Jailbreak iPhone Firmware: A Complete Guide

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Apple does not allow their iPhone users to install third party softwares. Despite this, iPhone Dev Team and Geohot has successfully identified exploit in iPhone OS and has developed tool that can jailbreak any iPhone or iPod Touch device. Once jailbroken, iPhone users can download third party softwares via unofficial installers such as Cydia and Icy.

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Most of the iPhone users are unable to make out which tool to use for jailbreaking iPhone OS firmware. Below is a table that shows the iPhone Model, firmware, Platform (Mac or Windows) and Jailbreak Tool.

iPhone Model

iPhone Firmware

Platform

Jailbreak Tool

Download Link

iPhone, iPod Touch 1st Gen, iPhone 3G

2.0 – 2.2.1

Windows, Mac and Linux

QuickPwn (replaced by redsn0w)

 

iPod Touch 2nd Gen

2.2.1

Windows, Mac and Linux

redsn0w 0.3

 

iPod touch 1st gen, iPhone 2g, iPhone 3g

2.0

Mac

PwnageTool 2.0

 

iPod touch 1st gen, iPhone 2g, iPhone 3g

2.1 – 2.1.1

Mac

PwnageTool 2.1

 

iPod touch 1st gen, iPhone 2g, iPhone 3g

2.2 – 2.2.1

Mac

PwnageTool 2.2

 

iPhone 3GS

3.0

Windows and Mac

purplera1n

purplera1n

iPhone, iPod Touch 1st Gen, iPhone 3G

3.0 – 3.0.1

Mac

PwnageTool 3.0

PwnageTool 3.0

iPhone, iPod Touch 1st Gen, iPhone 3G, iPod Touch 2nd Gen, & iPhone 3GS

3.0 – 3.0.1

Windows, Mac and Linux

redsn0w 0.8

redsn0w 0.8

iPod Touch 1st Gen, iPod Touch 2nd Gen, iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS

3.1 – 3.1.2

Mac

PwnageTool 3.1.4

PwnageTool

iPhone (all), iPod Touch 1st Gen, iPod Touch 2nd Gen, iPod Touch 3rd Gen (32 and 64GB models)

3.1.1 – 3.1.2

Windows and Mac

blackra1n

blackra1n for Windows, Blackra1n for Mac

 

 

 

 

 

Note – iPod Touch 3rd Generation (8GB, 32 and 64GB) and iPhone 3GS (with iBoot-359.3.2) are Tethered Jailbreak (iPhone/iTouch must be plugged into a computer every time it boots).

iPhone users who want to jailbreak their device can follow our iPhone Jailbreak tutorials (with screenshot) listed below.

1.       How to Jailbreak iPhone & iPod Touch OS 3.1.2 with BlackRa1n on Windows

2.       How to Jailbreak iPhone & iPod Touch OS 3.1.2 with BlackRa1n on Mac OS

3.       How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS on OS 3.1.2 Using PwnageTool

4.       How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G on OS 3.1.2 Firmware Using PwnageTool 3.1.4

5.       How to Jailbreak iPhone 3G 3.1 firmware using PwnageTool 3.1 on Mac

6.       How to Unlock/Jailbreak iPhone 2G 3.1.2 with PwnageTool 3.1.4

7.       How to Jailbreak iPhone 3G using RedSn0w 0.7.2 (Windows)

8.       How to Jailbreak & Unlock iPhone 3.0.1 using Redsn0w 0.8 & Ultrasn0w 0.9

9.       How to Jailbreak iPhone 3G S using Purplera1n on Windows

10.   How to use Purplera1n to Jailbreak iPhone 3GS on Mac

11.   How to Unlock iPhone 3G using UltraSn0w 0.6

12.   How to Enable Tethering on iPhone 3G/3GS OS 3.1.2

13.   How to Enable MMS on iPhone EDGE/2G 3.1.2 Firmware

14.   How to Enable Internet Tethering on iPhone 2G/3G/3GS with OS 3.1.2 Firmware

15.   How to Troubleshoot or Fix Blackra1n afc2 Issues with afc2add Patch

16.   How to Unlock iPhone 3G/3GS 3.1.2 Firmware using ultrasn0w

17.   How to Downgrade iPhone 3GS 3.1 to 3.0 OS Firmware

18.   How to Capture iPhone 3GS iBEC and iBSS Signature Certificates

19.   Ultrasn0w 0.9 Fixes for iPhone 3G/3GS OS 3.0

20.   Download Official iPhone Firmware Files (IPSW)

Disclaimer: Binary Head does not jailbreaking or unlocking the iPhone or iPod touch. This article has been written for informational purpose and does not, in any way, recommend hacking your Apple device. Jailbreaking or Unlocking your iPhone or iPod Touch may violate your warranty or the EULA with Apple or your cellular-service provider and may render your device unusable. If you choose to download and install iPhone OS jailbreak or unlocking tools, you will do so at your own risk.

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