Quickpwn also activates iPhones if you need activation
It will NOT unlock either phone versions although some people have said that the iPhone 2G does not get its modem updated - this is unconfirmed at this time.
iPhone 3G Modem IS UPDATED. If you want to unlock it DO NOT update it or you may make it not possible in the future.
Official unlocked 3G phones can update and jailbreak using quickpwn and keep the unlock.[/I]
(Thanks to BigBoss for photos/instructions - I will update this as things change!)
WINDOWS only (Mac version coming)
QuickPwn is a command line based method for jailbreaking ONLY both the original and 3G iPhone as well as iPod Touch.
There is a basic GUI version now available - see below for more!
You do not need to do this if you already have a working, pwned 2.0.1 device.
This should eliminate many of those 160x errors many windows users are experiencing.
Who should use this tool?
This is for those that are not planning to restore. It’s not clear what the activation state is after the process therefore, I only recommend this for those that have a contract carrier or an unlocked phone already. This is also perfect for those that pwned and did not install Cydia as it will result in Cydia being installed. If you are on a 2g and need to unlock, you can do so with bootneuter, but this will not activate for you. If you are on a stock device and using AT&T or a contract carrier, this is the perfect jailbreak for you. You will not lose your contacts or have to do any backups. Finally, if you are going to restore anyway, especially if you need to unlock a 2g, you may as well use winpwn or pwnagetool.
Here are the steps to using the tool:
1) Download the tool http://xs1.iphwn.org/releases/QuickPwnGUI150.zip and extract it to a folder such as c:\quickpwn.
2) Download the proper firmware image such as 2.0.1 3G or 2.0.1 2G. Save this image in a place you can easily find it as quickpwn will ask you to select it when you run it.
You can download the firmware by connected your iPhone/iPod to iTunes and clicking on "restore" - itunes will download the firmware. Disconnect the phone/ipod when the download has started as you do not want to restore!
3) Hook your phone up to your PC and double click "Quickpwn"
4) Browse to the correct firmware and select it.
Chose if you want Cydia and/or Installer on your phone and if you want custom boot images. Just tick the boxes as appropriate!
5) Follow the onscreen instructions to get your phone pwned.
You will have to get your phone into DFU mode as will be shown on the screen.
When you are in DFU mode, the app should automatically take over.
Wait a bit for the process to finish, and congratulations! You are done.
This 5 minutes approx. before it is ready to interact with your iphone/ipod and it takes approximately 10-15 minutes to jailbreak.
It may be quicker than this - but be patient. When the command line part is finished the iPhone will show a spinning circle as it is still being jailbreaked.
Wait for the phone to reboot to the home screen before touching it!
8) Optional 2g phone only. If you need to unlock your phone, install bootneuter from Cydia and run it! Select “neuter, unlock, do not change bootloader settings, and then flash!.
1) If during the process you did not kill iTunes you will see these questions:
Is your device connected to your computer via USB? Type “Y” to continue.
Is your iPhone currently powering on? Type “Y” to continue.
If you see these questions it means that your phone is not being recognized by the PC. Remember you must have iTunes running and it must see your device. If you have to, close and reopen iTunes, disconnect and reconnect your device, or even reboot your PC. You should not see the above two message as part of the process.
2) When you turn on your iPhone, it does not have any display. Man, is it bricked?
This is probably caused by using an invalid boot image (logo.png) in the process. If you wait long enough the thing should boot up to springboard normally. In this state, you do not have any logo showing you the device is booting. You can fix it by repeating the process with a valid png file.
QuickPwn will be updated to work on Mac soon - and with options to add and remove different fuctions so be patient if these options do not suit your needs!