Jailbreak 3.0 on iPhone 3G, 1st Gen iPhone & 1st Gen iPod Touch – pwnagetool for Mac

DevTeamThe Dev Team has released the jailbreak for 3.0 firmware for the iPhone 3G, 1st Gen iPhone and 1st Gen iPod Touch. That means the iPhone 3GS and the 2nd Gen iPod Touch on firmware 3.0 is not jailbreakable at this time. You can download PwnageTool for Mac only at this time. QuickPwn for Mac and PC will be out later. Make sure if you’re unlocked on iPhone 3G to wait until Ultrasn0w is released. Here’s the notes from the Dev Team Website:

1. GOLDEN RULE: If you are using a 3G iPhone with yellowsn0w and rely on yellowsn0w to obtain cellular service, then you should NOT use PwnageTool right now. UltraSn0w is not included with this release and therefore your baseband will be locked and unable to use an operator other than the official one it was bought for. UltraSn0w will be release via APT (cydia and icy) soon. If you have an original iPhone (1st generation) then 3.0 unlock works with this PwnageTool release.

2. Yellowsn0w in its current form will NOT work with the baseband version that is present in the 3.0 update, you will need Ultrasn0w, which will be released sometime soon, Ultrasn0w will work with all iPhone 3G models (but not 3GS), even ones that were previously unlockable, Ultrasn0w (when available) will be released via APT (this means you can get it via Cydia or Icy).

3. Please read all parts of this post before downloading and using these tools.
4. Read items 1, 2 and 3 again and again.
5. At the bottom of this post are the bittorrent files for the 3.0 capable version of PwnageTool.
6. This app is suitable for the recent 3.0 release.
7. PwnageTool will NOT work for the iPhone 3GS.
8. PwnageTool WILL work for Original iPhone (1st Generation), Original iPod touch (1st Generation) and the iPhone 3G.

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  1. This worked perfectly. Happy now! :)

  2. any news when the release for pc will be available??
    many thanks

  3. Alejandro says

    But I’ll have to wait unti PC version is released! :(
    Can I install the new version of iTunes now? Do you think I’ll have no problems later when I use QuickPwn?

  4. If a 3G is currently being used on AT&T but I want to switch to T-Mobile, is the unlock out yet for that or do I have to wait for UltraSnOw?

    • chrissrockks says

      have to wait for ultra, im in the same page as u. agh i want 3.0 already!!!

    • pdxDavid says

      Is it true that you can use the 3g iPhone on TMobile but it does not really work with their 3g so you are only getting edge speeds?

  5. Where can I download FW 3.0? to use with Pwnage tool

  6. Prakash Chauhan says

    Really, we ppl are mad for this 3.0 and jailbrok as well as unlock.

    Since last 4 days I m visiting all the sites every few minutes to get latest info and progress from firmware release time to jailbroke release & 3GS fullnight wait of brook. Atlast we are satisfied that in cat mouse race, mouse again wins.

    Congrates jerry!!!!

  7. mr what a joke says

    wow finally its out…lols its for mac only haha

  8. FYI there seems to be problems with pwnage crashing on PPC’s

  9. I know I should really ask this elsewhere, but everywhere else is MASSIVELY busy (understandably so) but maybe someone here can help…

    I’ve got the original iphone, I’m on AT&T… all I wanna do is jailbreak (I’m going through withdrawal of WinterBoard)… can someone give me the most basic of options I need to check on the expert mode… mainly I need to know if I need that bootneuter thing and the baseband update stuff…. any help would help…lol

    • Just wait for the quickpwn jailbreak/unlock. Should be out tonight.

    • thanks, but I went ahead and took the leap… already jailbroken and on my way back to looking the way I’d like to…

      Installed Winterboard, and while my theme’s work… the icons have been messed (looks like there’s a square mask rather than the actual icon mask)… plus, no wallpaper…

      still, I’m happy to have my icons, sbsettings, and my name back where is should be…lol

  10. moletribe says

    didn’t work for me…

  11. Anybody wll be so kind to share a custom firmwere so we can use it at windows please???

  12. Already unlocked with bootneuter on 2.0 (2G iPhone). Do I need to have bootneuter clicked again in the 3.0 Pwnage tool? I rly dont want it to run again!

