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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.

OS X PwnageTool and QuickPwn for 2.1 Firmware

I’m a “little” behind on this news, but the iPhone dev team crew released updates to PwnageTool and QuickPwn for the 2.1 Firmware firmware. Both tools help you Jailbreak your iPhone to allow installation of 3rd party apps. They also jailbreak the first generation iPod touch.

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

QuickPwn is the easy to use version.  PwnageTool is more powerful.

QuickPwn to Jailbreak your iPhone from Windows

“Poorlad” cranked out a windows GUI for the QuickPwn tool, which allows you to jailbreak iPhone’s running the 2.0.2 firmware so you can run 3rd party applicaitons.

The release is just an interim solution for windows users.  Sometime soon, there will be a better supported QuickPwn GUI that uses the same codebase as the mac version.

Get QuickPwn Windows GUI

Pwn your iPhone for the Coolest Apps: OS X

It has been a couple of months since Apple released the 2.0 iPhone firmware and launched the iPhone Application Store and now there are over a thousand 3rd party applications that have passed through Apple’s approval process.

Even so, there are still great reasons to install unofficial 3rd party apps, like IM apps and other things that run in the background.  Eventually too, there is the hope of a network unlock for the 3G iPhone.

The ever-awesome iPhone Dev team recently released an updated version of the PwnageTool for OS X which lets you jailbreak iPhones running the 2.0.2 firmware to run third party applications.  For more information, and a link to the file, I refer you to their website:

PwnageTool 2.0.3 is available. This version provides support for iPhone/iPod firmware 2.0.2 5C1, it has an updated Installer.app beta b6 and contains a new .de localization for our large amount of German friends. The application SHOULD ONLY be downloaded as a .tbz file from our servers and should NOT be decompressed using the application called “the unarchiver” this breaks permissions within PwnageTool just use the standard OS X built in ‘Archive Utility’ to decompress. The SHA1 sum of PwnageTool_2.0.3.tbz is 91e670e0c623cd43f5e8cfbfaae6c23d98d8f31b

Jailbreak iPhone 2.0/3G With Updated Pwnage 2.0

The awesome iPhone dev team has done it again.  They’ve released an updated version of Pwnage that “Jailbreaks” iPhones running the iPhone 2.0 software. Jailbreaking allows you to install unofficial 3rd party apps.  It works with both the original iPhone running the 2.0 OS, and the 3G iPhones.

Apps from the official iPhone Application Store on iTunes can’t have certain functions.  They can’t run in the background, they can’t do VoIP over the cellular network and they certainly can’t unlock the phone for use on other carriers.

Unless you have a good reason too, I’d hold off jailbreaking your iPhone We’re still waiting for an updated version of Install.app to make it easy to install unofficial apps again. An unlock is still in the future too.