An updated version of WinPwn was released yesterday. Doug and I had a chance to test the new version last night and it worked great. Doug is in the process of trying to convert and edit a demo video on how to use WinPwn so, keep an eye out for that. Below is a list of fixes for WinPwn and upcoming features in the future. Fixes:
    • Cydia/XP/Writing root FS bug.
    • Failed to remove ipsw directory after a ipswBuild failure.
    • iPwner now only accepts custom ipsws.
    • Remove 345 ipsw support. WinPwn only supports 347 2.0 ipsw’s.
    • Various other fixes.

Upcoming Features:
    • Parition resizer
    • Auto updater
    • DFU Helper function/Wizard mode

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  1. hey Doug check this out, gps turn by turn soon,

  2. I posted this info on the Appleiphone Forums i would like to get credit for posting this please doug and brook. thx

    • Sorry…that is not where I got the info. Thanks for the tip though.

    • MORE INFO ::

      – You MUST do a full uninstall of winpwn before installing the new version

      – Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes ( Currently 7.7)

      – WinPwn uses 300MB of ram at peak due to the ipsw being extracted in memory

      – You must first click browse and load an IPSW to use WinPwn (i thought this was clear)

      – For 2.0 only the *5A347_Restore.ipsw files are valid. The 345 image will not work ( YOU ALREADY MENTIONED THIS)

      – If you see Failed to load image catalog/payload catalog, this is fine and won’t cause problems

      – If you already have service with AT&T do not activate or install Youtube Fix

    • Thanks Brooke And Doug the IRC DEV TEAM FOR osx86 and iphone really like you guys :)

  3. Other Fixes: for winpwn

    Support for both 1.1.4 and 2.0

    – Custom Image Support

    – Custom Payload Support

    – 3g iPhone support

    – Support for WinXP and Vista 32/64bit. Note Windows 2003/2008 server (Yes SERVER) are not supported
    neither is Windows 95 or Windows 3.11


  4. Mike Zappa says

    Im hoping this tutorial has the “Winpwn for dummies” feel to it. Ive never used this process and with all new things, a little worried about trying something new that could potentially lose my unlock.

    • if your on 2g iphone , i would still wait personally until the dev team finishes refining the unlock for 3g 2.0 because then you know the 2g unlock for 2.0 will be solid

      8gb 2g iphone 1.1.4 unlocked

  5. Can someone plz HELP!!! I like to think I’m pretty good @ upgrading/downgrading/jailbreaking/unlocking my 4g 1st generation Iphone. After all I have been doing it now for over a year. (LOL) I cannot cannot cannot get this winpwn to work. I have tried everything! I have uninstalled/reinstalled Itunes, Winpwn, 2.0 everything. If someone can give me some advice I would love you forever!! I keep getting this error: Cannot create IPSW…I don’t get it….I go through the steps EXACTLY & it says Itunes is pwnd so I go back into Itunes to restore the custom file & IT WILL NOT WORK!@!@@ HELP!! PLZ!!! I am lost without my jailbroken phone even though I know I can’t get the installer yet…I have faith in the DEVTEAM & know that it won’t take much longer


    • Download the latest version and try that.


    • Meant to say !!!!

      Sorry :)

    • Tried that 2!!! Doesn’t work….I really don’t know what else 2 do…have been @ my computer ALL day 2 no avail….I’M LOST! Gonna give up 4 a bit I think…O well…but thx 4 responding :-)

    • Ok…..Update: I finally got it 2 work….& now my next question…………………………….WHEN IS INSTALLER COMING??? CYDIA sucks!

  6. where can i download the WinPwn! Or not public yet?!
    if i jailbreak my ipod with my custom firmware,will i lost everything on my ipod?! (sorry my bad english) :D

  7. Steve anderson says

    were is installer they should of held off winpwn till installer was there

  8. Update:
    These are NEXT Release Futures (and not yet in this release):

    – Parition resizer
    – Auto updater
    – DFU Helper function/Wizard mode

    Hoping that the post on the home window will be changed.

