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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. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      ^Nope. Not for a while..

      Quote Originally Posted by basilp View Post
      then can u quickly tell me how to go to recovery mode from dfu mode?

      thnks!
      Hold home+power until it reboots.
    1. basilp's Avatar
      basilp -
      Quote Originally Posted by ktula View Post
      Has the newest baseband for iPhone 3GS been unlocked? If not, you just may have lost the ability to unlock your iPhone for good.


      If you press and hold the power and home buttons together for about 10 seconds, it should reboot the iPhone and you should see the Apple (or Pineapple) icon. You can release those buttons when you see that. When you iPhone is booted up again, you can try to go to Recovery mode (press and hold power and home buttons until the screen goes dark and then continue to hold the home button until you see the connect to itunes graphic on your iphone. Do all these while your iphone is connected.)
      i have a 'never lock' iphone wid 3.1 already.. but even after getting into recovery mode it doesnt seem to go further than " preparing iphone for restore" ne suggestions?
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      ^Are you getting an error message? What is it in recovery?
    1. basilp's Avatar
      basilp -
      no error msg! stuck at " preparing iphone for restore".. it wont move ne further!!
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      How long did you leave it there?
    1. basilp's Avatar
      basilp -
      really long! i dont understand why this is happening with the custom .ipsw.. i doubt that im doing anything wrong while creating it!
    1. XxiphonaticxX's Avatar
      XxiphonaticxX -
      Hey guys, I have a noob question. Is the baseband for the activated fw and the not activated the same? because right now i'm a legit att customer but i was wondering if i need to sell the phone in the future would i be able to unlock?
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      ^No they're the same. There is no way include the BB in a pwnagetool created ipsw atm
    1. mrguy's Avatar
      mrguy -
      no tethering on 3.1 yet, not even when jailbroken
    1. markmann's Avatar
      markmann -
      Anybody have cydia working on the new 3.1 pwnage?! If so, please let me know how b/c mine is just giving a BIG RED message bout cydia not knowing the ipsw..
    1. richcg's Avatar
      richcg -
      I had no problem installing and using Pwnge Tool, no problems with Winterboard. The only think I lost was the carrier logo, but I just installed the MAKE IT MINE from cydia and changed it to what i wanted it to say.

      I tried putting the phone into DFU mode, but it didn't work and then I did a restart (holding down power and home button) and it was then put in recovery mode and that worked. Hope this helps some people.

      I like being able to finally organize my iPhone Apps through iTunes instead of on the phone.
    1. eisforepileptic's Avatar
      eisforepileptic -
      Enough thanks cannot be given to the Dev-Team. Here, many are given in hopes they are taken genuinely.
    1. mrguy's Avatar
      mrguy -
      restore to 3.1 jailbroke again i had a problem with cydia but after restoring to 3.1jailbroken for a 2 time it was fine
    1. basilp's Avatar
      basilp -
      i have a question.. does this work if my iphone 3gs was already on 3.1 and working .. i upgraded it earlier when the update came through
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      ^Nope.
    1. markmann's Avatar
      markmann -
      Quote Originally Posted by richcg View Post
      I had no problem installing and using Pwnge Tool, no problems with Winterboard. The only think I lost was the carrier logo, but I just installed the MAKE IT MINE from cydia and changed it to what i wanted it to say.

      I tried putting the phone into DFU mode, but it didn't work and then I did a restart (holding down power and home button) and it was then put in recovery mode and that worked. Hope this helps some people.

      I like being able to finally organize my iPhone Apps through iTunes instead of on the phone.
      So basically you just restarted the phone once again after the install? Yea dude my cydia doesn't work. I mean it opens and all but I can't DL anything! That's all you did is just restart it? Does it have to be connected to my mac or no?
    1. basilp's Avatar
      basilp -
      Quote Originally Posted by angiepangie View Post
      ^Nope.
      and there is my problem! i guess i must wait till the dev team comes thru for the jailbreak of up and running 3.1?
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Yup. Or for Chronic's Dev Team's solution.
    1. mrguy's Avatar
      mrguy -
      Quote Originally Posted by basilp View Post
      i have a question.. does this work if my iphone 3gs was already on 3.1 and working .. i upgraded it earlier when the update came through
      you can downgrade to 3.0 and go from there, it takes about an hour to do everything, either that or just wait.
    1. markmann's Avatar
      markmann -
      Alright I restored my 3gs for the first time after installing 3.1. What did work was the carrier symbol. That's back. I mean big whoop but ok. Now I can't seem to install the cydia Icon at all..I try to open redsn0w and browse for the ipsw and it still says "unable to recognize." Suggestions?