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How to Jailbreak Your 2.x.x 3G iPhone Using QuickPwn (Windows)

How to Jailbreak Your 2.x.x 3G iPhone Using QuickPwn (Windows)

Posted February 3, 2009 at 11:40pm · 582 comments · Add Comment
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Valerie N
Valerie N - August 1, 2009 at 12:03pm
I got through all the steps, now I'm waiting for my iPhone to reboot and nothing ! It's keeps buzzin like it's going to turn on but it doesn't and itunes doesn't show that my iPhone is connected ! Can somebody post what to do now?
joao - July 20, 2009 at 6:25pm
I want to unlock and jailbrake my iPhone 3G but I forgot my passcode. Can anyone help me override the passlock so I can unlock/jailbrake my iPhone.
Shaik usman
Shaik usman - June 19, 2009 at 3:08am
i tried to download through the link provided after download, i couldn't found the restore firmware.please help me i wanna unlock 2.2.1(3G).thanks
prongs - June 17, 2009 at 3:57am
Can I use this method to jailbreak an otb iphone 3g thereby also activating it? Or is there another procedure to follow to activate it first. Kindly help.
iphone noob
iphone noob - June 6, 2009 at 7:12am
everything was ok untill the third step man it came out a pop out when i click to launch quickpwn it says an error had cause the program to stop runing WTF? BTWW i am running on vista 32bit system help me man
fun@fun - July 13, 2009 at 3:38pm
I have very same problem. My computer is on XP
margarita - June 4, 2009 at 8:50pm
is it possible to do all this without losing all the contacts, applications, etc?
harshil - June 4, 2009 at 8:14pm
I bought iphone from at&t network,2.1 firmware…unlocked with turbosim in india…now I did jailbroking using quickpwn(windows user) when I inserted my Indian sim card(airtel without 3g service) did not work….please iphone is just PAPER WEIGHT now
fank - June 4, 2009 at 7:34pm
i have a jailbroken iphone 3g but can i use ne sim card wid it or it will work only wid the turbo sim..
Shaggy - June 3, 2009 at 11:27am
I get to the QuickPwn step where it says 'wait for your phone to connect in Recovery Mode'... but nothing wont connect??? Anyone got any ideas? It connects OK through I tunes and I can get this far on the jailbreak. Am I doing anything wrong?
jon - June 8, 2009 at 2:57pm
im having the same problem with quickpwn. any fix?
Nicole - June 11, 2009 at 4:14pm
Same Problem... Does it ever go to recovery mode???
joe - November 1, 2009 at 3:43pm
Im the same cant fix this anyone found a solution to this ?????????
Toni - June 3, 2009 at 6:37am
I succesfully jailbreaked my iphone 3g with firmware 2.2.1. and it works great. I had slight problems with ipsw file. After some delay I removed zip extension and I was able to find ipsw file when QuickPwn asked me to browse for 2.2.1 firmware. Go to Start, Control panel, Folder Options, View, Hide extensions for known file type and then rename folder and remove zip extension. I hope this helps. Bye
Marc - June 1, 2009 at 6:10am
Thanks for the explanation. It works great and I like the pineapple.
Chris - May 27, 2009 at 1:17am
Currious, I have been using ym Iphone since august 08, if I do this restoral for the jailbreak will it wipe all my contacts and everything? if it does is there anyway to merge the two restores, my original one with the jailbroken version?
James - May 27, 2009 at 2:42am
Right click ure iPhone in iTunes and create backup then u can restore from backup later
vedtam - May 24, 2009 at 3:54pm
Hi, if I have a new, bricked iPhone 3G I guess I have to start with step 4... or? THX!!!!
