Jailbreak your iPhone

Visual Guide To Jailbreak iPhone 3G 2.2.1 With QuickPwn 2.2.5 For Windows/OSX.


As we reported earlier that iPhone dev team released Quickpwn 2.2.5 for windows so now the windows user have the option for jailbreaking the iPhone 3G.Here we presents a Step to Step guide for jailbreaking your iPhone 2.2.1 the procedure is same for  Windows & OSX the stills presented here are of  Windows Edition.

Poison you needed.

  • QuickPwn 2.2.5
  • iPhone 3G 2.2.1 ipsw Download
  • iTunes 8. – Download iTunes
  • Note: If you have already upgraded your iPhone to firmware 2.1 skip step 2 otherwise follow in sequence.

    Step 1

    Make a folder on your desktop & name it Pwnage.Download the Firmware 2.2.1 & Pwnage tool 2.2.5 & place them in Pwnage folder you just created on your desktop:Unzip/Unrar the QuickPwn2.2.5-2.zip file inside the Pwnage folder.

    Step 2

    Launch iTunes and connect your iPhone 3G to the computer via USB cable.

    Select your iPhone from the list of devices on the left side navigation bar. Now hold down shift while clicking the Restore button.

    Navigate to the Pwnage folder you created on your desktop and select the 2.1 firmware ipsw file. Double click the ipsw file or select it and click the Open button to proceed.

    Step 3

    Once iTunes has finished upgrading your iPhone 3G to the 2.2.1 firmware you may launch QuickPwn 2.2.5 from the Pwnage folder you created on your desktop.

    Step 4

    Make sure you iPhone 3G is still connected to the computer via USB cable then click the blue arrow to proceed.

    Step 5

    Click the Browse button to locate your iPhone 3G firmware.

    Step 6

    Select the 2.2.1 firmware ipsw file from the Pwnage folder you created on your desktop then double click the ipsw file or select it then click the Open button.

    Step 7

    QuickPwn will check to verify that the ipsw file is valid. After completetion of the verification, click the blue arrow button to proceed.

    Step 8

    Here you have options to Add Cydia, Add Installer, or Replace Boot Logos. Select the ones you would like to perform then click the clue arrow button.  Installing Cydia and Installer is highly recommended to enjoy theThird Party Applications.

    Step 9

    QuickPwn will now ask you to confirm your iPhone 3G is still connected via USB cable before it continues. Click the blue arrow button to proceed.

    Step 10

    QuickPwn will now automatically put your iPhone into recovery mode. Once its in recovery mode you will be prompted 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.

    Step 11

    Once QuickPwn detects your iPhone 3G in DFU mode it will begin the jailbreaking process.

    Step 12

    Once jailbreaking is complete QuickPwn will inform you that it was successfull.

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    1. Josh July 19, 2009 Reply

      everything worked up until i got to the screen where you put it in dfu mode. It was stuck on the first part of the page, whatever that was. something about preparing your iphone for recovery mode. i basically have the same problem as “rusty”. any assistance would be much appreciated. i am re-restoring my iphone, then i’m going to try again, but if that doesn’t work, then i don’t know what to do.

    2. Pierre July 1, 2009 Reply


      I’ve already jailbroken my iphone to version 2.2 earlier on this year.

      Is there anything that I need to do before I jailbreak to version 2.2.1 ? … without loosing my data, regualar or jailbroken apps.

      note: I have not yet upgraded my Iphone to firmware 2.2.1

    3. milan June 19, 2009 Reply


      ok i have iphone 2g and i upgraded to 3.0 without reading and i was using it on different network since i do not have at&t and now i need to restore it back to 2.2.1 but it is giving me error message and not letting me restore to 2.2.1. can someone or vinay help?

    4. x3x June 12, 2009 Reply

      i already upgrade the firmware to 2.2.1, do i skip the itune firmware upgrade part ? and get straight to quickpwn ? or following this guide step by step just to make sure ?

      • Vinay June 12, 2009 Reply

        @ X3X yes you can skip the upgrade part fire the QuickPwn and follow the instructions.

    5. Susana June 10, 2009 Reply

      When i buy my iphone, i updated to the new firmware.
      Now i try to install quickPWN and in the last step appears a message that said that the usb cable is not recon.
      What to do now? i need to intall cydia but i cant

    6. Cody June 8, 2009 Reply

      Thanks so much ive been trying for almost 2 days now to jailbreak my iphone 3g sooo stressful and this is the only one that acuily worked :D!!!!!

