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How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.3.3]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.3.3]
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Posted May 6, 2011 at 3:03pm · 114 comments · Add Comment
Don - April 12, 2011 at 2:08am
I need some help. I have an iphone 4 with 4.1 iOS and baseband 01.59.00. it is currently jailbroken and unlock. I have some questions. Can I use Pwnage to upgrade to 4.3.1 and jailbreak and preserve the baseband? Or do I use TinyUmbrella. If I use TinyUmbrella, it will be jailbroken as well? Thanks so much for your help.
Claudio - April 21, 2011 at 4:39pm
Same question here. Thankyou!
answer - May 6, 2011 at 10:14pm
Yes, PwnageTool is able to upgrade the firmware in jailbroken mode without updating your baseband so you can keep the unlock. Tinyumbrella can not jailbreak. It only updates your iphone in non-jailbreak mode without baseband update. You would need PwnageTool anyways so it is pointless to use TU.
Miles - April 10, 2011 at 2:34pm
Have to reiterate any earlier post regarding iphone 4 Pwnaged with 4.3, updating to 4.3.1. Sadly the same issue happened with 4.2.1. Cydia app crashes, and on 4.3.1, the signal bars are locked to 1 bar. I can make calls though. I have preserved the original baseband so I can unlock. For the dev team and jay freeman to go this far and not have it work properly seems a bit silly at this point. Perhaps wait for the next update or a fix. Currently, after scouring the web, I can't find any MAc OSX solutions to these issues.
AmsterdamBoomer - April 26, 2011 at 5:26am
I recovered my signal bar issue - I had the same problem after updating to 4.3.1 with pwnagetool and my springboard was either up or down a little hiding half of the status bar on top, or text on the bottom. Being fed up with a sluggish phone I first went to official apple FW ( i don't need unlock, and can unlock officially after 1 year anyway ) The next thing was that I missed my cydia apps like SBsettings and Call Counter 3 ( great stuff!) I first upgraded to 4.3.2 with pwnage ( great stuff dev-team and saurik!!! ) and found out that when I install additional packages in pwnage Cydia wont work - don't install the packages with pwnage and Test CYDIA before a restore of your data, worked for me. And also found out that APTBackup is the cause of my springboard issues - so back to square one and did a manual install for my CYDIA apps - works fine now - hope it helps U2!
amak112 - April 10, 2011 at 11:45am
Any word on fixing the fact that CYDIA is not opening and the signal bar issue? Please respond ASAP. Was on previously AT&T jailbroken/unlocked iPhone 4 with 4.0 firmware. Using the PWNAGE tool upgraded to 4.3.1 and kept my baseband at 01.59.00 successfully, but without CYDIA, this is pointless. Any word???
Miles - April 10, 2011 at 2:30pm
Having the exact same issue. Have had the same issue on any update since 4.1. Actually went back to 4.1 AGAIN because Cydia won't load and the signal bar was locked on 1 bar. Please advise if anyone figures this out.
Aaron - April 7, 2011 at 8:51am
I don't get it... I follow these instructions and lo and behold, my iphone 4 is jailbroken.... with STOCK software on it! where's all my music, my sms, my settings my apps my bookmarks and wallpapers? It's like a brand new phone and I have to go install all of that software again? Maybe I'm doing it wrong, but the only way I seem to be able to get all of my stuff back is if I restore from itunes - using the backup of "my" iphone. Which restores back into non-jailbroken state of course! am I doing something wrong? Shouldn't I be applying the PwnageTool to MY backup file instead of the one I download? How would I do that?
GG - April 9, 2011 at 2:37pm
UR thinkn too much. After u finish the JB, do a restore from backup in itunes (right click on ur phone). Or, just sync with the same iphone profile u had previously. As long as u dont restore or update, u are not over righting ur JB. Done
yawar - April 6, 2011 at 8:49am
i ve successfully installed the new custom osi on my i phone but after that i am not getting signal on my iphone4 .... only 1 bar is visible and i am not able to make or receive or make any calls ....
yawar - April 6, 2011 at 8:51am
can any1 plz help ..... plz.......
yawar - April 6, 2011 at 10:11am
aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh.... chuk it ... problem solved.... factory unlocked i phone... - just un-check the' activate the phone tab' and its done...
Eben - April 9, 2011 at 3:36am
I have the same problem. No signal; I used PwnageTool on Iphone 4.3.1 for the Jailbreak. My phone was brought from Hong Kong so its factory unlocked anyway. What should I do? Thanks Eben
Eben - April 9, 2011 at 3:40am
Where is the Activate phone tab? Is that in the phone setting or should I rebuild and re do the Jailbreak and uncheck that box in PwnageTool? Thanks Eben
Eben - April 9, 2011 at 4:12am
Fixed it to. So good after a day of trying the wrong things! Thanks for sharing. If anyone was wondering, just start over and make a new pice of FM ware for you Iphone with out the activate phone box enabled (general settings).
