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iPhone Dev-Team Releases iPhone 2.2 Jailbreak

iPhone Dev-Team Releases iPhone 2.2 Jailbreak

Posted November 22, 2008 at 7:56pm by iClarified
The iPhone Dev-Team has released new versions of QuickPwn and PwnageTool for the 2.2 iPhone firmware.

You can find our newly updated tutorials here (more to come):
Jailbreak 3G (Mac) (Safe)
Unlock/Jailbreak 2G (Mac) (Safe)
Unlock/Jailbreak 2G (QuickPwn Windows) (Safe)
Jailbreak 3G (QuickPwn Windows) (Unsafe if you want to unlock in the future)
Jailbreak 2G/3G (QuickPwn Mac) (Unsafe for 3G if you want to unlock in the future)

*NOTE: Unfortunately, there is no PwnageTool for Windows yet. That means if you care about a 3G unlock it is NOT safe for Windows users to jailbreak and update to 2.2 yet. If you don't care about a 3G unlock there is a Windows version of QuickPwn linked below.

1. GOLDEN RULE: If you have a 3G iPhone and want potential soft unlock in the near future do NOT use QuickPwn, and do not use the official ipsw or the iTunes update process without using PwnageTool.
2. Read item 1 again and again.
3. At the bottom of this post are the bittorrent files for the latest versions of PwnageTool and QuickPwn.
4. These are suitable for the recent 2.2 release.
5. Please read all parts of this post before downloading and using these tools.
6. The "late 2008" MacBook/air/pro line of computers have an issue with DFU mode, it is possible to go from Pwned 2.1 -> 2.2 but going from stock to Pwned does not work, if in any doubt use a different machine.
7. Choosing the correct tool is crucial. Be warned!

NOTE: "Simple Mode" in PwnageTool currently only works for the iPod Touch. To use PwnageTool foriPhones you will need to use ‘Expert mode’. This is a workaround while we make an update and fix this issue. In order to do this you will need to navigate to the "General" window and change two things: Deselect "activate" ONLY if you are normally able to activate through iTunes (but if you wish to "hacktivate" the iPhone using PwnageTool then leave it selected). You will also need to change the partition size to about 1000MB (type in the value or use the slider).

Baseband 101
The "baseband" is the generic name given to the internal components of the iPhone that handle the phone calls and Internet access. This "baseband" is a tiny and unique independent computer system that runs inside your iPhone, it is separate to the main system that handles the applications (such as email and google maps) and it talks to the main part of the phone over an internal communications network. Think of it like a cable modem or other peripheral that is attached to your home PC that needs occasional updates. When a software update is released and presented to you within iTunes the baseband is sometimes updated (to fix bugs or add new features). The 2.2 update for the iPhone 3G contains such an update, so running the vanilla updater straight away with iTunes will reprogram and update the baseband. This could be bad for certain people, depending on your ultimate aim.

SIM Free/SP Unlocked/Factory Unlocked iPhone 3G
This applies if you bought your iPhone 3G for $$$$$$$. This model of iPhone 3G doesn’t have an Service Provider lock (aka factory unlocked) and you are able to put any SIM card into the phone and get service. Your phone is already unlocked so you do not need to worry about baseband updates, simply upgrade to 2.2 using iTunes and then use QuickPwn to Pwn and Jailbreak. This will add Cydia and Installer too.

Locked iPhone 3G - Preserve Baseband
This applies if you have a locked iPhone 3G and you wish to update to 2.2 but preserve the iPhone's current baseband software. Preserving the baseband will give you the maximum chance for any upcoming software unlock. To upgrade your phone to 2.2 and preserve the state of the baseband you need to create a custom .ipsw with PwnageTool. This custom .ipsw will not contain the baseband update but of course will still allow all the cool new stuff from 2.2.

There are plenty of tutorials about this process on the web, but PwnageTool contains intuitive graphics and easy to follow prompts that should have you up and running in no time at all.

Locked iPhone 3G
If you are using your iPhone with one carrier and have no interest in the possibility of an iPhone 3G unlock in the near future then just restore or upgrade to 2.2 using iTunes and use QuickPwn to Jailbreak and add Cydia and Installer.

Locked iPhone 2G (1st Generation)
Restore your iPhone 2G with iTunes then run QuickPwn to do the magic, nuff said.

iPod Touch 1G (Original iPod Touch)
Update to 2.2 with iTunes and run QuickPwn.

iPod Touch 2G (New iPod Touch)
Sorry, no support at this time.

PwnageTool_2.2.dmg - Mac PwnageTool
QuickPwn_2.2.dmg - Mac QuickPwn - Windows QuickPwn

We will be updating our tutorials shortly please stay tuned for step by step instructions!

