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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. Jay316's Avatar
      Jay316 -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2Jaze View Post
      What version Windows are you running?
      Currently Dual Booting with Ubuntu and Windows 7. I managed to install OSX via the retail install method, but when I reboot it doesn't identify the kernal
    1. nvrbnacmp's Avatar
      nvrbnacmp -
      Quote Originally Posted by thecrunked View Post
      restore it to stock 3.1.2 if you can then jailbreak with blackra1n or whatever old pwnagetool, then follow directions for the ios4 jailbreak
      what if I only have the SHSH for 3.1.3 so that I can't restore to 3.1.2?
    1. The Maestro's Avatar
      The Maestro -
      iPhone 4?
    1. smooth22's Avatar
      smooth22 -
      Show off.
    1. dhruvmalik's Avatar
      dhruvmalik -
      This thing aint letting me select the iPhone 2,1 firmware for 3GS, only shows me for the 3G.
    1. brandoncarr's Avatar
      brandoncarr -
      Quote Originally Posted by mj0470 View Post
      Some people's questions just drive me crazy..... And waste the time of those brilliant people that figure all of this stuff out.... Since you don't have an iPhone 4 yet, don't worry about it... When it comes out, I'm sure they'll figure it out.... I on the other hand am anticipating something for 3gs on 4.0 that has never been jailbroken......
      lol, I'm sorry that I disrupted your being. I'm going to do my best to give you back the 10 seconds or so it took you to read my post. God bless ya! <3
    1. rikleigh03's Avatar
      rikleigh03 -
      Quote Originally Posted by BlackHoleSlam1994 View Post
      what sucks is i updated my ipod touch 3g to 4.0 and it blows the only thing i have seen working for it is the folders no multitasking no backgrounds nada
      multitasking only works on the iphone 3gs and the new iphone 4 without the jailbreak
    1. 2Jaze's Avatar
      2Jaze -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jay316 View Post
      Currently Dual Booting with Ubuntu and Windows 7. I managed to install OSX via the retail install method, but when I reboot it doesn't identify the kernal
      Use the VMWare method. It's the easiest and safest. Then you can run mac INSIDE win7, do what you got to do with your iPhone, and close the application like any other program.
    1. adrian1480's Avatar
      adrian1480 -
      not really clear on how this works for the 3G iphone, since the interface only gives the 3GS and Touch 2G as options?
    1. jacobthejokester's Avatar
      jacobthejokester -
      You can use redsnow to hacktivate and jailbreak 4.0 if you need to for 3g
    1. Maarten16's Avatar
      Maarten16 -
      if I jailbreak with this, will iFile, Terminal and iBooks work??
    1. killerklown24's Avatar
      killerklown24 -
      Can you restore to iOS4 (from 3.1.3 jailbroken with Spirit) and then use Pwnage Tool?
    1. bobright's Avatar
      bobright -
      So basically if we have a 3GS and are updated to the latest 4.0 firmware then we are screwed?
    1. bootleg's Avatar
      bootleg -
      where are there links to the firmware?
    1. eortizr's Avatar
      eortizr -
    1. csunflip's Avatar
      csunflip -
      does this work on PowerPC? OR do I have to have a intel based Mac?
    1. eortizr's Avatar
      eortizr -
      in short words... if you ever used Spirit cuz you do not have your 3.1.2 blobs saved.. or if you have a out of the box 3GS... there is no jailbreak option as of now... anyways,,, there is no working my3g,mywi,sbsettings,winterboard etc.... in IOS4 JB... so way bother...
    1. Excel Wiz's Avatar
      Excel Wiz -
      Thank you!
    1. TypeRBass's Avatar
      TypeRBass -
      Just used this, and Cydia crashes every time I try to open it
    1. bootleg's Avatar
      bootleg -
      where is there a link to the correct apple firmware?