PwnageTool 4.0 released for Mac. Jailbreaks/Unlocks iPhone 3G/3GS [old bootrom] and iPod Touch 2G with OS 3.1.3/iOS 4



The iPhone Dev Team has been working hard on getting iOS 4.0 tools out of the door. First ultrasn0w, then redsn0w and now PwnageTool 4.0 for Mac. This release jailbreaks and unlocks iPhone 3G, 3GS [old bootrom] and jailbreaks iPod Touch 2G, granted that they’re not jailbroken with Spirit.

Pwnage Tool 4.0Here’s what the Dev Team has to say:

These devices are not supported:

  • iPhone 2G  – not supported
  • iPod Touch – not supported
  • iPod Touch 3G – not supported

iPhone 3GS

Summary: Currently, PwnageTool only works on previously jailbroken 3GS devices with the old bootrom.

  • If you have a Jailbroken iPhone 3GS with the OLD BOOTROM and you DID NOT use Spirit to jailbreak then you can create the ipsw with PwnageTool 4.0 and restore with your jailbroken recovery mode.
  • If you have an iPhone 3GS with the NEW BOOTROM this is NOT supported by PwnageTool 4.0

iPhone 3G

  • If you have a Jailbroken iPhone 3G at 3.1.2 (but not jailbroken with Spirit) then you should create the ipsw with PwnageTool 4.0 and restore from recovery mode or DFU mode.
  • If you have an out of the box iPhone 3G you should restore using a PwnageTool 4.0 ipsw using DFU mode.
  • If you have a Jailbroken 3.1.3 iPhone 3G it is very possible that this can fail from recovery mode, if this failure happens you will need to restore using DFU mode.
  • As an alternative to PwnageTool, you can use redsn0w on iPhone 3G (on both Windows and Mac) as mentioned in our last post.

IMPORTANT! Whenever you need to enter DFU mode, you will need to do so using PwnageTool.

iPod touch 2G

  • If you have an iPod touch 2G (non-MC model) that is jailbroken (but not with Spirit) then you can restore using recovery mode.
  • As an alternative to PwnageTool, you can use redsn0w on non-MC iPod Touch 2G (on both Windows and Mac) as mentioned in our last post.

Baseband Unlock

  • iPhone 3G and 3GS baseband unlockers (those who rely on ultrasn0w to make phone calls) should always be very wary to update their firmware, however our Ultrasn0w application will unlock all recent (including the current) 3GS and 3G baseband firmware versions.  Once you are jailbroken using PwnageTool 4.0, install ultrasn0w from Cydia and you’ll be unlocked.
  • Remember! This baseband unlock situation is rare, should you upgrade your iPhone blindly at the next iOS release please don’t expect an unlock – but for now you are OK (whatever state your baseband is in).

We’ll have guides on how to use these shortly although the description from the Dev Team is pretty much self-explanatory.

Update: If you’re using an iPhone 3GS, follow our guide on how to jailbreak and unlock it using PwnageTool.

Also, check out the guides at the following links:

Jailbreak and Unlock iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPod Touch 2G

Push notifications on unlocked and hacktivated iOS 4 on iPhone 3G/3GS can be fixed by following our guide here.

UPDATE: limera1n has been released which jailbreaks all 3rd and 4th generation iOS devices on iOS 4.0/4.1 and beyond. Follow our guides here: