Dev-Team Releases Jailbreak – PwnageTool 3.1.4

##ICON_NAME## The Dev-Team has released a jailbreak for firmware 3.1.2. The jailbreak (PwnageTool 3.1.4) works for the iPhone 2G, 3G and 3GS. It also work on the 1G and 2G iPod touch. It does not support the 3G iPod touch at this time. PwnageTool only works on a Mac (no Windows version yet).

If you are an unlocker, “It is super important that people who need the unlock to understand they can keep it only by starting at 3.0 (or earlier) and updating solely to custom IPSWs that don’t update the baseband. For those who have been onboard the “unlock train”, simply install ultrasn0w via Cydia once you’ve restored to your custom IPSW. Don’t forget to turn off the “3G” setting in Settings->General->Network if you use T-Mobile in the U.S.A.”

Below is a snippet from the Dev-Team’s website. However, you will want to check out their blog for full information and the download.

Be sure to read everything carefully before you begin your jailbreak.

Pwnage Pie

Here are some details on our latest version of PwnageTool 3.1.4 for Mac OS X which supports the 3.1.2 release of the iPhone software for iPhone 2G/3G/3GS and iPod Touch 1G/2G.

If you’re already jailbroken (by whatever means), you don’t need to mess around with DFU mode at all. Just create (or get from a friend) your custom IPSW and Option-Restore (Shift-Restore on Windows) to it via iTunes. Don’t enter DFU mode at all. Please make sure you are restoring to the custom IPSW, not the stock one from Apple! For best results, use the latest iTunes (9.0.1) — which includes a nice new application organizer.

This release allows your baseband to remain unlocked at 3.1.2, but it does not unlock a new baseband put there by restoring to official 3.1.x. It is super important that people who need the unlock to understand they can keep it only by starting at 3.0 (or earlier) and updating solely to custom IPSWs that don’t update the baseband. For those who have been onboard the “unlock train”, simply install ultrasn0w via Cydia once you’ve restored to your custom IPSW. Don’t forget to turn off the “3G” setting in Settings->General->Network if you use T-Mobile in the U.S.A.

Note for 3GS users not already jailbroken and stuck at 3.1.x: this version of PwnageTool has a side feature to jailbreak your 3GS. It uses a simple implementation of the usb control msg hole found by chronicdev, geohot, and our very own gray. Now that the hole is public and in use, we expect Apple to close it by the next major firmware update. That’s why 3GS users need to get their ECID hashes for 3.1.x now, and need to stay onboard the “jailbreak train” in all future updates. For more details on what this means, please see our earlier posts or ask in our comments section (moderated by the always helpful @angie and @confucious!).

For the early adopters who ran blackra1n and are having problems with mobilesubstrate, winterboard, diskaid, or ifunbox, you can install a custom .ipsw from PwnageTool to fix these issues. That’s because all jailbroken devices accept a custom .ipsw created by PwnageTool. (However, if you ran blackra1n on a 3G or 3GS that means you updated to stock 3.1.x, and the carrier unlock is now out of reach. We’ll continue to work on a carrier unlock for the latest basebands, but the timeframe for such an unlock is unknowable.)

Note: If you use internet tethering on a carrier that doesn’t officially support it, you’ll lose it by going to 3.1.x. Stay back at 3.0 until a hack for that is developed.


* The iPhone 3GS is now supported out of the box in PwnageTool 3.1.4 (or if you have upgraded to 3.1.x in iTunes)
* The iPod 2G is still supported in PwnageTool 3.1.4 but you must already be jailbroken (we’ll update this if there’s a big demand from non-jailbroken ipt2G owners)
* The iPod touch 3G is NOT supported


