This iPhone Guide is for iPhone 2G (1st gen iPhone) owner running Mac OS X ONLY.
Update: (Nov 6 2009)
Please navigate to the latest Guide for latest iPhone firmware:
Windows Users with iPhone 2G please Navigate to:
iPhone 3G users navigate to:
- How to Jailbreak iPhone 3G on OS 3.0 using PwnageTool 3.0 (Mac)
- How to Jailbreak iPhone 3G on OS 3.0 with RedSn0w (Windows)
This iPhone Guide is meant for MAC OS X users ONLY because PwnageTool is not yet supported with Windows and there’s no QuickPwn 3.0 out yet which supports Windows.
Make sure your iTunes is Latest 8.2 before stating Jailbreak & Unlock iPhone 2G running iPhone OS 3.0. If it is not, go and upgrade it from here.
Download following files:
You can download iPhone OS 3.0 from iPhone Firmwares, for your convenience here’s the direct link for iPhone OS 3.0 for iPhone 2G: (It’s recommended that you download it using Firefox)
Create a folder on your desktop Put all above downloaded files into it.
How to Jailbreak/Unlock iPhone 2G OS 3.0
Double click PwnageTool dmg file to mount it
Click and drag the PwnageTool icon to Pwnage Folder you created and then open it from there.
Warning Box will Popup. Just hit the OK button.
Make sure you select Expert Mode from Top menu
Select your device i.e: iPhone 2G. A big Green check mark will appear on the selected device.
Now hit the big Blue Arrow button at bottom right to proceed.
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: iPhone1,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw.
On the next page you will have 6 choices. Select the General and hit Blue Arrow Button to proceed.
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. 598MB worked just fine for me***
***If the Enable Baseband check box is not greyed out, checkmark it. This allows the unlock to occur!***
Then Hit the Blue Arrow Button to proceed.
On the next page i.e. Bootneuter settings, select Neuter bootloader, Unlock baseband, and Auto-Delete BootNeuter.app. Upgrading Bootloader is not necessary .
Then Hit the Blue Arrow Button to proceed.
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.
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.
then hit the Blue Arrow Button to proceed.
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.
On 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.
Click the blue arrow button to continue.
Nowyou are ready to build your custom firmware. Click the build button to select it, then click the blue arrow button to proceed.
If this is the first time doing this, you will be asked to upload the Bootloader 3.9 and Bootloader 4.6 files.
When prompted to search the web, click NO.
You will prompted to browse for the Bootloader v3.9 file. Click Yes then select the downloaded (BL-39.bin) file from the Pwnage folder you created on your desktop and click the Open button.
Do the same for Bootloader v4.6.
***: After loading the 4.6 BL you may be asked if you’re a legit user. If you legally have AT&T or an iPhone plan in a different country, clicking yes will not unlock the iPhone and activate it as your legal plan already activates it and there is no need for an unlock. However if you wish to keep the iPhone unlocked, when asked if you’re a legit iPhone user, click NO.
Pwnage will start building your custom firmware. Wait until it’s done.
If prompted enter your Administrator password and click the OK button.
When prompted if your iPhone has been Pwned before, Click No. It allows for a more thorough restore.
Be ready to follow directions now.
Then You will be asked to turn off the device. Make sure it is connected to the USB port.
It will ask you 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 Mode.
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.
In iTunes, hold the Alt/Option key and hit Restore.
Once the restore has completed, it will restart your iPhone. The phone will then launch BootNeuter.app to unlock your device.
Please allow 5 minutes for this to complete. Your iPhone will restart once completed.
That’s it. You have jailbreak and Unlocked iPhone 2G running iPhone OS 3.0.
Jailbreak iOS 4.0
- How to: Jailbreak iOS 4.0
Unlock iOS 4.0
- How to: Unlock iOS 4.0