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  • PwnageTool 4.0 Released: Jailbreak & Unlock iOS 4


    Update: For anyone who saw iBooks problems after redsn0w beta, try the latest one (see update #2 at Dev-Team Blog - all four one! )

    Just one day after the relase of iOS 4.0, the Dev-Team has done it once again. Not only did they release an unlock tool the day iOS 4 came out, they have now released a brand new version of PwnageTool for creating custom iOS 4.0 firmware packages. This means almost everyone can get on board now. *almost everybody.

    As per usual, the same instructions apply that have always been the case with PwnageTool. Follow the onscreen instructions just as they say. Within a few minutes you will have a custom firmware package to install. But don't get too far ahead of yourself. You need to scroll down and read the instructions provided by the Dev-Team.

    If you have been tinkering with the unofficial release of PwnageTool 4.0, we strongly urge you to restore and use this version instead as the leaked version did not include patches that are required for ultrasn0w unlock.

    Download PwnageTool 4.01 for Mac:
    MMi Member Mirror
    Rapidshare
    Megaupload

    Download PwnageTool 4.0 for Mac:
    MMi Member Mirror
    Rapidshare
    Megaupload
    Mediafire

    *PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING VERY CAREFULLY!

    Dev-Team Blog

    As advised, you shouldn’t have upgraded your devices if you have previously relied on our tools for hacktivation and/or a carrier unlock.

    Each supported device has few different scenarios that users need to consider when performing the upgrades, you need to check below and perform the upgrade in the particular way that matches your current device state.

    NB: With PwnageTool 4.0 certain devices are not supported this is because they are not supported in iOS 4.0 or they are not supported by our software.

    iPhone 2G - not supported
    iPod Touch - not supported
    iPod Touch 3G - not supported
    iPhone 3G

    If you have a Jailbroken iPhone 3G at 3.1.2 (but not jailbroken with Spirit) then you should create the ipsw with PwnageTool 4.0 and restore from recovery mode or DFU mode.
    If you have an out of the box iPhone 3G you should restore using a PwnageTool 4.0 ipsw using DFU mode.
    If you have a Jailbroken 3.1.3 iPhone 3G it is very possible that this can fail from recovery mode, if this failure happens you will need to restore using DFU mode.
    IMPORTANT! Whenever you need to enter DFU mode, you will need to do so using PwnageTool.

    iPhone 3GS

    Summary: PwnageTool only works on previously jailbroken 3GS devices with the old bootrom.

    If you have a Jailbroken iPhone 3GS with the OLD BOOTROM and you DID NOT use Spirit to jailbreak then you can create the ipsw with PwnageTool 4.0 and restore with recovery mode.
    If you have an iPhone 3GS with the NEW BOOTROM this is NOT supported by PwnageTool 4.0
    iPod touch 2G

    If you have an iPod touch 2G that is jailbroken (but not with Spirit) then you can restore using recovery mode.
    Baseband Unlock

    iPhone 3G and 3GS baseband unlockers (those who rely on ultrasn0w to make phone calls) should always be very wary to update their firmware, however our Ultrasn0w application will unlock all recent (including the current) 3GS and 3G baseband firmware versions, once you are jailbroken using PwnageTool 4.0, install ultrasn0w from Cydia and you’ll be unlocked.

    Remember! This baseband unlock situation is rare, should you upgrade your iPhone blindly at the next iOS release please don’t expect an unlock - but for now you are OK (whatever state your baseband is in).
    This article was originally published in forum thread: PwnageTool 4.0 Released: Jailbreak & Unlock iOS 4 started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 616 Comments
    1. z28kid's Avatar
      z28kid -
      Quote Originally Posted by DJM AutoWerkz View Post
      has anyone tried to restore to a pwnd ios4 on a 3gs that was jaiklbroken with spirit yet?
      Said on the first page you couldn't if you had used Spirit.
    1. igarys's Avatar
      igarys -
      Quote Originally Posted by Slick2887 View Post
      After messing around with this for over an hour, I was finally able to successfully install the custom 4.0 firmware. Here's what I did:

      Iphone 3GS 3.3.1 (Old Bootrom) Legit activation

      I downgraded to 3.2.1 Firmware using DFU mode and when I got a 1604 error in iTunes, I used Blackra1n to jailbreak it. I then put the phone into DFU mode and restored using the customized 4.0 firmware. It received a 1600 error, so I put the phone into recovery mode (with the connect to iTunes logo) and tried again. The firmware installed with no errors and was jailbroken. Hope this helps!
      I never jailbroke my phone but I'll try it. The "Preparing Iphone for restore" took like 10 mins to be done then it gave me error 1604. Ima try again and see what happens
    1. TwIsTeD2075's Avatar
      TwIsTeD2075 -
      If You have a old or new boot rom already jailbroken with *spirit* and you need to unlock your phone just run untrasn0w it will unlock it for you....this will work till devteam comes out with os4 support for iphone 3Gs support
    1. mrrippey's Avatar
      mrrippey -
      is it just my impatience but does it seem to always hang at the very end? I have old bootloader, 3Gs, and tried 4.0 custom, 3.1.2 custom and it stops at the very end. I have my shsh on Cydia but it stops always at the same spot. Going to see if I let it run for an hour but if not then I will have to do a regular restore and hope geohot's jailbreak and unlock can work....
    1. Slick2887's Avatar
      Slick2887 -
      Quote Originally Posted by z28kid View Post
      Said on the first page you couldn't if you had used Spirit.
      Originally I used Spirit to jailbreak to 3.3.1 and when I tried restoring using the custom 4.0 firmware, it wouldn't take. I figured the Spirit jailbreak had something to do with it, so I downgraded to 3.2.1 firmware and used BlackRa1n to jailbreak it.

