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!

Jeremy

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How to: Jailbreak iPhone 3G 2.2.1 - Windows PC QuickPWN Edition

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Yeah it's very simple. I was caught off guard when the popped up on me.
The odd thing is it told me to hold down for 20 seconds but when it got to 7 it stopped counting and continued on.

if i jailbreak and then want to go back to how it was before jailbreak, how easy is it to reverse this?

Just done the jailbreak and really impressed how all my music and apps etc are still there! :-)

What will happen when the next version Apple's software is released? Will jail broken phones need to be rstored and then broken again with QuickPwn 2.2? If so, what will happen to all the jail broken customizations or apps installed? Thanks for the help.

To answer number 6... yes you will have to restore in iTunes. Which is not a big deal at all. At least not to me.

1 more question. Can I still sync my jailbroken iPhone 3G to iTunes to get all my songs and all that?

I just bought my first iPhone. Switched from blackberry. I am just curious about the upside of jailbreaking? I am sorry if I am in wrong post for this question.

Ok, I opened Quickpwn and it first told me that it didn't support my firmware version but I restarted it and it seems ok now. When clicking the next arrow after it tells me to plug in my iphone, it started searching or something and found like 3 firmware files? The firmware in this guide that I downloaded is the one I guide it to right? If you could respond real quick it would be great! :)

Is there any reason for the QuickPwn application not being able to load? Getting an error saying it failed to initialize properly(0xc0000135). Tried re-torrenting, getting from other mirrors, nothing seems to be working.
Machine running XP.
Thanks

I can finish the QuickPwn process, but the Installer dosn't work. Can not install any application. Any idea?

These directions specifically say the iPhone 3G, is there a different IPSW file for the 2G's?

@Rick, yes there is. This was done on purpose due to some changes between 2g and 3g methods that may have confused some people. This is for 3g's only.

If you jailbreak, you lose all information (programs, contacts, datebook, etc) on the phone and have to reinstall, correct?

Chris Vitek,
No, that's not the case. I just did it, and all my music, calendar, contacts, etc are still there.

took the plunge an jailbroke my 3g uk iPhone yesterday ! Everything seemed fine till I tried some of my app store applications. Got the usual programs starting then closing scenario it even did this to the main phone application! Found some of the jailbroke apps good but none that really made me think it's worth the hassle .anyway suppose I'll try it again soon when I've got a few spare hours LOL . Was glad it was easy enough to restore my phone to it's settings before I jailbroke now all I'd good again. Any ideas on what could have been the problem would be apprciated cheers chaps!

Hi,
the process went through like a dream, but still shows as locked and although it will now recognise another SIM i.e. vodaphone I cant unlock the phone. Asks me to connect to iTunes and of course iTunes tells me its an unsupported SIM. - pop in my O2 SIM and all's right with the world. Any suggestions as to what I do next, would be appreciated.

@Lorraine, this procedure is for jailbreaking only. You can not unlock any phones with this. You would need to download bootnueter from Installer and run that. That will unlock your phone to use with different sims/carriers.

Please Help !! I did the above and all worked as planned.. I got all the responses as mentioned above and now my Iphone has the pineapple logo on the screen and that is all it does. Nothing else appears and when I pull up Itunes it locks up itunes as well. Any help ? Thanks in advance

@wonder Webb, after jailbreaking, go to Cydia, find/install the app Bossprefs, then tap the button that says "fix user did permissions". That should fix your open/close issues.
@Allan, you may have to redo the process. Or restore back to original firmware first then try again.
To answer a few questions ive noticed:
-Jailbreaking allows you to install 3rd party apps los of which are free.
-These apps include Cycorder(video camera), SwirlyMMS(MMS Picture messaging), Winterboard(full visual customization), Quickgold(quick application/contacts launching), PdaNet(Internet tethering), TouchCast(streaming video podcasts), Snapture(zoomable and more camera), Categories(I have 50 apps all on one page categorized), SSH, the list goes on and on. The added features you get are well worth it.
-For those fresh jailbrekers, don't use the Installer app, use the Cydia app to install apps. It's much more stable.
-New firmware means new QuickPwn will be needed. Customizations of 3rd party apps can be backed up via SSH if new firmware come out
-You do not lose any contacts, music, calendars, etc. It gets restored back after.

How long it takes to jailbreak completely, bcoz it is almost more than 1 hr. still it has not restarted my iphone 2G
Please help
Thanks

@AAN, like it states up front, this process is for the iPhone 3g ONLY. I suggest you restore your phone in iTunes. Good luck.

thanks Jeremy Sikora,
But now my iphone is such a state that it is not been recognized in itunes, what next ....
I tried the same process several times but its the same ...
If possible could you please guide me how to restore...

you may want to try to do a dfu restore. This is done by a combination of holding down the home and power buttons for a certain amount of time. Google dfu mode and dfu restore for iphone to try.

Identical problem to Hank Scorpio's message dated: September 29th, 2008 at 7:37 pm. Saw no response. Where do I go to find out how to resolve this? Pretty please? Many thanks, Bart

Hey All,
So I used Quickpwn 2.1 to jailbreak my 3G Iphone. Everything went smoothly but now I've noticed my 3G connection is not working. 3G icon and strength is noticable and very good but cannot seem to connect to any data transfer like email or updating weather etc. Wifi and Edge works fine when they are toggled on. Am I looking at a full restore and re-do quickpwn again? Appreciate any help guys.
pho

I need help. I jailbreaked 2.1 alright. But I can not open any apple app I downloaded. It opens up app and the middle content not showing and after 3seconds it goes out to main screen. All the cydia app works fine and basic app comes with phone works too. Help me-

i got through the whole process up to when the apple logo goes away and then the apple sign shows up. but then it just stays on the apple logo. once in a while it will flash and then the logo will reappear but it doesnt load into the icons. how long should this take?

