Unlocking 1st generation iPhones (with 2.2 firmware) using PwnageTool in Expert mode
intel Mac & PPC
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Put the iPhone into recovery (restore) mode by doing the following: with the iPhone off, press and hold the Home
button, and then plug the iPhone into your Mac.
You should now see this on your iPhone. You may see the Steve Jobs caricature if you chose the custom
logo, or you may see your own custom image if you uploaded that earlier.
A pop up from iTunes will appear. Click OK.
You should be at this screen.
Press the Option key on your keyboard, and click the Restore button in iTunes. In the pop up window that opens, navigate to the custom
.ipsw file that was saved to your dekstop by PwnageTool during Step 3.
You will see various status bars, while the restoring process continues. If you chose a custom boot logo, you will
see it display on the iPhone at this point, otherwise you will see the Apple logo.
You will also see this status bar graphic on the iPhone as the installation process continues.
Once the restore process has finished you will get this message.
When the restore process has completed, BootNeuter 2.1 will launch automatically. In my case, since I was
already unlocked, there was nothing for it to do but reboot the iPhone. Note: The images below display
version 2.0 instead, otherwise the screens contain the same information.
If you were not already unlocked, you will see these screens right after the iPhone reboots. iTunes will prompt you
to set up your iPhone at this point. DO NOT TOUCH ITUNES WHILE BOOT NEUTER IS RUNNING! These are the status screens
you will see:
The iPhone will reboot at this point. iTunes should prompt you to set up the iPhone. This is your big chance
to restore your backup (personal settings, programs, et. cetera) to the iPhone.
Now you can name your iPhone and choose some options.
Then this screen will appear, confirming you are on 2.2 firmware.
You can verify your firmwares in the About screen. You are finished.