Jailbreak your iPhone

Jailbreak iPhone 2G 3G 3GS OS 3.1.3 With Pwnage Tool (Mac)


Apple released the iPhone Software update OS 3.1.3, the latest firmware update contains a baseband firmware update 05.12.01 like firmware 3.1 and it’s is not compatible with Ultrasn0w. Means if you upgrade your iPhone 3G/3GS for OS 3.1.2 to 3.1.3 your baseband will also upgrade from Modem FW 04.26.08 or 5.11.04 to 05.12.01, For more details about Baseband and Bootloader check here iPhone Baseband and Bootloader From Basic. Dev-team released the updated version of pwnage tool. With pwnage tool you can jailbreak and preserve your current baseband so you can enjoy the carrier unlock on latest 3.1.3 firmware.

Am i good enough for Pwnage tool or not ?

  1. I have iPhone 3G/3GS 3.0/3.1.2 redsn0wed  : You are in
  2. I have iPhone 3G/3GS 3.0/3.1.2 pwned  : You are in
  3. I have an iPhone 3G/3GS 3.1/3.1.2 blackra1ned  : You are in but iPhone unlockers with baseband 05.11.07 stay away from 3.1.3 because blacksn0w isn’t working with iPhone 3GS 3.1.3 baseband 5.11.07 If you already updated then downgrade to 3.1.2 and re blaksn0w to unlock your phone.
  4. I have an iPhone 3G/3GS updated to 3.1.3 Stock Firmware : Yes but you need to Downgrade iPhone3G [Guide here] and iPhone 3GS [Guide here] but your baseband is now updated to 05.12.01 so you can’t unlock anymore for more details [check here].



  • iPhone EDGE aka iPhone 2G
  • iPhone 3G
  • iPhone 3GS, old bootrom
  • iPod Touch 1G
  • iPod Touch 2G, old bootrom


Step One). Download the required files and make a folder on Desktop called “iHackintosh” or whatever you want and put the Firmware 3.1.3 and Pwnage tool in iHackintosh folder.PWNAGETOOL_3.1.5_1

Step Two). Close all other running programs and launch Pwnage tool from iHackintosh folder by double click.

Step Three). Choose your Mode, Simple Mode or Expert Mode

  • Simple Mode – Which provides step by step instructions as below and automatically detects your correct firmware and adds the unlock and activation and jailbreak with Cydia automatically to your
    custom firmware.
  • Expert Mode – Where you can adjust the settings on the various different additions to the custom firmware – if you click through and do not change anything in expert mode it will make the same

In the following post we used Expert mode for better reliability.

Step Four). In the next window click and select your iPhone. A big green check-mark will appear over the image of the phone which you selected. Once you selected the iPhone model then click the blue arrow button at bottom to continue.

Step Five). You will be brought to the "Browse for IPSW" Windows. On my Hackint0sh, it automatically found the IPSW. If PwnageTool doesn’t automatically find the ipsw file you can click Browse for IPSW(Just in Case)

Step Six). In the next screen click to select General then click the blue arrow button at the bottom right corner.                                             pwnagetool_3.1.4_4

Step Seven). You’ll get to the General Settings Screen. The General settings allows you to decide the partition size, Activate the phone and Enabled baseband update. The most crucial step of your process so be careful and read it 3-4 times before getting in to the business. Check Activate the phone if you are not with an official carrier then click the blue arrow button. Deselect Activate if you have an iPhone legitimately activated on an official carrier.

  1. If you are using an Official service provider (i.e. AT&T) you do not need to "Unlock Baseband", therefore you can Uncheck “Activate the phone”.
  2. If You are using an Unofficial service provider (i.e. T-Mobile) then check “Activate the phone” So you can enjoy Ultrasn0w/Blacksn0w with the 3.1.3


Note : Enabling the Baseband option is no more available so check the Activate the phone, no matter you need an unlock or not.

Step Eight). The next window Cydia settings menu allows you to create custom packages so you do not have to manually install them later.

  • Click to select the Download packages tab. Then click the Refresh button to display all the available packages. Double clicking the package you want will download it and make it available in the Select Packages tab.
  • Checkmark the ones you want then Click the blue arrow button.
  • The Custom Packages Settings menu displays listed package settings for your custom IPSW. For know leave these settings as is. Click the blue arrow button to continue.

Step Nine). The Custom Logos Settings menu allows you to add your own images, you can pick your custom logo settings. If you uncheck them both, the originals will remain. Once done click the blue arrow button to continue.

Step Ten). You are now ready to begin the Pwnage process! Click the Build button to select it then click the Blue arrow button to begin.

Step Eleven). You will be asked to save your custom .ipsw file. Save it to your Pwnage folder you created on your Desktop.

  • Your IPSW is not being built. Please allow up to 10 minutes.
  • You will be asked to enter your administrator password. Do this then click the OK button.

