I just finished rejailbreaking my iPhone using WinPwn 1.0. I was surprised at how painless and quick the process was! Below are instructions on how to jailbreak using WinPwn 1.0.
1. Download version 1.0 of WinPwn from HERE.
2. Unzip the file and save it to your computer.
3. Open WinPwn on your computer.
4. Once WinPwn was open, select the Browse .ipsw button and find the 1.1.4 restore file on your computer. (If you don’t have it you can download it HERE. You will want to download it and save it to your computer before you select Browse .ipsw)
5. After it has finished importing the firmware, select iPwner and waited for it to do it’s thing. (Note: WinPwn should give you a pop-up telling you to put your iPhone into restore mode…you will want to do that. To put your iPhone into restore mode, just hold the Home button and the On/Off Switch until you get the connect to iTunes symbol.) This will take around two minutes. You will not see anything on your iPhone but, you will see it do a few things in the WinPwn application on your computer.
6. When that is finished, select IPSW Builder. This is where you build the new firmware that iTunes then uses to restore your iPhone.
7. Once you have selected iPSW Builder, you will want to go into the System category on the right and selected Installer, BSD Subsystem and OpenSSH. You can choose other applications that you would like added to your iPhone or even other sources. However, you have a limited amount of space. I personally only recommend adding Installer, BSD Subsystem and OpenSSH.
8. Once you have chosen your applications, you can choose your Boot Logo. You can do this by selecting the Custom Image Tab at the top of WinPwn and then checking the Use Custom Pictures box. You can then either browse their selection of Boot Logos by using the Search Online options or, you can create your own and then choose that file off your computer by using the Boot Logo option. I chose the later. Doug created a Boot Logo for me that has a pink apple and the AppleiPhoneSchool logo at the bottom…it’s really cool!
9. After that, you can choose the Restore Logo you want. I just chose one from their selection using the Search Online option but, you can create your own if you would like. You just add it the same way as the Boot Logo.
10. Now, THIS IS IMPORTANT!! You will want to go into the Advanced tab in WinPwn and set up your iPhone. If you are with AT&T you will want to UNCHECK the Activate iPhone option. The Activate iPhone option is for those of you who would like to fake activate your iPhones. If you are with AT&T and do not need to unlock your iPhone to a different carrier….you should not have any boxes checked in the Advanced tab!
11. Ok, now select Build .ipsw at the bottom. This will create your custom firmware. It will take around five minutes to do this. Once it is finished it will give you a pop-up where you can choose where you would like the new firmware to be saved and rename it. I renamed mine to Brooke-iPhone so that I knew it was my personal custom firmware. It will take around 5-10 to build the new firmware. When it is finished you will get a pop-up saying that the IPSW was successfully created.
12. Once it was finished building the new firmware, you can go into iTunes and selected Restore while holding down the shift key. This allows you to choose the file you would like to restore to. Find the file that you just saved to your computer that you created using WinPwn. Note: You will want to put your iPhone into restore mode before you do this step. To put your iPhone into restore mode, just hold the Home button and the On/Off Switch until you get the connect to iTunes symbol.
13. After iTunes is finished Restoring, you will have Installer on my SpringBoard! YAY! I then went back into iTunes and continued the Restoring process so that I could restore all my emails, SMS, Notes…etc from my last backup. The only sad part is that my iPhone looks so empty! Time to start reinstalling apps!! YAY!
I know this seems like a tedious process but, the whole thing only took me around fifteen minutes or so and most of that time was just waiting for WinPwn and iTunes to do their thing. It was really very simple! Let me know in the comments if you have used version 1.0 or WinPwn and what you thought of it!