how can i restore the notes after jailbreak? i lost all my notes and photos :( please help

Thank you.Just follow the instructions and it's only 15 minutes to have an open Iphone 1st generation

How long does the last step generally take? I have been looking at "Uploading exploit bootloader" for about 7 minutes...

does the QuickPwn work with Vista?? because when i run it, a window pop up said that "QucikPwn has stop working" =/

THX a million. Very well done gents. I tried the appleunlockiphone and payed 17 Pounds!!!! DO NOT USE, seem to be a fake.
Thanks again

Hi please suggest? I am using iphone3g in Singapore bought from USA. I am using a Turbo Sim through which I phone has got unlocked. If after jail breaking i restore the software will i need to activate iphone through at&t. Since i am in singapore and using sim of different provider i guess i will not be able to activate through at&t. Can any one suggest any was to skip at&t activation?

i read posts but wanna mak it clear..
after i jailbroke my iphone 3g i would be able to transfer and run .ipa files via itunes right?
( still sync with the itunes official?)

To those getting the the "failed to initialize" error, I THINK you need .net2 installed....quickpwn ran on my Win XP virtual machine but not my wifes XP PC...upgrading her to .net2 now to see if it works. Will update on results. (They warn not to use a virtualized machine)

Ok I got running but when it starts the firmware phase it just hangs there like others have said.....anyone worked this one out?
Cheers,
Rx

Ok I see the problem....it's not recognising the firmware file as the right one...it definately is....any ideas?

So i did everithing right, step by step, but when it finished rebooting and turned on there was this stuped problem: my Iphone 3G didnt have Zone coverage, I couldn't use Internet or make enny calls, everithing els worked..!
Plese help.

Thanks heaps for the windose version i am aquiring a OSx on intell to look at some app design. but very well done i followed the on screen application instructions after reading the first few points on here and got it first go.

I jailbroke it at first my app store was working now when I install somethin like facebook or whateva when I open the app it closes right back

when i try to run the quick pwn app i get the app has failed to initilize, i could get it to work on my friends pc but he wasnt running sp3 any suggestions?

thnx it works but how long does step number 10 takes cause it still seas preparing youre device follow the steps above, i did that but stil nothing happened

Do i lose the guarantee of the iphone if i Jailbreak it? Or if i restore it after, it will be as i never jailbreaked it?
Tks in advance []

Sorry for the double post but i have a few more questions :)
Which are the differences between Cydia and Installer? They are 2 separated 'worlds' where i can find all that free applications? Which is the purpose of replacing boot logos? Why do i need it? There is any way to avoid that pineapple icon? lol TU very much =)

I go and do everything it says to do but as soon as it gets to the screen where it says wait for phone to go into restore mode it wont go past that. I let it run all night and it never once went past that part of it. what do i need to do?

easy peasyyyyy......simplest tutoriaa...i took me less then 10 minutes to JB my iphone....thanks to all those who made it possible...3 cheers

do we lose the guarantee of the phone if we restore it after jailbreaking? or apple have no way to know if the phone was jailbroken on the past? ty

I follow each step and competed the process but everytime i put my Tmobile sim in, it's saying different sim detected but i can see it's picking up the tmobile signal. It will not let me unlock. it goes to emergency mode. can you help

What is meant by "Also make sure to go into the task manager and disable ANYTHING Apple or iTunes related."?

jailbreaking is not an unlock, there is no unlock for the 3g as of yet. thats why your tmobile wont work. (jay)

Jailbreak OK, but all the previously installed apps (through App store) doesn't work (it tried to launch, then after 2 sec return to home screen)...tried BossPrefs "Fix User Dir Permissions" still doesn't work, anyone got same problem?

I also did the above and all worked. I got all the responses as mentioned above and now my Iphone has the pineapple logo on the screen and that is all it does. Nothing else appears and when I pull up Itunes it locks up itunes as well. Any help ?

Heyit wrks perfectly fine ... i just wanan clarify few things ...
firstly i had taken a backup in panda Iphone Pc Suite, after updating to 2.1, i cudnt get the Pc Suite to wrk to get the data back, for this i used total commander tool and copied the data back like contacts, sms, pics etc ... everything is wrking perfectly fine.
secondly, i wanan know how do i uninstall this installer.app its not wrking perfectly i guess and i want a sms fwd option also .. irealsms is asking for code !! hope to hear frm u !! Doing a great wrk tho !!

I have my Iphone 3G on software 2.0.1 and have tons of 3rd party apps installed. I want to upgrade to the new iphone 3g software of 2.1 and i need to know how to do that without losing any apps installed and any settings. If anybody can help me...PLEASEEE!!!

I have Itunes 8, i updated my iphone 3G to 2.1,
is it fine if i jailbreak it ???
Thanks!!

hey natz..!!u muz install bitesms instead of irealsms..bitesms u can formard n delete sms u 1...

PLease someone help me. I tried to upgrade my first generation iphone I think version 1.1.2 (not sure) to version 2.1 yesterday and after I finished, my iphone locked and is on emergency mode. I tried to restore things on itunes but that did not work either. I got a message saying that the SIM card is not recognized. Have I lost all my data? What can I do to restore my phone back? PLease help. I am living in Algeria and my iphone was bought in Lebanon . It worked perfectly well. I guess it was unlocked in Lebanon. Please someone help. Thank you.

