How to Unlock iPhone 2G 2.2.1 and Jailbreak iPhone 2G 2.2.1 with Quickpwn 2.2.5

How to Jailbreak/Unlock iPhone 2G Firmware 2.2.1

We have already talked about meaning of unlock iPhone and jailbreak iPhone. Three core benefits of jailbreaking iPhone includes:

  • Modifying look and feel of iPhone (GUI)
  • Install cool application to use cool advanced features like Bluetooth, GPS, Touch Screen, etc
  • Running application in background that apps from Apple App Store does not permit.

and by Unlocking iPhone, you can use Sim card of any carrier around the globe.

After reading this step-by-step guide, you will have a jailbreak and unlocked iPhone 2G in your hand. Follow with me through these simple steps to jailbreak/unlock you iPhone 2G firmware 2.2.1. In this guide we’ll use QuickPwn for Windows.


This Unlocking Guide is for iPhone 2G only NOT for iPhone 3G.

iPhone 3G users, please go to:
How to Jailbreak iPhone 3G running iPhone OS 3.0 (Mac)
How to Jailbreak iPhone 3G Firmware 2.2.1.
How to Unlock iPhone 3G with YellowSn0w

Before starting the process, make sure you have downloaded the following required stuff to jailbreak and unlock iphone 2g:

Step 1

  • Install iTunes.
  • Create a new folder a name it ‘quickpwn‘. Put all downloaded files into this folder.
  • Extract the downloaded into quickpwn folder.

Now your ‘qucikpwn‘ folder will contain the following files:


Step 2 – Restoring iPhone

Connect your iPhone 2G to your computer and open iTunes.

From the left menu in iTunes, select your connected device i.e. your iPhone 2G .  Hold down the SHIFT key and hit RESTORE button as shown below.


On clicking RESTORE button, you will be asked for .ipsw file. Select “iPhone1,1_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.


When  it’s done with iPhone firmware restoring process, you will get this message if you are using a Sim-card of a non-contracted carrier.


It’s a bug. ain’t it? ;-).

Step 3 – Lets Jailbreak and Unlock iPhone


To get rid of the above bug :-P, we have got Quickpwn (Thanks to iPhone Dev Team). Execute the QuickPwn.exe from quickpwn folder.


After making sure that your iPhone 2G is connected to your computer, hit BLUE ARROW to continue.


On the next screen, click the BROWSE button and locate iPhone firmware file (“iPhone1,1_2.2.1_5H11_Restore.ipsw“) 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
  • Unlock iPhone – Enables you to use Sim card from any carrier around the globe

After making your choices click NEXT button.


Then you will be asked for two Bootloader files. Click Browse button.


We have already downloaded these two bootloader files in the beginning.

  • For Bootloader v3.9 select BL-39.bin
  • For Bootloader v4.6 select BL-46.bin


After verification of both files, Quickpwn will display a green check mark, as shown below. Hit NEXT Button.


At this stage, once again make sure that your iPhone 2G 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.


Quickpwn will prompt you when the process is completed successfully.


OK.. That’s it.

Solutions to Some issues



Different SIM detected. Please connect to iTunes (fix)

(Thanks TkM)

1. Put ur phone in Recovery mode without having a sim card inserted .
(Turn phone completely of, the press and hold the home button and insert the usb cable. keep hold of the button until itunes connects to ur phone in recovery mode)
2. Restore your phone though iTunes
3. Close down iTunes and redo all that is listed above with the quickpwn !
4. insert Sim u will be good to go!

The iphone “iphone” could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (5)

You need to start from 0% meaning make a clean restore of your iPhone, how to do that, 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 than great now go back and redo all the steps above this time with the correct firmware.

There’s no Unlock Option available in QuickPwn

Make sure that you have downloaded the right firmware file (ipsw) and have updated your iPhone firmware. or

Run the Live update from the iTunes.

Firmware should be 2.2.1 (I have also tried the same process after downgrading to firmware 2.2 and it worked like a charm.)

How to Check Firmware and Baseband Version of iPhone

Some says

After more than 10 tries, I managed to unlock it.

Choose the right ipsw file for iPhone 2G : iPhone1,1_2.2.1_5H11_Restore.ipsw

to jailbreak iphone 2g

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

Happy Jailbreaking and unlocking iPhone 2G

Update 3

Jailbreak iPhone Firmware 3.1.3:

Jailbreak iPhone Firmware 3.1.2:

Update 2: (Nov 6 2009)

Please navigate to the latest Guide for latest iPhone firmware:

Jailbreak/Unlock iPhone 2G OS 3.1.2

Update 1:

As we all know iPhone OS 3.0 is out now and comes with great new features. So we recommend updating your firmware to OS 3.0 and iPhone OS 3.0 Jailbreak and Unlock guides are here:

How to Jailbreak/Unlock iPhone 2G OS 3.0 (MAC)

How to Jailbreak/Unlock iPhone 2G OS 3.0 (Windows)

Jailbreak iOS 4.0

Unlock iOS 4.0

Update 1: Jailbreak iOS 4 with PwnageTool

Update 2: Jailbreak iPhone 3GS iOS 4 with PwnageTool

Update 3: Jailbreak iPhone 3G iOS 4 with PwnageTool

Update 4: UltraSn0w 0.93: Unlock iPhone 3GS, 3G (All Baseband)

Update 5: Unlock iPhone 3G iOS 4 with UltraSn0w 0.93

Update 6: Unlock iPhone Baseband 05.13.04 with UltraSn0w 0.93

Update 7: Unlock iPhone Baseband 05.12.01 with UltraSn0w

Update 8:
UltraSn0w 1.0-1 is OUT now.
How to: Unlock iPhone 4 iOs 4.0.1 with UltraSn0w 1.0-1 Baseband 01.59.00

242 comments… add one
p@r@noid March 18, 2009, 12:50 am

You sure that I can take chance here ?>

Admin March 18, 2009, 1:24 am


go ahead.
I just shotted this guide by updating iphone 2G to firmware 2.2.1 and then jaibreaking/unlocking.

Revy March 18, 2009, 10:57 am

It’s great..Thank u

Admin March 18, 2009, 3:49 pm

U welcome Revy,
Upcoming is some more hot stuff.. so stay tuned

Zviz March 18, 2009, 5:28 pm

It’s not working, I don’t have a option to unlock phone, just Cydia, installer and replace boot logos! I’m gonna kill myself!!!

Admin March 18, 2009, 5:46 pm


if I’m not wrong, You are trying this process on an iPhone 3G. but the title of this guide says it’s for iPhone 2G.

Let me know the details. We will figure this out.

ERIK March 18, 2009, 7:16 pm


Admin March 18, 2009, 7:52 pm

You Welcome Erik,
Stay Tuned for future updates

Kyle March 18, 2009, 11:53 pm

After done this. My fone just can work as a Ipod touch, It doesnt have any signal. how can i solve this?

Admin March 18, 2009, 11:58 pm

@ Kyle..

Did you tried it on iPhone 2G?
if no.. then after completing the process when you connect to iTunes, it will ask for connection with apple to fix some error in your iPhone. Don’t allow it to do so. It will remove the unlocking and jailbreaking.

Try again.

