How to: Jailbreak/Unlock Your 1st Generation iPhone 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.

It was not long ago that we filled you in on the steps to take in order to jailbreak your iPhone 3G on Mac OS X as well as a Windows PC. Well today TiPb is proud to present a step by step guide to not only jailbreak your first generation iPhone 2G but to unlock it while jailbreaking. This is for Windows PC's only.

So if you are against AT&T in the US, or simply need to run your original iPhone on an international carrier like Rogers in Canada or any GSM/EDGE network around the world, then please read on after the jump!

This guide will show you how to jailbreak/unlock the original iPhone 2G only, not the iPhone 3G. 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.

1. Get the tools.

Once you are positive you are running the 2.2.1 on your iPhone 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:

Unzip the QuickPwn.zip file inside the Pwnage folder.

2. Launch QuickPwn

Simply click on the pineapple from the Pwnage folder you created on your desktop.

3. Connect your iPhone

Connect your iPhone 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 firmware.

5. Selecting the 2.2.1 firmware IPSW

Select the 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, replace boot logos, and unlock your device. 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. Bootloader Files

You will now be prompted to select your bootloader files that I instructed you to download a few minutes ago. Click on the Browse button and select the 3.9 bootloader from the Pwnage folder you created on your desktop. Repeat this for the 4.6 bootloader file. Then click the blue arrow button to proceed.

9. Verify Connection

QuickPwn will noW verify that your iPhone is still connected to your PC. Again click the blue arrow to carry on forward.

10. 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 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.

11. Let the jailingbreaking begin - no going back now!

QuickPwn will detect your phone is in DFU mode and proceed with the jailbreaking process.

12. You are officially jailbroken - Congrats! Now Time to Unlock - Be Patient

Once jailbreaking is complete, QuickPwn will then reboot it and run BootNeuter. Let BootNeuter take over, do not interupt it. This process will take about 5 minutes. Your iPhone will reboot when it has completed and you will have a fully unlocked iPhone!

13. Setting up data connection - T-Mobile ONLY

Go into Settings, General, then Network and enter the following information.

APN: wap.voicestream.com

Username: (leave empty)

Password: (leave empty)

For other Mobile Carriers data settings check out this link.

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!

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How to: Jailbreak/Unlock Your 1st Generation iPhone 2.2.1 - Windows PC QuickPWN Edition

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Id like to leave congrats for this program! just like everyone else im so thankful people have taken their time to create something so easy. just two hours ago i screwed up in cydia and deleted the wrong file for my unlocked 2 gen. i was freaking out since i had no idea how to unlock or anthing. even though i gotta start from scratch, its such a relief to be back on t-mobile..

My iPhone malfunctioned an was on "Emergency Only" mode. This worked like a dream, thank you so much! Only, for me, connecting the phone and THEN launching QuickPwn worked, not the other way around, but that's just a small detail.
Keep it up!!

Followed all thesteps trying to unlock my phone.
Went from 2.1 firmware to 2.2.1. Had the Bootneuter running at its last step. But i am still unable to UNLOCK my phone. It shows NO SERVICE. But manage to installed cydia n installer.
Under CARRIERS > Network Selection, im able to see my provider. Upon clicking it i get “RESTRICTED NETWORK” “Your selected cellular network is restricted. You can choose a different network in Settings”
Im getting the same thing as jaws..anybody got solution to this? pls helpppp
jaws have fixed ur iphone yet?

lol dis shxt really works...wow. preciate this pplz, ya'll were a big help. my phone is fully unlocked and ready to go! even without a sim card! thanx!

Thanks! my iphone is unlocked and works perfect with t-mo.
i ran into one problem though with applications. When i tried installing an app using my itunes, there was a pop up that said "unable to verify application". I heard of this problem before and seen people inquire about it on other sites, couldnt find an answer however. can you help ?

hey, i hav an ipod touch 1.1.5, i hav tried so many different updates but it dint work for me, cn anyone give me a download link or help me out, every time i try and update it says update eror. thanks

Worked like a charm..thank you sooo much.You saved me a lot of headache and money. Thanks again.-uae

So once the phone is unlocked, I can put a T-Mobile Sim card inside of it then use my T-Mobile plan on that phone, correct?
The only problem is I don't have T-Mobile service right now or a T-Mobile sim card. Do I have to buy a T-Mobile plan then ask them to send me a sim card, or do I have to buy a T-Mobile plan then get one of those free phones, then take out the sim card from there and insert it inside the iphone?

