How to Jailbreak iPhone 3G OS 3.0 with PwnageTool 3.0 (Mac)

In this iPhone Step-by-Step Guide, you will learn how to jailbreak 3G OS 3.0 using PwnageTool. You will create a custom ipsw and when restored using that custome ipsw it will automatically jailbreak iPhone 3G and install applications.

iPhone 3G users running Windows, Please navigate to:

This iPhone Guide is for iPhone 3G owners ONLY. iPhone 2G users please navigate to:

Make sure you’re on Mac OS X 5.7 and running the latest iTunes 8.2 to Jailbreak iPhone 3G.

Create a folder on your desktop and name it: Pwnage. Then download the following files and put into Pwnage folder:

The iPhone OS 3.0 file is also available in All iPhone Firmwares Post.

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How to Jailbreak iPhone 3G OS 3.0

Step 1
Double click PwnageTool dmg file to mount it

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Click and drag the PwnageTool icon to Pwnage Folder you created and then open it from there.

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Warning Box will Popup. Just hit the OK button.

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Step 2

Make sure you select Expert Mode from Top menu

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Step 3
Select your device i.e: iPhone 3G. A big Green check mark will appear on the selected device.
Now hit the big Blue Arrow button at bottom right to proceed.

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Step 4
On the next page Pwnage Tool will automatically find the IPSW file. If not found then click “Browse for IPSW” button and select the downloaded IPSW file: iPhone1,2_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw. A check mark will appear next to it.

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Then hit Blue Arrow Button to proceed.

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Step 5
On the next page you will have 6 choices. Select the General and hit Blue Arrow Button to proceed.

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Step 6
On the next Page you can decide your Root Partition Size where OS resides. Click activate the phone and Disable partition wipe-out.

***For the 3.0 firmware you may have to increase the size of your root partition slightly for the IPSW build to be successful. 695MB worked just fine for me***
***If the Enable Baseband check box is not greyed out, checkmark it. This allows the unlock to occur!***

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The Bootneuter settings are greyed out for the iPhone 3G. Click the blue arrow button.

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The next screen will show the Cydia settings menu. It allows you to create custom packages so you do not have to manually install them later.

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Go to Download packages tab.and hit the Refresh button to display all the available packages. Double click your desired package, it will be downloaded and will be available under the Select Packages tab.

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When you have downloaded your desired packages, go back to Select Packages tab and check mark the ones you want.

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Custom Packages Settings will displays listed package settings for your custom IPSW. Leave these settings as is for now. Just click the Blue Arrow Button to proceed.

jailbreak-iphone-3g-os-30-14On the next Custom Logos Settings menu, you’ll be able to add your own images as boot logos. Click the Browse button to select your Boot logo and Recovery logo. I just use defaults so deselected all options.

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Click the blue arrow button to continue.

Step 7
Nowyou are  ready to build your custom firmware. Click the build button to select it, then click the blue arrow button to proceed.

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Step 8
When both Bootloader files are found, you will be asked to Save your custom .ipsw file. Save it to the same Pwnage folder.

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Step 9
PwnageTool will start building your custom firmware. Wait until it’s done.

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If prompted enter your Administrator password and click the OK button.

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When prompted if your iPhone has been Pwned before, Click No. It allows for a more thorough restore.

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You will be asked to turn OFF the device. Make sure it is connected to the USB port.

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Step 10
Be ready to follow directions now.

  • You will be asked to hold the home button and the power button for 10 seconds.
  • Then, you will have to release the power button and hold the home button for 10 seconds to enter DFU.

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If you failed to follow the instruction, it will show you a message asking if you want to retry?. Click Yes.
Unplug the iPhone from the USB. Turn it OFF, then turn it back ON. Reconnect it to USB and turn OFF the iPhone when prompted.

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When followed correctly, Pwnage 2.0 will display a message telling your that it successfully entered DFU mode. iTunes will also pop-up.

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Step 11
In iTunes, hold the Alt/Option key and hit Restore.

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Step 12
from the popup window, browse to the Pwnage Folder and select you custom .ipsw file that you just created (iPhone1,2_3.0_7A341_Custom_Restore.ipsw) and click Open Button.

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Step 13
iTunes will now restore the firmware on your iPhone. This can also take up to 10 minutes.

When done. You have successfully Jailbreak iPhone 3G running iPhone OS 3.0.

Now in Order to Unlock iPhone 3G OS 3.0 follow this Guide:

Unlock iPhone 3G OS 3.0 with UltraSn0w

Have fun with iPhone OS 3.0 and don’t forget to leave your comments.

26 comments… add one
jclo June 25, 2009, 7:11 am

thnx 4 the help… u guys are awesome 🙂

Rich July 9, 2009, 3:35 pm

May I jailbreak my iPhone 3G with OS3.0 using mac OS 10.4.11. I also bought my iPhone already unlocked. I can use any cellular network’s sim without any hassle.

iPhone Heat July 9, 2009, 4:19 pm

@ Rich.. I suggest you first check whether PwnageTool runs on your OS or not. If it does.. then go ahead and perform the steps mentioned above to jailbreak your iPhone 3G

Rich July 9, 2009, 9:28 pm

I already successfully jailbreak my iPhone3G but my signal was lost.. Do I need to unlock it? Its already unlocked when I bought the iPhone.. Any suggestions please.. Thanks

iPhone Heat July 9, 2009, 9:41 pm

@ Rich..
After jailbreak you need to unlock your iPhone 3G with UltraSn0w:
http://www.iphoneheat.com/2009/06/how-to-unlock-iphone-3g-os-30-with-ultrasn0w/

Tim July 15, 2009, 4:57 pm

HELP!
The phone function on my 3G doesn’t work now. I’m an att user so I don’t need to unlock it. I did the jailbreak and now I have no phone.

thanks

Rich July 16, 2009, 8:03 pm

Thanks guys! Your amazingly awesome!

Jordan July 27, 2009, 10:42 am

I did all of this, but now I can’t dial to make phone calls!! PLEASE HELP!!

iPhone Heat July 28, 2009, 10:55 am

Jordan
once you have jailbroken you iPhone 3G, then you need to Unlock it to be able to make calls.
Unlock iPhone 3G:
http://www.iphoneheat.com/2009/06/how-to-unlock-iphone-3g-os-30-with-ultrasn0w/

anonymous August 8, 2009, 10:03 pm

Hi,
After step 11 when i clicked on the OK from the itunes, the itunes inform that the sim card is unable to be detected. I cannot proceed to step 11 (click alt/option and restore). Do you have any way forward on this?
thanks

anonymous August 8, 2009, 10:04 pm

my bad, after step 10 to step 11 actually.

anonymous August 8, 2009, 10:50 pm

finally it works!! thank you guys 🙂

Sultan May 27, 2010, 8:01 pm

i got alright but when i restore it i get an error 1015.

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