How to Add a Firmware Bundle to PwnageTool

Posted November 29, 2010 at 1:18pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 80504 views
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These are instructions on how to add a firmware bundle to PwnageTool.

You may need to do this to add the unofficial iPhone Dev-Team bundle that will let you create a custom ipsw for the old bootrom iPhone 3GS that won't update your baseband when upgrading to iOS 4.2.1.

Step One
Make a folder called "Pwnage" on the desktop. Download PwnageTool 4.1.3 into the folder.

You will also need to get the minimal iPhone 3GS bundle from here. Double click to extract it to the Pwnage folder.


Step Two
Double click to mount PwnageTool then drag the PwnageTool icon into the Pwnage folder.




Step Three
Right click the extracted PwnageTool app and choose Show Package Contents from the menu that appears.


Step Four
Navigate to Contents/Resources/FirmwareBundles/






Step Five
Copy and paste the iPhone2,1_4.2.1_8C148a.bundle from the Pwnage folder on your desktop into the FirmwareBundles folder.




Step Six
You can now launch PwnageTool from the Pwnage folder on your desktop and the application will detect your new firmware bundle.

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lowpro1 - June 13, 2011 at 8:37am
The link appears to be dead. Is there a official link that archives the firmware bundles? I keep getting an error message, \"Wrong firmware bundle selected\" so i believe this may help to fix that problem. I am stuck in restore mode loop after trying to custom restore to 4.3.3 on my 3gs with 5.11.7bb on 3.1.2 fw... I\'ve tried TU, RecBoot several times in addition to other methods to no avail. After much reading found out apple added baseband requirement in 4.2.1. So now i want to restore to 4.1 only. I have iPhone2,1_4.18B117_Restore.ipsw firmware which is what is giving me the error in PwnageTool. I need to add this firmware bundle. Any help with the link or bundle(s) is appreciated.
Lexani - March 25, 2011 at 7:14am
nope, doesn\'t work, Pwnage still can\'t find the firmware, I notice the icon of the files after I paste them is still ahve the little music and ipod logo on the sides, where as the others don\'t. Maybe this is an issue???? Please help???
John - January 4, 2011 at 10:59am
When i run the Pwnage app it does not find any bundles, even though I have followed the steps. Anyone know why?
resho - December 16, 2010 at 11:05am
i created the custom FW using these steps and restored to it but when I\'m trying to jailbreak my device using redsnow, redsnow can\'t determine the custom FW but to the stock FW and it stop when my device is restarting and all i get is a white screen can any one help
Lantz - December 3, 2010 at 10:12am
I got this working, however i dident get cydia :(. How to i isntall cydia with out SSH?
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