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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. andrew's Avatar
      andrew -
      I'm building for 3.0 on a 2g iphone
      Neither pwntool 3.14 or 3.0 with any ipsw file will build!
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      If you are building for 3.0 then the correct ipsw file you need to use is iPhone1,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw
    1. andrew's Avatar
      andrew -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      If you are building for 3.0 then the correct ipsw file you need to use is iPhone1,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw


      Am I writing in Russian?

      IT DOES NOT WORK AND WILL NOT BUILD REGARLDESS.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Sorry bud, YOU are doing something wrong. Try using another computer. All I can do is tell you the CORRECT instructions to build a custom firmware.
    1. andrew's Avatar
      andrew -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      Sorry bud, YOU are doing something wrong. Try using another computer. All I can do is tell you the CORRECT instructions to build a custom firmware.
      so being insulting is a solution?

      any real offers to assist here?
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      I am trying to help you, you choose not to listen. That was not an insult, it was me telling you that the instructions written on the OP and the ones I have given you are correct. If you follow them properly you should not have any issues.
    1. andrew's Avatar
      andrew -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      I am trying to help you, you choose not to listen. That was not an insult, it was me telling you that the instructions written on the OP and the ones I have given you are correct. If you follow them properly you should not have any issues.
      consider.
      I have upgraded this phone several times with no problems following this guide. There is another underlying reason(s) why I pwn 3.0/ 3.1.x crashes and I cannot do this one.

      And get over yourself, the world will never revolve around you.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      I am obviously dealing with a child. Bye.
    1. andrew's Avatar
      andrew -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      I am obviously dealing with a child. Bye.



      That's right noone wants to stroke you. Throw a tantrum.

      Any serious, knowledgeable and reasonable troubleshooters here let me know, appreciate your input.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      I am obviously dealing with a child. Bye.
      You can't help some people Melech - not worth the effort.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by andrew View Post



      That's right noone wants to stroke you. Throw a tantrum.

      Any serious, knowledgeable and reasonable troubleshooters here let me know, appreciate your input. :
      Last I time I checked, I was pretty knowledgeable, call me crazy

      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      You can't help some people Melech - not worth the effort.
      This is the truth
    1. Broomhead's Avatar
      Broomhead -
    1. purplemystic's Avatar
      purplemystic -
      Had to get bootloader 3.9 and 4.6 from another site and pwnage skipped some of the steps shown here. Other than that, it worked beautifully! Thanks so much.
    1. dhiren's Avatar
      dhiren -
      does this have to be on a apple mac
    1. macman64's Avatar
      macman64 -
      Hi Development Team, I need your help. I bought a used 2G Iphone and want to activate it just to use as an Itouch. I have a Mac G4 updated Tiger & itunes and downloaded pwnage and the other program as in the guide. While trying to build the file, the pwnage quits unexpectedly. It stops before prompting me for my password. Note, I did use firefox for download. I looked at Redsn0w but it wants you to restore in Itunes first but I cannot do that because the Iphone is not activated.
      Also, I have an old AT&T sim I borrowed and will need to return, I have an old Tmobile sim, and a new blank AT&T sim. Which should I sim should I use? Can I use the Tmobile which is mine? Note, I do not plan to use the Iphone on any network.

      Please help.
      Thank you
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      If you just put the AT&T SIM in and connect to iTunes it should activate and you can then use it as a Touch.
    1. baskie's Avatar
      baskie -
      HI, I have followed the instructions on in the first post, using the files linked to, but I'm getting the "Can't find Bootloader v3.9" issue. I wonder if anyone can help?

      The phone I'm using is the original 2g version, it's presently jailbreak'd at 1.1.4 using Ziphone. During the process details in the OP, which I'm following to the letter, I'm getting to the first build stage, then a red window appears saying it's can't find the bootloader 3.9, it asks me if I want to find it on the net, clicking yes opens a google window.

      I've read around the net that a few are experiencing this problem, and most seem to say with a downloaded bootloader file from the net it's still isn't working. Also, I'm nervious downloading files from unknown sources on the net.

      So, I'm wondering if anyone can offer any help on this?

      I wonder if I first need to upgrade the phone to that latest version of the FW available from Apple?

      Any help gratefully received.
    1. macman64's Avatar
      macman64 -
      Hi:
      Although I have an ATT sim, I cannot activate my Iphone in Itunes without signing up for a 2 year contract. Unfortunately the pwnage program quits unexpectedly before getting to the password step (see below).

      pwnage tool problem - please help

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Hi Development Team, I need your help. I bought a used 2G Iphone and want to activate it just to use as an Itouch. I have a Mac G4 updated Tiger & itunes and downloaded pwnage and the other program as in the guide. While trying to build the file, the pwnage quits unexpectedly. It stops before prompting me for my password. Note, I did use firefox for download. I looked at Redsn0w but it wants you to restore in Itunes first but I cannot do that because the Iphone is not activated.
      Also, I have an old AT&T sim I borrowed and will need to return, I have an old Tmobile sim, and a new blank AT&T sim. Which should I sim should I use? Can I use the Tmobile which is mine? Note, I do not plan to use the Iphone on any network.

      Please help.
      Thank you
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by baskie View Post
      HI, I have followed the instructions on in the first post, using the files linked to, but I'm getting the "Can't find Bootloader v3.9" issue. I wonder if anyone can help?

      The phone I'm using is the original 2g version, it's presently jailbreak'd at 1.1.4 using Ziphone. During the process details in the OP, which I'm following to the letter, I'm getting to the first build stage, then a red window appears saying it's can't find the bootloader 3.9, it asks me if I want to find it on the net, clicking yes opens a google window.

      I've read around the net that a few are experiencing this problem, and most seem to say with a downloaded bootloader file from the net it's still isn't working. Also, I'm nervious downloading files from unknown sources on the net.

      So, I'm wondering if anyone can offer any help on this?

      I wonder if I first need to upgrade the phone to that latest version of the FW available from Apple?

      Any help gratefully received.
      You can download them here: 4.6 Bootloader
      3.9 Bootloader

      Quote Originally Posted by macman64 View Post
      Hi:
      Although I have an ATT sim, I cannot activate my Iphone in Itunes without signing up for a 2 year contract. Unfortunately the pwnage program quits unexpectedly before getting to the password step (see below).

      pwnage tool problem - please help
      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.
    1. baskie's Avatar
      baskie -
      Thankyou for the post above. Ironically I eventually worked it out last night, after several hours of attempts. I didn't check here for a reply as I'd had no emails to say a reply had been made!

      Being that there seems to be so many people on this thread with exactly the same problem, and it seems all over the net with the issue, I'm wondering why the op hasn't been updated?

      But anyway, thanks to the original poster for the walk thru, and to the post above from Melech518.