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  • Pwnage - Custom Modded Firmware through iTunes


    Now here's one we've been waiting for. You remember seeing the AMAZING Videos.

    The long and short of it? After "pwn"-ing your iPhone using this method drummed up by the Dev Team, you can install custom .ipsw files directly through iTunes. Huh, say you? It means, open iTunes, Option/Shift Click Restore, choose your modded firmware file, and voila - jailbreak/unlock/Installer/Cydia when its done restoring! No extra steps!



    They will release two tools when this is public - iPwn to Pwn your iPhone, and .IPSW Builder to "modify the .ipsw filesystem, i.e. pre-jailbreak, pre-unlock, pre-activate, and create a complete custom .ipsw installation. In case you are already unlocked you can even tell it to disable the baseband update, just in case. Restore or Update from iTunes with custom .ipsw file and Voila! no more hassles after that."

    And they've even given a TON of info on how they did it.

    Not bad, guys. Not bad.

    Dev Team via Digg
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Pwnage - Custom Modded Firmware through iTunes started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 154 Comments
    1. ryan christopher's Avatar
      ryan christopher -
      sweet!!!!
    1. Sadow's Avatar
      Sadow -
      Sweeeeet!!!!!!!!!
    1. satellitehdtv's Avatar
      satellitehdtv -
      The Dev- Team is the King unlock Iphone? Very Sweet....
    1. agentfubu's Avatar
      agentfubu -
      Whoa!

      This is big - no huge!
    1. lillewis51's Avatar
      lillewis51 -
      this is compleatly amazing.

      when is release?
    1. iBwizzle's Avatar
      iBwizzle -
      What kind of effect will this have on restorin' the contacts, history, text, photos, etc. from backup?
    1. pncntigger's Avatar
      pncntigger -
      Can't wait
    1. azn_sometin's Avatar
      azn_sometin -
      What can you install from itunes anyways?
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      Quote Originally Posted by iBwizzle View Post
      What kind of effect will this have on restorin' the contacts, history, text, photos, etc. from backup?
      No word yet.

      This is still just a firmware update, so all iTunes syncing should work after this.
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      I thought nothing was going to get easier than a restore, then ziphone. A few days back I went from 1.1.3 and upgraded to 1.1.4. Didn't get the results I wanted so I did a complete restore using 1.1.4 and broke on ziphone. Total time invested 6 minutes.

      Remembering what I went through to go from 1.1.1 to 1.1.3 jailbroken (two hours later i was done) the newest dev breaks are top notch.
    1. jarronv's Avatar
      jarronv -
      awsome I can't wait
    1. playful_cyanide's Avatar
      playful_cyanide -
      this is going to be awesome. especially cause it's faster than ziPhone, and with the SDK coming, we'll have so much "customiz-ability". (editing the gui and our firmware, the iphone will be more powerful than ever.)
    1. JedixJarf's Avatar
      JedixJarf -
      Yahooo! Custom monsterpacks
    1. Reako's Avatar
      Reako -
      Wow. This is simply just amazing work. I'm very excited for this.

      Reako
    1. reppin4you's Avatar
      reppin4you -
      cant wait for this!!
    1. UV RAYS's Avatar
      UV RAYS -
      can someone do a better job of explaining the significance of this?
    1. BecomingxInsane's Avatar
      BecomingxInsane -
      Actually, believe it or not, I've been calling my iPhone an iPwn for about a month now. Haha, it's even it's name when it's opened in iTunes.

      But wow, this definitely is amazing. Having nothing but dial up on the top of the mountain, it took a LONG time to get to 1.1.3 jailbroken on a wifi network with such a slow connection. It's so great that we can have this option now incase something were to happen to our phones. Keep up the good work!
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      This is one step further to CFW. It "IS" CFW in a way but I'm talking M33v4 style CFW.....
    1. aziatiklover's Avatar
      aziatiklover -
      Quote Originally Posted by UV RAYS View Post
      can someone do a better job of explaining the significance of this?
      yea that. so from wat i understand its a file that will let u update without doing anything thing else when u r done with the new firmware update or restore? such as jailbreak, activate and unlocked
    1. reddevilseye's Avatar
      reddevilseye -
      hahaha funny,I like to see apples faces on this .... Viva installer our new store app