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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. galaxygrrl's Avatar
      galaxygrrl -
      Quote Originally Posted by tdonnelly0987 View Post
      Is anyone having a problem with Cydia after updating to 3.0 on a 2g iphone. It seems that the search bar on the right in Cydia is no longer there. If I want to install a package that starts with the letter T I have to manually scroll through every single file starting at A. I used to be able to jump right to the beginning of the T packages when I was on 2.2.1. Can anyone help please?
      Yep, same issue. Guess it's being worked on.
    1. myke55's Avatar
      myke55 -
      ima lose all my cydia apps and shyt when i do all this....arent i..
    1. pickeledpeter's Avatar
      pickeledpeter -
      ok all with the 1600 error problem. First tried it and at the step where it said has your phone been owned before, I of course said yes. So I tried to enter dfu mode myself and hit option+restore. Thats when I would the get the 1600 error. (tried twice, with no luck) Went back and pwnd it again at the option I hit NO (there part where it asks if its been pwned)Followed the steps, and the option+restore, and it worked. Hope this helps, and if it does hit thanks!
    1. braddahjosh's Avatar
      braddahjosh -
      I have the custom .ipsw for all you windows user if someone can tell me where I can host the file, I will share.
    1. bschucher's Avatar
      bschucher -
      Can always have a mac with windows using bootcamp.. Solves all issues.
    1. NeoNightmareX's Avatar
      NeoNightmareX -
      Quote Originally Posted by pickeledpeter View Post
      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?
      You have to put it into DFU mode, not recovery mode. How To: Enter DFU Restore Mode - ModMyi - Wiki

      Quote Originally Posted by myke55 View Post
      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?
      Update is for 2G iPhones and that was before Pwnage was released. You can restore to a custom firmware with a 2G and when Ultrasn0w is released for the 3G.
    1. A Retired Mod's Avatar
      A Retired Mod -
      Is The Icy needed?
    1. danno2022's Avatar
      danno2022 -
      had the no reception problem, but just restored back, then re-jailbreak and now it is working fine and dandy
      thanks everyone
    1. myke55's Avatar
      myke55 -
      um what lol
    1. kcdot's Avatar
      kcdot -
      Been pwning since the first release (still on the old 2G phone!), but for some reason, this pwnage tool crashes just before the password enter on the build... anyone else? Any thoughts? Using a G5 in 10.5.7 on a 2G 16GB already-pwned phone.
    1. ImDa1's Avatar
      ImDa1 -
      It wont let me download pwn 3.0!!!! I keep getting taken to a page that shows ->>>>> Apple & iPhone News | Forums | ModMyi.com 67.212.166.242 /forums/downloads/os-x/8/pwnagetool-3-0-30381/ Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.0.11) Gecko/2009060214 Firefox/3.0.11


      Any1 Else getting this error?
    1. NeoNightmareX's Avatar
      NeoNightmareX -
      Quote Originally Posted by pickeledpeter View Post
      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?
      Quote Originally Posted by silverrotary View Post
      same 1600 error using custom firmware i created and ones i've downloaded. All give the error except the official fw release
      To everyone getting Error Code 1600 try this fix:

      1) Have the latest iTunes and have the stock firmware and custom firmware in an easily accessible location (Preferably the Desktop)
      2) Put the iPhone into DFU following this Guide, the screen should go black, this is normal: How To: Enter DFU Restore Mode - ModMyi - Wiki
      3) Shift-Restore (Windows) or Option-Restore (Mac) to the STOCK Apple firmware
      4) Once the iPhone boots up again, put it into DFU Mode again
      5) Shift-Restore (Windows) or Option-Restore (Mac) to the CUSTOM firmware

      Edit:
      Quote Originally Posted by kcdot View Post
      Been pwning since the first release (still on the old 2G phone!), but for some reason, this pwnage tool crashes just before the password enter on the build... anyone else? Any thoughts? Using a G5 in 10.5.7 on a 2G 16GB already-pwned phone.
      Try building the custom firmware again but this time open up the Log so that we can see where it crashes and try to figure out why.
    1. sj660's Avatar
      sj660 -
      If you're in the US on AT&T, after you've pwned your phone, quit iTunes. Go to Terminal (on the Mac) and type

      defaults write com.apple.iTunes carrier-testing -bool TRUE

      Restart iTunes. Now when you Opt+Click Update/Restore you can select .ipcc packages and update the carrier settings to allow tethering... and MMS. (You can google that if you need the ipcc file) Let me google that for you

      Tethering should work, and the camera icon should be present in your Messages app. (I have not been able to send an MMS yet...) This does appear to break visual voicemail on mine. But I never use that.
    1. pickeledpeter's Avatar
      pickeledpeter -
      Ok update....My sisters 2G worked after some initial trouble with the 1600 error. Follow Neonightmare or my suggestions on how to avoid that. Now im off to my 3G....This is the scary part for me!!
    1. Pacolombia2008's Avatar
      Pacolombia2008 -
      What about the one for Windows?
    1. streetthrowback's Avatar
      streetthrowback -
      does anyone know when they will jailbreak for windows come out???
    1. NeoNightmareX's Avatar
      NeoNightmareX -
      Quote Originally Posted by pickeledpeter View Post
      Ok update....My sisters 2G worked after some initial trouble with the 1600 error. Follow Neonightmare or my suggestions on how to avoid that. Now im off to my 3G....This is the scary part for me!!
      The 3G isn't unlockable yet, but you can still JB it. Just warning you that there is no unlock until Ultrasn0w gets released.
    1. myke55's Avatar
      myke55 -
      Quote Originally Posted by NeoNightmareX View Post
      The 3G isn't unlockable yet, but you can still JB it. Just warning you that there is no unlock until Ultrasn0w gets released.
      only for mac users
    1. phaseshift's Avatar
      phaseshift -
      question i forgot to unhide some icons on crategories but i did a restore like the pwnagetool told me to, those icons are fine right?
    1. NeoNightmareX's Avatar
      NeoNightmareX -
      Quote Originally Posted by myke55 View Post
      only for mac users
      Anyone can JB it, but only Mac users can make the firmware to do it.

      Quote Originally Posted by phaseshift View Post
      question i forgot to unhide some icons on crategories but i did a restore like the pwnagetool told me to, those icons are fine right?
      If you restored then I'm 99% sure you will be fine. I think the problem with that only arises if you update.