May 29, 2023

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using PwnageTool [Mac]

Posted February 15, 2010 at 12:03am · 401 comments · Add Comment
nik14 - July 14, 2010 at 10:06pm
Any eta on a jailbreak for a 3GS with the new boot rom? Thanks
AKJHS - July 14, 2010 at 2:07pm
I just have the same problem as the other people. iTunes says: An unknown Error occurred (1604) ... when trying to install 3.1.3. Also My phone won't get in recovery mode. Please answer asap. Thanks so much for your help.
ljz - September 18, 2010 at 10:53am
mine too... tried few times, still facing the same problem when tried to retore with the firmware.. error msg (1604) fyi: iphone 3gs - 3.1.3(7E18) - 05.12.01 is there any1 can help on this?? plsss..
ljz - September 18, 2010 at 10:56am
btw, my phone is now freezing on 'connect to itune' mode and it's being locked fr carrier country. thanks
AR3GS32GB - July 13, 2010 at 12:33pm
Dear All, I know that every single days you might be recieving buches of e-mails, but I will really appreciate if you can dedicate just few minutes and answer me about a very serios concern i have and it may be the same concern of others Iphone users that first (1) do not live in USA and as consequences can not open and USA itunes and secondly (2) tells you that the iphone obviously is locked. I have a 3GS iphone with firmware 3.1.3 and baseband 05.12.01, i live in the Netherlands Antilles and my account with Itues obviously is not an USA account as i am not resident of USA. I followed couple of times your instructions with Pwnage tool 3.1.5 (Mac) step by step and everything seems to be fine except when i reach the point that the Pwnage tool 3.1.5 after being created the custom firmware and ask me for a password and introduce the password now ask me also about if my Iphone has been pwnage and I answer (no), them the applicate should at that point to put the Iphone in recovery mode. the couple of times i have been running the applicate step by step the Pwnage does not put my Iphone in recovery mode and it is just freezing, no only that, i would like to know why when i created the custom firmware and try to restore through Itunes, Itunes is always giving an error message? do you may think that this is because Itunes after introduce the new policy that can be able to monitory from where are you log in to they can block any update or anything you would like to do in regards with their software? I just trying to get the logistic of this situation as i notice a lot of people in the block saying that its work, but why no with me? do you by any chance know about others that they may be getting the same situation i do? There is some extra or additional solution you can suggest me in order to active my iphone? i have it that way since almost four month and now that there is IS04 out there i would like to have my iphone working fine. I will really appreaciate your respond in this regards. Regards
Anthony Rijo
Anthony Rijo - June 29, 2010 at 8:21am
I have an Iphone 3GS (3.1.3/05.12.1) and i have been trying like a crazy (step by step) to do as exactly you say in your tutorial to do to jailbraek this iphone; everything goes well till i try to install the custom firmware Pwgnage did, but the Itunes always give me an error message that i can not install this firmware; I really need your help (please); I need that in despite i know you all receive a bunch of e-mails that you please kindly help me and send me an e-mail stating why of this error or if there is something else i most do in order to jailbreak my iphone.... Your prompt respond to this inquiry will be highly appreciated. Regards
tatanka - June 23, 2010 at 1:30pm
This latest version of PwnageTool can jailbreak the original iPhone (Edge/2G), iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS(older bootrom only with baseband 04.26.08) and iPod touch running on iPhone firmware 3.1.3. The custom .ipsw firmware files created with PwnageTool can update iPhone to firmware 3.1.3 without updating its baseband so that it can be unlocked to run on any carrier SIM. Please do not use this with New Bootrom on 3.1.3, it will screw your iphone. iClarified shoutd give this warning in the begining of the tutorial.
Mile - August 27, 2013 at 6:00am
Yes. If you sync'd your iPhone w/ iTunes and then jailbreak; the next time you run iTunes and cnceont the iPhone, iTunes will recognize a new phone as ask you if you want to restore from a prior-backed up version. Select that iTunes will then restore. After finished, check your sync settings (email, bookmarks, music, apps, videos, etc) and sync again. iTunes puts everything back like normal. Cydia installed apps are not backed up/restored. Use AptBackup from the Cydia repository prior to jb'ing and last iTunes backup. Then after the iTunes restore, open Cydia, download AptBackup, and press restore. Now all your jb'd apps are loaded. Just performed this procedure twice in the last 3 days .. great success. The only thing missing is the exact placement of app icons on the SB . and passwords for email accounts are missing (probably a good thing).
michael - June 23, 2010 at 2:43am
Hello! I has 3gs version 3.1.2 ,model firmware 05.11.07. I just upgrade version 3.1.3 using Pwnage Tool .After run version 3.1.3 the phone is stock in recovery model ( power on or logo on the screen ) when i used USB connect to iTune see the phone on recovery model .Please help ?Thank you !
