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How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.1]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.1]

Posted October 20, 2010 at 11:52pm · 41 comments · Add Comment
Yann - November 19, 2010 at 11:00pm
Thanks you guys rock.....
john - November 10, 2010 at 3:29am
after restoring to the custom firmware, my 3g is now in a boot loop. can anyone help?
fredbram - November 9, 2010 at 9:32am
I downloaded the restore ipsw, but when I select it during the pwnage process, I get a message "wrong firmware bundle". What is the problem? I have a 3g phone, it is currently jb and unlocked, but I am at version 3.0--is that the issue? Thanks
toot - November 2, 2010 at 8:31pm
F0recast determined that my iphone 3g 4.1 was jailbreakable but unlockable. I have tried to jailbreak it using PT4.1.2 (or whatever the latest is) and can never get cydia on my screen. Does this mean that i cannot ever unlock and what gives with not getting the cydia app on my iphone? Thanks in advance for any wizards out there with a response.
wojak - November 1, 2010 at 11:09pm
Used new PT 4.1.2 to update to 4.1 - no error in itunes at recovery, iphone works flawlessly and fast again, however I noticed battery drainage - lasts only 6-8 hours. Any advice which options or apps should be disabled?
Tiago - November 1, 2010 at 4:05pm
Hi there! How can i update my iphone 3g from 4,0 to 4,1 with itunes 10? thanks and keep the great job!!
Bugdom - October 24, 2010 at 9:48am
I'm stuck on Error 1603 trying to custom upgrade to 4.1. Mac OS X 10.6.4, iTunes 10.0.1, iPhone 3G, Baseband 5.13.4. Any help? Thx, Bug
Andy - October 24, 2010 at 2:05am
Hi, PTool creates the customized ipsw successfully every time, but the restore process never ends in iTunes. There's always a little bit missing right at the end, either in iTunes' progress bar as in iPhone's. Any help? I have a brick so far! I'm on Mac OS X 10.5.8, PwnageTool_4.1.2, iPhone 3G.
Bugdom - October 24, 2010 at 9:50am
I thought Pwnage 4.1.1 is the newest tool?
cabrita - October 26, 2010 at 4:37pm
I have the same problem. I need Help.
Gilbert - October 26, 2010 at 9:08pm
Andy, By chance, do you have WiFi Sync installed on the computer that you are using to restore? I was having the same issue and then tried restoring on another machine and the restore completed successfully. If you do have it installed, I would try uninstalling it, rebooting the Mac and then trying again. Good luck.
Michael Murray
Michael Murray - October 23, 2010 at 11:54pm
Hi When I begin to download the pwnage link my mac is telling me that I have to open it with the help of a utility and I have no idea which to use. Please help? Thank you
wojak - October 23, 2010 at 4:31pm
got 1603 error while restoring with itunes, tried several times - same error, was upgrading from 4 jailbroken and unlocked for tmobile, any ideas?
tee - October 23, 2010 at 1:53am
k i got it. you have to use the dfu mode supplied by the pwnagetool. otherwise it doestn work. u should include that into the manual. Im getting the 1600 error each time. Can someone explain the above to me?
Tee - October 23, 2010 at 12:31am it unstock....but not get a 1603 error.......? Any help Tee
Reg - October 23, 2010 at 12:36am
How did you get to unstuck?
tee - October 23, 2010 at 12:08am
Hi....once I connected iphone to my is stuck on the pineapple. Can't get it to switch off....any help appreciated....Tee
Reg - October 23, 2010 at 12:24am
I'm having the same problem. I tried turning off then on, just get the pineapple again. Not showing up on itunes.
Joe - October 31, 2010 at 2:19pm
same problem, only when connected to itunes,
Jordi - October 22, 2010 at 8:11pm
I have had problems after having restored. iTunes told me not to disconnect the iPhone, but the 100% of the times I did at the first reboot, I got a [normal] progress bar, then the device hung, next another [abnormal] progress bar, and next the device hung again. AT THE FIRST REBOOT, UNPLUG YOUR IPHONE 3G. Next, install ultrasn0w and so on, and finally restore. I have also had problems when trying to sync with iTunes with 3G/Tethering activated, the device crashes and reboots, but if I don't do it, it works.
