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How to Jailbreak iPhone 3G OS 3.0 With QuickPwn Windows Mac


The iPhone Dev team released their much awaited software solution to unlock iPhone 3G OS 3.0 with UltraSn0w a replacement of YellowSn0w. However to install their UltraSn0w application to unlock iPhone 3G, you need to first jailbreak iPhone 3G. So here is a step-by-step guide to jailbreak iPhone 3G using QuickPwn for Windows and Mac users. For unlocking your iPhone 3G first jailbreak with following guide after a successful jailbreak follow our guide on Unlocking iPhone 3G with UltraSn0w. For more information on UltraSn0w check here. Before getting started please ensure that you have upgraded iTunes to iTunes 8.2 Final version.


Step One : Create a folder on desktop and name it whatever you wants in the following article we named it iHackintosh. Now put all your downloaded files in the iHackintosh folder. Now connect your iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes.

Step Two : Select your iPhone from the list of devices on the left. Now hold down shift and click the Restore button. Restore is preferred as it won’t create any wasted space on your iPhone.

Step Three : Navigate to the iHackintosh folder on your desktop and select the 3.0 firmware ipsw. Click the Open button to continue.

Step Four : Once iTunes has finished updating your iPhone to the 3.0 firmware you may launch QuickPwn  from the iHackintosh folder on your desktop.

Step Five : Make sure you iPhone is connected to the computer and click the blue arrow to continue.

 Step Six : Click the Browse button to locate your iPhone firmware.

Step Seven : Select the 3.0 firmware ipsw from the Pwnage folder on your desktop then click the Open button.

Step Eight : QuickPwn will check to make sure the ipsw is valid. Click the blue arrow button to continue.

Step Nine : You can now select whether 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 the full jailbreak experience.

Step Ten :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 Eleven : 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 Twelve : Once QuickPwn detects your iPhone 3G in DFU mode it will begin the jailbreaking process.

Step Thirteen : Once jailbreaking is complete QuickPwn will inform you that it was successful. If everything goes fine you’ll see your iPhone with Cydia available on the main screen. If you are looking a step towards and wants to unlock your iPhone from carrier restrictions then follow our upcoming guide on Unlock the iPhone 3G OS 3.0 with UltraSn0w.




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  1. JK September 22, 2009 Reply

    So, lets say I do this and it works… what is the next step to take to tether it to my laptop for wireless internet?

  2. greenlady August 30, 2009 Reply

    Will this work for me. I don’t want to mess up my phone. Can I have ring tone and doc to go on my phone to pls help thanks

  3. Logan August 29, 2009 Reply

    If you are hanging at the ‘Waiting for Reboot’ screen, simply unplug your phone and plug it back into the sync cable and everything should resume. (courtesy of iphone-dev).

  4. 007chevelle August 23, 2009 Reply

    Hello I have the original Iphone I believe the 2g. I would like to go with another carrier but dont want to give up my Iphone. Can I jailbreak and unlock it and what are the pros and cons and where do I start … I thank you in advance. I hope this is possible.


  5. akilleeze August 17, 2009 Reply

    i fixed the freeze. im gonna try this again

  6. Rey July 1, 2009 Reply

    Is this applicable to IPhone 2G? Is there a procedure available for 3GS?

  7. Angie July 1, 2009 Reply

    I have iphone 3g and updated and I jailbreak my iphone and unlock my phone, but then the App. started not working, I can only use phone, msg, camera and safari…So I restore my phone now. But I want to know why it happened. and should I jailbreak my phone but not unlock it?
    PS…the 3.0 firmware ipswunable to sownload and nor recognized.

  8. Venkat June 29, 2009 Reply

    Hi Vinay,

    From where can I download the Qucikpwn, Pwnage application for Windows? I am having iphone 3g and firmware 2.2.1, baseband 2.30.03 (bl 5.9). I am planning to upgrade tp os 3.0 and then jailbreak and then unlock using ultrasn0w. please let me know whether this can be done?

    Thanks in advance

  9. PeteDeno June 29, 2009 Reply

    I have a iphone 3g that is on the ATT Network. I am going to Europe and want to be able to use another carrier while there. What do I need to do? Also what is the difference between; jail breaking and unlocking? how do I do all of the above? if I jail break and unlock can i restore to the original condition for warranty?

