Jailbreak iPhone and iPod Touch on 3.1.3 Firmware With Redsn0w 0.9.4

Written By Sam on 3 February 2010

Just after Apple releasing their iPhone OS 3.1.3 there are many enthusiasts out there who tried to jailbreak their devices using redsn0w 0.9.3. The iPhone Dev-Team have confirmed that redsn0w works with some of the devices and soon after that released another version of redsn0w, Redsn0w 0.9.4, which can be used to jailbreak iPhone and iPod Touch with 3.1.3 firmware. But the latest redsn0w 0.9.4 can only be used to jailbreak and unlock iPhone 2G on 3.1.3 Firmware. You can also use it to jailbreak iPhone 3G without unlock!. Redsn0w 0.9.4 can be used to jailbreak iPod Touch 1G and Non-MC iPod Touch 2G models with 3.13 firmware.

If you want to preserver your unlock on iPhone 3GS or 3G then do not update your iPhone to 3.1.3 firmware. The latest iPhone OS v3.1.3 updates the iPhone 3GS/3G baseband to 05.12.01 and current tools like blackra1n, PwnageTool etc cannot be used to jailbreak and unlock them. Also if you have a jailbroken iPod Touch 3G or 2G (new “MC” model), then do not update your firmware to 3.1.3.

Below are the steps to jailbreak your iPod Touch 2G (non-MC) model. You can also follow the below guide to jailbreak and unlock your iPhone 2G on 3.1.3 firmware.

How to Jailbreak iPhone 3.1.3 Firmware With Redsn0w 0.9.4

  • Download the latest version of iTunes and update your iPod Touch 1G/2G or iPhone 2G to the latest 3.1.3 Firmware.
  • Download redsn0w 0.9.4 for Windows or Mac based on your operating system and also download iPhone OS 3.1.2 ipsw file(Yes we also need the 3.1.2 firmware).
  • Now run redsn0w 0.9.4 and browse to the original iPhone OS 3.1.2 .ipsw file(Do note that it is iPhone 3.1.2 ipsw and not 3.1.3). Redsn0w will check if the firmware is valid and will then patch it.
  • Now from the options select both “Install Cydia” and “Already pwned”.
  • If you are interested in customizing your iPhone you can choose any/all of the “Custom boot logo”, “Verbose boot” and “Custom recovery logo”.
  • Now redsn0w will show you some instructions to enter into Recovery mode.
    • Hold down the “Power” button and immediately without releasing the power button, also hold down the “Home” button. Without releasing the “Home” button, release the “Power” button and keep holding the “Home” button for 30 second or until the installation starts.
  • Your iPhone/iPod Touch will reboot once it is jailbroken

If you have jailbroken your iPhone 2G on 3.1.3 Firmware, you can unlock it by installing BootNeuter app from Cydia.

We are warning you again that this 3.1.3 Firmware jailbreak is strictly for iPhone 2G, iPod Touch 1G and older non-MC iPod Touch 2G models. If you have got an iPhone 3GS/3G or iPod Touch 3G/2G newer model do not attempt to upgrade your firmware to 3.1.3.

82 Responses to “Jailbreak iPhone and iPod Touch on 3.1.3 Firmware With Redsn0w 0.9.4”

  1. Cathy says:

    Hi I met with a couple of problems when I tried to Jailbreak my iPod Touch 1G FW3.1.3 with both Redsnow 0.9.3 and Redsnow 0.9.4

    1) At first could not find iPod’s “iPhone OS 3.1.2 firmware” (then found a file online “iPod1,1 3.1.2 7D11 Restore.ipsw “, but this cannot be identified by Redsnow software.

    2) When using the 3.1.2 firmware for iPhone “IPhone1.1 3.1.2 Restore.ipsw” then the Redsnow software is able to successfully identify it and allows me to continue. However, following all the steps, it completes to the page that says it’s waiting for iPod touch to reboot and then “done”. But my iPod touch does not reboot. It just remains in a black blank screen (presumably DFU state) till I manually reboot it, but cydia is still not installed (not jailbroken)

    P.S. I have tried with the “already Pwn” checked and uncheceked.

