QuickPwn v2.1 for iPhone Firmware 2.1 for Windows Users Released

The iPhone Dev Team had released the Pwnage Tool v2.1 and QuickPwn v1.1 to jailbreak and unlock the 1st Gen iPhone and jailbreak iPhone 3G running iPhone firmware 2.1 almost immediately after it was released by Apple last week. However, the tools were only for Mac users.

They have now released their QuickPwn v2.1 for Windows users that supports iPhone firmware 2.1.

The QuickPwn Tool is quite popular with iPhone users as it makes it quicker and easier to
jailbreak iPhone as it does not need iTunes-based full restore.

The latest version of the QuickPwn v1.1 for Windows users can be used to jailbreak and unlock the 1st generation iPhone running firmware 2.1. It can also jailbreak iPhone 3G running iPhone firmware 2.1.

It cannot unlock iPhone 3G as of now nor can it jailbreak the 2nd generation iPod Touch that was released by Steve Jobs at Apple’s Special event last week.

You can download QuickPwn from this download link or this link or this one.

Here is a step-by-step guide provided by Srini, one of our regular readers on how to use the tool:

1. Upgrade to iTunes 8.0.

2. Sync your iPhone with iTunes. Backup your data.

3. Download the 2.1 ipsw from this link

4. From iTunes 8.0, hold shift and hit restore.

5. After iTunes restores your phone with 2.1 firmware and comes up for activation, Launch Quickpwn2.1-1.

6. Select the installed 2.1 ipsw in the relevant screen.

7. Select the bootloaders and hit next.

8. Follow the instructions on Quickpwn and voila!!

Srini says:

"I did this and got my iphone 2G on 2.1 up and running in 20 mins flat!!"

If you are a Mac user, please do check this post for the latest information on the Pwnage and QuickPwn Tools that were released by the iPhone Dev Team last week.

Please don’t forget to backup your iPhone before hacking your iPhone with the latest QuickPwn Tool.

As always, please do let us know how it goes.

Thanks a ton Srini for the instructions. Thanks Jacek and folks at Quick Pwn for tip.

[via iPhone Dev Team’s blog]

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  • val

    you don't have to restore your phone if you already have 2.1 on your iPhone just use lunch quickpwn and it will jailbreak your phone that's it so you skipp the other steps. I done it and It works

  • Fyta

    I previously had used QuickPwn (on windows) on my 1st Gen iPhone with 2.0 software (unlocked and jailbroken).

    For the update to 2.1 software, simply let iTunes 8.0 update the phone to 2.1. Afterwords, my phone was still unlocked, but no Cydia or Installer. Then I ran QuickPwn 2.1 to jailbreak, and viola, done.

    Hope this helps.

  • T

    slightly off topic but has anyone else only just noticed that you can save images in Safari…. Or has that been there for ages?

  • Qohnn

    Works Perfectly =]

  • observer365

    I have successfully upgrade to 2.1 and hoping everything should be okay. But I notice that backing up my iphone with iTunes still takes forever…any thoughts on this guys

  • Omar

    I updated my 2G with version 2.1 in itunes 8. I am having something crazy happen when I used the quickpwn for unlocking and jailbreaking cydia and installer. When I use the original sim that came with the iphone, I run the software and check unlock, cydia, and installer. I follow the prompts until it is successfully completed. Now when I put in my old ATT SIM Card (even before the cingular days), then it goes into the emergency screen, BUT my phone is unlocked and I can make calls using the emergency call. I see the carrier and signal strength, but I can't go into the main springboard screen with the contacts, sms, camera, mail, etc. When I lock the phone from the top, it shows the screen of the USB wire going to "itunes" written in text under a CD and Music symbol. However, when I put in the new ATT SIM card, I see the cydia and installer, but I can't dial because the SIM card doesn't have a phone line with it. I typed this problem up in google and I found a few people who had the same issue, but nobody addressed it. Kind of crazy. I would appreciate anyone that can help me with this.

  • Hassan

    Hey Omar why dont you try a custom firmware made by pwnage tool in Mac. Just grab that firmware and simply restore with itunes 8 hope that will work.

  • Hassan

    Hey Observer365, try the following method hopefully it will work for you, it worked for me and many others..

