Three updates, and three jailbreaks using the same exploit; that’s got to be some sort of record.

For those of you interested in preserving your baseband with this latest jailbreak, you’re obviously going to want to stay away from RedSn0w.

PwnageTool is the jailbreak tool to use when you’re interested in creating custom firmware, and most importantly, when you need to preserve an unlockable baseband. Even if your baseband isn’t unlockable, you may want to preserve your baseband in case a future unlock is found.

The good news is, the choice is yours. Without further explaining, here is the tutorial that will show you how to jailbreak your iPhone running iOS 4.3.3 and preserve your baseband with PwnageTool…

Step 1: Snag the latest version of PwnageTool (4.3.3) from our downloads section. Also, don’t forget to download iOS 4.3.3 if you haven’t already. You can also get that from the downloads section.

Step 2: Load up PwnageTool 4.3.3, accept the little warning message.

Step 3: Select your device and click the blue next arrow at the bottom right-hand corner.

Step 4: PwnageTool defaults to “simple mode” where it will try to locate your firmware automatically (it’s a smart little bugger), so give it a few seconds. If it can’t find it, it will prompt you for the proper location. Regardless of whether it’s successful or not, we want “expert mode”.

Step 5: Click “expert mode” at the top of the screen. If PwnageTool auto found your firmware, great, select your firmware by clicking it. If not, you can select “Browse for IPSW” and then select your firmware. Once you have done so, your firmware should have a green check next to it. Click the blue arrow at the bottom right-hand corner to continue.

Step 6: Select General, and click the blue arrow at the bottom right-hand corner to continue.

Step 7: At this screen you can select whether or not you want PwnageTool to activate your phone. If you have official service with an iPhone provider and you pay a bill each month (i.e. AT&T), uncheck this. If you are unlocked and use an unofficial carrier (i.e. T-Mobile) you’re going to want to check this. All other settings can remain as is unless you know what you’re doing. It’s blue arrow time, go forth!

Step 8: At the Cydia settings screen just click next, unless you want to pre-install any tweaks or apps from a specific repository. For simplicity’s sake, we won’t go there in this tutorial, but this can be great for those who want an all in one firmware that does everything automatically. Click the blue arrow to proceed.

Step 9: At the Custom Package Settings screen there should be one selection already checked — Cydia Installer. You will obviously need this if you plan on doing much after installing this firmware. Make sure this is checked and click your friendly blue arrow to continue.

Step 10: We’re in the home stretch now! Click Build to select it, and then click the blue arrow to continue.

Step 11: After clicking next, PwnageTool will pop up a dialogue asking you where you want to save your custom firmware. Just keep it at default “desktop” for ease of use and click Save.

Step 12: Now we’re getting to the good part, PwnageTool is creating our custom firmware. This process takes a while, so grab a snack, and pat yourself on the back, you’re more than half way there. Just a note: during the process you may be prompted for your administrator password to proceed.

Step 13: Once PwnageTool is finished creating your firmware, it will prompt you to hook up your iPhone to your Mac and place it into DFU mode (You know the drill: Hold the Power and Home button together for 10 seconds. Release the Power button while still holding the Home button for 10 seconds. Yadda Yadda.) Once you do that, you will get a success message. Click okay, and then you can exit PwnageTool using the button in the upper right-hand corner.

Step 14: By this time iTunes is probably bouncing. Open iTunes, and it will detect your iPhone in recovery mode. Click OK.

Step 15: Click the Restore button in iTunes while holding the Option/Alt button, (Don’t just click restore or you will upgrade with stock firmware and update your baseband!!) and it should prompt you to browse for your firmware. Make sure you select the custom firmware on the desktop that you just created with PwnageTool. You should get a warning message saying that iTunes will erase and restore with iOS 4.3.3. Click Restore.

Step 16: You’re finished. iTunes will extract the custom firmware and perform a restore just like any other normal restore, but iTunes has no clue that this is a custom firmware. The restore will take a few minutes to finish. Enjoy your new baseband preserved jailbroken iPhone on iOS 4.3.3.

Let us know about your experiences with PwnageTool for iOS 4.3.3. Share your tales in the comments below!

  • iKing

    Can you guys show me where I can go to learn how to add the packages I want in pwnage tools? …… And yes I tried google πŸ˜€

    • It’s pretty easy. Look at the image in step 8 of this post. There is a tab called “download packages”. That’s where you have to go. The rest is very straightforward and I don’t think needs a tutorial.

