I told you yesterday that the Dev Team had release QuickPwn, as a beta version. Well, “poorlad” has stepped up and created a GUI version of QuickPwn (available in the iPhone Downloads section) based on the Dev Team’s Windows release.

As for me, I’m still on 2.0. Yep, I haven’t updated yet. 2.0 is slow and buggy but I hate spending hours jailbreaking my phone. Even though the jailbreaking process is quick and easy, it always takes me forever to set my iPhone to its past settings after restoring.

So, how to use QuickPwn? This is your QuickPwn Guide!

  1. Download QuickPwn and QuickPwn GUI and extract them in the same folder.
  2. Open iTunes and connect your phone. Make sure iTunes recognizes your phone. Leave your phone plugged in and let iTunes run.
  3. Download the proper firmware image; either 2.0.1 3G or 2.0.1 2G. Save this firmware image in the same folder as the quickpwn.exe file you extracted in step 1.
  4. Launch QuickPwn GUI.
  5. Select your device and hit next.
  6. Click “Browse”. Go to the folder where you saved your firmware image and select your firmware. You should get a check mark, meaning all is good. Click Next
  7. On the next screen, you are asked to choose Cydia and/or Installer. My recommendation is to just select Cydia as Installer is stii very buggy. Click Next
  8. You will get a message saying you are ready to launch the Pwnage process. Click “Go”.
  9. You will see some crazy codes go by on your screen. Then you will be asked to turn off your phone and press enter when you have done so.
  10. Per the directions on your screen, turn off your phone by holding power, sliding to power off, and waiting for it to power off. Do not disconnect the phone from your PC! If you do, you must start over.
  11. Put your phone into DFU Mode. If you don’t know how to do this, look at this DFU guide. Or else, go to YouTube and see how it’s done. It sometimes takes multiple attempts to get into DFU mode. And, if you fail to get into DFU mode, the app quits and you must start over at step 8. When you are in DFU mode, the app should automatically take over and you will see the progress of the Pwnage on your screen.
  12. DONE!

Optional 2G phone only. If you need to unlock your phone, install bootneuter from Cydia and run it! Select “neuter, unlock, do not change bootloader settings, and then flash!”.

Thanks Boss

  • MC

    Thanks for the info…Just a quick question…I currently have a 2G iphone with the 1.1.4 firmware. I have unlocked it, jailbroken it and activated it using ziphone.

    Do I need to upgrade to 2.0.1 firmware before I start this process?


  • Yes, upgrade to the latest iPhone firmware: 2.0.2…. or wait a few days as Apple will most likely release a new software update tomorrow.

  • Munichmachine

    got a big problem, i was trying to jailbreak and my House-Power went of for 1 min.,
    my Computer was shuting down while jailbreakin, since that i only see the pineapple logo. Caqn you please help me

  • Hello Munichmachine,
    I suggest you simply restore your iPhone in iTunes and start the process over again.

  • Tony

    So I just bought myself the 3g today, been trying to jailbreak this baby all day. No luck. Keep getting this “The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135). Click on OK to terminate the application”

    Help please? Thanks in advance.

  • Balamv


    I tried your steps, but when I completed the steps, it is showing pine apple symbol, nothiing is coming up. I tried switch on/off of my phone, it is not working. Sebastien, please help me on this

  • Balamv

    Hi Sebastian,

    I am seeing the same pine apple symbol after I use this, what could be the issue, even itunes also not detecting the iphone.. Pls help me..

    I think, the same issue happened for Munichmachine and I dont know whether he has resolved or not.. Please see his post in this page

  • This is an old method. Don’t do this. Do this: http://www.iphonedownloadblog.com/2009/01/30/quickpwn-2-2-1-guide-tutorial/