Han - May 23, 2009 at 5:31pm
When I get to the `Browse for ipsw` step, I put in the file, 2.2.1, and it should be working, but the blue arrow wont load, and so I cant carry on with the jailbreaking. Nor can I see the iPod that should be on the left hand side. (the one that gets a check mark). Help please?
robert - June 3, 2009 at 5:47am
I am having exactly the same issue. Browse for the firmware and says that quickpawn does not update firmware. It seems the firmware has an extra "2_" at the star tof the file name or something. Please help !!!
yasbm - May 22, 2009 at 4:40pm
Iphone 3G firmware 02.08.01 version 2.0.2(5C1) if i upgrate to 2.2.1 i will have problem with it ? sorry i am new on this thanks for helping
vimm - May 23, 2009 at 12:34pm
if you want to unlocke your phone by useing yellowsnow do not upgrade to 2.2.1. you do custom restore to 2.2.0. I just did my.I have the same firmware.
Nathan - May 20, 2009 at 5:25am
Hi, I followed the instructions. In the middle of first steps (restore with itunes) i get error (9) can't restore. What can I do? if I restore it will put the newest version, which is not jailbroken and i will not be able to jailbreak it... how do I restore to exactly what I had before trying? thanks!
nnm - May 21, 2009 at 12:39am
I used Itunes 7.7 to restore
christopher357 - May 19, 2009 at 3:26pm
if i hack my iphone 2.2.1 can i restor it so the stor cant se that i have hackt it if its stop working??
dono - June 1, 2009 at 10:10am
My i-ph 16Gb 2.2.1(5H11)froze before I got to Step3...! Screen has as a pic of a USB plug and an arrow pointing it at the iTunes logo which has a little picyure of a lock just above it...
ARASH - May 18, 2009 at 2:05am
hey i have a big problem ,it stays on the reboot screen for like 30 mins and keeps vibrating evry couple of minutes…what am i to do?
Felix - May 13, 2009 at 10:47am
I restored my iphone using iPhone1,2_2.2_5G77_Restore.ipsw & quickpwn. Everything worked, except that i dont have service. Can someone help me please? ( )
James - May 13, 2009 at 4:52pm
Have u installed yellowsn0w from cydia
tacoy23 - May 12, 2009 at 1:04am
hi people i follow all the instructions..... but my iphone hang up in the apple logo and everytime i restore using:iPhone1,2_2.2.1_5H11_Restore.ipsw an error occurred.....(1604) i didnt restore it b4 unlocking/jailbreaking it..... how about i use:iPhone1,2_2.2_5G77_Restore.ipsw to restore it??? let me try CAN ANYONE HELP ME?!?!?!?!?!
tamagotchi - May 14, 2009 at 10:29pm
yea.. mine too i got stuck up with the apple logo. damn..
vivan sze
vivan sze - May 10, 2009 at 8:37pm
hello very smart people, i recently got a new iphone which was on a phone plan, and i got my old sim which is a prepaid and put it in the new iphone, and i jailbrocken with success, one thing the troubles me the most is that seeing that im on prepaid i get limited time on the 3g network unlike my old iphone that i bought from ebay that was also jailbrocken but that one had unlimited 3g access even when i had no credit on my sim card, please tell me how do i get unlimited 3g access plz. Currently my iphone is on FW iPhone1,2_2.2.1_5H11_Restore.ipsw and it is still locked onto optus network, do i need to unlock the iphone to get unlimited 3g access?
Mert - May 7, 2009 at 12:26am
Hello guys, I need help!!! i had a 2.2 jailbroken /unlocked iphone. I had to do a factory setting ( restore) unfortunately after the restore the phone came with 02.30.03 firmware , 2.2.1( 5H11) version , thats how my phone is right now. ofcourse Ican not use it because yellowsnow does not unlocks this version. I read & heard different kinds of things and really dont know what to do. I definitely need help on this matter. Can somebody tell me or explain me how to make this phone 2.2 firmware with (5G77) version just like the way I bought it from the buyer. by the way which itune version should I have on my computer to do this precess? Thank you and look forward to hear from the nice people out there who can really help me. Thanks
Viren - June 17, 2009 at 9:49am
Dude, I am in the same boat as you and have been requesting a reply for the poast 3 weeks but no luck as of now!!!! If u hear anything wud apppreciate yr email me at cheers,
Dan - May 3, 2009 at 4:53am
Hi all, Pwned my iPhone 3G this morning, took bout 15-20mins & went without any problems, just had to re-sync my apps & iTunes afterwards as the re-store lost everything so make sure you do a back up first. I bought my iPhone unlocked - a genuine factory unlock which was network/carrier free in the UK so I think this helped.