I tried to unlock my iPhone and when I run the program, the iPhone automatically shows the picture to connect to iTunes. And the pwn tool stops there

okay so i hacked my iphone then a week later installer and cydia went blank so i hacked my iphone without uninstalling it and now installer and cydia wont show up at all n i kept hacking it but i think i shouldnt have but i dont know how to completely uninstall it so i can hack it again so if anyone can help me email me at iiloveyoulots34@aol.com

i have the 3g iphone running v2.1 and itunes 8. jailbreaked my iphone. it worked perfectly. I have the pineapple and the installer and cydia. It booted up ok. when i go into itunes it asks me if i want to restore from my backup or create a new device. I think what happened was i downloaded and synced over v2.1 for iphone which i was already running. so i chose to create as a new device - now I'm restoring all my data but my phone is not working. please help
jh

I'm trying to Jailbreak my phone, but QuickPwn tool stuck at brows firmware stage. I have the correct file as well as I have rebooted my phone a few times. Any suggestions?

wont boot up? stuck on pineapple? i was i just did the JB process again and this time it worked the only thing i did diff the second time was did not chose the pineapple and at the end when it reboots and it says your done i just left it all alone and waited for ever and it finaly booted up. its been fun

well the second time is a charm! took 15 mins, it retained all my data and everything still works - awesome!

First time it was stuck on pineapple so i restored and second time I didn't select replace boot logs. It worked like a 20 dollar bill at a brothel, thanks guys. If you are in NYC, drop me a note drinks on me.

I want to jailbreak my iphone 3g but have a few questions after reading some reviews. im new to this so bare with me guys.

  1. ive read reviews about how everything on my phone will be lost if jailbroken (contacts, mail, music, apps from apps store, etc). does this happen to many ppl?
  2. is it ok to sync with itunes after?
  3. when jailbroken, and new update has been released by apple, i dnt knw but does it automatically update your phone when connected? and is everything then lost? im sure AptBackup (i think) would be usefull here

please help n suggest anything else guys... thanks a lot.

I jailbroke my phone and everything works fine but when i put a working tmobile sim card in the iphone it wont work any ideas why it wont work? do i have to install smoething?

@Jeremy Sikora , this procedure is for jailbreaking only. You can not unlock any phones with this. You would need to download bootnueter from Installer and run that. That will unlock your phone to use with different sims/carriers.
This was your reply to someone here so my question to you Jeremy is.....can you find me a link with step by steps on how to unlock my iphone where i will be anle to use t-mobile with it? i have a old iphone i think it the 1st generation ans would love to have t mobile on it?

hi recently jailbrake my iphone. if i sync with itunes it says "simcard inserted in this iphone doesn't appear to be supported"
please help...i am not able to add music to my iphone :(

I did everthing up untill you have to get it to DFU mode, I did the steps exactly as it says, even tried it a few times, but at the end it get a error message saying "Your device has connected in the wrong mode" ??? I don't understand. Any help would be appreciated

The smoothest install yet! Great easy to follow instructions. Thank you!!
Note: 'Installer' app is not stable and will cause your phone keypad to not respond...at least this is what I found when I installed it on my 3G iPhone!

Just followed your instruction on my 3 week old 3G iPhone, what a breeze! Thanks for the instructions...now I can really enjoy my phone!

Again, same question appear, does it really work for iPhone 3G officially factory unlocked? Please confirm anyone...

Brand New 3G with 2.1. I've tried this process many times over a few days. Everything goes well until putting it in DFU. I get to the screen telling me how to do the keys but nothing seems to work. It just sits there waiting.
I've tried it with iTunes running and shut down. Every time I end up cancelling the thing and then lose everything. Have to restore.
Any ideas? It must be something simple if I'm the only one having this problem.
Thanks

Have been trying this out for a couple of days on Windows Vista (32-bit). Things seem to go well until step 10. It just sits there on the screen with "Uploading exploit bootloader..." and the iPhone screen is dark since the iPhone 3G seems to be totally powered off. I think the problem is in step 9 but followed that to the letter. Any suggetions? Thanks!

Took the plunge and just jailbroke my iPhone 3g with 2.1 firmware. I'm running Windows XP and iTunes 8. This tutorial worked like a charm. The only thing I had to do differently was I HAD to have iTunes running, as opposed to the disclaimer above that said "disable ANYTHING Apple or iTunes related." I also chose not to install the pineapple boot screen, but did install Cydia and Installer. Thanks a million!

Do I need WinZip installed on my computer to open QuickPWN? Is there a free download for WinZip?

@Gg If you have Win XP then Zip is built in to the file system. A good zip alternative is 7zip, it's free!! Check it out!!

REY: I saw your post on the apps you can install. i just finished jb my 3g. Where can I find the apps you mentioned on your post?
Rey Says:
October 1st, 2008 at 4:53 am
@wonder Webb, after jailbreaking, go to Cydia, find/install the app Bossprefs, then tap the button that says “fix user did permissions”. That should fix your open/close issues.
@Allan, you may have to redo the process. Or restore back to original firmware first then try again.
To answer a few questions ive noticed: -Jailbreaking allows you to install 3rd party apps los of which are free. -These apps include Cycorder(video camera), SwirlyMMS(MMS Picture messaging), Winterboard(full visual customization), Quickgold(quick application/contacts launching), PdaNet(Internet tethering), TouchCast(streaming video podcasts), Snapture(zoomable and more camera), Categories(I have 50 apps all on one page categorized), SSH, the list goes on and on. The added features you get are well worth it. -For those fresh jailbrekers, don’t use the Installer app, use the Cydia app to install apps. It’s much more stable. -New firmware means new QuickPwn will be needed. Customizations of 3rd party apps can be backed up via SSH if new firmware come out -You do not lose any contacts, music, calendars, etc. It gets restored back after.

hey everybody that was very great and easy thanks a lot dude i looked all over the internet i couldnt find an easier way than this thanks a lot :)

My iphone 2.1 is jailbroken. My question is why i cant run apps from apps store i downloaded. It opens but close after few seconds. Please advise.

hi
i try the process as you listed
when i am on the step to browse the firmware it not giving me option to browse but automatic it detect my I-phone firmware which is 2.1
But i still try, it seem work at the beginning and on my I-phone show hard drive picture and PC screen showing jaibreaking process but after a while it give error message
“your device has connected in the wrong mode. This can be caused by incorrect following of the instruction. Or a faulty USB connection. Please try again”
I try with different USB cable still the same message.
I am using windows XP pro with SP 2
Need help from GURU 

hi i try jailbreaking my iphone 3g and the last step on reboot how long dose it take to reboot it just stuck on the apple logo for a long time now over two hour

My iphone 2.1 is jailbroken. My question is why i cant run apps from apps store i downloaded. It opens but close after few seconds. Please teach me.