    • CJ says:

      You have an ipod touch 3.1.3
      Howver, you are trying to jailbreak it using a iPhone firmware.
      Use iPod1,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw

      Please post your results.

      • zach says:

        i have done all the too and got the itouch stuff. i ams using a 2end gen itouch and it still did the same thing just a black screen

      • Chirigami says:

        I have exactly the same problem Cathy has.
        I’ve tried using the firmware you posted in that megaupload link, and I’ve tried 8 different versions of the same file in case it was corrupted. No matter what I do, Redsn0w WON’T recognize the IPSW. Actually it doesn’t recognize ANY IPSW, except for “iPhone1,2_3.1.2_7D11_Restore”. But as you see, that’s for iPhone, and I’ve got an iPod Touch (1G 3.1.3). I’ve tried downloading like 10 different Redsn0w versions… 0.9.2, 0.9.3, 0.9.4 (and even 0.9.5, just in case). None of them recognizes another firmware other than “iPhone1,2_3.1.2_7D11_Restore”. I’m using Windows 7, so I tried switching to another PC where I have Windows XP. No difference. I tried running it as an Admin, and tried all compatibility settings… No change.
        I can’t make it recognize any IPSW at all, except that one for the iPhone, which is completely useless to me, because, as Cathy said, it just gets stuck in the “Waiting for reboot” screen, forever, while the iPod stays black.
        Please, at least let me know if you’ve tried using another firmware and your Redsn0w does recognize it… If it does, then I don’t know why in the world it does not recognize some firmwares in some PCs… If not, well, at least it’s not just me and Cathy.

        Thank you in advance.

  2. danny says:

    same as above
    my itouch 2g (1,1 3.1.2)stays on black screen for 15 mins and after that it didnt turn on for half an hour, i have never paniced so much in my life.
    please help me and cathy 🙂

  3. CJ says:

    So I’ll try and help you guys…

    Cathy: You have an ipod touch 3.1.3
    Howver, you are trying to jailbreak it using a iPhone firmware.
    Use iPod1,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw

    Please post your results.

    Once again, you just used the wrong firmware.
    You needed: iPod2,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw

    Post with your results to.

    Hope I helped!

    • mark says:

      HI all i have a ipod touch 64g (model)MC011BT

      i have been trying to jailbreak it sence i got it

      im using the iPod2,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw with the redsnow 0.9.2
      it goes all through what its ment to do but gets stuck on the blue screen. and nothing was installed on my ipod, ive been researching this for a few days now.. downloaded so much trying to get this to work

      any help is welcomed thank you

  4. evan says:

    I have an ipod touch 2g running 3.1.3 MB model. Im running redsn0w 0.9.4 and i keep getting stuck at waiting to reboot (it never flashes white at all, just shows the apple, then goes blank). i tried using your ipod firmware, but redsn0w doesnt recognize it. i have also tried the unplug/plug back in the usb cable. none of this has worked, please help me out.

  5. Paul says:

    I am also experiencing a similar thing. I have a 1st gen ipod touch running 3.1.3. and using the iPod1,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw with redsn0w 0.9.4.

    Everthing works fine the ipod goes into recoever mode and updates, and I wait for it to turn back on but it never does.

    Can anyone help

  6. Paul says:

    Sorted it using redsn0w 0.9.2. and checking ‘install cydia’ and ‘verbose boot’ only then worked fine

  7. Mandude says:

    been trying forever to get it working!! CJ you are awesome! my problem was i was using the iphone firmware instead of my ipod firmware…

    i have an Ipod 2nd Gen older model.
    had the same problem when using iphone firmware… screen turned black… or screen just shows apple sign… finally got ipod firmware and it worked perfectly… one thing.. at the end when the screen flashes white one take your finger off home button… i held on to it after screen flashes white and it didn’t work correctly

  8. ray says:

    where i can get the red znow 0.9.4

  9. Augie says:

    Help please, i want to jailbreak my ipod touch 3g mc model v 3.1.3…is it possible? thanks…

    • bardav1 says:

      not possible for 3g Touches yet. There are some great threads (just go to the “DEV-TEAM BLOG” for example) that I recommend researching. They will answer any questions you might have (posters can be pretty brutal to people who ask questions without first doing a bit of research).