Thanks a lot guys! I was using an iphone 2G 1.1.4, and my cousin who had got it unlocked had warned not to upgrade.. But with the AppStore, I couldnt resist ;) This worked like a dream, but I had to do it like 20 times .. The tricky part was step 10. I solved it by looking at an actual clock and counting instead of relying on the counter provided by QuickPwn. Also I had the sim card inserted. Hope this helps someone! Thanks again, and Thank You Jesus! :D

yeah it works so cool
by the way the top part of the screen doesn't work..... do u know how to fix it I don't have warrenty

this sucks, everything loaded great on my phone but when it did its last reboot it just stays on the boot screen with just the apple, im really pissed i need my phone tomorrow badddddddd,,,,, Can Someone please help

I keep getting this stupid message..
in the last second before preparing to jailbreak sayin “Your device has connected in the wrong mode. This can be caused by incorrect following of instructions, or a faulty USB connection. Please try again”. tried in another pc and still the same

THANKS FOR ALL THE INFO MY 2G I-PHONE IS NOW T-MOBLE AND WORKS GREAT I RECOMEND ANYONE TOO USE IT THANKS A BUNCH.
CHRIS TAYLOR OKLAHOMA CITY ,OKLA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thanks a million! i picked up my friends used iphone 1st gen for 40 bucks went to tmobile picked up a pre paid month to month base data and minute plan and now i have cool iphone!!!! i will be donating asap!

I have a First Gen iPhone (2g) which is not activated and the SIM inside it is a deactivated SIM. I just upgraded it 2.2.1. I don't have a T-Mobile SIM.
First Question:
My question is, can I still Jailbreak/Unlock it without an activated SIM? Or can I only Jailbreak it? Or neither?
Another question I have is:
Will unlocking allow me to use this phone with AT&T WITHOUT a data plan, and only WiFi? Or will AT&T find out and begin charging me?

Thank You! This works very well. I had the difficulty with the sim card as described by several others. This is how I was able to overcome that issue. First, you have to make sure you have the 2.2.1xx on your itunes on your computer. The best thing to do is to take the firmware file you already downloaded and go to your itunes and upload it as the firmware for your iphone to run on. This means you need to take out the sim from the phone, connect it to your itunes, go to the firmware screen in Itunes, use the shift key and click on the button to change the firmware, and upload the firmware file you have already downloaded. OK that was the hard part. Now close itunes, put your sim in your phone, and start here on step 1 and you should be good to go. Most of the problems are due to the firmware in itunes or that you have itunes open when you go through the process. If you have tried the process listed above more than 5 times you need to search for more technical reasons why it is not working. There are other sites with great info and a different perspective or way to describe the process. Dont give up yet. Thanks

IS Quickpwn the best jailbreak 4 iphone 2g? I want 2 get customizer on my phone, but I need 2 jailbreak it first! Please help me now! My friend has customizer and its sooo cool

The best way to do this is follow comment number 10, 2.1 or 2.2.1 doesnt matter. I put a different sim (of my choice) and put the phone in DFU mode, restored factory settings and denied updating carrier settings on the itunes. then followed this guide word for word. Hope this helps. Follow comment number 10

This really works! My iphone 2g was locked after I updated software on itunes. I restored the phone using itunes hoping that that would allow me to use my phone, but all I did was erase all of my data. I tried two other jailbreak programs, which did not work. Finally, after 8 weeks of searching the internet, I found this one and jailbroke and unlocked my iphone on April 2. It worked perfectly. My iphone was unlocked in less than 10 minutes and I was able to install cydia and installer. Keep up the good work!

I didn't have to use the firmware ipsw at all because I restored my phone to factory settings using itunes before I began to jailbreak and the firmware restored was 2.2.1. It's really important that you disable all itunes and apple programs on your computer, otherwise when you connect your phone, itunes will open and interfere with the jailbreaking process. Also, pay close attention at step 10. The screen will prompt you by highlighting the step you should be taking when it's time to hold down the home and power buttons. Don't hold down those buttons until prompted to do so.

A couple more things - insert the sim card that you want to use when you restore the phone at itunes. Once restore is complete, itunes message will say sim not supported. Close itunes and disable it on your computer, and then begin quickpwn process. Even though I live in The Bahamas, my phone works with the local service provide "BTC". No glitches so far. I'm so happy that my "toy" is working again.

thank you so much!
i searched everywhere for something like this
its really good for those of you in same situation as i was which is i upgraded to 2.2.1 and it said "DOES NOT RECOGNIZE SIM CARD" or something like that
the only hard part is the last but it definatly works
have faith and FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY!
THANK YOU!!!

this is really great. very clear and easy to follow instructions... comment 10 was of help as well.. thank you soooo much...

