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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. ojrtega's Avatar
      ojrtega -
      pwnage tool messes up and quits right when its starting to create the custom ipsw for me, any way to fix this?
    1. Amraam's Avatar
      Amraam -
      Good job! Really looking forward to the windows version!
    1. saguerra's Avatar
      saguerra -
      Will this work on the new macbook pro? i believe it cant get the iPhone to DFU mode!
    1. arram's Avatar
      arram -
      Is it better to do a fresh install or backup from previous ? I already saved my sms folder from openssh and thats all i care for... but i read somewhere it keeps a 200mb partition when u do a fresh install? can someone explain. thanks
    1. pickeledpeter's Avatar
      pickeledpeter -
      Im giving it a go on my sisters 2G first. If that works i'll go to my 3G. Ill post my updates...Lets hope this works...
    1. NeoNightmareX's Avatar
      NeoNightmareX -
      Quote Originally Posted by saguerra View Post
      Will this work on the new macbook pro? i believe it cant get the iPhone to DFU mode!
      Doesn't matter about hardware, it matters about your OS version. click the Apple in the top left and click About This Mac. If the version is 10.5.6 do a Software update to 10.5.7. If it is 10.5.7 then you can just put it into DFU mode.
    1. travis_t80's Avatar
      travis_t80 -
      Quote Originally Posted by NeoNightmareX View Post
      The Windows JB will be released when it is done. Typing "Windows Please" a bunch of times will not make it come out faster. Please stop. Thanks
      Agreed, these guys are doing this at no charge to us, which they don't have to. As well, if it was not for them, we would all be stuck with the same boring iPhones as everyone else.
    1. popdog23's Avatar
      popdog23 -
      Would love if someone uploaded a custom firmware with default partition size, default apple bootlogo, only cydia installed and the "Has this iphone been pwned before" option disabled.
      Thx in advance!! <3 ••
    1. mwmroll's Avatar
      mwmroll -
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      mwmroll -
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    1. ianbroste's Avatar
      ianbroste -
      any ideas on when a possible 3gs jailbreak will come out?
    1. chanquete's Avatar
      chanquete -
      Sweeeet!!
      Worked like a charm!
      Nice job, guys!!
    1. myke55's Avatar
      myke55 -
      me: iphone 3G 2.2, 2.28.0 w/yellowsn0w on T-Mobile.

      my girlfriend: iphone 3G 2.2.1, 2.30.3 w/gevey sim piggyback on T-Mobile.


      now, when quickpwn comes out with the successful jailbreak, is there any particular version of itunes should i uses to jailbreak both of our phones? or is the latest version fine. ? and im assuming that when quickpwn comes out for windows..ultrasn0w will be followed at the same time..or if not, then damn near close?

      and, is there going to be an immediate tutorial/write up on the steps to upgrade to 3.0 properly, on the right version of itunes, following the unlock? and when upgrading via itunes, its upgrade..not restore, right? or....? lol..
    1. Pcpro745's Avatar
      Pcpro745 -
      whenever i try to do the custom firmare i get 1604 or 1600 error, im on vista 64 bit, iphone 2g
    1. NeoNightmareX's Avatar
      NeoNightmareX -
      Quote Originally Posted by popdog23 View Post
      Would love if someone uploaded a custom firmware with default partition size, default apple bootlogo, only cydia installed and the "Has this iphone been pwned before" option disabled.
      Thx in advance!! <3
      It's against forum rules to post links to firmwares, since it's technically warez, etc. I would say Google is your only option, unless someone feels like making you that specific firmware and PMing you the link.

      Quote Originally Posted by myke55 View Post
      now, when quickpwn comes out with the successful jailbreak, is there any particular version of itunes should i uses to jailbreak both of our phones? or is the latest version fine. ? and im assuming that when quickpwn comes out for windows..ultrasn0w will be followed at the same time..or if not, then damn near close?

      and, is there going to be an immediate tutorial/write up on the steps to upgrade to 3.0 properly, on the right version of itunes, following the unlock? and when upgrading via itunes, its upgrade..not restore, right? or....? lol..
      I would assume that the latest version of iTunes will be fine. Ultrasn0w should be coming out very soon. I believe it's supposed to be today, short of any unexpected delays of course. I would assume the Dev-Team will make it so that people who aren't computer savvy will be able to do it and if not, there will definitely be tutorials on here. I would guess that you need to restore and then Quickpwn it, but it all depends on the release of Quickpwn.

      *phew*
    1. Tommyrast's Avatar
      Tommyrast -
      I'm I don only one still waiting for ULTRASN0W ??????????
      Where is Ultrasn0w .... It's friday most everywhere on earth, and already SATURDAY at some parts .....


      WHERE iS ULTRASn0W !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1. pickeledpeter's Avatar
      pickeledpeter -
      Hello all... Just an update on my sisters 2G. Pwnage tool was successful, entering recovery mode was successful, option+restore is where im getting the trouble... Im getting a 1600 error. Any Ideas?
    1. silverrotary's Avatar
      silverrotary -
      same 1600 error using custom firmware i created and ones i've downloaded. All give the error except the official fw release
    1. myke55's Avatar
      myke55 -
      Quote Originally Posted by NeoNightmareX View Post
      I would assume that the latest version of iTunes will be fine. Ultrasn0w should be coming out very soon. I believe it's supposed to be today, short of any unexpected delays of course. I would assume the Dev-Team will make it so that people who aren't computer savvy will be able to do it and if not, there will definitely be tutorials on here. I would guess that you need to restore and then Quickpwn it, but it all depends on the release of Quickpwn.

      *phew*
      hmm, i read in one of these million threads that all of these updates and unlock isnt going to be like the last time, with so many kinks to have worked out and minor problems here and there....and i also read that to specifically hit restore or update/upgrade? for a certain reason..i do not remember nor can i find that post...this forum is huge lol..

      with that said, and i know its hard to say and put anything in stone here...but...i can upgrade to 3.0 all the way, with the latest version of itunes no problems at all using quickpwn when it comes out...then hit up cydia and install ultrasn0w when they put it on there...and voila. easy as green bean pie?
    1. djdraco's Avatar
      djdraco -
      It's fun always trying to guess which platform pwnage or quickpwn will be released first. Sometimes windows, sometimes mac. And then you get to see everyone spaz because they don't have the current platform. Not bashin anyone, I've got a pc, it's just fun to watch sometimes.