Untethered 4.3.3 jailbreak with Pwnage Tool [Tutorial]

This a on how to do an untethered jailbreak for using the new version of Tool .1 This method is for OSX users only. Use this method if you wish to create a firmware with Cydia pre-installed to restore with. If you have an unlockable baseband, this will preserve your baseband and allow you to unlock your phone using our Ultrasn0w 1.2.3 tutorial.

Pwnage Tool - Mac
iOS 4.3.3 firmware file

Step 1: Open Pwnage Tool and select the device you are trying to jailbreak and click the next arrow.

Step 2: Select the expert mode option and browse for the firmare file that you downloaded for your device.

Step 3: The next screen you see is where you will select the options for your customized firmware. If you don't know what these options mean you can just leave them at default values. *IMPORTANT* If you have an unofficial carrier you MUST select the "Activate the phone" option under "General Settings" or your phone will not boot to the springboard after you restore.

Step 4: After you have selected the options click the "Build" button and then click the blue arrow to continue. At this point, Pwnage Tool will ask you where you want to save the custom firmware file to. Save it to your desktop to make things easy. After you have selected where to save the custom firmware, Pwnage Tool will begin to to build the firmware which will take approximately 5-10 minutes. Make sure not to walk away from your computer right away because Pwnage Tool will ask you to enter your administrator password to continue about 2 minutes into the process.

Step 5: Once Pwnage Tool is finished you will then see the custom firmware on your desktop(or wherever you saved it to). At this point, you must enter Pwned-DFU mode in order to restore the custom firmware. Follow the onscreen directions to put your device into DFU mode and Pwnage Tool will then apply Pwned-DFU mode.

Step 6: Now that you are in Pwned DFU mode and you have created your custom firmware with Pwnage Tool, all that's left to do is to do a alt/option+restore in iTunes and point it to the firmware you created with Pwnage Tool which should be on your desktop(or wherever you saved it). Make sure you restore the CUSTOM firmware and not the factory firmware.

Congratulations, you are now and untethered on 4.3.3! If you require an unlock please continue to our ultrasn0w 1.2.3 tutorial to unlock your device.

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  • http://1stblogger.com/ 1stblogger

    Wonderful! Thank you Dev-team! i hope Dev team will find the way to jailbreak ipad 2 pretty soon

  • MaxMussa

    I tryed to Jailbreak my Apple TV Ios 4.3 (build 8f202)with Pwnage 4.3.3 tool und by Restoring
    I get the following error message: (The Apple TV can not be restored. This device isn’t eligible for
    the request build….) Can one help? Thanks

    • http://iphoneblogr.com JaeM1llz

      You should use Seas0npass to jailbreak your AppleTV

  • tony

    I got everything done up to the Shift+Restore part. iTunes doesn’t acknowledge this and just goes on to do a normal restore. Any ideas, anyone??

    thanks for your help

    • http://iphoneblogr.com JaeM1llz

      Tutorial updated, on Mac you use the alt/option key + restore

  • Justin

    option restore doesn’t work for me either.

    • http://iphoneblogr.com JaeM1llz

      It works for everyone, that is how you specify a custom firmware file to restore on a Mac


    i have done all steps but when i try to restore it via itunes it starts but when it try to verify ipod restore with apple it gives error.
    please help me

  • Alexandre

    Facetime dont activate. Whay? And hou fix? Thanks.

    • http://iphoneblogr.com JaeM1llz

      Hello, you will need to install a package from PushFix in order to activate facetime, please read here http://mitime.info/instructions

  • dgidcumb

    I got an error 1015 at the end of my restore using pwnage 4.1.3 unlock edition and iphone 4.1 and ipad 3.2.2. What do I do!!!?


    • http://iphoneblogr.com JaeM1llz

      Those are very old firmware revisions that Apple has not been signing for quite some time. You must use the newest firmware 4.3.3

  • blazer125

    I have upgraded to 4.3.3 but Iphone will not activate. When I restore back to 4.3.2 the phone hangs at the apple screen with the spinning wheel not spinning.
    If I restore to the official 4.3.3 thru Itunes I have no problems.

    Any ideas.

    • http://iphoneblogr.com JaeM1llz

      Restore to the official 4.3.3 firmware and then use our JailbreakMe 3.0 Tutorial

      • blazer125

        Worked perfectly.


  • bruno

    A error has appeared when itunes tried to restore using custom restore ipsw file. this device isn`t eligible…
    what am I suppose to do?

    • http://iphoneblogr.com JaeM1llz

      You must have used the wrong firmware file when you created your custom firmware. What device are you on and do you have your 4.3.3 SHSH saved?

  • Xxxplosive


    Can any1 help.

    I have a ipod touch 4G. with 4.1 IOS and jailbroken.

    A lot of games and apps r now asking for updates and hence i want to update. I have following questions.

    1> Should i update using Apple?
    2> I have done some research which talks about custom firmware. Does this delete all information stored? All scores and local data?
    3> Is there any place where this is step wise given specifically for my kinda case?

    Thanx a Ton to whoever tries to help me out!!!


    • http://iphoneblogr.com JaeM1llz

      When the games ask for updates you just update the actual games themselves through the iTunes store. If you update your firmware you will be on 4.3.5 which only has a tethered jailbreak. You should just stay on 4.1 if you want to remain jailbroken.

  • http://www.skratch.es feida

    worked for me, but i had to do an extra step. before restoring the firmware with itunes i added this line to /etc/hosts file (is osx) gs.apple.com

    so itunes does not connect to apple servers

    thanks a lot for the tutorial

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