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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Jailbreak and Unlock Your iPhone 3GS Using PwnageTool 4.1.3 (Mac OS) [iOS 4.1]


UPDATE: Please think first, before you do something.

UPDATE 2: If you have 05.13 baseband or lower - do not update! Use PwnageTool.

UPDATE 3: If you have 4.1 and 3gs with new bootrom, do not update to 4.2.1, create custom 4.1 firmware using pwnagetool.

UPDATE 4: WARNING: updating to iPad baseband for iPhone unlock may disable your GPS

UPDATE: Please, consider reading our Jailbreak & Unlock FAQ, especially if you have questions or troubles.

These are instructions on how to jailbreak and unlock your iPhone 3GS on iOS 4.1 using PwnageTool 4.1.3 for Mac OS X. This tutorial will explain how to upgrade your baseband if needed for an unlock.

For iPhone 3G use this tutorial.

There is no unthethered jailbreak for new iPhone 3GS bootroms and iOS 4.2.1 yet, so you should stay at iOS 4.1.

Important: iPhone3GS users with old bootroms who want to go to 4.2.1 and unlock should not use this PwnageTool! Update to stock 4.2.1 first, then use new redsn0w to update your baseband.

Step One
Make a folder called "Pwnage" on the desktop. Download a couple of things:

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iPhone Dev-Team releases RedSn0w 0.9.6b5 for unlockers


The iPhone Dev-Team has released RedSn0w 0.9.6b5 for unlockers stuck at the 05.14 or 05.15 basebands.

The new redsn0w 0.9.6beta5 is out.  It gives both Windows and OSX users the ability to flash the iPad 06.15 baseband on iPhone3G or iPhone3GS.  It fetches the baseband files directly from Apple for now (the only IPSW you ever point it at is the stock IPSW for the FW on your iPhone right now).  There may be a long delay while it’s doing this (their servers are currently getting pounded).

You can download the new version of RedSn0w here:

Windows 7 and Vista users, please run redsn0w as Administrator in "XP Compatiblity Mode".

We will soon post step-by-step tutorials.

UPDATE: tutorial for iPhone 3G (Windows), tutorial for iPhone 3GS (Windows)

UPDATE: Please, consider reading our Jailbreak & Unlock FAQ, especially if you have questions or troubles.


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Jailbreak and Unlock Your iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool 4.1.3 (Mac OS) [iOS 4.2.1]


UPDATE: Обязательно (!) думайте перед тем, как что-нибудь сделать. Читайте внимательно и еще раз думайте. Не понятно - читайте снова. Спрашивайте до, а не после.

UPDATE 2: Если у вас 05.13 baseband и ниже - она ломается старыми способами, не надо обновляться до 05.14, 05.15 и 06.15. Хочется перейти на 4.1/4.2 - тогда делайте кастом прошивку с помощью pwnagetool.

UPDATE 3: Обновив версию baseband до iPad для анлока iPhone можно потерять GPS

UPDATE: Please, consider reading our Jailbreak & Unlock FAQ, especially if you have questions or troubles.

Данное пошаговое руководство позволит вам сделать джейлбрейк и анлок iPhone 3G на iOS 4.2.1 с помощью PwnageTool 4.1.3 под Mac OS X. Здесь также будут даны инструкции по обновлению baseband, если это необходимо для анлока (отвязки от оператора сотовой связи).

Для iPhone 3GS используйте руководство для iPhone 3GS.

Для пользователей Windows есть соответствующее пошаговое руководство.

Шаг 1
Создайте папку "Pwnage" на десктопе. Скачайте в нее все необходимое:

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Ultrasn0w unlock is being released


This is the tweet from MuscleNerd posted a minute ago. So it is just minutes to wait for new unlock utility ultrasn0w.

UPDATE: New ultrasn0w released! New PwnageTool 4.1.3 released. Read carefully this post from DevTeam first, then reread again!

UPDATE 2: new ultrasn0w 1.2 supports the following basebands:

  • iPhone 4: 01.59.00
  • iPhone 3G/3GS: 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04, 06.15.00.

UPDATE 3: Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Jailbreak and Unlock

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UltraSn0w iPhone unlock fully working on iOS 4.2.1


MuscleNerd has recently announced via tweeter that ultrasn0w unlock for iPhone is now fully working on iOS 4.2.1

Finally got ultrasn0w working fully on 4.2.1. Apple inadvertently(!) broke ultrasn0w via aggressive compiler optimization

MuscleNerd previously announced that the ultrasn0w unlock should be available by Sunday for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. The unlock for the iPhone 4 will take much more time.

UPDATE: this is not a reason for update to iOS 4.2.1, wait for utilities.

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10 iPad Killers That Will Be Released In 2011

Yesterday BusinessInsider revealed a top-10 list of tablet PCs that will compete with iPad in 2011. Here it is:

  1. RIM's BlackBerry Playbook
  2. Release Date: early 2011.


    A 7-inch tablet is reported to be faster that iPad with its $500 price tag.

