Guide to Unlock and Jailbreak iPhone 2G and 3G Using PwnageTool 3.1


Dev Team recently released PwnageTool 3.1 for MAC OSX that can jailbreak (and unlock) iPod Touch 2G, iPod Touch 1G, iPhone 2G and iPhone 3G. There is no windows version or redsnow available for now. The current release does not work with iPhone 3GS. Here are the official words from iPhone Dev team blog:

  • GOLDEN RULE: If you are using a 3G iPhone with ultrasn0w and rely on ultrasn0w to obtain cellular service, then you should only upgrade to 3.1 with a PwnageTool created .ipsw. – Stay away from Apple’s direct updates as described here and here please get up to speed on the whole subject by reading the information contained in these posts.
  • If you have an original iPhone (1st generation) then 3.1 unlock works with this PwnageTool release. iPhone 3G users upgrading to 3.1 will need to continue using ultrasn0w with a PwnageTool created 3.1 .ipsw
  • Please read all parts of this post before downloading and using these tools.
  • Read items 1, 2 and 3 again and again.
  • This app is suitable for the recent 3.1 release.
  • This version of PwnageTool will NOT work for the iPhone 3GS.
  • PwnageTool WILL work for Original iPhone (1st Generation), Original iPod touch (1st Generation) and the iPhone 3G.
  • Here is the step by step guide to unlock and jailbreak iPhone 2G and 3G using PwnageTool 3.1 on MAC OSX:

    iPhone 2G

    1. Download PwnageTool using the direct download links or torrents given below:
      Torrent: Download from PirateBay.
      Direct Links:

    2. Download iPhone 2G 3.1 firmware by using direct download links:
    3. iPhone 2G 3.1 Direct Download Link

    4. Download iTunes 9 for MAC OSX
    5. Put the downloaded files in one folder.
    6. Open up PwnageTool and select Expert mode from top left and click the iPhone that matches your device.
    7. pwnagetool iphone 3.1 unlock jailbreak

    8. PwnageTool 3.1 will search for the correct firmware file itself. If not, then browse manually for the ipsw file downloaded in step 1.
    9. unlock and jailbreak iphone 2g 3.1 pwnage tool

    10. Select General and click Next.
    11. On this screen, Check “Activate the phone” and “Enable baseband update”. You can change the partition size if you want. It’ll give you more Cydia space.Click Next
    12. On this screen, check “Neuter Bootloader”, “Unlock baseband” and “Autodelete”. You can upgrade or downgrade baseband if you want. Click Next. Again hit the next arrow on next screen.
    13. Select the package installers that you want to install. We recommend both Cydia and Icy.Click Next
    14. Change logos if you like.Click Next
    15. Now select “build” and click next. Choose a place to save custom ipsw file.Click Save
    16. PwnageTool will start building the custom ipsw file.
    17. Enter your Password when prompted
    18. If your phone has been Pwned before(if you unlocked your iPhone with PwnageTool before- not with QuickPwn, Only PwnageTool), then Click Yes. If you are not sure Click No. Infact, to be safe, click No. There is no harm in choosing No.
    19. Follow Instructions exactly to put your iPhone in DFU mode. It’ll display a confirmation that your iPhone is in DFU mode. Click OK.

    20. Close PwnageTool and start iTunes. Make sure you have iTunes 9. Press option key and click restore. Browse for custom ipsw file(not the original one downloaded in step1. The custom ipsw created in previous steps)
    21. Wait for iTunes to complete. Relax and have a coffee
    22. :)

    23. After iPhone restarts, Bootneuter will launch automatically and will unlock and activate your phone. Do not mess with it. Let it complete its work. It may take few minutes.
    24. There you Are. You are now a proud owner of an Unlocked and Jailbreaked iPhone 2G 3.1. Enjoy 🙂

    iPhone 3G

    1. Download iPhone 3G 3.1 firmware using direct download links given below:

    3. Follow all the steps exactly as above.
    4. Congratulations. You are now a proud owner of an Unlocked and Jailbreaked iPhone 3G 3.1. Enjoy 🙂

    Related Posts

    5 Responses

    1. unlockiphone3g123 says:

      There are estimates that around 20 percent of iPhones sold are being unlocked. Users hack iPhones to break it free from any network restrictions. However, most experts claim that jailbreaking iPhone can invite many risks, including attracting a virus and malware and permanently damaging the gadget.

    2. Jaime says:

      What Option key? How do I browse for the ipsw?

    3. Vlw gostei do post e do blog sempre que possivel estarei visitando e ja vou adicionar aos nos meus favoritos.

    Leave a Reply

    © 2022 technoNix. All rights reserved.
    Logo designed by : Sahil Jain