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  • HowTo: Jailbreak iDevices Untethered (and preserve iPhone Baseband) with PwnageTool 4.2


    Step 1: Download PwnageTool 4.2 here. Also Download the appropriate 4.2.1 firmware bundle (available from Apple). For the walkthrough I used an AT&T iPhone 4.

    Step 2: Open PwnageTool and click 'Expert Mode' at the top, then click the device you'd like to jailbreak.



    Step 3: Click "Browse for IPSW and browse for the firmware bundle you downloaded (should be firmware 4.2.1)



    Step 4: Click 'General' and select functions as needed.
    • 'Activate the phone' - Hacktivates the phone if previously unlocked
    • 'Enable baseband update' - Performs the baseband update (DO NOT CHECK THIS IF YOU RELY ON A ULTRASNOW UNLOCK)
    • There are options to re-enable functionality, which are specifically for the iPhone 3G. If you need them, check them off.



    Step 5: Click the arrow to apply the changes.

    Step 6: Install custom packages and cydia sources as needed, then click build to save your custom IPSW file, you may be asked to enter your Mac OS user password.



    Step 7: When prompted, connect your device via USB and follow the instructions for entering DFU mode.

    Step 8: Open iTunes. iTunes will tell you it has detected a device in recovery mode. IMPORTANT: PRESS OPTION AND CLICK RESTORE. Do not simply press restore, this will upgrade your device to stock 4.2.1, and WILL upgrade your baseband (which is irreversible). A dialog box will open and allow you to choose the firmware bundle to restore with. Choose the custom created bundle.

    Step 9: Wait for the restore to complete, and enjoy your untethered jailbreak! Unlockers on an unlockable baseband can simply install ultrasn0w and unlock. Enjoy!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: HowTo: Jailbreak iDevices Untethered (and preserve iPhone Baseband) with PwnageTool 4.2 started by Matt Savoca View original post
    Comments 154 Comments
    1. djm120607's Avatar
      djm120607 -
      Is this avaible for windows?
    1. syedsufyan's Avatar
      syedsufyan -
      It used to, but now they stopped making windows version for some reason.
    1. xpate's Avatar
      xpate -
      For windoze, use Sn0wbreeze and play a little pacman while you are at it, lol. Worked a charm for me, iphone 4, 4.01 to 4.2.1.

      may I link?

      http://ih8sn0w.com/index.php/product...n0wbreeze.snow
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      ^^because of iH8sn0w and Sn0wbreeze it does exactly the same thing


      Quote Originally Posted by ih8sn0w View Post
      sn0wbreeze 2.2r2 now at: http://ih8sn0w.com -- Added iBook Fixes by @comex. Props to him too! =)
    1. Striknine's Avatar
      Striknine -
      Nice walk thru.
      Having an unlocked iPhone with untethered jailbreak on the latest firmware is a god send. Everyone should be happy. Let's enjoy what we have without updating every time apple releases a new update not worth updating to and losing what we have.


      Sent from my iPad using ModMyi
    1. luvmytj's Avatar
      luvmytj -
      Halle-freakin-lujah! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!

      PwnageTool FTW
      Greenpois0n FTL
    1. DJ NiveK's Avatar
      DJ NiveK -
      do we need a specific version of iTunes
    1. dq13's Avatar
      dq13 -
      I wonder if they are gonna work on an unlock for the newest baseband on the ip4. Mines came with 4.1 out of the box so I was never able to unlock it... i am on ATT but i want to unlock it to be able to sell it for more $$ when the iphone 5 comes out
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Quote Originally Posted by syedsufyan View Post
      it used to, but now they stopped making windows version for some reason.
      pwnagetool was never ever available for windows. EVER.
    1. TheDarkness's Avatar
      TheDarkness -
      So still no hope for us poor souls who had to get a new phone that runs 4.2.1 03.10.01 that need to unlock ehh.. and that use a PC not a Mac?
    1. Teoyaomqui's Avatar
      Teoyaomqui -
      Does it includes the new version of Cydia or that is still on the works?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Teoyaomqui View Post
      Does it includes the new version of Cydia or that is still on the works?
      Yes, has for some time now.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Good stuff!
    1. srishet's Avatar
      srishet -
      Is this unlockable and jailbreak for all new ios basebands. I mean the lates iPhone 3gs with new bootroom and above 05.13.04..
    1. turkeysandwich_nopickles's Avatar
      turkeysandwich_nopickles -
      I have an iPhone on 4.1 jailbroken and unlocked on 01.59.00. I just did this and everything worked out ok, except for the fact that my phone won't get AT&T signal. It is just blank bars. I reset network settings, removed SIM card, rebooted, but no luck. Now it says "No Signal". Any idea how to fix?
    1. bignighttrain's Avatar
      bignighttrain -
      So will this jailbreak my apple tv 2G
    1. kingmofo's Avatar
      kingmofo -
      did you install ultrasnow from cydia?
    1. STRKLDR's Avatar
      STRKLDR -
      Step 8 says "PRESS OPTION" Where do I do that? AllI see is the restore button in iTunes.

      Thanks!
    1. DJ NiveK's Avatar
      DJ NiveK -
      Quote Originally Posted by STRKLDR View Post
      Step 8 says "PRESS OPTION" Where do I do that? AllI see is the restore button in iTunes.

      Thanks!
      lmfao
    1. STRKLDR's Avatar
      STRKLDR -
      Quote Originally Posted by DJ NiveK View Post
      lmfao
      Thanks for the help