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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. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      If you are on Safari...just add.ipsw to the end of the file...this should fix that problem
    1. only1pj's Avatar
      only1pj -
      Seriously, im not purposly trying to irritate anyone here, but... The last thread on JBing 3.0 mentioned only for OSX. is this the same guide (ie, nothing to do with the eargerly anticipated windows version?).
    1. bijju's Avatar
      bijju -
      good post. thank YOU

      good post
    1. ls_rsx87's Avatar
      ls_rsx87 -
      Very helpful post, but can someone post link to custom .ipsw for iPhone 2G for those of us who do not have a Mac.

      Thanks!
    1. Bluprint's Avatar
      Bluprint -
      error (10)
    1. lj22s's Avatar
      lj22s -
      Does any1 know when the PC quickpwn will be out
    1. mozenga's Avatar
      mozenga -
      about windows?!!!!!????????
    1. ipodtouch2.2.1's Avatar
      ipodtouch2.2.1 -
      can anyone send me a 3.0 custom firmare for my iphone 2g? its been jailbroken before
    1. Bluprint's Avatar
      Bluprint -
      I got an error (10) and it cancels.

      This is what I'm working with:
      2g iPhone
      10.5.7 OS X
      iTunes 8.1.1 (I think this may be the problem) I'm going to see if Itunes 8.2 works
    1. lj22s's Avatar
      lj22s -
      Does any1 know when quickpwn will be out for windows
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by lj22s View Post
      Does any1 know when quickpwn will be out for windows
      it's out for the 2g's, not 3g yet. Check the threads
    1. lj22s's Avatar
      lj22s -
      Would I be able to use a custom firmware that was made on a mac and use quickpwn on windows?
    1. Ice9812's Avatar
      Ice9812 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bluprint View Post
      error (10)
      im not sure if your saying you got error (10)...

      i got that error yesterday....it turned out i forgot to update my iTunes to the new 8.2 version...i dl and installed the new version of iTunes and then everything worked fine....


      hope this helps
    1. ipodtouch2.2.1's Avatar
      ipodtouch2.2.1 -
      can u share u custom firmware?
    1. iHackz's Avatar
      iHackz -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bluprint View Post
      I got an error (10) and it cancels.

      This is what I'm working with:
      2g iPhone
      10.5.7 OS X
      iTunes 8.1.1 (I think this may be the problem) I'm going to see if Itunes 8.2 works
      This error is associated with an "older" iTunes... update ASAP and you should be fine...
    1. JonFolse's Avatar
      JonFolse -
      wait how do I use quickpwn for Windows with 3.0? I thought it wasnt out yet?
    1. Bluprint's Avatar
      Bluprint -
      It's confirmed, you need to use iTunes 8.2 in order for this to work!
    1. galaxygrrl's Avatar
      galaxygrrl -
      Got through the jailbreaking just fine, but...

      Anyone else having problems sshing into their phone. I have mac osX
      I use fugu. I put on open ssh. But it wont connect. thoughts?

      Thanks

      Beth

      PS. Nevermind. Reinstalled Fugu and it worked. Woot!
    1. JonFolse's Avatar
      JonFolse -
      Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
      it's out for the 2g's, not 3g yet. Check the threads
      Where is it? Quickpwn for windows?
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      with safari on mac (instead of downloading the "slow as heck to start" firefox) you can just remove the ".zip" from the end of the file and walla! ipsw goodness!
      did it and worked
      3 times now.
      on both firmwares