RedSn0w 0.9.7b6 is coming for Mac/Windows
with Skype issues fixed, which seems the last big bugs by far. So RedSn0w 0.9.7b6
is more safe and stable. We can try to download RedSn0w 0.9.7b6 for Windows to Untethered Jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 iPhone/iPad/iPod
, and here is the guide for how-to.
Download Redsn0w 0.9.7 Beta6 for Windows OS
Download iOS 4.2.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch: http://www.coveringweb.com/2010/11/ios-421-is-live-available-to-download.html
Download iTunes 10.1.1 for Windows / Mac OS X: http://www.coveringweb.com/2010/11/download-itunes-101-for-windows-and-mac.html
Note: If your iDevice has been tethered jailbroken, please start from step 1; if your iDevice has not been jailbroken, please start from Step 2.
The detailed steps:
Step 1: Connect iPhone 4/iPad/iPod to PC. Use iTunes 10.1.1 to restore iDevice to the official iOS 4.2.1 firmware - To do this:
Hold down the "Shift" key and click restore, select the " iPhone3, 1_4.2.1_8C148_Restore.ipsw".
Note: If encounter 1013 error, open your Hosts file, then add # before "22.214.171.124 gs.apple.com", that is "#126.96.36.199 gs.apple.com".
After restore the firmware, the system will automatically restart and then connect to the iTunes to activate the device. Then begin to jailbreak.
Step 2: Extract the downloaded RedSn0w.app; then click "Browse", and then select the 4.2.1 firmware - "iPhone3, 1_4.2.1_8C148_Restore.ipsw". Click Next to continue.
Step 3: Select Cydia and Jailbreak Monte (untether), and in the pop-up dialog box, select the corresponding device 4.2b3 firmware, then click Next.
Step 4: Enter into DFU mode: Maintain iDevice be turned off, and then follow the screen prompts, first press the Power button for 3 seconds, then hold down the Home button and Power button for 10 seconds, then release the Power button, but hold the Home key for 15 seconds. So, if you go to the next screen, you are succeeded.
PS: This process may be some long. Because RedSn0w is not the final version, so RedSn0w may take away all your remaining memory, so before jailbreak, close the software unwanted on the PC. In addition, do not move the computer.
Step 5: Reboot the iDevice. Bingo!
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