QuickPwn 2.2.5-2 for iPhone Firmware 2.2.1 Released for Windows

After releasing PwnageTool 2.2.5 and QuickPwn 2.2.5 for iPhone firmware 2.2.1 for Mac users earlier in the day, the iPhone Dev team has just released QuickPwn 2.2.5-2 for Windows users.

The QuickPwn tool can be used to jailbreak and unlock 1st Gen iPhone and only jailbreak iPhone 3G. But using QuickPwn or the upgrading to iPhone Firmware 2.2.1 from iTunes will re-lock your iPhone 3G. So iPhone 3G users should use QuickPwn 2.2.5-2 if you DON'T care about unlocking and want to ONLY jailbreak your iPhone 3G.

Before you use QuickPwn 2.2.5 for Windows, its very important that you read the following points highlighted by the Dev team (till you are absolutely clear):

  1. GOLDEN RULE: If you have a 3G iPhone running 2.2 firmware and you want to keep your ability to use yellowns0w (or the option to use it in the future) do NOT use QuickPwn, and do not use the official ipsw or the iTunes update process without using PwnageTool.
  2. Yellowsn0w will NOT work with the baseband version (02.30.03) that is present in the recent 2.2.1 update. If you want to use Yellownsn0w you will need to create and restore using a custom .ipsw that will allow you to update safely to 2.2.1 without applying the 02.30.03 baseband update. You’ll then have a 3G iPhone running 2.2.1 with an older baseband version that is still vulnerable to yellowsn0w, following these steps ensures that yellowsn0w will still operate.
  3. The Yellowsn0w version has been updated to 0.9.7. Yellowsn0w is available from Cydia or Installer – this version allows compatibility with pwned 2.2.1 system (not baseband). Again remember 0.9.7 yellowsn0w DOES NOT WORK WITH 2.2.1 (02.30.03) directly – you need to be running a ‘pwned’ version of 2.2.1 which didn’t upgrade the baseband during the restore/upgrade. 

Here are some more instructions based on the type of iPhone user:

IM 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 2.2.1 using iTunes and then
use QuickPwn to Pwn and Jailbreak. This will add Cydia and Installer

Locked iPhone 3G – Preserve Baseband

applies if you have a locked iPhone 3G and you wish to update to 2.2.1
but preserve the iPhone’s current baseband software. Preserving the
baseband will ensure that you can still use “yellowsn0w” the iPhone 3G
unlock application. To upgrade your phone to 2.2.1 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 give you any new stuff from 2.2.1. However PwnageTool is only available for Mac, so you will need to get the custom iPhone firmware created by your friend or you should use your friends Mac to create the custom firmware.

Please DO not use QuickPwn if you want to unlock your iPhone 3G.

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 2.2.1 using iTunes and use QuickPwn to Jailbreak
and add Cydia and Installer.

iPhone 2G (1st Generation)

Update or Restore your iPhone 2G with iTunes then run QuickPwn to do
the magic, ‘nuff said, you don’t need to worry about anything.

Please remember that hacking your iPhone could void its warranty, so proceed with caution and at your own risk.

If you DON'T want to unlock your iPhone 3G (now or anytime in the future) but just want to jailbreak it then you can download QuickPwn 2.2.5-2 for Windows using this Bittorrent link.

If you have the 1st Gen iPhone running firmware 2.2.1 then you can download QuickPwn 2.2.5-2 to jailbreak and unlock it using the Bittorrent link mentioned above.

Update (Feb 1, 2009):

Dev Team has published some more direct download links which you can use in case you are having trouble with the Bittorrent link.

As always, please let us know how it goes in the comments.

Thanks Dr Puttingham and chris for the tip!

[via Dev Team's blog]

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  • Nimo

    I have iphone 3G unlocked via yellowsn0w. But yesterday my phone's battery finished because i hadn't charger. I restarted the iphone while I charging the iphone but there is no carrier appears. I rapleced my sim card, it appears invalid sim again and used another sim card it's still the same. I checked the version it looks version 2.2 and modem firmware 02.28.00
    Please help me i don't know what to do?

  • steel

    I upgraded my iphone 3G and my modem firmware gone to 02.30.00, I read the post late and wold like to knw if its possible to restore modem firmware to 02.30.00 & how do i preserve or create a custon .isp file?
    Any suggetions or help with this???

  • steel

    sorry i really meant to restore modem firmware from 02.30.00 to 02.28.00?????

  • fugitiv3

    i have a 1st Gen iPhone and i used the first version of quickpwn 2.2.5… will i face any problems in the future??

  • seanlcky13

    used quickpwn 2.2.1 and my device is stuck on the dreaded apple logo screen and does the "I'm charging buzz buzz" every two minutes or so

    use at own risk

  • seanlcky13

    had to do a full restore, no backup and now it works kinda feeling it wasn't worth it

  • Hey Steel,

    It is not possible to downgrade baseband currently. We will let you know if it is possible. So stay tuned here at iPhone Hacks.

  • Hey fugitiv3,

    You should not face any problems in case you used the first version QuickPwn 2.2.5.

  • Hey seanlcky13,

    The official version of QuickPwn for firmware 2.2.1 is QuickPwn 2.2.5-2.

    So you should use this version.

  • Jeff

    I've updated my iPhone 3G using iTunes and downloaded the torrent file for Windows users. What do I do with the torrent file??

    Any help would be much appreciated.

  • drew

    was wondering how do i update to the new firmware and hack if i have already jailbroken the phone via pwnage.

  • Pat

    I have 2.2 now so should I update to 2.2.1 and then run quickpwn to jail break or do I need to do something in quickpwn before I update to 2.2.1? thanks

  • hazel

    What's the difference between jailbreak and unlock? I accidentally upgraded to 2.2.1 and have 2.30.00 and my firmware. I jailbreak it but I can't find Cydia. Any comments?

