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02-15-2011, 07:25 PM #1HowTo: 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!
02-15-2011, 07:33 PM #2
Is this avaible for windows?
02-15-2011, 07:42 PM #3
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It used to, but now they stopped making windows version for some reason.
02-15-2011, 07:48 PM #4
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?
Last edited by xpate; 02-15-2011 at 07:51 PM.
02-15-2011, 07:51 PM #5
02-15-2011, 07:53 PM #6
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.
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02-15-2011, 07:59 PM #7
Halle-freakin-lujah! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!
02-15-2011, 08:03 PM #8
do we need a specific version of iTunes
02-15-2011, 08:09 PM #9
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
02-15-2011, 08:09 PM #10
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02-15-2011, 08:40 PM #11
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?
02-15-2011, 08:41 PM #12
Does it includes the new version of Cydia or that is still on the works?
02-15-2011, 08:52 PM #13
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02-15-2011, 09:10 PM #15
Is this unlockable and jailbreak for all new ios basebands. I mean the lates iPhone 3gs with new bootroom and above 05.13.04..
02-15-2011, 09:37 PM #16
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?
02-15-2011, 09:59 PM #17
So will this jailbreak my apple tv 2G
02-15-2011, 10:05 PM #18
did you install ultrasnow from cydia?
02-15-2011, 10:22 PM #19Question about step 8....
Step 8 says "PRESS OPTION" Where do I do that? AllI see is the restore button in iTunes.
02-15-2011, 10:29 PM #20