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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. pixelflash's Avatar
      pixelflash -
      Quote Originally Posted by Du Blex View Post
      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

      yeah you wish. don't you know the devs are mac heads.
    1. rettignick's Avatar
      rettignick -
      here is the 2g unlocked activated with a 750mb partition and custom boot logo but not custom restore logo. this is mine and its on a 100mbit server so it should go quickly, feel free to share the link.
      link removed

      ill make posts later with the other ones too
    1. Riley_the_great's Avatar
      Riley_the_great -
      I'm downloading from TPB now. I should just enter dfu mode and shift+click restore right?
    1. rettignick's Avatar
      rettignick -
      Quote Originally Posted by Riley_the_great View Post
      I'm downloading from TPB now. I should just enter dfu mode and shift+click restore right?
      it will only work if you have a pwned iphone. follow the guides on here for how to use it. there are way more straight forward and better explained than i could do
    1. StigyiPhone's Avatar
      StigyiPhone -
      Quote Originally Posted by jasonm253 View Post
      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.
      Thanks heaps. Worked well to get me past the 1604 error

      Now I've just got to work out why iTunes now wont recognise my iPhone
    1. jvenge's Avatar
      jvenge -
      iClarified - iPhone - How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.0 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

      Omg. I don't know what happened but when i followed that... (which was really what I had been doing all along...) it worked!!!

      I think I might not have completely gotten into DFU mode... after i did, it went all white flash on me and it's all good now.

      Thanks to everyone to helped!!
    1. DJM AutoWerkz's Avatar
      DJM AutoWerkz -
      i did that still got a error first it hangs on restoring iphone then pops up the error
    1. marcemoyano's Avatar
      marcemoyano -
      hey. can i update to itunes 8.2 on my mac safely now? or not yet... i have iphone 3g's and 2gs. and i want to do the update to 3.0 on 2g and wait for ultrasnow on 3gs . let me know! thanks!
    1. imnotfunny's Avatar
      imnotfunny -
      ultrasnow got postponed
    1. jvenge's Avatar
      jvenge -
      ummm. if you're on a mac, upgrade to the 10.5.7
      it helped me.

      Also... make sure you actually got into DFU.
      I think why i failed in the past was cause i never got into the proper DFU mode... (even though it was black, it didn't get through to itunes etc). you know you're in DFU if itunes recognises it and then when you restore it flashes white.

      hope it helps
    1. bobby_nguyen's Avatar
      bobby_nguyen -
      May want to add that bootloaders bl39.bin and bl46.bin need to be downloaded also for some people.
    1. steve_k's Avatar
      steve_k -
      which internet plan is everyone using for 3.0 on the 2g iphone? Im currently on the tzone plan for my 2.2.1 i just wanted to make sure before update i'll still have internet.
    1. warisjain's Avatar
      warisjain -
      Ill be uploading direct links to the Custom Firmware for iPhone 2G Jailbroken/Activated/Unlocked with Icy and Cydia.

      Uploading right now! Will take about an hour and 15 min.
    1. Riley_the_great's Avatar
      Riley_the_great -
      I'm installing now, everything seems to be working using windows with winpwn 2.5 and rettignicks custom ipsw
    1. aqd84's Avatar
      aqd84 -
      awsome post cash
    1. DJM AutoWerkz's Avatar
      DJM AutoWerkz -
      Quote Originally Posted by rettignick View Post
      here is the 2g unlocked activated with a 750mb partition and custom boot logo but not custom restore logo. this is mine and its on a 100mbit server so it should go quickly, feel free to share the link.

      iPhone1,1_3.0_7A341_Custom_Unlocked_Activated_Rest ore

      ill make posts later with the other ones too
      where the seeders im stuck at 147 mb
    1. Riley_the_great's Avatar
      Riley_the_great -
      ****. I bricked my phone. stuck in recovery mode. now I'm trying again

      I tried to install the custom ipsw againg it still failed.
    1. imnotfunny's Avatar
      imnotfunny -
      Quote Originally Posted by warisjain View Post
      Ill be uploading direct links to the Custom Firmware for iPhone 2G Jailbroken/Activated/Unlocked with Icy and Cydia.

      Uploading right now!
      can we use this if we have windows and tmobile???
    1. ZoMBiEXxX's Avatar
      ZoMBiEXxX -
      You are my hero! I have been fighting with this thing all day. Thank you!!

      Quote Originally Posted by jasonm253 View Post
      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. capttanhowdy's Avatar
      capttanhowdy -
      Thank you for your work! Its pretty cool that you guys work so hard on something just to help us enjoy these phones... SERIOUSLY.... thank you