1. Rusty Shackelford#IM's Avatar
    Verizon iPhone 4, 4.2.8 Jailbreak on a Mac w/ Pwnage tool walk through

    Disclaimer:
    This is simply a walk through of how I was able to achieve Jailbreak. Any damage that may occur as a result of following these steps is the responsibility of anyone who chooses to follow them. This method worked without even a hiccup for me, so as far as what might go wrong with yours, my knowledge is limited.

    Things you need:
    -- Verizon iPhone on iOS 4.2.8
    -- Pwnage tool 4.2 can be found here. (this is not the current version of Pwnage tool)
    -- Pwnage tool bundle 4.2 Can be found here.
    -- iOS 4.2.8 restore firmware Can be found here.

    Once you have everything, unzip the Pwnage tool to a new folder on your desktop that you label Pwnage. Once unzipped, right click the Pwnage app icon (should be a grey pineapple). Select "show package contents" from the drop down menu. Open the "contents" folder. Once you're in the "contents" folder, open the folder labeled "resources". Now that you are in the "resources" folder, scroll down to the folder labeled "firmware bundles" and open it. Now that you have the "firmware bundles" file open, drag and drop the firmware bundle you downloaded (not the restore firmware) into this file at the bottom of the list. This should update Pwnage 4.2 with the files necessary to build a custom firmware for Verizons 4.2.8 software. Video tutorial for this step can be found .

    After updating the pwnage software, open Pwnage Tool application and select iPhone 4 and Expert Mode. Point Pwnage Tool to the existing 4.2.8 restore firmware you downloaded by selecting browse for ipsw. Select general, make sure none of the boxes are checked. Advance Pwnage Tool passed cydia packages and custom packages without changing anything. Select Build to build the custom ipsw.

    Once built, follow the onscreen instructions for putting your phone in DFU mode. Once in DFU mode, iTunes will recognize there is a device connected that is in DFU. When you click restore button, make sure you are holding the alt/option key of your keyboard when you click the restore button!. If you are given the option to choose from a folder, you have done this correctly. Choose the custom ipsw file you just created with Pwnage Tool and let iTunes finish the job for you.

    As I said, using this method I did not get a single error or have a single problem and it is an untethered Jailbreak. Good luck and enjoy!

    For those wanting skip the mess of building your own custom firmware, Chirmer has been kind enough to host a pre-built custom firmware here. If you wish you can use Pwnage tool for the soul purpose of putting your phone in DFU mode. Simply select the DFU button, follow the on screen instructions, and restore using the custom firmware. Don't forget to thank Chirmer.

    Update:
    It appears the 4.2.8 bundle necessary to modify Pwnage tool 4.2, making the tool work has been pulled from the hotfile location where it was posted. Without this bundle Pwnage tool will not properly build the custom ipsw. If anyone has any ideas of where to get this bundle, hit me up and I will make adjustments in the post. Meanwhile, the link given by the iPhone Dev Team on there site for Pwnage tool 4.2 is here. Unless the bundle is hosted by someone else I'm afraid this method is no more. Any ideas, let me know.

    Update:
    Have changed the links to mediafire locations currently hosting the files. Let me know whether or not they work. Bring on the JB!

    Update:
    Changed walk through instructions to show the process for updating Pwnage tool with the bundle for those not able to find the tutorial within the bundle.
    Last edited by Rusty Shackelford; 05-25-2011 at 11:55 PM.
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    05-21-2011 02:00 PM
  2. jmill79's Avatar
    YESSSSSSSSS.....This is actually how I finally got mine back to JB this morning. I had searched for hours and restored so many times it was ridiculous (i kept trying to use the newest version of the tool). But I kept searching and finally found the 4.2 version and it worked on the very first try!

    Where were you a couple days ago, when all of my mayhem started, lol!!
    05-21-2011 06:39 PM
  3. Rusty Shackelford#IM's Avatar
    Nice! Glad to see it worked. I had tried a bunch of crazy work arounds and kept meeting with failure.
    05-21-2011 07:19 PM
  4. anon4705295's Avatar
    Dude, not to get off-topic, but your username is awesome! We seem to have quite a few KotH fans in the forums

    On topic - this is how I JB my iPhone yesterday too! Great walkthrough
    05-21-2011 10:42 PM
  5. anaphora68's Avatar
    Worked like a charm for me. I could not jailbreak my phone until you posted this. Thanks!
    05-21-2011 10:54 PM
  6. Rusty Shackelford#IM's Avatar
    Dude, not to get off-topic, but your username is awesome! We seem to have quite a few KotH fans in the forums

    On topic - this is how I JB my iPhone yesterday too! Great walkthrough
    The way i see it is we all have a little of the KotH in us to some degree. Cant decide who I like more though.....Hank or Dale.......probably Dale, but Hank is a very close second. But seriously, I'm just glad its working out for you guys.
    05-21-2011 11:59 PM
  7. phil1995's Avatar
    I followed the instructions above. When the phone entered DFU mode, I selected the Custom IOS file. After a few minutes of preparing the phone, I get an unknown error.

