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iPhone Dev-Team Releases 2.2.1 Jailbreak

iPhone Dev-Team Releases 2.2.1 Jailbreak

Posted January 30, 2009 at 8:46am by iClarified
The iPhone Dev-Team has released Mac versions of PwnageTool and QuickPwn that jailbreak the 2.2.1 iPhone firmware.

We will update all our tutorials very soon with new instructions. Please note a windows version of QuickPwn is expected soon.

1. GOLDEN RULE: If you have a 3G iPhone running 2.2 firmware and you want to keep your ability to use yellowns0w (or the option to use it in the future) do NOT use QuickPwn, and do not use the official ipsw or the iTunes update process without using PwnageTool.
2. Yellowsn0w will NOT work with the baseband version (02.30.03) that is present in the recent 2.2.1 update - you will need to create a custom ipsw that will allow you to update safely without affecting the baseband.
3. Please read all parts of this post before downloading and using these tools.
4. Read items 1, 2 and 3 again and again.
5. At the bottom of this post are the bittorrent files for the latest versions of PwnageTool and QuickPwn.
6. These apps are suitable for the recent 2.2.1 release.
7. The Yellowsn0w version has been updated to 0.9.7. Yellowsn0w is available from Cydia or Installer - this version allows compatibility with pwned 2.2.1 system (not baseband) - again - remember 0.9.7 yellowsn0w DOES NOT WORK WITH 2.2.1 (02.30.03) directly - you need to be running a ‘pwned’ version of 2.2.1 which doesn’t upgrade the baseband.
8. Users of OS X 10.5.6 will be unable to use DFU mode correctly, please see the note towards the end of this post to easily fix this issue.

Official Bittorrent Releases:
PwnageTool 2.2.5 for Mac OSX
QuickPwn 2.2.5 for Mac OSX

Download Mirrors:
PwnageTool 2.2.5 for Mac OSX
QuickPwn 2.2.5 for Mac OSX

iPhone Dev-Team Releases 2.2.1 Jailbreak

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rkp01_jec - April 24, 2009 at 9:39am
hello guys, i have bought a new iphone 3G from US and want to work with iphone in India .can u plz give me the whole procedure or suggest me the right direction to make iphone work for airtel carrier or vodafone carrier .what will good for me .
Nick - May 14, 2009 at 1:10am
What baseband is your iPhone running? Go to setting, general, about iPhone and check. They can currently downgrade your baseband if need be if your iPhone has the right bootloader. There are tools to check this on cydis and if you search this site as well it has the information you need.
BRIKZ - March 1, 2009 at 8:12am
Hey Guys, I have a JB'd 3g but i use a pc. My boss has a mac and i am trying to score some brownie points by helping her out. i have tried both pwnage tool and qjikpwn for Mac with her and i keep getting error 21 when we try to load the custom firmware in itunes. Any help or suggestions. Thanks in advance hoag34@hotmail.com Iphone 3g in subject line.
ahhmytoesis - April 17, 2009 at 3:51pm
Basically as per Dev Teams advice DO NOT USE QUICKPWN PERIOD. it updates the baseband to 2.30.3 and there isn't anything that can unlock it to use another carrier (T-mobile which is the only other carrier to be used for the iphone) as far as jailbreaking you can use quickpwn but you totally cannot use yellowsnow using if its succesful. Dont make the same mistake I did if you have already your running into a heap of trouble to downgrade the baseband, and according to dev team and most other people who have downgraded the baseband if you MESS up the downgrade you can totally mess up the iphone if things are done out of order. In order to do it correctly u have to use the pwnagetool provided by dev team to make a custom build of the iphone software not the IPSW by apple because that Upgrades the baseband with 2.30.3 firmware which doesnt allow yellowsnow to run at all. IN short DONT USE QUICKPWN use PWNAGETOOL by dev team quickpwn was a sorry imitation and obviously wasnt looked into very much we were just all too eager.
mohamed naguib
mohamed naguib - March 1, 2009 at 6:03am
unlocked iphone 3g 2.2.1 -baseband 2.30.3
bls - May 14, 2009 at 12:27am
Are you saying that you have unlocked 3G 2.2.1 basebadn 02.30.03? If yes, please let me know how did you do that? Everyone else is saying that baseband 02.30.03 has not been unlocked yet. Please help!
Ro3 - February 6, 2009 at 6:29am
good pm! can anyone advice me what or how to unlock my iphone 3g if the baseband is already in 2.30.3? i'd appreciate it very much! pls email me ---> xdrive_rrr@yahoo.com
Manuel Alvarez
Manuel Alvarez - February 6, 2009 at 12:55pm
I have the same issue as you. Already firmware 02.30.03 Do u know what can be done to reverse or jailbrake again and be able to download yellowsnow for it to work
Manuel Lopez
Manuel Lopez - March 6, 2009 at 9:16pm
Im sorry buddy no unlock option right now all you guys have to do is be patience and wait for our Dev Team to bring the new updated version of yellowsn0w and its to danger reversing the baseband.
Tapatio - January 30, 2009 at 5:51pm
It's not NBA, it's not NFL. Cat&Mice: I LOVE THIS GAME (and I love dev-team)
vdesai - January 30, 2009 at 11:09am
what is better? quick pwn, or pwnage.
Tapatio - January 30, 2009 at 5:55pm
The name says it. If you are an expert, use Pwnage; if not use the "quick" way. The main difference are the extras you can do, like customizing boot logos and stuff.
LL - January 30, 2009 at 10:56am
I have an unlocked iphone 3G. I want to update the baseband and jailbreak the phone. How?
KRS - January 30, 2009 at 10:22am
Working fine for me. I have the newest Macbook, updated 2.2.1 thru iTunes. I had to run Quickpwn twice before successfully getting into DFU mode. Thanks Dev Team
Nick - January 30, 2009 at 9:31am
There is already a Windows Version of Quickpwn 22-1 for the 2.2.1 firmware. I downloaded it last night and jailbroke my iPhone 3G. It worked like a charm! The website to download it is: http://www.quickpwn.com/
Nick - January 30, 2009 at 9:33am
I also wanted to add that the quickpwn link I posted above will still change the baseband and you won't be able to unlock your iPhone. If you need an unlocked phone or want your phone unlocked wait to here more about creating the custom ipsw file that will update to the 2.2.1 firmware without changing the baseband.
BRIKZ - January 31, 2009 at 9:00am
Plus, Quikpwn.com is not an endorsed site by the dev team. They always say to wait for theirs.
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