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  • iBuilder - Make Your Own Custom Firmware | Windows


    iBuilder, a nifty new project by rotem25, allows you to select from a large list of items for your iPhone, and create a package which can then be added to your internalPackages in iPwnage and used to create a custom firmware for your iPhone.

    You can then use iTunes to simply restore your iPhone to the new firmware, with all your favorite apps, sources, or packages already in there. Not too bad...

    Here's the Windows iPwnage thread...
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iBuilder - Make Your Own Custom Firmware | Windows started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 77 Comments
    1. cphillips1009's Avatar
      cphillips1009 -
      OK, so this is how I understand it...
      a) PWN your iPhone with Winpwn
      b) Create a custom ipsw with IPSWbuilder
      c) Rename custom .ipsw to .zip and extract
      d) copy over files from iBuilder bundle into extracted folder
      e) rezip and rename to .ipsw
      f) restore in iTunes to custom ipsw

      It seems fairly intuitive, but I just wanted to make sure I'm doing the right thing before I take the plunge...???
    1. jmerhi's Avatar
      jmerhi -
      i built pakages but...how to add into IPSW?

      Anybody know how?
    1. Emir S.'s Avatar
      Emir S. -
      Quote Originally Posted by jmerhi View Post
      i built pakages but...how to add into IPSW?

      Anybody know how?
      Read the post right above yours.

      FYI, IPSW is a zip file for all intents and purposes.
    1. ryan christopher's Avatar
      ryan christopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by iwamas View Post
      any idea when ISPWTool is going to be released?
      I'm receiving a beta version of it soon because I'm helping with it. There hasn't been a set release yet. Chronic is still working on some new features.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by cphillips1009 View Post
      OK, so this is how I understand it...
      a) PWN your iPhone with Winpwn
      b) Create a custom ipsw with IPSWbuilder
      c) Rename custom .ipsw to .zip and extract
      d) copy over files from iBuilder bundle into extracted folder
      e) rezip and rename to .ipsw
      f) restore in iTunes to custom ipsw

      It seems fairly intuitive, but I just wanted to make sure I'm doing the right thing before I take the plunge...???
      Where exactly do you copy the files when you say "into the extracted folder"?
    1. hedsick's Avatar
      hedsick -
      I'm starting to believe IPSWtool will never come. It's been in the works before WinPwn was..... and now there's an IPSW builder for windows.... What the hell is going on here?!

      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      Where exactly do you copy the files when you say "into the extracted folder"?
      The zip you just extracted....? Which is in turn the ipsw.
    1. pingwhen's Avatar
      pingwhen -
      its pretty cool, but i will wait for the full winpwn ( it causes my computer to artifact if i have it installed)

      its kind of funny to see us windows users ahead of mac lol shut up all the "go mac" boys
    1. sogo's Avatar
      sogo -
      This still sounds cool, but what about installer application updates.? Will your custom IPSW applications update through installer?
    1. tntmorgan's Avatar
      tntmorgan -
      Sweet! I was thinking about borrowing my friend's mac tonight to pwn my firmware, but totally didn't know how to add a custom payload. Thanks for making my evening so much greater!
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      i understand that... but the folder generated is "iBuilder.bundle" Does this just get copied anywhere I randomly choose in the extracted ipsw contents or does it go somewhere specific. Do I copy the entire folder over or only the contents of the folder ("files & plist").... it's not intuitive.
    1. njosnavelin's Avatar
      njosnavelin -
      Quote Originally Posted by pingwhen View Post
      its kind of funny to see us windows users ahead of mac lol shut up all the "go mac" boys
      hey my 12 year old sister says that too
    1. Eiswritsat's Avatar
      Eiswritsat -
      sweet!!!!
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      OK... when trying to restore to the custom firmware with the iBuilder.bundle files added to the ipsw file I get iTunes Error (1) after it finishes extracting the file. What does this mean....?

      Edit: According to Hachint0sh the iBuilder bundles can only be taken over to a Mac and loaded in through that version which supports bundles. Can someone confirm?
      Edit 2: iTunes would not accept my firmware with the bundle files (error 1) and would not accept the standard custom ipsw (error 10) most likely due to unsuitable boot/restore images. Going to tryu again with different custom images and without the bundle files....
      Edit 3: 3 attempts with different custom boot images (from Hackint0sh custom boot image thread) that were confirmed as working have all given me Error 10 in iTunes. Going to restore back to stock and re-pwn with my Mac this evening and try it all over again... ugh!
    1. cphillips1009's Avatar
      cphillips1009 -
      Okay, I was pretty much totally wrong the first time...I guess you have to copy the files from the bundle over to your phone via OpenSSH or something like that AFTER jailbreaking with winpwn. The whole directory structure in iBuilder's bundle gets created on your phone after the iTunes restore, not before.
    1. quiksand's Avatar
      quiksand -
      Quote Originally Posted by cphillips1009 View Post
      Okay, I was pretty much totally wrong the first time...I guess you have to copy the files from the bundle over to your phone via OpenSSH or something like that AFTER jailbreaking with winpwn. The whole directory structure in iBuilder's bundle gets created on your phone after the iTunes restore, not before.
      That is Correct.
    1. JohnBanks's Avatar
      JohnBanks -
      Finally, I won't have to spend days resetting and re-installing everything after restores. It just needs to come out for the Mac.

      - John
    1. ahab228's Avatar
      ahab228 -
      my question is if you have to just SSH it in, do you have to use winpwn to jailbreak or can you use this for any jailbroke phone by any method?
    1. BLACKSTEEL1's Avatar
      BLACKSTEEL1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by cphillips1009 View Post
      Okay, I was pretty much totally wrong the first time...I guess you have to copy the files from the bundle over to your phone via OpenSSH or something like that AFTER jailbreaking with winpwn. The whole directory structure in iBuilder's bundle gets created on your phone after the iTunes restore, not before.

      Exactly where do u put the files when u ssh into the phone?
    1. rickelchilango's Avatar
      rickelchilango -
      Quote Originally Posted by quiksand View Post
      That is Correct.
      this has to be incorrect.. what would be the point of this app then?

      i thought the point of this app was to get all the apps and settings the way you want them, put them together with the file created by the WinPwn, compress them into a zip file, change the extension and use the file thru itunes that way.. am i wrong?
    1. imagineThiss's Avatar
      imagineThiss -
      cool