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  • [ HOW TO ] Jailbreak Using Pwnage Tool on 3.1 for Mac

    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. sikdaz's Avatar
      sikdaz -
      thank you
    1. aekhamsouk's Avatar
      aekhamsouk -
      woo! i'm not going to say it!
    1. gcastro723's Avatar
      gcastro723 -
      ooh thanks man you are always a big help to this community
    1. iGuy's Avatar
      iGuy -
      A couple of things to add...

      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.

      Winterboard doesn't seem compatible at the moment.

      Cydia did work but now it doesn't after a did this all again over the Winterboard problem. Could be just a problem my end but I've really got to go to sleep now, but will have another go tomorrow.

      So how long will this thread take to get to 11 pages asking...

      A) Will it work on my 3GS?

      B) Will it work on Windose?

      or C) When will the above be coming out?
    1. MacDevil7334's Avatar
      MacDevil7334 -
      WARNING: Jailbreaking with PwnageTool right now causes you to lose the carrier logo at the top of the screen (the phone still works though). The dev team is aware of the problem though they have no fix right now.

      Also, Winterboard is currently not working (it crashes the springboard).
    1. playful_cyanide's Avatar
      playful_cyanide -
      Thanks. I'll definetely take a look into jailbreaking my 3G. Only issue is the tedious task of getting all my settings back to how they were, like SBSettings and apps of the sort.

      Also, to people asking iGuy's Questions:

      A) No
      B) No
      C) The Distant Future
    1. iGuy's Avatar
      iGuy -
      My carrier logo is fine and I've run this twice tonight (and I've restored back to 3.0.1 in between). So that's 3 JB's tonight! Maybe I like doing it way too much.
    1. bullware's Avatar
      bullware -
      I upgraded to the 3.1 firmware and lost my carrier logo as well. though if you havent noticed that the phone is not seeing a carrier which stops you from settings the data settings from your carrier. So, unless you have wifi all the time ( at least right now that is) you wont be able to access your carriers data network.
    1. airul's Avatar
      airul -
      Hi Guys..

      Good day for all.When the Jailbreak 3.1 for Windows will release? Really desparate to anlock my iphone 2G.It is my mistake to upgrade to 3.1 also my itunes to 9.0. After that i using redsn0w 0.8 to unlock it but the tools give an erroe message "unable specified ipsw". Hope you guys could help me.

      I really appreciated everybody advise regarding my problem.

    1. joe997us's Avatar
      joe997us -
      Wow Apple is making this way difficult. Just food for thought and something to ponder, curious... with the files we need in regard to the 3GS, (correct me if I'm wrong and I may be), those files are unique to each individual unit. So when Apple comes out with the NEXT version of the phone, 3GSS, 4G, whatever it may be, the ultimate question is with the path we all have gone down so far with the easy 2G jailbreaks, 3G jailbreaks, finally the 3GS jailbreaks for 3.0, 3.0.1, and eventually the 3.1 firmwares, and the ECID, iBSS files we all collected that we will apparently eventually need, is this path leading jailbreakers to eventually be screwed and I hate to say it, but the end of jailbreaking? Thoughts-
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      The post is legal Melech
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
      The post is legal Melech
      My bad, since when are we allowed to link to cracked firmware?? I had no clue
    1. mombopete's Avatar
      mombopete -
      Can someone start a thread with all of the working and non-working jailbroken apps? This was a great help when 3.0 came out. Thanks in advance.
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      FW isnt paid for....we highly endorse jailbreaking, we offer everything to do it......we link to Apple firmware files......modified ipsw's are just fine.

      In fact there are several other threads floating around with the same thing for different versions.

      PS- The only firmware's we wont allow are paid iTouch firmwares
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Gotcha...its so funny because back in the 3.0 release days I got flamed hardcore for posting custom ipsw's
    1. banilla16's Avatar
      banilla16 -
      sweet currently jb-ing as i type this.... let's see if my g5 can handle this... hahaha
    1. xgus69's Avatar
      xgus69 -
      this is amazing melech, i quoted the whole thing word for word, and gave u all the credit and modmyi.com and put it as is on my blog.
    1. FoneWeasel's Avatar
      FoneWeasel -
      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).
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      Gotcha...its so funny because back in the 3.0 release days I got flamed hardcore for posting custom ipsw's
      wWha.....who flamith you
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Confucious *cough* cough*