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Unlock/Jailbreak iPhone 2g/3g Using redsn0w

In this Iphone Tutorial you will learn about how to Update + Unlock + Jailbreak your iPhone 2G using iTunes and redsn0w.

  1. This iPhone Tutorial is only for iphone 2G users who want to upgrade their firmware to 3.0.
  2. Also This iPhone Tutorial is for users who are using Windows XP Operating System on their machine.
So If you are a Windows User and have iPhone 2G in your hands and want to upgrade to OS 3.0.. please go ahead.... :)

Before starting the Tutorial please download the below items
  1. iTunes must be of version 8.2.Click here if you want to get the 8.2 iTunes.
  2. OS 3.0 for iPhone 2G : iPhone1,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw.
  3. Redsn0w : Mirror 1 | Mirror 2 (Torrent).
  4. BL 3.9
  5. BL 4.6
After downloading all the above items. Extract the redsn0w zip. Place the ipsw file and BL 3.9, 4.6 files into the same folder. Now your folder will look like this.

You are ready for the iphone Upgrade.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone 2G to your PC and launch iTunes.
Step 2 : From the left pane in iTunes, select your iPhone. Now hold down the SHIFT Key and Restore button to select the ipsw file. Navigate to the redsn0w folder created earlier and select the ipsw file (iPhone1,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw).

Now iTunes will start restoring your iPhone to OS 3.0. Please wait until the restore completes.

Here starts the Unlock and Jailbreak...

Step 3 : Now your iPhone is updated. Here are the steps to Unlock and Jailbreak your iPhone. Select the redsn0w.exe present in the redsn0w folder.

Step 4 : From redsn0w click the Browse Button and select the ipsw file (iPhone1,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw)

Step 5 : redsn0w will verify your firmware. When it's done click on the Next Button to continue.

Step 6 : Check the checkboxes Intall Cydia, Icy and Unlock and click on Next to continue.

Step 7 : Now you need to select the BL 3.9 and BL 4.6 files. Click on the browse buttons and select accordingly.

Step 8 : Now Connect your iPhone to PC and Turn Off iPhone if it is ON. Click on the Next button to continue.
Step 9 : Follow the instructions given by redsn0w. The below steps are for entering the iPhone into DFU Mode.

Step 10 : Once your iPhone gets into DFU Mode, redsn0w jailbreaks and unlocks the iPhone. Be Patient now. The iPhone reboots couple of times.
Step 11 : After the completion, redsn0w will notify you that you are done. Click the finish Button. Meanwhile iphone completes reboot and jailbreak, it will run BootNeuter.

That's it.

You are done with the Update, Unlock and Jailbreak of your iPhone 2G using Windows and Redsn0w.

I am using iPhone 2g Os 3.0 with Airtel in India. :)

Please leave your comments below. Do follow my blog for the other iphone updates.
Thanks :)



