How To Jailbreak The Iphone 3G with Redsn0w

Hey everyone, sorry for not posting in such a long time. I have a good one today for you Iphone users out there.

In today’s article I will explain how I jailbroke my iPhone 3G.

What is jailbreaking you ask?

The jailbreak is a term used to refer to devices that can freely install and run whatever application the user might want or need. Read more on that here

Please understand that JAILBREAKING is not UNLOCKING your device.  Unlocking is when you free the iPhone to run on other cellular carriers other than ATT. Jailbreaking is a risk free process where you will open the OS of the phone to install and run whatever applications you wish. Also, you can ALWAYS restore your device to the factory state using iTunes, which will vanish the jailbreak modifications.
Everything that was working before this process will continue to work, including all the default applications and pre-installed software’s like AppStore and it’s applications. Jailbreaking will simply just open another door for you to choose a path.

Recently I was visited my my brother-in-law and he had just jailbroken his iPhone. I had always thought I might try this one day but I was scared it would mess up a lot of things like my Itunes account, syncing, corrupt the phone OS, slow the phone down, etc. He showed his phone to me and it was totally fine. He was able to carry on just like before but now there were lots of new tweaks on his phone that I always wanted the iPhone to do, like video record, the ability to block calls like many of my older simpler Nokia cell phones uses to do, and also have a simple battery percentage meter(see below), which just came out on the new 3GS by default but not in the new 3.0 OS update from Apple for the current 3G iPhone. Why Apple Why? See the bottom of this post to see how to enable this nice little feature.

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How to Force Quit Restart Reset iPhone OS 3.0

You must have noticed lots of visible changes in OS 3.0 but there are many hidden changes.  One of them is Forcely Quit app in iPhone.  Sometimes an application (from the App Store or even like Safari) can start taking up so much memory that it starts to decrease the performance of the device.  In OS 2.X.X we used this trick “ Press and hold the home button.  Holding this home button for about 10 seconds will force that app or game to quit. ” But for iPhone OS 3.0 and iPhone 3G S there are certain changes.

If something isn’t working right, restarting, force quitting an application, or resetting iPhone will likely solve the problem.  Force quitting can be good avenues, not only to exit a misbehaving or frozen app.  It’s also a good practice to quit background apps like Safari and Mail, which take up precious memory, especially before starting a game.

How to Force Quit an App : To force quit an application in 3.0, press and hold the sleep/wake button until the slide to power off screen appears, then press and hold the home button until the application quits (about six seconds).

How to Reset iPhone : Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.

How to Restart iPhone : Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the red slider appears.  Slide your finger across the slider to turn off iPhone.  To turn iPhone back on, press and hold the Sleep/Wake until the Apple logo appears.  If you can’t turn off iPhone or if the problem continues, you may need to reset.  A reset should be done only if turning iPhone off and on doesn’t resolve the problem.