The last step seems faulty to me. Every time I press and hold the home and power buttons at the same time, my iphone turns off, and it refuses to continue with the pwning. I have an iPhone 3g and I have checked that I have all the required files, as well as the .net Framework update.

i need help in question 23 too pls my iphone stuck on the apple logo for more than 1day and when i try to restore by opening itunes it lock itunes as well........help?

I had my 3G iPhone jailbroken and installed some apps, including BossPrefs and QuickGold. Since I had these two, I hid both Cydia and BossPrefs, so that whenever I wanted to run any of them I would call QuickGold to start them up.
I had to restore my iPhone, and had it jailbroken again. It was completely restored from backup before that jailbreak procedure, and now Cydia doesn't appear on Springboard.
Any one knows how to fix that?
Thanks

Followed all the instructions, had no problems on 2.1
Just remember to kill Apple/Itunes crap first.
Only thing that took me by suprise was Pwnage doesn;t wait for you... you need to be ready to press the buttons etc in step 9... maybe people are mis-timing that.

I did all of the downloading and everything worked fine except my calls. I can't dial any numbers and sometimes can't answer calls. Please help this is killin me

can i use this for my itouch?i just in brand new 3g and it works just fine it is idiot proof.thank you

The jailbreaking process went just as described. I did encounter some issues after the jailbreak, which may or may not be common. Launching all applications became slower by 3-4 seconds, which was no big deal. My iPhone would go into the re-arrange mode by itself 2-3x a day, which was also not a big deal. However, yesterday (about 20 or so days after the jailbreak), pushing the home button while the phone was "asleep" or on "standby" (screen is off) would not activiate the "slide to unlock" screen. The screen remained turned off. Trying to turn off the iPhone with the power button didn't work either. It was as if the iPhone had locked up. However, when I plugged the power cord into the iPhone, as I first thought that the battery had run out, the iPhone came alive showing that my battery was still 1/2 full, and the "slide to unlock" screen also came up. With the power cord still plugged into the iPhone, the "home button" was working again to bring me back to the "home screen." However, when the phone went back to the "sleep" mode, the "home button" stopped working again. I pulled the power cord, and when I reinserted it, I was able to wake up the phone. I repeated the process in letting the phone to go to "sleep" mode, and once again, the "home button" would not work and the phone seemed lock. So I finally restored my iPhone through iTunes, and now everything works again. Hopefully, if the iPhone getting locked up on the "sleep" mode is a common problem, the Jailbreak team will get it resolved. The other two problems I had were tolerable. But the iPhone locking up (assuming that it was because of the Jailbreak) makes Jailbreaking not worth the trouble.

this is for iphonehelp post put the iphone in duf mode again and plug in itune well holding the home button hit shift key and hold and clik on restore

thank spin it work i will try jailbreak my iphone agian after restore but hope it wont get stuck on the apple logo agian.

My iphone 2.1 is jailbroken. My question is why i cant run apps from apps store i downloaded. It opens but close after few seconds. Kindly teach me.

HI ,I am new to iphone 3g.Is there an easier way to download windows quickpwn 2.1 without using a torrent.I have a rather slow link with torrnt access disabled by our network administrators...

Can i re-jailbreak my phone once it alreay jailbroken so i can take the pineapple logo at startup of the iphone? Or do i have to do a restore and then jailbreak it again. And now do i not get the pineapple logo at start up

when new firmware updates come out.... Which they will. Can I find them here? If not I would live to be notified of jailbreak updates. As for the Jailbreak process... FANTASTIC. This phone went from a 10 of 10 to a 15 0f 10. Would like to see a fully interrogated picture text App. You no all in one. I get a text and the picture is there... Love the 3G ("G" for Golden)

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for your well done tutorial -- I was using another sites "how to" and was stuck on the second step and didn't know how it to "browse" for the firmware. Thank goodness I found this one and realized they omited the IPSW 2.1 firmware downloading, I was under the impression that because my phone was updated to 2.1 firmware already it should've shown up automatically in the second "browse" screen.
This worked without a glitch, took less than 5 minutes. Thanks again!

Same as pat on 117 questions I tried 3 times already but I have no cydia icons or applications icons.
I followed all instructions but it is not working for me.
Help please

I finally took the plung. I was so frustrated with the restriction that AT&T and Apple have placed on the phone that I couldnt take it anymore. I WANT TO SEND PICS!

I jailbreak/unlock the phone but i cant make calls. Shows no service? I use a t mobile card and att card. What could be the issue?The wifi works tho. There were at times when I use one sim card and it works but when i change to another it wouldnt work and when i switch back to the other one that worked, it wouldn't work after the switch.

this thing ruined my phone .. i followed the instructions exactly like required .. the phone doesn't even load anymore it just shows the mac apple .. itunes doesnt even notice it anymore .. man can anyone help me? i even press the power and home button down and then i turn the phone on and it just keeps showing the apple .. i cant even get the chance to restore it through itunes ...