    Any idea what I did wrong here?
    05-22-2011 05:00 PM
  8. Rusty Shackelford#IM's Avatar
    Are you running Pwnage tool 4.2 to build the custom ipsw? What error did you get? Did Pwnage tool verify you had properly put the phone in DFU mode?
    05-22-2011 07:44 PM
  9. cubsfan61's Avatar
    Hi. I'm wanting to jailbreak my 4.2.8 Verizon iPhone on a mac. Was going to follow your tutorial, but everywhere I look, the link to the Pwnage Tool Bundle goes to a Hotfile page where the file has been removed. Does anyone have a link to the bundle or would anyone be willing to email the file?

    Kevin
    05-22-2011 08:34 PM
  10. anon4705295's Avatar
    Hi. I'm wanting to jailbreak my 4.2.8 Verizon iPhone on a mac. Was going to follow your tutorial, but everywhere I look, the link to the Pwnage Tool Bundle goes to a Hotfile page where the file has been removed. Does anyone have a link to the bundle or would anyone be willing to email the file?

    Kevin
    Here ya go! Took a while (big file) but I plopped it in my dropbox for you and anyone else who needs the Pwnage Tool file: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12034840/PwnageTool_4.2.dmg
    05-22-2011 08:47 PM
  11. cubsfan61's Avatar
    Hey Chirmer. Thanks for the 4.2 pwnage tool dmg! Don't I still need the 4.2.8 bundle though, that needs to be copied into the FirmwareBundles folder of Pwnage tool? Thanks again.

    Kevin
    05-22-2011 08:58 PM
  12. anon4705295's Avatar
    Hey Chirmer. Thanks for the 4.2 pwnage tool dmg! Don't I still need the 4.2.8 bundle though, that needs to be copied into the FirmwareBundles folder of Pwnage tool? Thanks again.

    Kevin
    Ah oops, I misread that's what you need. My bad haha! I'm uploading the ipsw right now... but it says it's gonna take an hour... so you might wanna check back haha. As soon as it's uploaded I'll post it for ya!
    05-22-2011 09:10 PM
  13. pete5240's Avatar
    Thank You! I was just pulling my hair out to find a valid download for the bundle!
    05-22-2011 10:11 PM
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    05-22-2011 10:23 PM
  15. Rusty Shackelford#IM's Avatar
    Chirmer, were you able to upload the file patch for 4.2 as well? I have it still but dont have a way to host it.
    05-22-2011 10:37 PM
  16. anon4705295's Avatar
    I can, but I forget what it's called?? LOL. For some reason I can't find it haha.
    05-22-2011 11:14 PM
  17. Rusty Shackelford#IM's Avatar
    I'll do some looking and see if I can find it somewhere else. Without the file for 4.2.8 that you imbed in Pwnage 4.2 the jailbreak wont work.

    Update:
    Everything i am finding is pointing back to the hotfile locationa and has been pulled for whatever reason. I found the actual source of Pwnage tool 4.2 on the dev teams site, but they dont have the 4.2.8 bundle listed. Without the patch it will not produce a proper ipsw. I will keep looking.
    Last edited by Rusty Shackelford; 05-23-2011 at 12:19 AM.
    05-23-2011 12:00 AM
  18. kpxstar9's Avatar
    would i be able to use this method to update mine to 4.2.8 from 4.2.6 while maintaining jailbreak?
    05-23-2011 01:49 AM
  19. pete5240's Avatar
    I'll do some looking and see if I can find it somewhere else. Without the file for 4.2.8 that you imbed in Pwnage 4.2 the jailbreak wont work.

    Update:
    Everything i am finding is pointing back to the hotfile locationa and has been pulled for whatever reason. I found the actual source of Pwnage tool 4.2 on the dev teams site, but they dont have the 4.2.8 bundle listed. Without the patch it will not produce a proper ipsw. I will keep looking.
    Thanks...I've been finding the same.

    I'll report back here as well if I find anything.
    05-23-2011 07:27 AM
  20. pete5240's Avatar
    iphoneblogr (dot) com/tag/firmware/

    not sure what the rules are for posting addresses around these parts, I hope it made it above.
    05-23-2011 07:41 AM
  21. debob's Avatar
    Used this tutorial and it helped a ton, and I have the links necessary to download the files...however because I have less than 10 posts I can't post them.
    05-23-2011 08:09 PM
  22. debob's Avatar
    add https:

    //rapidshare.com/files/139368563/Verizon-4.2.8-PT-bundle.zip


    add http:

    //hotfile.com/dl/118746898/70dcb6a/Verizon-4.2.8-PT-bundle.zip.html
    05-23-2011 08:13 PM
  23. Rusty Shackelford#IM's Avatar
    Used this tutorial and it helped a ton, and I have the links necessary to download the files...however because I have less than 10 posts I can't post them.
    If you pm me with the links I'll add to the links in the post as alternate download locations. Glad to hear it helped.

    I did find some links so the walkthrough is workable again. I have changed the links to links that are currently active for download.
    Last edited by Rusty Shackelford; 05-23-2011 at 08:48 PM.
    05-23-2011 08:25 PM
  24. debob's Avatar
    If you pm me with the links I'll add to the links in the post as alternate download locations. Glad to hear it helped.

    I did find some links so the walkthrough is workable again. I have changed the links to links that are currently active for download.
    I can't pm until after 15 posts...so no go on that either. Glad to see that you got working links posted though.
    05-24-2011 02:05 AM
  25. anon4705295's Avatar
    Got the custom restore! Here it is: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12034840/iPh...m_Restore.ipsw

    That should be everything, right? Haha.
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    05-24-2011 12:32 PM
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