Step by Step Guide to JailBreak iPhone 3G using Windows

BY Jason

Published 20 Jul 2008

If you are a Windows user and were feeling left out as the Pwnage Tool is only available for Mac then you don’t need to anymore as folks at Forums have figured out a way to jailbreak iPhone 3G using Windows just like some clever folks had figured out a Step-by-Step Guide to Pwn first generation iPhone running firmware 2.0 using Windows.

You can check out the step by step guide to only jailbreak your iPhone 3G for Windows users after the jump.

Update (Jan 3rd, 2009):

We has just published step-by-step guides to jailbreak iPhone 3G using QuickPwn.

Step-by-Step Guide to Jailbreak iPhone 3G using QuickPwn (Windows)
Step-by-Step Guide to Jailbreak iPhone 3G using QuickPwn (Mac)


As you might know, the iPhone Dev Team have been able to jailbreak iPhone 3G and are currently working hard to unlock it. As a result, the Pwnage Tool 2.0
that they have released yesterday can jailbreak, unlock and activate
the first generation iPhone but can only jailbreak iPhone 3G (cannot
unlock it).

Please do remember, hacking your iPhone is at your own risk. Before you start hacking your iPhone, it’s a good idea to backup your iPhone.

The step by step instructions that Windows users need to follow to jailbreak iPhone 3G is mentioned below.

Step 1: You need to download two files: x12220000_4_Recovery.ipsw and iPhone1,2_2.0_5A347_Custom_Restore.ipsw.

Step 2: Make sure you have iTunes 7.7 installed.

For Vista: Click Start then copy this into the search box and press enter after:
For XP: Click start then run, then copy this into the run box:

%appdata%Apple ComputeriTunes

Step 3: Make a directory called: Device Support. If the directory already exists, clear it.

Step 4: Copy x12220000_4_Recovery.ipsw into the Device Support folder you just created.

Step 5: You need to get your device into DFU mode. You can follow these steps to achieve this:

  • Connect your iPhone to your computer.
  • Turn iPhone off.
  • Hold power and home together for 10 seconds (exactly).
  • Release power but keep holding home until the computers beeps (observed on a PC) as a USB device is recognized.
  • At no point will the display come on. Now your restore should work.

Step 6: Once your phone is in DFU mode and detected by iTunes (should be black screen on phone NOT iTunes logo with USB cable), click on iPhone in iTunes, then hold the SHIFT key and click on restore.

Step 7: Browse to the folder where you downloaded iPhone1,2_2.0_5A347_Custom_Restore.ipsw and select it. iTunes will then extract the file and you will see the iPhone Dev Team’s pineapple logo pop up after a few seconds, as seen in the screen shot below:

iPhone 3G Pwned Image

Step 8:
When restoring has completed, it will ask you to connect to iTunes, then re-do the activation process (download carrier settings).

Step 9: Restore your backup, this should automatically be made. It should pop up right after downloading carrier settings, but you may also do it by right clicking your iPhone on the left, and selecting "restore iPhone".

The procedure should also install the Open Source Package Installer and Handler for the iPhone, Cydia which should make installing the unofficial native iPhone apps on your iPhone 3G easier.

This is for folks who requested for a guide to only jailbreak iPhone 3G (without unlocking it) using Windows. If you are a Mac user, you can simply use the latest version of iPhone Dev Team’s Tool – Pwnage Tool 2.0.x.

As always do let us know how it goes in the comments section.

Thanks grega for the tip!

[via Forums]

Related post:

Dev Team Releases PwnageTool 2.2, QuickPwn 2.2 for Mac & QuickPwn 2.2 for Windows; Supports iPhone Firmware 2.2


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