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Jailbreak iPhone 3GS iOS 4 GM with Pwnage Tool



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  1. nixx August 30, 2010 Reply

    I jailbroke my iPhone 3GS 05.12.01 using Spirit. Will this method still work for me? Thanks.

  2. tbaybu August 18, 2010 Reply

    this has worked for me twice now, upgrading my 3GS to iOS4 and beating the 1600/1604 errors. It involves removing iTunes but it will keep all of you song and playlist data. Good Luck!


  3. weex July 19, 2010 Reply

    Hey buddy,… i did all you said ;

    im on mac ; iphone 3GS oldboot…

    pwnagetool told me that its not the appropriate firmware ???????

    i downloaded the good one, im sure…

    whats goin on ???


  4. dazzle June 23, 2010 Reply

    Had a jailbroken 3.1.3 3g already. Used redsnow to upgrade to 4.0 and went through fine, activated, etc.. cydia works (after running the updates it asks you to do when running it and also adding the repo in the redsnow instructions). Can’t get unsigned apps to install via itunes, like I could when on 3.1.3.. also apps that install to the springboard through cydia don’t work.. well, terminal doesn’t anyway. sbsettings seems to work as good as it did.

    I’m sure there’ll be a fix shortly 🙂

    Loving the multitasking, emails are a lot easier.

  5. drumstyx June 23, 2010 Reply

    The reason it doesn’t like a spirit jailbroken device is because spirit is a “userland” jailbreak, which means while in DFU mode, it appears to iTunes as a regular phone, since the jailbreak isn’t active until the kernel is already running.

  6. Clueless June 22, 2010 Reply

    Need a little help with Cydia here:

    All went fine until I try to open Cydia, which crashes and goes back to the springboard (home screen). I’ve tried placing OpenSSH on the Cydia Packages in Pwnagetool but still cannot SSH/use/fix Cydia from my computer.

    Any suggestions welcome.

  7. George June 22, 2010 Reply

    i keep getting an error.. wrong firmware bundle selected!!! i have renamed the iPhone2,1_4.0_8A293_bundle.bundle to iPhone2,1_4.0_8A293.bundle before inserting it.. please help!

  8. Anderson June 15, 2010 Reply

    Restoring to a 3GS with 5.11.07 baseband and jailbroken 3.1.3 firmware. Followed all directions including hint from SeanBOI which worked for me… Thanks! All seems to go well begins, “Restoring iPhone Software” and reaches about 97% completion and has been hanging here for about an hour. Anyone with some insight? Will it eventually finish or is something off?

  9. Bruno June 15, 2010 Reply

    Any news on that 16xx error? Were you able to jb your 3GS???

  10. kaosdroid June 15, 2010 Reply

    yeah case sensitive worked.. and you want to make that in a “sudo tar -xvPf data.tar”
    thx m8!

  11. Gianluca June 14, 2010 Reply

    Are you sure it works with 3.1.3 Jailbroken devices?
    I read somewhere that it need a 3.1.2 Jb device to work.
    Something about it?

  12. FlyingB June 12, 2010 Reply

    Thanks for the terminal fix, SeanBOi!

  13. Chris June 11, 2010 Reply

    Ok, i’ve figured it out why is there problem with iTunes 1600/1604 error when restoring custom cooked firmware. If you were on 3.1.3 or 3.1.2 and jailbroken with Spirit that’s why you’re getting an error. I don’t know why but Spirit JB isn’t compatible with this method of getting 4.0 GM jailbroken. This is how i got it working:

    1. Restore back to 3.1.2 (if you’ve saved your SHSHs on Cydia).
    2. After restoring is complete – jailbreak your iPhone with blackra1n.
    3. Now connect your iPhone to iTunes and restore with iOS 4.0 GM cooked firmware you made previously with PwnageTool using tutorial above.
    4. There shouldn’t be anymore 1600/1604 error while restoring and you’ll be on 4.0 jailbroken after restore is complete. 🙂
    5. Enjoy!

    P.S. Keep in mind that for now a lot of things in Cydia is buggy as hell… :S I went back to 3.1.3 because there are some things not working at the moment: SBSettings, iBlueNova, iFile is sluggish… Those are crucial for me and i cant live without them, so until JB community update their tools to be 4.0 ready, I’ll stay with 3.1.3…

  14. tomu June 11, 2010 Reply

    not working I did all steps and build custom firmware then tried to restore it and no success – error

  15. Edoz June 11, 2010 Reply

    did all instructions and its all worked except that a .ipsw for iOS4 doesnt show up in pwnagetool

  16. BERISTAIN June 10, 2010 Reply

    para el jailbreak del iphone 3g el dev team acaba de actualizar su herramienta redsn0w a la versión 0.9.5 la cual realiza el jailbreak al iphone 3g y le activa de manera nativa la multitarea

  17. cake June 10, 2010 Reply

    Guys, i have a question, if somebody knows, pls answer. There is no talk about bootloader 6.04 anywhere, does this mean there won’t be an unlock for it for a couple of years, or what?

