iPhone iOS 4 Custom Firmware

Today PwnageTool 4 was released for the Mac and seeing as now I have a MacBook I thought I’d create some custom firmware for all you Windows users who don’t have an official tool as of yet.

Below are the links to the files, I will update them as I upload them and feel free to share this post with others.

Please read this Dev-Team article before using any of the custom restore files.

Details: Only non-hacktivated firmwares without Multitasking Enabled come with custom boot logos, root size is shown in brackets next to the device (I just used the default setting.)  Also baseband update is not enabled.

iPhone 3GS iOS 4 Custom Restore (Root Size 831MB)
Not Hacktivated (w/Custom Boot Logos) – iPhone2,1_4.0_8A293_Custom_Restore.ipsw
Not Hactivated – iPhone2,1_4.0_8A293_Custom_Restore_(Without_Custom_Boot_Logos).ipsw
Hactivated – iPhone2,1_4.0_8A293_Custom_Restore_(Hacktivated).ipsw

iPhone 3G iOS 4 Custom Restore (Root Size 756MB)
Not Hacktivated (w/Custom Boot Logos) – iPhone1,2_4.0_8A293_Custom_Restore.ipsw
Not Hacktivated – iPhone1,2_4.0_8A293_Custom_Restore_(Without_Custom_Boot_Logos).ipsw
Not Hactivated w/ Multitasking Enabled – iPhone1,2_4.0_8A293_Custom_Restore_(Multitasking_Enabled).ipsw
Hactivated – iPhone1,2_4.0_8A293_Custom_Restore_(Hactivated).ipsw
Hacktivated w/ Multitasking Enabled – iPhone1,2_4.0_8A293_Custom_Restore_(Hactivated_Multitasking_Enabled).ipsw

iPod Touch 2G iOS 4 Custom Restore (Root Size 688MB)
Without Multitasking Enabled (w/Custom Boot Logos) – iPod2,1_4.0_8A293_Custom_Restore.ipsw
Without Multitasking Enabled – iPod2,1__4.0_8A293_Custom_Restore_(Without_Custom_Boot_Logos).ipsw
With Multitasking Enabled – iPod2,1_4.0_8A293_Custom_Restore_(Multitasking_Enabled).ipsw

If you have any requests that aren’t shown above then get in touch via Twitter @sbraidley


64 thoughts on “iPhone iOS 4 Custom Firmware

  1. Thanks for the custom firmware man. I am only waiting for the hacktivated one. Would you please provide us with more details? root size? custom logos? Thanks for your help.

    1. The only one’s that have custom ones are non-hacktivated firmwares that don’t have Multitasking enabled. It says in the article cause I just updated it. I will re-upload those firmwares tomorrow without the custom boot logos.

  2. Is the root size in any way relevant(meaning if I should check what I have now and pick a corresponding one)? And why wait for the hacktivated one when you can unlock the phone via ultrasnow? Thanks man

    1. It will be to some people, for me I’ve never changed it as never had any problems and hacktivated is when the device is activated on a different carrier not unlocked to a different carrier which is what ultrasn0w does. So if you an unofficial carrier on your iPhone you will need to wait for hacktivated so that you can use your device on that carrier then use ultrasn0w to unlock your device.

      1. Hmm weird I never had to think about hacktivated/non-hacktivated firmwares and both my iPhones are on unofficial carriers. I just jailbroke it and used ultrasnow and it worked…Well seems like I’m going to wait a bit more for some info on this. Thanks for the valuable information!

  3. Hi there, just to confirm;


    Is this simply just Cydia with custom boot logo (Pwnapple logo)?

    That’s all I am after.


  4. multitasking will automatically work if i have the 3gs right? also, i am on t-mobile, but i have an extra at&t sim, with this i should be able to activate it after the restore right?

    1. Yes multitasking will work straight away and as far as I know it should activate with you AT&T sim card.

  5. Hi,
    you had given a link for hacktivated ipt2g firmware in that folder of all uploaded firmwares. I can’t find a direct link to it over here.

