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  • How to Jailbreak iPhone Firmware 3.0 - PwnageTool
    This guide teaches you how to jailbreak your iPhone 2G/3G (NOT 3GS) on the 3.0 firmware using Pwnage Tool 3.0 by the iPhone Dev Team. ONLY WORKS FOR OS X.

    You can unlock your iPhone 3G AFTER following this guide by using UltraSn0w. Directions on that are here. If you want to unlock your iPhone 2G while Jailbreaking follow this guide. Anyways, lets continue.

    Before getting started, you'll need to download a few things:

    Pwnage Tool 3.0 - MMi Member Download | RapidShare | torrent

    3.0 iPhone Firmware iPhone 3G Direct from Apple (iPhone 2G Firmware is here)

    Note: Safari does not download the .ipsw files correctly - it decompresses them as soon as they're downloaded. We don't want that. Use Firefox to download the .ipsw, not Safari. Or you can ctrl+click the decompressed folder & click the compress button.

    Alright, now that you've downloaded all that, lets continue.

    Connect your iPhone to iTunes.

    I recommend you sync up first so you get your contacts, photos, mail, etc current.




    Note: restoring will remove any and all Jailbreak app settings and WinterBoard themes. bhz has a decent guide on how to back all that up here if you'd like. Otherwise, you can just redownload them.

    Once you've downloaded the 3.0 firmware and placed it anywhere (I just put mine on my desktop) (or in your Applications folder) you can open Pwnage Tool by double-clicking the icon.

    You may have OS X ask you about opening an app from the internet, don't worry about it - click Open.



    Hit OK on the Copyright screen that pops up.



    Since we're going to be jailbreaking our 3G iPhone, click that image on the left so the green checkbox comes up, and the hit the blue arrow button in the bottom right to move on.



    On the next screen, Pwnage Tool will look for the 3.0 .ipsw file. It should find it automatically (again, mine was on my desktop), and list it there. It will take about a minute to find it. Click it and hit the blue arrow in the bottom right to move on.



    Note: If you want a larger main partition (for installing Cydia apps and themes, etc), click the Expert mode and then the General icon, and increase your parition size.

    Pwnage Tool will then let you know its going to create an .ipsw file.



    Next, you'll be asked if you have a contract that would activate normally through iTunes - this is AT&T only in the US, or any other carrier outside the US that is a legit iPhone carrier who you bought the iPhone through. ''IF'' you have a legit contract with iTunes (e.g, you have AT&T or an approved iPhone carrier in another country) - say yes.



    Once you've answered those q's, Pwnage Tool will begin creating your .ipsw. This screen should be up around 5 minutes or so.



    Halfway through the creation of the .ipsw, OS X will ask you for your password. This is required for Pwnage Tool to build the custom firmware, go ahead and input your password and hit OK.



    Pwnage Tool will ask if your iPhone has been previously pwned (and still is). If you aren't sure, just hit No, that's fine. If you know for sure its been pwned and still is, hit Yes, but make sure it really is.



    Once complete, Pwnage Tool will let you know to quit Pwnage Tool, put your iPhone in Recovery mode (OR DFU MODE if you've never pwned), start iTunes, and restore with the custom firmware bundle it just created.











    Now, pull up iTunes. You should see the following message:



    Hit OK. Now, this is important - where it says Restore in iTunes, hold down the ''option'' key on your keyboard and press ''Restore'' in iTunes while holding it down.

    Note: Its very important you hold down the option key while pressing Restore. Don't forget that.

    Assuming you did that correctly, a window should pop up asking you which .ipsw file you'd like to restore from. Select the one we just created with Pwnage Tool. If you left it default, it should be sitting on your desktop and be named iPhone1,2_3.0_7A341_Custom_Restore.ipsw or something similar. Hit Open.



    iTunes will now run through its typical flurry of windows and notifications while updating the firmware.





    During this time, you'll see the nifty new progress bar on your iPhone as it restores.



    If everything went correctly, you'll see the window stating your iPhone was restored to factory settings (heh, not quite, iTunes , and you can then hit OK.



    Wait for iTunes to see the iPhone before disconnecting.

