Jailbreak iPhone 4/3GS, iPod touch, iPad On iOS 4.3.3 Using PwnageTool (Guide)

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The just released iOS 4.3.3 can be jailbroken using PwnageTool bundles. Below is the guide to Jailbreak iPhone 4/3GS, iPod touch, iPad on iOS 4.3.3 using PwnageTool.

Even though jailbreak via Redsnow is available, you can use PwnageTool to preserve baseband and use it later for unlocking via ultrasnow.


  • No unlock is available for the new baseband and if you rely on carrier unlock do not update to iOS 4.3.3
  • Cydia is fully working on iOS 4.3.3
  • iPad 2 users on iOS 4.3 should stay away from iOS 4.3.3 until further confirmation.

You Need:

Download iOS 4.3.3

Download PwnageTool 4.3.2

Download iTunes 10.2.2

Download PwnageTool Bundles

Download Tetheredboot utility



STEP 1: Download PwnageTool bundle for your version of iOS device. Extract the .zip folder, in there you will find a .bundle file, for this guide, we are using iPhone 4 bundle iPhone3,1_4.3.3_8J2.bundle. After extracting move this file to your desktop.

STEP 2: Download PwnageTool 4.2 and copy it to /Applications directory. Right click, and then click on “Show Package Contents”.

STEP 3: Go to Contents/Resources/FirmwareBundles/ and paste iPhone3,1_4.3.3_8J2.bundle file in this location.

STEP 4: Run PwnageTool in “Expert mode” and then select the device you want to jailbreak.

PwnageTool 4.3.3 -01

STEP 5: Browse for iOS 4.3.3 IPSW firmware for your device.

PwnageTool 4.3.3 -02

STEP 6: Click on“Build” to start creating custom 4.3.2 firmware file

PwnageTool 4.3.3 -03

STEP 7: PwnageTool will now start building your custom 4.3.3 .ipsw file for your device

PwnageTool 4.3.3 -04


Now follow the following steps to enter DFU mode using PwnageTool:

  • Hold Power and Home buttons for 10 seconds
  • Now release the Power button but continue holding the Home button for 10 more seconds
  • You device should now be in DFU mode

DFU Mood


Now restore your device to your pre-jailbroken custom 4.3.3 .ipsw files by doing this:
  • Start iTunes.
  • Click on your device icon from the sidebar in iTunes.
  • Press and hold left “alt” (option) button on Mac, or Left “Shift” button if you are on Windows on the keyboard and then click on “Restore” button in the iTunes and then release this button.

iTunes-10.2.2This will make iTunes prompt you to select the location for your custom firmware 4.3.3 file. Select the required custom .ipsw file that you created above, and click on “Open”.

STEP 10: Now let iTunes do its thing. It will now restore the firmware on your iOS device. After that you will have your device jailbroken on iOS 4.3.3.


STEP 11: Download tetheredboot.zip utility for Mac OS X and extract the .zip file.

STEP 12:

First, we will need two files from the custom iOS 4.3.1 firmware namely:kernelcache.release.n90 and iBSS.n90ap.RELEASE.dfu. To do this, make a copy of your custom iOS 4.3.3 file that you created above, change the extension of this file from .ipsw to .zip, and then extract this .zip file.

Now copy kernelcache.release.n90 file, and then copy iBSS.n90ap.RELEASE.dfufiles which are found under /Firmware/dfu/.

Move all these files, and tetheredboot utility to a new folder named “tetheredboot” on the desktop.

STEP 13:

(i) Turn off your iOS device, and start Terminal on OS X and run the following commands:

sudo -s

enter your administrator password, then:


Note: You will have to replace “Maypalo” with the name of directory on your computer.

now press enter.

(ii) You should now see some code running in the Terminal window, at some point, it will ask you to enter DFU mode. Now follow the following steps to enter DFU mode:

  • Hold Power and Home buttons for 10 seconds
  • Now release the Power button but continue holding the Home button for 10 more seconds
  • You device should now be in DFU mode

Now wait for your device to boot, Terminal at this point will be showing “Exiting libpois0n” message. After a short while, your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch will be booted in a jailbroken tethered mode !

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