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  • [GUIDE] Jailbreak 3.1 with PwnageTool 3.1.3


    This will walk you through jailbreaking your iPhone / iPhone 3G / iPhone 3G[S] with an end result of a jailbroken 3.1 device. This will only work on a Mac.

    If you have a 3G[S], you will need to have ALREADY jailbroken the device at a previous 3.xfirmware (3.0 or 3.0.1) in order for this to work. If you have a 3G[S] which came at or has already been upgraded to 3.1 through Apple, this release of PwnageTool (3.1.3) WILL NOT WORK.

    Alright, download PwnageTool 3.1.3 from here:

    MMi Member Mirror
    Rapidshare
    MegaUpload

    You will also need the 3.1 firmware file for your device. We recommend you download the firmware file with FireFox, as Safari tends to mess with the extension with default values. If you have not already clicked the "download but don't install" option for 3.1 in iTunes, you can download the 3.1 firmware for your device here:

    iPhone 2G
    iPhone 3G
    iPhone 3G[S]

    Once you've downloaded the PwnageTool application, and placed it in your Applications folder on your Mac, double-click it to run it.



    You may be shown the Mac warning "'Pwnage Tool' is an application which was downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it?" Go ahead and click Open.



    Click OK on the Copyright screen that pops up.



    This version of PwnageTool checks back for updates, so click Allow if OS X asks you if PwnageTool can connect to iPhone Dev Team Portal [iPhone Dev Team] and wikee.iphwn.org.





    Now choose the device you're wanting to jailbreak. For this guide, I'm upgrading my 3G to 3.1 jailbroken. PwnageTool now classifies both the 3G and the 3G[S] under the 3G[S] image on their main screen, so we'll click that. The option would be the same for 3G[S] users.





    Now we'll want to search for our 3.1 firmware bundle (which you downloaded in the beginning of the guide - links above). PwnageTool will most likely find it on its own, but if not you can browse to the firmware file. Make sure it is in .ipsw format (Safari tends to download and uncompress it with default values, which is why we recommend using FireFox to download the file).



    Pwnage Tool should confirm the file. If it does not, you downloaded the wrong firmware or are not using the .ipsw format, and should download the firmware again, using FireFox.



    Next up, PwnageTool lets you know it'll be building a custom .ipsw on your desktop. Hit Yes.



    You'll be asked if you have a legitimately activated contract that activates through iTunes. U.S. T-Mobile users obviously don't. Answer this one truthfully, as it determines whether PwnageTool will activate the phone for you or not. U.S. AT&T users can click Yes assuming you're on a legit iPhone plan through AT&T.



    Now PwnageTool will build the .ipsw file for you. This will take up to 10 minutes, and at some point you'll be asked to provide your computer's password, do so.





    You'll wind up with a successful .ipsw file created on your desktop. Now that we've got that, we'll want to close PwnageTool (Apple+Q quits), and open iTunes and restore with this file.

    Open iTunes (it's ok if it was already open), and with your iPhone connected, hold down the Power and Home button together for about 25 seconds. You should see the Connect to iTunes screen, and iTunes should pop up a window letting you know its found an iPhone in recovery mode.



    Make SURE you HOLD DOWN THE OPTION KEY while pressing Restore - this will bring up a window asking you which file you'd like to restore with. Choose the custom .ipsw you just made. Make sure you are NOT choosing the stock 3.1 file you might have downloaded earlier.





    Now you just sit and wait for 15-20 minutes while iTunes updates your iPhone for you. You'll see a flurry of messages, and your iPhone will cycle through a few different screens including a Pwnapple and the Apple screen with the loading bar as the firmware updates.









    When all's said and done, you will see iTunes ask you to set up as a new iPhone or restore from backup - either way is fine! Restore from backup puts back all your contacts, calendars, settings, etc.



    That's it!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [GUIDE] Jailbreak 3.1 with PwnageTool 3.1.3 started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 419 Comments
    1. juanluis_cl's Avatar
      juanluis_cl -
      good
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by lilskaterpunk View Post
      - Logo's: Orginal (No edits)
      Standard logo disapears so if that's important for you then you can't JB.

      Quote Originally Posted by fletch33 View Post
      i have a few friends running 3.1 and they either get awful battery life or have several freezes a day that require a reboot to fix so why would anyone want to go to 3.1?
      Not sure what your friends have done, I have no such problems

      Quote Originally Posted by RGee View Post
      nice..wish i had a mac
      but guess the windows version is right around the corner
      woop woop
      Windows JB, probably, but that doesn't help if you want to unlock.

      Quote Originally Posted by TurkEclipse View Post
      I am running stealthbravos ipcc att 6.0 carrier file. If I created an upgraded 3.1 file with pwnage tool. Would I loose my tethering ability?
      I don't believe tethering works on the 3GS on 3.1 yet.