Tk M March 19, 2009, 4:05 am

Man u are GREAT and of course DEV Team, but ONE BIG issue, The Phone is telling me Different SIM Detected Please Connect to iTunes, once i do it just tells me Wrong Sim or whatever Like the Bug u were talking about 😛 I’m still searching a solution til u could reply If i find it before than ill be sure too post it on here!
Thanks though for everything!

Admin March 19, 2009, 4:20 am

@ TkM
Why not you restore and try again..
Make sure your desired sim is inserted. after restore complete the above process..

and after unlocking.. when you reconnect with iTunes it will ask for permission to fix some error (I don’t exactly remember the error) Do not let iTunes do that.
Good Luck

Tk M March 19, 2009, 6:09 am

Man thanks for ur fast reply but i figure it out, Actually, i did try what u just said the first time around and same result, i did try to Restore the phone with no sim inserted , and than do the quickPwn over again! and that DID work! 🙂
I will list here how it was done in case the next person gets this error


1. Put ur phone in Recovery mode without having a sim card inserted .
(Turn phone completly of, the press and hold the home button and insert the usb cable. keep hold of the button unntill itunes connects to ur phone in recovery mode)
2. Restore your phone though iTunes
3. Close down iTunes and redo all that is listed above with the quickpwn !
4. insert Sim u will be good to go!

Once Again thanks for this great blog i will be a regular on here now !

Larry March 19, 2009, 10:02 am

I can unlock my iphone 2G with firmware 2.2.1 finally! Thanks a lot. I dont think it will work at first but after more than 10 tries, managed to unlock it. It just that my iphone’s switch (or what ever you called it) isn’t working very well.. so guys.. dont give up unlocking your beloved device namely iPhone k..!

Admin March 19, 2009, 2:43 pm

It’s good to see some happy visitors.

@ TkM
I’m adding your fix to the bottom of actual post. Let it help others having the same issue.

n congratz on having an iPhone widout any BUG!!!
Thanks for your interest and feedback.


Mjaga147 March 19, 2009, 4:55 pm

hey admin

I’ve done everything in the step by step guide but the option to unlock iphone is not available I’m doing all this on a 2g phone is there anything I’m doing wrong??

Please help

Fugaca March 19, 2009, 5:03 pm

Thank for you instruction, It’s good for another person.

Thank for this Guide , It’s great.

Tk M March 19, 2009, 5:10 pm

Hey Mjaga147 , Ive tried this alot of times with 2 different 2G iphones and there is always the option to Unlock iPhone within the QuickPwn Program , i do not see how its not available it has to be!! Wish i could help more but thats a weird one! Maybe Admin as some Advise!

And i see there is no Section for how to install Bootleg Apps or Games, I would be willing to help you out to make such a blog if u like Admin, so this could be ur one stop info spot for iPhone !

Let me know via email if u wanna go for it !

Mjaga147 March 19, 2009, 5:17 pm


It was all my fault I was using the wrong firmware restore file i used the on meant for 3g phones the iPhone1,2_2.2.1_5H11_Restore.ipsw instead of the iPhone1,1_2.2.1_5H11_Restore.ipsw I’m downloading it now will give feedback ASAP

thanks for the fast response

Admin March 19, 2009, 5:33 pm

@ Mjaga
that’s what I was going to ask you.. It’s gud to know that You did it by urself. Don’t forget to let us know your results.

added to IM

Rajaram March 19, 2009, 5:55 pm

Very Thanks it works super

Mjaga147 March 19, 2009, 6:12 pm

okay guys i tried it again with the correct firmware Itunes gives me a error that says

“the iphone “iphone” could not be restored. An unknown error occured (5).”

Any advise for me??

Admin March 19, 2009, 6:22 pm

Which OS you are currently working on?

Mjaga147 March 19, 2009, 6:24 pm

windwos XP

Admin March 19, 2009, 6:26 pm

Why not you try re-downloading .ipsw file (iPhone1,1_2.2.1_5H11_Restore.ipsw) it might be corrupted. and download it without any Download manager.
and make sure you’re using iTunes 8.*

and post the results.

Mjaga147 March 19, 2009, 6:36 pm

okay will do

Admin March 19, 2009, 6:49 pm

@ Mjaga147
1) Update to the latest version of iTunes
2) Restart your PC
3) Now try restoring the device again in iTunes.

USB Troubleshooting
1) USB 2.0 ports that are built-in to the computer are preferred.
2) If iPhone was connected to USB ports front panel, try connecting it to rear USB ports.
3) Now try restoring the device again in iTunes.

Good Luck

Francis Vijay Kiran March 19, 2009, 9:34 pm

It worked awesome. everything went smooth. Thanks a Ton!!!!!

susan March 20, 2009, 10:17 am

I recently updated my att Iphone and i have a tmobile sim card. it’s still locked and now i can’t get past the welcome to att please register your iphone. i do i get past that screen since i don’t have att. since i cant get past that screen i can’t unlock the phone 2.2???? please help

Mjaga147 March 20, 2009, 10:56 am

Hi Guys

Its me again Thiis almost looking impossible,

I’ve installed itunes and restarted my machine and used the usb ports in the rear of my computer I’m running windows XP.

I first installed the wrong firmware iPhone1,2_2.2.1_5H11_Restore.ipsw on the phone then I tried installing the correct on but it does not work I get the following error msg

“the iphone “iphone” could not be restored because the firmware file is not compatible”

I don’t know what else to try except for maybe downgrading my itunes to 8.0.0

Please help

Mjaga147 March 20, 2009, 11:17 am

okay now the firmware runs after I install itunes 8.0.2 and when it gets to the point when its preparing phone of restore itunes gives an error and a cartoon of steve jobs appears on the screen saying NPEBEA

TkM March 20, 2009, 1:21 pm

okay u need to start from 0% meaning make a clean restore of ur iPhone, how to do that, put ur iPhone in Restore mode Manually
Take out ur sim first,
next Turn phone completely off, the press and hold the home button and insert the usb cable. keep hold of the button untill itunes connects to ur phone in recovery mode , if there is a clean backup firmware still on ur iPhone it will start the recovery mode via iTunes, like this ur phone should work again as it was at the start , if it does than great now go back and redo all the steps above this time with the correct firmware

please inform us of ur results!

mauro March 21, 2009, 8:39 am

thanks guys, i used to have the same problem with my t-mobile sim, but I did just as TkM suggested and it works fine! Thanks!

TkM March 21, 2009, 9:04 pm

im glad it help out man, i had the same issues, actually i had all the issues looool so im a pro at this now 😛

Meedany March 21, 2009, 10:11 pm

thanks so much, me n one of my friends had the same problem but we had a guy who works for me fix it …. with a similar way … but thanks again TKM this is really helpfull
ps: i still like ur spelling mistakes 😀

lisa martin March 22, 2009, 9:06 pm

I have done all of the step up to the point where i am to get the phone into restore mode and then hold the home button for 5 sec, then the power and home button together etc to get it into dfu mode, but I have doen it about 20 times and I cannot get it to coneect in the right mode? It seems like when I hold the power and home button together for the 10 seconds, the phone powers down, I continue holding hte home button, but nothing ever happens?? Help PLEASE!!!

