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How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Posted February 14, 2010 at 11:52pm · 369 comments · Add Comment
Pramodh - November 25, 2013 at 4:01pm
Many thanks for the precise tutorial. Worked flawlessly for me and I have android successfully working on my iPhone 3g which has 3.1.3. However, I am unable to get data working in android. Can someone help please? Should I setup an APN manually?
Clement Rhein
Clement Rhein - November 28, 2012 at 5:19pm
I've one this process with ease with my iPhone 2G. I'm now trying doing the same with my iPhone 3G. All is fine apart from the DFU mode. I have tried times and times again, leaving it a little less than 10 sec, leaving a little more than 10 sec, right on the dot on 10 sec... Not having any luck. I have tuned the device off, disconnected, turn back on again, wait, and connect again between each time. Anybody can help? Thanks
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bigbutts - July 8, 2011 at 9:08pm
Hey! Is there anyway to change the custom logos after the phone has already been jailbroken using the program?
Eddy - January 29, 2011 at 5:18pm
Worked great for me, many thanks. Cydia came up with some errors but worked fine in the end (no fault of this tutorial).
MegaSuperAdrian - December 21, 2010 at 1:46pm
I get “PwnageTool_3.1.5.dmg.5344262.TPB.torrent” instead of “PwnageTool_3.1.5.dmg” and when I double click it it asks me to choose an application to open it. And I'm stucked. I tried to rename the folder by deleting it's last part but it's not working. Please help !!!!
Zero - December 21, 2010 at 2:13pm
............ Use uTorrent for Mac or any other BitTorrent app to download PwnageTool
laurent - December 6, 2010 at 10:03am
I did the JB on a 3G with a custom restore file on 4.2.1 on a BB 6.15.00. Worked flawlessly BUT when i wanted to unlock Cydia crashed. I can not unlock without Cydia!!!! What should i do? can somebody help me ? Thanks in advance Laurent
Olenka - November 24, 2012 at 7:37am
Hi .. Followed the instructions prslieecy and I successfully Jail Break and updates IOS to 4.3.3 [ custom firmware ]Now strangely the legit sim stop working ans when I ve used ultrasnow it stays in searching and then display no signalAt present it is at 4.3.3 /05.14.02 help required as I cannot use my phone with its legit simI have repeated the process three four time also rest network setting , rebooting nothing works
Ivorz - July 25, 2010 at 1:01am
I bought an unlocked phone in Hong Kong. At that point it was 3.1.3, I made the fatal mistake of trying to upgrade it to OS4. Now all I get is the emergency restore icon. I followed the steps with pwnagetool but I get a 1600 error when i try to restore it. Is there something Im doing wrong? I noticed that the pwnagetool doesnt have a 3G so I picked the 3G(S) one, is that correct? Will this process even help me with my problem? Please advise. Thank you!
Ahmad - July 11, 2010 at 10:00pm
hello everybody, i have an iphone 3gs FW 3.1.3 and it is stuck on the emergency screen message!!!!!! Can pwnage tool 3.1.5 Activate it ??? Or there is no way yet to hactivate iphone 3gs on 3.1.3 ?? thanks in advance
somebody - May 1, 2010 at 7:06am
i did the jailbreak according tp the tutorial but am stuck now at not having a network. i did twice once with the activate your phone option checked and once without. Can anyone help me with the unlocking part... Funny thing thing is prior to this round i have never had the problem of unlocking the phone because it is a unlocked phone when it was purchased... Please help Thanks
hiphone - April 30, 2010 at 12:33am
on jb iphone i had no wifi signal... I upgraded to 3.1.3 with itunes :( and it's dead now! I can turn it on but cannot activate it event with an ATT card (phone not bought here in US)... I tried the pwnage steps but it stops at where it says connects w USB and nothing happens... please help... m
cmdnyc - April 28, 2010 at 5:18pm
OK so I've been fine until it asks me to connect my phone but it is not recognizing my phone being connected, any ideas?
