Pwnage Tool 4.1 Tutorial – Custom 4.1 firmware
This is a tutorial on how to jailbreak your device using the 4.1 version of the Pwange Tool. The Pwange Tool creates custom firmware files, similar to Sn0wbreeze, which is also able to preserve your baseband when updating to iOS 4.1 firmware. After updating you are then able to unlock your iPhone using Ultrasn0w.
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 3G
- iPod Touch 4G
- iPod Touch 3G
- iPad (on iOS 3.2.2)
- Apple TV 2G
Step 1. Download the following files:
Step 2. Install the latest version of iTunes which we have just downloaded
Step 3. Sync your device with iTunes to ensure that you have saved all contact information, applications etc. (Once you have restored your device you will have lost all of this information if it has not been synced with your computer)
Step 4. Open the Pwnage Tool and click on the device you would like to jailbreak:
Step 5. The Pwange Tool will now automatically scan your computer to find the firmware files that are compatible with your device. Click on the file you would like to cook, as shown below:
Step 6. The Pwnage Tool will now ask you if you would like to continue, please click 'Yes':
Step 7. Click on "No" when PwnageTool asks you “Do you have an iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4 contract that would activate normally through iTunes?” (Note: This is importent, if you are not with AT&T PLEASE select NO)
Step 8. The Pwnage Tool will now go through the process of creating a custom firmware file that is able to preserve your baseband (iPhone) while jailbreaking your device at the same time:
Step 9. The Pwange Tool may ask you to enter your password, if it does, please do so. (This will need to be an account with administrative privileges)
Step 10. Great, the custom firmware has now been made.
Step 11. We not need to put your device into DFU mode, please follow the video below:
Note: Apple TV 2G users.
- Connect your Apple TV with your Computer via microUSB.
- Now reboot your Apple TV by holding down Menu + Down buttons together for around 6 seconds.
- After reboot, immediately hold Menu + Play until you see the message in iTunes saying that Apple TV in recovery mode is detected.
Step 12. You now need to restore your device to the custom firmware you have just created. Open iTunes and select your device on the left hand side. Hold down the Shift button (or options button) and click on 'Restore' (NOT 'Update')
Step 13. Now sit back and enjoy as iTunes does the rest for you. This will involve a series of automated steps. Be patient at this stage and don’t do anything silly. Just wait while iTunes installs the new firmware 4.1 on your iPhone, iPad (iOS 3.2.2) or iPod touch. Your iOS device screen at this point will be showing a progress bar indicating installation progress. After the installation is done, your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch will restart automatically and you should now have a fully jailbroken iPhone, iPad (on iOS 3.2.2) or iPod touch running on iOS 4.1.
There you have it! Your device will now be jailbroken at iOS 4.1! Congratulations.
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