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How to Unlock Your iPhone With WinPwn [Updated]

Posted May 7, 2008 at 11:29pm by iClarified
These are detailed instructions on how to unlock your iPhone using WinPwn. This tutorial will also show you how to create custom payloads/packages and customize your boot images.

2008-05-08: This tutorial has been updated to reflect the latest beta of WinPwn. There is no longer a need to install BootNeuter through Installer.app!

Step One
Download the WinPwn to your Desktop from Rapidshare


Step Two
Download the iTunes DLLs to your Desktop from Prodigy60, MegaUpload

Step Three
Download the .Net 2.0 Framework from here

Step Four
Double click the downloaded .Net 2.0 Framework(dotnetfx.exe) on your Desktop and install it. You may not have to do this if its already part of your system (ie Vista).
How to Unlock Your iPhone With WinPwn [Updated]

Step Five
Extract the WinPwn zip (winpwn_0.99.2.19.zip) you just downloaded to your Desktop. Now double click the extracted exe (winpwn_0.99.2.19.exe).

WinPwn will open an installation helper. Click the Next button to begin.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With WinPwn [Updated]

Choose whether you would like Desktop Shortcuts created then click the the Next button.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With WinPwn [Updated]

Enter a destination folder to install WinPwn to. ie c:program files. Click the Next button to continue.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With WinPwn [Updated]

Once Installation is finish click the Finish button.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With WinPwn [Updated]

Step Six
Extract the itunesdll.zip you download earlier to the folder you installed WinPwn to. In my example this would be c:program fileswinpwn
How to Unlock Your iPhone With WinPwn [Updated]

Step Seven
Download the firmware you would like to pwn. You can find links to the released firmware files here

Step Eight
Launch WinPwn by double clicking its icon on the Desktop.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With WinPwn [Updated]

Step Nine
Click the Browse .ipsw button.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With WinPwn [Updated]

Step Ten
Select the firmware you would like to Pwn and click the Open button.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With WinPwn [Updated]

Step Eleven
WinPwn will then check if your firmware is valid. Attach your iPhone to the computer. Now click the iPwner button on the left side of the window.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With WinPwn [Updated]

Step Twelve
WinPwn will then attempt to put your iPhone into recovery mode. If it does not succeed then you will have to do this manually. Hold down the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons until the iPhone reboots and the Apple logo appears. Once you see the Apple logo release the Sleep/Wake button and keep holding down the Home button until your see the iTunes logo and the dock connecter displayed on screen.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With WinPwn [Updated]

Step Thirteen
You will then be notified that your iPhone is being Pwned. Please wait until your iPhone reboots.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With WinPwn [Updated]

Step Fourteen
WinPwn will then inform you that your iPhone has been Pwned! Now click the IPSW Builder icon on the left.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With WinPwn [Updated]

Step Fifteen
The IPSW Builder will open to the Applications tab. You can easily add your own sources by entering the source address and clicking the Add Source button.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With WinPwn [Updated]

Use the Categories list on the right to select the packages you would like to have installed on your iPhone. Double click a package name to have it added to the Install list. Notice the indicator will let you know how much space you have left for installed applications.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With WinPwn [Updated]

Step Sixteen
Click to select the Custom Images tab. Then click to select the Use Custom Pictures checkbox.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With WinPwn [Updated]

You can now click the Boot Logo and Restore Logo buttons to select your own custom images. Use the Search online button to find images done by others.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With WinPwn [Updated]

NOTE***: There are stringent requirements for these files. They must be 24bit PNGs, 100KB or less, have an alpha layer, RGB or Greyscale, and 320x480 or less in size.

HINT***: If you want to use a solid image as your background. Create a new transparent image in photoshop just slightly bigger then your original image. Copy your original image onto the new transparent image you just created. Make sure you can see some of the transparency layer on the sides. Then select Save for Web from the File Menu. Make sure you save it as PNG24 with transparency enabled!

Step Seventeen
Click to select the Advanced tab. From this window select the checkboxes next to the tasks you would like perform. If you would like to unlock your iPhone most likely you should check: Activate Phone, Enable Baseband update, Neuter Bootloader, and Unlock Baseband.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With WinPwn [Updated]

You will now need to provide IPSW Builder with access to the 3.9 and 4.6 bootloader files. Download bootloaders.rar from here onto your Desktop. Double click this to extract its contents.

Click the Bootloader 3.9 file ... button for the bootloader 3.9 image and select BL-39.bin file from your Desktop.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With WinPwn [Updated]

Click the Bootloader 4.6 file ... button for the bootloader 4.6 image and select BL-46.bin file from your Desktop.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With WinPwn [Updated]

Step Eighteen
Click the Build .ipsw button
How to Unlock Your iPhone With WinPwn [Updated]

Select a location to save the customized firmware to and click the Save button.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With WinPwn [Updated]

Step Nineteen
A dialog box will popup when your ipsw file has been successfully built. Click the OK button.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With WinPwn [Updated]

How to Unlock Your iPhone With WinPwn [Updated]

Step Twenty
Open iTunes by launching it from your Programs.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With WinPwn [Updated]

Step Twenty One
Select your iPhone from the list on the left. Hold down Shift and click the Restore button.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With WinPwn [Updated]

Step Twenty Two
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 WinPwn [Updated]

Step Twenty Three
iTunes will then restore to our new custom firmware.
How to Unlock Your iPhone With WinPwn [Updated]

How to Unlock Your iPhone With WinPwn [Updated]

