Jailbreak iPhone 3G With iPhone OS 3.1 Using PwnageTool 3.1 for Mac

Written By Sam on 16 September 2009
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Earlier we wrote about the downloading of PwnageTool 3.1 to Jailbreak iPhone 3G 3.1. The PwnageTool 3.1 can be used to jailbreak iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 1G only and it works only on Mac. Using the PwnageTool you can unlock your iPhone 3G with iPhone OS 3.1 without upgrading the baseband.

To Jailbreak your iPhone 3G with 3.1 Firmware using PwnageTool all you need is iTunes 9, iPhone 3G 3.1 Firmware and PwnageTool 3.1.

How To Jailbreak iPhone 3G With iPhone OS 3.1 using PwnageTool 3.1

  • Place the downloaded files in a folder.
  • Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch the PwnageTool.
  • Select Expert Mode from the menu, Select your device and click next.
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  • If PwnageTool was not able to find the Firmware 3.1 IPSW file, click browse and select the file.
  • You can then go to the General Settings which allows you to set the partition size, Activate the phone and Enabled baseband update.
  • You can install custom packages from the Cydia Packages menu if you wish to.
  • The Custom Logos menu allows you to add your own images, you can pick your custom logo settings. Forget it if you are not interested.
  • Now click Build and select a location to save the custom IPSW file created by PwnageTool.
  • It might take around 10 minutes to build the IPSW file and you will be asked to enter the admin password.
  • PwnageTool will ask you “Has your iPhone 3G been Pwned before(does i have the pineapple logo)?” If you are unsure, click No.
  • Now PwnageTool will put the iPhone in DFU mode.
  • Follow the instructions carefully and you have to press the power button in conjunction with the “home” for 10 seconds and after releasing the power button keep the “home” for another 10 seconds.
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  • If you are successful in entering the DFU mode, a message is displayed.
  • Now open iTunes hold the Alt/Option key, click Restore and select the custom Firmware Bundle.
  • iTunes will restore the firmware to your iPhone and this pocess will take around 10 minutes.
  • Now that your iPhone 3G running iPhone OS 3.1 is jailbroken.

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