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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. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Why does it suck? It will be released in due course.
      I was just trying to find out what you had done so far but if you don't even know what a baseband is It's not surprising you have screwed up.
    1. chadn2n's Avatar
      chadn2n -
      so is there going to be a jailbreak for windows?
    1. Windmeel's Avatar
      Windmeel -
      Quote Originally Posted by chadn2n View Post
      so is there going to be a jailbreak for windows?
      From MuscleNerd's Twitter a little over an hour ago. "redsn0w will be updated but no ETA...PwnageTool was higher priority since it's the only way to stay unlocked"

      Maybe this week?
    1. wildbeast's Avatar
      wildbeast -
      i bought an iphone 3gs 3.1 but its used im not sure if it was pawn or not so can i use this pawn to jb? and how can i know if this work with my iphone or not? CONFUCIOUS plz hlep your the wize guy over here
    1. mrguy's Avatar
      mrguy -
      uneed to be already jailbroken to use this, not once in the past but right know
    1. markmann's Avatar
      markmann -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Why does it suck? It will be released in due course.
      I was just trying to find out what you had done so far but if you don't even know what a baseband is It's not surprising you have screwed up.
      No it just sucks that I didn't know bout the redsn0w. I mean I'm in a car right now I don't know my baseband. But I'm not stupid. I did everything the directions said. Apparently bc I'm JB to 3.1. But I was wondering bout the cydia. That's the only thing I'm lost on. Where do I find my baseband? All I did was whatever those directions for the pwnage said to do.
    1. laz305's Avatar
      laz305 -
      so are us windows users gonna be able to use these cfw for now to update using shift+restore?
    1. mrguy's Avatar
      mrguy -
      i believe so
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      Quote Originally Posted by laz305 View Post
      so are us windows users gonna be able to use these cfw for now to update using shift+restore?
      I'm wondering the same?

      I have iPhone 3GS 3.0FW (Windows) Jailbroke with Redsn0w 0.9, bought on release date.

      I can take a custom iPhone 3GS 3.1FW (Made from Pwnage tool 3.1.3) and simply hold down shift + restore in iTunes v9.0 (Windows) and install 3.1FW without my baseband updating.

      I dont want to screw myself over from not being able to Jailbreak or should I just wait for Redsn0w? CFW work just as good?

      The CFW would be this...
      - Device: iPhone 3GS
      - Firmware: 3.1
      - Logo's: Orginal (No edits)
      - Activatie: No
      - Cydia: Yes
      - Icy: No

      Thanks!
    1. Heelfan71's Avatar
      Heelfan71 -
      I was jail breaked at 3.0 with purple rain. I did the apple update to 3.0.1 and then to 3.1 (restored and lost my jail break) . Since I have had a previous Jail break, can I do mine now?
    1. mrguy's Avatar
      mrguy -
      need to be jailbroken on present time
    1. laz305's Avatar
      laz305 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Heelfan71 View Post
      I was jail breaked at 3.0 with purple rain. I did the apple update to 3.0.1 and then to 3.1 (restored and lost my jail break) . Since I have had a previous Jail break, can I do mine now?
      NO you must be currently jailbroken on 3.0 or 3.0.1 to use this.
    1. Bernie-Mac's Avatar
      Bernie-Mac -
      Quote Originally Posted by Heelfan71 View Post
      I was jail breaked at 3.0 with purple rain. I did the apple update to 3.0.1 and then to 3.1 (restored and lost my jail break) . Since I have had a previous Jail break, can I do mine now?
      Unless you are able to downgrade back to 3.0.1, if you upgraded to 3.1 your stuck. It's on the Dev Team's Blog...isnt reading nice?
    1. fletch33's Avatar
      fletch33 -
      i have a few friends running 3.1 and they either get awful battery life or have several freezes a day that require a reboot to fix so why would anyone want to go to 3.1?

      i know there are a few apps i want that only run on 3.1 but i would rather have a phone that gets a good battery life and doesn't freeze than have those few apps or the new iTunes features.
    1. mrguy's Avatar
      mrguy -
      mine never crashes
    1. RGee's Avatar
      RGee -
      nice..wish i had a mac
      but guess the windows version is right around the corner
      woop woop
    1. TurkEclipse's Avatar
      TurkEclipse -
      I am running stealthbravos ipcc att 6.0 carrier file. If I created an upgraded 3.1 file with pwnage tool. Would I loose my tethering ability?
    1. mrguy's Avatar
      mrguy -
      THERES NO TETHERING WITH 3.1!!!!!!!!!!!
      do u people read anything?????
    1. dmerrill's Avatar
      dmerrill -
      Well, I read, and as a happily JBd 3GS on 3.0, this thread has made my mind up for me: I'm staying right where I am. I don't have a Mac and the closest person I know who does lives 150 miles away (my Dad). I see no reason to go through all of this at this time, the only app I want that needs 3.1 is Snapture, and I have enough photo programs to make up the difference anyway. On the day more apps than not require it, hopefully redsn0w will be updated. Meanwhile, all is well. I even have the carrier update done so who needs 3.1 at this point? I sent an email to Rockapp regarding MyWi and 3.1 and even THEY said I wasn't missing anything, so 3.0 for me!
    1. zani1972's Avatar
      zani1972 -
      hi if i upgrade can i still use tmobile simcard still ??????????????