113 Features in OS 3.0

1. Cut/Paste
2. Copy/Paste
3. Shake to undo/redo typing
4. Text selection for easy mass deletion
5. MMS
6. Landscape keyboard in Notes
7. Landscape keyboard in Mail
8. Landscape keyboard in Messages
9. Forward texts or picture messages
10. Delete individual texts or picture messages
11. Sending progress bar in Messages app moved to title instead of over the keyboard area (allows typing new message while the first one is sending)
12. USB tethering
13. Bluetooth tethering
14. Stereo bluetooth (A2DP)
15. Spotlight search (searches all app titles, mail, media, contact details, and calendar appointments)
16. Search in Notes
17. Search in Mail
18. Search in iPod
19. In-App purchases
20. Option to have double clicking the home button go to the Spotlight Search
21. Option to have double clicking the home button go to the Camera
22. Preview icon in lower left hand corner for last shot taken in Camera app
23. Shake to shuffle in iPod
24. Scrolling of screenshots in App Store
25. Type of phone used under each call in Recents (i.e., mobile, home, work, etc.)
26. Call history log (including call duration)
27. Option to Share Contact in each contact listing
28. Hold link in Safari to Copy
29. Hold link in Safari to Open in New Page
30. Auto Fill contact information, usernames and passwords in Safari
31. Login to your YouTube account
32. See Comments in YouTube
33. Subscribe in YouTube
34. Rate in YouTube
35. Shake to undo what you have typed
36. Option to retry sending failed text messages, indicated by red exclamation point next to text
37. Turn-by-turn GPS capabilities
38. Maps can be run inside other applications
39. Access to dock port for accessories to communicate
40. Peer-to-peer connectivity using Bluetooth (no Wi-Fi required)
41. New Voice memo application
42. Extended Parental controls
43. Anti-phishing
44. Wi-Fi auto login
45. Note syncing in iTunes
46. Improved Stocks app
47. New calendar types (CalDAV)
48. Prompt to confirm deleting a note
49. Prompt to confirm deleting a photo
50. Option to select multiple photos to attach to an email
51. "Find My iPhone" option for MobileMe users
52. Unlimited size podcast downloads over 3G
53. Pushing home button on first home screen takes user to Spotlight
54. Pushing home button on Spotlight takes user to first home screen
55. Variable speed playback for audio books
56. App Store subscriptions
57. Push notifications
58. Audio/Video tags
59. New video streaming capabilities (HTML 5 video, h.264 and HTTP)
60. Calendar subscriptions
61. iTunes login
62. iTunes account creation
63. Encypted profiles
64. LDAP (directory services)
65. VPN on-demand
67. Proxy support
68. OTA profiles
69. Revoke certificates
70. Exchange ActiveSync Policies
71. Media scrubber
72. More languages
73. Improved keyboards
74. Failed app updates now are shown in a duplicate icon and labeled "Paused"
75. When selecting multiple emails to forward/delete, any unread emails' blue dot are shown next to the red selector dot instead of being overridden by the red selector dot
76. Non-contact phone calls list their city and state of origin in Recents and Visual Voicemail under the number.
77. Ability to change ringtones straight from Favorites
78. Lap time display now displayed smaller and above time in Stopwatch
79. Polished Phone, Messages, and iPod icons
80. Swipe to delete notes in the Notes app
81. Advanced Bluetooth options for Handsfree devices
82. Option to close a single web page in Safari page view, which immediately opens a new blank page
83. Improved predictive dictionary
84. Blue dot now displayed in center of location circle in Maps (V1 only)
85. Listening to music while charging the battery now displays the album art instead of the battery
86. Smaller font for song title on lock screen
87. Option in Phone Settings to choose your phone number
88. Option to disable text message reminder alerts
89. Option to disable text message previews
90. Option to show subject field in text messages
91. Ability to integrate iPod music into apps
92. Clickable email links in App Store app descriptions
93. JavaScript 3x speed boost
94. 11 homescreens now allowed
95. Reboots to "slide to unlock" screen instead of homescreen
96. In Settings>General>Home>Search Results, users can choose what is searched on the phone and in what order.
97. Application count added in Settings>General>About
98. Option "Load Remote Images" added in Mail settings
99. Global address book option available if Exchange account is set up
100. Speed control in audiobooks
101. 30 second repeat option for audiobooks
102. Improved scrubbing speeds when holding white dot in song progress bar in iPod
103. When sending a text, your text box where you typed smoothly fades from white to green instead of instantly changing from white to green.
104. When moving an app across homescreens, holding the app on either the left or right side will slowly advance the app one through one homescreen at a time, without leaving empty spots in the bottom right corner or each homescreen it advances through.
105. Album name displayed on lockscreen iPod controls
106. Shake to shuffle on lockscreen iPod controls
107. Podcasts saved on iPhone now show Run Time, Time Left and Date Published
108. Screen goes from dimmed to full brightness after each song when playing the iPod while plugged in
109. WAVE file support in Mail
110. Attachment no longer automatically downloaded until user taps the attachment in Mail
111. When using a bluetooth headset with iPod, volume bar is removed and bluetooth headset name is displayed in its place.
112. A hard reset on your phone (holding sleep and home for 10 seconds) now turns it off instead of restarting it.
113. A space is no longer needed between two words for predictive texting to function.



HOW TO: Show large icons in Windows Vista / XP QuickLaunch bar?

HOW TO: Show large icons in Windows Vista / XP QuickLaunch bar?

Are you sick and tired of small icons in your QuickLaunch bar? Or you like them but you would like to try out something new? Well look no more, in this short HOW TO article I will show you how easy it is to enlarge icons in QuickLaunch bar and make your Taskbar distinctive.

I will suppose that you are using Windows Vista, but I think this option is also available on Windows XP so if someone can confirm that to me by putting comment on this post, I will add it in this article.

EDIT: Thanks to Davor, now I can confirm that this will work on Windows XP as well. Thanks, Davor!

So, basically, we want to achieve this kind of look for our QuickLaunch:

We want to achieve this kind of look for our QuickLaunch...

We will start from this look:

We are starting from this...

Right-click on QuickLaunch and pop-up menu will appear. Ensure that your Taskbar is unlocked (no check-mark by Lock the Taskbar option). Click onView and then select Large Icons. After that you will have large icons in your QuickLaunch bar. Nice and simple, right?

Right-click on QuickLaunch and pop-up menu will appear

You can decide number of icons visible at the same time by moving the gripper (option is available after unselecting the Lock the Taskbar option) left or right.Share/Save/Bookmark

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