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CNet video: Apple iPad 3G vs Samsung Galaxy Tab

CNet made a quick comparison between two tablets - Apple iPad 3G and Samsung Galaxy Tab. Let's find out who is the winner:


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Acer revealed its plans on competing with Apple on tablets market

acer future tablet

This week Acer revealed that it's going to ship two Android-based tablets in April 2011, and one Windows 7 tablet in February 2011.

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Another NPD fact sheet: almost every Mac user has also a Windows PC

These days NPD issued another "fact sheet" for the holiday consumer electronics buying season, which has some interesting facts on Apple's devices. Here are they:

  • Last quarter became the most successful for iPad, as Apple reach a record figure of 4.19 million units sold over this three-month period.
  • Those, who already bought an iPad at least two months ago, are using it 18 hours per week on the average.
  • 58% of all the iPad buyers have Wi-Fi model, other 42% chose to purchase 3G-enabled model.

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Thursday, November 25th, 2010. 0:20

iPhone iOS 4.1 unlock will be released this week (might work with iOS 4.2.1)

DevTeam hacker MuscleNerd tweeted that they after releasing redsn0w jailbreak for 4.2 the team can start working on iPhone unlock. Users can expect the unlock for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS this week. The iPhone 4 unlock will take more time and no concrete info is available about that yet.


The ultrasn0w unlock will be released for iOS 4.1 firmware. So is you need unlock, do not update to iOS 4.2.1.


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RedSn0w 0.9.6b4: jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 released


DevTeam worked hard for the last several hours and released jailbreak tool for iOS 4.2.1. It is redsn0w 0.9.6 b4.

As usual we remind all ultrasn0w unlockers please stay away from this official firmware. Wait for the ability to create custom 4.2.1 IPSWs that don’t update your baseband!

New redsn0w 0.9.6 b4 uses limera1n exploit and will successfully jailbreak all devices. The only problem is that it is a tethered jailbreak, which means you will have to plug it to a computer and rerun redsn0w on every reboot. This so called tethered or semi-tethered jailbreak. This condition applies to iPhone 3GS (new bootrom), iPhone 4, iPad, iPod touch 2G (MC model), iPod touch 3G and iPod touch 4G. Hackers are working hard to create untethered jailbreak for these devices. To use future untethered jailbreak you need to save SHSH keys for iOS 4.1 using TinyUmbrella utility or directly in Cydia.

Old devices like iPhone 3GS (old bootrom), iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G (non-MC model) can be jailbroken-untethered right now using this latest version of RedSn0w.

You can download RedSn0w 0.9.6 b4 here.


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iOS 4.2 for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV is now available! Download links.


Apple finally released iOS 4.2 for iPhone 3G/3GS/4, iPad, iPod Touch 2G/3G/4G and even Apple TV 2G. Lot's of new features, especially for iPad. Apple calls new firmware 4.2, however the version is actually 4.2.1. Here are the download links:


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Apple will release iOS 4.2 today


Apple recently published a press release stating that new firmware iOS 4.2 for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad will be available today.

Apple® today announced that iOS 4.2, the latest version of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, is available today for download for iPad™, iPhone® and iPod touch®. iOS 4.2 brings over 100 new features from iOS 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2 to iPad including Multitasking, Folders, Unified Inbox, Game Center, AirPlay® and AirPrint.

The iOS 4.2 update is available today to download to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch by syncing the device with iTunes 10.1. iOS 4.2 is compatible with iPad, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, second and third generation iPod touch (late 2009 models with 32GB or 64GB) and new iPod touch. Some features may not be available on all products. For example, Multitasking requires iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, third generation iPod touch (late 2009 models with 32GB or 64GB) or later.

However users are unable to update through iTunes right now, as well as there are no download links yet. The expected release time is 10 am Pacific Time.

Full press release is under the cut:

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Every third non-AT&T client would like to have an iPhone


According to a new survey, released this Friday by ChangeWave, every third U.S. smartphone buyer on carriers other than AT&T wishes he could have bought Apple's iPhone.

The aim of the survey was to study what exactly smartphone the customers want to buy next time. As it have been revealed many times before, most of the iPhone's owners are happier than any other group of smartphone users as they are "very satisfied" with their purchase.

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Jailbreak iOS 4.2: what can we expect?

iOS 4.2 Jailbreak

Next iPhone/iPod/iPad firmare iOS 4.2 is due out soon. What can we expect in terms of jailbreaking 4.2?

Limera1n exploit for 4.2 in most cases is a tethered jailbreak. That means if you have to reboot your device, it will show a "connect to itunes" logo until you run the jailbreak software again.

  • iPhone 3G - will run 4.2 untethered. Redsn0w will be updated.
  • iPhone 3GS - old bootrom will run 4.2 untethered if done via Pwnagetool while updating from 4.1. Otherwise it will be tethered.
  • iPhone 4 - tethered
  • iPod 2G - untethered.
  • iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G - tethered
  • iPad - tethered.

Tethered jailbreak isn’t that bad for iPads and iPods. But if something happens and your iphone reboots while you’re away from your computer, you cant use the device until you get home and run some tool on your computer again.

We suggest not updating until new expoit will be implemented in new utility.

The community is working on a solution to this to either make the jailbreak untethered or at least semi-tethered. Semi-tethered means the device will at least reboot, but unjailbroken while on the road until you return to your computer.


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