Ryan March 22, 2009, 9:54 pm

Hey,, I’m trying to use your above ideas to unlock/jailbreak my iphone 2g.. but I’m getting caught up even in the first part of your instructions. When I plug it into itunes I can’t even restore it.. it just goes to the “let’s get started” page. The page you show, I can’t even get to that page.. I can only hit Continue and they start asking me if I’m a customer. What should I do ?

Also, my iphone has been previously unlocked and been in use for a year, I accidently updated the firmware and it screwed me. So, now on the phone is the usb cable and itunes pictures.. any ideas ?


TkM March 22, 2009, 10:59 pm

Lisa martin / Ryan this applies to both of u
start from 0.

Ur phone should be OFF , MAKE SURE UR PHONE DOES NOT TURN ON when u connect it to the USB , than press down the home button while its off and connected to ur pc til u get into restore mode! than do all the nice steps via iTunes, to get a FRESH Restore for your iPhone , than Follow all the steps Above for unlocking again and it should not be a problem Make sure ur sim is out!
this should also help u guys out, if im understanding ur guys issues correctly,
Whenever something goes wrong start from new Restore Manually than let iTunes do the rest! To get it back in the normal state so u can be able to unlock !!
If this info doesn’t help please post back n let me know exactly whats going on step by step on ur side so i can assist u further! but try that out first n let me know ! i will check back again later today, to see if everything got solved or not

mhutch March 23, 2009, 5:52 am

i can not get any service or signal i can not make a call or recieve txt and i went thru the process with out any trouble

Admin March 23, 2009, 6:09 am

@ mhutch
Did u mark the option: Unlock iPhone in quickpwn?
Y not give a shot again!

Ryan March 23, 2009, 9:46 am

Question:.. I did get it to go to the Restore part, where I can actually try and restore it but it says “restore and update” ..I click REstore and that’s what pops up. Is this fine as well ?

Mjaga147 March 23, 2009, 10:47 am


this is what I really don’t understand if I use the iPhone1,2_2.2.1_5H11_Restore.ipsw firmware every single one of the steps above work 100% fine except for the fact that I don’t get an unlock option in quickpwn. but I let it complete anyway.

Then I insert my sim card into the iphone and it asks for the pin number which I do and it accepts it then I get the normal home screen but only with like zero signal strenght

Ryan March 23, 2009, 11:02 am

TkM you are a life saver. My phone is up and running. I live in Hong Kong and brought it to a computer center and they wanted $40 to unlock it again, not a terrible price but you saved me $40, much appreciated. Let’s hope I dont’ run into any problems. I can install progs thru cydia and appinstaller ? but just dont’ update the phone, right ? If you are in Hong Kong, hit me up !!!!

Thanks again

TkM March 23, 2009, 2:11 pm

@Ryan no problem man glad to help i myself was about to go to the iPhone store to unlock coz i got soo many different reports on how to do everything once u do get an error over the internet but after 2 days of trying i became a pro at it , and yes u can install anything u want BUT u should check out the other post i put about Cracked Appz n Games for iPhone if u are not buying the Appz/Games via iTunes , or u will have a problem, and my next trip will be to China since i got some peeps in that area loool but thanks for the offer bro!

@Mjaga147 the reason u are not gettin the unlock opition is becasue u ur iPhone is not 2.2.1 updated it seems, make sure too run live update via itunes and install any new updates which should be 2.2.1 and try the steps again, ive heard of other people with this errors coz they didnt have the right firmware installed on their iPhone , there is a way too check the firmware on ur phone just it and u will find the buttons u need to push to check firmware version get back with me if u still got the same issues Mjaga147

Admin March 23, 2009, 3:44 pm

Thanks TkM for your great contribution.

felline March 23, 2009, 6:53 pm

waw… its working perfectly! thx

Ryan March 23, 2009, 8:12 pm

Hey.. I installed a program off of the Installer program.. it’s called Kate and it’s a utilities.

It says it’s installed but I can’t find it. I also installed a Pool game.. and it’s right there on my screen. So, just wondering where it went

TkM March 23, 2009, 10:46 pm

@Ryan did u go to the Cracked Appz blog, and follow the steps to be able too put any kind of Appz via Cynida ? scroll up on the side u will see some links on the right side , one says how to uninstall cracked appz or games, follow the step by step guide and if that doesnt work get back with me , !

Link added by Admin
How to Install Cracked Apps / Games(.ipa) on your iPhone / iPod

ochi March 24, 2009, 4:38 am

Hi there, I just wondering, I hv already a 2g unlocked iphone, so if I want to update into firmware 221 ,should I follow all those steps as well? I hv already had cydia & installer app in my iphone

Admin March 24, 2009, 4:45 am

@ ochi
yes this guide is for you too. I shotted this guide on an unlocked iPhone 2G firmware 2.1.

In this way I updated to 2.2.1 and have unlocked the phone again..

Don’t forget to share the outcomes..
Have fun!

aq March 24, 2009, 8:21 am

it works!!! thank you so much!!!

Imlovingit March 24, 2009, 10:04 am

wow…thanks alot…it really worked for me ….and this is the best and easiest software i have ever used…Thanks a ton.

ochi March 24, 2009, 2:08 pm

OMG, I did the steps until I hold the power and home button for 10 sec, and it the phone off, I kept holding the home button but nothing happened, and the quickpwn send error report, pls helppp

ochi March 24, 2009, 4:22 pm

I did it finally,it worked now 🙂 I just did again all the steps above, and it was succesful, whatta relief ,I was freakin out bfore :p thank you so much for the easy step by step guide 🙂 . Your blog definitely will be my fave 😉

TkM March 24, 2009, 7:27 pm

@ochi , please follow the steps above about how to restore ur iPhone from 0% i see the same questions every time why dont people read the bottom of the post before posting questions? lol

Ochi March 25, 2009, 4:09 pm

@tkm I did read all the post b4 I ask 😉 I was really panic so I just want to share it lol anyway lots of thx 2 u for ur post abt restoring iphone frm 0,it’s really a big help,now I’m enjoying my new iphone 🙂

NetraiderS March 26, 2009, 4:57 pm

This was my first time upgrading my iphone 2g 16 GB, but i got through in the first shot upgraded and jailbroken… Thanks a lot guyz and keep up the good work. Best Regards

overon March 27, 2009, 2:46 am

in my screen i have not unlock phone option, only install cidia and installer, why??????

woody March 27, 2009, 7:50 am

hi, im having troubles with running this…
im running on windows xp and i restored the ipod with iphone1,1_2.2.1_5h11. i got an error message after wards on itunes and when i try to run the quickpwn i get a .net framework initialization error message. the message says i have to install a framework version 2.0.50727

Admin March 27, 2009, 7:58 am

@ woody

Go to Mirosoft website and search for .net framework 3.5 and install it.

@ itunes error
Please read the bottom part of the guide where solutions to some errors are posted. Try the 2nd solution.

Let us know the output

woody March 27, 2009, 8:28 am

that was such a speedy response! i did what you suggested and it worked! now i have a iphone of my own and i thank you for your help! keep up the great work you guys do! 😀

kreez March 27, 2009, 8:50 am

amazing instructions!!! thanks a lot… it was very easy took roughly 20 mins with all the downloading of new itunes and etc…. thanks for your help…. great work…. GOD BLESS!!!