  • Hey Pat,

    The answer to your question depends on the type of your iPhone.

    Let me know so I can clarify.

  • Hey drew,

    It really depends on the type of ur iPhone.

    Let me know so I can clarify.

  • Pat

    3G 8GB and i care nothing about unlocking it now or anytime for that matter

  • Pat

    Also it is jailborken now via QuickPwn22-1 but I'm going to do a restore with no backup so it will be running fresh as can be before I re-jailbreak with 2.2.1!

  • Hey Pat,

    As you don't care about unlocking, you can simply update your iPhone with firmware 2.2.1 and then use QuickPwn 2.2.5-2 to jailbreak your iPhone 3G.

  • Pat

    Thanks you rock

  • Manju

    I have an iphone 3g 16gb I dont want to unlock
    I have jailbroken the 2.2 firmware before using winpwn. I am wondering now if I jailbreak the 2.2.1 using quickpwn for windows or watever…my app store apps will be backed up when I do so but what bout the cydia apps ? will i loose them ?

  • Hey Manju,

    Since you don't care about unlocking you can update to firmware 2.2.1 and then jailbreak your iPhone 3G with Quickpwn 2.2.5-2.

    However, your jailbreak apps installed via Cydia will get wiped out and you will have to reinstall them again.

    There us a jailbreak app called Aptbackup but it doesn't work too well so it's advicable to reinstall the apps via Cydia.

  • Manju


    yea i did hear there is some cydia app but wasnt sure and u answered…alright fine …ill go ahead and update thn

    thanks again

  • valentino

    I have an iphone 3g 8gb factory unlock
    I have jailbroken the 2.2 firmware before using quickpwn. Can I upgrade to firmware 2.2.1 directly using itunes? or restore to firmware 2.2 and upgrade to 2.2.1?

  • Hey Valentino,

    As per the note mentioned in the post:

    Your phone is already unlocked so you do not need to worry about baseband updates, simply upgrade to 2.2.1 using iTunes and then use QuickPwn to Pwn and Jailbreak. This will add Cydia and Installer too.

  • valentino

    Thanks a lot…i will proceed upgrade my iphone to 2.2.1 directly from itunes.

  • I have a 16g 3g Iphone. It is running 2.2 and is jailbroken. I DO want to be able to unlock in the future (as when I sell it on ebay to get the lastest Iphone this summer!). I am using a PC but my wife has an Imac and her own Iphone 3g which she updated to 2.21 as is not interested in jailbreaking. So I want to upgrade to 2.2.1 but not change the baseband. I also do not want to do anything to screw up my wife's Iphone on her Mac.

    Can I download the PwnageTool on her Mac and create the custom .ipsw and then save and transfer that file to my PC? Then do I use Itunes to update to 2.2.1 and select UPDATE while holding down the shift key, and select the custom .ipsw file? Then use Quickpawn to jailbreak? Are those the correct steps?

  • URGENT!!!

    Hi, I am facing a serious problem:
    My 3G iphone purchased was on 2.2, and during the activiation process, by accident, the sw version was upgraded to 2.2.1 (with the baseband vs 2.30.03)

    Now, I need to jailbreak and unlock the device.

    Does anyone know how and when this combination of sw and baseband can be unlocke????

    URGENT HELP is needed,


  • Hey Brush,

    You are right, since you have access to a Mac, you can create the custom iPhone firmware using PwnageTool and then restore it using iTunes on your computer. You won't need to jailbreak it.

    Here is a link to a good guide to use PwnageTool to jailbreak your iPhone 3G:

    It hasn't been updated for firmware 2.2.1 but should be similar, don't forget to use PwnageTool 2.2.5.

    But please proceed with caution. Its also a good idea to read the comments before proceeding to be aware of the risks and to get comfortable.

    We will try to publish a guide as well as soon we give it a shot but might take sometime.

  • Hey,

    Unfortunately, updating your iPhone 3G with firmware 2.2.1 results in updating its baseband to 2.30.03 and it is currently not possible to either downgrade to 02.28.00 nor is it possible to unlock it.

    It might also take the Dev Team sometime to unlock it as the baseband update breaks the "injection hole" that they had used in their application yellowsn0w to modify the firmware which had helped to successfully unlock iPhone 3G.

  • Ändi

    You need to install a torrent Client such as BitTorrent (google it) and open the torrent file within that program. Once you did that it will start downloading a ZIP file which includes the Jailbreak Tool…

  • I think I am in a position of many Iphone 3g users. We use a PC, want to upgrade to 2.2.1, but want the option to unlock in the future. My phone was previously jailbroken but not unlocked using quickPwn. It is running 2.2. As I previously mentioned I have access to my wife's Mac. I read the guide you referenced above for PwnageTool for 2.2.

    Thanks for your patience as I double check I understand:

    1. I will synch and backup my phone on my PC.
    2. On a borrowed Mac I will download Pwnage 2.2.5. The guide (step 2)says I need to download bootloader and Iphone firmware 2.2.x. Is that correct?
    3. Follow step 3 by launching Pwnage tool and extract bootloader.
    4. Follow step 4 and put the firmware 2.2.1 file in the specified folder.
    5. I connect my iphone to the borrowed Mac. Any issues here as an iphone is used on the borrowed Mac. Should I close Itunes on the Mac before I connect my Iphone 3g?
    6. Launch Pwnage tool
    7. Step 7. expert mode and select 3g
    8. Pwnage searches for and finds the 2.2.1 firmware.
    9. select general, uncheck "activate Iphone". Only "disable partition wipe-out" will be checked.
    10. check neuter bootloader. Question? Is there a choice in the new version for upgrade to 4.6 or downgrade to 3.9? Which should be checked. Bootneuter will be grayed out of 3G. I will check Cydia and Installer
    11. Select build.
    12. I save the custom firmware anywhere I want. EG a thumb drive.
    13. What login password is step 13 asking for?
    14. This step asks if the phone has been pawned before. As I have quickpwned on a PC before and been in DFU mode, do I say yes? If so, I put my phone in recovery mode and skip to step 18?

