iPhone 2.0 update unlocked (even 3G!)

Hello guys! I just wanted to confess how busy I have been and how I have not been able to complete my Monday’s on the underground blog. I have a request for Versatile and Volatire. Can I please post updates about things which I can keep track of like Games, Phones, hacks and movies? Can I publish those posts at the time of their release? Please consider this and mail me. Thanks.

Well the main reason of me writing this post is that the iPhone 3G hack is here! The DEV team as always, have provided this hack for free. I took 2 weeks but it was worth the wait (all other softwares brick your phone!) Well for now, this software is only for MAC users (bad for us windows users😦 ) but nevertheless, we can use a friends comp! Here is a picture of the Software, nice GUI huh??:


iPhone 3G

iPhone 3G

Now, for all those have MAC’s here’s a tip: The Mail 2.0 in the iPhone 2.0 update isn’t working, so dont upgrade your iPhone now… let the Dev Team make some fixes and I will notify you when this program is glitch free. But if you still want to risk your iPhone, here is the guide:

1. Get The Pwnage Tool Here (The Better v2.0.1)
2. Get the BootLoader Files Here
3.Follow this Guide: 

Step 1: If you are at 1.1.4 or lower, restore a fresh 2.0. If you are already at 2.0 this is not necessary. You can follow the restore guide for help on restoring in iTunes. 

        Note: you may see “Preparing iPhone software for restore” for a very long time. Could be 10 minutes.                         This is normal. Don’t panic and stick with it. 
        Note 2: If you get error 1600 you may try restore mode instead of DFU mode.  It can be finicky. Try                              going back and forth from restore to DFU mode.

Step 2: Extract the zip file. Extract the rar file for the bootloaders and put that in your Documents folder. Load up the pwnage tool. You will see this screen so click away the warning.  Note: some folks having problems loading the pwnage tool and the icon just sits there bouncing. You may try clearing your cache by deleting the {your name}/Library/Caches folder and/or /Library/Caches and reboot. You may also try booting into safe mode.

Step 3: At the top, select “Simple Mode” and click the phone or iPod that matches your device.

Step 4: Select the 2.0 firmware you used to restore your phone in step 1 and click the blue next arrow.


Step 5: Select your bootloaders that you downloaded from step #1. You will be presented a screen asking you if you wish to search the web for the bootloaders. Select NO.



Step 5 (a): Now select YES you wish to browse for the 3.9 bootloader.
Step 6: Repeat steps 5 for the 4.6 bootloader files.
Step 7: You will be prompted to create a custom FW image now. Select YES unless you have already done so in which case you can select NO. For first time users select YES. If you select NO, you will skip to step 10.
Step 8: You are asked “Are you legit iPhone”. This means do you need to unlock and activate (NO) or do you have a contract carrier like AT&T (YES). Select NO to unlock, YES to not unlock. (Note: if you do not unlock and you do not have a contract carrier, you will be stuck at connect to iTunes screen and will need to repeat this tutorial again).
Step 9: Wait for custom IPSW / custom restore image to be generated. This takes a few minutes. Also, be prepared to enter your password as part of the process.
Step 10: If your iPhone has been pwned before, say YES. Otherwise say NO. Note: if you have restored a generic image, you should say NO. Only say yes if you have pwned and your iPhone boots with the pineapple or custom boot image. If you pwned 1.1.4, you do not have to pwn again. This will pwn your phone. There is no harm in pwning your phone again, so if you’re in doubt go ahead and say NO.
Step 11: You are now instructed how to get into DFU mode. Follow the steps and you will be fine. If you get lost or behind just click my link and do it manually. Remember, DFU mode means you will not see anything on your iPhone screen. It will appear as it if is turned off but the computer will see the phone.
Step 12: Restore your custom firmware in iTunes. Remember you need to use Option-Restore to select your custom firmware file.
Step 13: Wait for iTunes to finish its restore. This takes a while. Be patient.
Step 14: If you selected “NO” to a legit phone, wait for bootneuter to run and do its thing.
Congratulations. You have a freshly pwned phone.This will provide you with stock iPhone + Cydia. At this point, there is no other 2.0 software out from the community. All the installer apps will not work. You will need to be patient as apps get ported and show up within Cydia.
Sorry, I could put in all pics, as there was very little space (upload space)

Posted on July 21, 2008, in apple, Electronics, iPhone, News, Technology, Tips & Tricks and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Yea, sure, you don’t have to do every Monday if that’s not what you want to do, just be sure to check in once in a while. Same thing happening to me, otherwise I would write daily articles lol.

  2. Thanks Volatire!!!

  3. players jus to verify i have an unlocked iphone 2G with 1.1.4 and i would like to upgrade to 2.0. who will be able to do this first dev team or ziphone. and what are the risks


  4. it has already been done by the DEV Team, about 2 weeks ago. And Zibri is a thief!! He stole the DEV team’s software.

  5. awesome job don

  6. is there any tool for windows user

  7. thanks for this post but from where can i get boot loader files.. the link mentioned here is inactive as in there no hyperlink on it … kindly tell me where can i get them …

  8. Ok, hi guys! long time no see, Yep I know I have been inactive, but I’m trying my best to help all of you guys out there! Ok, I am writing an unlock guide for windows (its in the drafts) and yeah, I will provide the new bootloader links in it, thanks!

  9. For windows, you need to use the WinPWN tool to hack the update.
    there’s a new tool called QuickPWN out, which should stop the need for fresh updates, but i have yet to try it out.

  10. Yeah, as Volatire said, WinPwn, is used to hack the update, and here is better news: I am writing the new guide for unlocking iPhone 1.1.2/1.1.3/1.1.4/2.0/2.0.1/2.0.2 !! So all the hacking in one guide and software!

  11. how do i make sure i use the custom made restore.ipsw when restoring my iPhone?

  12. i have unlocked iphone 3G but updated it with those information.. now it doesn’t operate at all (the screen shows only iTunes icon &USB cable icon..) does anyone know how to fix it?

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