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  • PwnageTool 4.2: UnTethered Custom Firmware for iOS 4.2.1


    The iPhone Dev Team has released PwnageTool 4.2, which is now untethered thanks to the help of the Chronic Dev Team. With their permission, the Dev Team has included this exploit in PwnageTool 4.2.

    What is the difference between PwnageTool and GreenPois0n? By using PwntageTool, unlockers can safely restore to a custom 4.2.1 pre-jailbroken IPSW firmware and still retain the current baseband and unlock.

    By the sounds of things, pod2g and the chronic team will probably add this same support that PwnageTool includes.

    Supported Devices include: (Mac OS X Only)
    • iPhone3G
    • iPhone3GS
    • iPhone4
    • iPhone4-Verizon
    • iPod touch 3G
    • iPod touch 4G
    • iPad
    • AppleTV 2G

    PwnageTool also includes two very recent improvements to the 4.2.1 JB: iBooks was just fixed by @comex and @pushfix last night so that it works as intended on DRMed books, and the wifi problem on AppleTV 2G was fixed by @nitotv, @DHowett, and @saurik. Both of these fixes will also be available in upcoming Cydia package updates, so if youre already jailbroken you can wait for those updates rather than restore and jailbreak again.

    The various components to the 4.2.1 untether (including a second exploit involving Mach-o headers) were worked out by 0naj, posixninja, and pod2g, and a nice writeup by 0naj is available on the wiki. The actual injection method uses geohots limerain exploit for most devices. And even though 4.3 is just around the corner, the exploit used has already been closed in the latest 4.3 betas, so it made sense for the 4.2.1 untether to be released when it was. It also appears that a security researcher named @i0n1c has a 4.3 untether ready for when Apple releases the final 4.3 FW, so it may not be a long wait at all with 4.3!
    Official Bittorent Releases
    PwnageTool_4.2.dmg -> http://torrents.thepiratebay.org/617...18.TPB.torrent

    SHA1 Sum = af365f5de19d7ee19cbe1c67b2f226996a46b3ac

    Unofficial Mirrors
    http://public.stuff.hu/pwnagetool/PwnageTool_4.2.dmg
    http://crzz.co/dl/PwnageTool_4.2.dmg
    http://www.iphonews.eu/PwnageTool_4.2.dmg
    http://www.yourdailyapple.net/downlo...geTool_4.2.dmg
    http://applerama.ru/pwnagetool_4.2.dmg
    http://riccardomastellone.com/files/PwnageTool_4.2.dmg
    http://up.iNeal.ME/PwnageTool_4.2.dmg
    http://claytonbraasch.com/downloads/PwnageTool_4.2.dmg
    http://www.zaone.ro/PwnageTool_4.2.dmg
    http://maclovr.com/PwnageTool_4.2.dmg
    http://cdn.nspwn.com/pwnagetool/PwnageTool_4.2.dmg
    http://stantheripper.com/PwnageTool_4.2.dmg
    iPhone site iBloo.net - i - iPhone/iPod/iPad.
    http://smotrikino.net/PwnageTool_4.2.dmg


    Dev-Team Blog - What's in a name?
    This article was originally published in forum thread: PwnageTool 4.2: UnTethered Custom Firmware for iOS 4.2.1 started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 72 Comments
    1. Alolo's Avatar
      Alolo -
      I have iPhone 4 4.0 1.59.0 firmware that I unlocked.. Does that mean I can upgrade to 4.2.1 without losing my unlock ? And preserving my baseband ?
    1. iNfEk's Avatar
      iNfEk -
      Quote Originally Posted by raigen18 View Post
      ah that would explain why sn0wbreeze on my desktop worked. I was trying to use pwnage tool on my mbp and I happen to have wifi sync installed as well lol damn you wifisync....
      now we know LOL! I uninstalled it and after all my music is put back on I'll reinstall the client side for wifi sync
    1. reddawg's Avatar
      reddawg -
      Quote Originally Posted by nitrogen521 View Post
      Can I make the firmware using pwnagetool 4.2 than use redsn0w in windows to put it in PwnedDFU mode than use iTunes to restore?

