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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. High_Voltage's Avatar
      High_Voltage -
      Hey i have 3.1.2(7D11), IPT 2G but i already jailbroke with Spirit, is it still safe to restore anyway? Is this tool Untethered or Tethered, anyone know? I'd hate to go back to the tethered Days again.. : ^(
    1. nkgneto's Avatar
      nkgneto -
      are you on iOS4 go to help.BenM.at to see if you can get tethering to work.
    1. punkstar31's Avatar
      punkstar31 -
    1. treble26's Avatar
      treble26 -
      awesome! im jailbreaking right now.
    1. MJedi's Avatar
      MJedi -
      So I have a 3GS (week 26, based on the serial number, so I should have the old bootrom, right?) with baseband 5.11.07 on 3.1.2 (jailbrokren with a custom 3.1.2 firmware using PwnageTool.)

      Can I jailbreak with PwnageTool 4.0 and unlock using Ultrasn0w?

      It's a bit confusing as to what bootrom, baseband and firmware can and cannot be jailbroken.

    1. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -
      test post
    1. lkailburn's Avatar
      lkailburn -
      guess i'll wait for a ra1ny day
    1. okaybn's Avatar
      okaybn -
      PwnageTool is not finding the 4.0 IPSW

      It just spins and spins and spins.

      I have tried downloading mult. copies of pwnagetool and 4.0 firmware.

      Is anyone else having this problem?

      Any help would be great. Thanks guys
    1. Messington's Avatar
      Messington -
      i think i'll wait for geohot's pwn4life
    1. firstdominator's Avatar
      firstdominator -
      old bootrom with 3.1.3 jB with spirit ...????? would works?
      Iphone 3gs
    1. King Shady's Avatar
      King Shady -
      wow i have 3GS new bootrom... good thing i didnt upgrade =)
    1. e1allen2's Avatar
      e1allen2 -
      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 ! ! !

      Quote Originally Posted by Eagleye View Post
      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. androd25's Avatar
      androd25 -
      It seems a lot of information is missing. I have a JB'd 3GS on 3.1.3, which I JB'd with Pwnage Tool. I'll be doing the upgrade as of right now, and I will let you guys know how it went.
    1. delizaza23's Avatar
      delizaza23 -
      ok but I have new bootrom so not any good.
    1. ZOMGVTEK's Avatar
      ZOMGVTEK -
      I couldnt get PwnageTool to find the ISPW from the start, I had to make the custom ISPW on another, older computer.

      Now im getting a 1604 error when I try to restore using the modded ISPW, and it makes my phone stick in restore mode.

      I would stay away from a few days...
    1. handana's Avatar
      handana -
      Worked great and fast.

      Iphone 3GS, Was on 3.1.2 and now on 4.0
    1. delizaza23's Avatar
      delizaza23 -
      GEOHOT can you read this come on you know what I mean. fed up with useless stuff. old bootrom, and so much non use stuff ok maybe for a few but understand they are 1 year behind apple
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -

      I did the old lady's 3gs to 4.0 fine it was already jailbroken.

      Mine was until last night when I decided to do 4.0 official and I cannot use the custom firmware since it is on official.

      WHAT FIRMWARE AND JAILBREAK was used for NON PWND phones to pwn them? Once I know that I can downgrade and get to work.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      ^I'm sur he will do something about it just for you!
    1. Maarten16's Avatar
      Maarten16 -
      damn! multitasking problem on my 3G!
      jailbroken with redsn0w, and now if I double press home button it's shows a black dock :S