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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. bootleg's Avatar
      bootleg -
      oh, just saw the new post. now this is confusing. so it should or should not have "restore" in the ipsw name?
    1. joe558's Avatar
      joe558 -
      Hmm, I would be extremely happy if someone could help a windows guy out with a 3gs 4.0 file jailbroken with no hacktivation or custom logos or anything..... pretty please?
    1. mr117's Avatar
      mr117 -
      Here's a list of what works and what doesn't. If you don't read it, don't complain when your stuff doesn't work after you hurry to put 4 on your phone.
      https://spreadsheets.google.com/lv?k...g&f=true&gid=1
    1. androd25's Avatar
      androd25 -
      As I posted earlier, I just ran Pwnage Tool on my 32GB 3GS, which was on 3.1.3, and had the 05.11.07 baseband. I built the custom IPSW, unchecking "Activate", since I'm on an official carrier, and I missed checking the "Enable baseband update" box.

      I successfully restored the phone, which activated itself, and proceeded to set up the phone as new. Right now it's busy with the sync. I'll let you know if I have any problems.
    1. pickeledpeter's Avatar
      pickeledpeter -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jhernandez860 View Post
      Mines jailbreaking but keeps leaving me with no service
      dont forget to download ultrasnow in cydia and reinstall. I forgot this and was trying to figure it out for about 20 mins.

      everything worked fine with. Upgraded from 3.1.3 w/baseband 4.26. Winterboard has been bugy, however.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Just thought I'd share my experience with Jailbreaking iOS 4 on 3GS...

      I have a 2008 Unibody MacBook Pro OSX 10.6.4 & iTunes 9.2
      I had a 3GS with old boot rom, previously on Jailbroken 3.1.2 using Pwnage Tool.
      I created a custom iOS 4 IPSW using Pwnage Tool 4.
      Option+Click Restore in iTune and choose my Custom IPSW.
      iPhone begins restoration process but progress bar on iPhone Screen does not go past 2/3 of the way. Left for over an hour...no change. Put iPhone in DFU mode....same issue. Used VMware Fusion to load Windows 7 and used Windows iTunes to restore....same issue.

      Tried all of the above with official IPSW iOS4 & 3.1.2...same issue

      Rebooted MacBook to boot Windows 7 and used Windows iTunes to restore using custom IPSW....SUCCESS!!!

      Has anyone else experienced similar issues?
    1. mvhurlburt's Avatar
      mvhurlburt -
      A bit confused here.....I have a 3G[S](Old Bootrom/3.1.3 ipsw/Spirit JB).....I'm not understanding why I can't JB via pwnage because I have used Spirit. Spirit, being a userland JB, wouldn't have any affect on a custom ipsw one might presume.....Is there anything that I can do to upgrade to a iOS 4(JB)?
    1. TypeRBass's Avatar
      TypeRBass -
      Quote Originally Posted by Maarten16 View Post
      damn! multitasking problem on my 3G!
      jailbroken with redsn0w, and now if I double press home button it's shows a black dock :S
      Do you have winterboard installed? If so try deleting it and then it should work..at least that did the trick for me..
    1. bbongrip's Avatar
      bbongrip -
      Thank god for the Dev Team!!!! thank you guys soooooo much!! PwnageTool 4.0 worked like a charm as always

      3G 3.1.3 JB ----> 3G 4.0 JB no problems at all!!!!!!
      OS X 10.5.8
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      I've got 4.0 official jailbroken so if you upgraded and are on 3GS it's OK.

      **HOW TO jailbreak 3[GS] on 4.0 official using ANY FIRMWARE

      Go there and get back jailbroken on 4.0!
    1. thu6's Avatar
      thu6 -
      Question: What do we do now for Internet Tethering ? It's now asking me to contact AT&T.
    1. J0ej0e's Avatar
      J0ej0e -
      Ok here it is, i have an Iphone 3gs, 16GB, unlocked! i bought this phone from a guy on Craigslist. I have Cydia and Icy apps on my phone if that means anything. I came from Blackberry storm..so im NEW to all of this upgrading stuff! i know nothing about anything iphone related. I would greatly appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction. ( like i said i know nothing!!) im cumputer literate, if you wanna know anything about a blackberry ill school you but iphone is my achillies heel. plz plz plz!

