How to Jailbreak iPhone 3GS on iOS 5.1.1

Here is the step by step guide to jailbreak your iPhone 3GS . The tutorial below explains jailbreaking iPhone 3GS on iOS 5.1.1 firmware . If you are on a different firmware follow the links to jailbreak your iPhone specific firmware or alternatively upgrade to iOS 5.1.1 . This page will be updated with tutorial to jailbreak iPhone 3GS on the latest firmware .

Quick Jailbreak Links :

Steps to Jailbreak iPhone 3GS :

  1. First backup your iPhone 3GS on iTunes . Backing up all your  important data before any jailbreak process is recommended .
  2. Download and install iOS 5.1.1 firmware if not already installed . You can choose to downgrade the iPad baseband using custom 5.1.1 ipsw file . 06.15.00 to 05.13.4 Baseband Downgrade explained in our previous article .
  3. Now Download Redsnow 0.0.14b1 on your computer running Mac or Windows operating system
  4. Windows users launch Redsn0w in Administrator Mode to avoid Uploading RamDisk Error
  5. Make sure your device is connected with the computer using the USB cable so that Redsn0w detects it at launch
  6. Now click on Jailbreak button on Redsnow as shown here .  ios 6 jailbreak redsn0w
  7. You will be presented with two options . “DFU Ramdisk” method or the “Backup/Restore” method. Choose “DFU Ramdisk” method jailbreak iphone 3gs
  8. RedSn0w will now ask you whether you have a New model or an Older model of iPhone 3GS . Select appropriately to proceed . iphone 3gs jailbreak
  9. Put your iPhone 3GS in DFU mode as shown below . Hold down Power button and Home button both together for 10 seconds. After 10 seconds release the Power button and keep holding on the home button for another 10 seconds .iphone 3GS DFU mode how to
  10. Now Redsnow will begin the jailbreak process on your iPhone 3GS . You will see some codes running on the screen as shown here . Allow the process to complete and iPhone 3GS to reboot . iphone 3GS redsnow codes Redsn0w
  11. Go to home screen and you will be able to see Cydia icon . Start downloading jailbreak apps .

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