PwnageTool 3.1.3 for Mac OS X Released by Dev-Team: Supports iPhone 3GS 3.1

It was just one day ago we mentioned that a new PwnageTool was on the horizon and for those iPhone 3GS owners who stayed on 3.0, your patience has paid off as the latest PwnageTool for Mac OS X has been release by the Dev-Team. If you couldn't wait and you updated your iPhone 3GS to 3.1 via iTunes, you have a slight problem as you will not be able to jailbreak.

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blockquote>The iPhone 3GS is now supported in PwnageTool 3.1.3, assuming the phone was pwned at 3.0 or 3.0.1 - PwnageTool does not support the 3GS out of the box. If your iPhone 3GS has 3.1 preinstalled and is not Pwned then there is no tested jailbreak solution at the moment.

For the full details be sure to check out the Dev-Teams blog and make sure you fully understand what you are getting yourself into before attempting a jailbreak.

If you don’t understand the process, do not attempt it, and as always - TiPb takes no responsibility for the outcome. Need help? Check out our iPhone Jailbreak and Unlock forum.

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116 Comments
  • First post ;-)
  • I wonder why they are not releasing a windows version
  • I'm a retard and i have a small penis
  • ^
    couldn't have said it better myself.
  • Am I missing something???
    this line says : Dev-Team: Supports iPhone 3GS 3.1
    this line says: Phone 3GS to 3.1 via iTunes, you have a slight problem as you will not be able to jailbreak.
    What???
  • This morning my mommy told me that she loves me
  • Is there any real reason to update to this jailbreak from my 3.0 jailbreak? Those new features aren't that great and I have mms.
  • Spending two hours redoing my webclips, resetting my autofill names and passwords, restoring backups onto apps, resetting up FTP servers, IM accounts, resyncing, etc, etc, etc... just so I can have genius mixes and app management for three home screens?
    Ummm, no... I'll wait for 3.2
  • Good point. I just hope they release the next one for windows I will wait as well.
  • Why no windows?
  • lol I can't believe people are still jailbreaking.
  • Tethering is what I need - will this still be operational? Need to wait for winows though unless I can use a friends MAC - will that work?
  • I'm tempted. I have successfully downgraded my 3GS from 3.1 to 3.0 (I was lucky enough to get my ECID hashed with Cydia); now I can't use a number of recent 'augmented reality' apps, and the Dropbox app, all of which require 3.1 upgrade.
  • @macboy15,Can't believe people are still j/b? Are you kidding? Backgrounder allows me to use my internet streaming apps while doing other things with the iPhone and 3G enabler allows me to use my SlingBox over a 3G connection and not have to be around WiFi.
    Plus, sbsetting makes the iPhone so much nicer to use.
  • @macboy15 ur a moron for saying something like that. Please leave NOW and never return to this forum. I mean it. Good bye
  • macboy is a fagboy. i will never give up my jailbreak features.
  • It seems that the dev. Team is leaving the jailbreak to just mac users.
    There is no Windows version of PwnageTool it is a Mac OS X tool only, we are not developing a Windows version of PwnageTool.
    It also seems that if you did not JB in 3.0 or 3.0.1 you are locked out....
  • Anyone know why they decided against a Windows version?
  • Hey. Does anyone know of any progress to make packages compatible with 3.1 3GS? I've been stuck in safety mode since I jailbroke.
  • Not to mention that a lot of the system plugins like PrivaCy QuickTxt and ActionMenu are currently totally broken
  • iPhone without jailbreak = highly polished feature phone with a ton of apps and a touch screen
    can anyone argue that?
  • Moe
    an iPhone with jailbreak is all of the mentioned above AND backgrounding, etc.
    Don't hate ;)
  • So they will not release any form of JB solution for the PC?
  • pwnage tool was always intended for mac. The release for winblows will b redsn0w. This update is big step toward beating apples attempt at stopping 3gs users from being able to continue JBing there phones. The victory will be when 3.1 can b jailbroke OOTB so those that missed the window for the 3.0 signature will now then have insurance they can restore with 3.1 and rejailbreak anytime. Thank god for the devotion of the Dev-Team to allow those of us without there skill set to use our iDevices the way we see fit.
  • PwnageTool is NEVER for Windows. You'll have to wait for redsn0w. The Dev Team does this for just for kicks with no compensation, so hang tight and it'll be out eventually. ;)
  • Sorry b0t, you beat me to it.