I get stuck at step 10
I don't get prompted to do those parts about putting into DFU mode, the itunes icon and usb cable just appear on my iphone everytime and i have to recover my iphone with itunes every time. HELPPPPPP!!!
I have itunes 8 and i have downloaded all the correct files but it won't work, what do i do.
My email is:alexkelly92@googlemail.com
if anyone could help me i would owe them forever.
Thanks a million if you can

Awesome step by step instructions with visuals!!!
Took a little bit of searching to find this page, but I would highly recommend it!
Thanks for the hard work.
Dr. J

when i restore my iphone 3g to fireware 2.1 my iphone come up apple logo with usb connector and slide for emergency.please help me

Hello All..The above information..!! Its gr8.. U know wat ..two days back (11/15/2008).. I bought an unlocked Iphone..and with curiosity updated it using ITUNES.. lost evry thing...Only thing I had was a screen to make emergency calls...tried evry other thing on NET .. nothing worked but this..
There may be many.. who will be in the same situation in which I was about 2 hours before..
My Advice.. Try this ...Step by step.. It will make your IPHONE not only work but even make it better...
Hats of to all the people who have made this possible and that also for free...You are realy doing a gr8888 job..
Thnx agn guys...

2 Questions:
1. i haven't tried jail break before and this will be my first time on my phone, so is this QuickPwn for me?
2. What if there is some problem during the process, will the phone never recover again?
Guys do reply, m bit worried :|

I jailbroke my iphone 2.1 firmware using QuickPwn. Everything worked great until the stage where the apple logo comes on. It didn't seem to progress beyond that. It took about 6 hours (I went to bed) before the phone was usable. During that time, it often rebooted itself and sometimes vibrated. So if you find yourself with the same situation, don't panic too much. Leave it and forget about it.
It might be that the number of applications you have installed on your phone lengthen the jailbreak process.
The other thing - this was my first time to jailbreak my iphone. Hope this helps some people.

dear friend i have a iphone 3g 16 gb my problem is that its bluetooth doest work properly it doesnt detect bluetooth devices so i cant send or receive songs photos or anything

HELP HELP!! my iphone wont restore in itunes (i have the current one)...it keeps saying error 9 and the help tips given from apple didnt help at all.....i hope someone out there has an answer...i cant place or receive ANYTHING!!! ARGH!

@Rajat .. follow the given steps carefully and u wont have any problems.. If you run into errors.. try again..It ran into errors 2 times...( all were my mistakes)...but 3rd time I succedded..And yes.. you can restore again yr I phone from Itunes.. if you want to revert back...
Cheers
Nishant

@Nishant thanks buddy that gave me the confidence.
YIPPI, i just jail broke my iPhone 3G within 4 minutes flat.
Thanks man for the help, it was my first time and did it with confidence. I just needed to install the .NET framework 2, that's it. Thank you everyone :)

Just want to say Thanks for this tutorial. I managed to get mine done and working. I kept getting stuck on the apple logo after all appeared to go well. (firmware 2.1, itunes 8) Anyway, I restored to my back up and that was the problem. Once I restored as new it worked and I am reloading it now. I did this just to get the catagories so I hope it works.

All worked but the phone keeps resetting when I try and sync regular apps. I tired quite a few times and the last the logo was back. Now I have to restore again, so I give up. As much as I would like the extras, I do not want something so buggy/ Maybe I'll try again next week.

"# ISHAAN Says:
November 19th, 2008 at 7:31 am
I jailbreaked my iphone bt the apps store apps are not working. Please help………"
ISHAAN
Maybe try restarting the phone,meaning poer it don and turn it back on. If all else fails just do a restore. If it does not recognize put phone back into DFU mode hold home and power until restart then just hold home it should go into restore mode.

i tried it like a maillion times it wont work i think something is wrong with my usb connection or something. i tried everything i keeps saying you deivce has connected in the wrong mode, this can be caused by the incorrect following of the instructions, or a faulty USB connection, please try again if u guys have any ideas to help me out please contact me at allenchen1993@gmail.com. thanks guys if u are willing to help. god bless u. cool now if you guys have the answer for my mis fortune please feel free to contact me as well thanks you.

I have the same issue as allen chen. Its really strange because I am no stranger to unlocking an iphone its always worked before, Any advice will be much appreciated

i have a question i got an iphone 8gb an i want to jail break it i found out it is not llegal but im kinda scard that my phone might glith i want to know the safest way to do some help=)

I just got a 3G iPhone 2.1 last week and able to Jailbreak the iPhone; However, I am looking high and low on how to install the SMS software the enable SMS message forwarding,cut and paste.
Would appreciate anyone can point me to the tight link or provide instruction how to do it.
Thanks,
tcinzheng

I am taking the plunge tomorrow (jailbreak) with my new 3g iphone I have windows xp operating system I am unsure if I should get the latest .net framework. Is the latest 2.0 or 3.5? I would assume that 3.5 is the newest however I have read mention of updating to 2.0 can someone please help? Thanks

To add to the last reply, I have windows xp with service pack 2. Should I upgrade to service pack 3. The reason I have not already done so is because I heard that service pack 3 does not agree with shared files from the internet. Thanks again.

I have an iPhone 3g FW 2.1 and I have followed the process using QuickPwn but the process hangs when QuickPwn resets the iPhone to RecoveryMode - then it just sits there doing nothing. I have tried this over 20 times now over the past month with no success. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated at this stage - before I lauch mu iPhone at the nearest wall :) Thanks heaps in advance.

Thank you for the great instructions. I have been going back and forth on whether or not to do it, and now that I have... I love it! Thanks again!

I just tried to jailbreak my iphone I have recently downloaded apps for my iphone via bittorrent to prepare for the fun ahead, however I do not know how to install these apps. Should I have cidia etc. as an app on my iphone? I am unsure if the jailbreak worked, how can I tell?

Well I feel like an idiot. I get stuck on step 3! I have iphone 3G, Itunes 8, and firmware 2.1. I've downloaded pwnage and I run the program but it never recognizes my iphone when I plug it in. Does any one know how to troubleshoot this?

i jz bought an iphone 3g 2days ago....and i donno there is such a big problem to upgrade through itune...
i downgrade my iphone 3g from 2.2 to 2.1 , y my phone still show no service ?? can anybody tell me how to do??

i have brand new iphone 3G 8g, i did factory defult restore, now only thing i am seeing in screen is emergny call, I am using for T-mobile sevice, when i insert tmobile sim with turbo sim does not do anyting, it's asking me to insert valid sim card withou pin enter. DOn know what to do now. Thx for your help

I bought my unlock iphone from Australia and I'm living in Malaysia. If my phone is already unlocked, jailbreaking the phone, will it lock up the phone again? Thanks!