  13. would i be able to upgrade to 3.0 using my pc( my iphone is synced to) and then use quickpwn on my mac to hack it or does it have to be both on a mac?

  14. Can anyone confirm that Youtube and Push notifications are working now?

    I’m on windows… Bummer!

  15. on a side note do you reckon the camera app might come across to 3g/2g owners?

  16. Hi,anyone can tel me if is possible to downgrade firmware??i upgrade my 3g to 3.0 but want to go back to 2.2.1 anyway to do it please let me know…i tried but itunes gave me error 1602 0r error 20.

    • iphonejunky says

      itunes 8.2 wont allow a rollback..you have to have an older version and then downgrade..not sure why you would want to do this but thats what you need..

    • Take a look at the forums at modmyi, there seems to be a lot of info on the subject there.

    • yes once you are in 3.0 with itunes 8.2 uninstall itunes , install itunes 8.1 or 8 then restore 2.2.1 then it will give you an error at the end i think the error is 1013 or something like that , then it will be with the picture that says conect to itunes you know the USB and the itunes logo , use quickpwn 2.5.2 the one u use to jailbreak 2.2.1 then follow instructions it will tell u to put the DFU mode then just do it. at the end disconect the iphone from the pc , uninstall itunes 8.1 and install 8.2 then conect the iphone and it will be activated and jailbreak and you will be in 2.2.1 but with the 04.26.08 Modem Firmware this works because in the week from 06/11/09 to 06/18/09 i did this like 4 times. i have an mini 9 dell with itunes 8.1 and my dell with 8.2 and i was doing this all the time so i’m 100% sure it works this way, the modem firmware will NOT go back to 2.30.03 or whatever it was …
      now i’m just waiting for quickpwn for 3.0 since i dont have a MAC, i could turn my mini 9 dell to a MAC but dont have OSX… oh well

  17. Question

    I have the first Generation iPhone and I have a pc.

    Can I upgrade? So yes, can I unlock? I bought my iPhone in US and I always used quickpwn to use it on the Belgian network.

    So how can I unlock it? I don’t need cydia or custom apps…standard is good.

    Thank you so much for info

  18. What’s with this Torrent file. It won’t work on my Mac. How do I open it?

  19. Josh Wiens says

    It won’t build custom firmware for me.

    • What is happening and I’ll try to find a reason why.

    • Josh Wiens says

      It lets me load all my settings how I want in expert mode. Basically I just get rid of the custom boot logos. Then I hit build and it builds firmware for about 30 seconds to one minute then “quits unexpectedly”. Is expert mode not allowed right now for some reason? Does my iPhone always have to be plugged in?

    • Its the first time I’ve actually used PwnageTool. I used expert mode and the only thing I done was uncheck activate and uncheck the restore logo box. I kept my iPhone plugged in so i would try that. The only other thing I can think of is the root partion size, you could try increasing that a little if keeping the phone plugged in doesn’t work.

    • Josh Wiens says

      Trying again…

    • Josh Wiens says

      No luck.

    • iphonejunky says

      the phone has to stay connected till you are completely done..

    • Josh Wiens says

      Still no good though. Does it need to be in DFU mode for the IPSW?

    • Only when restoring. You could try deleting PwnageTool and reinstalling it.

    • I’d recommend checking the forums at modmyi, they will have all types of help available for this issue as it is very common on ever launch day.

    • Josh Wiens says

      Deleted all of my Pwnage and QuickPwn things and re-installed PwnageTool and still nothing. I will have to redo back to the good old 2.2.1.

    • Ahh… I’m having the exact same problem. >__<

  20. quickenergy says

    The PWNAGE app KEEPS CRASHING on PPC MAC’s :( Very Fustrating!

    • BZATWORK says

      I’m having the exact same problem. Starts to build the custom firmware and it hangs/crashes. I’ve searched the forums – no mention of a PPC issue. I’ve seen others reference it on ModMyi, but there’s no responses to it. Nothing on the DevTeam site either. Strange days, indeed.

    • BZATWORK says

      And, yes – I downloaded the tool with FireFox, not Safari.

