WinPwn 2.0

It’s here! We’ll be testing soon. Again, no Installer yet, but you want to try it here’s the instructions and downloads (be sure to also read the Important Notes section below):

– 1) Uninstall WinPwn 1.0 first.

– 2) First create a custom IPSW using the IPSW Builder.
– a) you will need the 2.0 firmware file. The one for the 1st Gen is different than the 3G. You can download them from our firmware page or you can click upgrade in iTunes and then unplug your iPhone to force iTunes to download it. The file will be stored in your local drive, usually C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR WINDOWS USERNAME\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates

– 3) Click “Ipwner” and browse for the custom IPSW that you just created. This will pwn itunes and allow you to flash Custom IPSW files via DFU mode

– 4) Once you have pwned Itunes, put your phone into DFU mode. If you don’t know how to do this click Here.

– 5) Once you are in DFU mode Itunes will pop up and then you can hold shift and click restore and browse to your custom IPSW file.

Download Here: Mirror Mirror
Vudu Mirror

Important Notes
    • Remove Winpwn 1.0 completely if you have it installed. Installing over the top of WinPwn 1.0 will cause problems.
    • Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes 7.7
    • If you already have service with AT&T do not activate or install Youtube Fix

Make sure you leave your thanks to the WinPwn team in the comments or at their website,


Thanks to DevTeam especially (Wizdaz/Pumpkin/Roxfan/MuscleNerd/asap/turbo/bgm). A big thanks to Squpix who helped develop the GUI for winpwn, Arcx33 for his ongoing support and awesome reversing skills and PlanetBeing for helping me out when no one else could. Without these people winpwn would not of been created. Also special thanks to zini for updating the documentation for this version, shiver_ for the default bootlogo and artLtx for the amazing iPhone Linux recovery logo.

Thanks to the DevTeam for the help with everything, the DevTeam are asap18, bgm, Bugout, bushing, chris, dinopio, drudge, Fred_, ghost_000, gray, kroo, MuscleNerd, NerveGas, netkas, np101137, planetbeing, pr3d4t0r, pumpkin, pytey, roxfan, sam, Turbo, w___, wizdaz, Zf. They can be found at

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)


  1. steve anderson says

    done all that winpwn still fails to write custom firmware winpwn just closes and custom firmware is 1kb in size i pwned about 10 1.1.4 iphones never a problem it s winpwn 2.0 to blame

  2. DOUG please post a video of how to jailbreak 2.0 3G.the previous video for jailbreaking was extremely easy to follow especially for not so computer handy people like myself.

  3. Error 1403 HELP!!!! Tried to load custom in DFU and Regular mode and still can’t get it to go. Please help. I’m going crazy!

  4. steve anderson says

    winpwn released and wow it write the custom image wont bother loading it but until installer is out and then winpwn updated again not worth it till then

  5. DJContagious says

    i did it, used the correct 2.0 firmware, successfully created the .ipsw file, checked the Cydia box (only, not the youtube activation, cuz i have AT&T), and shift+restored to the new jailbroken software

    everything works great, except I HAVE NO SIGNAL

    not after rebooting, repeating the Winpwn process, and im pretty frustrated

    Any help, anyone?

  6. …sooo… i only check “Activate phone” under advance seetings to only jailbreak it right?

  7. Nicktendo says

    Worked for me. Flawlessly. I did enough reading to learn that if you’re on XP don’t check Cydia, (at least not until the fix is out) and if you’re on AT&T, you don’t check “Activate Phone” OR “YouTube activation Fix.” In fact, I didn’t check anything except for the custom images, which tells me that it’s jailbroken.

    Quote from
    “If you already have service with AT&T do not activate or install Youtube Fix”

    After installing the custom ISPW, iTunes asked me if I wanted to restore from a backup. I said yes. It certainly took a while, but GOOD NEWS! My backup from pre-jailbreak worked fine when restored to my phone post-jailbreal. Everything except my music, because I manage that manually.

    BTW I have an 8GB iPhone 3G


  9. jollyblue626 says

    hmmm.. I tried loading a custom firmware i made in itunes but it fails and I get error code 1601. I tried it in DFU and restore. I’m not sure why I cant load the custom firmware. I’m using the latest winpwn.

    • I had the same problem “error Code 1601”, I was in DFU, custom PSW 2.0 and Win Vista 64. In my opinion we need to come from a 1.1.4 Pawned version and upgrade to 2.0 otherwise does not work.