Wow. After reading the article and 282+ comments, i decided to give it a go from 1.4. Had some problems due to firmware 1.4. I updated from iTune to latest and started to follow all the instructions. It worked smoothly and no problems at all.
Great article!!!!! Thank you very much ^____^

Worked perfect and was EASY!!! Have no clue why anyone here had any problems..probably did not follow instructions correctly.

Wow!!! Piece of cake, but it took me most the morning to do it! And, I thought I screwed up the phone. Bought a phone new/used, a 2G that had never been used and although I am an AT&T user, I didn't want to go through their process and procedure plan (new 2-yr contract and data package expense) so wanted to unlock the phone and just drop my SIM card in the phone. Everything worked well as far as Jailbreaking and Unlocking...EXCEPT during the latter process I was holding down the "HOLD" key on my keyboard, not the "hold" button on the phone!!!
I only discovered that is was the "hold" key on the phone when watching a YouTube demo on restoring the iPhone setting which I thought I needed to do. Duh!!! Needless to say, the Pwnage program kept coming up with an error message since I was pressing the keyboard, not the phone button!
Anyway, thanks for the tutorial!!! But man, at 49-years-old, I feel like such a rookie when it comes to this type of stuff and my missing the mark about which "hold" button to use. ;-)

I Do not want to unlock my iphone, i have a contract with ATT but i want the installer and Cydia, what do i do? I tried one time and my phone went to the apple logo and i got scared and restored it real quick, i think i almost effed up my fone... but after finding this i want to try again... im a n00b and i dont wanna eff up my fone forever.... help please!

This program is amazing! If everyone has the patience and doesnt mess with it while it is being jailbroken THIS WILL WORK! The only issue I had was apparently something with iTunes being active. I waited until it timed out and Quickpwn worked. VERY EXCITE!!

JUST DID IT ON MY 1st GEN 8G IPHONE.
WORKED LIKE A CHARM..
IF U FOLLOW STEPS EXACTALLY IT WORKS!

Hi,
I am having an iphone 2G with firmware 2.2.1. I was trying to unlock it via the procedure using quickpwn.
During the initial step while clicking the shift + restore, itunes is bit asking for the ipsw file but checking the intenet for the firmware. I tried to disable the internet but gets the meesage that "make sure that the settings are correct and your network connection is alive, then try again'
Please advise what need to be done.
Thanks & regards,
Salish

Hi,
I tried this, iphone 2g. from 1.4 to 2.2.
Really worked at first try!!!
Im so happy! thank you sooo much.

After one or two tries it worked beautifully, but when I connect to the itunes on my laptop itunes tries to "restore" software. Will restoring it re-lock the iphone? I need to connect to it so that I can load my music library. Anyone know the answer?

hi great blog......ive followed the steps and jailbroken and unlocked my iphone 2g....i get t-mobile and full reception but i just cant make calls or send txt....anyone got any information which may help my problem!!!! thanx

for all those that T-Mobile user that had the error with the emergency call only, here what i did after many hours of agony, i inserted my friends AT&T card, open iTunes, tell iTunes that you want to restore the phone after answering the first question, remove the AT&T card and insert your T-Mobile card, the hit restored on the second question, after the phone finishes it will reboot make sure you close iTunes after that, then follow all the instructions above with your T-Mobile card in it and wa la...

one thing not in the instructions that is a MUST! Insert the SIM you are going to use then do a restore from within Itunes. Then DO NOT register the iphone. Shut down itunes and commence with the Pawnge process just as it is described. It will work!

sorry, still have a problem, my sim card didnt work on my unlocked iphone. could anyone advise me what to do. thanks

Hi, I have unlocked my 2G phone which is on version 1.1.2 & what I'd like to do is to upgrade to at least version 2.0 ! Can you tell me how to do this ? Many thanks

Do we need to stop the AppleMobileDeviceService.exe service as well? Should we stop it from Control Panel -> Admin Tools -> Services? If we stop it then it goes back in "Automatic" mode. Do we need to change that mode as well?
Or, can we skip stopping/killing AppleMobileDeviceService.exe service while starting step no. 2 i.e. "Launch QuickPwn".

i have been looking allll overrrrrrr for a place to unlock my iphone
thank you Goddddd!
i love youu.
i wanna cry

Hey, I tried unlocking my 2G phone using the QuickPwn-225-2. Everything went on smooth when I put on Tmobile SIM in my iphone, the left top corner shows full signal... calls out as tmobile... got a message I have an voicemail but reads "SIM card not accepted"... allows only emergency calls...
Do I need to call Tmobile to unlock my SIM before I install it in my iPhone?