Step Twenty Four
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 WinPwn [Updated]

THANKS***: Make sure to thanks to cmw, 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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dorin
dorin - March 29, 2012 at 8:08am
Does this work for iphone 4 4.11.08 now? in 2012?
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johntex
johntex - August 13, 2008 at 10:49am
i try to unblock my iphone with firmware2.0 everything works fine to me except when i try to recover on itnues. the itunes have de error 1604 or 1602 i put the iphone in DFU mode the windows vista install the new drives to DFU mode iphone, Itunes "see" the new iphone in recovery mode, but after open the custom firmware and go put inside the iphone this error happens help me please, for 2 days i don´t have an iphone but have an ibrick
Bryon Brock
Bryon Brock - July 24, 2008 at 12:38pm
The new winpwn 2.0 is out! you can grab it here: http://www.iphone-hacks.com/downloads/file/115
Michael
Michael - July 24, 2008 at 4:04am
Okay, everyone go download Winpwn 2.0. It just came out tonight. Then follow the above steps (2.0 is VERY similar to the instructions listed here). If you need help, do a search for "unlock iPhone 2.0 winpwn" in Google. Oh, and Yassi...you need WinRAR to open that bootloader RAR file you downloaded.
Yassi
Yassi - July 22, 2008 at 3:48pm
I NEED DESPERATE HELP PLEASE i am stuck at the downloading bootloader part. when i click on the download 'here', i save the file but it doesnt open and a message pops up saying the file is not valid???!!! WHAT DO I DO!!??? btw i have Windows Vista
Jorge Rocha
Jorge Rocha - July 22, 2008 at 3:37pm
WinPwn 2.0 unlock iphone 2.0
Bailey
Bailey - July 22, 2008 at 1:25pm
Maybe I'm just dumb, but you might wanna advise peeps that they have to be on 1.1.4 first before they do anything. That was my probelm not knowing I ahd to have 1.1.4 on. Other than that great tutorial.
anthony zoellner
anthony zoellner - July 21, 2008 at 7:28pm
hey i did everything up to the click 'iPwner' when i click that, it says starting pwnage and nothing happens.. please help ive been trying to get this to work fro over 7 hours straight
Laura
Laura - July 18, 2008 at 6:01pm
Great instructions otherwise, but iPhone doesn't restore even efter taking all these steps, everytime a different error. Any ideas? I am starting to get desperate.
Zagor Tenay
Zagor Tenay - July 15, 2008 at 12:09pm
It finally works. 1. Put the iPhone in DFU mode. 2. Restore in iTunes to 1.1.4. (iTunes v7.6.2.9) 3. Received error 1015. 4. Run the modified version of ZiPhone with all 3 boxes checked. (App not run) 5. Put the iPhone in restore mode. 6. Restore in ITunes to 1.1.4.. again... 7. Run the modified version of ZiPhone again. (App normal running. See iPhone screen) 8. Restore in ITunes to 1.1.4.. again... No errors this time. 7. Used the standard ZiPhone 3.0 to "Do it all". 8. It works!
SmaSh
SmaSh - July 13, 2008 at 8:56pm
sry....winpwn work and with iPhone1,1_2.0_5A240d ? :D 'cause i have winpwn 1.0 RC1 and he dosen't work :( 7/14/2008 3:57:23 AM - This is winpwn ver.:1.0.0.3 RC1 7/14/2008 3:57:23 AM - Apple Mobile Device Support Version 2.0.0.33 installed. 7/14/2008 3:57:31 AM - 62 logos available online 7/14/2008 3:57:32 AM - 0 custom payloads available online 7/14/2008 3:57:51 AM - Unkown file: 7/14/2008 3:58:56 AM - Unkown file: and i have ipsw file... please help :)
Danny Petty
Danny Petty - July 9, 2008 at 8:37pm
I also got the "Winpwn... 'No Message Provided'" How do i get it working from there?
VALPERTA
VALPERTA - July 6, 2008 at 8:33pm
The best is the Ziphone 3.0 running smoothly and thousands of iphone. I think the WINPWN gives many problems.
finagle69
finagle69 - July 3, 2008 at 12:25pm
I've pwned an OTB 1.1.4, but after loading the custom firmware, Settings>General says i'm running firmware 1.1.3 (4A102). Is this normal behavior?
daz
daz - June 26, 2008 at 8:46pm
My unit is a 1.1.1 OTB jailbroken to 1.1.2 and ran smoothly. I've used Winpwn for 1.1.4 but during the reboot, the scrolling script includes 'appleimage not found' and 'NOR flashing failed'. After creating the cutoms ipsw file, iTunes' message is ' error 1604'.
Rami
Rami - June 23, 2008 at 6:24pm
did all the steps....the iphone unlocked...but the bootneuter didn't work....so i did the steps all over again....and now i am stuck at the boot logo. anyone ???
john
john - June 20, 2008 at 6:19pm
Ok right, an addition: after rebooting and bootneuter ending i got the message 'No Message provided'. I used the beta version of winpwn and downloaded all the relevant files, etc.
john
john - June 20, 2008 at 6:14pm
Just ran the newest beta version and got a 'winpwn - No message provided'.
harry
harry - June 2, 2008 at 11:46am
Hey.. I followed the instructions and everything and i went to use itunes and is says you need to insert sim or activate the iphone before you can use it.. i ticked all the right boxes??? i have iphone 16G 1.1.4 and itunes 7.6.2.9??? anyone help!!! please
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