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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. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -
      Quote Originally Posted by UV RAYS View Post
      can someone do a better job of explaining the significance of this?
      Quote Originally Posted by aziatiklover View Post
      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
      http://modmyi.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39471
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by UV RAYS View Post
      can someone do a better job of explaining the significance of this?
      Basically this does all the jailbreaking/unlocking on the firmware itself, before you do anything to your phone, so you really don't have to do anything except update.

      In fact, wouldn't this open the possiblity for "pre-made" firmwares with certain features included? Like someone could make a "1.1.4 jailbroken/non-unlocked with X,Y, and Z" apps. So you can download that firmware, install it, and end with 1.1.4 jailbroken without having to do anything.
    1. JedixJarf's Avatar
      JedixJarf -
      Yep, this makes pre made f/w possible. Think of making your own f/w with all your custom mods and apps installed in it before you load it onto your phone. Monsterpacks baby.
    1. chibiducky's Avatar
      chibiducky -
      I can only imagine this being useful to people new at modding or completely lazy people like me.

      The firmware can be activated, jailbroken, unlocked, and could include the necessary apps like bsd subsystem, openssh, and customize to name a few.
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      whoa, that's really cool! excellent work guys!
    1. casewicked's Avatar
      casewicked -
      Alright, I have to throw this out there and I'm sure I' am gonna get burned for this. But, isn't the .ipsw files legally covered by the DCMA? So altering this will mean copyright infringement. B/C honestly I do not see Apple and the "Big Steve" letting this happen. BURN AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1. imagineThiss's Avatar
      imagineThiss -
      so why is this better than using ziphone, sorrrry for the very dumb noob question... i kind of understood what this does but doesnt ziphone do the same exact thing wats the CATCH why every1 Excited lool ???
    1. alex2k10's Avatar
      alex2k10 -
      cool very easy.
    1. Nefarious's Avatar
      Nefarious -
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      so why is this better than using ziphone, sorrrry for the very dumb noob question... i kind of understood what this does but doesnt ziphone do the same exact thing wats the CATCH why every1 Excited lool ???
      Just another method with more prepackage options.
    1. imagineThiss's Avatar
      imagineThiss -
      gotch ya, so instead of manually installing bsd subsystem and the open ssh etc... this method automatically does it for you ?? <<< i think thats what it is !
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      Sorry guys, I thought I made it clear. Pre-modded firmware is what this means.

      We will be unable to host these firmware due to legal issues, but this IS a huge step.
    1. tntmorgan's Avatar
      tntmorgan -
      so the tools you're publishing just allow us to do our own firmware mods? if so, I would have no idea how to do that. is there instructions? will these tools be made for pcs as well as macs?

      if someone could give a brief overview of how to accomplish these awesome prepackaged firmwares are made that would be great.
    1. xxwinxx's Avatar
      xxwinxx -
      due to legal issues? So does it mean it really has some illegalities about it? :-(
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      First of all, this work was done by the iPhone Dev Team, not myself. Second, nothing is published yet.

      When it IS released publicly, I'm sure we'll get ya'll instructions on how to use it.
    1. tntmorgan's Avatar
      tntmorgan -
      so after reading the devs' post on pwnage again, I understand what they're giving us is the tools to pwn our phone and make our own ipsw files.

      Now I have a better question: how hard is it to tweak your ipsw file to custom mod it like we do with customize, smd, installer? what legality issues are involved with this? (or where could I find out?)

      It would be nice if we could actually be able to utilize ad2p to listen to music. cool stuff guys.
    1. mrbones123185's Avatar
      mrbones123185 -
      Sweet great job guys mmi +1 apple -1 sweet
    1. danayanch's Avatar
      danayanch -
      Thank you dev team. Finally you know who is out of the picture. Ahh justice.
    1. secretmrx's Avatar
      secretmrx -
      hope its released soon ae

      I hope its released soon if not already

      I really hope this .ipsw patches comes out on windows
    1. jrlederer's Avatar
      jrlederer -
      a general question to those who are knowledgeable on programming (enough so to compile a pre-modded ipfw package):

      while I do understand that it is violation of copyright to distribute these firmwares in their entirety, I wonder if it'd be possible to distribute a patchfile that contains just the changed files and have the user run these legal patches on their legally obtained Apple distributed firmware files as a workaround?

      please correct me if I'm mistaken, but as a computer engineering student, this seems logical and possible. Any thoughts?

      Thanks and hope everyone is doing well. The news this thread brings really is substantial. Thanks to everyone who makes all this possible. [[standing ovation]]

      --jonathan
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      so why is this better than using ziphone, sorrrry for the very dumb noob question... i kind of understood what this does but doesnt ziphone do the same exact thing wats the CATCH why every1 Excited lool ???
      If you don't know what M33 V4 is....... take a search in your google box.