      BTW: im using T-Mobile if that helps!
    1. Nips_19's Avatar
      Nips_19 -
      bada bing bada boom iOS4 is in the room

      Thanks Dev Team it was worth the wait
    1. mvhurlburt's Avatar
      mvhurlburt -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      Just thought I'd share my experience with Jailbreaking iOS 4 on 3GS...

      I have a 2008 Unibody MacBook Pro OSX 10.6.4 & iTunes 9.2
      I had a 3GS with old boot rom, previously on Jailbroken 3.1.2 using Pwnage Tool.
      I created a custom iOS 4 IPSW using Pwnage Tool 4.
      Option+Click Restore in iTune and choose my Custom IPSW.
      iPhone begins restoration process but progress bar on iPhone Screen does not go past 2/3 of the way. Left for over an hour...no change. Put iPhone in DFU mode....same issue. Used VMware Fusion to load Windows 7 and used Windows iTunes to restore....same issue.

      Tried all of the above with official IPSW iOS4 & 3.1.2...same issue

      Rebooted MacBook to boot Windows 7 and used Windows iTunes to restore using custom IPSW....SUCCESS!!!

      Has anyone else experienced similar issues?
      Had the same issue with another 3G[S] last week....never tried to fix it with Windows 7 though...had it replaced through Apple however....
    1. dsanchez's Avatar
      dsanchez -
      @mvhurlburt for sone reason unless you were "pwned" with the dev team's tools on 3.2.3 you can't use this to jb. I'm in your same situation! No jb for me YET.
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by J0ej0e View Post
      Ok here it is, i have an Iphone 3gs, 16GB, unlocked! i bought this phone from a guy on Craigslist. I have Cydia and Icy apps on my phone if that means anything. I came from Blackberry storm..so im NEW to all of this upgrading stuff! i know nothing about anything iphone related. I would greatly appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction. ( like i said i know nothing!!) im cumputer literate, if you wanna know anything about a blackberry ill school you but iphone is my achillies heel. plz plz plz!
      **HOW TO jailbreak 3[GS] on 4.0 official using ANY FIRMWARE

      I Just finished a thread on how to get jailbroken from 4.0 official on a 3GS. The problem is that phone MAY NOT have blobs on Cydia, but the good news is that IT MIGHT so try it! Just because you didn't put them there doesn't mean they are not there.
    1. dsanchez's Avatar
      dsanchez -
      Sorry meant 3.1.3 lol
    1. Nips_19's Avatar
      Nips_19 -
      Quote Originally Posted by J0ej0e View Post
      Ok here it is, i have an Iphone 3gs, 16GB, unlocked! i bought this phone from a guy on Craigslist. I have Cydia and Icy apps on my phone if that means anything. I came from Blackberry storm..so im NEW to all of this upgrading stuff! i know nothing about anything iphone related. I would greatly appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction. ( like i said i know nothing!!) im cumputer literate, if you wanna know anything about a blackberry ill school you but iphone is my achillies heel. plz plz plz!
      first of all go to your settings then about and tell us what your firmware, baseband and moderm are?

      What network you on?
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by dsanchez View Post
      @mvhurlburt for sone reason unless you were "pwned" with the dev team's tools on 3.2.3 you can't use this to jb. I'm in your same situation! No jb for me YET.
      Nope, go to my link. I just backed my 32gb 3GS out of 4.0 official back into 3.1.2 blackra1n'd then pwned 4.0 FW. You just have to have a device that has blobs on Cydia and there is a good chance that many DO from the previous owner so it's worth a try folks!
    1. badass1469's Avatar
      badass1469 -
      lol i could care less for windows release of 3GS cuz im not gonna be using it anymore. iPhone 4 is my new phone so it'd be useless to struggle for an iPhone 3GS jailbreak.