Pwnage Guide: PwnageTool: Jailbreak iPhone 3G
Pwnage Guide For Mac.
Mac Users: Download Pwnagetool and use it to unlock/jailbreak original iPhone latest firmware 2.0.2.
Jailbreak iPhone 3G up to latest firmware 2.0.2.
Mac Guide below!
This is a very simple process. Below is a detailed guideline with FAQ and solutions to possible problems.
At the most basic level all you have to do to make this work is:
1. Make custom firmware.
2. Pwn your phone and Restore using custom firmware in iTunes.
YOU CAN DIRECTLY "PWN" YOUR PHONE AT 2.0 BY FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO RESTORE TO 1.1.4! IT WORKS FROM 2.0!
PWNAGE 2.0.3 FAQ AND HOW TO GUIDE
There are 2 modes in the new version of pwnagetool.
Simple Mode - Which provides step by step instructions as below and automatically detects your correct firmware and adds the unlock and activation and jailbreak with Cydia automatically to your
Expert Mode - Where you can adjust the settings on the various different additions to the custom firmware - if you click through and do not change anything in expert mode it will make the same
custom firmware as simple mode however doing this instead of simple mode can fix issues with
the simple firmware not working correctly. There is more on expert mode at the end of this guide.
Original iPhone: This can be unlocked and jailbreaked and activated.
iPod Touch: This can be jailbreaked.
iPhone 3G: At this time you can ONLY jailbreak and activate iPhone 3G.
Step By Step Guide to Simple Mode
Select your device type as below:
PwnageTool will AUTOMATICALLY search for the correct firmware for your device.
IMPORTANT: iPhone and iPhone 3G firmware is differently named.
original iPhone firmware for 2.0.2 is named iPhone1,1_2.0.2_5C1_Restore.ipsw
iPhone 3G firmware is named iPhone1,2_2.0.2_5C1_Restore.ipsw
You can make sure you have the correct firmware on your mac by connecting your iPhone/iPod to iTunes and clicking on restore then iTunes will download the correct firmware. Disconnect your device when downloading as you don't want to restore with standard firmware!
Click on "Yes" when prompted that pwnagetool will create a custom firmware and place it on your desktop.
Click on "Yes" when pwnagetool asks your if you are a legit iPhone user! (This will keep the phone locked and not activate it)
on iPhone 3G click on "yes" or you will not have a wireless signal! (NO on 3G activates the phone but as it can't unlock yet there is no signal)
If you have no signal on 3G build another custom firmware and click on "yes" this time.
to activate CLICK "NO!"
PwnageTool will now build the custom firmware file.
This will take about 5 minutes. Be patient!
Your mac will prompt you to enter your password to continue - if you don't have a password
then just click on "ok" and pwnagetool will continue to build your firmware.
If your Phone/iPod has the pineapple logo already then pwnagetool will tell you that you have
been successful and to exit it and select the custom firmware in iTunes to restore with.
If your device has not be pwned before then click on "No".
PwnageTool will try and enter DFU mode so it can "pwn" your device.
It will either do this automatically or prompt you to turn off the phone and then it will tell you to hold
the power and home buttons and let go of them at certain intervals.
It will prompt you when your phone has succesfully entered DFU mode.
Exit pwnagetool if it gives you the success message below.
Using iTunes click on restore and the "alt" key and browse to the desktop and select the custom firmware that pwnagetool created.
Your device will restore.
If you chose automatic mode it will try and unlock your phone with bootneuter.
FOR MORE PHOTOS OF THE PROCESS PLEASE LOOK AT THE ICLARIFIED TUTORIAL AT:
NEVER EXIT BOOTNEUTER BEFORE IT HAS FINISHED AND RESET ITSELF OR YOU WILL BRICK YOUR PHONE PERMANENTLY!!!!
BootNeuter can take anything up to 30 minutes. DO NOT EXIT OR RESET THE PHONE.
Be patient. It should be successful so don't risk breaking your phone because you are not patient!
Old community applications are not yet compatible with the new 2.0 firmware
So you need to wait developers to update their software.
Patience, they will show up in Cydia installer
I also recommend restarting your Mac before using PwnageTool 2.0 as this may fix issues with DFU mode.
Some useful tips from the dev team:
If you get Error 1600 from iTunes (or if you see in your log a failure to prepare x12220000_4_Recovery.ipsw), try: mkdir “~/Library/iTunes/Device Support”
if that directory already exists, remove any files in it. Then re-run PwnageTool.
If DFU restores are giving you trouble, another route to pwned 2.0 for 1G owners
is to use first pwnage at 1.1.4. Once you are pwned there, you can do a normal
Recovery-mode restore to your custom 2.0 ipsw.
iPhone does *not* need to be pre-pwned to be able to DFU-restore into a pwned ipsw — it needs to be pre-pwned only for normal recovery-mode restores of custom ipsw’s.
I have moved my original tutorial for pwnagetool 1.1 to the posts below.
If you chose to pwn first at 1.1.4 please follow the instructions there.
Mail application not working at 2.0?
Please restore to your custom ipsw (you don’t
need to DFU restore if you are pwned, normal restore will work now too) but then
select “Set up as a new iPhone” when iTunes asks.
Your first sync will bring back all of your settings anyway.
My Restore Did Not Unlock/Activate my iPhone!?
When pwnagetool asks if your a legit iPhone user this it can determine whether or not to unlock and activate your phone.
If you click on "Yes" (saying you are a legit user) then the phone will not be unlocked or activated.
If you click on "No" then you will be unlocked and activated when you restore.
If that fails you can select the expert mode and just click through to build firmware without changing any settings and it will work.