  6. Hey, thanks for your work. Would you be kind and post a custom firmware for 3gs without custom logos and not hacktivated. THanks

  7. Hey I tried using your hacktivated firmware for Iphone 3Gs and it just gave me a Iphone cannot be restored (1600) error. Something I did wrong? Or is the firmware uploaded just corrupt?

      1. Maybe there is an issue with my uploaded file. I’m going to be re-uploading all the firmwares with the iBooks fix so try that version and so we can see if it’s an issue with the uploaded file.

      2. fyi: sometimes it wont work in DFU. simply use revovery. power off and hold home button when u plug in and keep holding until the connect to itunes logo appears. worked for me.

      3. I followed Kenny’s advice (love your name by the way) and it worked. Let me know when the updated firmware made with pwnage tool 4.1 is released!

  8. Unsure which of these I need. I’ve got a 3GS on 3.1.2 that was JB’d with blackra1n with an old bootrom (32). Thanks

    1. No PwnageTool 4.01 was only released this morning so all my CFW was made using the original version with the iBooks issue present. I’m going to re-upload the CFW for all devices using PwnageTool 4.01 but it won’t be quick as it’s not a quick process.

  9. Do you have any hacktivated custom firmware without the pwn logo’s for 3gs?

    i prefer the standard look 🙂

  10. I see you making new firmwares now, please take in mind no logos please for the next set for 3gs

    can you update me when your though with the updates


    1. There is a no custom logo version which I uploaded and is in the list. http://depositfiles.com/files/5ak6bso3h is the download link for the 3gs without custom boot logos using PwnageTool 4.0. The next lot using the fixed version of PwnageTool won’t have the custom logos as I didn’t intend them to originally.

      1. yea, but isnt this link not hacktivated? i need one hacktivated without logo

      2. Thanks so much for this, I would totally lend you a hand if I had my MBP within 100 Miles

  11. Hey this is huge help for windows users. Trying not to do this too much so will wait for the 4.01 versions. Am looking for the 3gs without any custom logos. Need to unlock it for another carrier… thanks,

    1. Yeh I was a Windows user back when 3.0 was released so I thought I’d try and get them out as quick as possible so you can jailbreak your device. The 4.01 versions will be out in a few hours. I’ll be uploading all of them with no custom boot logos as no one wants them and I didn’t mean for them to be in their either but it was the default.

  12. heyy is this official iOS 4.0 or GM? im looking for a official one i used a GM version and my multitaskin stopped working for sum reason when i synced to itunes.

  13. Hi Mate, You are good. by the way, are this all for old bootrom? mine is Model MC131ZA with Mod frim05.12.01 serial 85018GGR3NP. Bought like 1.5 months ago.

  14. Hi,

    i’ve tried out your custom hacktivated Firmware for iPhone 3Gs iOS4 but unfortunately its impossible for me to “restore” my iPhone with itunes to this firmware because im gettig either error 1600 (in DFU Mode) or Error 1604 in recovery mode + non DFU and non recovery mode.

    Are there any advices how to avoid those errors?

    1. I’d check out the Dev-Team’s page to see but make sure your model isn’t an MC model as you can’t jailbreak those yet.

  15. I’ve found the main issue: Its nothing about the bootloader (which is OK , because i have the old one) but you need a phone in a previous PWNED state – otherwise you cant load a custom firmware anymore on it yet.

    I’ve erased my pwned state by updating via itunes on the official way (instead of taking a custom firmware and try this before).

    This is the issue -> now i’ve installed 3.1.3 and jailbreaked it via spirit.. This makes me “stuck” on 3.1.3 until a new userland jailbreak comes out for iOS4.


    1. Ah I’m sure it says on the Dev-Team blog about this which I did say to read before trying anything. I’m sure it won’t be long until you can jailbreak though without CFW.

  16. plz plz can u make an ipod 3g custom firmware i am looking all over the internet for a jailbreak plzplz thnks

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