I jailbroke my iphone yesterday....I plugged it in to itunes then itunes downloaded a file and RESTORED EVERYTHING. Now my iphone is back to saying "connect to itunes....insert valid sim" same crap! I am tyring to download pwn, but my school computers are not letting me open them...saying it has an error...maybe the firewall is blocking it? My laptop is also not responding to the program. What should I do? Should I try it on another computer?

My Iphone is officially unlocked for 2.2 however, I need to know how to get apps, more importantly, games on my iphone can someone pls help? P.S. Bad Ash: You are great. I wish I could package you up and keep you in my back pocket for future reference. Apple or 3rd parties should come out with an app to access your brain. Thanks so much for everything on this site. :-)

hi guys when my iphone was rebooting its taking forever .. and its not responding waht does this mean

Hi, i have an IPHONE 3G running on turbosim (originally AT&T) and now bahrain sim card is used. Can you please help me jailbreak this Iphone. Will the turbosim will work even after the jailbreak? I have 2.1 and would like to keep same firmware. I heard people who upgraded to 2.2 and turbosim didnt work. Can you please help me jailbreak my 2.1 IPHONE 3G. I only have a Windows Vista and waht tool i need for jailbreak? I have some questions:
1) Shall i remove the turbosim and chip before the jailbreak?
2) after jailbreak, i can put turbosim and will it work?
3) i heard i need to activare in jailbreak, where can i find this and wah is this for?
4) what firmware I need to use -can you give me the link?
thanks, chris

Hi,
i got AT&T orginal 3G Iphone from USA version 2.1 and got unlocked in india, at present i am using my local carrier sim card with turbo sim but some how i am not able to connect my phone with itunes..it shows sim card not compatible..currently using itunes 8 version, do i have to use different itune version?? can you please suggest me as i have always remove my sim card to connect to itunes..
2. my phone icon seems to be showing problem as when i click on it for keypad page, it comes to home screen after 3 seconds and within that time period all functions are disabled in phone icon..what should i do??

If after the jailbreak you can't make dial calls because the phone dialer freezes and goes back to the main menu, try this:
1- Uninstall Kate from Installer: this is what everyone recommends, seems to work for a lot of people but didn't work for me.
2- Then go to Installer again and uninstall these apps:
A) Mobile enhancer
B) RIP DEV preferences
3- Reboot your iPhone.
That's what I did and got my dial pad back again.
Hope this helps someone, I spent like three hours searching for a solution...

I got this error at step 9: "Your device has connected in the wrong mode. This can be caused by incorrect following of the instruction. Or a faulty USB connection. Please try again"
I have a jailbreaked iPod Touch 32Gb 1st gen fw 2.1, i just updated it to 2.2 from iTunes and tried to pwn it with Quickpwn 2.2, but at the step 9 i got that error.
It's strange cuz i've done this many times with with fw 2.0 and 2.1 with no errors, but now i can't do it with 2.2
I read all posts and found that allen chen, Christopher V, Dustin Kavanagh, Mike, Noli and me have the same problem.
Any advice email me: mark_mm2000@yahoo.com

@Spartan7:
I haven't been following this thread so sorry for the late reply. You've probably already figured this out but all the apps I mentioned come from Cydia

i tried the jail breaking thing and it worked the whole way untill it got to the logo of the pinnaple thing and it didnt move fore like 2 hours so i did it again and still the same thing happened plz helpp!! i have v2.0!!

just upgraded my 2g iphone to 2.0, now i need to jailbreak it again. can anyone tell me would i lose all my messages and notes if i do it again?
thanx

Answer to posts 6 & 7, I did this about a week ago, worked a treat I upgraded to itunes 8 2.2 did the jailbreak, worked just fine, as it should, but then I went and did something very stupid, and tried to load ziphone onto it, it braught up a silly looking cartoon man with some Russian word in a bubble, and would not progress from there, did a restore still could not get ziphone 3.0 to work, so I will be using the method asked about in posts 6 & 7, I wanted to try ziphone so I could install an app I got to my iphone, I run Windows xp and have no clue how to get the app folder from my desk top to my iphone, it was a free app, pretty nifty little thing, but cant get it onto my iphone from the pc, any tips would be greatly appreciated :-)

hey guys I unlocked my 2.1 firmware iphone 1st gen and after all of that, the signal bar is completely depleted and i cant open Cydia, Installer, Safari, or make calls. And my tmobile logo wont appear. how do i get it working again? Please reply asap.

Hey I have the 2.2 Firmware. How can I get this off my phone and install the 2.1 Firmware. And to everyone else. My buddy has the 2.1 Firmware. It downloaded NO PROBLEM. and EVERYTHING is absolutely awesome. He was downloading apps for hours. Nothing has gone wrong. Thanks to this site.

I did it !!! After a week of trying evertything!!
I have a jailbraked iPod touch 1st gen, 2.2 firmware working 100% I used QuickPwn 2.2
How to solve the ERROR (post 183): “Your device has connected in the wrong mode. This can be caused by incorrect following of the instruction. Or a faulty USB connection. Please try again”
SOLUTION: It is pretty easy, i wasn't pressing the HOME button enough. What worked for me is to press the HOME button with the NAIL, and VOILA it worked !!!
To all those newbies i advice you to press the HOME button with your nail in step 9. Pretty easy solution but nobody told me how to solve it!

well ... took the plunge and it made a good bit of kit a superb device .... I had the problem with the phone app not working buy "Koas post #182" cured that in 5 mins ...
Anyone recommend a landscape text app ? then life is complete.
KC

I have just done my iphone i was a little bit scared to mess about with it at first but it really is simple to do and now i can do so much more with my iphone great stuff thanks...

