iPhone and iPod Touch 2.0/2.0.1/2.0.2 unlock!

Ok, here is the much awaited iPhone unlock for Windows! This time, its not with the famous Pwnage Tool, developed by the iPhone dev Team, but we will use WinPwn. You can get WinPwn Here (Its a Rapidshare file from the official website, so no question of invalid or expiring links), the WinPwn has got a totally new GUI makeover, just like the Pwnage Tool and its easier than ever to use. Somethings which have have to keep in mind while updating are:

*UPDATE 6: Hey guys! I just wanted to tell you all that for unlocking your iPhone with 2.1 update, you will have to wait till Sunday, because I will add it to the V2!! And now for the sad part… I have decided to colse this post, i.e. there wont be any other updates here. Although, you can ask me for help down in the comments or mail me at: jvalintejpal@gmail.com

*UPDATE 5: Here is the list of all IPSW files available for online download for iPod Touch and iPhone:

1.0.0: iPhone1,1_1.0_1A543a_Restore.ipsw
1.0.1: iPhone1,1_1.0.1_1C25_Restore.ipsw
1.0.2: iPhone1,1_1.0.2_1C28_Restore.ipsw
1.1.1: iPhone1,1_1.1.1_3A109a_Restore.ipsw
1.1.2: iPhone1,1_1.1.2_3B48b_Restore.ipsw
1.1.3: iPhone1,1_1.1.3_4A93_Restore.ipsw
1.1.4: iPhone1,1_1.1.4_4A102_Restore.ipsw
2.0.0 (2G): iPhone1,1_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw
2.0.0 (3G): iPhone1,2_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw
2.0.1 (2G): iPhone1,1_2.0.1_5B108_Restore.ipsw
2.0.1 (3G): iPhone1,2_2.0.1_5B108_Restore.ipsw
2.0.2 (2G): iPhone1,1_2.0.2_5C1_Restore.ipsw
2.0.2 (3G): iPhone1,2_2.0.2_5C1_Restore.ipsw
2.1 (2G): iPhone1,1_2.1_5F136_Restore.ipsw
2.1(3G): iPhone1,2_2.1_5F136_Restore.ipsw

iPod Touch
1.1: iPod1,1_1.1_3A101a_Restore.ipsw
1.1.1: iPod1,1_1.1.1_3A110a_Restore.ipsw
1.1.2: iPod1,1_1.1.2_3B48b_Restore.ipsw
1.1.3: iPod1,1_1.1.3_4A93_Restore.ipsw
1.1.4: iPod1,1_1.1.4_4A102_Restore.ipsw
1.1.5: iPod1,1_1.1.5_4B1_Restore.ipsw
2.0.0: iPod1,1_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw (Must purchase through iTunes)
2.0.1: iPod1,1_2.0.1_5B108_Restore.ipsw
2.0.2: iPod Restore 2.0.2 (torrent) mirror: iPod Restore 2.0.2 (Torrent)
NOTE*: I will update this as new firmware versions come out of course🙂
NOTE2*: All iPod Touch Software upgrades from iTunes are stored in: C:\Users\[USER]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates


*UPDATE3: WinPwn 2.5 Beta 2 has been released, which provides the IPSW custom crash bug fixes, check out the completed guide below.

*UPDATE2: My WinPwn 2.5 is crashing each time I try to create an IPSW. So… please wait for sometime. Sorry for the inconvenience!

*UPDATE: iPhone Users: At last!!! I got the IPSW of 2.0.2 2G and 3G basebands online!!! For upgrading your iPhone 2G or 3G to 2.0.2 form 2.0.1 or 2.0, scroll down till the end for a new guide! And even WinPwn 2.5 is available for download!!

*UPDATE: iTouch Users: Right now, there is NO way to update to 2.0.1, as no SOFTWARE is available. The DEV Team has come up with a solution, but have not released it. CMW WinPwn is releasing WinPwn 2.5 on 2 PM EST on 29th August, i.e. Today. New Guide for iTouch users will come up by tomorrow or day after tomorrow, thanks for the patience!! Here is a pic of WinPwn 2.5:

-GET THE PROPER IPSW RESTORE FILES HERE: 2G Restore Image(IPSW 2.0.1) and 3G Restore Image(IPSW 2.0.1).

– WinPwn uses 300MB of RAM at peak due to IPSW being extracted in memory.
– You must first click browse and load an IPSW to use WinPwn (for newbies)
– If you see Failed to Load Image catalogue/payload catalogue, this is fine and wont cuase problems.
– If you already have service with AT&T do not activate or install the Youtube Fix.

