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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. dadynay's Avatar
      dadynay -
      i have the iphone 3g with 3.1.3 jailbreak with spirit when is the jailbreak for windows coming out for os 4.0 so i can update my baseboard
    1. mzslave's Avatar
      mzslave -
      my posts with links being deleted 3 times by mod here i think its illegal. ppl dont be lazy browse the forum Jailbreaking threads regarding JB for windows! i posted links there
    1. DBow's Avatar
      DBow -
      Ok. I think I screwed up but I would like to make sure. I am iPhone 3GS v 3.1.2, previously jailbroke with Spirit. I plugged my IPhone in yesterday and given the opportunity to upgrade to v 4.0 which I did. If I am reading the above correctly, I CANNOT re-jailbreak my phone at this time. Correct?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Correct, unless you have your 3.12 Blobs on file in which case you could downgrade to 3.12, JB with BlackRa1n and use pwnage 4.1 to upgrade to iOS4
    1. DBow's Avatar
      DBow -
      Sorry for my lack of experience with this...How do I know if 3.1.2 Blobs are on file? Where?
    1. spice_weasel's Avatar
      spice_weasel -
      If you clicked make my life easier in cydia, you have saved your shsh blobs. You also could have ran umbrella and saved them.
      However, if you have your 3.1.3 blobs on file, you can still rejailbreak your phone. Restore to 3.1.3, rejailbreak with spirit, and follow the directions posted by msftguy here to jailbreak 4.0. This is assuming you have an old bootrom.
      Mostly iPhone hacking: OLD BOOTROM + Spirit => 4.0 JB
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      If you clicked 'Make my life easier' in cydia you might do see Caching Apple's Signature Server - Jay Freeman (saurik)
    1. hank197857's Avatar
      hank197857 -
      thank you. i can now use my iphone again (to also make and receive phone calls). i didn't think the process was supposed to work with the 5.12.01 base band, but it does. thanks again!
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      The new UltraSn0w uses Sherif Hashim's exploit and now unlocks all BB from 04.26.08 to 05.13.04 and all in between.
    1. ChrisRC1985's Avatar
      ChrisRC1985 -
      when I use this tool, it keeps telling me that I failed DFU mode.
      iphone 3gs iOS4

      any help plzz?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      What FW are you on now and how was it JB?
      Is it old BootRom?
    1. ChrisRC1985's Avatar
      ChrisRC1985 -
      JB w/BlackRa1n os was 3.1.2
      current os is iOS4
      FW 05.13.04
      bootrom. 23
    1. drmias's Avatar
      drmias -
      Quote Originally Posted by ChrisRC1985 View Post
      JB w/BlackRa1n os was 3.1.2
      current os is iOS4
      FW 05.13.04
      bootrom. 23
      Do you have to connect your iphone to a PC or a MAC in order to power it on if gone off?
    1. ChrisRC1985's Avatar
      ChrisRC1985 -
      Quote Originally Posted by drmias View Post
      Do you have to connect your iphone to a PC or a MAC in order to power it on if gone off?
      No I Do not, only if i put the phone into DFU mode, then I must connect to iTunes to do a restore, however I can power cycle the phone with out issue.
    1. drmias's Avatar
      drmias -
      can you tell me what are you trying to do?
      what do you need help with?
    1. ChrisRC1985's Avatar
      ChrisRC1985 -
      I attempted to use the pwnage tool4.01 to jailbreak my 3gs, which I upgraded from 3.1.2 to iOS4.
      I upgraded to iPhone 4 and am giving my gf the 3gs so she can use it on TMobile.
      Everytime I attempt to JB with pwnage it does not work, I am not sure if I am doing something wrong or the phone will not be able to be JB until another JB is released.
    1. drmias's Avatar
      drmias -
      Well, in order to use PwnageTool, you should have been on an already Jailbroken device, so in your situation, you should check out if you've got your SHSH for 3.1.3/3.1.2, and downgrade to one of them, and then JB, and only then, upgrade to an already JB firmware of 4.0.
    1. ChrisRC1985's Avatar
      ChrisRC1985 -
      ahh, I am not familiar with checking for the shsh with an unjailbroken device.
      I will have to tell me gf to patiently wait for a JB, until then she can use it as a ipod when the phone has wifi reception
      appreciate your assistance.
    1. nc3g's Avatar
      nc3g -
      These guys are pretty amazing...
    1. jahitian's Avatar
      jahitian -
      Hi guys,

      I had jailbroken my iphone 3GS with pwnage tool 4.0 (old bootrom, worked great) and was pissed off as ibooks did not work, all the rest worked fine though.

      So I wanted to jailbreak it again with pwnage tool 4.01 and I am stuck... the recovery hangs towards the end of the recovery status bar in iTunes and on my iPhone.

      I've tried to restore it twice, in recovery mode and once in DFU mode (got an error 1600).

      I do no know what to do anymore to get my iPhone working again, could someone please help me?