  • Well fck me in the a* and call me Sally, I JUST bought a 3gs last night with (of course) 3.1 already on it. Le f*cking sigh.
  • Thanks for the info fastlane/b0t. I look forward to redsn0w, greenp0ison or whatever they intend to call it.
    Side note, anyone elses Facebook app showing no new posts in the news feed? Totally unrelated, but thought it was worth asking :)
  • Lchupacabras:
    As did my girlfriend, who upon discovering she had 3.1 began to yell at me because I didn't warn her she wouldn't be able to JB right away. (She got so used to using all my JB features on my iPhone, I guess.)
    I told her she should be mad at the Verizon rep that sold her that POS BB Storm.
  • @ t0m, Wife and I were having that Facebook issue this morning for about an hour. Did nothing and all is well now. Server issue with Facebook iphne app? Maybe
  • @ t0m. Scratch that. No posts again. Working intermittently
  • t0m I don't think u got what I said
  • @t0m, yea my fb been doin that 2
  • Moe: Quite possible. I'm now reading it as PRO-JB :)
  • Tricky D/Ydarb
    Glad it's not just me. Can't blame that on MMS ;)
  • Is it possible to jailbreak on a mac and switch back to windows somehow?
  • Oh. Facebook issues here as well. All is good now.
  • Facebook is down and out - hope iTunes isn't messing around.
  • Successfully upgraded my iPhone 3GS 3.1 today thanks to the Dev team! App organizing in iTunes has made it worth the wait.
  • Why do people jailbreak? Not being a spammer, seriously don't know :P
  • Im on fw 3.0.1 jb'n for backgrounder and winterboard and qik. Mms, vvm, and tethering are working. @ freddy k. U can jb a previously jb'n 3gs that has already been jb'n on 3.0 or 3.0.1. If u buy a 3gs with 3.1 already installed, you cannot jb.
  • I had my phone jailbroken with 3.0.1 and updated to 3.1 when it first came out am I screwed or is there hope for me :(
  • I'm exercising patience on this!
    In fact I've yet to jailbreak and I'm running one iPhone (3G) on 3.0 and the other (3GS) on 3.1 thankfully without any issues on either one. I don't even notice any speed issues.
    Kick Butt
  • Y won't they release redsn0w????
  • What about windows?
  • The only reason I jailbroken my 3G was to be able to unlock it. To my surprise it opened up a world of some cool apps. Backgrounder. Winterboard albeit not an app it's great. Live the themes that are available.
    Not going to upgrade to 3.1. What am I missing?The ability to arrange apps in iTunes and Genious play lists. That's ok. My 3GS and itouch can do that.
  • I jailbroke my iphone 3gs using this tool. The only thing I noticed is the carrier name is missing beside the signal bars. Anybody has any idea why and how to fix it?
  • iPhone 3GS running a jailbroken 3.1 successfully usage Pwnage Tool. Once I restored apps with AptBackup I was stuck in Safe Mode. Uninstalling Cyntact solved my issue. Running Winterboard just fine and Backgrounder, qTweeter, SBSettings all working great!
  • Dont see a reason to upgrade to 3.1 either way yet. Not really gaining that much doing so compared to the issues 3.1 people are seeing. To gain what? Dropbox and a few apps? Not worth it at this time until the 3.1 bugs are fixed or more apps start requiring 3.1
  • Oh how I wish I didn't hold out soo long to get an iPhone. I loved my touch 2g w/jb. Loved it soo much I got rid of it to get an iPhone 3gs and
    was told by AT&T rep that the phones they sold came with 3.0 and I didn't need to upgrade it. Sooo I sit here with my blazing fast phone that I can't do any of the things I miss with...... Can't wait for a jb that doesn't require a previous jb. Everyone here saying a new version of redsn0w but somewhere else I read it will be greenp0ison .... I don't care what it's called I just want it and if I have to never update my OS again I will keep 3.1 if it's the last OS they're ever able to jb. Okay done crying, everyone resume not caring jk
  • WHAT THE ****!!!!! LOL I WANT WINDOWS
    but not really.
  • 47 Adam.
    After my 3.1 update/JB, I have the same "no carrier name" but phone works fine.
    BTW I used the Windows workaround to JB my 3GS into 3.1 and it was as easy as picking your nose to do.
    Just needed the custom firmware found elsewhere. :-)
  • It gets on my tits how everyone goes nuts and starts slagging off the dev team, if youve got a problem with how long it takes to jailbreak then go do it yourself.
