Jailbreak iPhone | How to Jailbreak iPhone 3G Firmware 2.2.1 using Quickpwn 2.2.5

How to Jailbreak iPhone 3G Firmware 2.2.1 using Quickpwn 2.2.5

In this iPhone Guide your will learn how to Jailbreak iPhone 3G 2.2.1.

Read these Points Carefully Before Starting

  • Hacking your iPhone could void its warranty.
  • This guide is for Windows users only.
  • This Step-by-Step guide is for iPhone 3G owners only.
  • If you’re an iPhone 2G owner, please go to this link:  Jailbreak and unlock your iPhone 2G. Update for iPhone OS 3.0: How to Jailbreak/Unlock iPhone 2G OS 3.0 (MAC)
  • If you need to only jailbreak your iPhone 3G and do NOT want to unlock it, this guide is for you.
  • Do NOT use this guide to unlock your iPhone 3G firmware 2.2.1 because it cannot.
  • To unlock your iPhone 3G 2.2.1,  you need Pwnage Tool that preserves baseband of your iPhone and unlock it (Guide coming soon). Pwnage Tool is available for Mac ONLY.
  • Firmware 2.2.1 updates iPhone Baseband to 2.30.08 that can only be unlocked if updated via Pwnage Tool (Mac only). Any iPhone 3G having Baseband version 2.28.08 can be unlocked. Please refer to this link to know How to check iPhone Baseband version.
  • Use this guide and try Quickpwn at your own risk.

Jailbreak iPhone 3G Firmware 2.2.1 using Quickpwn 2.2.5

Before starting the process, make sure you have the following required stuff:

Step 1

  • Install iTunes and Microsoft .Net Framework, if not done yet.
  • Create a new folder a name it ‘quickpwn’.
  • Extract the downloaded QuickPwn-225-2.zip into quickpwn folder. Also move iPhone1,2_2.2.1_5H11_Restore.ipsw firmware file into quickpwn folder.

Now your ‘quickpwn‘ folder will look like this:


Step 2 – Restoring iPhone

Connect your iPhone 3G to your computer and open iTunes.

From the left menu in iTunes, select your connected device i.e. your iPhone 3G .  Hold down the SHIFT key and hit RESTORE button as shown below.


On clicking RESTORE button, you will be asked for .ipsw file. Select “iPhone1,2_2.2.1_5H11_Restore.ipsw” firmware file that we download before starting the process. Then hit OPEN.


iTunes will start restoring your iPhone software.


Step 3 – Lets Jailbreak iPhone 3G


To jailbreak iPhone, we have got Quickpwn (Thanks to iPhone Dev Team). Execute the QuickPwn.exe from quickpwn folder.


Read what iPhone DevTeam is saying to you and hit OK.


After making sure that your iPhone 3G is connected to your computer, hit BLUE ARROW to continue.


On the next screen, click the BROWSE button


Locate iPhone firmware file (“iPhone1,2_2.2.1_5H11_Restore.ipsw”) from quickpwn folder and click OPEN.


Then Quickpwn will check if your provided .ipsw file is valid. On completion, you will see a green check mark on the iPhone as shown below. Then hit NEXT Button.


Now choose what you want to do with your iPhone.

  • Add Cydia, Add Installer – add Cydia and Installer to you iPhone
  • Replace Boot Logo – Startup Apple Logo will be replace by Quickpwn logo

After making your choices click NEXT button.


At this stage, once again make sure that your iPhone 3G is connected via USB. When you are ready, click the NEXT button.


Your iPhone will go into recovery mode automatically.  Once iPhone is in recover mode, you will be prompted to:

  • Hold the Home button for 5 seconds
  • Hold the Home and Power buttons for 10 seconds (Don’t let go Home)
  • Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button. Hold it until your iPhone goes into DFU mode.

Performing above actions promptly is crucial.


After detecting DFU Mode, QuickPwn will starts jailbreaking your iPhone 3G.


Quickpwn will prompt you when the process is completed successfully.


Good Luck and don’t forget to share your experience here.

Happy Jailbreaking iPhone 3G.


Update (iPhone OS 3.1.2)

Jailbreak iPhone 3g 3.1.2

Update: (iPhone Os 3.0)

How to Jailbreak iPhone 3G running iPhone OS 3.0 (Mac)

Jailbreak iPhone Firmware 3.1.3:

Jailbreak iPhone Firmware 3.1.2:

44 comments… add one
Jennfier Mason April 2, 2009, 3:28 pm

It worked like a charm. thanks guys

Sayid April 4, 2009, 6:03 pm

it’s Realy Worked, TnX:X:X:X

ryan April 7, 2009, 11:19 pm

Hi, I have a big problem. my phone was jailbroken already. but I couldn’t install crack apps. how could I do?

uxyg April 10, 2009, 8:26 pm


Unlock iPhone 3G April 13, 2009, 12:56 am

Great guide, thanks!

Vijayabaskar April 16, 2009, 8:07 pm

in my phone baseband 2.30 how to downgrade to2.28 please help

Bentley April 27, 2009, 3:38 am

Thanks so MUCH for this tutorial. I have an iPhone 3G 2.2.1 with 2.30.03 Baseband and this worked flawlessly. There are NO definitive guides on the internet for Baseband 2.30.03 but this worked great. I have yet to try out the feratures and internet or make a phone call, but so far it looks good. Ill write more. Thanks

harrypatel April 28, 2009, 7:25 am

anyone have try this???
pls help me…
i brought new iphone 3g and its 2.2.1 and Baseband 2.30.03
so if it work then tell me so i can try…


marvin g saddler May 1, 2009, 8:10 am

cannnot get a signal, what do i do???

