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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. rampmike's Avatar
      rampmike -
      Quote Originally Posted by SVD85 View Post
      I'm on a macbook pro
      Try it anyway. I remember reading something about an incompatibility issue...
      Not sure if all Macs have it.
    1. Dub Bleezy's Avatar
      Dub Bleezy -
      I tried it again and I got error 1600
    1. sakellarisj's Avatar
      sakellarisj -
      when running pwnage tool i never got that allow port questions, and when i choose check for updates in the applications menu, i get an error about being connected to the internet? But i am connected?
    1. Dub Bleezy's Avatar
      Dub Bleezy -
      Both haven't worked for me so far.

      Recovery Mode
      iClarified - iPhone - How to Put an iPhone Into Recovery Mode
      Error 1604

      DFU Mode
      iClarified - iPhone - How to Put an iPhone Into DFU Mode
      Error 1600
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      Edit Poseidon: Links to custom firmware files is illegal. Uses will be infracted/banned if this continues.
    1. Dub Bleezy's Avatar
      Dub Bleezy -
      @RampMike
      I would, but I don't have a powered USB hub.
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      oh sory dude my bad, that wont happen again.
    1. Frostbite's Avatar
      Frostbite -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dub Bleezy View Post
      Both haven't worked for me so far.

      Recovery Mode
      iClarified - iPhone - How to Put an iPhone Into Recovery Mode
      Error 1604

      DFU Mode
      iClarified - iPhone - How to Put an iPhone Into DFU Mode
      Error 1600
      Thanks, I am starting to think it is a problem with pwnage tool. I am going to try expert instead of simple. Do you know if there is any way of going strait from DFU to recovery?
    1. Dub Bleezy's Avatar
      Dub Bleezy -
      Why would a link to a custom firmware illegal? Is creating a custom firmware illegal or what?

      I have enough problems with DFU mode and Recovery mode. I have no idea I just keep trying different things until it works.
    1. Frostbite's Avatar
      Frostbite -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dub Bleezy View Post
      Why would a link to a custom firmware illegal? Is creating a custom firmware illegal or what?

      I have enough problems with DFU mode and Recovery mode. I have no idea I just keep trying different things until it works.
      Ya well last time I tried that strategy things did not end well
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      the only reason i did it, is coz there's a lot of people in here that dont have a mac,sory if i break the rules in here.
    1. dallaspowers's Avatar
      dallaspowers -
      Great does jack for windows users.
    1. ZOMGVTEK's Avatar
      ZOMGVTEK -
      Well mine appears to be working just fine.

      Except it isnt showing a Carrier... Odd.
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      Awesome...still waiting for redsn0w...
    1. richcg's Avatar
      richcg -
      For some reason Pwnage is recognizing my phone to put it in DFU mode.
    1. pikoman's Avatar
      pikoman -
      It works but not showing the carrier ... any solution???
    1. SINC's Avatar
      SINC -
      Hey guys.. 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. The Maestro's Avatar
      The Maestro -
      i am iPhone 3GS previously 3.01 pwned/unlocked but still AT&T i upgradedbut i clicked the hacktivate option and now i cant make calls anbd no network is found?

      im a legit AT&T customer what can i do?
    1. adm's Avatar
      adm -
      Quote Originally Posted by ZOMGVTEK View Post
      Well mine appears to be working just fine.

      Except it isnt showing a Carrier... Odd.

      Mine is working just fine as well with no carrier and in Settings > General > About it reads "Network Not Available."

      As long as we are working OK I'm not going to sweat it.
    1. klonaton's Avatar
      klonaton -
      I have a 3GS, perviously unlocked on 3.0. I tried using the new pwnage tool to upgrade to 3.1, but now I can't get any cell signal. I know the new pwnage doesn't unlock for you, but it won't break a previous unlock, will it?