1. screamankit's Avatar
    PwnageTool 3.1.4 has been released and is for Mac OS X users only. The following step-by-step tutorial/guide will help you in running fully unlocked and jailbroken iPhone 2G,3G and 3GS with iPhone firmware 3.1.2 using your Windows PC without having to wait for Windows version of PwnageTool or redsn0w.

    Step 1: Make sure you have downloaded and installed the latest version of iTunes.

    Step 2: Now connect your iPhone with your PC. You must connect it to a single usb port on the backside of your computer. Do not use any usb hub or the ports in the front as this could result in an error during update process.

    Step 3: Start iTunes. Sync your iPhone with your PC so that iTunes backs-up all your important data including settings, apps, music, contacts and photos.

    Step 4: As a Windows user, you will have to now download a custom firmware for your iPhone which has been cooked on a Mac using PwnageTool 3.1.4. Don’t ask us for the download links for these custom firmware files for the obvious reasons. Just Google it:

    * For iPhone 2G: “iPhone1,1_3.1.2_7D11_Custom_Restore”
    * For iPhone 3G: “iPhone1,2_3.1.2_7D11_Custom_Restore”
    * For iPhone 3GS: “iPhone2,1_3.1.2_7D11_Custom_Restore”

    and use one of the torrent links to download the custom created .ipsw file

    Step 5: Once you have downloaded the required .ipsw file, Move it into the following location depending on which version of Windows you are using:

    “C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates\” (Windows 7)

    “C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates\” (Windows Vista)

    “C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Update\” (Windows XP)

    Note: Make sure you have enabled “Show Hidden Files and Folders” option in Tools->Folder Options.. –> View tab found in Windows Explorer to see the directory locations mentioned above.

    Step 6: Restart iTunes. You will now be prompted to install the new firmware 3.1.2 from iTunes. DO NOT UPDATE from this prompt. Just close this dialog by clicking on “x” from the top right-most corner of the window.

    Step 7: Now you will have to restore your iPhone to this custom firmware 3.1.2 that you have just downloaded for your iPhone. Click on your phone from the sidebar in iTunes to get to this screen.

    Step 8: Press and hold left “Shift” button on the keyboard and then click on “Restore” (Not “Update” or “Check for Update”) button in the iTunes and then release the “Shift” button.

    This will make iTunes prompt you to select the location for your downloaded custom firmware 3.1.2. Select that custom .ipsw file and click on “Open”.

    Step 9: Now sit back and enjoy as iTunes does the rest for you. This will involve a series of automated steps. Be patient at this stage and don’t do anything silly. Just wait while iTunes installs the new firmware 3.1.2 on your iPhone. Your iPhone screen at this point will be showing a progress bar indicating installation progress. After the installation is done, iPhone will restart automatically and you should now have a fully jailbroken iPhone running on firmware 3.1.2.

    How to: Unlock iPhone on 3.1.2 Firmware:
    You can now follow the tutorial/guide posted here to unlock your iPhone 3GS or iPhone 3G on firmware 3.1.2 using ultrasn0w.

    Step 10: Once you are done with the unlocking and jailbreak process. You can now restore all your settings, apps, music, contacts and photos to the newly installed firmware version 3.1.2 by restoring the backup that you made in Step 2 from iTunes.

    Feel free to ask me any question here should you run into any problem during the update process.

    Disclaimer: This guide is for testing & educational purposes only. Follow it on your own risk. I’m not responsible for any loss of important data or malfunctioning of your iPhone.

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    The following step-by-step tutorial/guide will help you unlock your iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS with the latest iPhone 3.1.2 firmware using ultrasn0w. This unlocking guide applies to iPhone 3G and 3GS only. iPhone 2G users can simply follow the guide I posted here to jailbreak and unlock with firmware 3.1.2.

    Note: This unlocking guide will work for you only if your Modem Firmware (Baseband) version is 04.26.08. If you have upgraded directly to iPhone 3.1.2 stock firmware from iTunes then you are pretty much out of luck for now.

    Step 1: Download and install the latest version of iTunes if you haven’t already.

    How to: Jailbreak iPhone on 3.1.2:
    Step 2: Follow the guide here to jailbreak your iPhone 3G or 3GS using PwnageTool on firmware 3.1.2.

    Step 3: Once you are done with the jailbreak, you can now unlock your iPhone running jailbroken firmware 3.1.2 by using ultrasn0w 0.9. To do this:

    Note: T-Mobile users should disable 3G before installing ultrasn0w.

    *Start “Cydia” on your iPhone.
    *Touch on “Manage” tab on the bottom.
    *Now touch on “Sources”.

    Touch on “Edit” and then on “Add”. You will be prompted to enter a url source as seen in the screenshot below. Type “http://repo666.ultrasn0w.com” and touch on “Add Source”.

    Cydia will now automatically update your sources by following a series of automated steps.

    After installation is completed. Search for “ultrasn0w” in Cydia and install this application. This app will automatically unlock your iPhone so that you can use it with any carrier.

    Step 4: Now simply restart your iPhone. Voila! You are now running a fully unlocked and jailbroken iPhone firmware 3.1.2 on your iPhone 3G or 3GS.

    Feel free to ask me any questions here should you run into any problems when unlocking your iPhone.


    Last edited by screamankit; 2009-10-13 at 12:29 PM. Reason: update
    2009-10-13 12:11 PM
  2. boostinfd's Avatar
    just out of curiosity... how large is the custom firmware? I don't want to download some crap that'll lock this phone forever...

    Right now i'm on 3.0 and i managed to find custom firmware, but like i said, i want to be sure it's right size.

    2009-10-13 05:39 PM
  3. Erriku Saki's Avatar
    One question. does this method able to work for base band 05.11.07 with bootloader 6.08?
    2009-10-13 06:23 PM
  4. inamra's Avatar
    I found a package for my phone to follow the guide, titled, "iPhone3G if u have an UNOFFICIAL CARRIER: iPhone1,2_3.1.2_7D11_Custom_Restore -1Gb ACTIVATED NO LOGO with CYDIA & ICY"

    It all went fine. However I remember in the past when I was on 3.0.1 I avoided Icy due it it stirring trouble with Cydia.

    Is there a way for me to remove Icy from the ipsw somehow? Since for us on windows using this "fixed" jailbreak method we don't get to choose Cydia or Icy. It just installs both for us.

    2009-10-16 01:31 AM
  5. alberto90's Avatar
    2009-11-07 03:42 AM