iPhone Dev Team Releases Unofficial PwnageTool Bundle For iPhone 3GS

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3GS

iPhone Dev Team has released an unofficial PwnageTool bundle for iPhone 3GS owners with the old bootrom that want to update to iOS 4.2.1 without upgrading their baseband.

So if your iPhone 3GS baseband is 05.13.04 or lower (Settings -> General -> About -> Modem Firmware) then you should install the bundle before using PwnageTool 4.1.3 to update to iOS 4.2.1

This gives you best of both worlds, you update your iPhone 3GS to iOS 4.2.1 and since the baseband is preserved, you can unlock your iPhone 3GS using Ultrasn0w 1.2 without the need to update it’s baseband to 06.15.00, which has its risks.

iPhone Dev team has provided the following information on their blog about the unofficial PwnageTool bundle:

For those Mac users with an old-bootrom 3GS who really know what they’re doing, here’s a minimal 3GS 4.2.1 bundle that will get you to 4.2.1 without updating your baseband.  Be sure to uncheck “Activate the iPhone” using Expert mode.  To actually jailbreak after you’ve restored with the help of that bundle, please use redsn0w.

You can follow these steps to install the bundle:

  • Download the PwnageTool bundle from this link and extract the contents (iPhone2,1_4.2.1_8C148a.bundle ) of the zip file.
  • If you have downloaded PwnageTool, right click on the extracted PwnageTool app and select Show Package Contents from the menu.
  • Navigate to Contents/Resources/FirmwareBundles/.
  • Copy and paste the iPhone2,1_4.2.1_8C148a.bundle that your had extracted earlier into the FirmwareBundles folder.

That’s all. When you launch the PwnageTool, it will pick up the latest firmware bundle. You can then use it to upd

As always, let us know how it goes.

[via Dev Team’s blog]

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  • http://iphoneinfo.se dennis

    can i uppdate my 3g to ios 4.2.1 and unlock it with ultrasn0w now ?? please answer me :(

    • katsuboi

      DOWNGRADE 4.2 to 4.1 SOLUTION W/OUT SHSH BLOB!

      People, I don’t know how to contact iphonehacks to get this info out, but I just downgraded my iPhone 4 from 4.2 to 4.1 WITHOUT an shsh blob.

      I followed the normal steps/tutuorials on how to do it if you had saved the blob. Got the error message 104, but instead of using the latest version of tiny umbrella(I tried using it but it just dont work if you didn’t save your shsh blob), So I downloaded an older version Tiny Umbrella 4.1.6

      Once I opened the older version towards the bottom, under the “Request Version” dropdown menu i chose iphone4 4.1(B117) and under the “Request From” i just chose Cydia. The “Kick out of Recovery” button came to life, I clicked it, and BAM IT WORKED!!!

      • katsuboi

        OK, just figured out how to contact iphonehacks (I was too impatient to look to the left)

    • DpHl

      Hi Dennis
      First you use Redsn0w 0.9.6beta5 to upgrade modem firmware 06.15.00 ( still keep version 4.1 ) and use Utrasn0w 1.2 to unclock your phone 3Gs
      Finally phone unlocked.
      Following these step by step:

      For all those wit questions about using redsnow.

      1 you don not have to update to 4.2
      2 you can stay on 4.1

      Download 4.1 software, (apple have it on their site) file is called iPhone2,1_4.1_8B117_Restore
      Download the redsnow software.
      Run the software,
      Follow all instructions step by step.
      It will ask you to choose what firmware to use this is the file you should have downloaded from apple the one o mentioned above.
      Once that is picked i high lighted install cydia and install ipad firmware.
      Mine took less than 5 mins to install everything an reboot, but it will depend on your internet connection.
      Once your phone has rebooted go into cydia and find ultrasnow it will be version 1.2
      Reboot your device once more and that is it.
      Hope this helps.

      • http://iphoneinfo.se dennis

        i have a 3g not a 3gs. but i swear ios 4.2.1 is faster than ios 4.1 :(

  • Borat

    Im guessing this is the real deal?