cmdnyc - April 28, 2010 at 4:34pm
OK Sorry if this a rookie question but I need some help. I downloaded the pwnage tools but it asks what to open it with. WHat do I do, it does not show the disk image (mac) so I am not sure hot to open this file. The restore file i downloaded seems to be recognized, any help would be appreciated. Thanks
cmdnyc - April 28, 2010 at 4:37pm
uhh, nevermind i found it b ut stay tuned Im sure I will have more questions, thanks
Nivene - November 21, 2010 at 9:29pm
So how did you do it? I'm having the same problem now.
jonathan Betancur /
jonathan Betancur / - April 24, 2010 at 5:38pm
Hello, you save my life!!!! Thanks a lot very good tutorial!
cldjr - April 18, 2010 at 1:01pm
It's the third time that I try to jailbreak my iPhone 3G 3.1.3 with Pwnage Tool 3.1.5. I am following iClarified manuel indications and everything is going just as well as indicate till the iPhone reboot. Then I am only able to use it as an iPod ! The reception signal became flat, and I can't make or receive call anymore, same with messages. General information indicate there is no operator. The same simCard still working with an other cellphone. I am using an indonesian operator ProXL. What going wrong ?
Zero - April 26, 2010 at 11:39pm
Is your carrier authorized by Apple??... remember that this tutorial is only for jailbreak... If you don't have any signal or carrier recognized maybe it's because you haven't installed the software unlock..... Follow the unlock tutorials
cldjr - April 28, 2010 at 10:18pm
My phone is unlock. At least I believe it, it's why the guy from the shop where I bought it told me. I bought it in Italy and use it in Indonesia with a different provider. What strange anyway is that UNLOCK tutorial says "Before you can follow these instructions you must have a jailbroken iPhone" !!!! How could many people and I, have an unlock iPhone not Jailbroken then !
Ahmad - July 11, 2010 at 9:57pm
dude ur talking about activation, your iphone is activated and jailbroken but not unlocked to unlock it go to cydia>search>ultrasn0w...and install it :) Its gonna unlock ur iphone to any baseband
Giselle - August 2, 2010 at 1:07pm
I'm having the same problem and thanks for the response Ahmad. I didn't install any of the cydia files the first time. Which ones do I install to do this? I don't have cydia on my phone right now.
iamthenarwhal - April 12, 2010 at 2:40pm
iphone 3g 3.1.3(7E18) 05.12.01 every time i try to run pwnage tool, i get to the browse for ipsw, select the 'iPhone1,2_3.1.3_7E18_Restore.ipsw' file and get a "wrong firmware bundle selected" message what am i doing wrong?
414n - April 1, 2010 at 3:53pm
I keep getting the message "wrong firmware bundle selected" I have and iphone 3G it's running 3.1.3 and i'm using iPhone1,2_3.1.3_7E18_Restore.ipsw to jailbreak. but i keep getting that messege. I see that some people have said to use the custom version, but i don't understand that and i don't know where to get that. please help.
Roberto - April 29, 2010 at 1:19pm
You are probably doing what I did, which was to choose the image on the left of 'iPhone' rather than 'iPhone 3Gs'. I know that you have a 3G, but the 3GS covers both.
saci - July 23, 2010 at 7:29pm
thank for that - thatnhelped me too
saci - July 23, 2010 at 7:29pm
thank for that - that helped me too
saci - July 23, 2010 at 7:29pm
thanks for that - that helped me too
sagar - March 29, 2010 at 9:20am
I tried unlocking with this....but i dont get any network nor am i able to connect to
lunytune - March 22, 2010 at 2:56pm
I did the jailbrake part, but the to unlock the GSM part it wont all.. anybody knows how tp make unlock
21 - March 14, 2010 at 3:40pm
Hi...when will the jailbreak for 3.1.3 for windows will come out??thank you so much!!
