PwnageTool & Redsn0w For iOS 4.3.3 Updated; Includes Bug Fix & Improvements

Jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone 3GS

iPhone Dev team has released an updated version of PwnageTool and Redsn0w, which includes a fix for the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 side switch vibration issue (only for iOS 4.3.3).

Dev team had released PwnageTool 4.3.3 and Redsn0w 0.9.6rc15 for iOS 4.3.3 couple of days back that incorporates the untether jailbreak developed by iPhone hacking expert Stefan Esser.

Dev Team has provided the following information on their blog:

PwnageTool and redsn0w have been updated to include a fix for the iPhone3GS/i4 side switch vibration issue (only for 4.3.3!).  Thanks to @i0n1c for tracking this down (even though he doesn’t even have an iPhone!).

If you’re already jailbroken at 4.3.3 (by either redsn0w rc15 or custom IPSW), you can install this fix simply by running redsn0w rc16 over your existing 4.3.3 jailbreak. Just uncheck the “Install Cydia” option and check any other options you want.  The fix will be installed no matter what you’ve selected.  This is safe for even ultrasn0w unlockers to do (because redsn0w itself won’t update your baseband…only an iTunes stock IPSW update/restore will do that).

redsn0w rc16 has a few more improvements:  Windows 7 and Vista users should no longer need to set their CPU affinity…just run redsn0w as Administrator in XP compatiblity mode.  Also, the “verbose boot” option for old-bootrom iPhone 3GS has been fixed for 4.3.3 (remember: old-bootrom 3GS users can even have custom bootlogos that show right at power-up).

PwnageTool and Redsn0w 0.9.6rc16 supports the following iOS devices for iOS 4.3.3:

iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone users who don’t care about unlocking are better off using Redsn0w as one doesn’t need to preserve baseband like iPhone users.

Redns0w 0.9.6rc16 can be downloaded from the following link:

PwnageTool is available only for Mac users and you can download it from one of the mirror sites:

If you need help jailbreaking your iOS device, you can checkout our step-by-step guides for Redsn0w:

Step-by-step guides for PwnageTool:

Step-by-step guides for Sn0wbreeze:

If you’ve used Redsn0w 0.9.6rc15 or PwnageTool 4.3.3 then you can install the fix simply by running Redsn0w 0.9.6rc16 over the iOS 4.3.3 jailbreak but remember to uncheck the “Install Cydia” option.


Updated Redsn0w For iOS 4.3.3 May Fix Battery Drain Issue

As always, let us know how it goes.

[via Dev Team’s blog]

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  • fas

    Dev team should stop wasting their time.

  • Peter Poppet

    Hey (fas) you’re a pratt !!!!!!!

    Dev Team are fixing a bug , hence release an update.

    It’s assholes like you that should stay with their bog standard iphone and don’t deserve to have a FREE jailbreak…

  • Rick

    hey i need some help i been trying to update my ipad 1G from 4.3.2 to the 4.3.3 and a error keep coming up (THE IPAD COULD NOT BE RESTORED,THIS DEVICE ISN’T ELIGIBLE FOR THE REQUESTED BUILD ;() PLEASE if u guys could help me PLZ..

    • Maximo99

      Have u previously changed the host file on ur computer if u did just go to it and remove the ipand that should help with ur problem

      • Ben

        I have the same problem on my iphone 4.
        I have just had to re-install the system software and restore my mac from back -up.
        Where is the hosts file?

    • I had a similar issue with my iphone and trying to update it on my mac a while back. if youve already downloaded the ipsw find it on the computer and delete it, then when itunes asks you if you want to just download or download and update chose the latter of the two 😉

  • Mike

    If it was up to me I would pay for the jailbreak if that ment they would come out with a new unlock for the iPhone 4 still waiting for the so call unlock they were working on. Using gevey sim rite.

  • Lavender

    So … does sn0wbreeze need to be updated with this bugfix, or is it alright?

  • psp

    when is jb for ipad2 coming?

  • rj190

    Has anyone had a problem with their signal bars, since I installed 4.3.2 and 4.3.3 my signal never passes one bar on my iPhone 4. I used Pwnage every time. Is there a fix for this or is it just my phone? Thanks.