I got it working.. just follow the steps from #205 before starting the unlock process... my iphone works like a charm.. :) thanks folks... and for the newbees... happy.."un"-locking...

thank you man!!! helped me heaps i was up all night trying to di this n u helped me to it in like 2 mins!!! i love u!!

Everything was working good until it restarted. I followed all the steps and now all it is showing is the pineapple icon on the screen and it vibrates once in a while and the screen goes black and the pineapple icon comes back it has done this for hours. Is there a way I can speed up the process. Please tell me ASAP my email is tiffers6492@yahoo.com :-(

Hi, I have an unusual problem with my iphone 2g. I followed these instructions and made it work, but after 3-4 days the phone freezes and locks up again. Then I have to restore it with itunes and unlock again with quickpwn. I tried this several times, always with the same result. It just stops working after a few days. Andy advice? Thanks

Thank you guys very very much. I have the original 4Gb (had bought the 2nd day it released) 2g iPhone. I had updated it to the latest firmware using iTunes and was a little unsure if this would work. Initially before looking at this post I tried a couple of times doing the unlock but as many people have commented, the jailbreak was going through but the unlock wouldn't happen. The phone after rebooting would go to the Emergency call screen and would say needs activation. When I tried a T-mobile sim (after the process was done) I could make calls and receive but the phone technically was not unlocked - I could not get to the normal UI and other functionality.
So the following work for me (same what Indy has mentioned in post 223.

  1. Bought a prepaid T-mobile sim card (10 bucks).
  2. Took my original sim from the phone out and put the above sim in.
  3. Connected to my laptop (Vista).
  4. Started iTunes (8.1 version).

At this point iTunes told me it could not identify the SIM in the phone and I should get a valid sim from the proper carrier.

  1. Pressed the Home and the Power buttom simutanously on the phone till screen went blank and then released the power button while keeping the Home button pressed.
  2. iTunes at this point detected the phone was connected in restore mode and asked for restore to be done.
  3. Clicked on Restore and Update.
  4. iTunes completed the restore of the software and firmware and when it completed and rebooted the phone, I disconnected the phone immediately (as mentioned by 223,10 etc.).
  5. From here on followed the QuickPwn instructions exactly as mentioned in the post.

And that was it. When it came up - no trace of AT&T. The phone accepted the new SIM like it had been married for ages!!!

  1. Started iTunes again and asked it to update the phone. iTunes updated and synched all my library and I got my phone as it had been with everything on it before - but now unlocked and ready to go without AT&T. Even my home wireless was intact and remembered.

Thank you very much to all the guys on this post (I read each and every comment here) just to make sure I may not miss anything and lose my phone doing something wrong.
Thanks again!!!

A little help please
had the iPhone for a year now highly satisfied with out ever jail-breaking but i want to jail-break now. Anything special I should do? I have tried this in the past and QwkPwn never recognizes that it is in DFU mode, although Windows "recognizes DFU device" and the screen that its says should be on the iPhone is there!

This tutorial is truely amazing! It makes me looks like I am some sort of Pro hacker but I am actually nothing close to it. LOLZzzz :-p Following are the summarized steps in order to succeed:-

  1. Read comment #10, #205 and #223 before you begin the process. I personally recommend all comments to be read.
  2. Open Window Task Manager and disable "Ipodservices" and "Applemobiledevice" before you even start Pwnage.
  3. Follow the instruction listed above and you will be fine leading to the last stage before jailbreaking.
  4. ON THE LAST STAGE, YOU MUST FOLLOW THE ON SCREEN INSTRUCTION EXACTLY! Which means you only press the button on the moment when you are asked to! Hold the button according to the on screen ticking clock to the exact seconds.

I had to attempt twice to get it. My 2nd attempt was smooth as glass ^_^. We are here to help. Keep the Iphone rolling coz it rockzzz!!!!

Ryan, You need to restore the Iphone to to the latest 2.2.x.x firmware before you start. Read my post above.

hi. thank you for the info.
i just unlocked the iphone 1st generation, so it will be good for tmobile. i just have a little concern. how do i add apps that i got online. i tried using itunes, and it says like they are not regisered o something.
do i need to modify the iphone in any other way ??

I did everything right and got to where the pineapple is in the full screen loading and then when it went to reboot it kept on the apple logo>? Can you please help me. Plaese

I dont know what to do. I turned it off and on again but it stays at the apple logo. I dont know what happened and i try to plug it back to iTunes but it does not recognize it. Please help me I am 16 and my moms mad at me.

Can anyone tell me why my iphone stuck in downloading jailbreak data... while i'm jailbreaking and unlocking using quickpwn. for version 2.2.1 2g iphone.

