How to Unlock iPhone 2.0 Beta Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Posted April 3, 2008 at 5:41pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 114874 views

These are detailed instructions on how to unlock your iPhone 2.0 Beta Firmware using PwnageTool for Mac OS X.

Before you do this you must have access to the 2.0 Beta Firmware. Only do this if you have authorized access.

WARNING: There is no for 2.0 Beta Firmware yet. You will not be able to install applications from Installer. SSH however has remained functional for me!

Step One
Follow the instructions to Pwn your iPhone using 1.1.4. These instructions can be found here

Make sure you install BSD Subsystem and OpenSSH from installer once you are done.

Step Two
Double click PwnageTool to launch the application again from your Desktop.

Step Three
Click the Browse .ipsw button in PwnageTool.

Step Four
A window will appear in which you should choose the .ipsw file for the firmware you would like to unlock then click the Open button.

If you do not have the 2.0 Beta firmware .ipsw file I can't tell you where to get it but its around...

Step Five
Click the IPSW Builder button in PwnageTool.

Step Six
From the menu that appears select:
- Activate phone

Then click the OK button.

Step Seven
IPSW will ask you to select where to save the custom ipsw file. Click the Save button.

Step Eight
IPSW Builder will then ask you to login using your administrator username and password. Do this then click the OK button.

Step Nine
PwnageTool will then show you that IPSW Builder has completed successfully.

Step Ten
Launch iTunes using its icon in the dock if its not already open.

Step Eleven
Select your iPhone from the list on the left. Hold down the Option and click the Restore button.

Step Twelve
Select the custom firmware file (iPhone1,1_1.2.0_5A225c_Custom_Restore.ipsw) we just created and click the Open button.

Step Thirteen
iTunes will then restore to our new custom firmware.

Step Fourteen
Once iTunes restore is complete your iPhone will reboot and you will be in the new 2.0 Beta firmware. I still have SSH capabilities; however, is not yet available.

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itaymis - March 21, 2013 at 6:17pm
try this one, I have unlocked my phone on very very fast (about 6 hours total) and cheap, now i can update to any version without having to worry that my phone will be locked ever again. Only 9.99$ for iphone unlocks!!
jorge - October 18, 2009 at 2:43am
Yeah I get erroe 1604 as well. It won\'t restore... anyone know what that is? I have 3Gs v. 3.1
dt - August 10, 2008 at 1:54pm
@Derek, Go f yourself. You are stealing the work of the DevTeam and probably Zibri. Did I mention that you should go f yourself?
Derek - August 10, 2008 at 1:33pm
There is a much easier way with a guarentee, help, and upgrades that last for life: i found this and used it and found that although it does cost $24 you are not dissapointed because you no longer have to go on blogs to find hacks like i once did, but in fact the $24 gives you a lifetime membership to all future upgrades you might need as the iphones get even better! So check this out, its alot more reliable than the pwnage tool for the 2.0, ive done both.
Blue Waters - July 12, 2008 at 10:24pm
No app store in iphone beta (C)????
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