Nov 23

The iPhone Dev team released another update on their blog. They’ve update PwnageTool and QuickPwn so you can unlock + jailbreak your first gen iPhone + iPod Touch with firmware 2.2. However they are warning users with iPhone 3G’s to not use the QuickPwn for now. Thanks to the dev-team again for releasing updates in such short notice!!! See the full list of information after the break.

  1. GOLDEN RULE: If you have a 3G iPhone and want potential soft unlock in the near future do NOT use QuickPwn, and do not use the official ipsw or the iTunes update process without using PwnageTool.
  2. Read item 1 again and again.
  3. At the bottom of this post are the bittorrent files for the latest versions of PwnageTool and QuickPwn.
  4. These are suitable for the recent 2.2 release.
  5. Please read all parts of this post before downloading and using these tools.
  6. The ‘late 2008’ MacBook/air/pro line of computers have an issue with DFU mode. While it’s possible to go from Pwned 2.1 -> Pwned 2.2 (using PwnageTool), you can’t yet go from stock to pwned. If in any doubt use a different machine.
  7. Choosing the correct tool is crucial. Be warned!

Baseband 101

The ‘baseband’ is the generic name given to the internal components of the iPhone that handle the phone calls and Internet access. This ‘baseband’ is a tiny and unique independent computer system that runs inside your iPhone, it is separate to the main system that handles the applications (such as email and google maps) and it talks to the main part of the phone over an internal communications network. Think of it like a cable modem or other peripheral that is attached to your home PC that needs occasional updates. When a software update is released and presented to you within iTunes the baseband is sometimes updated (to fix bugs or add new features). The 2.2 update for the iPhone 3G contains such an update, so running the vanilla updater straight away with iTunes will reprogram and update the baseband. This could be bad for certain people, depending on your ultimate aim.

SIM Free/SP Unlocked/Factory Unlocked iPhone 3G

This applies if you bought your iPhone 3G for $$$$$$$. This model of iPhone 3G doesn’t have an Service Provider lock (aka factory unlocked) and you are able to put any SIM card into the phone and get service. Your phone is already unlocked so you do not need to worry about baseband updates, simply upgrade to 2.2 using iTunes and then use QuickPwn to Pwn and Jailbreak. This will add Cydia and Installer too.

Locked iPhone 3G – Preserve Baseband

This applies if you have a locked iPhone 3G and you wish to update to 2.2 but preserve the iPhone’s current baseband software. Preserving the baseband will give you the maximum chance for any upcoming software unlock. To upgrade your phone to 2.2 and preserve the state of the baseband you need to create a custom .ipsw with PwnageTool. This custom .ipsw will not contain the baseband update but of course will still allow all the cool new stuff from 2.2.

There are plenty of tutorials about this process on the web, but PwnageTool contains intuitive graphics and easy to follow prompts that should have you up and running in no time at all. Please note: PwnageTool is only available for Mac OS X.

Locked iPhone 3G

If you are using your iPhone with one carrier and have no interest in the possibility of an iPhone 3G unlock in the near future then just restore or upgrade to 2.2 using iTunes and use QuickPwn to Jailbreak and add Cydia and Installer.

iPhone 2G (1st Generation)

Update or Restore your iPhone 2G with iTunes then run QuickPwn to do the magic, ‘nuff said, you don’t need to worry about anything.

iPod Touch 1G (Original iPod Touch)

Update to 2.2 with iTunes and run QuickPwn.

iPod Touch 2G (New iPod Touch)

Sorry, no support at this time.

Bittorrent Releases

  • PwnageTool 2.2.1 for Mac OSX is here SHA1 Sum – 3a91f2bf4f342baaa700ae7d35959d7ade186134
  • QuickPwn 2.2 for Mac OSX is here SHA1 Sum – 254b8af0e19870a4660b7b11e3b6f6ae1d6bc66f
  • QuickPwn 2.2 for Windows is here SHA1 Sum – ffdbc561224c61ffc2713cb6a6e696b6d429c4ca

Unofficial Mirrors

The following links are unofficial download mirrors, you download these at your own risk, we accept no responsibility if your computer explodes or if it becomes part of a NASA attacking botnet or even worse if your hands fall off mid-way during the use of these archives. We do not check these links or archives. Always check the published SHA1 sums. We would prefer that you downloaded the official bittorrent release that is linked above, but you are welcome to try these if you really must. Mirror owners should email direct links only to , please don’t place mirrors in the comments as they will be deleted.

