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How to Unlock iPhone 2.0 Beta Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Posted April 3, 2008 at 5:41pm by iClarified
These are detailed instructions on how to unlock your iPhone 2.0 Beta Firmware using PwnageTool for Mac OS X.

Before you do this you must have access to the 2.0 Beta Firmware. Only do this if you have authorized access.

WARNING: There is no Installer.app for 2.0 Beta Firmware yet. You will not be able to install applications from Installer. SSH however has remained functional for me!


Step One
Follow the instructions to Pwn your iPhone using 1.1.4. These instructions can be found here

Make sure you install BSD Subsystem and OpenSSH from installer once you are done.

Step Two
Double click PwnageTool to launch the application again from your Desktop.
How to Unlock iPhone 2.0 Beta Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Three
Click the Browse .ipsw button in PwnageTool.
How to Unlock iPhone 2.0 Beta Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Four
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 iPhone 2.0 Beta Using PwnageTool (Mac)

If you do not have the 2.0 Beta firmware .ipsw file I can't tell you where to get it but its around...

Step Five
Click the IPSW Builder button in PwnageTool.
How to Unlock iPhone 2.0 Beta Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Six
From the menu that appears select:
- Activate phone

Then click the OK button.
How to Unlock iPhone 2.0 Beta Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Seven
IPSW will ask you to select where to save the custom ipsw file. Click the Save button.
How to Unlock iPhone 2.0 Beta Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Eight
IPSW Builder will then ask you to login using your administrator username and password. Do this then click the OK button.
How to Unlock iPhone 2.0 Beta Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Nine
PwnageTool will then show you that IPSW Builder has completed successfully.
How to Unlock iPhone 2.0 Beta Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Ten
Launch iTunes using its icon in the dock if its not already open.
How to Unlock iPhone 2.0 Beta Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Eleven
Select your iPhone from the list on the left. Hold down the Option and click the Restore button.
How to Unlock iPhone 2.0 Beta Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Twelve
Select the custom firmware file (iPhone1,1_1.2.0_5A225c_Custom_Restore.ipsw) we just created and click the Open button.
How to Unlock iPhone 2.0 Beta Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Thirteen
iTunes will then restore to our new custom firmware.
How to Unlock iPhone 2.0 Beta Using PwnageTool (Mac)

How to Unlock iPhone 2.0 Beta Using PwnageTool (Mac)

How to Unlock iPhone 2.0 Beta Using PwnageTool (Mac)

How to Unlock iPhone 2.0 Beta Using PwnageTool (Mac)

How to Unlock iPhone 2.0 Beta Using PwnageTool (Mac)

Step Fourteen
Once iTunes restore is complete your iPhone will reboot and you will be in the new 2.0 Beta firmware. I still have SSH capabilities; however, Installer.app is not yet available.


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jorge
jorge - October 18, 2009 at 2:43am
Yeah I get erroe 1604 as well. It won't restore... anyone know what that is? I have 3Gs v. 3.1
Derek
Derek - August 10, 2008 at 1:33pm
There is a much easier way with a guarentee, help, and upgrades that last for life: https://paydotcom.com/r/47886/cntbtched/19965251/ i found this and used it and found that although it does cost $24 you are not dissapointed because you no longer have to go on blogs to find hacks like i once did, but in fact the $24 gives you a lifetime membership to all future upgrades you might need as the iphones get even better! So check this out, its alot more reliable than the pwnage tool for the 2.0, ive done both.
Blue Waters
Blue Waters - July 12, 2008 at 10:24pm
No app store in iphone beta (C)????
lee
lee - April 24, 2008 at 9:36am
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george Tzanakakis
george Tzanakakis - April 17, 2008 at 3:48pm
@ lobo, yes it does they updated the older version to 1.1 and it does work with the 5a240d
Lobo
Lobo - April 17, 2008 at 3:26pm
Hi guys, does this already work with the 5A240d firmware?
Nadim Ukani
Nadim Ukani - April 12, 2008 at 11:25am
use the ipwner button if you get an error while restoring
Eric
Eric - April 8, 2008 at 4:42pm
ok.. so i'm having the same problem as a few other people, it appears! it goes through the process then on "preparing iphone for restore" it hangs and i eventually get an error code (1604) saying it could not be restored! anyone figure out why exactly this is happening?! any help you could offer would be awesome! thanks in advance!
Nishoo
Nishoo - April 6, 2008 at 12:42pm
I was able to load 1.2 successfully. However, not able configure exchange mail. @iClarified, can you please post a tutorial on this?
Caiolexis
Caiolexis - April 5, 2008 at 2:05pm
It's been working great for me SSH works but I don't have the password. Not that I need it anyway Cisco VPN and Exchange do work as well And you can go back to 1.1.4 , just pwnage a 1.1.4 firmware and put your iPhone in Restore mode. Enjoy~!
Patrik
Patrik - April 4, 2008 at 1:43pm
Ok, I have tried to go up to 1.2. It did work (also with another carrier). I tried the exchange sync and I have to say; Its very BUGGY. I think we need a couple of more betas. It didn't work 100% (more 20%). So if you want to upgrade just for the exchange sync, dont do it, not worth for now. With pwnage i did get back to 1.1.4 without any problem.
umbacos
umbacos - April 4, 2008 at 1:38pm
Does Exchange Mail work in fw 2.0?
Patrik
Patrik - April 4, 2008 at 10:07am
If you update to firmware 1.2, is the iphone unlocked in that state, so i can used with another mobil operator?
huan
huan - April 4, 2008 at 9:13am
i have 3.9 bl, and 1.1.4 installed, tried to restore to the custom 2.0 firmware pwnage build, it just hangs at prepare your iphone for restore screen and give an error 1604. can anyone help?
Chris
Chris - April 4, 2008 at 3:31am
2008-04-04 10:29:36 - Detaching root filesystem from '/Volumes/Vail5a225c.iPhoneDeveloperBundle'. 2008-04-04 10:29:36 - FAIL ------------------------------ 2008-04-04 10:29:36 - Failed to build custom .ipsw file. I keep getting this error can someone please help? what am i doing wrong? i know the ipsw is the right one, because no one else complained so far....please help
iPhone_addict
iPhone_addict - April 4, 2008 at 3:14am
Quick question. I Ziphone'd my 16 iPhone and it is working fine. I used the older 2.6 version to unlock and activate it. It naturally downgraded the BL from 4.6 ro 3.9. If I use the Pwnage Tool will it revert my BL back to 4.6 and will I run any risk of using one tool (Pwnage) over anotehr tool (ZiPhone), i.e. damaging my phone, etc.... Also will I need to do a restore via iTunes so that I can use the Pwnage Tool? Thanks in advance.
Robertises
Robertises - April 4, 2008 at 2:01am
Hey i don't have the App Store and the iTunes icon... Any help?
el greko
el greko - April 3, 2008 at 10:14pm
@portalpie, in theory yes you are able to revert back to the 1.1.4 version, but only if you dont brick your phone/pod (which is not very likely) @kiran, true, the beta version sucks without any tools! def wait til the ipswtool is released and we can install programs right from itunes til then just wait or try it out for yourself
Kiran
Kiran - April 3, 2008 at 10:11pm
Guys, it is suggested you wait till devs work on th revised toolchain. Only devs are suggested tot ry 2.0 beta... Once ipswtool is released then we can really pwnage!.!!
portalpie
portalpie - April 3, 2008 at 10:10pm
Like I have seen some others ask... Is it possible to downgrade back to 1.1.4 if you have upgraded to 2.0 beta? thanks
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