Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Apple iPhone 3G and iPhone 2.0 OS jailbreak guide - Pwnage Tool 2.0.1 Step-By-Step Tutorial for Mac


  • Familiarize yourself with the Pwnage Tool 2.0 jailbreak instruction video at the bottom of this DIY tutorial
  • Backup your iPhone 3G with iTunes
  • Quit iTunes
  • Disconnect iPhone 3G from computer
  • Make sure your iPhone is not connected to your computer
  • Download Pwnage Tool 2.0.1 here
    • Do NOT use Pwnage Tool 2.0
    • Download Pwnage Tool 2.0.1 to your desktop
  • Download iPhone 2.0 OS (Firmware 5A347 Build) here
    • Use Firefox to download the .ipsw file
    • Do NOT use Safari
    • Download to your desktop
  • Move the firmware file from your desktop to your iPhone Software Updates directory (~/Library/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates)
  • Start the Pwnage Tool 2.0.1
    • Click "Ok" on Copyright prompt
  • Choose "Expert Mode" in top left corner
    • Choosing the "Simple Mode" allows you to take the easy way out and circumvent much of this Pwnage Tool 2.0 jailbreak guide - you may want to choose this option if you want to just go with default settings. If not, continue with the rest of this jailbreak tutorial
  • Pick your iPhone version
    • Pick the iPhone 3G on the far right
    • Click the blue arrow in the lower right corner
  • Allow Pwnage Tool 2.0 to search for firmware bundle
    • If you placed the firmware file in the correct location, Pwnage Tool 2.0.1 will locate the firmware file automatically - give it time to do its thing
  • In this next step, you'll want to make sure you select only those options that you inted to change. Here are the recommended options:
    • General
      • Click the blue arrow in the lower right corner
  • When you are taken to the "General" options screen:
    • Official iPhone customers (AT&T iPhone customer in US) will want to:
      • UNCHECK the "Activate" box
    • Unofficial iPhone customers will want to:
      • CHECK the "Activate" box
    • Click the blue arrow in the lower right corner
  • Skip over the "Cydia" options screen
    • Click the blue arrow in the lower right corner
  • When you are taken to the "Custom Packages" options screen:
    • Make sure the "Cydia Installer" box is checked
    • Click the blue arrow in the lower right corner
  • When you are taken to the "Custom Logos" options screen:
    • Decide which logos you would like to use
      • Uncheck the boxes to use the default iPhone boot logos
    • You may also browse for custom logo files
    • Click the blue arrow in the lower right corner
  • Click "Build"
    • Wait for your custom .ipsw iPhone firmware restore file to be built
    • Click the blue arrow in the lower right corner
  • Save the custom restore file to your desktop (default location)
    • File will be named "iPhone1,2_2.0_5A347_Custom_Restore.ipsw" - leave it alone
  • When asked if the iPhone has been Pwned before, choose the appropriate option
    • iPhone 3G:
      • "NO"
    • iPhone (never Pwned - No pineapple logo):
      • "NO"
    • iPhone (previously Pwned - Has pineapple logo):
      • "YES"
  • Connect your iPhone
  • Follow directions to enter "Restore Mode"
    • To put iPhone in to Restore mode, follow these steps (same steps as outlined by Pwnage Tool 2.0) - you can just follow on-screen instructions and ignore this section of the guide:
      • Turn off iPhone by holding down "Power/Sleep" button located on the top edge of your iPhone (you may "Slide to Power Off," or you can just keep holding the Power/Sleep button until your iPhone powers down)
      • Hold down the "Home" button (the only button on the front-face of the iPhone) while plugging in USB cable (or iPhone dock)
      • Keep holding that "Home" button
  • If you followed the directions correctly, you will be rewarded with a blue window exclaiming your success - this is a good thing
    • Click "OK"
  • You will see "I Can Haz Success"
    • Quit Pwnage Tool 2.0 by hitting the Apple+Q keys or from the "PwnageTool"
    • menu
  • Fire up iTunes
    • You will be told your iPhone needs to be restored
    • Click "OK"
  • Option+Click Restore (VERY IMPORTANT)
    • Make sure you hold down the "Option" key on the keyboard while clicking on "Restore"
  • Choose the "iPhone1,2_2.0_5A347_Custom_Restore" from your desktop
    • Click "Open"
  • Wait
  • Wait some more
  • After some more waiting, you will be told that your iPhone that your iPhone has been restored
    • Click "OK"
  • Disconnect iPhone AFTER iTunes recognizes it
  • Restore backup of iPhone data

Your iPhone 3G is now fully jailbroken with third-party jailbreak application support. You may use jailbreak applications and AppStore applications alongside eachother.



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