1. GOLDEN RULE: If you are using a iPhone 3G or iPhone 3G(S) with ultrasn0w and rely on ultrasn0w to obtain cellular service then you should only update your device with an .ipsw that is made with the new PwnageTool. There are no second chances with this. You need to remember that PwnageTool will provide an upgrade path to newer versions of the iPhone software in the future.
2. Please read all parts of this post before downloading and using these tools.
3. Read items 1, 2 and 3 again and again.
4. At the bottom of this post are the bittorrent files for the 3.1.4 capable version of PwnageTool.
5. PwnageTool will work for the iPhone 3GS
6. PwnageTool will work for the iPod touch 2G
7. PwnageTool WILL work for Original iPhone (1st Generation), the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G(S) and the iPod touch (1st Generation and 2nd Generation) but NOT the iPod touch 3rd generation.
8. For 3G and 3G(S) users who are Pwned, PwnageTool is your key to updating in the future, just remember to never install an update directly from Apple, always use an .ipsw that has been created with PwnageTool.
9. There is no Windows version of PwnageTool it is a Mac OS X tool only, we are not developing a Windows version of PwnageTool.

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  1. Just wondering, i got 3g n with official 3.1.2, do i need to go dfw mode or simply run shift restore?thanks…

  2. Why do we need to Option-Restore, and not Option-Update to it via iTunes? Option-Update doesn’t work?

  3. I think it’s crap that most people with iPhones are on windows yet dev team states in step 9 that they are not developing anything to jailbreak or unlock for those of us that don’t want to switch over to Mac!

    • The iPhone is a Mac. You own a Mac, whether you like it or not.The Dev-Team are Mac developers.

    • Welcome to our world. Plenty of PC developers don’t make Mac software. Get over it.

    • Hey listen I wasn’t the tard that went and spent a min of $1000 on 2 gigs of RAM and 160 gigs of ROM…logic would say to get 4 gigs of RAM and 320 gigs of ROM for $600! But if your in the market for buying over priced stuff I have some Monavie to sell you!!

    • This is the typical PC propaganda. It’s old and it doesn’t belong on this board. Smarten up. Admit that as an iPhone user, you’re a Mac user, and get real about Macs. We don’t need OS wars on this board.

    • I own both. Besides they are Mac devs. PC owners are SUPER lucky they or anyone, geohot develops anything for Windows. By owning both I get the best of both worlds. My e-machine cost $200 and my Mini mac $599. Trust me it took a minute to save for the Mac, but I am glad I got it.

    • hey bra dont worry about it. its all about black rain baby!!!!

  4. long live geohot!!

  5. Clive Weller says

    Can the DEV team please clarify thier statement as they say that they will not be working on a pwnage tool for Windows.

    There has NEVER been a pnwage tool for Windows. Do they intend to develope an alternative for Windows or do they mean that they have abanoned (by them) the idea forever to jailbreak for Windows.

    • They made pwnage tools for widows on many versions, where have you been? Mac developers do what they know best. With XP, Vista, now Windowz 7, who do they make a tool for????? PC OS crap is just all over the place and they can’t make a proper stable OS.

    • A new redsn0w (or something like it for Windows) will come out soon. Just chill. 3.1.x isn’t that big of a deal anyway.

  6. What I want to know is where were they last week when GeoHot introduced his JB? Obviously they had this and they were sitting on it to increase the drama, which they love to provoke. So this kid comes along and scoops them, and they release this now.

  7. Understand the comments related to not making a Windows tool anymore.

    I relied on the previous excellent Devteam tool to jailbroken/unlock my iphone to 3.0.1 (7A400)

    Now how do I move forwards to 3.1 or 3.1.2? …. I am v nervous about trying other methods (as these didnt work for me in the past)


  8. Clive Weller says

    Kroo. They made Winpwn, Quickpwn, Ulrasn0w etc for Windows, but they did NOT make a pwnage tool for Windows. If you go back and read all the past jailbreaks you will see that they are totally different.

  9. I’ve lost my cell signal with this jailbreak. I’ll do it again and see what happens.

    • I re-did the restore and got the signal back.

    • The Digital Alchemist says

      Haven’t you said multiple times that you’re done with JBing?

      Just asking?

    • Well I’m not into it the way I once was, but to me, if I can mess around with the phone, jailbreaking is messing around. So I do it. But I’m no longer a committed jailbreaker.