    • Bizzyrich

      Same problem here!, have you figure out this problem?

  • Wop140

    The iPad 2 jailbreak will have to be a user land one like sprint or star by comex redsnow pawnage and snowbeeze can not be changed to jb the iPad 2 because of the bootrom powering off however comex ain’t working on iOS because he’s bored and I don’t know who else as the skills to do it because since v4 only geohot with limera1n and 1onic with the un tether as done anything looks to me the dev team can’t do anymore on there own

  • brad markoff

    will sn0wbreeze still work, even though there is an updated redsn0w. will i have to run redsn0w after sn0wbreeze

  • soka

    i tried redsnow 16 and the sound problem still exist

  • magicman

    I just jailbreak me iphone 4 using PwnageTool. Everything is fine except for FaceTime. It keeping on say “waiting for activation”. What should I do?

    • Deep

      this is how you fix it, when you make a custom restore from pwnage tool do it in expert mode.. then browse the IPSW file, then go to General Setting, and uncheck Activate then phone.. then restore with the new custom restore then it should work, cuz it worked for me.

  • wakefield

    works perfect now except for Cydia. I always get the apple logo when I go to search something.

  • Marco

    I am not sure I understand….. can I unlock my iPhone 4 after upgrading to IOS 4.3.3

  • mwyan

    iPhoneHacks, i was trying to download Redsn0w by using the link provided but failed “Server not found Firefox can’t find the server at 7490366151266152505-a-iphone–”
    is there any alternative link? Been trying for the past 2 days… 🙁

  • joe

    i am have trouble changeing the file name cuz my computer changes too zip too .ipws

  • ifonix


    help!! 3GS upgrade to 4.3.3 baseband 06,15 when install Ultrasn0w via cydia to unlock iphone stuck on apple logo in endless reboot.
    i have already did the hole firmware build process via pwnage tool tow times.
    and once again after install ultasnow iphone stuck in endless reboot.
    anyone have idea how to fix it??



  • ElizabethNichole

    HELP!! Cydia wont work after i jailbroke my Iphone3GS, I tried rebooting and jailbreakig it again multiple times, PLEASE PLEASE PLEAS HELP ASAP!!

  • vick

    hi there, i just got my iphone 4 white and comes with ios 4.3.2 and i have tried to update it with pwnage, and also with apple but nothing’s working and i get the message(which is not an error code) that my iphone is not eligible for that request. does anybody have any idea of what’s happening? is so tell me please i’m trying to jb it cos without the jb is just useless

  • Justin

    Just tried to JB and unlock my Iphone 4 WITHOUT success. JB seems to work BUT unlock does not. In fact, for some reason I cannot use my Iphone with the SIM that was working BEFORE I JB and/or tried to unlock it. Now it does not work with ANY SIM!! So confused now.

    I JB using redsn0w rc15 with 4.3.3 (baseband 04.10.01). Then ran redsn0w rc16 for the bug fix and also tried ultrasn0w 1.2.3 as well.

    All other functions seem to work and I can use it as an Itouch with WiFi but phone functionality seems to not work at all. Disappointed to say the least and would appreciate any help.

    If it is not appropriate to ask here, could someone point in the right direction on where to go to ask? Probably need to speak to Comex or Dev team and hopefully they will read this.

    • i guess i can help you with that if u can tell me like the website so i can jailbreak my ipod

  • nathan

    i jailed breaked my ipod touch 4g an now its saying i need to connect it to itunes. should i do this

  • Khalid

    My iPhone 3gs with 4.3.3 and iPad baseband is stuck in DFU mode. I’ve tried restore and jailbreaking but with no success; nothing happens. I get either the 3194 error code or the process gets stuck in redsnow rebooting….forever.

    Any advice?

  • need help to jailbreak my iPod is the brand new kind and i want to jailbreak but i dont understand all of this

  • ok forget this anybody please help me i want to jailbreak my ipod 4g but i just cant find the website to download the app…or can i just jailbreak from my ipod