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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. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tech iPhone View Post
      Windows users, Check this out
      You haz banned. Spam no more.

      EDIT: Broom is a killjoy
    1. KartRacer's Avatar
      KartRacer -
      Quote Originally Posted by angiepangie View Post
      ^No.. but it's not that hard to get it on...
      That would mean doing the steps in the first post on the homepage right?
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
      You haz banned. Spam no more.

      EDIT: Broom is a killjoy
    1. shabz_de_don's Avatar
      shabz_de_don -
      hey guys i donno if its me but ive notice on my iphone 3g that sometimes when on lockscreen it dont move and even if i try to unlock it it stays black i ring it and ringing but nothing is coming up on my phone... thats so wierd... i may have to restore and try again or just revert back to 3.0.1 wat you think guys?

      anyone have any similar issues?
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      I had it where it wouldnt slide to unlock a few times, but a few hard resets fixed it
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Has anyone noticed any signal issues after going to 3.1?
    1. shabz_de_don's Avatar
      shabz_de_don -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      I had it where it wouldnt slide to unlock a few times, but a few hard resets fixed it
      ive done that many times but it still does it, ive just restored it again... funnily it workd on itunes 8.2.1.6 as im doing this on a different computer.. ill see how it goes this time

      Quote Originally Posted by GrandMstrBud View Post
      Has anyone noticed any signal issues after going to 3.1?
      ive noticed signal drops... when my screen is blank i cant recieve calls.. and even wen trying to call it.. it rings but it doesnt show up on the phone...
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Quote Originally Posted by dhruvmalik View Post
      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


      --If I Helped, Please Hit Thanks!--
      Sorry i am a complete noob to OSX and terminal i keep getting syntax errors i am prolly not typing in the correct command or putting a space where it needs to be can you type how its supposed to look in terminal? I am using an Original iphone upgrading to firmware 3.1 with custom firmware. or any help would be great. keep getting 1600 error.
      Thanks in advance!!

      Edit did not figure the above steps out but was able to jailbreak with pwangetool 3.1 firmware and restore custom firmware with itunes without a problem. still no MMS tho. LAME worked perfect with 3.0 t-mobile.
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Quote Originally Posted by shabz_de_don View Post
      ive done that many times but it still does it, ive just restored it again... funnily it workd on itunes 8.2.1.6 as im doing this on a different computer.. ill see how it goes this time



      ive noticed signal drops... when my screen is blank i cant recieve calls.. and even wen trying to call it.. it rings but it doesnt show up on the phone...
      I'm wondering if I should go back to 3.0?
    1. iphone-doc's Avatar
      iphone-doc -
      Hi,
      I was upgrading from version 2.2 to 3.1 tonight. I created my custom ipsw and itunes installed it without a problem. I am an ATT customer but continued to get the "Waiting for Activation" message for hours. I then created an ipsw in "expert' mode with 'activate' unclicked. When I try to install this version, itunes gives me the 1600 error. I have tried installing the original modified ipsw and the new one without success due to this 1600 error. I cant find the xpwn program to follow the advice from the previous post.

      Any suggestions?

      Thanks.

      EDITL Uninstalling and reinstalling itunes as documented here:

      http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1747

      allows me to at least load new ipsws. Lets see if I can now activate.
    1. g0tvtec's Avatar
      g0tvtec -
      I don't see a thread for Windows. Is this only doable with a Mac?
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Pwnagetool is a Mac only program.
    1. g0tvtec's Avatar
      g0tvtec -
      So jailbreaking the iPhone is not possible with Windows at this time?
    1. ggab's Avatar
      ggab -
      Quote Originally Posted by g0tvtec View Post
      So jailbreaking the iPhone is not possible with Windows at this time?
      You need to get one of the custom firmware's made with the PwnageTool and then restore with that on your Windows machine in iTunes.
    1. g0tvtec's Avatar
      g0tvtec -
      Where can I get that firmware? So I just download the firmware and go on iTunes, click on my iPhone on the left menu, hold shift and press restore and locate the firmware on my computer?
    1. ggab's Avatar
      ggab -
      Quote Originally Posted by g0tvtec View Post
      Where can I get that firmware? So I just download the firmware and go on iTunes, click on my iPhone on the left menu, hold shift and press restore and locate the firmware on my computer?
      ****** NO WAREZ ************ - SB

      If your phone is already jailbroken just do the shift+restore...if it hasn't been jailbroken already you need to go into DFU mode.
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Awww man I've been answering that question way too often on the Dev Team blog..

      Hahaha. You can try googling for it.
    1. g0tvtec's Avatar
      g0tvtec -
      Sorry.. Bear with me. I have been googling this since I updated to 3.1 last week. Everything is so confusing and there seems to be no concrete answer wherever I look.

      So I would have to go on DFU after I hold shift + click on restore and click on my IPSW? I wouldn't need a 3rd party program like pwnage? After updating to 3.1 it has not been jailbroken. I mean I tried to jailbreak it with the exact step for jailbreaking 3.0 but it obviously didn't and wasn't suppose to work, since I was using a 3.0 firmware. Does that mean it is jailbroken already, just not cydia capable?

      I have jailbroken the iPhone before with redsnow when I just had to download the program and it guided me through it step by step

      I have the iPhone 2g btw.. 1st gen
    1. ggab's Avatar
      ggab -
      Quote Originally Posted by g0tvtec View Post
      Sorry.. Bear with me. I have been googling this since I updated to 3.1 last week. Everything is so confusing and there seems to be no concrete answer wherever I look.

      So I would have to go on DFU after I hold shift + click on restore and click on my IPSW? I wouldn't need a 3rd party program like pwnage?

      I have jailbroken the iPhone before with redsnow when I just had to download the program and it guided me through it step by step

      I have the iPhone 2g btw.. 1st gen
      Look around in the forums, there's a link to download the custom firmware for the 2G. Read what my post said...I answered your question. You don't need any 3rd party software except for iTunes once you have the custom firmware.
    1. g0tvtec's Avatar
      g0tvtec -
      My question is I would have to go on DFU mode right? I understood everything else. My iPhone isn't jailbroken yet, thats what I'm trying to do right now.