yvandealer - March 13, 2010 at 1:23pm
Every thing ok but when installing firmware with iTune, I get an error (2600 or similar), do I need to use a particular version of iTunes? (got 9.0.3) or is there any possibility that the bootloaders I get on the net are corrupted (the one on the tutorial is not available from here) Thanks.
cldjr - March 3, 2010 at 2:53am
I download PwnageTool 3.1 and iPhone1,2 3.1.3 7E18 Restore.ipsw for jailbreak my iPhone G3. I also download your Tutorial Jailbreak iPhone.mp4 and have follow the instruction. Infortunately when browsing for IPSW, it seems not finding any, browsing my self into the Pwnage folder created (with Pwnage Tool and iPhone 1,2 3.1.3 7E18 Restore.ipsw inside) and chosing IiPhone1,2 3.1.3 7E18 Restore.ipsw, a window says WRONG FIRMWARE BUNDLE SELECTED. I am on iMac 3.06GHz Intel C2D with Snow Leopard 10.6.2. Could you help me where I did wrong ? ps. iPhone OS Software is 3.1.3
yvandealer - March 13, 2010 at 12:46pm
you must choose 1,2 3.1.3 7E18_Custom_Restore.ipsw the CUSTOM one
Romina - April 1, 2010 at 11:47am
Where do I find the CUSTOM one? I have looked online but cannot find it. Thanks.
Jeremy - March 2, 2010 at 2:26pm
Brandon - March 1, 2010 at 11:51am
worked like a charm, just like every other time i have used these TUTS to jailbreak. knock on wood* keep up the great work guys.
Steve - February 23, 2010 at 1:23am
Does this tool work for 3gs with new bootrom (MC model)? Thanks alot
Mitch - February 22, 2010 at 4:46pm
I have just backed-up and synced my apps. Im not really sure what happened because after that, my appstore, itunes, email and youtube are crashing. Can somebody make a jailbreaking program for a PC, please? Thanks in advance! 0=)
Dylan - February 20, 2010 at 4:28pm
It doesn't work. I also get stuck in the DFU mode. I manually placed it in the DFU mode and then Itunes says it cannot recover my Iphone. So don't use this one and stay on 3.1.2 !!!!!
wombat - February 20, 2010 at 8:25am
To save a lot of people heaps of time and frustration: IF THE Baseband has been upgraded through iTunes there seems to be no way of jailbreaking, downgrading or unlocking. SO BE careful in following this Tutorial, be it for 3G or 3GS. The LIKELYHOOD of you having an older Bootrom seems very small...... In other words: STICK TO your older version for now. @ iCLARIFIED: Please make a big fat note on ALL 3.1.3. Tutorials, warning people as mentioned above.
Miquel1983 - March 23, 2010 at 5:17am
I completely agree with wombat, you should clearly state this at the beginning of each tutorial concerning jb'ing on OS 3.1.3.
Golden Dog
Golden Dog - April 28, 2010 at 9:29am
I knew I had the older bootrom. but I am getting 1604 error. Nothing seems to work.
Okwen - February 18, 2010 at 11:50pm
Itunes keeps saying my sim card is not supported, so it does no even allow me to restore! I do not know the original carrier that came with the phone. Can anyone help?
ddee - February 18, 2010 at 11:05am
Just did the u/g on 3G which was running 3.01 - all working fine and using Ultrasn0w after that to unlock the phone works perfectly You can make the custom IPSW on mac and just use Itune on any PC to restore to that custom IPSW so no need to have mac all the time (no need even to put phone in DFU mode) great job to Dev Team and keep on like that
Clara - February 18, 2010 at 5:01pm
Hey, i updated my unlock iphone to 3.1.3 and it is now on baseband 5.12. I jailbreaked it with this tutorial but there is nothing to unlock it (So i only can use it like a ipod touch). Do you think that if i use Ultrasn0w like you it will work? I don't know if it's usefull but i use a iMac.
ddee - February 19, 2010 at 3:51pm
Sorry but i guess you will not be able to use UltraSn0w- as i use Pwnage to created a custom IPSW so my iphone baseband is still on 4.26.08 which can be unlocked by Ultrasn0W i think if you are already on 5.12 you could only use the BlackRain but even this one is written that can work on 05.11.07 and not sure if it works on 5.12 Anyway give it a try you have nothing to lose now ...
