Now that the Dev-Team has release the PwnageTool 3.1.5 to jailbreak iPhone 3.1.3 firmware on Mac OS X. So, it’s time to write a guide on how to jailbreak iPhone 3.1.3 using PwnageTool 3.1.5. PwnageTool along with jailbreaking, also preserves iPhone Baseband so that so may unlock it later.
This guide is for Mac users only because PwnageTool is available for Mac only. Windows users can either use RedSn0w or Sn0wbreeze or wait for the upcoming ready made custom firmwares only at iPhoneheat.com.
PwnageTool can jailbreak:
- iPhone 3GS (with early bootrom)
- iPhone 3G
- iPhone 2G
- iPod touch 1G
- iPod touch 2G (with early bootrom + pre-jailbroken)
- if you have an ipt1g, iphone2g, or iphone3g(and don’t need an unlock), we strongly recommend you to use redsn0w
- Do not upgrade to 3.1.3 if you need the unlock for 05.11.07 baseband, blacksn0w does NOT WORK!
- Read this post before proceeding
Please read the complete guide first and then try it.
Disclaimer: This guide is for testing and educational purposes only. Use it at your own risk, we cannot be held responsible if anything goes wrong.
ok… Let’s start jailbreaking iPhone 3.1.3 using PwnageTool.
Jailbreak iPhone 3.1.3 Firmware
Update your iTunes to latest version and Backup your iPhone.
Create a folder on your desktop and name it: Pwnage. Then download the files linked at the bottom and put into Pwnage folder.
(Download through Firefox because Safari often auto extracts ipsw file)
Double click PwnageTool_3.1.5 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. 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, PwnageTool will automatically find the IPSW file. If not found then click “Browse for IPSW” button and select the downloaded IPSW OS 3.1.3 file from the Pwnage folder. A check mark will appear next to it.
Then hit Blue Arrow Button to proceed.
On the next page you will have 6 choices. Select the General and hit Blue Arrow Button to proceed.
This is the most important step. Please read carefully about selecting activate the phone option. You will know you didn’t choose the right option if you don’t have signal after jailbreaking.
On the next Page you can decide your Root Partition Size where OS resides. Click activate the phone (only if you’re on unofficial carrier).
***Deselect Activate the phone option if you are on official carrier. For the 3.1.3 firmware you may have to increase the size of your root partition slightly for the IPSW build to be successful. I like 1GB.***
The Bootneuter settings are greyed out for the iPhone 3GS and 3G and iPod Touches. Click the blue arrow button.
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.
When you have downloaded your desired packages, go back to Select Packages tab and check mark the ones you want.
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.
Now you are ready to build your custom firmware. Click the build button to select it, then click the blue arrow button to proceed.
You will be asked to Save your custom .ipsw file. Save it to the same Pwnage folder.
PwnageTool 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.
You will be asked to turn OFF the device. Make sure it is connected to the USB port.
NOTE: If you’re already jailbroken (by whatever means), you don’t need to mess around with DFU mode at all. Just create (or get from a friend) your custom IPSW and Option-Restore (Shift-Restore on Windows) to it via iTunes. Don’t enter DFU mode at all. Please make sure you are restoring to the custom IPSW, not the stock one from Apple! For best results, use the latest iTunes (9.0.1) — which includes a nice new application organizer.
If it’s the first time you’re jailbreaking your iPhone, Be ready to follow directions now to get into DFU Mode.
- 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.
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.
When followed correctly, PwnageTool will display a message telling your that it successfully entered DFU mode. iTunes will also pop-up.
In iTunes, hold the Alt/Option key and hit Restore.
from the popup window, browse to the Pwnage Folder and select you custom .ipsw file that you just created and click Open Button.
iTunes will now restore the firmware on your iPhone. This can also take up to 10 minutes.
When done. You have successfully Jailbreak iPhone 3.1.3 firmware.
Unlock iPhone 3GS, 3G 3.1.3 firmware
Now in Order to Unlock iPhone 3GS or 3G 3.1.3 firmware follow this old Guide which also works for OS 3.1.3 if you jailbreak iPhone using PwnageTool:
Unlock iPhone 3.1.3 with UltraSn0w
Have fun with iPhone OS 3.1.3 and don’t forget to leave your comments.
If you don’t want to go through all the steps, we suggest iPhone 3G( if don’t care about unlock), 2G,iPod Touch 1G and 2G (old boorrom) to use RedSn0w to jailbreak their devices. Guides are linked below:
- Jailbreak iPhone 3.1.3 using RedSn0w
- Jailbreak iPhone 3.1.3 using RedSn0w (Mac)
- Jailbreak iPod Touch 3.1.3 using RedSn0w
alternately, Sn0wBreeze is also an option:
As promised here’s the ready made custom firmware:
PwnageTool Jailbreak Download
- Download PwnageTool 3.1.5
- Download PwnageTool
- Download iPhone OS 3.1.3
- Download iPod Touch OS 3.1.3
- Download iTunes 9.0.3