  18. PleaseHelp June 10, 2010 Reply

    My iphone is stuck now in connect to itunes to activate phone….

    Ok the baseband may not be updated, but how can we use ultrasn0w to unlock it???

    Please help us!!!

  19. SeanBOi June 10, 2010 Reply

    Hey guys for those of you that are having issues with the Tar error it’s case sensitive has to read exactly:
    tar -xvPf data.tar for the command to work. Hope that works!

  20. dan June 10, 2010 Reply

    I get the same error as Trey:

    tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

  21. Kessa June 9, 2010 Reply

    There is an error in the tutorial. You need to
    1) UnZip iPhone2,1_4.0_8A293_bundle.zip into iPhone2,1_4.0_8A293_bundle.bundle
    2) rename iPhone2,1_4.0_8A293_bundle.bundle into iPhone2,1_4.0_8A293.bundle
    3) Now you are ready to put the bundle into the FirmwareBundles folder (as you are asked in step 4)

  22. marzpan June 9, 2010 Reply

    same as tevor, can’t untar.

  23. Chris June 9, 2010 Reply

    Cannot get that damn 1600 error to go away when in DFU mode trying to downgrade or to install modded firmware. Is it due to the new iTunes perhaps?

  24. Eurisko June 9, 2010 Reply

    Note: The “Dev Team” is a bunch of techno nerds who do a little bit of hacking on the iPhone. There is nothing “official” or “proprietary” about them.

  25. DJManas June 9, 2010 Reply

    I have updated to official 4.0 GM from 3.1.3 jailbroken, can I still do this JB or do I have to wait because I think that when I have done official restore the device is not “previously jailbroken” at all am I right?

  26. Gazz June 9, 2010 Reply

    Works a treat for me 🙂

  27. Chris June 9, 2010 Reply

    I got same error as Giorgos. After creating custom IPSW, Itunes is stuck on “Preparing iphone for recovery” and after that i got 1604 error… :S

  28. SAYED June 9, 2010 Reply

    i bought i phone 3GS with locked SIM card . how can i open or unlock the SIMcard to be work in another SIM card of the other companies?
    thanks & best regards

  29. teo June 9, 2010 Reply

    Will this work on a 3GS legitimately activated to iOS4 GM already?

  30. jekoko June 9, 2010 Reply

    This is not working. Error 1600. Tried everything. You have to unzip the bundle. But I get a error with the tar.. So I think, we´ll have to wait for geohot…

  31. Edoz June 9, 2010 Reply

    I am having the same problem as Trey.
    “tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors.”

  32. Gedeon June 9, 2010 Reply

    Hm ,
    Just asking to clarify, if anybody knows. I extracted data.tar into cydia bundle as per instructions, but pwnage tool doesnt list any custom packages. Is it suppose to be like that or not.


  33. Solaris June 9, 2010 Reply

    “No Firrmware bundle found!”
    when I launch Pwnge Tool

    I took all the steps above whats going on..

  34. trevorcobb June 9, 2010 Reply

    I get an error from tar about not being able to follow a symbolic link for var.

  35. Giorgos June 9, 2010 Reply

    Guys i get an 1604 error when i attempt to put the custom ipsw when i am in revocovery mode :S help!

  36. zscrugby June 9, 2010 Reply

    THIS DOESNT ACTIVATE (HACKTIVATE) UR PHONES… unless i did something rong. didnt activate mine.. any help?

  37. Trey June 9, 2010 Reply

    I keep getting an error when entering the commands in terminal.
    “tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors.”

    Is this expected or did I make a mistake?

  38. pridexkills June 9, 2010 Reply

    do you unzip the bundle.zip and place just the bundle in the firmware bundles folder or just place the .zip file in the folder?

  39. oroooat June 9, 2010 Reply

    i already jailbreak with spirit
    can i restored with custom frimware

    3Gs 3.1.3 old bootrom

  40. BLade June 9, 2010 Reply

    This is for any 3GS? For a OTB?

  41. Alien69 June 9, 2010 Reply

    i have jailbreaked my ipsw, but when i try to recover over itunes 9.2 beta i get a “error 1600”
    can some one help me ?


  42. KuboX June 9, 2010 Reply

    What about the iPhone 3G? How to make a jailbreak for the iPhone 3G?

  43. Solaris June 9, 2010 Reply

    can’t do this step!

    “4. Move the iPhone2,1_4.0_8A293_bundle.zip to the FirmwareBundles folder and close the folder.”

    Pwnage Tool is read only and cant change the permissions!

    what to do??

  44. nick June 8, 2010 Reply

    Is there either a jailbreak or vfdecrypt keys for the iPod touch 2g iOS4 GM?

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