Kumar - October 22, 2010 at 4:46pm
cydia has crashed when i restored. any idea. thanks
ravi - October 22, 2010 at 7:36am
Tried this and works effortlessly. Awesome folks and thx a lot
jaybot - October 26, 2010 at 3:25pm
what are the specs of your iphone? I hear this crack doesn't work on the 3gs with the old bootrom... hoping to hear otherwise.
toot - November 1, 2010 at 1:31pm
went through entire process successfully, but even after rebooting, cydia is not on springboard. Any thoughts on what could be causing this would be greatfully appreciated. Thanks
Mak - October 22, 2010 at 3:21am
I'm getting the 1600 error every time i try to restore on custom software. does my 3g need to be on 4.1 do to it? I'm on a jailbroken 4.0 now. tnx for help
Mak - October 22, 2010 at 4:10am
ok i got it. you have to use the dfu mode supplied by the pwnagetool. otherwise it doestn work. u should include that into the manual.
Tee - October 23, 2010 at 12:37am
How do you do that? Tee
Mike Honcho
Mike Honcho - October 21, 2010 at 2:26pm
Can this be unlocked for T-Mobile? If so how?
Jeeves - October 21, 2010 at 1:54pm
Worked perfectly. Was able to upgrage from 3.2 to 4.1 on my 3g. Performance is also amazing unlike 4.0. I am now jaibroken and unlocked on t-mobile. Thanks Dev-Team.
Mike Honcho
Mike Honcho - October 21, 2010 at 2:24pm
how did you unlock it???
Jeeves - October 21, 2010 at 4:28pm
The tool does not change the baseband. So I was able to go to cydia and apply the ultrasn0w unloack
3GUser - October 28, 2010 at 3:33am
I'm not sure I understand, hopefully someone can clarify. If one is going from a currently redsn0w/ultrasn0w 3G running iOS4.0 how do I proceed so as not to lose the possibility to unlock (as I keep hearing warnings about). If I understood correctly, I would (a) run this pwnage tool as instructed here (b) then, simply install ultrasn0w from Cydia?
kastro man
kastro man - October 21, 2010 at 12:26pm
I have a 3G to the 3.1.2 firmware 05.11.07, my question is: First I have to upgrade to 4.1 for jailbreak or through this I have what I can do without upgrading??
Lucky - October 21, 2010 at 10:46am
Any windows version coming soon?
tee007 - October 21, 2010 at 10:19am
Wow...thanks for the assistance. Just want to clarify before I follow this. I have 3g withVersion 4.0 (8A293) BB 05.13.04. I pnwed it to JB and Unlock when 4.0 came out (had updated before that so was bricked for a while....don't want to do that again!!). When I do this JB BB will be preserved? after which time I can unlock? I don't want to brick it again. Also, ...I get a message every once in a while that says:Carrier Settings Update...New settings are available for your iphone. Would you like to update them now? This is a rogers phone that was unlocked and I am now on Bell? I am concerned that updating those settings will screw things up. Any advise? Tee
faz - November 16, 2010 at 1:53pm
i have the same problem with the exact same combination. i keep getting a 1601 or 1600 error while trying to restore from a custom ipsw. has anyone out there managed to jailbreak a mb496b running iOS4.0 with modem firmware 5.13.04? any help will be much appreciated faz
mrk66 - October 21, 2010 at 6:06am
Great work with all these tutorials. I bow my head to you all who help so many people out there including me. I am a bit confused right now since there are so many different ways to jailbreak. I have an iPhone 3G with IOS 4.0 and I also have unlocked the phone. I am trying to find the correct jailbreak method which permits me to unluck as well. I know there is already one such available but the problem is it's for MAC users only. I have Windows 7 Ultimate. I wold be most grateful if you could point me in the right direction so I can get rid of the sluggishness once and for all ever since I made the mistake of updating to IOS 4.0. Thanks again for your hard work.
waqar7 - October 21, 2010 at 5:43am
I have iphone 3gs & 3g both are 4.1 but there modem firmware are 05.14.02 is there any solution for them. am not able to use my sims on both plz help me. . .
Rene Santos
Rene Santos - October 22, 2010 at 11:37am
Waqar7 I've the same problem with a 3G and could not find a solution up to now. Regards, Rene.
Waqar7 - November 11, 2010 at 4:40am
Hello dear did you found any solution for the problem or still waiting?
Randy - October 21, 2010 at 12:07am
Thanks for the tutorial
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