Aug 09

As some of you may know, the Pwnage Tool 2.0.2 for OSX has been released, unfortunately this leaves Windows users out in the cold, however there is a solution. Read more to find out how

If your a Windows user and you can’t wait to pwn your iPhone with 2.0.1 then you have another option. You can restore your iPhones, using a custom firmware image.

There are 4 images available

(Unfortunely because we dont own a iPhone 3g we cant tell you what the ACTIVATED firmware will do.)

Thanks to Steven Lu, for these images.


Enjoy your iPhone (and now iPod Touch), with the new 2.0.1

See my Windows Alternative Guide to Pwning, using PwnageTool for windows.

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85 Responses to “2.0.1 Custom firmware for Windows”

  1. me Says:

    hi there,

    thanks… can i ask, is the boot logo apple or pineapple?

    if i have 1.1.4 pwned iphone, can i just restore the custom firmware via itunes?

  2. George Says:

    it comes with the normal apple boot logo and yes you can just restore using iTunes

  3. me Says:

    thank you so much!

  4. spinedoc Says:

    This includes installer 4 beta and Cydia I’m assuming? Thanks for posting this up, pretty awesome. I hope it goes smoothly onto a 2.0.1 3g.

  5. ASG Says:

    can i use these ipsw if my iphone 3g already has apple firmware 2.0.1 and hasnt been jailbroken before?

  6. me Says:

    Wow…. i just did it and I still cant believe it was that EASY????? WOW… everything works like a charm!!! thank you iphonefreakz!!!!!!

  7. viru478 Says:

    hi does it contain the installer as with the mac version
    and also i have iphone 3g with 2.0.1 so does phone require any pwn or just simple i can put in dfu and restore the custom firmware please help me

  8. Jimbo Says:

    Worked great for me! Thanks guys. OBTW, I downloaded the activated version for my 3g and couldn’t get a cell signal. So I reloaded the regular 3g one and it worked perfectly. Thanks again!

  9. onesilentlight Says:

    Does anyone know where I could get a 2.0.1 Pwned iPod Touch firmware? I tried all the torrent sites that I know, it’s not there. Thanks!!!

  10. asa Says:

    how big is the file…it seems server is real slow or jammed up and not sure if I am getting 100%

  11. Awsy Says:

    Hi guys, does it need itunes 7.7 or 7.7.1?

  12. Rabanjr Says:

    Worked Great!!!!

  13. spinedoc Says:

    I’m assuming we don’t do this thru winpwn? Do we just put the phone in DFU mode and simply restore the custom IPSW file, is this correct?

  14. spinedoc Says:

    Well just answered my own question, error 1600 I’m sure because I didn’t hit the ipwner button.

    The only reason I ask is because I have the ipwner button greyed out even after I choose the ipsw file I downloaded from the links above. Any ideas what I’m doing wrong?

  15. Vallabh Says:

    Will DFU work or Recovery mode alone works? I remember the prevoius custom firmware 2.0 option for windows didnt work in DFU mode. Can you pls clarify this? thanks in advance.


  16. garda Says:

    have cydia?

  17. Max Says:

    Hi every one
    I’m a noob on iphone (sorry about that :) ). I bought 2 weeks ago an official orange iphone 3G (in France) and a couple of days ago i updated it with the official apple 2.0.1 firmware. My question is how can i jailbreak my iphone 3G ? Can i just download the custom firmware give here and restore it in DFU mode on my iphone or do i have to go back to 2.0, pwn it and then update to 2.0.1 pwn ?
    thx a lot for every answer you can give to me !
    Enjoy & take care !

  18. iambored8907 Says:

    I believe if you use the activated 3G you will be able to use other AT&T sim cards.

  19. redbaba Says:

    could you please post a link to the other guide you referenced? thanks in advance

  20. sjdvda Says:

    FOR IPOD TOUCH??????!!!!!!!!!!
    :cry: :cry:

  21. chang Says:

    Thanks~but, Only iphone? not touchpod?

  22. George Says:

    it does contain installer 4.0 like the mac version. this technique does require a winpwn. but then can be restored using the above CFIs

  23. George Says:

    unfortunately not yet but i will try and find some links for iPod Touch Users

  24. FlashFreak Says:

    So, I have iPhone 1.1.4 unlocked, activated and jailbreaked with ZiPhone 3.0. If I make a restore via iTunes to this firmware 2.0.1 custom, will it work for me ? Or my iPhone should be pwned first ? Thanks in advance.