  • Dodgerdeezy

    I see iPad on this tutorial. I’m assuming it’s the original?? No iPad 2 Jb yet? C’mon Geohot!!!

  • Seth

    I followed the steps on how to jailbreak my iPhone 3G S with baseband 5.13.04 and old bootrom and when I tried to restore my iPhone using iTunes 10.1 and the ipsw 4.3.3 custom firmware, iTunes stated that “the iPhone couldn’t be restored. This device isn’t eligible for the requested build.” Now, I have a brick phone. Any suggestions?

      • Seth

        I tried your suggested solution and still receiving the same error message from iTunes.

      • Seth

        However, I tried this fix by restoring my iPhone 3G S using stock 4.0.1 ipsw and it is currently being restored as I’m replying to your post. I just hope that it won’t change my current baseband of 5.13.04. But thanks for your reply though.

  • old tom

    any provisions in this version of pwnage tool or the 4.3.2 version to enable animated boot logos?

  • Dan

    Should I do this for my iPhone 3G running a very slow 4.2.1 or will it make it slower?? I should have stuck with 3.1.3 or upgraded but business is slow right now and need to make stuff last longer…

  • azharhamzahya

    Pwnage Tool FTW

  • Tom

    Followed the above method and received a message that “iphone can’t be restored. iphone is not entitled to this build.”

    Went back to 4.3.2 and it worked just fine, but won’t work with 4.3.3. Any thoughts?

    • Seth

      Stick to 4.3.2. A lot of people are getting the same problems you have experienced so I think the problem is in the latest Pwnage tool 4.3.3

    • Tom

      Saved my shsh blobs with Tiny Umbrella before I tried to jailbreak and restore to 4.3.3 didn’t work the first several times I tried it. I updated Tiny Umbrella, and it saved my 4.3.3 blobs. The first time I tried, I got an error 1600 message. I rebooted my mac and tried again, and it worked. I’m now on 4.3.3 on my iphone 4, with baseband 1.59 still intact. (Used pwnage tool 4.3.3)

    • Observer

      In your hosts file put a # infront of all gs.apple.com lines like this.

      #74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com
      #74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com
      #127.0.0.1 gs.apple.com

      // Johan

  • George

    Yea does anyone know how to fix the “build not compatible” I’ve tried several times and it doesn’t work.

  • dronnelly

    Me too…I tried to upgrade from 4.2.1 to 4.3.3 and i’m getting the same error ‘This device isn’t eligible for the requested built’ everytime I tried to restore to 4.3.3. custom ipsw…I deleted the old 4.3.3 custom ipsw using pwn and rebuilt the new one and still having the same error…hmm……still no clue what’s wrong with it..

    • EG

      Those of you that are getting the error “this device is not eligible…”, do this:
      1. go to Finder
      2. click on Go, then Go to Folder
      3. write /etc/ then click Go
      4. look for file named “hosts”
      5. Double click it and then just erase all its contents and save.
      After saving, jailbreak your iphone again…It should work.

  • Jay

    I’ve tried this on my iPhone4 running 4.1 baseband 01.59.00. The error message I get says “The iPhone ‘iPhone” could not be restored. An unknown error occured (1600).”
    Any advice please?

  • sam marcus

    i use sprint and never had an iphone. which phone is the best one to buy for this service if i only need a few apps and want internet on my plan. i currently just have a sprint family plan for $100. per month with 4 phones and 800 min per month. i just found out about the pwnage tool software. and i do have a macbook.

  • Roll

    Followed the steps above and jailbroke successfully. Used for a day and decided to revert to original 4.3.3

    iTunes will not let me restore to this OR the custom Pwnage software.

    The steps above mention nothing about saving SHSH before jailbreak (Grrrrrr!)

    Stuck with an iPhone on connect to iTunes screen. HELP!!!

    • Roll

      Managed to restore to original 4.3.3 after much headaches. iPhone now behaving.Β 

      Managed to save SHSH with new version of Tiny Umbrella and after getting all kinds of errors (including 1013 and having to edit ‘hosts’ file to remove gs.apple.com)

      Now trying to re-jailbreak but getting message that ‘device not eligible’. Created new custom firmware with pwnage tool but still not happening.Β 

      Any ideas? Would love to do this properly if only to get Lockinfo.Β 

  • burnercan

    Using Pwnage 4.3.3.1, failed the first attempt. iPhone screen remained black (still in DFU mode I guess..??) and an error message from iTunes. ‘Can’t restore this iPhone’ or something similar. I unplugged and replugged the iPhone, screen stayed black and iTunes popped up the ‘iPhone in recovery mode detected’ message. I tried the recovery again and it worked!! Cool.

