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  • How to Jailbreak/Unlock/Activate iPhone 2G on 3.0 Firmware - PwnageTool
    This guide will show you how to jailbreak,unlock, and activate firmware 3.0 on the iPhone 2G (not the iPhone 3G, not the iPhone 3G S) all at once using a custom .ispw created with PwnageTool 3.0.

    You need to download PwnageTool 3.0 and the iPhone 2G 3.0 firmware file.

    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.

    Connect your iPhone 2G to iTunes and sync it (you will want that back up later)



    Note: restoring will remove all Jailbreak app settings and WinterBoard themes. You can back that all up following this guide if you want to.

    Once you have downloaded the firmware file and PwnageTool run PwnageTool. OS X my ask you if you really want to run it, choose open.



    Hit OK to the Copyright



    Since we are jailbreaking, unlocking, and activating the iPhone 2G click the iPhone on the left, make sure you have Expert Mode elected in the top left, and click the arrow in the bottom right.



    PwnageTool will search for the correct .ispw (you downloaded it earlier). It will probably find it but if it doesn't you can browse to where ever you downloaded it. Once you have your firmware file selected, click the blue arrow button.



    Select General and hit the next arrow.



    Make your screen look like the one below (default root partition size should be fine, I changed mine, the larger partition you have the more Cydia room . . . ). Hit the next arrow.



    Make sure the options I have checked match. You can update the bootloader if you'd like. Hit the next arrow.



    Hit the next arrow.



    Select (or un-select ) the package installer(s) you want. If you un-select both don't bother continuing. Hit the next arrow



    Change logos if you'd like then hit the next arrow.



    Now select Build and hit the next arrow.



    Choose a place to save your custom .ispw that you'll remember.



    It starts building your custom .ispw.



    Enter in your password when prompted.



    If your iPhone is pwnd and you are selecting Yes you can continue to iTunes further down in the guide. If your iPhone is not pwnd currently or you are not sure hit No.



    Follow the instructions.







    Hit Ok.



    Close PwnageTool and start iTunes. Hold down the option key while you click restore.



    Browse to, and select your custom .ispw.



    iTunes does its thing.









    Hit OK.



    After your iPhone restarts BootNeuter will run to unlock and activate your iPhone. Don't mess with it while it is doing its thing. Once complete you can connect to iTunes and restore settings from back up or set it up as a new phone

    Congrats you're done and have a jailbroken unlocked iPhone 2G on 3.0 firmware!

    This article was originally published in forum thread: How to Jailbreak/Unlock/Activate iPhone 2G on 3.0 Firmware - PwnageTool started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 242 Comments
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      ^ The best way to say thanks is to click the 'Thanks' button in the post.
    1. baskie's Avatar
      baskie -
      Right, didn't spot that, thanks for the heads up. Done.

      :-)

      Hi again, one small (hopefully) problem appeared today. No data service. Calls & texts are fine. Wifi internet/email is fine, but no email/internet when using my data service, that is, no edge.

      Anyone any ideas how to fix this?

      Thanks.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Check your APN in network setting - sounds like you need to change it.
    1. baskie's Avatar
      baskie -
      Yep, again, just worked that one out. But thanked you any way ;-)

      For any UK readers looking the settings for Vodafone UK, they're internet, web, web.

      Cheers to all for the help.
    1. macman64's Avatar
      macman64 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      You can download them here: 4.6 Bootloader
      3.9 Bootloader



      You need to hacktivate the phone. Restore your phone to 3.0.1 and jailbreak using redsn0w and the 3.0 ipsw, or check the version of PWNage tool you are using. Make sure it is the most current build.
      Hi:
      I appreciate the replies.

      I am downloading a newer version of pwnage 3.1.3. Before I try it, I have some questions.
      -Which is better, Restore and use Redsn0w or use Pwnage? ( I saw a caution on one Pwnage guide saying for the 3G phone you only get one chance - does that apply to 2G as well?
      -For the Redsn0w route, since the iphone (2g) is not activated, how can I restore to 3.0.1 ? I cannot do anything in itunes without it activated. I tried the instructions for checking phone version by dialing *3001#12345#* and pressing call but nothing happens.
      -Is it OK to use pwnage without knowing your phone version or being able to back up anything in itunes?

      Please let me know. Thank you for your help.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      RedSn0w only works up to 3.01 (which you can download and restore using shift (Win) or Option key (Mac) but Pwnage 3.14 (not 3.13)works with FW 3.12.
      If you have a Mac use Pwnage 3.14
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      ^Oh, and what he said

      My responses are in red...

      Quote Originally Posted by macman64 View Post
      Hi:
      I appreciate the replies.

