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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. blacksti's Avatar
      blacksti -
      Holy Crap people stop asking What about windows and ughh why not windows shut up gosh it comes out when they decide get over it get a F****** mac if you want it quicker. ****!
    1. cry1103's Avatar
      cry1103 -
      is this oonly for Macs right now
    1. bebemunchies's Avatar
      bebemunchies -
      For those that installed 3.0...
      does youtube work?
      does push notifications work?
      does MMS work?

      Any bugs?
    1. trov's Avatar
      trov -
      I'm on 3.0, everything is ok on my phone.

      Youtube works.
      there is no MMS for 2g iphone.
    1. DJM AutoWerkz's Avatar
      DJM AutoWerkz -
      Quote Originally Posted by justarry21 View Post
      I encountered two problems: first, pwnagetool kept crashing on my emac so i ended up dragging the .ipsw and bootloaders and pwnagetool onto my macbook (which doesn't have all of my media) via usb and then after it was created i dragged the custom back over to the emac. The 2nd problem i ran into was the 1600 and 1601 errors (different times) while restoring on the emac.... i tried restarting, reinstalling itunes, restarting, and then closing, opening, closing, opening iTunes over and over to get it to work but no luck.

      Anyone overcome those errors?
      Not as of Yet..
    1. duceduc's Avatar
      duceduc -
      Alright, I finally got my 1G iphone on 3.0.
      I get the 1600 error message because I put it in DFU mode. Somehow I got it out of dfu mode and it went to the homescreen. I just had to use the shift+retore key using the custom 3.0 file.

      Quote Originally Posted by trov View Post
      I'm on 3.0, everything is ok on my phone.

      Youtube works.
      there is no MMS for 2g iphone.
      What about tethering? Do you see a menu for it?
    1. GisMo's Avatar
      GisMo -
      Quote Originally Posted by duceduc View Post
      Alright, I finally got my 1G iphone on 3.0.
      I get the 1600 error message because I put it in DFU mode. Somehow I got it out of dfu mode and it went to the homescreen. I just had to use the shift+retore key using the custom 3.0 file.



      What about tethering? Do you see a menu for it?
      Same problem with my 2G. Error 1600. If your phone was previously jail broken, you gotta put your phone in Recovery Mode not DFU mode to upgrade it in itunes.

      Get out of DFU mode by holding the power and home button. It's best to have it plugged in, that way you hear the sound from when the device powers down. Turn it back on and it should boot up normally.

      Get into Recovey Mode by holding the home button and then plug in the USB cable. You'll see the logo pop up on the screen and you're in. Now, update your pwned firmware in itunes.
    1. wrxtcy379's Avatar
      wrxtcy379 -
      alright try this if ur getting the 1600 error
      dfu mode
      hold power and home for 15 seconds
      release power
      hold home for two more seconds
      your phone should either be in restore mode or at the home screen
      try and restore with the custom
      ive tried it and it worked for my 3g
      so what the hell give it a shot
    1. AKA_TEKK's Avatar
      AKA_TEKK -
      Will Chronus and AppBackup work after on 3.0 Firmware ?

      thx
    1. MJedi's Avatar
      MJedi -
      How's performance? Any better or worse? Haven't done mine yet.
    1. kristian.nicolex's Avatar
      kristian.nicolex -
      Okay I got the update with custom firmware to work. BUT there's not bootneuter! It didn't unlock. So has anyone made a cf 3.0 for 2g that includes the bootnutering? Help!
    1. rettignick's Avatar
      rettignick -
      i currently am in the process of uploading 3 custom firmware files to my server in this order

      2G iPhone1,1_3.0_7A341_Custom_Unlocked_Activated_Rest ore.ipsw
      • 750mb root partition
      • Cydia and Icy
      • Custom boot logo but not restore logo
      2G iPhone1,1_3.0_7A341_Custom_Restore.ipsw (for ATT only)
      • 750mb root partition
      • Cydia and Icy
      • Custom boot logo but not restore logo
      3G iPhone1,2_3.0_7A341_Custom_Restore.ipsw (for ATT only)
      • 750mb root partition
      • Cydia and Icy
      • Custom boot logo but not restore logo
      i will then upload the torrent files to the p-bay or somewhere else, not sure yet, but for any and all windows users hang in there as its gonna take awhile.
    1. jasonm253's Avatar
      jasonm253 -
      man after all day with 1600 errors 1604. Finaly found a way to do it. Trust me this does work cause i was in the same boat as all u with the error. Thanks to someone who post a comment on the iphone dev team blog. here u guys go. Mine is restoring right now! finally..good god. Thanks button is much appreciated!

      1. Find a custom 3.0 firmware for your iphone model created by a mac user.
      2. download and install winpwn 2.5.0.2 from the official website.
      3. download an older firmware supported by winpwn such as 2.0.2 as well as the bootloader files (3.9+4.6) if you have a 2g iphone.
      4. use winpwn and follow the directions until it asks you to connect the iphone and go into dfu mode. the application will crash and leave your iphone with a blank white screen.force quit the app using task manager.
      5. Now use itunes to restore the iphone with the custom firmware obtained in step 1.

      Seems to be the easiest that I have tried yet and it worked the first time like a charm.
    1. GTghost's Avatar
      GTghost -
      Can someone link me to the 2G iPhone pwnagetool
    1. kristian.nicolex's Avatar
      kristian.nicolex -
      Quote Originally Posted by kristian.nicolex View Post
      Okay I got the update with custom firmware to work. BUT there's not bootneuter! It didn't unlock. So has anyone made a cf 3.0 for 2g that includes the bootnutering? Help!
      Restored and now everything is great, running on T-Mobile. DO NOT like the new search function on the springboard. That's gotta go. Faster, cleaner, so far I like it a lot.
    1. jvenge's Avatar
      jvenge -
      Dev-Team Blog

      there you go. just click on the torrent file or one of the mirrors to download.
      hope it works for you

      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      You need to to a software update on your mac. 10.5.6 prevents you from putting your phone into DFU mode. 10.5.7 fixes this issue.

      Hope this helps
      Hey thanks for the advice.

      I updated to 10.5.7 and now itunes actually recognises DFU mode.
      So here's what happened next. when I tried to restore (in DFU mode) with my custom 3.0 firmware (pwnage tool), it comes back with 1600 error.

      I'm going to try recovery mode and the custom firmware jailbreak. hope it works.

      thanks again!
    1. Du Blex's Avatar
      Du Blex -
      come on dev team. the windows version should have been released first in my opinion since more than half the iPhone users are on a pc
    1. Blochead21's Avatar
      Blochead21 -
      I tried this custom fw for the 2g and it didnt work for me.

      What did you do?
    1. 6453893's Avatar
      6453893 -
      Why should I "not even bother" if I uncheck both Cydia and Icy? They're both app installers right? I just want to unlock, NOT jailbreak. Is it necessary to leave one checked?