You will need the phone to have the 3.0.1 software to use this...to see what software you have, go to settings
, then general
, then about
...scroll down to find it.
Download the following two items to your desktop...the firmware is large so be patient. Make sure you unzip them.
The 2nd link will take you to a site where you can DL the firmware. Make sure you click the 3.0 firmware for either 3G or 3Gs depending on what phone you have...do not select the 3.0.1 firmware in the list.
With phone plugged in and one, run redsn0w (first one above, the exe file). When the box pops up, click browse
and then select the firmware that you put on your desktop. Then click next
and let it do its thing. A box will pop up with two options...install Cydia and Icy...just check the Cydia box and click next
. Then turn your phone completely off before clicking Next
on the next screen. The screen will tell you what to do to put phone in DFU mode...basically you click Next
, then either (3G phone) hold Home button for 3secs then hold the Power button (along with Home) for 10secs, then release the Power button while continuing to hold the Home button until you see Downloading Jailbreak Data
on your phone then release the Home button...or if you have 3Gs, you unplug the USB from the computer then click next
and then hold the Home button and plug the USB back in...continue holding Home until you see the above. Once it starts downloading, it will do its thing automatically and then reboot/restart. After this, you should have Cydia on the 2nd page of your apps. Took me about 10mins to do this and is very easy.