How To Jailbreak Your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G Using PwnageTool (iOS 4.2.1)

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few weeks back, which allows users who want to
their iPhone with iOS 4.2.1.
If you meet the requirements mentioned above then you can proceed with the step-by-step instructions to jailbreak your iPhone using PwnageTool.
Download PwnageTool 4.2 from
” on your Mac desktop.
You also need to download the iOS 4.2.1 firmware file:
Download the file using Firefox since Safari might auto extract it.
Double click and launch the PwnageTool. This will create a PwnageTool icon that you can click and drag into the Pwnage folder.
Double click on the PwnageTool icon to launch the application. You will be presented with a warning. Click ‘OK’ to proceed.
The PwnageTool window will now open. On the top menu bar, click on the
You will also need to select your device from the next screen. Click on the iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4 picture to select the model. Click the blue arrow button at the bottom-right side of the window to continue.
“. If the application does not automatically pick the appropriate IPSW, you may click on the ‘
‘ link and select the IPSW file that you have saved on your desktop Pwnage folder. Click on the blue arrow button to proceed.
You will now be shown the Firmware bundle customization page. Click on ‘
‘ and press the blue arrow button to continue.
‘, you will find an option that reads ‘
Check this option if you are NOT using an official iPhone carrier. Deselect the option if you are with an official network carrier.
Press the blue arrow to proceed. Here you can also enable the multitasking, custom Home screen wallpaper, battery percentage indicator that officially not supported in iOS 4.2.1 for iPhone 3G.
‘ window, click on the ‘
‘. This will display all the available packages. Select the ones you want (OpenSSH and OpenSSL) and then click on the blue arrow button.
‘ tab. You will see the selected packages displayed here. Press ‘
‘ and click on the blue arrow button to continue.
‘ window will list package settings for your custom .ipsw. Click on the blue arrow button to move to the next step.
change logos for Boot and Recovery. You can choose the default images or click on browse to provide your own logos. Do note that the images need to be in grayscale/RGB with a maximum dimension of 320×480. Once selected, press the blue arrow button to continue.
You are now ready to start the Pwnage process. Click on the Build button to select it and then click on the blue arrow to start the Pwnage process.
The application will now prompt you to save your custom .ipsw file. Save the file in the Pwnage folder on your desktop. Save the file with a suffix Custom_Restore so that you can easily identify it. The IPSW file will take close to ten minutes to be completely built.
You will be prompted to enter your administrator credentials. Enter the details and click ‘OK’.
You will then be prompted if your iPhone has been Pwned before, click on “No”.
After the custom ipsw has been built you will be asked to connect your iPhone to the computer. Once it detects your device PwnageTool will guide your through the steps to putting your iPhone into DFU mode.
Press and hold the power and home buttons for 10 seconds.
Then release the power button and continue holding the home button for 10 seconds.
Once your iPhone is successfully in DFU mode, PwnageTool will prompt you to launch iTunes.
“. Press OK. Your iPhone is now in recovery mode.
While on the iTunes window, hold the Alt/Option key and click on the ‘
‘ button.
(This is a VERY IMPORTANT STEP as just pressing the “Restore” button will result in restoring your iPhone with the latest firmware, which is iOS 4.2.1 firmware currently, by holding down Alt/Option button, allows you choose the custom iPhone firmware file
(and NOT the original firmware file).
‘ button to proceed.
iTunes will now restore the custom firmware on your iPhone . The process will take up to 10 minutes. Once it is completed, your iPhone will reboot and should be updated with iOS 4.2.1. It should also be successfully jailbroken.
We hope you found this tutorial useful. Please let us know how it goes in the comments below.

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