This tutorial will show you how to use PwnageTool to jailbreak your iPhone firmware 2.2.1. Note that PwnageTool only works with Mac OS X. PwnageTool will create a custom 2.2.1 firmware that you will then load to your iPhone. This will allow you to update your iPhone without updating the baseband, which is a very important feature if you’re considering using YellowSn0w to unlock your iPhone.
[digg-me]This guide will show you how to use QuickPwn 2.2 to jailbreak your iPhone. This tutorial is for PC users but I assume the steps are the same on a Mac.
UPDATE: THIS WILL ONLY WORK WITH FIRMWARE 2.2. IT WILL NOT WORK WITH 2.2.1 AS THERE IS NO JAILBREAK FOR IT YET. IF YOU ARE ON 2.2 THEN FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS. IF YOU ARE ON 2.2.1, THEN COME BACK TO THIS SITE IN A FEW DAYS WHEN WE FIND A SOLUTION TO JAILBREAKING IT.
UPDATE 2: I updated this guide for the newer firmware 2.2.1. Please go here for a QuickPWN 2.2.1 guide.
UPDATE 3: The comments are closed. If you have any question about jailbreaking, please ask it in the forum.
IMPORTANT: READ EVERY SINGLE WORD OF THIS POST BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO JAILBREAK YOUR IPHONE
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This QuickPwn 2.2 tutorial will be short as I have already posted a QuickPwn guide before. This guide only shows you how to jailbreak. If you want to learn how to unlock your iPhone 2.2 firmware, please read my iPhone 2.2 QuickPwn unlock tutorial.
The following is not applicable anymore since you can unlock your iPhone safely with this method.
IMPORTANT NOTE FROM THE DEV TEAM: If you are using your iPhone with one carrier and have no interest in the possibility of an iPhone 3G unlock in the near future then just restore or upgrade to 2.2 using iTunes and use QuickPwn to Jailbreak and add Cydia and Installer. Before doing anything, I suggest you read this important message from the Dev Team.
What does that mean? It means that you can only use this method if you don’t care about unlocking your iPhone in the future. If you’re a “legit” AT&T iPhone user and you have no interest in unlocking your iPhone in the future, then this is for you.
On the other hand, if you’re not a “legit” user or if you do want to be able to unlock your iPhone in the future, then this is NOT for you. If that’s the case, you will have to jailbreak your iPhone using PwnageTool, which will preserve your baseband.
Note that you are pwning your iPhone at your own risk… Success is not guaranteed!
Create a folder called “QuickPwn” on your desktop. Download a copy of your iPhone 2.2 firmware from here. Also download QuickPwn 2.2 from here. Place all these files in the newly created QuickPwn folder on your desktop. Unzip QuickPwn. Make sure you have downloaded the latest version of iTunes. If you have to update to the latest version of iTunes, I highly recommend you restart your computer after the update. Not restarting my computer after updating iTunes caused me trouble in the past… 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. As an alternative solution, you may want to read by post about upgrading a jailbroken iPhone without using AptBackup, which saves your Cydia apps settings. Update or restore your iPhone to firmware 2.2 using iTunes. Restore is preferred as it won’t create any wasted space on your iPhone. Right after restoring your iPhone, launch QuickPwn. It should recognize your device automatically.
You will be asked to select your iPhone firmware. Select the firmware you downloaded in Step 1.
If the firmware you selected is valid, QuickPwn will show a green checkmark. Click Continue.
You will then have the opportunity to select Cydia,Installer, and custom boot logos. You have to at least select Cydia. You may also choose to install Installer .and check to BootLogos box if you want to replace your boot logo. Click Next.
QuickPwn will now ask you to confirm that your iPhone is connected. Click the blue arrow to continue.
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.
Once QuickPwn detects your iPhone in DFU mode, it will start the jailbreak process.
Finally, QuickPwn will let you know that pwnage process was completed successfully.
Share your jailbreak experience with us in the comments…
As I announced earlier this week, Apple released it’s iPhone firmware 2.1 this morning and is now downloadable via iTunes. Note that you will need iTunes 8 to be able to download and install firmware 2.1.
This update includes:
Decrease in call set-up failures and dropped calls Significantly better battery life for most users Dramatically reduced time to backup to iTunes Improved email reliability, notably fetching email from POP and Exchange accounts Faster installation of 3rd party applications Fixed bugs causing hangs and crashes for users with lots of third party applications Improved performance in text messaging Faster loading and searching of contacts Improved accuracy of the 3G signal strength display Repeat alert up to two additional times for incoming text messages (in case you missed the beep the 1st time) Option to wipe data after ten failed passcode attempts Genius playlist creation
To get this 2.1 update, simply connect your iPhone to your computer, open iTunes 8 and click “Check for update”.
According to the DevTeam, this new iTunes 8 detects and prevents the Pwnage exploit. No word from the DevTeam so far on when they will release and updated version of the Pwnage software. This means if you’re on a jailbroken iPhone, DO NOT UPDATE yet!
On a post on his blog today, Zibri, the creator of ZiPhone, said he was not rushing to release a new version of the iPhone that would allow you to jailbreak and maybe unlock your iPhone or iPod Touch. Zibri didn’t say he would release a new version of ZiPhone for sure.
Ziphone is my all time favorite application for jailbreaking the iPhone. I’ve always found it super easy to use. Even though the Pwning tools such as WinPwn and QuickPwn are stupid simple to use, my heart still goes to ZiPhone.
From Zibri’s blog: At the moment I’m testing and tweaking what could be the next ZiPhone version.
As it happened the first time, I’m not rushing and as it already happened in february I’m not even sure I will release it. Zibri also said he found a pretty big bug in the iPhone and he’s not sure what he wants to do with it: I just found something that can crash any iphone/ipod and exploitability is being investigated. This vulnerability anyhow affects all models and firmwares. I can’t tell you more about this.
Since this bug is VERY serious I have yet to decide what to do with it. If Apple is interested I think they know my email address. If they are not… well they will know sooner or later. Looks like someone is looking for a job at Apple? Haha. Keep rockin’ Zibster!
The DevTeam just posted a short message that could easily have been twittered…
We are just flicking some switches and connecting some cables, we’ll have some stuff for you soon. (no it isn’t any type of 3G unlock). I am pretty sure they are going to release a one-click version of their PwnageTool for Mac.