    7. Glenn June 7, 2009 Reply

      Well, after another failed attempt, I managed to get it to work. Here’s what I did:

      When I realised the phone would not boot after the Jailbreak process finished, I put it in DFU mode.
      Then I waited for Itunes to restore it.
      Instead of restoring to my backup, I went through the Jailbreak process again, following the instructions to the letter.
      This time I left the option to replace boot logo selected.
      The Jailbreak process finished and the phone booted fine.

      I Then restored to my backup via itunes, and the re-synced with my libary/applications/etc in Itunes.

      Now I have my exact same Iphone with all my apps and songs, but now it’s Jailbroken and I have custom tones 😀

      BTW here is a great tutorial for those who have JailBroken:

      Thanks again Vinay, great work!

    8. Glenn June 7, 2009 Reply

      Hi Vinay

      So I was able to restore my Iphone (3G 2.2.1) and had another go at Jailbreaking it using your instructions.
      The exact same thing happened, all went fine up until it rebooted at the end. The Apple logo stayed on the screen, and the phone would not boot. The phone will vibrate every 3 minutes or so, for a few times, then reboot again.

      Is it something to do with the boot loaders?

      Perhaps my Iphone is not compatible with Quickpwn?

      Should I downgrade to 2.2 and try again?

      Thanks for any comments in advance.

    9. kc June 7, 2009 Reply

      My iphone is already jailbroken, but it appears that it only can detect ad hoc networks thru wifi. It cannot detect my wireless network at home. Is there any way to solve this? Or are all jailbroken iphone 3g 2.28 have this problem?


    10. Glenn June 4, 2009 Reply

      Hi Vinay

      I have had exactly the same problem as @ Brandon @ Harry. I am now following your instructions on how to get out of this situation and have become unstuck.

      I am at:
      3) You should be able to see the Apple logo coming up on the iPhone and then the recovery screen with be shown after the Apple logo:

      The recovery screen never appears, have left it sitting on the apple logo for some time now. Any suggestions would be helpful.

      Clearly I am a noob. I did not follow your instructions correctly.I did not keep holding the home button in after releasing the power button and plugging it in… Will try again soon, recovery time now!

    11. Kory June 3, 2009 Reply

      When I run the program and get to the step by step part it sits at wait for your iPhone to connect in recovery mode… at the bottom it had preparing your device – please follow the instructions above. Do I just start to follow them or will the gray words go black to let me know when to start the other stuff?

    12. dan May 30, 2009 Reply

      I have a legit ATT contract with an iphone 3G 2.2.1 firmware.
      If i jail break it and install cydia, will it affect my ATT contract?
      im on Edge network, will that make any difference?


    13. Brandon May 17, 2009 Reply

      Hi, I think Im having trouble.. I’ve been at the apple logo boot for almost 30 minutes… did I mess up? Can you help fix it?

      • Vinay Prashar May 17, 2009 Reply

        @ Brandon @ Harry Guys it seems that you have done something wrong in the procedure but don’t worry we have a solution. I assume you are not on a Mac 10.5.6 because it has some DFU related problem so preffer to use Windows for jailbreaking 2.2.1

        1) Power off the iPhone by depressing both the sleep/wake button on the top of the iPhone and the home button. Wait for the iPhone screen to turn black aka screen-off.

        2) Depress the home button and connect the iPhone/iPod sync cable into the docking port on the bottom of the iPhone at the sametime without removing the home button.

        3) You should be able to see the Apple logo coming up on the iPhone and then the recovery screen with be shown after the Apple logo:

        4) iTunes will start and inform you that it has detected an iPhone in recovery mode and you should restore your iPhone to start using it.

        5) Perform your firmware restore.

        6) Run Quickpwn again and everything should go fine.

    14. harry May 17, 2009 Reply

      hi guys,
      after jailbreak, it just stuck at apple logo..
      as adovote said..
      same thing happened..

    15. James McWhorter May 14, 2009 Reply

      Thanks for the tutorial. Can’t to try it out!

    16. adovote May 9, 2009 Reply

      Hi guys,

      yeah after I jailbreak, it just stuck to the pineaple logo, it does not want to start. How?

    17. Vasudevan.Singapore May 8, 2009 Reply

      this website very! very! gooooood………….
      actually very usefull my iphone jailbreak….

      if any body need to help can you sending email:

    18. Mentalikryst May 4, 2009 Reply

      To everybody: It does work for any baseband (modem firmware). The only thing that does not work is the unlock for 2.2.1, so you’re stuck with AT&T. But, if you are an AT&T customer, it should not affect you.