10, 205, 223, 320 i have read and re-read to the point of exhaustion...i keep on trying ova and ova i jst keep on getting the emergency screeen plzz help afta 5 days its still not doing it plzzzzzzz help

plz can any1 help i am still stuck on the emergency screen... i am stuck in this mode and i cant get out.. i tried the hard reset (holding the home and power button down) this for a brief second displayed the phone menu then disappers back to the emergency screeen plz help

walkerz01... Please try steps given in 318 exactly as they are given. You probably need to restore your iPhone to the proper firmware before restarting. What I would suggest is first restore it and see you get to proper function (withou jailbreak and or unlock). Once you get your device back and properly functional as before, then retry the steps again.

thanks for the software...thanks for the well written instructions...and YES PATIENCE IS DEFINETLY NEEDED HERE!!!

Okay I have an iphone 2g and I have followed the steps in 10, 205, and 223. My iphone is already unlocked. I want to jailbreak my phone so I need to know the steps for this. Kevin you said to 'disable' those services before opening pwange but I don't have the option to 'disable' .. it gives the option to 'terminate'...is that the same thing? And everytime I click on quickpwn (the pineapple) I get an error message that says...."the application failed to initialize properly (0cx0000135. click ok to terminate the application." Can anybody tell me what I am doing wrong or the exact steps to jailbreak my iphone 2g? I have been trying to do this for days now and am getting nowhere.

hey guys
yer i re did everything and follow the steps exactly to how it was written but it still comes up with the emergency screeen... should i buy a new simcard??

I've tried ziphone 3.0 and could make it work, then I gave a chance to PWN and my God it worked like a charm, congratulations to the builders.

Guys, one big THANKYOU..Your instructions are easy as.
Just should have put at the start to insert the simcard you want to use..and then the emergency screen never comes up.

tried about 10x and still can't get it to work.
now when i do it, quickpwn won't work unless my iphone is already plugged in and AppleMobileDevice is running. any help would b greatly appreciated.

am i supposed to turn off itunes when I see:
Your iPhone has been updated, and is restarting. Please leave your iPhone connected. It will appear in the iTunes window after it restarts

How long time should it take to get in Recovery Mode?
And have the Iphone to be in Recovery Mode before you
hold the buttoms etc..

getting same error as number 333 :S plz help ASAP
application failed to initialize properly (0cx0000135. click ok to terminate the application.
thanks in advance ... btw im using windows XP and my iphone is 3g

i did everything you said but i get the different sim card error please help!!!and one more thing do i have to have my pho activated with at&t to do the jail break?? cuz i bough my phone from ebay desactivated!!!thanx

Anyone know what I need to do to get around this one?
Download error, /users/myname/desktop/iphone1,12.2.15h11_restore.ispw could not be saved because of an unknown error. Try saving to a different location.
I'm running on a Mac Book Pro, version 10.5.7, first gen iPhone, iTunes version 8.2. My iphone has been jailbroken before and restored with no problems. I just finished a complete restore thinking this would fix the problem but no joy here. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

ok i get thru all the steps when i get to number to it says wait for your iphone to connect in recvery mode and it has all the other steps in gray why cant i get further then this what am i doing wrong

please help. i have tried to jail break my phone, but now it is just stuck with a pineapple logo, and is not recognised by the computer so i cannot restore the original software.

Hi
i am trying to jail break iPhone 2g ,but after 10th step,it goes to recovery mode more than 4 hrs i was waiting but it says there only.

hey guys i have a problem.. i just jail break my ipod touch 1st gen... but after the first booting from the quickpwn the ipod is now starting up. it just shows the apple logo.. i cant use any function of the ipod as all i can see is the apple logo.. i need help!... if any one want to help me.. pls email me at jab45jab@gmail.com...
i would really appreciate it!

Hey guys I have the same problem as Kannan, I have the 3G but after step 10 and one hour later ,the phone never back again and the pc say still waiting.
Please Help )))))))))))))

I do all the steps and it says that I have completed the jailbreaking process but as it is restarting it stays on the screen with just the apple and it wont switch

the same thing happened to me said pwnage was succesful and rebooted and now is stuck on apple screen plz help

I cannot restore cause itunes cannot access iphone because passcode lock. then i tried to use pwnage again and pwnage says this version of quick pawn con only jailbreak devices with versions 2.0. My phone was the correct version when i started plz plz plz help

i currently have at&t. but i do not have the iPhone service plan. by unlocking the phone does that mean i won't have to pay all the extra iPhone fees?

