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How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Posted February 14, 2010 at 10:17pm by iClarified
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This tutorial will show you how to jailbreak and unlock your 2G iPhone on the 3.1.3 iPhone firmware.

You can find the 3G version of this tutorial: here.




Alright, first make a folder on the desktop. In it, you will need a couple of things. The two bootloader files:
- BL 3.9
- BL 4.6
Pwnage 3.1.5, found here.

You will also need the 3.1.3 iPhone firmware.
3.1.3 (2G): iPhone1,1_3.1.3_7E18_Restore.ipsw

When downloading the IPSW file, it is best to download it with Firefox!

Step One
Create a folder on your desktop with all the required files listed above.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Two
Double click to mount the PwnageTool dmg.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Drag the PwnageTool icon to the Pwnage folder then launch it.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Click Ok if presented with a warning.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Three
Make sure you click Expert Mode from the top menu.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Four
Select your iPhone or iPod from the three devices shown. Notice a large checkmark appears over the selected device. Then click the blue arrow button at the bottom right.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Five
You will be brought to the "Browse for IPSW" page. On my laptop, it automatically found the IPSW. If PwnageTool doesn't automatically find the ipsw file you can click Browse for IPSW... button.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Click to select the found IPSW file, a checkmark will appear next to it. Then click the blue arrow button to continue.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Six
You will then be brought to a menu with 7 choices. Click to select General then click the blue arrow button.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

The General settings allows you to decide the partition size. Check Activate the phone and Enabled baseband update. Click the blue arrow button.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

***If the Enable Baseband checkbox is not greyed out, checkmark it. This will allow the unlock to occur!***
***For the 3.0 firmware you may have to increase the size of your root partition slightly for the IPSW build to be successful. 590MB worked just fine for me***

In the Bootneuter settings, click Neuter bootloader, Unlock baseband, and Auto-Delete BootNeuter.app. It is not necessary to upgrade the bootloader unless you are really feeling the need to be on 4.6. Click the blue arrow button to continue.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

The Cydia settings menu allows you to create custom packages so you do not have to manually install the necessary them later.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Click to select the Download packages tab. Then click the Refresh button to display all the available packages. Double clicking the package you want will download it and make it available in the Select Packages tab.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Checkmark the ones you want then Click the blue arrow button.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

The Custom Packages Settings menu displays listed package settings for your custom IPSW. For know leave these settings as is. Click the blue arrow button to continue.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

The Custom Logos Settings menu allows you to add your own images as boot logos. Click the Browse button to select your Boot logo and Recovery logo.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Remember the rules for them: RGB or Grayscale format with Alpha channel and dimension bellow 320x480. If you would like to use the iClarified ones they can be found here: Boot Logo, Recovery Logo
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Click the blue arrow button to continue.

Step Seven
You are now ready to build your custom firmware. Click the build button to select it, then click the blue arrow button.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Eight
If this is the first time doing this, you will be asked to upload the 3.9 and 4.6 BL files. When prompted to search the web, click no.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

You will prompted to browse for the 3.9BL file. Click Yes then select the file(BL-39.bin) from the Pwnage folder you created on your desktop and click the Open button.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Select the file in the Pwnage folder on your desktop and click the Open button.


Do the same for 4.6.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)


***: After loading the 4.6 BL you may be asked if you're a legit user. If you legally have ATT or an iPhone plan in a different country, clicking yes will not unlock the iPhone and activate it as your legal plan already activates it and there is no need for an unlock. However if you wish to keep the iPhone unlocked, when asked if you're a legit iPhone user, click no

Step Nine
After both are found. You will be asked to save your custom .ipsw file. Save it to your Pwnage folder on the desktop.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Ten
Your custom IPSW is now being built. Please allow up to 10 minutes.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

If prompted enter your Administrator password and click the OK button.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

When prompted if your iPhone has been Pwned before, we clicked No. It allows for a more thorough restore.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

You will be asked to turn off the device. Make sure it is connected to the USB port.


Step Eleven
Be ready to follow directions now. It will ask you to hold the home button and the power button for 10 seconds. Then, you will have to release the power button and hold the home button for 10 seconds to enter DFU.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

If you fail, it will show you a message. Click Yes. Unplug the iPhone from the USB. Turn it off, then turn it back on. Plug it back into the USB and turn off the iPhone when prompted.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

When done correctly, Pwnage 3.1.5 will display a message telling your that it successfully entered DFU mode. iTunes will also pop-up.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)


Step Twelve
In iTunes, hold the Alt/Option key and click Restore.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Thirteen
Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop using the dialog window that appears. Select the custom IPSW that was created (iPhone1,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw_Custom_Restore.ipsw) and click the Open button.
How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2G on OS 3.1.3 Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Fourteen
Once the restore has completed, it will restart your iPhone. The phone will then launch BootNeuter.app to unlock your device.

