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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. KartRacer's Avatar
      KartRacer -
      So does 3g unrestricter work with the new BB? I'm legit AT&T so the unlock doesn't matter to me, just curious if the 3g unrestricter application works still.
    1. mactwisted's Avatar
      mactwisted -
      Quote Originally Posted by vthree View Post
      lol after jailbreaking.. should i do the carrier update?

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

      Apple is offering the carrier update when I connect my iPhone, I, however am not allowing the update until I hear from modmyi, dev-team, saurik, iphone_dev or geohot giving the green light on the update.
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      ^Carrier updates are safe.
    1. frank1123's Avatar
      frank1123 -
      can anybody get their tethering to show up from the AT&T stealth ipcc?
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      You can't if you're on 3.1
    1. sh4508's Avatar
      sh4508 -
      Maybe a hackint0sh would be sufficient... try to use a vm... on your pc... you will get both mac & pc ...
    1. slayorktc's Avatar
      slayorktc -
      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).
      Install "fakecarrier" from cydia and add your own carrier logo to the top.. I personally created a custom carrier logo which i am currently trying to figure out why they are not showing up... The usual location /BLAH/carrierbundles doesnt seem to be working.. wondering if apple changed the location..
    1. mr117's Avatar
      mr117 -
      Took my redsnowed 3G 8gb that was on 3.0.1 and updated it to 3.1 with ease. Used Pwnage tool to create the file, unchecked the "Activate" option using advanced settings. (Didn't give me the "phone home" option, though.) Ran the Restore, went smoothly and quickly. Restored from backup. The MakeItMine carrier logo "stuck," even though the app itself was wiped by the restore (I'm on AT&T). When I went to restore, I was offered the 5.5 Carrier update (which I accepted). I had been running the 6.0, but figured, "why not?" Just tried it, it works. Went to Cydia and reloaded all extra repo's and then reloaded all apps. Put Gruppled theme on manually. All work perfectly. As always, not as "snappy" as a clean 3G with nothing on it, but everything works. This seems awfully easy.
    1. mike_carter1's Avatar
      mike_carter1 -
      I did it exactly like richcg & I didnt have one problem either. Everytihng works. Except, Richcg whats your carrier setting and did you just re-install the carrier setting the jailbreak way or directly through iTunes.
    1. barrygeorge002's Avatar
      barrygeorge002 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lilskaterpunk View Post
      I'm wondering the same?

      I have iPhone 3GS 3.0FW (Windows) Jailbroke with Redsn0w 0.9, bought on release date.

      I can take a custom iPhone 3GS 3.1FW (Made from Pwnage tool 3.1.3) and simply hold down shift + restore in iTunes v9.0 (Windows) and install 3.1FW without my baseband updating.

      I dont want to screw myself over from not being able to Jailbreak or should I just wait for Redsn0w? CFW work just as good?

      The CFW would be this...
      - Device: iPhone 3GS
      - Firmware: 3.1
      - Logo's: Orginal (No edits)
      - Activatie: No
      - Cydia: Yes
      - Icy: No

      Thanks!
      ME TOO!! Exactly the same.
    1. KartRacer's Avatar
      KartRacer -
      I wish iTunes wasn't a steaming pile of dogshit. It's by far the worst software program I've had the displeasure of using. It doesn't 'Just work'. Typical appletard ********. I wish they would trash that crap and start over. It doesn't work worth a damn.

      All I'm trying to do is restore a backup and it refuses to do it. I've force quit 25 or so times, changed USB ports, I've logged in and back out twice and restarted once and the ****** program refuses to do anything other than say 'restoring iphone' without actually doing it.
    1. vthree's Avatar
      vthree -
      Does anyone elses winterboard remove icon labels? Or is it just me?
    1. slayorktc's Avatar
      slayorktc -
      Ok. This is quite strange...

      I originally had 3.0 with my 3gs.. I jailbroke to 3.1. Worked fine until installed winterboard. Restored to official 3.1 figuring it would hurt because cydia said I had my ECID 3.0 on file.

      Ive spent the last 2 hours trying to change the hosts file to allow me to downgrade. I keep getting the infamous 3002 error.. Which truly doesn't make much sense because I should have it on on the server...

      Currently syncing my backup to the official 3.1

      It looks like even though it said i was backed up... (Awhile ago when it said something like "Do you want to play it safe and back up" in cydia)

      So let me hear.. Im just SOL for awhile correct?
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Right now my IPhone 3G is jailbroken and unlocked using Pwnage Tool 3.1. Everything has been working fine but the carrier logo not showing up. I know not a huge deal but I'm curious if the 3.1.3 will bring back the carrier logo?
    1. xqxzit's Avatar
      xqxzit -
      do
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by slayorktc View Post
      It looks like even though it said i was backed up... (Awhile ago when it said something like "Do you want to play it safe and back up" in cydia)

      So let me hear.. Im just SOL for awhile correct?
      If you didn't let Cydia grab your files before 3.1 was released then what it has grabbed is your 3.1 sig files not the 3.0 files.

      If you just want JB not unlock you shouldn't have to wait too long.

      Quote Originally Posted by GrandMstrBud View Post
      I'm curious if the 3.1.3 will bring back the carrier logo?
      No

      Quote Originally Posted by xqxzit View Post
      do
      do what?
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      @confucious
      Im confused on this...

      I am running 3.0FW iPhone 3GS. I allowed Cydia to grab my 3.1FW ecid shsh info. How is this possible if im still running 3.0FW?
      Cydia says my ecid shsh is saved for 3.1FW which im still on 3.0FW. Does this mean its still saved and it worked?
    1. mr117's Avatar
      mr117 -
      Do "it?" Do the Strand? Just do it? Do you wanna dance? Enigmatic, yes?

      As to everyone worrying about the carrier logo, MakeItMine is free and will put one back (even your original, if they have it), or allow you to make your own. Cydia.

      Do.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by lilskaterpunk View Post
      @confucious
      Im confused on this...

      I am running 3.0FW iPhone 3GS. I allowed Cydia to grab my 3.1FW ecid shsh info. How is this possible if im still running 3.0FW?
      Cydia says my ecid shsh is saved for 3.1FW which im still on 3.0FW. Does this mean its still saved and it worked?
      Apple sign 3.1 files. Cydia has grabbed the 3.1 sig files for you so you will always be able to restore to 3.1 even after Apple stop signing them. If it has not saved the 3.0 files you can only restore to 3.1 now.
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Apple sign 3.1 files. Cydia has grabbed the 3.1 sig files for you so you will always be able to restore to 3.1 even after Apple stop signing them. If it has not saved the 3.0 files you can only restore to 3.1 now.
      Yes I understand that, but even though my iPhone 3GS is running 3.0FW that doesn't effect the 3.1FW ECID shsh files being grabbed?
      I was thinking since im 3.0FW that it wouldn't work to grab 3.1FW since im not using 3.1FW.
      I confused myself haha but now I understand