  25. Vallabh Says:

    @ George:

    I have iTunes 7.7. Should i first update to 7.7.1 before restoring to this CF? Also let me know if I can update via DFU. Cheers.

  26. viru478 Says:

    but winpwn not support the 2.0.1 so what shoud i do please give me a detail


  27. prng Says:

    Not sure what I’m doing wrong, but my winpwn keeps saying the 2g custom firmware is an “unknown file type”.
    when i use my itunes restore using this file, it starts to work but then gives an error message. not sure where i’m messing up

  28. ekse Says:

    I have some word with users who flashed this new IPSW, 2.0.1 on the 2G iphone with the corresponding firmware to their phones. Some of them are having WiFi issues, where it crashes or sometimes doesnt work.

    Has anybody had this issue with this one. Please let me know…

  29. Braden Says:

    Just pwn iTunes using WinPwn. Load in the normal 2.0 firmware (not 2.0.1) and pwn iTunes. You can pwn iTunes using a regular 2.0 custom firmware. I’ve tried it and it works.

  30. Braden Says:

    No, that is unlocked. Activating only bypasses the activate screen so you can use it without activating it with AT&T.

  31. avantis Says:


    can you just explain the procedure for an iphone 3g that has already been upgraded to 2.0.1? does itunes have to be pwned then restore with the custom firmware?

  32. Red Says:

    Yes this works perfectly

    I’m using 1gen iphone that had 2.0 using winpwn

    The custom firmware comes with the beta installer as well

    only problem was it took an hour for my backup data to sync, never was that long before

  33. Vallabh Says:

    Hi Braden,

    pls clarify these:
    Will WinPwn ( after loading 2.0 fw as suggested by you)pwn iTunes 7.7.1?
    Should I pwn iTunes 7.7 and restore CF 2.0.1 in DFU

    Pls help me bro.thanks in advance.

  34. viru478 Says:

    ok i m downloading the file so let see thanks for reply

  35. viru478 Says:



  36. emma Says:

    Hi, I live in Argentina and i Have one 2G old iphone, how is the best image for me?
    and That firmwares 2.0.1 are tested?
    Sorry for my english

  37. viru478 Says:

    yes u can use xpwn also if u want with window and pwntool for mac new release

  38. ekse Says:

    I just finished upgrading. As i said… the WiFi doesnt work. It takes the IP 169.254. …. meaning it cant communicate with DHCP…

    I dunno how.. but I am jumping back to 2.0 .. i hope i can.

    if anyone has a fix for the wifi problem please let me know!

  39. emma Says:

    what is xpwn where i can download?
    thx virus478

  40. emma Says:

    I have other ask now winpwn support 2.0.1 look the web plz and confirme plz

  41. Vallabh Says:

    WinPwn is out…..go on and own ur phone…..gr8 news for all windows users. but still our heart goes to our mac bros who were so thoughtful of sharing the custom firmware they created…thanks bros..

  42. iambored8907 Says:

    winpwn 2.0.4 is out with 2.0.1 support!

  43. emma Says:

    thx iambored

  44. emma Says:

    Other ask for winpwn i use this firmware, it is equal firmware pwnagetool
    it is fine this?,1_2.0.1_5B108_Restore.ipsw

  45. iambored8907 Says:

    It allows other AT&T customers to use the same iPhone. I have tested this myself. If you let itunes activate then you can only use the sim card that activated. If you fake activate you can use other AT&T sims. In other words The phone is still locked to AT&T but you can use other AT&T cards that do not have a iphone plan.

  46. George Says:

    Download the second link “the activated 2g link”

  47. viru478 Says: or google and there is also detail for command line
    if u uncomforable with command line than dont use

  48. viru478 Says:

    thats the good new thanks

  49. viru478 Says:

    hey i m experience the problem in installer does anybody who use above customfirmware notice it please if y than give reply

  50. Las Pecas Says:

    does the firmware for 2g includes cydia?

  51. spinedoc Says:

    Yeah I’ve tried both the custom firmware linked above and the stock firmware and with either one loaded winpwn’s pwner’s button is still greyed out so I can’t pwner my phone. Very odd.

  52. George Says:

    yes, it also includes Installer

  53. ekse Says:

    oh.. my bad.. i just found out doing the restore back to 2.0 will fix my wifi issue.. apparently it happened to be that my router was not behaving well.. So i slapped it a bit.. jumped back to 2.0.1 and now .. i am good.

    But i was wondering.. installer 4 looks empty.. nothing is in there.. when i hit the refresh button on the source section with ripdev source link.. after a while it says the connection timed out.

