Guide to Unlock & Jailbreak iPhone 2.2 (2G) using QuickPwn (Windows)

28 11 2008

Thanks for waiting. Finally, I managed to update the iPhone 2.2 jailbreak guide for Windows user. This guide is specifically for iPhone 2G (also known as 1st generation iPhone). QuickPwn 2.2 is the easiest tool to unlock & jailbreak was developed by Dev Team. These instruction will be shows to you on how to unlock & jailbreak your iPhone for Windows users. This guide is designed for:

  • Those who own iPhone 2G (2.0/2.0.1/2.0.2/2.1) and plan for jailbreak & unlock
  • Those who already have jailbreak iPhone and would like to upgrade to firmware 2.2. (To learn more about new features offered in firmware 2.2, you can refer to my post here)

Preparation for Jailbreak & Unlock

Step 1: Make sure you have upgraded to iTunes version 8.0.2 and backup your iPhone data by synchronizing it with iTunes 8.0.2. See instruction here on how to backup your iPhone.

Step 2: Download QuickPwn 2.2 here or here, Bootloader 3.9, Bootloader 4.6 and iPhone 2G firmware 2.2. Save them all in the same folder. Extract/unzip Make sure you have all the files in place before continue.

Installing iPhone 2.2 firmware via iTunes 8.0.2

Step 3: Just connect your iPhone to your computer via USB cable and launch iTunes. Select your iPhone in iTunes. You might see all information about you iPhone and the button “Upgrade” and “Restore” appear in iTunes window.

Step 4: Hold the “SHIFT” key and click the “Restore” button simultaneously. The iTunes file dialog will pop up for you to select the firmware file. Locate the “iPhone1,1_2.2_5G77_Restore.ipsw” that you have downloaded in previous step and click “Open”.

Step 5: iTunes will then restore your iPhone with firmware 2.2 automatically. Keep your iPhone connected, don’t touch anything and wait until the process complete.

Unlock & Jailbreak using QuickPwn 2.2

Step 6: Your iPhone should completely restore to firmware 2.2. But it’s still locked right now.

Step 7: Launch QuickPwn 2.2 to start jailbreak & unlock. Make sure your iPhone connect via USB cable and then click blue button to proceed.

Step 8: You are required to provide the firmware 2.2 IPSW file. Click “Browse” button to locate the “iPhone1,1_2.2_5G77_Restore.ipsw” were you had downloaded in Step 2. You should see a big tick if your firmware file is correct. Then click blue arrow button to proceed.

Step 9: You are required to configure the settings for QuickPwn. Normally, you could mark all checkboxes (i.e. Add Cydia, add installer, Replace boot logo & unlock iPhone). If you would like to keep the Apple logo already in your iPhone, just left “Replace boot logo” unmarked. Click blue arrow button to proceed.

Step 10: Locate the bootloader 3.9 and 4.6 files that you have downloaded at Step 2 by clicking “Browse” button. QuickPwn will show a big tick if they are correct. Then click blue arrow button to proceed.

Step 11: Make sure your iPhone should still be connected with USB cable. QuickPwn requests you to confirm it once again before unlock & jailbreak process will begin. If you’re ready, click blue arrow button to proceed.

Step 12: QuickPwn automatically puts the iPhone into recovery mode. After that, you’ll be instructed to hold Home button for 5 seconds. Then hold Home and Power buttons together for 10 seconds. Next, release Power button and continue to hold Home button until your iPhone is in DFU mode (QuickPwn will inform you automatically when you’re in DFU mode).

Step 13: During unlocking & jailbreaking process, your iPhone screen shows downloading jailbreak data and flashing NOR progress. What you have to do just keep waiting and don’t touch anything to your iPhone.

Step 14: QuickPwn will let you know the jailbreak process is successful. Your iPhone will be restarted and automatically launch BootNeuter to perform unlock. This process will take 3-5 minutes to complete. Just wait until the process been done and your iPhone will be rebooted again.

Step 15: Now unlocking & jailbreaking process has complete with iPhone firmware 2.2 Finally, sync back your iPhone to restore your backups data with iTunes 8.0.2.

Step 16: For beginner user, you might be want to know what to do after Jailbreak. Check out my post here on how to use Cydia. For those who already knew about the Cydia you could ignore this step.

Note: You might be want to know the trouble shooting and problem fixes after unlock &  jailbreak your iPhone 2.2 firmware here. And the second thing, this jailbreak issues is devoted especially for T-Mobile users since iPhone 2.1 firmware. May this two post could help you.

Note: If you have problem and troubleshooting during  jailbreak using QuickPwn. You may see the details here about fixes and solution.

iPhone OS 2.2 Problems and Fixes

27 11 2008

Since iPhone OS 2.2 has launched, user who have updated to iPhone OS 2.2 facing a few problems and issues as follows:

  • Problems with WiFi Connection
  • Missing applications after the update
  • Unable to apply iPhone OS 2.2 due to failed installation
  • Weak or non-existent signal
  • Cannot Sync to iTunes after the update
  • Third-Party Applications broken
  • Could not connect to internet for iPhone 3G user
  • receive error message that indicating sim card not inserted
  • AppStore become slower response
  • Problem deleting email

User testimonies and suggested fixes are available at

You may leave your comment here and share with us your experienced with iPhone OS 2.2 update

Vista Mobile Theme (WinterBoard)

26 11 2008

For those who would like to customize iPhone with new themes, here there is the most recommended theme available in Cydia for free. It’s called Vista Mobile theme and it size about 5.5mb. It give your iPhone/iPod Touch the look and feel of Vista with this complete theme for winterboard. Includes full springboard theme with app icons and fading wallpaper, UIimages, and UIsounds. Check out my post here on how to install vista mobile theme via Cydia.

View YouTube Offline using MxTube

26 11 2008



As an iPhone user, I particularly enjoy viewing YouTube video on iPhone. It’s so convenient and the video quality fit iPhone’s screen size perfectly. The limitation here is, I cannot view YouTube on-the-go or offline. The recent release of MxTube v1.5 is a great solution for me. This application lets you download and saves YouTube video on iPhone, and you can then view it offline. Pretty great for those users using 2G iPhone or without an limited data plan. You can check out my post here on how to install Mxtube via Cydia and how to use it.

Sources For Cydia Repository

26 11 2008

Here are the list of sources for All iPhone Firmwares
BigBoss & Planet-iPhones:
iClarified: Repo:
Niklas Schroder:
Ste Packaging:
Telesphoreo Tangelo:


Steffwiz’s Source:

New Cydia Languange Sources

comcute&gecko (Estonian):
CZ&SK: http://csid. tym.cs/repo/
iPhone-patch (Bulgarian): (Chinese): (Hebrew):
Marcin Laber (Polish?):

You can check out my post here on how to install sources via Cydia

Format Fix for iPhone 2.1 Firmware

25 11 2008

For iPhone jailbreak user, i’m already post about Caller ID and SMS ID  which you have mismatch number problem found especially in countries where iPhone is not distributed. You can check out my post here about this problem.

Formatting is very useful when international prefix, area code and subscriber number are correctly separated with spaces or dashes but is tremendous if wrong informations or formats of other countries are used. This application essentially replace the format file with an upgraded version. Thanks to Carlo Franchino who developed and tries to solve the problem above. You can read all the supported countries in this PDF format.

You could install Format Fix via Cydia. Just launch Cydia > Select “section” on haptic menu > select “Localization” > and install “Format Fix for 2.1.