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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. SINC's Avatar
      SINC -
      Quote Originally Posted by tonev View Post
      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?
      I love you ! LOL - thanks, i've been waiting for someone to answer that question (pre 3.1 jailbreak) for a LONG time.

      Regards, SINC
    1. salayyad's Avatar
      salayyad -
      i did this using iClarifieds tutorial and it was a little bit more detailed. i went the expert mode route and i deselected activate option. i think that might solve most peoples problems.
    1. netsliderx2's Avatar
      netsliderx2 -
      how long is this supposed to hang on at "preparing iphone for restore" ? when in dfu i get that 1600 error but I dont get anything yet in restore mode. help?

      nevermind it just stopped and I got 1604 error im restoring back to that damned 3.1 i updated because i did the stupid reset all settings and content and bricked my phone so I had no choice. this sucks!!! help??
    1. mrguy's Avatar
      mrguy -
      So I downgrade to 3.0 on my 3gs, then jailbroke 3.0 then upgrade to jailbrake 3.1, everything is working good phone wise but cydia it's not allowing me to run the update, "couldn't configure pre-depend dpkg for seed, probably a dependency cycle", no idea what that means or how to fix it

      any help???

      Problem fix just restored 3.1 jailbrake again and started from new iPhone
    1. salayyad's Avatar
      salayyad -
      i think ur supposed to do restore mode with the connect to itunes screen. thats what i did. u just got to hold the power and home for bout 30 seconds or so. it also takes a little bit when it first starts restoring about 3 minutes or so before it starts to restore. only prob i have is it doesnt say At&t but i can careless about that.
    1. iFokust's Avatar
      iFokust -
      AAhhhhh.....sounds like I'm sticking with jail broken 3.0 for a while longer.
    1. stylingsq01's Avatar
      stylingsq01 -
      OMG!!! is there ever gonna be a jailbreak for windows users????
    1. netsliderx2's Avatar
      netsliderx2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by stylingsq01 View Post
      OMG!!! is there ever gonna be a jailbreak for windows users????
      lol yeah im still waiting for the mac jailbreak this sucks
    1. brotherbond007's Avatar
      brotherbond007 -
      I was jailbroken under purplera1n and I tried this and the only way I could get my phone to work again was to upgrade to 3.1. I tried freakin everything I could. DAMN IT! I found something on how to downgrade back to 3.0 on suriks page, but my Mac won't let me save the file I need in the "Host" to run it. I even tried to change the permissions wont let me do it. I feel like an idiot. I should have just waited for better instruction on youtube. LOL
    1. coolmacguy's Avatar
      coolmacguy -
      Quote Originally Posted by brotherbond007 View Post
      but my Mac won't let me save the file I need in the "Host" to run it. I even tried to change the permissions wont let me do it. I feel like an idiot. I should have just waited for better instruction on youtube. LOL
      try sudo
    1. compilez's Avatar
      compilez -
      Quote Originally Posted by brotherbond007 View Post
      I was jailbroken under purplera1n and I tried this and the only way I could get my phone to work again was to upgrade to 3.1. I tried freakin everything I could. DAMN IT! I found something on how to downgrade back to 3.0 on suriks page, but my Mac won't let me save the file I need in the "Host" to run it. I even tried to change the permissions wont let me do it. I feel like an idiot. I should have just waited for better instruction on youtube. LOL
      Copy the file to your desktop. (save back up too) and modify the file from desktop. after saving, drag it to the "etc" folder that you got it from. it will ask you to authorize it, click "authorize" and it should ask for password, then click override.

      if this helps, click "Thanks"
    1. salayyad's Avatar
      salayyad -
      thank god for ROCK YOUR PHONE backup utility... that just saved me sooo much time it downloaded everything i had.
    1. norcalmike's Avatar
      norcalmike -
      Quote Originally Posted by Artist701 View Post
      winterboard works fine for me..

      didn't do anything different.. just followed instruction on jb and boom.. installed winterboard and added theme. Worked fine.

      worked fine for me too. Winterboard works fine, no carrier listed but phone works fine and used make it mine to add a carrier
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      Quote Originally Posted by netsliderx2 View Post
      lol yeah im still waiting for the mac jailbreak this sucks
      ??? Kinda the whole point of this thread.
    1. streetthrowback's Avatar
      streetthrowback -
      did they come out with a jailbreak for iphone 3.1 on PC????
    1. xqxzit's Avatar
      xqxzit -
      I did this and now i have no signal did anybody else have that problem
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      ^What network are you on?
    1. akamandito's Avatar
      akamandito -
      i guess this is only need to restore 3Gs on itunes instead update, am i right? if so is there any way to do update so i dont have to wipe everything on the 3gs. any1? let me know pls

      Thanks
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Just update and restore from backup/sync.
    1. xqxzit's Avatar
      xqxzit -
      Im on att