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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. ALN V.'s Avatar
      ALN V. -
      When will it come out for Windows and does WinterBoard work on 3.0
    1. NeoNightmareX's Avatar
      NeoNightmareX -
      Soon and yes.
    1. phaseshift's Avatar
      phaseshift -
      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.

      Edit:


      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.
      thank you for the help
    1. Zehlek's Avatar
      Zehlek -
      No current windows for 3G with Ultrasn0w?
    1. pickeledpeter's Avatar
      pickeledpeter -
      Quote Originally Posted by ALN V. View Post
      When will it come out for Windows and does WinterBoard work on 3.0
      Who knows on the windows release.....

      Winterboard does work on my sis's 2G 3.0
    1. docss26's Avatar
      docss26 -
      i jailbroke not thinking there was unlock for my 3g. is there a way to downgrade from 3.0 back to 2.2.1?
    1. NeoNightmareX's Avatar
      NeoNightmareX -
      There is, but it won't let you unlock it again. You have to wait until Ultrasn0w is released. It should be within the next couple of days if not tonight.
    1. phaseshift's Avatar
      phaseshift -
      im trying to get openssh to work but it keeps telling me remote identification host has changed?
    1. dallaspowers's Avatar
      dallaspowers -
      NEO!...you rock my world!
    1. silverrotary's Avatar
      silverrotary -
      i've tried this in every combination i can think of. DFU and recovery mode. my custom ipsw and downloaded ones, on a mac, on a pc, on another pc. error 1600 every time
      the official release is the only one i can get to work
    1. NeoNightmareX's Avatar
      NeoNightmareX -
      Quote Originally Posted by silverrotary View Post
      i've tried this in every combination i can think of. DFU and recovery mode. my custom ipsw and downloaded ones, on a mac, on a pc, on another pc. error 1600 every time
      the official release is the only one i can get to work
      Use only DFU and follow my other post, quoted here:

      Quote Originally Posted by NeoNightmareX View Post
      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
    1. yowiphone's Avatar
      yowiphone -
      Why does mine tell me 'No bootloader 3.9 files found'?
    1. jmzjmz's Avatar
      jmzjmz -
      If I create an IPSW with pwnage, can I take it and restore my phone on a windows machine?
    1. KingShorty's Avatar
      KingShorty -
      NeoNightmareX

      Thanks a bunch for helping out in this thread.
    1. NeoNightmareX's Avatar
      NeoNightmareX -
      Quote Originally Posted by yowiphone View Post
      Why does mine tell me 'No bootloader 3.9 files found'?
      Google for it and download it onto your HDD. Then when it says "No bootloader 3.9 files found browse web?" Click no and then browse your computer for it. Do the same for the 4.6

      Quote Originally Posted by jmzjmz View Post
      If I create an IPSW with pwnage, can I take it and restore my phone on a windows machine?
      Yes, just follow my post from before if you get error 1600.

      Edit:
      Quote Originally Posted by KingShorty View Post
      NeoNightmareX

      Thanks a bunch for helping out in this thread.
      No problem man. I know everyone has an eager upgrade finger. That's why we're here.
    1. treble26's Avatar
      treble26 -
      never mind! i fixed the problem. instead of clicking on "yes my iphone has been pwned" i clicked on "no my iphone has not been pwned" and that worked.
    1. fluffer's Avatar
      fluffer -
      Quote Originally Posted by NeoNightmareX View Post
      Use only DFU and follow my other post, quoted here:
      i tried more techniques than soft mick. i was seconds from throwing my mbp and phone against the wall!
      this is the one that worked.

      can i kiss you?
    1. mofolo's Avatar
      mofolo -
      Quote Originally Posted by jmzjmz View Post
      If I create an IPSW with pwnage, can I take it and restore my phone on a windows machine?
      I think you need to "pwn" it as well to accept such a ipsw..

      If it is possible to send out a PwnD .ipsw that could jailbreak all our iPhones... you'd think they would of released it?

      Unless this is all part of the evil plan for them to get us to buy a mac?
    1. phaseshift's Avatar
      phaseshift -
      anyone know why openssh isnt working on cydia?
    1. NeoNightmareX's Avatar
      NeoNightmareX -
      Quote Originally Posted by fluffer View Post
      i tried more techniques than soft mick. i was seconds from throwing my mbp and phone against the wall!
      this is the one that worked.

      can i kiss you?
      No.