OK, Lets get started!

Step 1: Install winpwn, iTunes, and extract your restore images and bootloaders to your desktop. Note: if you have a previous copy of winpwn installed, uninstall it before installing the new one.

Step 2:  Connect your iPhone to your PC and load up winpwn. You will see this screen:

Step 3: Click “Browse .ipsw” button and select your firmware image(IPSW file) from your desktop. Note: winpwn will determine if you have an iPod, an iPhone 3g, or an iPhone 2g based off the firmware image you select and downloaded. So make sure you got the correct image(file). 2g and 3g iPhones have different firmwares!

Step 4: Now, click on “IPSW Builder”. You will get a screen with many tabs. First is the ‘Applications’ screen. Here you have three options: Cydia, Installer 2.0 and Youtube Activation click. Select Cydia (IT IS COMPULSORY!), then select the Youtube activation Fix ONLY IF YOU DONT HAVE A CONTRACT WITH A CARRIER CERTIFIED BY APPLE (LIKE AT&T IN THE USA, VODAFONE AND AIRTEL IN INDIA, ETC!!). Installer 2.0 is optional, I recommend right now that you don’t download it, because it has almost no apps. Here is how your screen will look like (almost):

Step 5: Click Advanced tab. This is a critical tab. If you have a contract carrier such as AT&T you do not need to unlock. So you must make sure everything is unchecked here. Again, if you have a contract carrier, select nothing here! If you do not have a contract carrier, you will need to use this to configure activation and unlocking. Check activate phone, Enable Baseband Update, Unlock Baseband, Autodelete Bootneuter.app. Click the two bootloader file buttons and browse for your 3.9 and 4.6 firmware we downloaded at the start of this guide. Your finished screen needs to look something like this:

Step 6: Now all you have to do is to click the “Build .ipsw” at the bottom of the window. Note: save your file to some place where you can find it (I saved it on the desktop). The default location is going to be hard to find. Winpwn will start the stuff and finally you will see the success box:

Step 7: Now, go to the main WinPwn screen and click on the “iPwner”. This will open a new dialog box, where you have to choose the ‘Custom IPSW’ which we last created in Step 5. Note: If you saved the Custom IPSW, (i.e. the one which we created in Step 5) in the same location in which you originally downloaded the 2.0.1 IPSW from the internet, then choose the ‘Custom IPSW’ and not the original IPSW:

Step 8: Good, you have reached this far, only a few more things. Now you will get a successful message that your iTunes has been Pwned!

Step 9: Get your phone into DFU mode. You cannot use any tools to do this. It must be hardware DFU mode only done by pressing the buttons on your device. Use this guide here for the steps. This works on every device so keep trying if you are having problems.

Step 10: While in DFU mode, open iTunes 7.7 (if already not opened), iTunes will recognize your iPhone in DFU mode (this may take a few mins (1-2) and then will prompt you to restore your iPhone. Press Shift and click on the Restore button. Choose the custom firmware IPSW we made. This will take about 10-15 minutes. You can either choose a new iPhone in restore or restore from a previously backed-up version.

Step 11: Congrats! You just upgraded!

If you need any help, just post in the comments, happy to help!!!!



What all you will need:
1. IPSW files (242 MB each): 2G and 3G (choose 1 depending on which phone you have)
2. iTunes 7.7
3. Bootloaders 3.9 and 4.6 (Only for 2G Users)
4. Note that you have the latest .Net Framework!
5. Make sure that you have uninstalled all other versions of WinPwn and Downloaded WinPwn 2.5 here.

Step 1: Install WinPwn, get all the IPSW file, bootloader 3.9, bootloader 4.6 on the desktop. Attach your iPhone to the computer. Now load WinPwn. Choose the Default Mode and then select the device you have:
Step 2: After choosing your phone, you will be shown a new screen, which will have 3 options: 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2. As this guide is for 2.0.2, choose 2.0.2:
Step 3: Now you will be asked to answer some questions. First will be if you are with an official carrier (like AT&T in America, Vodafone and Airtel in India, etc.) If Yes, then click the thumbs up, if no, then click the Thumbs down:
Step 4: Next it will ask if you want to unlock the iPhone or not. Click Yes, i.e. Thumbs Up. Next it will ask if you want a custom restore/boot image. Say no, i.e. Thumbs Down. Then, WinPwn will automatically Start Searching for the IPSW file on your computer, and if it finds it, It will automatically start building the custom IPSW file, otherwise it will prompt you to browse for the file manually:
Step 5: Now you will be asked if you need help getting into DFU mode. There will be a helper in the app to get you there. Use this DFU guide here.

