How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

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These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone 3G on iOS 4.0 using PwnageTool for Mac.

● If you have a Jailbroken iPhone 3G at 3.1.2 (but not jailbroken with Spirit) then you should create the ipsw with PwnageTool 4.0 and restore from recovery mode or DFU mode.
● If you have an out of the box iPhone 3G you should restore using a PwnageTool 4.0 ipsw using DFU mode.
● If you have a Jailbroken 3.1.3 iPhone 3G it is very possible that this can fail from recovery mode, if this failure happens you will need to restore using DFU mode.
● As an alternative to PwnageTool, you can use redsn0w on iPhone 3G (on both Windows and Mac)

IMPORTANT! Whenever you need to enter DFU mode, you will need to do so using PwnageTool.

Step One
Make a folder called "Pwnage" on the desktop. In it, you will need a couple of things. PwnageTool 4.0, found here or here

You will also need the 4.0 iPhone firmware.
4.0.0 (3G): iPhone1,2_4.0_8A293_Restore.ipsw

When downloading the IPSW file, it is best to download it with Firefox since Safari often auto extracts it!
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Step Two
Double click to mount PwnageTool then drag the PwnageTool icon into the Pwnage folder.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Then from the Pwnage folder double click to launch the PwnageTool application.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Click Ok if presented with a warning.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Step Three
Click to select Expert Mode from the top menu bar
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Step Four
Click to select your iPhone. A check-mark will appear over the image of the phone.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Step Five
Click the blue arrow button to continue. You will be brought to the "Browse for IPSW" page. On my laptop, it automatically found the IPSW. If PwnageTool doesn't automatically find the ipsw file you can click Browse for IPSW....
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Click to select the found IPSW file, a checkmark will appear next to it. Then click the blue arrow button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Step Six
You will then be brought to a menu with several choices. Click to select General then click the blue arrow button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

The General settings allows you to decide the partition size. Check Activate the phone if you are not with an official carrier then click the blue arrow button. Here you can also choose to enable iOS 4 features such as Multitasking, Wallpapers, and Battery Percentage. If you choose to do this please be aware that the performance of your device could suffer.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

NOTE*: Deselect Activate if you have an iPhone legitimately activated on an official carrier.

The Cydia settings menu allows you to create custom packages so you do not have to manually install the necessary them later.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Click to select the Download packages tab. Then click the Refresh button to display all the available packages. Double clicking the package you want will download it and make it available in the Select Packages tab.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Checkmark the ones you want then Click the blue arrow button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

The Custom Packages Settings menu displays listed package settings for your custom IPSW. For know leave these settings as is. Click the blue arrow button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

The Custom Logos Settings menu allows you to add your own images as boot logos. Click the Browse button to select your Boot logo and Recovery logo. If you would like to use the iClarified ones they can be found here: Boot Logo, Recovery Logo
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Remember the rules for them: RGB or Grayscale format with Alpha channel and dimensions below 320x480...
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Click the blue arrow button to continue.

Step Seven
You are now ready to begin the pwnage process! Click the Build button to select it then click the Blue arrow button to begin.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Step Eight
You will be asked to save your custom .ipsw file. Save it to your Pwnage folder you created on your Desktop.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Your IPSW is now being built. Please allow up to 10 minutes.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

You will be asked to enter your administrator password. Do this then click the OK button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

When prompted if your iPhone has been Pwned before, we clicked No. It allows for a more thorough restore.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

You will be asked to turn off the device. Make sure it is connected to the USB port.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Step Nine
Be ready to follow directions now. It will ask you to hold the home button and the power button for 10 seconds. Then, you will have to release the power button and hold the home button for 10 seconds to enter DFU.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

If you fail, it will show you a message. Click Yes. Unplug the iPhone from the USB. Turn it off, then turn it back on. Plug it back into the USB and turn off the iPhone when prompted.

When done correctly, PwnageTool will display a message telling your that it successfully entered DFU mode. iTunes will also pop-up.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Step Ten
Once In iTunes, hold the Alt/Option key and click Restore.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Step Eleven
Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop using the dialog window that appears. Select the custom IPSW that was created and click the Choose button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

Step Twelve
iTunes will now restore the firmware on your iPhone. This can also take up to 10 minutes. Once done you will be rebooted into jailbroken iPhone OS 4.0!
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.0]

***THANKS: Thank you to the Dev-Team for their hard work in making this jailbreak and tutorial possible!
Dionizio - September 26, 2010 at 9:53am
Hello Folks, I jailbreak my 3G with Pwnage, but i can not install any third app, everything is working, except the the function to install third part app. happened this to anyone?
rui - October 17, 2010 at 9:23pm
I get the same here!
imahuot - September 15, 2010 at 2:07pm
is PwnageTool now supports firmware 4.0.1 for 3Gs old iboot?
Richard - July 22, 2010 at 5:21am
Hello, my 3g is running (trhough pwnagetool) on ios 4. Can I upgrade to ios 4.0.1?
Zoki - July 20, 2010 at 3:17pm
\" If you have a Jailbroken 3.1.3 iPhone 3G it is very possible that this can fail from recovery mode, if this failure happens you will need to restore using DFU mode.\" I jailbroke with Spirit, on 3.1.3 and 5.21.01 - can I unjailbreak, I have my pre-jailbreak ispw file, and re-jailbreak on 4.01 with this process?
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