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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. Iman07's Avatar
      Iman07 -
      im uploading my custom firmware now, if anyone is interested. worked fine with me. mods, if this is prohibited, let me know.
    1. toawkanavngthded's Avatar
      toawkanavngthded -
      im on a 2g and i was wondering i just want to jailbreak and not be unlocked since im legit on at&t. just follow the steps above and i will be ok?
    1. whiplasher's Avatar
      whiplasher -
      Please PM me the custom firmware too for the 2g 3.0 iphone. Thank you
    1. The Afroman's Avatar
      The Afroman -
      Well got a custom firmware made.

      set into DFU and option+click restore.. choose it..
      getting error 1600

      any idea?

      Macbook Pro 10.5.7
      iPhone 2g
      iTunes 8.2
    1. Shady's Avatar
      Shady -
      Same issue as you afroman, and now I cant restore back to my old firmwares.
    1. NeoNightmareX's Avatar
      NeoNightmareX -
      For all the people asking about the Windows release of Quickpwn. It will be released when it is done. It will be released soon. Don't worry about it. Thank you.
    1. lmaballa's Avatar
      lmaballa -
      I tunes 8.2
      iphone 2g for unlock/jailbreak
      windows

      error 1604
    1. Iman07's Avatar
      Iman07 -
      sorry to report, the upload failed at 84%. i gotta reupload.
    1. bobright's Avatar
      bobright -
      Quote Originally Posted by NeoNightmareX View Post
      For all the people asking about the Windows release of Quickpwn. It will be released when it is done. It will be released soon. Don't worry about it. Thank you.
      Thanks Dev Team, but I am patiently waiting for the Windows method.

      Wonder if the windows will be released tonight?
    1. NeoNightmareX's Avatar
      NeoNightmareX -
      Quote Originally Posted by lmaballa View Post
      I tunes 8.2
      iphone 2g for unlock/jailbreak
      windows

      error 1604
      Try switching USB ports and if that doesn't work: Uninstall and reinstall iTunes.
    1. phdbruin's Avatar
      phdbruin -
      I tried installing the firmware 3.0 jailbroken on my iPhone 3G using two computers. Got Error 1604 on both. =X
    1. DJM AutoWerkz's Avatar
      DJM AutoWerkz -
      can someone make me a custom firmware for a 2g unlocked and jail broken 3.0 and upload it so we can dl it... My 2g is locked on 3.0 software..
    1. NeoNightmareX's Avatar
      NeoNightmareX -
      Quote Originally Posted by phdbruin View Post
      I tried installing the firmware 3.0 jailbroken on my iPhone 3G using two computers. Got Error 1604 on both. =X
      Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling iTunes?
    1. mikenificent's Avatar
      mikenificent -
      just uncheck open safe files after download in safari. end of need to rename and such
    1. malekebraheem's Avatar
      malekebraheem -
      hello guys i just found this, its great for windows users since there is no quickpwn for FW 3.0 yet.

      here is a guide (YouTube)

      [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLdkV1tAGRs]YouTube - JAILBREAK Firmware 3.0 on WINDOWS! iTunes Restore Firmware Method! [PC + MAC. ] (METHOD 2)[/ame]

      link for the custom FW site:
      CUSTOM FIRMWARE for Jailbreak PASS: iphonearena@youtube

      i would recommend you guys wait until i see if it is working fine...
    1. ep3hatch03's Avatar
      ep3hatch03 -
      does anyone have push notification problem after the upgrade??

      i tried running textfree lite and it doesn't push, i have to open the app to view the messages.
    1. judelgado's Avatar
      judelgado -
      PwnageTool quits when starts to build de custom .ipsw. I'm o a mac G5 OS 10.5.7 an itunes 8.2. Does anyone else has the same issue?
    1. hieuky's Avatar
      hieuky -
      hiiiii.

      for some reasons, i can't make my own custom ipsw. pwnagetool keeps "quitting unexpectedly" ...i have a first gen iphone and a mac intel. tried to adjust the root partition size and it was of no help. i even redownload pwnagetool and the original ipsw, and it still doesn't work.

      what's the solution to this, aye?
    1. Heyro's Avatar
      Heyro -
      I've jailbroken my iPhone many times but this is the first time I'm having a problem. I followed the guide exactly but my phone won't activate. Any ideas?
    1. eserfeliz's Avatar
      eserfeliz -
      Quote Originally Posted by judelgado View Post
      PwnageTool quits when starts to build de custom .ipsw. I'm o a mac G5 OS 10.5.7 an itunes 8.2. Does anyone else has the same issue?
      yeah, it didn't work on my g5 either, had to switch to my hackintosh.