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How to Unlock/Jailbreak Your iPhone 2g OS 3.0 Using QuickPwn Windows Mac


These are instructions on how to unlock/jailbreak your 2G iPhone to the 3.0 iPhone firmware using QuickPwn for Windows and Mac. Before beginning make sure you have updated to iTunes 8.2 This guide is for unlocking and Jailbreaking your iPhone 2G A.K.A iPhone Edge. I have tested this guide and it works perfectly on my iPhone. Many of us are looking for OS 3.0 because of MMS and Tethering, but let me confirm that these functions are not supported with iPhone 2G even it runs the OS 3.0 If you are new to business and unaware of basics then follow the following posts to be familiar with common iPhone jailbreaking and unlocking terms.


Once you have completes all download then read this guide twice or thrice before doing anything. For iPhone 2G there is no baseband update so feel free to play.

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.exe 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, Replace Boot Logos, and Unlock Phone. Select the ones you would like to perform then click the clue arrow button

Step Ten : You will now be asked to select your bootloader files. Click the Browse button and select the 3.9 bootloader from the iHackintosh folder on your desktop. Likewise do the same thing for the 4.6 bootloader file. Then click the blue arrow button to continue.

Step Eleven : QuickPwn will now ask you to confirm your iPhone is connected via USB before continuing. Click the blue arrow button to proceed.

 Step Twelve : 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.

Watch the prompts carefully and follow along.

Step Thirteen : Once QuickPwn detects your iPhone in DFU mode it will begin the jailbreak process.

Step Fourteen : Once jailbreaking is complete QuickPwn will inform you that it was successful. Your iPhone will then proceed to run BootNeuter. This process will take about 5 minutes. Please be patient. Your iPhone will reboot when it has completed the process successfully!



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  1. Piyu June 4, 2010 Reply

    Hi Vinay!!

    Firstly would like to thanks you for all your gr8 work N effort !!!
    Appreciate it !!!

    Please let me know if you could guide me with issues with my ipod touch.

    I have a 1 generation ipod touch and it worked fine untill now.
    The issue is my ipod touch wont turn OFF.. as soon as i slide to shutdown the apple logo appears again and it restarts

    Please advice


  2. zampi April 10, 2010 Reply

    hey i’ve got iphone first version, it should be on 3.1.3 firmware… the thing is that i cannot access menu – it is in the emergency mode. and when i plug it it, itunes says that the sim card is not supported… i tried to unlock it / jailbreak it with redsnOw and blackra1n… it did not work… when the phone was idfu mode, it did not come back afterwards and the pictures which suppose to appear did not :/… nothing was installed in the phone… any ideas?

  3. Lawal Abiola Moshood January 6, 2010 Reply

    I forgot my phone unlocking code and i mistakenly locked it and iphone was disabled..I jailbreak it and unlock it…Now,i upgraded my iphone 3G 3.0 with itunes 9 and now it says,activate with original sim without pin…Please,what do i do?tell me…

  4. digidiva December 14, 2009 Reply

    i am using a 1st gen unlocked/jailbroken iphone. i accidentally downloaded and installed the latest 3.1.2 software update and an error occured. arrrgh. stupid. now my phone doesn’t work. i am on recovery mode but can’t restore because it will automatically restore the phone using the latest software update which i believe i cannot do with my phone.

    help. how do i restore the old software? thanks.

  5. mel December 12, 2009 Reply

    okay heres the problems.

    i unlock the phone using this method, firmware 3.0
    everything is fine but at the final moment, when i entered itunes, it says ”the simcard inserted in this iphones is not supported”.
    what actually happened? do i need to downgrade it?

  6. mel December 12, 2009 Reply

    just now i jailbreak my brothers 2g iphone.
    the procedure done well, but at the final moment, when i enter itunes, it says ”sim card not supported” someting like that.

  7. drke September 11, 2009 Reply

    i mean, i’ve spent the last hour or so trying to find the required files to jailbreak iphone 2G.

    “Once you have completes all download then …”, where are these file that I need to download? I know you’re smart but just doesn’t make sense to run your reader around.