  • Slickninja

    It didn’t work the first time, but I found that simply manually going to restore mode didn’t work, I had to do it from the Pwnage utility for it to restore the pwned IPSW.

    I gotta say, thanks for this site. It makes life easy. Most things I exhibit risky behavior, but the phone is just the one device where I’m wary of breaking. Being out a phone is much worse than being out an Apple TV πŸ™‚

  • Mak

    I updated to 4.3.3, I jailbroken and all of my apps and songs and everything are just like they were before. Is that normal? Because I thought after update everything is erased.

  • Mak

    I updated to 4.3.3, I jailbroken and all of my apps and songs and everything are just like they were before. Is that normal? Because I thought after updating everything is being erased.

  • Mak

    Another thing is that every single one of my 89 apps are working perfect except one which I tried to open after updating but before I jailbroken. Thanks for reading. Please help.

  • K Man

    Does this brick your phone?

  • O B

    I have iphone 3GS 4.2.1 baseband 05.15.04 , my question is, if I update it to 4.3.3, will my baseband get updated as well. If yes, what would it be updated to and would it be possible to unlock it? I really want to unlock it for overseas travel.

  • 0candles

    Hello
    Just did the 4.3.3 JB my 3GS but couldn’t connect to cellular network at all and couldn’t reach cydia as well. I’ve restored it now but I’d like to know what I need to do. Did I mess up one of the Pwnage tool steps? The phone was purchased unlocked and I updated from 4.2.1 today. Could anyone please help me?
    Thanks
    0candles

  • Strange iTunes 10.2.2 Issue!: Can’t restore to new PWN build 4.3.3 Custom_Restore .IPSW, because nothing happens when i Click the Restore button in iTunes while holding the Option/Alt button, for browsing the custom-file, with the iPhone in DFU mode
    Can anyone help here??

    I’m on Snowleopard and an Unlocked 3GS with 4.2.1 and BB 06.15.00 (iPad FW),

    //madzzoni

  • Blackout046

    PwnageTool 4.3.3.1 doesn’t work for me. So I looked on this site for PwnageTool 4.3.3 and used that successfully! iTunes successfully restored the custom firmware without any errors or problems!

    Be sure to disable the admin passcode on your Mac. I’m using an old Feburary 2005 Powerbook G4 17″ 1.67GHz 1440×900 resolution. If my old PPC (Not Intel) Mac can do it, then your newer computer defiantly can.

    Note: I NEVER edited or erased any stupid host files to get iTunes to restore my iPod Touch 4th Gen iOS 4.3.3 with the customized iOS 4.3.3.

  • Mochie

    Do you have to upgrade to 4.3.3 first or can you stay on the older ios versions and jailbreak with PwnageTool 4.3.3?

    Also, I found these instructions, but they are not listed here:

    The New PwnageTool 4.3.3

    First things first, the PwnageTool 4.3 needs to be downloaded for the iOS 4.3.3 firmware. Extract the .zip folder from the download and it will contain a .bundle file that will be used to upgrade the existing PwangeTool. For the iPhone4, the file should be called iPhone3,1_4.3.3_8H7.bundle. Once the .bundle file has been accessed, copy the PwnageTool to the applications directory. Right click on the tool and select Show Package Contents. Within the Contents, click Resources and then Firmware Bundles. Paste the .bundle file into this location (Contents/Resources/FrimwareBundles).

    Is this necessary?

  • Bubba

    When I have finished it doesn’t show cydia on my springboard????

  • Ian

    Bubba, you need to make sure you hold the alt key down when you click Restore, and select the custom restore package that the Pwnage tool created for you.

    I also had lots of trouble with 4.3.3.1, but was fine when I used 4.3.3

  • burnercan

    My initial comments were positive for pwnage 4.3.3.1… it took me a while to notice that I had no carrier signal/network. So I reverted to the apple original, and the carrier was back. I’ve now tried also (several times) with pwnage 4.3.3 and 4.3.3.1, always with the same result, no carrier networks detected. It behaves as though the phone was sim locked, but it’s not. It’s factory unlocked… Any ideas?

    • jmizzledizzle

      I have the same problem and to this point have found no solution. I can get on the internet over my wireless network, but it constantly disconnects/tries to reconnect and asks for the WEP.

  • David Best

    Do you need an active internet connection when your jailbreaking it?