    • BZATWORK says

      So many helpful people rushing to answer our question. Dead link???? : )

  21. charliefountain says

    OK…… so i jailbroke my iphone 3g…. and everything is working perfectly…..
    and then…. i installed winterboard… then cydia ask me to reboot device…. now my iphone wont boot…. when the phone starts, the pineapple logo appears and nothing happpens! please help me!!! has somebody have the same problem???

    thank u people!!!

    • Just restore again in iTunes. Happened to me before. Lucky it happened to you straight away when you had nothing on the iPhone. Happened to me when TTR 2 crashed. I had lots of apps from Cydia and it took ages to install them again. :(

    • I had that same problem on 2.2, which led me to 2.2.1. You will need to connect your phone to your computer, launch iTunes, and hit Restore. Don’t restore to your custom fw. Restore to a clean 3.0 and then use pwnage tool again. It’s a pain but that’s what worked for me the last time I ran into that problem.

      Hope this helps.

    • charliefountain says

      thank u for the help patrick!! before i read your reply i just ran pwnage tool again and it made a new custom firmware… and i restore the iphone with that thru itunes…. i got my iphone back to life!!! i dont know if ill be installing winterboard again… if anyone have installed winterboard with no problems please tell me…. ill maybe try it again…

    • had the same problem now 3 times, when updating cydia the whole things crashes and is dead!

    • Alexandre Byishimo says

      I have the same problem too, i jailbroke my iphone 3g, it is working good but every time i try to reboot, the phone boot, i see the apple logo but the phone does nothing, also if i open my calendar app, the phone freez and i have to reset, by pressing the power and the home button at the same time until the phone turn off and when still holding both button, the apple logo appear, and now the phone do nothing.

      I ve restored the oginal 3.0 firmware it is works good, but when i restore one of my 2 custom 3.0 firmware. I have the boot problem.

      Can someone please help me?

      I appologise for my bad english!!

  22. Does anyone know about doing a mobile installation hack yet for 3.0?

  23. Jailbreak went well… Not sure if I’m going to install winterboard now ^

  24. Didn’t work for me too. my iPhone 3G (AT&T) after Jailbreak with NO signal. I restore with original FW3.0 from Apple is worked with the phone BUT using Pwnage tool again and again still NO signal on the phone.

    Can you help? Thanks.

    • I have your same problem. I’m currently restoring to the Apple IPSW. I’ll have to try build a new IPSW once I get home from work

    • If work, please let me know and show me how it work. Thanks a lot.

    • Okay…The first time I used expert mode and it didn’t activate my phone. I did it the Simple( is that what it’s called? ) mode and made a new IPSW and bada-bing! It worked!

      Try to make a new IPSW

    • Hi Juan,

      Thank for your reply. It worked. And do you know how to do the app work with 3.0? I using MAC.

      Again, thank for your help.

    • Hey Landon, I’m unclear on your response. What app?

    • I download some “flies.ipa” as game, entertainment … NOT direct from apple store. It’s working if the iphone already jailbreak and do something trick. But I don’t know how make it work. I hope you understand what I mean. :-)

      Thank for your help.

  25. oliver sanchez says

    i have a 1st gen iphone but i want to know if i could buy an iphone 3gs without a contract? like just simply buy it

  26. Hello together,

    I have got iPhone 1 Gen still running on 1.1.4 and everything is fine (unlocked and jailbroke). But at the moment I am thinking of upgrading to 3.0 directly. Is this possible or do I have to install a 2.2.1 version first?

    How can I save my contacts without using MS Outlook?

    greetings from germany.

  27. Still waiting for the pc jailbreak :(

  28. If I jailbroke using my friends mac, would I have any issues syncing with my iTunes on my pc?

  29. Myk Medalla says

    Where can I get firmware 3.0 for my 1st gen iPhone?

  30. Pwnage tool always crashes on Mac PPC. This is really sloppy, sorry to say. Used Intel Mac, to make custom firmware, now can’t update to firmware as error 1600 keeps popping up. I’ve JB many times without issues, but this time it’s a nightmare. Dev team won’t answer any questions, and people are trying different work arounds that aren’t working. Angry, frustrated and really p@#ed off.

