Hack Attack : Jailbreak/Unlock Your iPhone On Windows

by Karthik on July 22, 2008 · 7 comments

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While the Dev Team has released Pwnage tool for Mac OSX, it’ll be some time before we see Pwnage tool for Windows. All those Windows users who can’t wait to jailbreak/unlock their iPhones here’s a guide for you to jailbreak/unlock your iPhone.

While at the moment there is no Installer.app on firmware 2.0, and there aren’t many apps running but that will change with time, and more and more apps for the jailbroken iPhone will appear. Follow this quick 15 min guide to Jailbreak/unlock your iPhone on Windows..

I’m going to divide the guide into two clear and concise sections, one for the iPhone 2G and one for the iPhone 3G.. Pick the section that you have and proceed.. Make sure you have iTunes 7.7 installed and backup your iPhone before continuing..

Disclaimer : I’m not responsible if these hacks end up bricking your iPhone, while the methods have been tested widely but please proceed at your own risk.

For iPhone 2G

iPhone 2G can both be unlocked and jailbroken unlike the iPhone 3G which can only be jaibroken at the moment.. Download the following files before you get started..

Lets get started then..

  • Backup your iPhone before you proceed.
  • Install WinPwn and Pwn your iPhone 2G running firmware 1.1.4 using it. Please note that it is very important that you have the iPhone Pwned at 1.1.4 before proceeding..
  • Install Bootneuter (You should be able to find it in Installer.app)
  • Run Bootneuter and have it neuter your iPhone.
  • Put your iPhone into DFU Mode.. This can be a bit tricky.Here’s how to get into the DFU Mode, hold the home button on the bottom and the power button until the screen turns off and then count to 2 and let go of the power button on the top of the iPhone , but keep pressing home button until iTunes asks you if you want to restore your iPhone.
  • In iTunes Shift+Click the Restore button and find your custom IPSW Firmware file that you downloaded earlier.
  • Wait for it to complete, and enjoy you have a completely Jailbroken, Unlocked iPhone running firmware 2.0.

For iPhone 3G

iPhone 3G can only be Jailbroken at the moment, because no unlock has been found yet. Again download the following files before you get started..

  • x12220000_4_Recovery.ipsw
  • iPhone1,2_2.0_5A347_Custom_Restore.ipsw

You can download both these files from this torrent.

Now that you have the files downloaded, lets get started then’

  • Backup your iPhone before you proceed.
  • Click Start and Run, and type in %appdata%Apple ComputeriTunes.
  • In the folder that opens, create a Directory called Device Support if it doesn’t exist already and if it is present delete it.
  • In the Device Support folder copy x12220000_4_Recovery.ipsw that you had downloaded earlier.
  • Open up iTunes and now you need to get your iPhone into DFU Mode..Here’s how to get into the DFU Mode, hold the home button on the bottom and the power button until the screen turns off and then count to 2 and let go of the power button on the top of the iPhone , but keep pressing home button until iTunes asks you if you want to restore your iPhone.
  • In iTunes Shift+Click the Restore button and find your custom IPSW Firmware file that you downloaded earlier (iPhone1,2_2.0_5A347_Custom_Restore.ipsw).
  • When the restoring has completed, the iPhone will ask you to connect to iTunes and redo the activation (download carrier settings).
  • Restore your backup. This should be automatically done after the carrier settings have been downloaded, but you can also do it by right clicking iPhone on the left and selecting Restore iPhone
  • Wait for it to complete, and enjoy you have a completely Jailbroken iPhone 3G.

I hope everything went well for you and you are running iPhone with the latest firmware 2.0.. Big credit to the dev team for developing Pwnage tool and others for the custom firmware images.

Let us know in the comments on how it went for you..

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

juanjux July 23, 2008 at 3:46 am

The torrent link for the iPhone 3G files doesn’t work (piratebay404)

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Venkat July 23, 2008 at 2:00 pm

hey, the dev team has released it only for the MacOSx, in your first statement you said it as Windows.?? correct me if Iam wrong.

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Karthik Kastury July 23, 2008 at 2:19 pm

@Venkat, Yeah the exact reason this guide is there is because Pwnage is available on the Mac and not on Windows. So if you are looking to Pwn your iPhone on Windows then this is the guide you need to follow..

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Venkat July 23, 2008 at 2:42 pm

@Karthik : Your first sentence in the post “While the Dev Team has released Pwnage tool for Windows,” , there’s a typo I mean It should be MacOSx, you said that the tool is released for Windows instead of MacOSX in the first sentence.

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Karthik Kastury July 23, 2008 at 3:25 pm

@Venkat, Thanks for the heads up mate.. This is what happens when I stay up late and write posts ;-)

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