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iPhone iOS 4.1: Jailbreak and Unlock 3G using PwnageTool Bundle

While a good portion of iPhone 4 owners wait for GreenPois0n to release, we now have some good news for those of you with a iPhone 3G handset running iOS 4.1, as a full jailbreak method has just been released.

According to this report from RedmondPie, the jailbreak on iOS 4.1 has been achieved using PwnageTool bundle and unlike similar methods for other iOS 4.1 devices, Cydia and Hacktivation are confirmed features.

After using the PwnageTool bundle on your iPhone 3G on iOS 4.1, you can then proceed to unlock your handset if you wish, using ultrasn0w. RedmondPie has listed all the download links you need, as well as step by step instructions for you to follow.

As always, this is a risky business and you will void your warranty with Apple if you choose to go down this route. However if you know what you are doing, let us know if this latest method worked for you so others can try it.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Anonymous
Anonymous

I
really like
the iphone cell phone!

Anonymous
Anonymous

I
really like
the iphone cell phone!

Anonymous
Anonymous

My iphone 3g can’t unlock 4.1 ,too ,who can help me?

BOB
BOB

WTF????? WHERE'S THE ACTUAL "HOW TO" I JUST SEE ALOT OF BS BUT NO STEP BY STEP!!!!

Rosanan
Rosanan

jailbreaking doesn't fully void your warranty, only if it can be proven to have destroyed the phone. (i was told this by a apple Genius after my jailbroken iphone broke and was replaced :D)

eargyngoun
eargyngoun

my iphone 3g can't unlock 4.1.Can YOu Help Me.

Gina
Gina

Hi im really new at this iphone thing my friend just gave me the Iphone 3G it was unlocked &jailbroken and i have TMOBILE so I loved it! But i accidently updated on itunes not knowing it wasnt reversable..Can somebody please help me?!

Avik
Avik

ultrasn0w does not with iOS 4.1, its a fake.

Jramirez
Jramirez

Same question,
I have 3G and I accidentally updated to 4.1 through Itunes, So now I can't use it at the moment. I took it to this guy who unlocks and repairs Iphones, and he says that I have to wait until 4.2 comes out so that he can UNLOCK my phone, I have service with Tmobile. I was just wondering if their was anyway I can restore the firmware????

alex
alex

can anyone tell me how to unlock back my iphone 3g 8gb..i using os4.1..but cant restore back firmware to 3.1.3..i cant use my iphone no….no network..coz my iphone was buying at london..nw i was at malaysia…can anyone teach me how to do…tgx

Matt
Matt
Matt
Matt

Worked perfectly fine on 3G (4.02) – I cooked the firmware on a Mac then copied it over to Windows and ran it from there (Shift + Restore in iTunes 10). Install went fine and I've sucessfully unlocked with ultrasn0w.

Matt
Matt

Worked perfectly fine on 3G (4.02) – I cooked the firmware on a Mac then copied it over to Windows and ran it from there (Shift + Restore in iTunes 10). Install went fine and I've sucessfully unlocked with ultrasn0w.

For those without a Mac I'll try to upload the cooked 4.1 firmware..

Jonathan
Jonathan

Works for 3GS?

Joseph123
Joseph123

When will the unlock be available for fools like me that upgraded to 4.1 using iTunes and upgrading baseband to 5.14.2?

Linko
Linko

i cant find the link ;O

xsmile
xsmile

Sn0wbreeze v2.01 is out now for Windows and supports jailbreaking the 3G without upgrading the baseband. Has anyone already tried it? Do YouTube and iTunes restore work now?

Switt
Switt

It works for me.
iPhone 3G , 8GB , upgraded from iOS 4.0.
Ultrasn0w (Carrier Unlock) works perfectly.
But I've got one problem…
When it had already finished restoring, it failed to restore the data from my backup.
It says "iTunes cannot restore from the backup of "(My iPhone's name)" because the session could not be started with the iPhone"
But other than that, everything seemed fine, it synced perfectly, but it could not backup my iPhone.
Huge performance boost from iOS 4.0 (Up to iPhone OS 3.0 speed)

pip
pip

does the unlock work??

xsmile
xsmile

@snow2day4me:
Exactly. I've got the same issues.
Plus the iTunes 10 bug, it shows this error message at the end of every sync, regardless of using Windows or Mac: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2529?viewlocale=en_

I noticed iTunes does not create a backup. The sync works just fine though.

br3akth3lim1t
br3akth3lim1t

This pwnage tool works like a charm!!! SO DO IT!!! (I have iPhone 3G 8GB)

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER! username: br3akth3lim1t

vlad
vlad

if on a Mac, probably should'n do it – lose the ability to restore from backup and to backup…

vlad

darren
darren

cant get PT to see any of the firmware bundles……when searching for them they are in grey and i am unable to click them…..any ideas why??

also i updated to 4.1 through itunes so have i got to downgrade to 4.0.1 before using this custom?? my ihpone 3g is factory unlocked as it was a replacement from apple

snow2day4me
snow2day4me

iPhone 3G 8GB
Model: MB046LL
Modem Firmware: 05.13.04

Used this method, now on 4.1 and it is faster than 4.0.2. Jailbroken and unlocked with ultrasn0w, by preserving the old baseband.

