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How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.1]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.1]

Posted October 20, 2010 at 12:14pm by iClarified · 137272 views
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These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone 4 on iOS 4.1 using PwnageTool for Mac.

Step One
Make a folder called "Pwnage" on the desktop. In it, you will need a couple of things. PwnageTool 4.1, found here

You will also need the 4.1 iPhone firmware.
4.1.0 (4): iPhone3,1_4.1_8B117_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 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.1]

Step Two
Double click to mount PwnageTool then drag the PwnageTool icon into the Pwnage folder.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.1]

Then from the Pwnage folder double click to launch the PwnageTool application.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.1]

Click Ok if presented with a warning.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.1]

Step Three
Click to select Expert Mode from the top menu bar
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.1]

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 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.1]

Step Five
You will be brought to the "Browse for IPSW" page. Click the Browse for IPSW... button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.1]

From the popup window select your firmware from the Pwnage folder then click the Open button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.1]

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 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.1]

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 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.1]

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 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.1]

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 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.1]

Checkmark the ones you want then click the blue arrow button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.1]

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 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.1]

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 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.1]

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 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.1]

Your IPSW is now being built. Please allow up to 10 minutes.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.1]

You will be asked to enter your administrator password. Do this then click the OK button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.1]

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 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.1]

Press and hold the power and home buttons for 10 seconds.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.1]

Then release the power button and continue holding the home button for 10 seconds.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.1]

Once your iPhone is successfully in DFU mode, PwnageTool will prompt you to launch iTunes.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.1]

Step Ten
Once In iTunes, hold the Alt/Option key and click Restore.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.1]

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 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.1]

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 4.1!


***THANKS: Thank you to Geohot and the Dev-Teams for their hard work in making this jailbreak and tutorial possible!
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naman
naman - April 6, 2011 at 9:36am
i updated my i4 to 4.3.1, after unlocking it with ultrasn0w, i can see 1 small singal bar, which i should cuz its not fixed yet. But i cant even see the name of my carrier, and hence can not make/recv calls.. and idea ? i am on 1.59.00
M4PT
M4PT - December 23, 2010 at 11:47am
Hi everyone. I have a brand new IP4 locked to network and everything went well till the restore with iTunes10.1.1 when he start to verifiy the custom restore with apple. Stops there... any ideas?
Devon
Devon - January 11, 2011 at 10:17pm
Same here...Apple says I'm not eligible for the software. I'm on the 4.1 build (8B117). Any help would be awesome. Thanks guys!
dyohanan
dyohanan - November 30, 2010 at 8:49am
Everything works fine and my iPhone is already jailbroke but the unlock does not work at all. I have an iPhone 4 Mod. MC318LL/A, Firmware Ver. 4.1, Baseband: 02.10.04-ICE_2_8. Could be the baseband the reason of why the unlock does not work?
dyhnn
dyhnn - November 28, 2010 at 1:29pm
I did this tutorial but the iPhone stuck just a little bit before finish (the white bar on the iphone). I tried twice and the last one at this moment it takes 28 minutes. Any ideas or suggestions? thanks!
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