    They are doing it as fast as they can. As for no windows version thats always been the case, pwnagetool and redsnow(and quickpwn) before that are totally differnt beasts, pwnagetool implements the jailbreaks into a firmware file for you to flash, redsnow does it to your phone on the fly.
    Good things come to those who wait....and stop bitching.
    Anyone who ignored the dev team and upgraded to 3.1 deserves everything they got
  • Well said Ben.
    Bitching people can start developing there own JB program if they can't wait.
    If people are stupid enough to update to 3.1 immediately, then "to bad"!
    I waited until yesterday and went from a JB 3.0.1 to a JB 3.1 for my 3GS.
    And beside the missing carrier name beside the signal bar, then it works fine.
  • For anyone missing the carrier name after jailbreaking 3.1. You can install a program via cydia called: 'make it mine' or 'mim'. This app allows you to change the carrier text. So you can either add the name of your carrier manually or assign your own one.
  • Wonder of the JB for windows will resolve the batteri issue as well, or would we have to wait for a OS update from Apple ...
  • @Ydarb:
    Saurik has posted that Cyntact's crashing on 3.1 3G[S] is fixed with MobileSubstrate 0.9.3051.
  • @Homer
    Are you saying you JB your 3GS on Windows?
    Details?
  • I wonder if the school macs can load the .dmg or whatever I need to run QuickPwn (forgive my lack of Mac knowledge--I'm too poor to get one and don't want to mess around with a Hackintosh)?
    Is it the same as installing a program in windows?
  • Does anyone have an iPod touch 2g that they have jailbroken on 3.1.1? I need a custom firmware
  • Apparently you can update to 3.1 by using the same methods you used to install the updated carrier file, except you'd point it to a custom 3.1 firmware (made with pwnagetool).
    Not sure if it works with AT&T or not. I think the same issues with missing carrier name, etc. still apply.
  • If you look around you can find one without activation, correct setting for us on AT&T.
    http://www.mininova.org/tor/3012529
    Enjoy.
  • ok. so i have a iphone 3gs with 3.1 and I was jailbroken on 3.0.1 or 3.0 or something. am I am able to use this method because it said it wont work. whats the backup thing on cydia im slow today.
  • I wish I new how to jb just starting to learn my way around a computer and other gadgets. ( didn't Realize what I was missing oh so dumb of me) but oh well still young and time to learn. Will there be a JB for people who where dumb enough to upgrade to 3.1?With windows? And where will I find a good walkthrough made for toddlers in the tech world. Thanx in advance. Ps any book anyone could recommend for learning all things tech?
  • @63
    I just read up on this, and this is the gist I get:
    Backup thing is to allow you to downgrade your FW in the future by circumventing Apple's checks on which FW you are running (right now, Apple doesn't let you downgrade to 3.0 if you upgraded to 3.1 unless you have the SHSH (signature hash) created by Cydia using info from your phone. If you hit the button in Cydia when you were JB at 3.0/3.0.1 to "Make my life easier" or something like that, then you should be able to downgrade. Just go to Saurik's blog, not sure if I can link it.. He explains it all there.
    @63, 64
    If you're on 3.1 and did not hit the "make my life easier" button in Cydia at 3.0/3.0.1, then you are currently screwed. The dev team had warnings not to upgrade, so you'll just have to wait until they come out with a JB for 3.1 (no one knows when that could be).
    There will probably be a separate tool for Windows, although it won't be quickpwn (they usually make redsn0w and possibly winpwn for windows iirc). However, you can do a bit of googling and find tutorials already for how to install from windows. If you have a friend with a Mac, you can also get them to make the custom firmware using quickpwn, or you can download it from some torrent/rapidshare (again, as long as you didn't upgrade to 3.1 without doing the "make my life easier" thing).
  • I should add, especially for 64, keep an eye on the dev team's blog (I subscribe to their RSS feed--you can sign up for Google Reader if you don't know what that is/look at YT videos). They posted warnings and will likely post additional updates. I would not update again in the future until you hear what they have to say either way (SO DON'T UPGRADE TO 3.2 when it comes out). It often takes them a long time to release any info, so just try and be patient. I've been holding onto 2 old 2Gs I need to sell for a month for a Windows tool but will now probably just download a custom mac-created one. I was waiting for the 3GS all this time too instead of upgrading to 3.1, despite my ~11 pages of disorganized apps :P
    Patience is a virtue.