Step 5a: Turn off your phone. Hold power, slide to power off, and wait. When it is done, give the green thumbs up on this dialog:
Step 5c) Restore your phone in iTunes using the custom firmware you just made. Note, this firmware file is most likely in the “my documents” folder.

Step 6) Open iTunes, it will tell you that the iPhone is in DFU mode, and then Shift+Click on restore button. And go to my documents and select the Custom Firmware File. There you go, done 2.0.2 is on your iPhone!!!!

Posted on August 29, 2008, in Advice, apple, Entertainment, iPhone, News, Technology, Tips & Tricks, Windows and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 66 Comments.

  1. hey, you can unlock 2.0.2 anytime and yes, quickpwn will work with Windows Vista. For the 2.1 upgrade, the WinPwn developers have been working hard to release a software. Check back for updates!

  2. Hi ,

    I have iphone 3g , 2.0.1 firmware, Windows Vista. I have downloaded and installed winpwn, and followed the instructions above. However under Advanced Tab Enable baseband update, Unlock baseband are greyed out ie am not able to check them. I can only Check “Activate Phone”. Should I do any thing else?… Please Help

  3. Hi Tizil 7,
    do you have any update whether we can use iTunes8 and on 2.1 upgrade progress?
    Thank you

  4. Hey I am up with the update: Yes is works!!

  5. You are a GENIUS!

  6. Thanks CypherMax. ureachmadhu… download 2.5 WinPwn. I also have a declaration to make: I will post the iPhone 2.1 software upgrade unlock and jailbreak on the V2!!! So be prepared… Sunday is the big day!

  7. Hi Tizil7…. am in India and have to unlock my iphone 3g, hence I was using winpwn and Unlock baseband are greyed out ie am not able to check them. please advise.

  8. Tizil 7 (Jvalin)

    Well, ureachmadhu, even I am in India. As I told you, use WinPwn 2.5 It has been relased on the official winPwn website: http://www.winpwn.com and WinPwn 3 is also coming up for unlocking of 2.1 update. Hope this helps you. The guide for WinPwn 2.5 is also available up! Hope this helps!

  9. Hi Tizil7,

    I did use winpwn2.5, successfully completed all the steps… still am not able to make any calls. The custom ipsw got loaded into iphone and now I get a message No Service. while using winpwn2.5 i did not see the Unlock baseband option… like we see in winpwn2.0.0.4. So I think winpwn2.5 just activated without unlocking the phone… as everyone says 3g unlock is yet to be out… please guide…

  10. I forgot my Ipod Itouch 8gb passcode. How can I reset it? I do not know the version… or anything .. please help!?!?!?!

  11. well, either you can guess until you find it, or just reset your ipod by reinstalling the update onto it.

  12. Tizil 7 (Jvalin Tejpal)

    @ureachmadhu: I double-checked my guide up there and still I couldn’t find any fault with it. It is still unclear to me if you want to “unlock” or “jailbreak” your iPhone 3G. If 2.0.2 is giving you troubles, then if you can wait… I am writing another guide at the new underground to unlock your iPhone 2G and 3G for 2.1 update. the link is: http://www.tug.cjb.com

    @iFreak: There are 2 ways to do that, firstconnect you iTouch the the first computer you did when you bought it and then disconnect it. The other way is to put it in DFU mode and Restore it using iTunes….

  13. Hi Tizil7, There is nothing wrong with the guide. I have a 3g phone which I brought from USA. Version 2.0.1. And am not able to use any sim on it. So I believe it needs to be unlocked first. And all the websites are say iphone dev team is yet to come out with an unlock for 3g and Only Jailbreak is possible now for 3g. So still am not able to use it as a phone.

  14. thanks for the winpwn 2.5 its worked thenks guys!!!!

  15. Tizil 7 (Jvalin Tejpal)

    You got it right, ureachmadhu… iPhone 3G can only be jailbroken at this time, the iPhone DEV team will be releasing an unlock soon enough🙂

    Thanks Emilio Diaz!

  16. heellooo.

    HEPL memememe..

    Cna u help me how to unlock my iphone and i can’t use my iphone already.:( plz show me the way to unlock my iphone…

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