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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

    Download PwnageTool 4.0 for Mac:
    MMi Member Mirror


    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. bigorangekitty's Avatar
      bigorangekitty -
      Quote Originally Posted by joe97 View Post
      bigorangekitty, once again I should have looked 5 more minutes prior to asking, saw on pg. 13 of this thread that if you uninstall winterboard multitasking will be enabled. That works, just about to try reinstalling winterboard to see if that disables it again-

      yes, unfortunately Winterboard disables multitasking whether it's installed via Pwnage Tool 4.0.1 during jailbreak or from Cydia after jailbreak--
      Joe, I'll give a shot too. i'll uninstall winterboard and see what happens and try reinstalling it.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Winterboard for OS4 is very buggy - it does disable multi tasking.
      No doubt it will be fixed soon.
    1. nickswagger's Avatar
      nickswagger -
      i got everything working, except for cydia. dammit!! so close.

      It just crashes everytime i load it
    1. joe97's Avatar
      joe97 -
      nickswagger see 1st post on pg. 26-
    1. bigorangekitty's Avatar
      bigorangekitty -
      That would be the case. Winterboard disables multi-tasking.
    1. auwkeung's Avatar
      auwkeung -
      Quote Originally Posted by joe97 View Post
      hey auwkeung, the default repo for Cydia installer in 4.0.1 Pwnage Tool is outdated. You'll need to add this repo in Pwnage Tool to get the latest Cydia installer: http://apt.saurik.com/dists/tangelo-...s-arm/Packages . Anyone having trouble with multi-tasking? is this known?
      OH men you are my GOD!

      Thanks v. much!
    1. joe97's Avatar
      joe97 -
      you're welcome-- I expect this along with the issue with Winterboard disabling multi-tasking will be addressed soon- saurik and the dev team are awesome at what they do--
    1. Eagleye's Avatar
      Eagleye -
      Quote Originally Posted by e1allen2 View Post
      I ran the f)recast and it says my wk is 25, baseband 05.12.01, bootloader 6.4, and Model MC138.

      It says it is jailbreakable if SHSH is on file, but is not unlockable and Untether = Yes.

      It also reports that iPhone 3GS firmware 3.1.3 is connected.

      I have several SHSH's(3.0, 3.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3) stored at Cydia and have used Pwntools to jailbreak this iphone, except for the last and that was Spirit.

      So you said if the model # starts with MC, I have the new bootrom, but if the serial # has 25 as digit 5 and 6, then I have the old Bootrom.

      A bit confusing eh?

      Appreciate all the folks answering us n00bs questions.

      You folks R O C K ! ! !
      Sorry.. apparently the MC model number doesn't apply to the 3GS, only the 8GB iPod Touch 2G. I was misinformed. So as long as the 4th and 5th # in your serial is under 40 you have the old bootrom.
    1. nicoand's Avatar
      nicoand -
      to every one who wants to update just wait a week or so you waited up to now ill tell you why i updated my mates 3G today and not all cydia apps work most off the time the 3G goes in to save mode im so glad i did not update man im on 3.12 3GS i will only up date when cydia works ok and the apps like quicklock five icon dock and others work ok just wait guys i now every jailkbreak guy wonts 4.0 on there iphone i would wait but thats me its a free world out there................
    1. ikesmasher's Avatar
      ikesmasher -
      No windows. im tired of that.

      mac may be better, but more people use windows. its going to stay that way for a long time.
    1. Ryfly's Avatar
      Ryfly -
      Quote Originally Posted by nickswagger View Post
      i got everything working, except for cydia. dammit!! so close.

      It just crashes everytime i load it

      Two Fixes for this, do not autumatically pre-install any packages.

      Second- or update repo to this http://apt.saurik.com/dists/tangelo-...s-arm/Packages in PwnageTool in expert mode.

      Edit-- Another note, MAKE SURE you are connected to Wifi when you launch Cydia
      Quote Originally Posted by onelastwarrior View Post
      I have 3.0.1 how would I go about getting 4.0 running windows
      Find a Mac and use PwnageTool if already Jailbroken.

      If you are not Jailbroken, you must download Redsnow first and then find someone with a mac to create a custom iOS software to use to update through PwangeTool.

      When in iTunes, click option->click to select the custom restore file.
    1. nkgneto's Avatar
      nkgneto -
      If are you on iOS4 in a 3Gs? then go to help.BenM.at | BENM.AT to see if you can get tethering to work. We all know that it's in the settings the question is can we get it to work? For FREE?
    1. slambo's Avatar
      slambo -
      I don't quite understand.

      So if I have an iPhone 3GS that has never been JB before and I just installed OS4.0 are you telling me that as of right now there's now way to JB it? I don't get all the tech talk, I just understand whether or not I can JB it, and if so how to follow the instructions to do so.
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      Damn that was painful. I used spirit to jailbreak 3.1.3. I have to upgrade to 4.0, downgrade back to 3.1.2, used blackrain to jailbreak 3.1.2, then upgrade to 4.0 with the custom ipsw. That took me over coupe of hours.
    1. timmyc's Avatar
      timmyc -
      just use the new redsn0w beta to jailbreak 4.0 on windows
    1. Casetay's Avatar
      Casetay -
      does this work for the new iPhone 4 or just the 3Gs?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      RedSn0w is 3G only, not 3GS or 4
    1. bigorangekitty's Avatar
      bigorangekitty -
      i don't think pwnage tool 4.01 resolves the ibook issue. tried 4.01 downloaded from dev team site to compare to 4.0. still no ibooks. not that i actually care. just thought it was interesting. any ideas?
    1. joe97's Avatar
      joe97 -
      Quote Originally Posted by nkgneto View Post
      If are you on iOS4 in a 3Gs? then go to help.BenM.at | BENM.AT to see if you can get tethering to work. We all know that it's in the settings the question is can we get it to work? For FREE?
      help.BenM.at not working on JB 3GS 4.0--
    1. urfriendlazy's Avatar
      urfriendlazy -
      how do we jailbreak the iphone 4? by using the pwnage tool?