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How to Unlock Your iPhone With PwnageTool (Mac)

Posted April 3, 2008 at 9:29am by iClarified
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
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.
John
John - June 30, 2008 at 5:49pm
I tried to use the pwnage tool at step 20 I get a message saying "The iphone could not be restored. An unknown error occured. (2001)" Other times it was error 2005. Is there a way to get pass this error? If not, is there a way to somehow get the phone back to a default state so I can start over? Please help.
milk
milk - May 16, 2008 at 4:24am
Hello, loca. Thanks!! That's my fool. It's really take just seconds but i didn't note that. The recovery mode image was flash up so fast. Now my iPhone already unlocked, thanks very much about all info and your kindness. I'm learning to use installer for App. ^_^ bye
loca
loca - May 15, 2008 at 9:35am
milk: go to tutorials and click select 'iPhone Basics'... then look for 'how to put an iPhone into Recovery Mode'... this will solve your problem...
loca
loca - May 15, 2008 at 9:26am
it doesn't take too long!!! It will take just seconds... You need to check if you are following the process correctly
milk
milk - May 14, 2008 at 8:50pm
How long "wait for iPhone reboot" in Step 10. I've wait for 20 mins! Is it ok? and my iPhone sitll empty screen (black). what should i can do from now? Pls hepl, thanks.
LP
LP - May 14, 2008 at 6:41pm
In step 18, when I open iTunes it want me to activates my iPhone iPhone AT&T? How I cancel that. Thanks!!
jbev
jbev - May 7, 2008 at 3:22am
Yes... thank you loca . Finally succeeded .
loca
loca - May 6, 2008 at 12:58pm
You need to go back to step 11 and starta again from there... But you may need assistance by phone... because there are some instructions that are not inside the tutorial and you need them... I would like to assist you from here, but it is complicated to write all the stuff... I also had to go back to this step, but my son helped me through the iChat...
jbev
jbev - May 5, 2008 at 6:53pm
thanks for the advice , reading is indeed not so easy ! Now I'm stuck with the next problem ; after running the custom restore I get the message "The iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (1600)." !!!
loca
loca - May 5, 2008 at 3:41pm
This problem is solved when you HOLD DOWN the OPTION key on your keyboard at the same time you click restore... The OPTION key is located next to the apple sign on your left side... When you do this, it won't open iTunes, it will give you the option to open the file you are being asked to on the next step.
jbev
jbev - May 5, 2008 at 6:04am
I seem to have the same problem as loca , each step is ok till step 19 I-tunes opens and after restoring I keep having the message :the sim car inserted in this iphone does not appear to be supported" ? What am I doing wrong ?
jbev
jbev - May 5, 2008 at 5:49am
I seem to have the same problem as loca , each step is ok till step 19 I-tunes opens and after restoring I keep having the message :the sim car inserted in this iphone does not appear to be supported" ? What am I doing wrong ?
loca
loca - May 2, 2008 at 5:40pm
finally, I got it!!! It is easy when you are smart... if that is not the case, it will take you 12 hours... like me!!! But... it is great to have your iPhone unblocked... thank you guys!!!
loca
loca - May 2, 2008 at 4:29am
sorry for the question... on the setp 19, when you are asked to Select the custom firmware file (iPhone1,1_1.1.4_4A102_Custom_Restore.ipsw) we just created and click the Open button. What happen you you click open? I only get iTunes open no matter if it is closed...
loca
loca - May 2, 2008 at 4:17am
I had follow each step successfully, but when iTunes finish restoring the iPhone, it remains with the fabric settings... what is wrong?
dg
dg - April 25, 2008 at 5:37pm
After step 18 having clicked on option and restore buttom, having confirmed the message that I want to restore my ipod/iphone a message pops up "The "iphone" could not be restored because the firmware file could not be found" Thanks for any advise.
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