Best Jailbreak Solution for iPhone 3G ?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by fab5freddy, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2007
    Heaven or Hell
    What is the best Jailbreak Solution for the iPhone 3G ?

    i am running the latest 2.2.1 version.
    and am on the AT&T network.

    thanks !
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    There's only one. PwnageTool/QuickPwn/WinPwn. It can't be that hard to Google it. :confused:

    If you're running 10.5.6, have a USB hub handy.
  3. bradenwh macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2008
    Amen to that.
  4. map1978 macrumors 68020


    Feb 9, 2006
    Jacksonville, FL
    ^^now thats hilarious :eek:

    if your running 10.5.6, make sure you use a AC POWERED usb hub. Any cheapo plug in won't cut it since it doesn't have enough juice
  5. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2007
    Heaven or Hell
    ok, i am running Leopard 10.5.6.

    Why do you need an AC powered USB hub ?
  6. amy-is-good macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2009
    you need one because you apparently have no idea how to read or use google
  7. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    That was rude. :mad:

    You don't. If you folow this it will fix the problem. I did it today and it worked wonderfully.
    Fixing DFU mode on 10.5.6 (click here to see the actual post that contains all the links for the files)

    As noted previously OS X 10.5.6 introduced a bug that affected the use of DFU mode. with some Macs. There have been previously published hacks and techniques to fix this, but here is another method that can be used to temporarily restore DFU functionality in order to use QuickPwn or PwnageTool.

    1. You will need an account with ADC (Apple Developer Connection) this is free and takes a few minutes to sign up, you should read the terms and conditions carefully and you should only sign up if you are thinking of developing applications in the future -
    2. Download the disk image “IOUSBFamily-315.4-log.dmg” for Mac OS X 10.5.5 Build 9F33” (yes, that is a “5” in 10.5.5 - this is a developer debug package of the USB kernel extension).
    3. Unplug non-vital USB equipment, such as external DVD writers, USB scanners, USB mass storage devices, at the most leave a Keyboard and Mouse connected.
    4. Install IOUSBFamily-315.4.1.pkg from within the disk image
    5. Reboot your system!
    6. Perform necessary DFU activity with QuickPwn or PwnageTool.
    7. Download the disk image “IOUSBFamily-327.4.0-log.dmg” for Mac OS X 10.5.6 Build 9G55”
    8. Intall IOUSBFamily-327.4.0.pkg from within the disk image
    9. Reboot your system!
    10. Reattach your USB peripherals.
  8. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2009
    For the record, I used a USB hub as it was quicker than messing about with replacing system files. It wasn't a chepo one, but I didn't use the seperate AC power adaptor and it worked fine.

    It just worked....(sorry)
  9. sam10685 macrumors 68000


    Feb 2, 2006
    Portland, OR
    Normally I don't like mass-sarcasm in these forums but this had me busting up!
  10. Gix1k macrumors 68030


    Jun 16, 2008
  11. bytethese macrumors 68030


    Jun 20, 2007
    Cranford, NJ
    Sometimes the truth hurts. :)

    I would use a hub instead of editing USB kexts. I can't wait until 10.5.7, "OMG, ONOEZ, USB IS BORKED" will be pretty popular I'd imagine. :)
  12. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    Yeah, it was pretty straight forward. But is only a temp solution, because now I have to restore the usb files back to 10.5.6 because everytime I try to connect a usb device other than the iphone I get a kernel panic. :D Oh well, it worked for what I needed it to do.
  13. siorai macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2007
    Same here. Why waste money on a hub that I won't ever need for anything else? I'm not being paid by the second for my time, so taking a couple minutes to deal with the installing of the old usb files, then installing the new ones after jailbreaking didn't exactly put a crimp in my night.

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