  • Mani

    I have an Iphone 3GS with version 4.1 with a baseband 05.15.14. I want to jail break & unlock. Let me know I can use Pwnage Tool to jailbreak & unlock. Some article says , some of the baseband like 05.15.04 will not do the unlock. I need some one’s help….. Please

  • jammy

    how can i open the .dmg file ?

  • edward hussey

    how can i upload my music onto the iphone 4 after this process?

  • Charles

    Is there any where to unlock my iPhone 4 version 4.3.3 modem fireware 4.10.01
    I need to travel outside the country and will want to use another SIM card on my iPhone 4.
    Pls your reply on the best unlocking solution will be appreciated

    • tejas

      dere is! πŸ™‚ gevey sims are available to unlock 4.10.01! google gevey sim to know the latest one and u can always buy one on ebay!

  • Julia

    I am soo so pleased with this website! I have literally searched EVERYWHERE and I all I ended up with was useless programs on my laptop taking up space! I used this once and I was able to accomplish my goal easily. Thank you πŸ™‚

  • I did it and appears on iTunes…”…Error 21…” How can I resolve it… My iPhone doesn’t works after this… Need to restore… Now, I’m without iPhone… I have iPhone 4 “4.01” (1.59.00). Please, help me ASAP… Thanks…

  • mac

    the first time i didi it it worked well.. but i lost my signal and cant call or sms… what to do next ? πŸ™

  • AppleBits

    Seems flawless to me. I chose to run my reinstall from the backup I did prior to the upgrade/jailbreak from 4.2.1 to 4.3.3. So right now, iTunes is syncing all my data, and is almost done. But the iPhone is showing my carrier and all my signal bars, etc.
    Also, BEFORE doing anything, I made sure I had the latest ver of TinyUmbrella installed, all settings in it to direct iTunes to it (not Apple), then rebooted my Mac. Then made sure I had all my SHSH’s saved in TU. Then I moved forward with this upgrade/jailbreak. It went perfectly, just like the above instructions. No issues here. πŸ™‚
    As far as iBooks go, my iPad is not j/b, so I just buy books on it, then sync to iTunes, then sync to iPhone. Again, works perfectly.
    Thanks for all the great downloads and instructions, iDB!!
    (Thanks for the tip to update/reboot TU, Tom.)

  • cromitheum

    hey Blackout046,
    i just bought 2 ipod 4G’s ..they r runnin on 4.3.3….
    unlike many ppl i am not upgrading frm a lower version so i cant
    save the SHSH blobs…..

    Is there any prblem related to JB of a ipod4G as in the many complaints
    here regardin the JB of iphone4 some baseband stuff n all

    it wud be very helpfull if u anyone guide me into jailbreakin my ipod4G

    thank you

  • PowerFit

    Hi all,

    I wanted to JB my iphone4 GSM model.
    Just wanted to check if there is a way for me to still have my SMS “histories” after JB ?

    I can re-sync my contacts and calendars after JB. But not for SMS.
    Is it correct ?

    Thanks. πŸ™‚

    • AppleBits

      I chose to install from my last backup instead of as a new phone, and my SMS was all still there.

      • PowerFit

        Thanks for the quick reply.
        Sorry, I still dont get you.
        I went thru Steps 1-16 above.
        Basically, it chose a “cleaned” ipsw.
        Hence after installing (or rather restoring) in Step 15, I get a clean iPad or iPhone.
        The contacts or calendar has to be reconfigured again.

        Thanks.

      • AppleBits

        Hmm. Well, I have to go from memory here. But when it was time to get out of pwnagetool and open itunes, then itunes showed the restore message. Then I hit OK, and then followed the guide to hold the Option button while clicking on restore….it brings up the window to find your new .ispw file. So I picked the one pwngagetool just made (and I had it on my desktop). After it was installed, and then itunes recognised my phone via SN I suppose, and offered me to restore as a new phone, or choose a saved backup. I chose to use the latest saved backup (the one I saved just before going thru all of this.)
        Anywho…I’ve did that for my 4.2.1 upgrade as well. Although many have said a clean restore is best..and I agree, minus having to redo all my email settings and such. Sorry my messages talk in circles… :\

  • Lime113

    Hi

    For you with no signal problem (I have it too at the moment). It says that when starting pwnage you can uncheck activate phone (or what it said). This is what you should do, they say, if you do not need to unlock your phone.

    Regarding Error 21 I had that for a while. Mainly what made it go away was that I re-pwnaged. Instead of just going into itunes with my new IPSW-file I went into DFU mode through pwnage and then into itunes automatically.