    If you'd like, you can now restore from the backup you made of your iPhone before, to get all your contacts, mail accounts, and photos back. You might wanna clear off some photos/videos/music if you had it near full to make room for AppStore and Cydia apps now.



    Congrats! That's it! You're now ready to go on iPhone firmware 3.0.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: How to Jailbreak iPhone Firmware 3.0 - PwnageTool started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 433 Comments
    1. rigbus's Avatar
      rigbus -
      i cannot get this, after an error 10 i updated itunes and it went through. got into cydia, installed substrate and on the re-spring it froze. i reboot and it was stuck at the boot screen. so i attempted to restore it and got the 1600 error. i then restored to the original and went back to dfu and still got 1600 (mac). so i tried a few of the other suggestions. quickpwn rc3 with 2.0.2_5C1 and also winpwn 2.5 with 2.0.1_5B108 in attempt to get to that white screen. in both cases as soon as i reboot the ipod and hold the home button for 5 seconds.. both apps crash, and knowing what to do i continue the process and never get to just the white screen (no matter how long i hold home). i don't have itunes installed on my pc.. could this be causing the crashing? (i'm trying this next). please any help would be appreciated
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rigbus View Post
      i cannot get this, after an error 10 i updated itunes and it went through. got into cydia, installed substrate and on the re-spring it froze. i reboot and it was stuck at the boot screen. so i attempted to restore it and got the 1600 error. i then restored to the original and went back to dfu and still got 1600 (mac). so i tried a few of the other suggestions. quickpwn rc3 with 2.0.2_5C1 and also winpwn 2.5 with 2.0.1_5B108 in attempt to get to that white screen. in both cases as soon as i reboot the ipod and hold the home button for 5 seconds.. both apps crash, and knowing what to do i continue the process and never get to just the white screen (no matter how long i hold home). i don't have itunes installed on my pc.. could this be causing the crashing? (i'm trying this next). please any help would be appreciated
      Ok, check all of the following:
      Are you on a Mac? Is your mac up to date on software? 10.5.7? Is iTunes current at 8.2? Do you have an intel mac?
    1. jrlederer's Avatar
      jrlederer -
      no itunes? why not try doing it with itunes before even bothering to post? sorry if that seems harsh, but really?
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jrlederer View Post
      no itunes? why not try doing it with itunes before even bothering to post? sorry if that seems harsh, but really?
      Haha, you read that wrong. He has itunes on what I am assuming is his mac. But has a PC also that doesnt have itunes....
      Quote Originally Posted by rigbus View Post
      "...after an error 10 i updated itunes and it went through.".. "i don't have itunes installed on my pc.. "
    1. jrlederer's Avatar
      jrlederer -
      ha...my bad. please, continue as if I hadn't made a total jackass of myself...thanks.
    1. rigbus's Avatar
      rigbus -
      ok, well my mac is actually at 10.5.5 and it is a PPC and my itunes on the mac is up to date. thanks for the quick replies.. i'll start the update now and see if that helps... 700mb to go
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rigbus View Post
      ok, well my mac is actually at 10.5.5 and it is a PPC and my itunes on the mac is up to date. thanks for the quick replies.. i'll start the update now and see if that helps... 700mb to go
      This is most likely the problem
    1. rigbus's Avatar
      rigbus -
      hope so, i'll keep you posted
    1. ODavy's Avatar
      ODavy -
      Quote Originally Posted by drennan View Post
      for those who's pwnage tool is crashing on a mac, try another mac or pc and use redsnow. this was happening to me and tried everything to fix it. pwnage tool crashed while building ispw so i downloaded redsnow on my mac and it too crashed not long after progress bar started. dunno if its a PPC thing or whatever but i used redsnow on a pc and worked straight away. dont waste time trying to fix it, just use another machine.
      I have a G5 PPC and, obviously, cannot create a custom restore file. This morning I dl'd a jailbroken custom restore ipsw, created on an Intel Mac, and on trying to restore with iTunes got the message that the file was incompatible.
      I dl'd a second jailbroken ipsw from rapidshare but am reluctant to do anything with it until I find out more.
      Anyone else have the incompatibility message?
    1. drennan's Avatar
      drennan -
      Quote Originally Posted by ODavy View Post
      I have a G5 PPC and, obviously, cannot create a custom restore file. This morning I dl'd a jailbroken custom restore ipsw, created on an Intel Mac, and on trying to restore with iTunes got the message that the file was incompatible.
      I dl'd a second jailbroken ipsw from rapidshare but am reluctant to do anything with it until I find out more.
      Anyone else have the incompatibility message?
      Download redsnow and the custom restore ipsw here:

      iClarified - iPhone - How to Jailbreak Your iPhone on OS 3.0 Using RedSn0w (Mac)

      run redsnow and browse for the downloaded ipsw when prompted. I did this after restoring my iphone on firmware 3.0 through itunes and it works perfectly.
    1. rigbus's Avatar
      rigbus -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      This is most likely the problem
      after 10.5.7 installation i attempted a restore with the custom and got the 1600. so i restored it to the default and when i gained control, i put it back into dfu and attempted the custom again.. still a 1600. any ideas?
    1. jviphone's Avatar
      jviphone -
      After reading some of these replies, I see why the DEV team waits before releasing tools, some people have no sense..
    1. blaisy11's Avatar
      blaisy11 -
      I have a 3g with at&t coverage. I tried downloading and using pawnage and the ispw twice to no avail. Pawnage quits when it is 5 seconds into the rebuilding of the ispw.
    1. peaceandminimal's Avatar
      peaceandminimal -
      Hi everyone. I updated my 3G to 3.0 and PWNED it. Everything went smoothly, but when I try to instal cracked apps i keep getting message "application ... was not installed.. because it could not be verified ..."
      Apps downloaded from iTunes store instal OK.
      Does anyone have similar problem?
    1. csmithofsb's Avatar
      csmithofsb -
      I have a jailbroken, unlocked 2G iPhone running firmware 1.1.1. Will this unlock work on firmware 1.1.1 or do I have to do something to my iPhone to prep it first?
    1. singlemodeuser's Avatar
      singlemodeuser -
      Quote Originally Posted by danno2022 View Post
      did everything, went smoothly, but now i have no reception at all!
      Edge or 3g is not working, wifi is fine.
      someone please help.
      Yep same here. Any fixes for this?
    1. Creative911's Avatar
      Creative911 -
      Ok, I'm updated and all to 3.0, for some reason after the 2nd day.... cydia keeps crashing.. it will not load up at all. Is anyone else having this problem or knows what I can do to fix this issue besides doing a restore all over again?
    1. shabz_de_don's Avatar
      shabz_de_don -
      Quote Originally Posted by Smoked_tails View Post
      x100000
      wuts up with this mac ****? 80% of people have to be PC atleast
      some people havent noticed.... iphon is made by apple the same people who created mac.... so isnt it obvious that the coding creating would be made for mac first... iphone is a lightweight version of a mac...


      some people gosh!

      Quote Originally Posted by peaceandminimal View Post
      Hi everyone. I updated my 3G to 3.0 and PWNED it. Everything went smoothly, but when I try to instal cracked apps i keep getting message "application ... was not installed.. because it could not be verified ..."
      Apps downloaded from iTunes store instal OK.
      Does anyone have similar problem?
      some people dont get it when we say cracked apps does not go with this forum... we do want to hear about your cracked apps and dont care!

      Quote Originally Posted by rigbus View Post
      after 10.5.7 installation i attempted a restore with the custom and got the 1600. so i restored it to the default and when i gained control, i put it back into dfu and attempted the custom again.. still a 1600. any ideas?
      update your itunes i had the same problem!
    1. __neo's Avatar
      __neo -
      hi everyone..i have gone through the thread so please don't bash me for asking this.

      i remember last time i tried jailbreaking on my new aluminium macbook there was some problem in putting it in DFU ,but i dont remember clearly.Was it the problem with 10.5.6 only? and will it be resolved by 10.5.7..

      thanks
    1. erikcarrie's Avatar
      erikcarrie -
      Currently updating my contacts, pictures, music, etc. It took me 3 times before I finally saw the pineapple then Icy and Cydia. Awesome! just taking forever to reload my stuff so I can play with my jailbroken 3.0 1st gen iPhone 8gb. Thanks!