      Good question.

  10. Maybe there will be something called redsn0w 1.1 ???

  11. Whatever happen to the Pwnage Tool for Window called “Sn0wbreeze” that suppose to be ready by the 12th of Oct? Blackra1n is a cool JB tool but since I wanted to keep my phone unlocked this so called Sn0wbreeze is a must…Any thoughts about this Dev-team?

  12. BTW if ‘forced’ to use blackra1n to JB – can bootneuter (from Cydia) be used to UN-lock 2G iphone after JB???

  13. Here’s the complete tutorial on how to Jailbreak Your iPhone firmware 3.1.2 Using PwnageTool for Mac | Digital Marketing Talk.

  14. TheReal007 says

    All this crying over a Windows version. Kroo is right. Windows OS is all over the place. Its VERY time consuming to make a version for all the Window OS out there. The Dev Team are Mac dev’s people. They do MAC. They have released Windows versions in the past after the Mac releases. So your gonna have to be patient. Otherwise, buy a refurb Mini Mac or find a friend with one if you just can’t wait. The Dev Team doesn’t have to do anything else for anybody for FREE! ever again. I am glad they do and glad GeoHot does when he’s bored..blackra1n.

  15. hi all
    is it ok with firmware 3.1.2 for battery of iphone ??????????????????????
    firmware 3.0 was crap

    • Same still crap with 3.1.2…

    • thanks michel
      i think it will not come nice firmware like before any more , i have 2 G iphone and i am on 2.2.1 and still i am waiting for new and good firmware

  16. Jailbreaking still doesn’t give me a network. The network field is blank. Is anyone experiencing the same problem and knows how to fix it?

    • The Digital Alchemist says

      It’s been a while since I did it myself, but would Ultrasn0w help you with this?

    • As of right now, this has been a known issue with 3.1.x
      Keeping fingers crossed that a new JB will fix this but maybe have to wait for the next firmware update (3.2.x or whatever).

      Use MakeitMine and type ur carrier name or whatever u want ;)

    • Thanks. I’m currently using Fake Carrier. It’s only a minor problem but still annoying.

  17. DANIEL delgado says

    hey guys i haave a ” stupid” question i want to unlock my 3gs and im on 3.1 should i update to 3.1.2 to jailbreak or what ??? thanks guys !!

  18. Hi can anyone help me….i kailbreak my iphone 3gs woth a ipsw custom firmware 3.1.2 everything is fine phone is unlocked got Cydia,but can’t make Winterboard work…after installing the app phone go on safe mode i reboot it but still on safe mode i had to remove winterboard and the phone is back to normal….how van i make winterboard working??????

  19. hey guys i just jailbreak my iphone and i did use ultra snow but im not getting any service neither both of my sim cards !!! can any one help me !!!!! i dont know what to do now if i can use my phone !!!

    • hey guys sorry but pls help me im not getting singnal with ultrasnow ??
      if i removed from cydia my att sim works but if i installed neither telcel or att sim’s works
      pls help im stuck on this guys !!!

  20. Wow, now that was a smooth jailbreak. 3G AT&T

  21. Hi

    michel on October 14th, 2009 7:06 am —> I get the same issue, but it says sprinboard crashes the whole time and goes into safe mode. Has anyone experienced this? I cant seem to get past this.

    • My one used to work but had to restore yesterday and now winterboard keep crashing putting my springboard on safe mode..had to unistalled it.I guess cydia need to update winterboard for 3.1.2…..

  22. This tool locked my 3GS with 3.0.1 and it starts to give the error 1604 when I tried to restore the custom IPSW in iTunes.
    The only solution I found is to update to official 3.1.2 and use Blackra1n.
    It was the first time that a problem happens to me unlocking and jailbreaking iPhones (almost 10, from 2g to 3GS) and it was the first time that I was using a Mac to do this.

