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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. mrwalleyeman's Avatar
      mrwalleyeman -
      worked great thanks for the link
    1. rigbus's Avatar
      rigbus -
      Quote Originally Posted by rampmike View Post
      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
      update itunes.. had the same error.
      but, when installing substrate got stuck in a loop, now getting constant 1600
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Quote Originally Posted by aussiebob View Post
      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
      Hello, I have successfully jailbroken my IPhone 3G using Pwnage tool on a MAC. I did not use RedSn0w though so do I need to do it over again using RedSn0w?
    1. DanJan's Avatar
      DanJan -
      I jailbroke yesterday and somethings seem to be working and some do not , no keyboard over lays will work along with a few other jail broken apps i was wondering if ayone else had these problems?
    1. kcdot's Avatar
      kcdot -
      Quote Originally Posted by AaronsElite View Post
      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
      Me too. Can't make it work. I'm on a G5 (PowerMac) so going to try it on my Intel... NeoNightmareX tried to help, alas, no success.
    1. afhuff01's Avatar
      afhuff01 -
      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.
      Go into expert mode in PwngeTool. After you choose the firmware you want to use, you will see options. Under General, you need to unselect "Activate the phone".
    1. johnny5's Avatar
      johnny5 -
      After I pwned to 3.0, all my cydia apps won't open. They crash back to springboard instantly. Any ideas?

      No icy installed apps open either.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by johnny5 View Post
      After I pwned to 3.0, all my cydia apps won't open. They crash back to springboard instantly. Any ideas?

      No icy installed apps open either.
      Could be that these apps arent updated for 3.0 yet. Try a hard reset...
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      BossPref doesn't seem to be working correctly. I can't get the numeric battery to come on and everytime I open and close BossPref the icons re-arrange themselves and the Wi-Fi shows off but it's really on. I wish I could find out the bootloader version with 3.0.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by GrandMstrBud View Post
      BossPref doesn't seem to be working correctly. I can't get the numeric battery to come on and everytime I open and close BossPref the icons re-arrange themselves and the Wi-Fi shows off but it's really on. I wish I could find out the bootloader version with 3.0.
      get rid of bossprefs and use SBSettings. Bossprefs is obsolete at this point. Click on "About" in the upper left corner of BossPref to see what I am talking about
    1. streetthrowback's Avatar
      streetthrowback -
      i just dont understand why poeple whont wait for them to come out with a tool for pc???
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      get rid of bossprefs and use SBSettings. Bossprefs is obsolete at this point. Click on "About" in the upper left corner of BossPref to see what I am talking about
      Okay I installed it but don't see it anywhere on my phone.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by streetthrowback View Post
      i just dont understand why poeple whont wait for them to come out with a tool for pc???
      There is a tool for PC its called RedSn0w....heard of it?

      Quote Originally Posted by GrandMstrBud View Post
      Okay I installed it but don't see it anywhere on my phone.
      Swipe with your finger across the top of your screen. or tap on the top of your screen with 2 fingers.
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      There is a tool for PC its called RedSn0w....heard of it?



      Swipe with your finger across the top of your screen. or tap on the top of your screen with 2 fingers.
      I found that out thanks, is there a way to put an icon on the phone?
    1. viral.eng's Avatar
      viral.eng -
      You rock !!It works like charm.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by GrandMstrBud View Post
      I found that out thanks, is there a way to put an icon on the phone?
      Not that i know of
    1. viral.eng's Avatar
      viral.eng -
      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!
      You rocks and it is working like charm!!
    1. drennan's Avatar
      drennan -
      for those who's pwnage tool is crashing on a mac, try another mac or pc and use redsnow. this was happening to me and tried everything to fix it. pwnage tool crashed while building ispw so i downloaded redsnow on my mac and it too crashed not long after progress bar started. dunno if its a PPC thing or whatever but i used redsnow on a pc and worked straight away. dont waste time trying to fix it, just use another machine.
    1. kruey's Avatar
      kruey -
      Sorry if this is a dumb question, but if my iphone is already jailbroken on 2.0 and im using pwnagetool to jailbreak to 3.0, do i need to restore in itunes to 3.0 BEFORE i use pwnagetool??
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by kruey View Post
      Sorry if this is a dumb question, but if my iphone is already jailbroken on 2.0 and im using pwnagetool to jailbreak to 3.0, do i need to restore in itunes to 3.0 BEFORE i use pwnagetool??
      Yes, that would be wise.