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

Posted February 15, 2010 at 12:03am by iClarified · 402 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 - 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 - 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?
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