  10. Lauren Williams says:

    i used redsn0w 0.9.3 to jail break my iphone 2g with 3.1.3 firmware. It worked perfectly until i got to the unlock part. The Cydia app is on my phone my the BootNeuter part is not…


  11. Andre says:

    Hi i currently i have a an ipod touch with the firmware 3.1.3 and it is a 3g mc model is there any way of jail breaking it ? please get back to me

  12. Herbykw says:

    I just tried jailbreaking my wifes 3gs with the iphone firmware 3.1.2 and everything went through, at the reboot it went blank and will not start back up. I tried the home button, power, home+power, i tried a restore through itunes, and it says an internal error. When i connect it to the computer it makes the sounds of something being connected and disconnected. But i get nothing from the phone!!

  13. Herbykw says:

    Itunes says it is ineligable for restore. 🙁

  14. Amrit says:

    hey CJ I have just bought an ipod touch 8gig mc modle 2nd gen and i accidentally upgraded it to v3.1.3 version of FW and again i tried to downgrade it with every means possible but it says the firmware is not compatible or that sort of S!@# i need ur help

    P.S can you send me a video on my mail on how to jailbreak or Downgrade whichever is possible

    Thanx again homs for the support Appreciate the work

  15. Amrit says:

    oh and my ADDRESS is amrit_sharma80@yahoo.com

    Thanx Again homes

  16. Jamahl says:

    I have a ipod touch 2g (Non MC)
    im opening the correct firmware in redsn0w 0.9.4 but it keeps getting stuck on the “Waiting for reboot”

  17. Benny says:

    I’ve the same problem. Redsn0w shows the message “waiting for reboot” and nothing happens. Sometimes Windows shows the message that I should connect the iphone to a usb 2.0 port.
    But these are all USB 2.0 … i don’t know what to do !!!

    Please help me …


  18. mark says:

    Hi, my issue is that everything is completed, and redsnow says “The rest of this process takes place on your device…..Done!”, at which time I click on “Finish”.

    At this step the ipod has every pixel displaying black. Should I wait longer or did it not work?

  19. Ryan says:

    when you say upgrade do you mean simply upgrade or restore by holding shift and clicking restore?

  20. Sean says:

    You’re tips are not helping, I have an iPod Touch 2G runned on firmware 3.1.3 and have tried to use the iPod2,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipw and redsn0w is ‘unable to recognize specified IPSW. What else can I try?

  21. thibs says:

    hi i have a ipod 2g running on the 3.1.3 firmware and i’m looking for a jailbreak compatible for it or a downgrade. i bought it in november, coes this make a difference in any way?
    please need an answer.

  22. Jonathan says:

    Just follow the instructions given to you by redsnow 0.9.4 step for step don’t jump ahead by reading the Webpage, and it worked perfectly

  23. Jman says:

    how can i unlock and jailbreak my iphone 3.1.3

  24. ajay says:

    hi i am ajay n i have got an i phone 3gs, which is bymistake updated to 3.1.3 version.n is suck in itunes….can any1 plz suggest me how to unlock this phone….
    thnx ajay

  25. alex says:

    redsnow is not working for me. i have a ipod touch 2G non MC model and im doing every thing right and after i put my ipod in dfu mode still stucked on ”waiting for reboot” what should i do?

  26. sunil says:

    please help me i have itouch 3g 3.1.3 would u tell me how to jaibreak and how many thigs i need to do that

  27. Dblocny says:

    Wats up guys I need som help how can I jailbreak I touch 3.1.3 ver. Mc model good look

  28. andrew says:

    hey i have an ipod touch 3g does redsnow work on my ipod

  29. kkay says:

    i have an iphone 3 wih 3.1.3 I cannot find any jailbreak. I have tried sn0wbreeze but once I downloaded the original firmware software its not able to find the files to install the jailbreak on the phone. Any ideas on a jailbreak that may work?

