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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 -
      That's only for the 3GS. Does not apply to the 3G.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      But with BlackRa1n now out, all devices can be JB - just not unlocked.

      But with BlackRa1n now out, all devices can be JB - just not unlocked.
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      But with BlackRa1n now out, all devices can be JB - just not unlocked.

      But with BlackRa1n now out, all devices can be JB - just not unlocked.
      All devices that are running 3.1FW and 3.1.2FW?
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      ^mhm.
    1. jamesgrenard's Avatar
      jamesgrenard -
      Still waiting....
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      For?
    1. ploth's Avatar
      ploth -
      Quote Originally Posted by Frostbite View Post
      I have tried everything, my advice is to restore to 3.0 and sit tight until someone has a firm resolution.

      iPhone 3G[S] 3.1 Jailbroken - PwnageTool 3.1.3 Released

      they are having the same issue.

      I read somewhere about someone having an issue with a 2G & tried the fix on my 3GS. It works!!

      Instead of using DFU mode - just leave the phone one & restore from the custom firmware.
      Remember to hold down option & click restore - navigate to your PWNEd custom firmware & go. VOILA!

      Hope you spend less time trying to figure it out than I did!

      Just to clarify - If you have an error "can not restore iPhone" with error 1600 try without DFU mode it works.

      I can confirm tis using a Mac, PWNAGE 3.1.3 on a 32Gig 3GS - then used Cydia for my JB apps - then restored from backup then installed Ultrasn0w - all up & running with no network lock
    1. Home Skillet's Avatar
      Home Skillet -
      Pwnage up to 3.1.2 on my 3GS worked like a charm. Now iTunes is asking if I want to update the carrier settings, gut instinct is saying it will update the modem FW to 5.11.07.

    1. mr117's Avatar
      mr117 -
      Carrier settings are just that, afaik. They just will allow you to have MMS.
    1. d111's Avatar
      d111 -
      What is BB supposed to mean?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      BB in relation to the iPhone, is the BaseBand which is shown as 'Modem FW' under settings.
    1. mrguy's Avatar
      mrguy -
      What is BB supposed to mean?

      boobs lol ...baseband
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      BB can, of couerse, also stand for BroadBand (which I used to have until VirginMedia tried to update it)or BlackBerry among other things.

      But in the context of this forum it usually means BaseBand.
    1. dc2610's Avatar
      dc2610 -
      I got the same exact thing. Don't know what to do now. Poorly written tutorial.
    1. mr117's Avatar
      mr117 -
      I followed it just fine, and I'm 62 and pretty much of a doofus. Where, exactly, are you stuck?
    1. dc2610's Avatar
      dc2610 -
      What is this DFU mode and how do I not use it when jailbreaking my phone?

      Anyone, thanks.

      I'm getting error code 1604 and a message saying my phone can't be restored. I followed the directions exactly to the T, twice. I'm doing it again right now. Hopefully, this time it will work.

      Too bad I'm not 62. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. Just got the error 1604 message again.

      Someone please help me. My phone is stuck in restore mode. If I could afford it I'd just buy a different phone. I can't take this phone anymore.
    1. mr117's Avatar
      mr117 -
      To enter Restore Mode: Turn off phone. Hold down home button. Plug in phone to USB.

      Restore will begin.

      As to stuck in (you say) Restore mode (or is it Recovery?). Google: "iphone stuck in restore mode" or "iphone stuck in recovery mode" for answers. I use a Mac, so I'm not going to be much help here for you with that part.

      OR you could do a search here and: My Iphone is Stuck in Recovery Mode I've tried every thing and is not working
    1. dc2610's Avatar
      dc2610 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mr117 View Post
      To enter Restore Mode: Turn off phone. Hold down home button. Plug in phone to USB.

      Restore will begin.

      As to stuck in (you say) Restore mode (or is it Recovery?). Google: "iphone stuck in restore mode" or "iphone stuck in recovery mode" for answers. I use a Mac, so I'm not going to be much help here for you with that part.

      OR you could do a search here and: My Iphone is Stuck in Recovery Mode I've tried every thing and is not working
      Thanks appreciate the help. I'm using my mother's macbook pro. Still not working. I've given up on jailbreaking. I think I'll just learn to live with a regular iphone until I can afford a totally different phone. I never want to go through this again.
    1. egejo's Avatar
      egejo -
      For all those that dont have a Mac I have manage to get the following all done at my Win7 PC.

      First download from piratebay or demonoid the Mac OS x Vmware version, it should take a while but totally recommended.

      Then get vmplayer and intall it

      Now run vmplayer and run the vmware image you downloaded prior, now you ahve a mac on your pc. Then run PT on the mac and I recommend getting back to windows wth your custom ipsw on a flash prior to restore as the apple key dont works well on the virtual machine besides security reason just to be safe.

      Now Im at 3.1.3 on my 3G keeping my baseband and all runned smoth only carrier logo lost but Im glad it dissapeared I preaffer this way.

      Thanks Dev Team