  • SRK

    Fortunately I have a factory unlocked iPhone (legal unlock after 1 year of a 2 year contract). Newest baseband (5.14.02) 3Gs. Just need jailbreak (not unlock) on 4.2. Preferably untethered, available yet? (I’m a total jailbreak noob).

    • Hel

      3G & 3GS 4.2.1 is JB untethered…redsn0w beta4

  • max

    Hello
    will there be an “Windows” version too?

    • Borat

      Yes Max there will be a windows version.
      But im not sure when.

      I’m waiting for a jailbreak to come out for my 3G. I’m currently on 4.1 unlocked and jailbroken using windows.

      • FredMc

        Same here, I have a jailbroken 3G on iOS 4.1 using baseband 05.13.04 and I use Windows. I want to update to 4.2 but don’t want to use that iPad baseband.

  • Lee

    To update baseband to 6.15 do I need itune 10.1 for it to work? Or the 10.0 will still work

    • Borat

      Hi Lee im pretty sure you need to be on 10.1. But i would double check that if i were you.

  • EV

    So I have a 3GS with the old bootrom and 5.13.04 Modem f/w unlocked on 4.1. Do I use the same Pwnage Tool that I used for 4.1 and just add this bundle to the package contents and create a new 4.2.1 firmware file to restore?

  • Lee

    Thanks borat I’ll check it out

  • Lee

    hello everyone, please help!!!
    I tried a few times to updated to 6.15 baseband by using PwanageTool 4.1.3. and iPad FW 3.2.2. my original FW on my 3gs is 4.1. everything went fine I see Cydia and my 3gs baseband still stay at 5.14.02. what is going on here? do I need to update my FW to 4.2 or 4.2.1 first before I even trying to updated the baseband to 6.15 and how do I update to 4.2.1 because I can only updating to 4.2 via iTune pls help anyone

    • DpHl

      Hi Lee
      You should stay 4.1 then using Redsn0w 0.9.6beta5 to upgrade firmware 06.15.00 then using Ultran0w 1.2 to unclock you phone
      Finally phone unlocked.

      For all those wit questions about using redsnow.

      1 you don not have to update to 4.2
      2 you can stay on 4.1

      Download 4.1 software, (apple have it on their site) file is called iPhone2,1_4.1_8B117_Restore
      Download the redsnow software.
      Run the software,
      Follow all instructions step by step.
      It will ask you to choose what firmware to use this is the file you should have downloaded from apple the one o mentioned above.
      Once that is picked i high lighted install cydia and install ipad firmware.
      Mine took less than 5 mins to install everything an reboot, but it will depend on your internet connection.
      Once your phone has rebooted go into cydia and find ultrasnow it will be version 1.2
      Reboot your device once more and that is it.
      Hope this helps.

  • john

    hi all, i have a 3gs MC model firmware 05.13.04
    now i’m using 4.0.1 jailbroken and unlocked. can i use this tool to upgrade 4.2.1 with jailbreak and unlock? if not then how can i?

    thanks to all in advance

  • THANG

    any unlocks yet for the FW 02.10.04 for the iphone 4 running OS 4.1?

  • http://www.theiphoner.co.il/%D7%90%D7%A4%D7%9C%D7%99%D7%A7%D7%A6%D7%99%D7%94-%D7%9C%D7%90%D7%99%D7%99%D7%A4%D7%95%D7%9F%D7%90%D7%99%D7%99%D7%A4%D7%95%D7%93%D7%90%D7%99%D7%99%D7%A4%D7%93-viber-free-pho VIBER

    I need itune 10.1 for it to work?

  • http://www.motorbeam.com/ fas

    Its weird that its unofficial, should not it be official since its from the horses themselveS?

  • Tomo

    help please!
    iphone 3g, after upgrading baseband to 6.15.00 and unlocking, sound in earphone don’t work!anyone know solution?!