  30. Kevin says:

    hey ive been trying to jailbreak my ipod touch 2g 3.1.3 non MC for the last week but nothing seems to be working for me.
    I updated the firmware in itunes from 3.0 jailbroken to 3.1.3 because i thought i could jailbreak it. but i was wrong so far. Anyway i couldn’t do it for some reason with redsn0w 0.94 so then i tryed downgrading to 3.1.2.When i did this, itunes wouldn’t recongnise the file iPhone1,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore but it did recongnise the 3.1.3 firmware. I got both files and tryed downloading it 4 times but none of them worked.

    Any idea where i could be going wrong???

  31. Lucky says:


    I’ve tried all the available links to download the Redsn0w 0.9.3 or Redsn0w 0.9.4. But none of the links are working.

    Pls help.

  32. meee says:

    my ipod never reboots

  33. bryan says:

    i have unlocked 2 iphones 2g, and 3g but i made a mistake with this third one and cant seem to understand what is wrong.. ok so heres the problem i updated the 3g 8gb with itunes(3.1.3 firmware) now i also used redsnow 0.9.4 with the ipsw 2_3.1.2_7d11 which to my knowlegde is the one your suppose to use, ok so it updates everything the running pinaple comes out but when the system is rebooted and turns on it freezes at the apple and ive tried disconnecting it, and running it again and nothing.. please help

  34. scorpion says:

    i am using iphone first gen
    i need working ling for the iPhone1,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore

  35. cecil says:

    Hi I’m confused about which ipod touch can be jailbroke. My itouch is 3g 64g MC and I accidentally updated the firmware to 3.1.3! What is a baseband does the itouch have it? where can I find out what mine is?
    thanks I’m a newbie

  36. Suzanna says:

    I have an iPhone 3G on the 05.12.01 baseband. I tried to downgrade from 3.1.3 to 3.1.2

    I first followed the steps in this page:

    Then I encoutered the error message “1015” that I’m supposed to get according to the guide. So I launched RedSn0w 0.9.4 but it got stuck at “The rest of this process takes place on your device”. My iphone is still on a black screen and never rebooted. Help!!!

  37. DRK says:

    when i try and download redsn0w 0.9.2 (this is my first time) it says 404 not found…Any suggestions? danielson.keller@gmail.com

  38. Patrick says:

    This was kind of a stupid mistake of mine, make sure to download the correct redsn0w 9.4, i was using 9.2 and it did not work. Also try running the computer in safe mode with networking (lightly press f8 repeatedly when computer starts up)

  39. Liam K. says:


    I have an iPod touch 2G 3.1.3, MC model. I ran redsn0w using iPod2,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw, and selected “Install Cydia” and followed all the steps, and then clicked Finished. However, when I boot my iPod afterwards, I can’t find Cydia. Am I doing something wrong?


  40. harsh says:

    I have the same problem as bryan here is the problem

    ok so heres the problem i updated the 3g 8gb with itunes(3.1.3 firmware) now i also used redsnow 0.9.4 with the ipsw 2_3.1.2_7d11 which to my knowlegde is the one your suppose to use, ok so it updates everything the running pinaple comes out but when the system is rebooted and turns on it freezes at the apple and ive tried disconnecting it, and running it again and nothing.. please help

    except mines is 32gb not 8gb, but same exact promlem, my ipods screen is black, cant even turn it on anymore!freezes at waiting for reboot.

  41. mike says:

    To all of you who can’t get into recovery mode, this is how i made it: hold power and home button till the apple flash on ur iphone screen. immediately release power button but keep holding home. that should work.

    Now a second problem occurs. like some up there, redsn0w says ‘the rest of the process takes place on your device’. after clicking ‘done’, my iphone was still lighted up, but just display dark blank. what should i do now?

