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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. klonaton's Avatar
      klonaton -
      OK, thought I was all good, but it seems my network data isn't working. Same network settings as 3.0, but no luck.
    1. sgt sm00th's Avatar
      sgt sm00th -
      IPHONEKID - dude, no need to appologize. This is what forums are for...

      As of right now, it seems that there are a few people with this problem. I hope your with AT&T because I had to upgrade to legit 3.1 thru itunes, which will cause you to lose your unlock (possibly forever, so if you unlocked, I would not advise this). Put your phone into recovery mode and then just restore thru itunes (no custom firmware). One it is updated you should be able to downgrade to 3.0 via this link Downgrade iPhone 3GS from iPhone Firmware 3.1 to 3.0 | Redmond Pie . Then you will be able to JB 3.0 as long as itunes is pointing to Sauriks server and you have your ECID saved within cydia.

      I hope this helps. I'm running 3.1 right now and intend on downgrading to 3.0 sometime this weekend.
    1. Artist701's Avatar
      Artist701 -
      Yah.. after you create the custom firmware. Close PwnTool program and open itunes and click option + restore and choose custom firmware. NO NEED to enter DFU mode. Tried this twice with success on 10.6 w/ 3gs.


      good luck
    1. Frostbite's Avatar
      Frostbite -
      Quote Originally Posted by sgt sm00th View Post
      Try downgrading the usb drivers like we had to do in a pervious JB...... i don't know if it would help, but I'm fresh out of ideas.
      IDK how to do that
    1. sgt sm00th's Avatar
      sgt sm00th -
      Artist....were you in the winterboard boot-loop when this happened or were you just attempting the initial 3.1 custom upgrade
    1. Artist701's Avatar
      Artist701 -
      initial upgrade.
    1. SINC's Avatar
      SINC -
      Hey guys.. sorry to bother - but i also need some clarification. If I buy a non-jailbroken 3.01 3GS (unlocked from apple), therefore not previously jailbroken, can i jailbreak it using the previous tool, then update to 3.1 with this Pwnage tool? is that correct? It would mean that I wouldn't have any of the ibSS or ECID information. if i jailbreak, upgrade to 3.1 will that mean that if my phone screws up and I need to do a restore... i can restore with this tool to 3.1 in the future?

      Sorry, just need that clarified before i go out and bust my *** trying to find a 3.01 phone and spend that doe for nothing.

      Cheers guys, SINC
    1. awitwer51's Avatar
      awitwer51 -
      any news for when i can jailbreak my iphone on windows?
    1. SINC's Avatar
      SINC -
      its going to be a while me thinks. your best bet is to find a friend with a MAC. Shouldn't be too hard, should it?
    1. DeathOfLife's Avatar
      DeathOfLife -
      Ok I Know Someone Just Asked When Will You Be Able To Hack The iPhone On Pc But I Have No Friends With A Mac So Now What I Do Lol
    1. compilez's Avatar
      compilez -
      OK,I got mine upgraded and I, like many others have not carrier logo. (Not too worried about that, was gonna try and make another custom firmware to try to fix that. But has anyone else noticed a drop in the volume??? At least with the keyboard?
    1. tonev's Avatar
      tonev -
      Quote Originally Posted by SINC View Post
      Hey guys.. sorry to bother - but i also need some clarification. If I buy a non-jailbroken 3.01 3GS (unlocked from apple), therefore not previously jailbroken, can i jailbreak it using the previous tool, then update to 3.1 with this Pwnage tool? is that correct? It would mean that I wouldn't have any of the ibSS or ECID information. if i jailbreak, upgrade to 3.1 will that mean that if my phone screws up and I need to do a restore... i can restore with this tool to 3.1 in the future?

      Sorry, just need that clarified before i go out and bust my *** trying to find a 3.01 phone and spend that doe for nothing.

      Cheers guys, SINC
      I have already replied to your previous post
      [GUIDE] Jailbreak 3.1 with PwnageTool 3.1.3


      Has anyone else been game enough to try winterboard or gotten it working on 3.1?
    1. Artist701's Avatar
      Artist701 -
      winterboard works fine for me..

      didn't do anything different.. just followed instruction on jb and boom.. installed winterboard and added theme. Worked fine.
    1. dq13's Avatar
      dq13 -
      I have Winterboard working on 3.1, but it is the first gen iphone, not the 3G or 3GS, not sure if this makes a difference
    1. brotherbond007's Avatar
      brotherbond007 -
      I TOTALLY F#CKED UP on my 3GS, I am on 3.1 from Apple. Now its no more than a paper weight. No Jailbroken iPhone anymore. I'm pissed. Should have just stayed on 3.0 .. Guess I'll have to wait on a JB for true 3.1 out of the box or something. F@CK! I tried to downgrade with no luck, F&ckin Apple sucks. They blocked the restore options for us. B1tches!!! If anyone knows of a way I can downgrage back to 3.0, please let me know. I have a feeling a solution is far off in the distance...
    1. Windmeel's Avatar
      Windmeel -
      Quote Originally Posted by brotherbond007 View Post
      I TOTALLY F#CKED UP on my 3GS, I am on 3.1 from Apple. Now its no more than a paper weight. No Jailbroken iPhone anymore. I'm pissed. Should have just stayed on 3.0 .. Guess I'll have to wait on a JB for true 3.1 out of the box or something. F@CK! I tried to downgrade with no luck, F&ckin Apple sucks. They blocked the restore options for us. B1tches!!! If anyone knows of a way I can downgrage back to 3.0, please let me know. I have a feeling a solution is far off in the distance...
      If you were Jailbroken before, what's the problem? You have a Mac, don't you?
    1. Ozl's Avatar
      Ozl -
      Hi Guys, anyone could share a Custom Firmware for 3GS 3.1 that is hacktivated? Thanks so much!! im a PC
    1. yoTelefonoCuatro's Avatar
      yoTelefonoCuatro -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ozl View Post
      Hi Guys, anyone could share a Custom Firmware for 3GS 3.1 that is hacktivated? Thanks so much!! im a PC
      not allowed
    1. Windmeel's Avatar
      Windmeel -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ozl View Post
      Hi Guys, anyone could share a Custom Firmware for 3GS 3.1 that is hacktivated? Thanks so much!! im a PC
      No one will who wants to continue to be a member will help you. Sorry man, it's not allowed here.
    1. Ozl's Avatar
      Ozl -
      Ok No prob! sorry for that...
      will try to get a mac or at least a hackintosh...
      Good day!