Admin March 27, 2009, 9:03 pm

@ woody
I’m glad you solved your problem. Stay tuned for suture updates, tips, hacks and to do allt he fun stuff to your iPhone.

@ overon
TkM has already responded to a similar question:

“the reason u are not gettin the unlock opition is becasue u ur iPhone is not 2.2.1 updated it seems, make sure too run live update via itunes and install any new updates which should be 2.2.1 and try the steps again, ive heard of other people with this errors coz they didnt have the right firmware installed on their iPhone , there is a way too check the firmware on ur iphone and u will find the buttons u need to push to check firmware version get back with me if u still got the same issues”

How to Check Firmware and Baseband Version of iPhone


YASEEN March 27, 2009, 10:42 pm

thanks works one time very very help step by step instructions

Smokey1215 March 28, 2009, 2:22 am

I have tried many times and many different ways to unlock my iphone 2g, and finally i can get rid of the massage “Different Sim Detected”, million thanks to Admin and tkm, you guys saved my iphone. and now i can use my phone with T-mobile. thanks again guys, you guys are the best…:-)!!!!!

Admin March 28, 2009, 2:26 am

@ Smoky1215
Glad to see another happy visitor. iPhone is what we love to play with and wish others to have fun with it.

Subscribe via RSS or email (black block at the top right side) to stay tuned for upcoming step by step guides, cool hacks and mods to your iPhone.


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John Manderbach March 29, 2009, 10:05 pm

Hi. I have a 2g 2.2.1 that won’t do anything. I’ve tried to restore to 1.1.4, 2.2 and it always fails with the “unknown error”. The only way I can get to “normal” is if I restore it with an old AT&T SIM card inserted. I did the steps above for restoring without a SIM card. I closed itunes and continued. All good until Quickpwn gets to “is about to run on your iphone” and it just stays there. Any thoughts? thanks.

BTW, i had used ziphone and unlocked and jailbroke it successfully when it was still 1.1.4.

Admin March 30, 2009, 1:47 am

@ John Manderbach
if QuickPwn is not working properly, you just make sure that you have .Net Framework 3.5 installed.
Get back with update.


059 March 31, 2009, 8:48 pm

this is a good guide, if you follow all instuctions correctly, it works really well. thankyou for the great work.

John April 1, 2009, 10:05 am

HELP! I updated to 2.2.1 via shift/restore, but I keep getting an error every time I try to open the quickpwn software. I am completely stuck!

coshi April 1, 2009, 2:11 pm

There might be a ‘firmware string error’ occur. Ensure that you use version of indicated of QuickPwn indicated here. If it doesnt work, try downloading latest version from

Admin April 1, 2009, 6:32 pm

@ John
Make sure you have Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5. Google it.

if that’s not the issue, try reading he bottom part of original guide.
Come bak with the progress.


Josh April 2, 2009, 6:29 pm

I took out my SIM at the very beginning then followed the directions and it worked the first try. Thanks for the awesome step by step with screenshots!

TkM April 3, 2009, 6:46 pm

See we have a lot of happy iPhone Owners out there, Just like to say thanks too all for your nice comments guys,
We just trying too make it easier for the people , soon to be the hottest spot for iPhone on the internet!!

And i Agree with Josh , Admin YOU ARE AWESOME 😛

Cold World April 5, 2009, 10:46 pm

thanks dude … its very helpful

Sud April 6, 2009, 12:59 am

i am doing the same step as above on my mac it is getting stuck @ K
2009-04-05 13:24:42 – Detaching Quickpwn Ramdisk from ‘/Volumes/QuickPwnRamdisk’.
2009-04-05 13:24:44 – OK
2009-04-05 13:24:47 – Successfully built Quickpwn Ramdisk file.

Admin April 6, 2009, 1:04 am

@ Sud
This guide is for Windows only. Quickpwn link belongs to Windows
Use this QuickPwn for Mac

Sud April 6, 2009, 8:34 pm

@Admin : Thanks a lot . It worked on my friends windows machine . Dude , You rock !

Admin April 6, 2009, 8:45 pm

Good to know that u did it Sud.

subscribe to RSS/email to stay tuned

Sophia April 7, 2009, 1:26 am

I want the costumizer on my iPhone 2g, but I’m not sure how to get it…. Also, after you get costumizer, do you have to download additional things, like backgrounds and text bubble colors?

Admin April 7, 2009, 1:29 am

@ Sophia

Nevigate through the following post:

How to Customize your iPhone with WinterBoard

Sophia April 7, 2009, 1:33 am

Ps. How do u get coustimizer on iPhone 2g??????

Admin April 7, 2009, 1:38 am

by customize You mean Cydia??? if Yes! follow the simple instructions available at the top.

Plz provide additional details that needs to be addressed..

P.S: it’s an iPhone Hack topic not customization. My previous comment topic belongs to customization.

Sophia April 7, 2009, 1:39 am

ok I read most of it, but I have to jailbreak it…. Or get Cydia.. Can u give me a link 2 instructions for cydia?

Admin April 7, 2009, 1:41 am

@ Sophia
All steps are available at the top the page where u r commenting. Plz scroll up to the top.

n reply when you have read n tried all those steps.
btw you’re commenting in:

wes April 7, 2009, 6:25 am


Fruch April 7, 2009, 7:55 am



Admin April 7, 2009, 8:03 am

Thanks wes and Fruch for the nice feedback..

compwiz85 April 7, 2009, 11:23 pm

hi, i m using an iPhone with firmware 1.1.4 jailbreaked & unlocked with Ziphone which also downgraded its bootloader to 3.9, i wanted to know if this post applies to me if i want to upgrade my iPhone to 2.2.1, & also do let me know that if i do upgrade what will happen to my data (music, photos & videos i have a backup but what about msgs & contacts)

Admin April 8, 2009, 3:15 am

@ compwiz85

Go ahead and upgrade.

@ msgz and contacts
Sync your contacts with Outlook.
for msgz backup there’s “Syphone” if you are on Mac. for Windows give google a shot.

I will be adding these tips in my upcoming posts. So stay tuned to learn How to iPhone

compwiz85 April 8, 2009, 10:47 pm

msg backup thru google, thats new, plz let me know about this
& thanx for the quick reply, i thought 2.2.1 was uncracked as yet but thanx for ur post, now i can upgrade my phone, will let u know the outcome

PG April 10, 2009, 11:50 pm

Can I just unlock the phone? I do not need to move away from itunes at this time?
I travel a lot and want to use the iphone with different Sim cards in different countries, I am not that interested in new non-apple apps

Admin April 11, 2009, 1:01 am

It’s completely up to you, what you want to do with your iPhone.
Have a look at fifth screenshot under Step 3.

You can choose between your desired actions. cydia and installer let you install jailbroken apps. even after jailbreak you can still connect to iTunes and do normal stuff.

Jailbreaking just adds additional capabilities. Still not interested? just go for unlocking option and you’re done.

Mary April 12, 2009, 3:22 am

Hi, I’m not really sure what version my phone is but it’s a 2G, the problem is I tried to update it to 2.2.1 2 days ago and for some reason, it didn’t work. My screen shows a usb cord and the itunes logo, it won’t do anything else. It won’t let me restore my phone, it says there’s some kind of error and my itunes won’t even detect my phone.