  42. sjors says:

    I just tried jailbreaking my wifes 3gs with the iphone firmware 3.1.2 and everything went through, at the reboot it went blank and will not start back up. I tried the home button, power, home+power, i tried a restore through itunes, and it says an internal error. When i connect it to the computer it makes the sounds of something being connected and disconnected. But i get nothing from the phone!!

    Please CJ help me.

  43. sjors says:

    I just tried jailbreaking my iphone 3gs with the iphone firmware 3.1.2 and everything went through fine, at the reboot it went black and it wouldn’t start back up. I tried the home button, power, home-power, i tried a restore through itunes, and it says an internal error. When i connect it to the computer it makes the sounds of something being connected and disconnected. But i get nothing from the phone!!

    Please CJ help me.

  44. Jenna says:

    Hi again guys (and gals)
    First of all, here’s my problem (then I will recap to how I got there!) Just like I have seen others post, I got to the end of redsnow, where it says the rest of the stuff will happen on your device, and I click done. I have a black screen, although it’s ‘lit up’. How long should it take to come out of this? does it? Or is it stuck, meaning I have to do something else? Anyone is more than welcome to call me to resolve this issue. It is desperately needed as I have been doing this for 2 days straight now, and I have 3 babies under 5, I cannot be without my phone, and this is my only one, other than my work phone that I need to use sparingly. So if you could please call me (right now it is 6:00 est on sunday april 18th) my number is 760-898-6876.

    Okay, so to get here…I first tried using the newest version of sn0wbreeze to jailbreak on the older bootrom (non mc) 3G, running on 3.1.3. I downloaded a fresh copy of the sames firmware. I ended up getting error code 1604 with that. I restored my phone back to 3.1.3, and tried to download the new version of redsn0w 0.9.4, and couldnt find a working link for the life of me. Well good thing I have a lot of life left in me, and I found it. ( I would be more than willing to share it if you need it, just send me an email. jennalee6699@hotmail.com) HOWEVER, in order for me to send it, I will be needing internet, which I only have here at the office until my problem is resolved. So please, the sooner the better on the help here!!
    Anyway, I do not need to unlock my phone as i am on AT&t, just the jailbreak. Any help would be appreciated!!! thanks!!!

  45. praveen says:

    when we tried to install the redsnow it asks for weather its a mc model or not.if mc click yes why we get that message….

  46. beto says:

    hey guys im trying everything i accidentally hooked my iphone 3g which was using 3.1.2 and jailbroken and itunes updated it while i went out ( the one day i forget my phone) and now im using redsnow to try to jailbreak it im trying to use the firmware 3.1.2 like everyone says and letting redsnow do all the work but it gets stuck on waiting to reboot it wont do anything i’ve tried everything i dont know what to do can anyone please help?

  47. Per- Sweden says:

    Hi I’ve tried to unlock n jailbreak a 2G phone 1.1.4 for like 2 days now…
    I manage to pass all the steps successfully, after Done the phone screen has the pineapple man and installing bundles, activating and more… Then reboots and starts up a nice screen BootNeuter2.1 headline with some options the installation takes care of… Then it reboots – but never start up again! After two seconds the white apple on black background appears – and NEVER leaves… ???

  48. Marshall says:

    Works fine wit me. i have an ipod touch 1g, i juss followed the steps above, but after i finished the setup and Cydia is there already, itunes still wont allow me to install third party applications. have I done somethin’ wrong? please hit me up at goodvibesred@yahoo.com. greatly appreciated.

  49. Tarriq says:

    hey guys please help!!!! this is probably because i have a iPod touch 3G, but i will rune redsnow 0.9.4 and when it asks for the firmware i gave it a ipodtouch restore 3G 3.1.2 and it accepts it, it tells that it will be a tethered jailbreak which i dont care so i continued, and then it asks me to hold down the power on bhutton and the home button until the message dissapears, it does that and then it goes patchiong kernel etc. then it says done and i click finish but my ipod just stays on a blue screen until i restart it, and when i restart it there is no cydia installed please help!! thnx

  50. PG says:


    I jailbroke my iPod Touch and now it still makes sounds like when I plug it into things, and my comp (and iTunes) still recognizes it, but the screen is always black? What can I do?

