How to: Jailbreak iPhone 3G 2.2.1 - Windows PC QuickPWN Edition
Disclaimer - Neither TiPb nor I take any responsibility for any problems/issues/bricking/etc. that may occur while using this software to modify your iPhone. Please be aware of what you are doing.
A few days back we brought you a simple guide to jailbreak your iPhone with firmware 2.2.1 on your Mac. Well today we are showing some love for our Windows faithful.
This guide will show you how to jailbreak the iPhone 3g only, not the first generation iPhone. Some important notes before we begin: You must have iTunes 8 installed and you must be on firmware 2.2.1, if you are not, be sure to update via iTunes. Also make sure to go into the task manager and disable ANYTHING Apple or iTunes related.
Let's get started, after the jump!
1. Get the tools.
Once you are positive you are running the 2.2.1 on your iPhone 3G and have iTunes 8 installed it's time to get the tools you will need. Create a folder on your desktop named "Pwnage", then download the following files into that folder.
Once you have downloaded the above files you should unzip the QuickPwn zip file inside the Pwnage folder you just created.
2. Launch QuickPwn
This should be simple enough no? Launch QuickPwn from the folder you extracted it to on your desktop.
3. Connect your iPhone 3G
Connect your iPhone 3G via USB to your computer and click the blue arrow to continue.
4. Locate Firmware
Now we have to click the browse button to locate your iPhone 3G firmware.
5. Selecting the 2.2.1 firmware IPSW
Select the 2.2.1 firmware IPSW file from the Pwnage folder you created on your desktop then select the IPSW file and click the open button.
6. Firmware Verification
QuickPwn will now verify you have selected the correct firmware. After it is verified click the blue arrow to continue.
7. Customize your firmware
This step allows you select what you'd like installed on your iPhone. You have the ability to select Cydia, Installer, and replace boot logos. Once you have made your selections click the blue arrow to continue on. If you want a full jailbreaking experience, installing Cydia and Installer is highly recommended.
8. Verify connection
QuickPwn will noW verify that your iPhone 3G is still connected to your PC. Again click the blue arrow to continue your journey...
9. Potential Tricky Part - Pay Attention
Ok, this part seems to give some people issues, but I assure you it does work. QuickPwn will now put your iPhone 3G into recovery mode. When its in recovery mode you will be given directions to: Hold the Home button for 5 seconds, Hold the Home and Power buttons for 10 seconds, then release the Power button and continuing holding the Home button until your iPhone is in DFU mode.
10. Let the jailbreaking begin - no going back now!
QuickPwn will detect your phone is in DFU mode and proceed with the jailbreaking process.
11. You are officially jailbroken - Congrats!
Well that's it folks, it's time to start exploring this whole new world you have just opened. For answers to more of the questions you may have regarding jailbreaking please head on into our forums. There are always members of our community willing to help you out!