@Koas Mobile Enhancer was the only app installed of the 3 u mentioned. Uninstalled it and got my dialpad back! Thanks alot!

i jailbroke yesterday folling these steps and everything worked just fine...
untill i found out my phone wont make ANY CALLS
it texts, goes on the internet and everything!
but when i click on the green phone symbol to make a call it just freezes and goes to the home page!!!
what should i do!!!
the phones kinda useless without being able to make or recieve calls.....

my phone have a phone symbol. when you press so no come out green symbol there is not come out phone symbol when you press go automatic go to orginal screen

Hi Nishant
I have just jailbroken a 1g firmware 2.1 but cannot use any SIM on it. It says invalid SIM though it allows me to receive and make calls from the Emergency Pad but somehow I cannot load the applications.I think it is only jailbroken and not unlocked..how do I do it ?
Thanks brother.:)

continuing #195... i restored it and jailbroke it again and then the same problem happened, at first everything worked, then there was an error. then the same thing happened where i cant make calls! is there any way to fix/prevent that?!

I was worried about jailbreaking my phone, as am a bit of a tech moron. Am so grateful though...wicked stuff to be had. So just wanna say thanks from West London surprised and v.happy guy!

Guys, I really need help. So the jailbreaking was succesfull but when I got to the retarting part, my iPhone installed all those things, then restarted, but it kept staying on the boot image. I waited 20 minutes and it vibrated a lot of times, but it still didnt open. What should I do?
I beg you, I need help!

I go to load Pwnage and it says needs required .net framework v2.0 what the hell is that?

To mani problems to do the jailbreak, some bady know that is de main problem of do this process.
I think this is not a secure jailbreak method...or we are doing something wrong....to mani questions but no answer

@Koas:
Thanx m8!
My phone works again :)
(for the first few hours ik works well, but this morning the ap. crashes)

I too would like to thank Koas for post #182 - I am an absolute rookie with this stuff and was not impressed that my phone app wasn't working even though everything else was
thanks mate - well played

@KOAS: thanks for the solution on the phone app error. The problem occured after a week or two and i (stupid enough) backuped de phone after the jailbreak (without a back up of the legit back up). I was dreading the thought of a clean install, what would have meant that 50% of my data would be lost...
So you see, you're my hero dude... :-) Enjoy new years eve and have a great 2009....

DFU mode:
1:hold sleep/wake buttom and home button for about ten seconds till screen turns off.
2:hold sleep/wake button and then like one second later (before screen turns on)hold the home button and then hold them both till screen turns back on.
3:when the screen come back on with apple logo release the sleep/wake button and continue holding the home button until u see the itunes logo with cable screen.

HELP ME PLS
I'm stuck at the pineapple logo screen. QuickPwn said i'm successfully jailbreaked my iphone and it will work after the reboot. But when i reboot it, it stuck at the boot screen. Any advice. Thanks in advance

Hey guys - After seeing this monster list and how the mods and experts seem to stop answering questions at around 30 something -- I think someone should go through these all and compile a nice little FAQ page.
Please?
Especially for the open/close issues,
Not using Installer b/c Cydia is more stable,
And some answers for ppl who experience Hangs
Perhaps those concerned with Notepad Data Loss and whatnot.
Good Luck with this insane thread.

Hi guys..need help for the firmware verification on my iphone 3g v.2.2.. I already downloaded the tools for jailbreaking it...does this verification takes a while?thanks...

this worked for me.
thanks.
Koas Says:
November 25th, 2008 at 4:40 pm
If after the jailbreak you can’t make dial calls because the phone dialer freezes and goes back to the main menu, try this:
1- Uninstall Kate from Installer: this is what everyone recommends, seems to work for a lot of people but didn’t work for me.
2- Then go to Installer again and uninstall these apps:
A) Mobile enhancer B) RIP DEV preferences
3- Reboot your iPhone.
That’s what I did and got my dial pad back again.
Hope this helps someone, I spent like three hours searching for a solution…

Dude i have an iphone 2g with firmware 2.1 loaded i have done the Jailbreak thing but can u please help me how to install applications on it...i dont have an aplle id neither do i have a credit card to register for it....whats the name of the directory in the Itunes folder where the applications are there....PLEASE HELP!!!!! my mail id id nikunja83@gmail.com....please reply via mil if possible...thanx

Hi guys, I need help with my iPhone 3G, which I got from an uncle who bought it online from China. I put an ATT sim from my regular phone into the iphone and it makes and receive call fine, but it will not connect with itune. My computer recognized it only as a removable drive, also there is no WiFi connection, when I checked network there is no option for WiFi. Another thing there are no itune or Safari icon on the phone screen. What should I do.

Hii, uhm i neeed help and i dnt feel like payinf 20 bucks to a stranger who cant even help
i have a 2g iphone i unlocked it using pwnage, erything was fine buh i dot my phone was not jailbroken yet so i used the pwnage program again buh this time sumhing BAAD happendd ! the pineapple logo popped up and a few seconds later a cartoon picture of a guy , i believe it was that steve guy , popped up and it froze nothing moved so i restored my iphone and it went back to the begingin to the emergency mode. so that means my phone isnt unlocked ? so then i used the pwnage again and it WONT work D: im gettin awfully saad ive tried everything and nothing helped. buh the weird thing is, EVEN THO IM STILL ON EMERGENCY MODE I CAN STILL MAKE AND RECIEVE CALLS. thats weird so does that mean that my fone is unlocked ? buh i cant get to my main menu either its stuck on emergency mode ! PLEASE SOMEBODY HELP ME GET AT MY MYSPACE WWW.MYSPACE.COM/PUTOFACETAMMY OR EMAIL NGOCMIKEDOK@HOTMAIL.COM I REALLY NEEED HELP PLEASE !!!!

