Jailbreak & Unlock Possible with iPhone 3G Firmware 2.2.1 & iPod Touch 2G 2.2.1

iPhone 3G Frimware 2.2.1

Yesterday Apple has released Firmware 2.2.1 update for iPhone and iPod Touch and tons of question started spawning into the minds of jailbreaked iPhone and iPod touch owner. First foremost question is, should we upgrade iPhone and iPod touch to firmware 2.2.1?

Here is reply from MuscleNerd of iPhone dev team, Answer is “No”. iPhone dev team is still investigating firmware 2.2.1 to find will it be possible to Jailbreak and Unlock iPhone and iPod touch after upgrading to firmware 2.2.1. MuscleNerd has released video on Qik which gives information on current situation.

Update: iPhone Dev Team has released QuickPwn 2.2.5 and PwnageTool 2.2.5.

Download QuickPwn 2.2.5 and PwnageTool 2.2.5.


How to Jailbreak iPhone 3G Firmware 2.2.1 using QuickPwn 2.2.5

How to Use PwnageTool 2.2.4

Here are Notes from that Video.

iPhone 3G with Firmware 2.2.1

Upgrading your iPhone to firmware 2.2.1 will affect your ability to Unlock your iPhone 3G with yellowsn0w. Reason is Firmware 2.2.1 will upgrade your iPhone baseband to 2.30.03 where as yellosn0w is designed to work with baseband 02.28.00. One way you can upgrade your iPhone firmware to 2.2.1 is by custom firmware which will not update your baseband but that’s not possible as pwnagetool and quickpwn are still not updated for firmware 2.2.1.

iPod Touch 2G with Firmware 2.2.1

Musclenerd mentioned that even after upgrading iPod Touch 2G to firmware 2.2.1 doesn’t affect the ability to jailbreak and they can still tethered jailbreak iPod Touch 2G 2.2.1. The Dev Team working on exploit to allow an untethered jailbreak.

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iPhone 2G and iPod Touch 1st Generation with Firmware 2.2.1

Firmware 2.2.1 doesn’t affect the ability to jailbreak or unlock just wait for updated version of QuickPwn and PwnageTool to do that.

Here is Summary of iPhone and iPod Touch Firmware 2.2.1

– 2.2.1 does not break the dev team’s methods of jailbreak;
– 2.2.1 breaks the 3g software unlock;
– 2.2.1 does not break iPhone 2G unlock since the 2G baseband is not updated.

Video from MuscleNerd



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11 thoughts on “Jailbreak & Unlock Possible with iPhone 3G Firmware 2.2.1 & iPod Touch 2G 2.2.1”

  1. so is there a possibility of unlocking once uve updated to 2.2.1 via itunes ,with baseband 2.30.03,,or is the turbo sim the only last option i have ?

  2. updated my iphone to 2.2.1 via itunes and lost my unlocked ‘freedom’. Should I resort to the turbo sim or is the Dev Team closer to finding a solution to unlocking 2.2.1 firmware ? Is the turbo sim safe?

  3. Those who have updated to 2.2.1 there is no way to downgrade the baseband and dev team is still unable to find a solution. So get a Simtool. This time let them earn some money.

  4. Hi… if Simtool is the only option to unlock my updated 2.2.1 with 02.30.03 BB, Pls help me buy the best Simtool. which is the i should go for and once i get it how do i unlock it. as once i update its stuck on this itube pic on my with emergency slider. pls help.. how to activate and use simtool to unlock my phone. thanks a millon…

  5. i have an i-phone 3g and i upgrated it to 2.2.1 so the network is locked.i can’t unlock it.

    If anyone can unlock the i-phone 3g 2.2.1,please send information to my email how to do it.

  6. Hello,
    My ipod touch 2g is having issues downloading the firmware 2.2.1 offered by Apple… it is saying network connection error but im connected to the intenet fine and i wanted the new update to jailbreak for a better version and need a quick fix thanks.

  7. i got a question
    in itunes i just checked to update ma ipod version to 3.0 since it is the newest n i tried to download it, but it is fo 10 $ so i downloaded it from other sites for free. but i coudn’t install it since it is not in itunes, i downloaded it from other sites i don’t know how to drag it to itunes or install it

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