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.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, right? Well, something like that. The iPhone 2.2 software update hasn’t even been released yet and the ever swift iPhone Dev Team has already jailbroken it. It’s like they were reading Apple’s minds and went up for the block before the shot got off. Or, they’d gotten their hands on the 2.2 beta that was seeded to developers and worked on that. Either way, for those of you with jailbroken iPhones hoping not to be left behind when the update does come out, you won’t have to wait around a few hours like you did last time. Let’s hear it for that damn diligent dev team, eh?
Before anyone could completely list all their praises and complaints about the iPhone’s 2.1 Firmware, the iPhone Dev Team has already released the PwnageTool and QuickPwn for the update. So, if you were sitting on your jail-broken iPhone or iPod Touch feeling like you were left out of all the joyous hoopla (or the disappointment for some), your day has come. Anyone giving this a go?
The Dev Team calls it their Little Pwnie, we just call it awesome. In the same week that QuickPwn was released to the public it already has a solid update under its belt, and it’s a pretty solid update to boot. First and foremost, 2.0.2 is toast. Fin, finition, acabado, terminado and done. Yep, it took less than three days for the Dev Team to handle that release so no worries there. The other big revision is the GUI. A dev who goes by Poorlad mixed up his special sauce and gave the UI some nice flare as the old GUI was a bit, well, old. Remember QuickPwn is only for pwning and won’t update your iPhone software so you’ll need to handle that part with iTunes. Here’s a quick run through:
- Download and open QuickPwn
- Select iPhone 3G
- Browse to the IPSW (you can download this file from iTunes, then dig it up)
- Select Cydia / Installer / Boot Logo etc in QuickPwn
- Go! (read instructions on screen)
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.