  9. • Partition resizer
    • Auto updater
    • DFU Helper function/Wizard mode

    these are features slated for the next release of winpwn and not in this version.. cant wait for the partition resizer tho!

  10. Could I just raise a question, I’ve heard people refer to custom IPSW builder. I’m new to jailbreaking and I have no clue what that is. I have got the IPSW 2.0 file from itunes. Previous info on this subject on the site seem to just refer to it like it’s common sense. I’m probably just being thick. Sorry…

    • Nicktendo says

      The IPSW Builder is a part of the WinPwn program. It takes the 2.0 ISPW firmware file you already have as a base, and changes it according to your settings. It’s what creates the custom firmware (ISPW file) that you restore your iPhone with. Hope that helps.

  11. WInPwn out now….fixes more bugs.



  13. Quick recap here, can someone expalin briefly the difference between WinPwn v. iLiberty?

    Thanks in advance. I’ve had a jailbroken phone for a while, but I’ve never understood what WinPwn was for.

  14. This version finally worked after getting many 1600 error messages with winpwn 2.0.

  15. WINPWN

    NOTE: fixes the Ipwner crash problem and 16xx errors. It will also fix the iPod ipswBuilder failure bug.

    BROOKE update page please

  16. I’m going for it.

    1.1.4 is nice and all, but the future is in 2.0, and there are so many toys to play with. Soon enough Installer will catch up, but I think it’s time to move on…

    Will report once done.
    (finishing downloading final files)

    • complete and total success!
      i followed the steps very closely.

      now installing OpenSSH and will start getting my hands dirty in replacing graphics, as well as checking out all the sweet shiny apps!

  17. I got an important ?
    I updated to 2.0 via a psw that was created about a week ago so I am on 2.0 now and it seems kinda buggy

    So if I want to create my own via Winpwn, how do I do that, will it not work since I am already PWNED or what

    Thanks all

    • It should work. Just download a new .ipsw from the firmware page on this site. And when you go to build your custom .ipsw just make sure you load the one you just downloaded.

  18. hey guys,

    those aren’t NEW FEATURES to, but features to be included in the next release of WinPwn. Also, is out now… good luck!

  19. I have winpwned my iphone all works well cept visual vociemail. it is just calling my vocie mail anyone else have this proplem and if so how do you fix it?

    • I had this issue one time. Well, you can’t really call it an issue. The first time you hit visual voicemail it calls the voicemail and asks for your voicemail password. Just enter it and then then end the call when prompt to. Next time you go to check your voicemail it should be visual. Hope that fixes it.

  20. hey guys is this will help me to make custom ringtones and SwirlyMMS avaible for my 3G iPhone?

    thank you

  21. Has anyone been successful doing a iTouch yet???? I have tried the last 3 versions and each time I get an unknown error code (6) when iTunes tries to restore the custom .ispw file.

  22. steve anderson says


  23. screamer74 says

    i work hard have an 4g iphone 1st, download winpwn have the usual error 1601 i think i but on 2.0 firm via apple a then put my custume firmware via winpwn this work perfect don’t show any error i tested for a couple day an tell my last opinion

  24. after i run the custom iwps in winpwn every window closes i have deleted winpwn and reinstalled it and it still just closes, it shows the custom iwps on my desktop. i then try to run the ipwnr and it also closes and dosent pwn, help!!

  25. I managed to jailbreak but after I did it I went into cydia and it said I needed to update. I attempted the updates but its froze canny anyone help?

  26. I am trying to pwn my 3G iphone and I successfully created the custom firmware and pwned iTunes. I put the phone into DFU mode (full screen black and shows up on iTunes that it needs to be restored). I shift + restore to custom firmware and I get an error message saying: the iphone could not be restored. an unknown error occurred (1)

    I am using the newest winpwn ( and I think I’m doing everything correctly. Please let me know if I’m doing something wrong. Thanks in advance!