Robert That happened to me and I thought my phone was done. Check online and see how to put it in that DFU mode then restore. You probably got alot of stuff on the phone. i had lots of apps and stuff. Then jailbreak and put everything back onto the phone

My phone is fully unlocked but i can't download music from itune. Could you tell me how to do that. Can jailbreak will help me?

It worked the first time but then i got the 3.0 Update and everything just went back to normal. So i opened Quickpin. The first time i jailbreaked it automatically found the iPhone 1,12.2.1.5H11restore.zip file. So i opened Quickpin and the second time i couldn't find it. Where is it and why can't i find it?

how long does it take to unlock it, coz right now it's taking a lg time, please somebody let me know thank you

nothing happens when i touch the home and power button....... what's going on, somebody please reply to me. thank you

my phone is already jail broken as far as cydia and installer when i do the steps the unlocking key is not there for me to press.. am i doing something wrong or will it still unlock with out the option to?
thanks for any feed back

I successfully (i think) used this application correctly, but when I insert my t-mobile sim card, it still doesn't recognize the carrier. Am I missing something here, I thought it was supposed to unlock the phone as well.

my iphone screen is white. how do i reset it? i can't get it to do anything. please help me to restore my phone.
thanks.

i downloaded all the programs i need to jailbreak my iphone and the iphone 2.2.1 ISPW does no work! the 2.1 firmware IPSW file from the Pwnage folder i created on my desktop when i browse it on the quickpwn it says firmware error strings what do i have to do? plz tell im desperate!

OK to people with white screen and wrong mode problems. You have to make sure your iphone has to have firmware 2.2.1. It's a MUST otherwise this program WON'T WORK. If you dont know what firmware your iphone has, you can check the link below and downgrade or upgrade to the 2.2.1.
This is the link :http://www.blogsdna.com/2733/how-to-downgrade-iphone-firmware-30-to-221.htm
After verifying the correct firmware version. THIS PROGRAM WILL WORK WITHOUT ANY PROBLEM because I've spent the whole Sunday and searching all over google. Finally, I came up with the above link and have the correct firmware version and this program WORKED perfectly. Thanks a lot Jeremy Sikora

hey, i just followed all the steps and used the instructions #10, it works perfectly! thnx a lot, really appreciate it! The key is to use itunes to restore iphone to 2.1 firmware (this can b done by downloading it and then go to itunes and press shift and restore and u cud choose the version u want to restore it to) and then go to quickpwn and use the 2.1 firmware u jst downloaded and then u jst follow the usual steps... mainly for T-mobile users.

Hello I have the iphone 2G first generation, but just recently uograded software to the 3.0.1, and I have tried to downgrade using your method and it does not work. It dosnt recognize the 2.2.1 firmware in the folder created. Also, I see that in your pic it shows a music box, but in mine it shows a zip file. I have tried several ways and it seems to be impossible for this iphone to jailbrake or unlocked, can someone please help. Thanks

as with #104 when it comes time to do the timing thing, I just get an error that states that I'm in the wrong recovery mode...and to check usb connection or make sure i have followed instructions. Up to tht point everything is working fine.

Hey Guys, ok, this is the thing, for some stupid reason i did the restore option on itunes, my iphone was brought to me from USA and im using it in Mexico, it was working ok, with the jailbreak and everything, now it wont recognize the sim card im using in mexico, when i connect it to itunes, it shows me the leyend that i need to insert a valid sim card in order to activate, you know the leyend, so, i dont even know if my firmware is the right one i cant do anything, only receive calls, can you guys help me fix this?? please i´m getting desperate. Greeting from Mexico City.

Hi, I have a 2G unlocked/jailbroken ihpone 2.2.1 version and want to upgrade to the 3.0.1 via itunes. obvioulsy this will undo the unlocking and jailbreak. For which, I wonder if I can install the apps and follow the steps above?

I just bougth an 1st generation iphone wich only have the emergency call screen, and itunes ask for sim card or buy a line. I did all the step in this wonderful page, but pwnage said that i have a 1,1_3.0 version and I need to 2.2.1 HOWWWW CAN I DO THAT PLEASEEEEEEE HELP
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men i download The Firmware and I cant still Jail break It
It saids that the iphone firmware does not match
MEN! WHAT SHOULD I DO?
HELP

I downloaded everything needed mentioned above, but still I couldn't jailbreak/unlock it cause it says that the firmware I have doesn't match.
Please help me ? What should I do know ?
PS: I already tried other versions of firmwares and they failed =( Help me !

I'm having the same problem Jessica. The downloaded firmware from the steps are iPhone1,12.2.15H11_Restore.ipsw
and i get an error saying iPhone1,12.2.15H11Restore.ipsw does not match the firmware of my device (2.2.1)
No idea what to do. Can we just rename the downloaded firmware?

never mind i figured it out. you need to go into taskmanager and disable everything itunes or apple related.