    Step 18. In my case, I take the custom firmware file and my Iphone to my PC. Itunes detects the phone is in recovery mode and I select OK.

    19. Now I hold down the shift key (on a PC)while clicking restore and I select the firmware file I created on the borrowed Mac.

    20. Itunes on my PC loads the firmware. When done, my phone is jailbroken but I assume I have lost all previous applications installed under Cydia. Correct?

    23. I synch using Itunes and get all my (non jailbroken) data back.

    Thank you so much for helping me and many others do this correctly.

  • CK

    Quick question: I have the winpwn-2.5-BETA 2 and I'm trying to unlock my 2G. After initializing it with the current 2.2.1 restore file, and the bootloaders, it will go through all processes well, and reboot the phone with the pinnaple logo. The phone has the installer logo now, which I assume means its jailbroken. When I put my ATT Wireless card in (the phont is locked to ATT, which is seperate from ATT wireless), it says "needs to sync with itunes" to validate my new sim. When I plug it into my computer, iphones tells me my sim isnt supported. apparently, this program doesn't unlock the phone. what am I doing wrong? thank you!

  • CK

    oops I made an error in my last post. i'm using "QuickPwn-225-2" winpwn-2.5. Winpwn freezes every single time I try to use it. SO please respond as if I had said "i have QuickPwn-225-2" as is shown in the bittorrent link found here.

  • Hey Brush,

    Since I haven't used the PwnageTool with firmware 2.2.1, I would not be able to answer the questions. I suggest you post the questions on that post to get the relevant answers.

    However, I will answer one of your questions regarding applications installed via Cydia. Upgrading to the latest iPhone firmware using the above method will wipe out all the jailbreak apps.

    There is an jailbreak app called AptBackup which takes a backup of jailbreak apps but it does not work too well. It is advisable to reinstall all the apps via Cydia.

    Sorry couldn't be of much help, but will definitely be in a position on answer them when I try this out.

  • Hey CK,

    I would suggest you use this step by step guide to unlock your 1st gen iPhone:

    However, remember to use QuickPwn 2.2.5-2 and firmware 2.2.1 instead as the guide has not been updated for the latest firmware update.

  • CK

    Hello! I made a different post, but when I refresh the page it doesn't show up. Hope it doesnt show up after I retype it. I have quickpwn 2.2.5-2 for windows, and have my 2G using the latest firmware (2.2.1). I ran this program using the correct bootloader and the restore file 2.2.1 which is in the itunes software update folder. It ran, it flashed, it loaded, rebooted my phone, showed the pinapple logo, and now I have an additional icon my my home screen showing someting about adding apps. I think this means it's jailbreaked. When I put my ATT Wireless SIM in it, it says it needs to sync with itunes to verify. when it does this, it says that my sim isnt supported. the phone is locked to ATT, which isnt the same as ATT wireless. this means that my phone isn't unlocked, otherwise it would have worked. What am I doing wrong?

  • Hey CK,

    You need to click on the "Show more comments…" link to see your comment. I
    have replied to your original comment.

  • CK

    Aha! I see. I'm sorta newb, just got the iphone. okay so I followed the instructions, which is what i did before, only this time I restored my phone back to an older version just to see if it made a difference (2.0.2.). I restored the phone to that version through itunes, ran the quickpwn using that same restore file, saw the pinapple logo after it was all done as well as the new icons on the home screen (so the flash worked), threw my ATT wireless sim into the phone. it asked to verify with itunes. I plugged the phone and got itunes to see it, and itunes says "the sim card inserted in this phone does not appear to be supported." then as i am writing this message the phone rings and my brother is calling, and it works. ???? but when he hangs up, the screen says ""different sim detected, please connect to itunes" which i then did, and got the same non support message in itunes. ???????

  • Hey Brush,

    I just updated my iPhone 3G by first creating the custom iPhone software using PwnageTool on a Mac and then used the custom firmware to restore it with iTunes on Windows (shift+restore button).

    I was able to successfully update it to firmware 2.2.1 and preserve the baseband 02.28.00 and also successfully jailbreak it.

    Here are some answers to some of your questions:

    Point 2: You don't need to download bootloader files for iPhone 3G as the bootneuter settings are disabled in case of iPhone 3G.

    Point 5: You can close iTunes while creating the custom iPhone firmware using PwnageTool on the Mac.

    Point 10: This is not applicable for iPhone 3G as the bootneuter settings are disabled for iPhone 3G.

    Point 13: You need to give the password for your Mac's login.

    Point 14: Even though my iPhone 3G was pwned earlier, I selected "No" to be on the safe side.

    Point 20: I have already answered earlier.

    Hope this helps. We will publish a step by step by guide to explain things as soon as possible for the benefit of other readers.

  • john

    hi Iphonehack,
    i have 3G iphone that have firmware2.2.1 and baseband 2.30.03. I really want to jail break and unlock, as i read the post you said if anyone want to unlock the phone can i use the pwn2.5.1 to jail break and wait for the unlock software to come out ?

  • Ray

    I have a 3G already jail broken with the 2.2 firmware. After I update to 2.2.1, I was wandering if there was some way to re-install my jail broken apps easier without having to write each one down before updating and/or re-installing each app one by one after I update?

