Can't jailbreak iPhone 3G

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by TheMacBookPro, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2008

    So I just got a brand-spanking new black 16GB iPhone 3G. I got it from '3HK' so its unlocked, just want to jailbreak now! I followed all instructions from Pwnage tool v2.0.3 on my iPhone 3G 2.0.1 fw, and when it starts the restore process, it says 'This iPhone could not be restored, error (xx)'. different errors every time. Any help?

  2. nando2323 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
  3. TheMacBookPro thread starter macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2008
    Isn't Quickpwn for Windows? And I think that both Pwnage and Quickpwn use the same 'technique' from the Dev Team, so I don't think that there's a difference...
  4. kublakhan macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2008
    No. OS X versions of Quickpwn and Pwnage exist. I'm not a programmer, so I can't say if their techniques are the same. However, I can tell you that I have a 3G 16BG iPhone and was unable to JB it with Pwnage. I was able to do it with Quickpwn. I noticed that Pwnage basically creates a "custom" firmware file that iTunes loads. Quickpwn also creates the file, but it seemed to send the file to the phone. iTunes was not involved in the JB.

  5. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2003
    QuickPwn does, as is stated above, exist for Mac OS X.

    The technique is similar, but it is done differently.

    PwnageTool uses iTunes to create a custom ispw.

    QuickPwn loads the custom ispw directly onto the iPhone, without iTunes being involved.

    I've seen some people report different results with one over the other.

    If PwnageTool doesn't work, definitely try QuickPwn.

    I've used them both, and they are both incredibly easy to use.

    For detailed instructions:

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