How to Download PwnageTool 4.1.3 for Windows 7 and Unlock iPhone 3G and 3GS on iOS 4.2.1
If you are looking for a way to unlock your iPhone 3G or 3GS on iOS 4.2.1, you may have heard of PwnageTool 4.1.3, a tool that can create custom firmware files that preserve your baseband and allow you to use any carrier you want. However, PwnageTool 4.1.3 is only available for Mac users, and Windows users may feel left out. Fortunately, there is a way to download PwnageTool 4.1.3 for Windows 7 and use it to unlock your iPhone 3G or 3GS on iOS 4.2.1.
In this article, we will show you how to download PwnageTool 4.1.3 for Windows 7 and use it to unlock your iPhone 3G or 3GS on iOS 4.2.1 in a few simple steps.
Step 1: Download PwnageTool 4.1.3 for Windows 7
The first step is to download PwnageTool 4.1.3 for Windows 7 from a reliable source[^1^] [^2^]. PwnageTool 4.1.3 is also known as PwnageTool Unlock Edition, and it is around 30 MB in size. You can use a torrent client or a direct download link to get the file.
Step 2: Download iOS 4.2.1 and iOS 3.2.2 IPSW files
The next step is to download the iOS 4.2.1 IPSW file for your iPhone model from Apple's website. You will also need to download the iOS 3.2.2 IPSW file for iPad from the same source. These files are required to update your baseband to version 06.15.00, which is compatible with ultrasn0w, the tool that will unlock your iPhone.
Step 3: Run PwnageTool 4.1.3 and create custom firmware
The third step is to run PwnageTool 4.1.3 on your Windows PC and create a custom firmware file that will jailbreak and update your baseband.
Extract the PwnageTool_4_1_3_Unlock_Edition.zip file and run the PwnageTool.exe file.
Select your iPhone model and click the blue arrow.
Browse to the iOS 4.2.1 IPSW file that you downloaded and select it.
Click Yes when prompted to use iPad baseband and browse to the iOS 3.2.2 IPSW file that you downloaded.
Select Expert Mode and click General.
Check the boxes for Update Baseband and Activate the Phone (if you have an official carrier SIM card, you can uncheck this option).
Click Next and select Cydia Installer from the Custom Packages Settings.
Click Build and save the custom firmware file to your desktop.
Step 4: Restore your iPhone with custom firmware
The fourth step is to restore your iPhone with the custom firmware file that you created using PwnageTool 4.1.3.
Connect your iPhone to your PC and launch iTunes.
Put your iPhone in DFU mode by holding the Power and Home buttons together for 10 seconds, then releasing the Power button while still holding the Home button until iTunes detects your iPhone in recovery mode.
Hold the Shift key on your keyboard and click Restore in iTunes.
Browse to the custom firmware file that you saved on your desktop and select it.
Wait for iTunes to restore your iPhone with the custom firmware.