  • Hey John,

    Unfortunately, its not possible to unlock iPhone 3G with baseband 02.30.03 nor is it possible to downgrade the baseband to 02.28.00. It might also take the Dev Team sometime to unlock it as the baseband update breaks the "injection hole" that they had used in their application yellowsn0w to modify the firmware which had helped to successfully unlock iPhone 3G.

    However, since you have already upgraded to firmware 2.2.1 without preserving the baseband you can jailbreak your iPhone 3G with QuickPwn 2.2.5-2.

  • Hey Ray,

    There is an jailbreak app called AptBackup which takes a backup of jailbreak apps so you can sync them back after a firmware update. We had reviewed it here:

    But it doesn't seem to work too well. So it is advisable to reinstall the apps via Cydia after the firmware update. But you can always give it a shot to see if it works for you.

  • john

    thank you iphonehacks.

  • Ray

    Thanks, I'll try it.

  • David

    hi could you please let me know how to down load Quickpwn 2.2.5-2

  • jeffrey

    hey i have an unlocked iphone 3g that was running on tmobile but i accidentally upgraded to itunes 2.2 and it upgraded my baseband as well. my phone is stuck on the screen that has a usb cord and itunes logo…any updates on when iphone dev team will be able to downgrade the baseband b/c right now i cant even use my iphone for absolutely anything.

  • Thanks so much. That really helps. Upon reflection, I really wonder whether this update is worth all the trouble. A part of me wants 2.2.1 because it's there but after all this work, I will still need to re-install everything. I'm seriously think about just waiting. Anyone think it was worth the effort?

  • bunk

    I restored the phone through itunes, ran the quickpwn using that same restore file, saw the pinapple logo after it was all done as well as the new icons on the home screen (so the flash worked), threw my ATT wireless sim into the phone. it asked to verify with itunes. I plugged the phone and got itunes to see it, and itunes says "the sim card inserted in this phone does not appear to be supported." then as i am writing this message the phone rings and my brother is calling, and it works. ???? but when he hangs up, the screen says ""different sim detected, please connect to itunes" which i then did, and got the same non support message in itunes. ???????

  • Antonio

    I have an Iphone 2G I updated today and then I use QuickPwn to Pwn and Jailbreak everything is done perfectly but it doesn't work when I try to put in an other simcard from t-mobile it says DIFFERENT SIM CARD CONNECT TO ITUNES.

  • beginerH i have the same problem can anyone help us? please

  • Pimane

    I have downloaded QuickPwn 2.2.5-2 for iPhone Firmware 2.2.1 for Windows.Everytime I try Run it it says "The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135). Click on OK to terminate the application."…
    What am I doing wrong?

  • Kaine

    So I'm new to this whole JB and Unlocking thing. I had so many problems with my 16gb iPhone that I had to use a vista computer to do a restore. Now im on the 2.30. Can I do a custom restore to get teh 2.28?

  • Dominic

    i have iphone 3g 16gb i tried to jailbreak it cydia was installed but now can not find any carrier and there is no carrier option in the settings menu …i have tried a few different options but cannot seem to get it to find a network carrier

  • Dear iPhoneHackers,

    I have 1.1.3.(4A93), 04.02.13_G, OTB, jailbroken, activated and unlocked with Ziphone 1.1. I've been using iPhone PC Suite – The Chinese app, and noticed lately that my call history stopped listing any missed or recent calls.

    if I use QwickPwn 2.2.5-2 (after I update to 2.2.1 from iTunes) will that fix the call history problem?

    I'd greatly appreciate your advice:)


  • I have just jail breaked and unlocked my iphone 2g (quick pwn)
    now orange comes and i can recieve msg but the phone seems to be locked in emergancy mode. itunes doesn't recognize my sim. On the screen i just get different sim detected.
    Any ideas?

  • hey there..i have a 3g iphone running on 2.2 firmware and i want to upgrade to the 2.2.1''preserving the base band'' but am a windows user…so my question is..is there any link to download a costume firmware 2.2.1 firmware with the old base band??
    can i just do it on my own without a mac user??

  • hi i have a 3g and was wondering if there was a way to turnoff auto update on itunes. it took 2 trys with QuickPwn 2.2.5-2 for Windows to get things working right. any thoughts let me know. –thanks

  • Dave in Dublin

    My daughter inadvertently upgraded the firmware of her 2G (previously unlocked) iphone on itunes and not surpisingly it locked the phone. I resored it on itunes to factory setting and then pwned it with the latest version,(2.2.5-2), but although the phone now works for wifi, applications etc. I can get No Service!!!
    When I checked the Version under settings is says 2.2.1
    Can use the iphone for everything except making and receiving calls!!

  • hi my name is cesar and I upgrade my iphone 3G by mistake and I get the 2.2.1 firmware 02.30.03 modem firmware, now i down grade the firmware to the 2.2 but the modem firmware is the same, i use the quickPwn 2.2.5-2 i have open the iphone but no carrier asign and in general settings about the carrier appier (null) (null) so i can get with any simcard can you please let me now what i can do… I need your help please….

  • designer

    I MADE ON MY IPHONE 3G 2.2.1 FIRMWARE QuickPwn 2.2.5-2 to jailbreak and he crash when the Iphone reboot it just kept showing the Apple Logo, so i have to go to the warranty in portugal, i go to the operator vodafone and they restore for free de software, now my iphone work's fine.

  • designer

    Don´t jailbreack firmware 2.2.1 for now is an error and you can't loose your warranty, i said that because they restore my iphone, but this time i don t pay nothing but the next i need to use warranty i have to pay full substition of the iphone, the price go the 195Euros to 420 Euros

  • when i jailbreak the phone and upload my apps the phone itself wont work as i cant use keypad? really annoying as all apps are great but if cant phone anyone they are useless? can still text however. its a 16gig 3g phone. any help appreciated as standard phone just isnt the same.

