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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. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
      who flamith you
      tho art in needith of vindication my lord an king
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      lmao cadi.....you so funny
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      Let it be....thou shall post modified ipsw's without retribution......

      This is my word and as such....is above questioning.
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      ^Come ye come ye as they all danced in the square and rejoiced.
    1. keysloser's Avatar
      keysloser -
      Quote Originally Posted by banilla16 View Post
      sweet currently jb-ing as i type this.... let's see if my g5 can handle this... hahaha
      oooh please tell what happened, am on a G5 too

      @Melech518 you make things too easy, you took the challenge away, no seriously exemplary job my friend!

      @joe997us there will always be a way... the jailbreaking community is ages ahead and creative enough for anything the corporate-thinking Apple might hold for the future.
    1. nosliwsirhc's Avatar
      nosliwsirhc -
      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?
    1. trov's Avatar
      trov -
      anyone tried it on snow leopard and itunes 9?
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Yes, the tutorial was made on iTunes 9 on snow leopard
    1. danno2022's Avatar
      danno2022 -
      question about 3.1. Isn't this the update that was supposed to include MMS? I know AT&T is gradually giving users access, but where is the camera button in the message app? I don't see anything on how to send MMS. info please.
    1. oo3's Avatar
      oo3 -
      Updating right now...custom restore seems slower than usual.
    1. flounderasu's Avatar
      flounderasu -
      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?
      Mine worked fine.

      But you can always just browse for the firmware...

      Quote Originally Posted by danno2022 View Post
      question about 3.1. Isn't this the update that was supposed to include MMS? I know AT&T is gradually giving users access, but where is the camera button in the message app? I don't see anything on how to send MMS. info please.
      You'll need a carrier update file.
    1. nosliwsirhc's Avatar
      nosliwsirhc -
      Also the modified firmware file for the 3G from the first page won't restore properly in iTunes. I press 'alt' when I click on the Restore button and choose the modded file it starts and then about 3 seconds later it gives error 1600. Any ideas? I'm really not having muck with this jailbreak.
    1. danno2022's Avatar
      danno2022 -
      Quote Originally Posted by flounderasu View Post
      You'll need a carrier update file.
      Never dealt with that before. I know it will be available for everyone on 9/25. How does the updating for that work? thanks
    1. nosliwsirhc's Avatar
      nosliwsirhc -
      hey flounderasu, yeah the button to browse doesn't work which is strange because the Log button at the top works but the Back arrow and Exit button don't work either.
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      I updated to 3.1 using custom firmware and pwangetool 3.1 had no problems installed activatemms2g and rebooted now its stuck on the pineapple! i cant seem to get it back into DFU mode anybody ?
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by vantheman169 View Post
      I updated to 3.1 using custom firmware and pwangetool 3.1 had no problems installed activatemms2g and rebooted now its stuck on the pineapple! i cant seem to get it back into DFU mode anybody ?
      Download Rock Your Phone app for mac....this will force it to boot. Then delete whatever you last installed
    1. flounderasu's Avatar
      flounderasu -
      Quote Originally Posted by nosliwsirhc View Post
      hey flounderasu, yeah the button to browse doesn't work which is strange because the Log button at the top works but the Back arrow and Exit button don't work either.
      I would do a complete uninstall and then reinstall.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by nosliwsirhc View Post
      Also the modified firmware file for the 3G from the first page won't restore properly in iTunes. I press 'alt' when I click on the Restore button and choose the modded file it starts and then about 3 seconds later it gives error 1600. Any ideas? I'm really not having muck with this jailbreak.
      Your phone needs to be in recovery mode before you can opt to restore in itunes. the 1600 error is caused by an incompatible firmware. Since iTunes doesnt want you to use anything other that their 3.1, you will need to be in recovery mode or DFU mode to get around this
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by vantheman169 View Post
      I updated to 3.1 using custom firmware and pwangetool 3.1 had no problems installed activatemms2g and rebooted now its stuck on the pineapple! i cant seem to get it back into DFU mode anybody ?
      reported by several people that actvatemms2g isn't working with the 3.1 firmware.
      Try a hard reboot holding power and home, if no luck try this.
      Step 1. Turn off iPhone
      Step 2. Hold down the power and home button.
      Step 3. When you see the Apple logo, release the power button but continue holding the home button down.
      Step 4. Open iTunes and wait for it to tell you that it detects iPhone in restore/recovery mode.

      Alternative Method:
      Step 1. Connect iPhone to USB then listen to the sound when it connects and disconnects.
      Step 2. Hold the home and power buttons until hear the disconnect sound then release power button.
      Step 3. Wait until you hear another sound then release home button.
    1. flounderasu's Avatar
      flounderasu -
      Quote Originally Posted by danno2022 View Post
      Never dealt with that before. I know it will be available for everyone on 9/25. How does the updating for that work? thanks
      If you're with ATT, it shows up as an update in iTunes. Otherwise, you can find a custom made one. There used to be a site that allowed you to make a carrier file to enable tethering and MMS, not sure if that still works for 3.0.1 or 3.1

      Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
      reported by several people that actvatemms2g isn't working with the 3.1 firmware.
      Try a hard reboot holding power and home, if no luck try this.
      Step 1. Turn off iPhone
      Step 2. Hold down the power and home button.
      Step 3. When you see the Apple logo, release the power button but continue holding the home button down.
      Step 4. Open iTunes and wait for it to tell you that it detects iPhone in restore/recovery mode.

      Alternative Method:
      Step 1. Connect iPhone to USB then listen to the sound when it connects and disconnects.
      Step 2. Hold the home and power buttons until hear the disconnect sound then release power button.
      Step 3. Wait until you hear another sound then release home button.
      I had the same issue. I just went back down to 3.0.1....but damn my sync-ing has been taking forever and just hanging. Even after restoring as a new phone (not using b/u), deleting all backups, and resetting sync history. It's been a problem for me for me since going to iTunes 9. Downgraded back to 8.2.1. Worked fine for a lil' bit now it's back. Ugh.