  8. Mark September 2, 2009 Reply

    Hi i have a question, can i Unlock my iphone 2g with 2.2.1. i am going to use QuickPwn 2.2.5 and it gives me the options for Install Cydia, Installer, Replace boot logos, and Unlock… i dont want Cydia and installer installed so can i just Check Unlock and nothing else? or does unlocking require Cydia installed as well? Thanks in advance!

  9. kiddo August 11, 2009 Reply

    Thanks for posting the instruction. However, I am still using ver. 1.1.1, do I need to upgrade the firmware to 2.0.1. before to the latest version, 3.0.1 ?

  10. Dan July 8, 2009 Reply

    @govinda Redsn0w is the program you need to use. Only download from trusted sites, but it is a solid program. That’s why it’s standard.

    @jdeej777 It doesn’t matter what was done to it previously. Just make sure you have the correct version of 3.0 (direct from Apple) and the bootloaders before you start. Start by updating it through iTunes to 3.0, which will lock your phone again. Then run Redsn0w, using your iTunes downloaded 3.0 firmware.

    @iASK just upgrade to 3.0 using iTunes first, then follow the directions with Redsn0w.

  11. bbninja July 8, 2009 Reply

    Can I use this method even if my iphone is unactivated????? PLEASE HELP me.

  12. poojavj July 4, 2009 Reply

    Everything works fine on the phone except youtube..is there any fix for that??

  13. nageswara rao July 2, 2009 Reply

    hi vinay thanks for the cool tips and trouble shooting of iphone.
    actually i have upgraded my iphone 2g with os3 from itunes which the phone is brought from us . after upgrading it is asking to activate with AT&T in usa. but how can i activate my iphone and i tried for downgrading to the previous firmware 2.1 but not able to do so. how can i do the activation with in in india.
    waiting for ur reply and ks in advance

  14. Govinda June 29, 2009 Reply

    Arno, I alos faced same probplem, after sixth step, it showed itune logo indicated that connect device to itune. But i tune didn’t recognize device and asked me to restore. I manually updated firmware 2.2 and unlocked using quickpwn.

    I am scared to use readsn0w, anyone please tell me if this tool has problem.

  15. jdeej777 June 27, 2009 Reply

    hey guys I have iphone 2g, bought this from craigslist and have let somebody jailbreak/unlock it for me with 2.0.1 firmware for use with TMobile. Thing is, I’m not sure what tool was used to jailbreak it.

    Question is, do I upgrade direct to 3.0 or should I upgrade to previous versions before 3.0 first?

    Thanks! Appreciate any response…

  16. XauroraRAIN June 22, 2009 Reply

    Will their be a QuickPWN 3.0 release? I know a new redsn0w is out that does about the same process as QuickPWN. But no one said anything about redsn0w is released instead of QuickPWN and that their will be no QuickPWN 3.0.

  17. Arno June 20, 2009 Reply

    I have a little problem using RedSnow:
    I completed the six steps and everything goes well, but
    after downloading the jailbreak data my 2G Iphone restarts
    and goes to DFU- mode. So I just see the iTunes-logo with the
    USB- cable. Is there anyone who can help me, please?
    What do I have to do??

  18. Kamlesh June 20, 2009 Reply

    Hi Vinay…got a question about the Unlock Phone option in Step Nine.

    My iPhone 2G is already unlocked/jailbroken with fw 2.2.2.

    I am going to wait for the official release of QuickPwn 3.0. As far for step nine… should I check ‘Unlock Phone’ along with Cydia and other Installer? ..or no since my phone is already unlocked?

  19. iASK June 20, 2009 Reply

    do i need to downgrade from 2.2.1 to a lower version(2.0) just to upgrade to 3.0.?

    or i will keep the 2.2.1 then update to 3.0 when quickpawn(compatible for 3.0) is already out to jailbreak the latest OS of iphone(mine is iphone 2g 8GB)??

    just to clear things out.. thank you

  20. Richard June 20, 2009 Reply

    Thanks for sharing these guides with us.
    I have a 2G running 2.2.1 using quickpwn for windows since first release of quickpwn (my first original was 1.0.2).

    After reading carefully this and your previous guide “Unlock iPhone 2G OS 3.0 7A341 Final Version” (http://www.ihackintosh.com/2009/06/unlock-iphone-2g-os-3o-7a341-final-version/)I still have a doubt I’d like to clear with you.

