Unlock Your iPhone 2G 2.2 Using QuickPwn

By , Nov 23, 2008

This guide will show you how to use QuickPwn 2.2 to jailbreak and/or unlock your iPhone 2G. This tutorial is for PC users but I assume the steps are the same on a Mac. This tutorial is NOT for iPhone 3G. If you’re only interested in jailbreaking your iPhone (not unlockink), please may read my QuickPwn 2.2 guide.

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IMPORTANT: READ EVERY SINGLE WORD OF THIS POST BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO UNLOCK YOUR IPHONE

Note that the comments are closed. If you have any question about the unlocking process, please ask in the forum.

Before doing anything, I suggest you read this important message from the Dev Team.

Click here to download the MobileInstallation patch for 2.2

Note that you are pwning your iPhone at your own risk… Success is not guaranteed!

  1. Make sure you have downloaded the latest version of iTunes. Update or restore your iPhone to firmware 2.2 using iTunes. Restoring is the preferred way to do it as it won’t waste space on your iPhone. Plug your iPhone and make sure iTunes has detected it. If you’re iPhone is already jailbroken, you may want to remove all the apps that you have downloaded from Cydia. Certain applications such as Winterboard, Categories and more cause trouble. You will be able to reinstall them later.
  2. Create a folder called “QuickPwn” on your desktop. Download your appropriate iPhone 2.2 firmware from here. Also download the QuickPwn 2.2 from here, the bootloader files BL 3.9 and BL 4.6 from here too. Place these files in the newly created QuickPwn folder on your desktop.
  3. Extract QuickPwn zipped file.
  4. Launch QuickPwn and select your iPhone version.
  5. You will be asked to select your iPhone firmware. Select the firmware you downloaded in Step 1.
  6. If the firmware you selected is valid, QuickPwn will show a green checkmark. Click Continue.
  7. You will then have the opportunity to select Cydia, Installer, custom boot logos and “unlock iPhone”. You have to select Cydia and “unlock iPhone”. You may also choose to install Installer. Click Next.
  8. You will now be asked to select your bootloader files. Click the Browse button and select the 3.9 bootloader from the Pwnage folder on your desktop. Likewise do the same thing for the 4.6 bootloader file. Then click the blue arrow button to continue.
  9. QuickPwn will now ask you to confirm that your iPhone is connected. Click the blue arrow to continue.
  10. QuickPwn will now automatically put your iPhone into recovery mode. Once its in recovery mode you will be prompted to: Hold the Home button for 5 seconds, Hold the Home and Power buttons for 10 seconds, then release the Power button and continuing holding the Home button until your iPhone is in DFU mode. Watch the prompts carefully and follow along.
  11. Once QuickPwn detects your iPhone in DFU mode, it will start the jailbreak process.
  12. Finally, QuickPwn will let you know that pwnage process was completed successfully.
  13. Done!

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  • G1

    I have a question? It say download the version 2.2 do I download that version even if I have a 2.2.1?

  • galo

    So, it’s common knowledge that 3G iPhones cannot be unlocked after upgrading them to 2.2.1 and bb 02.30.03, but a bunch of sites such as The-iPhone-Unlock.com for example, claim that they can unlock that particular 3G/firmware/bb combo with a software, of course, for a price. Are these for real? can they really do it? anyone has tried a method such as these?

  • G1

    Ok, my husband has the iphone 2G and last night he upgraded it, but now his phone is totally locked. So are we basically screwed? Everything on his phone is totally wiped clean?

  • G1

    Thank god I also had a heart attack. So all I have to do is download the 2.2.1 version and still the bl 3.9 and 4.6? This may sound c razy but I have a few other questions can I send you an email or either can you email me or something? I’m trying to figure out what does it mean to extract QuickPwn zipped file?

  • rituraj

    it has finally worked.

    thanks a mil

  • adam

    amazing job done

  • Ranga

    I got the message that “Different SIM detected” and it prompts me to “connect to iTunes.”
    At the same time, I saw full bars and the operator name scrolling on the top. I am able to receive a call and if you slide open to make an “Emergency” call, you can just dial any number you want to reach and it will make the call.
    I am using V2.2.1
    Please some body help me with this.

  • Faisal Shaikh

    well i havent tried unlocking it i need to know tht since the power button on my iphone doesnt work will i b able to unlock iphone in any other way?

  • Faisal Shaikh

    well i havent tried unlocking it i need to know tht since the power button on my iphone doesnt work will i b able to unlock iphone in any other way?

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