      Quote Originally Posted by zani1972 View Post
      hi if i upgrade can i still use tmobile simcard still ??????????????
      That is the whole point of pwnage, to preserve the BB so UltraSn0w still works.
    1. kempi23's Avatar
      kempi23 -
      anyone have a idea of when iphone 3gs 3.1 firmware on windows is coming :/ ive been waiting cause i just got my phone and i updated i didnt know there was no break for it

      ya this 3.1 omg its not worth it either i have to turn it off cause sometimes it will say i have signal but wont send text messages unless i reset it : / jailbreak would just make me happy
    1. joshbot's Avatar
      joshbot -
      Thanks Dev Team and Modmyi!
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      RedSn0w will be out when it's ready. No ETA.
    1. unclebnz's Avatar
      unclebnz -
      Is anyone having problems installing winterboard?
    1. MC1233's Avatar
      MC1233 -
      THis may or may not have been answered but any help would be appreciated.. and sorry if it has...
      I have a 3g running 3.0.1.. not jailbroken or unlocked..(yet).. i upgraded to 3.1 and then downgraded to 3.0.1 for tethering purposes... when i try to jailbreak the phone through pwnage tool (3.0,3.01,3.1) and redsnow (0.8) everytime I select the firmaware bundle (3.0, 3.01) pwnage tool says that this is the wrong firmware bundle selected...i have tried multiple different ways and it says the same thing.. the firmware was downloaded from here (modmyi)... basically i want to jailbreak and stay at 3.0 so i can keep my tethering..... the only thing i can think of is that its because apple stopped signing the firmwares below 3.1.. also i want to jailbreak at 3.0 so i can jailbreak 3.1 in the future since this is a requirement.. any help would be appreciated .. Thx!
    1. envy's Avatar
      envy -
      Firstly, Thanks Dev Team. Hard work is again appreciated.

      Well, i run OSX86 so i made custom firmwares. However as previous users stated - no carrier is shown! This includes even the official carrier (here in the UK being O2-UK), and any of the unofficial carriers.

      Anyone had any luck fixing this? :]

      I am just restoring apps and contacts and no problems so far (other than the above).
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by MC1233 View Post
      THis may or may not have been answered but any help would be appreciated.. and sorry if it has...
      I have a 3g running 3.0.1.. not jailbroken or unlocked..(yet).. i upgraded to 3.1 and then downgraded to 3.0.1 for tethering purposes... when i try to jailbreak the phone through pwnage tool (3.0,3.01,3.1) and redsnow (0.8) everytime I select the firmaware bundle (3.0, 3.01) pwnage tool says that this is the wrong firmware bundle selected...i have tried multiple different ways and it says the same thing.. the firmware was downloaded from here (modmyi)... basically i want to jailbreak and stay at 3.0 so i can keep my tethering..... the only thing i can think of is that its because apple stopped signing the firmwares below 3.1.. also i want to jailbreak at 3.0 so i can jailbreak 3.1 in the future since this is a requirement.. any help would be appreciated .. Thx!
      Restore to 3.01 then use RedSn0w selecting 3.0 ipsw. You can JB but not unlock.


      Quote Originally Posted by envy View Post
      Firstly, Thanks Dev Team. Hard work is again appreciated.

      Well, i run OSX86 so i made custom firmwares. However as previous users stated - no carrier is shown! This includes even the official carrier (here in the UK being O2-UK), and any of the unofficial carriers.

      Anyone had any luck fixing this? :]

      I am just restoring apps and contacts and no problems so far (other than the above).
      No carrier is shown but your phone should still work. Is that a major problem?
    1. rico002's Avatar
      rico002 -
      pc's anyword?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by rico002 View Post
      pc's anyword?
      Yes. The word is Aardvark.
    1. rryyddeerr's Avatar
      rryyddeerr -
      i accidentally forgot to put my 3gs into dfu, like the directions clearly state, and when i got an error message and could not get my phone out of restore, i just restored using the custom ipsw. seems to have worked. thanks to the dev team for all their hard work. i dont know why they keep doing what they do, but i sure am glad for it.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by rryyddeerr View Post
      i dont know why they keep doing what they do, but i sure am glad for it.
      None of us know. Especially with some of the abuse they gat.

      All I know is that I owe them a lot.
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      ^Mhm. I try to give back as much as I can but well...

      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Yes. The word is Aardvark.
      Watch out - don't try posting it on the blog..
    1. major.bonus's Avatar
      major.bonus -
      hey even after doing this my phone wont unlock it tells me that it is unable to retrieve the network lists and i opened cydia and inputed the repo666 in the sources and installed ultrasn0w and rebooted but it cant retrieve the network lists please tell me how to fix this please.
    1. corkey20000's Avatar
      corkey20000 -
      Wow. Reading through those 16 pages was pretty fun. So much chaos.

      Seems like most 2G people are not having a problem. Is this the general consensus right now?
    1. unreach's Avatar
      unreach -
      I hope this isn't a really dumb question but..

      I bought my 3GS @ 3.0.1 and pwned it. I installed Winterboard and it immediately crashed and forced me to restore to 3.1. Does this mean I am still able to use this for my phone personally?
    1. ekidd's Avatar
      ekidd -
      just got my 3gs today. Sucks because its 3.1 OTB :[
    1. mactwisted's Avatar
      mactwisted -
      Thank you for the guide. Works like a charm. I would, however, suggest users get aptbackup and backup their Cydia apps before using the process. My apps had to be restored after I finished. Oddly enough, though, the settings were already present for the restored Cydia apps. Thanks again.
    1. vthree's Avatar
      vthree -
      lol after jailbreaking.. should i do the carrier update?

      i already have working mms... lol. via the stealth package i believe..