Admin April 12, 2009, 3:26 am

@ Mary
Try the first solution posted at the bottom of the guide

Mary April 12, 2009, 3:55 am

I tried that but when I try to restore it, it won’t even restore.. it says some unknown error has occurred.

Admin April 12, 2009, 3:58 am

Please read all the solutions listed before further query
read 2nd solution

I think you’re not using the right firmware.
for 2G it’s iPhone1,1_2.2.1_5H11_Restore.ipsw

Joshua April 13, 2009, 6:15 pm

are the bootloaders just for unlocking? can you still jailbreak without the bootloaders?

rar April 13, 2009, 8:05 pm

hi admin,
i manage to jailbreak my iphone…but when i insert the sim, no signal n appear “fixed number dialing active”
pls help me…

rar April 13, 2009, 8:18 pm

for your info i’m using iphone 2g, just upgrade to 2.2.1 from 1.1.4
now version 2.2.1 (5H11) and modem firmware 04.05.04_G

Admin April 13, 2009, 10:12 pm

There’s something wrong with your Simcard. Issue a new Sim or try another SIM.

Your iPhone is fine for sure.

Admin April 13, 2009, 10:14 pm

@ Joshua
There’s no such issue with iPhone 2G. Because Baseband has nothing to do with 3G.

Baseband messes with your iPhone 2G not 3G.

rar April 14, 2009, 8:56 pm

hi admin,

thanks for the advice….at last…my iphone is working now…
i can make calls now. there is something wrong with my old sim card…i’ve changed to new one.

terima kasih (in malaysia) = thank you….
god bless!!!!

keep up the good work…..

mahesh April 16, 2009, 1:06 am

thanx dude……..u r the man……..

Andrew April 16, 2009, 9:42 am

Help!!! I got a used iphone today and it seemed to be working, just needed to be unlocked. Now, when I got the phone it said sim needed etc: but the bottom slide bar would not slide at all and neither would the bar slide when I tried to turn it off – I figured this was normal. Is it not?

Andrew April 16, 2009, 9:58 am

So I took it to a guy to unlock it and he did. But when he gave it me the bottom slide bar STILL would not respond! Also the very top of the phone has a lock symbol on it, but I do have the globe background and it says tmobile with bars in the top left. I can even receive calls, but not answer because the slide bar will not respond.
My question: is this a hardware problem? Or is this Typical of an unlocked iPhone? I read this entire page and the only thing I think the guy who “unlocked” my phone did wrong was not restore the phone with2.2.1 before he unlocked/jailbroke? He said he never saw this before.

At this point I think it’s a hardware issue, though the screen looks fine.:. The only curve ball is the lock sign aT the top of the phone.
Thanks in advance!

Andrew April 16, 2009, 10:01 am

Also it’s a first gen iphone. Sorry for the multiple posts. Great site, I will donate if I get this fixed.

Admin April 16, 2009, 11:09 am

@ Andrew.

Try Hard Reset
Press the home button and the sleep wake button simultaneously.
2. Hold both buttons simultaneously for a few seconds, Ignore the “Slide to power off” and keep holding. iPhone will reboot.

if this doesn’t help
Try restoring from iTunes to defaults.

Get back with the results

jaysonyong April 16, 2009, 12:34 pm

My iphone is 2G version 1.1.1 Can i use this method to update it to version 2.2.1 too ?
Many thanks in advance for this great guide!

Admin April 16, 2009, 3:57 pm

@ jaysonyong
yes you can upgrade to 2.2.1 by following the above guide.

pixxxel April 16, 2009, 10:02 pm

Thanks a lot dude! It works like charm! keep it up dude! =)

Toledo April 23, 2009, 10:59 am

OK i keep trying to follow ALL of your instructions on jailbreaking/unlocking the 2g, i have done a 0% restore and everything works fine until it comes to getting the fone into DFU mode, i always get an error at the very end saying “Your device has connected in the wrong mode. Please try again” i dont understand what im doing wrong, i have jailbroken/unlocked iphones before but that was for 1.1.4 and havnt owned another till now, if u have ne help please let me know asap, im losing sleep over this!

iPhone Heat April 23, 2009, 2:19 pm

You’re unable to put your iPhone into DFU Mode.
Following steps is crucial at that stage.

Toledo April 24, 2009, 12:35 am

i do follow the steps, ive unlocked iphones before its just since this 2.2 came out i cant even put the phone into DFU mode

Toledo April 26, 2009, 10:20 am

can anybody help??

CC April 27, 2009, 3:38 am

Can I use your guide on a 1.1.1 version or does it have to be a version of 2 or higher?

Jay Darji April 28, 2009, 4:46 am


Thank you ever so much for your well informed guide, much appreciated


When I was giving up hope after 5 hours of trying to unlock and jailbreak on a mac your simple explanation saved me! Thank you so much! Works a perfectly fine! I can go to sleep with a smile now 🙂

Keanu Reefer April 30, 2009, 8:33 am

just updated and worked. Here are some important things i noticed!!

I have iphone 2g…

1. I unlocked on a PC. I have a mac with the latest OS 10.5.6 and read that people were having problems, so I decided to do it on a PC.

2. I first made sure that I can run QuickPwn! I ran on Vista Ultimate and it crashed!!! So then i tried on XP Pro and it worked!

3. after everything finished, i opened back up itunes and clicked on “Restore backup from…” It took forever! I thought it was erasing my whole iphone and restoring it back to the original version, but it did restore my contacts and photos. BUT when i clicked on Photos -> Camera Roll, it would crash! I rebooted and photos still crashes! Also crashes when trying to choose a ringtone and background picture! SO DO NOT RESTORE FROM BACKUP!

peace out.

alexandre May 3, 2009, 10:11 am

Thankou, very thankou, im from brazil, and i think that this will not work BUT!!!YOU GUYS ARE GENIUS

alexandre May 3, 2009, 10:12 am


Faisal May 3, 2009, 11:58 am

Try to upgrade iphone 2G from version 1.1.4 to 2.2.1 but not sure what will happen 🙁

I already download all the requirement to upgrade. Please comment if you have further suggestion…. Thanks.

iPhone Heat May 3, 2009, 10:36 pm

@ Faisal

Go on and follow the step by step guide.. It’s for you.

Come back with the update.

S00nerguy28 May 8, 2009, 2:00 am

Heyy, my computer always says “Wait for your iphone to connect in recovery mode”, my phone is in recovery, and i do all of the steps, and nothing ever happens!!!! please help!!

Faisal May 8, 2009, 3:11 am

@ iPhone Heat,

I have successfully managed to upgrade. Thanks a lot for giving me the confidence. After upgrade i am facing some problem with package installation. i find under Cydia that under storage i can see that i have only 60 MB left out of 500 MB under system. this is for OS and i think i need more space requre under / dir. pls let me know how to do that.

another one is that previously i used iSIM to copy my sim contact to iphone. but here i dont find any package like that. please suggest me also what is the package name to be installed.

Thanks in advance…

Syed May 8, 2009, 1:44 pm

Thanks a LOT!!!!! I unlocked my iPhone.