    19. harry April 29, 2009 Reply


      i have Jailbreak my iphone, but when i restore it from itunes then it lock back again.

      Can anyone suggest any thing..


    20. Lourdes April 25, 2009 Reply

      It even says ” The Pawnage process appears to have completed successfully. Please wait for your device to reboot in its newly modified state.”

    21. Lourdes April 25, 2009 Reply

      I’m new to this… every step by step I did. After jailbreaking went through and the phone reboot itself but NEVER turned on it got stuck with the pineapple icon. What should I do next?… PLEASE HELP…

      • Vinay Prashar April 25, 2009 Reply

        Put your phone in DFU mode and apply the whole procedure again.

    22. Brett April 15, 2009 Reply

      I have an Iphone 3g (8gig) and downloaded everything correctly. It jailbroke fine and when it was rebooting, it is frozen on the pineapple. I have no idea how to fix this, if there is any way please let me know 🙂

    23. Cmixmax April 4, 2009 Reply

      Great post works great Thanks

    24. Rviola March 18, 2009 Reply

      I am stuck at the point were I have to browes for the softwere click okay n were u wait for the green check n continue.. Well I click on the softwere n it browrses but I get no check n can’t continue

    25. dinesh March 16, 2009 Reply

      Hi, i just followed all above procedure but while verifying the firmware it gives an error saying that its not the correct firmware.
      Anyone help please….

    26. sunny March 15, 2009 Reply

      any one please tell i jail break my iphone using this steps still m not able to sync applications from itunes applications which are save in itunes its not installing please help me out

    27. Kent March 10, 2009 Reply

      Im quite new to this, I have a iPhone 3G, 2.2.1 (5H11) modem firmware 02.30.03 – is it possible to jailbreak that?


    28. Claudio February 26, 2009 Reply

      First of all thank you very much for the tutorial.
      I have an iphone 3g with firmware 2.1 Jailbreak with
      I have several programs installed and so on.
      To get everything done can be updated without losing the programs as they are now?
      Or is there to update the firmware again and then do the jailbreak process?
      I plan to movistar, I’m not interested to use another chip.
      Could tell me that I do?

      • Vinay Prashar February 26, 2009 Reply

        @ Claudio
        You can backup your Cydia Applications only before upgrading follow this

        Before Upgrading you are advised to backup your existing cydia applications with AptBackup by following tutorial.

        1. Go to Cydia and install AptBackup
        2. Launch AptBackUp and hit the backup button
        3. Sync your device (do not resync again or your backup will be gone and you’ll need to do step 2 again)
        4. Restore your device and jailbreak again
        5. Launch Cydia and reinstall AptBackup and hit the restore button
        6. Run the app and hit restore. All your applications will be downloaded and your device will reboot.

    29. Tim February 24, 2009 Reply

      I want to jailbreak my iPhone, but I first want to know if I can undo it afterwards?!

    30. Terry February 19, 2009 Reply

      It also get stuck at a white screen and will not reconnect after preparing iphone.

    31. Terry February 19, 2009 Reply

      I am having a similar issue as Rusty. I have used this guide on 3 iphones and it worked perfectly. However, on the one im doing now, after I hold home button for 5 seconds, then hold power and home button, then continue to hold home it counts down to 21 seconds then goes into preparing iphone. At that point, it will not reconnect after restart. Any ideas?

    32. samnang February 15, 2009 Reply

      I accidentally updated my iphone 3g by using iTune 2.2.1. After that, I use Quickpwn 2.2.5 to JAILBREAK my iPhone because I am a windows user. I haven’t read devteam warning. If devteam release YellowSn0w that support 2.30.03, can still have a chance to unlock my iPhone 3G?

    33. jay February 12, 2009 Reply

      im not getting any service or anything someone please tell me what to do!!!!!! 🙁

    34. bobby February 11, 2009 Reply

      thaks a lote for all the info . at lease one of a 1000 that i tried that work
      thank you

    35. rusty February 10, 2009 Reply

      I need help…..my firmware is already 2.2.1,ive followed ur step by step guide but everytime i do it it will get stuck on the Wait while iphone go to recovery mode…
      at the bottom stated preparing ur phone but i will get stuck for 30 min but to no avail…..plz help me

    36. Vinay Prashar February 10, 2009 Reply

      @ cERATI

      Do you folllow the guide step by step.

    37. cERATI February 10, 2009 Reply

      iAM SORRY



      WHAT I CAN DO?



    38. shashant February 1, 2009 Reply

      thnx a lot…its working perfectly….:-))

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