  • I had the same problem so buy the software from the jrellum@hotmail.com and they said it work but not work on firmware 02.30.00 so I ask them refund money no answer it cost me $29.00 that my lesson so if any one have the same my problem don't buy the software from them, they rip off just cheat the people

  • Manny

    I have never jailbroken or unlocked my iphone 3g. Nor have I updated it. It's running on version 2.0.2 and I want to unlock my phone. Do I have to first update to 2.2 because I read that the baseband has to be 02.28.00 to work with yellowsn0w. How do I even update to 2.2 since itunes is asking to upgrade to 2.2.1?

  • Syed

    hi i have 3g 16gb wit 2.2 FW unlocked n jailbreak running i need to update wit the latest 2.2.1 without locking my phone coz i had an experience my phone was locked wen i updated 2.2 from 2.1 using itunes it had an emergency call screen only aftr i came across qwick pwn i used it to unlock n jailbreak it.. then it was fine m having cydia n installer in my phone so probably i need my phone in the same condition aftr updating to 2.2.1 "WITH OUT LOCKING IT "can u pls help me wat shud i do any suggestion pls! COZ i saw that in a blog that updating 2.2.1 from 2.2 will make ur phone lock again n will b impossibl to unlock it:-)

  • Allan.boy

    Hello Nimo, i have iphone version: 2.2(5G77) operator at&t firmware: 02.28.00, how i can unlock to put any sim man? the yellowsn0w is good?

    please write me back! thanks!

  • izzySeven

    I have an unlocked 2nd gen Iphone 2.1 firmware. If I use quickpwn to update to 2.2, will it lock my phone again?

  • Ray

    I've successfuly updated my Iphone 2G to the 2.2.1 version and then unlocked it using pwnage, everything went well except the fact tht it won't allow me to use Wi-fi nor bluetooth ,anyone got a solution to this problem ? Any advice would be appreaciated thanks

  • Ray

    My problem is exactly the opposite of urs, i can call and receive calls etc but can't get my wi-fi to work anymore

  • Robbyray


    i used the quick pwn 2.2.5-2 to unlock my iphone after i updated it but not it doesnt get any signal. ive tried taking the sim card out, cleaning it and putting it back in but it still has no signal. whats going on???

  • Bradyramone

    hi i want to know how can i know if my iphone 3g is locked or it is factory unlocked? and if it is factory unlocked i can just jailbreak my phone(that is 2.2.1 (02.30.03))using the normal method in here and use it normally unlocked?

  • please reply to this one.
    thanks so much

  • Hi,
    My Modem Firmware updated into 02.30.03 and now I can't use this phone with my SIM. Can anyone one tell me how to unlock it? I have jailbreaked it successfully. But can't use this device as a Phone. Please help me.

  • Hey Robbyray,

    After you have jailbroken your iPhone, you need to unlock it using dev
    team's yellowsn0w app.

    Checkout this guide for more details:

  • Hey Lutfar,

    Currently there is no software method available to unlock iPhone 3G with its
    baseband upgraded to 02.30.03.

  • With a factory unlock iPhone 3G, you should be able to use any carrier SIM.
    If you can't use any other carrier SIM then it is locked. If you can but
    haven't jailbroken or unlocked it before its most likely factory unlocked.

    You can jailbreak iPhone running firmware 2.2.1 and baseband 02.30.03, you
    can checkout this guide for more details:

  • Del

    Iphone 2G, worked great.

    Thank you!

  • Robbyray

    but i have the iphone first generation. it says that the quickpwn should work… and on the yellowsn0w it says that i should use quickpwn because it hasnt been used on the iphone first gen.

    so should i just keep trying quick pwn till it works or use yellowsn0w?

  • Robbyray

    when i tick the option to unlock my iphone it says that i need to browse for the iphone bootloaders v3.9 and 4.6 files. what are these and where do i get them?

  • I asked my service provider and said that it is locked and i have to pay €70 for them to remove this lock.
    Does that mean I can't jailbreak my iPhone and use it as a normal phone too?

  • Dave

    Hi, is anyone else experiencing problems trying to update with QuickPWN2.2.5-2? When i run quickpwn it does not pass the first point of the process. It simply restarts the iPhone and im stuck with a screen with an itunes logo and USB on it. I then have to do a restore with itunes to fix it.

    I'm using iPhone3G, 2.2.1 – 16GB on Vista64 bit. Thanks in advance for your help!

  • Unlocking and Jailbreaking are two different things.

    Unlocking allows you to use any GSM carrier. So if you aren't planning to
    change the carrier, you don't need to unlock your iPhone.

    Jailbreaking allows you to install jailbreak apps via Cydia. You can always
    jailbreak your iPhone.

  • dm

    i have the 2g and for the longest time i had the 1.1.4

    i used the quickPwn and it works. but now for some reason i cant add music to my iphone. it says an error occurred while restoring this iphone (-48)

    can anyone help me out??

  • Mike

    Ok so i have an iPhone 3G. I just got it a week ago. 2.2.1 is on it right now. i downloaded the quickpwn 2.2.5-2. I open it up and it tells me to look for the file called iPhone1,2_2.2.1. Where do i find this and what's next. I'm really lost.

  • The jailbreak worked just fine! thanks for the help.
    the first reboot will take a little longer than normal, as i tought it got stuck, the the phone vibrated for about two times and after a moment it started. thanks

  • Odaia

    Hi. I have a 1st gen iphone with a 2.0 version (unlocked). Can I follow these steps to upgrade or what should I do to have the latest version UNLOCKED?
    It's very important that I have it unlocked because I live in Argentina, so I need to be able to put any sim on it.
    Thanks in advance,

  • I recently got an iPhone 3G and it already has 2.2.1 (5H11)firmware and 2.30.3 baseband. I understand that there is currently no way I can unlock the iPhone using quickpwn or pwnage at its current state. I would like to possibly unlock my iPhone in the future but I also would like to jailbreak it now. Is there a way I can jailbreak it now without eliminating the possibility of unlocking. Would I still be able to unlock it using other methods like rebel SIM or does it prevent me from unlocking my phone using any method if I jailbreak now? Thanks!