Axza - February 18, 2010 at 9:37am
Everything is working until i restore it. it says tat firmware is not compatible. can anyone help me plz!
Tu-Sean - February 16, 2010 at 12:05pm
everything works find until i try to go into DFU mode and it just kind of freezes not allowing me to go past "connect usb cable"
Vijay - February 15, 2010 at 4:28pm
This snever works with updated band. This whole thing is a waste of time and I did trying this for 5 hours , about 10 times. After building the custom ipsw it didnot even recogonise the iphone. You guys disappointed this time.
Piru - February 15, 2010 at 2:08pm
This won't work with baseband 05.12.01 will it?
Michelle - February 25, 2010 at 11:50pm
Did you ever find out if you can JB and unlock your phone with the baseband 5.12.01?
Paulo Guimarães
Paulo Guimarães - March 2, 2010 at 11:00pm
my baseband is 5.12.01 and I'm stuck. I can't unlock the phone. Can any one help?
Ahmad - July 11, 2010 at 9:52pm
Yes you can!, if your iphone is jailbroken but u still didnt unlock it, go to cydia>search>ultrasn0w and install it. its gonna unlock any baseband!! hope it works for u :)
Clara Cacchione
Clara Cacchione - February 15, 2010 at 12:01pm
Hi, i'm trying to unlock my iphone that i accidently updated. The only problem is that when i download pwangeTool_3.1.5.dmg it hopen's up in my limewire. Samething on safari and firefox how should i save it so it stays .dmg and hopens up how it should?
Vijay - February 15, 2010 at 4:29pm
This is for mac not for windows clara.
Clara - February 15, 2010 at 9:47pm
I know that i am on a mac. However i found a way with utorrent.
Jer - March 2, 2010 at 1:47pm
Your limewire needs to actually download the PwnageTool program. When it is done downloading save it to the PWNage folder on your desktop.
dj_naj - February 15, 2010 at 8:33am
is it possble to unlock 3g 3.1.3??i tryed blackra1n but no network..plz help me
Arvind Balaraman
Arvind Balaraman - January 28, 2010 at 11:44am
I have upgraded the firmware to 3.12. But I am not able to see my network. I cannot make calls. What do I need to do. I dont have an ATT sim card with me to reactivate the phone?
anejo2007 - January 27, 2010 at 3:24pm
I successfull jailbroke and then unlocked my iPhone 3G using blacksn0w and Pwnage on 3.1.2 and the phone works on multiple carriers as expected however I cannot use any applications now other than the basic email, sms, calc, maps etc...nothing downloaded from the app store. Any suggestions?
3gs user
3gs user - February 15, 2010 at 3:05pm
redo the process but when done don't restore from an old back up, just create a new phone with itunes and u should be ok
Ippiki_00kami - January 23, 2010 at 3:24am
Hi, I just bought my new Iphone and I want to Jb it, but for some reason when I get to step #8 it won't recognize that it's connected and when I actually do what the tutorial says, nothing happens. Can any one give me some insight, if they where able to fix this step. Thanx a million.
Chad - January 21, 2010 at 1:06am
My JB OS 3.1.2 seems to upgraded successfully, except text messaging. Did nyone run into the same problem? I can create a sms message, but recipients do not receive it or I do not receive theres.
tocantins - January 21, 2010 at 11:56am
Hi Chad, How did you successfully jb your iPhone 3.1.2? I could not get it to work; I had all sorts of problems with applications, and ended up restoring it to its older format. I use my iPhone with Skype and all of the other functions work with wifi, except, of course, for the phone feature. Please, let me know your secret...
firecracker - January 9, 2010 at 11:07pm
Thank you- iClarified to make our life easier.
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