Step-by-Step Guide to Pwn first generation iPhone running firmware 2.0 using Windows

BY Jason

Published 20 Jul 2008

The iPhone Dev Team released their Pwnage Tool 2.0 to jailbreak and unlock the first generation (original) iPhone running iPhone firmware 2.0 yesterday, but only Mac users could use the tool as they are yet to release the WinPWN tool for Windows users.

URherenow and Srini, one of the readers here at iPhone Hacks readers seems to have figured out a way tipped us about a way to pwn his the first generation iPhone running iPhone firmware 2.0 using Windows.

So check out the step-by-step guide to pwn the first generation iPhone after the jump.

Below are the step by step instructions, Windows users need to follow (if you are a Mac user, follow this link):

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 2.0 Mac. 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.

Please do remember, hacking your iPhone is at your own risk. Please don’t forget its always a good idea to backup your iPhone.

Let us know if it worked for you in the comments, and if it has, don’t forget to drop in a thank you note to your fellow reader (Srini ) who has made it possible.

Thanks a ton to Srini for posting the excellent step-by-step guide in the comments and URherenow for being the first to tell us about it and special thanks to folks at for figurint it out in the first place.

Update 1: This method works with the first generation (original) iPhone and not iPhone 3G. I have also updated the post to say first generation iPhone to avoid any further confusion.

Update 2: I had missed out URherenow’s comment while publishing the original post, I have updated the post accordingly. The source of the guide seems to be the clever folks at URherenow, sorry about that and thanks again for the tip.

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