only available on Cydia is blacklisted and this allows you to blacklist and sort out all those calls or text messages that you do not want to receive.


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