    Though I got Error 1601 (USB problem) then. I think, know on wood, it might work out now.
    Also I had problems with redsnow earlier =(

  • jigar1110

    need help,
    need to update iOS 4.0.1 —> 4.3.3 on iPhone 3GS
    Modem frameware 05.13.04
    which tools should I use for Jailbreak & then Unlocking on Windows 7 OS….

    I downloaded Pwnage 4.3.3.1. Does it works on windows 7?

    Please please help I am fed up with 4.0.1 iOS…

  • Shibah

    Im using iphone4 firmware 4.1 baseband 01.59.00 .which is jailbroken.nw i cant browse using the sim data/3g mode.sumtimes after rebooting n respiring/reset network setting help.but when i put my brother sim which is same carrier as mine i can brwse easily without any prob.sumtimes my sim dosent get the network bar.do i need to update my firmware to 4.3.3 ? Or should i change the sim?help..

    One more question to ask…in this tutorial step 7 says to tick activation phone. at the bottom of the image shown in 7th step says which might enable base band update???is this pwnage jailbreak is goin to update my baseband.im confused :s…i want to preserv my baseband…wat should i do to preserv it n update??

  • Shibah

    Im using iphone4 firmware 4.1 baseband 01.59.00 .which is jailbroken.nw i cant browse using the sim data/3g mode.sumtimes after rebooting n respiring/reset network setting help.but when i put my brother sim which is same carrier as mine i can brwse easily without any prob.sumtimes my sim dosent get the network bar.do i need to update my firmware to 4.3.3 ? Or should i change the sim?help..One more question to ask…in this tutorial step 7 says to tick activation phone. at the bottom of the image shown in 7th step says which might enable base band update???is this pwnage jailbreak is goin to update my baseband.im confused :s…i want to preserv my baseband…wat should i do to preserv it n update??

  • Jonathan Pirini

    I’m on iPhone 4 ios 4.3.4. I am now stuck in recovery mode -‘connect to itunes’ logo. When I try to restore from downloaded ipsw it tells me my phone is not eligible. I have tried to jailbreak several times using redsn0w and pwnage 4.3.3. Redsn0w jailbreaks but still leaves me in recovery mode. pwnage tells me that my firmware bundle is not correct. I read somewhere that safari might download it incorrectly.

    Someone please help – I’m stuck with an expensive phone that does nothing. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

  • cc

    i was stuck getting the β€œiphone can’t be restored. iphone is not entitled to this build.” message until i started up tinyumbrella (and started the tss server), which apparently intercepts the validation to gs.apple.com. if you’re having this issue, you may want to try this. i have a 3gs with ios 4.0 (bb 05.13.04) and am upgrading to 4.3.3 on pwnage tool 4.3.3.1 by the way.

  • Hec

    For the people having carrier issues, rebuild a firmware, but this time before actually clicking on BUILD, first double-click GENERAL and uncheck ACTIVATE THE PHONE. It worked for me. Note that I just wanted to Jailbreak bc I have a AT&T contract. Peace. (Firmware 4.3.3 and baseband 5.16.02)

  • Jeremy

    Help help please. I’ve read this many times, and and the comments, and I’m running into the error message in iTunes that “this device is not eligible to restore to the selected firmware” (approx message, I didn’t screen dump it unfortunately) when I try to restore to my PwnageTool-custom-cooked ISPW.

    Specs: iPhone 4, iOS 4.3 (4.3.0), BB 04.10.01, iTunes10.4.1, MacOSX 10.6.8, fully software updated.

    I have tried using PwnageTool 4.3.3.1 and 4.3.3 to cook iOS 4.3.3 IPSWs, and I have tried PwnageTool 4.3.2 to cook iOS 4.3.2 ISPW. iTunes gives me the same error message every time. I have checked my /etc/hosts/ files and put in “#[space]” before for all “apple.com” lines there as per this Apple support article:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3297

    I have run TInyUmbrella, and the only SHSH’s it can store for me are 4.3.5 and 5.0bx. Thankfully, TU was able to get me out of DFU mode.

    Is my problem caused by the fact that Apple is no longer signing SHSHs for 4.3.3?

    Is there any workaround so I can jailbreak this device and load a custom-cooked iOS 4.3.3 so I can use gevey sim and unlock it? I’m leaving the country soon and must jailbreak and unlock. I was naive and thought that if I did not update via iTunes I would be able to do this at any time. Have I missed my window? Is there no way to trick iTunes into letting me restore to a custom-cooked iOS 4.3.3 ISPW?

