After working long and hard on Apple’s second generation iPod Touch, the iPhone Dev Team and Chronic Dev Team released a little tidbit of information that is sure to please all you 2G Touch owners out there. It looks as though the Dev Team has identified a fatal flaw in the bootrom that allows the device to be pwned for life. Once jailbroken, always jailbroken — regardless of what firmware updates Apple throws your way. The firmware patch that provides this untethered jailbreak has been released to the masses but it has not yet been bundled into QuickPwn or any other Pwnage Tool. Early adopters, hit the read link for all the juicy details. Those of you who aren’t quite so Bold, sit tight for the impending QuickPwn/Pwnage Tool integration.
Have you been holding off on the 2.0.2 update for your iPhone for fear of losing access to your jailbroken apps and features? The wait is now over. The iPhone Dev team has just released PwnageTool 2.0.3, which brings full jailbreaking to the newest iPhone firmware. Sure, it won’t grant you unlocking access, but if you’ve been itching to free your handset from Apple’s iron fist this is a pretty good bet. Full features include:
- Support for iPhone/iPod touch firmware 2.0.2 5C1
- Updated version of Installer.app beta 6
- New .de localization for German speaking users
As always with these sorts of things, we council you to proceed at your own risk, but if you feel like taking the plunge, the read link below should help you along in short order.
Windows users rejoice; the iPhone Dev Team has just released a new treat for you. The appropriately-named QuickPwn in its finished state will allow users to jailbreak their iPhones quickly and easily with only a few simple steps. For the time being, the Dev Team is clear in stating that the current version is still in early development phase though most features are in working order.
What you’re getting here is a development version (mostly feature complete) of an upcoming tool that we see as a complement to our current PwnageTool. It’s not ready for everyone just yet, but with a bit of expertise, it should work nicely for those of you adventurous enough to try it.
Currently QuickPwn requires your device to be running version 2.0.1 of the iPhone/iPod firmware. This requirement will change in a subsequent release.
QuickPwn uses a new jailbreak technique that “has been available to the iPhone research and hacking community for about 5 days now (if you looked hard enough).” Apparently that’s all the time it took to determine that the solution was ready for prime time. So far, reports are decidedly positive as many claim the tool to be working just fine. All the same, the less tech savvy and those with weak stomachs should likely hold off until a release version is issued. 3G Unlocking is still not supported by the way, so we’ll all have to sit tight hoping that the Dev Team will soon prevail.
Everyone’s favorite iPhone dev team – err – the iPhone Dev Team, has released the Mac version of its latest conquest. That’s right people, just like we told you last week the Dev Team has made quick work of Apple’s 2.0 firmware and the latest version of its Pwnage Tool is now available to the public. Have you been feeling restricted by Apple-authorized apps? Not having the ability at this point to run authorized third-party apps in the background makes plenty of applications such as IM and music streaming apps (Last.fm, Pandora) pretty much useless. Beyond that, in some countries you might not even have access to the app store! Enter the Dev Team. Using the Pwnage Tool, you can add Installer and Cydia to complement Apple’s App Store app and enjoy the tremendous number of unauthorized apps out there alongside Apple-authorized apps with no problems. The Pwnage Tool doesn’t yet unlock the iPhone 3G however, so you’re still bound to whichever carrier you picked up your phone from. Also, the new Pwnage Tool is only available for OS X right now so Windows users will have to wait a bit longer to join in on the fun.