      A small issue I just ran into: I opened Cydia for the first time after installing custom 4.0 and it wouldn't load (was just a black screen). I turned the phone off, then on and it loaded fine.
    1. Sn4key's Avatar
      Sn4key -
      So my question is.. I got 3GS, updated last nite to 4.0.. I got the phone 1st day it came out, checked with f0recast, it's the old bootrom according to everything I've read.. I'm on Windows, would anyone on a MAC be able to create a custom IPSW and upload it somewhere so us 3GS users with old bootrom could restore it from iTunes? Is that even possible.. it seems it is since the instructions says that if you're on the old bootrom with 3GS all you need to do is restore via iTunes with the custom one.. Thx in advance!
    1. igarys's Avatar
      igarys -
      Quote Originally Posted by Slick2887 View Post
      Originally I used Spirit to jailbreak to 3.3.1 and when I tried restoring using the custom 4.0 firmware, it wouldn't take. I figured the Spirit jailbreak had something to do with it, so I downgraded to 3.2.1 firmware and used BlackRa1n to jailbreak it.

      A small issue I just ran into: I opened Cydia for the first time after installing custom 4.0 and it wouldn't load (was just a black screen). I turned the phone off, then on and it loaded fine.
      Oh its probably my bootloader than...I have 6.4. What do you have?
    1. DJM AutoWerkz's Avatar
      DJM AutoWerkz -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sn4key View Post
      So my question is.. I got 3GS, updated last nite to 4.0.. I got the phone 1st day it came out, checked with f0recast, it's the old bootrom according to everything I've read.. I'm on Windows, would anyone on a MAC be able to create a custom IPSW and upload it somewhere so us 3GS users with old bootrom could restore it from iTunes? Is that even possible.. it seems it is since the instructions says that if you're on the old bootrom with 3GS all you need to do is restore via iTunes with the custom one.. Thx in advance!
      they did on page 16 or so
    1. brianlg's Avatar
      brianlg -
      I'm on jailbroken 4.0 GM, any reason to update to the public 4.0??
    1. capttanhowdy's Avatar
      capttanhowdy -
      Quote Originally Posted by MacJax50 View Post
      If your phone is stuck like mine at this recovery bar? how do you get it past or fix it? Also anyway to kick it out of recovery and dfu mode while on a mac? or no?
      i ran blackra1n to get it to reboot and it got me back to normal screen so I can try again... but still get the 1600 eror
    1. Sn4key's Avatar
      Sn4key -
      Quote Originally Posted by DJM AutoWerkz View Post
      they did on page 16 or so
      I was reading it but it seems like you cannot post the links here and it got deleted..? Ahh!
    1. e1allen2's Avatar
      e1allen2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Slick2887 View Post
      After messing around with this for over an hour, I was finally able to successfully install the custom 4.0 firmware. Here's what I did:

      Iphone 3GS 3.3.1 (Old Bootrom) Legit activation

      I downgraded to 3.2.1 Firmware using DFU mode and when I got a 1604 error in iTunes, I used Blackra1n to jailbreak it. I then put the phone into DFU mode and restored using the customized 4.0 firmware. It received a 1600 error, so I put the phone into recovery mode (with the connect to iTunes logo) and tried again. The firmware installed with no errors and was jailbroken. Hope this helps!
      Tried your process. When Blackra1n completed, it says to wait for the reboot.

      Am looking at a black screen and have been for about 3-4 minutes.

      Am I suppose to wait for the phone to reboot, or proceed to DFU mode?

      Where is he customized 4.0 firmware you speak of?

      Thank you.
    1. dineshparashar's Avatar
      dineshparashar -
      a holes! always on old bootrom! they never make a way fro the new ones!
    1. capttanhowdy's Avatar
      capttanhowdy -
      Every friggin time I go to load the custom fmwr as soon as it says preping iphone for restore i get the connect to itunes logo and the 1600 or 1604 error! GRRRRRR Anyone konw how to get past this so I can load the custom frmwr
    1. mprziv's Avatar
      mprziv -
      Quote Originally Posted by mrrippey View Post
      is it just my impatience but does it seem to always hang at the very end? I have old bootloader, 3Gs, and tried 4.0 custom, 3.1.2 custom and it stops at the very end. I have my shsh on Cydia but it stops always at the same spot. Going to see if I let it run for an hour but if not then I will have to do a regular restore and hope geohot's jailbreak and unlock can work....
      I had a similar problem. If you have purchased wi-fi sync, uninstall it from your computer. It was causing hanging at the very end of os installations.
    1. crewxp's Avatar
      crewxp -
      is a non spirit 359.3.2 bootrom jailbreakable to 4.0?
    1. jdm.accord's Avatar
      jdm.accord -
      Quote Originally Posted by brianlg View Post
      I'm on jailbroken 4.0 GM, any reason to update to the public 4.0??
      No, its the same build number so its identical to the public release. Don't waste your time.
    1. eddychay23's Avatar
      eddychay23 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MacJax50 View Post
      was on 3.1.2 jailbroken and followed all the rules and my phone sat in itunes for an hour with a smidge left when i tried to restore in recovery mode.. then I got the phone into DFU mode and now i get error 1600... please help..
      Same problem here . Solution anyone?
    1. mprziv's Avatar
      mprziv -
      Quote Originally Posted by eddychay23 View Post
      Same problem here . Solution anyone?
      You have wifi sync installed on your computer?
    1. Buckmaster's Avatar
      Buckmaster -
      Can someone please post the original 4.0 filmware, takes forever to download though iTunes, I am using Hughesnet( sucks.