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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. nocturn's Avatar
      nocturn -
      hey andrew,

      blackra1n, i'm glad i spent so much time trying to figure out what the hell was the right way to JB and unlock. while i was ponding, that the rain came and pretty much solve all of the above. my apologies for not coming back and leaving direction but if you google "blackra1n" and just follow what it says you'll be fine.


      hope this helps
      nocturn
    1. ifoxhound's Avatar
      ifoxhound -
      Ive jailed breaked before, but this time after I select the custom restore, i get the dude shouting in russian, and there is an error in the itunes window saying could not restore phone
    1. Hilley's Avatar
      Hilley -
      I have an older iPhone that I am trying to get to work as an iPod. I have gone through all of the necessary steps of Pwnage and iTunes is getting hung up. Basically, it is telling me that I do not have a SIM card installed and I need one. Is there any sort of a work around on getting your phone to work as an iPod without a SIM card installed?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by ifoxhound View Post
      Ive jailed breaked before, but this time after I select the custom restore, i get the dude shouting in russian, and there is an error in the itunes window saying could not restore phone
      The 'dude shouting in russian' is Steve Jobs and it means your phone has been pwned but is in restore mode. What error message do you get? What phone have you got? What ipsw did you use? What FW were you on before?
      Quote Originally Posted by Hilley View Post
      I have an older iPhone that I am trying to get to work as an iPod. I have gone through all of the necessary steps of Pwnage and iTunes is getting hung up. Basically, it is telling me that I do not have a SIM card installed and I need one. Is there any sort of a work around on getting your phone to work as an iPod without a SIM card installed?
      By 'older iPhone' do you mean 2G or 3G? you need to hactivate but without knowing more details it's difficult to answer questions.
    1. o hella jdm's Avatar
      o hella jdm -
      I do this process with my 3g 8gig iphone, and i get errors such as (1600)

      i did every step, but i do notice with my 2g 16gig iphone i de-select icy. but for some reason with the 3g it gives me an error, im on the updated itunes etc. can anyone help?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Which version of pwnage are you using? This is a very old guide. What FW/BB are you on? You should always deselect ICY as it is no longer supported.
    1. Jaywade's Avatar
      Jaywade -
      Hello, I must be really stupid or something but everytime i go to download some kind of firmware it comes as a goddam zip file - not as an .ispw that itunes can find. if i extract this doesnt help if i rename this doesnt work in itunes what am i suposed to do with this fkn .zip its driving me mad i cant use my phone past the emergency screen i need a way around the sim card activation as i dont live in usa where the phone is from. I have windows7. Any help on this is much apreciated ty in advance
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Just change the .zip to .ipsw
    1. Jaywade's Avatar
      Jaywade -
      i did rname the .zip to .ispw but then itunes comes up with an error like not valid file or something thanks for the reply though
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      What FW are you downloading from where? What is the full filename?
    1. Jaywade's Avatar
      Jaywade -
      i have tried 3 all the same result from different sites
      iPhone1,2_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.zip
      iPhone1_2_3.1.3_7E18_Custom_Restore_Activated.zip
      iPhone2,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw (renamed)
      so you think i should just be able to change the .zip to .ipsw and it should work ??
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Download http://appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite....1_Restore.ipsw
      It is FW 3.12 (BB 05.11.07) for the iPhone 3G
    1. Jaywade's Avatar
      Jaywade -
      Wooohoo ok I have an unlocked hactivated iphone 3g running 3.1.3 fw this is my story.
      I bought a iphone from ebay us ( i live in Australia) and hit restore in itunes soon ifter i got it, and thought my phone was useless as i couldnt get past the emergency calls screen and after phoning apple being told i need to be on an at&t plan for it to work. Happily this is not true.
      After downloading a bunch of useless crap programs and Firmware i finally got it working heres how. Btw this only works coz im lucky i have 5.08 bootloader but it will still get you past emergency screen so you can at least use it for an ipod and surf the net sooo.

      1) Download 3.1.3 firmware from somewhere right click it and rename the .zip to .ispw

      2) download sn0wbreeze-V1.5.2.exe ( i tried others like redsnow blackra1n spirit- they all sucked for me, dont waste your time)

      3)run snowbreeze -locate the 3.1.3 fw, it will then make a new one and save it to desktop. and guide you to put into DFU recovery

      4)itunes should ask you if you want to restore SHIFT click restore and locate the new .ispw file snowbreeze made. Let it do its thing when you reboot your phone you should be past the emergency calls screen

      5) Watch this guide on youtube [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW3xuHe_2Dw&feature=related]YouTube - HOW TO UNLOCK IPHONE 3G 3.1.3[/ame]

      Basically it tells u to go to cydia download fuzzyband run it, If you have the old bootloader 5.08 like me then you can downgrade and unlock if you have a newer bootloader u cant do anymore at this stage as far as im aware.
      Then use cydia search to download ultrasnow and bang unlocked iphone 3g running on 3.1.3 fw .

      I hope this guide helps some people thankyou Confucius for helping me also