Easiest way to jailbreak a 2.1 3G iPhone with Windows?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by dmk1974, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. dmk1974 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2008

    I didn't seem to have any issues using QuickPwn a month or so ago to jailbreak my 3G iPhone. But since I upgraded to 2.1 FW, I just haven't been able to get it to jailbreak (I tried a couple methods I found here and on HoFo).

    What is the easiest way to jailbreak 2.1 on the 3G iPhone? Or should I just wait for WinPwn to be released? Borrow someone's Mac? I miss Cydia and a bunch of apps I used to have! Thanks!
  2. igeoffi macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2008
    What I found to be easy for me was:
    1) upgrading to iTunes 8
    2) downloading jailbroken custom 2.1 ipsw
    3) going to DFU and shift-restore to the custom ipsw

    Don't have to bother with that quickpwn stuff.
  3. rotobadger macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2007
    That only works if your phone was previously jailbroken.
  4. jdmstar macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2008
  5. DN7335 macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2008
    Sorry, I disagree. Yes that works but what a pain to go through all that. The easiest way right now is to find someone with a Mac and QuickPwn. It will work fine with your Windows computer afterwards...
  6. taibant macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2008
    i got tired of waiting for the windows release, so i installed OSX on my external harddrive

    OSX86 rules!
  7. Houls macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2008
    Easy Method

    I take no credit for this method. I found this on another forum and used this method to jailbreak my 2.1 on Windows XP after several error messages. This is very easy to do.

    Got rid of Error (5), (6), (1600)! Yay!

    FINALLY I got rid of that dumb error and restoring my dumb phone like 30 times.

    I did this with my phone on 2.1 OFFICIAL firmware previously pwned from 2.0.1, but I don't think it matters. I was also on iTunes 8.0 and Vista.

    Here's the way I did it:

    -Download QuickPWNGUI. (Easy find on Google)
    -Next, get yourself a copy of official 2.0.1 firmware. (Easy find on Google)
    PLEASE NOTE 3G or 2G!

    And also PLEASE have your 2.1 Custom firmware ready too.

    Next step seems to be tricky, but it's extremely easy, just gotta be quick.

    -Start up QuickPWN.exe, go through the initial intorduction and select your OFFICIAL 2.0.1 firmware you downloaded earlier.

    It'll bring up a cmd window. Turn off your iPhone and Enter. Basically it'll tell you of a process of Power/Home and special timing methods. DO NOT SELECT YES JUST YET!

    This is the point where you want to be!

    Open up Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc -Vista) and highlight "quickpwn.exe".

    Now at this point you go through the method of the Power/Home combo. During this method your screen will turn white, it's during the part where it'll tell you to LET GO OF POWER. As soon as your screen turns white you end process "quickpwn.exe". Your phone will stay will that white screen, thats what we want.

    Thats it! You've done the hard part!

    Now open up iTunes 8 and Shift+restore your Custom Firmware and it'll go pass that nuisance error message.

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