Jorgeme - June 22, 2010 at 9:56pm
Thank you guys (iClarified / Dev-team). I had a 3GS on 3.1 and have done the jailbreak to 3.1.3 smoothly!!!
jorgeme - June 22, 2010 at 9:58pm
Just to add...My baseband was 5.11.07 and continues with that!!!
Hugo - June 11, 2010 at 2:30pm
Hi there. Please if i write something wrong please reply/comment!!! This tutorial is just for 3GS with 3.1.3 baseband equal or inferior xx.11.xx WILL NOT WORK IF YOU HAVE baseband 5.12.xx. - only for MAC OS; - For WINDOWS there is a "spirit" Jailbreak (google "3.1.3 spirit") and it will work on all baseband even xx.12.xx but your phone MUST NOT be locked in "Emergency Call". For those who have the same as me: 3GS 32GB 3.1.3 Baseband: 05.12.01 Serial: xxx30 <= old serial but the bootloader is the newest BootLoader: 6.4 <= new bootloader Model MC134 But locked in Emergency Call you have to wait! If not locked in Emergency Call USE ONLY the Spirit. For UNLOCK still have to wait 21st June for the release of OS4.0 and maybe then DevTeam release the so waited unlock! To check your iPhone info use f0recast.exe Hope this isuseful and with the correct information.
Vakas - June 14, 2010 at 7:16am
Thanks brother. Usefull information. Let's hope that iPhone Dev team release Jb and Unlock tools on 21st after the release of iOS4.
pankaj - June 2, 2010 at 4:02pm
hey does it work on iphone 3gs baseband 5.12.xx and i m not a mac user is there any softwre for windows??????
HUgo - June 11, 2010 at 2:13pm
This is only for mac. For Windows (i think there is not nothing). To your baseband it will NOT WORK. we are in the same "boat" and we have to wait a few more days. Maybe 21st June.
xavier - June 1, 2010 at 3:45am
Help....!!!! Stuck on step nine. just stays there, saying "connect device to USB" but doesnt go anywhere. For 1hrs.... How longs is going to take more!? Help....!!!!
Vakas - June 14, 2010 at 7:10am
I think you are on the latest firmware 3.1.3 and baseband XX.12.XX, if yes this is not for your device. Use Spirit to jailbreak your device but to use Spirit you must not have your phone stuck at connect to iTunes or emergency scree.
Bruno B
Bruno B - June 29, 2010 at 9:04am
i have exactly the same problem 3gs 32gb 3.1.3 05.12.01... stuck on step 9 what to do?
seb - May 31, 2010 at 1:55pm
guyzz whn will be the new version of redsnow will be released am having a 3gs 3.1.3 with latest bootloader in emergrncy mode. pls give me a reply thnxx for ur response
Vakas - June 14, 2010 at 7:12am
Hopefully on 21st June when the Apple will release iOS 4.
sudo - May 30, 2010 at 2:38pm
Hi What happens if not in recovery mode before doing a custom restore? Doing an alt-restore in itunes makes no difference to me...
joey - May 28, 2010 at 2:04am
i keep getting error 1604. i put it in recovery mode and even update my itunes and im still getting the error. plz help me
dailygrind - May 22, 2010 at 4:42pm
Worked great for me, I can't believe how many wusses there are on here. Quit worrying about it breaking your phone.
thunder - April 27, 2010 at 10:05pm
Hey guys, does this tutorial work with an iphone 3GS with new bootrom ( my model number starts with MC). I jailbroke it before on 3.1.2, but i accidentaly updated to 3.1.3. Does this tutorial work? thanks much appreciated.. :)
Vakas - June 14, 2010 at 7:14am
No this turorial is not for your device.
val - April 27, 2010 at 4:39am
hi, I have 3Gs iPhone with 3.1.3 firmware, but dont have Mac, I use windows, so is there a way (tool) that I can use to jailbreak it? thank you for your help in advance.
philip - April 23, 2010 at 5:13pm
stuck on step nine. just stays there, saying "connect device to USB" but doesnt go anywhere. background info: iphone crashed, already jailbroken. had to restore to factory settings which installed 3.1.3. now cant downgrade or jailbreak... thanks
faith - May 25, 2010 at 3:34am
i am having the same trouble did you ever figure it out?