    As far as I understood that guide is an alternative and longer procedure in order to have a 2G iphone running 3.0 firmware.

    My doubt is the following. There in the download section you point out to “iPhone Firmware v3.0 Final ” (http://is.gd/XkMW)
    Is this firmware version the exactly same one we download from Itunes 8.2 ? ‘
    If so, it means that after running your guide I will have my 2G running 3.0 unlocked (using another carrier rather than ATT) and Jailbreaked (or not ?). Does the only thing that the new quickpwn to be released by the dev team soon will add to my phone after running your procedure will be fixing the youtube problem ?

    Please confirm if my understanding is correct as I believe many other readers have the same doubt.

    Many thanks in advance

  21. macudc June 20, 2009 Reply

    Vinay, thanks for the gr8 work. Question can I use this guide to put OS 3 onto my 2G tombile iPhone using QuickPwn 2.2.5? If so how will I activate the phone? Will it activate via iTunes?

  22. Der June 20, 2009 Reply

    Vinay, thanks for the response earlier. One more question, once the quickpwn 3.0 is released (hopefully soon), will I be able to go from 2.2 to 3.0 or will I have to do 2.2.1 to 3.0?

  23. Andrew June 19, 2009 Reply

    Thank you for posting. When i download the 3.0 firmware the filename ends ipsw.zip when it unarchives it is just a folder with all the components for the firmware but not in ipsw format. Am i missing something?

  24. Deb June 19, 2009 Reply

    Vinay, I am sorry but I have tried for hours to get your “How to Downgrade iPhone 3G / 2G 3.0 back to 2.2.1” to work…I have uninstalled Itunes and gone back to 7.5, then popped it to 8.1, I have tried putting into the VDF mode, which I can do, then I have tried the whole things over and over. I get errors in Itunes, (1) (2) and cannot find a mention of these so kept on then trying Quickpwn for 2.2, and trying to install file 2.2istw…all to no avail. Please can you go through options for me. Also after eagerly awaiting the new Ultrasn0w programme, I have read today that it is not for 2g phones….so really I feel completely stuck now. Please help my friend 🙂

  25. antihackerlink June 19, 2009 Reply

    I had used so many times your tutorial and the quickpwn tools, but this is the first time im post in your blog.
    Im so happy seeing such as nice guys like you working days and night without taking cents to all your innovation.
    I’ll be asking permission to you to quote some links here to post in by blog meanwhile im waiting for you to release the quickpwn tools.

  26. Chuck June 19, 2009 Reply

    Hi Vinay..
    Wow! Thanks for the very speedy response! O.K, I will hold on for the release of QuickPwn 3.0 to enjoy the latest iphone firmware but for the time being, can you point me to a direct and strightforward guide on downgrading and Unlocking the Iphone to maybe an older firmware so that i canbe using my foreign Sim on it till the release of the new quickpwn.
    Thanks a mil!

  27. Der June 19, 2009 Reply

    Vinay, do you have any idea when quickpwn will be released for download because I have been waiting and waiting and I really want to get this 3.0 firmware on my phone!

    • Vinay June 19, 2009 Reply

      @ der not exact but i think the wait will be worth dev team can roll out the tools without Youtube fix but they are trying to get rid of youtube activation. Keep patience i’d like to have a complete jailbreak rather than partial 🙂

  28. LM June 18, 2009 Reply

    I have accidentally upgraded my Iphone 2G from 2.2 to 3.0. I can make outgoing and recieve incoming calls but the screen stays on emergency and I can’t use my iphone other than incoming and outgoing calls. What should I do. Will it work by just using Quickpwn, which version, where can I get it

  29. Monito June 18, 2009 Reply

    Short question Vinay for those of us who had unlocked it using your previous guide with quickpwnRC3, should we use quicpwn and re-unlock?Thanks!

    • Vinay June 18, 2009 Reply

      @ Montino You have both the option wait for QuickPwn 3.0 and apply jailbreak only or put your phone in recovery mode and update to 3.0 then use QuickPwn 3.0 to do unlock + jailbreak together. Choice is yours.

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