  • j.h.healy@blueyonder.co.uk


    I have an iphone 3g 16gb. Brand new from Apple so its on 2.2.1 already. I want to jailbreak it and do want to unlock it to all networks. I have read up on this and i dont think there is a way to unlock this yet is there? But if i just want to jailbreak it i use quickpwn 2.2.5-2? if i do this if there is a crack to unlock it in the future, can i still use it?

  • ed

    Hi there I have a 3g iphone with tmobile but I did the mistake to upgrade my iphone from itunes and now i can not use it. What do you sugest me please?

  • Unfortunately at this point of time there is no method to unlock iPhone 3G
    running firmware 2.2.1 and baseband 02.30.03.

  • hi I bought us iphone from Thailand, before I guess I have an old firmware, now when I updated my firmware in itunes (macbook) I have big problem, it locked my phone so I am using a stealth sim (it's like a dummy sim attached together with my local sim) the problem is I lost my gprs capability.

    Now is there any posibility that I can go back to my old firmware, or what can I do, since my firmware now is 2.2.1….please could you help me

  • syed

    hi i have a iphone 3g unlocked, jailbroke wit 2.2 firmware,, can any one pls suggest me how can i neatly update my firmware 2.2.1 without locking my phone ??

  • syed

    hi tat was the same shit of prob i suffered wen i bought iphone 3g.. i updated the firmware 2.1 to 2.2 ,,,it locked my phone i wasn't able to browse any thing apart frm the emergency screen on my apple…firmware 2.2.1 contains the tough baseband operation which will lock ur phone wen u update it using itunes, as of now the quickpwn team n the yellowsnow team r working hard to crack it down..may b u have to wait for some more days ,,thy will release the modified firmware for it.." or u may try wit the pwning tool instead the itunes update which u can get it from quickpwn.com download it n install then download the firmware 2.2 n try to downgrade ur firmware,hope it may work it for you!!!

  • lfaymann@hotmail.com

    Hello I have an iphone 3g 16mb, and would like to jailbreak it, dont really care about unlocking it.I downloaded quickpwn 2.2.5. when i run it I get a message "unhandled exception" can you help me with this?

  • DaB

    Hey guys,, I am new to the iPhone world and need your advice. I bought myself a new phone, with version 2.2.1 and firmware 02.30.00, as I want the GPS function. (Guess if I am disappointed to learn about the limitations!!)

    However.. I want it jailbreaked now, AND will need it unlocked within 4 months. What should I do, wait for the update of QuickPwn, or would that mess everything up?

    How long does it usually take for the new cracks to come?


  • Hey DAB,

    Welcome to the iPhone world.

    Since your iPhone came bundled with firmware 2.2.1 and baseband 02.30.03,
    you will need to wait for the dev team to release updated tools to unlock
    your iPhone 3G as it is not possible currently. They haven't mentioned if
    they plan to work on it, so its anybody's guess with regards to how much
    time it will take.

    However, you can use QuickPwn 2.2.5-2 to jailbreak your iPhone without
    worrying about preserving your baseband as it is already on 02.30.03. But
    please proceed with caution.

  • DaB

    actually have 02.30.03

  • Yeah figured that, so answered that assuming you had 02.30.03.

  • DaB

    thanks.. I guess I will have to chant to the iPhone gods or pay a ridiculous amount of money to solve this.

    Proceed with caution, why? I have been reading a bit and goggling the hacks. As I understand the "brick"-risk isnt that big?

    Thanks for great info!!


  • grumps

    i cant get past screen saying browse for correct software but i know its 2.2.1. but cant find it or type that in please help someone as when i done this on previous iphone it when thro this itself

  • Tonci

    i have a 16gb 1st gen iphone, i last jailbreaked and unlocked more than 3-4 months ago i think. is it worth updating to the latest itunes software and then re-jailbreaking and unlocking? will it update my phone or make any noticable changes?

  • So, is there still no hope for those who accidentally upgraded their iPhone 3G to OS 2.2.1 (and the baseband with it!)? Any unlock solutions out there?

  • Selena

    Help! I used version 2.2.5-2 for my first generation iphone! Now it's stuck on the pineapple and buzzes every couple of minutes! I can't do anything what's so ever with it now!

  • firas33@gmx.net

    Hi All,

    i have an iphone 1G. I updated to firmware 2.2.1. I trying with Quickpwn 225.2 und jailbreak it. It seems to be a hopeless case 🙁
    Whenever I reach the final step(change to DFU mode):
    hold home butten for 5 sec.
    hold power & home for 10 sec.

    the connection breaks always up 🙁
    Please, can anybody give me a tip?

  • Hey I would appreciate a lifeline here.
    I have a 2G iphone running 2.2.1 and I used QuickPwn 2.2.5 to Jailbreak and Unlock it. It only half works. It won't recognize my SIM. I don't get an error message just get no signal pips and it does not send or receive calls.

    Everything I see online says basically that QuickPwn 2.2.5 should work/does work. but I seemed to be f**ked.

    My latest try to fix it was using Ziphone and now i think i've buggered it completely as iTunes seems to be unable to restore it 🙁

    Any help please!!!!


  • Tyler

    So I'm about to get another iPhone 3g 8gb and I'm bored of the usual setup and tired of all the bugs with it. There seems to be a lot of problems with this jailbreak and I'm wondering if it's worth it to jailbreak it when I get a new one. Let me know what I should do.