dryeast - June 28, 2010 at 7:38pm
did you guys figured it out? i'm having the same problem.. no payload was delivered.
aficionado - April 23, 2010 at 10:45am
Hi. I have an iphone 3gs version 3.1.3 (7E18) with firmware 05.12.01. Will this tutorial work on my iphone. Please advise. Many thanks.
holycowe - April 22, 2010 at 1:35am
ONLY work if you have 3GS with the following: -Older bootrom (week 40, 41 or lower) -On firmware 3.1.2 (baseband 05.11.xx) or lower If you have it on 3.1.3 (baseband 05.12.xx) already. DO NOT TRY!!! Or if you have a newer bootrom. DO NOT TRY!!!
keviphone - April 21, 2010 at 12:47pm
this works very good for me, I have older base band 4.26 with os 3.1.2, did it without any problem, I guess this doesn't work for newer base band even 5.11
WJ - April 20, 2010 at 5:28pm
Will this method only JB or will it Unlock also. Can I use my 3GS with T-Mobile?
keviphone - April 21, 2010 at 12:49pm
It will unlock if you have base band 4.26, i did it , not sure for 5.11 or newer
peterwhitin - April 19, 2010 at 10:16pm
Hey is any one jail broken 3GS , 3.1.3 ? I bought a I phone yesterday with Base-band 5XXX . I am trying to jail break , but it is not success. Any one have done ?
emcee - April 18, 2010 at 2:07pm
For all of you who have previously jailbroken their 3GS and somehow updated to 3.1.3 and think you can't go back to 3.1.2, you should try this tutorial: I had previously jailbroken with geohot's Blackrain, but found that it didn't support 3.1.3 ipsw, so I tried Pwnage 3.1.5 for 3GS a few times and was unsuccessful. After reading that it doesn't work with the iTunes 3.1.3 upgrade (and not to even try it; I missed that part), I thought I lost my jailbreak for ever. However, then I stumbled onto this tutorial which worked and was easy. Since I had previously used Blackrain for my first jailbreak, I ran the app again after following the linked tutorial "How to Downgrade Your iPhone 3GS Using a Cydia Saved SHSH [Mac]" (there is a Windows version also). BINGO! A few updates later and I'm back on top.
Iceman is Alive!
Iceman is Alive! - April 16, 2010 at 5:56pm
Hi, i have an IPHONE 3GS Version 3.0.1, serial **936****** with firmware 04.26.08. This tutorial work with my iphone?
hugo - June 11, 2010 at 1:44pm
In your case it will work! See 2 or 3 post up to check in what iphones it will not work. PS- don't pay to much attenction to your serial because if you did a recent restore you will have the new firmware but your serial remain the same (obvious). This will work for ALL 3.1.3 EXCEPT if they have the new baseband 5.12.01 (like mine -still waiting for the 21st June for Apple release new OS and DevTeam release their method for jailbreak and unlock).
Tiago - April 15, 2010 at 10:54am
My version is 3.1.2(7d11) Model MC134BZ Modem Firmware: 05.11.07 Is this tutorioal gonna work for me? I never did a jailbrak is this device before.
redzlord - April 16, 2010 at 6:53am
I think the JB will work on your iPhone. Give a try! Goodluck
redr - April 15, 2010 at 9:00am
Good iPhone users, My iPhone 3GS is week 8th, is this JB process safe for my iPhone? if not can I still restore it back? Appreciate your genuine response. Thanks.
Chung - April 13, 2010 at 5:31pm
I am trying to jailbreak my new Iphone 3GS in 3.1.3 using the Pwnage Tool in Mac. After "connect to USB" screen, it is taking a lot of time, waited upto more than 30 mins before I need to break up the process Is it normal for this much time or some thing is wrong I have a same problem, plz help.