sam - May 2, 2009 at 9:21pm
I'm having problem extracting the zip file for the firmware when i extract it its giving me so many files and i dont see the file iPhone1,2_2.2_5G77_Restore.ipsw can anyone help me with this please
Charles Davison
Charles Davison - May 5, 2009 at 6:05pm
I am having the same issue. Any help would be appreciated
zb672 - June 6, 2009 at 6:14am
i was having the same problem using safari and internet explorer. i downloaded mozilla firfox and then used firefox browser to download the file again. it worked fine
as_usual150 - July 4, 2009 at 4:48am
Do not use download accelerators, just right click the file and save link as... and select the folder to save.
redrum215 - April 30, 2009 at 1:11pm
Works perfect. This is the 1st time I jail broke an iphone and I did mines to see if it works and it does. no problems. just follow the onscreen guide and you should be find.
Shree - April 29, 2009 at 11:27am
I am getting error[5] when started restore as per step 1 and now my iphone is in restore mode. Please let me know how to proceed.
James - April 29, 2009 at 11:40am
Put the phone in dfu mode google how to. Also make sure u only connect your phone on a USB 2.0 which probably means one on the rear of your pc.u only needed to restore if it needs updating which I suspect it doesn't
mehdi - April 25, 2009 at 2:38pm
hi i have iphone 3G and do jailbreak like say in this site but i have not any network in my phone plz help me
neil - April 25, 2009 at 11:15am
i have downloaded all that was ask of me after i accedently clicked on the restore button. i was originaly sim free but now i cannot get my phone working.when i put in the sim i was using it tells me to connect to itunes.... for what?? i do not now. any help. when i install the old sim that came with the phone i can see all my apps etc but have no signal.With my newer sim that i was able to use anywhere i am not allowed to see anything, can any one help please...
mehdi - April 25, 2009 at 7:19am
hi i do this for jailbreak but i now network with my sim plz help me
van - April 18, 2009 at 8:12am
it's 3G
van - April 17, 2009 at 9:04pm
got an iphone with FW 2.2.1 and baseband 2.30.03 from a friend in canada...since i can't unlock it for now..i plan to have i jailbroken at least for now..but the jailbreak procedure says i need to connect it to itunes and select it..but then itunes can't even recognize it since it says insert valid sim without pin-lock to activate...but since i don't have the original can i jailbreak it if i can't even select it in itunes? please help..thanks..
James - April 18, 2009 at 12:08am
Does no one read existing posts there is an unlock for 2.21 which involves Downgrading baseband go tutorials on this website. Other thing is put sim card in different phone to try and switch off sim don't need iTunes to unlock anyway the firmware is already installed
van - April 18, 2009 at 4:10am
i thot you can't downgrade the baseband 2.30.03 if you're bootloader is already 5.9 so that's why my only intent is to jailbreak and not unlock it...however itunes can't recognize the phone if i don't have the valid sim how do i bypass that?
James - April 18, 2009 at 5:22am
Ignore iTunes go straight to quickpwn and jailbreak u only iTunes if u want to update first
James - April 18, 2009 at 5:30am
Is it 2 or 3g
viren - June 17, 2009 at 9:55am
Dear James, I read the totorial to downgrade the baseband from2.30 to 2.28 but that needs cydia. This iphone does not even have that. To have that it shud be jailbroken and to jailbreak it shud downgrade. So u see it is a catch 22 situation for me. Please can u suggest something?? Cheers,
van - April 17, 2009 at 8:45pm
how do i track my entry?cant find replies to my previous entry
James - April 17, 2009 at 12:19am
Anyone tried the baseband downgrade's meant to unlock 2.2.1
mdpai - April 14, 2009 at 2:31am
hello, i'm at step 12 (the last one).. it asks me to wait for the iphone to reboot.. and i waited.. the iphone keep buzzing and reboot but it only shows the apple logo..after 2-3 minutes, it will reboot again.. can someone point me out from this problem? thanks
mdpai - April 14, 2009 at 2:38am
i put off the cable and now it stucked at the apple logo.. do i need to redo all the process? thanks P/s : when i reconnect the cable, the computer detects it but the itunes dont
mdpai - April 14, 2009 at 2:47am
ah wrong information, actually when i reconnect the cable, it keep buzzing and reboot.. but still no luck.. it only displays the apple logo.
