iPhone 2.2 Jailbreak Update: QuickPwn and PwnageTool Now Available
Let me just start off by saying that the iPhone 3G unlock feature is not yet available in the latest Dev Team software, QuickPwn and the PwnageTool, but you are now able to jailbreak the 2.2 firmware!
It is important to note: Things have gotten a bit more complicated compared to previous releases. If you are users of first generation iPod Touches, 2G/EDGE (first generation) iPhones, factory unlocked iPhone 3G's (the kind you can buy in places like Hong Kong) or you just have no interest in software unlocking your iPhone 3G - you can use the QuickPwn tool. If you are an iPhone 3G user that is interested in unlocking, Apple has tossed a monkey wrench in the mix for you. The 2.2 firmware upgraded the baseband. This forces you to use PwnageTool (available to Mac users only at the moment) to create a custom .ipsw file that keeps the 2.1 baseband but adds in the software functionality of the 2.2 update.
Please read the official post from the Dev Team for the all of the details, instructions, and downloads. And be sure to hit our Jailbreak Central Forum more news and help.
Good luck to you all!
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This article seems more complicate than pwnage!
This kind of stuff reminds me of those guys who have half-dismantled cars in their garages for fifteen years because they can't get them running again.
"GOLDEN RULE: If you have a 3G iPhone and want potential soft unlock in the near future do NOT use QuickPwn, and do not use the official ipsw or the iTunes update process without using PwnageTool."
Or would we still use the 2.1 .ipsw file?
1. Can I undo it simply? (MOST IMPORTANT)
Yes, you can simply restore in iTunes to the original Apple firmware. Can I still use the app store and installer?
Yes, everything works just the same except you will ALSO have access to Cydia, which is an additional "App Store" that contains extra applications. Many of these are apps that Apple would never allow in the official App Store, such as PDAnet (a program that allows you to tether your iPhone to your laptop to provide internet access, all without paying any extra). Will syncs still work fine?
Everything works. How easy is it to brick it?
If you use Pwnage Tool or Quickpwn, both from devteam, virtually nill. I have the exact same phone as you and have found Pwnage Tool to work really well. Just download the 2.2 firmware from Apple, download the bootloader files (search the net for them), and run Pwnage Tool. It will create a custom firmware for you. Then just open iTunes, click restore while holding option and then select the custom firmware you created. If you have a PC you may need to use QuickPwn, check http://blog.iphone-dev.org/ for more info.
i have the firmware img and quick pawn in the same folder
Is it possible to simply unlock the phone without all the other stuff? I am ambivalent about third party apps/jailbreaking.
hey everyone, please be patient with me b/c i am more then a few levels below you guys on the food chain when it comes to this stuff….
i just got my 3g iphone last week and updated to 2.2 bc i didnt know any better. i am more then happy with at&t and have no interest in unlocking the phone, but i do wish to jaibreak it.is it possible to do one without doing the other? and lastly does itunes stil funtcion as normal for music and what not if i jailbreak it?
I currently have a iPhone 3g 2.1 jailbroken phone on AT&T network. My Swirly MMS works fine too along with everything else.
My only question is if I upgrade to 2.2, will I lose all of my jailbroken apps on my phone?
And if not, how do I put the 2.2 on my phone? Through iTunes or download through a link and create the custom ISPW? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
You will have to restore (not upgrade) to 2.2. You can't upgrade Jailbroken firmware.
After you restore you will have to re-jailbrake your iphone and re-install your jailbroken apps. I restored to a new iPhone but backed up my important data like SMS's and Call History for iLog.
I recommend you back up swirly messages but I never did this so I am not sure how to do this, also any other data from Jailbroken apps which are important to you.
Check out the link below for how to back up important databases incase you should restore as a new iphone and then you just sync your itunes stuff back onto a clean iPhone. http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1090313
Venturac download AptBackup from Cydia and back up your Jailbroken apps, this will only backup a list of apps then download them at once so you still have to manually back up any important data or databases.
I prefer to restore as a new phone and backup what I want as I find restoring from backup from a Jailbroken iphone caused problems (that's just me I can't speak for others) It's definitely less likely to have issues IMHO.
Hope this helps!
I have at&t 3g ver. 2.2/virgin, vista PC
Worked up the nerve to use QuickPwn 22-1 and I get to the "Browse for firmware" looking for the IPSW and I can't find it....HELP!! Help me break the chains!! I don't want to unlock just jailbreak to get access to cydia and winterboard.
I am using iphone 3g, on windows based pc, version 2.2
I will not want to change from Movistar to another company so I will not need to unlick the phone in the future, so what I only want is to Jailbreak it, so I would use QuickPwn.
In many forums is being said that if you upgrade to 2.2 from iTunes and then use QuickPwn you will never be able to Soft Unlock (wich I don't care) and that you will NEVER be able to Jailbreakit again for future Firmware updates.
Is that true??
That means that if apple releases a 2.4 firmware for example I wont be able to upgrade to that Firmware and Jailbreak it?!
Please help me out.
I have just jailbroke my phone every thing was ok with all ape but I lost reception sim would not work so I have now reset phone the sim I was using is the pay as u go from o2 anyone had the same prob
Someone please take pity on a poor, silly girl who just wants her stuff to work right!
Did you figure out the SIM issue? I updated my jailbroken phone to 2.2 yesterday, now my SIM card will not work-- says "No service"-- yet, if I put my SIM in my old NOKIA, the SIM card is working fine. Help!
I have the Ip[hone 3g one version 2.1. I currently have a problem with it so I am going to apple to get it replaced. The 3g iphones in the apple shop are currently on version 2.2. If I get one of these can I use quickpwn 2.2 to jailbreak it and then use yellowsnow to unlockl. Please help as I ahve to visit the apple store today and I am thinking of just keeping the faulty phone as I need it unlocked!
plzz reply me !
I did notice that if I get the broken pinapple, shut if off and leave it long enough (after shutting it off)it will eventually boot correctly...
What am i doing wrong?
Just need some info I just purchased a 1st generation 8gb iphone and I'm currently on AT&T right now with a blackberry 8120 pearl want to use my sim card in the iphone but of course I have to add 2 more years to my contract and purchase that data plan which I don't need cuz I can use the wifi. How do I go about this?
1. What the heck is wrong?
2. If restore doesn't work, how do you get your carrier back?
3. If you need to go to the AT&T store to get it back, will they charge you? Can they fine you, or refuse to fix it? What gives?