The only thing that doesn't work is YouTube, using Push Doctor and YouTube Fix (1, 2, or 3) doesn't solve the problem unfortunately. So everything works minus YouTube for me.

da Rev
da Rev

This is for MAC only. Windows user will have to wait until greenp0ison is released. It does not unlock your phone, it preserves your baseband from iOS4.0 and updates you to 4.1 while preserving the old baseband so you can unlock using ultrasn0w. If you have updated to 4.1 from the official iTunes site, you'll have to wait. It does work on 3G, the 3Gs is a different set of instructions. As far as uploading the custom firmware, it's over 300MB and unless you have a premuim rapidshare account, it's just not going to happen. You may check some torrent… Read more »

logan
logan

really need the custom firmware…

pvp
pvp

Can it unlock 3G with Baseband 5.14.02?

G L
G L

any go on how to jailbreak if we have a PC?
thnx 🙂

Aflatoon
Aflatoon

Alex is it possible for you to upload the custom file for 3g please, some of us don't have a mac and it will help us a great deal

Aflatoon
Aflatoon

Alex is it possible for you to upload the custom file for 3g please, some of us don't have a mac and it will help us a great deal
Thank you

Sumon
Sumon

This actually works for the iPhone 3G. Jailbreak works just waiting for ultraslow to unlock my phone.

dan
dan

Have it bugs or problems after jailbreak the iphone 3g

Alex
Alex

It is problem with itunes 10 on Mac. The restore on itunes mac got stucked at the end but the restore process on itunes windows finnished with success. I have iPhone 3g jailbreaked on 4.1

louise stewart
louise stewart

heyyy..
plzzzz somebody help me!
my iphone was jailbroke and i stupidly updated it to 4.1.. now its locked to o2 and im on 3!
wud b very very grateful if somebody could help me out..
thankk u!
louise 🙂

ACar
ACar

trying to do it with a 3G on 4.1 but having trouble with the unlocking. it jailbreaks but does not unlock. any ideas why that is?

darrell
darrell

got it working on a 3g iphone but does anyone know where to get the firmware bundle for ipod 4.1 i have the firmware but no bundle thanks

Waleed
Waleed

i start the restore process in itunes i got stuck at the end of process. I think that mybe is itunes 10 problem. I will wait becouse mybe it need time to finnish.

I dont know Whats the Proble

josh
josh

is this for mac only?

anyone successful with 3G?

Alex
Alex

I did it. I made the custom firmware in mac but the restore process i did have to do in windows. If you have factory unlocked phone dont forget to remove the activate phone in Pwnage tool. Everything is working nice.

Kalvin
Kalvin

Has this been confirmed to jailbreak iphone 3g on 4.1?

Johson
Johson

does this work with the 3gs new bootrom?

ALLEN
ALLEN

alex ..please confirm it…work on 3g or no

Alfred R.
Alfred R.

I get: srry, i Haz fail ~

Alex
Alex

Works on ipod 2g 4.1

@iDwi

Working ~

@iDwi

Cant get it over 3G …. only works for 3G[S]

@iDwi

Testing: iPhone 3G
Serial #: 87830LRTY7h
Baseband: 05.14.02
Bootloader: 5.9
Model: MB046

To see if it works ! wish me luck!

Lester
Lester

Well it worked for me when I first downgraded to 3.1.2.

Restore, jailbreak and unlock worked fine, but now I can't resotore my contacts and settings, iTunes says it's something wrong (I use different language in iTunes and i have no idea what would that error sound in english)

Jordynn
Jordynn

could someone post the iPhone 3G firmware made in pwnagetool? for us users that dont have access to a mac :'(… desperate to update but rely on an unlock 🙂

donking
donking

jailbreak is legal in usa but not uk yet so we still screwed here lol

darren
darren

any chance of something like this but for windows??

Derf
Derf

I don't think you are risking your warranty since it was ruled in a Federal court that jailbreaking is not illegal. Also, if Apple were to put up a fuss that it was jailbroken, you could always restore to the Apple firmware.

Zeeshan Zafiri
Zeeshan Zafiri

Hi !

I was using iphone 3G here in India with version 3.1.3 with my operator vodafone.

When I updated my iphone from 3.1.3 to 4.1 using itunes my iphone got locked.

serial no.: 878379AC1R4

IMEI.: 01 174300 829098 5

Modem Version.: 05.14.02

Bootloader: 05.09

I require futher help from you people so that I can unlock my iphone at the earliest…

Hoping a better reply

and Thank You in advance…

Regards,

Zeeshan Zafiri

darren
darren

so can anyone confirm if this is working or not??

Sam
Sam

Hey guys i was wonderin…will this work wi th 3gs? 😉 thank

Tom
Tom

Is this working ?

Alex
Alex

Everything goes whell but at the end of restore process in itunes it gets stuck. I am wainting becouse mybe it just needs time.

I will replay if something new!

Alex

Z3phyr
Z3phyr

i think this jailbreak is only and only for iphone/ipod 3gs

Alex
Alex

The pwnage tool did the jjob well, but after that when i start the restore process in itunes i got stuck at the end of process. I think that mybe is itunes 10 problem. I will wait becouse mybe it need time to finnish.

I will reply if something new.

win
win

is this work alex ? thank u very much…

BLiNK
BLiNK

^ please do. thanks!

dan
dan

can u please post the exact steps with the download links for every step if it worked?
thx

keir
keir

alex are you doing it
ipod touch2g 4.1 version ?

Alex
Alex

i am just jailbreaking with this metode. i will replay when finished.

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