I really wished i'd known this website long ago. However, I took quite a good step and bought iphone unlocking software from Matt Frank Stanley that operates the site http://www.iphoneunlockingprogram.com . I have personally used their software on two occassions and cannot fault nor would I recommend. All I am saying is that, these guys are at the top of the game based on my personal experience with my recent iphone 3gs.

when i extract the files for the quickpwn and click on the pineapple to start the step, it doesnt want to start it cuz it says the application failed to initialized properly
help

Ive updated my iphone to 3.1.0 and i currently have I-tunes 9, will this still work? i previously used this software when on version 2.1.1, and it appeared to brick my iphone

i am trying to update the firmware. i followed the directions and cleared out the folder but then when i bring up itunes it goes straight to the activation page even though im holding down the home button. what am i doing wrong? someone please help.

I stupidly updated my iphone(1st generation) to firmware 3.1. It was an unlocked phone but now when I connect to itunes it wants me to activate my phone but I dont want to activate it. I am not getting the restore button on my itunes I need help now. All I see when I turn my phone on is the itunes icon and the usb cable....PLEASE HELP.
P.S. I did not unlock my phone and have no clue how to do it.....

I followed the steps until the part where it says to hold the power button now my phone wont turn back on

The instructions were very clear and easy to follow...but my iphone will not go into recovery mode during step 10. The "preparing" icon just continues to rotate. Tried it multiple times.
I think my problem is that I didnt disable Apple/Itunes software in TaskManager(as it states to do in the beginning of the instructions)...didn't know exactly what this meant lol. Help please! Thanks

I just seem to Have trouble with this whole unlocking thing. I downloaded quickpwn on windows for my first generation iphone. When I started trying to unlock my iphone it said I had the wrong firmware so I spent hours looking for the right firmware so I downloaded them all, but none of them work the quickpwn software still said I have the wrong firmware. So I tried redsn0w, its said I had the right firmware, I did all the steps the screen even had a picture of a harddisk it said 'jailbreaking' and it had a loading bar I waited a while for this screen to go away but unfortunatly after I did I put my tmobile sim card but it did not work... I need help!

When I did this and installed a Tmobile sim card it stayed at the make an emergency call screen! This it said wrong sim! But here’s the thing, I could make and recieve calls but only from they emergency screen. Someone help please!

I have downloaded the files from several sources. But every time I click on the pineapple to run the program it says " Quick Pawn has encountered a problem and needs to close"

Does this work for the iPod Touch as well, with the 2.2.1 ipod touch ispw and without the bootloader files on a 1G iTouch?

Your solution worked just fine. I´d like to add that in my case Windows XP Pro english release was needed and I´ll repeat it as the author said above: you have to have firmware 2.2.1, iTunes 8, be careful and patient with the given directions. Don´t try with Vista, or iTunes 9.0 it doesn´t work I´ve tried for 10 hours but at last I´ve made up everything works fine.
Thank you very much !!

I have gone through the steps on my first generation Iphone and it is unlocked but when I put the tmobile sim card in it just goes back to the syncing to itune screen. Any ideas??

I successfully unlocked my phone last year and this year I upgraded the software to change a sim using automaticiphoneunlocker software(from last year). They seem to have run out of ideas- putting phone into recovery mode and restoring factory settings- but no unlocking software is recognised and quickpwn does not even recognise my phone when I connect- itunes does. I'm at a bit of a loss any suggestions? Using Vista

Please help...I am trying to unlock my 2g iphone and I currently have no service with at&t-therefore no internet access. To make matters more difficult, I am in Italy and am trying to unlock my phone and use a vodaphone sim. I have installed Blackrain but because I have no service, I cannot get online through my iphone to add the bootneuter app. Any help by a master techie would be soooo appreciated!!!

HELP!
I have a locked 1st generation iphone. i cant turn it on because its locked. how do i tell what version it is ??. also my itunes 8 wont even register the iphone as being plugged in?? ,
i have downloaded all the tools above ^ and extracted them into a file. but when i go to start the program , it says 'quickpwn has stopped working' and wont start?
!!!!!NEED HELP. PLS POST HELPFUL COMMENT BELOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE !!!!!

