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Download Custom Firmware 3.1.3 IPSW – Jailbreak, Activate, Unlock iPhone 2G, 3G, 3GS [Mac + Windows]

9 February 2010 356 Comments

CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION : Please leave a comment if you don’t know what you are doing. Better safe than sorry. You are warned, now proceed!

iPhone 2G, 3G, 3GS users can now safely update to 3.1.3 firmware without updating the baseband (for unlock). If you are not the one to download all the various files and just want the ultimate result, these files are waiting for you to download! If you rather want to start from scratch, download Pwnage 3.1.5 tool for Mac.

  • Caution #1 : A restore is going to wipe the iPhone clean. Hence, please backup your iPhone using iTunes and then proceed.
  • SUPER CAUTION : iPhone 3GS Owners, please read this thoroughly before proceeding further. If you are already at 3.1.3, this is not going to work. If you rely on blacksn0w for unlock (if you have 5.11.07 baseband, you are better off without 3.1.3 for now.
  • If you bought your iPhone recently (if it has the new bootrom, please stop right here). If the 4th, 5th digits are greater than 39, it is more than likely that it has the new bootrom.

More info about these custom firmware files :

  • Has factory boot logos (Apple and restore cable),
  • Only Cydia, 660 MB Root Partition
  • Preserved Unlock baseband (Your current baseband – be it 4.26.08 or 5.11.07 will stay the same)
  • Activated/Not Activated (Check the files carefully)

Prerequisite (highly recommended) :

If your iPhone is already jailbroken at the current firmware (3.0, 3.0.1, 3.1), it will be a hassle free upgrade! Restore mode will work just fine with already jailbroken iPhones. So, try jailbreaking your iPhone before you proceed.

Step 1.1) Download Files for iPhone 3GS (Please read the following carefully)

p.s : I am paying for these downloads (purchased RapidShare Download traffic due to overwhelming demand). Please consider donating to keep these downloads free and instantaneous. Thank you…


Step 1.2) Download Files for iPhone 3G (Please read the following carefully)


Step 1.3) Download Files for iPhone 2G (Original iPhone with metal back)

Step 2) Join the downloaded files

  • The files downloaded above have an extension .001 and .002. They need a special opensource (free) software HJSplit to join.
  • Download HJSplit to join both the files – Link for Windows Computers here and Macs here.

Step 2a) Verify the final file size of the joined IPSW file

iPhone2_1_3.1.3_7E18_Custom_Restore_Activated_iLikeMyiPhoneDotCom.ipsw : 317,016,972 bytes
iPhone2_1_3.1.3_7E18_Custom_Restore_NotActivated_iLikeMyiPhoneDotCom.ipsw : 316,692,322 bytes
iPhone1_2_3.1.3_7E18_Custom_Restore_Activated_iLikeMyiPhoneDotCom.ipsw : 251,356,403 bytes
iPhone1_2_3.1.3_7E18_Custom_Restore_NotActivated_iLikeMyiPhoneDotCom.ipsw : 251,025,149 bytes

p.s : Mac [Snow Leopard] and Windows and other OSes may show the same file as different sizes in their respective systems since 1 MB is treated as 1000 KB in some OSes and 1024 KB in the rest!

Step 3) Restore the firmware in iTunes 9.x

  • You should now have the respective firmware file with an extension .ipsw (make sure it is .ipsw or else, it will give you an invalid firmware error) . Follow the steps in order :
  • 1)Launch iTunes and connect the iPhone to your Mac / Windows computer.
  • 2)If your iPhone is already jailbroken (if you have Cydia on your iPhone), put your device in Restore mode (Turn iPhone off, keep holding Home button while you plug it in to your computer). Proceed to step 7. If not jailbroken already, continue to the next step (3).
  • 3)If you are aware of DFU mode, proceed further. If not, watch this quick video and pay close attention to the steps to achieve DFU mode.
  • 4)Turn your iPhone off. Press and hold the Home button and the Power button at the same time for 10 seconds.
  • 5)After exactly 10 seconds release the Power button. Continue holding the Home button until iTunes pops up a message saying that it has detected an iPhone in recovery mode.
  • 6)The iPhone will show you a blank screen (black).
  • 7)Click on ‘Ok’ to the prompt displayed.
  • 8)For a Mac : Hold Option key and then hit Restore button.
  • 9)For Windows : Hold the shift key and then hit the restore button.
  • 10)In the dialog box that pops up, browse the downloaded custom firmware file (the .ipsw file that you downloaded and joined using hjsplit in step 1.x).

Step 4) Give it few minutes to perform the restore. Once the iPhone is up and running, proceed for software Unlock using Cydia. Follow this guide to install Ultrasn0w (for 4.26.08 baseband) to software unlock your iPhone 3G/3GS. If you have 5.11.07 baseband, blacksn0w RC2/RC3 (thanks Neema) should be used for unlock!

You are now good to go! Post a comment if you are stuck at any of the steps described above.

[Pwnage Tool is developed by the Dev Team. This is just a custom firmware file created using that tool especially for Windows users cos’ Pwnage tool is available only for Macs.]


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