iOS 4.3.2 released today by Apple can easily be jailbroken using PwnageTool custom bundles! Right now the solution is tethered-only, meaning it requires that you re-jailbreak your device every time you completely power it off or restart it. Follow step-by-step instructions on how to jailbreak iOS 4.3.2 running on iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS (both Old Boorom and New Bootrom).
- Download PwnageTool 4.3 for Mac
- iOS 4.3.2 original firmware of your device saved on your computer (Download Here)
- iTunes 10.2.1 installed on your Mac (Download link)
- PwnageTool Bundles for iPhone 4 iOS 4.3.2
Step 1: Select and download PwnageTool bundles specific to for your iOS device. Extract the .zip folder, and copy the budle files to your desktop
- iPhone3,1_4.3.2_8H7.bundle (iPhone 4)
Step 2: Download PwnageTool 4.3 and copy it to your desktop. Right click, and then click on “Show Package Contents”
Step 3: Copy the .bundle files to PwnageTool.app/Content/Resources/FirmwareBundles/
Building a Custom Firmware
Step 1: Launch iTunes 10.2.1 and sync your iPhone 4 with your Mac for backup.
Step 2: Double click to start PwnageTool. Click Ok, if prompted with a warning. Select Expert Mode from the top menu bar and then select your device. Here we have selected iPhone 4. For iPhone 3GS, the step would remain same. Click Blue arrow button to continue.
Step 3: Click the Browse for IPSW… button and then select your firmware from the Pwnage folder (refer Step 2).
Step 4: You will be prompted to select one of the option from following window. Select General then click the blue arrow button to continue.
Step 5: You are now ready to begin the pwnage process! Click the Build button to select it then click the Blue arrow button to begin.
Step 6: PwnageTool will now create the custom .ipsw file for your iPhone. You will be prompted to save custom .ipsw firmware file. Save it to the desktop. It might take 10-15 minutes for building custom firmware.
Step 7: Now its time to restore your iPhone 4 or any of your iOS device you selected above to this custom firmware iOS 4.3.2.
- Click on your phone icon from the sidebar in iTunes.
- Press and hold left “alt” button (“Shift” button on Windows) on the keyboard and then click on “Restore” (Not “Update” or “Check for Update”) button in the iTunes
- Now, release the “Shift” button.
Step 8: iTunes will now prompt you to select the location for your custom firmware 4.3.2, once your iPhone 4 / iPhone 3GS is successfully in DFU mode.
Step 9: Once In iTunes, hold the Alt/Option key and click Restore.
Step 10: Now select the custom IPSW that was created and click the Choose button. Wait for a while till iTunes installs the new firmware 4.3.2 on your iPhone. After the installation is done, iPhone 4 or any of your iOS device you selected above will restart automatically. You have now successfully jailbroken iOS 4.3.2 firmware. If you have followed the steps for your iPhone 3GS (old bootrom), not need to boot your device into there mode. you are now good to go! Following steps only holds good for iPhone 3GS (New Bootrom) and iPhone 4.
Booting your iOS device in Tethered Mode
As there is no untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.2, we will have to boot it into a tethered mode. Just follow the steps below.
Step 1: Download tetheredboot.zip utility for Mac and extract the .zip file.
Step 2: Create folder tetheredboot on your desktop
Step 3: Create a copy of iOS 4.3.2, change its file extension from .ipsw to .zip, and then extract this .zip file.
Step 4: Navigate to /Firmware/dfu/ and then copy files kernelcache.release.n90 and iBSS.n90ap.RELEASE.dfu and move them to folder “tetheredboot” (refer step 1).
Step 5: Copy Tetherboot utility to tetheredboot folder
Step 6: Turn off your iOS device, and start Terminal on and execute the following commands:
enter your administrator password, then:
Make sure you replace “JeffM” with the name of the directory on your Mac. You will then be prompted to enter DFU mode. Now follow the following steps to enter DFU mode:
- Hold Power and Home buttons for 10 seconds
- Release the Power button but continue holding the Home button for 10 more seconds
- You device should now be in DFU mode
Wait for your iOS device to boot. Your jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch will then be booted in a tethered mode.
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