  • MKS

    I have an iphone version 2.2.1 (5H 11) and modem firmwire 02.30.03. Is it possible to unlock and jailbreak this phone ? if yes which tool version ?

    Thanking in anticipation

  • MKS

    Forget to tell My Iphone is 3G

  • Jedi Nerd

    Hi 😀 As you know jailbreaking your iphone can void its warranty … is there anyway to unjailbreak it ?

  • David

    ok so wasup…
    i have a problem on my ipod touch first gen 8gb!
    when I jailbroke it I confused myself and use the iphone firmware instead(i think i did but i am pretty sure.) and after when i turn it on there is a little pinaple on the middle (white) and stays like that for ever! pls help i am really good at this and i just dont get why it dosent work so if anyone can tell me how i can delete everything on it and restart it. (I MEAN EVERYTHING INCLUDING THE SYSTEM AND ALL.) A PROGRAM OR SOMEWAY TO RESTART IT AND PUT IT BACK TO ITS FOR
    Ive tried this:
    shift+restore and chose the firmware
    cheked dfu mode
    hold power and home for 15 sec and tured off and back on. twice.
    and on QuickPwn225-2 put the firmware on it
    nothing works pls help pls!

  • was it safe to update the already hacked iphones to the latest software available from itunes by using Quickpwn 2.2.5-2.
    currently my iphone is having V2.1(5F136) and the modem firmware is 02.11.07.

  • nick

    i just jailbroke my 1st gen and lost everything i had added for the last 4 months

  • Help!!!

    I just got a new iphone withe the latest firmware 2.2.1 and moderm verson 2.30.03.

    Is there any way to unlock the phone?

  • Brant

    When I open quickpwn up I do not see the Unlock Iphone option, I only have the other three options

  • Spencer Walls

    Hi Iphonehacks,

    I have a 3g with 2.2 and baseband 02.28.00. I would like to upgrade to firmware 2.2.1 but still be able to unlock in the future. I do not have access to a mac,so is there anywhere I can download custom 2.2.1 firmware or any way I can do it with windows?
    PS, great site.

  • Patrick

    I was playing Tap Tap last night. Then got a text during the game. Closed the text message, then pressed the home button. Responded to the text, and locked the phone.

    About 15 mins past, I grab the phone, and low and behold the screen is blank. Pressing power does nothing, home does nothing.

    I did a restore, and the phone is now not jailbroken. What gives…thought that is backed up also. I had to jailbreak it again, and find all my themes for winterboard. Is this just me or is this normal.

  • Ambrose

    Hi all, can anyone tell me what to do with the bootloader while I am unlocking my 1st gen iphone with quickpawn? I can't find any to proceed.

  • Zaid


    I have a Iphone 2.2.1 (5H11) version with firmware 02.30.03
    So if I want to unlock it, so I can use any sim cards, should I use QuickPwn, or?

    Btw: I don't know how to se if it is 2G or 3G, could you help 😕

  • Dean Hiller

    When I launch QuickPwn, it detects my device and then tries to find filename with iPhone1,2_2.2.1 and nothing is found. I search the iTune directory for iPhone1* and nothing is found. I have itunes where is this file? I right clicked on iPhone and chose backup to backup my device. I can't get past the second step in the software, please help?

  • albrteny

    Please DO not use QuickPwn if you want to unlock your iPhone 3G.,,

    but if i already did that is that mean i'll never unlock my iphone again by any way,,
    please write me back,,cause really i'm in trouble.

  • Dear all,

    I was given this iPhone 3G/8GB (by a frustrated friend) that has the screen showing the iTunes logo with the USB cable. This is indicative that it might have been already upgraded to the latest fw version 2.2.1/02.30.03. When I use original AT&T Sim card to Restore, it initiates the restore process fine. The restore status bar shows progress until it finish, and it hangs at the end, and the phone does not reboot I guess (left it for 4 hrs). I put the phone in DFU mode several times and tried restoring it 3 times already. It is giving me ERROR (9). Any idea how to bypass/fix this? My only option is to update, Jailbreak, and use Turbo Sim.

  • K1

    I using quickPWN few days ago to jailbreak my phone, installed some apps and noticed my phone freezing up, so stupid enough that I was, i used itunes to restore my iphone and of course itunes upgraded my firmware to 2.2.1 and now im screwed….my phone is stuck on recovery mode and will fail the firmware restore, no matter what version (2.0, 2.1, 2.2) i try to use.

    any helppp would be greatly appreciated

  • Jyoti Swarup Singh

    Hi iphone Hacks Team,

    I bought an iphone 3G 16gb last week and it has firmware 2.2.1 and modem version 2.30, I actually travel a lot of countries and cant keep to one carrier, so I need to unlock my iphone so that I can use it on any carrier in any country. Firstly, can it be done? and if yes then how??



  • hi i m dhrumil, i have iphone 3g with firmwere 2.2.1 how can i complate unlock it?

  • Val

    Now that I unlocked my Iphone (2G) which what program can use to unlock SIM and use other than AT&T sim card?

    I would need to load this prog from PC because I can't use my sim.

    hank you!

  • please someone help me. i bought a 16GB iphone 3g. the phone had a passcode so i tried restoring it using the home key and power button method. wit keeps giving me an error message 1016. now my phone gives me a picture of a USB to itunes. (it is the picture of the the usb end that goes into the compuer not the one that charges the phone). my phone is completly useless. please help if u can. i tired restoring it many times but it won't let me. i am not sure if it is locked or not i just bought the phone.

