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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. timmay's Avatar
      timmay -
      once i load the JB i dont have service. had to restore with normal 3.0
    1. pickeledpeter's Avatar
      pickeledpeter -
      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.
      OMG...Thank god I had to use the restroom, then hit refresh on these pages...I was seconds from installing 3.0 it on my phone.

      Just to make sure, I wont be able to unlock it? even though im on a mac and on the latest stuff required? For some reason I mustve read the post wrong. I guess thats why everyone was freaking out for the ultrasnow. Well thanks a bunch Neo, i thanked you...
    1. phaseshift's Avatar
      phaseshift -
      Quote Originally Posted by NeoNightmareX View Post
      Anyone can JB it, but only Mac users can make the firmware to do it.



      If you restored then I'm 99% sure you will be fine. I think the problem with that only arises if you update.
      so if i wanted to jb a friends phone on windows i just need to copy my custom ipsw to his machine, go into dfu mode and restore with the custom ipsw right?
    1. NeoNightmareX's Avatar
      NeoNightmareX -
      Quote Originally Posted by pickeledpeter View Post
      OMG...Thank god I had to use the restroom, then hit refresh on these pages...I was seconds from installing 3.0 it on my phone.

      Just to make sure, I wont be able to unlock it? even though im on a mac and on the latest stuff required? For some reason I mustve read the post wrong. I guess thats why everyone was freaking out for the ultrasnow. Well thanks a bunch Neo, i thanked you...
      Ultrasn0w should be released sometime this weekend. I think it will be released tonight unless there is some sort of delay. You probably read the jailbreaking of 3G as unlocking. Hehe, good thing I just saved your a**, huh? Anyway, that's why this forum is here.

      Edit:
      Quote Originally Posted by phaseshift View Post
      so if i wanted to jb a friends phone on windows i just need to copy my custom ipsw to his machine, go into dfu mode and restore with the custom ipsw right?
      Yes you can do that. You might get error 1600 though. If so just follow my guide in one of my previous posts in order to get passed it. Remember, this is only a jailbreak, NOT AN UNLOCK.
    1. jdm.accord's Avatar
      jdm.accord -
      Quote Originally Posted by NeoNightmareX View Post
      Only on 10.5.6, the DFU bug is fixed in 10.5.7+
      Awesome, thanks! I'm running 10.5.7 so I'm gravy.
    1. pickeledpeter's Avatar
      pickeledpeter -
      Quote Originally Posted by NeoNightmareX View Post
      Ultrasn0w should be released sometime this weekend. I think it will be released tonight unless there is some sort of delay. You probably read the jailbreaking of 3G as unlocking. Hehe, good thing I just saved your a**, huh? Anyway, that's why this forum is here.
      HAHA, exactly thanks a ton again! I'll be patiently waiting for ultrasnow like the rest of the world now...Thought I was getting a good jump. Oh well, the 2G was pretty smooth after the initial 1600 error. Hopefully using ultrasnow is easy as well..
    1. NeoNightmareX's Avatar
      NeoNightmareX -
      Quote Originally Posted by jdm.accord View Post
      Awesome, thanks! I'm running 10.5.7 so I'm gravy.
      You d*mn kids with your music. I'm assuming "gravy" means "good." If so, then yes. In fact, you are an entire Thanksgiving meal.
    1. streetthrowback's Avatar
      streetthrowback -
      why would they make the tool only on mac if their more users on windows???
    1. kcdot's Avatar
      kcdot -
      all it says in the log is :
      "2009-06-19 16:10:58 - Unzipping .ipsw file to /tmp/ipsw."

      Doubt the icons' timing on the little animation while I wait is relevant, but everytime the Bootloader icon wanders onto the scene that's about the time at which the whole thing freezes and then crashes out. :< Very repeatable.

      4 GB available on the drive (could this need more?)
      only Firefox running concurrently
      can't figure out what to do based on Log message.

      :<
    1. sab3083's Avatar
      sab3083 -
      still hasnt been answered, when will the 3G S be jailbreakable?
    1. NeoNightmareX's Avatar
      NeoNightmareX -
      Quote Originally Posted by streetthrowback View Post
      why would they make the tool only on mac if their more users on windows???
      Because the people who made it have Macs.

      Quote Originally Posted by kcdot View Post
      all it says in the log is :
      "2009-06-19 16:10:58 - Unzipping .ipsw file to /tmp/ipsw."

      Doubt the icons' timing on the little animation while I wait is relevant, but everytime the Bootloader icon wanders onto the scene that's about the time at which the whole thing freezes and then crashes out. :< Very repeatable.

      4 GB available on the drive (could this need more?)
      only Firefox running concurrently
      can't figure out what to do based on Log message.

      :<
      I need some more information:
      2G or 3G? Tell me the exact options that you choose. I want to replicate it and see if it crashes for mine.
    1. jviphone's Avatar
      jviphone -
      Quote Originally Posted by sab3083 View Post
      still hasnt been answered, when will the 3G S be jailbreakable?
      It just came out today..jeez give these guys some times..

      the ? I have is can we jailbreak a 3g phone, and then unlock it in the future, Im on att, but when my 3gs is able to unlock im selling my 3g to a friend on t-mobile..

      I have windows and a mac.. ( problem solved )
    1. kcdot's Avatar
      kcdot -
      it's a 2G phone, i don't input any special options (use simple mode):

      pick ipsw (downloaded from link on modmyi to desktop) - takes QUITE a while for it to find it... (~2 min)
      yes (put the new ipsw on my desktop)
      yes (iphone contract thru iTunes)
      Building IPSW (crash as soon as "boot" logo gets out)
      i don't get to the "enter your password" part
    1. treble26's Avatar
      treble26 -
      im not new to jailbreaking i have been doing this for so long now and i have done this many times, but this is the first time that iTunes keeps telling me that it cant restore my iphone after i jailbreak it. it says a problem occurred. i cant restore my iphone 3G using the custom firmware. is any one having this problem too? i have done it 3 times already and still no luck.
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      How to Jailbreak/Unlock/Activate iPhone 2G on 3.0 Firmware - PwnageTool - Page 2

      posted something here about the safari on mac ipsw problem.

      also, stealthbravo.com has a all the custom ipsw's for windows users on his thread
      "3.0 jailbroken"
      just say hi and he will pm u the link
    1. KingShorty's Avatar
      KingShorty -
      I suck at putting the phone in DFU mode. I keep having to restore the stock ipsw because it goes to the "please connect to itunes" screen.
    1. NeoNightmareX's Avatar
      NeoNightmareX -
      Quote Originally Posted by kcdot View Post
      it's a 2G phone, i don't input any special options (use simple mode):

      pick ipsw (downloaded from link on modmyi to desktop) - takes QUITE a while for it to find it... (~2 min)
      yes (put the new ipsw on my desktop)
      yes (iphone contract thru iTunes)
      Building IPSW (crash as soon as "boot" logo gets out)
      i don't get to the "enter your password" part
      I built it fine. Try uninstalling and reinstalling Pwnage.
    1. friscorydah's Avatar
      friscorydah -
      when's the ipod touch 2g version coming out!?
    1. pickeledpeter's Avatar
      pickeledpeter -
      hey, i just wanted to say thanks to Neo for living in this thread helping all of us out. It's people like you who make MMI so valuable.

      (looks forward to ultrasnow)
    1. NeoNightmareX's Avatar
      NeoNightmareX -
      Quote Originally Posted by pickeledpeter View Post
      hey, i just wanted to say thanks to Neo for living in this thread helping all of us out. It's people like you who make MMI so valuable.

      (looks forward to ultrasnow)
      That's right. I just saved Christmas!