  23. I agree with Mat saying that it is crap that they haven’t developed a tool for windows. But I appreciate what the dev team has done so far. I have unlocked my own phones for years and always loved using my iphone on T-Mobile but if they are no longer going to have tools to suport windows users it may be time to move on. The fact is that in the past few years the iphones competitors have either exceeded or have the same capabilities of the iphone. I think I’m over the iphone. Maybe us windows users should move on. There are other perfectly capable devices out there that allow the same customization and you don’t have to worry about jailbreaking/unlocking them. Just wanted to voice my opinion.

    • Thanks GeoHot for blacksnow!!!!!!! I retract this statement and am very happy to continue to use my 2nd gen Iphone and will be upgrading to a 3g or 3gs from the apple store soon(so I get the warranty). Yes!!!!

  24. I can’t seem to get this thing to work! I have jail broken my phone before when I bought my 3gs with 3.0. However, my boyfriend thought that it needed to be updated and now its running 3.1.2 but it, ask I knew it would, became unjailbroken. Now I’m not really sure how to go about this. I ran the pwnage tool, it created a restore file and did a restore but nothing happened. I feel like I’m doing it wrong.. I’ve been working on this all day with no luck. Help???

  25. when I try to make a custom IPSW with Pawnage tool 3.I.4 I keep on getting a message saying “wrong firmware bundle” and will not continue. I am stuck! can anyone help me? I have tried re-downloading the 3.1.2 firmware bundle but it still says the same thing.

  26. need help, i have upgraded but all i can do is call for emergencies. the only thing that shows is cydia. HELP.

  27. I have bought iPhone 3GS from apple store paying full price so I don’t have any contract with any carriers. I have updated the firmware to version 3.1.2 using iTunes 9 on my MPB. I know i can jailbreak my phone using Pwnage Tool 3.1.4 however am worried about whether once i jailbreak it, would i be able to use any carrier or do i need to unlock the phone. I would appreciate if someone give me step by step instructions to jailbreak the phone using Pwnage Tool.

  28. stubborn_vd says

    i wish people did more research before they just jump into jailbreaking. to learn everything you need to know about jailbreaking and unlocking just read and learn

  29. I have a new 3g and I have updated the firmware to version 3.1.2 and then I blackrain jailbreak… and everything is cool so far..

  30. I have a new 3g and I have updated the firmware to version 3.1.2 and then I Blackra1n jailbreak… and everything is cool so far..

  31. “the latest iTunes (9.0.1) — which includes a nice new application organizer.”

    I have iTunes 9.0.1 installed but it doesn’t have the new application organizer. What version of the iPhone firmware do I need to have in order to finally see the organizer? I currently have an iPhone 3G with 3.0 firmware.

  32. “NEED HELP” My 3G iphone is 3 week old …running 3.1.2 firmware.and it’s been jail broke with Blackra1n and everything was fine…. and till went to restore it so i could take it back to at&t and upgrade to a 3GS iphone for $100.00 more… So I went to setting to restore all and now all my iphone keep trying to boot over and over…Can some one help me please…. Thanks

  33. So I got a new iPhone 3GS with 3.1.2 firmware running 7D11 baseband. I used PwnageTool twice to jailbreak it but it won’t let me through iTunes. What am I doing wrong?

    • see above………………new bootrom -> tethered jailbreak

    • Umm, yeah…okay. What does that help me???

    • Dude, if your phone is pretty new and having the new bootrom, restore using the custom firmware does not help, it wont boot up after the restore. You will have to use blackra1n instead which is freaking annoying because everytime you restart the phone, you will need blackra1n to ‘rejailbreak’ it for you.

      come to think of it, how often do you restart your phone? LOL

    • I used blackra1n once before but my Safari glitched out on me and other little bits, thus calling for a restore/rejailbreak.

    • personally i am not quite a fan of blackra1n, but my recent purchase of a new unit of 3gs, blackra1n did its thing to jailbreak it, and so far that is my only option. i guess you just gotta do a FRESH restore, then run blackra1n right after. that is probably the best solution for now as far as i am concern.