The Dev Team just released PwnageTool 3.1 for Mac OS X which will let iPhone 2G/3G and iPod Touch 1G users jailbreak their device. So far, only PwnageTool is available and is for Mac only, but the Dev Team is working on updating RedSn0w for both Mac and PC.

There is still now way to jailbreak the iPhone 3GS and the iPod Touch 2G and 3G but I assume these will come in the near future.

  1. GOLDEN RULE: If you are using a 3G iPhone with ultrasn0w and rely on ultrasn0w to obtain cellular service, then you should only upgrade to 3.1 with a PwnageTool created .ipsw. – Stay away from Apple’s direct updates as described here and here please get up to speed on the whole subject by reading the information contained in these posts.
  2. If you have an original iPhone (1st generation) then 3.1 unlock works with this PwnageTool release. iPhone 3G users upgrading to 3.1 will need to continue using ultrasn0w with a PwnageTool created 3.1 .ipsw
  3. Please read all parts of this post before downloading and using these tools.
  4. Read items 1, 2 and 3 again and again.
  5. At the bottom of this post are the bittorrent files for the 3.1 capable version of PwnageTool.
  6. This app is suitable for the recent 3.1 release.
  7. This version of PwnageTool will NOT work for the iPhone 3GS.
  8. PwnageTool WILL work for Original iPhone (1st Generation), Original iPod touch (1st Generation) and the iPhone 3G.

I will post a tutorial soon on how to jailbreak the iPhone 2G and 3G using PwnageTool. Stay tuned! If you can’t wait, you may want to have a look at an older tutorial for PwnageTool (files are differents but the tutorial remains the same).

UPDATE: I Just finished writing the iPhone 3G 3.1 tutorial using PwnageTool for Mac OS X.

  • Hello Yohan,

    It is safe to jailbreak your iPhone 3.0.1 but be really careful of not letting iTunes restore your iPhone.

    Follow this tutorial


  • John

    Was really excited when I saw this…then read it wasn’t for Windows yet…nor is it for 3GS, ah the toying of emotions!

  • Heffe

    Just as I am about to click “restore” on my itunes to downgrade from 3.0 to 2.1 on my 2g to try fix a wifi issue, this post pops up! woot! I just hope i can use my wifi now… It worked for 2 weeks and now cant even find a network, much less connect

  • Yohan


    I have an iPhone 3GS, unjailbroken, still on 3.0.1. Is it safe to jailbreak with RedSn0w without fearing to have to restore to 3.1 FW? My iTunes is still the 8.2 variety.
    Thanks in advance for your response.

  • How do I jail break an iPhone 3g with 3.1 firmware.

  • Eric

    when will the redsn0w be out for 3.1?

  • Jose

    Hey I accidently upgraded my iPhone 3g to 3.1 software and I really want to jailbreak it and unlock it to use with t mobile I need help please….

  • Jay

    I have an Iphone 3g on 3.01 OS, unlocked with T Mobile- I followed the Pwnage Tool Directions, to the T, and whenever my phone turns on It has the pineapple graphic, but It goes to the locked emergency calls only no SIM card screen, and I can’t figure out how to get to the springboard to unlock it. Please Help!!!