ahnah - April 13, 2009 at 11:18pm
I dun see the retsore button .. so what i did : 1) start iTunes, connect iphone, 2) hold down power and home button until iPhone shuts down, keep home button pressed until iTunes sees an iPhone that needs to be restored.
alkalime - April 11, 2009 at 8:01am
i'm currently holding 3g iphone. can i use the above method to jb my phone which is currently on 2.2.1 and firmware 02.30.03? thanks.
Manny - April 11, 2009 at 1:05pm
No you cant right now only if you were on the 02.28 baseband 2.2 FW you will have to wait till dev team comes out with the new update soft unlock.
Brave - April 12, 2009 at 9:16pm
it seems what he meant is it possible to jailbreak it? with those step? and software? he doesnt want to unlock it. he just want to jailbreak it.. im on the same baseband also. so i cant jb also?
ahnah - April 13, 2009 at 11:19pm
so means .. i have to wait for next version of Jailbreak come out.
james - April 14, 2009 at 2:11am
u can jb right now no problems.Its the unlock thats not possible
Manny - April 14, 2009 at 10:21am
Yes thats right you can JB but cant Unlock right now with the yellowsn0w i being waiting for the new update on how to unlock the 2.2.1 but no luck yet and i bought the stupid phenes on Feb 12 damn its being 2 month.
shrikant - April 15, 2009 at 1:16am
manny but when i jailbreak my iphone it doesnt show network.cant make or recieve calls. I just want to jailbreak my phone not unlock...
Manny - April 15, 2009 at 10:18am
yeah you can JBbut you cant unlock yet..
shrikant - April 15, 2009 at 1:07pm
but why is it not showing the network then??????
James - April 15, 2009 at 5:02pm
Are you sure this phone wasn't unlocked when you purchased it. If you are try the process again but follow the howto carefully.If it was unlocked when you purchased it you might have long wait for the unlock.
shrikant444 - April 16, 2009 at 12:14am
it wasn't unlocked but i can use it with my current operator without unlock. Only problrm after jail break is that i dont recieve network,,,,
James - April 16, 2009 at 1:57am
Go settings/general/network/cellular data network and fill in the 3 lines. You will have to google the settings of your network provider
shrikant444 - April 17, 2009 at 1:23am
sitll no network.... help
james - April 17, 2009 at 1:44am
Just restore in iTunes if u still have no network take back to apple
James - April 17, 2009 at 2:04am
Just checking you have got network and 3g turned on
shrikant444 - April 17, 2009 at 2:09am
restored back to the apple orignal firmawawre now got the range n all
James - April 17, 2009 at 2:14am
Make a note of cell data and do jail breake again
James - April 17, 2009 at 5:55am
Ah your last comment gives some clues did you dl custom firmware? You should of used apples original firmware it is a lot less prone to errors u will have to google to find where it is stored on your pc this will work
Seenu - May 19, 2009 at 10:00pm
Hi, I even face the same problem. No network after jaibreaking it. More over in Settling>General>Network it is showing only 3G, Data Roaming, VPN & Wifi. It is not showing any cellular data. Please someone help me.
Brave - April 10, 2009 at 11:15pm
Please Help, im stuck at step Ten, which putting the iPhone on recovery mode... instead of recovery mode i got this picture anyone can help me please? i was getting the same problem on step two-three which is restoring the iphone to the supposed firmware, but i just log off and log on as computer administrator, and it worked, i succeded to restore the phone. but on step ten no matter what i do, i cant get to recovery mode. Please help.
james - April 11, 2009 at 1:41am
make sure you only use usb socket on rear of pc. Some are only usb 1.0 and needs to be 2.0. failing that use a different pc
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