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Dev Team’s BootNeuter fixes Bootloader without pwnage – Windows / Mac Guide

3 April 2008 52 Comments

With the release of PWNAGE, we now have BootNeuter to get any Bootloader to work with the future releases of iPhone firmwares! If you have a 3.8 BL (restoring to 1.0.2 / 1.1.1 using iPlus) you can now use BootNeuter to get back to 3.9 / 4.6 BL and fakeblank it which means no more restrictions with bootloaders! You can do it all from the comfort of your iPhone as shown πŸ™‚


Well, since Zibri forced all ZiPhone users to 3.9 BL voiding their warranties (since we can’t get 4.6BL back!), BootNeuter comes to the rescue yet again…. the image better describes it all πŸ™‚ So, rock and roll with pawnage, wait for ipsw tool to build your own firmwares and then start the party atleast till the official release of iPhone 2.0 firmware! It should sustain the unlock and jailbreak out of the box πŸ™‚ More on this here … All props to the Dev team πŸ™‚ Donate and keep the iPhone hackery alive!

Just download this file for 1.1.4.

Extract the BootNeuter.app and SSH it to your iPhone using FUGU (Mac) or WinSCP (Windows).

Then set the suid bit for root and change the owner to root using the following commands via SSH :

chmod u+s /Applications/BootNeuter.app/BootNeuter
chown root:wheel /Applications/BootNeuter.app/BootNeuter

Steps to follow : (Continued)

Settings -> General -> Auto-Lock -> Never (To ensure a hassle-free WiFi FTP!).

Then note down the IP address from Settings -> WiFi


SSH BootNeuter.app to your iPhone using FUGU (Mac) or WinSCP (Windows). (User : root, Port : 22, password : alpine).


Launch Terminal (Mac) or Command Prompt (Windows) and enter the commands as shown :

password : alpine

copy the following for the last 2 commands and paste in the Terminal:

chmod u+s /Applications/BootNeuter.app/BootNeuter
chown root:wheel /Applications/BootNeuter.app/BootNeuter


Restart the SpringBoard and now you have a fully functional BootNeuter.app!


  • Short1e said:


    New to all this.. I have an iphone 3g wanting to work on Orange UK.. Will this unlock the iphone for me to use my Orange sim in it??

    Please help…

  • kkiran said:

    What is your firmware version?

  • Short1e said:

    2.1…. very quick reply.
    thank you

  • Short1e said:

    p.s i have tried 4 different types of turbo sims which worked untill i updated to 2.2 but apple replaced after complaining it wasnt working correctly…

  • kkiran said:

    What is the baseband version? Found in settings general about modem firmware

    Sent from my iPhone

  • Short1e said:


  • kkiran said:

    Cool! You should be able to unlock it soon! Quickpwn for now…

    Sent from my iPhone

  • Short1e said:

    so i can use Quickpwn to unlock and use Orange UK sim instead of O2 UK??
    Will i be able to use the yellowsn0w app on new years eve??

  • kkiran said:

    Yep you are all set! Not to worry!

    Sent from my iPhone

  • Short1e said:

    lol thanks but how???
    it wont kill it will it??

  • kkiran said:

    Not at all! You have the right baseband, nothing can go wrong…

    Sent from my iPhone

  • Short1e said:

    ok… so how do i unlock it?
    do i have to wait til 31.12.08???
    or can i do it now?
    sorry about all this, i just have no idea…

  • kkiran said:

    We have to wait till it's released…

    Sent from my iPhone

  • Short1e said:

    so its on the 31.12.08 then???

  • kkiran said:

    Yep December 31 it is…

    Sent from my iPhone

  • Rob said:

    Hello all,
    Thanks for all the valuable info. Got everything finally working after my 2.2 upgrade and sorted out the no signal issue with the bootneuter . I have the 2g iphone …. But now I have no sound or no ipod…… I have a vibration when i get a call but no ringtone, and no sound with my ipod. Any Suggestions? I cant figure it out at all! Any help would be greatly appreciated

  • kkiran said:

    Sound should be enabled in iPod no matter what. I would suggest flashing a stock firmware and try.

    Sent from my iPhone

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  • Nauman said:

    guys i would be needing help later, lemmi resolve the problem by these posts, infact i upgraded my iphone 2.2 3G to version 3.0.1, and it gives me no sim probem (insert no sim pin or tap to insert pin) some thing like that, lets see what happens.. hope you guys gonna help me if i couldnt make it


  • korbi said:

    im trying dev team method to repaire my wifi on my iphone 3g 4.2.1 but bootnuetre dosn't work evin after i tape :chmod u+s /Applications/BootNeuter.app/BootNeuter


    chown root:wheel /Applications/BootNeuter.app/BootNeuter


    chmod -R 755 /Applications/BootNeuter.app
    ))on terminal vt 100
    give me a solution please

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