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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. btdesigns's Avatar
      btdesigns -
      Its works like a charm Anyone wants to buy a unlocked 3G, Thank great tip and Tools
    1. roshansri's Avatar
      roshansri -
      For the guys who have a 1600 problem in windows when they custom restore in itunes that is because itunes is not allowing you to force the custom ipsw. In page 9 or 10 I did a walk through on how to get past this guys. Please i suggest you read the forums a bit to find your answer so go check page 9 or 10 in this post.

      Quote Originally Posted by roshansri View Post


      Hey guys well thanks for the write up thought i should also do a quick post maybe later the admin and do a proper post for the PC users.


      All you need is to download the custom IPSW for 3.0 FOR 3G!

      How to fix 16xx- Thanks to the guys over at dev-team posts who take full credit for this find!

      1. download QuickPwn RC3
      2. download iphone 2.0.2 ipsw
      3. Run quickpwn rc3 and do everything it says until your iphone has a white screen.
      4. turn off quickpwn leave cable attached to iphone while white screen is on and turn on itunes .
      5. shift click restore in itunes and pick the 3.0 jailbroken firmware :3

      VOLA! should be running like a PRO!

      Thanks again to the guys over at dev-team posts who take full credit for this find!
      Here it is again and since i am posting again let me explain why you are getting the 1600 error..!!!!.
      Oh if you are wondering how you can get the custom ipsw. I cannot give you a link due to rules on MODMYI. But google the 3.0 custom firmware its out all over the place, Best bet is torrent sites, as for the quickpwn and iphone 2.0.2 ipsw google those too and you shall find what you need. Remember the reason for the quickpwn RC3 and the 2.0.2 is because of the forced boot loader it has it its version. It open your phone up to force the custom ipsw in itunes to load avoiding the 1600 problem!

      Please send your love and say thanks !!!
    1. hhaw3's Avatar
      hhaw3 -
      yea but i'm not on a PC
    1. elle49's Avatar
      elle49 -
      I read that someone else was having the same problem of Pwnage tool crashing. I'm having this problem also.

      Is this a PPC thing? do I need to be running Intel? I tried everything that was suggested, uninstalling and re-installing Pwnage, but it still crashes in the same spot. Just says in the log "Unzipping .ipsw to tmp/ipsw"

      any one else having this problem? any solutions????

      >edit: I think I ran into somewhat of an explanation, I actually uninstalled pwnage this time (just deleted the icon), and then double clicked the .dmg, and dragged the icon to my applications folder and got this error "One or more items have special permissions and cannot be copied. Do you want to skip them?" the options I have are 'stop' and 'continue'. I pressed continue and launched Pwnage again, and it still crashes.
    1. roshansri's Avatar
      roshansri -
      For some reason pwntool rite now is not stable cant blame dev team since everyone out there is been bugging the dev-team to put it out soon. For some ppl it is working properly for other it doesn't . I suggest you follow the same routine and use pwntool to get to the point where the iphone is put into DFU mode with 2.0.2 and then USE A CUSTOM FIRMWARE found on the net for 3.0 made by someone who has success with it and put that into tunes follow the same steps as i have posted except with pwntool and 2.0.2 and then force quite and load itunes and you know the rest.
    1. drennan's Avatar
      drennan -
      Pwnage tool has quit unexpectedly. I keep getting this. I have downloaded the program from a torrent (official link from dev team site) and from modmyi members area. Both fail. I downloaded it through firefox as suggested above. I have updated my 3g iphone to 3.0 via itunes. I have restored the iphone to factory default so its basic config. I have even setup a new osx user account so the phone and mac are basic as possible. Can anyone help?? Really need to jailbreak the phone and get all my apps back. Thanks

      sorry, just seen above posts^
    1. aussiebob's Avatar
      aussiebob -
      Quote Originally Posted by viral.eng View Post
      Do you mind send me a custome firmware as i dont have mac and cant wait till windows version to be released

      I ahve tried this link from megaupload it is not working at all
      See here iClarified - iPhone - How to Jailbreak Your iPhone on OS 3.0 Using RedSn0w (Windows)

      All info including downloads for Windows.
      I just jail broke mine perfectly in 1 go.
      Follow instructions to a t
    1. morpheus95's Avatar
      morpheus95 -
      Quote Originally Posted by roshansri View Post
      For the guys who have a 1600 problem in windows when they custom restore in itunes that is because itunes is not allowing you to force the custom ipsw. In page 9 or 10 I did a walk through on how to get past this guys. Please i suggest you read the forums a bit to find your answer so go check page 9 or 10 in this post.



