How to jailbreak iPhone for free and safe

How to Jailbreak iPhone for Free and Safe

The iPhone 2.2.1 OS has been jailbroken via PwnageTool 2.2.5 and QuickPWN 2.2! And, with the release of the iPhone 3G unlocking software, dubbed yellowsn0w, The iPhone 3G can now be unlocked to work with any GSM network in the world. In order to use yellowsn0w, you first have to upgrade to the 02.28.00 baseband (2.2 Firmware). If you attempt to run yellowsn0w on anything but this baseband, the app will silently quit once it detects the wrong version to avoid any damage. You’ll also need to jailbreak your device with QuickPWN or the PwnageTool. Lastly, once you have everything setup, you can use Cydia or Installer (from one of the repositories below) to install yellowsn0w, and you’re off to the races!


To read more about the yellowsn0w unlock go ahead and visit the iPhone Dev Team Blog.

The iPhone 2.21 OS had gone live mere days before the venerable and always reliable iPhone Dev Team released their iPhone 2.2.1 OS jailbreak solution. The Pwnage Tool jailbreak utility, which has been at the forefront of the iPhone jailbreak scene since its release, is now compatible with the iPhone 2.2.1 OS.

That means Joe iPhoneUser can now update their iPhone or iPhone 3G with a jailbroken version of the new iPhone OS. The iPhone’s baseband firmware lies at the heart of the battle for a viable iPhone 3G software unlock solution. The iPhone Dev Team is working hard to discover an iPhone 3G soft-unlock solution, but be warned – you must update to iPhone 2.2.1 OS using PwnageTool if you ever plan to unlock your iPhone 3G. Of course, if you have and original iPhone, or have a Windows machine, you can easily jailbreak iPhone 2.2 OS using QuickPWN.

Jailbreak iPhone 3G and iPhone

iPhone 2.2.1 OS has been released and the iPhone Dev Team has countered with a new PwnageTool release. PwnageTool 2.2.5 is now officially available to jailbreak any iPhone or iPhone 3G. Even better, PwnageTool 2.2.5 preserves the 02.28.00 baseband firmware that is required for “yellowsn0w” to work. You MUST update to iPhone 2.2.1 OS using PwnageTool if you ever hope to unlock your iPhone 3G.

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Now, let’s start the guide about jailbreaking iPhone and iPhone 3G.

  • Download the iPhone 2.2 OS firmware through iTunes
  • Connect your iPhone to your computer
  • Check for updates to your iPhone
  • Download the latest iPhone firmware ONLYDO NOT INSTALL it!
  • Download PwnageTool 2.2
  • Fire up Pwnage Tool 2.2.5
  • Select “Expert Mode”
  • Select your iPhone version (iPhone 3G or iPhone)
  • Click “Next”
  • Allow Pwnage Tool 2.2.5 to find the iPhone 2.2 OS firmware that you downloaded via iTunes
  • Select the iPhone 2.2.1 OS firmware
    • iPhone firmware filename – iPhone1,1_2.2.1_5H11_Restore
    • iPhone 3G firmware filename – iPhone1,2_2.2.1_5H11_Restore
  • Click “Next”
  • Select the “General” category
  • Click “Next”
  • General Settings:
    • If you have a legitimate iPhone contract with your carrier (for instance, and iPhone contract with AT&T (NYSE: T)), you will need to uncheck the box next to “Activate”
    • If you don’t have a legitimate iPhone contract with your carrier, you will need to ensure that the box next to “Activate” is checked – this will “Hacktivate” your iPhone or iPhone 3G for use on an official iPhone-carrier’s network (note, this is not the same as unlocking the handset for use with un-sanctioned GSM networks)
    • Change Root Partition size to 1000MB
  • Click “Next” (Keep clicking “Next” until you get back to the “Build” screen)
  • Select “Build”
  • Click “Next”
  • Save the custom restore file to your desktop
    • The iPhone file should be named – iPhone1,1_2.2.1_5H11_Restore.ipsw
    • The iPhone 3G should be named – iPhone1,1_2.2.1_5H11_Custom_Restore.ipsw
  • Wait for PwnageTool 2.2.5 to build your custom iPhone 2.2 OS firmware file
  • When asked if the iPhone has been Pwned before, choose the appropriate option
    • iPhone 3G:
      • “NO”
    • iPhone (never Pwned – No pineapple logo):
      • “NO”
    • iPhone (previously Pwned – Has pineapple logo):
      • “YES”
  • Connect your iPhone
  • Follow directions to enter “Restore Mode” – (If you’re already running a “Pwned” iPhone, just skip ahead to the iTunes restore sequence)
    • Hint: Press the “Power” button slightly before pressing the “Home” button. Remember, press “Power” just a tick before pressing “Home”
  • If you followed the directions correctly, you will be rewarded with a blue window exclaiming your success – this is a good thing
    • Click “OK”
  • You will see “I Can Haz Success”
    • Quit Pwnage Tool 2.2.5
  • Fire up iTunes
    • You will be told your iPhone needs to be restored
    • Click “OK”
  • Option+Click Restore (VERY IMPORTANT) – iTunes restore sequence
    • Make sure you hold down the “Option” key on the keyboard while clicking on “Restore”
  • Choose the “iPhone1,1_2.2.1_5H11_Custom_Restore.ipsw” from your desktop
    • Click “Open”
  • Wait
  • Wait some more
  • After some more waiting, you will be told that your iPhone that your iPhone has been restored
    • Click “OK”
  • Disconnect iPhone AFTER iTunes recognizes it
  • Restore backup of iPhone data
  • Start enjoying your jailbroken iPhone or iPhone 3G running iPhone 2.2 OS!
  • (Hit the below link to unlock your newly jailbroken iPhone 3G)
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