  • ifonix

    hoi,

    any one, dev team, good people,

    any unlock for BB 05.14.02 for 3GS????????????????
    don’t wanna upgrade to ipad BB 06.15.00′.

    one more thing, DEV team, recpect! keep it going!
    leting the JB/UL community the option to be free

  • Lee

    Dear iPhone hack or anyone, please confirmed if this baseband update method works with MC models 3GS. I have MC model and and did it 7 times my baseband didn’t change to 6.15 pls help

  • dondon41

    does teathered means that every time your battery drained, the phone will not boot? it will only boot if I connect the phone to a computer?

    • katsuboi

      tethered jailbreak means every time you need to reboot you need to be connected to a computer and use redsnow to stay jailbroken. If you reboot without a computer you will not see cydia or any jailbreak apps on your phone.

      • dondon41

        Thanks katsuboi.. u’r a genius!=)
        by way my 3G is back to OS 4.1 from 4.2.1.
        i’l try to reboot it just know if it’s tethered or untethered since restore it back to 4.1 but with baseband 6.15.

      • dondon41

        it is “UNTETHERED” katsuboi!

  • EV

    There is very little information on this page. Some posts are mentioned ipad and then saying to update iphone. Hopefully some proper instructions come out. Do not want ot risk bricking my iphone and ipad.

  • ifonix

    not working!
    try to copy paste iPhone2,1_4.2.1_8C148a.bundle in to Contents/Resources/FirmwareBundles/.
    get right away “file can not be modefy”

    • Angel

      dont open it from the disk mount image.. drag it to your applications folder then do it. it works, i had that happen to me too

  • Axel

    Hi all im a iPhone 3GS i hace the Ios 4.0 on firmware 05.14.04 how do i unlock my iPhone i try everything ….. Please

  • djcocamoe

    if i already have jailbroken at 4.1 do i have to upgrade to 4.2.1 to be able to unlock? or can i just run the ultrasnow unlock?

  • Omar K

    Hi all im a iPhone 3GS i hace the Ios 4.0 on firmware 05.14.04 how do i unlock my iPhone i try everything ….. Please

  • For iPhone 3GS Geniuses

    Quick simple question guys, this is like way back ABC’s for most of u i believe. How would u know/confirm if ur iPhone 3GS is in a NEW or OLD BOOTROOM???
    Need to confirm before convincing myself to proceed w/ 4.2.1. An untethered JB comes very handy, easy, & necessary for most of us i believe. Just wish that Comex would finaly soon release the complete 4.2.1 jailbreak!!! i cant upgrade to 4.1 anymore, now this 4.2.1 composes a lot of posing risks to many.

  • Lee

    Wanna say thanks to all for helping especially DpHi
    thanks for the help PwanageTool didn’t work for me so I used redsnow 09.6b5 im now unlocked :)

  • THANG

    Will there be an unlock for the iphone 4 running on OS 4.1 with a baseband of 02.10.04 coming soon?

  • Turo

    Iphone 3G IOS 4.2.1 unlocked and ready to use
    thank you a lot guys

  • Chris

    Anyone know anything about the phone going into safe mode after the unlock? I upgraded to 4.2, ran it and got the BB to 6.15 and now I am having an issue where my phone is putting me into Safe Mode. I have tried to go to the packages in Cydia to remove some of the last installed apps but still hasn’t changed. I’ve turned off my phone and turned it back on as well many times. Thank you

  • si

    can any one tell me how get my service back on a ,iphone 3gs 4.1 baseband 05.15.04.thank you from now…….ultrasn0w dont work,tryed everyting……..help me.

  • dan

    3GS old bootrom JB using Pwnagetool 4.1.3, everything is fine expect cydia keep crashing.
    Anyone please help…

  • Jon

    iphone 3Gs 4.0.2 with the old boot of 05.13.04 can you please wade through the puddles of stuff and tell me how to jailbreak and unlock my phone once and for all. TY

  • Anosh

    link is dead :(