Faisal May 8, 2009, 2:08 pm

I have successfully managed to upgrade. Thanks a lot for giving me the confidence. After upgrade i am facing some problem with package installation. i find under Cydia that under storage i can see that i have only 60 MB left out of 500 MB under system. this is for OS and i think i need more space requre under / dir. pls let me know how to do that.

another one is that previously i used iSIM to copy my sim contact to iphone. but here i dont find any package like that. please suggest me also what is the package name to be installed.

pls help and Thanks in advance…

iPhone Heat May 8, 2009, 4:17 pm


Make sure you have iTunes 8.0.2 or latest, Quickpwn 2.2. For some, it worked after a few retries.

iPhone Heat May 8, 2009, 4:21 pm

@ Faisal

Perform a DFU restore. It will take care of your space issue.

Download 2.2 firmware and save it to somewhere in your HDD (desktop for quick access).

How to get into DFU mode?
With the iPhone connected to USB and iTunes open,
Hold down the both Power and Home button until the screen goes dark.
Release the Power button but keep holding the Home button and watch iTunes.
iTunes should say your phone is in restore mode …blah.blah.

The screen should be black as if the phone is off.

Hold shift key and click restore button(option + restore on a mac) and pick your firmware you downloaded.

that should take care of your space problem.

Come back with the update.

Faisal May 8, 2009, 11:18 pm

@ iphone Heat,

Then it means i have to downgrade firmware from 2.2.1 to 2.2.0. Again my second issue is what is the name of that software to copy all contact from SIM to phone book.

I started download 2.2 and try to restore accordingly. I will let you know.

iPhone Heat May 9, 2009, 2:43 am

no need for 2.2.. you can do it with 2.2.1..

Faisal May 9, 2009, 3:57 am

@iphone Heat

I tried with the DFU mode and upgrade as per you said and upgrsde was successful. Then i check the storage and seen it is same as before. 60 mb free out of 500mb where os is installed.

iPhone Heat May 9, 2009, 5:37 am

Restore is the one that i know to resolve space issue..
wait for someone to com up with better solution.

Faisal May 9, 2009, 10:10 am

pls help me …:-(

Mike May 12, 2009, 10:02 am

hey do i have to take the SIM card out before i run the unlock and jailbreak???


felix May 12, 2009, 10:13 am

im getting stuck i followed everything and ive also tried it with winpwn and no mater what i always get “No Service”. i have a mexican telcel sim in the iphone 2g iPhone1,1_2.2.1_5H11_Restore.ipsw

shana May 13, 2009, 6:43 am

i sucessfully reached to the stage where it says DFU is installed successfully but I the phone is not detected by the itunes says there is an error.
can someone help me.

iPhone Heat May 14, 2009, 1:15 am

@ Mike

No need to.. I made the above tutorial with my Sim inserted.

@ felix
Why Don’t you retry with correct files downloaded

@ shana
Sorry could not get you.. any explanation might help..

Marcelo May 17, 2009, 1:13 pm

Very, very, very thanks.
You save my day.

My best regards.

Ketan May 20, 2009, 5:41 am

Jailbreak/Unlock went successfully..

How do I get all my Text-MSG and Contacts back?

Before I’d backed-up my iPhone before restoring (Hold down the SHIFT key and hit RESTORE button) that part.

If I restore my previous back-up I will lose or will I the two icon’s on my iPhone Cydia and Installer.

Is there away to get both of those icon’s back after I’d restored my back-up as I still want to keep all my Text-MSG’s and Contact..

iPhone Heat May 20, 2009, 8:25 pm

@ Ketan..
Welcome to Jailbreak community :p

connect your iPhone via USB.
Right click on the iPhone in iTunes listed under left pane.
and select Restore from Backup…”
It will restore your backup stuff and will do nothing with those two sweet icons ..

Get back with the update.

ivan May 21, 2009, 1:27 am



chris May 21, 2009, 7:14 am

can someone please help me,i used qkpwn to jailbreak and when i try to upload one of the games i downloaded itunes tells me that it isnt using a 2g iphone with 2.2.1 firmware

someone please help

iPhone Heat May 21, 2009, 12:40 pm

@ chris

What kind of game are u trying to install?
from app store or cracked ones?
and please write down the complete error message as it is,

Ketan May 24, 2009, 2:25 am

Du’h.. mee.. lol


WHOO.. HOO… =)

Amit May 25, 2009, 12:43 pm

Hey Thanks a ton guys!!! Worked the first time i tried!!! whoo hoo!!! 🙂

Sim May 27, 2009, 11:19 am

Great work.. your da man.. thanks very much.

PoolRulz May 29, 2009, 3:12 am

Just got a refurbished Iphone from apple and Jailbroke and Unlocked without a hitch!!!

Side note: I had another Iphone that was unlocked and jailbroken and it got bricked bad…had a friend with an ATT plan take it in and it was still under warranty (you can check at with serial number on back) and they replaced it, no questions asked….

fresh2def June 1, 2009, 3:48 am

@ TK M i had the same problem with my iphone but when i redone the whole process without an sim card this time it worked perfectly..

aditya June 2, 2009, 1:32 am

Hey Team….thank you so much for the detailed info and step by step notes to unlock iphone 2G…. I tried for 2 days to unlock it using various tools…but finally got to this site..and this helped me….Finally I unlocked it…I’m waiting for the update to unlock 3G, as it has a boot loader of 5.9…… anyways ..thanx again….DEV TEAM…

Rene June 4, 2009, 11:38 pm

How long time does it take for “Wait for your iPhone to connect in Recovery Mode…” because mine has been stuck there for some time now?

Rene June 5, 2009, 12:05 am

Nwm 🙂 got it fixed 😀 and the phone works now 😀 SWEET!!!
TY very very very much, so happy 😀 well actully it’s my girlfriend who is happy 😛 It’s her phone and i do the dirty work 😉 hehe

jack June 5, 2009, 10:12 am

how do i get the iphone to NOT turn on when i connect it to the usb??

April June 5, 2009, 11:37 pm

I bought my phone already jailbroken and unlocked for 2.2. I used it with no problems for a couple months and wanted to just do a reset. I did… but then the phone got stuck on a restart cycle. Finally I figured out how to recover the phone, upgrade to 2.2.1… but then I needed it jailbroken and unlocked again as I have a T-mobile sim card. After a few retries from the beginning (less than 5) This worked wonderfully!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

Steve June 10, 2009, 1:52 am

Thanks, this worked for me with a @G running 2.2.1.

For me the missing step was to perform all of these steps without the SIM card in place. So I just followed TKM’s note above, and it worked great with a T-Mobile card. Much appreciated.

Marwar June 11, 2009, 10:53 pm

Hey admin thanks for these info
but its been 40 mins waiting for QuickPwn to finish the jail break and unlock and it says pleas wait …
pleas help me as soon as you can !

Jackson June 12, 2009, 7:38 am


Im having the same issue and would like some help as well. I feel like i’ve tried everything and it keeps freezing at this step. Any help would be great appreciated. 🙂 Thanks for everything thus far.

CvdM June 12, 2009, 12:46 pm

Hi team. Thanks for the step-by-step guide. However… I AM STUCK.

