Dev Team Releases PwnageTool 2.2, QuickPwn 2.2 for Mac & QuickPwn 2.2 for Windows; Supports iPhone Firmware 2.2

The ever-so dependable iPhone Dev team have
delivered yet again. They have released updated versions of their
PwnageTool and QuickPwn Tools to jailbreak and unlock the 1st Gen iPhone
and jailbreak iPhone 3G running iPhone firmware 2.2 that was released
by Apple only on Thursday night

They have also updated the PwnageTool so that you can create a custom firmware (.ipsw) which will not contain the baseband update but still bring the new features of iPhone firmware 2.2 to iPhone 3G.

The iPhone dev team have published the following on their blog:

  1. GOLDEN RULE: If you have a 3G iPhone and want potential soft
    unlock in the near future do NOT use QuickPwn, and do not use the
    official ipsw or the iTunes update process without using PwnageTool.
  2. Read item 1 again and again.
  3. At the bottom of this post are the bittorrent files for the latest versions of PwnageTool and QuickPwn.
  4. These are suitable for the recent 2.2 release.
  5. Please read all parts of this post before downloading and using these tools.
  6. The ‘late 2008’ MacBook/air/pro line of computers have an issue
    with DFU mode, it is possible to go from Pwned 2.1 -> 2.2 but going
    from stock to Pwned does not work, if in any doubt use a different
  7. Choosing the correct tool is crucial. Be warned!

Baseband 101 

The ‘baseband’ is the generic name given to the internal components
of the iPhone that handle the phone calls and Internet access. This
‘baseband’ is a tiny and unique independent computer system that runs
inside your iPhone, it is separate to the main system that handles the
applications (such as email and google maps) and it talks to the main
part of the phone over an internal communications network. Think of it
like a cable modem or other peripheral that is attached to your home PC
that needs occasional updates. When a software update is released and
presented to you within iTunes the baseband is sometimes updated (to
fix bugs or add new features). The 2.2 update for the iPhone 3G
contains such an update, so running the vanilla updater straight away
with iTunes will reprogram and update the baseband. This
could be bad for certain people, depending on your ultimate aim.

SIM Free/SP Unlocked/Factory Unlocked iPhone 3G

This applies if you bought your iPhone 3G for $$$$$$$. This
model of iPhone 3G doesn’t have an Service Provider lock (aka factory
unlocked) and you are able to put any SIM card into the phone and get
service. Your phone is
already unlocked so you do not need to
worry about baseband updates, simply upgrade to 2.2 using iTunes and
then use QuickPwn to Pwn and Jailbreak. This will add Cydia and
Installer too.

Locked iPhone 3G – Preserve Baseband

This applies if you have a locked iPhone 3G and you wish to update
to 2.2 but preserve the iPhone’s current baseband software. Preserving
the baseband will give you the maximum chance for any upcoming software
unlock. To upgrade your phone to 2.2 and preserve the state of the
baseband you need to create a custom .ipsw with PwnageTool. This custom
.ipsw will not contain the baseband update but of course will still
allow all the cool new stuff from 2.2.

There are plenty of tutorials about this process on the web, but
PwnageTool contains intuitive graphics and easy to follow prompts that
should have you up and running in no time at all. 

Locked iPhone 3G

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.

Locked iPhone 2G (1st Generation)

Restore your iPhone 2G with iTunes then run QuickPwn to do the magic, ‘nuff said.

Important note for Windows Users:

Since the PwnageTool is available only for Mac users, Windows users will not be able to create the custom firmware (.ipsw file) which is a mandatory step if they want to update their iPhone 3G with firmware 2.2 but do not want to update the baseband firmware so that they have the option to unlock it when iPhone Dev Team release their software method. However, they will be able to use the custom firmware file created on a Mac. So until its available Windows users using iPhone 3G should NOT use QuickPwn tool.

The Bittorrent and download links for the latest hacking tools from the iPhone Dev Team are mentioned below:
PwnageTool 2.2 for Mac OS X – Bittorrent link here, download link here.
PwnageTool 2.2.1 for Mac OS X – Bittorrent link here or use download links here, here or here.
QuickPwn 2.2 for Mac OS X – Bittorrent link here or use download links here, here or here.
QuickPwn 2.2 for Windows – Bittorrent link here or use download links here, here or here.


The dev team has just updated their post with the following note:

NOTE: ‘Simple Mode’ in PwnageTool currently only works for the iPod Touch. To use PwnageTool for iPhones you will need to use ‘Expert mode’. This is a workaround while we make an update and fix this issue. In order to do this you will need to navigate to the ‘General’ window and change two things: Deselect ‘activate’ ONLY if you are normally able to activate through iTunes (but if you wish to ‘hacktivate’ the iPhone using PwnageTool then leave it selected).  You will also need to change the partition size to about 1000MB (type in the value or use the slider).

‘Hactivate’ means to activate the iPhone yourself without Apple. This is used if you live outside an officially supported region and cannot activate the phone using iTunes.

Update 1:

Dev Team has released Pwnage Tool 2.2.1 which Fixes Bug related to "Simple Mode", you can download it using the bittorrent link.

Update 2:

Apple Breaks Hardware Method to Unlock iPhone 3G with Firmware 2.2

As always, don’t forget to backup your iPhone before you try the latest Pwnage Tool. It would also be good idea to keep an eye on the comments.

Please remember that hacking your iPhone could result in voiding your warranty so please proceed with caution.

Please do let us know how it goes.

[via iPhone Dev Team blog]

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  • pom

    Is there anyproblem if I upgrade iTunes to the 8.0.2 version? (on Mac)

  • Sammie

    Is there a PwnageTool 2.2 for windows users?

  • @pom,

    We haven't heard of any issues with iTunes 8.0.2 nor has the Dev Team warned against upgrading to it. However in case you hit a problem you can always uninstall it and install the older version of iTunes from this link:


    PwnageTool 2.2 is available only for Mac. So if you are a Windows user and want to jailbreak iPhone 3G using QuickPwn 2.2, then you will have to wait for someone to post a link to a custom iPhone firmware file created using PwnageTool 2.2 in Mac (however it should be from a trustable source).


  • Sammie

    Thanks, by any chance do you have a link to that firmware? 🙂

  • Stilgar

    Well I have tried 4 times now to make a custom ipsw and it "Haz Fail" everytime. Made me download BL39 too!

    Will try using Quickpwn and see how that does

  • @Sammie,

    We don't have the link to that firmware yet.


    There seems to be some problem with PwnageTool and iPhones. Here is a note which recommends using "Expert mode" instead of "Simple Mode" along with some tips as a workaround.

    NOTE: ‘Simple Mode’ in PwnageTool currently only works for the iPod Touch. To use PwnageTool foriPhones you will need to use ‘Expert mode’. This is a workaround while we make an update and fix this issue. In order to do this you will need to navigate to the “General” window and change two things: Deselect “activate” ONLY if you are normally able to activate through iTunes but if you wish to ‘hacktivate’ the iPhone using PwnageTool leave it selected, you will also need to change the partition size to about 1000MB (type in the value or use the slider).

  • Ricky007

    Works like a charm. I upgraded Yesterday to 2.2 from Itunes…Just used QuickPwn 2.2 everything works fine SO Far… Thanks a lot!

  • gurbaz

    after jail breakin my bklight is off not comin on..

  • JCiphonehuy

    does anyone have a link to a custom iphone 3g firmware with out the baseband update

  • Amit Thapa

    I made my custom firmware with dev team pwnge tool , everything went good but now i don't get any at&t bar and i can't make call. it works like ipod touch. i did go to expert option and choose 1000mb but choose to hactivate. Help!!!!! what i should do.

  • artie

    What if you have already upgraded to firmware 2.2 by accident, now cannot downgrade the baseband, will the Dev team release a solution for users like me?

  • Alex

    what if i already updated to 2.2 does that mean im stuck and can not jailbrake it

  • Flite

    I've got an iPhone 2G that has been unlocked and jailbroken already and running firmware 2.0. How do I go about upgrading to the latest firmware? Do I use Quickpwn or do I use the Pwnage tool? I read above that if the iPhone 3G has already been unlocked and jailbroken that all you need to do is restore to the latest firmware and then use quickpwn. Will this still hold the unlock as well and work for the iPhone 2G? I just want to make sure before I totally screw up my phone. Thanks

  • iammattu

    Just applied update and QuickPwn to my 1st gen iPhone.
    Here's the steps i took:

    (note: i did update to iTunes 8.0.2 before doing the firmware update)

    1) make sure you've got the Firmware file downloaded:
    it'll be in: user (your name)\Library\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates\iPhone1,1_2.2_5G77_Restore.ipsw
    if you don't have it:
    in iTunes – click on Check for Update … and then (when it tells you that an update is avail) – click on Download Only
    do not click on anything with the word install in it

    2) go to:
    scroll down the page until you note: Mac QuickPwn
    download Mac QuickPwn from any of the 3 links posted

    3) open up iTunes
    do a Sync (this will create a backup)
    then do: option + click on Restore … this will bring up a dialogue box > point to the iPhone1,1_2.2_5G77_Restore.ipsw file
    let it run

    4) open up QuickPwn (probably best to have saved the program to your Applications folder (drag the app to the Applications folder)
    run it through … be prepared to hold the home and power buttons (it will tell you when and for how long)

    5) after it's all done iTunes will ask if you want to restore from a backup … if this looks familiar (the name of the backup) then go ahead.

  • steve

    apple have told me there is an firmware upgrade in 4 weeks it's to upgrade google map because in the uk only works in the USA they need time to add this feature because it was not added into the 2.2 bet you dev team don't even know this

  • andres

    hi guys, so i shouldnt upgrade to 2.2 with windows on my phone because it wouldnt unlock it? and then it wouldnt work? i read the "golden rule" like 20 times. i just want to be sure of what i can and can't do. plz, just tell me what to do :/

  • websee

    do i keep my cydia apps when i upgrade or do i have to reinstall them all again?

  • Lee

    Hi, i am new in iphone, i just purchased my iphone3g 1 month ago, looking for many ways to jailbreak and unlock it, and finally get to know it is unable to unlock for right now, however i would like to know how can i differentiate my iphone3g from this? I purchased my iphone3g from singapore and currently using in Malaysia (Using Malaysia's carrier) and the version of it is 2.1, able to call in and out without problem… i only unlock and activate it through itune, looking for jailbreak but worry about the unlock issue

    1)Locked iPhone 3G
    2)Locked iPhone 3G – Preserve Baseband
    3)SIM Free/SP Unlocked/Factory Unlocked iPhone 3G

  • @websee,

    The cydia apps will get wiped out when you upgrade and you will need to reinstall them.


  • @andres,

    Since you are a Windows users, you have the following options as per the Dev team's notes depending on the type of iPhone you own:

    If you have an iPhone 3G and you want the ability to unlock it using Dev team's software method whenever they release it in the future then you should use the custom iPhone firmware without the baseband firmware update. However to create the baseband firmware update you need a Pwnage tool which is only available for Mac. So you will need to wait for the custom iPhone firmware (created using a Mac) to be available from a trusted source.

    If you have an iPhone 3G and do not want to ever unlock it then you can use the tools to jailbreak your iPhone and install Cydia.

    If you have a 1st gen iPhone, then you can go ahead an use the tools to jailbreak as well as unlock your 1st gen iPhone and install Cydia.

    Hope this helps!

  • Ryan

    Just upgraded this morning and used QuickPwn. No problems at all… Thanks dev team!

    Firmware is good so far, liking the Safari upgrade. Getting really impatient with Apple regarding simple copy and paste though!

  • Wagner

    hi guys i upgrade my iphone first generation to latest firmware and went straight to jailbreak usin Quickpwn…now here is what happened…

    1. i cant locate the settings app.
    2. i clicked on cidya and installer to be addes. but only installer shows up.

    now can you please tell me where was my mistake?

  • Dereck


    How to you know that you have created a custom ipsw file without baseband upgraded? Is there any option to select/deselect in pwnagetool?

  • altan

    what about mobileinstallation patch for 2.2 update? can we use 2.1 firmware s mı patch?

  • Chris

    Works great! I was dumb and upgraded my phone to 2.2 through iTunes, so I was really happy to see this version come out. Thank you so much!

  • confused@_@

    SIM Free/SP Unlocked/Factory Unlocked iPhone 3G
    This applies if you bought your iPhone 3G for $$$$$$$. This model of iPhone 3G doesn’t have an Service Provider lock (aka factory unlocked) and you are able to put any SIM card into the phone and get service. Your phone is already unlocked so you do not need to worry about baseband updates, simply upgrade to 2.2 using iTunes and then use QuickPwn to Pwn and Jailbreak. This will add Cydia and Installer too.

    I bought my iphone3g in singapore and its alr unlocked by the service provider when i got it… so can i jus quickpwn it?

  • Love my iPhone

    Just want to share this: if you use turbosim to unlock your iphone 3G, you can update your phone to v2.2 using pwnagetool custom ipsw. By doing this, you have preserved baseband version which will not effect the way your trubosim works, otherwise you have either to update the firmware of your turbosim (if it is available) or buy a new one which supports v2.2 in the near future.

    I have personally tested it. I have updated my iPhone 3G to v2.2 using pwnagetool and my turbosim is still working.

  • @confused@_@

    We are not sure what you mean by "alr unlocked by the service provider when i got it". Singtel is the exclusive carrier of Apple's iPhone in Singapore. So if your iPhone 3G has been unlocked by them and you are able to use SIM of any other carrier (without any hardware unlocking method) then the note that you have quoted should apply.

    However, if you had bought the unlocked iPhone 3G from the grey market then you might want to use the latest PwnageTool to create the custom firmware to preserve your iPhone's baseband firmware.

    @Love my iPhone,

    Thanks for sharing your experience. We have updated this post with your comment:


  • Razr

    I have used the quikpwn 2.2 and everything went in fine, but when I insert my AT&T Sim, it directs me to connect to itunes to activate phone, do u have any suggestions?

  • Alex

    Can someone direct me to a custom firmware 2.2 for 1st gen iphone. I can never make a custom firmware myself, and would greatly appreciate it if someone could make it for me.

    I'm running a 1st gen iphone 2.1 on t-mobile.

  • Love my iPhone

    Following my previous post, I have managed to upload my iPhone 3G screenshot. From the screenshot, you can see:

    1) iPhone 3G version 2.2
    2) Modem Firware 02.11.07 (preserved from V2.1)
    3) Got Vodafone UK signal with 3G data using TurboSim

  • Ulises

    I'm having problems with mail app. I can't delete my mail. Don't know what happened after I updated to 2.2. I on the tmobile network by the way. Is anyone else having trouble with this?

  • Love my iPhone

    To Ulises

    Try hard reset mail app (long hold Home button until the screen return to spring board).

    If it doesn't solve your problem, then you will have to restore iPhone and set it up as new phone. Then re-add your mail account.

  • andres

    hi guys, when do you think you'll have the custom firmware for windows users???

  • Dave

    Cheers Dev Team 🙂 Always fast to release new jailbreak apps! Much Appreciated!

  • jack

    altan, I read that 2.1 mobileinstallation patch works for 2.2.

  • Zed Sefi

    iPhoneHacks, you are our trusted source, please provide us with a custom .ipsw file for iPhone 3G firmware 2.2 without the baseband updated. Thank you.

  • Sherwin

    I successfully jailbreaked the iPhone 3G using the previous Pwnage tool version for 2.1 and was able to use an unlock Sim. Can I still use the Dev Teams previous version, if the phone was not Upgraded yet to fw 2.2? I'm a Windows user.

  • ulises

    is anyone having trouble with tmobile edge after upgrading to 2.2?

  • mike

    yes please offer a custom ipsw file without changing the boot log and without installler, cydia is enough.

  • Manny Mendoza

    I also lost my settings app since it was in a Catgeories app folder. I also had Cydia in there, so now I cannot run anything was in a categories folder. Ugh, resetting back to factory…

  • jadestar

    HELP! My original iPhone 2G has reverted back to its not activated state. It is now locked and I only can get the emergency screen. I don't know what to do.

    I used QuickPwn to go to 2.2 and everything was fine except Installer and Cydia were gone. So I used Pwnage Tool and when I tried to restore the phone in iTunes (8.0) it just gave me the emergency dial screen when the phone rebooted,

    I then followed someones advice and upgraded to iTunes 8.0.2 and tried twice more with Pwnage Tool and Quickpwn to get my device back to its working state. To no avail.

    And then iTunes told me my SIM card was not allowed.

    Has anyone else had this problem? What should I do?

    I am on a Mac using the mac versions of Pwnage Tool and QuickPwn and have an original Apple iPhone.

  • Love my iPhone

    Hi Guys

    I have read many of you require a custom ipsw. I would love to share mine which is custom using pwnagetool 2.2 (preserve baseband and no installer). You can refer to my previous posts and they show my custom ipsw works.

    However I do not know the policy here in relation to post a download link. Therefore I will only post it if iPhoneHacks allows me to do so.


  • @Manny,

    You are right, the reason you might not be seeing the settings apps after upgrading is because you placed it in a folder and after the upgrade restored using the backup created.

    The only way to resolve this issue in our opinion is to setup your iPhone after the upgrade as a new iPhone. However, you will end up losing all your contacts, SMSes etc which is not ideal.

    Or a workaround would be to use QuickGold to search for the app that is missing from the homescreen and launch it (not sure if the app will show up but you can give it a shot).

    We had reviewed QuickGold here:

    We will add this as a problem in our review of Categories app.

    @Love my iPhone,

    We have no issues with readers posting links. However, readers should use them with caution and at their own risk.


  • @ulises,

    The problem deleting mails that you are referring to can generally be resolved by navigating to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > (Your account name) > Advanced > Deleted Mailbox, then setting for the “On My iPhone” Trash for a POP account, or “On the Server” for an IMAP account.


  • ulises

    Thanks for the feedback. I have noticed, that my tmobile edge has been working slower than usual. has this been the case for others tmobile users?

  • shlea

    I upgraded my 1st gen iPhone today. Everything seemed to work okay, BUT
    – it's much slower in launching apps
    – when starting the email application, it just starts, and then closes down again before I can do anything.

    Any clue, anyone?

  • shlea

    @myself (and anyone else who might have a problem like the one mentioned above)

    I noted that IntelliScreen behaved a bit strange, as it didn't show page 2 and just flashed calendar for 5-10 sec on page one before disappearing. So I thought that as this is interfering with the emails, it might be a link.

    I removed IntelliScreen completely and voila!! now my email works flawlessly. And the app launching speed is better.

    Perhaps IntelliScreen is not fully compatible with 2.2 ?

  • Johan27


    Jag uppdaterade min 3g via itunes och hade ett fake-sim i, nu står det NO SERVICE….finns det nåt som gör att jag kan fortsätta använda mitt fake-sim.

    Tacksam för all hjälp jag kan få.

  • Johan27

    Hi guyz

    I uppgraded my iphone 3g to 2.2 firmware, in itunes, and I used a fake-sim, now it says NO SERVICE…Please help me so I can use my fake-sim.

    Thankful to every help I can get.

  • Jeff K



  • James

    I have an Iphone 3g with firmware 2.1(5F136) and modem firmware 02.11.07. Can this firmware still be unlocked in the future? can I jailbreak 2.1 with out updating to 2.2 and w/o changing the basemand?

  • Andy

    Just want to make sure I understand.I presently have a 3G that I have jailbreak and I do not want or need to unlock. Can I upgrade to 2.2 and still use Cydia?Meaning do I need to use QuickPwn after I do the upgrade? And do I need to be concerned about the custom ipsw file without baseband upgraded?

  • Srini

    Upgraded 2.2 on a 2G in Windows! 🙂

    Folks, here is a very easy way of upgrading if you dont want to wait for pwnage for windows..infact..there is no need of Pwnage, quickpwn nor the new version of itunes… this is what I did and works for me

    Download the pwned ipsw from the following location (Torrent)

    (26 seeders plus me till weekend!)

    once u download, open Itunes, then put the phone on DFU.. if you cant work out the trick to dfu..then download this small utility

    extract the contents to C:\DFU (only for ease of use)

    From Run .. enter the following command..

    c:\dfu\dfu "iBSS.m68ap.RELEASE.dfu"

    This will put ur iphone in DFU and itunes (my version is will ask u to check for update, click ok,,and it will ask u to restore.

    Hold Shift and hit restore, browse to the downloaded IPSW and let itunes restore.. With 2.2 you can also see a progress bar on the iphone. Once it is done, it wouldr restart and load bootneuter…it wont do much since you already have ur iphone neutered.
    One last restart and u are up with a fresh image of 2.2 unlocked.. with Installer and cydia 🙂


  • Mark

    My iPhone 3G running the legal Apple version of the new firmware 2.2, and modem firmware 2.28, is now fully unlocked via a Proxy-SIM. I am using it on the AIS network in Thailand. It sure is nice to have my iPhone back to being a phone again instead of just an iPod Touch after making the mistake of upgrading the firmware of 2.2 and getting locked out. If you go to the following link you can see screen-shots from my phone:

  • richard

    hello guys,i have questions,i accidentally upgraded my iphone 3g with 2.2 in i tunes and lost all what i did in jailbreak,i just jailbreak again my i phone with quickpwn 2.2, how come i cant see all my applications that i got from itunes?,before i accidentally upgraded my iphone i made a folder from the categories named GAMES,i put all my other applicatios here and i lost it even my notes on my iphone was lost too….please help..thanks in advance

  • richard

    hey guys i have installed Quickgold and i can search for all my applications which i installed before i accidentally upgraded to 2.2, Is there any solutions to put back on my iphone screens all of my applicatios i have installed before, the problem is i cant see in the phone but it's alraedy installed!!,Help pls.

  • @richard,

    Thats great, at least you can access your apps now.

    I guess one of the things that you could try is, search for the Categories app using QuickGold, then launch it and in the settings delete the apps that are missing from the respected folders.

    However, not sure if the apps get listed in Categories app after the upgrade so that they can be deleted.

    Let us know how it goes.

  • interf4ce

    I upgraded my 2G (already been jailbroken) in iTunes than ran QuickPwn 2.2 on Mac OS X.

    It went though the process but only asked me if I wanted to change the boot images, nothing about Cydia or Installer.

    It continued and pushed the ipsw to the phone, restarted, but not Cydia or Installer icon.

    Am I missing something?

  • camo^et

    Hi,I was update my iPhone 3g+Turbo-Sim and firmware 2.1 to v.2.2 so iTunes sad " Sim card not available".How can i fix my iphone?

  • Ryan

    I just bought a new iPhone 2G. Never activated or used. I was able to force a restore and upgrade firmware to 2.2 and run QuickPwn, but Can NOT get it to work as a phone. I take the sim from my legit 3G and insert it in the 2G- I get no service bars and it doesnt work. I insert another sim from an LG phone into the 2G- same, no bars, doesnt work. My question is: Should it work? Or am I doing something wrong? Thanks! -Ryan

  • drq

    I updated to 2.2 without fully understanding the baseband stuff. However I did eventually get it going and now have a 2.2 pwnd iphone with working edge and 3g. After plenty of failed restore attempts I finally:
    1. Downgraded to 2.1
    2. Updated phone to 2.2
    3. Let it activate
    4. Create pwntool restore image for "never pwnd" phone
    5. DRU restore with created image
    6. Sync to last good backup you have.

  • Indy

    I just ran the QuickPwn22-1.exe but my 3g Iphone is now stuck on the apple symbol. Restarting the phone is the same thing. Everything ran fine during the update but now nothing but the apple. Suggestions?

  • camo^et

    Can I downgrade modem from 2.2 to 2.1? I have iPhone 3g+Turbo-Sim.

  • law

    Great Post! I have a 3G iphone running 2.1 (out of box) and running my t-mo sim card with the most current i-smartphone card. it works fine just buggy with the airport mode. I Pwnage it with with the Pwnage 2.2 and used the expert mode (built a custom ipsw) to install what it needs to do. After my iphone was pwnage, the i-smartphone sim no longer worked correctly. I went back to reinstall the original 2.1 ipsw and the everything works again. any idea why it did that or did I missed a step? Any advice would be great!

  • steve

    As with version 2.1, quickpwn jailbreaks but DOES NOT UNLOCK. I posted the same about the last version and my comment got deleted so I'm expecting this one will too.

  • Vincent

    Is it possible to downgrade to version 2.1 including baseband with the Pwnagetool, in case you screwed up your iPhone with upgrading to version 2.2 through iTunes (which I did)?

  • Sherwin

    Thank you all for valuable reading material. I need clarification however. I have an iPhone 3G with fw 2.1 not yet activated (nor upgraded to 2.2 fw, nor do I want to) and will not be using AT&T. Can I still use the Quickpwn 2.1 and the iPhone 1.2_2.1_5F136_Restore.ipsw file for jailbreak, and then insert TurboSim for unlocking?? Any change in the step-by-step procedure for WinXP??

  • Ray G.

    When is the PwnageTool 2.2.1 for windows going to be released? I want to reap the benefits of the new updates as well

  • Neil

    Hi, I have a 3G and Im with AT&T, I want to jailbreak it. I have a windows XP not MAC. What tool should I use and what exactly is unlocking it? Is unlocking it the ability to change wireless carriers. Please respond or email me at

  • Andrew

    I am trying to create a custom ipsw without altering the basebald in any way, but PwnageTool will not let me unmark the "unlock baseband" option in the bootneuter menu. Any tips on preserving my baseband?

  • I have maximum respect to the dev team when it comes to the iphone. great team continues to come up with the goods

  • wah

    So with 2.2, do I have to do a backup like I did with 2.1? then do update? this is all on windows and any other info would help and CHEERS the DEV TEAM!!!!!

  • denalilama

    I upgraded and now I don't have an AT&T logo and cannot make phone calls. Anyone else have that problem?

  • Cliff

    I just purchased a 3G iphone. It is jailbreak and using turbo sim. However, I update my iphone from itune to 2.2 firmware by accident. Some applications are gone and turbos sim doesn't work anymore. What should I do now?

  • Andy

    Do you have a tutorial or a how-to for QuickPwn 2.2 for Windows?

  • Bamm

    I already had my iphone 2G unlocked, but wanted the app store so I upgraded my itunes and firmware (1.1.4 to 2.2) and used quickpwn 2.2 to jailbreak and unlock. while running the program on a Mac, not the newer version, there was never an option to unlock, it just did everything automatically. Now I have no service. I restored it again and ran pwnage and still, no options it just takes over. Still no service. I can't even get on Wi-fi hot spots. I had unlocked for T-mobile and everything was working great, now I have to use a crappy free phone while I try and figure this out.

    Anyone else having problems with T-mobile service after unlock? Do I just need to try and use a PC or PC version of quickpwn?

  • Rick Jamison

    If I upgrade to 2.2, on 2G iPhone will I loose all my 3rd party programs ie:
    I have quite a few 3rd party programs


  • steve

    Every time I go to open Quickpwn 2.2 on my PC I get en error message saying that my .NET framework is wrong. Does anyone know how to fix this, what am I doing wrong?

  • James

    I have to agree with iammattu.. I had the same issue. Stupidly (by mistake) restored my iphone to 2.2 turning it into a headache. Tried using Pwnage tool in both simple and expert modes without any success. So I used Quickpwn and Hooray !
    Works great ! Thank you !!

  • abbasi

    I just bought 3g form O2 and was dumb enough to upgrade it to 2.2! now what am i supposed to do!! i am a windows user! can any 1 help!!!

  • MistaWhite

    How can one of your people port linux to the Iphone and you not have a Pwn tool that runs on linux….? What about the people that don't have windows or macs? I run Ubuntu only.

  • Tyler G

    Ok. First off. You guys are amazing. I've been reading your page since 3 months after the first iphone came out. You have single handedly made my iphone experience better.

    ok. thank you would be an understatement if you can help solve my problem.

    I had my iphone through att since the first iphone came out. I have the 4g old iphone. 2g i believe. I had to cancel because of a phone my company got me. I want to hack my old iphone and use the sim card from my new phone (blackjack 2). It currently has ATT service on it so i figured the switch would be easy. I ran quickpwn to unlock it. It worked (i can tell because its telling me i have voicemail/txts) but i can't get past the emergency call screen asking me to connect to itunes.

    Am I missing a step after jailbreaking it? is what i'm doing not possible? is it actually fully unlocked?

    Please please help. I'm on week 2 looking to solve this own problem on my own and now I must turn to the experts.

    Thank you in advanced.

  • ozey

    Help – i've just tried to jailbreak my iphone 3G 2.2 firmwire using the quick pwn 2.2 software. It seemed to work until the reboot and now its stuck on the apple loading screen. Does anyone know how i can fix this?

  • Cat

    Can i say i love you guys??? Ive been stressing over my phone for hours, thinking i was never going to fix it, and now it works!!! QuickPwn is absolutely wonderful 🙂

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  • Adam

    I downloaded quick pwn 2.2 for windows bbut when I try to run it it says application cannot run .net framework v 2.0.7345 needed what does that mean. Help !!!!

  • Jorge Toronto

    Works like a charm.
    I had my first gen running in 2.0.1, I upgraded to 2.2. and used quickpwn (windows)
    I was able to jailbreak and unlock my phone with no problems. Just don't leave your phone unattended and be ready to follow the instructions in QuickPwn.
    It'll tell you exactly what to do.
    You will need to download the bootloaders v.3.9 and v.4.6 to unlock the phone but they are easy to find, just Google them.

    Good Luck

  • Scott

    I have a first-gen 2G iPhone on 1.1.4 (jailbreaked, unlocked and activated with iliberty 1.3) and my provider is Rogers.

    Can I get away with restoring to 2.2 via itunes and running quickpwn? Since I am on Rogers, is it even necessary to unlock the 2g phone? Can I get away with just jailbreaking?

    How does quickpwn treat a 2g iphone?

    I can't seem to get a straight answer from anyone on this and I know there are other people wanting this clarified as well.

    Basically I'm not sure how the first-gen iPhone will react to a Rogers SIM after doing a restore to 2.2.

    Also note that I don't care if I lose everything. I want the phone to be completely wiped oeut and upgraded to 2.2 with nothing on it except the usual – and installer and cydia.

    Thanks in advance!

  • DJ

    Can I use an already created custom ipsw file on another iPhone? I successfully jailbroke my wifes 2g iPhone with firmware 2.2. I also have a 2g iPhone that is jailbroken with fimware 2.1, but wasn't sure if I needed go through the entire pwnage tool setup for 2.2. Much love to the dev team and hope all have a great New Years!

  • Johnny appleseed

    I'm a real DUMB ASS. I was so excited about maybe getting a iphone 3g for my wife for christmas i didn't do my research good enough and i bout it for $400 on ebay on a 8g 3g. then i bought a nice plastic case for it $25.00 then i found out that it wouldn't work with my regular sim card out of my wifes old phone so i boufgt a turbo sim $30.00. Got the turbo sim today installed it waited patiently BAMM had at&t service BOY WAS I HAPPY. But the demons at apple and at&t had a trick up there sleeve 2 hours latter i had no service then i saw your site and i could kick myself to sleep. my wife had a jailbroken 2.2 version iphone 3g. WTF i waisted $455 on a ipod touch. I can only pray that your team can help us out since i see there alot of people with this problem. When i bought the turbo sim it said i would be able to use it out the box what happened?

  • Ty

    I have a 1st generation apple iphone with firmware 2.2 and I am looking for the step by step process to unlock my iphone. SOrry if this was already posted. Please help!

  • Smoke

    i cant get it to work all everytime i try my phone stays at the boot up screen and then will shut off and keep on doing the same thing.. any ideas what im doing wrong?


    any idea on how to create a custum ipsw? please help!


    i still have V2.1 running and don't know how to upgrade. should i upgrade with itunes ? is it still gonna work while trying to install yellowsn0w?

  • Ripnotes

    Hello everyone, I need some serious help!!! I'm trying to use Quickpwn 2.2 on my laptop and it continues to get stuck at the last step which is the point im suppose to put my iPhone in DFU mode. Im on vista home premium 32 bit operating system. Can anyone give me step by step instructions how to tweak my windows vista for I could be able to use quickpwn 2.2 without a problem. I have .net 3.5 sp1 already and I just need to know what else I need to do thanks in advance. (F.Y.I – I dont have another computer so I need help with this one)

  • Jack

    Hey guys..i have the 3g 2.2, 8.0.2 for itunes downloaded and when i did the whole process to jail break i got as far as the screen where it tells me it is trying to restore..(then the hold for//5 seconds ) u know…but it never leaves past that menu??!?!!?!!! what CAN u guys recomemnd?? PLEASE help.

  • Lance

    How come even though I have download quickpwn22, when I run it a pop-up pops up and says "quickpwn will only work with firmware 2.0?

  • yep


  • Hey Jack,

    Please check our step-by-step guide to jailbreak iPhone 3G:

    For Windows:

    For Mac:

  • Hey Lance,

    Please check our step-by-step guide to jailbreak iPhone 3G to ensure you are using the correct version of QuickPwn:

    For Windows:

    For Mac:

  • Sodbayar Ganzorig

    i wanted to back up my stuff(contacts, photos, music) on my iphone 3g that i was using, because my sim card(china mobile) has randomly decided to stop working. My friend told me it was that a had a 2.1 so he upgraded it to a 2.2, but still no success. So after long and long and long period of time me trying to have my iphone 3g working it got more messed up. After the back up the itunes screen displayed a message that: "The sim card inserted in this Iphone does not appear to be supported.", on top of that my iphone displayes in image of USB needed to be connected to itunes(but i already did). where did i go wrong?

  • Hey Sodbayar,

    Please check our step-by-step guide to jailbreak iPhone 3G:

    For Windows:

    For Mac:

    and then our step-by-step guide to unlock iPhone 3G:

  • matias

    may i unlock the sim-lock and jailbreak my 2G iphone if i upgrade the 2.0 firmware to 2.2? How could i do it? how can i upgrade to 2.2 and unlock the simlock (i use it with other provider)? thanks for your help!

  • Pappa

    I need help guys. My Iphone was working fine until I tried to upgrade to the 2.2 firmware, now my Iphone just stays on the screen that shows the "connect cable to itunes". Itunes does not even recognize my Iphone when I connect it. Can someone please help

  • Krys

    I've tried doing this quickpwn thing for windows, and I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I have the 1st Gen iPhone 2G and followed the instructions to the letter.

    1. I restored my iPhone through iTunes
    2. I downloaded QuickPwn 2.2 for Windows and the Bootloaders 3.9 and 4.6
    3. I followed the QuickPwn onscreen instructions through finding the Bootloaders and choosing the things to download.
    4. I clicked the blue arrow to start the jailbreak

    This is where I run into issues. The instructions state
    "Wait for your iPhone to connect in Recovery Mode…"
    "Hold down the Home button for 5 seconds"
    etc, etc.
    The first line is black, the rest is gray.

    My iPhone beeps, goes black, shows the silver apple, then shows the usb –> iTunes screen, and then nothing happens. The QuckPwn program says "Preparing your device – please follow the instructions above" but none of the other instructions other than the first darken to black, they stay light gray. I have tried following the rest of the instructions and waiting for them to turn black until doing so, but nothing ever happens.

    Help me please!!

  • Fazrul

    I'm using iphone 2g firmware 2.1 and want to upgrade to 2.2.1. The problem is when i upgrade it to 2.2.1, there's an error and it cannot be upgraded.
    Can anyone help me with this???

  • Fazrul

    Fazrul said…

    I'm using iphone 2g firmware 2.1 and want to upgrade to 2.2.1. The problem is when i upgrade it to 2.2.1, there's an error (14) and it cannot be upgraded. FYI i hv already update my iTunes to 8.0.2.
    Can anyone help me with this???

  • dm

    is there a difference in using itunes version? from 8.0.2 and

    im going to upgrade my 1st gen to 2.2.1 and dont want to come up with unexpected errors. thanks

  • tom

    Does anyone know why pwnage tool 2.2.5 quits unexpectedly when I try and use my own boot picture? It meets all the regulations so I dont know what exactly is going on… Also last time I went to jailbreak my phone I couldn't get any cell signal at all.. any ideas?