      ^ I know this works on PwnageTool 4.1, but Idk if it works for Pwnagetool 4.2
      Yes, it will work.
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Not the verizon iPhone. I'm using it right now, and contrary to popular belief the Verizon iPhone IS NOT ON 4.2.1! it's 4.2.6, geniuses.
    1. dogdaysunrise's Avatar
      dogdaysunrise -
      I apologize, but does this mean I can now unlock my 3G "the regular way", without updating the baseband from an ipad?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by dogdaysunrise View Post
      I apologize, but does this mean I can now unlock my 3G "the regular way", without updating the baseband from an ipad?
      Not if you have 5.14.02 or 5.15.04 baseband.
    1. app0's Avatar
      app0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by chg128 View Post
      can i use it only for jailbreak ?
      Yes, unlock is done using ultrasn0w on the iPhone itself, not using pwnagetool or similiar tools.
    1. L00i3's Avatar
      L00i3 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheJailbreakGenius View Post
      Not the verizon iPhone. I'm using it right now, and contrary to popular belief the Verizon iPhone IS NOT ON 4.2.1! it's 4.2.6, geniuses.
      Doesn't work for verizon? I cooked up a custom 4.2.6 last night with PwnageTool, and it went fine. But since my wife is the one with the verizon phone I havent't tried installing it. Are you telling me that installing it's not gonna work, or that PwnageTool won't make a custom 4.2.6? Cuz it will make the custom no problem.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by L00i3 View Post
      Doesn't work for verizon? I cooked up a custom 4.2.6 last night with PwnageTool, and it went fine. But since my wife is the one with the verizon phone I havent't tried installing it. Are you telling me that installing it's not gonna work, or that PwnageTool won't make a custom 4.2.6? Cuz it will make the custom no problem.
      Thanks for pointing that out. Good for people to know that.
    1. iNfEk's Avatar
      iNfEk -
      Though my phone is now JB on 4.2.1... I am no longer able to play music on my iPhone. it goes to the song and to the play screen but then just drops it and doesn't play anything. Anyone else have this issue?
    1. Sniper488's Avatar
      Sniper488 -
      With pwnage tool, can you make a custom boot logo after you jailbreak phone???
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sniper488 View Post
      With pwnage tool, can you make a custom boot logo after you jailbreak phone???
      I dont believe so
    1. dieselboy27's Avatar
      dieselboy27 -
      I have 3GS with new bootrom on 4.2.1 firmware.
      I need to have iPad baseband and an untethered jailbreak.
      Can someone help me to achieve this?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      You can use redsnow to install the iPad baseband. Then you can use pwnage tool to make a untethered custom firmware to restore to.
    1. Dphillipds's Avatar
      Dphillipds -
      Firmware 2.10.4 version 4.1 jailbroken usin limera
      Now that there is a untethered jailbrake for the 4.2.1 how do i do that the best way if i have a windows computer? To keep my baseband and all that good stuff. Please help.
    1. millerlite33's Avatar
      millerlite33 -
      there is software online that if u plug in your phone it will put it in dfu mode for u cant remember where i found it but im sure if u search for it u can find it.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Software cannot put you into dfu by itself. You still need to press the buttons. There are a few programs that can put you into recovery though.
    1. millerlite33's Avatar
      millerlite33 -
      not true i have a program i downloaded and i just plug in my phone and go to run on my computer type this in "c:/dfu/dfu iBSS.m68ap.RELEASE.dfu" and it did it!!
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      On what device and what firmware? Was the screen totally black?
    1. millerlite33's Avatar
      millerlite33 -
      i used it on my old 3gs on 3.1 i think havent had to since i have new i4 and dont have a broken sleep button