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  • [ HOW TO ] Jailbreak Using Pwnage Tool on 3.1 for Mac
    PLEASE TAKE HEED OF THIS INFO FROM THE DEV TEAM:

    This release starts with PwnageTool 3.1 for Mac OS X - this application supports the iPhone 1st Generation (2G), the iPhone 3G and the iPod touch 1G. NB: THIS DOES NOT SUPPORT THE 3GS OR 2G/3G IPOD TOUCH. redsn0w for Mac OS X and Windows will follow sometime in the near future, please don’t bug us about it - we’ll release when we have something ready.
    • GOLDEN RULE: If you are using a 3G iPhone with ultrasn0w and rely on ultrasn0w to obtain cellular service, then you should only upgrade to 3.1 with a PwnageTool created .ipsw. - Stay away from Apple’s direct updates as described here and here please get up to speed on the whole subject by reading the information contained in these posts.
    • If you have an original iPhone (1st generation) then 3.1 unlock works with this PwnageTool release. iPhone 3G users upgrading to 3.1 will need to continue using ultrasn0w with a PwnageTool created 3.1 .ipsw
    • Please read all parts of this post before downloading and using these tools.
    • Read items 1, 2 and 3 again and again.
    • This app is suitable for the recent 3.1 release.
    • This version of PwnageTool will NOT work for the iPhone 3GS.
    • PwnageTool WILL work for Original iPhone (1st Generation), Original iPod touch (1st Generation) and the iPhone 3G.
    1. Download PWNage tool
    2. Download the original 3.1 ipsw
    3. Open PWNage tool
    4. Select your model of phone

    5. Click Next
    6. PWNage will search for the 3.1 ipsw

    7. Select the firmware and Click Next

    8. Click Yes to creat the firmware

    9. It will ask you if your phone activates through itunes. If you are hacktivating your phone select No. If you have an authorized carrier select yes.

    10. It will now begin to build the custom ipsw

    11. You will be prompted to enter your password. Enter it to continue building the ipsw.


    12. You will then be asked if you iPhone has been Pwwned before...Select No


    13. You will then be prompted to plug in your phone.

    Follow the on screen instructions....









    14. Open iTunes

    15. iTunes will detect your phone in recovery mode. Click OK.

    16. Hold the Option button on your keyboard and click Restore in iTunes

    17. Then browse to the custom ipsw you just made.

    18. Select it and press Choose.
    19. iTunes will begin to restor your iPhone with the custom ipsw


    20. When it is finished you will see this message


    From The Dev-Team:
    Update : Unlocked users on the 3G will probably notice that the name and/or logo of their carrier is missing, but they still have full bars and a signal. So far this seems to be purely a cosmetic issue and it doesn’t impact your signal or coverage. We hope to have this issue “fixed” when we release the 3GS compatible version of PwnageTool. This is very likely tied to Update #3…

    Update : As of 3.1, the *.ipcc carrier bundles are signed, and you can no longer force tethering capability simply by crafting your own bundle. The good news is this obstacle can probably be overcome by virtue of the jailbreak. But so far that extra hack is not part of the PwnageTool custom IPSW creation.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [ HOW TO ] Jailbreak Using Pwnage Tool on 3.1 for Mac started by Melech518 View original post
    Comments 458 Comments
    1. yelghoul1's Avatar
      yelghoul1 -
      I also had this problem. I found out that I have to unmount all volumes except the main one to avoid the tools from endlessly searching.

      Quote Originally Posted by nosliwsirhc View Post
      I'm having a heck of a time with Pwnage Tool 3.1 crashing consistently at the step where it searches for the firmware. Anybody else having this problem?
      I also had this problem. I found out that I have to unmount all volums (hard disks) except the main Macintosh HD to prevent the tool from endlessly searching for the firmware.
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      I found a problem with itunes. and an app.
      If you install 5 icon springboard you cant sync apps.
      itunes only syncs if you have 4 icons.

      Another reason why Apple sucks. They wont let you customize your rows anymore. bastards! I've had 5 icons since it was first released.
    1. JamesRubin's Avatar
      JamesRubin -
      Why do the blue messages refer to the iPhone 3G(S) if the jailbreak is specifically NOT for iPhone 3G(S)?
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by JamesRubin View Post
      Why do the blue messages refer to the iPhone 3G(S) if the jailbreak is specifically NOT for iPhone 3G(S)?
      Most likely because although the Dev-team have not officially released a tool for the 3g[s] yet, the UI for PWNage tool is already set for its usage on the 3g[s]....patience my friend, it will come
    1. aprenDRIFT's Avatar
      aprenDRIFT -
      Quote Originally Posted by JamesRubin View Post
      Why do the blue messages refer to the iPhone 3G(S) if the jailbreak is specifically NOT for iPhone 3G(S)?
      A Great Job is a Great Job!!!
      NO MATTER WHAT!!!
      Don't care if I cant use it on my phone or not!!!
      Anyway I have my 3GS jailbraked...
      You don't know something... I can resolve my clients problems!!!
      But you need have a good sigth before...