    • quickenergy says

      I CAN’T get the JB to work on my Mac Mini PPC also with the 1st gen iPhone ….KEEPS CRASHING!!!!! :( PLEASE HELP!

    • It has been established that Pwnage tool 3.0 doesn’t work on PPC at the moment. They are fixing the bugs. We shall have to wait for the update, soon, I hope. Otherwise if you can get your hands on an intel Mac, you’re in luck.

  31. Okay folks, anybody hear any updates on Ultrasn0w? It was supposed to be released today but today’s almost over.

  32. I don’t know if this will help any of you. I’m using 13″ white macbook intel. Also when I re-jailbroke my 3G this afternoon I removed the sim card “smart chip”. I dont know if this made a difference but I had no issues. I created a custom ipsw and it went into DFU mode like it was suppose to. I restored with itunes using the custom ipsw, inserted the sim card back in and it activated when conected to itunes. It’s jailbroke with cydia and icy..

  33. can i update and keep using 02.11.07 with turbo sim?

  34. Anyone know if Winterboard is working yet?

  35. Myk Medalla says

    Pwnage tool cannot open my 3.0 firmware. It says “wrong firmware bundle” I downloaded firmware 3.0 3 times already. What should I do?

  36. I just updated to 3.0 !! everything works except I cant connect to edge!!
    it says “could not activate cellular data network: you are not subscribed to a cellular data service” ???? any ideas??.. I restored it twice to

    • Myk Medalla says

      I saw that message too. But it worked after getting better signal from the internet. I guess there’s no need for you to restore your iPhone.

    • I have full signal and Im still getting the same message…. its like my APN setting has changed after the update….or at&t is blocking me because I have the $15 unlimited data plan and not the iphone data plan??? I wonder…….so it seems

  37. i think you should mention the mms/tethering fixes for at&t

  38. I had to borrow my buddies mac but I got my 2G iphone jailbroken and its workin like a champ!!!

  39. If i download a custom ipsw that unlocks an jailbreaks, do i need to pwn my phone first on an earlier firmware version with winpwn or do i just restore? (Im on windows, i know winpwn only works with some 2.0 version of firmware)

    Also, those of you that have a pwned firmware 3.0, can you tell me if YouTube an Push notifications now work.

    Reason for asking is that i already unlocked and jailbroke 2g 3.0 but, iTunes and Push dont work. If they still dont work with pwnage tool, then im not going to bother with the custom ipsw.


  40. what about frimware 2Gen iPhone …anyone have news about frimware 2Gen iPhone ???????????????

  41. Las Pecas says


    can someone upload me a custom firmware for:
    – 2g
    – unlocked and jailbreaked
    – default bootlogos
    – 1,3 or 1,5 gb root partition

    thank you

  42. Las Pecas says


    can someone upload me a custom firmware for:
    – 2g
    – unlocked and jailbreaked
    – default bootlogos
    – 1,3 or 1,5 gb root partition
    – cydia and icy

    thank you

  43. RedSnow just released an hour ago for jailbreak.

    • Not For 3GS

    • Just Jail Broke the wifeys 3G. First attempt got a windows error then had to close while installing ramdisk. Second attempt no problem although the bundle install was thought to be hung up but just took a few minutes…

  44. Pardon me if this sounds stupid but if I apply this custom firmware to my ipod touch 1G on mac, will it still work when I connect the iTouch to a Windows PC?

  45. Be sure to read Dev Teams site about unlock…….

  46. Guys i found a customised firmware on thakkarparag.blogspot.com for iPhone 2G. Hope that helps.

  47. redsn0w is here! Check dev team’s blog!!! Jailbreak for windows and mac! Yaay!

  48. welshdan says

    I jailbroke my iphone 3g 3.0 last night at about 21:00 and it’s all good :) I’ve only installed terminal at the mo but that’s working just fine….thanks to the dev team for a superfast jailbreak software… :)

  49. Hi, i have 1.gen iphone, upgraded to 3.0 today. everything works fine. but i have problems with phone number format:

    +47 999 99 999 and 999 99 999

    it cant tell that they are the same number.
    anyone else have the same problem? and how to fix it?

  50. anyone have news about frimware 3.0 for 2Gen iPhone ???????????????
    someone can help me please ??????????

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