      I am downloading a newer version of pwnage 3.1.3. Before I try it, I have some questions.
      -Which is better, Restore and use Redsn0w or use Pwnage? ( I saw a caution on one Pwnage guide saying for the 3G phone you only get one chance - does that apply to 2G as well?
      Redsn0w can only be used on 3.0 and 3.0.1 firmwares. If you wish to upgrade to the latest 3.1.2 firmware you will need to create a custom firmware with PWnage. The rumors you have heard are false FYI
      -For the Redsn0w route, since the iphone (2g) is not activated, how can I restore to 3.0.1 ? I cannot do anything in itunes without it activated. I tried the instructions for checking phone version by dialing *3001#12345#* and pressing call but nothing happens.Put the phone into DFU mode by powering the phone off while plugged into the computer, then press and hold the home and power buttons for 10 seconds. Release the power button and continue to hold the home button until the phone is recognized by itunes in recovery mode. Then you can restore.
      -Is it OK to use pwnage without knowing your phone version or being able to back up anything in itunes?
      Not sure I understand the question but yes you can use PWNage
      Please let me know. Thank you for your help.
    1. NXRCEO's Avatar
      NXRCEO -
      please help me. I have a 1st gen Iphone and my son connected it to itunes 9 and now it won't unlock. i jailbroke and unlocked with i liberty in the past and ziphone using tmobile sim card. i have att card too but no att service. i want to jailbreak it and unlock again but all the postings refer to mac. what do i do for pc? i have the 3.0 filmware and bootloaders save on my pc and redsnO program as well. please help. i use this ph for work and now i am lost

      thanks
    1. macman64's Avatar
      macman64 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      ^Oh, and what he said

      My responses are in red...
      Hi everyone:
      Thank you for the replies. I believe I am getting closer. I have downloaded the latest Pwnage tool 3.1.4 and built the ipsw however Itunes gave me error 1604? The Iphone is an original 2G and I have Itunes 9.0.
      Is there a different ipsw I should be using for the 2G? (iphone1,1_3.1.27d11) Note, I did the restore again in Itunes back to what ever it normally downloads but I still cannot go back and verify the firmware version since the #3001 etc instructions do not work on my phone and the phone has not been activated. Please advise. Thanks you
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      1604 means you are in DFU mode on a device that has been pwned before. Just do a normal restore, don't enter DFU mode.
    1. macman64's Avatar
      macman64 -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      1604 means you are in DFU mode on a device that has been pwned before. Just do a normal restore, don't enter DFU mode.
      Hi:
      I did the restore but I am back at my original problem. The 2G phone is not activated and Itunes wants me to sign up for a 2 year ATT contract. Should I run pwnage again and select Yes for a phone that has been pwnaed before? Or is there something else I should be trying?
      Please advise.
      Thank you

      Hi Everyone:
      I just tried it again and it worked! I had to disable Itunes first. Then everything went through OK. I sincerely appreciate Apple Development team and the replies from Confucious and Melech518 - I did press the thank you on posts. Now all I have to do is learn how to use the iphone.

      Thanks again
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Glad you got there in the end, but the Dev Team are nothing to do with Apple!

      Have fun with your iPhone
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by cuttooth View Post
      I'm in the same boat as some others with PowerPc based macs. I'm unable to run Pwnage Tool and build the custom IPSW file.

      If anyone can PM the custom IPSW file to unlock/jailbreak and activate my 2g iphone, I would really appreciate it.

      2g iphone, 2.1 firmware. Unlocked/Jailbroken.
      Mac G4 Powerbook, 10.5.7.
      Against forum rules, stop asking.
    1. cuttooth's Avatar
      cuttooth -
      oops...sorry, i didn't read the posting rules.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      Against forum rules, stop asking.
      The OP has deleted his post but luckily you have quoted it so everyone can read it.....


      Not sure why he has a problem as the PPC incompatibility was fixed in Pwnage 3.01 and 3.14 has no such issues.
    1. cuttooth's Avatar
      cuttooth -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      The OP has deleted his post but luckily you have quoted it so everyone can read it.....


      Not sure why he has a problem as the PPC incompatibility was fixed in Pwnage 3.01 and 3.14 has no such issues.
      well, i'm an idiot. the last time i attempted to do this was when 3.0 was first released and was incompatible. i didn't realize the issue was fixed and i could do this myself.

      ul/jb done...thanks given to those that were helpful
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      You should always call by the Dev Team Blog for the latest news.

      Glad you got it sorted.
    1. godreigns13's Avatar
      godreigns13 -
      if i have version 3.1.2, then i assume instead of using the 3.0 firmware, i'll just use 3.1.2. and the same method outlined above and things will work?
    1. Mira30's Avatar
      Mira30 -
      it worked like a charm.