Mac PwnageTool

Mac QuickPwn

Windows QuickPwn

Official Blog thread here.

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20 Responses to “Jailbreak + unlock firmware 2.2 available”

  1. Wesley Says:

    So… is it safe to use it now on my iPhone 3G if I don’t want to unlock it?

  2. Grant Says:


  3. DunnoYet Says:

    Not sure about 3g, but 2G is safe.

  4. george Says:

    I think it’s safe if you want it unlocked. My question is if you have to sign the18 month contract instore, why would you want it unlocked cuz you’ll still be paying for the contract

  5. hood Says:

    cydia, u can video recorder and things of that nature.

  6. POCKATA Says:

    This applies if you bought your iPhone 3G for $$$$$$$
    how true and sad at the same time, 569 euro for my phone.
    At least my jailbreak is the easyest- update and quickpwn

  7. Will Says:

    Hi, I tried doing the update from 2.1 to 2.2 on my QuickPWN’d 2G phone and followed the instructions when I go to PWN it it gets to the point that says wait for the phone to restart in restore mode, it does it and then it just hangs there. How long should I wait? because the next step “Hold the home button for 5 seconds” stays grayed out :evil: I got QuickPWN 2.2-1 for windows.
    Should I do it on a Mac??
    Anybody please help…..

  8. Jash Sayani Says:

    I used updated from 2.1 to 2.2 and used it locked. They call drops have significantly reduced… Thank God & Apple.

    Anyways, I needed Cydia so I just ran QuickPwn and Pwned my iPhone successfully. I got the QuickPwn logo on the iPhone and it fatched everything. However, the boot screen with Apple logo is there from 15 mins and its not booting… How much time does the first boot take ??

  9. blah Says:

    that would be jailbroken not unlocked.

  10. Joakim Says:

    Hi Guys.

    I have just updated my iphone 2. gen to version 2.2 firmware.
    Now it says : Emergency call only.
    How to jailbreak this and unlock the phone so I can use it again????

    I have tried Quick pwn.. got the phone into DFU mode and then the program just says: “quickpwn is about to run on your iphone.” and it looks like it doing something.
    Nothing happens though….. it just keeps on going without nothing.!


  11. Bassem A. Azim Says:

    i got my iphone 3g from egypt and its unlocked from vodafone egypt
    when i tried to jailbreak its unlocked
    what did i do wrong


  12. Bassem A. Azim Says:

    it was locked again and i know there is still no unlocking for the 3g

  13. Daniel Says:

    So, Is there a way to Jailbreak and still have hope in a near future software unlock for a 3g if it is brand new from the apple store preloaded with 2.2 and has never been jailbroken. or am i sol.

  14. papa Says:


  15. papa Says:

    the iphone 3g is already unlocked if ou bought it for $. You dont have to unlocked it.

  16. Caleb Says:

    So I just moved to Europe from US, I was able to cancel my At&t and now I have an iphone 3G which has no service. What is the best way to sep up the phone so I can use it now in Hungary with a new provider?

  17. Jason Says:

    Can anyone help. I bought my iphone 3G in the beginning of jan. 09 and updated to 2.2. Now, I’ve tried two different ways of jailbreaking 1) downloaded quickpwn (windows) Quickpwnsaid succeded and said to wait for phone to restore in newly modified state, phone displayed apple logo and would turn off and vibrate every few mins over and over 2) downloaded firmware and quickpwn and got an error (don’t remember what it was, think it was wrong firmware) but the one it finds without browsing for and the downloaded one are the same. Haven’t restored to new iPhone setup and tried yet. Doing so tomorrow. But any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

  18. Flo Says:

    I´ve got the same problem

    pleas help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :evil:

  19. Tony Says:

    is it possible to do this with out turning off the phone?

  20. Mado0o0 Says:

    Dear All,

    i got my iphone 3Gs from USA so dose anyone knows if it’s gonna work with Vodafone egypt SIM card or not; please help and fast reply couse I’ll heading to egypt soon.

    waiting for anyone’s reply.

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