Step Twelve). Now another question, if your iPhone has been pwned before, or if you already unlocked or did jailbreak earlier. If you do not know, simply answer "No".

If you’re already jailbroken (by whatever means), you don’t need to mess around with DFU mode at all.  Just create (or get from a friend) your custom IPSW and Option-Restore (Shift-Restore on Windows) to it via iTunes.  Don’t enter DFU mode at all.  Please make sure you are restoring to the custom IPSW, not the stock one from Apple!  For best results, use the latest iTunes.


Step Thirteen). Now one of the most important steps since the PwnageTool makes your iPhone into the mode of repair, called "DFU mode", but then we need your help by pressing the buttons on / off in conjunction with the "home" for 10 seconds after releasing the button on / off and keeping the "home" for another 10 seconds.

Step Fourteen). Don’t worry if your timing goes wrong, because if you can not do at the right time Pwnage toll will ask you to try again. If everything worked, you get into DFU mode and your iPhone is ready to be unlocked. The Pwnage Tool has created an image software on your iPhone containing the release and to be able to finish your iTunes to restore this file "unlocked."

16211_thumb_thumb1Step Fifteen). Now enter in iTunes to restore your iPhone. Logo of guy that tells iTunes detected an iPhone in DFU mode and you need to restore. .

16212500_thumb1_thumb1Step Sixteen). In iTunes, hold the Alt/Option key and click Restore. Navigate to the iHackintosh folder on your desktop using the dialog window that appears. Select the custom IPSW that was created and click the Open button. iTunes will now restore the firmware on your iPhone. This can also take up to 10 minutes.

Note : This procedure is tested by many iPhone users but we are not responsible for any damage. Do this at your own risk, and if you have any problem, question feel free to ask us on twitter also you can subscribe our free daily e-mail newsletter to keep yourself updated with the latest of iPhone community.


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  1. afshin August 19, 2010 Reply


  2. mARK July 30, 2010 Reply

    im on the last step of the process where i connect the iphone to itunes to restore it. but it says “the simcard inserted in this iphone does not appear to be supported… what will i do…..?

  3. ry April 30, 2010 Reply

    how do i now use T mobile sim cards in my 3g? to make calls use data plan text etc..

  4. DB April 26, 2010 Reply

    Does the above process also work with Iphone 2G (Edge) (first generation)?

  5. Ian April 19, 2010 Reply

    at step twelve it does not find anything connected through the USB Port

  6. jones April 5, 2010 Reply

    hey i just got a brand new iphone 3gs with 3.1.3… came with it on it, the modem is 05.12.01…
    should this method work on my phone?

  7. Princess March 30, 2010 Reply

    I’m using a jail broken 2G iPhone since I don’t live in the US. I’m trying to upgrade the firmware to 3.1.whatever, following all the steps closely. But until the very last step, when I try to restore the phone with iTunes, it doesn’t work. I pressed alt/ option, selected the custom restore software, then iTunes kept saying “preparing iPhone for restore. Then a while later iTunes said it can’t restore the phone because of “unknown error”. What to do now?

  8. Jay March 16, 2010 Reply

    Oops, I meant to say when I finish with step 12.

  9. Jay March 16, 2010 Reply

    I’m still in the process of jailbreaking my 3gs version 3.1.3 but need to know if anyone would happen to know why every time I finish step 8 that it asks me to connect device to USB, and I do…..but nothing happens! What am I doing wrong? Please help.

  10. tk February 25, 2010 Reply

    I have the Baseband update option enabled (I can check/uncheck the option) so I am not sure what should I do for the next screen which are the Bootneuter settings.. I am using iPhone 2G and it was pwned previously.

  11. rhysyt February 23, 2010 Reply

    how do i get it so it restores my custom one instead of the apple one ive got a mac if that makes a difference

  12. miguel February 10, 2010 Reply

    a doubt. if I have an iphone 3gs with fimware 3.1.0, and made the jailbreak with Pwnage, do I have to do all the steps, or just restore with 3.1.3 which I kept in fimware the desktop folder. It is not clear to me over 12.

  13. James February 9, 2010 Reply

    I’ve updated my iPhone 3GS (old bootrom) to 3.1.3 firmware with Pwnage Tool, my baseband still 05.11.07 and Blacksn0w is not working with my iPhone 3GS… can someone help me please ???

    • Vinay February 9, 2010 Reply

      @James For some reasons Blacksn0w isn’t working with 5.11.07 baseband and OS 3.1.3 so it’s better to downgrade your firmware to 3.1.2 then re jailbreak and unlock with blacksn0w to unlock your phone.

  14. iPhone Pro February 9, 2010 Reply


  15. ipad screen protector February 8, 2010 Reply

    i was wondering if anyone knows whether you will be able to jailbreak the ipad (not ipod) like the iphone?

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