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iPhone iOS 4.1: Jailbreak and Unlock – Guide for 3GS Users

Yesterday we told you how a new bootrom exploit has been found for iOS 4.1, and it looks as if iPhone 3GS owners are the first ones to get a solid jailbreak and unlock tool, thanks to this lengthy guide we’ve found.

This guide comes courtesy of RedmondPie and will allow you to jailbreak iPhone 3GS handsets running iOS 4.1, by using an old bootrom and PwnageTool.

If you are interested in giving this a go, you’ll need the latest version of iTunes and then you’ll need to backup your data using the software in case anything goes wrong during the process.

Once you’ve done that, you will then need to download PwnageTool and follow the steps carefully over at RedmondPie. They shouldn’t be too hard to follow and there is also some included images to help you along the way.

You should only try this if you know what you are doing, as we definitely don’t recommend it for beginners. Head over to RedmondPie for the tutorial and download links.

Let us know how you get on. Don’t forget a full jailbreak solution for iPhone 4 handsets on iOS 4.1, is likely to release soon – more details on that here.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Caroline
Caroline

YOu can now jailbreak 3GS on 4.1 – go to Redmod Pie. I managed it and I'm not a teccie!

Jimmers
Jimmers

yep, i've tried everything… i have a 3GS running 4.1 on mac…. redsnow, pwnage tool, nothing works:( i guess we're just gunna have to wait for the poison:/

ali khan
ali khan

how long will it take for the unlock for 4.1 new bootrom 3gs

alony
alony

how much time we should wait to jailbreak 4.1 !!!!!????

rely tired !!

mark
mark

it giving me and error 1604 this sucks what should i do 3gs new bootrom

nodoubt
nodoubt

mine is working flawlessly… iphone 3gs old bootrom

Wolf
Wolf

AHHHHHHHH I have an iphone 3gs with old iboot and when i get to itunes i get error 1600. Anybody have any ideas.

Wolfgang
Wolfgang

AHHHHHHHH, Im going crazy! Im positive i have an old iboot but i keep getting error 1600 in itunes!!!! HELP!!!!

Martin
Martin

@eee: that's not correct. I have a 3GS with the old bootrom and the model number starts with MC. The new bootrom was released by Apple around November 2009 and my 3GS is from September. Read this for more info about checking your bootrom: http://www.redmondpie.com/how-to-check-iphone-3gs

mo
mo

how about ipod touch 3rd gens?

eee
eee

Checking Settings/General/About – Models starting with MB are old and MC are new. 4th and 5th serial number are less than 40, then it's old boot-rom.

yungshads
yungshads

this is crazy im waiting on the official jailbreak now. how do you no if you have the new or old bootrom

lokienloki
lokienloki

depends.

Rc.ack
Rc.ack

U mite aswell wait for a official jailbreak. Hopefully not long left nw.

Somerandomperson
Somerandomperson

For some reason PwnageTool wouldn't even open. I tried to downloading it twice just to see if got corrupted the first time, but it just won't open. What program do I need to open it? I'm using winrar right now…..

andy
andy

So has it worked for anyone yet on a 3GS with the new bootrom to begin with ?

Rc.ack
Rc.ack

So it’s only for 3GS old bootrom not new bootrom

jc729
jc729

CORRECTION! This is not for 3G iphones. The Redmondpie article states specifically, iPhone 3G(S) OLD BOOT ROM. Not 3G.

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