      Here it is again and since i am posting again let me explain why you are getting the 1600 error..!!!!.
      Oh if you are wondering how you can get the custom ipsw. I cannot give you a link due to rules on MODMYI. But google the 3.0 custom firmware its out all over the place, Best bet is torrent sites, as for the quickpwn and iphone 2.0.2 ipsw google those too and you shall find what you need. Remember the reason for the quickpwn RC3 and the 2.0.2 is because of the forced boot loader it has it its version. It open your phone up to force the custom ipsw in itunes to load avoiding the 1600 problem!

      Please send your love and say thanks !!!

      Quote Originally Posted by hhaw3 View Post
      yea but i'm not on a PC
      i'm not as well
    1. beantown6171's Avatar
      beantown6171 -
      Having the same problem on my iPhone 3g,I have to schroll from the beginning to the end on cydia.also some of my themes don't look right when I install them. I am going to restore it and do it again. Going to use firefox like they said and not safari
    1. elle49's Avatar
      elle49 -
      any explanation for the "One or more items have special permissions and cannot be copied. Do you want to skip them?"
    1. eightdown's Avatar
      eightdown -
      sorry if this is a stupid question but im gonna ask anyway...im on osx 10.4.6 and im wondering if there will be any issues since im not on 10.5.7? thanks in advance
    1. roshansri's Avatar
      roshansri -
      Should not be a problem as long as itunes is updated for 3.0
    1. vines33's Avatar
      vines33 -
      im having issues with pwnage tool. about 1 min into building custom ispw the program shuts down. btw i have 3g trying to jailbreak 3.0 on OS X. Help please.
    1. drennan's Avatar
      drennan -
      I'm getting pwnage tool crashes on tiger PPC. I've got a iphone 3g updated to OS 3.0. If I open quickpwn, it doesnt let me select the iphone 3g so I cant load the downloaded custom restore. Theres so much info everywhere, its kinda confusing. Has anyone with the above setup got this working? Is the pwnage crash a PPC problem? Does anyone know of a step by step guide to jailbreak OS 3.0 on a 3G or alternatively, can I downgrade my phone back to how it was before I upgraded to OS 3.0? I really need it jailbroken and would rather revert till pwnage tool crash is resolved. thanks
    1. hhaw3's Avatar
      hhaw3 -
      i went with aussiebob's suggestion of redsnow and seems to be fine. i have cydia
    1. rampmike's Avatar
      rampmike -
      Just tried to upgrade my software to 3.0 from 2.2.1.
      Followed the instructions to the dot. All went fine until iTunes started verifying the software on my iPhone and I got the error message "10".
      Could this be because I am using a powered usb hub (I can't upgrade my phone on a Mac Air without usb hub due to usb issues).
      Tks. Mike
    1. captin manering's Avatar
      captin manering -
      Jailbroke my 3g 3.0 with windows using redsnow thank god for that its awsome

      THANKS AUSSIEBOB FOR THE LINK WAS EASY
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      You CAN use Safari. Just turn off the feature for opening "safe" files after downloading. You don't HAVE to use Firefox.
    1. sircutbreaker's Avatar
      sircutbreaker -
      when you made the package in pwnage, did you uncheck activate phone?

      if you didnt.. that would cause it.

      10.5.7 fixed that
    1. elle49's Avatar
      elle49 -
      I found the crash log for pwntool on my computer, however it makes no sense to me. All I can gather is that it crashed in thread 7. If anyone knows/ would like to take a look at it to figure out why pwntool keeps crashing, pm me. It is very long.