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How to Unlock Your iPhone With PwnageTool (Mac)

Posted April 3, 2008 at 9:29am by iClarified · 242923 views
These are detailed instructions on how to unlock your iPhone using PwnageTool for Mac OS X.

Step One
Download the PwnageTool from here to your desktop.

Step Two
Double click the downloaded file(PwnageTool_1.0.zip) to extract PwnageTool.

Step Three
Double click PwnageTool to launch the application from your Desktop.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Four
If prompted that PwnageTool is an application that was downloaded from the internet click the Open button.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Five
If you would like PwntageTool to automatically check for update then click the Yes button.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Six
Click the Browse .ipsw button in PwnageTool.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Seven
A window will appear in which you should choose the .ipsw file for the firmware you would like to unlock then click the Open button.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With PwnageTool (Mac)

If you do not have the firmware .ipsw file you can find its download location here.

Step Eight
Click the iPwner button which will now be activated!
How to Unlock Your iPhone With PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Nine
You will be asked to connect your iPhone and put it into recovery mode.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With PwnageTool (Mac)

The easiest way to do this is to hold down your Sleep/Wake button for 3 seconds. The power slider will appear. Slide this to the right to power off your iPhone. Then hold down the Home button as you connect the iPhone to the dock. After a few seconds the recovery screen will appear. (iTunes logo and cable).
How to Unlock Your iPhone With PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Ten
PwnageTool will then let you know your phone is being pwned and to please wait for a reboot.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Eleven
Once you phone has rebooted click the IPSW Builder button in PwnageTool.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Twelve
From the menu that appears select:
- Enable baseband update
- Neuter bootloader
- Unlock baseband
- Activate phone

Then click the OK button.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Thirteen
How to Unlock Your iPhone With PwnageTool (Mac)
IPSW Builder will now ask you for the bootloader images.

Download bootloaders.rar from here onto your Desktop. Double click this to extract its contents.

Mirrors: Filebeam, MediaFire, Direct

Click the browse button for the bootloader 3.9 image and select BL-39.bin file from your Desktop.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With PwnageTool (Mac)

Click the browse button for the bootloader 4.6 image and select BL-46.bin file from your Desktop.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With PwnageTool (Mac)

Finally click the OK button.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Fourteen
IPSW will ask you to select where to save the custom ipsw file. Click the Save button.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Fifteen
IPSW Builder will then ask you to login using your administrator username and password. Do this then click the OK button.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Sixteen
PwnageTool will then show you that IPSW Builder has completed successfully.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Seventeen
Launch iTunes using its icon in the dock if its not already open.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Eighteen
Select your iPhone from the list on the left. Hold down the Option and click the Restore button.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Nineteen
Select the custom firmware file (iPhone1,1_1.1.4_4A102_Custom_Restore.ipsw) we just created and click the Open button.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Twenty
iTunes will then restore to our new custom firmware.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With PwnageTool (Mac)

How to Unlock Your iPhone With PwnageTool (Mac)

How to Unlock Your iPhone With PwnageTool (Mac)

How to Unlock Your iPhone With PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Twenty One
Once iTunes restore is complete your iPhone will reboot and autolaunch BootNeuter. BootNeuter will then proceed to Flash Bootloader and Flash Baseband. Do not interrupt this process. Once BootNeuter is done it will reboot the iPhone on its own and your Pwnage process will be complete!
How to Unlock Your iPhone With PwnageTool (Mac)


NOTE***: After pwning your iPhone it is highly recommended that you install BSD Subsystem and SSH.

THANKS***: Make sure to thank asap18, bgm, Bugout, bushing, chris, dinopio, drudge, Fred_, ghost_000, gray, kroo, MuscleNerd, NerveGas, netkas, np101137, planetbeing, pr3d4t0r, pumpkin, pytey, roxfan, sam, Turbo, w___, wizdaz, Zf, Sam and others. These guys have put alot of hard work into making this a reality.

You can send donations to iphone.devteam@gmail.com using paypal.
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R - June 20, 2009 at 2:01am
If your getting 1600 error try creating a new custom firmware with pwnage and\or change your usb cable. Worked for me.
Daniel
Daniel - May 2, 2009 at 9:10am
Go to iPwner it and it doesnt detect my iPhone in restore mode. Tryed skipping that step, doing it on QuickPwn to see what would happen and then build an IPSW, doesnt work, the firware is not compatible or there is an error. Try using the newest PwnageTool [not used in this tutorial] and whenver i select the right ipsw, even the one it gave me to download and use, says its the wrong bundle or isnt a recognized ISPW.
vin
vin - September 19, 2008 at 2:42pm
I've been getting these errors for a few days now and I think i might have resolved my issue by NOT going into DFU mode while restoring with a CUSTOM firmware on windows (holding Shift + clicking Restore) or on Mac (holding Option + clicking Restore). I've found that it's easier to download a IPSW made with a MAC and use that while restoring with a custom with iTunes 8. Also, for jailbreaking your iphone the easiest thing to do is in Winpwn 2.5 v2 you click the "Custom" button on the top right corner of the screen so that it says "Quickpwn", you then choose your phone (2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2) and follow the instructions on the screen. Jailbreak should be done BEFORE you instill your custom firmware. ....Alright guys, I was actually doing the custom restore while writing this and now I have mine ready and going with a T-Mobile SIM card in it. The unlock is working and it's been jailbroken, so i hope everything works out for you guys. Just remember when doing CUSTOM restore, don't have your iphone in DFU mode.
Akonnoui
Akonnoui - September 15, 2008 at 8:24am
I had the same problem this morning. Followed the steps described on apple website http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1275 and my iphone works perfectly.
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