    Since I see in your image up there.. that you are able to put some wallpaper backgrond.. i thought summer board is now out for 2.0.x .. could you let me know how i could do that?

  54. emma Says:

    yeah i finish process with winpwn and for now is very good
    I have cydia and installer

  55. emma Says:

    And i Have 1gb default disk =D you can resize the disk with winpwn

  56. zak Says:

    how exactly do you use this firmware to own iPhone 3g activated? Sorry this is my first attempt at pwning and wish to do it successfully

  57. Jimbo Says:

    All of these links are now ‘forbidden’… whassap?

  58. George Says:

    This does include Cydia and Installer 4.0 beta

  59. George Says:

    no, you must first winpwn your itunes before entering DFU mode to “restore” to the custom firmware

  60. rigel55 Says:

    links dead :evil:

  61. George Says:


  62. rigel55 Says:

    pls other Custom Firmware for iPhone 2g ACTIVATED (Unlocked!)
    link friends all thnx

  63. George Says:

    you must first download the official version of the firmware, and pwn itunes with that, then you may restore directly through itunes

  64. rigel55 Says:

    but apple logo :mrgreen:

  65. George Says:

    yes, and installer 4.0 beta

  66. George Says:

    yes iTunes has to be Pwned first using WinPwn or XPwn

  67. George Says:

    you must pwn with WinPwn or Xpwn First, or else this will not work

  68. George Says:

    you dont need to update to 7.7.1 i dont think but updating will not effect this in anyway, however before restoring in DFU mode, you must pwn iTunes first

  69. George Says:

    The 2g custom firmware is for use in iTunes after iTunes has been pwned using WinPwn. I will be updating the post with links to Standard 2.0.1 to use to Pwn iTunes

  70. George Says:

    Those links were closed, new links to follow.

  71. George Says:

    what image are you refering to? and SummerBoard 2.0 is not availiable yet, but WinterBoard is available through Cydia

  72. rigel55 Says:

    new links please new linksssssss :oops:

  73. rigel55 Says:


  74. ekse Says:

    Hey George!

    I have noticed that SummberBoard is not out for the 2.0.x firmware of the Iphone. And I have tried the winterboard available in Cydia. But it doesnt give me much preference over how I can manage the Springboard.

    It seems like it will load everything in a theme.. the icon sets and the dock style. What I would want is to be able to disable the icon sets yet have a background on my Iphone of my own choosing, even those which I select from my own synced images on the Iphone.

    Do you know how it could be done? anybody?

  75. Jon Says:

    this currently cannot be done but saurik is working hard on this and eventually we will have a better winterboard with options (such as this) and an actual UI.


  76. ekse Says:

    Thanks Jon. I needed to know.. is all.. like we waited for the Devs to crack the 2.0 .. I can wait for that to happen too. Just a point of note. SummerBoard was the most useful and appealing app I have ever downloaded from installer. I used it everyday… and was happy when my iphone showed me things the way I wanted it to. heheh..

    Nice work here … i used ur custom firmware for the 2G iphone to flash my phone.

  77. volcano2K Says:


  78. BHOTradio Says:


    Here is a new link for the Firmware 2.0.1.
    Restore and activated


  79. Indiana Says:

    Is it for the 2G Versions?

    Can I make a Backup from my FW 2.0, 2G iPhone, then Restore the FW 2.0.1 File (from your link, is it also opened for all networks?) and then restore my data back?
    Because I don’t want to install (copy) all apps again

    Thanks for your help

  80. maulik Says:

    new link for activated firmware for 2g iphone,1_2.0.1_5B108_Custom_RestoreFactoryLogos.ipsw?disposition=download+1173

  81. kuber Says:

    hi der
    i have dowloaded a custom fimware of ipod touch as my winpwn was not acceptin my restore file,Now dat custom firmware is not bein restored on my ipod some error (6) .

    WHAT TO DO ?

  82. help Says:

    im stuck in dfu mode and ive done the winpawn custom firmware…but its giving me the error 1600,wher can i get the 2.0.1 firmware for the older version

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  84. Justin Says:

    Has anyone ever tried to use this software on a knock-off? I thought I was buying the real deal at a cheap price. Since I’m stuck with it I would like to mod it if I can. If someone knows how to make it work that would be great.

  85. Hell0z.... Says:

    Hello, I would like/need to know how do you install a custom firmware ?

    I’ve recently installed the 3.0 release, the phone works but it’s stuck on Rogers Canada.

    Some help would be apreciated.


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