Hii, uhm i neeed help and i dnt feel like payinf 20 bucks to a stranger who cant even help
i have a 2g iphone i unlocked it using pwnage, erything was fine buh i dot my phone was not jailbroken yet so i used the pwnage program again buh this time sumhing BAAD happendd ! the pineapple logo popped up and a few seconds later a cartoon picture of a guy , i believe it was that steve guy , popped up and it froze nothing moved so i restored my iphone and it went back to the begingin to the emergency mode. so that means my phone isnt unlocked ? so then i used the pwnage again and it WONT work D: im gettin awfully saad ive tried everything and nothing helped. buh the weird thing is, EVEN THO IM STILL ON EMERGENCY MODE I CAN STILL MAKE AND RECIEVE CALLS. thats weird so does that mean that my fone is unlocked ? buh i cant get to my main menu either its stuck on emergency mode ! PLEASE SOMEBODY HELP ME GET AT MY MYSPACE http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/PUTOFACETAMMY OR EMAIL NGOCMIKEDOK@HOTMAIL.COM I REALLY NEEED HELP PLEASE !!!!

so im at the step where im selecting the firmware and it wont give me the green check mark activating the blue arrow to move on. i have the firmware downloaded and in the file on my desktop. when i browse and select the file it just has the spinning loading icon for a few seconds then doesn't do anything.
Can you help me?

i think you misunderstood im at the firmware verification step and it wont verify it. iv downloaded the iphone1,2
-2.1 firmware a bunch of times and it will not work it just keeps having that spinning icon like its loading for a few seconds then just does nothing.?!?!?!?!?

I found an Iphone 3G and seems to be totally locked (AT&T shut it down). Do I simply have to follow the unlocking procedure or is there more to it?

HELP! im stuck on step 5/6
im doing everything right but its just not giving me the chance to move on. can you tell me what im doing wrong or how to solve this please. :)

I paid £15 yesterday for a so called iPhone specialist to jailbreak my phone and it didnt work correctly, ive just follwed the instructions here and its been done by me in just under 7 mins (benefits of having 4gb ram on laptop I suppose).
Thanks guys.

i have a problem with my iPhone its a 2nd gen iphone 3g and i used these steps and it says it was successful but my iphone wont reboot and it keeps on turning off and a white screen flashes for a sec and it tries to reboot again plz help

I have an answer for you Edwin it is simple go to itune connect your iphone with itune go to devices category click on iphone then in the version hold shift and click restor and select the iphone software(.ipsw) file that you downloaded

i have jailbroken iphone 3g 2.2....i downloaded frre application from iTunes and synced it to the phone but it doesnt appear......?

I was up reading forums about jailbreaking iphones, the pros and cons. I found more pros so i decided to proceed. Once i did the steps, found it was real easy, i came to realize my ATT service was no more. so i changed it back to how it was, was there something i did wrong? Although i did mess with the cool apps from cydia, real nice. Please help.

I once jailbrak one i-phone 3g and it went well is working properly. i did this for my friend but it wont reboot when i finished jailbreaking the i-phone 3g is said that everything went well but it wont restart. the only thing that i see in the i-phone is an apple and thats it. i need help, i don't know what to do? please help i need to give the phone to my friend. i appreciate if someone can e-mail me and help me with this problem.

i just jailbroke my iphone 3g that i just got today, and it will not connect to at&t, it has no signal, it was b4 i jalbroke it, any help guys

Wow, well im still very new ti my Iphone 3g (Australian version) and now i couldn't be happier.
Everything's working like a charm.
Thanks guys.
your all truly amazing.

Oh and by the way.
I've been fiddeling around with my Itunes acount and various extremely strenuous websites.
Can anyone please tell me how i can use a ringtone(preferably one from my Itunes) as a default ringtone.
cheers

This is BS...i just tried this. Everything was working fine. Waiting for phone to restart but that ugly ass pinapple would not get off the screen. phone vibed 2x and that was it. so had to restore...fuck this method...dont use it

hey,
i downgraded from 2.2.1 to 2.2, and i tried to jailbreak. i went through thw whole process but cydia will not install. installer however will.
anyone have any ideas as to why?
thanks alot

This instruction is a FAKE. On this time and on time when someone published this tutorial it wasn't firmware 2.2.1 for 3G. Second, this screenshots is from QuickPwn that support ONLY firmware ver 2.2, 2.0 and 2.1 - You can see this on screenshot.
On this moment there is NO option to Unlock iphone 3G using this new QuickPwn 2.2.5 for Windows. You can see this in text file downloaded with software:
FEATURES

  • Support for FW v2.0.1, v2.0.2, v2.1.0, v2.2.0, v2.2.1
  • Jailbreaking and Pwning iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 1G
  • Unlocking iPhone 2G
  • Adding Cydia and Installer
  • Replacing boot logos
    and finaly, Dev-Team still working on new Yellown0w software for new modem firmware.

Ignore the above post everyone, all of the guides supply the most recent files you use and the process is as described in the guide. So yes, all of TiPb guides, if followed correctly, work perfectly.

Dev-Team still working on new Yellown0w software for new modem firmware - So it's mind that there is NO yellowsn0w software for modem firmware that comes with firmware 2.2.1 - THIS IS TRUE
Please look closely on screenshots,, There is information that QuickPwn is supporting only firmware 2.1 2.0.3 and 2.0.5 - I'm not blank, I know what i can see.
And finally: Dev-Team explain why DO NOT to update to iPhone 2.2.1http://www.theiphoneblog.com/2009/01/29/musclenerd-dev-team-overviews-22...

am using windows xpservice pack2
i have the apple device software update and the quicpwn
but any time i open the quicpwn it says
the application failed to initialize properly (0x00001350) click ok to terminate the application
pls help me

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