JRD - April 5, 2011 at 10:35pm
So, can i install over 4.2.1 or do i have to upgrade via iTunes before the 4.3.1 jailbreak? Thanks!
JRD - April 7, 2011 at 11:56am
OK I was able to use these instructions to install over my 4.2.1 firmware. Works great.
Supermongo - April 5, 2011 at 11:55am
Had a clean install, used redsn0w to jb to 4.3.1 had no trouble. Reboots untheatherd.
Syimen - April 4, 2011 at 7:10pm
ma iphone is now on 4.2.1 do I need to restore to 4.3.1 in order to do this tut or can I just do it right awar? Thanks
Syimen - April 5, 2011 at 4:02am
Do not worry, I got it fixed. ma iphone4 is now JB on 4.3.1 thanks to every1 who provide this great tools and tutorials. love ya'll
iOS431 - April 4, 2011 at 2:27pm
Restore worked fine, but now the phone is only getting 1 bar of signal no matter what I do... suggestions?
Mac - April 4, 2011 at 3:17pm
Same, shows only 1 bar! :-( Any fix?
Mac - April 4, 2011 at 4:05pm
I rebuild that custom firmware in Pwnage, this selected NOT to activate my iPhone automatically and it works!
Me - April 5, 2011 at 1:24am
I'm having the same problem.Tried installing it a few times with and without the activation and still only one bar. Any suggestions?
Gus - April 5, 2011 at 4:10am
The same here. Oficial carrier no signal.
Pablo - April 5, 2011 at 3:28pm
Just the same: Factory unlocked iphone, so don't need to hacktivate. After jailbreak everyting seems to work fine but just one bar of signal.
DJACID - April 4, 2011 at 9:35am
Like with some of you here i had the same issue stuck on the last 5% of the restore, progress bar wouldnt move, to fix this i used another computer to restore the custom firmware and it worked
Mike - April 4, 2011 at 9:20am
I just upgraded and FaceTime is saying waiting for activation. I have an officially unlocked iPhone 4. Is facetime broken with this jailbreak?
X - April 4, 2011 at 11:13am
For activate FaceTime you need fix the push with pushdoctor in Cydia.
jac - April 4, 2011 at 8:52am
Seems to be working fine on my iphone4. No errors during restore, Cydia is installed and working but the repositories are slow probably because everybody is hitting the servers. My baseband appears to be left untouched at 1.59 (was previously at firmware 4.0). A fresh reboot is works fine - untethered.
john - April 4, 2011 at 7:21am
my phone is stuck at the last bits of the restore stage. the progress bar is almost at the end. then it just stays there. i waited for around 10 minutes. i tried 3 times already and all with the same result. so i've right now a non-working iphone 4. i tried with redsnow and also was unable to restore to 4.3.1. i had a jailbroken iphone 4 with 4.2.1 (via pwnage) before i started all this.
DGUNZ - April 5, 2011 at 5:42pm
Re install iTunes, then try again. I had the same problem.
DJACID - April 4, 2011 at 7:15am
my restore process is taking ages, its been 20mins and still the restore bar is 4% away from finishing, using tiny umbrella as my host file is editied so normally i get restore couldnt complete due to no connection to apple server, but tiny umbrella works fine, did my ipad only wait for my phone to finish, cydia is only slow due to the amount of ppl jailbreaking 2day, there must be millions using cydia reason its will be slow for the next 2 days and might be hard to connect too, i had to try 8 times before i finally got into cydia quickly added the main package i needed and will leave it off till the weekend before i install the other packages
DGUNZ - April 5, 2011 at 5:46pm
Re install itunes and retry, I had the same problem
HowieG - April 4, 2011 at 5:19am
Cydia is not working after this JB.
vdKr00n - April 4, 2011 at 7:10am
Neither here :/
Khal - April 4, 2011 at 10:12pm
Same here?!, any fix guys :-((( Thx
HowieG - April 5, 2011 at 10:55am
Restored and JB with redsn0w, everything is fine. So. it's the PwnageTool problem
amak112 - April 10, 2011 at 11:36am
Still no fix??? SOMEBODY's gotta have an answer.
blonsky105 - April 4, 2011 at 5:16am
This jailbreak option will preserved current bb or not? i have iphone 4 on 3.10.01bb. Help will be appreciated. Thanks!
Me - April 4, 2011 at 9:30pm
Pwnagetool does not upgrade basebands.
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