  • Jas

    Hi, my iphone is running 1.1.1 OS version, can I directly upgrade to 2.1 w/o going to 1.4 first? If the upgrade fails, how do i restore back to original settings?


  • Victor

    It worked without problems 🙂 for details please check http://www.iphonedownloadblog.com/

  • rl

    worked great for me.

  • observer365

    Hi Hassan

    Thank you for very much for your tip….it works great..managed to backup my iphone in less than 5 minutes..Jazakallah

  • abadalloyd

    hi, i did this and it works, so great! thnks

  • khpdata

    I'm getting Application Error when I double click on QuickPwn.exe. The message reads – The application failed to initialize properly (c0000135). I thought its some Win XP problem and tried restarting my machine. But still the issue persists. Any light on this would be helpful for me to unlock my 2G iphone.

  • Hassan

    Hi observer365,

    I am glad that your problem is solved..


  • Ricky

    Worked flawlessly for me (iPhone 2G: jailbreak + unlock).

  • Dave

    Worked great! so now im able to connect my laptop to the net via proxy again 😀 hehe

  • J-C

    I did the jailbreak with no problems. The problem is afterwards. How come all the apps I DL'ed from the App Store quit after 2secs whenever I start them, is there something to fix that? I did "Restore from backup…" (right-click in iTunes) and it did not fix the problem, help much appreciated!

  • Blindly after successful tries with QuickPwn v2.1, I kept clicking restore in iTunes 8 which, of course, kills the unlock and jailbreak on my 2G. Finally I realized after jailbreaking, I had to check setup as a new iPhone, then later, right click the iPhone icon in iTunes 8 to get a "restore from backup" which worked just fine. Then had to setup and do a sync to get all working. Life is good. Just took me a while to get it right.

  • J-C

    I don't understand, how do you setup as a new iPhone? I have a 3G, don't think it changes the procedure much, and I don't care about unlocking.

  • Anon

    Will quickpwn remove all of my apps i have installed from cydia and installer?

  • joeshmoe

    Quit saying "please DO.." and "DO tell us…". That "do" is frickin annoying and makes you look like an uneducated fool. Just had to point that out after puttin up with it for so long on your site.

  • david547

    Anyone else having trouble with the previously cracked ipa apps not working with itunes 8.0. I heard there is a workaround but haven't seen anything yet.

  • kawikao

    Just did this to a jailbroken First Gen iphone running 114
    Worked great
    Maybe someone should update the imstructions,
    Boot loaders were not included in quickpwn v2.1 and I had to find them.


  • Wagner

    did it in less than 15 min… my iphone first gen is jailbroken and unlocked…..the only thing is that unlocked but i can't make the springboard works….i can make calls using the emergency keyboard ….

  • Berthold

    Anyone knows if it works with Parallels on a MacBook Pro?

  • Berthold

    Anyone knows if it works with Parallels on a MacBook Pro?

  • khuram

    hi sorry i gotta ask a silly question but when i jailbreak my 3G what features does that give me or what things does it allow me to do? thank

  • Greg

    Where do i find the booloaders? complete noob here!

  • Crusty

    Step 1 should be download bootloaders V3.9 and V4.6

    Huge oversight on the instructions.

  • PnOyMoDe

    Everything worked fine. But now im stuck at the screen with the itunes logo and cable. it shows my "T-Mobile" name on top lefted and signal strength. i can recieve calls and textes. i can also call. but i cant see the home. im just stuck on the itunes cable screen PLEASE HELP!!

  • PnOyMoDe

    it also says that wrong sim. please connect to itunes HELP PLZ

  • Sam Martian

    These firmwares are very useful. It can be jailbreak and unlock the first generation IPhone. When we update 2.1 software then iTune 8.0 automatically updates it means our phone is unlock.

    Sam Martian


    I have a new 3G phone running 2.1. I have tried a few times to use the Quickpwn applicaiton but each time after the last step of holding for 30 seconds, it loads so far and stops. the loading process starts around 20 seconds to go while holding it. I never see the DOS screen appear. I've hacked more then i can to remember, what the hell am i doing wrong?


  • iDrizz

    ummm…. why do i have this ridiculous Steve Jobs looking screen on my iphone screen????

  • juice

    what's up,
    i just got he new 3g iphone with the 2.1 firmware already and ive tried 20 times to jailbreak but it doesn't go through, the only thing that goes through is the boot logo changes, what am i doing wrong? someone please help

  • DoN

    What I need to know is … If i mess up the jailbrake process, will i brick my iphone 3G? Or if i successfully jailbrake it, will i be able to install a new firmware once it's realesed (one by apple)?

    Any info clearing this up will be grear.

    Thanks in advance!!!

  • ty

    well i just jailbroke my iphone 2.1 using this to help me and i worked great! it was very easy but i just saw that the phone app dose not work at all.. anyone else have this promble? i will probably restor and than try it again. any suggestions??

  • GmogsSD7

    I've downloaded the Quickpwn and extracted it however once i click on it to run it brings up the error message…"To run this application, you must first install one of the following versions of the .NET framework:v2.0.50727" What does this mean? where can i download this other version? I am updated to iTunes 8.0 and have backed up my iphone and all that…please help…thanks!

  • Todd

    when I try to open quickpwn it says I need the .NET framework. can anyone help please

  • Jad

    I have problem using QuickPwn 2.1, after upgrading my Iphone 1.1.4 to 2.1, I used QuickPwn to unlock it. when it asked to browse for the firmware bundle (IPSW), I selected IPSW which I had downloaded but nothing showed up, nothing happened, any Ideas?

  • Doduco

    Steven Miller wrote: Blindly after successful tries with QuickPwn v2.1, I kept clicking restore in iTunes 8 which, of course, kills the unlock and jailbreak on my 2G. Finally I realized after jailbreaking, I had to check setup as a new iPhone, then later, right click the iPhone icon in iTunes 8 to get a "restore from backup" which worked just fine. Then had to setup and do a sync to get all working. Life is good. Just took me a while to get it right.

    Hy, i had the same problem but even with configuating as new iphone the "restore from backup" doesn´t work. After finishing backup it keeps staying on the boot screen and will not start….Help please!

  • crazymonkey26

    i jailbroke my phone using this method and now i am unable to make calls. everytime i push my phone function it just crashes. i love having my phone free but not if it cost my phone feature

  • garry

    can any1 tell me if its all good on the 3g iphone going to do it but im not shor on the out come on a 3g 1 so any help would be good i ono that it das not unlock i just wont to no if the jailbrok is ok on it thnx to all you guy that put alot of work in this

  • garry

    hay guys i just did anyway its all ok thnx 4 all the apps that i needed to do it …. all good for 3g iphones

  • Bulldog

    Hey I hate to kill your beautiful walkthrough..so please don't think I'm intruding but I had Itunes 8 installed and updated my iphone to 2.1 then just downloaded the link below hit a couple buttons and done…hope this helps someone.It took me about 5 minutes..


  • Kendall

    Had to do update .NET (long overdue) and also had to find the bootloaders, but a download.com visit and 1 google search and a quick download later and I was in biz.

    QuickPwn worked like a charm on my 2G with iTunes 8.0 and FW 2.1.

    TMobile – holla! and HUGE props to iPhonehacks.com

  • vt

    updated my iphone 2G from 1.1.2 to 2.1 using QuickPwn 2.1. Every thing done successfully, but my phone does not work and have no signal shown. I also dont see EDGE in network settings. How can I fix this . Please help me

  • Armanius

    need your help ppl.. i was updating my unlocked iphone from 2.0.2 to 2.1 but it gave me error message that it cant update it and now i have Steve Jobs picture on my screen and when i try to restart it it doesnt do anything 🙁 how can i fix this problem??


  • ceezar

    Same as previous poster, jailbreak worked fine. Wifi works, Installer works, Cyndia works, App store connects… the only thing that does not work is the phone doesn't seen to connect o AT&T's network. Unable to send/receive calls.

  • Merus


    I have a problem , I did everyththing as you say and my iphone isn't working the only thing, I see is Apple logo, and after few minutes phone resets.

    Have anyone same problem?

  • adam

    i just bought a new iphone 3g 16G. i need to unlock it and use it to ssh out. the announcement here were a little confusing. it stated in one area that the new software WILL work with the iphone 3g then the very next paragraph it just stated the opposite.

    any advise?

  • styx

    I want to buy a 3g iphone, can someone please let me know if i can unlock this to the vodafone network? im getting really confused what i can and cant do. Will i be able to use it as normal if i unlock it?

  • Tj

    Works perfectly…jail broken and unlocked…only problems is rarely whn i get a phone call…and it vibrates…it doesent stop. it vibrates continously until i shut my phone off…any idea why this is happening guys?

  • John

    I’m getting application error “the application failed to initialize properly [0xc0000135" when I try to run QuickPwn v2.1 I tried restoring, reinstalling, nothing seems to work. Can anyone help? Thanks!

  • iphoner45

    im having trouble launching the quickpwn, when i try to launch it is says "to run this application you must first install one of the following versions of the .NET Framework: v2.0.50727". i did what´s been said as to the steps to follow, restored with itunes 8.0 and i get the activation page on itunes with emergeny call only on the phone, if anyone could help me i would greatly appreciate it

  • Ed

    Hey. I keep trying to do this and when quickpwn says looking for phone in recovery mode it won't go past that step to where i have to hold the home screen button and stuff. so can someone please help me PLEASE. my email is firephoenix1439@yahoo.com please help

  • Roy

    It workt, only…when I was testing all the new apps I noticed that there was no network…
    So the IPhone was basicly useless

  • virtuasian

    I don't see any bootloaders which is required by QuickPwn 2.1 . do you know where I could locate them on my laptop and.or the web?
    thanks for the help

  • Martin

    I have just jailbroken my 3G 2.1 with quickpwn so far so good. But… I have now an eco or delaid voice when I do phonecalls. Did anybody have had the same problem? Carrier: PORTA Ecuador

  • john


    I have an Iphone 3g

    1) Can it be jailbroken

    2) What exactly are the benefits of jailbreaking?

    3) If my phone gets messed up, can I get it back to normal?

    Paying alota money, i dont wanna mess it up.

  • kim_o_thy

    the bootloaders is found in step 3. the link to download 2.1 ipsw has the bootloaders if you scroll down a little.

  • KT

    Please help! I'm a bit of a novice with this…
    I have used quickpwn to jailbreak and unlock my 2G iphone. I think it worked – iphone works with no sim in it, has cydia and installer apps. I'm using a t-mobile sim and picks up a signal.
    However, iphone says a different sim is detected and as soon as I plug into itunes it says that the sim is unsupported…

  • Tim

    i followed all of the instructions and all was going well until I went to launch quickpwn. I get an error message that says "to run this application, you first must install one of the following versions of the .Net framework". I have already restored my iphone using 2.1 ipsw what am i doing wrong??

  • Tim

    ps. im trying to jailbreak my iphone 3g

  • Hey Jim,

    You need to install .Net Framework runtimes and associated files for Quickpwn to work.

    You can download it from Microsoft's site:

    Hope this helps.


  • Ericj1228

    I'm getting Application Error when I double click on QuickPwn.exe. The message reads – The application failed to initialize properly (c0000135). I thought its some Win XP problem and tried restarting my machine. But still the issue persists. Please help!!!

  • moneymonk

    these two sentences from above seem to contradict eachother, at least to the newly-incarcerated:

    "It can also jailbreak iPhone 3G running iPhone firmware 2.1."


    "It cannot unlock iPhone 3G as of now"

    i just got an iPhone 3G last week, firmware 2.1… can I pwn this mofo, or not?



  • Funky

    Hi Can any one help,
    I upgraded my phone , every time I conect itune the software come up with a blank page I cant up date my phone to firmware?
    I think I have locked it..
    Is there ay way of getting out of this..

  • gwhspatriot51

    whats with the "failed to initialize properly" error when i try to run quckpwn?

  • Trey

    my iphone is now a brick….tried to jailbreal it four times.. now itunes wont recognize my phone…cant' restore it can't jailbreak it… wtf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ant1 Vanden

    I'm getting Application Error when I double click on QuickPwn.exe. The message reads – The application failed to initialize properly (c0000135). I thought its some Win XP problem and tried restarting my machine. But still the issue persists. Any light on this would be helpful for me to unlock my 2G iphone.

  • Iain Ponton

    I had a hell of a time getting Quickpwn to work in XP. Then i tryed updating my net framework to 3.5 sp1 and it worked

  • Rewjr

    Jailbroke 2.1 1st time with no problems. White 3G phone developed cracks at mute toggle. Restored phone to virgin with itunes, resynced my stuff. Called Apple, they told me bring it in for exchange. Made Genius appointment, had new phone in less than 15 minutes. Went home, jailbroke again, but wifi failed during activation. Bricked my phone, or so I thought. While connected to iTunes, put phone in DFU and iTunes will see that the phone is in distress and do another restore. Finally completed 3rd jailbreak. It gets easier every time, and a lot less scary.

  • Basil


  • TimmaH!

    QuickPwn.exe. The message reads – The application failed to initialize properly (c0000135). Do I need to re-download he app? I'm trying to jailbreak my iPhone 3G. Any help would be much appreciated!

  • TimmaH!

    No problems now. I installed the microshit .NET framework 2.0 and I'm jailbreaking as we speak. I love you guys 😀

  • Lee

    Hi everyone.
    I have a problem after Jailbreak my Iphone. I can't make any call. the Dial iconl is freeze.
    When i click on Dial icon to make the phone call, the page is freeze, i can't dial, can't check the contact list, and can't make a phone call. but i still can receive call from friends.
    Anyone please give some solutions.

  • steve

    Guys? I've now tried Qwickpwd 6 times and it Does. Not. Work. It jailbreaks just fine but it's not unlocked. I've noticed other comments that said they had the same problem so please, either give some feedback on what we're doing wrong or remove the claim that Qwickpwd 2.1 unlocks the 1st gen iphone.

  • bryan

    i live in honduras and i have a iphone ist gen…..y jailbreak my iphone perfectly….but when i insert a different sim says only emergency call

  • jsoe

    I was skeptikal about the outcome of this but
    its works perfect!!!
    thanks devteam!!

  • Paul

    i try to jailbreak my 3g phone get to the second step of quickpwn when it ask the correct ipsw will have a name beginning with iPhone1,1_2.1_5F136_Restore.ipsw. It wont let me get past this point i've jailbroke my 2g fine but the 3g won't get passed the second step. What should i do? if someone help me please contact me at haysoner98@yahoo.com

  • hmm

    so i ran quickpwn on my 3g and it said everything worked, but when i placed my tmobile sim inside, it receives no service.

  • Jon

    Where do I find the bootloaders?

  • Jon

    Where do I find the bootloaders?

  • chishti

    absolutely fantaistic, just did mine and my friends in less than 10 mins. it simply rocks… thanks to all the wonderfull people who has put their effort and precious time to make this happen…. 🙂

  • markakaubzi

    sorted, i tried some other jailbreak software but no joy, used this and did it in 10 mins top notch thanks markakaubzi

  • AFatMan

    Sup i got a 3g running 2.1 and when ever i use quickpwn it wont see my iphone the blue arrow wont come up…. Anything u guys can help with?

  • albert

    i've done this 2 times today and my iphone still doesn't accept a different carrier.. what am i doing wrong?

  • george

    i just jailbroke my iphone and put a complete winterBoard and the phone keypad stopped working can anyone help please. Sorry that I posted it here since it doesnt belong here, couldnt find any where else to post this… thanks for any and all help

  • Aaron K.

    Bootloaders for iphone 2g found ay link below


  • Yi Sun


    After "2. Sync your iPhone with iTunes", iTunes ( shows "Welcome to Your New iPhone", and "FAQ", "Cancel" and "Continue" but not "restore" and so I don't know what I should do the next.

    Also if I open QuickPwn21-1, it shows a message "This version of QuickPwn can only jailbreak devices with versions >= 2.0". What does this mean and what should I do to solve the problem?


  • QuickPWN is the best, would the update it for iOS 4.1 ? we need that

  • QuickPwn is good too.. its simple and very powerful. There is no bug like blackra1n

  • Muhammad Karimuddin Tahir

    plz He me any one im use in Iphone 4s icloud is forget me plz me