How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.3.3]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.3.3]

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These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone 3GS on iOS 4.3.3 using PwnageTool for Mac.

Step One
Make a folder called "Pwnage" on the desktop. In it, you will need a couple of things. PwnageTool 4.3.3, found here or here.

You will also need the 4.3.3 iPhone firmware.
4.3.3 (3GS): iPhone2,1_4.3.3_8J2_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 3GS Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.3.3]

Step Two
Double click to mount PwnageTool then drag the PwnageTool icon into the Pwnage folder.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.3.3]

Then from the Pwnage folder double click to launch the PwnageTool application.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.3.3]

Click Ok if presented with a warning.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.3.3]

Step Three
Click to select Expert Mode from the top menu bar
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.3.3]

Step Four
Click to select your device. A check-mark will appear over the image of the device. Click the blue arrow button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.3.3]

Step Five
You will be brought to the "Browse for IPSW" page. Click the Browse for IPSW... button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.3.3]

From the popup window select your firmware from the Pwnage folder then click the Open button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.3.3]

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 3GS Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.3.3]

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.

NOTE*: Deselect Activate if you have an iPhone legitimately activated on an official carrier.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.3.3]

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 3GS Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.3.3]

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 3GS Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.3.3]

Checkmark the ones you want then click the blue arrow button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.3.3]

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 3GS Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.3.3]

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 3GS Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.3.3]

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 3GS Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.3.3]

Your IPSW is now being built. Please allow up to 10 minutes.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.3.3]

You will be asked to enter your administrator password. Do this then click the OK button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.3.3]

Step Nine
Once your ipsw has been built you will be asked to connect your iPhone to the computer. Once it detects your device PwnageTool will guide your through the steps to putting your iPhone into DFU mode.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.3.3]

Press and hold the power and home buttons for 10 seconds.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.3.3]

Then release the power button and continue holding the home button for 10 seconds.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.3.3]

Once your iPhone is successfully in DFU mode, PwnageTool will prompt you to launch iTunes.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.3.3]

Step Ten
Once In iTunes, hold the Alt/Option key and click Restore.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.3.3]

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 3GS Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.3.3]

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 iOS 4.3.3!


***THANKS: Thank you to iPhone Dev-Team and I0n1c for their hard work in making this jailbreak and tutorial possible!
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Mikey - December 1, 2012 at 10:53am
Followed this three times and no go. "this device is not elligable for requested rebuild?
Brad - December 11, 2011 at 8:52pm
I have 3 iphones, all 3 are 3gs. 3gs FW 4.0 (NOT 4.0.1) bb 05.13.04 bl 6.4 model MC640 bootrom 359.3.2 (unfortunately) JB jailbreakme UL ultrasn0w 3gs FW 4.0.1 bb 05.13.04 bl 6.4 model MC136 bootrom 359.3.2 (unfortunately) JB jailbreakme UL ultrasn0w 3gs FW 4.0.1 bb 05.13.04 bl 6.4 model MC133 bootrom 359.3.2 (unfortunately) JB jailbreakme UL ultrasn0w I have tried updating to 4.3.3 doing the following: pwnage tool to create custom ipsw. Enter DFU, hold option, click restore, select custom ipsw, Extracting, verifying with apple.... then I get this message... "this device isnt eligible for the requested build" I have tried editing the hosts file, to no avail. My question is this. I want to upgrade all 3 phones to the most recent FW that is UNTETHERED JB, and must be unlockable as I use T-mobile. What FW do I use, and what steps do I need to take. I have updated, JB, and unlocked phones before, but never had the message stated above. My eyes are crossed from reading and searching, so I really need some help on this one. Thank you in advance for you help. It is greatly appreciated. I use a MAC OS X 10.6.8 iTunes 10.5
chelsea - November 19, 2011 at 12:43am
ive done this several times (with my iphone 3gs firmware 4.2.1) and each time itunes says firmware not compatible at the end. im so disappointed- ive been trying EVERYTHING... for WEEKS :( "i really dont wanna let it beat me like that wireless router did" -the office anyone?
seattlepunk - November 26, 2011 at 12:24am
Getting the same error: The iPhone "iPhone" could not be restored because firmware file is not compatible. Tried this with both Activate checked and then not-checked.
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