HEEEEEEEEEELP PLEASEE!
so i got my iphone re-locked, so i started to look out ways to get it unlocked again n i found this awesome, so i downloaded all the files and stuff, my iphone is in recovery mode, so when i have selected the firmware it doesnt confirme it appears that the file might be broken or that it is uncopatible, off course my iphon version is higher than 2.1 i think im not quite sure actiaully, so i put it in the recovery mode n tried to downgrade it, but than the error 1600 occurs!!
what should i do??
HELPP PLEASEE IM FREAKING OUT!
THANKS

I have a few Iphones. One of them is stuck in recovery mode, everytime i try to restore it from itunes it somehow disconnects and gives me some error #( not sure which error # off hand).. was wondering if i could possibly jailbreak it when it is already in recovery mode as long as software would detect the device? or even if someone could help me out with the issue of it being stuck in recovery mode i would greatly appreciate it!! thanks!

(after I tried to update it) My screen shows an an ipod cord pointing to itunes. I can only get past emergency call.
I just want to unlock it so my iPhone works normally. (i dont want to jailbreak it...unless its necessary)
when i plug it in to itunes it says that my sim is not supported.
HELP!! PLEASE HELP.
this is the 2nd time it happened, the 1st time my dad went to some guy to get it fixed but I dont want to pay again.
PLEASE HELP!

I got to the browse the firmware part and it tells me "the ipsw file you selected does not match any firmware version quickpwn supports. Either the IPSW file is corrupted or the firmware version is unsupported" what do i do now?!?!!?!? Need Help! thanks!!!!

i just tried this and downloaded the files from the links. but i get an error message saying the file i selected doesnt match firmware version on my (original) iphone. anyone know why?

thx first, i have a iphone touch 8gb, jailbreaked it with your tutorial, now hanged over sim recognizing, no service/... is being shown over there in network place, i'm using vodafone as carrier in india, it would thankful if i get quick response,
second one is should i get my old itune back up in new one or reject it.

In all the tutorials I've read I haven't come across one that explains about unlocking the phone specifically for T-Mobile. While trying different ways it also says that the sim card isn't supported. Do I put the T-Mobile sim card in before or after I finish all the steps? Or do I have to put it in before a specific step? If someone could please explain that would be great. Thanks alot

I need help got iphone 1g and need to unlock to use with t-mobile and i can't seem to do it...i have tried several different things and idk what i am doing wrong!! :(

does your iphone usally take awile to start after jailbreaking it?
mine keeps on blinking the pineapple like every 5 min.?

The ISPW file doesnt seem to work. I have tried unzipping a few times with WinZip, but all times it says that some data in the zip file is damaged, CRC check failed. And then it asks whether I want to try the next file. I end up not getting the music box thing.

please help, i realized that on the screen, it shows that the correct firm ware should start with iphone 1,1 3.1.3, but in the instructions, the image shows that the quick pwn says that the correct firm ware should start with iphone1,1 2.2.1. how should i change the quick pwn so that it will show the thing shown in the instructions? i downloaded quick pwn from this website so i dont know why its not the same or doesnt work.pls help, im real desperate

Hey guys, should I or shouldn't I use this program? I haven't begun the process yet but I'm trying to use a 1st Generation iPhone as an ipod touch, so use for wi-fi but no phone service. Will this work?

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Yes, Its possible,
Last month i had this same problem and i found that there’s no way to get the code free, the second thing’s it very important that we cant play with this number then it will make trouble for your phone. my personal advise you can just search this websites(http://mobileunlockingcode.com ) and try ,these are very cheap which i found.

I tried to restore a first generation with a jailbreaked Iphone (with the restore function on the Iphon), but now I only get the pineapple logo when I turn it on, and it cannot be found be itunes, my computer or QuickPWN. Anyones got an idea about what to do?

Pawne does not work, unzip and just get the pineapple, wonder what that means. Tried few times and " windows says there is an error and tries to fix. Pawne does not work. Now I am reading the comments.
Thanks Jeremy Sikora

i dont know what to do my iphone on goes to the ipod cord plug in itunes it wont let me get passed the emergency calls thing (dont have it jailbroken tho) i dont know what to do.

This was stupid. All those acclaimed "iPod touch generation 5 pictures are fakes. All those pictures are is just some pictures from an iPod touch generation 4. Do you really think that the newest iPod would have fingerprints all over it? I don't think so. So next time you want to put acclaimed pictures of the newest devices, make it look like they are real. And please, be realistic.

I've recently started a web site, and the info you offer on this website has helped me a lot. Thanx for all of your time & work.

You can't tell me that affiliates promoting these weight loss scams aren't aware what they're doing is wrong. If you read some of the forums and blogs you can see most of them don't care. They only care about making money.

helow,my i try to open Quickpwn bt it bring a msg dat it has stopped workn..wat kan i do plizzzzzzzzzzz/....i need help.....

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