  • my one friend that has a macbook pro had his stolen last night, right before I had the chance to use it to update to 3.1 with jb, fcuk
  • So, when will this particular one be "out dated"?
  • JB my 3GS on this tool... Worked fine... All apps I like in cydia works fine except for cyntact... Gets u stuck in safe mode no matter how many time u try to respring.. I don't have to install the mms&tethering like I had to in 3.0... 3.1 has it... Works great... App organizing in iTunes works great even the smart playlists...
    Why jailbreak?
    it's a whole new world of iPhone cababilities you're missing out on...
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  • hi after upgrading to 3.1.3 in iphone 3g i get "unable to load network list" have tried creating a new ipsw with "activate" unchecked in the pwnage too please help any inputs highly appreciated
    john
  • Anyone have any luck updating with the cracked firmware on Windows? Didn't get a chance to try last night, seems straightforward enough. I've seen some people having problems though elsewhere. Might be they were using the incorrect ipsw.
  • Is the jailbreak only for 3GS or for 3G too?
  • Ok so just to clear up, my 3gs was jb on 3.0.1, I hit the "make my life easier" button in cydia, then about a week ago my iPhone took a nasty fall and I shattered my screen, in order to bring it to apple I had to unjailbreak/update to 3.1, will pwngetool work for me?
  • @sarahj
    http://blog.iphone-dev.org/
    Has all that info for you.
    "iPhone 3G users upgrading to 3.1 will need to continue using ultrasn0w with a PwnageTool created 3.1 .ipsw "
  • @74
    AFAIK, yes, just follow one of the tutorials (Saurik's--on his blog--is probably best) and downgrade to 3.0 or 3.0.1 first, then JB if need be (I'm not familiar with the procedure), then use PwnageTool to JB to 3.1
    It turns out that the same thing happened to me on one of my old 2Gs but I didn't see that thing in Cydia so now I may not get as much $ for it. :(
  • I have a 3gs that was unlocked with redsn0w, is it possible for me to switch to pwnage 3.1.3 now? or what can i do? thanks
  • 2 Questions
    1) Can jailbreak if I have the 3gs with AT&T and I want to keep AT&T?
    2) If I purchaced the 3gs with the 3.0 firmware and installed the 3.1, can I jailbreak without loosing any 3.1 features?
  • I have a new in the box iphone 3gs running the 3.1 softwere and i just want to no when i will be able to jailbreak it or if it possible thanks......
  • @ Homer im just wondering if i need to use the new jb software before i upgrade to 3.1 my 3gs is currently jailbroken. Im unsure and dont want to just go ahead and do what i think and have it be wrong and not be able to go back
  • I have a new in the box iphone 3gs running the 3.1 software and i just want to no when i will be able to jailbreak it or if it possible thanks……
  • I have the 32GB 3GS iphone and would like help to jailbreak it, is there any way i may recieve some assistance in doing so, thank you!
  • I wonder if the Dev team is creating a jailbreak/unlock for out of the box iphone 3GS running 3.1 or now 3.1.2 .. I bought a new phone and cant use it =( lets hope for the best
  • Hello, i have an iphone 3gs 3.1 / 05.11.07 [already at this when bought]
    i bought it a week ago and im not sure if its even updated by itunes from the store i bought at, is there away to jailbreak it ? unlocking isnt a problem or me.
    and i dont plan to update to 3.1.2. please help /assist. thank you.
  • How do I create custom ipsw? Have latest version of pwnage tool and just sits there looking for ipsw. iphone already jailbroken to 3.01 but getting nowhere fast. Help !!
  • If any one have custom ipsw for 3g 3.1.2 please mail me the download link.
  • mail ID: nivas453@gmail.com
  • Can anyone tell me how to unlock an iphone 3gs 3.1 firmware 5.11.07 out of the box? PLEASE????????????
  • Is there jailbreak software for a new iPhone 3G 3.1.2 firmware? running Vista OS? - Thanks
  • Hey I have a 3g iphone which was jailbroken and my wise guy friend went and bloody updated my phone by mistake while sticking tunes on my phone now my phone has lost all jailbroken apps including cydia!! will i ever be able to jailbreak my phone again with windows????? pleassssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssseeeee HELP MEEE!!!!
  • Vick I have the same exact problem, Let me know if you find out how to do this process..
    emailme bloomingwithblessings@yahoo.com
  • Great story as for me. It would be great to read a bit more about this topic.
  • i hav a 1st gen ipod touch (16gig) can it be jail broken