Please allow 5 minutes for this to complete. Your iPhone will restart once completed.
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iTwe4kz
iTwe4kz - November 27, 2014 at 2:12am
For those users that are planning to Jailbreak on OS 3.1.3 then I recommend adding this Cydia Source into Cydia after you jailbreak so you don't have to manually input all the Cydia Sources manually. This will automatically add all the best Cydia Sources and give you access to all the best Cydia Tweaks, Themes and Apps for FREE with just a push of a button. Follow the steps below. 1. Open Cydia 2. Tap Sources 3. Tap Edit 4. Tap Add 5. Type this url in the box (cydiasource,n e t) without the spaces and switch coma for a dot in the url. 6. Tap "Add Source" 7. Install the package labelled "All Sources". This will give you all the best Cydia Sources to have access to all the best Tweaks, Apps and Themes for FREE..
Vik
Vik - March 30, 2014 at 4:12am
Dear iClarified, Thank you for your clear and easy, step by step process to jailbreak the iphone 2g. I have my one from say 6 years ago, and now its working after be left for 2-3 years. And I can give it to somebody to use. Many thanks
pertergg99
pertergg99 - March 4, 2014 at 4:39pm
want to unlock ATT devices?, you can check out attiphoneunlocking for good services
clematis
clematis - November 30, 2012 at 12:31pm
Can someone please post the bootloaders? The links doesn't work!
Jon
Jon - November 1, 2012 at 3:12pm
Thanks a lot for my new iPod!
Rei
Rei - September 14, 2012 at 10:01pm
Thank you so much! I can now use my iPhone 2G for an iPod :D
Web design india
Web design india - July 12, 2012 at 3:25pm
Thanks for sharing such a nice post regards...
Dennys Cabral
Dennys Cabral - January 12, 2012 at 6:58pm
done ok in two iPhones 2g today, thanks guys.
Betty
Betty - September 28, 2011 at 6:20am
Sorry, a total newbie... but when I tried to download Pwnage 3.1.5, it downloaded as "PwnageTool_3.1.5.dmg.5344262.TPB.torrent," and consequently won't open up for me. I just can't figure out how to do it. It used to download simply as a .dmg. Is there something wrong on my end? Any help, it'd be great, thanks!
Paul
Paul - November 2, 2011 at 11:17pm
This file is a torrent file. You need software like Vuze (vuze.com). Open the torrent file in Vuze (just double click it) and the actual pwnage software will download through Vuze.
Luis
Luis - September 19, 2011 at 2:55am
thanks for the tutorial, totally worked
devmali
devmali - May 13, 2011 at 9:02am
softwer
Baron
Baron - February 5, 2011 at 12:34pm
Thanks. It worked for me
Carlos
Carlos - February 4, 2011 at 7:47am
Wow This is the BEST guide ive found to jailbreak Iphone 2g 3.1.3. Great work guys and thank you!!!
nossier ahmad mehdawi
nossier ahmad mehdawi - January 9, 2011 at 10:03am
If you already pwned your iPhone before, there is no need to restore using DFU mode.... Just turn off your iDevice, press and hold the Home Button and connect the usb cable. KEEP PRESSING THE HOME BUTTON UNTIL YOU GET THE CONNECT TO ITUNES LOGO ON THE IPHONE!!. Restore your phone :).... I've did this yesterday on Snow Leopard and iTunes 10 and it worked great... Cheers!
nossier mehdawi
nossier mehdawi - January 9, 2011 at 10:01am
hi dev team when can have the same for windows ??????
Yogesh
Yogesh - December 9, 2010 at 11:37pm
Hi Dev Team, when can we have the same for Windows????
Gr84apps
Gr84apps - November 29, 2010 at 7:42pm
Works well for my ip2g now on 3.1.3.Thx.
christopher glover
christopher glover - August 21, 2010 at 5:20am
Is there a reason that my wifi quits working after this jailbreak?
rainbowchild
rainbowchild - August 1, 2010 at 3:41pm
i just tried this and got error 1600 upon restoring to the custom firware. my 2G phone which was on 3.0 firmware is now got stuck on apple logo. for more background info, i am on Mac OSX 10.5.8 and 9.0 iTunes. it is not the first time i pwn my iphone, and during these steps it did not ask me for the BL files. after a series of DFU modes and pressing the home button then connecting to the computer, my phone is back on running on the old 3.0 with all my info as if nothing happened. any ideas of how i can try to get to 3.1.3 again without damaging my existing OS?
Zero
Zero - November 8, 2010 at 10:37am
If you already pwned your iPhone before, there is no need to restore using DFU mode.... Just turn off your iDevice, press and hold the Home Button and connect the usb cable. KEEP PRESSING THE HOME BUTTON UNTIL YOU GET THE CONNECT TO ITUNES LOGO ON THE IPHONE!!. Restore your phone :).... I've did this yesterday on Snow Leopard and iTunes 10 and it worked great... Cheers!
yurlan
yurlan - July 22, 2010 at 3:57pm
hi there, i just tried to unlock my iphone 3.1.3 using Pwnage Tool and everything went ok until i tried to restore it using the custom restore IPSW. i was not able to restore it and itunes show this message i've done it twice and it didn't work... what should i do?
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