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joy - January 10, 2009 at 3:57am
attnck - November 29, 2008 at 10:33am
UPDATE: I had thought that the Cydia issue was similar to the old Installer app issue regarding the lack of free space and the closing of the app. I appear to be wrong. I increased the file size to 1000MB and still had the same problem. I downloaded QuickPwn and gave it a test to see if the buzz on the forums was correct and sure enough it fixed the problem, Cydia is working fine, as is everything else. On another very interesting note, the iPhone had somehow managed to remember my Network Info as well as fix/install all of the missing apps from the failed Pwnage Tool Custom .ipsw I had tried to install earlier. I'm going to have to play around some more with that one.
attnck - November 29, 2008 at 9:50am
@ Rapo445: If you are currently running the 2.1 Firmware on your 2G iphone and you want to update to 2.2 you need to use Pwnage Tool, because QuickPwn is not intended to update your device. You should be using this FW file: iPhone1,1_2.2_5G77_Restore.ipsw. You can DOWNLOAD it from if you need to. You can also use iTunes to update the iPhone to 2.2 then use QuickPwn with the 2.2 FW file to pwn it.
attnck - November 29, 2008 at 9:42am
Reports are flooding forums across the internet that Cydia will crash after updating to 2.2 using pwnage tool. The solution people are posting success with is QuickPwn. However the simple solution is If you're cydia crashes you need to re-install and make sure to increase your partition size this time! 1000MB Minimum recommended.
Rapo445 - November 24, 2008 at 9:03pm
Hi guys. I have a 2G iPhone which I used Pwange for the Mac to unlock/upgrade to 2.1. I tried to upgrade to 2.2 following the excellent tutorial, however I get a message saying that the IPSW file is the wrong type. I downloaded the file from the correct link and followed the rest of the instructions correctly. Does anyone have an idea why the IPSW file is wrong? Cheers for your help.
Anish - November 24, 2008 at 3:39am
The Guide is awesome!!! I followed the instructions and worked on the first attempt. I have a jailbroken 2G 2.1 phone using in India with Airtel . Step 1. Removed my Sim card and updated to 2.2 Original firmware using Itunes Step 2. Connected the phone again (I tunes showing error - No Sim Card ) Step 3. Opened the quickpwn , and followed steps . Its Easy ..(Used to that ..this my 4th or 5th Upgrade :) Thanks
ricardo - November 24, 2008 at 12:45am
i have an iphone 3g on 2.1 jailbroken , im currently using the gevey 3g on top of my tmobile card in order to get service . will they take out a 2.2 that will be able to work with the gevey 3g turbosim?
Michael - November 23, 2008 at 2:19pm
administrator password? what is that?
JOSE - November 23, 2008 at 12:25pm
Pwnage tool 2.2.1 is out to fix the bug on simple mode .
Kyle Flanagan
Kyle Flanagan - November 23, 2008 at 11:29am
Twelve hours so far in 2.2 and I feel the Push performance is better when compared to 2.1.
Steve Anderson
Steve Anderson - November 23, 2008 at 3:23am
what about a pay as you go iPhone if I upgrade and jailbreak it will be still pay as you go answer back someone please
iClarified - November 23, 2008 at 2:27am
@Vic, unfortunately you have an iPhone that has already been upgraded to the new baseband included with the 2.2 firmware. This means that an unlock will be more difficult for you in the future. That being said you can use any available jailbreak method and it will work fine.
Vic - November 23, 2008 at 1:45am
Just want to make sure if I understood this correctly. That's what I have: got my iPhone 2 days ago from Fido (Canada), so it's locked, 3G, with 2.2 software. My computer is running Vista. So, am I safe do jaibrake it? On other forums I read that other ppl who jailbraked 2.1 and updated to 2.2 have problems with their iphones after jailbraking it again. What should I do? I'm confused:) (i don't have access to mac)
Kyle Flanagan
Kyle Flanagan - November 22, 2008 at 11:21pm
Silvio: Thanks for the advice. That 5-icon dock totally slipped out of my mind in spite of BigBoss' advice.
Silvio - November 22, 2008 at 10:28pm
One of these days i'll remember to disable 5-icon dock before restoring.. sigh :( :( :(
iClarified - November 22, 2008 at 10:24pm
@braun_py, Yes this is a warning for the 3G iPhone only. I have modified the quote to make that clearer. Thanks for noticing!
angel - November 22, 2008 at 10:01pm
gracias no se como lo hacen pero es muy buen trabajo y rapido solo un dia wow thanks for the unlock very fast it took u just one day so i guess u are the best iphone user lol
braun_py - November 22, 2008 at 9:55pm
Quoting: " Unfortunately, there is no PwnageTool for Windows yet. That means if you care about an unlock it is NOT safe for Windows users to jailbreak and update to 2.2 yet. If you don't care about an unlock there is a Windows version of QuickPwn linked below." You mean this for a potential 3G unlock for Windows right? Is it safe to use a 2G iPhone? I'd believe so after reading this: Quoting: "iPhone 2G (1st Generation) Restore your iPhone 2G with iTunes then run QuickPwn to do the magic, ‘nuff said." Could you comment on that and if I'm right rephrase / reword the post? Many people use your tutorials as a home-base. Thanks for the good work and cheers to the dev-team for an awesome work.
mmmhshiney - November 22, 2008 at 8:55pm
You guys rock!!!! Thanks soooo much
matej - November 22, 2008 at 8:39pm
Thank you!!!!!!!!!
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