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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. butsoccer's Avatar
      butsoccer -
      once again it looks like iphone 3gs users are left out. I have an iphone on 3.1.3 which is basically bricked cuz i have a tmo sim card. is there anyway to jailbreak 3.1.3?
    1. mrrippey's Avatar
      mrrippey -
      I have a iPhone 3Gs old bootrom but not jailbroken or anything. Can I just restore with a custom 4.0 or do I need to jailbreak it on 3.1.2 / 5.11.07 then custom restore to a iPhone 4?
    1. thecrunked's Avatar
      thecrunked -
      Quote Originally Posted by mariozinhow View Post
      I have an 3G[S] with old bootrom, but I jailbreaked with spirit. What shoud I do?
      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
    1. jorgeduhart's Avatar
      jorgeduhart -
      Good job Dev Team now i have to wait for 3gs with new bootroom jailbreak hoping come out soon thank you
    1. dazzer1983's Avatar
      dazzer1983 -
      Can someone Create custom ipsw for windows users please ?
    1. Jay316's Avatar
      Jay316 -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2Jaze View Post
      you Win users should really be up on running Mac OS on ur PC's by now. That way you don't have to worry about Mac-only iPhone solutions.

      Like so, with my VAIO

      Trust me I tried getting OSX on my netbook and it broke it. When will someone make an easy installer like Linux has.
    1. tamaysz's Avatar
      tamaysz -
      Quote Originally Posted by playboii View Post
      is a jailbreak for those on 3.1.3 new bootroom that used spirit in the works?
      In the past, the dev team hasn't made any tools for those that have a new bootroom.

      It look's like a few of us are gonna have to wait on Geohot, or wait to see if Spirit will be updated.
    1. RaiV3R's Avatar
      RaiV3R -
      Woot woot, about to turn on my Mac and get this show on the road.

      Note, if you guys need a custom ipsw for 3GS. PM me. I was going to make one for someone that asked me awhile earlier anyways.
    1. TheDude1120's Avatar
      TheDude1120 -
      My first JB was blackrain with 3.1.2, i had to restore to 3.1.3 using Spirit.. which i now have.. since Spirit was NOT my first JB does that mean I can use this? And I am not sure of which baseband is the old one.. Can anybody help me out with this
    1. nkgneto's Avatar
      nkgneto -
      Latest version of iTunes is required correct.
    1. brandoncarr's Avatar
      brandoncarr -
      Will this tool be re-released with iPhone 4 support?
    1. 2Jaze's Avatar
      2Jaze -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jay316 View Post
      Trust me I tried getting OSX on my netbook and it broke it. When will someone make an easy installer like Linux has.

      What version Windows are you running?
    1. zausser's Avatar
      zausser -
      Lets say you have a 3gs old bootrom and loaded 4.0 last night. Do I need to downgrade and rejailbreak first or can you go straight to this tool. Oh previous jailbreak was by blackra1n. Thanks!
    1. vesvello's Avatar
      vesvello -
      Which is the old bootrom and the new bootrom?
    1. BlackHoleSlam1994's Avatar
      BlackHoleSlam1994 -
      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
    1. jkp1662's Avatar
      jkp1662 -
      On. I'm starting to get a little worried. Will we have a jailbreak for the new basebands? Will the new iPhone be about to jailbreak?
    1. giancarlo's Avatar
      giancarlo -
      I don't know if it's only me but I'm confused on what I can do. Here it is, my buddy bought a 3Gs from Craiglist. When he got the phone it was unlocked and so forth but the dummy made the mistake of going to the GENERAL>ERASE ALL DATA AND SETTINGS and basically got the phone stuck in reboot. Then he became impatient and restored with iTunes and of course upgraded to the 05.12.01 baseband at 3.1.3 which then turned his phone into a nice paperweight. If I read the instructions correctly, it seems that If i haven't SPIRIT jailbroken this phone (which i haven't) then I would be able to jailbreak and unlock the iOS4 at the current baseband. Am i misinterpretating something? His model number is MC136LL and it's currently at 3.1.3 STOCK. Any help guys?
    1. mj0470's Avatar
      mj0470 -
      Quote Originally Posted by brandoncarr View Post
      Will this tool be re-released with iPhone 4 support?
      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......
    1. HitNWakes's Avatar
      HitNWakes -
      I'm pretty sure there will be a PC JB of some kind out after the iPhone 4 launch. Patients is a virtue... I have a 3Gs right now, waiting for my iPhone 4 and the JB sw for both. (I can wait a week or so!)