Jailbreak 4.3.3 Untethered Without Baseband Update Using PwnageTool [Guide]

iPhone Dev Team’s PwnageTool officially gets an update today to support iOS 4.3.3 untethered jailbreak on all devices which include iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4G, 3G & iPad. Still no support for jailbreaking 4.3.3 on iPad 2 however. Like the other jailbreak tools such as sn0wbreeze and redsn0w which were updated earlier, PwnageTool 4.3.3 also incorporates @i0n1c’s untethered exploit and like always, preserves baseband update to allow ultrasn0w unlock on iPhone 4 & 3GS running iOS 4.3.3

Here is our simple step-by-step guide on how to do it all by yourself:

DISCLAIMER : iTD is NOT responsible for any damage caused to your device while following this guide. Those who follow our steps do so AT THEIR OWN RISK. Always back up your device before you begin the jailbreak!

Step 1:

Download latest PwnageTool 4.3.3 from here and if you haven’t already, grab iOS 4.3.3 firmware file for your device here (direct links to IPSW). Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed before you proceed.

Step 2:

Now open up the downloaded PwnageTool, select “Simple mode” and choose your device. ClickNext. (We’ll use an iPad in our tutorial here)

Step 3:

Now select the corresponding iOS 4.3.3 IPSW file for your device and hit Next.

Step 4:

Now it’s time to let PwnageTool cook an iOS 4.3.3 firmware file for your device. You will restore to this custom firmware later via iTunes.

Step 5:

Once done, follow these steps to put your device into DFU mode:

  • Hold the Power and Home buttons for 10 seconds
  • Release the Power button but keep holding the Home button for 10 seconds.
  • Your device will now be in DFU mode

Step 6:

Now close PwnageTool and fire up iTunes. Your device should automatically pop up and ask you to restore. Hold the left Option key while clicking Restore and browse to your newly created iOS 4.3.3 custom firmware.

Step 7:

Now sit back and let iTunes restore your device. Try not to disrupt the restoration process in any way.

Step 8:

Once completed, your device will be jailbroken fully untethered on iOS 4.3.3. You’ll know that once you see the Cydia icon on your Springboard.

You can now safely unlock your iPhone 3GS/ iPhone 4 with our ultrasn0w 1.1.2 unlock guide as your baseband has not been messed with.


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David is a Systems Engineer by day and a Competitive Triathlete on the weekends. He is an avid Apple fan who also loves everything Google. He writes on everything and loves to share news with fellow techies.