  • syed

    hi all ,, i have iphone 3g,16gb wit firmware 2.2,, 1st it was 2.1 aftr upgrading to 2.2 , unlocking , jailbreaking my phone,, i found my iphone turn to heating machine while i use wifi,mail, safari or if i play any game or so,,, i saw loads of gigs n gags abt the firmware 2.2.1,it will update the baseband so yellowsnow cant unlock it,can any of my friend out there can suggest me to upgrade my firmware without ,, re locking n un jailbraking my iphone plsssssssssssss,,lots of thanx in advance!!

  • syed

    hey dude ,, just try the same procedure again wat u have done n make sure u uncheck the "relpace boot logo" option:-)

  • I think it would be good to include this information in the scenarios part of this tutorial. There seems to be confusion about this. A friend of mine also thought that by jailbreaking his newly bought iPhone with 2.2.1 installed on it, he would not be able to use future unlock hacks. the addition could be something like this:

    "Locked iPhone 3G – already running firmware 2.2.1

    If your iPhone is already running firmware 2.2.1 because you upgraded or because you bought it that way, you can jailbreak your phone using this method without hesitation. It is not possible to unlock your phone at this time. Not before and not after the jailbreak. Jailbreaking your phone has no consequences for possible future unlocking methods."

  • Locked iPhone 3G – already running firmware 2.2.1

    If your iPhone is already running firmware 2.2.1 because you upgraded or because you bought it that way, you can jailbreak your phone using this method without hesitation. It is not possible to unlock your phone at this time. Not before and not after the jailbreak. Jailbreaking your phone has no consequences for possible future unlocking methods.

  • syed

    pls any one help me about my comment above 🙁

  • syed

    sorry my phone is running 2.2 n i want to update it to 2.2.1 with out locking or unjailbreaking it,, thanx for ur help

  • Can Anyone help me out…i own an iphone 2g (16Gb)…i had jailbroken it earlier…i accidently upgraded it to 2.2.1…now the only screen that displays is of emergency calls..and shows the itunes and usb logo on the screen…it does not detect my siim…i live in india…can someone help me out…can some one tell me the procedure to jailbreak and unlock my iphone using quickpwn…i have downloaded quickpwn…but dont know how to run it…how do i restore iphone when it is not being detected in the itunes…if i keep my sim in it it displays incorrect sim…if i dont it says please insert sim…help me out guys…i'm freaking out..

  • hey guys …common help me out …..i'm in big trouble…please can someone answer my queries above…please…i need help asap

  • syed

    hey rohit,, unfortunately u r another victim of 2.2.1,, it has a very typical baseband in the firmware 2.2.1 which locks ur iphone drastically ,, now wat all u need to do is u got to wait for the dev team to launch the cracked version of firmware 2.2.1 …can u let me knw wat all u tried on to ur phone??

  • syed

    hey rohit if u get back to my mail id …..syedsyed21@gmail.com…probably i cud help u out m not sure let me try:-)

  • im a newbe at all this just got 3G iphone would like to jailbreak were do i start?

  • Muro

    I recently bought my Iphone 3G in the US. It's firmware version is 2.2.1 (5H11) and baseband 02.30.03.
    I would like to know how can I unlock it to use in Brasil.
    Thank You

  • eytan@beachstore.com

    same here?!?!?! I am using another AT&T sim card… and it is not allowing me to use the phone – It said: "diffrent sim card – please connect to itunes"

  • daniel

    hai muro
    my iphone same like u..2.2.1(5H11) and baseband 02.30.02..
    so now can u tell me which software should i use to jailbreak my iphone.

  • Callah

    I have downloaded a few different versions of QuickPwn (the older 2.2.1 and the updated 2.2.5-2, and when I try to open the program, it says it fails to initialize.
    I have recently re-formatted my Windows comp and have been going through the whole process with drivers, windows updates etc- can anything think of something I can do to get the program to run?


  • M.G

    hello Iphone hack team !

    i am havin a very serious problem that is very related to that of the Mr.Brush one..

    i bought an Iphone 3g three days back with a turbo sim in it. it was working very well. i had no problem with it, but today when i turned my iphone on , it searched for the network connection or carrier and showed the message " no service" instead of the networks name.

    my iphone 3G`s firmware is 2.2.1"5H11" with a modem firmware of "02.3.03"..

    Now my questions are :

    Q1. why do we need "Turbo Sim", without turbo sim i don,t see any "carrier" option in my iphones settings and with turbo sim inserted i can see choosing carrier otion with a list of netwroks in it, but clickn on my own appropriate network , it still shows "no service"..

    Q2. i first restored my iphones firmware in the I-tune and then jailbroke my iphone but still same problem , "no service "..

    Q3. is MAC necessary for customize .IPSW ? can`t i do it in Microsoft Vista ?

    q4. what is the use of Yellowsnow ? is it helpful in my solution ?

    please answer me sooon because i m havin a phone but worth of nothing coz i cant use it for a phone`s purpose..

    thanking U.

  • Newbie


    I have a 2G iphone and it seems many people have had problems when trying to jailbreak and unlock it using QuickPwn 2.2.5-2.

    Is it safe?

  • gary

    I keep getting a firm ware error (string).

    Updated, 3g (not s)

  • Katie

    I am downloading quickpwn 2.2.5…I can unlock the iphone with this, correct?

  • oreo

    reset your settings

  • Reenal

    hi,im reenal tandel. i have iphone 2G. and i have windows vista. and downloaded itunes 9 latest version. and as u sayed i downloaded those four files(quick pwn,iPhone1,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw,BL-39.bin,BL-46.bin),all is set but im doubtfull will it work? u asking for itunes 8 version. will it take unexpected effect for latest version.plz advise

  • Andy

    I have the very first iPod Touch that came out that I want to jailbreak. It says to connect my device, which I already have, and it says it isn't connected. I've reconnected it several times and it still hasn't worked. What am I supposed to do?

  • Andy

    forget what I just said, wrong section

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