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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 -
      this needs to hurry!!
    1. Ximpostrxx's Avatar
      Ximpostrxx -
      awesome
    1. secretmrx's Avatar
      secretmrx -
      ahhhh I'm almost pissin myself I really want this to be released!

      My phone needs a good restore and I am waiting on this before I do so
    1. King Chronic's Avatar
      King Chronic -
      Quote Originally Posted by mwr_allen View Post
      Zinjen, Its nice to think that there will be lots of people posting their own pre modded .ipsw files on modmyi.com but as its been stated earlier in this thread that its illegal for modmyi.com to host these files, wont it also be illegal for modmyi.com members to host these file in the forums as its still indirectly hosting within this site?

      Also I agree with Reeko on the argument that a pre modded .ipsw is not that much of a use at the moment because if you think about it, how long does it take to do a full hack on the iPhone with ZiPhone 2.5, it took me about the same time as to go and make a cup of tea and a couple of slices of toast one morning and it takes maybe 3 - 4 minutes to do a restore/upgrade through iTunes. Also the more applications/files you add to the modded .ipsw file the longer it will take to restore/upgrade.

      I still think this is an amazing breakthrough in development for the iPhone but at the moment its easier just to use ZiPhone although I feel that if the 1.2 software proves to be extremely hard to jailbreak, unlock & activate then the modded .ipsw route will be much easier and safer to do.
      1. It's OK, allthough it would be illegal to actually put up the firmware, there is probably a way to get whatever patches you make into the directory for the patches. And it is actually pretty fast

      2. I can almost assure you that ZiPhone will not work with 1.2
    1. yowiphone's Avatar
      yowiphone -
      this is what i call amazing hacks!
    1. Eurisko's Avatar
      Eurisko -
      Quote Originally Posted by King Chronic View Post

      2. I can almost assure you that ZiPhone will not work with 1.2
      Aug 2007 we were assured the iPhone would never be unlocked.
      Oct 2007 we were assured FW 1.12 would never be unlocked.
      Dec 2007 we were assured (by Geohot) FW 1.13 could never be unlocked.

      Getting the drift yet?
    1. seh7464's Avatar
      seh7464 -
      Could someone please verify my perception? I've been modding almost since the iPhone was released. I'm a PC guy (slowly learning more unix) and use imaging techniques on a daily basis as part of my job. My question is: It will soon be possible to "snapshot" an iPhone load/configuration for backup and reinstallation? This is huge if true. Anyone, thanks ahead for any feedback
    1. Eurisko's Avatar
      Eurisko -
      Quote Originally Posted by seh7464 View Post
      Could someone please verify my perception? I've been modding almost since the iPhone was released. I'm a PC guy (slowly learning more unix) and use imaging techniques on a daily basis as part of my job. My question is: It will soon be possible to "snapshot" an iPhone load/configuration for backup and reinstallation? This is huge if true. Anyone, thanks ahead for any feedback
      Already available:

      http://george.zjlotto.com/index.php/...em-on-the-fly/
    1. chesky69's Avatar
      chesky69 -
      This is gonna be like the custom monsterpacks drom modmymoto.com
    1. King Chronic's Avatar
      King Chronic -
      Quote Originally Posted by Eurisko View Post
      Aug 2007 we were assured the iPhone would never be unlocked.
      Oct 2007 we were assured FW 1.12 would never be unlocked.
      Dec 2007 we were assured (by Geohot) FW 1.13 could never be unlocked.

      Getting the drift yet?
      I never said it couldn't be unlocked. I am just telling you that you are going to be disappointed in June when you try ZiPhone.
    1. theguyz's Avatar
      theguyz -
      All this hack means is they have broken signature authorization to verify is valid file or not and allow it to be run.

      Simple put they extracted all files, modified and recompiled into itunes file format.

      Apple can combat with new itunes and tighter/better security. As if you read articl eon how done, they have the method, just STUPID to not implement.

      What does this all mean... any new firmware will be risky of being valid or not if donwloaded off untrusted sources....so may mean some bricks
    1. Eurisko's Avatar
      Eurisko -
      Quote Originally Posted by King Chronic View Post
      I never said it couldn't be unlocked. I am just telling you that you are going to be disappointed in June when you try ZiPhone.
      Seems a bit of an insult directed at Zibri's abilities. But I guess we'll see.
    1. zinjen's Avatar
      zinjen -
      Quote Originally Posted by King Chronic View Post
      I never said it couldn't be unlocked. I am just telling you that you are going to be disappointed in June when you try ZiPhone.
      I don't have a doubt in my mind that ziphone will work with June's update. Regardless imo the cat has paralyzed the mouse. Apply may have some limited abilities but we will always be ahead.
    1. King Chronic's Avatar
      King Chronic -
      Quote Originally Posted by zinjen View Post
      I don't have a doubt in my mind that ziphone will work with June's update. Regardless imo the cat has paralyzed the mouse. Apply may have some limited abilities but we will always be ahead.
      Ok, maybe I am being too subtle. I tried it and it does not work on 1.2.

      Quote Originally Posted by Eurisko View Post
      Seems a bit of an insult directed at Zibri's abilities. But I guess we'll see.
      I think you mean the dev team's abilities.

      Quote Originally Posted by theguyz View Post
      All this hack means is they have broken signature authorization to verify is valid file or not and allow it to be run.

      Simple put they extracted all files, modified and recompiled into itunes file format.

      Apple can combat with new itunes and tighter/better security. As if you read articl eon how done, they have the method, just STUPID to not implement.

      What does this all mean... any new firmware will be risky of being valid or not if donwloaded off untrusted sources....so may mean some bricks
      Don't be so sure
    1. Eurisko's Avatar
      Eurisko -
      Quote Originally Posted by King Chronic View Post
      Ok, maybe I am being too subtle. I tried it and it does not work on 1.2.
      You mean you tried it on a Beta 1.2 and it didn't work. And since Zibri hasn't made any changes to make it work on 1.2, its no wonder it didn't work. Come June, let's see if you sing the same tune.

      Quote Originally Posted by King Chronic View Post
      I think you mean the dev team's abilities.
      No, unlike many people I say exactly what I mean. The Dev Team had nothing to do with it. Geohot created to the code, without the Dev Teams assistance, and Zibri created the GUI.

      Seems making little programs has made your head too big.
    1. King Chronic's Avatar
      King Chronic -
      Quote Originally Posted by Eurisko View Post
      You mean you tried it on a Beta 1.2 and it didn't work. And since Zibri hasn't made any changes to make it work on 1.2, its no wonder it didn't work. Come June, let's see if you sing the same tune.



      No, unlike many people I say exactly what I mean. The Dev Team had nothing to do with it. Geohot created to the code, without the Dev Teams assistance, and Zibri created the GUI.

      Seems making little programs has made your head too big.
      Yes, Zibri made the GUI. I don't think you understand a lot of this stuff...Geohot made the actual unlock...And the dev team MADE THE ACTUAL JAILBREAK. THEY FOUND THE EXPLOIT. Then Zibri stole it and made a GUI.
    1. Eurisko's Avatar
      Eurisko -
      uhuh, yup I'm just a simple country bumpkin. Whatever you say; I bow to an ego far superior to my own.
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      Not ego. Just some knowledge you didn't have yet. Calm down, geez. The guy is trying to share some knowledge.
    1. secretmrx's Avatar
      secretmrx -
      Im eagerly awaiting the release of this......

      .....

      .....

      U rekon it will b out by Friday?
    1. mrdonbonjovi's Avatar
      mrdonbonjovi -
      Any updates?