    Please please help! Thank you!

    • Jeremy

      The iTunes error message reads in full: “The iPhone ‘iPhone” could not be restored. This device isn’t eligible for the requested build.”

    • Jeremy

      When I try “CC” ‘s workaround, stated above, involving running TinyUmbrella’s TSS server while try to restore to my custom-cooked ISPW, I get a little further, and new error message:

      “The iPhone ‘iPhone’ could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (1600).”

    • ed

      i am getting the same error. i commented out gs.apple in the hosts file to no avail. i’m using pwnage 4.3.3.1 and ios 4.3.3.

      • ed

        when i enabled the server in tiny umrella, i was able to restore, however now i’m stuck with greenpois0n no boot files found. looks like my shsh blobs don’t exist for 4.3.3. looking at my shsh blobs i don’t see 4.3.3. i have 4.1 and 4.3.5. going to try 4.1.

      • i dont think you will see this, but i also got the problem. the iphone wont get out of “connect to itunes” mode. im too scared to actually connect to itunes because they have always told me not to connect to itunes because it will mess it up. it has also been turning off when it had 100% battery multiple times before this, and it wont turn on without a charger
        anyone, help?

  • Afghan User

    Hi I am trying to restore my IPHONE 3GS with 4.3.2 but after selecting the .ipswa file from my desktop the itunes extracts it but after varification it gives a message like “THE IPHONE “IPHONE” COULD NOT BE RESTORED. AN UKNOWN ERROR OCCURED.(3194) please help,,,,,,,…..

  • misty

    my iphone3gs is blackscreen if i press the power button nothing happens or the home button and when i tried to restore it with itunes i get 3194 or 1600 or 1601 errors. can any one help. I tried all the process here on this site none of them works

  • Frank

    After unsuccessfully trying to downgrade 4.3.5 to 4.3.3 using tinyumbrella and then fix recovery, I used pwnage tool and all went smoothly. Job done I thought and Cydia installed. However then I see I have no carrier and only 1 bar ie no signal. I understand this is a software/baseband incompatibility issue-am I correct? Had to restore back to 4.3.5 coz I need a working phone each day. Phone and signal are fine again on 4.3.5. Where do I go from here? I obviously need to try again but somehow use a different bb. I have all SHSH saved in tinyumbrella from 4.2.1 to 4.3.5.

  • Matt

    Having a lot of problems with an iPhone 3GS here, any help will be greatly appreciated. Tried several pwnage tool and custom isps combos, nothing worked. The attempts always ended with “This device not eligible, etc.”. I’ve tried 4.2.1, 4.3.2 and 4.3.3.
    I don’t know much about the phone, as I got it as a trade-in. All I know is that it’s a 3GS and it came from another country. Guy said it had been jailbroken. Didn’t say if it was unlocked. Guy correctly said it was stuck in Recovery mode, as all I could get was the USB cable and iTunes logo on screen. It wouldn’t go any farther than that. iTunes would pop up and ask to restore, but that’s it.
    So I’ve tried to jailbreak and unlock using pwnage, but no go.
    The phone is currently in DFU mode, I guess, as the screen is black. Pwnage tool puts it into DFU mode, so I can see it’s working, but then I always get the “not eligible” message.
    I don’t know its current firmware and baseband, as I can’t get into the phone.
    Absolutely stuck here. Any help appreciated. Thanks.

    • Matt

      Just to add. I found Recboot 2.2 and downloaded it, ran it and exited from Recovery. The phone started up for the first time out of the Recovery screen, went to the Apple logo and the progress bar below it, which completed quite fast. The phone then booted to the emergency screen and I was able to turn it on, but in iTunes I get a No Sim card installed message. I then put a good sim in but continue to get No Sim message.
      I once again tried to jailbreak with pwnage 4.3.2 but once again got the Device not eligible message.

      Any ideas? Thanks.

      • i dont think you will see this, but i also got the problem. the iphone wont get out of “connect to itunes” mode. im too scared to actually connect to itunes because they have always told me not to connect to itunes because it will mess it up. it has also been turning off when it had 100% battery multiple times before this, and it wont turn on without a charger
        anyone, help?

  • Frank

    After my earlier post I read some more about no signal problem and found out the I hadn’t unchecked the “activate” box in the process. I have an official carrier. Hope this fixes things. Trying again tonight – everything else worked.