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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. rocky1285's Avatar
      rocky1285 -
      Blackra1n is this tool can jailbreak iphone3gs after updating to 3.1 plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz replay me plzzzzzzzzzzzz
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      ^ you should get your sticking z key fixed.
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      ^ you should get your sticking z key fixed.
      Lol ya
    1. emkers's Avatar
      emkers -
      Is there any 3.1 Jailbreak solution for Windows? I had downgraded to 3.0 from 3.1 on my 3gs as Saurik had hashed my Keys and had those on file. I'm now jailbroken on 3.0 (although my baseband was updated). Can I jailbreak up to 3.1 with Pwnage tool on Mac even though I originally jailbroke with windows, not pwnage tool?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      yes
    1. emkers's Avatar
      emkers -
      Could I create a custom IPSW for my iphone 3gs with a Mac. And then take that IPSW put it on a USB Drive and then restore back to that 3.1 IPSW file on a Windows Machine? Is the 3.1 IPSW (firmware file) the same file that would be used by either Windows or Mac in and iphone restore, or is their different firmware for windows vs mac.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      It's the same.
    1. kyle01's Avatar
      kyle01 -
      All that's required for jailbreak 3.1 on windows is the custom ipsw. Find a mac and create the custom then load it on windows through itunes. should work.
    1. Motats's Avatar
      Motats -
      I bought a 3GS with 3.0.1fw and jailbroke it. After installing winterboard my phone wouldn't turn on anymore, so I had no choice but to restore with 3.1. Am I now able to use this pwnage to rejailbreak?
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Nope.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Motats View Post
      I bought a 3GS with 3.0.1fw and jailbroke it. After installing winterboard my phone wouldn't turn on anymore, so I had no choice but to restore with 3.1. Am I now able to use this pwnage to rejailbreak?
      You did have an alternative - and that was to restore to a custom ipsw made with pwnage.
      But now you have updated to stock 3.1 you can no longer use pwnage and will have to wait for an alternative.
    1. iLaw-One's Avatar
      iLaw-One -
      I really need to be able to tether...and have lost the tethering option after updating to 3.1(pawned).
      Has anyone been able to find a way to enable tethering (like in 3.0, without having to use a third party app such as PdaNet etc?
      Please only let me know if you have tried it for sure and that it does work. After JB, the option was there, but disappeared after I tried(and failed) to use it.
      Thanks.

      I really need to be able to tether...and have lost the tethering option after updating to 3.1(pawned).
      Has anyone been able to find a way to enable tethering (like in 3.0, without having to use a third party app such as PdaNet etc?
      Please only let me know if you have tried it for sure and that it does work. After JB, the option was there, but disappeared after I tried(and failed) to use it.
      Thanks.
    1. WhiteLexus's Avatar
      WhiteLexus -
      so if my 3gs running 3.1 already activated be unlocked? it came with 3.1
    1. engineer_pisey's Avatar
      engineer_pisey -
      is there any hope to unlocked or jailbreak my 3gs 3.1? just bought and got 3.1.... m keeping this useless iphone...
    1. iLaw-One's Avatar
      iLaw-One -
      Quote Originally Posted by WhiteLexus View Post
      so if my 3gs running 3.1 already activated be unlocked? it came with 3.1
      If your 3gs came with 3.1, there is no tested and working jailbreak for that at the moment. Just hope the Dev-Team come up with something soon.
    1. Campnorthstar72's Avatar
      Campnorthstar72 -
      Question:
      If I have a custom built firmware (3.1 JB), built on a mac....can I take that firmware and use it to JB on a PC. For example: save custom firmware on a jumpdrive and then move it onto a PC and JB another iphone with the PC.

      thanks, cousinoliver
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Yes.
    1. ferni2505's Avatar
      ferni2505 -
      i would like to know how to powerdown my iphone 3g os 3.1 so that i can jailbreak it to get file and put a lot more games and applications on it i need to know this please i will be thanksful for it please
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Umm.. what?
    1. iLaw-One's Avatar
      iLaw-One -
      Check under guides on the home page. If your iphone is running stock 3.1 and has never been jailbroken, then it is not possible to do so for now.