I have followed all the steps but when it comes to Quickpwn, it gets stuck at “Wait for your iPhone to connect in Recovery mode…” I later discovered that I didn’t have .Net 3.5 (only had .Net 3.0), so I upgraded my .Net framework, uninstalled and reinstalled Quickpwn, but still nothing. It still gets stuck at “Wait for your iPhone to connect in Recovery mode…” stage. Or at least – I have waited for about an hour to an hour and a half at that step, and nothing. (Windows Task Manager doesn’t say that it is “Not Responding”…)

Any tips or suggestions? I’ve tried various variations on the above themes (with SIM card installed, with SIM card NOT installed, restoring iPhone to its original factory settings via iTunes before loading up the 2.2.1. firmware, etc.) but every time I get stuck at that step.

I have iTunes and I’m running XP SP2 (it’s a work machine with hectic security settings – YouTube and Facebook are blocked… could it be a security thing that is preventing Quickpwn from running properly…?). Or is it because my XP is not yet upgraded to SP3?


Jackson June 13, 2009, 1:06 am


I was getting stuck at the same place and I read on another site (not sure if I can post links but im going to) that you need to turn on some setting in Control Panel. Here’s the link.

Jackson June 13, 2009, 1:07 am

Oh and thanks Team for everything! It’s working like a champ now!

CvdM June 15, 2009, 9:58 am

Jackson – thanks for the link!

Turns out there were some XP settings I had to tweak, and then quickpwn worked beautifully. Now I have a fully jailbreaked and unlocked iPhone. Woohoo!

Brian June 16, 2009, 8:03 pm

Successfully restored and unlocked to 2.2.1 in about 25 min. quite smoothly. The first time I tried to open the firmware file it said the file was corrupt. Glad I had another downloaded file and this one worked. Kudos to the team and many thanks for a job well done. It’s you guys who keep us iphone lovers FREE and not being exploited by the carriers!

Dave June 17, 2009, 5:28 am

yea, i successfully downloaded the quikpwn 255-2 but when i extract it and open Quikpwn.exe it says i need the correct .NET framework, what do I do??

bigdaddyfatsac June 17, 2009, 12:07 pm

I’ve tried this for hours tonight…the QuickPwn program keeps getting stuck during Preparing your device screen where it tries to send the phone to recovery mode. I don’t even get the screen asking for the boot loader files. Is there something wrong with the version I downloaded?

I downloaded all of the required files before I started yet it’s not working…

Mike June 18, 2009, 2:24 am

I just jailbroke an iphone 2g using these steps and i must say everything went well!


Em June 18, 2009, 6:12 pm

I finished step 1-2 but on step 3, when i execute QuickPwn and hit the blue arrow it says “access is denied” and that there is an unhandled exception that has occured in the application.

Please help me. Thank you

Em June 18, 2009, 8:46 pm

Please help me. I am stuck on the part “wait for your iphone to connect in recovery mode” I’ve been waiting for hours and still nothing happens. what should i do?

Em June 19, 2009, 9:05 am

Anyone can help me with this problem? I’m still stuck. I’ve already done everything from upgrading my .Net framework, uninstalled and reinstalled Quickpwn, with SIM card installed, and with SIM card NOT installed, and tweaking my windows setting, but still I cant proceed to the DFU mode..

Help guys! Thanks in advance.

bigdaddyfatsac June 19, 2009, 7:44 pm

I’m stuck on the same part…waiting for phone to connect in recovery mode… won’t do anything…

mrrodb211 June 23, 2009, 3:03 am

I’ve tried and tried . . . seems like I can’t get past “Wait for your Phone to Connect in recovery mode” . I check the Services, the version of the firmware, changed computers. I’ve done it all. Can’t gt to the DFU mode.

Josh Barnhouse June 25, 2009, 10:30 am

Approximately how long does it take for your iphone to connect in recovery mode before it begins to unlock?

Josh Barnhouse June 26, 2009, 9:36 am


I have the same issue! Does anybody know how to solve this issue?

scyther56 June 26, 2009, 7:28 pm

i could not get it 2 work it was stuck preparing my device

btw iphone 2g itunes 8.2

Mikeylax18 June 27, 2009, 3:36 am

Does this work for ipod touch 2g??
Because I tryed jailbreaking my touch with Quickfreedom and im getting errors 13 and 1604 constantly. rite now i have a restored 2g with no jailbreak PLEASE HELP!!!

Joey Goksu June 29, 2009, 7:29 am


ASHLEY June 29, 2009, 10:55 am


ASHLEY June 29, 2009, 10:56 am


iPhone Heat June 29, 2009, 11:26 pm

@ Ashley..
You better try iPhone OS 3.0
follow the links updated at the top of the post

iPhone Heat June 29, 2009, 11:28 pm

Please read my above comment..

you need to follow any guide of RedSn0w after updating iPOD to OS 3.0..

iPhone Heat June 29, 2009, 11:30 pm

@ Man of the above Comments..
Please follow the latest guides using iPhone OS 3.0
Links available at the top of the post..

nelson July 1, 2009, 10:14 am

help, everytime i extract quickpwn, it says there’s a trojan

blu35ky July 1, 2009, 11:03 am

Dear All,
I need help..with my iphone 2G, i already upgrade my iphone to 2.2.1 everything’s work except there’s “no service” si I can get call or call from my iPhone…
i have downgrade..restore my iphone..but nothing happened….my iphone still “no service”
Can any one help me please……;(
Is there any body faced & fixed this problem.
Can also send me to my email : [email protected]

iPhone Heat July 1, 2009, 12:11 pm


Guide is now updated to iPhone OS 3.0..
Links can be found in the start of the guide.

Why don’t you try OS 3.0!!!

Bharath July 5, 2009, 2:33 am

Crack….thanks a ton.. now i can use my iphone in india 🙂

Samuel Arshavin July 5, 2009, 7:37 pm

hei everyone i need serious help
when i finished this jailbreaking process it still says that my phone is not jailbroken…. what is this problem? and also i have an iphone 2g with firmware 2.2.1 …….. after this i tried to install an app using itunes, but it says that the “application cannot be install because it cannot be verified on the iphone”.. can anyone help me to fix this problem. plx

Davin July 8, 2009, 7:30 am

when i try to restore it i click restore and the window pops up that says restore and update but i dont want to update so what can i do?

Michael the Photographer July 15, 2009, 12:29 am

Will I lose all of my apps if I proceed to do this? I have a 2G cracked w/ 2.2.1 and 8 pages of apps on TMobile…Should I not bother? I really want Cydia. Can I install Cydia without doing this jailbreak?

iPhone Heat July 15, 2009, 1:53 am

@ Michael
Yes you will lose all your jailbroken applications and need to sync you App Store appz after restore.
You can only get Cydia if your iPhone is jailbroken… Cydia means Jailbreak

btw if you’re already on 2.2.1 then why u’r going to use this guide (it’s also 2.2.1)?
why not try 3.0 here:
How to Jailbreak/Unlock iPhone 2G OS 3.0 (Windows)

Michael the Photographer July 15, 2009, 2:16 am

Well, I have 2.2.1 and the phone works fine on TMobile and is not jailbroken. I still have the apple logo on start-up. I have all these apps, but i wanted Cydia. My question still remains, Will I lose my apps, data or anything else if I jailbreak my iPhone 2G?

