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Almost Here, an Easy iPod Touch 2G Jailbreak

Good news!  I finally do a post about progress on an 2nd gen iPod Touch jailbreak, and the Dev Team anounces another big step forward.

The iPod Touch 2G is now another member of the “pwned for life” family. It has a fatal flaw in its bootrom that means you will always be able to pwn these devices no matter what firmware updates come along. This is the full, untethered jailbreak, something that iPod Touch 2G users have not had before today.

It’ll be a little bit before this is packaged for easy installation

via Dev-Team Blog – iPod Touch 2G: Hi, welcome to the jailbreak family.

Jailbreak your iPhone from Linux with xpwn

Most of the iPhone jailbreaking action has been on Mac OS X and Windows, but there is an option for linux users called xpwn.

Xpwn is a commandline tool. Nightly binary builds are available for both Windows and Linux.  There isn’t a lot of information available about how up-to-date they are, but looking at the check-in history of the source code on Github suggests that it was last updated on Jan 30 to support the latest 2.2.1 iPhone firmware update.

RedSn0w: An iPod Touch Jailbreak Allready in Progress

This is old news at this point, but for anyone with an iPod Touch who missed it, there is now a jailbreak for it called “redsn0w.

This is definitely a work in progress.  “Caleb Mingle” has done the hard work of compiling a redsn0w FAQ.  It looks like it’s a bit out of date in spots, but it covers a lot of important ground.

iPhone 2.2, Jailbreak with Caution

Apple released a big update to the iPhone firmware last week.  It included security fixes and enhancements to the maps, and other applications.  It also included an update to the baseband firmware for the 3G iPhone which controls the core phone functions of the iPhone.

The iPhone dev team was quick to release a jailbreak for the 2.2 firmware to allow people to run unofficial 3rd party iPhone apps.  The jailbreak is also key to carrier unlocking the original iPhone, and is also an important prerequisite to an eventual unlock for the newer 3G iPhone.

They’ve made new versions of Pwnage, and the simpler to use QuickPwn.  Before you rush to update to 2.2, it’s important to read the dev teams cautions.  In particular, they warn that you must not to install the update via iTunes if  if you hope to take advantage of an any upcoming soft unlock for the 3G iPhone.  This is because this updates the baseband firmware on the iPhone, and all the unlock work the team has done has been on the earlier version of the baseband.

For more details about what you need to know, including sources of the official downloads of QuickPwn & Pwnage, continue reading on the iPhone dev teams site.

QuickPwn iPhone 2.1 from Windows

Hot on the heels of the the iPhone dev team’s updates to PwnageTool and QuickPwn for Mac OS X, they’ve released a new Windows version of QuickPwn. Quickpwn makes it easy to Jailbreak your iPhone to allow installation of 3rd party apps. It also jailbreak the first generation iPod touch

While it can jailbreak both the original iPhone and the iPhone 3G, it can, at this point, only unlock the original iPhone for use with unofficial carriers.