    • Vinay June 29, 2009 Reply

      @ PeteDeno Use jailbreak and unlock on your own risk, in my case i m using iPhone 2G from 2 years and iPhone 3G from last one year. Both are unlocked and jailbreaked and working very well for me.

  10. Sofie June 26, 2009 Reply

    All the info on jailbreaking got me confused. My iPhone is updated to 3.0 (7A341) and I would like to jailbreak it. But I’m scared that I might mess up! So before getting started with these steps, what must I do? How can I save all my downloaded files, like apps and songs etc, in a folder?

  11. Dre-Z June 25, 2009 Reply

    bought a iPhone 3G 16GB in China, was already jailbroken, so worked with that SIM card right away.
    I’m new to this stuff so when I synced my phone to iTunes it asked and I let it install the 3.0 OS update for the phone.
    Now it just shows a picture requesting I plug my iPhone into iTunes and says it won;t recognize my SIM card. Only has a slide bar allowing me to make an emergency call. I have obviously messed up.

    I am a Mac user, and i want to get this phone fixed. Where do I start?

  12. mike June 25, 2009 Reply

    Will this work on the new iphone 3gs and what are the possibilties of crashing and burning my new iphone.

    • Vinay June 25, 2009 Reply

      @ Mike No this is for 3G only stick with us on Twitter or subscribe our free daily e-mail newsletter to update yourself regularly.

  13. John June 25, 2009 Reply

    I updated to 3.0 and tried jailbreaking my iPhone but it keeps telling me that my ipsw is invalid… Anything else I can do to jailbreak my phone

  14. Bee June 23, 2009 Reply

    I have an AT&T Iphone 3G 8 gig, with 3.0 os update. Would i have to unlock before JAILBREAKING MY PHONE WITH QUICKPWN????

    • Vinay June 24, 2009 Reply

      @ Bee if you have a valid carrier then you needn’t to unlock your iPhone just check on Cydia to jailbreak.

  15. Geoff June 21, 2009 Reply

    Works great with me, jailbroke with Redsn0w, it installed cydia, and I got winterboard working with customized themes. There are a few apps from the cydia store that don’t work properly but I’m guessing it’s just because they aren’t programmed for 3.0.

  16. me June 21, 2009 Reply

    Is there a reason we are supposed to be using redsn0w instead of quickpwn 3.0? I followed this guide before the update, and my phone seems to work fine so far… am I missing something?

  17. Jordan June 21, 2009 Reply

    My home buttons dosent work, its £140 to get fixed n i just cant afford that. Is there any other way to get my phone into DFU mode?

    • Vinay June 21, 2009 Reply

      @ Jordan No there is no other option to put your iPhone in DFU mode witout the home button.

  18. zuh June 20, 2009 Reply

    it’s done firmware and os updated… waiting for ultrasnow on windows to unlock… it’will active wifi option ?

  19. super tare June 20, 2009 Reply

    ok guys, you have all my support spreading the words, i am here watching this post every time,,,,

  20. Rhyno June 20, 2009 Reply

    ohh ya…i cant wait for this to work i already got my firmware downloading as i speak…hopefully to link for qckpwn will be up and running soon…..thanks!!

  21. super tare June 19, 2009 Reply

    i give up

  22. SO June 19, 2009 Reply

    It is so great , but please tell me how to unlock the sim?

  23. vince June 18, 2009 Reply

    hmmm, the quickpwn download link is not active? i’ll check back later i guess, but needless to say that i’m very anxious to get my hands on that sucker !

    anyway, thank you dev-team for making this all possible in such short time!

  24. super tare June 18, 2009 Reply

    Super tare acest post, pentru toti romaniii care stiu la ce nivel cu adevarat se ridica iphonul si care stiu ca acest telefon a revolutionat modul a folosi un telefon modelul de iphone a fost o revolutie. guys you are the best, nice job

  25. Padraic June 18, 2009 Reply

    Thx and I am expecting the guide, great job!!!!

  26. jerm June 18, 2009 Reply

    wow am i the only one reading this post as it is written? hurry it up guys my seat is burning. hehehh..

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