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  • Spirit2Pwn is Fake: Not Written by GoJohnnyBoi
    Spirit2Pwn is Not Written by GoJohnnyBoi

    UPDATE: Thanks to GoJohnnyBoi for filling us in. Yes, we we are reporting this as "fake", but what's happened here is a poor choice in words for a description. msft.guy and GoJohnnyBoi "wrote the open source code to flash firmware images into nor, which is possibly what the author of this package meant".

    Alright guys, earlier I posted about Spirit2Pwn, which has now been deemed "fake" or rather, unofficial. If you come across this app, please note that even though it says GoJohnnyBoi created it, he DID NOT. Spirit2Pwn is a script that will flash your nor files in order to be able to upgrade from 3.1.x to iOS 4.0. Please note that this should NOT be used on new bootroms as it will crash the phone.

    While the tool itself is not exactly "fake" per say, but it is however wrongly credited and borrows Apple code, and therefore we have removed any links to it. There have been users confirming it works, however we want to protect GoJohnnyBoi from any accusations.

    Read on through the comments, some of which Johnny has posted to inform us exactly what is going on. We have yet to hear comment from the developer of this script.

    If your need to have spirit compatiblity, try SnowBreeze 1.6.2, which was recently updated for Spirit compatibility.

    You've been warned.

    I'll leave you guys to discuss this amongst yourselves. Thanks to GoJohnnyBoi for clearing this up.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Spirit2Pwn Patches Spirit Jailbreak: Upgrade to iOS 4 (Old Bootrom) started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 75 Comments
    1. nvrbnacmp's Avatar
      nvrbnacmp -
      so, what's all the hassle about?
      i still don't get it..
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      Just a stupid assumption. "it has Spirit in the name so it must be masquerading around as a Spirit JB even though it isn't from the author of Spirit. OMG, FAKE!" it has Spirit in the name because the name is properly descriptive. Nick completely fails to even say what it does in this article. What good is confirmation that it works if you can't even tell what it does or who it's for?!

      Nick: please edit the article to say that it is a tool for Spirit users to update to JB 4.0 on old bootrom 3GS phones. While you're at it, could you fix the ultrasn0w 0.93 unlock tutorial which wrongly suggests that it doesn't work on Spirit JB new bootrom 3GS phones? It does and I've done it. Unfortunately, I erased all content and settings which cause the phone to lock up on boot, but it worked fine with my sister's T-Mobile SIM before that.
    1. loocfa's Avatar
      loocfa -
      bottom line is it works, sucks he went about releasing it the wrong way, but i tried this out on my spare 3gs old bootrom with 3.1.3 sprint jb, simply made a custom firmware, and installed with no problems at all.
    1. High_Voltage's Avatar
      High_Voltage -
      Hold the phone now, I tried this on my itouch 2G, iwoowiz repo but it was a different author with the name "Spirit2Pwn" as in this article, literally just shut my itouch off after showing it being installed. Plug into iTunes but the End of the year licence agreement popped up. Weird.
    1. DisneyRicky's Avatar
      DisneyRicky -
      What Exactly does it do?
    1. lysocheat's Avatar
      lysocheat -
      Anybody can help how to get out of DFU loop? Now, I'm stuck on Spirit2pwn.
    1. bigmoss's Avatar
      bigmoss -
      Is Comex ever going to bother and update Spirit himself for the people unable to upgrade to Itunes 9.2 or are we all stuck restoring now ?
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      Quote Originally Posted by Disneyricky View Post
      What Exactly does it do?
      It takes a Spirit-pwned old-bootrom device and patches it to load iOS4 JB. Previously, you had to be pwned with Redsn0w or Sn0wbreeze on an old bootrom device to upgrade to pwned iOS4.
    1. tom q's Avatar
      tom q -
      Quote Originally Posted by loocfa View Post
      bottom line is it works, sucks he went about releasing it the wrong way, but i tried this out on my spare 3gs old bootrom with 3.1.3 sprint jb, simply made a custom firmware, and installed with no problems at all.
      I have a 3GS 3.1.3 JB with Spirit. Can you write a short procedure on how you upgraded to 4.0 and JB it. I'm running windows though but I beleive it should be the same process.

      I'm so confused with so many procedures out there.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Why not just wait until the real tools are released?
    1. skhwaja's Avatar
      skhwaja -
      Pl do'not try to upgrate iOS4 through this application Spirit2Pwn. This is fukking application. It crush my iPhone 3G 3.1.3 before jailbreak by Spirit. My phone totally dead no power coming on by pressing any button or connection on iToune. I spend money to bring it back.
    1. spice_weasel's Avatar
      spice_weasel -
      Sounds like you had a new bootrom and didn't bother to check first.
    1. delizaza23's Avatar
      delizaza23 -
      Dont worry guys because no one gives a fuk about the old bootroms.
    1. kalvinneufeld's Avatar
      kalvinneufeld -
      i installed it on my 3gs new boot not thinking it could brick my phone
      is it possible that that was the cause of my phone becomeing bricked , i installed this then the next day or something tryed to use sn0wbreeze 2.0 so i tryed to downgrade to 3.1.2 from 4.0.1(where i installed spriti2pwn)and i didnt have shsh so i didnt think it would work but i tryed and failed , now i keep getting error 28 no matter what i do, please help im takieng it to an apple repair store tomorrow to see what its going to cost to fix(or replace), i have no warranty
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      You tried spirit3pwn and sn0wbreeze? I wouldn't let either near my phone. But then I want a phone that works.