Arivu - April 12, 2010 at 12:28am
I am trying to jailbreak my new Iphone 3GS in 3.1.3 using the Pwnage Tool in Mac. After "connect to USB" screen, it is taking a lot of time, waited upto more than 30 mins before I need to break up the process Is it normal for this much time or some thing is wrong Regards Arivu
Juan Carlos
Juan Carlos - April 9, 2010 at 1:41pm
This method doesn't work on an iPhone 3GS made in the 39th week (I read it wasn't possible on iPhones made from the 40th week or something like this, but possible on those made before that week). Pwnage tool doesn't recognize the iPhone connected once you have to put it in DFU mode. Time lost. Fortunately we will have iPhone OS 4 soon. Thanks
hoeya - April 8, 2010 at 1:42pm
i tried to this but pwnage tool wount recognize the iphone is connected wtf is going on and ive unplugged it and put it in every usb port now
Zeljko - April 4, 2010 at 6:02am
This tutorial will NOT work on an iPhone which has been updated to 3.1.3. via iTunes, even if that iPhone had been jb before. Don't touch it unless you have an old boottrom. I repeat: DON'T touch it. Wait for the Dev Team to release the now tool. This might take quite some time. I have try snowbreeze and everything possible but it doesnt work. I guess we just have to wait..... 3gs updated via itunes 3.1.3. jailbreaked before.....
harold - April 8, 2010 at 10:39am
agreed. we're on the same fate now
wombat - April 3, 2010 at 4:48pm
This tutorial will NOT work on an iPhone which has been updated to 3.1.3. via iTunes, even if that iPhone had been jb before. Don't touch it unless you have an old boottrom. I repeat: DON'T touch it. Wait for the Dev Team to release the now tool. This might take quite some time.
02nguyen02 - April 3, 2010 at 4:29pm
do not work ,,,,,version new boot :( !!!
littlecowboyz - April 3, 2010 at 11:53am
So the comments said that new bootrom still can't be jb?????
Moodi - April 3, 2010 at 12:07pm
Yes , That's right
iccco - April 3, 2010 at 9:50am
It doesn't work on 3GS, 3.1.3, new baseand! It's a scam!
Moodi - April 3, 2010 at 12:14pm
has your iphone been jailbroken before ??? if you did it should work for you ,if not it will not work with the new base band .
wombat - April 3, 2010 at 4:44pm
That is not true. Even a jb phone, using blackrain or similar which has been updated with iTunes to 3.1.3. with the 5.12. Baseband cannot, repeat cannot, repeat cannot be jailbroken. Once again I ask iClarified to mention this at the BEGINNING of this tutorial.
John72 - March 29, 2010 at 11:46am
I have a iphone 3Gs with the 3.1.2 (7D11) version and the 05.11.07 firmware. The week is 47 and i have never jailbreak it. I don't want to unlock it. I just wanted the jailbreak. Can you tell me if this tutorial will work for my iphone?
Matthew - March 30, 2010 at 3:27pm
yes it will, consider your self lucky that you still can so what you want to do.
Matthew Schlachtman
Matthew Schlachtman - March 28, 2010 at 1:13pm
I just bought a brand new Iphone 3gs from At&T and it had basband 5.12.01 and firmware 3.1.3 packaged with it. When I use this tutorial It stops working at the part where it says "Connect USB Device" it just keeps spinning there. I tried putting the new firmware on in recovery mode and in DFU mode, neither works. Any word on how to complete the jailbreak. BTW, I heard that I can;t unlock with this baseband, but I don;t need an unlock, I just want normal jailbreak for cydia and homebrew. Please help if you can!!!
Moodi - March 28, 2010 at 5:26pm
At the main time there is no way yet. You have to wait
phailpwned - March 27, 2010 at 2:32pm
i tried jailbreaking like that just now. im on the old bootrom (359.3) and on firmware 3.0.2 jailbroken. i used this and entered DFU mode but when i selected it, they say it is not compatible. what should i do now? should i just upgrade to 3.1.2 only using redsn0w or....
jazzroom - March 22, 2010 at 3:52pm
Anyone has à carrier logo dissapeared after running this tool? Or its just me? Thanks in advance for ideas
PrisonBreaker - April 14, 2010 at 6:20am
This is the NORMAL side effect of using PwnageTool. Same issue on older firmware. The often recommended LogoCarrierFix will put a FIXED logo string of your contract carrier on the top line. This is no joy if you live next to the borderline... Moreover, GPS STOPS working at some arbitrary point in the future. No maps, no navigation... no fun. Never had these issues with redSn0w. Be patient, wait for the for your proper release...
Profecia - March 22, 2010 at 11:09am
I have the 3GS with firmware 3.1.3, modem 05.12.01. I had it before with 3.1.2 jailbroken. I tried to do it for 3.1.3 but didn't work. I then installed the official 3.1.3, tried again, same error ( error 1604 ). Any suggestions?
iphonejunkie - March 23, 2010 at 12:15pm
yea i have the same problem, need help!!!!!!!!!
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