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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. mrguy's Avatar
      mrguy -
      just make sure u use the right one
    1. iPhoneKid1982's Avatar
      iPhoneKid1982 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sgt sm00th View Post
      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.
      Extra thanks to SGT this worked great and i'm back on 3.1 after downgrading now I just need to get tethering back hmmm
    1. hatton920's Avatar
      hatton920 -
      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.

      I use the offical carrier in the uk so dont bother with unlocking it and soon other big carriers in the uk will have the iphone as well so if I wanted to change I can.

      Thanks
    1. markmann's Avatar
      markmann -
      Quote Originally Posted by mrguy View Post
      just make sure u use the right one
      Dumb question but how do I know if it's the right one? It's the same ipsw that I used to JB to 3.1 saved under my pwnage folder. Same place where redsn0w was and the ipsw when I JB'd my phone for the 1st time back in july or so? When I JB to 3.1 last night cydia some how appeared I guess after I searched for it but now I tried it and it doesn't work and I don't have an icy or Cydia icon app. Please help! Only that worked for me restoring a 2nd time was the carrier icon.
    1. buskeyl's Avatar
      buskeyl -
      Thanks for the guide! This guide and the new PWNagetool on a Purplera1n broken 3GS worked for me...


      Just in case someone with a similar config is researching. This HOW-TO did not specifically address if the Purplera1n jailbreak was among those that would work with the new Pwnagetool. I am here to report that it worked for me. Went totally be the numbers exactly as this guide said it would. I was on an Iphone 3Gs 32GB, with Firmware 3.0 that I had broken with Purplera1n. Never went to 3.01 or 3.1, as there was always another update around the corner.

      Now the bad news is I had run APTBackup to backup all my jailbroken apps before this, and once I had it all redone, I used it to try to restore my jail-broken apps (that was the plan anyway) and instead what I got was a fatal Springboard crash / Safe mode loop. So I am in the process of doing it all over again. I suppose I'll have to reinstall my jail-broken apps the old fashioned way. Sure would be nice if there were a reliable way to back up all the non AppStore apps, and restore them all in one step.

      Lee
    1. mrguy's Avatar
      mrguy -
      markmann did u restore from a back up???
    1. rehrmar's Avatar
      rehrmar -
      is this for mac machines only
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Pwnage has always been Mac only.
    1. mrguy's Avatar
      mrguy -
      ^yes but u can get the ispw from a mac and restore on ur pc with itunes
    1. markmann's Avatar
      markmann -
      yea I did just as the directions said. It was JB last night but with no AT&T icon. So this morning I did it again the same way as the directions said and now the AT&T icon is back but still no cydia. I don't understand how I got it there last night but now this time around no ICY or CYDIA. I browsed with redsn0w with the ipsw that was given.
    1. mrguy's Avatar
      mrguy -
      try restoring and setup as new iphone, i had problems with cydia last night aswell but that fix it
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      What have you just restored to? What is your current FW and BB?
    1. markmann's Avatar
      markmann -
      Won't restoring to a new phone lose all contacts n such? I'm currently on 3.1 with no cydia winterboard. Redsn0w can't
      find the Ipsw that was used to jb to 3.1
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      You can't JB 3.1 with RedSn0w.
      Have you updated to 3.1 in iTunes? What's your BB?
    1. mrguy's Avatar
      mrguy -
      it will but u can sink all that right back in from ur computer
    1. markmann's Avatar
      markmann -
      Ok so so my mac already has all my contacts? Basically I'll lose my pix right?

      Yes 3.1 itunes by pwnage. Not the regular legit way. I'm sorry BB?
    1. yentrog31's Avatar
      yentrog31 -
      {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...}

      ...just curious why you or anyone would upgrade?..Im on 3.0.1 and Im staying that way til redsn0w...what is the attraction?...just curious
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      BB=BaseBand
    1. markmann's Avatar
      markmann -
      lol I'm sorry I guess I'm a newb to that..I don't know. And yea sucks about the redsn0w on 3.1...
    1. mrguy's Avatar
      mrguy -
      just open up the iphoto and save the pic, then u can just put them back in, everything gets save to ur mac.