Michael the Photographer July 15, 2009, 2:18 am

Lemme rephrase that. It is jailbroken, but without the Cydia install. It was the first gen of 2.2.1 jailbreak, a quickpwn. I am able to get apps, but wanted to install Cydia. Is it worth it? Will I lose my apps?

iPhone Heat July 15, 2009, 3:10 am

The answer is no..
You lose apps only when you restore your iPhone..
If you just use the jailbreak tool directly.. Quickpwn in this case.. it will add cydia to your Springboard.. nothing will happen to your Apps.

Skip to Step no. 3 in the above guide..

Chris K July 15, 2009, 8:11 am

Unlocked, great with T-mobile. I did jailbreak and unlock via my Windows XP laptop but do run iMac for my home computer. Will I be able to connect this to my iMac iTunes and download contacts and calenders, etc OR will I NEED to re-jailbreak and UNLOCK?

iPhone Heat July 15, 2009, 2:39 pm

@ Chris K
No need to rejailbreak it on your MAC
it will work with both Windows and MAc

MarkDavid July 26, 2009, 10:22 am

I Jailbroke my iPhone 2G 8GB with redsn0w, and checked off Cydia and Unlock while going through the process. It wasn’t unlocked. It just sais Locked SIM. I tried Boot Neuter, It would just make it do the _ _ _ _ 0 bars thing, without a carrier name beside it, then switch to no service then switch to Locked SIM. Are there are settings I’m forgetting, or missed? My Boot Neuter settings are : 4.6 , Neuter On , Fake Blank Off , Unlock On. I’m running 3.0 FW by the way.

Karthik Ambali July 30, 2009, 1:05 am

Good Job Mate.Friends what he told works.

eusha September 19, 2009, 4:27 am

Please someone help me. I keep getting an error 20. My firmware version is 3.0, i want to downgrade to 2.2.1

Unlock iPhone 2G September 22, 2009, 4:36 am

This seems to be out of date since Apple has upgraded the firmware. I just bought a solution that sends me the updated instructions every time a Apple releases a new firmware update for the iPhone. It was worth every penny.

marco September 27, 2009, 9:23 pm

why is that when i download ur restore firmware thing it won’t work, as i open the zip it is separated it doesn’t come into one file like in the pictures im so frustrated now, does this work in vista?

mike October 3, 2009, 8:56 am

what program u use to open 46.bin 39.bin

mike October 3, 2009, 9:00 am

mine still look like i need program to open it ,it dose not look like the pic cd in the inside the quickpwn

mike October 3, 2009, 9:02 am

mine still look like i need program to open it ,it dose not look like the pic cd in the inside the quickpwn ,so what i do

Nancy October 10, 2009, 7:21 am

Thanks a lot! My boyfriend had to jailbreak his little brothers iphone. He eventually couldn’t do it and gave up. I decided to do a little searching and thanks to you… this was a piece of cake! Kudos man!!! 🙂

Lili November 7, 2009, 5:36 am

I did the first step and is not working. Before restoring with iPhone1,1_2.2.1_5H11_Restore.ipsw, I restored my iPhone manually. Then, I tried to restore it with iPhone1,1_2.2.1_5H11_Restore.ipsw, it says that an error has occurred and I can’t even proceed to the following steps. What did I do wrong?

iPhoneHeat November 7, 2009, 11:25 pm

Why not follow the latest guide posted under Update 2: (Nov 6 2009) at the top

ALIAHMED November 7, 2009, 11:32 am


knight December 7, 2009, 7:48 am

how do i download apps from app store..its says i need itunes 3.0.. the jailbreak and unlocked worked..but i want to keep it unlock but want to download apps like facebook

iPhoneHeat December 7, 2009, 5:42 pm

Update you iTunes to latest version

oreo January 20, 2010, 4:09 pm

I jailbreak my iphone everything work fine But when I but a sim card in it say no service can somebody that me what 2 do hit me at [email protected]

iPhoneHeat January 21, 2010, 1:54 am

reset network settings…
you better use the latest guide linked at the top under update

Harry February 9, 2010, 10:08 am

In the last step of jail break after it waits to go to recovery mode, it is not working. It keeps at same step till long with no error or any message.
Please let me know what needs to be done

iPhoneHeat February 9, 2010, 10:13 am

Plz follow the guide for OS 3.1.2

mattmore07 February 24, 2010, 1:46 am

I have Iphone with firmware 2.2.1. How can I get Facebook App without having to upgrade to firmware 3.0, since doing that will unjailbreak the phone. Thanks.

iPhoneHeat February 24, 2010, 1:59 am

ur iPhone model?
if it’s 3G or 2G I strongly recommend you to update your firmware to 3.1.2… Use a custom firmware 3.1.2 (can be found here:
just make sure to update to 3.1.2… NOT 3.1.3

mattmore07 March 1, 2010, 3:31 am

I found the link that you attached. My iphone 2G is already unlocked and my current carrier is T-Mobile. Which firmware should I download? The Activated or Not Activated? Sorry, I did not understand what it meant by official carrier.

mattmore07 March 1, 2010, 3:41 am

Oh and just FYI, I have a Mac OS X if that will make things any easier. Thanks, and sorry for asking so many questions.

mattmore07 March 1, 2010, 3:08 am

I have 2G. I would like to upgrade too, but can you please provide me the link to the step by step instructions. Thank you so much.

rimmysingh March 11, 2010, 9:52 am

i have 2g iphone. i did everything it says up there but i forgot to click on the iphone restore that i downloaded and now i cant jailbreak it and i dont have a sim wat do i do?

iPhoneHeat March 12, 2010, 2:03 am

follow any latest guides filed under iPhone jailbreak category.. I recommend RedSn0w for you

venu April 10, 2010, 9:50 am

I have 2g iphone.i would like to upgrade my 2g iphone with 4g os can it possible . if possible please tell me how to upgrade my iphone and please provide me the link to step by step instructions. Thank you so much.

bad November 2, 2010, 5:06 pm

Hello i have one problem 😀 Quickpwn don`t want to open 😐

evgeni11 January 6, 2011, 5:03 pm

Hello i have one problem Quickpwn don`t want to open ????

sajal_grg May 24, 2011, 7:24 am

I erased all my content and now it doesn’t start off. It had 3.0.1 OS installed. Can I continue with the above mentioned procedure??

Please help…

Sajal Garg

daviper316 June 26, 2011, 4:40 pm

quickpwn is not working on my computer…..i have windows 7..please HELP!!!

cristián de la rua December 5, 2011, 8:46 am

el itunes no me deja actualizar o restaurar… ocea nada mi en mi iphone 2g….. solo aparece en el itunes un mensaje que dice que no es compatible la tarjeta sim y que le ponga una que sirva…. y no entiendo si ya le puse varias…y si no le pongo una sim sige sin querer haccer nada que hacer?? todo lo demás está bien 😀 agradeceré tu ayuda!!! gracias

enrouleur pour piscine hors sol September 29, 2012, 11:09 pm

I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme.
Did you create this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you?
Plz answer back as I’m looking to design my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from. many thanks

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