Wow, again, it didn’t take long for BigBoss to come up with a not-so-easy way to jailbreak your iPhone 3G.

  1. Download the 2.1 firmware for iPhone 3G from the iPhone Downloads section and save it to your desktop
  2. Install iTunes 8
  3. Update your iPhone to firmware 2.1 with iTunes and make sure it is activated
  4. Uninstall iTunes 8
  5. Uninstall Apple Mobile Device Support (From Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel)
  6. Install itunes v7.7. – you can find it here
  7. Download QuickPwn with the correct 2.1 bundle inside it here
  8. Run QuickPwn. Select the iPhone 3G 2.1 firmware that you downloaded in Step 1
  9. Select at least Cydia. You may also select Installer
  10. Once finished, your iPhone will reboot, which may take a few minutes. Cydia and Installer will not be visible on your springboard. Don’t panik! This is ok.
  11. Download TotalCommander and t-pot addon
  12. Install TotalCommander and in the left pane navigate to and click on it. It will install t-pot automatically
  13. Download the mobileinstallation patch
  14. Use Totalcommander to install the patched mobileinstallation file to /System/Library/PrivateFrameWorks/MobileInstallation.framework. Click on the dropdown box [-\-] top left and select network neighborhood then t-pot. Remember to back up your original mobileinstallation first!
  15. Still in TotalCommander delete /private/var/mobile/Library/Caches/
  16. Reboot your iPhone
  17. Done!

This is not the most straightforward method to jailbreak your iPhone 3G but it is the only one so far! As usual, use it at your own risks…

Thank BigBoss

  • with this methode…can i jailbreak my 2G too?

  • No, only 3G so far. Just wait a couple days and it will be available for your 2G as well

  • Anonymous

    iTunes or iTunes on filehippo, does it matter which I take? Also, do I remove my SIM card while I do all this?

    Thanks for answering my n00b questions

  • Adriano

    Work perfect in my iPhone 3G!! Thanks a lot!!

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  • linh

    can u do these steps on windows??

  • Oscar

    I have an Iphone 3g, and I try to pu tthe mobile installation and I erase the older one and replace it with the new one, and when i restart my phone features do not work, I cannot see my contacts, make phone calls or anything related to the phone features… can you please help me? thank you in advance!!

  • rodrigo

    Worked fine for my iphone 3g too!
    Thanks! =D

  • Hello Rodrigo,

    Glad it worked for you. But you know that there is now a much easier way to jailbreak, right? I mean, this still works but I wrote it before QuickPwn came out.

    If you have to jailbreak again, check out this post.



  • Vycka

    yeah that’s work’s I can instaled games not work write msg that application could not be opened can hlp any1?

  • wow! just was talking about this with friends at affluence org! interesting for sure…