How to jailbreak iPhone 3GS iOS 4.0.1with unofficial PwnageTool


How to jailbreak iPhone 3GS iOS 4.0.1with unofficial PwnageTool

The following guide will teach you how to jailbreak the iPhone 3GS with iOS 4.0.1 running. This can be done by using the unofficial version of the PwnageTool. This one is not made by the Dev-Team, but an unofficial release by Criminal90. It might have some bugs, but it gets the job done. Considering that the iOS 4.0.1 does not change the baseband, leaving the 05.13.04 version unchanged, you can unlock it.

Before continuing, there are some things that you need to know. This is a risky procedure that can brick you’re phone if not done correctly. Follow the guide as presented and read first the dangers of a jailbreak process. This can only be done on a MAC so Windows users, wait for the official release. Also, you may do this only if:

  • You have an iPhone 3GS 3.0/3.0.1 jailbroken with Redsn0w.

  • You have an iPhone 3GS 3.0/3.0.1/3.1/3.1.2/ iOS 4 GM Pwned.

Note: Do not proceed if you used Spirit for iPhone 3GS 3.1.3.

jailbreak iPhone 3GS iOS 4.0.1

Guide to Jailbreak the iPhone 3GS iOS 4.0.1 using PwnageTool
  1. Download the modified PwnageTool, the iPhone iOS 4.0.1 for 3GS, and place them inside a folder, on your desktop. Make sure you have iTunes 9.2 installed.

  2. Close all of the existing programs and run the PwnageTool. On the first screen, choose the “Expert” installation.

  3. Select the iPhone and then click on the blue arrow located in the bottom-right corner, like in the image bellow:

    This one

  4. On the next window, PwnageTool should automatically find the .ipsw file, of the iOS 4.0.1 firmware. If not, click on “Browse for IPSW” button and then select the file you downloaded above.

  5. Click on “General” and then on the blue arrow, like above. On the next windows, check “Activate” and then use the blue arrow.


  6. Now you have to create custom packages, using Cydia. Click to select the “Download packages” tab and then on “Refresh”. Double click the package you want to select and then check it in the “Select Packages” tab. On the Custom Packages Settings menu, leave everything as default and use the blue arrow to continue.

  7. The Custom Logos Settings menu is next. In here you can basically change whatever you like. If you want the default view, uncheck both options and proceed.

  8. On the next window, click the “Build” button and then the arrow. When prompted to save the .ipsw file, save it to the desktop folder created on step 1. Please be patient with the build, it could take 10 minutes.

  9. The big question… Chose no if unsure.

    Choose your fate

  10. PwnageTool prompts you to enter the DFU mode. Do not continue if you are already jailbroken. To enter DFU mode, press and hold the “Power” and “Home” buttons for 10 seconds. Release the “Power” button and keep “Home” pressed another 10 seconds. The following message should appear:

    You did it !

  11. Start iTunes and then hold the Alt/Option key and click Restore. Browse to your desktop folder and select the custom .ipsw file you created ( this is not the one you downloaded on step 1 ). Click “Open” and wait for a while ( 10 minutes max ).

Finish line…

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