Step-by-Step Guides to Jailbreak 1st gen iPhone and iPhone 3G running firmware 2.0.1 using Windows [Updated]

BY Jason

Published 9 Aug 2008

The iPhone Dev Team released the new version of their Pwnage Tool 2.0.2 earlier today but it works only for Mac users.

The WinPwn Tool has still not been release for Windows users but they need not feel left out, the step-by-step that some clever folks had figured out to pwn the first generation iPhone as well to jailbreak iPhone 3G seems to work with the custom iPhone firmware 2.0.1.

Below are the step by step instructions for first generation iPhone users using Windows (if you are a Mac user, use iPhone Dev Team’s Pwnage tool v2.0.2:

Step 1: Use WinPWN 1.0 To PWN Your 1.1.4 iPhone. You can download WinPWN from this link. WinPWN will ask for an IPSW you should use the 1.1.4 IPSW. Download iPhone firmware 1.1.4 from this link.

Step 2: Install BootNeuter (Available Via Installer use the old 1.0 version it basically preps the phone).

Step 3: Run BootNeuter and have it Neuter your iPhone.

Step 4: Make sure your iTunes version is at 7.7.

Step 5: Grab a pre-created IPSW Made with Pwnage Tool 2.0.2 (links available at the top right corner). If you don’t have one made you can grab one from this link.

Step 6: Grab ZiPhone to get into Recovery Mode easily. You can download the latest version of ZiPhone from here.

Step 7: Run ZiPhone & jump your iPhone into NORMAL Recovery mode
(available via advanced settings area in ZiPhone) — This is the most
straightforward way to get it into the proper restore mode.

Step 8: In iTunes Shift+Click the Restore button and find your custom IPSW firmware file.

Step 9: Wait for the restore to complete. — You should see bootneuter
automatically come up.

This should jailbreak, unlock and activate your first generation
iPhone and should have iPhone firmware 2.0 running on it so that you
can use both the official and unofficial native iPhone applications.

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 (from this link) and custom iPhone firmware 2.0 iPhone1,2_2.0.1_5B108_Restore.ipsw from this link.

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_2.0.1_5B108_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".

This procedure should jailbreak iPhone 3G. We haven’t tried it yet but BigBoss over at confirms that this should work with the custom iPhone firmware 2.0.1. He makes an important point:

"If you are already pwned you can just take the custom firmware image
appropriate for your device and just restore with it in iTunes and you
should be upgraded and still pwned."

As always do let us know how it goes. If you have figured out a better way of doing this, the comment section are all yours.

Thanks tresdad23 for the tip!


WinPwn Software to JailBreak & Unlock 1st gen iPhone and JailBreak iPhone 3G running firmware 2.0.1 for Windows is out

Update (Aug 10th, 2008):

If you are looking forward to use the new and improved version of Installer app then has just reported:


"3 of the biggest repositories for jailbroken iPhones and iPod
Touches have released their sources. The RiP Dev source is already in
Installer so you don’t have to add it. . .but you can go ahead and add
the Big Boss and iSpazio sources."


  • RiP Dev –
  • Big Boss –
  • iSpazio –


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