      I`ll try the Apple one that seems well done, stay tuned !

  10. I’m getting error 1600 & 1601 too. I’m wondering if I put my phone into DFU mode and not recovery mode. I did just like the video says in the link above. Normaly with my old iPhone when I did this I would get the symbol on my phone showing me to conect to iTunes. When I try to put my iPhone 3G into DFU mode my screen just goes black and when iTunes loads it says my phone is in recovery mode. So am I doing this right? Is it the same way to put an iPhone 3G into DFU mode as a 1st gen iPhone? Is my screen supposed to go black or am I supposed to get the connect to iTunes symbol?

  11. Oh yea, forgot to mention, I am using iTunes 7.7.

  12. I have a bigger problem now. I tried to restore the custom ispw in normal mode and got error 6. Now my phone is stuck with the connect to iTunes logo. I’ve tried everything to get out but then I get stuck with the apple logo. I can’t get past these two logos. Help please. I hope I didn’t turn my new phone into an expensive paper weight.

  13. WinPwn crashes in Building the Custom Firmware 2.0

    iTunes 7.7 is installed

    1.1.4 builds without crashes

    Anbei mal das Log:
    25.07.2008 10:47:45 – This is winpwn ver.: RC1
    25.07.2008 10:47:45 – Apple Mobile Device Support Version installed.
    25.07.2008 10:47:47 – Failed to load image catalog
    25.07.2008 10:47:47 – Failed to load payload catalog
    25.07.2008 10:47:56 – File from:C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\XXX\Anwendungsdaten\cmw\winpwn\\iPhone1,1_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw
    25.07.2008 10:47:56 – Recognized as:iPhone1,1_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw Type: IPSW_iPhone
    25.07.2008 10:47:56 – Be sure to connect an iPhone!
    25.07.2008 10:49:12 – Preparing ipsw file.
    25.07.2008 10:49:15 – Starting IPSW building
    25.07.2008 10:49:16 – Found Bootloader 3.9
    25.07.2008 10:49:16 – Found Bootloader 4.6
    25.07.2008 10:49:21 – Extracting Root Filesystem
    25.07.2008 10:49:28 – Growing Root Filesystem
    25.07.2008 10:49:28 – Replacing Kernel
    25.07.2008 10:49:28 – Applying patch fstab.patch
    25.07.2008 10:49:28 – Applying patch Services.plist.patch
    25.07.2008 10:49:28 – Applying patch lockdownd.patch
    25.07.2008 10:49:28 – Adding package BootNeuter.tar
    25.07.2008 10:49:29 – Adding package Cydia.tar
    25.07.2008 10:50:04 – Adding package YoutubeActivation.tar
    25.07.2008 10:50:05 – Rebuilding Root FileSystem (This will take a while)
    25.07.2008 10:51:14 – IPSW creation failed!

    WinXP SP3
    Intel QuadCore
    3GB Ram

  14. What does it mean “no installer?” u mean if i upgrade to 2.0 now the “installer app” wont be there? then how can i install the apps i have now on my jailbroken 1.1.4?

  15. Zubair Ul Hassan says

    I pwned my iphone 1.1.4 using winpwn but forget to click Install Cydia. Now how can I install only cydia without going through whole process of pwning…

    Waiting for your reply

  16. steve anderson says

    you cant install apps through installer cos installer is not even finished would of been a better idea to release winpwn when installer was finished nothing was spoiling really so dont know why they didnt

  17. I just pwned my iphone with winpwn 2 Everything worked perfect my phone functions perfectlyyy!! And some of the apps in the app store are great the only things i truly miss are agile messenger and the timer in camera pro haha i wish apple would update the camera to have a timer and zoom…. hopefully new apps will be soon to come in cydia but as for now its greattt

    Thankk you winpwn!! hah :]

  18. I have just winpwn my iphone using winpwn 2.5 and firmware 2.0.2 everything is working great exept i have no signal with the phone, could anybody help.

  19. Hi,

    Is it possible to use WinPwn 2.0 to jailbreak firmware 2.1 ?


  1. […] Today WinPwn has been launched and all iphone owners using windows can upgrade to the 2.0 firmware. There is a good tutorial on, so anybody interested in jailbreaking your 2.0 iphone please go here and read. […]