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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. shabz_de_don's Avatar
      shabz_de_don -
      everything works fine but everytime i try to respring my springboard it doesnt do it it just stays on the spining thing
    1. CHuCKLeHE4D's Avatar
      CHuCKLeHE4D -
      I have a PC so when will it be out for the PC
    1. mxpimp47's Avatar
      mxpimp47 -
      Some people just don't/aren't reading the whole thread.......
    1. streetthrowback's Avatar
      streetthrowback -
      Quote Originally Posted by mxpimp47 View Post
      Some people just don't/aren't reading the whole thread.......
      lol i agree
    1. NeoNightmareX's Avatar
      NeoNightmareX -
      It's been asked before and it's been answered before. It will be released soon. We don't know when exactly, but it will be soon. Please read the thread before posting. Thanks
    1. pickeledpeter's Avatar
      pickeledpeter -
      So does anybody have any ideas why this website wont work on my mac anymore? i can go to the main page but anytime I try to click on a thread it takes me to a blank page with a url listed. Oh well, I guees it doesn' matter too much, since it works on the PC. Just annoying thats all.

      (waits kinda patiently for ultrasn0w)
    1. austin5678's Avatar
      austin5678 -
      hey what would happen if you got a custom firmware made by a mac using pwnagetool, uploded it to megaupload or something then people on a pc downloaded and restored to it? would it work, because it's still an .ipsw file just with cydia, etc.?

      if it would work, could someone with a mac make a custom firmware and upload it somewhere? it would help out a lot of people including me.

    1. Pcpro745's Avatar
      Pcpro745 -
      that happens to me somtimes too
    1. beerad1228's Avatar
      beerad1228 -
      Quote Originally Posted by danno2022 View Post
      did everything, went smoothly, but now i have no reception at all!
      Edge or 3g is not working, wifi is fine.
      someone please help.
      You probably clicked no when it asked "Do you have an iPhone 3G contract that would activate normally through iTunes" If so just rejailbreak and click yes.
    1. mxpimp47's Avatar
      mxpimp47 -
      If I see some people still can't get an ipsw with a pc by tomorrow I'll pm the ones that asked for help. I'm on the road right now.
    1. keepit4real's Avatar
      keepit4real -
      Does anyone know if you can upgrade to 3.0 using baseband 02.11.07. I am using a turbosim like hack in order to use tmobile.
    1. Smoked_tails's Avatar
      Smoked_tails -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ticko View Post
      pretty please with sugar and cherries and whipped cream on top?
      wuts up with this mac ****? 80% of people have to be PC atleast
    1. jviphone's Avatar
      jviphone -
      so if I have a 3g on att, should i jailbreak 3.0 if I want to be able to unlock it to t-mobile in the future, or wait for Ultrasn0w?
    1. pickeledpeter's Avatar
      pickeledpeter -
      Quote Originally Posted by jviphone View Post
      so if I have a 3g on att, should i jailbreak 3.0 if I want to be able to unlock it to t-mobile in the future, or wait for Ultrasn0w?

      I would wait for ultrasnow before doing anything to a 3G... From what I understand, all it would do is jailbrake your phone, but ruin your activation. I say just to be safe wait for US...

      (waits impatiently for ultrasn0w)
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      i created the custom 3.0 and when it was time to connect the device my phone was not even recognized let alone even being recognized in itunes. The phone no longer is alerted by my laptop as being plugged in. Please Help
    1. AaronsElite's Avatar
      AaronsElite -
      Any idea why pwnagetool crashes when creating custom ipsw? I tried 4 times, redownloading both the pwnagetool (MMi download) and the 3.0 ipsw file (apple direct).

      iPhone 3G/3.0 update/MAC OSX
    1. f00fighters's Avatar
      f00fighters -
      I am also able to successfully unlock it, but I get ZERO bars/Reception. It doesn't even s how the T-Mobile logo or anything. Someone, Please help. What do I do?
    1. chemalito's Avatar
      chemalito -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ticko View Post
      pretty please with sugar and cherries and whipped cream on top?
      Extra sugar on mine, cant wait to jailbreak and test the unlock.
    1. jaipee's Avatar
      jaipee -
      hey guys im a windows user waiting.. but have any of you mac guys jailbroken yet (i no you probly have).. so please tell me

      is ther a cracked mobile installation for 3.0?

      im not asking were to get it from just if ther is one?
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      pwnage 3.0 doesnt mention to download the 3.9 and 4.6 bootloader if i just follow the instruction it did create my custom 3.0 ispw with no issue. The problem is my laptop does not respond to my iphone when i plug in the usb to go in DFU mode neithe itunes eiher. Need imput Need imput