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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. bts0uth's Avatar
      bts0uth -
      Quote Originally Posted by tamaysz View Post
      If you're not sure if you have the old bootrom or the new one, on your phone, go to Settings-General-About.

      Take a look at the Serial number. xxx##xxxxxx The two ## numbers in the serial are the production week (The fourth and fifth numbers basically.

      If it's week 40 or after, it's almost guaranteed to be the a bootrom. If it's 39, it can be a either the old or new(It's when they switched the bootrom in production. If it's 38 or earlier, it'll be the old bootrom.
      My week is "50" but instead of MC like I keep reading the new bootrom says, mine is MB. Do I have the old or new?
    1. Eagleye's Avatar
      Eagleye -
      Quote Originally Posted by dazzer1983 View Post
      Is this just for mac ? Also how do i know if i have old or new bootrom ?
      Mine is MC131B
      Please help !!!
      If your model # begins with "MC" then you have the new bootrom. If it is not "MC" then you have the old bootrom. Also, the 4th and 5th # in your serial is lower then 40 then you have an old bootrom.

      You have the new bootrom.
    1. tamaysz's Avatar
      tamaysz -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cokeman View Post
      I have a 3GS, old bootrom with baseband 04.26.08, is there going to be a issue going to 4.0 with this baseband?
      You shouldn't have any issues. The only ones that are out of luck are those with a 3Gs with the new bootrom, but I personally think that it's still safer to wait until more things are updated for 4.0, and until the updates and jb's are stable.
    1. Pat353's Avatar
      Pat353 -
      I have been on this site since the start and unlocked 150 or so phones (before these simple programs) but have never been so confused. I currently have an unlocked 3G on 3.1.2 with the 4.26.08 modem firmware. Can I safely use this program to upgrade to 4.0 and still be unlocked?
    1. mastuul's Avatar
      mastuul -
      Best advice for new or experienced users is to just read. Read all the posts. Go to other forums and read all those posts. The more you know before attempting any update or jailbreak the better.

      And knowing is half the battle!
    1. firstdominator's Avatar
      firstdominator -
      I dont get it because I have an Iphone 3gs MC model but my 4 and 5th number on serial number is 35 (lower than 40).... SO Im confused ... and my iBoot is 359.3 (not the new one 359.3.2) So what do I do!!! and im on 3.1.3 not jaibroken at the moment what should I do!? PLZ help
    1. lepetitmort84's Avatar
      lepetitmort84 -
      Well being as I cannot use this cause I have windows, I did try redsn0w. I updated my phont through iTunes to 4.0, Now I have a connect to iTunes screen. When I use redsn0w, it cannot recognize my IPSW. The 8A293 one. WHAT CAN I DO!?

      I have 3g
    1. EddieLeonard's Avatar
      EddieLeonard -
      F#ck it apple. why did they have to go and make the new bootrom 3gs? My iPhone has been causing me trouble with jailbreaking ever since I got it back in January.
      This is really pissing me off now
    1. tamaysz's Avatar
      tamaysz -
      Quote Originally Posted by firstdominator View Post
      I dont get it because I have an Iphone 3gs MC model but my 4 and 5th number on serial number is 35 (lower than 40).... SO Im confused ... and my iBoot is 359.3 (not the new one 359.3.2) So what do I do!!! and im on 3.1.3 not jaibroken at the moment what should I do!? PLZ help
      If you don't know for sure, then download and use f0recast to check it out.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Pat353 View Post
      I have been on this site since the start and unlocked 150 or so phones (before these simple programs) but have never been so confused. I currently have an unlocked 3G on 3.1.2 with the 4.26.08 modem firmware. Can I safely use this program to upgrade to 4.0 and still be unlocked?
      Build a new 4.0 custom firmware and DFU restore to it.. then unlock with ultrasn0w.
    1. shadow25's Avatar
      shadow25 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rpgpromaster View Post
      F#ck it apple. why did they have to go and make the new bootrom 3gs? My iPhone has been causing me trouble with jailbreaking ever since I got it back in January.
      This is really pissing me off now
      That was the point........
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      Everyone with a PC needs to check out InsanelyMac or Kext.com to install OSX86 and be able to use OSX and Windows. I am currently running OSX 10.6.4 on my hp Pavilion a6300t!

      Hackintosh all the way baby! With an official Snow Leopard disk of course.
    1. saboorghafoor's Avatar
      saboorghafoor -
      i need a custom firmware
      im desperate i have iphone 3gs with old bootloader and my iphone has been stuck on apple for over a month
      iv been waiting for the solution to come out
      iv tried a hunderd and one ways to fix it so i need to restore it on a custom firmware

      my email address is [email protected]

      Many thanks
    1. smoothcreak's Avatar
      smoothcreak -
      Quote Originally Posted by lepetitmort84 View Post
      Well being as I cannot use this cause I have windows, I did try redsn0w. I updated my phont through iTunes to 4.0, Now I have a connect to iTunes screen. When I use redsn0w, it cannot recognize my IPSW. The 8A293 one. WHAT CAN I DO!?

      I have 3g
      Ok so instead of reading through posts like they tell you to all the time you went ahead and did it without reading up on it first. Now that my little rant is over.

      Go over to iClarified.com and follow the instructions there on how to use redsnow.
    1. tamaysz's Avatar
      tamaysz -
      Quote Originally Posted by lepetitmort84 View Post
      Well being as I cannot use this cause I have windows, I did try redsn0w. I updated my phont through iTunes to 4.0, Now I have a connect to iTunes screen. When I use redsn0w, it cannot recognize my IPSW. The 8A293 one. WHAT CAN I DO!?

      I have 3g
      Try using iRecovery. It might help you get off the connect to itunes screen. I've had that problem before after upgrading, and iRecovery worked for me.
    1. Jimmy2times's Avatar
      Jimmy2times -
      open activity monitor, and quite itunes helper. Before you plug phone into mac.

      This some times helps me avoid 1600 and other errors when Jailbreaking.

      Also did you put iphone in to dfu mode using PWNAGE. This also helps ensure custom ISP are not blocked by itunes.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      So many questions, so much mis-information, so many poor links
    1. Landslideclothing's Avatar
      Landslideclothing -
      What constitutes OLD BOOT ROM on iPhone 3GS. I have 05.11.07 Modem Firmware with 3.1.2
      Jailbroken with Spirit.
    1. Cokeman's Avatar
      Cokeman -
      Quote Originally Posted by tamaysz View Post
      You shouldn't have any issues. The only ones that are out of luck are those with a 3Gs with the new bootrom, but I personally think that it's still safer to wait until more things are updated for 4.0, and until the updates and jb's are stable.
      I am waiting until more jailbreak apps have been updated, I'm just getting everything ready. Thanks for the info.
    1. nkgneto's Avatar
      nkgneto -
      Interests for me are tethering and making sure Apt Backup works.