    Please replay ASAP! 🙂

    BTW I jailbroke with Spirit at 3.1.3.

    • NEil says:

      your ipod is probs still in DFU mode. hold the power and home button together for 10 seconds, it will turn on

  51. Erik says:

    hey i have an ipod touch 1st gen at 3.1.3 and right after the jailbreaking process is finished my ipod stays at a black screen…. im using iPod1,1_3.1.2 Restore. Please help

  52. viP4x says:

    Hey, I have a 3GS 3.1.3 otb MC model. Its stuck on “Only Emergency calls”, anyway to hacktivate o Jailbreak it? (So I can see the menu and all that)

  53. Nick says:

    Can anyone help me? my ipod has been loading for almost an hour and i have checked that everything is good.the bar hasn’t moved once since i started.

  54. Nick says:

    my ipod is 3.1.3 and im using ipod 3.1.2

  55. liz says:

    hi, i just have my iphone jailbreak today but eventually after the jailbreak i restore my phone, n didnt have any backups done, so now i cant turn on my phone and my software is totally gone, easy to say, its just empty… now my iphone is stucked with the apple logo… what should i do???should i download the firmware or software?? and how should i download and where??

  56. pop says:

    i have an ipod touch but i dont know how to do a jailbrake

  57. baseman101 says:


    I tried jailbreaking my iPod with redsn0w, but my computer wont reboot my iPod touch (3rd generation). Here is the ipsw file: iPod2,1_4.0_8A293_Restore.ipsw.

    Help if you can!

  58. saufe says:

    It is possible to jailbreak is version 3.13(7E18)

  59. gAReTH says:

    Ok guys,
    so for 3 weeks now I have been battling with my iphone 3G.
    I unlocked months ago and all was well. Then the phone froze when playing a music video and would not switch back on after a restart. Finally plugged into car charger and restore logo appeared. Tried to restore then got error codes in itunes. Since then only able to DFU nothing else. Still was getting 1602/1601 error in itunes no matter what ISPW I tried to restore to. Even tried custom build through Sn0wbreeze.
    Closest I got to fixing the black screened brick of an iphone is tonight when after wading through tons of pages online, managed to find a version of redsn0w and a 4.0 IPSW that for once gets right to the point of “the rest of the process will take place on your device” but now just nothing happens. Have tried ireb and that never ever worked, I have seen nothing on my screen for a VERY long time and fear the worst, I have tried re running redsn0w with verbose boot, cydia only but now ready to call it a day and bury the phone in the garden.
    Unless someone can shed some light on this nightmare, and I will be endebted to them forever.


  60. Scott says:

    So ive tried many times to jailbreak my ipos(i know i have the right firmwares and redsnow versions ect.) i just decided to give up and restored my ipod from iTunes. I worked and synced all my previous backed up data, but the screen with the usb port with the up arrow to itunes logo. I really need some advice because i cant get it to go away and cant use my ipos. Thanks!

  61. Scott says:

    In my above comment i mean that its stuck in recovery mode and need help. Sorry about that. Thank you!

  62. Mark says:


    I have an ipod touch 1G 3.1.3 No version of red sn0w is recognizing the IPSW file.
    here’s the file i’m using : iPod1,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw

    i have tried every OS (xp,windows 7, Vista) and it won’t recognize. red sn0w says “unable to identify IPSW file”
    I have re-downloaded it 7 times and different types including 3.1.2 and 3.1.3 none of them work.

    PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!

  63. joeyakaspce says:

    For people having problems with “stuck on reboot”…

    Place your iphone/ipod in DFU MODE, THEN run redsn0w and continue as normal.

  64. naviin says:

    i need some help here.. i’m using ipod touch 3.13…. model mc..
    cant seem to jailbreak it.. pls help… i just got my ipod touch

  65. Tracy says:

    Did anyone ever get a fix on “The rest of this process take palce on your device” black screen on phone……. stuck ???

  66. Ankith M.Jain says:

    I have i-phone 2g 2.1version N i want to update it 3.1version
    pls help me…..

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