      Don't limit your mind...
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      ^Perhaps it's because it's early in the morning.. but that post didn't make sense to me
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      No, it didnt make sense to me either...
    1. MikePA's Avatar
      MikePA -
      Quote Originally Posted by aprenDRIFT View Post
      Don't limit your mind...
      Some posters have already had one too many tokes.
    1. Luppin's Avatar
      Luppin -
      Quote Originally Posted by iGuy View Post
      Always Restore you phone as a "New Phone" when iTurns does ope. You can re-add your music/contacts etc by Syncing the phone afterwards.
      lolwut? I've never done this, and my iPhone(s) have always been running fine, even when switching all my data from my 3G to my 3GS. Sorry but 700+ pictures are far too many to just discard, and the method by which photos are sorted once synced to the iPhone is extremely annoying
    1. JAG2621's Avatar
      JAG2621 -
      Thanks for all the hard work DEV-TEAM!
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      For minor 0.1 upgrades restoring backups seems to work fine but for major upgrades (eg 1.xx to 2.xx or 2.xx to 3.xx) you should always set up as a new phone.
      If you don't and it works then you in a very small minority! But some people get away with it.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Luppin View Post
      lolwut? I've never done this, and my iPhone(s) have always been running fine, even when switching all my data from my 3G to my 3GS. Sorry but 700+ pictures are far too many to just discard, and the method by which photos are sorted once synced to the iPhone is extremely annoying
      It is very simple to save all of your photos to your computer and then select the folder which to sync the pictures back to your phone after a restore and setting up as new....
    1. FoneWeasel's Avatar
      FoneWeasel -
      Quote Originally Posted by FoneWeasel View Post
      Created a custom package using Pwnage Tool for my 2G iPhone. Had to use expert mode because Simple Mode kept ******** about the bootloader not being present. Threw the iPhone into DFU mode and updated using iTunes. No signal strength. Rebooted it a couple time and same deal. Restored to the original firmware and no signal issues. I'll try it again later but hope a new version of redsn0w comes out soon instead.

      Edit: Seems Dev Team is saying you need to go into Expert Mode and uncheck the 'Activate' option under General if you have a legit carrier (AT&T in the US, O2 in the UK, etc).
      Seems that unchecking 'Activate Phone' and building the package worked great. Up and running now.
    1. ady199's Avatar
      ady199 -
      Quote Originally Posted by dhruvmalik View Post
      A Few Custom FW's For Ya, who those guys without a Mac. Split Into 2 Parts.

      iPhone 3G 768mb Partition Activated:
      Part 1 RapidShare: 1-CLICK Web hosting - Easy Filehosting
      Part 2 RapidShare: 1-CLICK Web hosting - Easy Filehosting

      iPhone 3G Non-Activated:
      Part 1 RapidShare: 1-CLICK Web hosting - Easy Filehosting
      Part 2 RapidShare: 1-CLICK Web hosting - Easy Filehosting
      Hi Guys,

      I currently have an iPhone 3G with firmWare 3.01 unlocked and Jailboken with redsnow 0.8, I now want to update my iphone to firmware 3.1.

      Can anyone tell me the easiest way of doing this, can I just download one of the firmwares shown above and then do a restore in iTunes 9?

      If Yes, what is the difference between Activated and unactivated version of the firmwares?

      Sorry for the newbie questions

      Thanks in advance
    1. thedutchguy's Avatar
      thedutchguy -
      Helo, when I bought my Iphone 3G, it was allready jailbroken.
      I don't know how it's been done, it's still working fine, but i would like to upgrade to 3.1.
      Can anybody give me directions on how to go about this?

      THNX
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      It is worth upgrading yet or is it better to wait for all the issues to get worked out and the applications to get updated to work with 3.1? Right now I'm on 3.0 with no issues at all on a 3G. Are there any major differences with having the 3.1? I just want to make sure because I seen a few people with problems with winter board and cycorder so I want to make sure all my applications will work on 3.1.
    1. ggab's Avatar
      ggab -
      Quote Originally Posted by angiepangie View Post
      Cycorder works fine...
      The only problem I'm having with 3.1 so far is battery.
      Your battery problem worris me? Anyone else noticing this? Did you restore from backup or set up as new phone?

      Quote Originally Posted by aprenDRIFT View Post
      A Great Job is a Great Job!!!
      NO MATTER WHAT!!!
      Don't care if I cant use it on my phone or not!!!
      Anyway I have my 3GS jailbraked...
      You don't know something... I can resolve my clients problems!!!
      But you need have a good sigth before...

      Don't limit your mind...
      What the hell????
    1. sjaekel's Avatar
      sjaekel -
      error 1604 when restoring from custom ipsw, any help would be awsome
    1. Space Cowboy's Avatar
      Space Cowboy -
      Just a heads up. Winterboard now works and Cycorder does too.(Cycorder had an update after my first install of it) I forget where to enable Five Icon Dock but I had it installed previously and just restored after using PWNage and then installed Five Icon Dock and it's working too.
      I'm running a 3G that was PWN'd with 3.1.
    1. dhruvmalik's Avatar
      dhruvmalik -
      For anyone getting the 16xx errors, here's what you do:

      Things you need:
      Pwned 3.1 ipsw
      xPwn (any version) LINK HERE
      CMD (Windows) or Terminal (Mac and Linux)

      1. Open CMD/Terminal and cd to your xPwn directory

      2. Type dfu-util

      3. Drag your custom ipsw to your xPwn folder

      4. Now type "dfu-util (iPhone/iPod version) (name of custom ipsw file).ipsw" without the quotes. Do NOT press enter!!

      5. Plug in your iPhone/iPod and put it into DFU mode

      6. Press enter and open iTunes

      7. Restore to your custom ipsw


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