Rajan May 3, 2009, 11:35 am

without knowing the seriousness i have updated my 3g iphone to 2.2.1 nad it is locked so i used a quickpwn225 to unlock but it is not able to find the network it says no services so i checked my bootloader version was 5.09 is there a help for me to over come

iPhone Heat May 3, 2009, 10:41 pm

Sorry no Unlock solution available, to date, for 5.9 Bootloader.

@ harrypatel

How to check iPhone Bootloader version (Windows)

Mike Lamarr May 6, 2009, 1:31 pm

is anybody else’s firmware download going really slow, or is it just me? Ive been at it for hours!

Edwin May 10, 2009, 11:59 am

Hi… when i tried to restore the iphone, i had this “The Iphone iphone could not be restored. An unknown error occured (13)”

can anyone help me?

Steven May 14, 2009, 12:37 am

i got the same error. anyone know why or how to fix?

iPhone Heat May 14, 2009, 1:11 am

@ Edwin & Steven

Put your iPhone in Restore mode Manually. Take out you Sim first.

Turn phone completely off

Press and hold the home button and insert the usb cable.
keep hold of the button until iTunes connects to your phone in recovery mode.
If there is a clean backup firmware still on your iPhone it will start the recovery mode via iTunes.

Your phone should work again as it was at the start , if it does then great now go back and redo all the steps above this time with the correct firmware.

Wolvy May 15, 2009, 8:43 am

I have had the pineapple symbol on the phone for 45 minutes is this normal?

rich May 31, 2009, 3:01 am

I did all of this with sim card in before, after, between program installation….but I cant get a signal or phone service from a sim i use in other phone…Qckpwn did everything, but I have no phone service…I can connect to internet..what am I doing wrong????

Neal June 3, 2009, 1:05 am

Worked like a charm! I have actually been searching for a way to jailbreak with my baseband being the 2.30.08 and this one worked first try with no troubles. I don’t use my iPhone as a phone since i don’t use ATT but I use it as a WiFi surfer and music player. The only thing that I noticed was that I received a carrier update and I wasn’t sure whether or not to update (It says “Waiting for activation”) other than that, perfect!

wick June 5, 2009, 12:51 am

i had a few minor problems- what to do when asked to sync with iphone back up, or start as new iphone- last time i synced and it restored it back to the 2.30.03 firmware. so now i just started it as a new iphone and merged contacts- works just fine, only lost my recent texts… small trade- THANKS GUYS!

sash June 6, 2009, 1:14 am

Quickpwn won’t start ‘cuz my.NET version isn’t high enough, and i can’t update it cuz i dont have the administrator privliges…..help anyone?

SyntaX June 6, 2009, 4:08 am

I am from Poland
Your manner acts
I thank very

Charlie June 8, 2009, 11:38 am

I downloaded the firmware file, but i cant see a file with the ” .ipsw ” extension. Would having windows vista be a problem?

Charlie June 8, 2009, 2:37 pm

Never mind. I got it to work. I used Internet Explorer before, and then I used Firefox and it worked perfectly. This guide was very helpful.

tNo July 22, 2009, 12:52 am

Can anybody tell me, that after jailbreaking the Iphone 3g, will it go back to factory settings ? or all the data it had i.e: contacts,messages,pictures etc will stay the same ??

please tell me cause i was buy all the applications before but now its too costly ..

iPhone Heat July 22, 2009, 1:19 am

@ tNo
You can backup all your personal data with iTunes.
Only Cydia Apps will be removed but your iTunes Store Apps will remain in your computer just need to sync them again. and iTunes also let you redownload your purchased apps for free.

ehsan July 28, 2009, 9:51 am


After “wait for your device to reboot in its newly modified state ” my device doesn’t boot up what to do? restart again and again
I have 3G with right firmware and pwn

iPhone Heat July 28, 2009, 10:36 am

@ ehsan
try the latest unlock & jailbreak iphone 3g guides for iPhone OS 3.0:
1st: Jailbreak iPhone 3G
Then: Unlock iPhone 3G

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Nadine September 16, 2009, 5:09 am

http://www.iphoneheat.com – da best. Keep it going!

helpme October 23, 2009, 2:33 am

Hi All,

I just traded with a friend for an iphone and i think it’s the 3g. I like to jailbrake it and unlock to use t-mobile. I’ve read alot of blogs and youtube but still confused.

this is what i current have on the iphone.

version 3.1 (7c144)
model MB704LL
modem firmware 05.11.07

what are the steps i need to do to jailbrake it and unlock?

Some are saying i have to downgrade the firmware to 04.26.something and depending on the bootloader of 5.8 version. sounds like that is the only version that works for downgrade. this that correct?

Please advice.

iPhone Heat October 23, 2009, 11:28 am

modem firmware (Baseband) 05.11.07 in NOT unlockable.However you still can ailbreak it.
If lucky you’ve bootloader 5.8 (which is rare) then you can downgrade your Baseband to 04.26 and then use UltraSn0w to unlock it.
Jailbreak your iPhone by restoring with custom firmware and search for 3G Fuzzyband Downgrader in cydia it will tell you if ur baseband is downgradable or not

HARTKAER April 11, 2010, 4:21 am

Hay, is it the same with the 3Gs?:)

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