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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. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Because AT&T announced that they're releasing MMS in a "software update".
      I think they just chose bad wording..

      Quote Originally Posted by iGuy View Post
      Well, after 3 attempts of trying to end up with a stable version of 3.1 I've decided to go back to 3.0.

      As has been mentioned Winterboard does work yet, cycorder doesn't either - why these are included in the Pawnage Tool up-date if they aren't 3.1 compatible yet I don't know.

      Give it a few weeks and I'm sure 3.1 (or 3.1.1 by then) will offer me more of the stuff I want, but at the moment it's too early days for it all to work.
      Cycorder works fine...
      The only problem I'm having with 3.1 so far is battery.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Melech518 - good post. You might like to change AT&T in step 9 to 'an authorised carrier' or something similar.

      Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
      Let it be....thou shall post modified ipsw's without retribution......

      This is my word and as such....is above questioning.
      That is not the view of the Dev Team.

      While it is legal to create the tools and to modify the files for your own use there is an argument that distributing custom FW is illegal.

      Custom FW is not allowed to be posted on the Dev Team blog as they need to be certain that Apple can't touch them.

      It is more likely Apple would just ask MMi to remove offending files (if they do anything) but if they did launch legal action it could be expensive, you might not win and the posters could potentially be prosecuted.

      Creating custom FW is legal for your own use, there is some doubt as to the legality of distributing it.

      If MMi are happy then it is not for me to query. But I would hate to see MMi get in to trouble. Hopefully it won't come to that.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      OP has been edited
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Thanks.

      For some reason in step 11 your password is starred out - can you edit that as well please?


    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      LOL. Back then I knew.. nothing.
      I just remember Musclenerd asked me to kill any links to the ipsw files in the comments.. so that's what I did.
      I've learned so much since then..
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Sure, but I will have to take back those 5.5 points I awarded you...
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      Sure, but I will have to take back those 5.5 points I awarded you...
      No, No - anything but that!
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      I got problems.
      I followed it except when it finished creating the firmware I transferred it to the windows PC where I sync my iphone with.
      I restored and it worked.

      I wanted to set up cydia apps before syncing with itunes but cydia says I have everything installed and no repos.

      I'm syncing with itunes now which is taking a LOT longer than usual.

      When that finally finishes in a few hours I will read the replies here then see what the phone will do then.

      Hopefully its just in need of a reboot but its rebooted twice since installing the cfw and still having cydia problems...
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -


      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      I got problems.
      I followed it except when it finished creating the firmware I transferred it to the windows PC where I sync my iphone with.
      I restored and it worked.

      I wanted to set up cydia apps before syncing with itunes but cydia says I have everything installed and no repos.

      I'm syncing with itunes now which is taking a LOT longer than usual.

      When that finally finishes in a few hours I will read the replies here then see what the phone will do then.

      Hopefully its just in need of a reboot but its rebooted twice since installing the cfw and still having cydia problems...
      Come to think of it... I didn't have any sources either at first. Then I added the Ultrasn0w source and all the sources just magically appeared

      And the sync is taking longer than usual because it has to sync ALL your information back...
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      I restored from a backup made in 3.0 with no problems, but it does seem to take forever the first time.

      Quote Originally Posted by angiepangie View Post




      Come to think of it... I didn't have any sources either at first. Then I added the Ultrasn0w source and all the sources just magically appeared
      I don't think I actually looked - went in to cydia did all updates then added US repo and all was fine.
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Same here.. except it took me two restores (AFTER SYNCING THE FIRST TIME!)

      I only looked when I was adding my US repo... Almost forgot about it.. and then once I installed it all the sources were just.. there.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      I did notice that the 3G I made this guide on was running as slow as a snail on lidocaine after the jailbreak....but most, not all of the repos were there when first opening cydia. Would you believe this 3G tester still has a 2.28 baseband
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      Wow That was fast.
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      Quote Originally Posted by angiepangie View Post




      Come to think of it... I didn't have any sources either at first. Then I added the Ultrasn0w source and all the sources just magically appeared

      And the sync is taking longer than usual because it has to sync ALL your information back...
      That's weird as the only repo I had was ultrasn0w...

      With 3.0 and 3.01 it took about 30 mins to restore all the apps etc back on. This time it took 30 mins before it even started the apps. It was "backing up iphone" for 30 mins... WTF? backing up what? It's just been restored, I thought it was empty???
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Are you sure it wasn't restoring from backup?
    1. Cyborg619's Avatar
      Cyborg619 -
      great work Dev-Team keep up the good work you guys/girls are elite the 3g users will be happy now. Im waiting for the 3GS 3.1 jailbreak to get released because I bought my phone with 3.1 already installed on it hopefully soon I'll be able to join the world of a jailbreaker.
    1. galaxygrrl's Avatar
      galaxygrrl -
      Anyone else get a comic of Steve Jobs speaking Russian before you restored your phone in 3.1. Anyone know what it was. I assume it because Steve Jobs is back, but did not read anything about this, so it makes me nervous.
    1. iGuy's Avatar
      iGuy -
      The SJ cartoon has been with the pwnage tool since the beginning, nothing to do with his return. If you'd used the "Expert" mode (2nd from the left) you'd have had the option to change this back to the default.
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cyborg619 View Post
      great work Dev-Team keep up the good work you guys/girls are elite the 3g users will be happy now. Im waiting for the 3GS 3.1 jailbreak to get released because I bought my phone with 3.1 already installed on it hopefully soon I'll be able to join the world of a jailbreaker.
      Unfortunately there's no girls on the Dev team
      I'm the closest to a female on the Dev Team.. lol.
    1. brentbizzle's Avatar
      brentbizzle -
      Am I the only one on 3.1 whose power functions through SBSettings don't work?